119:24 Yes, I find delight in your rules;
they give me guidance. 4
119:111 I claim your rules as my permanent possession,
for they give me joy. 5
119:152 I learned long ago that
you ordained your rules to last. 6
1 tn Heb “in the way of your rules.”
4 tn Heb “men of my counsel.” That is, God’s rules are like advisers to the psalmist, for they teach him how to live in a godly manner that refutes the accusations of his enemies.
5 tn Heb “for the joy of my heart [are] they.”
6 tn Heb “long ago I knew concerning your rules, that forever you established them.” See v. 89 for the same idea. The translation assumes that the preposition מִן (min) prefixed to “your rules” introduces the object of the verb יָדַע (yada’), as in 1 Sam 23:23. Another option is that the preposition indicates source, in which case one might translate, “Long ago I realized from your rules that forever you established them” (cf. NIV, NRSV).