My soul is consumed1 with longing for your laws2 at all times.
You rebuke the arrogant,3 who are cursed4 and who stray5 from your commands.
Remove from me scorn6 and contempt, for I keep your statutes.723
Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
I am laid low in the dust;8 preserve my life9 according to your word.1026
I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.1127
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.1228
My soul is weary with sorrow;13 strengthen me14 according to your word.1529
Keep me from deceitful ways;16 be gracious to me17 through your law.
I have chosen18 the way of truth;19 I have set my heart20 on your laws.