119:30 I choose the path of faithfulness;
I am committed to 1 your regulations.
for I delight to walk in it. 3
119:40 Look, I long for your precepts.
Revive me with your deliverance! 4
119:111 I claim your rules as my permanent possession,
for they give me joy. 5
1 tn BDB 1000-1001 s.v. I שָׁוָה derives the verb from the first homonym listed, meaning “to agree with; to be like; to resemble.” It here means (in the Piel stem) “to be accounted suitable,” which in turn would mean by metonymy “to accept; to be committed to.” Some prefer to derive the verb from a homonym meaning “to place; to set,” but in this case an elliptical prepositional phrase must be understood, “I place your regulations [before me]” (see Ps 16:8).
2 tn Or “make me walk.”
3 tn Heb “for in it I delight.”
4 tn Or “righteousness.”
5 tn Heb “for the joy of my heart [are] they.”