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Psalm 19:8 New English Translation (NET Bible)

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]


  1. Psalm 19:8 tn Or “just.” Perhaps the idea is that they impart a knowledge of what is just and right.
  2. Psalm 19:8 tn Heb “[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.
  3. Psalm 19:8 tn Heb “command.” The singular here refers to the law as a whole.
  4. Psalm 19:8 tn Because they reflect God’s character, his commands provide a code of moral and ethical purity.
  5. Psalm 19:8 tn Heb [they] enlighten [the] eyes.
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