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Psalm 119 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 Blessed [are those whose] way is blameless, who walk in the law of Yahweh. 2 Blessed [are] those who keep his testimonies; they seek him with a whole heart. 3 They also do no wrong; they walk in his ways. 4 You have commandeda your precepts, that [we] should keep [them] diligently. 5 Oh that my ways were steadfast, to keep your statutes! 6 Then I would not be ashamed when I look to all your commands. 7 I will give you thanks with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous laws. 8 I will heed your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.

Beth

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought you; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 In my heart I have hidden your word,b so that I may not sin against you. 12 Blessed [are] you, O Yahweh. Teach me your statutes. 13 With my lips I have told [of] all the ordinances of your mouth. 14 In the way of your testimonies I have rejoiced as [I would] over all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts and look atc your ways. 16 I will take delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Gimel

17 Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and heed your word. 18 Uncover my eyes, that I may look atd wonderful things from your law. 19 I [am] a sojourner on the earth;e do not hide your commands from me. 20 My soul is crushed with longing for your ordinances at all times. 21 You rebuke [the] arrogant, [the] accursed, who stray from your commands. 22 {Remove from}f me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies. 23 Even [though] princes sit [and] speak against me, your servant meditates on your statutes. 24 Your testimonies [are] my delight, {my counselors}.g

Daleth

25 My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word. 26 I told of my ways, and you answered me; teach me your statutes. 27 Make me understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful things. 28 My soul weepsh because of grief; strengthen me according to your word. 29 Remove from me [the] deceptive way, and graciously give me your law. 30 I have chosen [the] faithful way; I have set your ordinances [before me]. 31 I cling to your testimonies; O Yahweh, do not let me be put to shame. 32 I will run the way of your commands, for you will enlarge my heart.i

He'

33 Teach me, O Yahweh, the way of your statutes, and I will keep it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and heed it with [my] whole heart. 35 Cause me to walk in the path of your commands, for I delight in it. 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to [dishonest] gain. 37 Turn away my eyes from looking at [what is] worthless; revive me in your ways. 38 Fulfill your wordj to your servant, which [is] to [bring about] a reverence for you. 39 Turn away my disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances [are] good. 40 Look, I have longed for your precepts; revive me in your righteousness.

Waw

41 Let your acts of loyal love also come to me, O Yahweh, your salvation according to your word.k 42 Then I will have an answer [for the] one who taunts me, for I trust your word. 43 And do not snatch [the] word of truth utterly from my mouth, for I hope in your ordinances. 44 So I will heed your law continually, forever and ever. 45 And I will go about {freely},l for I have sought your precepts. 46 And I will speak of your testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47 And I will take delight in your commands, which I love. 48 And I will lift up my handsm to your commands, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Zayin

49 Remember [your] word to your servant, upon which you have caused me to hope. 50 This [is] my comfort in my misery: that your wordn preserves my life. 51 [The] arrogant utterly deride me; I have not turned aside from your law. 52 I remember your ordinances of old, O Yahweh, and I take comfort. 53 Rage seizes me because of [the] wicked, those who forsake your law. 54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning. 55 I remember your name in the night, O Yahweh, and I heed your law. 56 This has been mine, that I have kept your precepts.

Heth

57 Yahweh [is] my portion; I intend to heed your words. 58 I {seek your favor}o with my whole heart; be gracious [to] me according to your word.p 59 I think about my ways, and turn my feet to your testimonies. 60 I hurry and do not delay to heed your commands. 61 [The] cords of [the] wicked surround me, [but] I do not forget your law. 62 [In the] middle of [the] night I rise to give you thanks, because of your righteous ordinances. 63 I [am] a companion of all [who] fear you and heed your precepts. 64 The earth, O Yahweh, is full of your loyal love. Teach me your statutes.

Teth

65 You have dealt well with your servant, O Yahweh, according to your word. 66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe your commands. 67 Before I was afflicted, I was going astray, but now I heed your word. 68 You [are] good and do good; teach me your statutes. 69 [The] arrogant smear me with lies;q I keep your precepts with [my] whole heart. 70 Their heart [is] insensitive like fat;r As for me, I take delight in your law. 71 [It is] good for me that I was afflicted, so that I might learn your statutes. 72 The law of your mouth [is] better to me than thousands of gold and silver [coins].

Yod

73 Your hands have made me and established me; give me understanding that I may learn your commands. 74 Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I hope in your word. 75 I know, O Yahweh, that your judgments [are] right, and [that] in faithfulness you afflicted me. 76 Please let your loyal love comfort me, according to your words to your servant. 77 Let your mercies come [to] me, that I may live, for your law [is] my delight. 78 Let the arrogant be put to shame, because they have wronged me [with] lies.t As for me, I will meditate on your precepts. 79 Let those who fear you turn to me, even those who knowu your testimonies. 80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes, so that I may not be ashamed.

Kaph

81 My soul languishes for your salvation; I hope in your word. 82 My eyes long forv your word,w saying, "When will you comfort me?" 83 For I have become like a wineskin in [the] smoke, [yet] I have not forgotten your statutes. 84 How many [are] the days of your servant? When will you execute justice against those who persecute me? 85 [The] arrogant have dug pitsx for me, which [is] not according toy your law. 86 All your commands [are] faithful. They persecute me deceitfully; help me! 87 They have almost destroyed me on the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. 88 According to your loyal love preserve me alive, so that I may heed the testimony from your mouth.

