Happy are people of integrity, a with the Hebrew letter of its section.> who follow the law of the LORD.
Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts.
They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.
You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your principles!
Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands.
When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should!
I will obey your principles. Please don't give up on me!
How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word and following its rules.
I have tried my best to find you -- don't let me wander from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your principles.
I have recited aloud all the laws you have given us.
I have rejoiced in your decrees as much as in riches.
I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.
I will delight in your principles and not forget your word.
Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word.
Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law.
I am but a foreigner here on earth; I need the guidance of your commands. Don't hide them from me!
I am overwhelmed continually with a desire for your laws.
You rebuke those cursed proud ones who wander from your commands.
Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your decrees.
Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your principles.
Your decrees please me; they give me wise advice.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)