Your hands made me1 and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
May those who fear you rejoice2 when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.375
I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous,4 and in faithfulness5 you have afflicted me.
May your unfailing love6 be my comfort, according to your promise7 to your servant.
Let your compassion8 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.978
May the arrogant10 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;11 but I will meditate on your precepts.
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.1280
May my heart be blameless13 toward your decrees,14 that I may not be put to shame.15
My soul faints16 with longing for your salvation,17 but I have put my hope18 in your word.
My eyes fail,19 looking for your promise;20 I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget21 your decrees.
How long22 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?2385
The arrogant24 dig pitfalls25 for me, contrary to your law.
All your commands are trustworthy;26 help me,27 for men persecute me28 without cause.2987
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken30 your precepts.
Preserve my life31 according to your love,32 and I will obey the statutes33 of your mouth.
Your word, O LORD, is eternal;34 it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness35 continues through all generations;36 you established the earth, and it endures.3791
Your laws endure38 to this day, for all things serve you.3992
If your law had not been my delight,40 I would have perished in my affliction.4193
I will never forget42 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.4394
Save me,44 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.4595
The wicked are waiting to destroy me,46 but I will ponder your statutes.4796
To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.48