17 1Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
19 I am a 2stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
20 My soul is crushed 3with longing After Your ordinances at all times.
21 You 4rebuke the arrogant, the 5cursed, Who 6wander from Your commandments.
22 7Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I 8observe Your testimonies.
23 Even though 9princes sit and talk against me, Your servant 10meditates on Your statutes.
24 Your testimonies also are my 11delight; They are my counselors *. Daleth.


25 My 12soul cleaves to the dust; 13Revive me 14according to Your word.
26 I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; 15Teach me Your statutes.
27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will 16meditate on Your wonders.
28 My 17soul weeps because of grief; 18Strengthen me according to Your word.
29 Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.
30 I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me.
31 I 19cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!
32 I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will 20enlarge my heart. He.


33 21Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.
34 22Give me understanding, that I may 23observe Your law And keep it 24with all my heart.
35 Make me walk in the 25path of Your commandments, For I 26delight in it.
36 27Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to 28dishonest gain.
37 Turn away my 29eyes from looking at vanity, And 30revive me in Your ways.
38 31Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You.
39 32Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.
40 Behold, I 33long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Vav.