New American Standard Bible
97 How I (A)love Your Law!
It is my (B)meditation all the day.
98 Your (C)commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever [a]mine.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my (D)meditation.
100 I understand (E)more than those who are old,
Because I have (F)complied with Your precepts.
101 I have (G)restrained my feet from every evil way,
So that I may keep Your word.
102 I have not (H)turned aside from Your judgments,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 How (I)sweet are Your [b]words to my [c]taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your precepts I (J)get understanding;
Therefore I (K)hate every false way.
105 Your word is a (L)lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have (M)sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am exceedingly (N)afflicted;
[d](O)Revive me, Lord, according to Your word.
108 Be pleased to accept the (P)[e]voluntary offerings of my mouth, Lord,
And (Q)teach me Your judgments.
109 My [f](R)life is continually [g]in my hand,
Yet I do not (S)forget Your Law.
110 The wicked have (T)set a [h]trap for me,
Yet I have not (U)wandered from Your precepts.
111 I have (V)inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the (W)joy of my heart.
112 I have (X)inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even (Y)to the end.
113 I hate those who are (Z)double-minded,
But I love Your (AA)Law.
114 You are my (AB)hiding place and my (AC)shield;
I [i](AD)wait for Your word.
115 (AE)Leave me, you evildoers,
So that I may (AF)comply with the commandments of my God.
116 (AG)Sustain me according to Your [j]word, that I may live;
And (AH)do not let me be [k]ashamed of my hope.
117 Sustain me so that I may be (AI)safe,
That I may (AJ)have regard for Your statutes continually.
118 You have [l]rejected all those (AK)who stray from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is [m]useless.
119 You have [n]removed all the wicked of the earth like [o](AL)impurities;
Therefore I (AM)love Your testimonies.
120 My flesh [p](AN)trembles from the fear of You,
And I am (AO)afraid of Your judgments.
121 I have (AP)done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be (AQ)a guarantor for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant (AR)oppress me.
123 My (AS)eyes fail with longing for Your salvation,
And for Your righteous [q]word.
124 Deal with Your servant (AT)according to Your graciousness,
And (AU)teach me Your statutes.
125 (AV)I am Your servant; (AW)give me understanding,
So that I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for the Lord to (AX)act,
For they have broken Your Law.
127 Therefore I (AY)love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above pure gold.
128 Therefore I carefully follow all Your (AZ)precepts concerning everything,
I (BA)hate every false way.
- Psalm 119:98 Or with me
- Psalm 119:103 Or promises
- Psalm 119:103 Lit palate
- Psalm 119:107 Or Keep me alive
- Psalm 119:108 Or freewill offerings
- Psalm 119:109 Lit soul
- Psalm 119:109 I.e., in danger
- Psalm 119:110 Lit trapping net
- Psalm 119:114 Or hope in
- Psalm 119:116 Or promise
- Psalm 119:116 Lit put to shame because of
- Psalm 119:118 Lit made light of
- Psalm 119:118 Lit falsehood
- Psalm 119:119 Lit caused to cease
- Psalm 119:119 Lit dross
- Psalm 119:120 Lit bristles up from
- Psalm 119:123 Or promise