Lord, You have treated Your servant well, just as You promised.
Teach me good judgment and discernment, for I rely on Your commands.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.
You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes.
The arrogant have smeared me with lies, but I obey Your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in Your instruction.
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn Your statutes.
Instruction from Your lips is better for me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding so that I can learn Your commands.
Those who fear You will see me and rejoice, for I put my hope in Your word.
I know, Lord, that Your judgments are just and that You have afflicted me fairly.
May Your faithful love comfort me, as You promised Your servant.
May Your compassion come to me so that I may live, for Your instruction is my delight.
Let the arrogant be put to shame for slandering me with lies; I will meditate on Your precepts.
Let those who fear You, those who know Your decrees, turn to me.
May my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes so that I will not be put to shame.
I long for Your salvation; I put my hope in Your word.
My eyes grow weary [looking] for what You have promised; I ask, "When will You comfort me?"
Though I have become like a wineskin [dried] by smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
How many days [must] Your servant [wait]? When will You execute judgment on my persecutors?
The arrogant have dug pits for me; they violate Your instruction.
All Your commands are true; people persecute me with lies-help me!
They almost ended my life on earth, but I did not abandon Your precepts.
Give me life in accordance with Your faithful love, and I will obey the decree You have spoken.
Lord, Your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven.
Your faithfulness is for all generations; You established the earth, and it stands firm.
They stand today in accordance with Your judgments, for all things are Your servants.
If Your instruction had not been my delight, I would have died in my affliction.
I will never forget Your precepts, for You have given me life through them.
I am Yours; save me, for I have sought Your precepts.
The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate Your decrees.
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but Your command is without limit.