Those who devise wicked schemes1 are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near,2 O LORD, and all your commands are true.3152
Long ago I learned from your statutes4 that you established them to last forever.5
Look upon my suffering6 and deliver me,7 for I have not forgotten8 your law.
Defend my cause9 and redeem me;10 preserve my life11 according to your promise.12155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out13 your decrees.
Your compassion is great,14 O LORD; preserve my life15 according to your laws.16157
Many are the foes who persecute me,17 but I have not turned18 from your statutes.
I look on the faithless with loathing,19 for they do not obey your word.20159
See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,21 O LORD, according to your love.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.22