All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
"For all His ordinances were before me, And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
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 from his statutes I did not turn aside.
For all His judgments were before me; And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
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1 tn Heb “for all his regulations are before me.” The term מִשְׁפָּטָו (mishpatav, “his 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 it.” Ps 18:22 reads, “and his rules I do not turn aside from me.” The prefixed verbal form is probably an imperfect; David here generalizes about his loyalty to God’s commands. The