65Do good to your servant according to your word, LORD. 66Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. 68You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees. 69Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart. 70Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law. 71It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. 72The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. (NIV)
PRAYERS: O Lord, in all that I have experienced, whether of grace or of suffering, you have only given that which is beneficial to me, in full agreement with the promises you have given in your word. Your promises bind us together.
As you have brought me to desire and obey your will, give me discretion and knowledge that I would be wise in this obedience. I willingly place my trust in you for this, LORD, with all my intellect as well as with all my heart.
I am prone to wander, Lord, “prone to leave the one I love” as the hymnist reminds; I get distracted and resistant. I am as a “bullock unaccustomed to the yoke” (Jeremiah 31:18). Until you put a mortal stop to my unlawful rebellions and the lusts of my wayward “flesh” by allowing me to experience the pain and consequences of them, I took advantage of your grace. I kicked against it in my heart; but your discipline has re-shaped me, and still shapes me well. You are all-good, and all that you do is good at all times; so keep me under your good discipline by your good law. I willingly choose your yoke.(Matthew 11:28-30)
Even as I walk with a clean heart before you, I am often falsely maligned, covered over by falsehoods and misunderstood; yet I will not turn from your discipline. I delight in it! The convicted hearts of those against you have no lifeblood for feeling, they are like insensate animals and they instinctively attack; but in their midst, I still find restful peace, and even joy all the more. It is actually good that I face these trials, for by them I am constantly instructed in and by your goodness and nearness and guidance. I actually chase after your teaching as a prize far more treasured than anything this world offers. You are life to me.
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Translations – KJV, ESV, RVR
NOTE: The King James Version (KJV) and the 1960 La Biblia Reina-Valera – Español (RVR) are in the public domain. Thanks to BibleStudyTools.com for the (RVR).
|TETH – 65Thou has dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge; for I have believed thy command-ments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now have I kept thy word. 68Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 69The proud have forged a lie against me; but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 70Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. 71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. (KJV)|
TETH – 65You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge for I believe in your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. 68You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. 69The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; 70their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law. 71It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. 72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (ESV)
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67 Antes que fuera yo humillado, descarriado andaba; Mas ahora guardo tu palabra.