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Psalm 119:97-112 Good News Translation (GNT)

Love for the Law of the Lord

97 How I love your law!
    I think about it all day long.
98 Your commandment is with me all the time
    and makes me wiser than my enemies.
99 I understand more than all my teachers,
    because I meditate on your instructions.
100 I have greater wisdom than those who are old,
    because I obey your commands.
101 I have avoided all evil conduct,
    because I want to obey your word.
102 I have not neglected your instructions,
    because you yourself are my teacher.
103 How sweet is the taste of your instructions—
    sweeter even than honey!
104 I gain wisdom from your laws,
    and so I hate all bad conduct.

Light from the Law of the Lord

105 Your word is a lamp to guide me
    and a light for my path.
106 I will keep my solemn promise
    to obey your just instructions.
107 My sufferings, Lord, are terrible indeed;
    keep me alive, as you have promised.
108 Accept my prayer of thanks, O Lord,
    and teach me your commands.
109 I am always ready to risk my life;
    I[a] have not forgotten your law.
110 The wicked lay a trap for me,
    but I have not disobeyed your commands.
111 Your commandments are my eternal possession;
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have decided to obey your laws
    until the day I die.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 119:109 I am always ready to risk my life; I; or My life is in constant danger, but I.
Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 119:97-112 New International Version (NIV)

מ Mem

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

נ Nun

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

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 119:112 Or decrees / for their enduring reward
New International Version (NIV)

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