I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous,1 and in faithfulness2 you have afflicted me.
May your unfailing love3 be my comfort, according to your promise4 to your servant.
Let your compassion5 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.678
May the arrogant7 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;8 but I will meditate on your precepts.
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.980
May my heart be blameless10 toward your decrees,11 that I may not be put to shame.12
My soul faints13 with longing for your salvation,14 but I have put my hope15 in your word.
My eyes fail,16 looking for your promise;17 I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget18 your decrees.
How long19 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?2085
The arrogant21 dig pitfalls22 for me, contrary to your law.