ALEPH1 Happy are they who are without sin in their ways, walking in the law of the Lord. 2Happy are they who keep his unchanging word, searching after him with all their heart. 3They do no evil; they go in his ways. 4You have put your orders into our hearts, so that we might keep them with care. 5If only my ways were ordered so that I might keep your rules! 6Then I would not be put to shame, as long as I have respect for all your teaching. 7I will give you praise with an upright heart in learning your right decisions. 8I will keep your rules: O give me not up completely.
BETH9 How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word. 10I have made search for you with all my heart: O let me not go wandering far from your teaching. 11I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you. 12Praise be to you, O Lord: give me knowledge of your rules. 13With my lips have I made clear all the decisions of your mouth. 14I have taken as much delight in the way of your unchanging word, as in all wealth. 15I will give thought to your orders, and have respect for your ways. 16I will have delight in your rules; I will not let your word go out of my mind.
GIMEL17 Give me, your servant, the reward of life, so that I may keep your word; 18Let my eyes be open to see the wonders of your law. 19I am living in a strange land: do not let your teachings be kept secret from me. 20My soul is broken with desire for your decisions at all times. 21Your hand has been against the men of pride, a curse is on those who go wandering out of your way. 22Take away from me shame and bitter words; for I have kept your unchanging word in my heart. 23Rulers make evil designs against me; but your servant gives thought to your rules. 24Your unchanging word is my delight, and the guide of my footsteps.
DALETH25 My soul is joined to the dust: O give me life, in keeping with your word. 26I put the record of my ways before you, and you gave me an answer: O give me knowledge of your rules. 27Make the way of your orders clear to me; then my thoughts will be ever on your wonders. 28My soul is wasted with sorrow; give me strength again in keeping with your word 29Take from me every false way; and in mercy give me your law. 30I have taken the way of faith: I have kept your decisions before me. 31I have been true to your unchanging word; O Lord, do not put me to shame. 32I will go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart.
HE33 O Lord, let me see the way of your rules, and I will keep it to the end. 34Give me wisdom, so that I may keep your law; going after it with all my heart. 35Make me go in the way of your teachings; for they are my delight. 36Let my heart be turned to your unchanging word, and not to evil desire. 37Let my eyes be turned away from what is false; give me life in your ways. 38Give effect to your word to your servant, in whose heart is the fear of you. 39Take away the shame which is my fear; for your decisions are good. 40See how great is my desire for your orders: give me life in your righteousness.
VAU41 Let your mercies come to me, O Lord, even your salvation, as you have said. 42So that I may have an answer for the man who would put me to shame; for I have faith in your word. 43Take not your true word quite out of my mouth; for I have put my hope in your decisions. 44So that I may keep your law for ever and ever; 45So that my way may be in a wide place: because my search has been for your orders. 46So that I may give knowledge of your unchanging word before kings, and not be put to shame. 47And so that I may take delight in your teachings, to which I have given my love. 48And so that my hands may be stretched out to you; and I will give thought to your rules.
ZAIN49 Keep in mind your word to your servant, for on it has my hope been fixed. 50This is my comfort in my trouble; that your sayings have given me life. 51The men of pride have made great sport of me; but I have not been turned from your law. 52I have kept the memory of your decisions from times past, O Lord; and they have been my comfort. 53I am burning with wrath, because of the sinners who have given up your law. 54Your rules have been melodies to me, while I have been living in strange lands. 55I have given thought to your name in the night, O Lord, and have kept your law. 56This has been true of me, that I have kept your orders in my heart.
CHETH57 The Lord is my heritage: I have said that I would be ruled by your words. 58I have given my mind to do your pleasure with all my heart; have mercy on me, as you have said. 59I gave thought to my steps, and my feet were turned into the way of your unchanging word. 60I was quick to do your orders, and let no time be wasted. 61The cords of evil-doers are round me; but I have kept in mind your law. 62In the middle of the night I will get up to give you praise, because of all your right decisions. 63I keep company with all your worshippers, and those who have your orders in their memory. 64The earth, O Lord, is full of your mercy: give me knowledge of your rules.
