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Psalm 119:128-176 (New International Version)

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128 and because I consider all your precepts right,1 I hate every wrong path.2


129 Your statutes are wonderful;3 therefore I obey them.4 130 The unfolding of your words gives light;5 it gives understanding to the simple.6 131 I open my mouth and pant,7 longing for your commands.8 132 Turn to me9 and have mercy10 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.11 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;12 let no sin rule13 over me. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men,14 that I may obey your precepts.15 135 Make your face shine16 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.17 136 Streams of tears18 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.19


137 Righteous are you,20 O LORD, and your laws are right.21 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;22 they are fully trustworthy.23 139 My zeal wears me out,24 for my enemies ignore your words. 140 Your promises25 have been thoroughly tested,26 and your servant loves them.27 141 Though I am lowly and despised,28 I do not forget your precepts.29 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.30 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.31 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding32 that I may live.


145 I call with all my heart;33 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.34 146 I call out to you; save me35 and I will keep your statutes. 147 I rise before dawn36 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,37 that I may meditate on your promises. 149 Hear my voice38 in accordance with your love;39 preserve my life,40 O LORD, according to your laws. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes41 are near, but they are far from your law. 151 Yet you are near,42 O LORD, and all your commands are true.43 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes44 that you established them to last forever.45


153 Look upon my suffering46 and deliver me,47 for I have not forgotten48 your law. 154 Defend my cause49 and redeem me;50 preserve my life51 according to your promise.52 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out53 your decrees. 156 Your compassion is great,54 O LORD; preserve my life55 according to your laws.56 157 Many are the foes who persecute me,57 but I have not turned58 from your statutes. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing,59 for they do not obey your word.60 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,61 O LORD, according to your love. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.62

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161 Rulers persecute me63 without cause, but my heart trembles64 at your word. 162 I rejoice65 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.66 163 I hate and abhor67 falsehood but I love your law.68 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.69 165 Great peace70 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.71 166 I wait for your salvation,72 O LORD, and I follow your commands. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them73 greatly. 168 I obey your precepts74 and your statutes,75 for all my ways are known76 to you.


169 May my cry come77 before you, O LORD; give me understanding78 according to your word.79 170 May my supplication come80 before you; deliver me81 according to your promise.82 171 May my lips overflow with praise,83 for you teach me84 your decrees. 172 May my tongue sing85 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.86 173 May your hand be ready to help87 me, for I have chosen88 your precepts. 174 I long for your salvation,89 O LORD, and your law is my delight.90 175 Let me live91 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.92 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten93 your commands.
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