98 Your (A)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 (B)meditation.
100 I understand (C)more than the aged,
Because I have (D)observed Your precepts.
101 I have (E)restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
102 I have not (F)turned aside from Your ordinances,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 How (G)sweet are Your [b]words to my [c]taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your precepts I (H)get understanding;
Therefore I (I)hate every false way.

Nun.

105 Your word is a (J)lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have (K)sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
107 I am exceedingly (L)afflicted;
[d](M)Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108 O accept the (N)freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And (O)teach me Your ordinances.
109 My [e](P)life is continually [f]in my hand,
Yet I do not (Q)forget Your law.
110 The wicked have (R)laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not (S)gone astray from Your precepts.
111 I have (T)inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the (U)joy of my heart.
112 I have (V)inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even (W)to the end.

Samekh.

113 I hate those who are (X)double-minded,
But I love Your (Y)law.
114 You are my (Z)hiding place and my (AA)shield;
I [g](AB)wait for Your word.
115 (AC)Depart from me, evildoers,
That I may (AD)observe the commandments of my God.
116 (AE)Sustain me according to Your [h]word, that I may live;
And (AF)do not let me be [i]ashamed of my hope.
117 Uphold me that I may be (AG)safe,
That I may (AH)have regard for Your statutes continually.
118 You have [j]rejected all those (AI)who wander from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is [k]useless.
119 You have [l]removed all the wicked of the earth like (AJ)dross;
Therefore I (AK)love Your testimonies.
120 My flesh [m](AL)trembles for fear of You,
And I am (AM)afraid of Your judgments.

Ayin.

121 I have (AN)done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be (AO)surety for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant (AP)oppress me.
123 My (AQ)eyes fail with longing for Your salvation
And for Your righteous [n]word.
124 Deal with Your servant (AR)according to Your lovingkindness
And (AS)teach me Your statutes.
125 (AT)I am Your servant; (AU)give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for the Lord to (AV)act,
For they have broken Your law.
127 Therefore I (AW)love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I esteem right all Your (AX)precepts concerning everything,
I (AY)hate every false way.

Pe.

129 Your testimonies are (AZ)wonderful;
Therefore my soul (BA)observes them.
130 The (BB)unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives (BC)understanding to the simple.
131 I (BD)opened my mouth wide and (BE)panted,
For I (BF)longed for Your commandments.
132 (BG)Turn to me and be gracious to me,
After Your manner [o]with those who love Your name.
133 Establish my (BH)footsteps in Your [p]word,
And do not let any iniquity (BI)have dominion over me.
134 (BJ)Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 (BK)Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And (BL)teach me Your statutes.
136 My eyes [q]shed (BM)streams of water,
Because they (BN)do not keep Your law.

Tsadhe.

137 (BO)Righteous are You, O Lord,
And upright are Your judgments.
138 You have commanded Your testimonies in (BP)righteousness
And exceeding (BQ)faithfulness.
139 My (BR)zeal has [r]consumed me,
Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
140 Your [s](BS)word is very [t]pure,
Therefore Your servant (BT)loves it.
141 I am small and (BU)despised,
Yet I do not (BV)forget Your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And (BW)Your law is truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have [u]come upon me,
Yet Your commandments are my (BX)delight.
144 Your (BY)testimonies are righteous forever;
(BZ)Give me understanding that I may live.

Qoph.

145 I cried (CA)with all my heart; answer me, O Lord!
I will (CB)observe Your statutes.
146 I cried to You; (CC)save me
And I shall keep Your testimonies.
147 I [v](CD)rise before dawn and cry for help;
I [w]wait for Your words.
148 My eyes anticipate the (CE)night watches,
That I may (CF)meditate on Your [x]word.
149 Hear my voice (CG)according to Your lovingkindness;
(CH)Revive me, O Lord, according to Your ordinances.
150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near;
They are far from Your law.
151 You are (CI)near, O Lord,
And all Your commandments are (CJ)truth.
152 Of old I have (CK)known from Your testimonies
That You have founded them (CL)forever.

Resh.

