May the arrogant1 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;2 but I will meditate on your precepts.
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.380
May my heart be blameless4 toward your decrees,5 that I may not be put to shame.6
My soul faints7 with longing for your salvation,8 but I have put my hope9 in your word.
My eyes fail,10 looking for your promise;11 I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget12 your decrees.
How long13 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?1485
The arrogant15 dig pitfalls16 for me, contrary to your law.
All your commands are trustworthy;17 help me,18 for men persecute me19 without cause.2087
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken21 your precepts.
Preserve my life22 according to your love,23 and I will obey the statutes24 of your mouth.