NASB — Psalms 119 — KJV

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

Aleph.

  1 How blessed are those whose way is Iablameless,
  Who bwalk in the law of the LORD.
  2 How blessed are those who aobserve His testimonies,
  Who bseek Him cwith all [their] heart.
  3 They also ado no unrighteousness;
  They walk in His ways.
  4 You have Iaordained Your precepts,
  IIThat we should keep [them] diligently.
  5 Oh that my aways may be established
  To bkeep Your statutes!
  6 Then I ashall not be ashamed
  When I look Iupon all Your commandments.
  7 I shall agive thanks to You with uprightness of heart,
  When I learn Your righteous judgments.
  8 I shall keep Your statutes;
  Do not aforsake me utterly!

[1] ILit complete; or having integrity aPs 101:2, 6; Pv 11:20; 13:6 bPs 128:1; Ezk 11:20; 18:17; Mi 4:2
[2] aPs 25:10; 99:7; 119:22, 168 bDt 4:29; Ps 119:10 cDt 6:5; 10:12; 11:13; 13:3; 30:2
[3] a1 Jn 3:9; 5:18
[4] ILit commanded IILit To keep aDt 4:13; Ne 9:13
[5] aPs 40:2; Pv 4:26 bDt 12:1; 2Ch 7:17
[6] ILit to aJb 22:26; Ps 119:80
[7] aPs 119:62
[8] aPs 38:21; 71:9, 18

Beth.

  9 ¶ How can a young man keep his way pure?
  By akeeping [it] according to Your word.
  10 With aall my heart I have sought You;
  Do not let me bwander from Your commandments.
  11 Your word I have atreasured in my heart,
  That I may not sin against You.
  12 Blessed are You, O LORD;
  aTeach me Your statutes.
  13 With my lips I have atold of
  All the bordinances of Your mouth.
  14 I have arejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
  IAs much as in all riches.
  15 I will ameditate on Your precepts
  And Iregard bYour ways.
  16 I shall Iadelight in Your statutes;
  I shall bnot forget Your word.

[9] a1K 2:4; 8:25; 2Ch 6:16
[10] a2Ch 15:15; Ps 119:2, 145 bPs 119:21, 118
[11] aPs 37:31; 40:8; Lk 2:19, 51
[12] aPs 119:26, 64, 108, 124, 135, 171
[13] aPs 40:9 bPs 119:72
[14] ILit As over all aPs 119:111, 162
[15] IOr look upon aPs 1:2; 119:23, 48, 78, 97, 148 bPs 25:4; 27:11; Is 58:2
[16] ILit delight myself aPs 1:2; 119:24, 35, 47, 70, 77, 92, 143, 174 bPs 119:93

Gimel.

  17aDeal bountifully with Your servant,
  That I may live and keep Your word.
  18 Open my eyes, that I may behold
  Wonderful things from Your law.
  19 I am a astranger in the earth;
  Do not hide Your commandments from me.
  20 My soul is crushed Iawith longing
  After Your ordinances at all times.
  21 You arebuke the arrogant, Ithe bcursed,
  Who cwander from Your commandments.
  22 aTake away reproach and contempt from me,
  For I bobserve Your testimonies.
  23 Even though aprinces sit [and] talk against me,
  Your servant bmeditates on Your statutes.
  24 Your testimonies also are my adelight;
  [They are] Imy counselors.

[17] aPs 13:6; 116:7
[19] aGn 47:9; Lv 25:23; 1Ch 29:15; Ps 39:12; 119:54; He 11:13
[20] ILit for aPs 42:1, 2; 63:1; 84:2; 119:40, 131
[21] IOr Cursed are those who wander... aPs 68:30 bDt 27:26; Ps 37:22 cPs 119:10, 118
[22] aPs 39:8; 119:39 bPs 119:2
[23] aPs 119:161 bPs 119:15
[24] ILit the men of my counsel aPs 119:16

Daleth.

  25 ¶ My asoul cleaves to the dust;
  bRevive me caccording to Your word.
  26 I have told of my ways, and You have answered me;
  aTeach me Your statutes.
  27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts,
  So I will ameditate on Your wonders.
  28 My asoul Iweeps because of grief;
  bStrengthen me according to Your word.
  29 Remove the false way from me,
  And graciously grant me Your law.
  30 I have chosen the faithful way;
  I have Iplaced Your ordinances [before me].
  31 I acling to Your testimonies;
  O LORD, do not put me to shame!
  32 I shall run the way of Your commandments,
  For You will aenlarge my heart.

