251My soul clings to the dust; 2give me life 3according to your word!
When 4I told of my ways, you answered me; 5teach me your statutes!
276Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will 7meditate on your wondrous works.
288My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
Put false ways far from me and graciously 9teach me your law!
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I 10set your rules before me.
I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; 11let me not be put to shame!
I will run in the way of your commandments when you 12enlarge my heart!a3313Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it 14to the end.b3415Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.
3516Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I 17delight in it.
3618Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to 19selfish gain!
3720Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and 21give me life in your ways.
3822Confirm to your servant your promise, 23that you may be feared.
Turn away the 24reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.
Behold, I 25long for your precepts; 26in your righteousness give me life!
Let your 27steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation 28according to your promise;
then 29shall I have an answer for him 30who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my 31hope is in your rules.
I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,
and I shall walk 32in a wide place, for I have 33sought your precepts.
I will also speak of your testimonies 34before kings and shall not be put to shame,
for I 35find my delight in your commandments, which I love.
I will 36lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will 37meditate on your statutes.