Psalms 119

119:1 ALEPH. Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 119:2 Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart. 119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 119:4 Thou hast commanded [us] to keep thy precepts diligently. 119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all thy commandments. 119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. 119:8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. 119:9 BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [to it], according to thy word. 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 119:11 Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. 119:12 Blessed [art] thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as [much as] in all riches. 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect to thy ways. 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, [that] I may live, and keep thy word. 119:18 Open thou my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 119:19 I [am] a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. 119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing [that it hath] to thy judgments at all times. 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud [that are] cursed, who do err from thy commandments. 119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. 119:23 Princes also did sit [and] speak against me: [but] thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. 119:24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight, [and] my counselors. 119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth to the dust: revive thou me according to thy word. 119:26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according to thy word. 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid [before me]. 119:31 I have adhered to thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. 119:33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it [to] the end. 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yes, I shall observe it with [my] whole heart. 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for in that do I delight. 119:36 Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 119:37 Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; [and] revive thou me in thy way. 119:38 Establish thy word to thy servant, who [is devoted] to thy fear. 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments [are] good. 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: revive me in thy righteousness. 119:41 VAU. Let thy mercies come also to me, O LORD, [even] thy salvation, according to thy word. 119:42 So shall I have with which to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. 119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 119:48 My hands also will I lift to thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. 119:49 ZAIN. Remember the word to thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 119:50 This [is] my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath revived me. 119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: [yet] I have not declined from thy law. 119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts. 119:57 CHETH. [Thou art] my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. 119:58 I entreated thy favor with [my] whole heart: be merciful to me according to thy word. 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to thy testimonies. 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. 119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law. 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 119:63 I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. 119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. 119:65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according to thy word. 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 119:68 Thou [art] good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: [but] I will keep thy precepts with [my] whole heart. 119:70 Their heart is as gross as fat; [but] I delight in thy law. 119:71 [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 119:72 The law of thy mouth [is] better to me than thousands of gold and silver. 119:73 JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. 119:75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments [are] right, and [that] thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. 119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word to thy servant. 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight. 119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: [but] I will meditate in thy precepts. 119:79 Let those that fear thee turn to me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I may not be ashamed. 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word. 119:82 My eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] I do not forget thy statutes. 119:84 How many [are] the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? 119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which [are] not according to thy law. 119:86 All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. 119:88 Revive me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 119:90 Thy faithfulness [is] to all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 119:91 They continue this day according to thy ordinances: for all [are] thy servants. 119:92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction. 119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast revived me. 119:94 I [am] thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: [but] I will consider thy testimonies. 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: [but] thy commandment [is] exceeding broad. 119:97 MEM. O how I love thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day. 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than my enemies: for they [are] ever with me. 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation. 119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. 119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 119:103 How sweet are thy words to my taste! [yes, sweeter] than honey to my mouth! 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. 119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform [it], that I will keep thy righteous judgments. 119:107 I am afflicted very much: revive me, O LORD, according to thy word. 119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will-offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. 119:109 My soul [is] continually in my hand: yet I do not forget thy law. 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart. 119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes always, [even to] the end. 119:113 SAMECH. I hate [vain] thoughts: but thy law do I love. 119:114 Thou [art] my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. 119:115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. 119:116 Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 119:117 Support me, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect to thy statutes continually. 119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. 119:121 AIN. I have done judgment and justice; leave me not to my oppressors. 119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. 119:123 My eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. 119:124 Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 119:125 I [am] thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 119:126 [It is] time for [thee], LORD, to work: [for] they have made void thy law. 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold. 119:128 Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts [concerning] all [things to be] right; [and] I hate every false way. 119:129 PE. Thy testimonies [are] wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple. 119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful to me, as thou usest to do to those that love thy name. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy statutes. 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not thy law. 119:137 TSADDI. Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, and upright [are] thy judgments. 119:138 Thy testimonies [that] thou hast commanded [are] righteous and very faithful. 119:139 My zeal hath consumed me; because my enemies have forgotten thy words. 119:140 Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 119:141 I [am] small and despised: [yet] I do not forget thy precepts. 119:142 Thy righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, and thy law [is] the truth. 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights. 119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies [is] everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. 119:145 KOPH. I cried with [my] whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. 119:146 I cried to thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 119:147 I came before the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. 119:148 My eyes anticipated the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word. 119:149 Hear my voice, according to thy loving-kindness: O LORD, revive me according to thy judgment. 119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 119:151 Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth. 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 119:153 RESH. Consider my affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: revive me according to thy word. 119:155 Salvation [is] far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 119:156 Great [are] thy tender mercies, O LORD: revive me according to thy judgments. 119:157 Many [are] my persecutors and my enemies; [yet] I do not decline from thy testimonies. 119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: revive me, O LORD, according to thy loving-kindness. 119:160 Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever. 119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: [but] thy law do I love. 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 119:165 Great peace have they who love thy law: and nothing shall cause them to stumble. 119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and performed thy commandments. 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways [are] before thee. 119:169 TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. 119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. 119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness. 119:173 Let thy hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law [is] my delight. 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.