Psalm 119 NAS

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

Aleph.

1 How blessed are those whose way is a1blameless, Who 2walk in the law of the LORD.

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    • ֦ 119:1 - Lit "complete;" or "having integrity"
      2 How blessed are those who 3observe His testimonies, Who 4seek Him 5with all their heart.

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      3 They also 6do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.

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      4 You have b7ordained Your precepts, cThat we should keep them diligently.

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        • ֧ 119:4 - Lit "commanded"
        • ֨ 119:4 - Lit "To keep"
          5 Oh that my 8ways may be established To 9keep Your statutes!

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          6 Then I 10shall not be ashamed When I look dupon all Your commandments.

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          7 I shall 11give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.

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          8 I shall keep Your statutes; Do not 12forsake me utterly *! Beth.

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          Beth.

          9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By 13keeping it according to Your word.

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          10 With 14all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me 15wander from Your commandments.

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          11 Your word I have 16treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

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          12 Blessed are You, O LORD; 17Teach me Your statutes.

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          13 With my lips I have 18told of All the 19ordinances of Your mouth.

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          14 I have 20rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, eAs much as in all riches.

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            • ֪ 119:14 - Lit "As over all"
              15 I will 21meditate on Your precepts And fregard 22Your ways.

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              16 I shall g23delight in Your statutes; I shall 24not forget Your word. Gimel.

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              Gimel.

              17 25Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.

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              18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
              19 I am a 26stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.

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              20 My soul is crushed h27with longing After Your ordinances at all times.

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              21 You 28rebuke the arrogant, ithe 29cursed, Who 30wander from Your commandments.

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                • ֮ 119:21 - Or "Cursed are those who wander..."
                  22 31Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I 32observe Your testimonies.

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                  23 Even though 33princes sit and talk against me, Your servant 34meditates on Your statutes.

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                  24 Your testimonies also are my 35delight; They are jmy counselors *. Daleth.

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                    • ֯ 119:24 - Lit "the men of my counsel"

                      Daleth.

                      25 My 36soul cleaves to the dust; 37Revive me 38according to Your word.
                      26 I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; 39Teach me Your statutes.

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                      27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will 40meditate on Your wonders.

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                      28 My 41soul kweeps because of grief; 42Strengthen me according to Your word.

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                      29 Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.
                      30 I have chosen the faithful way; I have lplaced Your ordinances before me.

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                        • ֱ 119:30 - Or "accounted Your ordinances worthy"
                          31 I 43cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!

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                          32 I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will 44enlarge my heart. He.

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                          He.

                          33 45Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.

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                          34 46Give me understanding, that I may 47observe Your law And keep it 48with all my heart.

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                          35 Make me walk in the 49path of Your commandments, For I 50delight in it.

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                          36 51Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to 52dishonest gain.

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                          37 Turn away my 53eyes from looking at vanity, And 54revive me in Your ways.

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                          38 55Establish Your mword to Your servant, nAs that which produces reverence for You.

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                            • ֲ 119:38 - Or "promise"
                            • ֳ 119:38 - Lit "Which is for the fear of You"
                              39 56Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.

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                              40 Behold, I 57long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Vav.

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                              Vav.

                              41 May Your 58lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation 59according to Your oword;

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                              42 So I will have an 60answer * for him who 61reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.

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                              43 And do not take the word of truth utterly * out of my mouth, For I p62wait for Your ordinances.

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                              44 So I will 63keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.

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                              45 And I will 64walk qat liberty, For I 65seek Your precepts.

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                                • ֶ 119:45 - Lit "in a wide place"
                                  46 I will also speak of Your testimonies 66before kings And shall not be ashamed.

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                                  47 I shall r67delight in Your commandments, Which I 68love.

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                                    • ַ 119:47 - Lit "delight myself"
                                      48 And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I 69love; And I will 70meditate on Your statutes. Zayin.

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                                      Zayin.

                                      49 Remember the word to Your servant, sIn which You have made me hope.

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                                          50 This is my 71comfort in my affliction, That Your word has trevived me.

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                                            • ֹ 119:50 - Or "preserved me alive"
                                              51 The arrogant 72utterly * deride me, Yet I do not 73turn aside from Your law.

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                                              52 I have 74remembered Your ordinances from uof old, O LORD, And comfort myself.

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                                                • ֺ 119:52 - Or "everlasting"
                                                  53 Burning 75indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who 76forsake Your law.

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                                                  54 Your statutes are my songs In the house of my 77pilgrimage.

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                                                  55 O LORD, I 78remember Your name 79in the night, And keep Your law.

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                                                  56 This has become mine, vThat I 80observe Your precepts. Heth.

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                                                  Heth.

                                                  57 The LORD is my 81portion; I have wpromised to 82keep Your words.

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                                                    • ּ 119:57 - Lit "said that I would keep"
                                                      58 I 83sought Your favor 84with all my heart; 85Be gracious to me 86according to Your xword.

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                                                      59 I 87considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.

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                                                      60 I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
                                                      61 The 88cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have 89not forgotten Your law.

