Psalm 119:5
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New International Version
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

King James Bible
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

World English Bible
Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes!

Young's Literal Translation
O that my ways were prepared to keep Thy statutes,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O that my ways were directed - "I wish that my way may be confirmed to keep thy statutes." Without thee I can do nothing; my soul is unstable and fickle; and it will continue weak and uncertain till thou strengthen and establish it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 119:32,36,44,45,131,159,173 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart...

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Romans 7:22-24 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man...

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:1
These are the decrees and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you to possess--as long as you live in the land.

2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws,

Psalm 37:23
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;

Psalm 40:2
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Psalm 119:33
Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.

Proverbs 4:26
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

Proverbs 21:29
The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways.

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