Psalms 119

1Blessed are those who are perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah. 2Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart. 3Yea, they do no unrighteousness. They walk in his ways. 4Thou have commanded thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently. 5O that my ways were established to observe thy statutes! 6Then I shall not be put to shame when I have respect for all thy commandments. 7I will give thanks to thee with uprightness of heart when I learn thy righteous judgments. 8I will observe thy statutes. O forsake me not utterly. 9With what shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to thy word. 10With my whole heart I have sought thee. O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11I have laid thy word up in my heart that I might not sin against thee. 12Blessed are thou, O Jehovah. Teach me thy statutes. 13With my lips I have declared all the ordinances of thy mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on thy precepts, and have respect for thy ways. 16I will delight myself in thy statutes. I will not forget thy word. 17Deal bountifully with thy servant that I may live, so I will observe thy word. 18Open thou my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 19I am a sojourner in the earth. Hide not thy commandments from me. 20My soul breaks for the longing that it has to thine ordinances at all times. 21Thou have rebuked the proud, who are cursed, who wander from thy commandments. 22Take away from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies. 23Rulers also sat and talked against me, but thy servant meditated on thy statutes. 24Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors. 25My soul clings to the dust. Enliven thou me according to thy word. 26I declared my ways, and thou answered me. Teach me thy statutes. 27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts, so I shall meditate on thy wondrous works. 28My soul melts for heaviness. Strengthen thou me according to thy word. 29Remove from me the way of falsehood, and grant me thy law graciously. 30I have chosen the way of faithfulness. I have set thine ordinances. 31I cling to thy testimonies. O Jehovah, put me not to shame. 32I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shall enlarge my heart. 33Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. 34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law, yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight. 36Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and enliven me in thy ways. 38Confirm to thy servant thy word, which is for the fear of thee. 39Turn away my reproach of which I am afraid, for thine ordinances are good. 40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts. Enliven me in thy righteousness. 41Let thy loving kindnesses also come to me, O Jehovah, even thy salvation, according to thy word. 42So I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in thy word. 43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I have hoped in thine ordinances. 44So shall I observe thy law continually forever and ever. 45And I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts. 46I also will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and shall not be put to shame. 47And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 48I will also lift up my hands to thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate on thy statutes. 49Remember the word to thy servant, because thou have made me to hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction, for thy word has revived me. 51The proud have had me greatly in derision, yet I have not swerved from thy law. 52I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah, and have comforted myself. 53Hot indignation has taken hold upon me because of the wicked who forsake thy law. 54Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, and have observed thy law. 56This I have had because I have kept thy precepts. 57Jehovah is my portion; I have said that I would observe thy words. 58I entreated thy favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to thy word. 59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to thy testimonies. 60I made haste, and delayed not, to observe thy commandments. 61The cords of the wicked have wrapped me around, but I have not forgotten thy law. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to thee because of thy righteous ordinances. 63I am a companion of all those who fear thee, and of those who observe thy precepts. 64The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy loving kindness. Teach me thy statutes. 65Thou have dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according to thy word. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I have believed in thy commandments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I observe thy word. 68Thou are good, and do good. Teach me thy statutes. 69The proud have forged a lie against me. With my whole heart I will keep thy precepts. 70Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in thy law. 71It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn thy statutes. 72The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver. 73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments. 74Those who fear thee shall see me and be glad, because I have hoped in thy word. 75I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness thou have afflicted me. 76Let, I pray thee, thy loving kindness be for my comfort according to thy word to thy servant. 77Let thy tender mercies come to me that I may live, for thy law is my delight. 78Let the proud be put to shame, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on thy precepts. 79Let those who fear thee turn to me, and they shall know thy testimonies. 80Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes that I be not put to shame. 81My soul faints for thy salvation. I hope in thy word. 82My eyes fail for thy word, while I say, When will thou comfort me? 83For I have become like a wine-skin in the smoke. Yet I do not forget thy statutes. 84How many are the days of thy servant? When will thou execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85The proud have dug pits for me, who are not according to thy law. 86All thy commandments are faithful. They persecute me wrongfully. Help thou me. 87They had almost consumed me upon earth, but I did not forsake thy precepts. 88Revive me according to thy loving kindness, so I shall observe the testimony of thy mouth. 89Forever, O Jehovah, thy word is settled in heaven. 