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Psalm 119 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! 1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded thy precepts to be kept diligently. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping thy statutes! 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all thy commandments. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise thee with an upright heart, when I learn thy righteous ordinances. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will observe thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly! 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments! 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes! 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I will meditate on thy precepts, and fix my eyes on thy ways. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I will delight in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live and observe thy word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a sojourner on earth; hide not thy commandments from me! 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing for thy ordinances at all times. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 Thou dost rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from thy commandments; 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 take away from me their scorn and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, thy servant will meditate on thy statutes. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Thy testimonies are my delight, they are my counselors. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to thy word! 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 When I told of my ways, thou didst answer me; teach me thy statutes! 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Make me understand the way of thy precepts, and I will meditate on thy wondrous works. 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to thy word! 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me thy law! 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness, I set thy ordinances before me. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I cleave to thy testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame! 31 I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
32 I will run in the way of thy commandments when thou enlargest my understanding! 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I will keep it to the end. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep thy law and observe it with my whole heart. 34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 Lead me in the path of thy commandments, for I delight in it. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to gain! 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; and give me life in thy ways. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Confirm to thy servant thy promise, which is for those who fear thee. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Turn away the reproach which I dread; for thy ordinances are good. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 Behold, I long for thy precepts; in thy righteousness give me life! 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 Let thy steadfast love come to me, O LORD, thy salvation according to thy promise; 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 then shall I have an answer for those who taunt me, for I trust in thy word. 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy ordinances. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will keep thy law continually, for ever and ever; 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 and I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, and shall not be put to shame; 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 for I find my delight in thy commandments, which I love. 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I revere thy commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on thy statutes. 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 Remember thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast made me hope. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction that thy promise gives me life. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 Godless men utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from thy law. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 When I think of thy ordinances from of old, I take comfort, O LORD. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake thy law. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 I remember thy name in the night, O LORD, and keep thy law. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept thy precepts. 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep thy words. 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I entreat thy favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to thy promise. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 When I think of thy ways, I turn my feet to thy testimonies; 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I hasten and do not delay to keep thy commandments. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget thy law. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to praise thee, because of thy righteous ordinances. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 I am a companion of all who fear thee, of those who keep thy precepts. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy steadfast love; teach me thy statutes! 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according to thy word. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in thy commandments. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I keep thy word. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 Thou art good and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 The godless besmear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep thy precepts; 69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 their heart is gross like fat, but I delight in thy law. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. 72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 Thy hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments. 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 Those who fear thee shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in thy word. 74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me. 75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let thy steadfast love be ready to comfort me according to thy promise to thy servant. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let thy mercy come to me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 Let the godless be put to shame, because they have subverted me with guile; as for me, I will meditate on thy precepts. 78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear thee turn to me, that they may know thy testimonies. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 May my heart be blameless in thy statutes, that I may not be put to shame! 80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 My soul languishes for thy salvation; I hope in thy word. 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail with watching for thy promise; I ask, "When wilt thou comfort me?" 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten thy statutes. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long must thy servant endure? When wilt thou judge those who persecute me? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 Godless men have dug pitfalls for me, men who do not conform to thy law. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 All thy commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me! 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth; but I have not forsaken thy precepts. 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In thy steadfast love spare my life, that I may keep the testimonies of thy mouth. 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Thy faithfulness endures to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it stands fast. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 By thy appointment they stand this day; for all things are thy servants. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 If thy law had not been my delight, I should have perished in my affliction. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget thy precepts; for by them thou hast given me life. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me; but I consider thy testimonies. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, but thy commandment is exceedingly broad. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 Oh, how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Thy commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies are my meditation. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I understand more than the aged, for I keep thy precepts. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep thy word. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I do not turn aside from thy ordinances, for thou hast taught me. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe thy righteous ordinances. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I am sorely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to thy word! 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me thy ordinances. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget thy law. 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from thy precepts. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Thy testimonies are my heritage for ever; yea, they are the joy of my heart. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform thy statutes for ever, to the end. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 I hate double-minded men, but I love thy law. 113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield; I hope in thy word. 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Uphold me according to thy promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for thy statutes continually! 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 Thou dost spurn all who go astray from thy statutes; yea, their cunning is in vain. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth thou dost count as dross; therefore I love thy testimonies. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments. 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good; let not the godless oppress me. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail with watching for thy salvation, and for the fulfilment of thy righteous promise. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with thy servant according to thy steadfast love, and teach me thy statutes. 124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies! 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for the LORD to act, for thy law has been broken. 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, above fine gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 Therefore I direct my steps by all thy precepts; I hate every false way. 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 With open mouth I pant, because I long for thy commandments. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is thy wont toward those who love thy name. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Keep steady my steps according to thy promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep thy precepts. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears, because men do not keep thy law. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and right are thy judgments. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 Thou hast appointed thy testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget thy words. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Thy promise is well tried, and thy servant loves it. 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget thy precepts. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is righteous for ever, and thy law is true. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but thy commandments are my delight. 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 Thy testimonies are righteous for ever; give me understanding that I may live. 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! I will keep thy statutes. 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I cry to thee; save me, that I may observe thy testimonies. 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in thy words. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate upon thy promise. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice in thy steadfast love; O LORD, in thy justice preserve my life. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from thy law. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 But thou art near, O LORD, and all thy commandments are true. 151 Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long have I known from thy testimonies that thou hast founded them for ever. 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to thy promise! 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Great is thy mercy, O LORD; give me life according to thy justice. 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from thy testimonies. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep thy commands. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts! Preserve my life according to thy steadfast love. 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures for ever. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I rejoice at thy word like one who finds great spoil. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love thy law. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise thee for thy righteous ordinances. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace have those who love thy law; nothing can make them stumble. 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I hope for thy salvation, O LORD, and I do thy commandments. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 My soul keeps thy testimonies; I love them exceedingly. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I keep thy precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before thee. 168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 Let my cry come before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word! 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy word. 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 My lips will pour forth praise that thou dost teach me thy statutes. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 My tongue will sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are right. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Let thy hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen thy precepts. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for thy salvation, O LORD, and thy law is my delight. 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 Let me live, that I may praise thee, and let thy ordinances help me. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.