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1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,(A)
who walk(B) according to the law of the Lord.(C)
2 Blessed(D) are those who keep his statutes(E)
and seek him(F) with all their heart—(G)
3 they do no wrong(H)
but follow his ways.(I)
4 You have laid down precepts(J)
that are to be fully obeyed.(K)
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast
in obeying your decrees!(L)
6 Then I would not be put to shame(M)
when I consider all your commands.(N)
7 I will praise you with an upright heart
as I learn your righteous laws.(O)
8 I will obey your decrees;
do not utterly forsake me.(P)
9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?(Q)
By living according to your word.(R)
10 I seek you with all my heart;(S)
do not let me stray from your commands.(T)
11 I have hidden your word in my heart(U)
that I might not sin(V) against you.
12 Praise be(W) to you, Lord;
teach me(X) your decrees.(Y)
13 With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.(Z)
14 I rejoice in following your statutes(AA)
as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts(AB)
and consider your ways.
16 I delight(AC) in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.
17 Be good to your servant(AD) while I live,
that I may obey your word.(AE)
18 Open my eyes that I may see
wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth;(AF)
do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed(AG) with longing
for your laws(AH) at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant,(AI) who are accursed,(AJ)
those who stray(AK) from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn(AL) and contempt,
for I keep your statutes.(AM)
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,
your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight;
they are my counselors.
25 I am laid low in the dust;(AN)
preserve my life(AO) according to your word.(AP)
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;
teach me your decrees.(AQ)
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.(AR)
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;(AS)
strengthen me(AT) according to your word.(AU)
29 Keep me from deceitful ways;(AV)
be gracious to me(AW) and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen(AX) the way of faithfulness;(AY)
I have set my heart(AZ) on your laws.
31 I hold fast(BA) to your statutes, Lord;
do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands,
for you have broadened my understanding.
33 Teach me,(BB) Lord, the way of your decrees,
that I may follow it to the end.[b]
34 Give me understanding,(BC) so that I may keep your law(BD)
and obey it with all my heart.(BE)
35 Direct me(BF) in the path of your commands,(BG)
for there I find delight.(BH)
36 Turn my heart(BI) toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.(BJ)
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life(BK) according to your word.[c](BL)
38 Fulfill your promise(BM) to your servant,
so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace(BN) I dread,
for your laws are good.
40 How I long(BO) for your precepts!
In your righteousness preserve my life.(BP)
41 May your unfailing love(BQ) come to me, Lord,
your salvation, according to your promise;(BR)
42 then I can answer(BS) anyone who taunts me,(BT)
for I trust in your word.
43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,(BU)
for I have put my hope(BV) in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law,(BW)
for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom,
for I have sought out your precepts.(BX)
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings(BY)
and will not be put to shame,(BZ)
47 for I delight(CA) in your commands
because I love them.(CB)
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
that I may meditate(CC) on your decrees.
49 Remember your word(CD) to your servant,
for you have given me hope.(CE)
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.(CF)
51 The arrogant mock me(CG) unmercifully,
but I do not turn(CH) from your law.
52 I remember,(CI) Lord, your ancient laws,
and I find comfort in them.
53 Indignation grips me(CJ) because of the wicked,
who have forsaken your law.(CK)
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song(CL)
wherever I lodge.
55 In the night, Lord, I remember(CM) your name,
that I may keep your law.(CN)
56 This has been my practice:
I obey your precepts.(CO)
57 You are my portion,(CP) Lord;
I have promised to obey your words.(CQ)
58 I have sought(CR) your face with all my heart;
be gracious to me(CS) according to your promise.(CT)
59 I have considered my ways(CU)
and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I will hasten and not delay
to obey your commands.(CV)
61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes,
I will not forget(CW) your law.
62 At midnight(CX) I rise to give you thanks
for your righteous laws.(CY)
63 I am a friend to all who fear you,(CZ)
to all who follow your precepts.(DA)
64 The earth is filled with your love,(DB) Lord;
teach me your decrees.(DC)
65 Do good(DD) to your servant
according to your word,(DE) Lord.
