Psalm 119 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Blessed are those whose lives have integrity, those who follow the teachings 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 obey his written instructions. They wholeheartedly search for him. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 They do nothing wrong. They follow his directions. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 You have commanded that your guiding principles be carefully followed. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 I pray that my ways may become firmly established so that I can obey your laws. 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I will never feel ashamed when I study 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 as I learn your regulations, which are based on your righteousness. 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 a young person keep his life pure? [He can do it] by holding on to your word. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 I wholeheartedly searched for you. Do not let me wander away from your commandments. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have treasured your promise in my heart so that I may not sin against you. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Thanks be to you, O LORD. Teach me your laws. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I have repeated every regulation that [comes] from your mouth. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I find joy in the way [shown by] your written instructions more than I find joy in all kinds of riches. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I want to reflect on your guiding principles and study your ways. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 Your laws make me happy. I never forget your word. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Be kind to me so that I may live and hold on to your word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Uncover my eyes so that I may see the miraculous things in your teachings. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a foreigner in this world. Do not hide your commandments from me. 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is overwhelmed with endless longing for your regulations. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You threaten arrogant people, who are condemned and wander away from your commandments. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 Remove the insults and contempt that have fallen on me because I have obeyed your written instructions. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Even though influential people plot against me, I reflect on your laws. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Indeed, your written instructions make me happy. They are my best friends. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 I am close to death. Give me a new life as you promised. 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I told you what I have done, and you answered me. Teach me your laws. 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Help me understand your guiding principles so that I may reflect on your miracles. 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 I am drowning in tears. Strengthen me as you promised. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Turn me away from a life of lies. Graciously provide me with your teachings. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen a life of faithfulness. I have set your regulations in front of me. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I have clung tightly to your written instructions. O LORD, do not 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 pursue your commandments because you continue to increase my understanding. 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 Teach me, O LORD, how to live by your laws, and I will obey them to the end. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Help me understand so that I can follow your teachings. I will guard them 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 path of your commandments, because I am happy with them. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Direct my heart toward your written instructions rather than getting rich in underhanded ways. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things. Give me a new life in your ways. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Keep your promise to me so that I can fear you. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Take away insults, which I dread, because your regulations are good. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 I long for your guiding principles. Give me a new life in your righteousness. 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 Let your blessings reach me, O LORD. Save me as you promised. 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 Then I will have an answer for the one who insults me since I trust your word. 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 Do not take so much as a single word of truth from my mouth. My hope is based on your regulations. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will follow your teachings forever and ever. 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 I will walk around freely because I sought out your guiding principles. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will speak about your written instructions in the presence of kings and not feel ashamed. 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 Your commandments, which I love, make me happy. 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I lift my hands [in prayer] because of your commandments, which I love. I will reflect on your laws. 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 Remember the word [you gave] me. Through it you gave me hope. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my misery: Your promise gave me a new life. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 Arrogant people have mocked me with cruelty, yet I have not turned away from your teachings. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remembered your regulations from long ago, O LORD, and I found comfort [in them]. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 I am burning with anger because of wicked people, who abandon your teachings. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 Your laws have become like psalms to me in this place where I am only a foreigner. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 At night I remember your name, O LORD, and I follow your teachings. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This has happened to me because I have obeyed your guiding principles. 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 You are my inheritance, O LORD. I promised to hold on to your words. 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 With all my heart I want to win your favor. Be kind to me as you promised. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have thought about my life, and I have directed my feet back to your written instructions. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 Without any hesitation I hurry to obey your commandments. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 [Though] the ropes of wicked people are tied around me, I never forget your teachings. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 At midnight I wake up to give thanks to you for the regulations, which are based on your righteousness. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 I am a friend to everyone who fears you and to everyone who follows your guiding principles. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 Your mercy, O LORD, fills the earth. Teach me your laws. 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 You have treated me well, O LORD, as you promised. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Teach me [to use] good judgment and knowledge, because I believe in your commandments. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before you made me suffer, I used to wander off, but now I hold on to your word. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and you do good things. Teach me your laws. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 Arrogant people have smeared me with lies, [yet] I obey your guiding principles 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 cold and insensitive, [yet] I am happy with your teachings. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 It was good that I had to suffer in order to learn your laws. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The teachings [that come] from your mouth are worth more to me than thousands in gold or silver. 72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 Your hands created me and made me what I am. Help me understand so that I may learn your commandments. 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 Those who fear you will see me and rejoice, because my hope is based on your word. 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 regulations are fair, O LORD, and that you were right to make me suffer. 75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your mercy comfort me as you promised. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your compassion reach me so that I may live, because your teachings make me happy. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 Let arrogant people be put to shame because they lied about me, [yet] I reflect on your guiding principles. 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 you turn to me so that they can come to know your written instructions. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 Let my heart be filled with integrity in regard to your laws so that I will 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 is weak from waiting for you to save me. My hope is based on your word. 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes have become strained from looking for your promise. I ask, "When will you comfort me?" 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 Although I have become like a shriveled and dried out wineskin, I have not forgotten your laws. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 What is left of my life? When will you bring those who persecute me to justice? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 Arrogant people have dug pits to trap me in defiance of your teachings. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 (All your commandments are reliable.) Those people persecute me with lies. Help me! 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They almost wiped me off [the face of] the earth. But I did not abandon your guiding principles. 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 Give me a new life through your mercy so that I may obey the written instructions, [which came] from your mouth. 