29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.

Other Translations of Psalm 119:29

King James Version

29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

English Standard Version

29 Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!

The Message

29 Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation.

New King James Version

29 Remove from me the way of lying, And grant me Your law graciously.

New Living Translation

29 Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 119:29

Commentary on Psalm 119:25-32

(Read Psalm 119:25-32)

While the souls of the children of this world cleave to the earth as their portion, the children of light are greatly burdened, because of the remains of carnal affections in their hearts. It is unspeakable comfort to a gracious soul, to think with what tenderness all its complaints are received by a gracious God. We can talk of the wonders of redeeming love, when we understand the way of God's precepts, and walk in that way. The penitent melts in sorrow for sin: even the patient spirit may melt in the sense of affliction, it is then its interest to pour out its soul before God. The way of lying means all false ways by which men deceive themselves and others, or are deceived by Satan and his instruments. Those who know and love the law of the Lord, desire to know it more, and love it better. The way of serious godliness is the way of truth; the only true way to happiness: we must always have actual regard to it. Those who stick to the word of God, may in faith expect and pray for acceptance with God. Lord, never leave me to do that by which I shall shame myself, and do not thou reject my services. Those that are going to heaven, should still press forward. God, by his Spirit, enlarges the hearts of his people when he gives them wisdom. The believer prays to be set free from sin.