[25] aPs 44:25 bPs 119:37, 40, 88, 93, 107, 149, 154, 156, 159; 143:11 cPs 119:65
[26] aPs 25:4; 27:11; 86:11; 119:12
[27] aPs 105:2; 145:5
[28] ILit drops aPs 22:14; 107:26 bPs 20:2; 1P 5:10
[30] IOr accounted Your ordinances worthy
[31] aDt 11:22
[32] a1K 4:29; Is 60:5; 2Co 6:11, 13

He.

  33aTeach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes,
  And I shall observe it to the end.
  34 aGive me understanding, that I may bobserve Your law
  And keep it cwith all [my] heart.
  35 Make me walk in the apath of Your commandments,
  For I bdelight in it.
  36 aIncline my heart to Your testimonies
  And not to b[dishonest] gain.
  37 Turn away my aeyes from looking at vanity,
  And brevive me in Your ways.
  38 aEstablish Your Iword to Your servant,
  IIAs that which produces reverence for You.
  39 aTurn away my reproach which I dread,
  For Your ordinances are good.
  40 Behold, I along for Your precepts;
  Revive me through Your righteousness.

[33] aPs 119:5, 12
[34] aPs 119:27, 73, 125, 144, 169 b1Ch 22:12; Ezk 44:24 cPs 119:2, 69
[35] aPs 25:4; Is 40:14 bPs 112:1; 119:16
[36] a1K 8:58 bEzk 33:31; Mk 7:21, 22; Lk 12:15; He 13:5
[37] aIs 33:15 bPs 71:20; 119:25
[38] IOr promise IILit Which is for the fear of You a2S 7:25
[39] aPs 119:22
[40] aPs 119:20

Vav.

  41 ¶ May Your alovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD,
  Your salvation baccording to Your Iword;
  42 So I will have an aanswer for him who breproaches me,
  For I trust in Your word.
  43 And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
  For I Iawait for Your ordinances.
  44 So I will akeep Your law continually,
  Forever and ever.
  45 And I will awalk Iat liberty,
  For I bseek Your precepts.
  46 I will also speak of Your testimonies abefore kings
  And shall not be ashamed.
  47 I shall Iadelight in Your commandments,
  Which I blove.
  48 And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,
  Which I alove;
  And I will bmeditate on Your statutes.

[41] IOr promise aPs 119:77 bPs 119:58, 76, 116, 170
[42] aPv 27:11 bPs 102:8; 119:39
[43] IOr hope in aPs 119:49, 74, 81, 114, 147
[44] aPs 119:33
[45] ILit in a wide place aPv 4:12 bPs 119:94, 155
[46] aMt 10:18; Ac 26:1, 2
[47] ILit delight myself aPs 119:16 bPs 119:97, 127, 159
[48] aPs 119:97, 127, 159 bPs 119:15

Zayin.

  49 ¶ Remember the word to Your servant,
  IIn which You have made me hope.
  50 This is my acomfort in my affliction,
  That Your word has Irevived me.
  51 The arrogant autterly deride me,
  [Yet] I do not bturn aside from Your law.
  52 I have aremembered Your ordinances from Iof old, O LORD,
  And comfort myself.
  53 Burning aindignation has seized me because of the wicked,
  Who bforsake Your law.
  54 Your statutes are my songs
  In the house of my apilgrimage.
  55 O LORD, I aremember Your name bin the night,
  And keep Your law.
  56 This has become mine,
  IThat I aobserve Your precepts.

[49] ILit On
[50] IOr preserved me alive aJb 6:10; Ro 15:4
[51] aJb 30:1; Jr 20:7 bJb 23:11; Ps 44:18; 119:157
[52] IOr everlasting aPs 103:18
[53] aEx 32:19; Ezr 9:3; Ne 13:25; Ps 119:158 bPs 89:30
[54] aGn 47:9; Ps 119:19
[55] aPs 63:6 bPs 42:8; 92:2; 119:62; Is 26:9; Ac 16:25
[56] IOr Because aPs 119:22, 69, 100

Heth.

  57 ¶ The LORD is my aportion;
  I have Ipromised to bkeep Your words.
  58 I asought Your favor bwith all [my] heart;
  cBe gracious to me daccording to Your Iword.
  59 I aconsidered my ways
  And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
  60 I hastened and did not delay
  To keep Your commandments.
  61 The acords of the wicked have encircled me,
  [But] I have bnot forgotten Your law.
  62 At amidnight I shall rise to give thanks to You
  Because of Your brighteous ordinances.
  63 I am a acompanion of all those who Ifear You,
  And of those who keep Your precepts.
  64 aThe earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD;
  bTeach me Your statutes.

