I open my mouth and pant,1 longing for your commands.2132
Turn to me3 and have mercy4 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.5133
Direct my footsteps according to your word;6 let no sin rule7 over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,8 that I may obey your precepts.9135
Make your face shine10 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.11136
Streams of tears12 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.13
Righteous are you,14 O LORD, and your laws are right.15138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous;16 they are fully trustworthy.17139
My zeal wears me out,18 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises19 have been thoroughly tested,20 and your servant loves them.21141
Though I am lowly and despised,22 I do not forget your precepts.23