TETH65 You have done good to your servant, O Lord, in keeping with your word. 66Give me knowledge and good sense; for I have put my faith in your teachings. 67Before I was in trouble I went out of the way; but now I keep your word. 68You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules. 69The men of pride have said false things about me; but I will keep your orders in my heart. 70Their hearts are shut up with fat; but my delight is in your law. 71It is good for me to have been through trouble; so that I might come to the knowledge of your rules. 72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
JOD73 Your hands have made me, and given me form: give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your teaching. 74Your worshippers will see me and be glad; because my hope has been in your word. 75I have seen, O Lord, that your decisions are right, and that in unchanging faith you have sent trouble on me. 76Let your mercy now be my comfort, as you have said to your servant. 77Let your gentle mercies come to me, so that I may have life; for your law is my delight. 78Let the men of pride be shamed; because they have falsely given decision against me; but I will give thought to your orders. 79Let your worshippers be turned to me, and those who have knowledge of your words. 80Let all my heart be given to your orders, so that I may not be put to shame.
CAPH81 My soul is wasted with desire for your salvation: but I have hope in your word. 82My eyes are full of weariness with searching for your word, saying, When will you give me comfort? 83For I have become like a wine-skin black with smoke; but I still keep the memory of your rules. 84How short is the life of your servant! when will you give your decision against those who are attacking me? 85The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me. 86All your teachings are certain; they go after me with evil design; give me your help. 87They had almost put an end to me on earth; but I did not give up your orders. 88Give me life in your mercy; so that I may be ruled by the unchanging word of your mouth.
LAMED89 For ever, O Lord, your word is fixed in heaven. 90Your faith is unchanging from generation to generation: you have put the earth in its place, and it is not moved. 91They are ruled this day by your decisions; for all things are your servants. 92If your law had not been my delight, my troubles would have put an end to me. 93I will ever keep your orders in mind; for in them I have life. 94I am yours, O be my saviour; for my desire has been for your rules. 95The sinners have been waiting for me to give me up to destruction; but I will give all my mind to your unchanging ward. 96I have seen that nothing on earth is complete; but your teaching is very wide.
MEM97 O what love I have for your law! I give thought to it all the day. 98Your teaching has made me wiser than my haters: for it is mine for ever. 99I have more knowledge than all my teachers, because I give thought to your unchanging word. 100I have more wisdom than the old, because I have kept your orders. 101I have kept back my feet from all evil ways, so that I might be true to your word. 102My heart has not been turned away from your decisions; for you have been my teacher. 103How sweet are your sayings to my taste! truly, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth! 104Through your orders I get wisdom; for this reason I am a hater of every false way.
NUN105 Your word is a light for my feet, ever shining on my way. 106I have made an oath and kept it, to be guided by your upright decisions. 107I am greatly troubled, O Lord, give me life in keeping with your word. 108Take, O Lord, the free offerings of my mouth, and give me knowledge of your decisions. 109My soul is ever in danger; but I still keep the memory of your law. 110Sinners have put a net to take me; but I was true to your orders. 111I have taken your unchanging word as an eternal heritage; for it is the joy of my heart. 112My heart is ever ready to keep your rules, even to the end.
SAMECH113 I am a hater of men of doubting mind; but I am a lover of your law. 114You are my secret place and my breastplate against danger; my hope is in your word. 115Go far from me, you evil-doers; so that I may keep the teachings of my God. 116Be my support as you have said, and give me life; let not my hope be turned to shame. 117Let me not be moved, and I will be safe, and ever take delight in your rules. 118You have overcome all those who are wandering from your rules; for all their thoughts are false. 119All the sinners of the earth are like waste metal in your eyes; and for this cause I give my love to your unchanging word. 120My flesh is moved for fear of you; I give honour to your decisions.
AIN121 I have done what is good and right: you will not give me into the hands of those who are working against me. 122Take your servant's interests into your keeping; let me not be crushed by the men of pride. 123My eyes are wasted with desire for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness. 124Be good to your servant in your mercy, and give me teaching in your rules. 125I am your servant; give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your unchanging word. 126It is time, O Lord, for you to let your work be seen; for they have made your law without effect. 127For this reason I have greater love far your teachings than for gold, even for shining gold. 128Because of it I keep straight in all things by your orders; and I am a hater of every false way.
PE129 Your unchanging word is full of wonder; for this reason my soul keeps it. 130The opening of your words gives light; it gives good sense to the simple. 131My mouth was open wide, waiting with great desire for your teachings. 132Let your eyes be turned to me, and have mercy on me, as it is right for you to do to those who are lovers of your name. 133Let my steps be guided by your word; and let not sin have control over me. 134Make me free from the cruel rule of man; then I will keep your orders. 135Let your servant see the shining of your face; give me knowledge of your rules. 136Rivers of water are flowing from my eyes, because men do not keep your law.
TZADE137 O Lord, great is your righteousness, and upright are your decisions. 138You have given your unchanging word in righteousness, and it is for ever. 139My passion has overcome me; because my haters are turned away from your words. 140Your word is of tested value; and it is dear to your servant. 141I am small and of no account; but I keep your orders in mind. 142Your righteousness is an unchanging righteousness, and your law is certain. 143Pain and trouble have overcome me: but your teachings are my delight. 144The righteousness of your unchanging word is eternal; give me wisdom so that I may have life.
KOPH145 I have made my prayer with all my heart; give answer to me, O Lord: I will keep your rules. 146My cry has gone up to you; take me out of trouble, and I will be guided by your unchanging word. 147Before the sun is up, my cry for help comes to your ear; my hope is in your words. 148In the night watches I am awake, so that I may give thought to your saying. 149Let my voice come to you, in your mercy; O Lord, by your decisions give me life. 150Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law. 151You are near, O Lord; and all your teachings are true. 152I have long had knowledge that your unchanging word is for ever.
RESH153 O see my trouble, and be my saviour; for I keep your law in my mind, 154Undertake my cause, and come to my help, give me life, as you have said. 155Salvation is far from evil-doers; for they have made no search for your rules. 156Great is the number of your mercies, O Lord; give me life in keeping with your decisions. 157Great is the number of those who are against me; but I have not been turned away from your unchanging word. 158I saw with hate those who were untrue to you; for they did not keep your saying. 159See how great is my love for your orders: give me life, O Lord, in keeping with your mercy. 160Your word is true from the first; and your upright decision is unchanging for ever.
SHIN161 Rulers have been cruel to me without cause; but I have the fear of your word in my heart. 162I am delighted by your saying, like a man who makes discovery of great wealth. 163I am full of hate and disgust for false words; but I am a lover of your law. 164Seven times a day do I give you praise, because of your upright decisions. 165Great peace have lovers of your law; they have no cause for falling. 166Lord, my hope has been in your salvation; and I have kept your teachings. 167My soul has kept your unchanging word; great is my love for it. 168I have been ruled by your orders; for all my ways are before you.
TAU169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me wisdom in keeping with your word. 170Let my prayer come before you; take me out of trouble, as you have said. 171Let my lips be flowing with praise, because you have given me knowledge of your rules. 172Let my tongue make songs in praise of your word; for all your teachings are righteousness. 173Let your hand be near for my help; for I have given my heart to your orders. 174All my desire has been for your salvation, O Lord; and your law is my delight. 175Give life to my soul so that it may give you praise; and let your decisions be my support. 176I have gone out of the way like a wandering sheep; make search for your servant; for I keep your teachings ever in mind.
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