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Psalms 119:8


119:8 I will keep your statutes.

Do not completely abandon me! 1 

Psalms 119:17


ג (Gimel)

119:17 Be kind to your servant!

Then I will live 2  and keep 3  your instructions. 4 

Psalms 119:34


119:34 Give me understanding so that I might observe your law,

and keep it with all my heart. 5 

1 tn Heb “do not abandon me to excess.” For other uses of the phrase עַד מְאֹד (’ad mÿod, “to excess”), see Ps 38:6, 8.

2 tn The prefixed verbal form is probably a cohortative indicating purpose/result after the preceding imperative.

3 tn The cohortative with vav (ו) conjunctive indicates purpose/result after the imperative that begins the verse.

4 tn Heb “your word.” Many medieval Hebrew mss as well as several ancient versions read the plural here.

5 tn The two prefixed verbal forms with vav (ו) conjunctive indicate purpose/result after the introductory imperative.

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