145 With my (A)whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!
    I will (B)keep your statutes.
146 I call to you; save me,
    that I may observe your testimonies.
147 I rise before (C)dawn and cry for help;
    I (D)hope in your words.
148 My eyes are awake before (E)the watches of the night,
    that I may meditate on your promise.
149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love;
    O Lord, (F)according to your justice (G)give me life.
150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose;
    they are far from your law.
151 But (H)you are near, O Lord,
    and all your commandments are (I)true.
152 Long have I known from your testimonies
    that you have (J)founded them forever.


153 Look on my (K)affliction and deliver me,
    for (L)I do not forget your law.
154 (M)Plead my cause and redeem me;
    (N)give me life according to your promise!
155 (O)Salvation is far from the wicked,
    (P)for they do not seek your statutes.
156 (Q)Great is your mercy, O Lord;
    (R)give me life according to your rules.
157 (S)Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
    but I do not (T)swerve from your testimonies.
158 I look at (U)the faithless with (V)disgust,
    because they do not keep your commands.
159 Consider how I (W)love your precepts!
    (X)Give me life according to your steadfast love.
160 (Y)The sum of your word is (Z)truth,
    and every one of your (AA)righteous rules endures forever.

Sin and Shin

161 (AB)Princes persecute me (AC)without cause,
    but my heart (AD)stands in awe of your words.
162 I (AE)rejoice at your word
    like one who (AF)finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
    but I love (AG)your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you
    for your (AH)righteous rules.
165 Great (AI)peace have those who love your law;
    (AJ)nothing can make them stumble.
166 I (AK)hope for your salvation, O Lord,
    and I do your commandments.
167 My soul keeps your testimonies;
    I (AL)love them exceedingly.
168 I keep your precepts and testimonies,
    (AM)for all my ways are before you.


169 Let my (AN)cry come before you, O Lord;
    (AO)give me understanding (AP)according to your word!
170 Let my plea come before you;
    (AQ)deliver me according to your word.
171 My lips will (AR)pour forth praise,
    for you (AS)teach me your statutes.
172 My tongue will sing of your word,
    for (AT)all your commandments are right.
173 Let your hand be ready to help me,
    for I have (AU)chosen your precepts.
174 I (AV)long for your salvation, O Lord,
    and your law is my (AW)delight.
175 Let my soul live and praise you,
    and let your rules help me.
176 I have (AX)gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
    for I do not (AY)forget your commandments.

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