Psalm 119

1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless:
    who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are those who keep his commands:
    and seek him with their whole heart;
3 Those who do no wrong:
    but walk in the ways of our God.
4 For you, Lord, have commanded us:
    to persevere in all your precepts.
5 If only my ways were unerring:
    towards the keeping of your statutes!
6 Then I should not be ashamed:
    when I looked on all your commandments.
7 I will praise you with sincerity of heart:
    as I learn your righteous judgements.
8 I will keep your statutes:
    O forsake me not utterly.
9 How shall the young keep their path pure:
    unless they hold to your word?
10 I have sought you with my whole heart:
    let me not stray from your commandments.
11 I have treasured your words in my heart:
    that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, Lord God:
    O teach me your statutes.
13 With my lips I have been telling:
    all the judgements of your mouth;
14 And I find more joy in the way of your commands:
    than in all manner of riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts:
    and give heed to your ways;
16 For my delight is wholly in your statutes:
    and I will not forget your word.
17 O be bountiful to your servant that I may live:
    in obedience to your word.
18 Take away the veil from my eyes:
    that I may see the wonders of your law.
19 I am but a stranger on the earth:
    do not hide your commandments from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing:
    for your judgements day and night.
21 You have rebuked the proud:
    and cursed are those who stray from your commandments;
22 Turn away from me their reproach and scorn:
    for I have kept your commands.
23 Though princes sit and plot together against me:
    your servant shall meditate on your statutes;
24 For your commands are my delight:
    and they are counsellors in my defence.
25 I am humbled to the dust:
    O give me life according to your word.
26 If I examine my ways:
    surely you will answer me-O teach me your statutes!
27 Make me to understand the way of your precepts:
    and I shall meditate on your marvellous works.
28 My soul pines away for sorrow:
    O raise me up according to your word.
29 Keep me far from the way of deception:
    and grant me the grace of your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth:
    and have set your judgements before me.
31 I hold fast to your commands:
    O Lord, let me never be confounded.
32 Let me run the way of your commandments:
    for you will liberate my heart.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes:
    and I will honour it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law:
    that I may keep it with my whole heart.
35 Guide me in the path of your commandments:
    for therein is my delight.
36 Incline my heart to your commands:
    and not to selfish gain.
37 Turn away my eyes from looking on vanities:
    as I walk in your way give me life.
38 Make good your promise to your servant:
    the promise that endures for all who fear you.
39 Turn aside the taunts that I dread:
    for your judgements are very good.
40 Lord, I long for your precepts:
    in your righteousness give me life.
41 Let your loving mercy come to me, O Lord:
    and your salvation, according to your word.
42 Then I shall have an answer for those who reproach me:
    for I trust in your word.
43 Do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth:
    for in your judgements is my hope.
44 Let me keep your law continually:
    O let me keep it for ever.
45 And so I shall walk at liberty:
    because I have sought your precepts.
46 I shall speak of your commands before kings:
    and shall not be put to shame.
47 My delight shall be in your commandments:
    which I have greatly loved;
48 I shall worship you with outstretched hands:
    and I shall meditate on your statutes.
49 Remember your word to your servant:
    on which you have built my hope.
50 This has been my comfort in my affliction:
    for your word has brought me life.
51 Though the proud have laughed me to scorn:
    I have not turned aside from your law;
52 But I called to mind, O Lord, your judgements of old:
    and in them I have found consolation.
53 I am seized with indignation at the wicked:
    for they have forsaken your law.
54 But your statutes have become my songs:
    in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I think on your name, O Lord, in the night:
    and I observe your law;
56 This has been my reward:
    because I have kept your precepts.
57 The Lord is my portion:
    I have promised to keep your words.
58 I have sought your favour with my whole heart:
    O be gracious to me according to your word.
59 I have taken stock of my ways:
    and have turned back my feet to your commands.
60 I made haste and did not delay:
    to keep your commandments.
61 The snares of the wicked encompassed me:
    but I did not forget your law;
62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks:
    for the righteousness of your judgements.
63 I am a friend to all who fear you:
    to those who keep your precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your loving mercy:
    O teach me your statutes.
65 Lord, you have done good to your servant:
    in accordance with your word.
66 O teach me right judgement and knowledge:
    for I trust in your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray:
    but now I keep your word.
68 You are good, and you do good:
    O teach me your statutes.
69 The proud have smeared me with lies:
    but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.
70 Their hearts are gross like fat:
    but my delight is in your law.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted:
    so I might learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is dearer to me:
    than a wealth of gold and silver.
73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me:
    O give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice:
    for my hope is in your word.
75 I know, Lord, that your judgements are right:
    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your merciful kindness be my comfort:
    according to your promise to your servant.
77 O let your mercy come to me that I may live:
    for your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be shamed who steal my rights through their lies:
    but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me:
    and they shall know your commands.
80 O let my heart be sound in your statutes:
    that I may never be put to shame.
81 My soul languishes for your salvation:
    but my hope is in your word;
82 My eyes fail with watching for your promise:
    saying 'O when will you comfort me?'
83 I am parched as a wineskin in the smoke:
    yet I do not forget your statutes.
84 How many are the days of your servant:
    and when will you judge my persecutors?
85 The proud have dug pitfalls for me:
    in defiance of your law.
86 All your commandments are true:
    but they persecute me with lies-O come to my help!
87 They have almost made an end of me on the earth:
    but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your merciful goodness give me life:
    that I may keep the commands of your mouth.
