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Psalm 119:145-160 Good News Translation (GNT)

A Prayer for Deliverance

145 With all my heart I call to you;
    answer me, Lord, and I will obey your commands!
146 I call to you;
    save me, and I will keep your laws.
147 Before sunrise I call to you for help;
    I place my hope in your promise.
148 All night long I lie awake,
    to meditate on your instructions.
149 Because your love is constant, hear me, O Lord;
    show your mercy, and preserve my life!
150 My cruel persecutors are coming closer,
    people who never keep your law.
151 But you are near to me, Lord,
    and all your commands are permanent.
152 Long ago I learned about your instructions;
    you made them to last forever.

A Plea for Help

153 Look at my suffering, and save me,
    because I have not neglected your law.
154 Defend my cause, and set me free;
    save me, as you have promised.
155 The wicked will not be saved,
    for they do not obey your laws.
156 But your compassion, Lord, is great;
    show your mercy and save me!
157 I have many enemies and oppressors,
    but I do not fail to obey your laws.
158 When I look at those traitors, I am filled with disgust,
    because they do not keep your commands.
159 See how I love your instructions, Lord.
    Your love never changes, so save me!
160 The heart of your law is truth,
    and all your righteous judgments are eternal.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 119:145-160 New International Version (NIV)

ק Qoph

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

ר Resh

153 Look on my suffering and deliver me,
    for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me;
    preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
    for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;
    preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,
    but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,
    for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your precepts;
    preserve my life, Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
    all your righteous laws are eternal.

New International Version (NIV)

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