New American Standard Bible
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.
King James Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Darby Bible Translation
Give me understanding, and I will observe thy law; and I will keep it with my whole heart.
World English Bible
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law - Give me right views of it, of its nature and obligation. It is not a prayer that God would give him the faculty of understanding or intelligence; but that he would enable him to take just views of the law. The word is the same as in Psalm 119:27, rendered there, "Make me to understand."
Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart - See Psalm 119:2. I will keep it with undivided affections; I will make it the sole guide of my life.
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Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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1 Chronicles 22:12
"Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.
Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
"In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances. They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts and sanctify My sabbaths.
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