I hate double-minded men,1 but I love your law.2114
You are my refuge and my shield;3 I have put my hope4 in your word.
Away from me,5 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
Sustain me6 according to your promise,7 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.8117
Uphold me,9 and I will be delivered;10 I will always have regard for your decrees.11118
You reject all who stray12 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;13 therefore I love your statutes.14120
My flesh trembles15 in fear of you;16 I stand in awe17 of your laws.
I have done what is righteous and just;18 do not leave me to my oppressors.
Ensure your servant's well-being;19 let not the arrogant oppress me.20123
My eyes fail,21 looking for your salvation,22 looking for your righteous promise.23124
Deal with your servant according to your love24 and teach me your decrees.25125
I am your servant;26 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.27126
It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.28127
Because I love your commands29 more than gold,30 more than pure gold,31128
and because I consider all your precepts right,32 I hate every wrong path.33
Your statutes are wonderful;34 therefore I obey them.35130
The unfolding of your words gives light;36 it gives understanding to the simple.37131
I open my mouth and pant,38 longing for your commands.39132
Turn to me40 and have mercy41 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.42133
Direct my footsteps according to your word;43 let no sin rule44 over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,45 that I may obey your precepts.46135
Make your face shine47 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.48136
Streams of tears49 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.50137
Righteous are you,51 O LORD, and your laws are right.52138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous;53 they are fully trustworthy.54139
My zeal wears me out,55 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises56 have been thoroughly tested,57 and your servant loves them.58141
Though I am lowly and despised,59 I do not forget your precepts.60142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.61143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.62144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding63 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;64 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.65146
I call out to you; save me66 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn67 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,68 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice69 in accordance with your love;70 preserve my life,71 O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes72 are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near,73 O LORD, and all your commands are true.74152
Long ago I learned from your statutes75 that you established them to last forever.76
Look upon my suffering77 and deliver me,78 for I have not forgotten79 your law.
Defend my cause80 and redeem me;81 preserve my life82 according to your promise.83155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out84 your decrees.
Your compassion is great,85 O LORD; preserve my life86 according to your laws.87157
Many are the foes who persecute me,88 but I have not turned89 from your statutes.
I look on the faithless with loathing,90 for they do not obey your word.91159
See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,92 O LORD, according to your love.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.93
Rulers persecute me94 without cause, but my heart trembles95 at your word.
I rejoice96 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.97163
I hate and abhor98 falsehood but I love your law.99164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.100165
Great peace101 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.102166
I wait for your salvation,103 O LORD, and I follow your commands.
I obey your statutes, for I love them104 greatly.
I obey your precepts105 and your statutes,106 for all my ways are known107 to you.
May my cry come108 before you, O LORD; give me understanding109 according to your word.110170
May my supplication come111 before you; deliver me112 according to your promise.113171
May my lips overflow with praise,114 for you teach me115 your decrees.
May my tongue sing116 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.117173
May your hand be ready to help118 me, for I have chosen119 your precepts.
I long for your salvation,120 O LORD, and your law is my delight.121175
Let me live122 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
I have strayed like a lost sheep.123 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten124 your commands.