Psalm 119
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1Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!1Aleph. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.
2Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,2How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
3who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!3They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
4You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.4You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
5Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!5Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!
6Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.6Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.
7I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.7I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!8I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! Beth.
9How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.9How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
10With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!10With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
11I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.11Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
12Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!12Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
13With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.13With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.
14In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
15I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.15I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
16I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.16I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Gimel.
17Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.17Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.
18Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.18Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
19I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!19I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
20My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.20My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.
21You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.21You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.
22Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.22Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.
23Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.23Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
24Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.24Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors. Daleth.
25My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!25My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
26When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!26I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes.
27Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.27Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.
28My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!28My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
29Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!29Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.
30I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.30I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me.
31I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame!31I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!
32I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!32I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. He.
33Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.33Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.
34Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.34Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.
35Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.35Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
36Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!36Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.
37Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.37Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.
38Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.38Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You.
39Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.39Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.
40Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!40Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Vav.
41Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;41May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word;
42then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules.43And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
44I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,44So I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.
45and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.45And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.
46I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,46I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.
47for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.47I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
48I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.48And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes. Zayin.
49Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.49Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.50This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.
51The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.51The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
52When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.52I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O LORD, And comfort myself.
53Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.53Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.
54Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.54Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
55I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law.55O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law.
56This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.56This has become mine, That I observe Your precepts. Heth.
57The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words.57The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.
58I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.58I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.
59When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;59I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.60I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
61Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.61The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
62At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.62At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.
63I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.63I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
64The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!64The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes. Teth.
65You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.65You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.
66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.66Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.67Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
68You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.68You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
69The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;69The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.
70their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.70Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.
71It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.71It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.72The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Yodh.
73Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.73Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.74May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.
75I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.75I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.76O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.
77Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.77May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight.
78Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.78May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts.
79Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.79May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies.
80May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame!80May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. Kaph.
81My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.81My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.
82My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?”82My eyes fail with longing for Your word, While I say, "When will You comfort me?"
83For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.83Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
84How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me?84How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.85The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.
86All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!86All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!
87They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.87They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.
88In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Lamedh.
89Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.89Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.
90Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.90Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.
91By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.91They stand this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.
92If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.92If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
93I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.93I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
94I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.94I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.
95The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.95The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.
96I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.96I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad. Mem.
97Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.97O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
98Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.99I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.100I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
101I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.101I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
102I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.102I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me.
103How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!103How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.104From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Nun.
105Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.105Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
106I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.106I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
107I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word!107I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
108Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your rules.108O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your ordinances.
109I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.109My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.
110The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.110The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts.
111Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.111I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.
112I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.112I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end. Samekh.
113I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.113I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.
114You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.114You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.
115Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.115Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.
116Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!116Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
117Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!117Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.
118You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.118You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.
119All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.119You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.120My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.
121I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.121I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.122Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.123My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous word.
124Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.124Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness And teach me Your statutes.
125I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!125I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
126It is time for the LORD to act, for your law has been broken.126It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law.
127Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.127Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
128Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.128Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way. Pe.
129Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.129Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul observes them.
130The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.130The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
131I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.131I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.
132Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.132Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner with those who love Your name.
133Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.133Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
134Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts.134Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.
135Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.135Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.
136My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.136My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.
137Righteous are you, O LORD, and right are your rules.137Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.
138You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.138You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.
139My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.139My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
140Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.140Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.
141I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.141I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.
143Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.143Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.
144Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.144Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live. Qoph.
145With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! I will keep your statutes.145I cried with all my heart; answer me, O LORD! I will observe Your statutes.
146I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.146I cried to You; save me And I shall keep Your testimonies.
147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.
148My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.148My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
149Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O LORD, according to your justice give me life.149Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.
150They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.150Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.
151But you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are true.151You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
152Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever.152Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever. Resh.
153Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.153Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.
154Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!154Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
155Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.155Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.
156Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your rules.156Great are Your mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your ordinances.
157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.
158I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.158I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word.
159Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.159Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
160The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.160The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Shin.
161Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.161Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
162I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.162I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.
163I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.163I hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.
164Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.164Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous ordinances.
165Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.165Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.
166I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.166I hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments.
167My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.167My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly.
168I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.168I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You. Tav.
169Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word!169Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.
170Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word.170Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.
171My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.171Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.
172My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.172Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
173Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.173Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts.
174I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.174I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight.
175Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.175Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me.
176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.
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