Teach me the way of your statutes!
I will observe it to the end.
Give me understanding!
Thus I may keep your law.
I will observe it with my whole heart.
Lead me in the path of your commandments.
I delight in it.
Turn my heart to your decrees.
Turn my heart not to gain.
Turn my eyes from looking at vanities.
Give me life in your ways.
Confirm to your servant your promise.
That is for those who fear you.
Turn away the disgrace that I dread.
Your ordinances are good.
I have longed for your precepts!
In your righteousness give me life!”
This psalmist wanted to be taught by Yahweh. He wanted to learn all about his precepts and statutes. He wanted to observe them to the end of his life. He wanted understanding so that he could observe all his commandments with his whole heart. He wanted to delight in the decrees of Yahweh. He wanted his heart to turn away from self gains or vanities. He wanted to live in the life of Yahweh by following his ways. He wanted God’s promise to be confirmed in him. He wanted to avoid disgrace because he feared God. Yahweh’s ordinances were good so that he longed to follow his precepts in order to live a good life. This section of the fifth consonant letter of the Hebrew alphabet, He, ended here.