I have chosen1 the way of truth;2 I have set my heart3 on your laws.
I hold fast4 to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
Teach me,5 O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
Give me understanding,6 and I will keep your law7 and obey it with all my heart.835
Direct me9 in the path of your commands,10 for there I find delight.1136
Turn my heart12 toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.1337
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life14 according to your word.a1538
Fulfill your promise16 to your servant, so that you may be feared.
Take away the disgrace17 I dread, for your laws are good.
How I long18 for your precepts! Preserve my life19 in your righteousness.