because people 2 do not keep your law.
119:137 You are just, O Lord,
and your judgments are fair.
and absolutely reliable.
for my enemies forget your instructions. 6
119:140 Your word is absolutely pure,
and your servant loves it!
119:141 I am insignificant and despised,
yet I do not forget your precepts.
and your law is reliable. 8
yet I find delight in your commands.
Give me insight so that I can live. 11
1 tn Heb “[with] flowing streams my eyes go down.”
2 tn Heb “they”; even though somewhat generic, the referent (people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “you commanded [in] justice your rules.”
4 tn or “zeal.”
5 tn Heb “destroys,” in a hyperbolic sense.
6 tn Heb “your words.”
7 tn Heb “your justice [is] justice forever.”
8 tn Or “truth.”
9 tn Heb “find.”
10 tn Heb “just are your rules forever.”
11 tn The cohortative verbal form with vav (ו) conjunctive indicates purpose/result after the preceding imperative.