73 (A)Your hands made me and [a]fashioned me;
(B)Give me understanding, so that I may learn Your commandments.
74 May those who [b]fear You (C)see me and be glad,
Because I [c](D)wait for Your word.
75 I know, Lord, that Your judgments are (E)righteous,
And that You have afflicted me (F)in faithfulness.
76 May Your favor [d]comfort me,
According to Your [e]word to Your servant.
77 May (G)Your compassion come to me so that I may live,
For Your Law is my (H)delight.
78 May (I)the arrogant be put to shame, because they lead me astray (J)with a lie;
But I shall (K)meditate on Your precepts.
79 May those who [f]fear You turn to me,
And those who know Your testimonies.
80 May my heart be [g](L)blameless in Your statutes,
So that I will not (M)be ashamed.


81 My (N)soul languishes for Your salvation;
I [h](O)wait for Your word.
82 My (P)eyes fail with longing for Your [i]word,
[j]While I say, “When will You comfort me?”
83 Though I have (Q)become like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do (R)not forget Your statutes.
84 How many are the (S)days of Your servant?
When will You (T)execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 The arrogant have (U)dug pits for me,
People who are not in accord with Your Law.
86 All Your commandments are (V)faithful;
They have (W)persecuted me with a lie; (X)help me!
87 They almost destroyed me on earth,
But as for me, I (Y)did not abandon Your precepts.
88 Revive me according to Your faithfulness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.


89 (Z)Forever, Lord,
Your word stands in heaven.
90 Your (AA)faithfulness continues [k]throughout generations;
You (AB)established the earth, and it (AC)stands.
91 They stand this day by Your (AD)ordinances,
For (AE)all things are Your servants.
92 If Your Law had not been my (AF)delight,
Then I would have perished (AG)in my misery.
93 I will (AH)never forget Your precepts,
For by them You have [l](AI)revived me.
94 I am Yours, (AJ)save me;
For I have (AK)sought Your precepts.
95 The wicked (AL)wait for me to destroy me;
I will diligently consider Your testimonies.
96 I have seen [m]a limit to all perfection;
Your commandment is exceedingly broad.


97 How I (AM)love Your Law!
It is my (AN)meditation all the day.
98 Your (AO)commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever [n]mine.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my (AP)meditation.
100 I understand (AQ)more than those who are old,
Because I have (AR)complied with Your precepts.
101 I have (AS)restrained my feet from every evil way,
So that I may keep Your word.
102 I have not (AT)turned aside from Your judgments,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 How (AU)sweet are Your [o]words to my [p]taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your precepts I (AV)get understanding;
Therefore I (AW)hate every false way.


105 Your word is a (AX)lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have (AY)sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am exceedingly (AZ)afflicted;
[q](BA)Revive me, Lord, according to Your word.
108 Be pleased to accept the (BB)[r]voluntary offerings of my mouth, Lord,
And (BC)teach me Your judgments.
109 My [s](BD)life is continually [t]in my hand,
Yet I do not (BE)forget Your Law.
110 The wicked have (BF)set a [u]trap for me,
Yet I have not (BG)wandered from Your precepts.
111 I have (BH)inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the (BI)joy of my heart.
112 I have (BJ)inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even (BK)to the end.


113 I hate those who are (BL)double-minded,
But I love Your (BM)Law.
114 You are my (BN)hiding place and my (BO)shield;
I [v](BP)wait for Your word.
115 (BQ)Leave me, you evildoers,
So that I may (BR)comply with the commandments of my God.
116 (BS)Sustain me according to Your [w]word, that I may live;
And (BT)do not let me be [x]ashamed of my hope.
117 Sustain me so that I may be (BU)safe,
That I may (BV)have regard for Your statutes continually.
118 You have [y]rejected all those (BW)who stray from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is [z]useless.
119 You have [aa]removed all the wicked of the earth like [ab](BX)impurities;
Therefore I (BY)love Your testimonies.
120 My flesh [ac](BZ)trembles from the fear of You,
And I am (CA)afraid of Your judgments.


121 I have (CB)done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be (CC)a guarantor for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant (CD)oppress me.
123 My (CE)eyes fail with longing for Your salvation,
And for Your righteous [ad]word.
124 Deal with Your servant (CF)according to Your graciousness,
And (CG)teach me Your statutes.
125 (CH)I am Your servant; (CI)give me understanding,
So that I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for the Lord to (CJ)act,
For they have broken Your Law.
127 Therefore I (CK)love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above pure gold.
128 Therefore I carefully follow all Your (CL)precepts concerning everything,
I (CM)hate every false way.


129 Your testimonies are (CN)wonderful;
Therefore my soul (CO)complies with them.
130 The (CP)unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives (CQ)understanding to the simple.
131 I (CR)opened my mouth wide and (CS)panted,
For I (CT)longed for Your commandments.
132 (CU)Turn to me and be gracious to me,
As is right for those who love Your name.
133 Establish my (CV)footsteps in Your [ae]word,
And do not let any [af]wrongdoing (CW)have power over me.
134 (CX)Redeem me from oppression by man,
So that I may keep Your precepts.
135 (CY)Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And (CZ)teach me Your statutes.
136 My eyes [ag]shed (DA)streams of water,
Because they (DB)do not keep Your Law.


137 (DC)You are righteous, Lord,
And Your judgments are right.

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  1. Psalm 119:73 Lit established
  2. Psalm 119:74 Or revere
  3. Psalm 119:74 Or hope in
  4. Psalm 119:76 Lit be for my comfort
  5. Psalm 119:76 Or promise
  6. Psalm 119:79 Or revere
  7. Psalm 119:80 Lit complete; or having integrity
  8. Psalm 119:81 Or hope in
  9. Psalm 119:82 Or promise
  10. Psalm 119:82 Lit Saying
  11. Psalm 119:90 Lit to
  12. Psalm 119:93 Or kept me alive
  13. Psalm 119:96 Lit an end of
  14. Psalm 119:98 Or with me
  15. Psalm 119:103 Or promises
  16. Psalm 119:103 Lit palate
  17. Psalm 119:107 Or Keep me alive
  18. Psalm 119:108 Or freewill offerings
  19. Psalm 119:109 Lit soul
  20. Psalm 119:109 I.e., in danger
  21. Psalm 119:110 Lit trapping net
  22. Psalm 119:114 Or hope in
  23. Psalm 119:116 Or promise
  24. Psalm 119:116 Lit put to shame because of
  25. Psalm 119:118 Lit made light of
  26. Psalm 119:118 Lit falsehood
  27. Psalm 119:119 Lit caused to cease
  28. Psalm 119:119 Lit dross
  29. Psalm 119:120 Lit bristles up from
  30. Psalm 119:123 Or promise
  31. Psalm 119:133 Or promise
  32. Psalm 119:133 Or injustice
  33. Psalm 119:136 Lit run down

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