I have done what is righteous and just;1 do not leave me to my oppressors.
Ensure your servant's well-being;2 let not the arrogant oppress me.3123
My eyes fail,4 looking for your salvation,5 looking for your righteous promise.6124
Deal with your servant according to your love7 and teach me your decrees.8125
I am your servant;9 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.10126
It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.11127
Because I love your commands12 more than gold,13 more than pure gold,14128
and because I consider all your precepts right,15 I hate every wrong path.16
Your statutes are wonderful;17 therefore I obey them.18130
The unfolding of your words gives light;19 it gives understanding to the simple.20131
I open my mouth and pant,21 longing for your commands.22132
Turn to me23 and have mercy24 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.25133
Direct my footsteps according to your word;26 let no sin rule27 over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,28 that I may obey your precepts.29135
Make your face shine30 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.31136
Streams of tears32 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.33137
Righteous are you,34 O LORD, and your laws are right.35138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous;36 they are fully trustworthy.37139
My zeal wears me out,38 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises39 have been thoroughly tested,40 and your servant loves them.41141
Though I am lowly and despised,42 I do not forget your precepts.43142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.44143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.45144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding46 that I may live.