Psalm 119:1-88 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.