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His Chesed and His Wonders

Psalm 107

Praise Adonai, for He is good,
for His lovingkindness endures forever.
Let the redeemed of Adonai say so—
whom He redeemed from the hand of the foe,
whom He gathered out of the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the sea.
Some wandered in a desert, a wasteland.
They found no way to an inhabited city.
Hungry and thirsty,
their souls ebbed away.
So they cried out to Adonai in their distress,
    and He delivered them out of their troubles.
Then He led them by a straight way
to go to a city where they could live.
Let them praise Adonai for His mercy
and His wonders for the children of men,
for He satisfies the thirsty soul
and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Some sat in darkness and deep gloom,
prisoners in misery and iron chains,
11 for they had defied God’s words,
and spurned the counsel of Elyon.
12 So He humbled their heart with trouble.
They stumbled, and no one was helping.
13 So they cried out to Adonai in their distress,
    and He delivered them out of their troubles.
14 He brought them out of darkness
and deep gloom, breaking their chains.
15 Let them praise Adonai for His mercy,
and His wonders for the children of men,
16 for He shattered bronze gates,
and broke into pieces iron bars.

17 Some became fools because of their rebellious ways,
and were afflicted due to their iniquities.
18 Their soul abhorred all food,
and they drew near the gates of death.
19 So they cried out to Adonai in their distress,
    and He delivered them out of their troubles.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
and rescued them from their pits.
21 Let them praise Adonai for His mercy,
and His wonders for the children of men.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of His works with joyful singing.

23 Some go out to the sea in ships,
doing business on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of Adonai,
and His wonders in the deep.
25 For He spoke and raised a stormy wind,
lifting up towering waves.
26 They mounted up to the sky
and plunged down to the depths.
In their peril their souls melted away.
27 They reeled and staggered like a drunk,
and all their skill was bewildered.
28 So they cried out to Adonai in their distress,
    and He brought them out of their troubles.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper—
the waves were hushed.[a]
30 They were glad when it became calm,
and He led them to their desired haven.
31 Let them praise Adonai for His mercy,
and His wonders to the children of men.
32 Let them exalt Him in the congregation of the people,
and praise Him at the assembly of elders.

33 He turns rivers into a wilderness
and springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 and a fruitful land into a salt waste,
because of the evil of its inhabitants.
35 He turns a desert into a pool of water,
a dry land into springs of water.
36 There He brings the hungry to live,
and they establish a city for a dwelling.
37 So they sow fields and plant vineyards
that yield a fruitful harvest.
38 He blesses them, they multiply greatly,
and He does not let their herds diminish,
39 after they were few and crushed
by oppression, calamity and sorrow.

40 He pours contempt on princes,
making them wander in trackless waste.
41 But He lifts the needy high above affliction,
and makes their families like a flock.
42 The upright see it and are glad,
and all iniquity shuts its mouth.
43 Who is wise?
Let him observe these things,
and consider Adonai’s lovingkindness.

With God We Do Valiantly

Psalm 108

A song, a psalm of David.
My heart is steadfast, O God.
I will sing, sing praises with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre—
I will awaken the dawn!
I will give thanks to You, Adonai, among the peoples,
I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your love is higher than the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
let Your glory be above all the earth.
Let Your beloved ones be delivered.
Save with Your right hand, answer me!

God has spoken in His Sanctuary:
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem,
    and measure out the valley of Succot.
Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine.
    Also Ephraim is a helmet for My head,
    Judah is my scepter.
10 Moab is My washbowl.
    I throw my shoe on Edom.
    I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

11 Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
12 O God, have You not spurned us?
Will You go out no more with our armies?
13 Give us help against the adversary—
for useless is deliverance through man.
14 With God we will do valiantly—
and He will trample our foes.

Prayer Against an Accuser

Psalm 109

For the music director, a psalm of David.
O God of my praise, be not silent.
For the wicked and the deceitful
have opened their mouth against me.
They spoke to me with a lying tongue,
with hateful words surrounded me,
and fought against me without cause.
In return for my love they are my accusers,
but I am in prayer.
They repay me evil for good,
and hatred for my love.

