Psalm One Hundred Nineteen

1: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

2: Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

3: They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

4: Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

5: O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

6: Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

7: I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

8: I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

9: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10: With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12: Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

13: With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

14: I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15: I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

16: I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

17: Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

18: Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

19: I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

20: My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

21: Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

22: Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

23: Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

24: Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

25: My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

26: I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.

27: Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

28: My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

29: Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

30: I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

31: I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.

32: I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

33: Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

34: Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

36: Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37: Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

38: Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

39: Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

40: Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

41: Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

42: So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

43: And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

44: So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

45: And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

46: I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47: And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

48: My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

49: Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

50: This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

51: The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

52: I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

53: Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

54: Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

55: I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

56: This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

57: Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

58: I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

59: I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

60: I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

61: The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

62: At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

63: I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

64: The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

65: Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.

66: Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

67: Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

68: Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

69: The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

70: Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

71: It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

72: The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

73: Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

74: They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

75: I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

76: Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

77: Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

78: Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

79: Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

80: Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

81: My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

82: Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83: For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

84: How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85: The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

86: All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

87: They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

88: Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

89: For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

90: Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

91: They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

92: Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

93: I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

94: I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

95: The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

96: I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

97: O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

98: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

99: I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

100: I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

101: I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

102: I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

103: How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104: Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

106: I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

107: I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

108: Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

109: My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

110: The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

111: Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

112: I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end.

113: I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

114: Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

115: Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

116: Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

117: Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

118: Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

119: Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

120: My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

121: I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

122: Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

123: Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

124: Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

125: I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

126: It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

127: Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

128: Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

129: Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

130: The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

131: I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

132: Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

133: Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

134: Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

135: Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

136: Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

137: Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.

138: Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

139: My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140: Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

141: I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

142: Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

143: Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

144: The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

145: I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

146: I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

147: I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

148: Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

149: Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

150: They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

151: Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

152: Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

153: Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.

154: Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

155: Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

156: Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.

157: Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

158: I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

159: Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

160: Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

161: Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

162: I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

163: I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

164: Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

165: Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

166: LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

167: My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

168: I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

169: Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

170: Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

171: My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

172: My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

173: Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

174: I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

175: Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

176: I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.