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Psalm 119:113-128 Good News Translation (GNT)

Safety in the Law of the Lord

113 I hate those who are not completely loyal to you,
    but I love your law.
114 You are my defender and protector;
    I put my hope in your promise.
115 Go away from me, you sinful people.
    I will obey the commands of my God.
116 Give me strength, as you promised, and I shall live;
    don't let me be disappointed in my hope!
117 Hold me, and I will be safe,
    and I will always pay attention to your commands.
118 You reject everyone who disobeys your laws;
    their deceitful schemes are useless.
119 You treat all the wicked like rubbish,
    and so I love your instructions.
120 Because of you I am afraid;
    I am filled with fear because of your judgments.

Obedience to the Law of the Lord

121 I have done what is right and good;
    don't abandon me to my enemies!
122 Promise that you will help your servant;
    don't let the arrogant oppress me!
123 My eyes are tired from watching for your saving help,
    for the deliverance you promised.
124 Treat me according to your constant love,
    and teach me your commands.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding,
    so that I may know your teachings.
126 Lord, it is time for you to act,
    because people are disobeying your law.
127 I love your commands more than gold,
    more than the finest gold.
128 And so I follow all your instructions;[a]
    I hate all wrong ways.


  1. Psalm 119:128 Some ancient translations all your instructions; Hebrew unclear.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Psalm 119:113-128 New International Version (NIV)

ס Samekh

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

ע Ayin

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

New International Version (NIV)

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