Psalm 119 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Those whose way is blameless— who walk in the LORD's Instruction—are truly happy! 1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 Those who guard God's laws are truly happy! They seek God with all their hearts. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 They don't even do anything wrong! They walk in God's ways. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 God, you have ordered that your decrees should be kept most carefully. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 How I wish my ways were strong when it comes to keeping your statutes! 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I wouldn't be ashamed when I examine all your commandments. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I will give thanks to you with a heart that does right as I learn your righteous rules. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will keep your statutes. Please don't leave me all alone! 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can young people keep their paths pure? By guarding them according to what you've said. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 I have sought you with all my heart. Don't let me stray from any of your commandments! 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I keep your word close, in my heart, so that I won't sin against you. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 You, LORD, are to be blessed! Teach me your statutes. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 I will declare out loud all the rules you have spoken. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in the content of your laws as if I were rejoicing over great wealth. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I will think about your precepts and examine all your paths. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget what you have said. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Be good to your servant so I can go on living and keeping your word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes so I can examine the wonders of your Instruction! 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I'm an immigrant in the land. Don't hide your commandments from me! 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 I'm worn out by longing every minute for your rules! 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant, accursed people who stray from your commandments. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 Take all their insults and contempt away from me because I've kept your laws! 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Even if rulers gather and scheme against me, your servant will contemplate your statutes! 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Yes, your laws are my joy— they are my most trusted advisors! 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 My life is stuck in the dirt. Now make me live again according to your promise! 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I confessed my ways and you answered me. Now teach me your statutes! 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Help me understand what your precepts are about so I can contemplate your wondrous works! 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 My spirit sags because of grief. Now raise me up according to your promise! 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Remove all false ways from me; show mercy to me by means of your Instruction. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I've chosen the way of faithfulness; I'm set on your rules. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I'm holding tight to your laws, LORD. Please don't let me be put to shame. 31 I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run the same path as your commandments because you give my heart insight. 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 LORD, teach me what your statutes are about, and I will guard every part of them. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Help me understand so I can guard your Instruction and keep it with all my heart. 34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 Lead me on the trail of your commandments because that is what I want. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart to your laws, not to greedy gain. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Make me live by your way. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Confirm your promise to your servant— the promise that is for all those who honor you. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Remove the insults that I dread because your rules are good. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 Look how I desire your precepts! Make me live by your righteousness. 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 LORD, let your faithful love come to me— let your salvation come to me according to your promise— 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 so I can have a response for those who mock me, because I have trusted in your word! 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 Please don't take your true word out of my mouth, because I have waited for your rules. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will always keep your Instruction, always and forever! 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 I will walk around in wide-open spaces, because I have pursued your precepts. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will talk about your laws before rulers with no shame whatsoever. 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 I will rejoice in your commandments because I love them. 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I will lift up my hands to your commandments because I love them, and I will contemplate all your statutes. 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 Remember your promise to your servant, for which you made me wait. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 My comfort during my suffering is this: your word gives me new life. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant make fun of me to no end, but I haven't deviated from your Instruction. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 When I remember your ancient rules, I'm comforted, LORD. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 But I'm seized with anger because of the wicked— because of those who abandon your Instruction. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs of praise wherever I lived as an immigrant. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 LORD, I remember your name at nighttime, and I keep your Instruction. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This has been my practice because I guard your precepts. 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 The LORD is my possession. I promise to do what you have said. 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I've sought your favor with all my heart; have mercy on me according to your word. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I've considered my ways and turned my feet back to your laws. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I hurry to keep your commandments— I never put it off! 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 Though the wicked have surrounded me with their ropes, I haven't forgotten your Instruction. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 I get up in the middle of the night to give thanks to you because of your righteous rules. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 I'm a friend to everyone who honors you and to all who keep your precepts. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 LORD, the world is full of your faithful love! Teach me your statutes! 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 You have treated your servant well, LORD, according to your promise. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment because I've put my trust in your commandments. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before I suffered, I took the wrong way, but now I do what you say. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 You are good and you do good. Teach me your statutes! 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 The arrogant cover me with their lies, but I guard your precepts with all my heart. 69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are unfeeling, like blubber, but I rejoice in your Instruction. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 My suffering was good for me, because through it I learned your statutes. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The Instruction you've given to me is better than thousands of pieces of gold and silver! 72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 Your hands have made me and set me in place. Help me understand so I can learn your commandments. 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 Then those who honor you will see me and be glad because I have waited for your promise. 74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
75 LORD, I know that your rules are right and that you rightly made me suffer. 75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Please let your faithful love comfort me, according to what you've said to your servant. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your compassion come to me so I can live again, because your Instruction is my joy! 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 But let the arrogant be ashamed because they oppressed me with lies— meanwhile, I will be contemplating your precepts! 78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let the people who honor you come back to me; let those who know your precepts return to me. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 Let my heart be blameless in your statutes so that I am not put to shame. 80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 My whole being yearns for your saving help! I wait for your promise. 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes are worn out looking for your word. "When will you comfort me?" I ask, 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 because I've become like a bottle dried up by smoke, though I haven't forgotten your statutes. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How much more time does your servant have? When will you bring my oppressors to justice? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The arrogant have dug pits for me— those people who act against your Instruction. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 All your commandments are true, but people harass me for no reason. Help me! 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They've almost wiped me off the face of the earth! Meanwhile, I haven't abandoned your precepts! 