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1 Happy are those who live pure lives, who follow the Lord's teachings. 1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 Happy are those who keep his rules, who try to obey him with their whole heart. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 They don't do what is wrong; they follow his ways. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 Lord, you gave your orders to be obeyed completely. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 I wish I were more loyal in obeying your demands. 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be ashamed when I study your commands. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 When I learned that your laws are fair, I praised you with an honest heart. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your demands, so please don't ever leave me. 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can a young person live a pure life? By obeying your word. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 With all my heart I try to obey you. Don't let me break your commands. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have taken your words to heart so I would not sin against you. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Lord, you should be praised. Teach me your demands. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 My lips will tell about all the laws you have spoken. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I enjoy living by your rules as people enjoy great riches. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I think about your orders and study your ways. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I enjoy obeying your demands, and I will not forget your word. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Do good to me, your servant, so I can live, so I can obey your word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes to see the miracles in your teachings. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth. Do not hide your commands from me. 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 I wear myself out with desire for your laws all the time. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You scold proud people; those who ignore your commands are cursed. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 Don't let me be insulted and hated because I keep your rules. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Even if princes speak against me, I, your servant, will think about your demands. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your rules give me pleasure; they give me good advice. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 I am about to die. Give me life, as you have promised. 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I told you about my life, and you answered me. Teach me your demands. 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Help me understand your orders. Then I will think about your miracles. 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 I am sad and tired. Make me strong again as you have promised. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Don't let me be dishonest; have mercy on me by helping me obey your teachings. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have obeyed your laws. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I hold on to your rules. Lord, do not let me be disgraced. 31 I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
32 I will quickly obey your commands, because you have made me happy. 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 Lord, teach me your demands, and I will keep them until the end. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Help me understand, so I can keep your teachings, obeying 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 in the path of your commands, because that makes me happy. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Make me want to keep your rules instead of wishing for riches. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Keep me from looking at worthless things. Let me live by your word. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Keep your promise to me, your servant, so you will be respected. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the shame I fear, because your laws are good. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 How I want to follow your orders. Give me life because of your goodness. 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 Lord, show me your love, and save me as you have promised. 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 I have an answer for people who insult me, because I trust what you say. 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 Never keep me from speaking your truth, because I depend on your fair laws. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will obey your teachings forever and ever. 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 So I will live in freedom, because I want to follow your orders. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will discuss your rules with kings and will not be ashamed. 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 I enjoy obeying your commands, which I love. 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I praise your commands, which I love, and I think about your demands. 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 gives me hope. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 When I suffer, this comforts me: Your promise gives me life. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 Proud people always make fun of me, but I do not reject your teachings. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember your laws from long ago, and they comfort me, Lord. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 I become angry with wicked people who do not keep your teachings. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 I sing about your demands wherever I live. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 Lord, I remember you at night, and I will obey your teachings. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This is what I do: I follow your orders. 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 Lord, you are my share in life; I have promised to obey your words. 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I prayed to you with all my heart. 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 thought about my life, and I decided to follow your rules. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I hurried and did not wait to obey your commands. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 Wicked people have tied me up, but I have not forgotten your teachings. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 In the middle of the night, I get up to thank you because your laws are right. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 I am a friend to everyone who fears you, to anyone who obeys your orders. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 Lord, your love fills the earth. Teach me your demands. 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 You have done good things for your servant, as you have promised, Lord. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Teach me wisdom and knowledge because I trust your commands. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before I suffered, I did wrong, but now I obey your word. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and you do what is good. Teach me your demands. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 Proud people have made up lies about me, but I will follow your orders with all my heart. 69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Those people have no feelings, but I love your teachings. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to suffer so I would learn your demands. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 Your teachings are worth more to me 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 You made me and formed me with your hands. Give me understanding so I can learn your commands. 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 Let those who respect you rejoice when they see me, because I put my hope in your word. 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 laws are right and that it was right for you to punish me. 75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Comfort me with your love, as you promised me, your servant. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Have mercy on me so that I may live. I love your teachings. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 Make proud people ashamed because they lied about me. But I will think about your orders. 78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who respect you return to me, those who know your rules. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 Let me obey your demands perfectly so I will not be ashamed. 80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 I am weak from waiting for you to save me, but I hope 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 looking for your promise. When will you comfort me? 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 Even though I am like a wine bag going up in smoke, I do not forget your demands. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long will I live? When will you judge those who are hurting me? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 Proud people have dug pits to trap me. They have nothing to do with your teachings. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 All of your commands can be trusted. Liars are hurting me. Help me! 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They have almost put me in the grave, but I have not rejected your orders. 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 Give me life by your love so I can obey your rules. 