Tehillim 119
1Ashrei are the blameless ones in the derech, who walk in the torat Hashem. 2Ashrei are they that keep His edot (testimonies), and that seek Him with kol lev. 3They also do no iniquity; they walk in His drakhim. 4Thou hast commanded us to be diligently shomer over Thy pikkudim (precepts). 5O that my drakhim were directed to be shomer over Thy chukkot (statutes)! 6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy mitzvot. 7I will praise Thee with yosher levav (uprightness of heart) when I shall have learned Thy righteous mishpatim (ordinances). 8I will keep Thy chukkot; O forsake me not utterly. 9How shall a na'ar cleanse his way? By being shomer thereto according to Thy Davar (Word). 10With my kol lev have I sought Thee; O let me not wander from Thy mitzvot. 11Thy word have I hid in my lev, lema'an (so that) I might not sin against Thee. 12Baruch atah, Adonoi; teach me Thy chukkot. 13With my sfatayim (lips) have I declared all the mishpatim of Thy mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the derech of Thy edot (testimonies), as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate in Thy pikkudim, and consider Thy orkhot (paths). 16I will delight myself in Thy chukkot; I will not forget Thy Davar. 17Deal bountifully with Thy eved, that I may live, and be shomer over Thy Davar. 18Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold nifla'ot out of Thy torah. 19I am a ger on ha'aretz; hide not Thy mitzvot from me. 20My nefesh is shattered with ta'avah for Thy mishpatim at all times. 21Thou hast rebuked the zedim (arrogant ones) that are arurim (cursed ones), which do wander from Thy mitzvot. 22Remove from me cherpah (reproach) and contempt; for I have kept Thy edot (testimonies). 23Though sarim (princes) also sit and speak slander against me, yet Thy eved meditates on Thy chukkot. 24Thy edot (testimonies) also are my delight and anshei atzati (my counsellors). 25My nefesh has deveykus unto the aphar; revive Thou me according to Thy Davar. 26I have recounted my drakhim, and Thou heardest me; teach me Thy chukkot. 27Make me to understand the derech of Thy pikkudim; so shall I meditate on Thy nifla'ot. 28My nefesh drops with heavy sorrow; strengthen Thou me according unto Thy Davar. 29Remove from me the derech sheker; and graciously grant me Thy torah. 30I have chosen the derech emunah; thy mishpatim have I accounted worthy. 31I have deveykus with Thy edot (testimonies); Hashem, let me not be ashamed. 32I will run the derech of Thy mitzvot, for Thou shalt set my lev free. 33Teach me, Hashem, the derech of Thy chukkot; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy torah; yes, I shall be shomer over it with my kol lev. 35Make me to go in the path of Thy mitzvot; for therein do I delight. 36Incline my lev unto Thy edot, and not to betza (covetousness, selfish gain). 37Turn away mine eyes from beholding shav (vanity); and revive Thou me in Thy derech. 38Establish Thy word unto Thy eved, which is for the fear of Thee. 39Turn away my cherpah (reproach) which I fear; for Thy mishpatim are tovim. 40Hinei, I have longed after Thy precepts; revive me in Thy tzedakah. 41Let Thy chasadim come also unto me, Hashem, even Thy Teshu'ah (salvation), according to Thy word. 42So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I trust in Thy Davar. 43And take not the devar emes utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in Thy mishpatim. 44So shall I be shomer over Thy torah tamid l'olam va'ed. 45And I will walk freely in a wide place; for I seek Thy pikkudim. 46I will speak of Thy edot (testimonies) also before melachim, and will not be ashamed. 47And I will delight myself in Thy mitzvot, which I love. 48My palms also will I lift up unto Thy mitzvot, which I love; and I will meditate on Thy chukkot. 49Remember the davar to Thy eved, on which Thou hast made me hope. 50This is my comfort in my oni (affliction); for Thy word hath revived me. 51The zedim (arrogant ones) have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not turned aside from Thy torah. 52I remembered Thy mishpatim from of old, Hashem; and have comforted myself. 53Zalafah (indignation) hath taken hold upon me because of the resha'im that forsake Thy torah. 54Thy chukkot have been my zemirot (songs) in the bais of my pilgrimage. 55I have remembered Thy Shem, Hashem, in the lailah, and have been shomer over Thy torah. 56Zot hayetah li, because I kept Thy pikkudim. 57Thou art my chelek, Hashem; I have said I would be shomer over Thy words. 58I sought Thy Face with my kol lev; be gracious unto me according to Thy word. 59I thought on my drakhim, and turned my feet unto Thy edot (testimonies). 