Christian Standard Bible
65 Lord, you have treated your servant well,
just as you promised.
66 Teach me good judgment and discernment,(A)
for I rely on your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,(B)
but now I keep your word.
68 You are good,(C) and you do what is good;(D)
teach me your statutes.
69 The arrogant have smeared me with lies,(E)
but I obey your precepts with all my heart.(F)
70 Their hearts are hard and insensitive,(G)
but I delight in your instruction.(H)
71 It was good for me to be afflicted(I)
so that I could learn your statutes.
72 Instruction from your lips(J) is better for me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73 Your hands made me and formed me;(K)
give me understanding
so that I can learn your commands.(L)
74 Those who fear you will see me and rejoice,(M)
for I put my hope in your word.(N)
75 I know, Lord, that your judgments are just
and that you have afflicted me fairly.(O)
76 May your faithful love comfort me
as you promised your servant.
77 May your compassion come to me(P)
so that I may live,
for your instruction is my delight.(Q)
78 Let the arrogant be put to shame(R)
for slandering me with lies;
I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you,
those who know your decrees, turn to me.
80 May my heart be blameless regarding your statutes(S)
so that I will not be put to shame.