Do good5 to your servant according to your word,6 O LORD.
Teach me knowledge7 and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
Before I was afflicted8 I went astray,9 but now I obey your word.1068
You are good,11 and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.1269
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,13 I keep your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are callous14 and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
It was good for me to be afflicted15 so that I might learn your decrees.
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.16