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Psalm 119


Blessed are the ||undefiled in the way,

aWho walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that wkeep his testimonies,

And that bseek him with the whole heart.

cThey also do no iniquity:

They walk in his ways.

Thou hast commanded us

To keep thy dprecepts diligently.

O that my ways ewere directed

To keep thy statutes!

Then eeshall 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 fjudgments.

I will keep thy statutes:

O forsake me not utterly.


gWherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?

By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10  With my whole heart have I bsought thee:

O let me not hwander from thy commandments.

11  iThy word have I hid in mine heart,

That I might not sin against thee.

12  Blessed art thou, O Lord:

jTeach me thy statutes.

13  kWith my lips have I declared

All the judgments of thy mouth.

14  I have lrejoiced in the way of thy testimonies,

As much as in all riches.

15  I will mmeditate in thy precepts,

And have respect unto thy ways.

16  I will ndelight myself in thy statutes:

I will not forget thy word.


17  oDeal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live,

And keep thy word.

18  Open thou mine eyes,

That I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

19  I am pa stranger in the earth:

Hide not thy commandments from me.

20  qMy soul breaketh for the rlonging

That it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

21  Thou hast rebuked the sproud that are tcursed,

Which do herr from thy commandments.

22  uRemove from me vreproach and contempt;

For I have wkept thy testimonies.

23  xPrinces also did sit and speak against me:

But thy servant did xxmeditate in thy statutes.

24  Thy testimonies also are ymy delight

And my counsellers.


25  zMy soul cleaveth unto the dust:

aQuicken thou me aaaccording to thy word.

26  I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me:

bTeach me thy statutes.

27  bbMake me to understand the way of thy precepts:

So shall I etalk of thy wondrous works.

28  dMy soul melteth for ddheaviness:

Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

29  Remove from me the way of lying:

And egrant me thy law graciously.

30  I have chosen the way of truth:

Thy judgments have I laid fbefore me.

31  I have stuck unto thy testimonies:

O Lord, gput me not to shame.

32  I will run the way of thy commandments,

When thou shalt henlarge my heart.


33  iTeach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;

And I shall jkeep it kunto the end.

34  lGive me understanding, and I shall jkeep thy law;

Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35  mMake me to go in the path of thy commandments;

For therein do I ndelight.

36  oIncline my heart unto thy testimonies,

And not to pcovetousness.

37  Turn away qmine eyes from beholding vanity;

And aquicken thou me in thy way.

38  rStablish thy word unto thy servant,

Who is devoted to thy fear.

39  Turn away smy reproach which I fear:

For thy judgments are good.

40  Behold, I have tlonged after thy precepts:

aQuicken me in thy righteousness.


41  Let thy mercies ucome also unto me, O Lord,

Even thy salvation, waccording to thy word.

42  ||So shall I have wherewith to answer him that xreproacheth me:

For I trust in thy word.

43  And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth;

For I have yhoped in thy judgments.

44  So shall I keep thy law continually

For ever and ever.

45  And I will walk at liberty:

For I seek thy precepts.

46  I will speak of thy testimonies also zbefore kings,

And will not be ashamed.

47  And I will adelight myself in thy commandments,

Which I have loved.

48  bMy hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved;

And I will cmeditate in thy statutes.


49  Remember the word unto thy servant,

Upon which thou hast dcaused me to hope.

50  This is my ecomfort in my affliction:

For fthy word hath gquickened me.

51  The hproud have ihad me greatly in derision:

Yet have I not jdeclined from thy law.

52  I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord;

And have comforted myself.

53  kHorror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked

That lforsake thy law.

54  Thy statutes have been my songs

In the house of my mpilgrimage.

55  nI have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night,

And have kept thy law.

56  This I had,

Because I nnkept thy precepts.


57  Thou art omy portion, O Lord:

I have said that I would keep thy words.

58  I intreated thy favour with my whole heart:

pBe merciful unto me qaccording to thy word.

59  rI thought on my ways,

And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

60  I made haste, and sdelayed not

To keep thy commandments.

61  The ||bands of the wicked have robbed me:

But tI have not forgotten thy law.

62  At umidnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee

Because of wthy righteous judgments.

