ALEPH. Blessed are the undefileda in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.3
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.4
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy preceptsdiligently.5
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!6
Then shall I not be ashamed , when I have respect unto all thy commandments.7
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteousjudgments.8
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.9
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young mancleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12Blessed art thou, O LORD:teach me thy statutes.13
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.14
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.15
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.16
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.17
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live , and keep thy word.18Openb thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.19
I am a stranger in the earth:hide not thy commandments from me.
My soulbreaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.21
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed , which do err from thy commandments.22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.23Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.24
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors .c25
DALETH. My soulcleaveth unto the dust:quicken thou me according to thy word.26
I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.27
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works .
My soulmeltethd for heaviness:strengthen thou me according unto thy word.29Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy lawgraciously .
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame .
I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.33
HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.34
Give me understanding , and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.35
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight .
36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.37
Turn away mine eyes from beholdingvanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.38Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.39
Turn away my reproach which I fear : for thy judgments are good.40
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts:quicken me in thy righteousness.41
VAU. Let thy merciescome also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.42
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.43
And take not the word of truthutterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.44
So shall I keep thy lawcontinually for ever and ever.45
And I will walk at liberty:e for I seek thy precepts.46
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed .
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved .
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved ; and I will meditate in thy statutes.49
ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope .
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
The proud have had me greatly in derision : yet have I not declined from thy law.52
I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
53Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.54
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.55
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.56
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.57
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.58
I intreated thy favourf with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.59
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.60
I made haste , and delayed not to keep thy commandments.61
The bandsg of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.62
At midnightI will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteousjudgments.63
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.64
The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy:teach me thy statutes.65
TETH. Thou hast dealtwell with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.66Teach me goodjudgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.67
Before I was afflicted I went astray : but now have I kept thy word.68
Thou art good, and doest good ; teach me thy statutes.69
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.70
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.71
It is good for me that I have been afflicted ; that I might learn thy statutes.72
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.73
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding , that I may learn thy commandments.74
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.75
I know , O LORD, that thy judgments are right,h and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort , according to thy word unto thy servant.77
Let thy tender merciescome unto me, that I may live : for thy law is my delight.78
Let the proud be ashamed ; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.79
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed .
CAPH. My soulfainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.82
Mine eyesfail for thy word,saying , When wilt thou comfort me?
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.84
How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou executejudgment on them that persecute me?
The proud have diggedpits for me, which are not after thy law.86
All thy commandments are faithful:i they persecute me wrongfully;help thou me.
They had almostconsumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.89
LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.90
Thy faithfulness is unto allgenerations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth .
They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.92Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.93
I will neverforget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.95
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.96
I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceedingbroad.97
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.98
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for they are everj with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditation.100
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.101
I have refrained my feet from every evilway, that I might keep thy word.102
I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!104
Through thy precepts I get understanding : therefore I hate every falseway.105
NUN. Thy word is a lampk unto my feet, and a light unto my path.106
I have sworn , and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteousjudgments.107
I am afflicted very much:quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.108Accept , I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.109
My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.110
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.111
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.112
I have inclined mine heart to performl thy statutesalway, even unto the end.113
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love .
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.115Depart from me, ye evildoers : for I will keep the commandments of my God.116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live : and let me not be ashamed of my hope.117
Hold thou me up , and I shall be safe : and I will have respect unto thy statutescontinually.118
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.119
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.120
My fleshtrembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.121
AIN. I have donejudgment and justice:leave me not to mine oppressors .
Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proudoppress me.
Mine eyesfail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.124Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.125
I am thy servant; give me understanding , that I may know thy testimonies.126
It is time for thee, LORD, to work : for they have made void thy law.127
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.128
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right ; and I hate every falseway.129
PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soulkeep them.
The entrance of thy words giveth light ; it giveth understanding unto the simple.131
I opened my mouth, and panted : for I longed for thy commandments.132Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.133Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.135
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.136Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.137
TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.138
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteousm and veryfaithful.139
My zeal hath consumedn me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.140
Thy word is verypure :o therefore thy servantloveth it.
I am small and despised : yet do not I forget thy precepts.142
Thy righteousness is an everlastingrighteousness, and thy law is the truth.143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.144
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding , and I shall live .
KOPH. I cried with my whole heart;hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.146
I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.147
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried : I hoped in thy word.148
Mine eyesprevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.149Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD,quicken me according to thy judgment.150
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.151
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.152
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.153
RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.154Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.155Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.156Greatp are thy tender mercies, O LORD:quicken me according to thy judgments.157Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.158
I beheld the transgressors , and was grieved ; because they kept not thy word.159Consider how I love thy precepts:quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.160
Thy wordq is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteousjudgments endureth for ever.161
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.162
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findethgreatspoil.163
I hate and abhorlying: but thy law do I love .
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteousjudgments.165Greatpeace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.167
My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.168
I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
TAU. Let my cry come nearbefore thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.170
Let my supplicationcomebefore thee: deliver me according to thy word.171
My lips shall utterpraise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.172
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.173
Let thine handhelp me; for I have chosen thy precepts.174
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.175
Let my soullive , and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgmentshelp me.
I have gone astray like a lostsheep;seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.