Psalm 119Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
119 ¶ ALEPH. Blessed are those who walk in the perfect way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are those that keep his testimonies and that seek him with their whole heart.
3 For those who do no iniquity walk in his ways.
4 ¶ Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were ordered to keep thy statutes!
6 Then I shall not be ashamed, when I have insight unto all thy commandments.
7 ¶ I will praise thee with uprightness of heart when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes; O do not utterly forsake me.
9 ¶ BETH. With what shall a young man cleanse his way? when he shall keep thy word.
10 ¶ With my whole heart I have sought thee; O let me not err from thy commandments.
11 ¶ Thy spoken word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee.
12 ¶ Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
13 ¶ With my lips I have declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as above all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts and consider thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy words.
17 ¶ GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy slave that I may live and keep thy word.
18 ¶ Open my eyes, and I shall behold the wonders of thy law.
19 ¶ I am a stranger in the earth; hide not thy commandments from me.
20 ¶ My soul is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times.
21 ¶ Thou hast reprehended the proud; cursed are those who err from thy commandments.
22 ¶ Remove from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 ¶ Princes also sat and spoke against me as thy slave spoke according to thy statutes.
24 ¶ For thy testimonies are my delight and my counsellors.
25 ¶ DALETH. My soul cleaves unto the dust; quicken me according to thy word.
26 ¶ I have declared my ways, and thou didst hear me; teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so I shall meditate of thy wondrous works.
28 ¶ My soul melts for heaviness; strengthen me according to thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying, and from thy law grant me mercy.
30 ¶ I have chosen the way of truth; I have laid thy judgments before me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies; O LORD, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33 ¶ HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 ¶ Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness.
37 ¶ Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and cause me to live in thy way.
38 ¶ Confirm thy word unto thy slave, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 ¶ Turn away my reproach which I have feared, for thy judgments are good.
40 ¶ Behold, I have longed after thy precepts; cause me to live in thy righteousness.
41 ¶ VAU. Let thy mercy come unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy spoken word.
42 And I shall answer him that reproaches me, by saying that I trust in thy word.
43 ¶ And take not at any time the word of truth out of my mouth; for I wait for thy judgment.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually from age to age.
45 ¶ And I will walk at liberty, for I sought thy commandments.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 I will lift up My hands unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49 ¶ ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy slave, in which thou hast caused me to wait.
50 ¶ This is my comfort in my affliction; for thy spoken word has caused me to live.
51 ¶ The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet I have not deviated from thy law.
52 ¶ I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD, and have consoled myself.
53 ¶ Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54 ¶ Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 ¶ I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
57 ¶ CHETH My portion, O LORD, I have said, will be to keep thy words.
58 ¶ I intreated thy presence with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59 ¶ I considered my ways and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste and did not delay to keep thy commandments.
61 ¶ The company of the wicked have robbed me, but I have not forgotten thy law.
62 ¶ At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness.
63 ¶ I am a companion of all those that fear thee and of those that keep thy precepts.
64 ¶ The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy and teaches me thy statutes.
65 ¶ TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy slave, O LORD, according unto thy word,
66 which teaches me discernment and knowledge, for I have believed thy commandments.
67 ¶ Before I was humbled, I went into error, but now I keep thy spoken word.
68 ¶ Thou art good and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69 ¶ The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70 Their heart became fat like grease, but I delight in thy law.
71 ¶ It was good for me that I have been humbled, that I might learn thy statutes.
72 ¶ The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
73 ¶ JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments.
74 ¶ Those that fear thee will be glad when they see me because I have waited on thy word.
75 ¶ I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76 ¶ Let, I pray thee, thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy spoken word unto thy slave.
77 Let thy mercy come unto me, that I may live, for thy law is my delight.
78 ¶ Let the proud be ashamed, for they dealt perversely with me without a cause, but I will meditate in thy precepts.
79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me and those that have known thy testimonies.
80 ¶ Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes that I not be ashamed.
81 ¶ CAPH. My soul faints with desire for thy salvation as I await thy word.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy spoken word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 ¶ For I am become like a wine skin in the smoke; yet I have not forgotten thy statutes.
84 ¶ How many are the days of thy slave? When wilt thou execute judgment on those that persecute me?
85 ¶ The proud have dug pits for me, but they do not proceed according to thy law.
86 All thy commandments are of the same truth; they persecute me wrongfully; help me.
87 They have almost consumed me upon earth, but I have not forsaken thy precepts.
88 ¶ Cause me to live according to thy mercy, so I shall keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 ¶ LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in the heavens.
