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Psalm 119:1-48 (New American Standard)

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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. 2 How blessed are those who 3observe His testimonies, Who 4seek Him 5with all their heart. 3 They also 6do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways. 4 You have b7ordained Your precepts, cThat we should keep them diligently. 5 Oh that my 8ways may be established To 9keep Your statutes! 6 Then I 10shall not be ashamed When I look dupon all Your commandments. 7 I shall 11give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments. 8 I shall keep Your statutes; Do not 12forsake me utterly ! Beth.

Beth.

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By 13keeping it according to Your word. 10 With 14all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me 15wander from Your commandments. 11 Your word I have 16treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O LORD; 17Teach me Your statutes. 13 With my lips I have 18told of All the 19ordinances of Your mouth. 14 I have 20rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, eAs much as in all riches. 15 I will 21meditate on Your precepts And fregard 22Your ways. 16 I shall g23delight in Your statutes; I shall 24not forget Your word. Gimel.

Gimel.

17 25Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word. 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. 20 My soul is crushed h27with longing After Your ordinances at all times. 21 You 28rebuke the arrogant, ithe 29cursed, Who 30wander from Your commandments. 22 31Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I 32observe Your testimonies. 23 Even though 33princes sit and talk against me, Your servant 34meditates on Your statutes. 24 Your testimonies also are my 35delight; They are jmy counselors . Daleth.

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. 27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will 40meditate on Your wonders. 28 My 41soul kweeps because of grief; 42Strengthen me according to Your word. 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. 31 I 43cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame! 32 I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will 44enlarge my heart. He.

He.

33 45Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. 34 46Give me understanding, that I may 47observe Your law And keep it 48with all my heart. 35 Make me walk in the 49path of Your commandments, For I 50delight in it. 36 51Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to 52dishonest gain. 37 Turn away my 53eyes from looking at vanity, And 54revive me in Your ways. 38 55Establish Your mword to Your servant, nAs that which produces reverence for You. 39 56Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good. 40 Behold, I 57long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Vav.

Vav.

41 May Your 58lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation 59according to Your oword; 42 So I will have an 60answer for him who 61reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. 43 And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I p62wait for Your ordinances. 44 So I will 63keep Your law continually, Forever and ever. 45 And I will 64walk qat liberty, For I 65seek Your precepts. 46 I will also speak of Your testimonies 66before kings And shall not be ashamed. 47 I shall r67delight in Your commandments, Which I 68love. 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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