|PSALM 119: 9 -16 ~ BETH|
Variety Of Biblical Translations
Psalm 119: 9-16
(New King James Version)
ב BETH 9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes. 13 With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
(New Living Translation)
Beth 9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 10 I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. 13 I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us. 14 I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches. 15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. 16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.
(Contemporary English Version)
9Young people can live a clean life by obeying your word. 10I worship you with all my heart. Don't let me walk away from your commands. 11I treasure your word above all else; it keeps me from sinning against you. 12I praise you, LORD! Teach me your laws. 13With my own mouth, I tell others the laws that you have spoken. 14Obeying your instructions brings as much happiness as being rich. 15I will study your teachings and follow your footsteps. 16I will take pleasure in your laws and remember your words.
(New Century Version)
9 How can a young person live a pure life? By obeying your word. 10 With all my heart I try to obey you. Don't let me break your commands. 11 I have taken your words to heart so I would not sin against you. 12 Lord, you should be praised. Teach me your demands. 13 My lips will tell about all the laws you have spoken. 14 I enjoy living by your rules as people enjoy great riches. 15 I think about your orders and study your ways. 16 I enjoy obeying your demands, and I will not forget your word.
(New International Version)
Beth 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
9-16 How can a young person live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of your Word. I'm single-minded in pursuit of you; don't let me miss the road signs you've posted. I've banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won't sin myself bankrupt. Be blessed, God; train me in your ways of wise living. I'll transfer to my lips all the counsel that comes from your mouth; I delight far more in what you tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches. I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you've done it. I relish everything you've told me of life, I won't forget a word of it.
9How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it]. 10With my whole heart have I sought You, inquiring for and of You and yearning for You; Oh, let me not wander or step aside [either in ignorance or willfully] from Your commandments. 11Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You. 12Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes. 13With my lips have I declared and recounted all the ordinances of Your mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on Your precepts and have respect to Your ways [the paths of life marked out by Your law]. 16I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
(New International Reader's Version)
Beth 9 How can a young person keep his life pure? By living in keeping with your word. 10 I trust in you with all my heart. Don't let me wander away from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won't sin against you. 12 Lord, I give praise to you. Teach me your orders. 13 With my lips I talk about all of the decisions you have made. 14 Following your covenant laws gives me joy just as great riches give joy to others. 15 I spend time thinking about your rules. I consider how you want me to live. 16 I take delight in your orders. I won't fail to obey your word.
(21st Century King James Version)
9How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word. 10With my whole heart have I sought Thee; O let me not wander from Thy commandments! 11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee. 12Blessed art Thou, O LORD; teach me Thy statutes. 13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Thy mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on Thy precepts and attend unto Thy ways. 16I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy word.
(The Westminster Leningrad Codex ~ תהילים)
9 בַּמֶּ֣ה יְזַכֶּה־נַּ֭עַר אֶת־אָרְחֹ֑ו לִ֝שְׁמֹ֗ר כִּדְבָרֶֽךָ׃
10 בְּכָל־לִבִּ֥י דְרַשְׁתִּ֑יךָ אַל־תַּ֝שְׁגֵּ֗נִי מִמִּצְוֹתֶֽיךָ׃
11 בְּ֭לִבִּי צָפַ֣נְתִּי אִמְרָתֶ֑ךָ לְ֝מַ֗עַן לֹ֣א אֶֽחֱטָא־לָֽךְ׃
12 בָּר֖וּךְ אַתָּ֥ה יְהוָ֗ה לַמְּדֵ֥נִי חֻקֶּֽיךָ׃
13 בִּשְׂפָתַ֥י סִפַּ֑רְתִּי כֹּ֝֗ל מִשְׁפְּטֵי־פִֽיךָ׃
14 בְּדֶ֖רֶךְ עֵדְוֹתֶ֥יךָ שַׂ֗שְׂתִּי כְּעַ֣ל כָּל־הֹֽון׃
15 בְּפִקֻּדֶ֥יךָ אָשִׂ֑יחָה וְ֝אַבִּ֗יטָה אֹרְחֹתֶֽיךָ׃
16 בְּחֻקֹּתֶ֥יךָ אֶֽשְׁתַּעֲשָׁ֑ע לֹ֭א אֶשְׁכַּ֣ח דְּבָרֶֽךָ׃
Psalm 119:9-16 looks creatively awesome in Hebrew designed by Yaweh for His chosen people. The "Living" and perfect language of God --- a SOUND that is ALL about Him! It is an honor that God would choose gentile's such as us to be called BETH!