Psalm 119
Douay-Rheims Bible

Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet


1{118:1}Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

2{118:2}Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

3{118:3}For they that work iniquity, have not walked in his ways.

4{118:4}Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently.

5{118:5}O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications.

6{118:6}Then shall I not be confounded, when I shall look into all thy commandments.

7{118:7}I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned the judgments of thy justice.

8{118:8}I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake me.


9{118:9}By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.

10{118:10}With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.

11{118:11}Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee.

12{118:12}Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy justifications.

13{118:13}With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.

14{118:14}I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches.

15{118:15}I will meditate on thy commandments: and I will consider thy ways.

16{118:16}I will think of thy justifications: I will not forget thy words.


17{118:17}Give bountifully to thy servant, enliven me: and I shall keep thy words.

18{118:18}Open thou my eyes: and I will consider the wondrous things of thy law.

19{118:19}I am a sojourner on the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

20{118:20}My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all times.

21{118:21}Thou hast rebuked the proud: they are cursed who decline from thy commandments.

22{118:22}Remove from me reproach and contempt: because I have sought after thy testimonies.

23{118:23}For princes sat, and spoke against me: but thy servant was employed in thy justifications.

24{118:24}For thy testimonies are my meditation: and thy justifications my counsel.


25{118:25}My soul hath cleaved to the pavement: quicken thou me according to thy word.

26{118:26}I have declared my ways, and thou hast heard me: teach me thy justifications.

27{118:27}Make me to understand the way of thy justifications: and I shall be exercised in thy wondrous works.

28{118:28}My soul hath slumbered through heaviness: strengthen thou me in thy words.

29{118:29}Remove from me the way of iniquity: and out of thy law have mercy on me.

30{118:30}I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments I have not forgotten.

31{118:31}I have stuck to thy testimonies, O Lord: put me not to shame.

32{118:32}I have run the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge my heart.


33{118:33}Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord: and I will always seek after it.

34{118:34}Give me understanding, and I will search thy law; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

35{118:35}Lead me into the path of thy commandments; for this same I have desired.

36{118:36}Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

37{118:37}Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity: quicken me in thy way.

38{118:38}Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear.

39{118:39}Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended: for thy judgments are delightful.

40{118:40}Behold I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy justice.


41{118:41}Let thy mercy also come upon me, O Lord: thy salvation according to thy word.

42{118:42}So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; that I have trusted in thy words.

43{118:43}And take not thou the word of truth utterly out of my mouth: for in thy words, I have hoped exceedingly.

44{118:44}So shall I always keep thy law, for ever and ever.

45{118:45}And I walked at large: because I have sought after thy commandments.

46{118:46}And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed.

47{118:47}I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved.

48{118:48}And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved: and I was exercised in thy justifications.


49{118:49}Be thou mindful of thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast given me hope.

50{118:50}This hath comforted me in my humiliation: because thy word hath enlivened me.

51{118:51}The proud did iniquitously altogether: but I declined not from thy law.

52{118:52}I remembered, O Lord, thy judgments of old: and I was comforted.

53{118:53}A fainting hath taken hold of me, because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

54{118:54}Thy justifications were the subject of my song, in the place of my pilgrimage.

55{118:55}In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord: and have kept thy law.

56{118:56}This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications.


57{118:57}O Lord, my portion, I have said, I would keep thy law.

58{118:58}I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me according to thy word.

59{118:59}I have thought on my ways: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

60{118:60}I am ready, and am not troubled: that I may keep thy commandments.

61{118:61}The cords of the wicked have encompassed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

62{118:62}I rose at midnight to give praise to thee; for the judgments of thy justification.

63{118:63}I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy commandments.

64{118:64}The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy justifications.


65{118:65}Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word.

66{118:66}Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.

67{118:67}Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.

68{118:68}Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.

69{118:69}The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me: but I will seek thy commandments with my whole heart.

70{118:70}Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

71{118:71}It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.

72{118:72}The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver.


73{118:73}Thy hands have made me and formed me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

74{118:74}They that fear thee shall see me, and shall be glad : because I have greatly hoped in thy words.

75{118:75}I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.

76{118:76}O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

77{118:77}Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy law is my meditation.

78{118:78}Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me: but I will be employed in thy commandments.

79{118:79}Let them that fear thee turn to me: and they that know thy testimonies.

80{118:80}Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not be confounded.


81{118:81}My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have very much hoped.

82{118:82}My eyes have failed for thy word, saying: When wilt thou comfort me?

83{118:83}For I am become like a bottle in the frost: I have not forgotten thy justifications.

84{118:84}How many are the days of thy servant: when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85{118:85}The wicked have told me fables: but not as thy law.

86{118:86}All thy statutes are truth: they have persecuted me unjustly, do thou help me.

87{118:87}They had almost made an end of me upon earth: but I have not forsaken thy commandments.

88{118:88}Quicken thou me according to thy mercy: and I shall keep the testimonies of thy mouth.


89{118:89}For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven.

90{118:90}Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and it continueth.

91{118:91}By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee.

92{118:92}Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps perished in my abjection.

93{118:93}Thy justifications I will never forget: for by them thou hast given me life.

94{118:94}I am thine, save thou me: for I have sought thy justifications.

