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Psalm 119:143-145 New English Translation (NET Bible)

143 Distress and hardship confront[a] me,
yet I find delight in your commands.
144 Your rules remain just.[b]
Give me insight so that I can live.[c]

ק (Qof)

145 I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord!
I will observe your statutes.”


  1. Psalm 119:143 tn Heb “find.”
  2. Psalm 119:144 tn Heb “just are your rules forever.”
  3. Psalm 119:144 tn The cohortative verbal form with vav (ו) conjunctive indicates purpose/result after the preceding imperative.
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Psalm 119:143-145 New International Version (NIV)

143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
    give me understanding that I may live.

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord,
    and I will obey your decrees.

New International Version (NIV)

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