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Psalms 119

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119 In Praise of the Law of the Lord
1 Our Lord, you bless everyone
who lives right
and obeys your Law.
ALEPH.
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1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere
2 You bless all of those
who follow your commands
from deep in their hearts
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 and who never do wrong
or turn from you.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 You have ordered us always
to obey your teachings;
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 I don't ever want to stray
from your laws.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Thinking about your commands
will keep me from doing
some foolish thing.
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will do right and praise you
by learning to respect
your perfect laws.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
thy...: Heb. judgments of thy righteousness
8 I will obey all of them!
Don't turn your back on me.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

9 Young people can live
a clean life
by obeying your word.
BETH.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 I worship you
with all my heart.
Don't let me walk away
from your commands.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 I treasure your word
above all else;
it keeps me from sinning
against you.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 I praise you, Lord!
Teach me your laws.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my own mouth,
I tell others the laws
that you have spoken.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 Obeying your instructions
brings as much happiness
as being rich.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will study your teachings
and follow your footsteps.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will take pleasure
in your laws
and remember your words.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

17 Treat me with kindness, Lord,
so that I may live
and do what you say.
GIMEL.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open my mind
and let me discover
the wonders of your Law.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Open: Heb. Reveal
19 I live here as a stranger.
Don't keep me from knowing
your commands.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
20 What I want most of all
and at all times
is to honor your laws.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21 You punish those boastful,
worthless nobodies
who turn
from your commands.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22 Don't let them sneer
and insult me
for following you.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 I keep thinking about
your teachings, Lord,
even if rulers plot
against me.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24 Your laws are my greatest joy!
I follow their advice.
24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
my counsellors: Heb. men of my counsel

25 I am at the point of death.
Let your teachings
breathe new life into me.
DALETH.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
26 When I told you my troubles,
you answered my prayers.
Now teach me your laws.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
27 Help me to understand
your teachings,
and I will think about
your marvelous deeds.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 I am overcome with sorrow.
Encourage me,
as you have promised to do.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
melteth: Heb. droppeth
29 Keep me from being deceitful,
and be kind enough
to teach me your Law.
29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
30 I am determined to be faithful
and to respect your laws.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
31 I follow your rules, Lord.
Don't let me be ashamed.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
32 I am eager to learn all
that you want me to do;
help me to understand
more and more.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

33 Point out your rules to me,
and I won't disobey
even one of them.
HE.
33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Help me to understand your Law;
I promise to obey it
with all my heart.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Direct me by your commands!
I love to do what you say.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Make me want to obey you,
rather than to be rich.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Take away my foolish desires,
and let me find life
by walking with you.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Turn...: Heb. Make to pass
38 I am your servant!
Do for me what you promised
to those who worship you.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 Your wonderful teachings
protect me from the insults
that I hate so much.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40 I long for your teachings.
Be true to yourself
and let me live.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

41 Show me your love
and save me, Lord,
as you have promised.
VAU.
41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 Then I will have an answer
for everyone
who insults me
for trusting your word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
So...: or, So shall I answer him that reproveth me in a thing
43 I rely on your laws!
Don't take away my chance
to speak your truth.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 I will keep obeying your Law
forever and ever.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 I have gained perfect freedom
by following your teachings,
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
at liberty: Heb. at large
46 and I trust them so much
that I tell them to kings.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 I love your commands!
They bring me happiness.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 I love and respect them
and will keep them in mind.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

49 Don't forget your promise
to me, your servant.
I depend on it.
ZAIN.
49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50 When I am hurting,
I find comfort in your promise
that leads to life.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
51 Conceited people sneer at me,
but I obey your Law.
51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
52 I find true comfort, Lord,
because your laws have stood
the test of time.
52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
53 I get furious when evil people
turn against your Law.
53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54 No matter where I am,
your teachings
fill me with songs.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 Even in the night
I think about you, Lord,
and I obey your Law.
55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 You have blessed me
because I have always followed
your teachings.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

57 You, Lord, are my choice,
and I will obey you.
CHETH.
57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
58 With all my heart
I beg you to be kind to me,
just as you have promised.
58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
favour: Heb. face
59 I pay careful attention
as you lead me,
and I follow closely.
59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 As soon as you command,
I do what you say.
60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 Evil people may set a trap,
but I obey your Law.
61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
bands: or, companies
62 Your laws are so fair
that I wake up
and praise you
in the middle of the night.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I choose as my friends
everyone who worships you
and follows your teachings.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64 Our Lord, your love is seen
all over the world.
Teach me your laws.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

