Psalm 119:145-176 NIV

Qoph

145 I call with all my heart;1 answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.2

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      146 I call out to you; save me3 and I will keep your statutes.

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          147 I rise before dawn4 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,5 that I may meditate on your promises.

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          149 Hear my voice6 in accordance with your love;7 preserve my life,8 O LORD, according to your laws.

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              150 Those who devise wicked schemes9 are near, but they are far from your law.

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              151 Yet you are near,10 O LORD, and all your commands are true.11

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                  152 Long ago I learned from your statutes12 that you established them to last forever.13

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                      Resh

                      153 Look upon my suffering14 and deliver me,15 for I have not forgotten16 your law.

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                      154 Defend my cause17 and redeem me;18 preserve my life19 according to your promise.20

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                          155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out21 your decrees.

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                              156 Your compassion is great,22 O LORD; preserve my life23 according to your laws.24

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                                  157 Many are the foes who persecute me,25 but I have not turned26 from your statutes.

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                                  158 I look on the faithless with loathing,27 for they do not obey your word.28

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                                      159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,29 O LORD, according to your love.

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                                          160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.30

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                                              Sin and Shin

                                              161 Rulers persecute me31 without cause, but my heart trembles32 at your word.

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                                                  162 I rejoice33 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.34

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                                                  163 I hate and abhor35 falsehood but I love your law.36

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                                                      164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.37

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                                                          165 Great peace38 have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.39

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                                                          166 I wait for your salvation,40 O LORD, and I follow your commands.

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                                                          167 I obey your statutes, for I love them41 greatly.

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                                                              168 I obey your precepts42 and your statutes,43 for all my ways are known44 to you.

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                                                                  Taw

                                                                  169 May my cry come45 before you, O LORD; give me understanding46 according to your word.47

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                                                                      170 May my supplication come48 before you; deliver me49 according to your promise.50

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                                                                      171 May my lips overflow with praise,51 for you teach me52 your decrees.

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                                                                      172 May my tongue sing53 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.54

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                                                                          173 May your hand be ready to help55 me, for I have chosen56 your precepts.

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                                                                          174 I long for your salvation,57 O LORD, and your law is my delight.58

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                                                                              175 Let me live59 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

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                                                                                  176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.60 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten61 your commands.

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