Even though 1princes sit plotting against me, your servant will 2meditate on your statutes.
Your testimonies are my 3delight; they are my 4counselors.
255My soul clings to the dust; 6give me life 7according to your word!
When 8I told of my ways, you answered me; 9teach me your statutes!
2710Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will 11meditate on your wondrous works.
2812My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
Put false ways far from me and graciously 13teach me your law!
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I 14set your rules before me.
I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; 15let me not be put to shame!
I will run in the way of your commandments when you 16enlarge my heart!a3317Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it 18to the end.b