66 Teach me knowledge(DF) and good judgment,
for I trust your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted(DG) I went astray,(DH)
but now I obey your word.(DI)
68 You are good,(DJ) and what you do is good;
teach me your decrees.(DK)
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,(DL)
I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous(DM) and unfeeling,
but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted(DN)
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.(DO)
73 Your hands made me(DP) and formed me;
give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice(DQ) when they see me,
for I have put my hope in your word.(DR)
75 I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,(DS)
and that in faithfulness(DT) you have afflicted me.
76 May your unfailing love(DU) be my comfort,
according to your promise(DV) to your servant.
77 Let your compassion(DW) come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.(DX)
78 May the arrogant(DY) be put to shame for wronging me without cause;(DZ)
but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who fear you turn to me,
those who understand your statutes.(EA)
80 May I wholeheartedly follow(EB) your decrees,(EC)
that I may not be put to shame.(ED)
81 My soul faints(EE) with longing for your salvation,(EF)
but I have put my hope(EG) in your word.
82 My eyes fail,(EH) looking for your promise;(EI)
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget(EJ) your decrees.
84 How long(EK) must your servant wait?
When will you punish my persecutors?(EL)
85 The arrogant(EM) dig pits(EN) to trap me,
contrary to your law.
86 All your commands are trustworthy;(EO)
help me,(EP) for I am being persecuted(EQ) without cause.(ER)
87 They almost wiped me from the earth,
but I have not forsaken(ES) your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love(ET) preserve my life,(EU)
that I may obey the statutes(EV) of your mouth.
89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;(EW)
it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness(EX) continues through all generations;(EY)
you established the earth, and it endures.(EZ)
91 Your laws endure(FA) to this day,
for all things serve you.(FB)
92 If your law had not been my delight,(FC)
I would have perished in my affliction.(FD)
93 I will never forget(FE) your precepts,
for by them you have preserved my life.(FF)
94 Save me,(FG) for I am yours;
I have sought out your precepts.(FH)
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,(FI)
but I will ponder your statutes.(FJ)
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
but your commands are boundless.(FK)
97 Oh, how I love your law!(FL)
I meditate(FM) on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser(FN) than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.(FO)
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.(FP)
101 I have kept my feet(FQ) from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.(FR)
102 I have not departed from your laws,(FS)
for you yourself have taught(FT) me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey(FU) to my mouth!(FV)
104 I gain understanding(FW) from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.(FX)
105 Your word is a lamp(FY) for my feet,
a light(FZ) on my path.
106 I have taken an oath(GA) and confirmed it,
that I will follow your righteous laws.(GB)
107 I have suffered much;
preserve my life,(GC) Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,(GD)
and teach me your laws.(GE)
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,(GF)
I will not forget(GG) your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare(GH) for me,
but I have not strayed(GI) from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.(GJ)
112 My heart is set(GK) on keeping your decrees
to the very end.[d](GL)
113 I hate double-minded people,(GM)
but I love your law.(GN)
114 You are my refuge and my shield;(GO)
I have put my hope(GP) in your word.
115 Away from me,(GQ) you evildoers,
that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me,(GR) my God, according to your promise,(GS) and I will live;
do not let my hopes be dashed.(GT)
117 Uphold me,(GU) and I will be delivered;(GV)
I will always have regard for your decrees.(GW)
118 You reject all who stray(GX) from your decrees,
for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;(GY)
therefore I love your statutes.(GZ)
120 My flesh trembles(HA) in fear of you;(HB)
I stand in awe(HC) of your laws.