Set a wicked man over him,
let an accuser[b] stand at his right hand.
When he is judged,
let him be found guilty,
and may his prayer be as sin.
Let his days be few,
let another take his position.
May his children be fatherless,
and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children wander and beg
and may they search in their ruins.
11 Let a creditor seize all he has,
and may strangers plunder his labor.
12 Let no one show him mercy,
or take pity on his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off,
and his name be blotted out in the next generation.
14 May the guilt of his fathers be remembered before Adonai,
the sin of his mother never blotted out.
15 Let their sins be before Adonai continually,
that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
16 For he never remembered to show mercy.
But he persecuted a poor and needy man,
crushed in spirit, to put him to death.
17 How he loved cursing—
may it fall on him!
He had no pleasure in blessing—
    may it be far from him!
18 He wore cursing like his robe,
until it filled his belly like water, and his bones like oil.
19 May it be like a cloak wrapped around him,
like a belt tied around him always.
20 Let this be Adonai’s reward to my accusers,
and to those who speak evil against me.

21 But You, Adonai my Lord,
    deal with me for Your Name’s sake.
Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me.
22 For I am afflicted and needy,
and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow,
shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees totter from fasting,
and my flesh is lean, with no fat.
25 And I have become a taunt to them.
When they see me, they wag their head.
26 Help me, Adonai my God,
Save me through Your lovingkindness.
27 Let them know that it is Your hand—
that You, Adonai, have done it.
28 They may curse, but You bless.
When they arise, they will be ashamed,
but Your servant will rejoice.
29 My accusers will be clothed in disgrace,
and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
30 I will greatly thank Adonai with my mouth,
and in the midst of a throng will I praise Him.
31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy,
to save him from those who condemn his soul.

My Lord is a Kohen Forever

Psalm 110

A psalm of David.
Adonai declares to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”[c]
Adonai will extend your mighty rod from Zion:
“Rule in the midst of your enemies.”[d]
Your people will be a freewill offering in a day of your power.
In holy splendors, from dawn’s womb,
    yours is the dew of your youth.
Adonai has sworn, and will not His mind:
“You are a Kohen forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”[e]
My Lord is at your right hand.
He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
He will judge among the nations, heaping up corpses.
He will crush heads over the entire land.
He will drink from a stream along the way
—so His head will be exalted.

The Beginning of Wisdom

Psalm 111

Halleluyah! I praise Adonai with all my heart
in the company and congregation of the upright.
Great are the works of Adonai
searched out by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic is His work,
and His righteousness endures forever.
He made His wonders memorable.
Adonai is gracious and full of compassion.
He gives food to those who fear Him.
He remembers His covenant forever.
He shows His people His powerful deeds,
giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of His hands are truth and justice.
All His precepts are trustworthy—
they are upheld forever and ever,
made in truth and uprightness.
He has sent redemption to His people.
He has ordained His covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is His Name.
10 The fear of Adonai is the beginning of wisdom.
All who follow His precepts have good understanding.
His praise endures forever!

Blessed is the Righteous Man

Psalm 112

Halleluyah! Happy is the man who fears Adonai,
who delights greatly in His mitzvot.
His offspring will be mighty in the land.
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
Light shines in the darkness for the upright.
Gracious, compassionate and just is he.
Good comes to a man who is gracious and lends.
He will order his affairs with fairness.
Surely he will never be shaken.
The righteous are remembered forever.
He is not afraid of bad news—
his heart is steadfast, trusting in Adonai.
His heart is secure, he will not fear—
until he gazes on his foes.
He gives freely to the poor.
His righteousness endures forever.
His horn is lifted high in honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be indignant.
He will gnash with his teeth and waste away.
The desire of the wicked will perish.

