Psalms 119

1ALEPH. Blessed are those that are vpright in their way, and walke in the Lawe of the Lord.

2Blessed are they that keepe his testimonies, and seeke him with their whole heart.

3Surely they woorke none iniquitie, but walke in his waies.

4Thou hast commanded to keepe thy precepts diligently.

5Oh that my waies were directed to keepe thy statutes!

6Then should I not be confounded, when I haue respect vnto all thy commandements.

7I will praise thee with an vpright heart, when I shall learne the iudgements of thy righteousnesse.

8I will keepe thy statutes: forsake mee not ouerlong.

9BETH. Wherewith shall a yong man redresse his waie? in taking heede thereto according to thy woorde.

10With my whole heart haue I sought thee: let me not wander from thy commandements.

11I haue hid thy promise in mine heart, that I might not sinne against thee.

12Blessed art thou, O Lord: teache mee thy statutes.

13With my lippes haue I declared all the iudgements of thy mouth.

14I haue had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches.

15I will meditate in thy precepts, and consider thy waies.

16I will delite in thy statutes, and I will not forget thy worde.

17GIMEL. Be beneficiall vnto thy seruant, that I may liue and keepe thy woorde.

18Open mine eies, that I may see the wonders of thy Lawe.

19I am a stranger vpon earth: hide not thy commandements from me.

20Mine heart breaketh for the desire to thy iudgements alway.

21Thou hast destroied the proud: cursed are they that doe erre from thy commandements.

22Remoue from mee shame and contempt: for I haue kept thy testimonies.

23Princes also did sit, and speake against me: but thy seruant did meditate in thy statutes.

24Also thy testimonies are my delite, and my counsellers.

25DALETH. My soule cleaueth to the dust: quicken me according to thy worde.

26I haue declared my waies, and thou heardest me: teache me thy statutes.

27Make me to vnderstand ye way of thy precepts, and I will meditate in thy wondrous workes.

28My soule melteth for heauinesse: raise mee vp according vnto thy worde.

29Take from mee the way of lying, and graunt me graciously thy Lawe.

30I haue chosen the way of trueth, and thy iudgements haue I laied before me.

31I haue cleaued to thy testimonies, O Lord: confound me not.

32I will runne the way of thy commandements, when thou shalt enlarge mine heart.

33HE. Teach mee, O Lord, the way of thy statutes, and I will keepe it vnto the ende.

34Giue mee vnderstanding, and I will keepe thy Law: yea, I wil keepe it with my whole heart.

35Direct mee in the path of thy commandements: for therein is my delite.

36Incline mine heart vnto thy testimonies, and not to couetousnesse.

37Turne away mine eies from regarding vanitie, and quicken me in thy way.

38Stablish thy promise to thy seruaunt, because he feareth thee.

39Take away my rebuke that I feare: for thy iudgements are good.

40Beholde, I desire thy commandements: quicken me in thy righteousnesse,

41VAV. And let thy louing kindnesse come vnto me, O Lord, and thy saluation according to thy promise.

42So shall I make answere vnto my blasphemers: for I trust in thy woorde.

43And take not the woorde of trueth vtterly out of my mouth: for I waite for thy iudgements.

44So shall I alway keepe thy Lawe for euer and euer.

45And I will walke at libertie: for I seeke thy precepts.

46I will speake also of thy testimonies before Kings, and will not be ashamed.

47And my delite shalbe in thy commandements, which I haue loued.

48Mine handes also will I lift vp vnto thy commandements, which I haue loued, and I will meditate in thy statutes.

49ZAIN. Remember the promise made to thy seruant, wherein thou hast caused me to trust.

50It is my comfort in my trouble: for thy promise hath quickened me.

51The proude haue had me exceedingly in derision: yet haue I not declined from thy Lawe.

52I remembred thy iudgements of olde, O Lord, and haue bene comforted.

53Feare is come vpon mee for the wicked, that forsake thy Lawe.

54Thy statutes haue beene my songes in the house of my pilgrimage.

55I haue remembred thy Name, O Lord, in the night, and haue kept thy Lawe.

56This I had because I kept thy precepts.

57CHETH. O Lord, that art my portion, I haue determined to keepe thy wordes.

58I made my supplication in thy presence with my whole heart: be mercifull vnto me according to thy promise.

59I haue considered my waies, and turned my feete into thy testimonies.

60I made haste and delaied not to keepe thy commandements.

