Who seek Him with the bwhole heart!
3 cThey also do no iniquity;
They walk in His ways.
To keep Your precepts diligently.
To keep Your statutes!
6 dThen I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commandments.
When I learn Your righteous judgments.
Oh, do not forsake me utterly!
9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have esought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 fYour word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have gdeclared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
As much as in all riches.
And 2contemplate Your ways.
16 I will hdelight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.
17 iDeal bountifully with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word.
Wondrous things from Your law.
19 jI am a stranger in the earth;
Do not hide Your commandments from me.
For Your judgments at all times.
Who stray from Your commandments.
22 lRemove from me reproach and contempt,
For I have kept Your testimonies.
But Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
And my counselors.
25 mMy soul clings to the dust;
nRevive me according to Your word.
oTeach me Your statutes.
So pshall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
Strengthen me according to Your word.
And grant me Your law graciously.
Your judgments I have laid before me.
O Lord, do not put me to shame!
For You shall renlarge my heart.
33 sTeach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall keep it to the end.
34 tGive me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;
Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
For I delight in it.
36 6Incline my heart to Your testimonies,
And not to ucovetousness.
And revive me in 8Your way.
38 xEstablish Your word to Your servant,
Who is devoted to fearing You.
For Your judgments are good.
Revive me in Your righteousness.
41 Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord—
Your salvation according to Your word.
42 So shall I have an answer for him who 9reproaches me,
For I trust in Your word.
For I have hoped in Your ordinances.
Forever and ever.
For I seek Your precepts.
46 zI will speak of Your testimonies also before kings,
And will not be ashamed.
Which I love.
Which I love,
And I will meditate on Your statutes.
49 Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my acomfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
And have comforted myself.
53 bIndignation has taken hold of me
Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
In the house of my pilgrimage.
55 cI remember Your name in the night, O Lord,
And I keep Your law.
Because I kept Your precepts.
57 dYou are my portion, O Lord;
I have said that I would keep Your words.
Be merciful to me according to Your word.
59 I ethought about my ways,
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
To keep Your commandments.
But I have not forgotten Your law.
62 fAt midnight I will rise to give thanks to You,
Because of Your righteous judgments.
And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 gThe earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy;
Teach me Your statutes.
65 You have dealt well with Your servant,
O Lord, according to Your word.
66 Teach me good judgment and hknowledge,
For I believe Your commandments.
67 Before I was iafflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.
68 You are jgood, and do good;
Teach me Your statutes.
But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
But I delight in Your law.
That I may learn Your statutes.
72 mThe law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
73 nYour hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 oThose who fear You will be glad when they see me,
Because I have hoped in Your word.
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
According to Your word to Your servant.
For Your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud qbe ashamed,
For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.
Those who know Your testimonies.
That I may not be ashamed.
81 rMy soul faints for Your salvation,
But I hope in Your word.
Saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83 For sI have become like a wineskin in smoke,
Yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84 tHow many are the days of Your servant?
uWhen will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 vThe proud have dug pits for me,
Which is not according to Your law.
They persecute me wwrongfully;
But I did not forsake Your precepts.
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
89 xForever, O Lord,
Your word 5is settled in heaven.
You established the earth, and it 6abides.
91 They continue this day according to yYour ordinances,
For all are Your servants.
I would then have perished in my affliction.
For by them You have given me life.
For I have sought Your precepts.
But I will 7consider Your testimonies.
96 zI have seen the consummation of all perfection,
But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97 Oh, how I love Your law!
aIt is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me bwiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
cFor Your testimonies are my meditation.
Because I keep Your precepts.
That I may keep Your word.
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 eHow sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Therefore I hate every false way.
105 fYour word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 gI have sworn and confirmed
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108 Accept, I pray, hthe freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 jThe wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Forever, to the very end.
113 I hate the 2double-minded,
But I love Your law.
114 lYou are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
115 mDepart from me, you evildoers,
For I will keep the commandments of my God!
And do not let me nbe ashamed of my hope.
117 3Hold me up, and I shall be safe,
And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
For their deceit is falsehood.
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 pMy flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.
121 I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
Do not let the proud oppress me.
And Your righteous word.
And teach me Your statutes.
125 rI am Your servant;
Give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.
For they have 7regarded Your law as void.
127 sTherefore I love Your commandments
More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
I consider to be right;
I hate every false way.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
131 I opened my mouth and vpanted,
For I longed for Your commandments.
132 wLook upon me and be merciful to me,
xAs Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
133 yDirect my steps by Your word,
Cause me to long for
Lit. Cause my eyes to pass away from
So with MT, LXX, Vg.; Tg. Your words
Lit. in a wide place
Lit. smeared me with a lie
Lit. stands firm
give attention to
Lit. divided in heart or mind
destroy, lit. cause to cease
slag or refuse
broken Your law