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Psalm 119 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 [Aleph.] O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah, 1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 O the happiness of those keeping His testimonies, With the whole heart they seek Him. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 Yea, they have not done iniquity, In His ways they have walked. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us Thy precepts to keep diligently, 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 O that my ways were prepared to keep Thy statutes, 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I am not ashamed In my looking unto all Thy commands. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I confess Thee with uprightness of heart, In my learning the judgments of Thy righteousness. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 Thy statutes I keep, leave me not utterly! 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 [Beth.] With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 With all my heart I have sought Thee, Let me not err from Thy commands. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 In my heart I have hid Thy saying, That I sin not before Thee. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed [art] Thou, O Jehovah, teach me Thy statutes. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I have recounted All the judgments 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 have joyed, As over all wealth. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 In Thy precepts I meditate, And I behold attentively Thy paths. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 In Thy statutes I delight myself, I do not forget Thy word. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 [Gimel.] Confer benefits on Thy servant, I live, and I keep Thy word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Uncover mine eyes, and I behold wonders out of Thy law. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 A sojourner I [am] on earth, Hide not from me Thy commands. 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 Broken hath my soul for desire Unto Thy judgments at all times. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the cursed proud, Who are erring from Thy commands. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt, For Thy testimonies I have kept. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Princes also sat -- against me they spoke, Thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes, 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight, The men of my counsel! 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 [Daleth.] Cleaved to the dust hath my soul, Quicken me according to Thy word. 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 My ways I have recounted, And Thou answerest me, teach me Thy statutes, 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 The way of Thy precepts cause me to understand, And I meditate in Thy wonders. 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 My soul hath dropped from affliction, Establish me according to Thy word. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 The way of falsehood turn aside from me And with Thy law favour me. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 The way of faithfulness I have chosen, Thy judgments I have compared, 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I have adhered to Thy testimonies, O Jehovah, put me not to shame. 31 I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
32 The way of Thy commands I run, For Thou dost enlarge my heart! 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 [He.] Show me, O Jehovah, the way of Thy statutes, And I keep it -- [to] the end. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart. 34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 Cause me to tread in the path of Thy commands, For in it I have delighted. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, And not unto dishonest gain. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Remove mine eyes from seeing vanity, In Thy way quicken Thou me. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Establish to Thy servant Thy saying, That [is] concerning Thy fear. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Remove my reproach that I have feared, For Thy judgments [are] good. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 Lo, I have longed for Thy precepts, In Thy righteousness quicken Thou me, 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 [Waw.] And meet me doth Thy kindness, O Jehovah, Thy salvation according to Thy saying. 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, For I have trusted in Thy word. 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 And Thou takest not utterly away From my mouth the word of truth, Because for Thy judgment I have hoped. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 And I keep Thy law continually, To the age and for ever. 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 And I walk habitually in a broad place, For Thy precepts I have sought. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 And I speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And I am not ashamed. 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 And I delight myself in Thy commands, That I have loved, 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 And I lift up my hands unto Thy commands, That I have loved, And I do meditate on Thy statutes! 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 [Zain.] Remember the word to Thy servant, On which Thou hast caused me to hope. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 This [is] my comfort in mine affliction, That Thy saying hath quickened me. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 The proud have utterly scorned me, From Thy law I have not turned aside. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remembered Thy judgments of old, O Jehovah, And I comfort myself. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 Horror hath seized me, Because of the wicked forsaking Thy law. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 Songs have been to me Thy statutes, In the house of my sojournings. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 I have remembered in the night Thy name, O Jehovah, And I do keep Thy law. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This hath been to me, That Thy precepts I have kept! 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 [Cheth.] My portion [is] Jehovah; I have said -- to keep Thy words, 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I appeased Thy face with the whole heart, Favour me according to Thy saying. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have reckoned my ways, And turn back my feet unto Thy testimonies. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I have made haste, And delayed not, to keep Thy commands. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, Thy law I have not forgotten. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to give thanks to Thee, For the judgments of Thy righteousness. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 A companion I [am] to all who fear Thee, And to those keeping Thy precepts. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 Of Thy kindness, O Jehovah, the earth is full, Thy statutes teach Thou me! 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 [Teth.] Good Thou didst with Thy servant, O Jehovah, According to Thy word. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 The goodness of reason and knowledge teach me, For in Thy commands I have believed. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before I am afflicted, I -- I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 Good Thou [art], and doing good, Teach me Thy statutes. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 Forged against me falsehood have the proud, I with the whole heart keep Thy precepts. 69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Insensate as fat hath been their heart, I -- in Thy law I have delighted. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 Better to me [is] the law of Thy mouth Than thousands of gold and silver! 72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 [Yod.] Thy hands made me and establish me, Cause me to understand, and I learn Thy commands. 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 Those fearing Thee see me and rejoice, Because for Thy word I have hoped. 74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I have known, O Jehovah, That righteous [are] Thy judgments, And [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, I pray Thee, Thy kindness be to comfort me, According to Thy saying to Thy servant. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Meet me do Thy mercies, and I 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 Ashamed are the proud, For [with] falsehood they dealt perversely with me. I meditate in Thy precepts. 78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Those fearing Thee turn back to me, And those knowing Thy testimonies. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 My heart is perfect in Thy statutes, So that I am not ashamed. 80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 [Kaph.] Consumed for Thy salvation hath been my soul, For Thy word I have hoped. 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 Consumed have been mine eyes for Thy word, Saying, `When doth it comfort me?' 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 For I have been as a bottle in smoke, Thy statutes I have not forgotten. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How many [are] the days of Thy servant? When dost Thou execute Against my pursuers judgment? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The proud have digged for me pits, That [are] not according to Thy law. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 All Thy commands [are] faithfulness, [With] falsehood they have pursued me, Help Thou me. 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 Almost consumed me on earth have they, And I -- I have not forsaken Thy precepts. 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 According to Thy kindness quicken Thou me, And I keep the testimony of Thy mouth! 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 [Lamed.] To the age, O Jehovah, Thy word is set up in the heavens. 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 To all generations Thy faithfulness, Thou didst establish earth, and it standeth. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 According to Thine ordinances They have stood this day, for the whole [are] Thy servants. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 Unless Thy law [were] my delights, Then had I perished in mine affliction. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 To the age I forget not Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast quickened me. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I [am] Thine, save Thou me, For Thy precepts I have sought. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 Thy wicked waited for me to destroy me, Thy testimonies I understand. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 Of all perfection I have seen an end, Broad [is] Thy command -- exceedingly! 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 [Mem.] O how I have loved Thy law! All the day it [is] my meditation. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Than mine enemies Thy command maketh me wiser, For it [is] before me to the age. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 Above all my teachers I have acted wisely. For Thy testimonies [are] my meditation. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 From every evil path I restrained my feet, So that I keep Thy word. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 From Thy judgments I turned not aside, For Thou -- Thou hast directed me. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Thy precepts I have understanding, Therefore I have hated every false path! 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 [Nun.] A lamp to my foot [is] Thy word, 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, and I confirm [it], To keep the judgments of Thy righteousness. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have been afflicted very much, O Jehovah, quicken me, according to Thy word. 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Free-will-offerings of my mouth, Accept, I pray Thee, O Jehovah, And Thy judgments teach Thou me. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 My soul [is] in my hand continually, And Thy law I have not forgotten. 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, And from thy precepts I wandered not. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 I have inherited Thy testimonies to the age, For the joy of my heart [are] they. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart To do Thy statutes, to the age -- [to] the end! 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 [Samech.] Doubting ones I have hated, And Thy law I have loved. 113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
