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Psalms 119:4

4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.

Psalms 119:4 in Other Translations

4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
4 You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it.
4 You have commanded that Your precepts be diligently kept.

Psalms 119:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:4

Thou hast commanded [us] to keep thy precepts diligently.
] Here, and in the following verses, the psalmist expresses his great regard to the precepts, commandments, statutes, and judgments of God; and that as such, because they were commanded by him; were not the precepts of men, but the commands of God; who had a right to command, as Creator, Preserver, Redeemer, and King; and whose commands are not to be reckoned as indifferent things, that are at the option and choice of a creature, to be done or let alone at his pleasure; but are what God has enjoined, and are binding upon men; and which love should and does constrain the saints to have a regard unto, and to keep them diligently or vehemently; with all a man's might and strength, as the word is used in ( Deuteronomy 6:5 ) . These are not at any time to be dispensed with, but, to be kept always constantly and steadily.

Psalms 119:4 In-Context

2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—
3 they do no wrong but follow his ways.
4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 103:18
  • 2. S ver 56; S Deuteronomy 6:17
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