89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [standing firm and unchangeable]. 90 Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation; You have established the earth, and it stands [securely]. 91 They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all things [all parts of the universe] are Your servants. 92 If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my time of trouble. 93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me and given me life. 94 I am Yours, save me [as Your own]; For I have [diligently] sought Your precepts and required them [as my greatest need]. 95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me, But I will consider Your testimonies. 96 I have seen that all [human] perfection has its limits [no matter how grand and perfect and noble]; Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].
97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For Your words are always with me. 99 I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word], For Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged [who have not observed Your precepts], Because I have observed and kept Your precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. 102 I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me. 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. 106 I have sworn [an oath] and have confirmed it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances. 107 I am greatly afflicted; Renew and revive me [giving me life], O Lord, according to Your word. 108 Accept and take pleasure in the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, And teach me Your ordinances. 109 My life is continually [a]in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I do not wander from Your precepts. 111 I have taken Your testimonies as a heritage forever, For they are the joy of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end.
113 I hate those who are double-minded, But I love and treasure Your law. 114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word. 115 Leave me, you evildoers, That I may keep the commandments of my God [honoring and obeying them]. 116 Uphold me according to Your word [of promise], so that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope [in Your great goodness]. 117 Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually. 118 You have turned Your back on all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless. 119 You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross [for they have no value]; Therefore I love Your testimonies. 120 My flesh trembles in [reverent] fear of You, And I am afraid and in awe of Your judgments.
121 I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to those who oppress me. 122 Be the guarantee for Your servant for good [as Judah was the guarantee for Benjamin]; Do not let the arrogant oppress me. 123 My eyes fail [with longing, watching] for [the fulfillment of] Your salvation, And for [the fulfillment of] Your righteous word. 124 Deal with Your servant according to Your [gracious] lovingkindness, And teach me Your statutes. 125 I am Your servant; give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] That I may know Your testimonies. 126 It is time for the Lord to act; They have broken Your law. 127 Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, Yes, more than refined gold. 128 Therefore I esteem as right all Your precepts concerning everything; I hate every false way.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them. 130 The unfolding of Your [glorious] words give light; Their unfolding gives understanding to the simple (childlike). 131 I opened my mouth and panted [with anticipation], Because I longed for Your commandments. 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me and show me favor, As is Your way to those who love Your name. 133 Establish my footsteps in [the way of] Your word; Do not let any human weakness have power over me [causing me to be separated from You]. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of man; That I may keep Your precepts. 135 Make Your face shine [with pleasure] upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes. 136 My eyes weep streams of water Because people do not keep Your law.
137 Righteous are You, O Lord, And upright are Your judgments. 138 You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And in great faithfulness. 139 My zeal has [completely] consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words. 140 Your word is very pure (refined); Therefore Your servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised, But I do not forget Your precepts. 142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have found me, Yet Your commandments are my delight and my joy. 144 Your righteous testimonies are everlasting; Give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] that I may live.
145 I cried with all my heart; answer me, O Lord! I will observe Your statutes. 146 I cried to You; save me And I will keep Your testimonies. 147 I rise before dawn and cry [in prayer] for help; I wait for Your word. 148 My eyes anticipate the night watches and I awake before the call of the watchman, That I may meditate on Your word. 149 Hear my voice according to Your [steadfast] lovingkindness; O Lord, renew and refresh me according to Your ordinances. 150 Those who follow after wickedness approach; They are far from Your law. 151 You are near, O Lord, And all Your commandments are truth. 152 Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever.
153 Look upon my agony and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me and give me life according to [the promise of] Your word. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes. 156 Great are Your tender mercies and steadfast love, O Lord; Revive me and give me life according to Your ordinances. 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn away from Your testimonies. 158 I see the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not respect Your law. 159 Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me and give me life, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness. 160 The sum of Your word is truth [the full meaning of all Your precepts], And every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.
161 Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in [reverent] awe of Your words [so I can expect You to help me]. 162 I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great treasure. 163 I hate and detest falsehood, But I love Your law. 164 [b]Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous ordinances. 165 Those who love Your law have great peace; Nothing makes them stumble. 166 I hope and wait [with complete confidence] for Your salvation, O Lord, And I do Your commandments. 167 My soul keeps Your testimonies [hearing and accepting and obeying them]; I love them greatly. 168 I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are [fully known] before You.
169 Let my [mournful] cry come before You, O Lord; Give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] according to Your word [of promise]. 170 Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word. 171 Let my lips speak praise [with thanksgiving], For You teach me Your statutes. 172 Let my tongue sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteous. 173 Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts. 174 I long for Your salvation, O Lord, And Your law is my delight. 175 Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.
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