Psalm 119

119:1 How blessed are those whose actions are blameless, who obey the law of the Lord.

119:2 How blessed are those who observe his rules, and seek him with all their heart,

119:3 who, moreover, do no wrong, but follow in his footsteps.

119:4 You demand that your precepts be carefully kept.

119:5 If only I were predisposed to keep your statutes!

119:6 Then I would not be ashamed, if I were focused on all your commands.

119:7 I will give you sincere thanks, when I learn your just regulations.

119:8 I will keep your statutes. Do not completely abandon me!

119:9 How can a young person maintain a pure life?  By guarding it according to your instructions!

119:10 With all my heart I seek you.  Do not allow me to stray from your commands!

119:11 In my heart I store up your words, so I might not sin against you.

119:12 You deserve praise, O Lord!  Teach me your statutes!

119:13 With my lips I proclaim all the regulations you have revealed.

119:14 I rejoice in the lifestyle prescribed by your rules as if they were riches of all kinds.

119:15 I will meditate on your precepts and focus on your behavior.

119:16 I find delight in your statutes; I do not forget your instructions.

119:17 Be kind to your servant! Then I will live and keep your instructions.

119:18 Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law!

119:19 I am like a foreigner in this land.  Do not hide your commands from me!

119:20 I desperately long to know your regulations at all times.

119:21 You reprimand arrogant people.  Those who stray from your commands are doomed.

119:22 Spare me shame and humiliation, for I observe your rules.

119:23 Though rulers plot and slander me, your servant meditates on your statutes.

119:24 Yes, I find delight in your rules; they give me guidance.

119:25 I collapse in the dirt.  Revive me with your word!

119:26 I told you about my ways and you answered me.  Teach me your statutes!

119:27 Help me to understand what your precepts mean! Then I can meditate on your marvelous teachings.

119:28 I collapse from grief. Sustain me by your word!

119:29 Remove me from the path of deceit! Graciously give me your law!

119:30 I choose the path of faithfulness; I am committed to your regulations.

119:31 I hold fast to your rules. O Lord, do not let me be ashamed!

119:32 I run along the path of your commands, for you enable me to do so.

119:33 Teach me, O Lord, the lifestyle prescribed by your statutes, so that I might observe it continually.

119:34 Give me understanding so that I might observe your law, and keep it with all my heart.

119:35 Guide me in the path of your commands, for I delight to walk in it.

119:36 Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.

119:37 Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! Revive me with your word!

119:38 Confirm to your servant your promise, which you made to the one who honors you.

119:39 Take away the insults that I dread! Indeed, your regulations are good.

119:40 Look, I long for your precepts. Revive me with your deliverance!

119:41 May I experience your loyal love, O Lord, and your deliverance, as you promised.

119:42 Then I will have a reply for the one who insults me, for I trust in your word.

119:43 Do not completely deprive me of a truthful testimony, for I await your justice.

119:44 Then I will keep your law continually now and for all time. 

119:45 I will be secure, for I seek your precepts.

119:46 I will speak about your regulations before kings and not be ashamed.

119:47 I will find delight in your commands, which I love.

119:48 I will lift my hands to your commands, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

119:49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.

119:50 This is what comforts me in my trouble, for your promise revives me.

119:51 Arrogant people do nothing but scoff at me. Yet I do not turn aside from your law.

119:52 I remember your ancient regulations, O Lord, and console myself.

119:53 Rage takes hold of me because of the wicked, those who reject your law.

119:54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house where I live.

119:55 I remember your name during the night, O Lord, and I will keep your law.

119:56 This has been my practice, for I observe your precepts.

119:57 The Lord is my source of security. I have determined to follow your instructions.

119:58 I seek your favor with all my heart. Have mercy on me as you promised!

119:59 I consider my actions and follow your rules.

119:60 I keep your commands eagerly and without delay.

119:61 The ropes of the wicked tighten around me, but I do not forget your law.

119:62 In the middle of the night I arise to thank you for your just regulations.

119:63 I am a friend to all your loyal followers, and to those who keep your precepts.

119:64 O Lord, your loyal love fills the earth. Teach me your statutes!

119:65 You are good to your servant, O Lord, just as you promised.

119:66 Teach me proper discernment and understanding! For I consider your commands to be reliable.

119:67 Before I was afflicted I used to stray off, but now I keep your instructions.

119:68 You are good and you do good. Teach me your statutes!

119:69 Arrogant people smear my reputation with lies, but I observe your precepts with all my heart.

119:70 Their hearts are calloused, but I find delight in your law.

119:71 It was good for me to suffer, so that I might learn your statutes.

119:72 The law you have revealed is more important to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.

119:73 Your hands made me and formed me. Give me understanding so that I might learn your commands.

119:74 Your loyal followers will be glad when they see me, for I find hope in your word.

119:75 I know, Lord, that your regulations are just. You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me.

119:76 May your loyal love console me, as you promised your servant.

119:77 May I experience your compassion, so I might live! For I find delight in your law.

119:78 May the arrogant be humiliated, for they have slandered me! But I meditate on your precepts.

119:79 May your loyal followers turn to me, those who know your rules.

119:80 May I be fully committed to your statutes, so that I might not be ashamed.

119:81 I desperately long for your deliverance. I find hope in your word.

119:82 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your promise to be fulfilled. I say, “When will you comfort me?”

119:83 For I am like a wineskin dried up in smoke. I do not forget your statutes.

119:84 How long must your servant endure this? When will you judge those who pursue me?

119:85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me, which violates your law.

119:86 All your commands are reliable. I am pursued without reason. Help me!

119:87 They have almost destroyed me here on the earth, but I do not reject your precepts.

