ה He

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)

ו Waw

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.

ז Zayin

49 Remember your word(AC) to your servant,
    for you have given me hope.(AD)
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
    Your promise preserves my life.(AE)
51 The arrogant mock me(AF) unmercifully,
    but I do not turn(AG) from your law.
52 I remember,(AH) Lord, your ancient laws,
    and I find comfort in them.
53 Indignation grips me(AI) because of the wicked,
    who have forsaken your law.(AJ)
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song(AK)
    wherever I lodge.
55 In the night, Lord, I remember(AL) your name,
    that I may keep your law.(AM)
56 This has been my practice:
    I obey your precepts.(AN)

ח Heth

57 You are my portion,(AO) Lord;
    I have promised to obey your words.(AP)
58 I have sought(AQ) your face with all my heart;
    be gracious to me(AR) according to your promise.(AS)
59 I have considered my ways(AT)
    and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I will hasten and not delay
    to obey your commands.(AU)
61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes,
    I will not forget(AV) your law.
62 At midnight(AW) I rise to give you thanks
    for your righteous laws.(AX)
63 I am a friend to all who fear you,(AY)
    to all who follow your precepts.(AZ)
64 The earth is filled with your love,(BA) Lord;
    teach me your decrees.(BB)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 119:33 Or follow it for its reward
  2. Psalm 119:37 Two manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Dead Sea Scrolls; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text life in your way