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Psalm 119:76-176 (New International Version)

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76 May your unfailing love1 be my comfort, according to your promise2 to your servant. 77 Let your compassion3 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.4 78 May the arrogant5 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;6 but I will meditate on your precepts. 79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.7 80 May my heart be blameless8 toward your decrees,9 that I may not be put to shame.10


81 My soul faints11 with longing for your salvation,12 but I have put my hope13 in your word. 82 My eyes fail,14 looking for your promise;15 I say, "When will you comfort me?" 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget16 your decrees. 84 How long17 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?18 85 The arrogant19 dig pitfalls20 for me, contrary to your law. 86 All your commands are trustworthy;21 help me,22 for men persecute me23 without cause.24 87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken25 your precepts. 88 Preserve my life26 according to your love,27 and I will obey the statutes28 of your mouth.


89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal;29 it stands firm in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness30 continues through all generations;31 you established the earth, and it endures.32 91 Your laws endure33 to this day, for all things serve you.34 92 If your law had not been my delight,35 I would have perished in my affliction.36 93 I will never forget37 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.38 94 Save me,39 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.40 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,41 but I will ponder your statutes.42 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.43


97 Oh, how I love your law!44 I meditate45 on it all day long. 98 Your commands make me wiser46 than my enemies, for they are ever with me. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.47 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.48 101 I have kept my feet49 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.50 102 I have not departed from your laws,51 for you yourself have taught52 me. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey53 to my mouth!54 104 I gain understanding55 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.56


105 Your word is a lamp57 to my feet and a light58 for my path. 106 I have taken an oath59 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.60 107 I have suffered much; preserve my life,61 O LORD, according to your word. 108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,62 and teach me your laws.63 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,64 I will not forget65 your law. 110 The wicked have set a snare66 for me, but I have not strayed67 from your precepts. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.68 112 My heart is set69 on keeping your decrees to the very end.70


113 I hate double-minded men,71 but I love your law.72 114 You are my refuge and my shield;73 I have put my hope74 in your word. 115 Away from me,75 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God! 116 Sustain me76 according to your promise,77 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.78 117 Uphold me,79 and I will be delivered;80 I will always have regard for your decrees.81 118 You reject all who stray82 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;83 therefore I love your statutes.84 120 My flesh trembles85 in fear of you;86 I stand in awe87 of your laws.


121 I have done what is righteous and just;88 do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Ensure your servant's well-being;89 let not the arrogant oppress me.90 123 My eyes fail,91 looking for your salvation,92 looking for your righteous promise.93 124 Deal with your servant according to your love94 and teach me your decrees.95 125 I am your servant;96 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.97 126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.98 127 Because I love your commands99 more than gold,100 more than pure gold,101 128 and because I consider all your precepts right,102 I hate every wrong path.103


129 Your statutes are wonderful;104 therefore I obey them.105 130 The unfolding of your words gives light;106 it gives understanding to the simple.107 131 I open my mouth and pant,108 longing for your commands.109 132 Turn to me110 and have mercy111 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.112 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;113 let no sin rule114 over me. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men,115 that I may obey your precepts.116 135 Make your face shine117 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.118 136 Streams of tears119 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.120


137 Righteous are you,121 O LORD, and your laws are right.122 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;123 they are fully trustworthy.124 139 My zeal wears me out,125 for my enemies ignore your words. 140 Your promises126 have been thoroughly tested,127 and your servant loves them.128 141 Though I am lowly and despised,129 I do not forget your precepts.130 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.131 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.132 144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding133 that I may live.


145 I call with all my heart;134 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.135 146 I call out to you; save me136 and I will keep your statutes. 147 I rise before dawn137 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,138 that I may meditate on your promises. 149 Hear my voice139 in accordance with your love;140 preserve my life,141 O LORD, according to your laws. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes142 are near, but they are far from your law. 151 Yet you are near,143 O LORD, and all your commands are true.144 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes145 that you established them to last forever.146


153 Look upon my suffering147 and deliver me,148 for I have not forgotten149 your law. 154 Defend my cause150 and redeem me;151 preserve my life152 according to your promise.153 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out154 your decrees. 156 Your compassion is great,155 O LORD; preserve my life156 according to your laws.157 157 Many are the foes who persecute me,158 but I have not turned159 from your statutes. 158 I look on the faithless with loathing,160 for they do not obey your word.161 159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,162 O LORD, according to your love. 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.163

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161 Rulers persecute me164 without cause, but my heart trembles165 at your word. 162 I rejoice166 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.167 163 I hate and abhor168 falsehood but I love your law.169 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.170 165 Great peace171 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.172 166 I wait for your salvation,173 O LORD, and I follow your commands. 167 I obey your statutes, for I love them174 greatly. 168 I obey your precepts175 and your statutes,176 for all my ways are known177 to you.


169 May my cry come178 before you, O LORD; give me understanding179 according to your word.180 170 May my supplication come181 before you; deliver me182 according to your promise.183 171 May my lips overflow with praise,184 for you teach me185 your decrees. 172 May my tongue sing186 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.187 173 May your hand be ready to help188 me, for I have chosen189 your precepts. 174 I long for your salvation,190 O LORD, and your law is my delight.191 175 Let me live192 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me. 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.193 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten194 your commands.
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