My eyes are awake before 1the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O LORD, 2according to your justice 3give me life.
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.
But 4you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are 5true.
Long have I known from your testimonies that you have 6founded them forever.
Look on my 7affliction and deliver me, for 8I do not forget your law.
1549Plead my cause and redeem me; 10give me life according to your promise!
15511Salvation is far from the wicked, 12for they do not seek your statutes.
15613Great is your mercy, O LORD; 14give me life according to your rules.
15715Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not 16swerve from your testimonies.
I look at 17the faithless with 18disgust, because they do not keep your commands.