119:24 Yes, I find delight in your rules;
they give me guidance. 4
in the house where I live. 6
I would have died in my sorrow. 8
Do not abandon me to my oppressors!
yet I find delight in your commands.
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 “songs were your statutes to me.”
6 tn Heb “in the house of my dwelling place.” Some take the Hebrew noun מָגוֹר (magor) in the sense of “temporary abode,” and see this as a reference to the psalmist’s status as a resident alien (see v. 19). But the noun can refer to a dwelling place in general (see Ps 55:15).
7 tn Heb “if your law had not been my delight.”
8 tn Or “my suffering.”
9 tn Heb “do justice and righteousness.”
10 tn Heb “find.”