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Psalm 119

119:1 [ Aleph.] O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah, 119:2 O the happiness of those keeping His testimonies, With the whole heart they seek Him. 119:3 Yea, they have not done iniquity, In His ways they have walked.  119:4 Thou hast commanded us Thy precepts to keep diligently, 119:5 O that my ways were prepared to keep Thy statutes, 119:6 Then I am not ashamed In my looking unto all Thy commands.  119:7 I confess Thee with uprightness of heart, In my learning the judgments of Thy righteousness. 119:8 Thy statutes I keep, leave me not utterly!  119:9 [ Beth.] With what doth a young man purify his path To observe--according to Thy word.  119:10 With all my heart I have sought Thee, Let me not err from Thy commands.  119:11 In my heart I have hid Thy saying, That I sin not before Thee.  119:12 Blessed [art] Thou, O Jehovah, teach me Thy statutes.  119:13 With my lips I have recounted All the judgments of Thy mouth. 119:14 In the way of Thy testimonies I have joyed, As over all wealth. 119:15 In Thy precepts I meditate, And I behold attentively Thy paths. 119:16 In Thy statutes I delight myself, I do not forget Thy word.  119:17 [ Gimel.] Confer benefits on Thy servant, I live, and I keep Thy word.  119:18 Uncover mine eyes, and I behold wonders out of Thy law.  119:19 A sojourner I [am] on earth, Hide not from me Thy commands.  119:20 Broken hath my soul for desire Unto Thy judgments at all times.  119:21 Thou hast rebuked the cursed proud, Who are erring from Thy commands.  119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt, For Thy testimonies I have kept.  119:23 Princes also sat--against me they spoke, Thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes,  119:24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight, The men of my counsel!  119:25 [ Daleth.] Cleaved to the dust hath my soul, Quicken me according to Thy word.  119:26 My ways I have recounted, And Thou answerest me, teach me Thy statutes, 119:27 The way of Thy precepts cause me to understand, And I meditate in Thy wonders.  119:28 My soul hath dropped from affliction, Establish me according to Thy word. 119:29 The way of falsehood turn aside from me And with Thy law favour me.  119:30 The way of faithfulness I have chosen, Thy judgments I have compared, 119:31 I have adhered to Thy testimonies, O Jehovah, put me not to shame. 119:32 The way of Thy commands I run, For Thou dost enlarge my heart!  119:33 [ He.] Show me, O Jehovah, the way of Thy statutes, And I keep it--[ to] the end. 119:34 Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.  119:35 Cause me to tread in the path of Thy commands, For in it I have delighted. 119:36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, And not unto dishonest gain.  119:37 Remove mine eyes from seeing vanity, In Thy way quicken Thou me.  119:38 Establish to Thy servant Thy saying, That [is] concerning Thy fear.  119:39 Remove my reproach that I have feared, For Thy judgments [are] good.  119:40 Lo, I have longed for Thy precepts, In Thy righteousness quicken Thou me,  119:41 [ Waw.] And meet me doth Thy kindness, O Jehovah, Thy salvation according to Thy saying. 119:42 And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, For I have trusted in Thy word.  119:43 And Thou takest not utterly away From my mouth the word of truth, Because for Thy judgment I have hoped. 119:44 And I keep Thy law continually, To the age and for ever.  119:45 And I walk habitually in a broad place, For Thy precepts I have sought. 119:46 And I speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And I am not ashamed. 119:47 And I delight myself in Thy commands, That I have loved, 119:48 And I lift up my hands unto Thy commands, That I have loved, And I do meditate on Thy statutes!  119:49 [ Zain.] Remember the word to Thy servant, On which Thou hast caused me to hope.  119:50 This [is] my comfort in mine affliction, That Thy saying hath quickened me.  119:51 The proud have utterly scorned me, From Thy law I have not turned aside.  119:52 I remembered Thy judgments of old, O Jehovah, And I comfort myself.  119:53 Horror hath seized me, Because of the wicked forsaking Thy law.  119:54 Songs have been to me Thy statutes, In the house of my sojournings.  119:55 I have remembered in the night Thy name, O Jehovah, And I do keep Thy law. 119:56 This hath been to me, That Thy precepts I have kept!  119:57 [ Cheth.] My portion [is] Jehovah; I have said--to keep Thy words,  119:58 I appeased Thy face with the whole heart, Favour me according to Thy saying.  119:59 I have reckoned my ways, And turn back my feet unto Thy testimonies. 119:60 I have made haste, And delayed not, to keep Thy commands.  119:61 Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, Thy law I have not forgotten.  119:62 At midnight I rise to give thanks to Thee, For the judgments of Thy righteousness.  