New American Standard Bible
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
King James Bible
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast enjoined thy precepts, to be kept diligently.
World English Bible
You have commanded your precepts, that we should fully obey them.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast commanded us Thy precepts to keep diligently,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hast commanded - All this is here traced to the command of God; to the fact that he has required it. It is not mere human prudence; it is not mere morality; it is not because it will be for our interest; it is because God requires it. This is the foundation of all true virtue; and until a man acts from this motive it cannot be said that he is in the proper sense a righteous man.
To keep thy precepts diligently - Hebrew, "very much;" that is, to do it constantly; faithfully. Each one of his laws is to be observed, and to be observed always, and in all circumstances.
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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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"So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
"You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.
"Then You came down on Mount Sinai, And spoke with them from heaven; You gave them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments.
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