Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.1143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.2144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding3 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;4 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.5146
I call out to you; save me6 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn7 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,8 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice9 in accordance with your love;10 preserve my life,11 O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes12 are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near,13 O LORD, and all your commands are true.14152
Long ago I learned from your statutes15 that you established them to last forever.16