Psalm 119:97–120

מ Mem

97 Oh, how I love your law!a

I meditateb on it all day long.

98 Your commands are always with me

and make me wiserc than my enemies.

99 I have more insight than all my teachers,

for I meditate on your statutes.d

100 I have more understanding than the elders,

for I obey your precepts.e

101 I have kept my feetf from every evil path

so that I might obey your word.g

102 I have not departed from your laws,h

for you yourself have taughti me.

103 How sweet are your words to my taste,

sweeter than honeyj to my mouth!k

104 I gain understandingl from your precepts;

therefore I hate every wrong path.m

נ Nun

105 Your word is a lampn for my feet,

a lighto on my path.

106 I have taken an oathp and confirmed it,

that I will follow your righteous laws.q

107 I have suffered much;

preserve my life,r Lord, according to your word.

108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,s

and teach me your laws.t

109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,u

I will not forgetv your law.

110 The wicked have set a snarew for me,

but I have not strayedx from your precepts.

111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;

they are the joy of my heart.y

112 My heart is setz on keeping your decrees

to the very end.d a

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,b

but I love your law.c

114 You are my refuge and my shield;d

I have put my hopee in your word.

115 Away from me,f you evildoers,

that I may keep the commands of my God!

116 Sustain me,g my God, according to your promise,h and I will live;

do not let my hopes be dashed.i

117 Uphold me,j and I will be delivered;k

I will always have regard for your decrees.l

118 You reject all who straym from your decrees,

for their delusions come to nothing.

119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;n

therefore I love your statutes.o

120 My flesh tremblesp in fear of you;q

I stand in awer of your laws.

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