119:63 A companion I [am] to all who fear Thee, And to those keeping Thy precepts.  119:64 Of Thy kindness, O Jehovah, the earth is full, Thy statutes teach Thou me!  119:65 [ Teth.] Good Thou didst with Thy servant, O Jehovah, According to Thy word. 119:66 The goodness of reason and knowledge teach me, For in Thy commands I have believed.  119:67 Before I am afflicted, I--I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept.  119:68 Good Thou [art] , and doing good, Teach me Thy statutes.  119:69 Forged against me falsehood have the proud, I with the whole heart keep Thy precepts. 119:70 Insensate as fat hath been their heart, I--in Thy law I have delighted.  119:71 Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes.  119:72 Better to me [is] the law of Thy mouth Than thousands of gold and silver!  119:73 [ Yod.] Thy hands made me and establish me, Cause me to understand, and I learn Thy commands.  119:74 Those fearing Thee see me and rejoice, Because for Thy word I have hoped.  119:75 I have known, O Jehovah, That righteous [are] Thy judgments, And [in] faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.  119:76 Let, I pray Thee, Thy kindness be to comfort me, According to Thy saying to Thy servant. 119:77 Meet me do Thy mercies, and I live, For Thy law [is] my delight.  119:78 Ashamed are the proud, For [with] falsehood they dealt perversely with me. I meditate in Thy precepts. 119:79 Those fearing Thee turn back to me, And those knowing Thy testimonies.  119:80 My heart is perfect in Thy statutes, So that I am not ashamed.  119:81 [ Kaph.] Consumed for Thy salvation hath been my soul, For Thy word I have hoped. 119:82 Consumed have been mine eyes for Thy word, Saying, `When doth it comfort me'  119:83 For I have been as a bottle in smoke, Thy statutes I have not forgotten.  119:84 How many [are] the days of Thy servant When dost Thou execute Against my pursuers judgment  119:85 The proud have digged for me pits, That [are] not according to Thy law. 119:86 All Thy commands [are] faithfulness, [With] falsehood they have pursued me, Help Thou me. 119:87 Almost consumed me on earth have they, And I--I have not forsaken Thy precepts.  119:88 According to Thy kindness quicken Thou me, And I keep the testimony of Thy mouth!  119:89 [ Lamed.] To the age, O Jehovah, Thy word is set up in the heavens. 119:90 To all generations Thy faithfulness, Thou didst establish earth, and it standeth. 119:91 According to Thine ordinances They have stood this day, for the whole [are] Thy servants.  119:92 Unless Thy law [were] my delights, Then had I perished in mine affliction.  119:93 To the age I forget not Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast quickened me.  119:94 I [am] Thine, save Thou me, For Thy precepts I have sought.  119:95 Thy wicked waited for me to destroy me, Thy testimonies I understand.  119:96 Of all perfection I have seen an end, Broad [is] Thy command--exceedingly!  119:97 [ Mem.] O how I have loved Thy law! All the day it [is] my meditation.  119:98 Than mine enemies Thy command maketh me wiser, For it [is] before me to the age. 119:99 Above all my teachers I have acted wisely. For Thy testimonies [are] my meditation. 119:100 Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.  119:101 From every evil path I restrained my feet, So that I keep Thy word.  119:102 From Thy judgments I turned not aside, For Thou--Thou hast directed me.  119:103 How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth. 119:104 From Thy precepts I have understanding, Therefore I have hated every false path!  119:105 [ Nun.] A lamp to my foot [is] Thy word, And a light to my path.  119:106 I have sworn, and I confirm [it] , To keep the judgments of Thy righteousness.  119:107 I have been afflicted very much, O Jehovah, quicken me, according to Thy word.  119:108 Free-will-offerings of my mouth, Accept, I pray Thee, O Jehovah, And Thy judgments teach Thou me.  119:109 My soul [is] in my hand continually, And Thy law I have not forgotten. 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, And from thy precepts I wandered not.  119:111 I have inherited Thy testimonies to the age, For the joy of my heart [are] they. 119:112 I have inclined my heart To do Thy statutes, to the age--[ to] the end!  119:113 [ Samech.] Doubting ones I have hated, And Thy law I have loved.  119:114 My hiding place and my shield [art] Thou, For Thy word I have hoped.  119:115 Turn aside from me, ye evil-doers, And I keep the commands of my God.  119:116 Sustain me according to Thy saying, And I live, and Thou puttest me not to shame Because of my hope. 119:117 Support Thou me, and I am saved, And I look on Thy statutes continually.  119:118 Thou hast trodden down All going astray from Thy statutes, For falsehood [is] their deceit. 