I have considered my ways1 and have turned my steps to your statutes.
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.261
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget3 your law.
At midnight4 I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.563
I am a friend to all who fear you,6 to all who follow your precepts.764
The earth is filled with your love,8 O LORD; teach me your decrees.9
Do good10 to your servant according to your word,11 O LORD.
Teach me knowledge12 and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
Before I was afflicted13 I went astray,14 but now I obey your word.1568
You are good,16 and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.1769
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,18 I keep your precepts with all my heart.