Psalms 17:5

17:5 I carefully obey your commands;

I do not deviate from them.

Psalms 25:4

25:4 Make me understand your ways, O Lord!

Teach me your paths!

tn Heb “my steps stay firm in your tracks.” The infinitive absolute functions here as a finite verb (see GKC 347 § God’s “tracks” are his commands, i.e., the moral pathways he has prescribed for the psalmist.

tn Heb “my footsteps do not stagger.”

sn Teach me your paths. In this context the Lord’s “ways” and “paths” refer to the moral principles which the Lord prescribes for his followers. See vv. 8-10.