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 O LORD, your word is established in heaven forever. 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures throughout every generation. You set the earth in place, and it continues to stand. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 All things continue to stand today because of your regulations, since they are all your servants. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 If your teachings had not made me happy, then I would have died in my misery. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your guiding principles, because you gave me a new life through them. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I am yours. Save me, because I have searched for your guiding principles. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked people have waited for me in order to destroy me, [yet] I want to understand your written instructions. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 I have seen a limit to everything else, [but] your commandments have no limit. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 Oh, how I love your teachings! They are in my thoughts all day long. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, because your commandments are always with me. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers, because your written instructions are in my thoughts. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more wisdom than those with many years of experience, because I have obeyed your guiding principles. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet [from walking] on any evil path in order 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 regulations, because you have taught me. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet the taste of your promise is! It tastes sweeter than honey. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From your guiding principles I gain understanding. That is why I hate every path that leads to lying. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
106 I took an oath, and I will keep it. I took an oath to follow your regulations, which are based on your righteousness. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered so much. Give me a new life, O LORD, as you promised. 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Please accept the praise I gladly give you, O LORD, and teach me your regulations. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 I always take my life into my own hands, but I never forget your teachings. 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 Wicked people have set a trap for me, but I have never wandered away from your guiding principles. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your written instructions are mine forever. 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. They offer a reward that never ends. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 I hate two-faced people, but I love your teachings. 113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield. My hope is based on your word. 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Get away from me, you evildoers, so that I can obey the commandments of my God. 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Help me God, as you promised, so that I may live. Do not turn my hope into disappointment. 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 respect your laws. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject all who wander away from your laws, because their lies mislead them. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 You get rid of all wicked people on earth as if they were rubbish. That is why I love your written instructions. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 My body shudders in fear of you, and I am afraid of your regulations. 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 I have done what is fair and right. Do not leave me at the mercy of those who oppress me. 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee my well-being. Do not let arrogant people oppress me. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes are strained from looking for you to save me and from looking for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Treat me with kindness, and teach me your laws. 124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 I am your servant. Help me understand so that I may come to know your written instructions. 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for you to act, O LORD. Even though people have abolished your teachings, 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 I love your commandments more than gold, more than pure gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 I follow the straight paths of your guiding principles. I hate every pathway that leads to lying. 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Your written instructions are miraculous. That is why I obey them. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 Your word is a doorway that lets in light, and it helps gullible people understand. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant because I long for your commandments. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn toward me, and have pity on me as you have pledged to do 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 Make my steps secure through your promise, and do not let any sin control me. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Save me from human oppression so that I may obey your guiding principles. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Smile on me, and teach me your laws. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes because others do not follow your teachings. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 You are righteous, O LORD, and your regulations are fair. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 You have issued your written instructions. They are fair and completely dependable. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 My devotion [for your words] consumes me, because my enemies have forgotten your words. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promise has been thoroughly tested, and I love it. 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 I am unimportant and despised, [yet] I never forget your guiding principles. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your teachings are reliable. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Trouble and hardship have found me, but your commandments [still] make me happy. 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 Your written instructions are always right. Help me understand [them] so that I will live. 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 I have called out with all my heart. Answer me, O LORD. I want to obey your laws. 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I have called out. Save me, so that I can obey your written instructions. 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I got up before dawn, and I cried out for help. My hope is based on your word. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes are wide-open throughout the nighttime hours to reflect on your word. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 In keeping with your mercy, hear my voice. O LORD, give me a new life guided by your regulations. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 Those who carry out plots against me are near, [yet] they are far away from your teachings. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 You are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are reliable. 151 Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your written instructions that 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 misery, and rescue me, because I have never forgotten your teachings. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Plead my case [for me], and save me. Give me a new life as you promised. 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Wicked people are far from being saved, because they have not searched for your laws. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your acts of compassion are many in number, O LORD. Give me a new life guided by your regulations. 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 I have many persecutors and opponents, [yet] I have not turned away from your written instructions. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I have seen traitors, and I am filled with disgust. They have not accepted your promise. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I have loved your guiding principles! O LORD, in keeping with your mercy, give me a new life. 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 There is nothing but truth in your word, and all of your righteous regulations endure forever. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Influential people have persecuted me for no reason, but it is only your words that fill my heart with terror. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I find joy in your promise like someone who finds a priceless treasure. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate lying; I am disgusted with it. I love your teachings. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous regulations. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 There is lasting peace for those who love your teachings. Nothing can make those people stumble. 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I have waited with hope for you to save me, O LORD. I have carried out your commandments. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 I have obeyed your written instructions. I have loved them very much. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I have followed your guiding principles and your written instructions, because my whole life is in front of you. 168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 Let my cry for help come into your presence, O LORD. Help me understand as you promised. 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 Let my plea for mercy come into your presence. Rescue me as you promised. 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 Let my lips pour out praise because you teach me your laws. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 Let my tongue sing about your promise because all your commandments are fair. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Let your hand help me because I have chosen [to follow] your guiding principles. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I have longed for you to save me, O LORD, and your teachings make me happy. 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul have new life so that it can praise you. Let your regulations help me. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have wandered away like a lost lamb. Search for me, because I have never forgotten your commandments. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.