Your promises1 have been thoroughly tested,2 and your servant loves them.3141
Though I am lowly and despised,4 I do not forget your precepts.5142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.6143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.7144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding8 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;9 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.10146
I call out to you; save me11 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn12 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,13 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice14 in accordance with your love;15 preserve my life,16 O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes17 are near, but they are far from your law.