Psalm 119:1-24 NIV

Aleph

1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,1 who walk2 according to the law of the LORD.3

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2 Blessed4 are they who keep his statutes5 and seek him6 with all their heart.7

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3 They do nothing wrong;8 they walk in his ways.9

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4 You have laid down precepts10 that are to be fully obeyed.11

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      5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!12

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      6 Then I would not be put to shame13 when I consider all your commands.14

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          7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.15

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          8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.16

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          Beth

          9 How can a young man keep his way pure?17 By living according to your word.18

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              10 I seek you with all my heart;19 do not let me stray from your commands.20

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                  11 I have hidden your word in my heart21 that I might not sin22 against you.

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                  12 Praise be23 to you, O LORD; teach me24 your decrees.25

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                  13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.26

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                  14 I rejoice in following your statutes27 as one rejoices in great riches.

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                      15 I meditate on your precepts28 and consider your ways.

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                          16 I delight29 in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

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                          Gimel

                          17 Do good to your servant,30 and I will live; I will obey your word.31

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                          18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
                          19 I am a stranger on earth;32 do not hide your commands from me.

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                          20 My soul is consumed33 with longing for your laws34 at all times.

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                          21 You rebuke the arrogant,35 who are cursed36 and who stray37 from your commands.

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                          22 Remove from me scorn38 and contempt, for I keep your statutes.39

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                          23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
                          24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.