9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

Other Translations of Psalm 119:9

King James Version

9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

English Standard Version

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

The Message

9 How can a young person live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of your Word.

New King James Version

9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.

New Living Translation

9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 119:9

Commentary on Psalm 119:9-16

(Read Psalm 119:9-16)

To original corruption all have added actual sin. The ruin of the young is either living by no rule at all, or choosing false rules: let them walk by Scripture rules. To doubt of our own wisdom and strength, and to depend upon God, proves the purpose of holiness is sincere. God's word is treasure worth laying up, and there is no laying it up safe but in our hearts, that we may oppose God's precepts to the dominion of sin, his promises to its allurements, and his threatenings to its violence. Let this be our plea with Him to teach us his statutes, that, being partakers of his holiness, we may also partake of his blessedness. And those whose hearts are fed with the bread of life, should with their lips feed many. In the way of God's commandments there is the unsearchable riches of Christ. But we do not meditate on God's precepts to good purpose, unless our good thoughts produce good works. I will not only think of thy statutes, but do them with delight. And it will be well to try the sincerity of our obedience by tracing the spring of it; the reality of our love by cheerfulness in appointed duties.