and make one joyful. 2
and give insight for life. 5
and endure forever. 7
The judgments given by the Lord are trustworthy
and absolutely just. 8
than even a great amount of pure gold;
they bring greater delight 10 than honey,
than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb.
1 tn Or “just.” Perhaps the idea is that they impart a knowledge of what is just and right.
2 tn Heb “[they] make happy [the] heart.” Perhaps the point is that they bring a sense of joyful satisfaction to the one who knows and keeps them, for those who obey God’s law are richly rewarded. See v. 11b.
3 tn Heb “command.” The singular here refers to the law as a whole.
4 tn Because they reflect God’s character, his commands provide a code of moral and ethical purity.
5 tn Heb [they] enlighten [the] eyes.
6 tn Heb “the fear of the
7 tn Heb “[it] stands permanently.”
8 sn Trustworthy and absolutely just. The Lord’s commands accurately reflect God’s moral will for his people and are an expression of his just character.
9 tn Heb “more desirable.”