Since we are reading about Psalm 19 in our Me, Myself and Lies bible study, you may want to listen to the song Let the Words by Jennifer Rothschild.
You can buy this song on Jennifer Rothschild’s website, just click here.
One of the interesting aspects of a group Bible study is that the women often have different translations of the Bible. In my small group at church, each of the 14 women will have a different translation of the same verse. In our church small group, each of us has a “Bible Personality.” A few of us have the thick and heavy Life Application Bible, large print so we don’t need glasses to read it. Some have highlighted colors within the pages of their Bible, while others carry a family heirloom complete with artistic drawings and historical maps. We enjoy this because when we need more clarification and understanding of a scripture passage, we each read a different version of the same verse.
In our workbook study, Jennifer Rothschild is using the NASB so as I filled in the blank with my NIV translation, the words did not make sense. It’s times like these that I use an online bible such as Bible Gateway, Bible Study Tools or YouVersion. You can even get free bible applications for your iphone and carry a bible in your purse!
Here are the Bible translations for Psalm 19:14 (source: BibleGateway.com). Notice how the exact same verse sounds different in each translation.
King James Version (KJV)
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
New International Version (NIV)
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
New Living Translation (NLT)
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
American Standard Version (ASV)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.
The Message (MSG)
There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool? Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCBS)
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.