Psalm 119:4
New International Version
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.

New Living Translation
You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.

English Standard Version
You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.

Berean Study Bible
You have ordained Your precepts, that we should keep them diligently.

King James Bible
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

New King James Version
You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently.

New American Standard Bible
You have ordained Your precepts, That we are to keep them diligently.

NASB 1995
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.

NASB 1977
Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, That we should keep them diligently.

Amplified Bible
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should follow them with [careful] diligence.

Christian Standard Bible
You have commanded that your precepts be diligently kept.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have commanded that Your precepts be diligently kept.

American Standard Version
Thou hast commanded us thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have commanded us to keep your commandments excellently!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast commanded us diligently to keep thy precepts.

Contemporary English Version
You have ordered us always to obey your teachings;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently.

English Revised Version
Thou hast commanded us thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently.

Good News Translation
LORD, you have given us your laws and told us to obey them faithfully.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have commanded that your guiding principles be carefully followed.

International Standard Version
You have commanded concerning your precepts, that they be guarded with diligence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.

Literal Standard Version
You have commanded us to diligently keep Your precepts,

NET Bible
You demand that your precepts be carefully kept.

New Heart English Bible
You have commanded your precepts, that we should fully obey them.

World English Bible
You have commanded your precepts, that we should fully obey them.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast commanded us Thy precepts to keep diligently,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
3They do no iniquity; they walk in His ways. 4You have ordained Your precepts, that we should keep them diligently. 5Oh, that my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:13
He declared to you His covenant, which He commanded you to follow--the Ten Commandments that He wrote on two tablets of stone.

Deuteronomy 6:17
You are to diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God and the testimonies and statutes He has given you.

Nehemiah 9:13
You came down on Mount Sinai and spoke with them from heaven. You gave them just ordinances, true laws, and good statutes and commandments.


Treasury of Scripture

You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently.

Deuteronomy 4:1,9
Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you…

Deuteronomy 5:29-33
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! …

Deuteronomy 6:17
Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.









Verse 4. - Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently; rather, thou hast ordained thy precepts for diligent observance, or for men to observe them diligently. Men sometimes give precepts which they do not care to have obeyed; but God's precepts are intended for careful, diligent, and continual observance. The "thou" at the beginning (attah) is emphatic.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You
אַ֭תָּה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

have ordained
צִוִּ֥יתָה (ṣiw·wî·ṯāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

Your precepts,
פִקֻּדֶ֗יךָ (p̄iq·qu·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6490: Appointed, a mandate

that we should keep them
לִשְׁמֹ֥ר (liš·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

diligently.
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily


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