All night long I lie awake, to meditate on your instructions.
Because your love is constant, hear me, O Lord; show your mercy, and preserve my life!
My cruel persecutors are coming closer, people who never keep your law.
But you are near to me, Lord, and all your commands are permanent.
Long ago I learned about your instructions; you made them to last forever.
Look at my suffering, and save me, because I have not neglected your law.
Defend my cause, and set me free; save me, as you have promised.
The wicked will not be saved, for they do not obey your laws.
But your compassion, Lord, is great; show your mercy and save me!
I have many enemies and oppressors, but I do not fail to obey your laws.
When I look at those traitors, I am filled with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.