From the Rising of the Sun

Psalm 113

Halleluyah! Praise, O servants of Adonai,
praise the Name of Adonai.
Blessed be the Name of Adonai
from now and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its going down
the Name of Adonai is to be praised.
Adonai is high above all nations,
His glory is above the heavens.
Who is like Adonai our God,
    enthroned on high,
who brings Himself down to look
    upon heaven and upon earth?
He raises the poor from the dust,
    lifts up the needy out of the dunghill,
to seat him with princes,
    with the princes of His people.
He settles the barren woman in her home
    as a joyful mother of children.

Passover Song

Psalm 114

When Israel came out of Egypt,
Jacob’s house from a people foreign-speaking,
Judah became His Sanctuary,
Israel His dominion.
The sea saw and fled,
the Jordan turned back.
The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
Why was it, O sea, that you fled?
O Jordan, that you turned back?
O mountains, that you skipped like rams?
O hills, like lambs?
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool of water,
the flint into a spring of water.

Bless the Maker of Heaven and Earth

Psalm 115

Not to us, Adonai, not to us,
but to Your Name be the glory—
because of Your love and Your faithfulness.
Why should the nations say:
“Where is their God now?”
Our God is in the heavens—
He does whatever pleases Him!
Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but cannot speak;
eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear;
noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel;
feet, but cannot walk,
nor utter a sound with their throat.
Those making them will become like them
—everyone trusting in them.

O Israel, trust in Adonai
He is their help and their shield!
10 O house of Aaron, trust in Adonai
He is their help and their shield!
11 O you who fear Adonai, trust in Adonai
He is their help and their shield!
12 Adonai has been mindful of us,
He will bless:
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron;
13 He will bless those who fear Adonai,
the small together with the great.
14 May Adonai increase you more and more
—you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by Adonai,
Maker of heaven and earth.
16 The heavens are the heavens of Adonai,
but the earth He gave to the children of men.
17 The dead do not praise Adonai,
nor do any who go down into silence.
18 But we—we will bless Adonai
both now and forever. Halleluyah!

Lift Up the Cup of Salvation

Psalm 116

I love Adonai,
for He hears my voice, my cries.
Because He has turned His ear to me,
I will call on Him all my days.
The ropes of death entangled me,
and the torments of Sheol found me.
I found trouble and sorrow.
Then I called upon the Name of Adonai:
Adonai, save my soul!”
Adonai is gracious and righteous—
yes, our God is compassionate.
Adonai protects the simple-hearted.
When I was brought low, He saved me.
Return to your rest, my soul,
for Adonai has been good to you.
For You delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
I will walk before Adonai
in the lands of the living.
10 I trusted even when I said,
    “I am very afflicted”—
11 even when I said in my haste,
    “All men are liars.”
12 How can I repay Adonai
for all His bounties to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation,
and call on the Name of Adonai.
14 I will fulfill my vows to Adonai
in the presence of all His people.
15 Precious in the sight of Adonai
is the death of His kedoshim.
16 O Adonai! Surely I am Your servant.
I am Your servant,
the son of Your maidservant.
You have freed me from my bonds.
17 To You I will offer a sacrifice of praise,
and will call on the Name of Adonai.
18 I will fulfill my vows to Adonai
in the presence of all His people,
19 in the courts of the House of Adonai,
in your midst, O Jerusalem. Halleluyah!

Praise Him, All You Nations

Psalm 117

Praise Adonai, all you nations!
Glorify Him, all you peoples.
For great is His lovingkindness toward us,
and Adonai’s truth endures forever.

His Chesed Endures Forever

Psalm 118

Praise[f] Adonai, for He is good.
For His lovingkindness endures forever.
O let Israel say:
For His lovingkindness endures forever.
O let the house of Aaron say:
For His lovingkindness endures forever.
O let those who fear Adonai say:
For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Out of a tight place I called on Adonai
Adonai answered me with a spacious place.
Adonai is for me—I will not fear!
What can man do to me?
Adonai is for me, as my helper.
I will see the downfall of those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in Adonai
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in Adonai
than to trust in princes.
10 All nations surrounded me—
in the Name of Adonai I cut them off.
11 They surrounded me, yes, all around me—
in the Name of Adonai I cut them off.
12 They swarmed around me like bees—
they were extinguished like burning thorns—
in the Name of Adonai I cut them off.
13 You pushed me hard to make me fall,
but Adonai helped me.
14 Adonai is my strength and song,
and He has become my salvation.[g]
15 Shouts of joy and victory
are in the tents of the righteous:
    Adonai’s right hand is mighty![h]
16 Adonai’s right hand is lifted high!
    Adonai’s right hand is mighty!”

