Your word is of tested value; and it is dear to your servant.
I am small and of no account; but I keep your orders in mind.
Your righteousness is an unchanging righteousness, and your law is certain.
Pain and trouble have overcome me: but your teachings are my delight.
The righteousness of your unchanging word is eternal; give me wisdom so that I may have life.
145 I have made my prayer with all my heart; give answer to me, O Lord: I will keep your rules.
My cry has gone up to you; take me out of trouble, and I will be guided by your unchanging word.
Before the sun is up, my cry for help comes to your ear; my hope is in your words.
In the night watches I am awake, so that I may give thought to your saying.
Let my voice come to you, in your mercy; O Lord, by your decisions give me life.
Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law.