Your eternal word, O LORD, stands firm in heaven.
Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created.
Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.
If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.
I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.
I am yours; rescue me! For I have worked hard at obeying your commandments.
Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.
Even perfection has its limits, but your commands have no limit.
Oh, how I love your instructions! I think about them all day long.
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide.
Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws.
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.
I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word.
I haven’t turned away from your regulations, for you have taught me well.
How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.
Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey your righteous regulations.
I have suffered much, O LORD ; restore my life again as you promised.
LORD, accept my offering of praise, and teach me your regulations.
My life constantly hangs in the balance, but I will not stop obeying your instructions.
The wicked have set their traps for me, but I will not turn from your commandments.
Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight.
I am determined to keep your decrees to the very end.
I hate those with divided loyalties, but I love your instructions.
You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.
Get out of my life, you evil-minded people, for I intend to obey the commands of my God.
LORD, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.
Sustain me, and I will be rescued; then I will meditate continually on your decrees.
But you have rejected all who stray from your decrees. They are only fooling themselves.
You skim off the wicked of the earth like scum; no wonder I love to obey your laws!
I tremble in fear of you; I stand in awe of your regulations.
Don’t leave me to the mercy of my enemies, for I have done what is just and right.
Please guarantee a blessing for me. Don’t let the arrogant oppress me!
My eyes strain to see your rescue, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled.
I am your servant; deal with me in unfailing love, and teach me your decrees.
Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your laws.
LORD, it is time for you to act, for these evil people have violated your instructions.
Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.
Each of your commandments is right. That is why I hate every false way.
Your laws are wonderful. No wonder I obey them!
The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.
I pant with expectation, longing for your commands.
Come and show me your mercy, as you do for all who love your name.
Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by evil.
Ransom me from the oppression of evil people; then I can obey your commandments.
Look upon me with love; teach me your decrees.
Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your instructions.
O LORD, you are righteous, and your regulations are fair.
Your laws are perfect and completely trustworthy.
I am overwhelmed with indignation, for my enemies have disregarded your words.
Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.
I am insignificant and despised, but I don’t forget your commandments.
Your justice is eternal, and your instructions are perfectly true.
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.
Your laws are always right; help me to understand them so I may live.
I pray with all my heart; answer me, LORD ! I will obey your decrees.
I cry out to you; rescue me, that I may obey your laws.
I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.
I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.
In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; let me be revived by following your regulations.
Lawless people are coming to attack me; they live far from your instructions.
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
I have known from my earliest days that your laws will last forever.
Look upon my suffering and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your instructions.
Argue my case; take my side! Protect my life as you promised.
The wicked are far from rescue, for they do not bother with your decrees.
LORD, how great is your mercy; let me be revived by following your regulations.
Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your laws.
Seeing these traitors makes me sick at heart, because they care nothing for your word.
See how I love your commandments, LORD . Give back my life because of your unfailing love.
The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever.
Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word.
I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
I hate and abhor all falsehood, but I love your instructions.
I will praise you seven times a day because all your regulations are just.
Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.
I long for your rescue, LORD, so I have obeyed your commands.
I have obeyed your laws, for I love them very much.
Yes, I obey your commandments and laws because you know everything I do.
O LORD, listen to my cry; give me the discerning mind you promised.
Listen to my prayer; rescue me as you promised.
Let praise flow from my lips, for you have taught me your decrees.
Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.
Give me a helping hand, for I have chosen to follow your commandments.
O LORD, I have longed for your rescue, and your instructions are my delight.
Let me live so I can praise you, and may your regulations help me.
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.