Psalms 18:22

22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.

Psalms 18:22 in Other Translations

22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
22 For all his rules were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me.
22 I have followed all his regulations; I have never abandoned his decrees.
22 Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick.
22 Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mind and have not disregarded His statutes.

Psalms 18:22 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:22

For all his judgments [were] before me
That is, the precepts of the law of God, which David had a respect unto, loved, took delight and pleasure in, and so had them all in his sight, and made them the rule of his actions; and the law of God is delighted in by regenerate persons, after the inward man; and though it is abolished as a covenant of works, it is a rule of walk and conversation to the saints; and as such they keep it in view, and regard it impartially, not only some of its precepts, but all. This in the highest and fullest sense was done by Christ, who was made under the law, in whose heart it was, and who came to fulfil it, and has completely fulfilled it;

and I did not put away his statutes from me;
in ( 2 Samuel 22:23 ) ; it is read, "and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them"; the sense is the same; this may have respect to the ceremonial law, and the ordinances of it, which David abode by, very strictly observed, renewed, and put in order; and which Christ, his antitype, never departed from, but conformed unto throughout the whole of his life; witness his circumcision, keeping of the passover, attendance on the synagogue and temple worship; nor did he put them away until they had their full accomplishment in him; when there was a disannulling of them because of their weakness and unprofitableness.

Psalms 18:22 In-Context

20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.
22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.

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