מ Mem

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

נ Nun

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

ס Samekh

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

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Footnotes

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