The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart.
I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes always, [even to] the end.
SAMECH. I hate [vain] thoughts: but thy law do I love.
Thou [art] my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Depart from me, ye evil-doers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Support me, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect to thy statutes continually.
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.