89 Lord, your word is for ever:
    it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness abides from one generation to another:
    firm as the earth which you have made.
91 As for your judgements, they stand fast this day:
    for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight:
    I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts:
    for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours, O save me:
    for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked have lain in wait for me to destroy me:
    but I think on your commands.
96 I have seen that all perfection comes to an end:
    only your commandment has no bounds.
97 Lord, how I love your law:
    it is my meditation all the day long.
98 Your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies:
    for they remain with me for ever.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers:
    for I study your commands.
100 I am wiser than the aged:
    because I have kept your precepts.
101 I have held back my feet from every evil path:
    that I might keep your word;
102 I have not turned aside from your judgements:
    for you yourself are my teacher.
103 How sweet are your words to my tongue:
    sweeter than honey to my mouth.
104 Through your precepts I get understanding:
    therefore I hate all lying ways.
105 Your word is a lantern to my feet:
    and a light to my path.
106 I have vowed and sworn an oath:
    to keep your righteous judgements.
107 I have been afflicted beyond measure:
    Lord, give me life according to your word.
108 Accept, O Lord, the freewill offerings of my mouth:
    and teach me your judgements.
109 I take my life in my hands continually:
    yet I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me:
    but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your commands are my inheritance for ever:
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have set my heart to fulfil your statutes:
    always, even to the end.
113 I loathe those who are double-minded:
    but your law do I love.
114 You are my shelter and my shield:
    and in your word is my hope.
115 Away from me, all you that do evil:
    I will keep the commandments of my God.
116 Be my stay, according to your word, that I may live:
    and do not disappoint me in my hope.
117 Hold me up, and I shall be safe:
    and I will ever delight in your statutes.
118 You scorn all those who swerve from your statutes:
    for their calumnies against me are lies;
119 All the ungodly of the earth you count as dross:
    therefore I love your commands.
120 My flesh shrinks for fear of you:
    and I am afraid of your judgements.
121 I have done what is just and right:
    O do not give me over to my oppressors.
122 Stand surety for your servant's good:
    let not the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail with watching for your salvation:
    for the fulfilment of your righteous word.
124 O deal with your servant according to your loving mercy:
    and teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant, O give me understanding:
    that I may know your commands.
126 It is time for the Lord to act:
    for they violate your law.
127 Therefore I love your commandments:
    more than gold, more than the finest gold;
128 Therefore I straighten my paths by all your precepts:
    and I hate all lying ways.
129 Wonderful are your commands:
    and therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The unfolding of your word gives light:
    it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and draw in my breath:
    for I yearn for your commandments.
132 O turn to me and be merciful to me:
    as is your way with those who love your name.
133 Order my steps according to your word:
    that no evil may get mastery over me.
134 Deliver me from my oppressors:
    that I may keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant:
    and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes gush out with streams of water:
    because they pay no heed to your law.
137 Righteous are you, Lord God:
    and just are your judgements;
138 The commands that you have commanded:
    are exceedingly righteous and true.
139 Zeal and indignation have choked my mouth:
    because my enemies have forgotten your words.
140 Your word has been tried in the fire:
    and therefore your servant loves it.
141 I am small and of no account:
    but I have not forgotten your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness:
    and your law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me:
    but your commandments are my delight.
144 The righteousness of your commands is everlasting:
    O give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 I call with my whole heart:
    hear me, O Lord, I will keep your statutes.
146 I cry out to you; O save me:
    and I will heed your commands.
147 Before the morning light I rise and I call:
    for in your word is my hope.
148 Before the night watch my eyes wake:
    that I may meditate upon your words.
149 Hear my voice, O Lord, in your loving mercy:
    and according to your judgements, give me life.
150 They draw near to me who maliciously persecute me:
    but they are far from your law.
151 You, Lord, are close at hand:
    and all your commandments are true.
152 I have known long since from your commands:
    that you have founded them for ever.
153 Consider my affliction and deliver me:
    for I do not forget your law.
154 Plead my cause and set me free:
    O give me life, according to your word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked:
    for they do not seek your statutes.
156 Numberless, O Lord, are your tender mercies:
    according to your judgements, give me life.
157 Many there are that persecute me and trouble me:
    but I have not swerved from your commands.
158 I am cut to the heart when I see the faithless:
    for they do not keep your word.
159 Consider, O Lord, how I love your precepts:
    and in your mercy, give me life.
160 The sum of your word is truth:
    and all your righteous judgements stand for ever.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause:
    but my heart stands in awe of your word.
162 I am as glad of your word:
    as one who finds rich spoil.
163 Lies I hate and abhor:
    but your law do I love.
164 Seven times a day I praise you:
    because of your righteous judgements.
165 Great is the peace of those who love your law:
    and nothing shall make them stumble.
166 Lord, I have waited for your salvation:
    and I have done your commandments.
167 My soul has heeded your commands:
    and I love them beyond measure.
168 I have kept your precepts and commands:
    for all my ways are open before you.
169 Let my cry come to you, O Lord:
    O give me understanding, according to your word.
170 Let my supplication come before you:
    and deliver me according to your promise.
171 My lips shall pour forth your praise:
    because you teach me your statutes;
172 My tongue shall sing of your word:
    for all your commandments are righteousness.
173 Let your hand be swift to help me:
    for I have chosen your precepts.
174 Lord, I have longed for your salvation:
    and your law is my delight.
175 O let my soul live, that I may praise you:
    and let your judgements be my help.
176 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost:
    O seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.