Your commands make me wiser1 than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.2100
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.3101
I have kept my feet4 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.5102
I have not departed from your laws,6 for you yourself have taught7 me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey8 to my mouth!9104
I gain understanding10 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.11
Your word is a lamp12 to my feet and a light13 for my path.
I have taken an oath14 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.15107
I have suffered much; preserve my life,16 O LORD, according to your word.
Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,17 and teach me your laws.18