90Thy faithfulness is to all generations. Thou have established the earth, and it abides. 91They abide this day according to thine ordinances, for all things are thy servants. 92Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in my affliction. 93I will never forget thy precepts, for with them thou have enlivened me. 94I am thine. Save me, for I have sought thy precepts. 95The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider thy testimonies. 96I have seen an end of all perfection. Thy commandment is exceedingly broad. 97O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day. 98Thy commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. 99I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100I understand more than the aged because I have kept thy precepts. 101I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I might observe thy word. 102I have not turned aside from thine ordinances, for thou have taught me. 103How sweet are thy words to my taste, than honey to my mouth! 104Through thy precepts I get understanding. Therefore I hate every false way. 105Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and light to my path. 106I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will observe thy righteous ordinances. 107I am afflicted very much. Revive me, O Jehovah, according to thy word. 108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, and teach me thine ordinances. 109My soul is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget thy law. 110The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not gone astray from thy precepts. 111I have taken thy testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes forever, even to the end. 113I hate those who are of a double mind, but I love thy law. 114Thou are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in thy word. 115Depart from me, ye evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 116Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live, and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe, and shall have respect for thy statutes continually. 118Thou have set at nothing all those who err from thy statutes, for their deceit is falsehood. 119Thou put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love thy testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments. 121I have done justice and righteousness. Leave me not to my oppressors. 122Be surety for thy servant for good. Let not the proud oppress me. 123My eyes fail for thy salvation, and for thy righteous word. 124Deal with thy servant according to thy loving kindness, and teach me thy statutes. 125I am thy servant. Give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126It is time for Jehovah to work. They have made void thy law. 127Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128Therefore I esteem all precepts concerning all things to be right. I hate every false way. 129Thy testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. 130The opening of thy words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened wide my mouth, and panted, for I longed for thy commandments. 132Turn thee to me, and have mercy upon me, as thou used to do to those who love thy name. 133Establish my footsteps in thy word, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe thy precepts. 135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. 136Streams of water run down my eyes, because they do not observe thy law. 137Thou are righteous, O Jehovah, and upright are thy judgments. 138Thou have commanded thy testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness. 139My zeal has consumed me, because my adversaries have forgotten thy words. 140Thy word is very pure, therefore thy servant loves it. 141I am small and despised. I do not forget thy precepts. 142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth. 143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me. Thy commandments are my delight. 144Thy testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, and I shall live. 145I have called with my whole heart. Answer me, O Jehovah. I will keep thy statutes. 146I have called to thee. Save me, and I shall observe thy testimonies. 147I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried. I hoped in thy words. 148My eyes anticipated the night-watches that I might meditate on thy word. 149Hear my voice according to thy loving kindness. Enliven me, O Jehovah, according to thine ordinances. 150They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from thy law. 151Thou are near, O Jehovah, and all thy commandments are truth. 152Of old I have known from thy testimonies that thou have founded them forever. 153Consider my affliction, and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law. 154Plead thou my cause, and redeem me. Enliven me according to thy word. 155Salvation is far from the wicked, for they seek not thy statutes. 156Great are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah. Enliven me according to thine ordinances. 157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I have not swerved from thy testimonies. 158I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved because they do not observe thy word. 159Consider how I love thy precepts. Enliven me, O Jehovah, according to thy loving kindness. 160The sum of thy word is truth, and every one of thy righteous ordinances is forever. 161Rulers have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words. 162I rejoice at thy word, as he who finds great spoil. 163I hate and abhor falsehood. I love thy law. 164Seven times a day I praise thee because of thy righteous ordinances. 165Great peace have those who love thy law, and they have no occasion of stumbling. 166I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and have done thy commandments. 167My soul has observed thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly. 168I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways are before thee. 169Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah. Give me understanding according to thy word. 170Let my supplication come before thee. Deliver me according to thy word. 171Let my lips utter praise, for thou teach me thy statutes. 172Let my tongue sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteousness. 173Let thy hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen thy precepts. 174I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and thy law is my delight. 175Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee. And let thine ordinances help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
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