65 I am your servant, Lord,
and you have kept your promise
to treat me with kindness.
TETH.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
66 Give me wisdom and good sense.
I trust your commands.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Once you corrected me
for not obeying you,
but now I obey.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
68 You are kindhearted,
and you do good things,
so teach me your laws.
68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69 My reputation is being ruined
by conceited liars,
but with all my heart
I follow your teachings.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70 Those liars have no sense,
but I find happiness
in your Law.
70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
71 When you corrected me,
it did me good
because it taught me
to study your laws.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
72 I would rather obey you
than to have a thousand pieces
of silver and gold.
72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

73 You created me
and put me together.
Make me wise enough to learn
what you have commanded.
JOD.
73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74 Your worshipers will see me,
and they will be glad
that I trust your word.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
75 Your decisions are correct,
and you were right
to punish me.
75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
right: Heb. righteousness
76 I serve you, Lord.
Comfort me with your love,
just as you have promised.
76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
for...: Heb. to comfort me
77 I love to obey your Law!
Have mercy and let me live.
77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
78 Put down those proud people
who hurt me with their lies,
because I have chosen
to study your teachings.
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
79 Let your worshipers come to me,
so they will learn
to obey your rules.
79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80 Let me truly respect your laws,
so I won't be ashamed.
80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

81 I long for you to rescue me!
Your word is my only hope.
CAPH.
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
82 I am worn out from waiting
for you to keep your word.
When will you have mercy?
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 My life is wasting away
like a dried-up wineskin,
f 119.83 a dried-up wineskin: The Hebrew text has “a wineskin in the smoke.” In ancient times bags were made from animal skins to hold wine, but when the bags dried up they cracked and could no longer be used.
but I have not forgotten
your teachings.
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84 I am your servant!
How long must I suffer?
When will you punish
those troublemakers?
84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 Those proud people reject
your teachings,
and they dig pits
for me to fall in.
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86 Your laws can be trusted!
Protect me from cruel liars.
86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
faithful: Heb. faithfulness
87 They have almost killed me,
but I have been faithful
to your teachings.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 Show that you love me
and let me live,
so that I may obey all
of your commands.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

89 Our Lord, you are eternal!
Your word will last as long
as the heavens.
g 119.89 Our ... heavens: Or “Our Lord your word is eternal. It will last as long as the heavens.”
LAMED.
89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90 You remain faithful
in every generation,
and the earth you created
will keep standing firm.
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
unto...: Heb. to generation and generation
abideth: Heb. standeth
91 All things are your servants,
and the laws you made
are still in effect today.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
92 If I had not found happiness
in obeying your Law,
I would have died in misery.
92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I won't ever forget
your teachings,
because you give me new life
by following them.
93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
94 I belong to you,
and I have respected your laws,
so keep me safe.
94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
95 Brutal enemies are waiting
to ambush and destroy me,
but I obey your rules.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
96 Nothing is completely perfect,
except your teachings.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

97 I deeply love your Law!
I think about it all day.
MEM.
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 Your laws never leave my mind,
and they make me much wiser
than my enemies.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
they...: Heb. it is ever with me
99 Thinking about your teachings
gives me better understanding
than my teachers,
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 and obeying your laws
makes me wiser
than those
who have lived a long time.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I obey your word
instead of following a way
that leads to trouble.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 You have been my teacher,
and I won't reject
your instructions.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 Your teachings are sweeter
than honey.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
taste: Heb. palate
104 They give me understanding
and make me hate all lies.
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

105 Your word is a lamp
that gives light
wherever I walk.
NUN.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
lamp: or, candle
106 Your laws are fair,
and I have given my word
to respect them all.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am in terrible pain!
Save me, Lord,
as you said you would.
107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise
and teach me your laws.
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
109 I never forget your teachings,
although my life is always
in danger.
109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
110 Some merciless people
are trying to trap me,
but I never turn my back
on your teachings.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111 They will always be
my most prized possession
and my source of joy.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have made up my mind
to obey your laws forever,
no matter what.
112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
to perform: Heb. to do

113 I hate anyone
whose loyalty is divided,
but I love your Law.
SAMECH.
113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
114 You are my place of safety
and my shield.
Your word is my only hope.
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

115 All of you worthless people,
get away from me!
I am determined to obey
the commands of my God.
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

116 Be true to your word, Lord.
Keep me alive and strong;
don't let me be ashamed
because of my hope.
116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Keep me safe and secure,
so that I will always
respect your laws.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118 You reject all deceitful liars
because they refuse
your teachings.
118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
119 As far as you are concerned,
all evil people are
h 119.119 As far as ... are: A few Hebrew manuscripts and ancient translations. Most Hebrew manuscripts have “You get rid of evil people as if they were.”
garbage,
and so I follow your rules.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
puttest...: Heb. causest to cease
120 I tremble all over
when I think of you
and the way you judge.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

