You reject all who stray1 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;2 therefore I love your statutes.3120
My flesh trembles4 in fear of you;5 I stand in awe6 of your laws.
I have done what is righteous and just;7 do not leave me to my oppressors.
Ensure your servant's well-being;8 let not the arrogant oppress me.9123
My eyes fail,10 looking for your salvation,11 looking for your righteous promise.12124
Deal with your servant according to your love13 and teach me your decrees.14125
I am your servant;15 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.16126
It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.17127
Because I love your commands18 more than gold,19 more than pure gold,20128
and because I consider all your precepts right,21 I hate every wrong path.22