Your statutes are wonderful;1 therefore I obey them.2130
The unfolding of your words gives light;3 it gives understanding to the simple.4131
I open my mouth and pant,5 longing for your commands.6132
Turn to me7 and have mercy8 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.9133
Direct my footsteps according to your word;10 let no sin rule11 over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,12 that I may obey your precepts.13135
Make your face shine14 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.15136
Streams of tears16 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.17137
Righteous are you,18 O LORD, and your laws are right.19138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous;20 they are fully trustworthy.21139
My zeal wears me out,22 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises23 have been thoroughly tested,24 and your servant loves them.25141
Though I am lowly and despised,26 I do not forget your precepts.27142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.28143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.29144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding30 that I may live.