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137 You are righteous,(A) Lord,
and your laws are right.(B)
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;(C)
they are fully trustworthy.(D)
139 My zeal wears me out,(E)
for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises(F) have been thoroughly tested,(G)
and your servant loves them.(H)
141 Though I am lowly and despised,(I)
I do not forget your precepts.(J)
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
and your law is true.(K)
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
but your commands give me delight.(L)
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
give me understanding(M) that I may live.
145 I call with all my heart;(N) answer me, Lord,
and I will obey your decrees.(O)
146 I call out to you; save me(P)
and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn(Q) and cry for help;
I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,(R)
that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice(S) in accordance with your love;(T)
preserve my life,(U) Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes(V) are near,
but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near,(W) Lord,
and all your commands are true.(X)
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes(Y)
that you established them to last forever.(Z)
153 Look on my suffering(AA) and deliver me,(AB)
for I have not forgotten(AC) your law.
154 Defend my cause(AD) and redeem me;(AE)
preserve my life(AF) according to your promise.(AG)
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out(AH) your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;(AI)
preserve my life(AJ) according to your laws.(AK)
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,(AL)
but I have not turned(AM) from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,(AN)
for they do not obey your word.(AO)
159 See how I love your precepts;
preserve my life,(AP) Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.(AQ)
ש Sin and Shin
161 Rulers persecute me(AR) without cause,
but my heart trembles(AS) at your word.
162 I rejoice(AT) in your promise
like one who finds great spoil.(AU)
163 I hate and detest(AV) falsehood
but I love your law.(AW)
164 Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous laws.(AX)
165 Great peace(AY) have those who love your law,
and nothing can make them stumble.(AZ)
166 I wait for your salvation,(BA) Lord,
and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
for I love them(BB) greatly.
168 I obey your precepts(BC) and your statutes,(BD)
for all my ways are known(BE) to you.
169 May my cry come(BF) before you, Lord;
give me understanding(BG) according to your word.(BH)
170 May my supplication come(BI) before you;
deliver me(BJ) according to your promise.(BK)
171 May my lips overflow with praise,(BL)
for you teach me(BM) your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing(BN) of your word,
for all your commands are righteous.(BO)
173 May your hand be ready to help(BP) me,
for I have chosen(BQ) your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation,(BR) Lord,
and your law gives me delight.(BS)
175 Let me live(BT) that I may praise you,
and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.(BU)
Seek your servant,
for I have not forgotten(BV) your commands.