Psalms 119
1Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
and who seek Him with all their heart.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 They also do no wrong;
they walk in His ways.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 You have commanded us
to keep Your precepts diligently.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Oh, that my ways were established
to keep Your statutes!
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Then I shall not be ashamed,
when I have my focus on all Your commandments.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 I will praise You with an upright heart,
when I have learned Your righteous judgments.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 I will keep Your statutes;
do not completely abandon me.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 How shall a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping it according to Your word.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 With my whole heart I seek You;
do not allow me to wander from Your commandments.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
that I might not sin against You.
12Blessed are You, O Lord;
teach me Your statutes.
13With my lips I declare
all the decrees of Your mouth.
14I rejoice in the way of Your testimonies,
as much as in all riches.
15I will meditate on Your precepts
and keep my eyes on Your ways.
16I will delight in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.
17Deal kindly with Your servant, that I may live
and keep Your word.
18Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things from Your law.
19I am a sojourner in the land;
do not hide Your commandments fromme.
20My soul is consumed all the time
with a longing for Your decrees.
21You have rebuked the proud, those cursed,
who depart from Your commandments.
22Remove from me reproach and contempt,
for I have kept Your testimonies.
23Even if princes sit and conspire against me,
Your servant will meditate on Your statutes.
24Your testimonies are my delight
and my counselors.
25My soul clings to the dust;
revive me according to Your word.
26I have declared my ways, and You heard me;
teach me Your statutes.
27Make me to understand the way of Your precepts;
then I shall contemplate on Your wondrous works.
28My soul collapses on account of grief;
strengthen me according to Your word.
29Remove from me the way of falsehood,
and graciously grant me Your law.
30I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
Your judgments I have laid before me.
31I have stayed with Your testimonies, OLord;
may I not be put to shame.
32I will run in the way of Your commandments,
when You set my heart free.
33Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
and I shall keep it to the end.
34Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
35Lead me in the path of Your commandments,
for I delight in them.
36Incline my heart unto Your testimonies,
and not for unjust gain.
37Turn away my eyes from beholding worthlessness,
and revive me in Your way.
38Establish Your word to Your servant,
so that You are feared.
39Turn away my reproach that I dread,
for Your judgments are good.
40Behold, I have a longing for Your precepts;
revive me in Your righteousness.
41Let Your mercies come to me, O Lord,
even Your deliverance according to Your word.
42So I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me,
for I trust in Your word.
43Do not take the word of truth out of my mouth,
for I have hoped in Your judgments.
44So I shall keep Your law continually,
forever and ever.
45I will walk in an open space,
for I seek Your precepts.
46I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings
and will not be ashamed.
47I will delight in Your commandments,
which I have loved.
48My hands I will lift up unto Your commandments, which I have loved;
I will meditate on Your statutes.
49Remember Your word to Your servant,
on which You have caused me to hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction,
for Your word revives me.
51The proud ones have derided me,
yet I have not forsaken Your law.
52I remembered Your judgments of old, OLord,
and I have comforted myself.
53Fury has taken hold of me because of the wicked
who forsake Your law.
54Your statutes have been my songs
in the house of my temporary dwelling.
55I have remembered Your name, O Lord, in the night,
and have kept Your law.
56This is my blessing,
because I have kept Your precepts.
57You are my portion, O Lord;
I have said that I would keep Your words.
58I seek Your favor with my whole heart;
be merciful to me according to Your word.
59I consider my ways,
and I turn my feet to Your testimonies.
60I made haste, and I did not delay
to keep Your commandments.
61The bands of the wicked have trapped me,
but I have not forgotten Your law.
62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You,
because of Your righteous judgments.
63I am a companion of all who fear You,
and of those who keep Your precepts.
64The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy;
teach me Your statutes.
65You have been good to Your servant,
O Lord, according to Your word.
66Teach me good discernment and knowledge,
for I have believed Your commandments.
67Before I was afflicted I wandered,
but now I keep Your word.
68You are good and do good;
teach me Your statutes.
69The proud have spoken lies against me,
but I keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
70Their heart is as thick as fat,
but I delight in Your law.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
that I might learn Your statutes.
72The law from Your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver coins.
73Your hands have made me and fashionedme;
give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74Those who fear You will be glad when they see me,
because I have hoped in Your word.
75I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right,
and that You in faithfulness have afflicted me.
76Let Your merciful kindness comfort me,
according to Your word to Your servant.
77Let Your compassion come to me, that I may live,
for Your law is my delight.
78Let the proud be ashamed, for they have been wicked to me in falsehood,
but I will meditate on Your precepts.
79Let those who fear You turn to me,
that they might know Your testimonies.
80Let my heart be blameless in Your statutes,
that I may not be ashamed.
81My soul longs for Your deliverance,
but I hope in Your word.
82My eyes are weary for Your word,
saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83For I have become like a wineskin dried in the smoke,
yet I have not forgotten Your statutes.
84How many days are given to Your servant?
When will You provide judgment on those who persecute me?
85The proud have dug pits for me,
and they do not live in accordance to Your law.
86All Your commandments are faithful;
I am persecuted without cause; help me!
