Why then have you broken the oath you made before the Lord and disobeyed the order I gave you?”
The descendants of Levi carried the ark of God on their shoulders with poles, just as Moses had ordered according to the divine command.
but instead sought the God of his ancestors
With all my heart I seek you. Do not allow me to stray from your commands!
You reprimand arrogant people. Those who stray from your commands are doomed.
I run along the path of your commands, for you enable me to do so.
I will lift my hands to
Teach me proper discernment
You are near, O Lord, and all your commands are reliable.
May my tongue sing about your instructions,
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he gave the command and they came into existence.
My child, guard the commands of your father and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.
For the commandments
Obey the king’s command,
Look, I made him a witness to nations,
Having no regard
For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died.