ל Lamedh

89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;(A)
    it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness(B) continues through all generations;(C)
    you established the earth, and it endures.(D)
91 Your laws endure(E) to this day,
    for all things serve you.(F)
92 If your law had not been my delight,(G)
    I would have perished in my affliction.(H)
93 I will never forget(I) your precepts,
    for by them you have preserved my life.(J)
94 Save me,(K) for I am yours;
    I have sought out your precepts.(L)
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,(M)
    but I will ponder your statutes.(N)
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
    but your commands are boundless.(O)

מ Mem

97 Oh, how I love your law!(P)
    I meditate(Q) on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser(R) than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes.(S)
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
    for I obey your precepts.(T)
101 I have kept my feet(U) from every evil path
    so that I might obey your word.(V)
102 I have not departed from your laws,(W)
    for you yourself have taught(X) me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey(Y) to my mouth!(Z)
104 I gain understanding(AA) from your precepts;
    therefore I hate every wrong path.(AB)

נ Nun

105 Your word is a lamp(AC) for my feet,
    a light(AD) on my path.
106 I have taken an oath(AE) and confirmed it,
    that I will follow your righteous laws.(AF)
107 I have suffered much;
    preserve my life,(AG) Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,(AH)
    and teach me your laws.(AI)
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,(AJ)
    I will not forget(AK) your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare(AL) for me,
    but I have not strayed(AM) from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.(AN)
112 My heart is set(AO) on keeping your decrees
    to the very end.[a](AP)

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,(AQ)
    but I love your law.(AR)
114 You are my refuge and my shield;(AS)
    I have put my hope(AT) in your word.
115 Away from me,(AU) you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me,(AV) my God, according to your promise,(AW) and I will live;
    do not let my hopes be dashed.(AX)
117 Uphold me,(AY) and I will be delivered;(AZ)
    I will always have regard for your decrees.(BA)
118 You reject all who stray(BB) from your decrees,
    for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;(BC)
    therefore I love your statutes.(BD)
120 My flesh trembles(BE) in fear of you;(BF)
    I stand in awe(BG) of your laws.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is righteous and just;(BH)
    do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;(BI)
    do not let the arrogant oppress me.(BJ)
123 My eyes fail,(BK) looking for your salvation,(BL)
    looking for your righteous promise.(BM)
124 Deal with your servant according to your love(BN)
    and teach me your decrees.(BO)
125 I am your servant;(BP) give me discernment
    that I may understand your statutes.(BQ)
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
    your law is being broken.(BR)
127 Because I love your commands(BS)
    more than gold,(BT) more than pure gold,(BU)
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,(BV)
    I hate every wrong path.(BW)

פ Pe

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

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous,(CO) Lord,
    and your laws are right.(CP)
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;(CQ)
    they are fully trustworthy.(CR)
139 My zeal wears me out,(CS)
    for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises(CT) have been thoroughly tested,(CU)
    and your servant loves them.(CV)
141 Though I am lowly and despised,(CW)
    I do not forget your precepts.(CX)
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
    and your law is true.(CY)
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but your commands give me delight.(CZ)
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
    give me understanding(DA) that I may live.

ק Qoph

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

ר Resh

153 Look on my suffering(DO) and deliver me,(DP)
    for I have not forgotten(DQ) your law.
154 Defend my cause(DR) and redeem me;(DS)
    preserve my life(DT) according to your promise.(DU)
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
    for they do not seek out(DV) your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;(DW)
    preserve my life(DX) according to your laws.(DY)
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,(DZ)
    but I have not turned(EA) from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,(EB)
    for they do not obey your word.(EC)
159 See how I love your precepts;
    preserve my life,(ED) Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
    all your righteous laws are eternal.(EE)

ש Sin and Shin

161 Rulers persecute me(EF) without cause,
    but my heart trembles(EG) at your word.
162 I rejoice(EH) in your promise
    like one who finds great spoil.(EI)
163 I hate and detest(EJ) falsehood
    but I love your law.(EK)
164 Seven times a day I praise you
    for your righteous laws.(EL)
165 Great peace(EM) have those who love your law,
    and nothing can make them stumble.(EN)
166 I wait for your salvation,(EO) Lord,
    and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
    for I love them(EP) greatly.
168 I obey your precepts(EQ) and your statutes,(ER)
    for all my ways are known(ES) to you.

ת Taw

169 May my cry come(ET) before you, Lord;
    give me understanding(EU) according to your word.(EV)
170 May my supplication come(EW) before you;
    deliver me(EX) according to your promise.(EY)
171 May my lips overflow with praise,(EZ)
    for you teach me(FA) your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing(FB) of your word,
    for all your commands are righteous.(FC)
173 May your hand be ready to help(FD) me,
    for I have chosen(FE) your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation,(FF) Lord,
    and your law gives me delight.(FG)
175 Let me live(FH) that I may praise you,
    and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.(FI)
    Seek your servant,
    for I have not forgotten(FJ) your commands.