153 (CM)Look upon my (CN)affliction and rescue me,
For I do not (CO)forget Your law.
154 (CP)Plead my cause and (CQ)redeem me;
Revive me according to Your [y]word.
155 Salvation is (CR)far from the wicked,
For they (CS)do not seek Your statutes.
156 [z](CT)Great are Your mercies, O Lord;
Revive me according to Your ordinances.
157 Many are my (CU)persecutors and my adversaries,
Yet I do not (CV)turn aside from Your testimonies.
158 I behold the (CW)treacherous and (CX)loathe them,
Because they do not keep Your [aa]word.
159 Consider how I (CY)love Your precepts;
(CZ)Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
160 The (DA)sum of Your word is (DB)truth,
And every one of Your righteous ordinances (DC)is everlasting.

Shin.

161 (DD)Princes persecute me without cause,
But my heart (DE)stands in awe of Your words.
162 I (DF)rejoice at Your [ab]word,
As one who (DG)finds great spoil.
163 I (DH)hate and despise falsehood,
But I (DI)love Your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise You,
Because of Your (DJ)righteous ordinances.
165 Those who love Your law have (DK)great peace,
And [ac](DL)nothing causes them to stumble.
166 I (DM)hope for Your salvation, O Lord,
And do Your commandments.
167 My (DN)soul keeps Your testimonies,
And I (DO)love them exceedingly.
168 I (DP)keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
For all my (DQ)ways are before You.

Tav.

169 Let my (DR)cry [ad]come before You, O Lord;
(DS)Give me understanding (DT)according to Your word.
170 Let my (DU)supplication come before You;
(DV)Deliver me according to Your [ae]word.
171 Let my (DW)lips utter praise,
For You (DX)teach me Your statutes.
172 Let my (DY)tongue sing of Your [af]word,
For all Your (DZ)commandments are righteousness.
173 Let Your (EA)hand be [ag]ready to help me,
For I have (EB)chosen Your precepts.
174 I (EC)long for Your salvation, O Lord,
And Your law is my (ED)delight.
175 Let my (EE)soul live that it may praise You,
And let Your ordinances help me.
176 I have (EF)gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant,
For I do (EG)not forget Your commandments.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 119:98 Or with me
  2. Psalm 119:103 Or promises
  3. Psalm 119:103 Lit palate
  4. Psalm 119:107 Or Keep me alive
  5. Psalm 119:109 Lit soul
  6. Psalm 119:109 I.e. in danger
  7. Psalm 119:114 Or hope in
  8. Psalm 119:116 Or promise
  9. Psalm 119:116 Lit put to shame because of
  10. Psalm 119:118 Lit made light of
  11. Psalm 119:118 Lit falsehood
  12. Psalm 119:119 Lit caused to cease
  13. Psalm 119:120 Lit bristles up from
  14. Psalm 119:123 Or promise
  15. Psalm 119:132 Lit to
  16. Psalm 119:133 Or promise
  17. Psalm 119:136 Lit run down
  18. Psalm 119:139 Lit put an end to
  19. Psalm 119:140 Or promise
  20. Psalm 119:140 Lit refined
  21. Psalm 119:143 Lit found me
  22. Psalm 119:147 Lit anticipate the dawn
  23. Psalm 119:147 Or hope in
  24. Psalm 119:148 Or promise
  25. Psalm 119:154 Or promise
  26. Psalm 119:156 Or Many
  27. Psalm 119:158 Or promise
  28. Psalm 119:162 Or promise
  29. Psalm 119:165 Lit they have no stumbling block
  30. Psalm 119:169 Lit come near before
  31. Psalm 119:170 Or promise
  32. Psalm 119:172 Or promise
  33. Psalm 119:173 Lit to help me

98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser(A) than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes.(B)
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
    for I obey your precepts.(C)
101 I have kept my feet(D) from every evil path
    so that I might obey your word.(E)
102 I have not departed from your laws,(F)
    for you yourself have taught(G) me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey(H) to my mouth!(I)
104 I gain understanding(J) from your precepts;
    therefore I hate every wrong path.(K)

נ Nun

105 Your word is a lamp(L) for my feet,
    a light(M) on my path.
106 I have taken an oath(N) and confirmed it,
    that I will follow your righteous laws.(O)
107 I have suffered much;
    preserve my life,(P) Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,(Q)
    and teach me your laws.(R)
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,(S)
    I will not forget(T) your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare(U) for me,
    but I have not strayed(V) from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.(W)
112 My heart is set(X) on keeping your decrees
    to the very end.[a](Y)

