119:97 O how I love your law!
All day long I meditate on it.
for I am always aware of them.
119:99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your rules.
119:100 I am more discerning than those older than I,
for I observe your precepts.
so that I might keep your instructions. 3
119:102 I do not turn aside from your regulations,
for you teach me.
119:103 Your words are sweeter
in my mouth than honey! 4
119:104 Your precepts give me discernment.
Therefore I hate all deceitful actions. 5
and a light to illumine my path. 7
119:106 I have vowed and solemnly sworn
to keep your just regulations.
119:107 I am suffering terribly.
O Lord, revive me with your word! 8
Teach me your regulations!
but I do not forget your law.
119:110 The wicked lay a trap for me,
but I do not wander from your precepts.
119:111 I claim your rules as my permanent possession,
for they give me joy. 11
at all times, to the very end.
[119:98] 1 tn The plural form needs to be revocalized as a singular in order to agree with the preceding singular verb and the singular pronoun in the next line. The
[119:103] 4 tn Heb “How smooth they are to my palate, your word, more than honey to my mouth.” A few medieval Hebrew