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  1. Psalm 119:112 Or decrees / for their enduring reward

ל LAMED

89 (A)Forever, O Lord,
Your word [a]is settled in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it [b]abides.
91 They continue this day according to (B)Your ordinances,
For all are Your servants.
92 Unless Your law had been my delight,
I would then have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts,
For by them You have given me life.
94 I am Yours, save me;
For I have sought Your precepts.
95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me,
But I will [c]consider Your testimonies.
96 (C)I have seen the consummation of all perfection,
But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

מ MEM

97 Oh, how I love Your law!
(D)It is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me (E)wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
(F)For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 (G)I understand more than the [d]ancients,
Because I keep Your precepts.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
102 I have not departed from Your judgments,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 (H)How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

נ NUN

105 (I)Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 (J)I have sworn and confirmed
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108 Accept, I pray, (K)the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
109 (L)My life is continually [e]in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 (M)The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
111 (N)Your testimonies I have taken as a [f]heritage forever,
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, to the very end.

ס SAMEK

113 I hate the [g]double-minded,
But I love Your law.
114 (O)You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
115 (P)Depart from me, you evildoers,
For I will keep the commandments of my God!
116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me (Q)be ashamed of my hope.
117 [h]Hold me up, and I shall be safe,
And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
118 You reject all those who stray from Your statutes,
For their deceit is falsehood.
119 You [i]put away all the wicked of the earth (R)like [j]dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 (S)My flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.

ע AYIN

121 I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be (T)surety[k] for Your servant for good;
Do not let the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation
And Your righteous word.
124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy,
And teach me Your statutes.
125 (U)I am Your servant;
Give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for You to act, O Lord,
For they have [l]regarded Your law as void.
127 (V)Therefore I love Your commandments
More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
128 Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things
I consider to be right;
I hate every false way.

פ PE

129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The entrance of Your words gives light;
(W)It gives understanding to the (X)simple.
131 I opened my mouth and (Y)panted,
For I longed for Your commandments.
132 (Z)Look upon me and be merciful to me,
(AA)As Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
133 (AB)Direct my steps by Your word,
And (AC)let no iniquity have dominion over me.
134 (AD)Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 (AE)Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.
136 (AF)Rivers of water run down from my eyes,
Because men do not keep Your law.

צ TSADDE

137 (AG)Righteous are You, O Lord,
And upright are Your judgments.
138 (AH)Your testimonies, which You have commanded,
Are righteous and very faithful.
139 (AI)My zeal has [m]consumed me,
Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140 (AJ)Your word is very [n]pure;
Therefore Your servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised,
Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And Your law is (AK)truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have [o]overtaken me,
Yet Your commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
Give me understanding, and I shall live.

ק QOPH

145 I cry out with my whole heart;
Hear me, O Lord!
I will keep Your statutes.
146 I cry out to You;
Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies.
147 (AL)I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And cry for help;
I hope in Your word.
148 (AM)My eyes are awake through the night watches,
That I may meditate on Your word.
149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;
O Lord, revive me according to Your justice.
150 They draw near who follow after wickedness;
They are far from Your law.
151 You are (AN)near, O Lord,
And all Your commandments are truth.
152 Concerning Your testimonies,
I have known of old that You have founded them (AO)forever.

ר RESH

153 (AP)Consider my affliction and deliver me,
For I do not forget Your law.
154 (AQ)Plead my cause and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
For they do not seek Your statutes.
156 [p]Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord;
Revive me according to Your judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and my enemies,
Yet I do not (AR)turn from Your testimonies.
158 I see the treacherous, and (AS)am disgusted,
Because they do not keep Your word.
159 Consider how I love Your precepts;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
160 The entirety of Your word is truth,
And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.

ש SHIN

161 (AT)Princes persecute me without a cause,
But my heart stands in awe of Your word.
162 I rejoice at Your word
As one who finds great treasure.
163 I hate and abhor lying,
But I love Your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise You,
Because of Your righteous judgments.
165 (AU)Great peace have those who love Your law,
And [q]nothing causes them to stumble.
166 (AV)Lord, I hope for Your salvation,
And I do Your commandments.
167 My soul keeps Your testimonies,
And I love them exceedingly.
168 I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
(AW)For all my ways are before You.