119:119 Dross! Thou hast caused to cease All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Thy testimonies. 119:120 Trembled from Thy fear hath my flesh, And from Thy judgments I have been afraid!  119:121 [ Ain.] I have done judgment and righteousness, Leave me not to mine oppressors. 119:122 Make sure Thy servant for good, Let not the proud oppress me.  119:123 Mine eyes have been consumed for Thy salvation. And for the saying of Thy righteousness.  119:124 Do with Thy servant according to Thy kindness. And Thy statutes teach Thou me. 119:125 Thy servant [am] I--cause me to understand, And I know Thy testimonies.  119:126 Time for Jehovah to work! they have made void Thy law.  119:127 Therefore I have loved Thy commands Above gold--even fine gold. 119:128 Therefore all my appointments I have declared wholly right, Every path of falsehood I have hated!  119:129 [ Pe.] Wonderful [are] Thy testimonies, Therefore hath my soul kept them.  119:130 The opening of Thy words enlighteneth, Instructing the simple.  119:131 My mouth I have opened, yea, I pant, For, for Thy commands I have longed.  119:132 Look unto me, and favour me, As customary to those loving Thy name.  119:133 My steps establish by Thy saying, And any iniquity doth not rule over me.  119:134 Ransom me from the oppression of man, And I observe Thy precepts,  119:135 Thy face cause to shine on Thy servant, And teach me Thy statutes.  119:136 Rivulets of waters have come down mine eyes, Because they have not kept Thy law!  119:137 [ Tzade.] Righteous [art] Thou, O Jehovah, And upright [are] Thy judgments. 119:138 Thou hast appointed Thy testimonies, Righteous and exceeding faithful,  119:139 Cut me off hath my zeal, For mine adversaries forgot Thy words.  119:140 Tried [is] thy saying exceedingly, And Thy servant hath loved it.  119:141 Small I [am] , and despised, Thy precepts I have not forgotten.  119:142 Thy righteousness [is] righteousness to the age, And Thy law [is] truth.  119:143 Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands [are] my delights. 119:144 The righteousness of Thy testimonies [is] to Cause me to understand, and I live!  119:145 [ Koph.] I have called with the whole heart, Answer me, O Jehovah, Thy statutes I keep, 119:146 I have called Thee, save Thou me, And I do keep Thy testimonies.  119:147 I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, For Thy word I have hoped. 119:148 Mine eyes have gone before the watches, To meditate in Thy saying.  119:149 My voice hear, according to Thy kindness, Jehovah, according to Thy judgment quicken me.  119:150 Near have been my wicked pursuers, From Thy law they have been far off. 119:151 Near [art] Thou, O Jehovah, And all Thy commands [are] truth.  119:152 Of old I have known Thy testimonies, That to the age Thou hast founded them!  119:153 [ Resh.] See my affliction, and deliver Thou me, For Thy law I have not forgotten. 119:154 Plead my plea, and redeem me, According to Thy saying quicken me.  119:155 Far from the wicked [is] salvation, For Thy statutes they have not sought.  119:156 Thy mercies [are] many, O Jehovah, According to Thy judgments quicken me.  119:157 Many [are] my pursuers, and adversaries, From Thy testimonies I have not turned aside.  119:158 I have seen treacherous ones, And grieve myself, Because Thy saying they have not kept.  119:159 See, for thy precepts I have loved, Jehovah, According to Thy kindness quicken me.  119:160 The sum of Thy word [is] truth, And to the age [is] every judgment of Thy righteousness!  119:161 [ Shin.] Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid.  119:162 I do rejoice concerning Thy saying, As one finding abundant spoil.  119:163 Falsehood I have hated, yea I abominate [it] , Thy law I have loved.  119:164 Seven [times] in a day I have praised Thee, Because of the judgments of Thy righteousness.  119:165 Abundant peace have those loving Thy law, And they have no stumbling-block.  119:166 I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy commands I have done.  119:167 Kept hath my soul Thy testimonies, And I do love them exceedingly. 119:168 I have kept Thy precepts and Thy testimonies, For all my ways are before Thee!  119:169 [ Taw.] My loud cry cometh near before Thee, O Jehovah; According to Thy word cause me to understand. 119:170 My supplication cometh in before Thee, According to Thy saying deliver Thou me.  119:171 My lips do utter praise, For Thou dost teach me Thy statutes.  119:172 My tongue doth sing of Thy saying, For all Thy commands [are] righteous.  119:173 Thy hand is for a help to me, For Thy commands I have chosen. 119:174 I have longed for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy law [is] my delight.  119:175 My soul liveth, and it doth praise Thee, And Thy judgments do help me.  119:176 I wandered as a lost sheep, seek Thy servant, For Thy precepts I have not forgotten! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain