Psalm 119:49-72 NIV

Zayin

49 Remember your word1 to your servant, for you have given me hope.2

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      50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.3

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      51 The arrogant mock me4 without restraint, but I do not turn5 from your law.

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          52 I remember6 your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.

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          53 Indignation grips me7 because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.8

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          54 Your decrees are the theme of my song9 wherever I lodge.

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          55 In the night I remember10 your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.11

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              56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.12

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                  Heth

                  57 You are my portion,13 O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.14

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                      58 I have sought15 your face with all my heart; be gracious to me16 according to your promise.17

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                      59 I have considered my ways18 and have turned my steps to your statutes.

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                      60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.19

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                          61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget20 your law.

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                              62 At midnight21 I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.22

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                                  63 I am a friend to all who fear you,23 to all who follow your precepts.24

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                                  64 The earth is filled with your love,25 O LORD; teach me your decrees.26

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                                      Teth

                                      65 Do good27 to your servant according to your word,28 O LORD.

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                                          66 Teach me knowledge29 and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.

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                                          67 Before I was afflicted30 I went astray,31 but now I obey your word.32

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                                          68 You are good,33 and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.34

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                                          69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,35 I keep your precepts with all my heart.

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                                          70 Their hearts are callous36 and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.

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                                          71 It was good for me to be afflicted37 so that I might learn your decrees.

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                                              72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.38

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