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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Psalm 119:1–176

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Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

א

Aleph.

1 How blessed are those whose way is 1ablameless,

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 1aordained Your precepts,

2That 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 1upon 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!

ב

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,

1As much as in all riches.

15 I will ameditate on Your precepts

And 1regard bYour ways.

16 I shall 1adelight in Your statutes;

I shall bnot forget Your word.

ג

Gimel.

17 aDeal 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 1awith longing

After Your ordinances at all times.

21 You arebuke the arrogant, 1the 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 1my counselors.

ד

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 1weeps 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 1placed 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.

ה

He.

33 aTeach 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 bdishonest gain.

37 Turn away my aeyes from looking at vanity,

And brevive me in Your ways.

38 aEstablish Your 1word to Your servant,

2As 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.

ו

Vav.

41 May Your alovingkindnesses also come to me, O Lord,

Your salvation baccording to Your 1word;

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 1await for Your ordinances.

44 So I will akeep Your law continually,

Forever and ever.

45 And I will awalk 1at liberty,

For I bseek Your precepts.

46 I will also speak of Your testimonies abefore kings

And shall not be ashamed.

47 I shall 1adelight 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.

ז

Zayin.

49 Remember the word to Your servant,

1In which You have made me hope.

50 This is my acomfort in my affliction,

That Your word has 1revived me.

51 The arrogant autterly deride me,

Yet I do not bturn aside from Your law.

52 I have aremembered Your ordinances from 1of 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,

1That I aobserve Your precepts.

ח

Heth.

57 The Lord is my aportion;

I have 1promised to bkeep Your words.

58 I asought Your favor bwith all my heart;

cBe gracious to me daccording to Your 1word.

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 1fear You,

And of those who keep Your precepts.

64 aThe earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O Lord;

bTeach me Your statutes.

ט

Teth.

65 You have dealt well with Your servant,

O Lord, according to Your word.

66 Teach me good 1adiscernment 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 1have aforged a lie against me;

With all my heart I will bobserve Your precepts.

70 Their heart is 1acovered 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.

י

Yodh.

73 aYour hands made me and 1fashioned me;

bGive me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

74 May those who 1fear You asee me and be glad,

Because I 2bwait 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 1comfort me,

According to Your 2word 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 1fear You turn to me,

Even those who know Your testimonies.

80 May my heart be 1ablameless in Your statutes,

So that I will not bbe ashamed.

‍ך

Kaph.

81 My asoul languishes for Your salvation;

I 1bwait for Your word.

82 My aeyes fail with longing for Your 1word,

2While 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 1in accord with Your law.

86 All Your commandments are afaithful;

They have bpersecuted me with a lie; chelp me!

87 They almost destroyed me 1on 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.

ל

Lamedh.

89 aForever, O Lord,

Your word 1is settled in heaven.

90 Your afaithfulness continues 1throughout 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 1brevived 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 1a limit to all perfection;

Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

ם

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 1mine.

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 1words to my 2taste!

Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 From Your precepts I aget understanding;

Therefore I bhate every false way.

‍ן

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;

1bRevive 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 1alife is continually 2in 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.

ס

Samekh.

113 I hate those who are adouble-minded,

But I love Your blaw.

114 You are my ahiding place and my bshield;

I 1cwait for Your word.

115 aDepart from me, evildoers,

That I may bobserve the commandments of my God.

116 aSustain me according to Your 1word, that I may live;

And bdo not let me be 2ashamed of my hope.

117 Uphold me that I may be asafe,

That I may bhave regard for Your statutes continually.

118 You have 1rejected all those awho wander from Your statutes,

For their deceitfulness is 2useless.

119 You have 1removed all the wicked of the earth like adross;

Therefore I blove Your testimonies.

120 My flesh 1atrembles for fear of You,

And I am bafraid of Your judgments.

ע

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 1word.

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.

פ

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

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