Psalms 119

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

Aleph.

1 How blessed are those whose way is
Lit complete; or having integrity
,
b  blameless,
Who c  walk in the law of the  Lord.
2How blessed are those who d  observe His testimonies,
Who e  seek Him f  with all their heart.
3They also g  do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.
4You have
Lit commanded
,
i  ordained Your precepts,
Lit To keep
That we should keep them diligently.
5Oh that my k  ways may be established
To l  keep Your statutes!
6Then I m  shall not be ashamed
When I look
Lit to
upon all Your commandments.
7I shall o  give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8I shall keep Your statutes;
Do not p  forsake me utterly!

Beth.

9How can a young man keep his way pure?
By q  keeping it according to Your word.
10With r  all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me s  wander from Your commandments.
11Your word I have t  treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
12Blessed are You, O  Lord;
u  Teach me Your statutes.
13With my lips I have v  told of
All the w  ordinances of Your mouth.
14I have x  rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
Lit As over all
As much as in all riches.
15I will z  meditate on Your precepts
And
Or look upon
regard ab  Your ways.
16I shall
Lit delight myself
,
ad  delight in Your statutes;
I shall ae  not forget Your word.

Gimel.

17 af  Deal bountifully with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word.
18Open my eyes, that I may behold
Wonderful things from Your law.
19I am a ag  stranger in the earth;
Do not hide Your commandments from me.
20My soul is crushed
Lit for
,
ai  with longing
After Your ordinances at all times.
21You aj  rebuke the arrogant
Or Cursed are those who wander...
the al  cursed,
Who am  wander from Your commandments.
22 an  Take away reproach and contempt from me,
For I ao  observe Your testimonies.
23Even though ap  princes sit and talk against me,
Your servant aq  meditates on Your statutes.
24Your testimonies also are my ar  delight;
They are
Lit the men of my counsel
my counselors.

Daleth.

25My at  soul cleaves to the dust;
au  Revive me av  according to Your word.
26I have told of my ways, and You have answered me;
aw  Teach me Your statutes.
27Make me understand the way of Your precepts,
So I will ax  meditate on Your wonders.
28My ay  soul
Lit drops
weeps because of grief;
ba  Strengthen me according to Your word.
29Remove the false way from me,
And graciously grant me Your law.
30I have chosen the faithful way;
I have
Or accounted Your ordinances worthy
placed Your ordinances before me.
31I bc  cling to Your testimonies;
O  Lord, do not put me to shame!
32I shall run the way of Your commandments,
For You will bd  enlarge my heart.

He.

33 be  Teach me, O  Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall observe it to the end.
34 bf  Give me understanding, that I may bg  observe Your law
And keep it bh  with all my heart.
35Make me walk in the bi  path of Your commandments,
For I bj  delight in it.
36 bk  Incline my heart to Your testimonies
And not to bl  dishonest gain.
37Turn away my bm  eyes from looking at vanity,
And bn  revive me in Your ways.
38 bo  Establish Your
Or promise
word to Your servant,
Lit Which is for the fear of You
As that which produces reverence for You.
39 br  Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your ordinances are good.
40Behold, I bs  long for Your precepts;
Revive me through Your righteousness.

Vav.

41May Your bt  lovingkindnesses also come to me, O  Lord,
Your salvation bu  according to Your
Or promise
word;
42So I will have an bw  answer for him who bx  reproaches me,
For I trust in Your word.
43And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I
Or hope in
,
bz  wait for Your ordinances.
44So I will ca  keep Your law continually,
Forever and ever.
45And I will cb  walk
Lit in a wide place
at liberty,
For I cd  seek Your precepts.
46I will also speak of Your testimonies ce  before kings
And shall not be ashamed.
47I shall
Lit delight myself
,
cg  delight in Your commandments,
Which I ch  love.
48And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,
Which I ci  love;
And I will cj  meditate on Your statutes.

Zayin.

49Remember the word to Your servant,
Lit On
In which You have made me hope.
50This is my cl  comfort in my affliction,
That Your word has
Or preserved me alive
revived me.
51The arrogant cn  utterly deride me,
Yet I do not co  turn aside from Your law.
52I have cp  remembered Your ordinances from
Or everlasting
of old, O  Lord,
And comfort myself.
53Burning cr  indignation has seized me because of the wicked,
Who cs  forsake Your law.
54Your statutes are my songs
In the house of my ct  pilgrimage.
55O  Lord, I cu  remember Your name cv  in the night,
And keep Your law.
56This has become mine,
Or Because
That I cx  observe Your precepts.

Heth.

