Psalm 119:68-176 (New American Standard)

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68 You are 1good and 2do good; 3Teach me Your statutes. 69 The arrogant ahave 4forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will 5observe Your precepts. 70 Their heart is b6covered with fat, But I 7delight in Your law. 71 It is 8good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. 72 The 9law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Yodh.

Yodh.

73 10Your hands made me and cfashioned me; 11Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. 74 May those who dfear You 12see me and be glad, Because I e13wait for Your word. 75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are 14righteous, And that 15in faithfulness You have afflicted me. 76 O may Your lovingkindness fcomfort me, According to Your gword to Your servant. 77 May 16Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my 17delight. 78 May 18the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me 19with a lie; But I shall 20meditate on Your precepts. 79 May those who hfear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies. 80 May my heart be i21blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not 22be ashamed. Kaph.

Kaph.

81 My 23soul languishes for Your salvation; I j24wait for Your word. 82 My 25eyes fail with longing for Your kword, lWhile I say, "When will You comfort me?" 83 Though I have 26become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do 27not forget Your statutes. 84 How many are the 28days of Your servant? When will You 29execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85 The arrogant have 30dug pits for me, Men who are not min accord with Your law. 86 All Your commandments are 31faithful; They have 32persecuted me with a lie; 33help me! 87 They almost destroyed me non earth, But as for me, I 34did not forsake Your precepts. 88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Lamedh.

Lamedh.

89 35Forever, O LORD, Your word ois settled in heaven. 90 Your 36faithfulness continues pthroughout all generations; You 37established the earth, and it 38stands. 91 They stand this day according to Your 39ordinances, For 40all things are Your servants. 92 If Your law had not been my 41delight, Then I would have perished 42in my affliction. 93 I will 43never forget Your precepts, For by them You have q44revived me. 94 I am Yours, 45save me; For I have 46sought Your precepts. 95 The wicked 47wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies. 96 I have seen ra limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad. Mem.

Mem.

97 O how I 48love Your law! It is my 49meditation all the day. 98 Your 50commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever smine. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my 51meditation. 100 I understand 52more than the aged, Because I have 53observed Your precepts. 101 I have 54restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. 102 I have not 55turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me. 103 How 56sweet are Your twords to my utaste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 From Your precepts I 57get understanding; Therefore I 58hate every false way. Nun.

Nun.

105 Your word is a 59lamp to my feet And a light to my path. 106 I have 60sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances. 107 I am exceedingly 61afflicted; v62Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word. 108 O accept the 63freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And 64teach me Your ordinances. 109 My w65life is continually xin my hand, Yet I do not 66forget Your law. 110 The wicked have 67laid a snare for me, Yet I have not 68gone astray from Your precepts. 111 I have 69inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the 70joy of my heart. 112 I have 71inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even 72to the end. Samekh.

Samekh.

113 I hate those who are 73double-minded, But I love Your 74law. 114 You are my 75hiding place and my 76shield; I y77wait for Your word. 115 78Depart from me, evildoers, That I may 79observe the commandments of my God. 116 80Sustain me according to Your zword, that I may live; And 81do not let me be aaashamed of my hope. 117 Uphold me that I may be 82safe, That I may 83have regard for Your statutes continually. 118 You have bbrejected all those 84who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is ccuseless. 119 You have ddremoved all the wicked of the earth like 85dross; Therefore I 86love Your testimonies. 120 My flesh ee87trembles for fear of You, And I am 88afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.

Ayin.

121 I have 89done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Be 90surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant 91oppress me. 123 My 92eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous ffword. 124 Deal with Your servant 93according to Your lovingkindness And 94teach me Your statutes. 125 95I am Your servant; 96give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. 126 It is time for the LORD to 97act, For they have broken Your law. 127 Therefore I 98love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem right all Your 99precepts concerning everything, I 100hate every false way. Pe.

Pe.

129 Your testimonies are 101wonderful; Therefore my soul 102observes them. 130 The 103unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives 104understanding to the simple. 131 I 105opened my mouth wide and 106panted, For I 107longed for Your commandments. 132 108Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner ggwith those who love Your name. 133 Establish my 109footsteps in Your hhword, And do not let any iniquity 110have dominion over me. 134 111Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts. 135 112Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And 113teach me Your statutes. 136 My eyes iished 114streams of water, Because they 115do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.

Tsadhe.

137 116Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments. 138 You have commanded Your testimonies in 117righteousness And exceeding 118faithfulness. 139 My 119zeal has jjconsumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. 140 Your kk120word is very llpure, Therefore Your servant 121loves it. 141 I am small and 122despised, Yet I do not 123forget Your precepts. 142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And 124Your law is truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have mmcome upon me, Yet Your commandments are my 125delight. 144 Your 126testimonies are righteous forever; 127Give me understanding that I may live. Qoph.

Qoph.

145 I cried 128with all my heart; answer me, O LORD! I will 129observe Your statutes. 146 I cried to You; 130save me And I shall keep Your testimonies. 147 I nn131rise before dawn and cry for help; I oowait for Your words. 148 My eyes anticipate the 132night watches, That I may 133meditate on Your ppword. 149 Hear my voice 134according to Your lovingkindness; 135Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances. 150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law. 151 You are 136near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are 137truth. 152 Of old I have 138known from Your testimonies That You have founded them 139forever. Resh.

Resh.

153 140Look upon my 141affliction and rescue me, For I do not 142forget Your law. 154 143Plead my cause and 144redeem me; Revive me according to Your qqword. 155 Salvation is 145far from the wicked, For they 146do not seek Your statutes. 156 rr147Great are Your mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your ordinances. 157 Many are my 148persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not 149turn aside from Your testimonies. 158 I behold the 150treacherous and 151loathe them, Because they do not keep Your ssword. 159 Consider how I 152love Your precepts; 153Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness. 160 The 154sum of Your word is 155truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances 156is everlasting. Shin.

Shin.

161 157Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart 158stands in awe of Your words. 162 I 159rejoice at Your ttword, As one who 160finds great spoil. 163 I 161hate and despise falsehood, But I 162love Your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your 163righteous ordinances. 165 Those who love Your law have 164great peace, And uu165nothing causes them to stumble. 166 I 166hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments. 167 My 167soul keeps Your testimonies, And I 168love them exceedingly. 168 I 169keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my 170ways are before You. Tav.

Tav.

169 Let my 171cry vvcome before You, O LORD; 172Give me understanding 173according to Your word. 170 Let my 174supplication come before You; 175Deliver me according to Your wwword. 171 Let my 176lips utter praise, For You 177teach me Your statutes. 172 Let my 178tongue sing of Your xxword, For all Your 179commandments are righteousness. 173 Let Your 180hand be yyready to help me, For I have 181chosen Your precepts. 174 I 182long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my 183delight. 175 Let my 184soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me. 176 I have 185gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do 186not forget Your commandments.
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