114 My hiding place and my shield [art] Thou, For Thy word I have hoped. 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Turn aside from me, ye evil-doers, And I keep the commands of my God. 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me according to Thy saying, And I live, and Thou puttest me not to shame Because of my hope. 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Support Thou me, and I am saved, And I look on Thy statutes continually. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 Thou hast trodden down All going astray from Thy statutes, For falsehood [is] their deceit. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 Dross! Thou hast caused to cease All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Thy testimonies. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 Trembled from Thy fear hath my flesh, And from Thy judgments I have been afraid! 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 [Ain.] I have done judgment and righteousness, Leave me not to mine oppressors. 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Make sure Thy servant for good, Let not the proud oppress me. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 Mine eyes have been consumed for Thy salvation. And for the saying of Thy righteousness. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Do with Thy servant according to Thy kindness. And Thy statutes teach Thou me. 124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 Thy servant [am] I -- cause me to understand, And I know Thy testimonies. 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 Time for Jehovah to work! they have made void Thy law. 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 Therefore I have loved Thy commands Above gold -- even fine gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 Therefore all my appointments I have declared wholly right, Every path of falsehood I have hated! 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 [Pe.] Wonderful [are] Thy testimonies, Therefore hath my soul kept them. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The opening of Thy words enlighteneth, Instructing the simple. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 My mouth I have opened, yea, I pant, For, for Thy commands I have longed. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Look unto me, and favour me, As customary to those loving Thy name. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 My steps establish by Thy saying, And any iniquity doth not rule over me. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Ransom me from the oppression of man, And I observe Thy precepts, 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Thy face cause to shine on Thy servant, And teach me Thy statutes. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Rivulets of waters have come down mine eyes, Because they have not kept Thy law! 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 [Tzade.] Righteous [art] Thou, O Jehovah, And upright [are] Thy judgments. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 Thou hast appointed Thy testimonies, Righteous and exceeding faithful, 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 Cut me off hath my zeal, For mine adversaries forgot Thy words. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Tried [is] thy saying exceedingly, And Thy servant hath loved it. 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 Small I [am], and despised, Thy precepts I have not forgotten. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Thy righteousness [is] righteousness to the age, And Thy law [is] truth. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands [are] my delights. 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 The righteousness of Thy testimonies [is] to Cause me to understand, and I live! 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 [Koph.] I have called with the whole heart, Answer me, O Jehovah, Thy statutes I keep, 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I have called Thee, save Thou me, And I do keep Thy testimonies. 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, For Thy word I have hoped. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 Mine eyes have gone before the watches, To meditate in Thy saying. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 My voice hear, according to Thy kindness, Jehovah, according to Thy judgment quicken me. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 Near have been my wicked pursuers, From Thy law they have been far off. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 Near [art] Thou, O Jehovah, And all Thy commands [are] truth. 151 Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Of old I have known Thy testimonies, That to the age Thou hast founded them! 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 [Resh.] See my affliction, and deliver Thou me, For Thy law I have not forgotten. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Plead my plea, and redeem me, According to Thy saying quicken me. 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Far from the wicked [is] salvation, For Thy statutes they have not sought. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Thy mercies [are] many, O Jehovah, According to Thy judgments quicken me. 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many [are] my pursuers, and adversaries, From Thy testimonies I have not turned aside. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I have seen treacherous ones, And grieve myself, Because Thy saying they have not kept. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 See, for thy precepts I have loved, Jehovah, According to Thy kindness quicken me. 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 to the age [is] every judgment of Thy righteousness! 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 [Shin.] Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I do rejoice concerning Thy saying, As one finding abundant spoil. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 Falsehood I have hated, yea I abominate [it], Thy law I have loved. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven [times] in a day I have praised Thee, Because of the judgments of Thy righteousness. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Abundant peace have those loving Thy law, And they have no stumbling-block. 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy commands I have done. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 Kept hath my soul Thy testimonies, And I do love them exceedingly. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I have kept Thy precepts and Thy 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 [Taw.] My loud cry cometh near before Thee, O Jehovah; According to Thy word cause me to understand. 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 My supplication cometh in before Thee, According to Thy saying deliver Thou me. 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 My lips do utter praise, For Thou dost teach me Thy statutes. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 My tongue doth sing of Thy saying, For all Thy commands [are] righteous. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Thy hand is for a help to me, For Thy commands I have chosen. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I have longed for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy law [is] my delight. 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 My soul liveth, and it doth praise Thee, And Thy judgments do help me. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I wandered as a lost sheep, seek Thy servant, For Thy precepts I have not forgotten! 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.