63  I am a companion of all them that fear thee,

And of them that keep thy precepts.

64  xThe earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy:

yTeach me thy statutes.


65  Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,

O Lord, zaccording unto thy word.

66  Teach me good ajudgment and knowledge:

For I have believed thy commandments.

67  bBefore I was afflicted I went astray:

But now have I kept thy word.

68  cThou art good, and cdoest good; dteach me thy statutes.

69  The eproud have fforged a lie against me:

But I will ffkeep thy precepts with my whole heart.

70  gTheir heart is as fat as grease;

But I hdelight in thy law.

71  It bis good for me that I have been afflicted;

That I might learn thy statutes.

72  iThe law of thy mouth is better unto me

Than thousands of gold and silver.


73  jThy hands have kmade me and kfashioned me:

lGive me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

74  They that fear thee will mbe glad when they see me;

Because I have nhoped in thy word.

75  I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right,

And that bthou oin faithfulness hast afflicted me.

76  Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,

pAccording to thy word unto thy servant.

77  Let thy tender mercies pcome unto me, that I may live:

For thy law is qmy delight.

78  rLet the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me swithout a cause:

But I will tmeditate in thy precepts.

79  Let those that fear thee turn unto me,

And those that have known thy testimonies.

80  Let my heart be sound in thy statutes;

uThat I be not ashamed.


81  xMy soul fainteth for thy salvation:

But I yhope in thy word.

82  zMine eyes fail for thy word,

aSaying, bWhen wilt thou comfort me?

83  For I cam become like a dbottle in the smoke;

Yet edo I not forget thy statutes.

84  fHow many are the days of thy servant?

gWhen wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85  The hproud have idigged pits for me,

Which are not after thy law.

86  All thy commandments are faithful:

They persecute me jwrongfully; khelp thou me.

87  They had almost consumed me upon earth;

But I forsook not thy precepts.

88  lQuicken me after thy lovingkindness;

So shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.


89  For ever, O Lord,

mThy word is settled in heaven.

90  Thy nfaithfulness is unto all generations:

Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

91  They continue this day according to thine oordinances:

For all are thy servants.

92  Unless thy law had been pmy delights,

I should then have perished in mine affliction.

93  qI will never forget thy precepts:

For with them thou hast lquickened me.

94  I am thine, save me;

For I have sought thy precepts.

95  The wicked have waited for me to destroy me:

But I will consider thy testimonies.

96  rI have seen an end of all perfection:

But thy commandment is exceeding sbroad.


97  O thow love I thy law!

It is umy meditation all the day.

98  Thou through thy commandments hast made me vwiser than mine enemies:

For they are ever with me.

99  I vwhave more understanding than all my teachers:

xFor thy testimonies are umy meditation.

100  vI yunderstand more than the ancients,

Because I yykeep thy precepts.

101  zI have refrained my feet from every evil way,

That I might keep thy word.

102  I have not departed from thy judgments:

For thou hast taught me.

103  How asweet are thy words unto my taste!

Yea, sweeter athan honey to my mouth!

104  Through thy precepts I get understanding:

Therefore bI hate every false way.


105  cThy word is a ||lamp unto my feet,

And a light unto my path.

106  I dhave sworn, and I will perform it,

That I will keep ethy righteous judgments.

107  I am afflicted very much:

fQuicken me, O Lord, gaccording unto thy word.

108  Accept, I beseech thee, hthe freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,

And iteach me thy judgments.

109  kMy soul is continually in my hand:

Yet ldo I not forget thy law.

110  The wicked have laid ma snare for me:

Yet nI erred not from thy precepts.

111  Thy testimonies have I taken as oan heritage for ever:

For they are pthe rejoicing of my heart.

112  I have qinclined mine heart to perform thy statutes

Alway, reven unto the end.


113  I hate vain sthoughts:

But tthy law do I love.

114  Thou art my uhiding place and my xshield:

I yhope in thy word.

115  zDepart from me, ye evildoers:

For I will zzkeep the commandments of my God.

116  Uphold me aaccording unto thy word, that I may live:

And blet me not cbe ashamed of ccmy hope.

