This I had, because I kept Thy precepts.
<> Thou art my portion, O LORD; I have said that I would keep Thy words.
I entreated Thy favor with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to Thy word.
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.
I made haste, and delayed not to keep Thy commandments.
The cords of the wicked have robbed me, but I have not forgotten Thy law.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee, because of Thy righteous judgments.
I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that keep Thy precepts.
The earth, O LORD, is full of Thy mercy; teach me Thy statutes.
<> Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O LORD, according to Thy word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I have believed Thy commandments.