New International Version
73 Your hands made me(A) and formed me;
give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice(B) when they see me,
for I have put my hope in your word.(C)
75 I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,(D)
and that in faithfulness(E) you have afflicted me.
76 May your unfailing love(F) be my comfort,
according to your promise(G) to your servant.
77 Let your compassion(H) come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.(I)
78 May the arrogant(J) be put to shame for wronging me without cause;(K)
but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who fear you turn to me,
those who understand your statutes.(L)
80 May I wholeheartedly follow(M) your decrees,(N)
that I may not be put to shame.(O)
81 My soul faints(P) with longing for your salvation,(Q)
but I have put my hope(R) in your word.
82 My eyes fail,(S) looking for your promise;(T)
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget(U) your decrees.
84 How long(V) must your servant wait?
When will you punish my persecutors?(W)
85 The arrogant(X) dig pits(Y) to trap me,
contrary to your law.
86 All your commands are trustworthy;(Z)
help me,(AA) for I am being persecuted(AB) without cause.(AC)
87 They almost wiped me from the earth,
but I have not forsaken(AD) your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love(AE) preserve my life,(AF)
that I may obey the statutes(AG) of your mouth.
89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;(AH)
it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness(AI) continues through all generations;(AJ)
you established the earth, and it endures.(AK)
91 Your laws endure(AL) to this day,
for all things serve you.(AM)
92 If your law had not been my delight,(AN)
I would have perished in my affliction.(AO)
93 I will never forget(AP) your precepts,
for by them you have preserved my life.(AQ)
94 Save me,(AR) for I am yours;
I have sought out your precepts.(AS)
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,(AT)
but I will ponder your statutes.(AU)
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
but your commands are boundless.(AV)
97 Oh, how I love your law!(AW)
I meditate(AX) on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser(AY) than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.(AZ)
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.(BA)
101 I have kept my feet(BB) from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.(BC)
102 I have not departed from your laws,(BD)
for you yourself have taught(BE) me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey(BF) to my mouth!(BG)
104 I gain understanding(BH) from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.(BI)
105 Your word is a lamp(BJ) for my feet,
a light(BK) on my path.
106 I have taken an oath(BL) and confirmed it,
that I will follow your righteous laws.(BM)
107 I have suffered much;
preserve my life,(BN) Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,(BO)
and teach me your laws.(BP)
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,(BQ)
I will not forget(BR) your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare(BS) for me,
but I have not strayed(BT) from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.(BU)
112 My heart is set(BV) on keeping your decrees
to the very end.[a](BW)
113 I hate double-minded people,(BX)
but I love your law.(BY)
114 You are my refuge and my shield;(BZ)
I have put my hope(CA) in your word.
115 Away from me,(CB) you evildoers,
that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me,(CC) my God, according to your promise,(CD) and I will live;
do not let my hopes be dashed.(CE)
117 Uphold me,(CF) and I will be delivered;(CG)
I will always have regard for your decrees.(CH)
118 You reject all who stray(CI) from your decrees,
for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;(CJ)
therefore I love your statutes.(CK)
120 My flesh trembles(CL) in fear of you;(CM)
I stand in awe(CN) of your laws.
121 I have done what is righteous and just;(CO)
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;(CP)
do not let the arrogant oppress me.(CQ)
123 My eyes fail,(CR) looking for your salvation,(CS)
looking for your righteous promise.(CT)
124 Deal with your servant according to your love(CU)
and teach me your decrees.(CV)
125 I am your servant;(CW) give me discernment
that I may understand your statutes.(CX)
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
your law is being broken.(CY)
127 Because I love your commands(CZ)
more than gold,(DA) more than pure gold,(DB)
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,(DC)
I hate every wrong path.(DD)
- Psalm 119:112 Or decrees / for their enduring reward