The statutes you have laid down are righteous;1 they are fully trustworthy.2139
My zeal wears me out,3 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises4 have been thoroughly tested,5 and your servant loves them.6141
Though I am lowly and despised,7 I do not forget your precepts.8142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.9143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.10144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding11 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;12 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.13146
I call out to you; save me14 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn15 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,16 that I may meditate on your promises.