New International Version
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O that my ways were directed - "I wish that my way may be confirmed to keep thy statutes." Without thee I can do nothing; my soul is unstable and fickle; and it will continue weak and uncertain till thou strengthen and establish it.
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Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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These are the decrees and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you to possess--as long as you live in the land.
2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws,
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways.
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