61The bandes of the wicked haue robbed me: but I haue not forgotten thy Lawe.

62At midnight will I rise to giue thanks vnto thee, because of thy righteous iudgements.

63I am companion of all them that feare thee, and keepe thy precepts.

64The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercie: teache me thy statutes.

65TETH. O Lord, thou hast delt graciously with thy seruant according vnto thy woorde.

66Teach me good iudgement and knowledge: for I haue beleeued thy commandements.

67Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but nowe I keepe thy woorde.

68Thou art good and gracious: teach me thy statutes.

69The proud haue imagined a lie against me: but I wil keepe thy precepts with my whole heart.

70Their heart is fatte as grease: but my delite is in thy Lawe.

71It is good for me that I haue beene afflicted, that I may learne thy statutes.

72The Lawe of thy mouth is better vnto me, then thousands of golde and siluer.

73IOD. Thine hands haue made me and fashioned me: giue mee vnderstanding therefore, that I may learne thy commandements.

74So they that feare thee, seeing mee shall reioyce, because I haue trusted in thy worde.

75I knowe, O Lord, that thy iudgements are right, and that thou hast afflicted me iustly.

76I pray thee that thy mercie may comfort me according to thy promise vnto thy seruant.

77Let thy tender mercies come vnto me, that I may liue: for thy Lawe is my delite.

78Let the proude be ashamed: for they haue dealt wickedly and falsely with me: but I meditate in thy precepts.

79Let such as feare thee turne vnto me, and they that knowe thy testimonies.

80Let mine heart bee vpright in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.

81CAPH. My soule fainteth for thy saluation: yet I waite for thy worde.

82Mine eyes faile for thy promise, saying, when wilt thou comfort me?

83For I am like a bottell in the smoke: yet doe I not forget thy statutes.

84Howe many are the dayes of thy seruant? When wilt thou execute iudgement on them that persecute me?

85The proude haue digged pittes for mee, which is not after thy Lawe.

86All thy commandements are true: they persecute me falsely: helpe me.

87They had almost consumed me vpon the earth: but I forsooke not thy precepts.

88Quicken me according to thy louing kindnes: so shall I keepe the testimony of thy mouth.

89LAMED. O Lord, thy worde endureth for euer in heauen.

90Thy trueth is from generation to generation: thou hast layed the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.

91They continue euen to this day by thine ordinances: for all are thy seruants.

92Except thy Lawe had bene my delite, I should now haue perished in mine affliction.

93I wil neuer forget thy precepts: for by them thou hast quickened me.

94I am thine, saue me: for I haue sought thy precepts.

95The wicked haue waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

96I haue seene an ende of all perfection: but thy commandement is exceeding large.

97MEM. Oh howe loue I thy Lawe! it is my meditation continually.

98By thy commandements thou hast made mee wiser then mine enemies: for they are euer with mee.

99I haue had more vnderstading then all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

100I vnderstoode more then the ancient, because I kept thy precepts.

101I haue refrained my feete from euery euil way, that I might keepe thy word.

102I haue not declined from thy iudgements: for thou didest teach me.

103Howe sweete are thy promises vnto my mouth! yea, more then hony vnto my mouth.

104By thy precepts I haue gotten vnderstanding: therefore I hate all the wayes of falshoode.

105NUN. Thy worde is a lanterne vnto my feete, and a light vnto my path.

106I haue sworne and will performe it, that I will keepe thy righteous iudgements.

107I am very sore afflicted: O Lord, quicken me according to thy word.

108O Lord, I beseeche thee accept the free offerings of my mouth, and teach mee thy iudgements.

109My soule is continually in mine hande: yet doe I not forget thy Lawe.

110The wicked haue layed a snare for mee: but I swarued not from thy precepts.

111Thy testimonies haue I taken as an heritage for euer: for they are the ioy of mine heart.

112I haue applied mine heart to fulfill thy statutes alway, euen vnto the ende.

113SAMECH. I hate vaine inuentions: but thy Lawe doe I loue.

114Thou art my refuge and shield, and I trust in thy worde.

115Away from mee, yee wicked: for I will keepe the commandements of my God.

116Stablish me according to thy promise, that I may liue, and disappoint me not of mine hope.

117Stay thou mee, and I shall be safe, and I will delite continually in thy statutes.

118Thou hast troden downe all them that depart from thy statutes: for their deceit is vaine.

119Thou hast taken away all ye wicked of the earth like drosse: therefore I loue thy testimonies.