[57] ILit said that I would keep aPs 16:5; Lm 3:24 bDt 33:9
[58] IOr promise a1K 13:6 bPs 119:2 cPs 41:4; 56:1; 57:1 dPs 119:41
[59] aMk 14:72; Lk 15:17
[61] aJb 36:8; Ps 140:5 bPs 119:83, 141, 153, 176
[62] aPs 119:55 bPs 119:7
[63] IOr revere aPs 101:6
[64] aPs 33:5 bPs 119:12

Teth.

  65 ¶ You have dealt well with Your servant,
  O LORD, according to Your word.
  66 Teach me good Iadiscernment and knowledge,
  For I believe in Your commandments.
  67 aBefore I was afflicted I went astray,
  But now I keep Your word.
  68 You are agood and bdo good;
  cTeach me Your statutes.
  69 The arrogant Ihave aforged a lie against me;
  With all [my] heart I will bobserve Your precepts.
  70 Their heart is Iacovered with fat,
  [But] I bdelight in Your law.
  71 It is agood for me that I was afflicted,
  That I may learn Your statutes.
  72 The alaw of Your mouth is better to me
  Than thousands of gold and silver [pieces].

[66] IOr judgment aPhp 1:9
[67] aPs 119:71, 75; Jr 31:18, 19; He 12:5-11
[68] aPs 86:5; 100:5; 106:1; 107:1; Mt 19:17 bDt 8:16; 28:63; 30:5; Ps 125:4 cPs 119:12
[69] ILit besmear me with lies aJb 13:4; Ps 109:2 bPs 119:56
[70] ILit gross like fat aDt 32:15; Jb 15:27; Ps 17:10; Is 6:10; Jr 5:28; Ac 28:27 bPs 119:16
[71] aPs 119:67, 75
[72] aPs 19:10; 119:127; Pv 8:10, 11, 19

Yodh.

  73aYour hands made me and Ifashioned me;
  bGive me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
  74 May those who Ifear You asee me and be glad,
  Because I IIbwait for Your word.
  75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are arighteous,
  And that bin faithfulness You have afflicted me.
  76 O may Your lovingkindness Icomfort me,
  According to Your IIword to Your servant.
  77 May aYour compassion come to me that I may live,
  For Your law is my bdelight.
  78 May athe arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me bwith a lie;
  [But] I shall cmeditate on Your precepts.
  79 May those who Ifear You turn to me,
  Even those who know Your testimonies.
  80 May my heart be Iablameless in Your statutes,
  So that I will not bbe ashamed.

[73] ILit established aJb 10:8; 31:15; Ps 100:3; 138:8; 139:15, 16 bPs 119:34
[74] IOr revere IIOr hope in aPs 34:2; 35:27; 107:42 bPs 119:43
[75] aPs 119:138 bHe 12:10
[76] ILit be for my comfort IIOr promise
[77] aPs 119:41 bPs 119:16
[78] aJr 50:32 bPs 119:86 cPs 119:15
[79] IOr revere
[80] ILit complete; or having integrity aPs 119:1 bPs 119:46

Kaph.

  81 ¶ My asoul languishes for Your salvation;
  I Ibwait for Your word.
  82 My aeyes fail [with longing] for Your Iword,
  IIWhile I say, “When will You comfort me?”
  83 Though I have abecome like a wineskin in the smoke,
  I do bnot forget Your statutes.
  84 How many are the adays of Your servant?
  When will You bexecute judgment on those who persecute me?
  85 The arrogant have adug pits for me,
  [Men] who are not Iin accord with Your law.
  86 All Your commandments are afaithful;
  They have bpersecuted me with a lie; chelp me!
  87 They almost destroyed me Ion earth,
  But as for me, I adid not forsake Your precepts.
  88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
  So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

[81] IOr hope in aPs 84:2 bPs 119:43
[82] IOr promise IILit Saying aPs 69:3; 119:123; Is 38:14; Lm 2:11
[83] aJb 30:30 bPs 119:61
[84] aPs 39:4 bRv 6:10
[85] ILit according to Your law aPs 7:15; 35:7; 57:6; Jr 18:22
[86] aPs 119:138 bPs 35:19; 119:78, 161 cPs 109:26
[87] ILit in the earth aIs 58:2

Lamedh.