17 I will not die, but live,
and proclaim what Adonai has done!
18 Adonai has chastened me hard,
but has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and praise Adonai.
20 This is the gate of Adonai
the righteous will enter through it.[i]
21 I give You thanks, because You have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone.[j]
23 It is from Adonai:
it is marvelous in our eyes!
24 This is the day that Adonai has made!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
25 Hoshia-na! Please, Adonai, save now!
We beseech You, Adonai, prosper us!
26 Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Adonai.[k]
We bless you from the House of Adonai.
27 Adonai is God, and He has given us light.
Join the festival with branches, up to the horns of the altar.[l]
28 You are my God, and I praise You.
You are my God—I exalt You!
29 Praise Adonai, for He is good,
for His lovingkindness endures forever.

Learn Torah Letter by Letter

Psalm 119


Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the Torah of Adonai.
Happy are those who keep His testimonies,
who seek Him with a whole heart,
who also do no injustice, but walk in His ways.
You have commanded that Your precepts
be kept diligently.
Oh that my ways were steadfast
to observe Your decrees!
Then I would not be ashamed,
when I consider all Your mitzvot.
I will praise You with an upright heart
as I learn Your righteous judgments.
I will observe Your statutes.
Never abandon me utterly!


How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought You
—let me not stray from Your mitzvot.
11 I have treasured Your word in my heart,
so I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, Adonai.
Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I rehearse
all the rulings of Your mouth.
14 I rejoice in the way of Your testimonies
above all wealth.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
and regard Your ways.
16 I will delight in Your decrees.
I will never forget Your word.


17 Do good to Your servant
that I may live and keep Your word.
18 Open my eyes, so I may behold
wonders from Your Torah.
19 I am a temporary dweller on earth—
do not hide Your mitzvot from me.
20 My soul is crushed with longing
for Your judgments at all times.
21 You rebuke the proud, who are cursed,
who wander from Your mitzvot.
22 Take scorn and contempt away from me,
for I have kept Your testimonies.
23 Though princes sit and talk against me,
Your servant meditates on Your decrees.
24 For Your testimonies are my delight—
they are also my counselors.


25 My soul clings to the dust.
Revive me according to Your word!
26 I told of my ways and You answered me.
Teach me Your statutes.
27 Help me discern the way of Your precepts,
so I may meditate on Your wonders.
28 My soul weeps with grief.
Make me stand firm with Your word.
29 Turn me away from the deceitful way,
and be gracious to me with Your Torah.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness.
I have set my heart on Your judgments.
31 I cling to Your testimonies.
Adonai, do not put me to shame!
32 I run the course of Your mitzvot,
for You open wide my heart.


33 Teach me the way of Your decrees, Adonai,
and I will follow them to the end.
34 Give me understanding,
that I may keep Your Torah
and observe it with all my heart.
35 Help me walk in the path of Your mitzvot
for I delight in it.
36 Turn my heart to Your testimonies
and not to dishonest gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from gazing at vanity
but revive me in Your ways.
38 Fulfill Your word to Your servant,
which leads to reverence for You.
39 Make the disgrace I dread pass away,
for Your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I long for Your precepts.
Revive me by Your righteousness.


41 May Your lovingkindnesses come to me, Adonai
Your salvation according to Your word—
42 so I may answer the one taunting me,
for I trust in Your word.
43 Never snatch out of my mouth a word of truth,
for I hope in Your judgments.
44 So I may always keep Your Torah,
forever and ever,
45 and walk about in freedom.
For I have sought Your precepts.
46 I will speak of Your testimonies
before kings, and never be ashamed.
47 I delight in Your mitzvot,
    which I love.
48 I reach out my hands for Your mitzvot,
    which I love,
and meditate on Your decrees.


