Psalm 119:76-176 NIV

76 May your unfailing love1 be my comfort, according to your promise2 to your servant.

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      77 Let your compassion3 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.4

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          78 May the arrogant5 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;6 but I will meditate on your precepts.

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              79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.7

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                  80 May my heart be blameless8 toward your decrees,9 that I may not be put to shame.10

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                      Kaph

                      81 My soul faints11 with longing for your salvation,12 but I have put my hope13 in your word.

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                          82 My eyes fail,14 looking for your promise;15 I say, "When will you comfort me?"

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                              83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget16 your decrees.

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                                  84 How long17 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?18

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                                  85 The arrogant19 dig pitfalls20 for me, contrary to your law.

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                                  86 All your commands are trustworthy;21 help me,22 for men persecute me23 without cause.24

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                                      87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken25 your precepts.

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                                      88 Preserve my life26 according to your love,27 and I will obey the statutes28 of your mouth.

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                                          Lamedh

                                          89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal;29 it stands firm in the heavens.

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                                          90 Your faithfulness30 continues through all generations;31 you established the earth, and it endures.32

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                                          91 Your laws endure33 to this day, for all things serve you.34

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                                          92 If your law had not been my delight,35 I would have perished in my affliction.36

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                                              93 I will never forget37 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.38

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                                                  94 Save me,39 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.40

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                                                      95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,41 but I will ponder your statutes.42

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                                                          96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.43

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                                                          Mem

                                                          97 Oh, how I love your law!44 I meditate45 on it all day long.

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                                                              98 Your commands make me wiser46 than my enemies, for they are ever with me.

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                                                              99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.47

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                                                                  100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.48

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                                                                  101 I have kept my feet49 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.50

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                                                                      102 I have not departed from your laws,51 for you yourself have taught52 me.

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                                                                      103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey53 to my mouth!54

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                                                                      104 I gain understanding55 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.56

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                                                                          Nun

                                                                          105 Your word is a lamp57 to my feet and a light58 for my path.

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                                                                          106 I have taken an oath59 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.60

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                                                                          107 I have suffered much; preserve my life,61 O LORD, according to your word.

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                                                                              108 Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,62 and teach me your laws.63

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                                                                              109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,64 I will not forget65 your law.

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                                                                              110 The wicked have set a snare66 for me, but I have not strayed67 from your precepts.

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                                                                              111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.68

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                                                                                  112 My heart is set69 on keeping your decrees to the very end.70

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                                                                                      Samek

                                                                                      113 I hate double-minded men,71 but I love your law.72

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                                                                                      114 You are my refuge and my shield;73 I have put my hope74 in your word.

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                                                                                          115 Away from me,75 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

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                                                                                          116 Sustain me76 according to your promise,77 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.78

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                                                                                          117 Uphold me,79 and I will be delivered;80 I will always have regard for your decrees.81

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                                                                                          118 You reject all who stray82 from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.

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                                                                                              119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;83 therefore I love your statutes.84

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                                                                                              120 My flesh trembles85 in fear of you;86 I stand in awe87 of your laws.

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                                                                                              Ayin

                                                                                              121 I have done what is righteous and just;88 do not leave me to my oppressors.

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                                                                                              122 Ensure your servant's well-being;89 let not the arrogant oppress me.90

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                                                                                                  123 My eyes fail,91 looking for your salvation,92 looking for your righteous promise.93

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                                                                                                      124 Deal with your servant according to your love94 and teach me your decrees.95

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                                                                                                          125 I am your servant;96 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.97

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                                                                                                              126 It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.98

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                                                                                                              127 Because I love your commands99 more than gold,100 more than pure gold,101

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                                                                                                                  128 and because I consider all your precepts right,102 I hate every wrong path.103

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                                                                                                                      Pe

                                                                                                                      129 Your statutes are wonderful;104 therefore I obey them.105

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                                                                                                                          130 The unfolding of your words gives light;106 it gives understanding to the simple.107

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                                                                                                                              131 I open my mouth and pant,108 longing for your commands.109

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                                                                                                                                  132 Turn to me110 and have mercy111 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.112

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                                                                                                                                  133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;113 let no sin rule114 over me.

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                                                                                                                                      134 Redeem me from the oppression of men,115 that I may obey your precepts.116

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                                                                                                                                          135 Make your face shine117 upon your servant and teach me your decrees.118

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                                                                                                                                              136 Streams of tears119 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.120

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                                                                                                                                              Tsadhe

                                                                                                                                              137 Righteous are you,121 O LORD, and your laws are right.122

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                                                                                                                                              138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;123 they are fully trustworthy.124

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                                                                                                                                                  139 My zeal wears me out,125 for my enemies ignore your words.

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                                                                                                                                                  140 Your promises126 have been thoroughly tested,127 and your servant loves them.128

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                                                                                                                                                  141 Though I am lowly and despised,129 I do not forget your precepts.130

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                                                                                                                                                      142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.131

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                                                                                                                                                          143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.132

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                                                                                                                                                              144 Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding133 that I may live.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Qoph

                                                                                                                                                                  145 I call with all my heart;134 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.135

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                                                                                                                                                                      146 I call out to you; save me136 and I will keep your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                          147 I rise before dawn137 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                          148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,138 that I may meditate on your promises.

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                                                                                                                                                                          149 Hear my voice139 in accordance with your love;140 preserve my life,141 O LORD, according to your laws.

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                                                                                                                                                                              150 Those who devise wicked schemes142 are near, but they are far from your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                              151 Yet you are near,143 O LORD, and all your commands are true.144

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                                                                                                                                                                                  152 Long ago I learned from your statutes145 that you established them to last forever.146

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                                                                                                                                                                                      153 Look upon my suffering147 and deliver me,148 for I have not forgotten149 your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      154 Defend my cause150 and redeem me;151 preserve my life152 according to your promise.153

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                                                                                                                                                                                          155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out154 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              156 Your compassion is great,155 O LORD; preserve my life156 according to your laws.157

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  157 Many are the foes who persecute me,158 but I have not turned159 from your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  158 I look on the faithless with loathing,160 for they do not obey your word.161

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,162 O LORD, according to your love.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.163

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sin and Shin

                                                                                                                                                                                                              161 Rulers persecute me164 without cause, but my heart trembles165 at your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  162 I rejoice166 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.167

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  163 I hate and abhor168 falsehood but I love your law.169

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.170

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          165 Great peace171 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.172

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          166 I wait for your salvation,173 O LORD, and I follow your commands.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          167 I obey your statutes, for I love them174 greatly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              168 I obey your precepts175 and your statutes,176 for all my ways are known177 to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Taw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  169 May my cry come178 before you, O LORD; give me understanding179 according to your word.180

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      170 May my supplication come181 before you; deliver me182 according to your promise.183

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      171 May my lips overflow with praise,184 for you teach me185 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      172 May my tongue sing186 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.187

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          173 May your hand be ready to help188 me, for I have chosen189 your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          174 I long for your salvation,190 O LORD, and your law is my delight.191

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              175 Let me live192 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.193 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten194 your commands.

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