Your word, O LORD, is eternal;1 it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness2 continues through all generations;3 you established the earth, and it endures.491
Your laws endure5 to this day, for all things serve you.692
If your law had not been my delight,7 I would have perished in my affliction.893
I will never forget9 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.1094
Save me,11 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.1295
The wicked are waiting to destroy me,13 but I will ponder your statutes.1496
To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.15
Oh, how I love your law!16 I meditate17 on it all day long.
Your commands make me wiser18 than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.19100
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.20101
I have kept my feet21 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.22102
I have not departed from your laws,23 for you yourself have taught24 me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey25 to my mouth!26104
I gain understanding27 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.28
Your word is a lamp29 to my feet and a light30 for my path.
I have taken an oath31 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.32107
I have suffered much; preserve my life,33 O LORD, according to your word.
Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,34 and teach me your laws.35109
Though I constantly take my life in my hands,36 I will not forget37 your law.
The wicked have set a snare38 for me, but I have not strayed39 from your precepts.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.40112
My heart is set41 on keeping your decrees to the very end.42113
I hate double-minded men,43 but I love your law.44114
You are my refuge and my shield;45 I have put my hope46 in your word.
Away from me,47 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
Sustain me48 according to your promise,49 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.50117
Uphold me,51 and I will be delivered;52 I will always have regard for your decrees.53118
You reject all who stray54 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;55 therefore I love your statutes.56120
My flesh trembles57 in fear of you;58 I stand in awe59 of your laws.
I have done what is righteous and just;60 do not leave me to my oppressors.
Ensure your servant's well-being;61 let not the arrogant oppress me.62123
My eyes fail,63 looking for your salvation,64 looking for your righteous promise.65124
Deal with your servant according to your love66 and teach me your decrees.67125
I am your servant;68 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.69126
It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.70127
Because I love your commands71 more than gold,72 more than pure gold,73128
and because I consider all your precepts right,74 I hate every wrong path.75
Your statutes are wonderful;76 therefore I obey them.77130
The unfolding of your words gives light;78 it gives understanding to the simple.79131
I open my mouth and pant,80 longing for your commands.81132
Turn to me82 and have mercy83 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.84133
Direct my footsteps according to your word;85 let no sin rule86 over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,87 that I may obey your precepts.88135
Make your face shine89 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.90136
Streams of tears91 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.92137
Righteous are you,93 O LORD, and your laws are right.94138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous;95 they are fully trustworthy.96139
My zeal wears me out,97 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises98 have been thoroughly tested,99 and your servant loves them.100141
Though I am lowly and despised,101 I do not forget your precepts.102142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.103143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.104144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding105 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;106 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.107146
I call out to you; save me108 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn109 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,110 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice111 in accordance with your love;112 preserve my life,113 O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes114 are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near,115 O LORD, and all your commands are true.116152
Long ago I learned from your statutes117 that you established them to last forever.118
Look upon my suffering119 and deliver me,120 for I have not forgotten121 your law.
Defend my cause122 and redeem me;123 preserve my life124 according to your promise.125155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out126 your decrees.
Your compassion is great,127 O LORD; preserve my life128 according to your laws.129157
Many are the foes who persecute me,130 but I have not turned131 from your statutes.
I look on the faithless with loathing,132 for they do not obey your word.133159
See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,134 O LORD, according to your love.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.135
Rulers persecute me136 without cause, but my heart trembles137 at your word.
I rejoice138 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.139163
I hate and abhor140 falsehood but I love your law.141164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.142165
Great peace143 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.144166
I wait for your salvation,145 O LORD, and I follow your commands.
I obey your statutes, for I love them146 greatly.
I obey your precepts147 and your statutes,148 for all my ways are known149 to you.
May my cry come150 before you, O LORD; give me understanding151 according to your word.152170
May my supplication come153 before you; deliver me154 according to your promise.155171
May my lips overflow with praise,156 for you teach me157 your decrees.
May my tongue sing158 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.159173
May your hand be ready to help160 me, for I have chosen161 your precepts.
I long for your salvation,162 O LORD, and your law is my delight.163175
Let me live164 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
I have strayed like a lost sheep.165 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten166 your commands.