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                                                      62 At 90midnight * I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your 91righteous ordinances.

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                                                      63 I am a 92companion of all those who yfear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.

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                                                          64 93The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; 94Teach me Your statutes. Teth.

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                                                          Teth.

                                                          65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.

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                                                              66 Teach me good z95discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.

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                                                                  67 96Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.

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                                                                  68 You are 97good and 98do good; 99Teach me Your statutes.

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                                                                  69 The arrogant {have 100forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will 101observe Your precepts.

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                                                                    • ׀ 119:69 - Lit "besmear me with lies"
                                                                      70 Their heart is |102covered with fat, But I 103delight in Your law.

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                                                                      71 It is 104good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

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                                                                      72 The 105law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Yodh.

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                                                                      Yodh.

                                                                      73 106Your hands made me and }fashioned me; 107Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

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                                                                      74 May those who ~fear You 108see me and be glad, Because I 109wait for Your word.

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                                                                          75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are 110righteous, And that 111in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

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                                                                          76 O may Your lovingkindness €comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.

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                                                                            • ׅ 119:76 - Lit "be for my comfort"
                                                                            • ׆ 119:76 - Or "promise"
                                                                              77 May 112Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my 113delight.

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                                                                              78 May 114the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me 115with a lie; But I shall 116meditate on Your precepts.

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                                                                              79 May those who ‚fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies.

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                                                                                  80 May my heart be ƒ117blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not 118be ashamed. Kaph.

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                                                                                    • ׈ 119:80 - Lit "complete;" or "having integrity"

                                                                                      Kaph.

                                                                                      81 My 119soul languishes for Your salvation; I „120wait for Your word.

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                                                                                          82 My 121eyes fail with longing for Your …word, †While I say, "When will You comfort me?"

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                                                                                              83 Though I have 122become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do 123not forget Your statutes.

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                                                                                              84 How many are the 124days of Your servant? When will You 125execute judgment on those who persecute me?

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                                                                                              85 The arrogant have 126dug pits for me, Men who are not ‡in accord with Your law.

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                                                                                                • ׌ 119:85 - Lit "according to Your law"
                                                                                                  86 All Your commandments are 127faithful; They have 128persecuted me with a lie; 129help me!

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                                                                                                  87 They almost destroyed me ˆon earth, But as for me, I 130did not forsake Your precepts.

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                                                                                                    • ׍ 119:87 - Lit "in the earth"
                                                                                                      88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Lamedh.

                                                                                                      Lamedh.

                                                                                                      89 131Forever, O LORD, Your word ‰is settled in heaven.

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                                                                                                      90 Your 132faithfulness continues Šthroughout all generations; You 133established the earth, and it 134stands.

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                                                                                                      91 They stand this day according to Your 135ordinances, For 136all things are Your servants.

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                                                                                                      92 If Your law had not been my 137delight, Then I would have perished 138in my affliction.

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                                                                                                      93 I will 139never * forget Your precepts, For by them You have ‹140revived me.

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                                                                                                        • א 119:93 - Or "kept me alive"
                                                                                                          94 I am Yours, 141save me; For I have 142sought Your precepts.

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                                                                                                          95 The wicked 143wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.

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                                                                                                          96 I have seen Œa limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad. Mem.

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                                                                                                              Mem.

                                                                                                              97 O how I 144love Your law! It is my 145meditation all the day.

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                                                                                                              98 Your 146commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.

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                                                                                                              99 I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my 147meditation.

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                                                                                                              100 I understand 148more than the aged, Because I have 149observed Your precepts.

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                                                                                                              101 I have 150restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.

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                                                                                                              102 I have not 151turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me.

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                                                                                                              103 How 152sweet are Your Žwords to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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                                                                                                                  104 From Your precepts I 153get understanding; Therefore * I 154hate every false way. Nun.

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                                                                                                                  Nun.

                                                                                                                  105 Your word is a 155lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

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                                                                                                                  106 I have 156sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.

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                                                                                                                  107 I am exceedingly * 157afflicted; 158Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.

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                                                                                                                      108 O accept the 159freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And 160teach me Your ordinances.

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                                                                                                                      109 My ‘161life is continually ’in my hand, Yet I do not 162forget Your law.

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                                                                                                                          110 The wicked have 163laid a snare for me, Yet I have not 164gone astray from Your precepts.

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                                                                                                                          111 I have 165inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the 166joy of my heart.

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                                                                                                                          112 I have 167inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even 168to the end. Samekh.

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                                                                                                                          Samekh.

                                                                                                                          113 I hate those who are 169double-minded, But I love Your 170law.

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                                                                                                                          114 You are my 171hiding place and my 172shield; I “173wait for Your word.

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                                                                                                                          115 174Depart from me, evildoers, That I may 175observe the commandments of my God.

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                                                                                                                          116 176Sustain me according to Your ”word, that I may live; And 177do not let me be •ashamed of my hope.

