Forever, O LORD, your word stands firm in heaven.
Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created.
Your laws remain true today, for everything serves your plans.
If your law hadn't sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.
I will never forget your commandments, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.
I am yours; save me! For I have applied myself to obey your commandments.
Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will quietly keep my mind on your decrees.
Even perfection has its limits, but your commands have no limit.
Oh, how I love your law! I think about it all day long.
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for your commands are my constant guide.
Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your decrees.
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.
I have refused to walk on any path of evil, that I may remain obedient to your word.
I haven't turned away from your laws, for you have taught me well.
How sweet are your words to my taste; they are sweeter than honey.
Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
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)