LAMED. For ever, O Jehovah, thy word is settled in the heavens.
Thy faithfulness is from generation to generation: thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
By thine ordinances they stand this day; for all things a are thy servants.
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
I will never forget thy precepts; for by them thou hast quickened me.
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
The wicked have awaited me to destroy me; [but] I attend unto thy testimonies.
I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.
MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
Thy commandments make me wiser b than mine enemies; for they are ever with me. c99
I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.
I have refrained my feet from every evil path, that I might keep thy word.
I have not departed from thy judgments; for it is thou that hast taught me.
How sweet are thy ·words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!
From thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false path.
NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
I am afflicted very much; O Jehovah, quicken me according to thy word.
Accept, I beseech thee, Jehovah, the voluntary-offerings of my mouth, and teach me thy judgments.
My life is continually in my hand; but I do not forget thy law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me; but I have not wandered from thy precepts.
Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes for ever, unto the end.
SAMECH. The double-minded have I hated; but thy law do I love.
Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Depart from me, ye evil-doers; and I will observe the commandments of my God.
Uphold me according to thy ·word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Thou hast set at nought d all them that wander from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.
Thou puttest away e all the wicked of the earth f [like] dross; therefore I love thy testimonies.
My flesh shuddereth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
Be surety for thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the ·word of thy righteousness.
Deal with thy servant according to thy loving-kindness, and teach me thy statutes.
I am thy servant; give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.
It is time for Jehovah to work: g they have made void thy law.
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.
Therefore I regard all [thy] precepts concerning all things to be right: I hate every false path.
PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul observe them.
The entrance h of thy words giveth light, giving understanding unto the simple.
I opened my mouth wide and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.
Turn unto i me, and be gracious unto me, as thou art wont to do unto those that love thy name.
Establish my steps in thy ·word; and let not any iniquity j have dominion over me.
Deliver me from the oppression of man; and I will keep thy precepts.
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes.
Mine eyes run down with streams of water, because they keep not thy law.
TZADE. Righteous art thou, Jehovah, and upright are k thy judgments.
Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness.
My zeal destroyeth me, because mine oppressors have forgotten thy words.
Thy ·word is exceeding pure, l and thy servant loveth it.
I am little and despised: thy precepts have I not forgotten.
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, m and thy law is truth.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold upon me: thy commandments are my delights.
The righteousness of thy testimonies is for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.
KOPH. I have called with [my] whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah: I will observe thy statutes.
I call upon thee; save me, and I will keep thy testimonies.
I anticipate the morning-dawn and I cry: I hope in thy word.
Mine eyes anticipate the night-watches, that I may meditate in thy ·word.
Hear my voice according to thy loving-kindness: O Jehovah, quicken me according to thy judgment.
They have drawn nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
Thou, Jehovah, art near, and all thy commandments are truth.
From thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
RESH. See mine affliction, and deliver me; for I have not forgotten n thy law.
Plead my cause, and redeem o me: quicken me according to thy ·word.
Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not thy statutes.
Many are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah; quicken me according to thy judgments.
Many are my persecutors and mine oppressors; p I have not declined from thy testimonies.
I beheld them that deal treacherously, and was grieved; q because they kept not thy ·word.
See how I have loved thy precepts: quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thy loving-kindness.
The sum of thy word is truth, and every righteous judgment of thine is for ever.
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
I have joy in thy ·word, as one that findeth great spoil.
I hate and abhor falsehood; thy law do I love.
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Great peace have they that love thy law, and nothing doth stumble them. r166
I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and have done thy commandments.
My soul hath kept thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies; for all my ways are before thee.
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, Jehovah: give me understanding according to thy word.
Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy ·word.
My lips shall pour forth praise when thou hast taught me s thy statutes.
My tongue shall speak aloud of t thy ·word; for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Let thy hand be for my help; for I have chosen thy precepts.
I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and thy law is my delight.
Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep: seek thy servant; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.