Learn Torah Letter by Letter
1Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Torah of Adonai.
2Happy are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with a whole heart,
3who also do no injustice, but walk in His ways.
4You have commanded that Your precepts be kept diligently.
5Oh that my ways were steadfast to observe Your decrees!
6Then I would not be ashamed, when I consider all Your mitzvot.
7I will praise You with an upright heart as I learn Your righteous judgments.
8I will observe Your statutes. Never abandon me utterly!
9How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.
10With my whole heart have I sought You —let me not stray from Your mitzvot.
11I have treasured Your word in my heart, so I might not sin against You.
12Blessed are You, Adonai. Teach me Your statutes.
13With my lips I rehearse all the rulings of Your mouth.
14I rejoice in the way of Your testimonies above all wealth.
15I will meditate on Your precepts, and regard Your ways.
16I will delight in Your decrees. I will never forget Your word.
17Do good to Your servant that I may live and keep Your word.
18Open my eyes, so I may behold wonders from Your Torah.
19I am a temporary dweller on earth— do not hide Your mitzvot from me.
20My soul is crushed with longing for Your judgments at all times.
21You rebuke the proud, who are cursed, who wander from Your mitzvot.
22Take scorn and contempt away from me, for I have kept Your testimonies.
23Though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your decrees.
24For Your testimonies are my delight— they are also my counselors.
25My soul clings to the dust. Revive me according to Your word!
26I told of my ways and You answered me. Teach me Your statutes.
27Help me discern the way of Your precepts, so I may meditate on Your wonders.
28My soul weeps with grief. Make me stand firm with Your word.
29Turn me away from the deceitful way, and be gracious to me with Your Torah.
30I have chosen the way of faithfulness. I have set my heart on Your judgments.
31I cling to Your testimonies. Adonai, do not put me to shame!
32I run the course of Your mitzvot, for You open wide my heart.
33Teach me the way of Your decrees, Adonai, and I will follow them to the end.
34Give me understanding, that I may keep Your Torah and observe it with all my heart.
35Help me walk in the path of Your mitzvot—for I delight in it.
36Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to dishonest gain.
37Turn my eyes away from gazing at vanity but revive me in Your ways.
38Fulfill Your word to Your servant, which leads to reverence for You.
39Make the disgrace I dread pass away, for Your judgments are good.
40Behold, I long for Your precepts. Revive me by Your righteousness.
41May Your lovingkindnesses come to me, Adonai— Your salvation according to Your word—
42so I may answer the one taunting me, for I trust in Your word.
43Never snatch out of my mouth a word of truth, for I hope in Your judgments.
44So I may always keep Your Torah, forever and ever,
45and walk about in freedom. For I have sought Your precepts.
46I will speak of Your testimonies before kings, and never be ashamed.
47I delight in Your mitzvot, which I love.
48I reach out my hands for Your mitzvot, which I love, and meditate on Your decrees.
49Remember the word to Your servant, on which You have made me hope.
50My comfort in my affliction is this: Your word has kept me alive.
51The arrogant have viciously ridiculed me, yet I did not turn away from Your Torah.
52I remember Your judgments from of old, Adonai, and comfort myself.
53Burning indignation grips me, because of the wicked who forsake Your Torah.
54Your decrees have become my songs in the house where I dwell.
55In the night I remember Your Name, Adonai, and keep watching over Your Torah.
56This is my own: that I keep Your precepts.
57Adonai is my portion. I promised to guard Your words.
58I have entreated Your favor with all my heart. Be gracious to me according to Your word.
59I have considered my ways and turned my feet back to Your testimonies.
60I hasten and do not delay to obey Your mitzvot.
61The ropes of the wicked are coiled around me, but I did not forget Your Torah.
62At midnight I rise to praise You, because of Your righteous rulings.
63I am a companion of all who fear You, of those who observe Your precepts.
64The earth is full of Your lovingkindness. Adonai—teach me Your decrees.
65You do good to Your servant, Adonai, according to Your word.
66Teach me good sense and knowledge, for I trusted in Your mitzvot.
67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.
68You are good and keep doing good— teach me Your decrees.
69Though the proud smeared a lie on me, with all my heart I keep Your precepts.
70Their minds are insensible, but Your Torah is my delight.
71It is good for me that I was afflicted, so that I may learn Your decrees.
72The Torah from Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding that I may learn Your mitzvot.
74Those in awe of You see me and rejoice, because I put my hope in Your word.
75I know, Adonai, Your judgments are just. In faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76May Your lovingkindness comfort me, according to Your promise to Your servant.
77Let Your tender mercies reach me, Let me live, for Your Torah is my delight.
78May the proud be put to shame for wronging me with a lie, but I will meditate on Your precepts.
79Let those in awe of You return to me— those who know Your testimonies.
80My heart will have integrity in following Your decrees, so that I would not be ashamed.
81My soul faints with longing for Your salvation, but I still hope in Your word.
82My eyes are worn out longing for Your promise, saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83Though I became like a wineskin dried in smoke, I do not forget Your decrees.
84How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on my persecutors?
85The proud have dug pits for me— that is not in accord with Your Torah!
86All Your mitzvot are faithful. They persecute me with a lie—help me!
87They almost finished me off on earth. But I—I will not forsake Your precepts.
