Do good3 to your servant according to your word,4 O LORD.
Teach me knowledge5 and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
Before I was afflicted6 I went astray,7 but now I obey your word.868
You are good,9 and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.1069
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,11 I keep your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are callous12 and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
It was good for me to be afflicted13 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.14