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Psalm 119:129-144 Good News Translation (GNT)

Desire to Obey the Law of the Lord

129 Your teachings are wonderful;
    I obey them with all my heart.
130 The explanation of your teachings gives light
    and brings wisdom to the ignorant.
131 In my desire for your commands
    I pant with open mouth.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me
    as you do on all those who love you.
133 As you have promised, keep me from falling;
    don't let me be overcome by evil.
134 Save me from those who oppress me,
    so that I may obey your commands.
135 Bless me with your presence
    and teach me your laws.
136 My tears pour down like a river,
    because people do not obey your law.

The Justice of the Law of the Lord

137 You are righteous, Lord,
    and your laws are just.
138 The rules that you have given
    are completely fair and right.
139 My anger burns in me like a fire,
    because my enemies disregard your commands.
140 How certain your promise is!
    How I love it!
141 I am unimportant and despised,
    but I do not neglect your teachings.
142 Your righteousness will last forever,
    and your law is always true.
143 I am filled with trouble and anxiety,
    but your commandments bring me joy.
144 Your instructions are always just;
    give me understanding, and I shall live.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 119:129-144 New International Version (NIV)

פ Pe

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

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous, Lord,
    and your laws are right.
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;
    they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out,
    for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested,
    and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised,
    I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
    and your law is true.
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.

New International Version (NIV)

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