Psalm 119:1-88 NAS

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

Aleph.

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

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    • a 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 7ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.

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        • b 119:4 - Lit "commanded"
        • c 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 upon 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, As much as in all riches.

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

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              16 I shall 23delight 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 27with longing After Your ordinances at all times.

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

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                • i 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 my counselors *. Daleth.

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                    • j 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 weeps 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 placed Your ordinances before me.

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                        • l 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 word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You.

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                            • m 119:38 - Or "promise"
                            • n 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 word;

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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 62wait 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 at liberty, For I 65seek Your precepts.

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                                • q 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 67delight in Your commandments, Which I 68love.

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                                  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, In which You have made me hope.

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

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                                        • t 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 of old, O LORD, And comfort myself.

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                                              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, That I 80observe Your precepts. Heth.

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                                              Heth.

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

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

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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 fear 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 95discernment 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 117blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not 118be ashamed. Kaph.

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                                                                            • ƒ 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 on earth, But as for me, I 130did not forsake Your precepts.

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