  89aForever, O LORD,
  Your word Iis settled in heaven.
  90 Your afaithfulness [continues] Ithroughout all generations;
  You bestablished the earth, and it cstands.
  91 They stand this day according to Your aordinances,
  For ball things are Your servants.
  92 If Your law had not been my adelight,
  Then I would have perished bin my affliction.
  93 I will anever forget Your precepts,
  For by them You have Ibrevived me.
  94 I am Yours, asave me;
  For I have bsought Your precepts.
  95 The wicked await for me to destroy me;
  I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.
  96 I have seen Ia limit to all perfection;
  Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

[89] ILit stands firm aPs 89:2; 119:160; Is 40:8; Mt 24:35; 1P 1:25
[90] ILit to aPs 36:5; 89:1, 2 bPs 148:6 cEc 1:4
[91] aJr 31:35; 33:25 bPs 104:2-4
[92] aPs 119:16 bPs 119:50
[93] IOr kept me alive aPs 119:16, 83 bPs 119:25
[94] aPs 119:146 bPs 119:45
[95] aPs 40:14; Is 32:7
[96] ILit an end of

Mem.

  97 ¶ O how I alove Your law!
  It is my bmeditation all the day.
  98 Your acommandments make me wiser than my enemies,
  For they are ever Imine.
  99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
  For Your testimonies are my ameditation.
  100 I understand amore than the aged,
  Because I have bobserved Your precepts.
  101 I have arestrained my feet from every evil way,
  That I may keep Your word.
  102 I have not aturned aside from Your ordinances,
  For You Yourself have taught me.
  103 How asweet are Your Iwords to my IItaste!
  [Yes, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
  104 From Your precepts I aget understanding;
  Therefore I bhate every false way.

[97] aPs 119:47, 48, 127, 163, 165 bPs 1:2; 119:15
[98] IOr with me aDt 4:6; Ps 119:130
[99] aPs 119:15
[100] aJb 32:7-9 bPs 119:22, 56
[101] aPv 1:15
[102] aDt 17:20; Jsh 23:6; 1K 15:5
[103] IOr promises IILit palate aPs 19:10; Pv 8:11; 24:13, 14
[104] aPs 119:130 bPs 119:128

Nun.

  105 ¶ Your word is a alamp to my feet
  And a light to my path.
  106 I have asworn and I will confirm it,
  That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
  107 I am exceedingly aafflicted;
  IbRevive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
  108 O accept the afreewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,
  And bteach me Your ordinances.
  109 My Ialife is continually IIin my hand,
  Yet I do not bforget Your law.
  110 The wicked have alaid a snare for me,
  Yet I have not bgone astray from Your precepts.
  111 I have ainherited Your testimonies forever,
  For they are the bjoy of my heart.
  112 I have ainclined my heart to perform Your statutes
  Forever, [even] bto the end.

[105] aPv 6:23
[106] aNe 10:29
[107] IOr Keep me alive aPs 119:25, 50 bPs 119:25
[108] aHo 14:2; He 13:15 bPs 119:12
[109] ILit soul III.e. in danger aJg 12:3; Jb 13:14 bPs 119:16
[110] aPs 91:3; 140:5; 141:9 bPs 119:10
[111] aDt 33:4 bPs 119:14, 162
[112] aPs 119:36 bPs 119:33

Samekh.

  113 ¶ I hate those who are adouble-minded,
  But I love Your blaw.
  114 You are my ahiding place and my bshield;
  I Icwait for Your word.
  115 aDepart from me, evildoers,
  That I may bobserve the commandments of my God.
  116 aSustain me according to Your Iword, that I may live;
  And bdo not let me be IIashamed of my hope.
  117 Uphold me that I may be asafe,
  That I may bhave regard for Your statutes continually.
  118 You have Irejected all those awho wander from Your statutes,
  For their deceitfulness is IIuseless.
  119 You have Iremoved all the wicked of the earth [like] adross;
  Therefore I blove Your testimonies.
  120 My flesh Iatrembles for fear of You,
  And I am bafraid of Your judgments.

[113] a1K 18:21; Jm 1:8; 4:8 bPs 119:47
[114] IOr hope in aPs 31:20; 32:7; 61:4; 91:1 bPs 84:9 cPs 119:74
[115] aPs 6:8; 139:19; Mt 7:23 bPs 119:22
[116] IOr promise IILit put to shame because of aPs 37:17, 24; 54:4 bPs 25:2, 20; 31:1, 17; Ro 5:5; 9:33; Php 1:20
[117] aPs 12:5; Pv 29:25 bPs 119:6, 15
[118] ILit made light of IILit falsehood aPs 119:10, 21
[119] ILit caused to cease aIs 1:22, 25; Ezk 22:18, 19 bPs 119:47
[120] ILit bristles up from aJb 4:14; Hab 3:16 bPs 119:161

Ayin.