121 I have done what is righteous and just;(HD)
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;(HE)
do not let the arrogant oppress me.(HF)
123 My eyes fail,(HG) looking for your salvation,(HH)
looking for your righteous promise.(HI)
124 Deal with your servant according to your love(HJ)
and teach me your decrees.(HK)
125 I am your servant;(HL) give me discernment
that I may understand your statutes.(HM)
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
your law is being broken.(HN)
127 Because I love your commands(HO)
more than gold,(HP) more than pure gold,(HQ)
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,(HR)
I hate every wrong path.(HS)
129 Your statutes are wonderful;(HT)
therefore I obey them.(HU)
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;(HV)
it gives understanding to the simple.(HW)
131 I open my mouth and pant,(HX)
longing for your commands.(HY)
132 Turn to me(HZ) and have mercy(IA) on me,
as you always do to those who love your name.(IB)
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;(IC)
let no sin rule(ID) over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,(IE)
that I may obey your precepts.(IF)
135 Make your face shine(IG) on your servant
and teach me your decrees.(IH)
136 Streams of tears(II) flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed.(IJ)
137 You are righteous,(IK) Lord,
and your laws are right.(IL)
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;(IM)
they are fully trustworthy.(IN)
139 My zeal wears me out,(IO)
for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises(IP) have been thoroughly tested,(IQ)
and your servant loves them.(IR)
141 Though I am lowly and despised,(IS)
I do not forget your precepts.(IT)
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
and your law is true.(IU)
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
but your commands give me delight.(IV)
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
give me understanding(IW) that I may live.
145 I call with all my heart;(IX) answer me, Lord,
and I will obey your decrees.(IY)
146 I call out to you; save me(IZ)
and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn(JA) and cry for help;
I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,(JB)
that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice(JC) in accordance with your love;(JD)
preserve my life,(JE) Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes(JF) are near,
but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near,(JG) Lord,
and all your commands are true.(JH)
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes(JI)
that you established them to last forever.(JJ)
153 Look on my suffering(JK) and deliver me,(JL)
for I have not forgotten(JM) your law.
154 Defend my cause(JN) and redeem me;(JO)
preserve my life(JP) according to your promise.(JQ)
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out(JR) your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;(JS)
preserve my life(JT) according to your laws.(JU)
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,(JV)
but I have not turned(JW) from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,(JX)
for they do not obey your word.(JY)
159 See how I love your precepts;
preserve my life,(JZ) Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.(KA)
ש Sin and Shin
161 Rulers persecute me(KB) without cause,
but my heart trembles(KC) at your word.
162 I rejoice(KD) in your promise
like one who finds great spoil.(KE)
163 I hate and detest(KF) falsehood
but I love your law.(KG)
164 Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous laws.(KH)
165 Great peace(KI) have those who love your law,
and nothing can make them stumble.(KJ)
166 I wait for your salvation,(KK) Lord,
and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
for I love them(KL) greatly.
168 I obey your precepts(KM) and your statutes,(KN)
for all my ways are known(KO) to you.
169 May my cry come(KP) before you, Lord;
give me understanding(KQ) according to your word.(KR)
170 May my supplication come(KS) before you;
deliver me(KT) according to your promise.(KU)
171 May my lips overflow with praise,(KV)
for you teach me(KW) your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing(KX) of your word,
for all your commands are righteous.(KY)
173 May your hand be ready to help(KZ) me,
for I have chosen(LA) your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation,(LB) Lord,
and your law gives me delight.(LC)
175 Let me live(LD) that I may praise you,
and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.(LE)
Seek your servant,
for I have not forgotten(LF) your commands.
- Psalm 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet; moreover, the verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- Psalm 119:33 Or follow it for its reward
- Psalm 119:37 Two manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Dead Sea Scrolls; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text life in your way
- Psalm 119:112 Or decrees / for their enduring reward
New King James Version
Meditations on the Excellencies of the Word of God
119 Blessed are the [a]undefiled in the way,
(A)Who walk in the law of the Lord!
2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the (B)whole heart!
3 (C)They also do no iniquity;
They walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded us
To keep Your precepts diligently.
5 Oh, that my ways were directed
To keep Your statutes!
6 (D)Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commandments.
