Psalm 119 TNIV

Aleph

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

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2 Blessed4 are those who keep his statutes5 and seek him6 with all their heart--7

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3 they do no wrong8 but follow 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 those who are young keep their 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, 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 Be good to your servant30 while I live, that I may 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 accursed,36 those who stray37 from your commands.

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                          22 Remove from me their 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.

                          Daleth

                          25 I am laid low in the dust;40 preserve my life41 according to your word.42

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                              26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.43

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                              27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.44

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                              28 My soul is weary with sorrow;45 strengthen me46 according to your word.47

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                              29 Keep me from deceitful ways;48 be gracious to me49 and teach me your law.

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                              30 I have chosen50 the way of faithfulness;51 I have set my heart52 on your laws.

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                              31 I hold fast53 to your statutes, LORD; do not let me be put to shame.

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                              32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.

                              He

                              33 Teach me,54 LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.a

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                                • a 119:33 - Or "follow it for its reward"
                                  34 Give me understanding,55 so that I may keep your law56 and obey it with all my heart.57

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                                      35 Direct me58 in the path of your commands,59 for there I find delight.60

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                                      36 Turn my heart61 toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.62

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                                      37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life63 according to your word.b64

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                                        • b 119:37 - Two manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Dead Sea Scrolls; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "life in your way"
                                          38 Fulfill your promise65 to your servant, so that you may be feared.

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                                          39 Take away the disgrace66 I dread, for your laws are good.

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                                          40 How I long67 for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.68

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                                              Waw

                                              41 May your unfailing love69 come to me, LORD, your salvation, according to your promise;70

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                                                  42 then I can answer71 anyone who taunts me,72 for I trust in your word.

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                                                  43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,73 for I have put my hope74 in your laws.

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                                                      44 I will always obey your law,75 for ever and ever.

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                                                          45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.76

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                                                              46 I will speak of your statutes before kings77 and will not be put to shame,78

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                                                              47 for I delight79 in your commands because I love them.80

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                                                                  48 I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate81 on your decrees.

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                                                                  Zayin

                                                                  49 Remember your word82 to your servant, for you have given me hope.83

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                                                                      50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.84

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                                                                      51 The arrogant mock me85 unmercifully, but I do not turn86 from your law.

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                                                                          52 I remember,87 LORD, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.

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                                                                          53 Indignation grips me88 because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.89

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                                                                          54 Your decrees are the theme of my song90 wherever I lodge.

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                                                                          55 In the night, LORD, I remember91 your name, that I may keep your law.92

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                                                                              56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.93

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                                                                                  Heth

                                                                                  57 You are my portion,94 LORD; I have promised to obey your words.95

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                                                                                  58 I have sought96 your face with all my heart; be gracious to me97 according to your promise.98

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                                                                                  59 I have considered my ways99 and have turned my steps to your statutes.

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                                                                                  60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.100

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                                                                                      61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget101 your law.

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                                                                                          62 At midnight102 I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.103

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                                                                                              63 I am a friend to all who fear you,104 to all who follow your precepts.105

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                                                                                              64 The earth is filled with your love,106 LORD; teach me your decrees.107

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                                                                                                  Teth

                                                                                                  65 Do good108 to your servant according to your word,109 LORD.

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                                                                                                      66 Teach me knowledge110 and good judgment, for I trust your commands.

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                                                                                                      67 Before I was afflicted111 I went astray,112 but now I obey your word.113

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                                                                                                      68 You are good,114 and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.115

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                                                                                                      69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,116 I keep your precepts with all my heart.

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                                                                                                      70 Their hearts are callous117 and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.

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                                                                                                      71 It was good for me to be afflicted118 so that I might learn your decrees.

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                                                                                                          72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.119

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                                                                                                          Yodh

                                                                                                          73 Your hands made me120 and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

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                                                                                                          74 May those who fear you rejoice121 when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.122

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                                                                                                          75 I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous,123 and that in faithfulness124 you have afflicted me.

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                                                                                                              76 May your unfailing love125 be my comfort, according to your promise126 to your servant.

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                                                                                                                  77 Let your compassion127 come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.128

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                                                                                                                      78 May the arrogant129 be put to shame for wronging me without cause;130 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.131

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                                                                                                                              80 May my heart be blameless132 toward your decrees,133 that I may not be put to shame.134

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                                                                                                                                  Kaph

                                                                                                                                  81 My soul faints135 with longing for your salvation,136 but I have put my hope137 in your word.

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                                                                                                                                      82 My eyes fail,138 looking for your promise;139 I say, "When will you comfort me?"

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                                                                                                                                          83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget140 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                              84 How long141 must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?142

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                                                                                                                                              85 The arrogant143 dig pits144 to trap me, contrary to your law.

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                                                                                                                                              86 All your commands are trustworthy;145 help me,146 for I am being persecuted147 without cause.148

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                                                                                                                                                  87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken149 your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                  88 In your unfailing love150 preserve my life,151 that I may obey the statutes152 of your mouth.

