Psalm 119:8
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English Standard Version
I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!

King James Bible
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

American Standard Version
I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake me.

English Revised Version
I will observe thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Aleph. Blessed are those who act according to the word of God; the poet wishes to be one of these. The alphabetical Psalm on the largest scale begins appropriately, not merely with a simple (Psalm 112:1), but with a twofold ashr. It refers principally to those integri viae (vitae). In Psalm 119:3 the description of those who are accounted blessed is carried further. Perfects,a s denoting that which is habitual, alternate with futures used as presents. In Psalm 119:4 לשׁמר expresses the purpose of the enjoining, as in Psalm 119:5 the goal of the directing. אחלי (whence אחלי, 2 Kings 5:3) is compounded of אח (vid., supra, p. 273) and לי (לוי), and consequently signifies o si. On יכּנוּ cf. Proverbs 4:26 (lxx κατευθυνθείησαν). The retrospective אז is expanded anew in Psalm 119:6: then, when I namely. "Judgment of Thy righteousness" are the decisions concerning right and wrong which give expression to and put in execution the righteousness of God.

(Note: The word "judgments" of our English authorized version is retained in the text as being the most convenient word; it must, however, be borne in mind that in this Psalm it belongs to the "chain of synonyms," and does not mean God's acts of judgment, its more usual meaning in the Old Testament Scriptures, but is used as defined above, and is the equivalent here of the German Rechte, not Gerichte. - Tr.)

בּלמדי refers to Scripture in comparison with history.

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I will

Psalm 119:16,106,115 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

O forsake

Psalm 119:116,117,176 Uphold me according to your word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope...

Psalm 38:21,22 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me...

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Cross References
Psalm 38:21
Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me!

Psalm 71:9
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.

Psalm 71:18
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

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