8 The Lord’s precepts are fair[a] and make one joyful.[b] The Lord’s commands[c] are pure[d] and give insight for life.[e]
Psalm 19:8tn Or “just.” Perhaps the idea is that they impart a knowledge of what is just and right.
Psalm 19:8tnHeb “[they] make happy [the] heart.” Perhaps the point is that they bring a sense of joyful satisfaction to the one who knows and keeps them, for those who obey God’s law are richly rewarded. See v. 11b.
Psalm 19:8tnHeb “command.” The singular here refers to the law as a whole.
Psalm 19:8tn Because they reflect God’s character, his commands provide a code of moral and ethical purity.
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