I rise at midnight to thank you for your just regulations.
I am a friend to anyone who fears you— anyone who obeys your commandments.
O LORD, your unfailing love fills the earth; teach me your decrees.
You have done many good things for me, LORD, just as you promised.
I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge.
I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.
You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees.
Arrogant people smear me with lies, but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart.
Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your instructions.
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.
Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.