All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
For all His ordinances were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me.
For all his laws are constantly before me; I have never abandoned his principles.
Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick.
For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me.
For all his ordinances were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me.
For all His judgments were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me.
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1 tn Heb “for all his regulations [are] before me.” The Hebrew term מִשְׁפָּטִים (mishpatim, “regulations”) refers to God’s covenantal requirements, especially those which the king is responsible to follow (cf. Deut 17:18-20). See also Pss 19:9 (cf. vv. 7-8); 89:30; 147:20 (cf. v. 19), as well as the numerous uses of the term in Ps 119.
2 tn Heb “and his rules I do not turn aside from me.” 2 Sam 22:23 reads, “and his rules, I do not turn aside from it.” The prefixed verbal form is probably an imperfect; the psalmist here generalizes about his loyalty to God’s commands. The Lord’s “rules” are the stipulations of the covenant which the king was responsible to obey (see Ps 89:31; cf. v. 30 and Deut 17:18-20).