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Psalm 119 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Happy are those whose lives are faultless, who live according to 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 follow his commands, who obey him with all their heart. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 They never do wrong; they walk in the Lord's ways. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 Lord, you have given us your laws and told us to obey them faithfully. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 How I hope that I shall be faithful in keeping your instructions! 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 If I pay attention to all your commands, then I will not be put to shame. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 As I learn your righteous judgments, I will praise you with a pure heart. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your laws; never abandon me! 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can young people keep their lives pure? By obeying your commands. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 With all my heart I try to serve you; keep me from disobeying your commandments. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I keep your law in my heart, so that I will not sin against you. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your ways. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 I will repeat aloud all the laws you have given. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I delight in following your commands more than in having great wealth. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I study your instructions; I examine your teachings. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I take pleasure in your laws; your commands I will not forget. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Be good to me, your servant, so that I may live and obey your teachings. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes, so that I may see the wonderful truths in your law. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I am here on earth for just a little while; do not hide your commands from me. 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 My heart aches with longing; I want to know your judgments at all times. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You reprimand the proud; cursed are those who disobey your commands. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 Free me from their insults and scorn, because I have kept your laws. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 The rulers meet and plot against me, but I will study your teachings. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your instructions give me pleasure; they are my advisers. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 I lie defeated in the dust; revive me, as you have promised. 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I confessed all I have done, and you answered me; teach me your ways. 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Help me to understand your laws, and I will meditate on your wonderful teachings. 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 I am overcome by sorrow; strengthen me, as you have promised. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from going the wrong way, and in your goodness teach me your law. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen to be obedient; I have paid attention to your judgments. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I have followed your instructions, Lord; 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 will eagerly obey your commands, because you will give me more understanding. 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 Teach me, Lord, the meaning of your laws, and I will obey them at all times. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Explain your law to me, and I will obey it; I will keep it with all my heart. 34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 Keep me obedient to your commandments, because in them I find happiness. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Give me the desire to obey your laws rather than to get rich. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Keep me from paying attention to what is worthless; be good to me, as you have promised. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Keep your promise to me, your servant - the promise you make to those who obey you. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Save me from the insults I fear; how wonderful are your judgments! 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 I want to obey your commands; give me new life, for you are righteous. 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 Show me how much you love me, Lord, and save me according to your promise. 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 Then I can answer those who insult me because I trust in your word. 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 Enable me to speak the truth at all times, because my hope is in your judgments. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law, forever and ever. 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 I will live in perfect freedom, because I try to obey your teachings. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will announce your commands to kings and I will not be ashamed. 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 I find pleasure in obeying your commands, because I love them. 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I respect and love your commandments; I will meditate on your instructions. 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 Remember your promise to me, your servant; it has given me hope. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 Even in my suffering I was comforted because your promise gave me life. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 The proud are always scornful of me, but I have not departed from your law. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember your judgments of long ago, and they bring me comfort, O Lord. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 When I see the wicked breaking your law, I am filled with anger. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 During my brief earthly life I compose songs about your commands. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 In the night I remember you, Lord, and I think about your law. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 I find my happiness in obeying your commands. 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 You are all I want, O Lord; I promise to obey your laws. 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I ask you with all my heart to have mercy on me, as you have promised! 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have considered my conduct, and I promise to follow your instructions. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 Without delay I hurry to obey your commands. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 The wicked have laid a trap for me, but I do not forget your law. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 In the middle of the night I wake up to praise you for your righteous judgments. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 I am a friend of all who serve you, of all who obey your laws. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 Lord, the earth is full of your constant love; teach me your commandments. 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 You have kept your promise, Lord, and you are good to me, your servant. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Give me wisdom and knowledge, because I trust in your commands. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before you punished me, I used to go wrong, but now I obey your word. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 How good you are - how kind! Teach me your commands. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 The proud have told lies about me, but with all my heart I obey your instructions. 69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 They have no understanding, but I find pleasure in your law. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 My punishment was good for me, because it made me learn your commands. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law that you gave means more to me than all the money in the world. 72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 You created me, and you keep me safe; give me understanding, so that I may learn your laws. 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 Those who honor you will be glad when they see me, because I trust in your promise. 74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know that your judgments are righteous, Lord, and that you punished me because you are faithful. 75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your constant love comfort me, as you have promised me, your servant. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Have mercy on me, and I will live because I take pleasure in your law. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 May the proud be ashamed for falsely accusing me; as for me, I will meditate on your instructions. 78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who honor you come to me - all those who know your commands. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 May I perfectly obey your commandments and be spared the shame of defeat. 80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 I am worn out, Lord, waiting for you to save me; I place my trust in your word. 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes are tired from watching for what you promised, while I ask, "When will you help me?" 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 I am as useless as a discarded wineskin; yet I have not forgotten your commands. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How much longer must I wait? When will you punish those who persecute me? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The proud, who do not obey your law, have dug pits to trap me. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 Your commandments are all trustworthy; people persecute me with lies - help me! 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They have almost succeeded in killing me, but I have not neglected your commands. 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 Because of your constant love be good to me, so that I may obey your laws. 