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Psalms 119:4

    Psalms 119:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have put your orders into our hearts, so that we might keep them with care.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:4

    Thy precepts diligently - מאד meod, "superlatively, to the uttermost." God has never given a commandment, the observance of which he knew to be impossible. And to whatsoever he has commanded he requires obedience; and his grace is sufficient for us. We must not trifle with God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:4

    Thou hast commanded - All this is here traced to the command of God; to the fact that he has required it. It is not mere human prudence; it is not mere morality; it is not because it will be for our interest; it is because God requires it. This is the foundation of all true virtue; and until a man acts from this motive it cannot be said that he is in the proper sense a righteous man.

    To keep thy precepts diligently - Hebrew, "very much;" that is, to do it constantly; faithfully. Each one of his laws is to be observed, and to be observed always, and in all circumstances.