Psalm 119:89-176 NIV

Lamedh

89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal;1 it stands firm in the heavens.

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90 Your faithfulness2 continues through all generations;3 you established the earth, and it endures.4

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91 Your laws endure5 to this day, for all things serve you.6

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92 If your law had not been my delight,7 I would have perished in my affliction.8

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      93 I will never forget9 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.10

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          94 Save me,11 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.12

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              95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,13 but I will ponder your statutes.14

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                  96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.15

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                  Mem

                  97 Oh, how I love your law!16 I meditate17 on it all day long.

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                      98 Your commands make me wiser18 than my enemies, for they are ever with me.

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                      99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.19

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                          100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.20

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                          101 I have kept my feet21 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.22

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                              102 I have not departed from your laws,23 for you yourself have taught24 me.

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                              103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey25 to my mouth!26

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                              104 I gain understanding27 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.28

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                                  Nun

                                  105 Your word is a lamp29 to my feet and a light30 for my path.

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                                  106 I have taken an oath31 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.32

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                                  107 I have suffered much; preserve my life,33 O LORD, according to your word.

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                                      108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,34 and teach me your laws.35

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                                      109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,36 I will not forget37 your law.

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                                      110 The wicked have set a snare38 for me, but I have not strayed39 from your precepts.

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                                      111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.40

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                                          112 My heart is set41 on keeping your decrees to the very end.42

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                                              Samek

                                              113 I hate double-minded men,43 but I love your law.44

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                                              114 You are my refuge and my shield;45 I have put my hope46 in your word.

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                                                  115 Away from me,47 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

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                                                  116 Sustain me48 according to your promise,49 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.50

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                                                  117 Uphold me,51 and I will be delivered;52 I will always have regard for your decrees.53

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                                                  118 You reject all who stray54 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.

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                                                      119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;55 therefore I love your statutes.56

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                                                      120 My flesh trembles57 in fear of you;58 I stand in awe59 of your laws.

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                                                      Ayin

                                                      121 I have done what is righteous and just;60 do not leave me to my oppressors.

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                                                      122 Ensure your servant's well-being;61 let not the arrogant oppress me.62

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                                                          123 My eyes fail,63 looking for your salvation,64 looking for your righteous promise.65

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                                                              124 Deal with your servant according to your love66 and teach me your decrees.67

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                                                                  125 I am your servant;68 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.69

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                                                                      126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.70

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                                                                      127 Because I love your commands71 more than gold,72 more than pure gold,73

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                                                                          128 and because I consider all your precepts right,74 I hate every wrong path.75

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                                                                              Pe

                                                                              129 Your statutes are wonderful;76 therefore I obey them.77

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                                                                                  130 The unfolding of your words gives light;78 it gives understanding to the simple.79

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                                                                                      131 I open my mouth and pant,80 longing for your commands.81

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                                                                                          132 Turn to me82 and have mercy83 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.84

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                                                                                          133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;85 let no sin rule86 over me.

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                                                                                              134 Redeem me from the oppression of men,87 that I may obey your precepts.88

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                                                                                                  135 Make your face shine89 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.90

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                                                                                                      136 Streams of tears91 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.92

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                                                                                                      Tsadhe

                                                                                                      137 Righteous are you,93 O LORD, and your laws are right.94

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                                                                                                      138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;95 they are fully trustworthy.96

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                                                                                                          139 My zeal wears me out,97 for my enemies ignore your words.

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                                                                                                          140 Your promises98 have been thoroughly tested,99 and your servant loves them.100

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                                                                                                          141 Though I am lowly and despised,101 I do not forget your precepts.102

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                                                                                                              142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.103

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                                                                                                                  143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.104

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                                                                                                                      144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding105 that I may live.

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                                                                                                                          Qoph

                                                                                                                          145 I call with all my heart;106 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.107

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                                                                                                                              146 I call out to you; save me108 and I will keep your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                  147 I rise before dawn109 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,110 that I may meditate on your promises.

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                                                                                                                                  149 Hear my voice111 in accordance with your love;112 preserve my life,113 O LORD, according to your laws.

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                                                                                                                                      150 Those who devise wicked schemes114 are near, but they are far from your law.

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                                                                                                                                      151 Yet you are near,115 O LORD, and all your commands are true.116

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                                                                                                                                          152 Long ago I learned from your statutes117 that you established them to last forever.118

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                                                                                                                                              Resh

                                                                                                                                              153 Look upon my suffering119 and deliver me,120 for I have not forgotten121 your law.

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                                                                                                                                              154 Defend my cause122 and redeem me;123 preserve my life124 according to your promise.125

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                                                                                                                                                  155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out126 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                      156 Your compassion is great,127 O LORD; preserve my life128 according to your laws.129

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                                                                                                                                                          157 Many are the foes who persecute me,130 but I have not turned131 from your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                          158 I look on the faithless with loathing,132 for they do not obey your word.133

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                                                                                                                                                              159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,134 O LORD, according to your love.

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                                                                                                                                                                  160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.135

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                                                                                                                                                                      Sin and Shin

                                                                                                                                                                      161 Rulers persecute me136 without cause, but my heart trembles137 at your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                          162 I rejoice138 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.139

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                                                                                                                                                                          163 I hate and abhor140 falsehood but I love your law.141

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                                                                                                                                                                              164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.142

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                                                                                                                                                                                  165 Great peace143 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.144

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                                                                                                                                                                                  166 I wait for your salvation,145 O LORD, and I follow your commands.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  167 I obey your statutes, for I love them146 greatly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      168 I obey your precepts147 and your statutes,148 for all my ways are known149 to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          169 May my cry come150 before you, O LORD; give me understanding151 according to your word.152

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                                                                                                                                                                                              170 May my supplication come153 before you; deliver me154 according to your promise.155

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                                                                                                                                                                                              171 May my lips overflow with praise,156 for you teach me157 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              172 May my tongue sing158 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.159

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  173 May your hand be ready to help160 me, for I have chosen161 your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  174 I long for your salvation,162 O LORD, and your law is my delight.163

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      175 Let me live164 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.165 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten166 your commands.

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