New International Version
33 Teach me,(A) Lord, the way of your decrees,
that I may follow it to the end.[a]
34 Give me understanding,(B) so that I may keep your law(C)
and obey it with all my heart.(D)
35 Direct me(E) in the path of your commands,(F)
for there I find delight.(G)
36 Turn my heart(H) toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.(I)
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life(J) according to your word.[b](K)
38 Fulfill your promise(L) to your servant,
so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace(M) I dread,
for your laws are good.
40 How I long(N) for your precepts!
In your righteousness preserve my life.(O)
41 May your unfailing love(P) come to me, Lord,
your salvation, according to your promise;(Q)
42 then I can answer(R) anyone who taunts me,(S)
for I trust in your word.
43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,(T)
for I have put my hope(U) in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law,(V)
for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom,
for I have sought out your precepts.(W)
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings(X)
and will not be put to shame,(Y)
47 for I delight(Z) in your commands
because I love them.(AA)
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
that I may meditate(AB) on your decrees.