May your unfailing love1 be my comfort, according to your promise2 to your servant.
Let your compassion3 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.478
May the arrogant5 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;6 but I will meditate on your precepts.
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.780
May my heart be blameless8 toward your decrees,9 that I may not be put to shame.10
My soul faints11 with longing for your salvation,12 but I have put my hope13 in your word.
My eyes fail,14 looking for your promise;15 I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget16 your decrees.
How long17 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?1885
The arrogant19 dig pitfalls20 for me, contrary to your law.
All your commands are trustworthy;21 help me,22 for men persecute me23 without cause.2487
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken25 your precepts.
Preserve my life26 according to your love,27 and I will obey the statutes28 of your mouth.
Your word, O LORD, is eternal;29 it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness30 continues through all generations;31 you established the earth, and it endures.3291
Your laws endure33 to this day, for all things serve you.3492
If your law had not been my delight,35 I would have perished in my affliction.3693
I will never forget37 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.3894
Save me,39 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.4095
The wicked are waiting to destroy me,41 but I will ponder your statutes.4296
To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.43
Oh, how I love your law!44 I meditate45 on it all day long.
Your commands make me wiser46 than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.47100
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.48101
I have kept my feet49 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.50102
I have not departed from your laws,51 for you yourself have taught52 me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey53 to my mouth!54104
I gain understanding55 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.56
Your word is a lamp57 to my feet and a light58 for my path.
I have taken an oath59 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.60107
I have suffered much; preserve my life,61 O LORD, according to your word.
Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,62 and teach me your laws.63109
Though I constantly take my life in my hands,64 I will not forget65 your law.
The wicked have set a snare66 for me, but I have not strayed67 from your precepts.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.68112
My heart is set69 on keeping your decrees to the very end.70113
I hate double-minded men,71 but I love your law.72114
You are my refuge and my shield;73 I have put my hope74 in your word.
Away from me,75 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
Sustain me76 according to your promise,77 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.78117
Uphold me,79 and I will be delivered;80 I will always have regard for your decrees.81118
You reject all who stray82 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;83 therefore I love your statutes.84120
My flesh trembles85 in fear of you;86 I stand in awe87 of your laws.
I have done what is righteous and just;88 do not leave me to my oppressors.
Ensure your servant's well-being;89 let not the arrogant oppress me.90123
My eyes fail,91 looking for your salvation,92 looking for your righteous promise.93124
Deal with your servant according to your love94 and teach me your decrees.95125
I am your servant;96 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.97126
It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.98127
Because I love your commands99 more than gold,100 more than pure gold,101128
and because I consider all your precepts right,102 I hate every wrong path.103
Your statutes are wonderful;104 therefore I obey them.105130
The unfolding of your words gives light;106 it gives understanding to the simple.107131
I open my mouth and pant,108 longing for your commands.109132
Turn to me110 and have mercy111 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.112133
Direct my footsteps according to your word;113 let no sin rule114 over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,115 that I may obey your precepts.116135
Make your face shine117 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.118136
Streams of tears119 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.120137
Righteous are you,121 O LORD, and your laws are right.122138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous;123 they are fully trustworthy.124139
My zeal wears me out,125 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises126 have been thoroughly tested,127 and your servant loves them.128141
Though I am lowly and despised,129 I do not forget your precepts.130142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.131143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.132144
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding133 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;134 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.135146
I call out to you; save me136 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn137 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,138 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice139 in accordance with your love;140 preserve my life,141 O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes142 are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near,143 O LORD, and all your commands are true.144152
Long ago I learned from your statutes145 that you established them to last forever.146
Look upon my suffering147 and deliver me,148 for I have not forgotten149 your law.
Defend my cause150 and redeem me;151 preserve my life152 according to your promise.153155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out154 your decrees.
Your compassion is great,155 O LORD; preserve my life156 according to your laws.157157
Many are the foes who persecute me,158 but I have not turned159 from your statutes.
I look on the faithless with loathing,160 for they do not obey your word.161159
See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,162 O LORD, according to your love.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.163
Rulers persecute me164 without cause, but my heart trembles165 at your word.
I rejoice166 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.167163
I hate and abhor168 falsehood but I love your law.169164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.170165
Great peace171 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.172166
I wait for your salvation,173 O LORD, and I follow your commands.
I obey your statutes, for I love them174 greatly.
I obey your precepts175 and your statutes,176 for all my ways are known177 to you.
May my cry come178 before you, O LORD; give me understanding179 according to your word.180170
May my supplication come181 before you; deliver me182 according to your promise.183171
May my lips overflow with praise,184 for you teach me185 your decrees.
May my tongue sing186 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.187173
May your hand be ready to help188 me, for I have chosen189 your precepts.
I long for your salvation,190 O LORD, and your law is my delight.191175
Let me live192 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
I have strayed like a lost sheep.193 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten194 your commands.