117  dHold thou me up, and I shall be safe:

And I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

118  Thou hast etrodden down all them that ferr from thy statutes:

For their deceit is falsehood.

119  Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth glike dross:

Therefore hI love thy testimonies.

120  iMy flesh ktrembleth for fear of thee;

And iI am afraid of thy judgments.


121  I have done judgment and justice:

Leave me not to mine oppressors.

122  lBe surety for thy servant for good:

Let not the mproud oppress me.

123  nMine eyes fail for thy salvation,

And for the word of thy righteousness.

124  Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy,

And oteach me thy statutes.

125  pI am thy servant; qgive me understanding,

That I may know thy testimonies.

126  It is time for thee, Lord, to rwork:

For they have made void thy law.

127  Therefore sI love thy commandments

Above gold; yea, above tfine gold.

128  Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;

And uI hate every false way.


129  Thy testimonies are wwonderful:

Therefore doth my soul xkeep them.

130  The entrance of thy words giveth light;

It qygiveth understanding unto the simple.

131  I zopened my mouth, and panted:

For I alonged for thy commandments.

132  bLook thou upon me, and cbe merciful unto me,

As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

133  dOrder my steps in thy word:

And let not any iniquity ehave dominion over me.

134  Deliver me from the oppression of man:

So will I keep thy precepts.

135  fMake thy face to shine upon thy servant;

And gteach me thy statutes.

136  hRivers of waters run down mine eyes,

iBecause they keep not thy law.


137  jRighteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.

138  kThy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous

And very faithful.

139  lMy zeal hath consumed me,

Because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140  Thy word is very pure:

Therefore thy servant mloveth it.

141  I am small and despised:

Yet ndo not I forget thy precepts.

142  Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

And thy law is othe truth.

143  Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me:

Yet thy commandments are pmy delights.

144  The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting:

qGive me understanding, and I shall live.


145  I cried with my whole heart;

Hear me, O Lord: I will rkeep thy statutes.

146  I cried unto thee; save me,

||And I shall keep thy testimonies.

147  I sprevented tthe dawning of the morning, and cried:

I uhoped in thy word.

148  Mine eyes sprevent wthe night watches,

That I might xmeditate in thy word.

149  Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness:

O Lord, yquicken me zaccording to thy judgment.

150  They draw nigh that follow after mischief:

They are far from thy law.

151  aThou art near, O Lord;

And all thy commandments are btruth.

152  Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old

cThat thou hast dfounded them for ever.


153  eConsider mine affliction, and fdeliver me:

For gI do not forget thy law.

154  hPlead my cause, and deliver me:

iQuicken me jaccording to thy word.

155  kSalvation is far from the wicked:

For they seek not thy statutes.

156  ||Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord:

iQuicken me laccording to thy judgments.

157  Many are my persecutors and mine enemies;

Yet do I not mdecline from thy testimonies.

158  I beheld the ntransgressors, and owas grieved;

pBecause they kept not thy word.

159  Consider how I qlove thy precepts:

iQuicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.

160  Thy word is strue from the beginning:

And every one of tthy righteous judgments endureth for ever.


161  uPrinces have persecuted me vwithout a cause:

But my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

162  I wrejoice at thy word,

xAs one that findeth great spoil.

163  I hate and abhor lying:

But ythy law do I love.

164  yySeven times a day do I praise thee

Because of tthy righteous judgments.

165  zGreat peace have they which ylove thy law:

And nothing shall offend them.

166  Lord, aI have hoped for thy salvation,

And done thy commandments.

167  My soul hath kept thy testimonies;

And bI love them exceedingly.

168  I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies:

For all cmy ways are before thee.


169  Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord:

dGive me understanding eaccording to thy word.

170  Let my supplication come before thee:

Deliver me faccording to thy word.

171  My lips shall gutter praise,

When thou hast htaught me thy statutes.

172  My tongue shall speak of thy word:

For all thy commandments are righteousness.

173  Let thine hand help me;

For I have ichosen thy precepts.

174  I ahave klonged for thy salvation, O Lord;

And thy law is lmy delight.

175  Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee;

And let thy judgments help me.

176  I have mgone astray like a nlost sheep; seek thy servant;

For oI do not forget thy commandments.

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