  121 ¶ I have adone justice and righteousness;
  Do not leave me to my oppressors.
  122 Be asurety for Your servant for good;
  Do not let the arrogant boppress me.
  123 My aeyes fail [with longing] for Your salvation
  And for Your righteous Iword.
  124 Deal with Your servant aaccording to Your lovingkindness
  And bteach me Your statutes.
  125 aI am Your servant; bgive me understanding,
  That I may know Your testimonies.
  126 It is time for the LORD to aact,
  [For] they have broken Your law.
  127 Therefore I alove Your commandments
  Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
  128 Therefore I esteem right all [Your] aprecepts concerning everything,
  I bhate every false way.

[121] a2S 8:15; Jb 29:14
[122] aJb 17:3; He 7:22 bPs 119:134
[123] IOr promise aPs 119:82
[124] aPs 51:1; 106:45; 109:26; 119:88, 149, 159 bPs 119:12
[125] aPs 116:16 bPs 119:27
[126] aJr 18:23; Ezk 31:11
[127] aPs 19:10; 119:47
[128] aPs 19:8 bPs 119:104

Pe.

  129 ¶ Your testimonies are awonderful;
  Therefore my soul bobserves them.
  130 The aunfolding of Your words gives light;
  It gives bunderstanding to the simple.
  131 I aopened my mouth wide and bpanted,
  For I clonged for Your commandments.
  132 aTurn to me and be gracious to me,
  After Your manner Iwith those who love Your name.
  133 Establish my afootsteps in Your Iword,
  And do not let any iniquity bhave dominion over me.
  134 aRedeem me from the oppression of man,
  That I may keep Your precepts.
  135 aMake Your face shine upon Your servant,
  And bteach me Your statutes.
  136 My eyes Ished astreams of water,
  Because they bdo not keep Your law.

[129] aPs 119:18 bPs 119:22
[130] aPv 6:23 bPs 19:7
[131] aJb 29:23; Ps 81:10 bPs 42:1 cPs 119:20
[132] ILit to aPs 25:16; 106:4
[133] IOr promise aPs 17:5 bPs 19:13; Ro 6:12
[134] aPs 119:84; 142:6; Lk 1:74
[135] aNu 6:25; Ps 4:6; 31:16; 67:1; 80:3, 7, 19 bPs 119:12
[136] ILit run down aJr 9:1, 18; 14:17; Lm 3:48 bPs 119:158

Tsadhe.

  137aRighteous are You, O LORD,
  And upright are Your judgments.
  138 You have commanded Your testimonies in arighteousness
  And exceeding bfaithfulness.
  139 My azeal has Iconsumed me,
  Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
  140 Your Iaword is very IIpure,
  Therefore Your servant bloves it.
  141 I am small and adespised,
  [Yet] I do not bforget Your precepts.
  142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
  And aYour law is truth.
  143 Trouble and anguish have Icome upon me,
  [Yet] Your commandments are my adelight.
  144 Your atestimonies are righteous forever;
  bGive me understanding that I may live.

[137] aEzr 9:15; Ne 9:33; Ps 116:5; 129:4; 145:17; Jr 12:1; Lm 1:18; Dn 9:7, 14
[138] aPs 19:7-9; 119:144, 172 bPs 119:86, 90
[139] ILit put an end to aPs 69:9; Jn 2:17
[140] IOr promise IILit refined aPs 12:6; 19:8 bPs 119:47
[141] aPs 22:6 bPs 119:61
[142] aPs 19:9; 119:151, 160
[143] ILit found me aPs 119:24
[144] aPs 19:9 bPs 119:27

Qoph.

  145 ¶ I cried awith all my heart; answer me, O LORD!
  I will bobserve Your statutes.
  146 I cried to You; asave me
  And I shall keep Your testimonies.
  147 I Iarise before dawn and cry for help;
  I IIwait for Your words.
  148 My eyes anticipate the anight watches,
  That I may bmeditate on Your Iword.
  149 Hear my voice aaccording to Your lovingkindness;
  bRevive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.
  150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near;
  They are far from Your law.
  151 You are anear, O LORD,
  And all Your commandments are btruth.
  152 Of old I have aknown from Your testimonies
  That You have founded them bforever.

