Psalm 119:113-176 NIV

Samek

113 I hate double-minded men,1 but I love your law.2

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114 You are my refuge and my shield;3 I have put my hope4 in your word.

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      115 Away from me,5 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

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      116 Sustain me6 according to your promise,7 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.8

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      117 Uphold me,9 and I will be delivered;10 I will always have regard for your decrees.11

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      118 You reject all who stray12 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.

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          119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;13 therefore I love your statutes.14

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          120 My flesh trembles15 in fear of you;16 I stand in awe17 of your laws.

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          Ayin

          121 I have done what is righteous and just;18 do not leave me to my oppressors.

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          122 Ensure your servant's well-being;19 let not the arrogant oppress me.20

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              123 My eyes fail,21 looking for your salvation,22 looking for your righteous promise.23

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                  124 Deal with your servant according to your love24 and teach me your decrees.25

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                      125 I am your servant;26 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.27

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                          126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.28

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                          127 Because I love your commands29 more than gold,30 more than pure gold,31

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                              128 and because I consider all your precepts right,32 I hate every wrong path.33

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                                  Pe

                                  129 Your statutes are wonderful;34 therefore I obey them.35

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                                      130 The unfolding of your words gives light;36 it gives understanding to the simple.37

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                                          131 I open my mouth and pant,38 longing for your commands.39

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                                              132 Turn to me40 and have mercy41 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.42

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                                              133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;43 let no sin rule44 over me.

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                                                  134 Redeem me from the oppression of men,45 that I may obey your precepts.46

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                                                      135 Make your face shine47 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.48

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                                                          136 Streams of tears49 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.50

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                                                          Tsadhe

                                                          137 Righteous are you,51 O LORD, and your laws are right.52

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                                                          138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;53 they are fully trustworthy.54

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                                                              139 My zeal wears me out,55 for my enemies ignore your words.

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                                                              140 Your promises56 have been thoroughly tested,57 and your servant loves them.58

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                                                              141 Though I am lowly and despised,59 I do not forget your precepts.60

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                                                                  142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.61

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                                                                      143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.62

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                                                                          144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding63 that I may live.

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                                                                              Qoph

                                                                              145 I call with all my heart;64 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.65

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                                                                                  146 I call out to you; save me66 and I will keep your statutes.

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                                                                                      147 I rise before dawn67 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.

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                                                                                      148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,68 that I may meditate on your promises.

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                                                                                      149 Hear my voice69 in accordance with your love;70 preserve my life,71 O LORD, according to your laws.

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                                                                                          150 Those who devise wicked schemes72 are near, but they are far from your law.

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                                                                                          151 Yet you are near,73 O LORD, and all your commands are true.74

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                                                                                              152 Long ago I learned from your statutes75 that you established them to last forever.76

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                                                                                                  Resh

                                                                                                  153 Look upon my suffering77 and deliver me,78 for I have not forgotten79 your law.

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                                                                                                  154 Defend my cause80 and redeem me;81 preserve my life82 according to your promise.83

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                                                                                                      155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out84 your decrees.

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                                                                                                          156 Your compassion is great,85 O LORD; preserve my life86 according to your laws.87

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                                                                                                              157 Many are the foes who persecute me,88 but I have not turned89 from your statutes.

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                                                                                                              158 I look on the faithless with loathing,90 for they do not obey your word.91

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                                                                                                                  159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,92 O LORD, according to your love.

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                                                                                                                      160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.93

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                                                                                                                          Sin and Shin

                                                                                                                          161 Rulers persecute me94 without cause, but my heart trembles95 at your word.

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                                                                                                                              162 I rejoice96 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.97

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                                                                                                                              163 I hate and abhor98 falsehood but I love your law.99

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                                                                                                                                  164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.100

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                                                                                                                                      165 Great peace101 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.102

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                                                                                                                                      166 I wait for your salvation,103 O LORD, and I follow your commands.

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                                                                                                                                      167 I obey your statutes, for I love them104 greatly.

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                                                                                                                                          168 I obey your precepts105 and your statutes,106 for all my ways are known107 to you.

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                                                                                                                                              Taw

                                                                                                                                              169 May my cry come108 before you, O LORD; give me understanding109 according to your word.110

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                                                                                                                                                  170 May my supplication come111 before you; deliver me112 according to your promise.113

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                                                                                                                                                  171 May my lips overflow with praise,114 for you teach me115 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                  172 May my tongue sing116 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.117

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                                                                                                                                                      173 May your hand be ready to help118 me, for I have chosen119 your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                      174 I long for your salvation,120 O LORD, and your law is my delight.121

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                                                                                                                                                          175 Let me live122 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

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                                                                                                                                                              176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.123 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten124 your commands.

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