My zeal wears me out,1 for my enemies ignore your words.
Your promises2 have been thoroughly tested,3 and your servant loves them.4141
Though I am lowly and despised,5 I do not forget your precepts.6142
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.7143
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.8144
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding9 that I may live.
I call with all my heart;10 answer me, LORD, and I will obey your decrees.11146
I call out to you; save me12 and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn13 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,14 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice15 in accordance with your love;16 preserve my life,17 LORD, according to your laws.