Your compassion, LORD, is great;1 preserve my life2 according to your laws.3157
Many are the foes who persecute me,4 but I have not turned5 from your statutes.
I look on the faithless with loathing,6 for they do not obey your word.7159
See how I love your precepts; preserve my life,8 LORD, in accordance with your love.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.9
Rulers persecute me10 without cause, but my heart trembles11 at your word.
I rejoice12 in your promise like one who finds great spoil.13163
I hate and detest14 falsehood but I love your law.15164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.16165
Great peace17 have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.18166
I wait for your salvation,19 LORD, and I follow your commands.