[145] aPs 119:10 bPs 119:22, 55
[146] aPs 3:7
[147] ILit anticipate the dawn IIOr hope in aPs 5:3; 57:8; 108:2
[148] IOr promise aPs 63:6 bPs 119:15
[149] aPs 119:124 bPs 119:25
[151] aPs 34:18; 145:18; Is 50:8 bPs 119:142
[152] aPs 119:125 bPs 119:89; Lk 21:33

Resh.

  153aLook upon my baffliction and rescue me,
  For I do not cforget Your law.
  154 aPlead my cause and bredeem me;
  Revive me according to Your Iword.
  155 Salvation is afar from the wicked,
  For they bdo not seek Your statutes.
  156 IaGreat are Your mercies, O LORD;
  Revive me according to Your ordinances.
  157 Many are my apersecutors and my adversaries,
  [Yet] I do not bturn aside from Your testimonies.
  158 I behold the atreacherous and bloathe [them],
  Because they do not keep Your Iword.
  159 Consider how I alove Your precepts;
  bRevive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
  160 The asum of Your word is btruth,
  And every one of Your righteous ordinances cis everlasting.

[153] aLm 5:1 bPs 119:50 cPs 119:16; Pv 3:1; Ho 4:6
[154] IOr promise a1S 24:15; Ps 35:1; Mi 7:9 bPs 119:134
[155] aJb 5:4 bPs 119:45, 94
[156] IOr Many a2S 24:14
[157] aPs 7:1; 119:86, 161 bPs 119:51
[158] IOr promise aIs 21:2; 24:16 bPs 139:21
[159] aPs 119:47 bPs 119:25
[160] aPs 139:17 bPs 119:142 cPs 119:89, 152

Shin.

  161aPrinces persecute me without cause,
  But my heart bstands in awe of Your words.
  162 I arejoice at Your Iword,
  As one who bfinds great spoil.
  163 I ahate and despise falsehood,
  [But] I blove Your law.
  164 Seven times a day I praise You,
  Because of Your arighteous ordinances.
  165 Those who love Your law have agreat peace,
  And Ibnothing causes them to stumble.
  166 I ahope for Your salvation, O LORD,
  And do Your commandments.
  167 My asoul keeps Your testimonies,
  And I blove them exceedingly.
  168 I akeep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
  For all my bways are before You.

[161] a1S 24:11; 26:18; Ps 119:23 bPs 119:120
[162] IOr promise aPs 119:14, 111 b1S 30:16; Is 9:3
[163] aPs 31:6; 119:104, 128; Pv 13:5 bPs 119:47
[164] aPs 119:7, 160
[165] ILit they have no stumbling block aPs 37:11; Pv 3:2; Is 26:3; 32:17 bPv 3:23; Is 63:13; 1 Jn 2:10
[166] aGn 49:18; Ps 119:81, 174
[167] aPs 119:129 bPs 119:47
[168] aPs 119:22 bJb 24:23; Ps 139:3; Pv 5:21

Tav.

  169 ¶ Let my acry Icome before You, O LORD;
  bGive me understanding caccording to Your word.
  170 Let my asupplication come before You;
  bDeliver me according to Your Iword.
  171 Let my alips utter praise,
  For You bteach me Your statutes.
  172 Let my atongue sing of Your Iword,
  For all Your bcommandments are righteousness.
  173 Let Your ahand be Iready to help me,
  For I have bchosen Your precepts.
  174 I along for Your salvation, O LORD,
  And Your law is my bdelight.
  175 Let my asoul live that it may praise You,
  And let Your ordinances help me.
  176 I have agone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant,
  For I do bnot forget Your commandments.

[169] ILit come near before aJb 16:18; Ps 18:6; 102:1 bPs 119:27, 144 cPs 119:65, 154
[170] IOr promise aPs 28:2; 130:2; 140:6; 143:1 bPs 22:20; 31:2; 59:1
[171] aPs 51:15; 63:3 bPs 94:12; 119:12; Is 2:3; Mi 4:2
[172] IOr promise aPs 51:14 bPs 119:138
[173] ILit to help me aPs 37:24; 73:23 bJsh 24:22; Lk 10:42
[174] aPs 119:166 bPs 119:16, 24
[175] aIs 55:3
[176] aIs 53:6; Jr 50:6; Mt 18:12; Lk 15:4 bPs 119:16


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Sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.

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