O Lord, just as you promised. 2
For I consider your commands to be reliable. 4
but now I keep your instructions. 6
119:68 You are good and you do good.
Teach me your statutes!
but I observe your precepts with all my heart.
but I find delight in your law.
119:71 It was good for me to suffer,
so that I might learn your statutes.
119:72 The law you have revealed is more important to me
than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. 9
Give me understanding so that I might learn 11 your commands.
for I find hope in your word.
You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me. 14
119:76 May your loyal love console me,
as you promised your servant. 15
For I find delight in your law.
But I meditate on your precepts.
those who know your rules.
so that I might not be ashamed.
[119:75] 13 tn In this context (note the second line) the Hebrew term מִשְׁפָּטִים (mishpatim), which so often refers to the regulations of God’s law elsewhere in this psalm, may refer instead to his decisions or disciplinary judgment.