95{118:95}The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies.

96{118:96}I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.


97{118:97}O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day.

98{118:98}Through thy commandment, thou hast made me wiser than my enemies: for it is ever with me.

99{118:99}I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation.

100{118:100}I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.

101{118:101}I have restrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy words.

102{118:102}I have not declined from thy judgments, because thou hast set me a law.

103{118:103}How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

104{118:104}By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I hated every way of iniquity.


105{118:105}Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.

106{118:106}I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of thy justice.

107{118:107}I have been humbled, O Lord, exceedingly: quicken thou me according to thy word.

108{118:108}The free offerings of my mouth make acceptable, O Lord: and teach me thy judgments.

109{118:109}My soul is continually in my hands: and I have not forgotten thy law.

110{118:110}Sinners have laid a snare for me: but I have not erred from thy precepts.

111{118:111}I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are the joy of my heart.

112{118:112}I have inclined my heart to do thy justifications for ever, for the reward.


113{118:113}I have hated the unjust: and have loved thy law.

114{118:114}Thou art my helper and my protector: and in thy word I have greatly hoped.

115{118:115}Depart from me, ye malignant: and I will search the commandments of my God.

116{118:116}Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and let me not be confounded in my expectation.

117{118:117}Help me, and I shall be saved: and I will meditate always on thy justifications.

118{118:118}Thou hast despised all them that fall off from thy judgments; for their thought is unjust.

119{118:119}I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

120{118:120}Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.


121{118:121}I have done judgment and justice: give me not up to them that slander me.

122{118:122}Uphold thy servant unto good: let not the proud calumniate me.

123{118:123}My eyes have fainted after thy salvation: and for the word of thy justice.

124{118:124}Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy: and teach me thy justifications.

125{118:125}I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.

126{118:126}It is time, O Lord, to do: they have dissipated thy law.

127{118:127}Therefore have I loved thy commandments above gold and the topaz.

128{118:128}Therefore was I directed to all thy commandments: I have hated all wicked ways.


129{118:129}Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul hath sought them.

130{118:130}The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones.

131{118:131}I opened my mouth, and panted: because I longed for thy commandments.

132{118:132}Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me according to the judgment of them that love thy name.

133{118:133}Direct my steps according to thy word: and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

134{118:134}Redeem me from the calumnies of men: that I may keep thy commandments.

135{118:135}Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy justifications.

136{118:136}My eyes have sent forth springs of water: because they have not kept thy law.


137{118:137}Thou art just, O Lord: and thy judgment is right.

138{118:138}Thou hast commanded justice thy testimonies: and thy truth exceedingly.

139{118:139}My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.

140{118:140}Thy word is exceedingly refined: and thy servant hath loved it.

141{118:141}I am very young and despised; but I forget not thy justifications.

142{118:142}Thy justice is justice for ever: and thy law is the truth.

143{118:143}Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.

144{118:144}Thy testimonies are justice for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.


145{118:145}I cried with my whole heart, hear me, O Lord: I will seek thy justifications.

146{118:146}I cried unto thee, save me: that I may keep thy commandments.

147{118:147}I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried: because in thy words I very much hoped.

148{118:148}My eyes to thee have prevented the morning: that I might meditate on thy words.

149{118:149}Hear thou my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy: and quicken me according to thy judgment.

150{118:150}They that persecute me have drawn nigh to iniquity; but they are gone far off from thy law.

151{118:151}Thou art near, O Lord: and all thy ways are truth.

152{118:152}I have known from the beginning concerning thy testimonies: that thou hast founded them for ever.


153{118:153}See my humiliation and deliver me for I have not forgotten thy law.

154{118:154}Judge my judgment and redeem me: quicken thou me for thy word's sake.

155{118:155}Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy justifications.

156{118:156}Many, O Lord, are thy mercies: quicken me according to thy judgment.

157{118:157}Many are they that persecute me and afflict me; but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

158{118:158}I beheld the transgressors, and pined away; because they kept not thy word.

159{118:159}Behold I have loved thy commandments, O Lord; quicken me thou in thy mercy.

160{118:160}The beginning of thy words is truth: all the judgments of thy justice are for ever.


161{118:161}Princes have persecuted me without cause: and my heart hath been in awe of thy words.

162{118:162}I will rejoice at thy words, as one that hath found great spoil.

163{118:163}I have hated and abhorred iniquity; but I have loved thy law.

164{118:164}Seven times a day I have given praise to thee, for the judgments of thy justice.

165{118:165}Much peace have they that love thy law, and to them there is no stumbling block.

166{118:166}I looked for thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved thy commandments.

167{118:167}My soul hath kept thy testimonies and hath loved them exceedingly.

168{118:168}I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies: because all my ways are in thy sight.


169{118:169}Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me understanding according to thy word.

170{118:170}Let my request come in before thee; deliver thou me according to thy word.

171{118:171}My lips shall utter a hymn, when thou shalt teach me thy justifications.

172{118:172}My tongue shall pronounce thy word: because all thy commandments are justice.

173{118:173}Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

174{118:174}I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my meditation.

175{118:175}My soul shall live and shall praise thee: and thy judgments shall help me.

176{118:176}I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek thy servant, because I have not forgotten thy commandments.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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