60I made haste, and delayed not to be shomer over Thy mitzvot. 61The ropes of the resha'im have bound me; but I have not forgotten Thy torah. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous mishpatim. 63I am a chaver of all them that fear Thee, and of them that are shomer over Thy pikkudim. 64Ha'aretz, Hashem, is full of Thy chesed; teach me Thy chukkot. 65Thou hast dealt well with Thy eved, Hashem, according unto Thy word. 66Teach me good judgment and da'as; for I have believed in Thy mitzvot. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now have I been shomer over Thy word. 68Thou art tov, and doest tov; teach me Thy chukkot. 69The zedim (arrogant ones) have forged a sheker against me; but I will keep Thy pikkudim with my kol lev. 70Their lev is callous like chelev; I delight in Thy torah. 71It is tov for me that I have been afflicted l'ma'an (in order that) I might learn Thy chukkot. 72The torah of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of zahav and kesef. 73Thy hands have made me and established me: give me understanding, that I may learn Thy mitzvot. 74They that fear Thee will be glad when they see me; for I have hoped in Thy Davar. 75I know, Hashem, Thy mishpatim are tzedek, and Thou in emunah (faithfulness) hast afflicted me. 76Let now Thy chesed be for my comfort, according to Thy word unto Thy eved. 77Let Thy rachamim come unto me, that I may live: for Thy torah is my delight. 78Let the zedim (arrogant ones) be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate on Thy pikkudim (percepts). 79Let those that fear Thee turn unto me, and those that have known Thy edot. 80Let my lev be tamim (blameless, complete) in Thy chukkot; that I be not ashamed. 81My nefesh fainteth for Thy salvation: but I hope in Thy davar. 82Mine eyes fail for Thy word saying, Mosai (when) wilt Thou comfort me? 83For I am become like a wineskin in the smoke; yet do I not forget Thy chukkot. 84How many are the days of Thy eved? Mosai (when) wilt Thou execute mishpat on them that persecute me? 85The zedim (arrogant ones) have dug pits for me, which are not in accordance with Thy torah. 86All Thy mitzvot are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help Thou me. 87They had almost consumed me ba'aretz; but I forsook not Thy pikkudim. 88Revive me after Thy chesed; so shall I be shomer over the edut of Thy mouth. 89Forever, Hashem, Thy Davar is settled and stands firm in Shomayim. 90Thy emunah (faithfulness) is to all generations: Thou hast established eretz, and it stands enduring. 91They continue enduring to this day according to Thine mishpatim: for all things are Thy avadim. 92Unless Thy torah had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine oni. 93I will never forget Thy pikkudim: for with them Thou hast revived me. 94I am Thine, save me: for I have sought out Thy pikkudim. 95The resha'im have waited for me to destroy me: but I will think on Thy edot. 96I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy mitzvah is boundless. 97O how I love Thy torah! It is my meditation kol hayom. 98Thou through Thy mitzvot hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99I have more understanding than every melamed of mine: for Thy edot are my meditation. 100I understand more than the zekenim, for I keep Thy pikkudim. 101I have refrained my feet from every orakh rah, in order that I might be shomer over Thy Devar. 102I have not departed from Thy mishpatim: for Thou hast taught me. 103How sweet are Thy words unto my palate! Sweeter than devash to my mouth! 104Through Thy pikkudim I get understanding: therefore I hate every orakh sheker. 105Thy word is a ner unto my feet, ohr unto my path. 106I have sworn a shevuah, and I will perform it, that I will keep Thy righteous mishpatim. 107I am afflicted very much: revive me, Hashem, according unto Thy word. 108Accept the nidvot of my mouth, O Hashem, and teach me Thy mishpatim. 109My nefesh is continually in my yad: yet do I not forget Thy torah. 110The resha'im have laid a pach for me: yet I erred not from Thy pikkudim. 111Thy edot have I taken as a heritage forever: for they are the sasson lev of me. 112I have inclined mine lev to perform Thy chukkot forever, even unto the end. 113I hate the doubleminded: but Thy torah do I love. 114Thou art my seter (hiding place) and my mogen: I hope in Thy Devar. 115Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the mitzvot of Elohai. 116Uphold me according unto Thy imrah, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed from my hope. 117Hold Thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto Thy chukkot continually. 