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,(Z)
    but I love your law.(AA)
114 You are my refuge and my shield;(AB)
    I have put my hope(AC) in your word.
115 Away from me,(AD) you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me,(AE) my God, according to your promise,(AF) and I will live;
    do not let my hopes be dashed.(AG)
117 Uphold me,(AH) and I will be delivered;(AI)
    I will always have regard for your decrees.(AJ)
118 You reject all who stray(AK) from your decrees,
    for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;(AL)
    therefore I love your statutes.(AM)
120 My flesh trembles(AN) in fear of you;(AO)
    I stand in awe(AP) of your laws.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is righteous and just;(AQ)
    do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;(AR)
    do not let the arrogant oppress me.(AS)
123 My eyes fail,(AT) looking for your salvation,(AU)
    looking for your righteous promise.(AV)
124 Deal with your servant according to your love(AW)
    and teach me your decrees.(AX)
125 I am your servant;(AY) give me discernment
    that I may understand your statutes.(AZ)
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
    your law is being broken.(BA)
127 Because I love your commands(BB)
    more than gold,(BC) more than pure gold,(BD)
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,(BE)
    I hate every wrong path.(BF)

פ Pe

129 Your statutes are wonderful;(BG)
    therefore I obey them.(BH)
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;(BI)
    it gives understanding to the simple.(BJ)
131 I open my mouth and pant,(BK)
    longing for your commands.(BL)
132 Turn to me(BM) and have mercy(BN) on me,
    as you always do to those who love your name.(BO)
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;(BP)
    let no sin rule(BQ) over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,(BR)
    that I may obey your precepts.(BS)
135 Make your face shine(BT) on your servant
    and teach me your decrees.(BU)
136 Streams of tears(BV) flow from my eyes,
    for your law is not obeyed.(BW)

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous,(BX) Lord,
    and your laws are right.(BY)
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;(BZ)
    they are fully trustworthy.(CA)
139 My zeal wears me out,(CB)
    for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises(CC) have been thoroughly tested,(CD)
    and your servant loves them.(CE)
141 Though I am lowly and despised,(CF)
    I do not forget your precepts.(CG)
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
    and your law is true.(CH)
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but your commands give me delight.(CI)
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
    give me understanding(CJ) that I may live.

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart;(CK) answer me, Lord,
    and I will obey your decrees.(CL)
146 I call out to you; save me(CM)
    and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn(CN) and cry for help;
    I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,(CO)
    that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice(CP) in accordance with your love;(CQ)
    preserve my life,(CR) Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes(CS) are near,
    but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near,(CT) Lord,
    and all your commands are true.(CU)
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes(CV)
    that you established them to last forever.(CW)

ר Resh

153 Look on my suffering(CX) and deliver me,(CY)
    for I have not forgotten(CZ) your law.
154 Defend my cause(DA) and redeem me;(DB)
    preserve my life(DC) according to your promise.(DD)
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
    for they do not seek out(DE) your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;(DF)
    preserve my life(DG) according to your laws.(DH)
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,(DI)
    but I have not turned(DJ) from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,(DK)
    for they do not obey your word.(DL)
159 See how I love your precepts;
    preserve my life,(DM) Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
    all your righteous laws are eternal.(DN)

ש Sin and Shin

161 Rulers persecute me(DO) without cause,
    but my heart trembles(DP) at your word.
162 I rejoice(DQ) in your promise
    like one who finds great spoil.(DR)
163 I hate and detest(DS) falsehood
    but I love your law.(DT)
164 Seven times a day I praise you
    for your righteous laws.(DU)
165 Great peace(DV) have those who love your law,
    and nothing can make them stumble.(DW)
166 I wait for your salvation,(DX) Lord,
    and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
    for I love them(DY) greatly.
168 I obey your precepts(DZ) and your statutes,(EA)
    for all my ways are known(EB) to you.

ת Taw

169 May my cry come(EC) before you, Lord;
    give me understanding(ED) according to your word.(EE)
170 May my supplication come(EF) before you;
    deliver me(EG) according to your promise.(EH)
171 May my lips overflow with praise,(EI)
    for you teach me(EJ) your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing(EK) of your word,
    for all your commands are righteous.(EL)
173 May your hand be ready to help(EM) me,
    for I have chosen(EN) your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation,(EO) Lord,
    and your law gives me delight.(EP)
175 Let me live(EQ) that I may praise you,
    and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.(ER)
    Seek your servant,
    for I have not forgotten(ES) your commands.

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  1. Psalm 119:112 Or decrees / for their enduring reward

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