but now I keep your instructions. 2
119:71 It was good for me to suffer,
so that I might learn your statutes.
You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me. 4
1 tn Heb “before I suffered, I was straying off.”
2 tn Heb “your word.”
3 tn In this context (note the second line) the Hebrew term מִשְׁפָּטִים (mishpatim), which so often refers to the regulations of God’s law elsewhere in this psalm, may refer instead to his decisions or disciplinary judgment.
4 tn Heb “and [in] faithfulness you afflicted me.”