118Thou hast rejected all them that err from Thy chukkot: for their deceitfulness is sheker (falsehood). 119Thou puttest away all resha'im of eretz like dross; therefore I love Thy edot. 120My basar trembleth for fear of Thee; and I am afraid of Thy mishpatim. 121I have done mishpat and tzedek; leave me not to mine oppressors. 122Be surety for Thy eved for good; let not the zedim (arrogant ones) oppress me. 123Mine eyes fail for Thy Yeshuah (salvation), and for the word of Thy tzedakah. 124Deal with Thy eved according unto Thy chesed, and teach me Thy chukkot. 125I am Thy eved; give me understanding, that I may know Thy edot (testimonies). 126It is time for Thee, Hashem, to work; for they have made void Thy torah. 127Therefore I love Thy mitzvot above zahav; yes, above fine gold. 128Therefore I esteem right all Thy pikkudim concerning all things; and I hate every orakh sheker. 129Thy edot (testimonies) are wonderful; therefore doth my nefesh keep them. 130The petach (entrance, doorway) of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 131I opened my mouth, and panted; for I longed for Thy mitzvot. 132Look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as Thy manner is unto those that love Shimcha. 133Order my footsteps in Thy imrah; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Redeem me from the oppression of adam; so will I keep Thy pikkudim. 135Make Thy face to shine upon Thy eved; and teach me Thy chukkot. 136Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, for they are not shomer over Thy torah. 137Righteous art Thou, Hashem, and yashar are Thy mishpatim. 138Thy edot (testimonies) that Thou hast commanded are tzedek and emunah me'od (very faithful). 139My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten Thy devarim. 140Thy word is very tested; therefore Thy eved loveth it. 141I am small and despised; yet do not I forget Thy pikkudim. 142Thy tzedakah is tzedek l'olam, and Thy torah emes. 143Tzoros and anguish have taken hold on me; yet Thy mitzvot are my delight. 144The tzedek of Thy edot is l'olam; give me understanding, and I shall live. 145I cried with my kol lev; hear me, Hashem; I will keep Thy chukkot. 146I cried unto Thee; save me, and I shall be shomer over Thy edot (testimonies). 147I rose before the dawn, and cried out for help; I hoped in Thy Davar. 148Mine eyes are awake through the ashmurot (night watches), that I might meditate on Thy word. 149Hear my voice according unto Thy chesed; Hashem, revive me according to Thy mishpat. 150They draw near that follow after wicked schemes; they are far from Thy torah. 151Thou art karov (near), Hashem; and all Thy mitzvot are emes. 152Concerning Thy edot (testimonies), I have known of old that Thou hast founded them forever. 153Consider mine oni (affliction), and deliver me; for I do not forget Thy torah. 154Plead my cause; for me make go'el redemption; revive me according to Thy word. 155Yeshuah (salvation) is far from the resha'im, for they seek not Thy chukkot. 156Great are Thy rachamim, Hashem; revive me according to Thy mishpatim. 157Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not turn aside from Thy edot. 158I beheld the bogedim, and was grieved because they were not shomer over Thy word. 159Consider how I love Thy pikkudim; revive me, Hashem, according to Thy chesed. 160Thy word is emes from the beginning; and every one of Thy righteous mishpatim endureth forever. 161Sarim (princes) have persecuted me without a cause; but my lev standeth in awe of Thy Davar. 162I rejoice at Thy imrah (word), as one that findeth great plunder. 163I hate and abhor sheker; but Thy torah do I love. 164Shevah times a day do I praise Thee because of Thy righteous mishpatim. 165Great shalom have they which love Thy torah; nothing shall cause them to stumble. 166Hashem, I have hoped for Thy Yeshuah (salvation), and do Thy mitzvot. 167My nefesh is shomer over Thy edot (testimonies); and I love them exceedingly. 168I have kept Thy pikkudim and Thy edot; for all my ways are before Thee. 169Let my cry come near before Thee, Hashem; give me understanding according to Thy Davar. 170Let my techinnah come before Thee; deliver me according to Thy word. 171My lips shall utter tehillah, when Thou hast taught me Thy chukkot. 172My leshon shall speak of Thy word; for all Thy mitzvot are tzedek. 173Let Thine Yad help me; for I have chosen Thy pikkudim. 174I have longed for Thy Yeshuah (salvation), Hashem; and Thy torah is my delight. 175Let my nefesh live, and it shall praise Thee; and let Thy mishpatim sustain me. 176I have gone astray like a seh oved (lost sheep); seek Thy eved; for I do not forget Thy mitzvot.
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