New Living Translation
Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect 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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"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who …
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"These are the decrees and regulations you must be careful to obey when you live in the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. You must obey them as long as you live.
2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you faithfully follow me as David your father did, obeying all my commands, decrees, and regulations,
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
Teach me your decrees, O LORD; I will keep them to the end.
Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.
The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act.
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