Thou hast commanded Thy commandments to be kept most diligently: O that my ways may be directed to keep Thy justifications.
Verse 4. Diligently. Nimis. Lit. “too much.” But this is a Heb. idiom, to imply the greatest diligence. H. — Some would refer it to “God’s strong injunction;” which is not necessary. The psalmist henceforward speaks to God. Bert.
Verse 5. O! that. Conscious of his own insufficiently, he prays for grace to be justified. W. — Moses acknowledged, that man could not observe the law, without Christ. Deut. xxx 11. Rom. x. 6.