49 Remember the word to Your servant,
on which You have made me hope.
50 My comfort in my affliction is this:
Your word has kept me alive.
51 The arrogant have viciously ridiculed me,
yet I did not turn away from Your Torah.
52 I remember Your judgments from of old,
Adonai, and comfort myself.
53 Burning indignation grips me,
because of the wicked who forsake Your Torah.
54 Your decrees have become my songs
in the house where I dwell.
55 In the night I remember Your Name, Adonai,
and keep watching over Your Torah.
56 This is my own:
that I keep Your precepts.


57 Adonai is my portion.
I promised to guard Your words.
58 I have entreated Your favor with all my heart.
Be gracious to me according to Your word.
59 I have considered my ways
and turned my feet back to Your testimonies.
60 I hasten and do not delay
to obey Your mitzvot.
61 The ropes of the wicked are coiled around me,
but I did not forget Your Torah.
62 At midnight I rise to praise You,
because of Your righteous rulings.
63 I am a companion of all who fear You,
of those who observe Your precepts.
64 The earth is full of Your lovingkindness.
Adonai—teach me Your decrees.


65 You do good to Your servant,
Adonai, according to Your word.
66 Teach me good sense and knowledge,
for I trusted in Your mitzvot.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I keep Your word.
68 You are good and keep doing good—
teach me Your decrees.
69 Though the proud smeared a lie on me,
with all my heart I keep Your precepts.
70 Their minds are insensible,
but Your Torah is my delight.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted,
so that I may learn Your decrees.
72 The Torah from Your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.


73 Your hands have made me and formed me.
Give me understanding that I may learn Your mitzvot.
74 Those in awe of You see me and rejoice,
because I put my hope in Your word.
75 I know, Adonai, Your judgments are just.
In faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 May Your lovingkindness comfort me,
according to Your promise to Your servant.
77 Let Your tender mercies reach me,
Let me live, for Your Torah is my delight.
78 May the proud be put to shame
for wronging me with a lie,
but I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 Let those in awe of You return to me—
those who know Your testimonies.
80 My heart will have integrity in following Your decrees,
so that I would not be ashamed.


81 My soul faints with longing for Your salvation,
but I still hope in Your word.
82 My eyes are worn out longing for Your promise,
    saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83 Though I became like a wineskin dried in smoke,
I do not forget Your decrees.
84 How many are the days of Your servant?
When will You execute judgment on my persecutors?
85 The proud have dug pits for me—
that is not in accord with Your Torah!
86 All Your mitzvot are faithful.
They persecute me with a lie—help me!
87 They almost finished me off on earth.
But I—I will not forsake Your precepts.
88 Revive me with Your lovingkindness,
so I may keep Your mouth’s testimony.


89 Forever, Adonai,
Your word stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
You established the earth, and it stands.
91 Your judgments stand today,
for all things are Your servants.
92 If Your Torah had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts.
For with them You have kept me alive.
94 I am Yours, save me!
For I have sought out Your precepts.
95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me.
But I will study Your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
yet Your commandment is boundless.


97 O how I love Your Torah!
It is my meditation all day.
98 Your mitzvot make me wiser than my enemies
—for they are mine forever.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
for Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I have gained more understanding than all my elders,
for I have kept Your precepts.
101 I kept my feet from every evil way,
in order to follow Your word.
102 I do not turn away from Your rulings,
for You Yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet is Your word to my taste—
yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your precepts I get discernment,
therefore I hate every false way.


105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.[m]
106 I have sworn and confirmed
to observe Your righteous rulings.
107 I am severely afflicted.
Keep me alive, Adonai, according to Your word.
108 Please accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, Adonai,
and teach me Your rulings.
109 My soul is continually in danger,
yet I have not forgotten Your Torah.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
yet I did not stray from Your precepts.
111 Your testimonies I have as a heritage
forever, for they are my heart’s joy.
112 I turned my heart to do Your decrees,
forever, to the very end.


