PSALMS     |     CHAPTER 119

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



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