119:89 O Lord, your instructions endure;
they stand secure in heaven. 1
You established the earth and it stood firm.
119:152 I learned long ago that
you ordained your rules to last. 3
1 tn Heb “Forever, O
2 tn Heb “to a generation and a generation [is] your faithfulness.”
3 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).