57The  Lord is my cy  portion;
I have
Lit said that I would keep
promised to da  keep Your words.
58I db  sought Your favor dc  with all my heart;
dd  Be gracious to me de  according to Your
Or promise
word.
59I dg  considered my ways
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60I hastened and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.
61The dh  cords of the wicked have encircled me,
But I have di  not forgotten Your law.
62At dj  midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You
Because of Your dk  righteous ordinances.
63I am a dl  companion of all those who
Or revere
fear You,
And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 dn  The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O  Lord;
do  Teach me Your statutes.

Teth.

65You have dealt well with Your servant,
O  Lord, according to Your word.
66Teach me good
Or judgment
,
dq  discernment and knowledge,
For I believe in Your commandments.
67 dr  Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.
68You are ds  good and dt  do good;
du  Teach me Your statutes.
69The arrogant
Lit besmear me with lies
have dw  forged a lie against me;
With all my heart I will dx  observe Your precepts.
70Their heart is
Lit gross like fat
,
dz  covered with fat,
But I ea  delight in Your law.
71It is eb  good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
72The ec  law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Yodh.

73 ed  Your hands made me and
Lit established
fashioned me;
ef  Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74May those who
Or revere
fear You eh  see me and be glad,
Because I
Or hope in
,
ej  wait for Your word.
75I know, O  Lord, that Your judgments are ek  righteous,
And that el  in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76O may Your lovingkindness
Lit be for my comfort
comfort me,
According to Your
Or promise
word to Your servant.
77May eo  Your compassion come to me that I may live,
For Your law is my ep  delight.
78May eq  the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me er  with a lie;
But I shall es  meditate on Your precepts.
79May those who
Or revere
fear You turn to me,
Even those who know Your testimonies.
80May my heart be
Lit complete; or having integrity
,
ev  blameless in Your statutes,
So that I will not ew  be ashamed.

Kaph.

81My ex  soul languishes for Your salvation;
I
Or hope in
,
ez  wait for Your word.
82My fa  eyes fail with longing for Your
Or promise
word,
Lit Saying
While I say, “When will You comfort me?”
83Though I have fd  become like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do fe  not forget Your statutes.
84How many are the ff  days of Your servant?
When will You fg  execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85The arrogant have fh  dug pits for me,
Men who are not
Lit according to Your law
in accord with Your law.
86All Your commandments are fj  faithful;
They have fk  persecuted me with a lie; fl  help me!
87They almost destroyed me
Lit in the earth
on earth,
But as for me, I fn  did not forsake Your precepts.
88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

Lamedh.

89 fo  Forever, O  Lord,
Your word
Lit stands firm
is settled in heaven.
90Your fq  faithfulness continues
Lit to
throughout all generations;
You fs  established the earth, and it ft  stands.
91They stand this day according to Your fu  ordinances,
For fv  all things are Your servants.
92If Your law had not been my fw  delight,
Then I would have perished fx  in my affliction.
93I will fy  never forget Your precepts,
For by them You have
Or kept me alive
,
ga  revived me.
94I am Yours, gb  save me;
For I have gc  sought Your precepts.
95The wicked gd  wait for me to destroy me;
I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.
96I have seen
Lit an end of
a limit to all perfection;
Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

Mem.

97O how I gf  love Your law!
It is my gg  meditation all the day.
98Your gh  commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever
Or with me
mine.
99I have more insight than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my gj  meditation.
100I understand gk  more than the aged,
Because I have gl  observed Your precepts.
101I have gm  restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
102I have not gn  turned aside from Your ordinances,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103How go  sweet are Your
Or promises
words to my
Lit palate
taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104From Your precepts I gr  get understanding;
Therefore I gs  hate every false way.

Nun.

105Your word is a gt  lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106I have gu  sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
107I am exceedingly gv  afflicted;
Or Keep me alive
,
gx  Revive me, O  Lord, according to Your word.
108O accept the gy  freewill offerings of my mouth, O  Lord,
And gz  teach me Your ordinances.
109My
Lit soul
,
hb  life is continually
I.e. in danger
in my hand,
Yet I do not hd  forget Your law.
110The wicked have he  laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not hf  gone astray from Your precepts.
111I have hg  inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the hh  joy of my heart.
112I have hi  inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even hj  to the end.

Samekh.

113I hate those who are hk  double-minded,
But I love Your hl  law.
114You are my hm  hiding place and my hn  shield;
I
Or hope in
,
hp  wait for Your word.
115 hq  Depart from me, evildoers,
That I may hr  observe the commandments of my God.
116 hs  Sustain me according to Your
Or promise
word, that I may live;
And hu  do not let me be
Lit put to shame because of
ashamed of my hope.
117Uphold me that I may be hw  safe,
That I may hx  have regard for Your statutes continually.
118You have
Lit made light of
rejected all those hz  who wander from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is
Lit falsehood
useless.
119You have
Lit caused to cease
removed all the wicked of the earth like ic  dross;
Therefore I id  love Your testimonies.
120My flesh
Lit bristles up from
,
if  trembles for fear of You,
And I am ig  afraid of Your judgments.