ת TAU

169 Let my cry come before You, O Lord;
(AX)Give me understanding according to Your word.
170 Let my [r]supplication come before You;
Deliver me according to Your word.
171 (AY)My lips shall utter praise,
For You teach me Your statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteousness.
173 Let Your hand become my help,
For (AZ)I have chosen Your precepts.
174 (BA)I long for Your salvation, O Lord,
And (BB)Your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise You;
And let Your judgments help me.
176 (BC)I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 119:89 Lit. stands firm
  2. Psalm 119:90 Lit. stands
  3. Psalm 119:95 give attention to
  4. Psalm 119:100 aged
  5. Psalm 119:109 In danger
  6. Psalm 119:111 inheritance
  7. Psalm 119:113 Lit. divided in heart or mind
  8. Psalm 119:117 Uphold me
  9. Psalm 119:119 destroy, lit. cause to cease
  10. Psalm 119:119 slag or refuse
  11. Psalm 119:122 guaranty
  12. Psalm 119:126 broken Your law
  13. Psalm 119:139 put an end to
  14. Psalm 119:140 Lit. refined or tried
  15. Psalm 119:143 Lit. found
  16. Psalm 119:156 Or Many
  17. Psalm 119:165 Lit. they have no stumbling block
  18. Psalm 119:170 Prayer of supplication

89 The Lord exists forever;
    your word is firmly fixed in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
    you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91 By your appointment they stand today,
    for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
    I would have perished in my misery.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
    for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours; save me,
    for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
    but I consider your decrees.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
    but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

97 Oh, how I love your law!
    It is my meditation all day long.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
    for it is always with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
    for your decrees are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged,
    for I keep your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
    in order to keep your word.
102 I do not turn away from your ordinances,
    for you have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through your precepts I get understanding;
    therefore I hate every false way.

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
    to observe your righteous ordinances.
107 I am severely afflicted;
    give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
    and teach me your ordinances.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
    but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
    but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your decrees are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes
    forever, to the end.

113 I hate the double-minded,
    but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
    I hope in your word.
115 Go away from me, you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
    and let me not be put to shame in my hope.
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
    and have regard for your statutes continually.
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes;
    for their cunning is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you count as dross;
    therefore I love your decrees.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you,
    and I am afraid of your judgments.

121 I have done what is just and right;
    do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee your servant’s well-being;
    do not let the godless oppress me.
123 My eyes fail from watching for your salvation,
    and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
    and teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding,
    so that I may know your decrees.
126 It is time for the Lord to act,
    for your law has been broken.
127 Truly I love your commandments
    more than gold, more than fine gold.
128 Truly I direct my steps by all your precepts;[a]
    I hate every false way.

129 Your decrees are wonderful;
    therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
    it imparts understanding to the simple.
131 With open mouth I pant,
    because I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    as is your custom toward those who love your name.
133 Keep my steps steady according to your promise,
    and never let iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,
    that I may keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant,
    and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears
    because your law is not kept.

137 You are righteous, O Lord,
    and your judgments are right.
138 You have appointed your decrees in righteousness
    and in all faithfulness.
139 My zeal consumes me
    because my foes forget your words.
140 Your promise is well tried,
    and your servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised,
    yet I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
    and your law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
    but your commandments are my delight.
144 Your decrees are righteous forever;
    give me understanding that I may live.

145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord.
    I will keep your statutes.
146 I cry to you; save me,
    that I may observe your decrees.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
    I put my hope in your words.
148 My eyes are awake before each watch of the night,
    that I may meditate on your promise.
149 In your steadfast love hear my voice;
    O Lord, in your justice preserve my life.
150 Those who persecute me with evil purpose draw near;
    they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near, O Lord,
    and all your commandments are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your decrees
    that you have established them forever.

153 Look on my misery and rescue me,
    for I do not forget your law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me;
    give me life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
    for they do not seek your statutes.
156 Great is your mercy, O Lord;
    give me life according to your justice.
157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
    yet I do not swerve from your decrees.
158 I look at the faithless with disgust,
    because they do not keep your commands.
159 Consider how I love your precepts;
    preserve my life according to your steadfast love.
160 The sum of your word is truth;
    and every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever.

161 Princes persecute me without cause,
    but my heart stands in awe of your words.
162 I rejoice at your word
    like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
    but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you
    for your righteous ordinances.
165 Great peace have those who love your law;
    nothing can make them stumble.
166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord,
    and I fulfill your commandments.
167 My soul keeps your decrees;
    I love them exceedingly.
168 I keep your precepts and decrees,
    for all my ways are before you.

169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord;
    give me understanding according to your word.
170 Let my supplication come before you;
    deliver me according to your promise.
171 My lips will pour forth praise,
    because you teach me your statutes.
172 My tongue will sing of your promise,
    for all your commandments are right.
173 Let your hand be ready to help me,
    for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, O Lord,
    and your law is my delight.
175 Let me live that I may praise you,
    and let your ordinances help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek out your servant,
    for I do not forget your commandments.

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  1. Psalm 119:128 Gk Jerome: Meaning of Heb uncertain