Psalms 119:168

I have kept your precepts and your testimonies: for all my ways are before you.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
165. "My soul hath kept Thy testimonies, and I have loved them exceedingly:" or, as some copies read, "hath loved them," understanding, "my soul" (ver. 167). The testimonies of God are kept, while they are not denied. This is the office of Martyrs, for testimonies are called Martyria in Greek. But since it profiteth nothing, even to be burnt with flames without charity, he addeth, "and I have loved them exceedingly." ...For he who loveth, keepeth them in the Spirit of truth and faithfulness. But generally, while the commandments of God are kept, they against whose will they are kept become our foes: then, indeed, His testimonies also must be kept courageously, lest they be denied when the enemy persecuteth. After the Psalmist, then, had declared that he had done both these things, he ascribeth unto God his having been enabled to do so, by adding, "because all my ways are in Thy sight." He saith therefore, "I have g kept Thy commandments and Thy testimonies; n because all my ways are in...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Sight, whom I would not offend. (Worthington) The presence of God ought to deter us most effectually from sin. (Haydock) (Titus ii. 13.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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