I am unimportant and despised, [yet] I never forget your guiding principles.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your teachings are reliable.
Trouble and hardship have found me, but your commandments [still] make me happy.
Your written instructions are always right. Help me understand [them] so that I will live.
I have called out with all my heart. Answer me, O LORD. I want to obey your laws.
I have called out. Save me, so that I can obey your written instructions.
I got up before dawn, and I cried out for help. My hope is based on your word.
My eyes are wide-open throughout the nighttime hours to reflect on your word.
In keeping with your mercy, hear my voice. O LORD, give me a new life guided by your regulations.
Those who carry out plots against me are near, [yet] they are far away from your teachings.
You are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are reliable.