7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8 I will keep Your statutes;
Oh, do not forsake me utterly!
9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have (E)sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 (F)Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have (G)declared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
And [b]contemplate Your ways.
16 I will (H)delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.
17 (I)Deal bountifully with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may see
Wondrous things from Your law.
19 (J)I am a stranger in the earth;
Do not hide Your commandments from me.
20 (K)My soul [c]breaks with longing
For Your judgments at all times.
21 You rebuke the proud—the cursed,
Who stray from Your commandments.
22 (L)Remove from me reproach and contempt,
For I have kept Your testimonies.
23 Princes also sit and speak against me,
But Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
24 Your testimonies also are my delight
And my counselors.
25 (M)My soul clings to the dust;
(N)Revive me according to Your word.
26 I have declared my ways, and You answered me;
(O)Teach me Your statutes.
27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts;
So (P)shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
28 (Q)My soul [d]melts from [e]heaviness;
Strengthen me according to Your word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying,
And grant me Your law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of truth;
Your judgments I have laid before me.
31 I cling to Your testimonies;
O Lord, do not put me to shame!
32 I will run the course of Your commandments,
For You shall (R)enlarge my heart.
33 (S)Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall keep it to the end.
34 (T)Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;
Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.
36 [f]Incline my heart to Your testimonies,
And not to (U)covetousness.
37 (V)Turn[g] away my eyes from (W)looking at worthless things,
And revive me in [h]Your way.
38 (X)Establish Your word to Your servant,
Who is devoted to fearing You.
39 Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I long for Your precepts;
Revive me in Your righteousness.
41 Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord—
Your salvation according to Your word.
42 So shall I have an answer for him who [i]reproaches me,
For I trust in Your word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I have hoped in Your ordinances.
44 So shall I keep Your law continually,
Forever and ever.
45 And I will walk [j]at (Y)liberty,
For I seek Your precepts.
46 (Z)I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings,
And will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in Your commandments,
Which I love.
48 My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments,
Which I love,
And I will meditate on Your statutes.
49 Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my (AA)comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
51 The proud have me in great derision,
Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
52 I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord,
And have comforted myself.
53 (AB)Indignation has taken hold of me
Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
55 (AC)I remember Your name in the night, O Lord,
And I keep Your law.
56 This has become mine,
Because I kept Your precepts.
57 (AD)You are my portion, O Lord;
I have said that I would keep Your words.
58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart;
Be merciful to me according to Your word.
59 I (AE)thought about my ways,
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I made haste, and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.
61 The cords of the wicked have bound me,
But I have not forgotten Your law.
62 (AF)At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You,
Because of Your righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all who fear You,
And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 (AG)The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy;
Teach me Your statutes.
65 You have dealt well with Your servant,
O Lord, according to Your word.
66 Teach me good judgment and (AH)knowledge,
For I believe Your commandments.
67 Before I was (AI)afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.
68 You are (AJ)good, and do good;
Teach me Your statutes.
69 The proud have (AK)forged[k] a lie against me,
But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
70 (AL)Their heart is [l]as fat as grease,
But I delight in Your law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
72 (AM)The law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
73 (AN)Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 (AO)Those who fear You will be glad when they see me,
Because I have hoped in Your word.
75 I know, O Lord, (AP)that Your judgments are [m]right,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud (AQ)be ashamed,
For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 Let those who fear You turn to me,
Those who know Your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes,
That I may not be ashamed.
81 (AR)My soul faints for Your salvation,
But I hope in Your word.
82 My eyes fail from searching Your word,
Saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83 For (AS)I have become like a wineskin in smoke,
Yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84 (AT)How many are the days of Your servant?
(AU)When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 (AV)The proud have dug pits for me,
Which is not according to Your law.
86 All Your commandments are faithful;
They persecute me (AW)wrongfully;
87 They almost made an end of me on earth,
But I did not forsake Your precepts.
88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
89 (AX)Forever, O Lord,
Your word [n]is settled in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it [o]abides.
