Psalms 119:5

O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
5. "O that," he saith, "my ways were made so direct, that I might keep Thy statutes" (ver. 5). Thou indeed hast charged: O that I could realize what thou hast charged. When thou hearest, "O that," recognise the words of one wishing; and having recognised the expression of a wish, lay aside the pride of presumption. For who saith that he desireth what he hath in such a manner in his power, that without need of any help he can do it? Therefore if man desireth what God chargeth, God must be prayed to grant Himself what He enjoineth. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
O! that. Conscious of his own insufficiently, he prays for grace to be justified. (Worthington) Moses acknowledged, that man could not observe the law, without Christ, Deuteronomy xxx 11., and Romans x. 6.

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

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