The proud hold me in utter contempt, but I do not turn away from your instructions.
I meditate on your age-old regulations; O LORD, they comfort me.
I become furious with the wicked, because they reject your instructions.
Your decrees have been the theme of my songs wherever I have lived.
I reflect at night on who you are, O LORD ; therefore, I obey your instructions.
This is how I spend my life: obeying your commandments.
LORD, you are mine! I promise to obey your words!
With all my heart I want your blessings. Be merciful as you promised.
I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws.
I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands.
Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.