90 Thy truth is from generation to generation; thou hast established the earth, and it perseveres.
91 They persevere unto this day by thy ordinance; for they are all thy slaves.
92 ¶ Unless thy law had been my delight, I should have perished in my affliction.
93 ¶ I will never forget thy precepts; for with them thou hast caused me to live.
94 ¶ I am thine, keep me; for I have sought thy precepts.
95 ¶ The wicked have waited for me to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies.
96 ¶ I have seen an end of all perfection, but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97 ¶ MEM. O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 ¶ Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are eternal unto me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies have been my meditation.
100 I understand more than the elders because I keep thy precepts.
101 ¶ I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 ¶ I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me.
103 ¶ How sweet have been thy spoken words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.
105 ¶ NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my way.
106 ¶ I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep the judgments of thy righteousness.
107 ¶ I am afflicted very much; cause me to live, O LORD, according to thy word.
108 ¶ Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
109 ¶ My soul is continually in my hand; yet I do not forget thy law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet did not I err from thy precepts.
111 ¶ I have taken thy testimonies as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end.
113 ¶ SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts; but I love thy law.
114 ¶ Thou art my hiding place and my shield; I have waited for thy word.
115 ¶ Depart from me, ye evildoers; for I will keep the commandments of my God.
116 ¶ Uphold me according unto thy word, and I shall live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold me up, and I shall be saved, and I shall delight in thy statutes continually.
118 ¶ Thou hast trodden down all those that err from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.
119 Thou dost cause all the wicked of the earth to come undone like dross; therefore I have loved thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121 ¶ AIN. I have complied with judgment and righteousness; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy slave for good; do not let the proud do violence unto me.
123 ¶ Mine eyes fail for thy saving health and for the spoken word of thy righteousness.
124 ¶ Deal with thy slave according to thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy slave; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 ¶ It is time for thee, O LORD, to act; for they have dissipated thy law.
127 ¶ Therefore I have loved thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I have esteemed all thy precepts concerning all things to be right and I have hated every false way.
129 ¶ PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore does my soul keep them.
130 ¶ The exposition of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.
131 ¶ I opened my mouth and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.
132 ¶ Look thou upon me and be merciful unto me, as thou didst use to do unto those that love thy name.
133 ¶ Order my steps with thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 ¶ Ransom me from the violence of men, and I will keep thy precepts.
135 ¶ Make thy face to shine upon thy slave and teach me thy statutes.
136 ¶ Rivers of waters ran down my eyes because they did not keep thy law.
137 ¶ TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138 Thou hast commanded righteousness, which consists of thy testimonies and thy truth.
139 ¶ My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten thy words.
140 ¶ Thy word is very pure; therefore thy slave loves it.
141 ¶ I am small and despised; yet I have not forgotten thy precepts.
142 ¶ Thy righteousness is eternal righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 ¶ Trouble and anguish found me; but thy commandments were my delights.
144 Thy testimonies are eternal righteousness; give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 ¶ KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147 ¶ I arose before the dawning of the morning and cried: I waited in thy word.
148 My eyes anticipate the night watches that I might meditate in thy spoken word.
149 ¶ Hear my voice according to thy mercy; O LORD, cause me to live according to thy judgment.
150 ¶ Those that persecute me draw near unto evil; they have strayed from thy law.
151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
152 ¶ Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
153 ¶ RESH. Consider my affliction and deliver me; for I have not forgotten thy law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me; quicken me according to thy spoken word.
155 ¶ Saving health is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes.
156 ¶ Many are thy tender mercies, O LORD: cause me to live according to thy judgments.
157 ¶ Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not deviate from thy testimonies.
158 ¶ I beheld the transgressors and was grieved because they did not keep thy words.
159 ¶ Consider, O LORD, that I love thy precepts; cause me to live according to thy mercy.
160 ¶ The beginning of thy word is truth, and every one of the judgments of thy righteousness is eternal.
161 ¶ SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words.
162 ¶ I rejoice at thy spoken word, as one that finds great spoil.
163 ¶ I hate and abhor lying, but I love thy law.
164 ¶ Seven times a day do I praise thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness.
165 ¶ Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing shall cause them to stumble.
166 ¶ LORD, I have waited for thy saving health and done thy commandments.
167 ¶ My soul has kept thy testimonies, and I have loved them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways are before thee.
169 ¶ TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy spoken word.
171 ¶ My lips shall overflow with praise when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172 ¶ My tongue shall speak thy words; for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173 ¶ Let thine hand help me, for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD, and thy law is my delight.
175 ¶ Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee, and let thy judgments help me.
176 ¶ I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.
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