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Psalm 119:1–8

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

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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!

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Psalm 119:1–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,

who walk according to the law of the Lord.

Blessed are those who keep his statutes

and seek him with all their heart—

they do no wrong

but follow his ways.

You have laid down precepts

that are to be fully obeyed.

Oh, that my ways were steadfast

in obeying your decrees!

Then I would not be put to shame

when I consider all your commands.

I will praise you with an upright heart

as I learn your righteous laws.

I will obey your decrees;

do not utterly forsake me.

Psalm 119:1–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,

who walk in the law of the Lord!

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,

who seek him with their whole heart,

who also do no wrong,

but walk in his ways!

You have commanded your precepts

to be kept diligently.

Oh that my ways may be steadfast

in keeping your statutes!

Then I shall not be put to shame,

having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.

I will praise you with an upright heart,

when I learn your righteous rules.

I will keep your statutes;

do not utterly forsake me!

Psalm 119:1–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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Blessed are the undefiled in the way,

Who walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,

And that seek him with the whole heart.

They also do no iniquity:

They walk in his ways.

Thou hast commanded us

To keep thy precepts diligently.

O that my ways were directed

To keep thy statutes!

Then shall I not be ashamed,

When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

I will praise thee with uprightness of heart,

When I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

I will keep thy statutes:

O forsake me not utterly.

Psalm 119:1–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Joyful are people of integrity,

who follow the instructions of the Lord.

Joyful are those who obey his laws

and search for him with all their hearts.

They do not compromise with evil,

and they walk only in his paths.

You have charged us

to keep your commandments carefully.

Oh, that my actions would consistently

reflect your decrees!

Then I will not be ashamed

when I compare my life with your commands.

As I learn your righteous regulations,

I will thank you by living as I should!

I will obey your decrees.

Please don’t give up on me!

Psalm 119:1–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord!

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,

Who seek Him with the whole heart!

They also do no iniquity;

They walk in His ways.

You have commanded us

To keep Your precepts diligently.

Oh, that my ways were directed

To keep Your statutes!

Then I would not be ashamed,

When I look into all Your commandments.

I will praise You with uprightness of heart,

When I learn Your righteous judgments.

I will keep Your statutes;

Oh, do not forsake me utterly!

Psalm 119:1–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

Happy are those who live pure lives,

who follow the Lord’s teachings.

Happy are those who keep his rules,

who try to obey him with their whole heart.

They don’t do what is wrong;

they follow his ways.

Lord, you gave your orders

to be obeyed completely.

I wish I were more loyal

in obeying your demands.

Then I would not be ashamed

when I study your commands.

When I learned that your laws are fair,

I praised you with an honest heart.

I will obey your demands,

so please don’t ever leave me.

Psalm 119:1–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Blessed are they that are perfect in the way,

Who walk in the law of Jehovah.

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,

That seek him with the whole heart.

Yea, they do no unrighteousness;

They walk in his ways.

Thou hast commanded us thy precepts,

That we should observe them diligently.

Oh that my ways were established

To observe thy statutes!

Then shall I not be put to shame,

When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart,

When I learn thy righteous judgments.

I will observe thy statutes:

Oh forsake me not utterly.

Psalm 119:1–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah. Blessed are they that observe his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart; Who also do no unrighteousness: they walk in his ways.

Thou hast enjoined thy precepts, to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

I will give thee thanks with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes: forsake me not utterly.

Psalm 119:1–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Blessed are those whose lives have integrity,

those who follow the teachings of the Lord.

Blessed are those who obey his written instructions.

They wholeheartedly search for him.

They do nothing wrong.

They follow his directions.

You have commanded

that your guiding principles be carefully followed.

I pray that my ways may become firmly established

so that I can obey your laws.

Then I will never feel ashamed

when I study all your commandments.

I will give thanks to you

as I learn your regulations, which are based on your righteousness.

I will obey your laws.

Never abandon me.

Psalm 119:1–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

How happy are those whose way is blameless,

who live according to the Lord’s instruction!

Happy are those who keep His decrees

and seek Him with all their heart.

They do nothing wrong;

they follow His ways.

You have commanded that Your precepts

be diligently kept.

If only my ways were committed

to keeping Your statutes!

Then I would not be ashamed

when I think about all Your commands.

I will praise You with a sincere heart

when I learn Your righteous judgments.

I will keep Your statutes;

never abandon me.

Psalm 119:1–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Happy are those whose way is blameless,

who walk in the law of the Lord.

Happy are those who keep his decrees,

who seek him with their whole heart,

who also do no wrong,

but walk in his ways.

You have commanded your precepts

to be kept diligently.

O that my ways may be steadfast

in keeping your statutes!

Then I shall not be put to shame,

having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.

I will praise you with an upright heart,

when I learn your righteous ordinances.

I will observe your statutes;

do not utterly forsake me.

Psalm 119:1–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,

who walk in the law of Yahweh.

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies;

they seek him with a whole heart.

They also do no wrong;

they walk in his ways.

You have commanded your precepts,

that we should keep them diligently.

Oh that my ways were steadfast,

to keep your statutes!

Then I would not be ashamed

when I look to all your commands.

I will give you thanks with an upright heart,

when I learn your righteous laws.

I will heed your statutes;

do not utterly forsake me.

Psalm 119:1–8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Blessed are those who live without blame.

They live in keeping with the law of the Lord.

Blessed are those who obey his covenant laws.

They trust in him with all their hearts.

They don’t do anything wrong.

They live as he wants them to live.

You have given me rules

that I must obey completely.

I hope I will always stand firm

in following your orders.

Then I won’t be put to shame

when I think about all of your commands.

I will praise you with an honest heart

as I learn about how fair your decisions are.

I will obey your orders.

Please don’t leave me all alone.