Wicked people have tied me up, but I have not forgotten your teachings.
In the middle of the night, I get up to thank you because your laws are right.
I am a friend to everyone who fears you, to anyone who obeys your orders.
Lord, your love fills the earth. Teach me your demands.
You have done good things for your servant, as you have promised, Lord.
Teach me wisdom and knowledge because I trust your commands.
Before I suffered, I did wrong, but now I obey your word.
You are good, and you do what is good. Teach me your demands.
Proud people have made up lies about me, but I will follow your orders with all my heart.
Those people have no feelings, but I love your teachings.
It was good for me to suffer so I would learn your demands.