120My flesh trembleth for feare of thee, and I am afraide of thy iudgements.

121AIN. I haue executed iudgement and iustice: leaue me not to mine oppressours.

122Answere for thy seruant in that, which is good, and let not the proude oppresse me.

123Mine eyes haue failed in waiting for thy saluation, and for thy iust promise.

124Deale with thy seruant according to thy mercie, and teache me thy statutes.

125I am thy seruant: graunt mee therefore vnderstanding, that I may knowe thy testimonies.

126It is time for thee Lord to worke: for they haue destroyed thy Lawe.

127Therefore loue I thy commandements aboue golde, yea, aboue most fine golde.

128Therefore I esteeme all thy precepts most iust, and hate all false wayes.

129PE. Thy testimonies are wonderfull: therefore doeth my soule keepe them.

130The entrance into thy wordes sheweth light, and giueth vnderstanding to the simple.

131I opened my mouth and panted, because I loued thy commandements.

132Looke vpon mee and bee mercifull vnto me, as thou vsest to doe vnto those that loue thy Name.

133Direct my steppes in thy worde, and let none iniquitie haue dominion ouer me.

134Deliuer mee from the oppression of men, and I will keepe thy precepts.

135Shew the light of thy countenance vpon thy seruant, and teache me thy statutes.

136Mine eyes gush out with riuers of water, because they keepe not thy Lawe.

137TSADDI. Righteous art thou, O Lord, and iust are thy iudgements.

138Thou hast commanded iustice by thy testimonies and trueth especially.

139My zeale hath euen consumed mee, because mine enemies haue forgotten thy wordes.

140Thy word is prooued most pure, and thy seruant loueth it.

141I am small and despised: yet do I not forget thy precepts.

142Thy righteousnesse is an euerlasting righteousnes, and thy Lawe is trueth.

143Trouble and anguish are come vpon me: yet are thy commandements my delite.

144The righteousnes of thy testimonies is euerlasting: graunt me vnderstanding, and I shall liue.

145KOPH. I haue cried with my whole heart: heare me, O Lord, and I will keepe thy statutes.

146I called vpon thee: saue mee, and I will keepe thy testimonies.

147I preuented the morning light, and cried: for I waited on thy word.

148Mine eyes preuent the night watches to meditate in thy word.

149Heare my voyce according to thy louing kindenesse: O Lord, quicken me according to thy iudgement.

150They drawe neere, that follow after malice, and are farre from thy Lawe.

151Thou art neere, O Lord: for all thy commandements are true.

152I haue knowen long since by thy testimonies, that thou hast established them for euer.

153RESH. Beholde mine affliction, and deliuer mee: for I haue not forgotten thy Lawe.

154Pleade my cause, and deliuer me: quicken me according vnto thy word.

155Saluation is farre from the wicked, because they seeke not thy statutes.

156Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy iudgements.

157My persecutours and mine oppressours are many: yet doe I not swarue from thy testimonies.

158I saw the transgressours and was grieued, because they kept not thy worde.

159Consider, O Lord, how I loue thy preceptes: quicken mee according to thy louing kindenesse.

160The beginning of thy worde is trueth, and all the iudgements of thy righteousnesse endure for euer.

161SCHIN. Princes haue persecuted mee without cause, but mine heart stood in awe of thy wordes.

162I reioyce at thy worde, as one that findeth a great spoyle.

163I hate falshoode and abhorre it, but thy Lawe doe I loue.

164Seuen times a day doe I praise thee, because of thy righteous iudgements.

165They that loue thy Law, shall haue great prosperitie, and they shall haue none hurt.

166Lord, I haue trusted in thy saluation, and haue done thy commandements.

167My soule hath kept thy testimonies: for I loue them exceedingly.

168I haue kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my wayes are before thee.

169TAV. Let my complaint come before thee, O Lord, and giue me vnderstanding, according vnto thy worde.

170Let my supplication come before thee, and deliuer me according to thy promise.

171My lippes shall speake praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

172My tongue shall intreate of thy word: for all thy commandements are righteous.

173Let thine hand helpe me: for I haue chosen thy precepts.

174I haue longed for thy saluation, O Lord, and thy Lawe is my delite.

175Let my soule liue, and it shall praise thee, and thy iudgements shall helpe me.

176I haue gone astraye like a lost sheepe: seeke thy seruant, for I doe not forget thy commandements.

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