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                                                                                                                                                      Lamedh

                                                                                                                                                      89 Your word, LORD, is eternal;153 it stands firm in the heavens.

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                                                                                                                                                      90 Your faithfulness154 continues through all generations;155 you established the earth, and it endures.156

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                                                                                                                                                      91 Your laws endure157 to this day, for all things serve you.158

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                                                                                                                                                      92 If your law had not been my delight,159 I would have perished in my affliction.160

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                                                                                                                                                          93 I will never forget161 your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.162

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                                                                                                                                                              94 Save me,163 for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.164

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                                                                                                                                                                  95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,165 but I will ponder your statutes.166

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                                                                                                                                                                      96 To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.167

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                                                                                                                                                                      Mem

                                                                                                                                                                      97 Oh, how I love your law!168 I meditate169 on it all day long.

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                                                                                                                                                                          98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser170 than my enemies.

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                                                                                                                                                                          99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.171

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                                                                                                                                                                              100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.172

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                                                                                                                                                                              101 I have kept my feet173 from every evil path so that I might obey your word.174

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                                                                                                                                                                                  102 I have not departed from your laws,175 for you yourself have taught176 me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey177 to my mouth!178

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                                                                                                                                                                                  104 I gain understanding179 from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.180

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Nun

                                                                                                                                                                                      105 Your word is a lamp181 to my feet and a light182 for my path.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      106 I have taken an oath183 and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.184

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                                                                                                                                                                                      107 I have suffered much; preserve my life,185 LORD, according to your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          108 Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth,186 and teach me your laws.187

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                                                                                                                                                                                          109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,188 I will not forget189 your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          110 The wicked have set a snare190 for me, but I have not strayed191 from your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.192

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                                                                                                                                                                                              112 My heart is set193 on keeping your decrees to the very end.c194

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • c 119:112 - Or "/ for their enduring reward"
                                                                                                                                                                                                  113 I hate double-minded people,195 but I love your law.196

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  114 You are my refuge and my shield;197 I have put my hope198 in your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      115 Away from me,199 you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      116 Sustain me200 according to your promise,201 and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.202

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      117 Uphold me,203 and I will be delivered;204 I will always have regard for your decrees.205

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      118 You reject all who stray206 from your decrees, for their delusions come to nothing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;207 therefore I love your statutes.208

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          120 My flesh trembles209 in fear of you;210 I stand in awe211 of your laws.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          121 I have done what is righteous and just;212 do not leave me to my oppressors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          122 Ensure your servant's well-being;213 do not let the arrogant oppress me.214

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              123 My eyes fail,215 looking for your salvation,216 looking for your righteous promise.217

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  124 Deal with your servant according to your love218 and teach me your decrees.219

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      125 I am your servant;220 give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.221

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          126 It is time for you to act, LORD; your law is being broken.222

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          127 Because I love your commands223 more than gold,224 more than pure gold,225

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              128 and because I consider all your precepts right,226 I hate every wrong path.227

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  129 Your statutes are wonderful;228 therefore I obey them.229

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      130 The unfolding of your words gives light;230 it gives understanding to the simple.231

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          131 I open my mouth and pant,232 longing for your commands.233

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              132 Turn to me234 and have mercy235 on me, as you always do to those who love your name.236

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;237 let no sin rule238 over me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  134 Redeem me from human oppression,239 that I may obey your precepts.240

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      135 Make your face shine241 on your servant and teach me your decrees.242

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          136 Streams of tears243 flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.244

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          137 You are righteous,245 LORD, and your laws are right.246

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;247 they are fully trustworthy.248

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              139 My zeal wears me out,249 for my enemies ignore your words.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              140 Your promises250 have been thoroughly tested,251 and your servant loves them.252

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              141 Though I am lowly and despised,253 I do not forget your precepts.254

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.255

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.256

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding257 that I may live.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              145 I call with all my heart;258 answer me, LORD, and I will obey your decrees.259

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  146 I call out to you; save me260 and I will keep your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      147 I rise before dawn261 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,262 that I may meditate on your promises.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      149 Hear my voice263 in accordance with your love;264 preserve my life,265 LORD, according to your laws.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          150 Those who devise wicked schemes266 are near, but they are far from your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          151 Yet you are near,267 LORD, and all your commands are true.268

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              152 Long ago I learned from your statutes269 that you established them to last forever.270

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  153 Look on my suffering271 and deliver me,272 for I have not forgotten273 your law.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  154 Defend my cause274 and redeem me;275 preserve my life276 according to your promise.277

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out278 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          156 Your compassion, LORD, is great;279 preserve my life280 according to your laws.281

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              157 Many are the foes who persecute me,282 but I have not turned283 from your statutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              158 I look on the faithless with loathing,284 for they do not obey your word.285

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  159 See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,286 LORD, in accordance with your love.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.287

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          161 Rulers persecute me288 without cause, but my heart trembles289 at your word.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              162 I rejoice290 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.291

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              163 I hate and detest292 falsehood but I love your law.293

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.294

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      165 Great peace295 have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.296

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      166 I wait for your salvation,297 LORD, and I follow your commands.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      167 I obey your statutes, for I love them298 greatly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          168 I obey your precepts299 and your statutes,300 for all my ways are known301 to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              169 May my cry come302 before you, LORD; give me understanding303 according to your word.304

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  170 May my supplication come305 before you; deliver me306 according to your promise.307

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  171 May my lips overflow with praise,308 for you teach me309 your decrees.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  172 May my tongue sing310 of your word, for all your commands are righteous.311

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      173 May your hand be ready to help312 me, for I have chosen313 your precepts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      174 I long for your salvation,314 LORD, and your law gives me delight.315

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          175 Let me live316 that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.317 Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten318 your commands.

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