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 Your word, O Lord, will last forever; it is eternal in heaven. 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures through all the ages; you have set the earth in place, and it remains. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 All things remain to this day because of your command, because they are all your servants. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 If your law had not been the source of my joy, I would have died from my sufferings. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never neglect your instructions, because by them you have kept me alive. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I am yours - save me! I have tried to obey your commands. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked are waiting to kill me, but I will meditate on your laws. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 I have learned that everything has limits; but your commandment is perfect. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 How I love your law! I think about it all day long. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commandment is with me all the time and makes me wiser than my enemies. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I understand more than all my teachers, because I meditate on your instructions. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have greater wisdom than those who are old, because I obey your commands. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I have avoided all evil conduct, because I want to obey your word. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not neglected your instructions, because you yourself are my teacher. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet is the taste of your instructions - sweeter even than honey! 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain wisdom from your laws, and so I hate all bad conduct. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
106 I will keep my solemn promise to obey your just instructions. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 My sufferings, Lord, are terrible indeed; keep me alive, as you have promised. 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept my prayer of thanks, O Lord, and teach me your commands. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 I am always ready to risk my life; I have not forgotten your law. 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked lay a trap for me, but I have not disobeyed your commands. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your commandments are my eternal possession; they are the joy of my heart. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have decided to obey your laws until the day I die. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 I hate those who are not completely loyal to you, but I love your law. 113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
114 You are my defender and protector; I put my hope in your promise. 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Go away from me, you sinful people. I will obey the commands of my God. 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Give me strength, as you promised, and I shall live; don't let me be disappointed in my hope! 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Hold me, and I will be safe, and I will always pay attention to your commands. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject everyone who disobeys your laws; their deceitful schemes are useless. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 You treat all the wicked like rubbish, and so I love your instructions. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 Because of you I am afraid; I am filled with fear because of your judgments. 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 I have done what is right and good; don't abandon me to my enemies! 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Promise that you will help your servant; don't let the arrogant oppress me! 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes are tired from watching for your saving help, for the deliverance you promised. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Treat me according to your constant love, and teach me your commands. 124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding, so that I may know your teachings. 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 Lord, it is time for you to act, because people are disobeying your law. 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 I love your commands more than gold, more than the finest gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 And so I follow all your instructions; I hate all wrong ways. 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Your teachings are wonderful; I obey them with all my heart. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The explanation of your teachings gives light and brings wisdom to the ignorant. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 In my desire for your commands I pant with open mouth. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me as you do on all those who love you. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 As you have promised, keep me from falling; don't let me be overcome by evil. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Save me from those who oppress me, so that I may obey your commands. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Bless me with your presence and teach me your laws. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 My tears pour down like a river, because people do not obey your law. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 You are righteous, Lord, and your laws are just. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 The rules that you have given are completely fair and right. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 My anger burns in me like a fire, because my enemies disregard your commands. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 How certain your promise is! How I love it! 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 I am unimportant and despised, but I do not neglect your teachings. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness will last forever, and your law is always true. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 I am filled with trouble and anxiety, but your commandments bring me joy. 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 Your instructions are always just; give me understanding, and I shall live. 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 With all my heart I call to you; answer me, Lord, and I will obey your commands! 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I call to you; save me, and I will keep your laws. 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 Before sunrise I call to you for help; I place my hope in your promise. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 All night long I lie awake, to meditate on your instructions. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Because your love is constant, hear me, O Lord; show your mercy, and preserve my life! 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 My cruel persecutors are coming closer, people who never keep your law. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 But you are near to me, Lord, and all your commands are permanent. 151 Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned about your instructions; you made them to last forever. 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 Look at my suffering, and save me, because I have not neglected your law. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause, and set me free; save me, as you have promised. 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 The wicked will not be saved, for they do not obey your laws. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 But your compassion, Lord, is great; show your mercy and save me! 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 I have many enemies and oppressors, but I do not fail to obey your laws. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 When I look at those traitors, I am filled with disgust, because they do not keep your commands. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your instructions, Lord. Your love never changes, so save me! 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 The heart of your law is truth, and all your righteous judgments are eternal. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Powerful people attack me unjustly, but I respect your law. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 How happy I am because of your promises - as happy as someone who finds rich treasure. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and detest all lies, but I love your law. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven times each day I thank you for your righteous judgments. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Those who love your law have perfect security, and there is nothing that can make them fall. 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I wait for you to save me, Lord, and I do what you command. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your teachings; I love them with all my heart. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I obey your commands and your instructions; you see everything I do. 168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 Let my cry for help reach you, Lord! Give me understanding, as you have promised. 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 Listen to my prayer, and save me according to your promise! 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 I will always praise you, because you teach me your laws. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 I will sing about your law, because your commands are just. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Always be ready to help me, because I follow your commands. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 How I long for your saving help, O Lord! I find happiness in your law. 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 Give me life, so that I may praise you; may your instructions help me. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I wander about like a lost sheep; so come and look for me, your servant, because I have not neglected your laws. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.