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                                                                                                                            • י 119:116 - Or "promise"
                                                                                                                            • ך 119:116 - Lit "put to shame because of"
                                                                                                                              117 Uphold me that I may be 178safe, That I may 179have regard for Your statutes continually.

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                                                                                                                              118 You have –rejected all those 180who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is —useless.

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                                                                                                                                  119 You have ˜removed all the wicked of the earth like 181dross; Therefore I 182love Your testimonies.

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                                                                                                                                  120 My flesh ™183trembles for fear of You, And I am 184afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.

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                                                                                                                                    • מ 119:120 - Lit "bristles up from"

                                                                                                                                      Ayin.

                                                                                                                                      121 I have 185done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.

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                                                                                                                                      122 Be 186surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant 187oppress me.

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                                                                                                                                      123 My 188eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous šword.

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                                                                                                                                      124 Deal with Your servant 189according to Your lovingkindness And 190teach me Your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                      125 191I am Your servant; 192give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.

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                                                                                                                                      126 It is time for the LORD to 193act, For they have broken Your law.

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                                                                                                                                      127 Therefore * I 194love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

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                                                                                                                                      128 Therefore * I esteem right all Your 195precepts concerning everything, I 196hate every false way. Pe.

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                                                                                                                                      Pe.

                                                                                                                                      129 Your testimonies are 197wonderful; Therefore * my soul 198observes them.

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                                                                                                                                      130 The 199unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives 200understanding to the simple.

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                                                                                                                                      131 I 201opened my mouth wide and 202panted, For I 203longed for Your commandments.

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                                                                                                                                      132 204Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner ›with those who love Your name.

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                                                                                                                                      133 Establish my 205footsteps in Your œword, And do not let any iniquity 206have dominion over me.

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                                                                                                                                      134 207Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                      135 208Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And 209teach me Your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                      136 My eyes shed 210streams of water, Because they 211do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.

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                                                                                                                                      Tsadhe.

                                                                                                                                      137 212Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.

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                                                                                                                                      138 You have commanded Your testimonies in 213righteousness And exceeding 214faithfulness.

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                                                                                                                                      139 My 215zeal has žconsumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

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                                                                                                                                          140 Your Ÿ216word is very  pure, Therefore Your servant 217loves it.

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                                                                                                                                              141 I am small and 218despised, Yet I do not 219forget Your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                              142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And 220Your law is truth.

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                                                                                                                                              143 Trouble and anguish have ¡come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my 221delight.

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                                                                                                                                                  144 Your 222testimonies are righteous forever; 223Give me understanding that I may live. Qoph.

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                                                                                                                                                  Qoph.

                                                                                                                                                  145 I cried 224with all my heart; answer me, O LORD! I will 225observe Your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                  146 I cried to You; 226save me And I shall keep Your testimonies.

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                                                                                                                                                  147 I ¢227rise before dawn and cry for help; I £wait for Your words.

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                                                                                                                                                      148 My eyes anticipate the 228night watches, That I may 229meditate on Your ¤word.

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                                                                                                                                                      149 Hear my voice 230according to Your lovingkindness; 231Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.

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                                                                                                                                                      150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.
                                                                                                                                                      151 You are 232near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are 233truth.

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                                                                                                                                                      152 Of old I have 234known from Your testimonies That You have founded them 235forever. Resh.

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                                                                                                                                                      Resh.

                                                                                                                                                      153 236Look upon my 237affliction and rescue me, For I do not 238forget Your law.

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                                                                                                                                                      154 239Plead my cause and 240redeem me; Revive me according to Your ¥word.

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                                                                                                                                                      155 Salvation is 241far from the wicked, For they 242do not seek Your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                      156 ¦243Great are Your mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your ordinances.

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                                                                                                                                                      157 Many are my 244persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not 245turn aside from Your testimonies.

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                                                                                                                                                      158 I behold the 246treacherous and 247loathe them, Because they do not keep Your §word.

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                                                                                                                                                      159 Consider how I 248love Your precepts; 249Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.

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                                                                                                                                                      160 The 250sum of Your word is 251truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances 252is everlasting. Shin.

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                                                                                                                                                      Shin.

                                                                                                                                                      161 253Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart 254stands in awe of Your words.

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                                                                                                                                                      162 I 255rejoice at Your ¨word, As one who 256finds great spoil.

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                                                                                                                                                      163 I 257hate and despise falsehood, But I 258love Your law.

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                                                                                                                                                      164 Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your 259righteous ordinances.

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                                                                                                                                                      165 Those who love Your law have 260great peace, And ©261nothing causes them to stumble.

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                                                                                                                                                        • ׮ 119:165 - Lit "they have no stumbling block"
                                                                                                                                                          166 I 262hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments.

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                                                                                                                                                          167 My 263soul keeps Your testimonies, And I 264love them exceedingly.

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                                                                                                                                                          168 I 265keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my 266ways are before You. Tav.

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                                                                                                                                                          Tav.

                                                                                                                                                          169 Let my 267cry ªcome before You, O LORD; 268Give me understanding 269according to Your word.

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