88Revive me with Your lovingkindness, so I may keep Your mouth’s testimony.
89Forever, Adonai, Your word stands firm in the heavens.
90Your faithfulness endures from generation to generation. You established the earth, and it stands.
91Your judgments stand today, for all things are Your servants.
92If Your Torah had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93I will never forget Your precepts. For with them You have kept me alive.
94I am Yours, save me! For I have sought out Your precepts.
95The wicked wait for me to destroy me. But I will study Your testimonies.
96I have seen a limit to all perfection, yet Your commandment is boundless.
97O how I love Your Torah! It is my meditation all day.
98Your mitzvot make me wiser than my enemies —for they are mine forever.
99I have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation.
100I have gained more understanding than all my elders, for I have kept Your precepts.
101I kept my feet from every evil way, in order to follow Your word.
102I do not turn away from Your rulings, for You Yourself have taught me.
103How sweet is Your word to my taste— yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104From Your precepts I get discernment, therefore I hate every false way.
105Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
106I have sworn and confirmed to observe Your righteous rulings.
107I am severely afflicted. Keep me alive, Adonai, according to Your word.
108Please accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, Adonai, and teach me Your rulings.
109My soul is continually in danger, yet I have not forgotten Your Torah.
110The wicked have set a snare for me, yet I did not stray from Your precepts.
111Your testimonies I have as a heritage forever, for they are my heart’s joy.
112I turned my heart to do Your decrees, forever, to the very end.
113I hate double-minded ones, but Your Torah I love.
114You are my hiding place and my shield —in Your word I hope.
115Away from me, evildoers, so I may keep the mitzvot of my God!
116Sustain me according to Your word, so I may live, and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117Support me and I will be saved, and study Your decrees continually.
118You despise all who wander from Your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119All the wicked of the earth You remove like dross. Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120My flesh shudders for fear of You, and I am in awe of Your judgments.
121I did what is just and right. Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122Guarantee Your servant’s well-being. Do not let arrogant ones oppress me.
123My eyes fail, longing for Your salvation and for Your righteous word.
124Deal with Your servant as befits Your lovingkindness, and teach me Your statutes.
125I am Your servant, give me discernment, so I may understand Your testimonies.
126It is time for Adonai to act— they have violated Your Torah!
127Therefore I love Your mitzvot more than gold, more than pure gold.
128Therefore I esteem all Your precepts as right in every way —every false way I hate.
129Your testimonies are wonderful. Therefore my soul obeys them.
130The unfolding of Your words gives light, giving understanding to the simple.
131I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for Your mitzvot.
132Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is fitting to those who love Your Name.
133Direct my footsteps in Your word, and let no iniquity get mastery over me.
134Redeem me from human oppression, and I will keep Your precepts.
135Make Your face shine on Your servant, and teach me Your decrees.
136Streams of water run down from my eyes, because they do not observe Your Torah.
137Righteous are You, Adonai, and Your judgments are upright.
138You have commanded righteousness, Your testimonies, and great faithfulness.
139My zeal has consumed me, because my foes forgot Your words.
140Your word is thoroughly refined, and Your servant loves it.
141I am insignificant and despised, yet I have not forgotten Your precepts.
142Your justice is righteousness forever, and Your Torah is truth.
143Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, yet Your mitzvot are my delight.
144Your testimonies are righteous forever —make me understand, so I may live.
145I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, Adonai! I will keep Your decrees.”
146I cried out to You, “Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies.”
147I am up before dawn, crying for help— I put my hope in Your word.
148My eyes are up before every night watch, as I meditate on Your word.
149Hear my voice with Your lovingkindness. Revive me, Adonai, with Your judgments.
150Pursuers of wicked schemes draw near— they are far from Your Torah.
151You are near, Adonai, and all Your mitzvot are truth.
152Long ago I learned from Your testimonies that You founded them firmly forever.
153See my affliction and rescue me, for I do not forget Your Torah.
154Defend my cause and redeem me. Restore my life through Your word.
155Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek after Your decrees.
156Great are Your mercies, Adonai. Restore my life with Your judgments.
157Many are my persecutors and my foes. Yet I do not turn from Your testimonies.
158I see the treacherous and loathe them, because they do not keep Your word.
159See how I loved Your precepts. Restore my life, Adonai, with Your lovingkindness.
160Truth is the essence of Your word, and all Your righteous rulings are eternal.
161Princes persecute me for no reason, but my heart is in awe of Your words.
162I rejoice in Your word, as one who finds great spoil.
163I hate and abhor falsehood, but Your Torah I love.
164Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous judgments.
165Great peace have they who love Your Torah, and nothing causes them to stumble.
166I hope for Your salvation, Adonai, and do Your mitzvot.
167My soul has observed Your testimonies and I love them exceedingly.
168I observe Your precepts and Your laws, for all my ways are before You.
169Let my cry come to You, Adonai. Grant me understanding by Your word.
170Let my supplication come before You. Deliver me, according to Your promise.
171My lips utter praise, for You teach me Your statutes.
172My tongue sings of Your word, for all Your mitzvot are righteous.
173Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.
174I long for Your deliverance, Adonai, and Your Torah is my delight.
175Let my soul live and praise You, and may Your rulings help me.
176I have strayed like a lost sheep— seek Your servant. For I did not forget Your mitzvot.