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Psalm 119 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in 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 keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways. 3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous ordinances. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will observe your statutes; do not utterly forsake me. 8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I treasure your word 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 Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of your mouth. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I delight in the way of your decrees as much as in all riches. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts, and fix my eyes on your ways. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 Deal bountifully with your servant, so that I may live and observe your word. 17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 I live as an alien in the land; 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 consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments; 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 take away from me their scorn and contempt, for I have kept your decrees. 22 Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your decrees are my delight, they are my counselors. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word. 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes. 26 I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me your law. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your ordinances before me. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I cling to your decrees, O Lord; let me not 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 way of your commandments, for you enlarge my understanding. 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole 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 commandments, for I delight in it. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; give me life in your ways. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 Confirm to your servant your promise, which is for those who fear you. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Turn away the disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances are good. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 See, I have longed for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life. 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise. 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 Then I shall have an answer for those who taunt me, for I trust in your word. 42 then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 Do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your ordinances. 43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will keep your law continually, forever and ever. 44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought your precepts. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will also speak of your decrees before kings, and shall not be put to shame; 46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 I find my delight in your commandments, because I love them. 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I revere your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes. 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. 51 The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 When I think of your ordinances from of old, I take comfort, O Lord. 52 I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, those who forsake your law. 53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs wherever I make my home. 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law. 55 In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This blessing has fallen to me, for I have kept your precepts. 56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. 57 You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I implore your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 When I think of your ways, I turn my feet to your decrees; 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I hurry and do not delay to keep your commandments. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law. 61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes. 64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 Before I was humbled I went astray, but now I keep your word. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 The arrogant smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts. 69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are fat and gross, but I delight in your law. 70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 It is good for me that I was humbled, so that I might learn your statutes. 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. 72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding 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 shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in 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, O Lord, that your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness you have humbled me. 75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your steadfast love become my comfort according to your promise to your servant. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 Let the arrogant be put to shame, because they have subverted me with guile; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. 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 may know your decrees. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes, so that I may 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 languishes for your salvation; 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 fail with watching 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 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me? 84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The arrogant have dug pitfalls for me; they flout your law. 85 The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 All your commandments are enduring; I am persecuted without cause; help me! 86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth; but I have not forsaken your precepts. 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your steadfast love spare my life, so that I may keep the decrees of your mouth. 88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 The Lord exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven. 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 By your appointment they stand today, for all things are your servants. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished 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 precepts, for by them you have given me life. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your decrees. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long. 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my meditation. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I do not turn away from your ordinances, for you have taught me. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word. 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your ordinances. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your decrees are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. 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 Go away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope. 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes; for their cunning is in vain. 118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you count as dross; therefore I love your decrees. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments. 120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 121 I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee your servant's well-being; do not let the godless oppress me. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail from watching for your salvation, and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes. 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 decrees. 125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken. 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 Truly I love your commandments more than gold, more than fine gold. 127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 Truly I direct my steps by all your precepts; I hate every false way. 128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Your decrees are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 With open mouth I pant, because I long for your commandments. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your custom toward 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 according to your promise, and never let iniquity have dominion over me. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression, that I may keep your precepts. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears because your law is not kept. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 You are righteous, O Lord, and your judgments are right. 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 You have appointed your decrees in righteousness and in all faithfulness. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal consumes me because my foes forget your words. 139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. 141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight. 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 Your decrees are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live. 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord. I will keep your statutes. 145 I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I cry to you; save me, that I may observe your decrees. 146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I put my hope in your words. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes are awake before each watch of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 In your steadfast love hear my voice; O Lord, in your justice preserve my life. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 Those who persecute me with evil purpose draw near; they are far from your law. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near, O Lord, 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 decrees that you have established them forever. 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 Look on my misery and rescue me, for I do not forget your law. 153 Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise. 154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your justice. 156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, yet I do not swerve from your decrees. 157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look at the faithless 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 Consider how I love your precepts; preserve my life according to your steadfast love. 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 The sum of your word is truth; and every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. 162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous ordinances. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. 165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord, and I fulfill your commandments. 166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 My soul keeps your decrees; I love them exceedingly. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I keep your precepts and decrees, for all my ways are before you. 168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word. 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 Let my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise. 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 My lips will pour forth praise, because you teach me your statutes. 171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 My tongue will sing of your promise, for all your commandments are right. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight. 174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 Let me live that I may praise you, and let your ordinances help me. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek out your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.