Ayin.

121I have ih  done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122Be ii  surety for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant ij  oppress me.
123My ik  eyes fail with longing for Your salvation
And for Your righteous
Or promise
word.
124Deal with Your servant im  according to Your lovingkindness
And in  teach me Your statutes.
125 io  I am Your servant; ip  give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.
126It is time for the  Lord to iq  act,
For they have broken Your law.
127Therefore I ir  love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
128Therefore I esteem right all Your is  precepts concerning everything,
I it  hate every false way.

Pe.

129Your testimonies are iu  wonderful;
Therefore my soul iv  observes them.
130The iw  unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives ix  understanding to the simple.
131I iy  opened my mouth wide and iz  panted,
For I ja  longed for Your commandments.
132 jb  Turn to me and be gracious to me,
After Your manner
Lit to
with those who love Your name.
133Establish my jd  footsteps in Your
Or promise
word,
And do not let any iniquity jf  have dominion over me.
134 jg  Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 jh  Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And ji  teach me Your statutes.
136My eyes
Lit run down
shed jk  streams of water,
Because they jl  do not keep Your law.

Tsadhe.

137 jm  Righteous are You, O  Lord,
And upright are Your judgments.
138You have commanded Your testimonies in jn  righteousness
And exceeding jo  faithfulness.
139My jp  zeal has
Lit put an end to
consumed me,
Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
140Your
Or promise
,
js  word is very
Lit refined
pure,
Therefore Your servant ju  loves it.
141I am small and jv  despised,
Yet I do not jw  forget Your precepts.
142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And jx  Your law is truth.
143Trouble and anguish have
Lit found me
come upon me,
Yet Your commandments are my jz  delight.
144Your ka  testimonies are righteous forever;
kb  Give me understanding that I may live.

Qoph.

145I cried kc  with all my heart; answer me, O  Lord!
I will kd  observe Your statutes.
146I cried to You; ke  save me
And I shall keep Your testimonies.
147I
Lit anticipate the dawn
,
kg  rise before dawn and cry for help;
I
Or hope in
wait for Your words.
148My eyes anticipate the ki  night watches,
That I may kj  meditate on Your
Or promise
word.
149Hear my voice kl  according to Your lovingkindness;
km  Revive me, O  Lord, according to Your ordinances.
150Those who follow after wickedness draw near;
They are far from Your law.
151You are kn  near, O  Lord,
And all Your commandments are ko  truth.
152Of old I have kp  known from Your testimonies
That You have founded them kq  forever.

Resh.

153 kr  Look upon my ks  affliction and rescue me,
For I do not kt  forget Your law.
154 ku  Plead my cause and kv  redeem me;
Revive me according to Your
Or promise
word.
155Salvation is kx  far from the wicked,
For they ky  do not seek Your statutes.
156
Or Many
,
la  Great are Your mercies, O  Lord;
Revive me according to Your ordinances.
157Many are my lb  persecutors and my adversaries,
Yet I do not lc  turn aside from Your testimonies.
158I behold the ld  treacherous and le  loathe them,
Because they do not keep Your
Or promise
word.
159Consider how I lg  love Your precepts;
lh  Revive me, O  Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
160The li  sum of Your word is lj  truth,
And every one of Your righteous ordinances lk  is everlasting.

Shin.

161 ll  Princes persecute me without cause,
But my heart lm  stands in awe of Your words.
162I ln  rejoice at Your
Or promise
word,
As one who lp  finds great spoil.
163I lq  hate and despise falsehood,
But I lr  love Your law.
164Seven times a day I praise You,
Because of Your ls  righteous ordinances.
165Those who love Your law have lt  great peace,
And
Lit they have no stumbling block
,
lv  nothing causes them to stumble.
166I lw  hope for Your salvation, O  Lord,
And do Your commandments.
167My lx  soul keeps Your testimonies,
And I ly  love them exceedingly.
168I lz  keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
For all my ma  ways are before You.

Tav.

169Let my mb  cry
Lit come near before
come before You, O  Lord;
md  Give me understanding me  according to Your word.
170Let my mf  supplication come before You;
mg  Deliver me according to Your
Or promise
word.
171Let my mi  lips utter praise,
For You mj  teach me Your statutes.
172Let my mk  tongue sing of Your
Or promise
word,
For all Your mm  commandments are righteousness.
173Let Your mn  hand be
Lit to help me
ready to help me,
For I have mp  chosen Your precepts.
174I mq  long for Your salvation, O  Lord,
And Your law is my mr  delight.
175Let my ms  soul live that it may praise You,
And let Your ordinances help me.
176I have mt  gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant,
For I do mu  not forget Your commandments.

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