Your mercies, God, run into the billions; following your guidelines, revive me.
My antagonists are too many to count, but I don't swerve from the directions you gave.
I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually!
Take note of how I love what you tell me; out of your life of love, prolong my life.
Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. Your righteous decisions are eternal.
I've been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable.
I'm ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich.
I hate lies - can't stand them! - but I love what you have revealed.
Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right.
For those who love what you reveal, everything fits - no stumbling around in the dark for them.
I wait expectantly for your salvation; God, I do what you tell me.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)