91 They continue this day according to (AY)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 [p]consider Your testimonies.
96 (AZ)I have seen the consummation of all perfection,
But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97 Oh, how I love Your law!
(BA)It is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me (BB)wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
(BC)For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 (BD)I understand more than the [q]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 (BE)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 (BF)Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 (BG)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, (BH)the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
109 (BI)My life is continually [r]in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 (BJ)The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
111 (BK)Your testimonies I have taken as a [s]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.
113 I hate the [t]double-minded,
But I love Your law.
114 (BL)You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
115 (BM)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 (BN)be ashamed of my hope.
117 [u]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 [v]put away all the wicked of the earth (BO)like [w]dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 (BP)My flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.
121 I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be (BQ)surety[x] 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 (BR)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 [y]regarded Your law as void.
127 (BS)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.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The entrance of Your words gives light;
(BT)It gives understanding to the (BU)simple.
131 I opened my mouth and (BV)panted,
For I longed for Your commandments.
132 (BW)Look upon me and be merciful to me,
(BX)As Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
133 (BY)Direct my steps by Your word,
And (BZ)let no iniquity have dominion over me.
134 (CA)Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 (CB)Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.
136 (CC)Rivers of water run down from my eyes,
Because men do not keep Your law.
137 (CD)Righteous are You, O Lord,
And upright are Your judgments.
138 (CE)Your testimonies, which You have commanded,
Are righteous and very faithful.
139 (CF)My zeal has [z]consumed me,
Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140 (CG)Your word is very [aa]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 (CH)truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have [ab]overtaken me,
Yet Your commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
Give me understanding, and I shall live.
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 (CI)I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And cry for help;
I hope in Your word.
148 (CJ)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 (CK)near, O Lord,
And all Your commandments are truth.
152 Concerning Your testimonies,
I have known of old that You have founded them (CL)forever.
153 (CM)Consider my affliction and deliver me,
For I do not forget Your law.
154 (CN)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 [ac]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 (CO)turn from Your testimonies.
158 I see the treacherous, and (CP)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.
161 (CQ)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 (CR)Great peace have those who love Your law,
And [ad]nothing causes them to stumble.
166 (CS)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,
(CT)For all my ways are before You.
169 Let my cry come before You, O Lord;
(CU)Give me understanding according to Your word.
170 Let my [ae]supplication come before You;
Deliver me according to Your word.
171 (CV)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 (CW)I have chosen Your precepts.
174 (CX)I long for Your salvation, O Lord,
And (CY)Your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise You;
And let Your judgments help me.
176 (CZ)I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.
- Psalm 119:1 blameless
- Psalm 119:15 look into
- Psalm 119:20 is crushed
- Psalm 119:28 Lit. drops
- Psalm 119:28 grief
- Psalm 119:36 Cause me to long for
- Psalm 119:37 Lit. Cause my eyes to pass away from
- Psalm 119:37 So with MT, LXX, Vg.; Tg. Your words
- Psalm 119:42 taunts
- Psalm 119:45 Lit. in a wide place
- Psalm 119:69 Lit. smeared me with a lie
- Psalm 119:70 Insensible
- Psalm 119:75 Lit. righteous
- Psalm 119:89 Lit. stands firm
- Psalm 119:90 Lit. stands
- Psalm 119:95 give attention to
- Psalm 119:100 aged
- Psalm 119:109 In danger
- Psalm 119:111 inheritance
- Psalm 119:113 Lit. divided in heart or mind
- Psalm 119:117 Uphold me
- Psalm 119:119 destroy, lit. cause to cease
- Psalm 119:119 slag or refuse
- Psalm 119:122 guaranty
- Psalm 119:126 broken Your law
- Psalm 119:139 put an end to
- Psalm 119:140 Lit. refined or tried
- Psalm 119:143 Lit. found
- Psalm 119:156 Or Many
- Psalm 119:165 Lit. they have no stumbling block
- Psalm 119:170 Prayer of supplication