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Psalm 119:1-24 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Happy are people of integrity, who follow the law of the LORD. 1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your principles! 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should! 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your principles. Please don't give up on me! 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word and following its rules. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 I have tried my best to find you -- don't let me wander from your commands. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your principles. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 I have recited aloud all the laws you have given us. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in your decrees as much as in riches. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I will delight in your principles and not forget your word. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I am but a foreigner here on earth; I need the guidance of your commands. Don't hide them from me! 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 I am overwhelmed continually with a desire for your laws. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke those cursed proud ones who wander from your commands. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your decrees. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your principles. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your decrees please me; they give me wise advice. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.