Their hearts are callous1 and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
It was good for me to be afflicted2 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.3
Your hands made me4 and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
May those who fear you rejoice5 when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.675
I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous,7 and in faithfulness8 you have afflicted me.
May your unfailing love9 be my comfort, according to your promise10 to your servant.
Let your compassion11 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.1278
May the arrogant13 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;14 but I will meditate on your precepts.
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.1580
May my heart be blameless16 toward your decrees,17 that I may not be put to shame.18