The writer is so artistically wrapped up in his poem-writing in praise of the law that he never mentions forgiveness. We cannot have law without condemnation and the necessary remedy, forgiveness.
Incredibly – this is probably not David – he does not have the counterparts to those terms that he uses for the law (precepts, statutes, judgments, laws, testimonies, commands, etc.).
If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalms 130:3-4
Why is there no pardoned iniquity since that is what brings us to reverence?
Real happiness comes through atonement.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Psalm 32:1-2. Of David, A Maschil.
So let’s see.
The opposite of command: freedom
The opposite of statute: despotism
The opposite of judgment: indecision
The opposite of witness: obstruction
The opposite of word: darkness
Perhaps the one redeeming feature of this psalm is that the writer posts the way (absolutely) on the 1st verse and the only known way to be undefiled is to be forgiven. For followers of Christ that is to be born from above exclusively.
We have our eyes trained on the cross all the way back to eternity past. No shortsightedness!