121 I did what was fair and right!
Don't hand me over to those
who want to mistreat me.
AIN.
121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Take good care of me,
your servant,
and don't let me be harmed
by those conceited people.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes are weary from waiting
to see you keep your promise
to come and save me.
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
124 Show your love for me,
your servant,
and teach me your laws.
124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I serve you,
so let me understand
your teachings.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 Do something, Lord!
They have broken your Law.
126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
127 Your laws mean more to me
than the finest gold.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
128 I follow all of your commands,
i 119.128 I ... commands: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
but I hate anyone
who leads me astray.
128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

129 Your teachings are wonderful,
and I respect them all.
PE.
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 Understanding your word
brings light
to the minds
of ordinary people.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131 I honestly want to know
everything you teach.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
132 Think about me and be kind,
just as you are to everyone
who loves your name.
132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
as thou...: Heb. according to the custom toward those, etc
133 Keep your promise
and don't let me stumble
or let sin control my life.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Protect me from abuse,
so I can obey your laws.
134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
135 Smile on me, your servant,
and teach me your laws.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
136 When anyone disobeys you,
my eyes overflow with tears.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

137 Our Lord, you always do right,
and your decisions are fair.
TZADDI.
137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138 All of your teachings are true
and trustworthy.
138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
righteous: Heb. righteousness
faithful: Heb. faithfulness
139 It upsets me greatly
when my enemies neglect
your teachings.
139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
consumed...: Heb. cut me off
140 Your word to me, your servant,
is like pure gold;
I treasure what you say.
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
pure: Heb. tried, or, refined
141 Everyone calls me a nobody,
but I remember your laws.
141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142 You will always do right,
and your teachings are true.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 I am in deep distress,
but I love your teachings.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
taken...: Heb. found me
144 Your rules are always fair.
Help me to understand them
and live.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

145 I pray to you, Lord!
Please answer me.
I promise to obey your laws.
KOPH.
145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
146 I beg you to save me,
so I can follow your rules.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
and I...: or, that I may keep
147 Even before sunrise,
I pray for your help,
and I put my hope
in what you have said.
147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148 I lie awake at night,
thinking of your promises.
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149 Show that you love me, Lord,
and answer my prayer.
Please do the right thing
and save my life.
149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150 People who disobey your Law
have made evil plans
and want to hurt me,
150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151 but you are with me,
and all of your commands
can be trusted.
151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
152 From studying your laws,
I found out long ago
that you made them
to last forever.
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

153 I have not forgotten your Law!
Look at the trouble I am in,
and rescue me.
RESH.
153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
154 Be my defender and protector!
Keep your promise
and save my life.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
155 Evil people won't obey you,
and so they have no hope
of being saved.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
156 You are merciful, Lord!
Please do the right thing
and save my life.
156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
Great: or, Many
157 I have a lot of brutal enemies,
but still I never turn
from your laws.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158 All of those unfaithful people
who refuse to obey you
are disgusting to me.
158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159 Remember how I love your laws,
and show your love for me
by keeping me safe.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
160 All you say can be trusted;
your teachings are true
and will last forever.
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Thy word...: Heb. The beginning of thy word is true

161 Rulers are cruel to me
for no reason.
But with all my heart
I respect your words,
SCHIN.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 because they bring happiness
like treasures taken in war.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I can't stand liars,
but I love your Law.
163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164 I praise you seven times a day
because your laws are fair.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 You give peace of mind
to all who love your Law.
Nothing can make them fall.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
nothing...: Heb. they shall have no stumblingblock
166 You are my only hope
for being saved, Lord,
and I do all you command.
166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 I love and obey your laws
with all my heart.
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168 You know everything I do.
You know I respect every law
you have given.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

169 Please, Lord, hear my prayer
and give me the understanding
that comes from your word.
TAU.
169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
170 Listen to my concerns
and keep me safe,
just as you have promised.
170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
171 If you will teach me your laws,
I will praise you
171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172 and sing
about your promise,
because all of your teachings
are what they ought to be.
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173 Be ready to protect me
because I have chosen
to obey your laws.
173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 I am waiting for you
to save me, Lord.
Your Law makes me happy.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
175 Keep me alive,
so I can praise you,
and let me find help
in your teachings.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
176 I am your servant,
but I have wandered away
like a lost sheep.
Please come after me,
because I have not forgotten
your teachings.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

© 1999 American Bible Society
 



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