119:30 I choose the path of faithfulness;
I am committed to 1 your regulations.
119:111 I claim your rules as my permanent possession,
for they give me joy. 2
119:173 May your hand help me,
for I choose to obey 3 your precepts.
1 tn BDB 1000-1001 s.v. I שָׁוָה derives the verb from the first homonym listed, meaning “to agree with; to be like; to resemble.” It here means (in the Piel stem) “to be accounted suitable,” which in turn would mean by metonymy “to accept; to be committed to.” Some prefer to derive the verb from a homonym meaning “to place; to set,” but in this case an elliptical prepositional phrase must be understood, “I place your regulations [before me]” (see Ps 16:8).
2 tn Heb “for the joy of my heart [are] they.”
3 tn The words “to obey” are not in the Hebrew text, but have been supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons and for clarity.