New American Standard Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
King James Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Darby Bible Translation
For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
World English Bible
For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Young's Literal Translation
For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I have kept the ways of the Lord - I have obeyed his laws. I have not so violated the laws which God has given to regulate my conduct with my fellow-men as to deserve to be treated by them as a guilty man.
And have not wickedly departed from my God - "I have not been a sinner from my God;" an apostate; an open violator of his law. The treatment which I have received, though it would be justly rendered to an open violator of law, is not that which I have merited from the hand of man.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
Jean-Pierre de Caussade—Abandonment to Divine Providence
The King --Continued.
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2 Chronicles 34:33
Josiah removed all the abominations from all the lands belonging to the sons of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel to serve the LORD their God. Throughout his lifetime they did not turn from following the LORD God of their fathers.
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.
I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me.
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
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