י YOD

73 (A)Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 (B)Those who fear You will be glad when they see me,
Because I have hoped in Your word.
75 I know, O Lord, (C)that Your judgments are [a]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 (D)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.

כ KAPH

81 (E)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 (F)I have become like a wineskin in smoke,
Yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84 (G)How many are the days of Your servant?
(H)When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 (I)The proud have dug pits for me,
Which is not according to Your law.
86 All Your commandments are faithful;
They persecute me (J)wrongfully;
Help me!
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.

ל LAMED

89 (K)Forever, O Lord,
Your word [b]is settled in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it [c]abides.
91 They continue this day according to (L)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 [d]consider Your testimonies.
96 (M)I have seen the consummation of all perfection,
But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

מ MEM

97 Oh, how I love Your law!
(N)It is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me (O)wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
(P)For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 (Q)I understand more than the [e]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 (R)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 (S)Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 (T)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, (U)the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
109 (V)My life is continually [f]in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 (W)The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
111 (X)Your testimonies I have taken as a [g]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 [h]double-minded,
But I love Your law.
114 (Y)You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
115 (Z)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 (AA)be ashamed of my hope.
117 [i]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 [j]put away all the wicked of the earth (AB)like [k]dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 (AC)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 (AD)surety[l] 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 (AE)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 [m]regarded Your law as void.
127 (AF)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.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 119:75 Lit. righteous
  2. Psalm 119:89 Lit. stands firm
  3. Psalm 119:90 Lit. stands
  4. Psalm 119:95 give attention to
  5. Psalm 119:100 aged
  6. Psalm 119:109 In danger
  7. Psalm 119:111 inheritance
  8. Psalm 119:113 Lit. divided in heart or mind
  9. Psalm 119:117 Uphold me
  10. Psalm 119:119 destroy, lit. cause to cease
  11. Psalm 119:119 slag or refuse
  12. Psalm 119:122 guaranty
  13. Psalm 119:126 broken Your law