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Psalm 119:65-80 Good News Translation (GNT)

The Value of the Law of the Lord

65 You have kept your promise, Lord,
    and you are good to me, your servant.
66 Give me wisdom and knowledge,
    because I trust in your commands.
67 Before you punished me, I used to go wrong,
    but now I obey your word.
68 How good you are—how kind!
    Teach me your commands.
69 The proud have told lies about me,
    but with all my heart I obey your instructions.
70 They have no understanding,
    but I find pleasure in your law.
71 My punishment was good for me,
    because it made me learn your commands.
72 The law that you gave means more to me
    than all the money in the world.

The Justice of the Law of the Lord

73 You created me, and you keep me safe;
    give me understanding, so that I may learn your laws.
74 Those who honor you will be glad when they see me,
    because I trust in your promise.
75 I know that your judgments are righteous, Lord,
    and that you punished me because you are faithful.
76 Let your constant love comfort me,
    as you have promised me, your servant.
77 Have mercy on me, and I will live
    because I take pleasure in your law.
78 May the proud be ashamed for falsely accusing me;
    as for me, I will meditate on your instructions.
79 May those who honor you come to me—
    all those who know your commands.
80 May I perfectly obey your commandments
    and be spared the shame of defeat.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 119:65-80 New International Version (NIV)

ט Teth

65 Do good to your servant
    according to your word, Lord.
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
    for I trust your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
    but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good;
    teach me your decrees.
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,
    I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,
    but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted
    so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me
    than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

י Yodh

73 Your hands made me and formed me;
    give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
    for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,
    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 May your unfailing love be my comfort,
    according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
    for your law is my delight.
78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause;
    but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who fear you turn to me,
    those who understand your statutes.
80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees,
    that I may not be put to shame.

New International Version (NIV)

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