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129 Your statutes are wonderful;(A)
therefore I obey them.(B)
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;(C)
it gives understanding to the simple.(D)
131 I open my mouth and pant,(E)
longing for your commands.(F)
132 Turn to me(G) and have mercy(H) on me,
as you always do to those who love your name.(I)
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;(J)
let no sin rule(K) over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,(L)
that I may obey your precepts.(M)
135 Make your face shine(N) on your servant
and teach me your decrees.(O)
136 Streams of tears(P) flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed.(Q)
137 You are righteous,(R) Lord,
and your laws are right.(S)
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;(T)
they are fully trustworthy.(U)
139 My zeal wears me out,(V)
for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises(W) have been thoroughly tested,(X)
and your servant loves them.(Y)
141 Though I am lowly and despised,(Z)
I do not forget your precepts.(AA)
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
and your law is true.(AB)
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
but your commands give me delight.(AC)
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
give me understanding(AD) that I may live.
145 I call with all my heart;(AE) answer me, Lord,
and I will obey your decrees.(AF)
146 I call out to you; save me(AG)
and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn(AH) and cry for help;
I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,(AI)
that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice(AJ) in accordance with your love;(AK)
preserve my life,(AL) Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes(AM) are near,
but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near,(AN) Lord,
and all your commands are true.(AO)
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes(AP)
that you established them to last forever.(AQ)
153 Look on my suffering(AR) and deliver me,(AS)
for I have not forgotten(AT) your law.
154 Defend my cause(AU) and redeem me;(AV)
preserve my life(AW) according to your promise.(AX)
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out(AY) your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;(AZ)
preserve my life(BA) according to your laws.(BB)
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,(BC)
but I have not turned(BD) from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,(BE)
for they do not obey your word.(BF)
159 See how I love your precepts;
preserve my life,(BG) Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.(BH)