87They have almost consumed me on the earth,
but I have not abandoned Your precepts.
88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
that I may keep the testimony from Your mouth.
89Forever, O Lord, Your word
is established in heaven.
90Your faithfulness is for all generations;
You have established the earth, and it is firm.
91They continue this day according to Your ordinance,
for all are Your servants.
92Unless Your law had been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93I will never forget Your precepts,
for with them You have revived me.
94I am Yours; deliver me,
for I have sought Your precepts.
95The wicked have waited to destroy me,
but I will consider Your testimonies.
96I have seen that all perfection has an end,
but Your commandment is quite broad.
97Oh, how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98Your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies,
for they are continually with me.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for Your testimonies are my meditation.
100I understand more than the elders,
because I keep Your precepts.
101I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
that I might keep Your word.
102I have not departed from Your judgments,
for You have taught me.
103How sweet are Your words to the taste of my mouth!
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104Through Your precepts I receive understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.
105Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
106I have sworn, and I will perform it,
that I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107I am greatly afflicted;
revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108Accept the freewill offerings of my praise, O Lord,
and teach me Your judgments.
109My soul is continually in my hand,
yet I do not forget Your law.
110The wicked have laid a trap for me,
yet I do not depart from Your precepts.
111Your testimonies are my inheritance forever,
for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes always,
even unto the end.
113I hate those who are double-minded,
but I love Your law.
114You are my hiding place and my shield,
I hope in Your word.
115Depart from me, you who are wicked,
for I keep the commandments of my God.
116Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live,
and let me not be ashamed with my hope.
117Hold me up, and I shall be safe,
and I will have respect for Your statutes continually.
118You have rejected all those who stray from Your statutes,
for their deceit is falsehood.
119You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross;
therefore I love Your testimonies.
120My body trembles for fear of You,
and I am afraid of Your judgments.
121I have done what is right and just;
do not abandon me to my oppressors.
122Be true to Your servant for good;
let not the proud ones oppress me.
123My eyes long for Your deliverance
and for the promise of Your righteousness.
124Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy,
and teach me Your statutes.
125I am Your servant; grant me understanding,
that I may know Your testimonies.
126It is time for You, O Lord, to act,
for they have broken Your law.
127Therefore I love Your commandments
above gold, even fine gold.
128For I follow all Your precepts to be right,
and I hate every false way.
129Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
130The giving of Your words gives light;
it grants understanding to the simple.
131I opened my mouth and panted,
for I long for Your commandments.
132Look upon me, and be merciful to me,
as You are for those who love Your name.
133Order my steps according to Your word,
and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134Deliver me from the oppression of man,
so I will keep Your precepts.
135Make Your face to shine upon Your servant,
and teach me Your statutes.
136Rivers of waters run down my eyes,
because people do not keep Your law.
137You are righteous, O Lord,
and upright are Your judgments.
138You have set Your testimonies in righteousness
and faithfulness.
139My zeal has consumed me,
because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140Your word is pure and true;
therefore Your servant loves it.
141I am small and despised,
yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and Your law is true.
143Trouble and anguish have discovered me,
but Your commandments are my delight.
144The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
grant me understanding, and I shall live.
145I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord,
I will keep Your statutes.
146I cried unto You; deliver me,
and I shall keep Your testimonies.
147I arose before the dawn of the morning and cried for help;
I hope in Your words.
148My eyes are awake before the night watches,
that I might meditate on Your word.
149Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness, O Lord;
revive me according to Your judgment.
150They draw close, those who persecute me with evil;
they are far from Your law.
151But You are near, O Lord,
and all Your commandments are true.
152I have known of old
that You have established Your testimonies forever.
153Consider my affliction, and deliver me,
for I do not forget Your law.
154Plead my cause, and defend me;
revive me according to Your word.
155Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek Your statutes.
156Great are Your compassions, O Lord;
revive me according to Your judgments.
157Many are my persecutors and my enemies,
yet I do not turn from Your testimonies.
158I behold the transgressors with disgust,
because they have not kept Your word.
159Consider how I love Your precepts;
revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
160Your word is true from the beginning,
and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
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161Princes have persecuted me without a cause,
but my heart stands in awe of Your words.
162I rejoice at Your word,
as one who finds great plunder.
163I hate and abhor lying,
but I love Your law.
164Seven times a day I praise You,
because of Your righteous judgments.
165Those who love Your law have great peace,
and nothing shall cause them to stumble.
166Lord, I have hoped for Your deliverance,
and I carry out Your commandments.
167My soul has kept Your testimonies,
and I love them greatly.
168I have kept Your precepts and Your testimonies,
for all my ways are before You.
169Let my cry come near before You, O Lord;
give me understanding according to Your word.
170Let my supplication come before You;
deliver me according to Your word.
171My lips shall declare praise,
for You have taught me Your statutes.
172My tongue shall speak of Your word,
for all Your commandments are right.
173Let Your hand help me,
for I have chosen Your precepts.
174I have longed for Your salvation, O Lord,
and Your law is my delight.
175Let my soul live and praise You,
and let Your judgments come to my aid.
176I have wandered like a lost sheep;
seek Your servant,
for I do not forget Your commandments.

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