Lamed

89 Forever, O Yahweh, your word {is settled}z in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness [endures] {throughout all generations}.aa You have established [the] earth and it stands. 91 By your ordinances they stand today, for all [are] your servants. 92 Unless your law [had been] my delight, then I would have perished in my misery. 93 I will not ever forget your precepts, for by them you revive me.bb 94 I [am] yours. Save me, for I have sought your precepts. 95 For me [the] wicked [lie in] wait to destroy me. I give attention to your testimonies. 96 I have seen a limit to every perfection;cc your command [is] very broad.

Mem

97 How I love your law! The whole day it [is] my meditation. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, because theydd [are] ever with me. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for your testimonies [are] my meditation. 100 I understand more than [the] elders, for I keep your precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, so that I may heed your word. 102 I have not turned aside from your ordinances, for you have taught me. 103 How smoothee [are] your wordsff to my palate, more than honey in my mouth. 104 From your precepts I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.

Nun

105 Your word [is] a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn [an oath] and confirmed [it], to heed {your righteous ordinances}.gg 107 I am very much afflicted; O Yahweh, revive me according to your word. 108 Please accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Yahweh, and teach me your ordinances. 109 My life [is] {in danger}hh continually, yet I do not forget your law. 110 [The] wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I do not wander from your precepts. 111 I have taken as my own your testimonies forever, for they [are] the joy of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to do your statutes forever, to the end.

Samek

113 I hate {the double-minded},ii but I love your law. 114 You [are] my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. 115 Turn aside from me, [you] evildoers, for I will keep the commands of my God. 116 Sustain me according to your word,jj that I may live, and do not let me be ashamed of my hope. 117 Uphold me, that I may be delivered, and have regard for your statutes continually. 118 You reject all [who] stray from your statutes, for their deceit [is] a breach of faith. 119 You remove all the wicked of [the] earth [like] dross, therefore I love your testimonies. 120 My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.

?Ayin

121 I have done justice and righteousness;kk do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Pledge good for your servant; do not let [the] arrogant oppress me. 123 My eyes long forll your salvation, and your righteous word.mm 124 Deal with your servant according to your loyal love, and teach me your statutes. 125 I [am] your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your statutes. 126 [It is] time for Yahweh to act,nn [for] they have broken your law. 127 Therefore I love your commands more than gold, even fine gold. 128 Therefore all [your] precepts of everything I regard as right; I hate every false way.

Pe

129 Your testimonies [are] miracles, therefore my soul keeps them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light, giving understanding to [the] simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commands. 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as [is] proper for those who love your name. 133 Direct my steps in your word,oo and do not let any iniquity gain power over me. 134 Redeem me from [the] oppression of humankind, that I may heed your precepts. 135 Shine your face on your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136 Streams of water flow down [from] my eyes, because [people] do not heed your law.

Tsade

137 You [are] righteous, O Yahweh, and your ordinances [are] upright. 138 You have ordained your testimonies [in] righteousness, and [in] exceeding faithfulness. 139 My zeal consumes me, because my enemies have forgotten your words. 140 Your word [is] very pure, and your servant loves it. 141 I [am] small and despised, [yet] I do not forget your precepts. 142 Your righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, and your law [is] truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have found me; your commands delight me. 144 The righteousness of your testimonies [is] forever; give me understanding that I may live.

Qoph

145 I call with [my] whole heart; answer me, O Yahweh. I will keep your statutes. 146 I call to you. Save me, and I will heed your testimonies. 147 I rise early in the dawn and cry for help; I hope in your word.pp 148 My eyes anticipate [the] night watches, that [I may] meditate on your word. 149 Hear my voice according to your loyal love; O Yahweh, preserve my life according to your justice. 150 [Those who] pursue a [wicked] purpose draw near; they are far from your law. 151 You [are] near, O Yahweh, and all your commands [are] truth. 152 Concerning your testimonies, I knew long ago that you have established them forever.

Resh

153 See my misery and rescue me, for I do not forget your law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your word.qq 155 Salvation [is] far from [the] wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. 156 Your mercies [are] great, O Yahweh; preserve my life according to your ordinances. 157 My persecutors and enemies [are] many, [yet] I do not turn aside from your testimonies. 158 I see [the] treacherous and I feel disgust, because they do not heed your word. 159 Considerrr that I love your precepts; O Yahweh, according to your loyal love preserve my life. 160 The {whole}ss of your word [is] truth, and your every righteous judgment [endures] forever.

Sin/Shin

161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles because of your word.tt 162 I [am] rejoicing over your word, like one who finds great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood; I love your law. 164 I praise you seven [times] in the day for your righteous ordinances. 165 Great peace [is] for those who love your law, and they do not have a cause for stumbling. 166 I hope for your salvation, O Yahweh, and do your commands. 167 My soul heeds your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly. 168 I heed your precepts and testimonies, because all my ways [are] before you.

Taw

169 Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word. 170 Let my plea come before you; Deliver me according to your word.uu 171 Let my lips pour out praise, because you teach me your statutes. 172 Let my tongue sing [of] your word,vv because all your commands [are] right. 173 Let your hand be my help,ww because I have chosen your precepts. 174 I long for your salvation, O Yahweh, and your law [is] my delight. 175 Let my soulxx live that it may praise you, and let your ordinances help me. 176 I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek your servant, because I do not forget your commands.
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