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 Lord, your word is everlasting; it continues forever in heaven. 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your loyalty will go on and on; you made the earth, and it still stands. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 All things continue to this day because of your laws, because all things serve you. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 If I had not loved your teachings, 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 forget your orders, because you have given me life by them. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I am yours. Save me. I want to obey your orders. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 Wicked people are waiting to destroy me, but I will think about your rules. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 Everything I see has its limits, but your commands have none. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 How I love your teachings! I think about them all day long. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, because they are mine forever. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I am wiser than all my teachers, because I think about your rules. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the older leaders, because I follow your orders. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I have avoided every evil way so I could obey your word. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I haven't walked away from your laws, because you yourself are my teacher. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 Your promises are sweet to me, sweeter than honey in my mouth! 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Your orders give me understanding, so I hate lying ways. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is like 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 will do what I have promised and obey your fair laws. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered for a long time. Lord, give me life by your word. 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Lord, accept my willing praise and teach me your laws. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 My life is always in danger, but I haven't forgotten 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 haven't strayed from your orders. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 I will follow your rules forever, because they make me happy. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 I will try to do what you demand forever, until the end. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 I hate disloyal 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; I hope in your word. 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Get away from me, you who do evil, so I can keep my God's commands. 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Support me as you promised so I can live. Don't let me be embarrassed because of my hopes. 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Help me, and I will be saved. I will always respect your demands. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject those who ignore your demands, because their lies mislead them. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 You throw away the wicked of the world like trash. So I will love your rules. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 I shake in fear of you; I respect your laws. 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 I have done what is fair and right. Don't leave me to those who wrong me. 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Promise that you will help me, your servant. Don't let proud people wrong me. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes are tired from looking for your salvation and for your good promise. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Show your love to me, your servant, and teach me your demands. 124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 I am your servant. Give me wisdom so I can understand your rules. 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 Lord, it is time for you to do something, because people have disobeyed your teachings. 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 I love your commands more than the purest gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 I respect all your orders, so I hate lying ways. 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Your rules are wonderful. That is why I keep them. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 Learning your words gives wisdom and understanding for the foolish. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I am nearly out of breath. I really want to learn your commands. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Look at me and have mercy on me as you do for those who love you. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Guide my steps as you promised; don't let any sin control me. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Save me from harmful people so I can obey your orders. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Show your kindness to me, your servant. Teach me your demands. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Tears stream from my eyes, because people do not obey your teachings. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 Lord, you do what is right, and your laws are fair. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 The rules you commanded are right and completely trustworthy. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 I am so upset I am worn out, because my enemies have forgotten your words. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises are proven, so I, your servant, love them. 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 I am unimportant and hated, but I have not forgotten your orders. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your goodness continues forever, and your teachings are true. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 I have had troubles and misery, but I love your commands. 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 Your rules are always good. Help me understand so I can live. 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 Lord, I call to you with all my heart. Answer me, and I will keep your demands. 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I call to you. Save me so I can obey your rules. 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I wake up early in the morning and cry out. I hope in your word. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 I stay awake all night so I can think about your promises. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Listen to me because of your love; Lord, give me life by your laws. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 Those who love evil are near, but they are far from your teachings. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 But, Lord, you are also near, and all your commands are true. 151 Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your rules that you made them to continue forever. 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 See my suffering and rescue me, because I have not forgotten your teachings. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Argue my case and save me. Let me live by your promises. 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Wicked people are far from being saved, because they do not want your demands. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Lord, you are very kind; give me life by your laws. 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many enemies are after me, but I have not rejected your rules. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I see those traitors, and I hate them, because they do not obey what you say. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your orders. Lord, give me life by your love. 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 Your words are true from the start, and all your laws will be fair forever. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Leaders attack me for no reason, but I fear your law in my heart. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I am as happy over your promises as if I had found a great treasure. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and despise lies, but 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 fair laws. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Those who love your teachings will find true peace, and nothing will defeat them. 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I am waiting for you to save me, Lord. I will obey your commands. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your rules, and I love them very much. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I obey your orders and rules, because you know everything I do. 168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 Hear my cry to you, Lord. Let your word help me understand. 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 Listen to my prayer; save me as you promised. 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 Let me speak your praise, because you have taught me your demands. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 Let me sing about your promises, because all your commands are fair. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Give me your helping hand, because I have chosen your commands. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I want you to save me, Lord. I love your teachings. 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 Let me live so I can praise you, and let your laws help me. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have wandered like a lost sheep. Look for your servant, because I have not forgotten your commands. A psalm for going up to worship. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.