119:88 Revive me with your loyal love, that I might keep the rules you have revealed.

119:89 O Lord, your instructions endure; they stand secure in heaven.

119:90 You demonstrate your faithfulness to all generations. You established the earth and it stood firm.

119:91 Today they stand firm by your decrees, for all things are your servants.

119:92 If I had not found encouragement in your law, I would have died in my sorrow.

119:93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have revived me.

119:94 I belong to you. Deliver me! For I seek your precepts.

119:95 The wicked prepare to kill me, yet I concentrate on your rules.

119:96 I realize that everything has its limits, but your commands are beyond full comprehension.

119:97 O how I love your law! All day long I meditate on it.

119:98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for I am always aware of them.

119:99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your rules.

119:100 I am more discerning than those older than I, for I observe your precepts.

119:101 I stay away from the evil path, so that I might keep your instructions.

119:102 I do not turn aside from your regulations, for you teach me.

119:103 Your words are sweeter in my mouth than honey!

119:104 Your precepts give me discernment. Therefore I hate all deceitful actions.

119:105 Your word is a lamp to walk by, and a light to illumine my path.

119:106 I have vowed and solemnly sworn to keep your just regulations.

119:107 I am suffering terribly. O Lord, revive me with your word!

119:108 O Lord, please accept the freewill offerings of my praise! Teach me your regulations!

119:109 My life is in continual danger, but I do not forget your law.

119:110 The wicked lay a trap for me, but I do not wander from your precepts.

119:111 I claim your rules as my permanent possession, for they give me joy.

119:112 I am determined to obey your statutes at all times, to the very end.

ֹ119:113 I hate people with divided loyalties, but I love your law.

119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield. I find hope in your word.

119:115 Turn away from me, you evil men, so that I can observe the commands of my God.

119:116 Sustain me as you promised, so that I will live. Do not disappoint me!

119:117 Support me, so that I will be delivered. Then I will focus on your statutes continually.

119:118 You despise all who stray from your statutes, for they are deceptive and unreliable.

119:119 You remove all the wicked of the earth like slag. Therefore I love your rules.

119:120 My body trembles because I fear you; I am afraid of your judgments.

119:121 I do what is fair and right. Do not abandon me to my oppressors!

119:122 Guarantee the welfare of your servant! Do not let the arrogant oppress me!

119:123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance, for your reliable promise to be fulfilled.

119:124 Show your servant your loyal love! Teach me your statutes!

119:125 I am your servant. Give me insight, so that I can understand your rules.

119:126 It is time for the Lord to act they break your law!

119:127 For this reason I love your commands more than gold, even purest gold.

119:128 For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. I hate all deceitful actions.

119:129 Your rules are marvelous. Therefore I observe them.

119:130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. They give insight to the untrained.

119:131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commands.

119:132 Turn toward me and extend mercy to me, as you typically do to your loyal followers.

119:133 Direct my steps by your word! Do not let any sin dominate me!

119:134 Deliver me from oppressive men, so that I can keep your precepts.

119:135 Smile on your servant! Teach me your statutes!

119:136 Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law.

119:137 You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair.

119:138 The rules you impose are just, and absolutely reliable.

119:139 My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget your instructions.

119:140 Your word is absolutely pure, and your servant loves it!

119:141 I am insignificant and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.

119:142 Your justice endures, and your law is reliable. 

119:143 Distress and hardship confront me, yet I find delight in your commands.

119:144 Your rules remain just. Give me insight so that I can live.

119:145 I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord! I will observe your statutes.”

119:146 I cried out to you, “Deliver me, so that I can keep your rules.”

119:147 I am up before dawn crying for help. I find hope in your word.

119:148 My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours, so that I can meditate on your word.

119:149 Listen to me because of  your loyal love! O Lord, revive me, as you typically do!

119:150 Those who are eager to do wrong draw near; they are far from your law.

119:151 You are near, O Lord, and all your commands are reliable.

119:152 I learned long ago that you ordained your rules to last.

119:153 See my pain and rescue me! For I do not forget your law.

119:154 Fight for me and defend me! Revive me with your word!

119:155 The wicked have no chance for deliverance, for they do not seek your statutes.

119:156 Your compassion is great, O Lord. Revive me, as you typically do!

119:157 The enemies who chase me are numerous. Yet I do not turn aside from your rules.

119:158 I take note of the treacherous and despise them, because they do not keep your instructions.

119:159 See how I love your precepts! O Lord, revive me with your loyal love!

119:160 Your instructions are totally reliable; all your just regulations endure.

119:161 Rulers pursue me for no reason, yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions.

119:162 I rejoice in your instructions, like one who finds much plunder.

119:163 I hate and despise deceit; I love your law.

119:164 Seven times a day I praise you because of your just regulations.

119:165 Those who love your law are completely secure; nothing causes them to stumble.

119:166 I hope for your deliverance, O Lord,  and I obey your commands.

119:167 I keep your rules;  I love them greatly.

119:168 I keep your precepts and rules,  for you are aware of everything I do.

119:169 Listen to my cry for help, O Lord!  Give me insight by your word!

119:170 Listen to my appeal for mercy!  Deliver me, as you promised.

119:171 May praise flow freely from my lips,  for you teach me your statutes.

119:172 May my tongue sing about your instructions, for all your commands are just.

119:173 May your hand help me, for I choose to obey your precepts.

119:174 I long for your deliverance, O Lord; I find delight in your law.

119:175 May I live and praise you!  May your regulations help me!

119:176 I have wandered off like a lost sheep. Come looking for your servant,

for I do not forget your commands.