My eyes fail,1 looking for your promise;2 I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget3 your decrees.
How long4 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?585
The arrogant6 dig pitfalls7 for me, contrary to your law.
All your commands are trustworthy;8 help me,9 for men persecute me10 without cause.1187
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken12 your precepts.
Preserve my life13 according to your love,14 and I will obey the statutes15 of your mouth.
Your word, O LORD, is eternal;16 it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness17 continues through all generations;18 you established the earth, and it endures.1991
Your laws endure20 to this day, for all things serve you.2192
If your law had not been my delight,22 I would have perished in my affliction.23