113 I hate double-minded ones,
but Your Torah I love.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield
—in Your word I hope.
115 Away from me, evildoers,
so I may keep the mitzvot of my God!
116 Sustain me according to Your word, so I may live,
and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Support me and I will be saved,
and study Your decrees continually.
118 You despise all who wander from Your decrees,
for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth You remove like dross.
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 My flesh shudders for fear of You,
and I am in awe of Your judgments.


121 I did what is just and right.
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee Your servant’s well-being.
Do not let arrogant ones oppress me.
123 My eyes fail, longing for Your salvation
and for Your righteous word.
124 Deal with Your servant as befits Your lovingkindness,
and teach me Your statutes.
125 I am Your servant, give me discernment,
so I may understand Your testimonies.
126 It is time for Adonai to act—
they have violated Your Torah!
127 Therefore I love Your mitzvot
more than gold, more than pure gold.
128 Therefore I esteem all Your precepts as right in every way
—every false way I hate.

PE פ

129 Your testimonies are wonderful.
Therefore my soul obeys them.
130 The unfolding of Your words gives light,
giving understanding to the simple.
131 I opened my mouth wide and panted,
for I longed for Your mitzvot.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is fitting to those who love Your Name.
133 Direct my footsteps in Your word,
and let no iniquity get mastery over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,
and I will keep Your precepts.
135 Make Your face shine on Your servant,
and teach me Your decrees.
136 Streams of water run down from my eyes,
because they do not observe Your Torah.


137 Righteous are You, Adonai,
and Your judgments are upright.
138 You have commanded righteousness,
Your testimonies, and great faithfulness.
139 My zeal has consumed me,
because my foes forgot Your words.
140 Your word is thoroughly refined,
and Your servant loves it.
141 I am insignificant and despised,
yet I have not forgotten Your precepts.
142 Your justice is righteousness forever,
and Your Torah is truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me,
yet Your mitzvot are my delight.
144 Your testimonies are righteous forever
—make me understand, so I may live.


145 I cried out with all my heart,
“Answer me, Adonai!
I will keep Your decrees.”
146 I cried out to You, “Save me,
and I will keep Your testimonies.”
147 I am up before dawn, crying for help—
I put my hope in Your word.
148 My eyes are up before every night watch,
as I meditate on Your word.
149 Hear my voice with Your lovingkindness.
Revive me, Adonai, with Your judgments.
150 Pursuers of wicked schemes draw near—
they are far from Your Torah.
151 You are near, Adonai,
and all Your mitzvot are truth.
152 Long ago I learned from Your testimonies
that You founded them firmly forever.


153 See my affliction and rescue me,
for I do not forget Your Torah.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me.
Restore my life through Your word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek after Your decrees.
156 Great are Your mercies, Adonai.
Restore my life with Your judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and my foes.
Yet I do not turn from Your testimonies.
158 I see the treacherous and loathe them,
because they do not keep Your word.
159 See how I loved Your precepts.
Restore my life, Adonai, with Your lovingkindness.
160 Truth is the essence of Your word,
and all Your righteous rulings are eternal.


161 Princes persecute me for no reason,
but my heart is in awe of Your words.
162 I rejoice in Your word,
as one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
but Your Torah I love.
164 Seven times a day I praise You,
because of Your righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they who love Your Torah,
and nothing causes them to stumble.
166 I hope for Your salvation, Adonai,
and do Your mitzvot.
167 My soul has observed Your testimonies
and I love them exceedingly.
168 I observe Your precepts and Your laws,
for all my ways are before You.


169 Let my cry come to You, Adonai.
Grant me understanding by Your word.
170 Let my supplication come before You.
Deliver me, according to Your promise.
171 My lips utter praise,
for You teach me Your statutes.
172 My tongue sings of Your word,
for all Your mitzvot are righteous.
173 Let Your hand be ready to help me,
for I have chosen Your precepts.
174 I long for Your deliverance, Adonai,
and Your Torah is my delight.
175 Let my soul live and praise You,
and may Your rulings help me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep—seek Your servant.
For I did not forget Your mitzvot.