Psalm 119 LEB

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.

References for Psalms 119:4

    • Б 119:4 - Perhaps emphatic; Hebrew "you, you have commanded"
      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.

      References for Psalms 119:9

          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.

          References for Psalms 119:11

              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.

              References for Psalms 119:15

                • Г 119:15 - That is, "examine"
                  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.

                  References for Psalms 119:17

                      18 Uncover my eyes, that I may look atd wonderful things from your law.

                      References for Psalms 119:18

                        • Д 119:18 - That is, "examine"
                          19 I [am] a sojourner on the earth;e do not hide your commands from me.

                          References for Psalms 119:19

                            • Е 119:19 - That is, "here for a short time"
                              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.

                              References for Psalms 119:22

                                • Ж 119:22 - Literally "Roll off of"
                                  23 Even [though] princes sit [and] speak against me, your servant meditates on your statutes.
                                  24 Your testimonies [are] my delight, {my counselors}.g

                                  References for Psalms 119:24

                                    • З 119:24 - Literally "the men of my counsel"

                                      Daleth

                                      25 My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.

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                                          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.

                                          References for Psalms 119:28

                                            • И 119:28 - Or "is sleepless"
                                              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

                                              References for Psalms 119:32

                                                • Й 119:32 - That is, "give greater understanding"

                                                  He'

                                                  33 Teach me, O Yahweh, the way of your statutes, and I will keep it to the end.

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                                                      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.

                                                      References for Psalms 119:38

                                                        • К 119:38 - Or "your promise"
                                                          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

                                                          References for Psalms 119:41

                                                            • Л 119:41 - Or "your promise"
                                                              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.

                                                              References for Psalms 119:45

                                                                • М 119:45 - Literally "in the wide place"
                                                                  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.

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                                                                      Zayin

                                                                      49 Remember [your] word to your servant, upon which you have caused me to hope.

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                                                                          50 This [is] my comfort in my misery: that your wordn preserves my life.

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                                                                            • О 119:50 - Or "your promise"
                                                                              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.

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                                                                                  58 I {seek your favor}o with my whole heart; be gracious [to] me according to your word.p

                                                                                  References for Psalms 119:58

                                                                                    • П 119:58 - Literally "entreat your face"
                                                                                    • Р 119:58 - Or "your promise"
                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                              70 Their heart [is] insensitive like fat;r As for me, I take delight in your law.

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                                                                                                • Т 119:70 - See Isa 6:10 for a similar idea, but a different word for "fat"
                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                      References for Psalms 119:76

                                                                                                        • У 119:76 - Or "your promise"
                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                              79 Let those who fear you turn to me, even those who knowu your testimonies.

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                                                                                                                • Х 119:79 - According to the reading tradition (Qere)
                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                      82 My eyes long forv your word,w saying, "When will you comfort me?"

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                                                                                                                        • Ц 119:82 - Or "long [to see]"
                                                                                                                        • Ч 119:82 - Or "your promise"
                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                          References for Psalms 119:85

                                                                                                                            • Ш 119:85 - That is, traps
                                                                                                                            • Щ 119:85 - Or "who [are] not in accord with"
                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                • Ъ 119:89 - Literally "stands firm"
                                                                                                                                  90 Your faithfulness [endures] {throughout all generations}.{ You have established [the] earth and it stands.

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                                                                                                                                    • Ы 119:90 - Literally "for a generation and a generation"
                                                                                                                                      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.|

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                                                                                                                                        • Ь 119:93 - Or "give me life"
                                                                                                                                          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;} your command [is] very broad.

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                                                                                                                                            • Э 119:96 - The meaning of this line is uncertain.

                                                                                                                                              Mem

                                                                                                                                              97 How I love your law! The whole day it [is] my meditation.

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                                                                                                                                                  98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, because they~ [are] ever with me.

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                                                                                                                                                    • Ю 119:98 - Hebrew "it [is]"
                                                                                                                                                      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 smooth [are] your words€ to my palate, more than honey in my mouth.

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                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                              106 I have sworn [an oath] and confirmed [it], to heed {your righteous ordinances}.

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                                                                                                                                                                • б 119:106 - Literally "the ordinances of your righteousness"
                                                                                                                                                                  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}‚ continually, yet I do not forget your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                    • в 119:109 - Literally "in my hand"
                                                                                                                                                                      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},ƒ but I love your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                        • г 119:113 - Literally "[the] divided"
                                                                                                                                                                          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,„ that I may live, and do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

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                                                                                                                                                                              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;… do not leave me to my oppressors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                • е 119:121 - Or "done [what is] proper and right"
                                                                                                                                                                                  122 Pledge good for your servant; do not let [the] arrogant oppress me.
                                                                                                                                                                                  123 My eyes long for† your salvation, and your righteous word.‡

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                                                                                                                                                                                      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,ˆ [for] they have broken your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • и 119:126 - Or "time to act, O Yahweh"
                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              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,‰ and do not let any iniquity gain power over me.

                                                                                                                                                                                              References for Psalms 119:133

                                                                                                                                                                                                • й 119:133 - Or "through your promise"
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.Š

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • к 119:147 - According to the reading tradition (Qere)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  154 Plead my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your word.‹

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 ConsiderΠthat I love your precepts; O Yahweh, according to your loyal love preserve my life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          160 The {whole} of your word [is] truth, and your every righteous judgment [endures] forever.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sin/Shin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles because of your word.Ž

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • о 119:161 - According to the reading tradition (Qere)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      170 Let my plea come before you; Deliver me according to your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          171 Let my lips pour out praise, because you teach me your statutes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          172 Let my tongue sing [of] your word, because all your commands [are] right.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              173 Let your hand be my help,‘ because I have chosen your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  174 I long for your salvation, O Yahweh, and your law [is] my delight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  175 Let my soul’ live that it may praise you, and let your ordinances help me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      176 I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek your servant, because I do not forget your commands.