I am living in a strange land: do not let your teachings be kept secret from me.
I'm a stranger in these parts; give me clear directions.
I [am] a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
I [am] a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
I am a foreigner in this world. Do not hide your commandments from me.
I am like a foreigner in this land.* Do not hide your commands from me!
119:19 I am like a foreigner in this land.4061
tnHeb “I am a resident alien in the land.” Resident aliens were especially vulnerable and in need of help. They needed to know the social and legal customs of the land to avoid getting into trouble. The translation (note the addition of “like”) assumes the psalmist is speaking metaphorically, not literally.