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 Make me live again according to your faithful love so I can keep the law you've given! 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 Your word, LORD, stands firm in heaven forever! 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness extends from one generation to the next! You set the earth firmly in place, and it is still there. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 Your rules endure to this day because everything serves you. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 If your Instruction hadn't been my delight, I would have died because of my suffering. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts because through them you gave me life again. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I'm yours—save me because I've pursued your precepts! 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked wait for me, wanting to kill me, but I'm studying your laws. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 I've seen that everything, no matter how perfect, has a limit, but your commandment is boundless. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 I love your Instruction! I think about it constantly. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies because it is always with me. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I have greater insight than all my teachers because I contemplate your laws. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders because I guard your precepts. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I haven't set my feet on any evil path so I can make sure to keep your word. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I haven't deviated from any of your rules because you are the one who has taught me. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 Your word is so pleasing to my taste buds— it's sweeter than honey in my mouth! 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I'm studying your precepts— that's why I hate every false path. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my journey. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
106 I have sworn, and I fully mean it: I will keep your righteous rules. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have been suffering so much— LORD, make me live again according to your promise. 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Please, LORD, accept my spontaneous gifts of praise. Teach me your rules! 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 Though my life is constantly in danger, I won't forget your Instruction. 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 Though the wicked have set a trap for me, I won't stray from your precepts. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your laws are my possession forever because they are my heart's joy. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have decided to keep your statutes forever, every last one. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 I hate fickle people, but I love your Instruction. 113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
114 You are my shelter and my shield— I wait for your promise. 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Get away from me, you evildoers; I want to guard my God's commandments! 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me according to your word so I can live! Don't let me be put to shame because of hope. 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Support me so I can be saved and so I can focus constantly on your statutes. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You discard everyone who strays from your statutes because they are dishonest and false. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 You dispose of all the wicked people on earth like waste— that's why I love your laws. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 My body shudders because I fear you; I'm in awe of your rules. 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 I've done what is just and right. Don't just hand me over to my oppressors. 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee good things for your servant. Please don't let the arrogant oppress me. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes are worn out looking for your saving help— looking for your word that will set things right. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Act toward your servant according to your faithful love. Teach me your statutes! 124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 I'm your servant! Help me understand so I can know your laws. 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for the LORD to do something! Your Instruction has been broken. 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 But I love your commandments more than gold, even more than pure gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 That's why I walk straight by every single one of your precepts. That's why I hate every false path. 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Your laws are wonderful! That's why I guard them. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 Access to your words gives light, giving simple folk understanding. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth up wide, panting, because I long for your commandments. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Come back to me and have mercy on me; that's only right for those who love your name. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Keep my steps steady by your word; don't let any sin rule me. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from the people who oppress me so I can keep your precepts. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Shine your face on your servant, and teach me your statutes. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Rivers of tears stream from my eyes because your Instruction isn't being kept. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 LORD, you are righteous, and your rules are right. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 The laws you commanded are righteous, completely trustworthy. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 Anger consumes me because my enemies have forgotten what you've said. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your word has been tried and tested; your servant loves your word! 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 I'm insignificant and unpopular, but I don't forget your precepts. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness lasts forever! Your Instruction is true! 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Stress and strain have caught up with me, but your commandments are my joy! 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 Your laws are righteous forever. Help me understand so I can live! 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 I cry out with all my heart: "LORD, answer me so I can guard your statutes!" 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I cry out to you, "Save me so I can keep your laws!" 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I meet the predawn light and cry for help. I wait for your promise. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes encounter each hour of the night as I think about your word. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Listen to my voice, according to your faithful love. LORD, make me live again, according to your justice. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 The people who love to plot wicked schemes are nearby, but they are so far from your Instruction! 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 But you, LORD, are nearby too, and all your commandments are true. 151 Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your laws that you had established them forever. 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 Look at my suffering and deliver me because I haven't forgotten your Instruction. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Argue my case and redeem me. Make me live again by your word. 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked because they haven't pursued your statutes. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 You have so much compassion, LORD— make me live again, according to your rules. 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 My oppressors and enemies are many, but I haven't turned away from your laws. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless, and I am disgusted because they haven't kept your word. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 Look at how much I love your precepts. Make me live again, LORD, according to your faithful love! 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 The first thing to know about your word is that it is true and that all your righteous rules last forever. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Rulers oppress me without cause, but my heart honors what you've said. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I'm overjoyed at your word, like someone who finds great treasure. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate, I absolutely despise, what is false, but I'm in love with your Instruction. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 I praise you seven times a day for your righteous rules. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 The people who love your Instruction enjoy peace—and lots of it. There's no stumbling for them! 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 LORD, I wait for your saving help. I do what you've commanded. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 I keep your laws; I love them so much! 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I keep your precepts and your laws because all my ways are seen by you. 168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 Let my cry reach you, LORD; help me understand according to what you've said. 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 Let my request for grace come before you; deliver me according to your promise! 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 Let my lips overflow with praise because you've taught me your statutes. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 Let my tongue declare your word, because all your commandments are righteous. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Let your power help me because I have chosen your precepts. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 LORD, I long for your saving help! Your Instruction is my joy! 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 Let me live again so I can praise you! Let your rules help me! 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I've wandered off like a sheep, lost. Find your servant because I haven't forgotten your commandments! 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.