Psalm 119
Bishops' Bible of 1568 Par ▾ 

Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet

1Aleph. Blessed are those that be perfect in the way: walkyng in the lawe of God.

2Blessed are they that kepe his testimonies: they seke hym with their whole heart.

3Truely they walke in his wayes: who do no wickednesse.

4Thou hast geuen charge: that we shoulde diligently kepe thy commaundementes.

5I wishe that my wayes were directed: for to kepe thy statutes.

6I shall take then no shame: when I haue regarde vnto all thy commaundementes.

7I wyll confesse it vnto thee with an vpryght heart: when I shall haue learned the iudgementes of thy ryghteousnesse.

8I wyll kepe thy statutes: wherfore forsake me not for any long tyme.

9Beth (119:1) Wherby shall a young man refourme his way: euen in guiding it accordyng to thy worde.

10(119:2) I haue sought thee with my whole heart: suffer me not to swarue from thy commaundementes.

11(119:3) I haue hyd thy wordes within my heart: for this ende, that I shoulde not sinne agaynst thee.

12(119:4) Blessed art thou O God: teache me thy statutes.

13(119:5) I haue declared with my lyppes: all the iudgementes of thy mouth.

14(119:6) I am delighted in the way of thy testimonies: as in all maner of riches.

15(119:7) I wyll study thy commaundementes: and I wyll consider thy wayes.

16(119:8) My delyght shalbe in thy statutes: and I wyll not forget thy worde.

17Gimel (119:1) Rewarde thy seruaunt, let me lyue: and I wyll kepe thy worde.

18(119:2) Open thou myne eyes: and I will beholde the wonderous thynges of thy lawe.

19(119:3) I am a straunger vpon earth: hyde not thy commaundementes from me.

20(119:4) My soule faynteth: for the very feruent desire that it hath alwaye vnto thy iudgementes.

21(119:5) Thou hast rebuked those that be proude and cursed: who do erre from thy commaundementes.

22(119:6) Withdrawe from me reproche and contempt: for that I haue kept thy testimonies.

23(119:7) Yea princes dyd syt and speake agaynst me: but thy seruaunt did geue hym selfe to the meditation of thy statutes.

24(119:8) Yea thy testimonies are my delyght: and my counsaylers.

25Daleth (119:1) My soule cleaueth to the dust: reuiue thou me accordyng to thy worde.

26(119:2) I haue made a declaration to thee of my wayes, and thou heardest me: O teache me thy statutes.

27(119:3) Make me to vnderstande the way of thy commaundementes: and I wyll geue my selfe to the meditation of thy wonderous workes.

28(119:4) My soule melteth away for very heauinesse: comfort thou me accordyng to thy worde.

29(119:5) Take from me the way of falshood: & witsafe me worthy to haue thy lawe.

30(119:6) I haue chosen the way of trueth: & I haue layde thy iudgementes before me.

31(119:7) I haue stuck fast vnto thy testimonies: O God confounde me not.

32(119:8) I wyll runne the way of thy commaundementes: when thou shalt set my heart at libertie.

33He (119:1) Teache me O God the way of thy statutes: and I wyll kepe it vnto the ende.

34(119:2) Geue me vnderstanding, & I wil kepe thy law: yea I wyll kepe it with my whole heart.

35(119:3) Leade me in the path of thy comaundementes: for therin is my delyght.

36(119:4) Encline myne heart vnto thy testimonies: and not to couetousnesse.

37(119:5) Turne away myne eyes, lest they beholde vanitie: cause me to lyue in thy way.

38(119:6) Make thy worde more euident vnto thy seruaunt: who is geuen to thy feare.

39(119:7) Take away the reproche that I am afraide of: for thy iudgemetes are good.

40(119:8) Behold I haue coueted after thy commaundementes: cause me to lyue in thy ryghteousnesse.

41Vau (119:1) Let thy louing mercie also come vnto me O God: euen thy saluation, accordyng to thy worde.

42(119:2) And I shall aunswere to hym that layeth thy worde to me for a reproche: for in thy worde I haue put my trust.

43(119:3) Take not the worde of trueth vtterly out of my mouth: for my hope is in thy iudgementes.

44(119:4) And I wyll alway kepe thy lawe: yea for euer and euer.

45(119:5) And I wyll walke in a large scope: for I seke thy commaundementes.

46(119:6) I wyll also speake of thy testimonies before kinges: & I will not be ashamed.

47(119:7) And my delyght shalbe in thy commaundementes: which I haue loued.

48(119:8) And I wyll lyft vp my handes vnto thy commaundementes which I haue loued: & my study shalbe in thy statutes.

49Zain (119:1) Be myndfull of thy promise made vnto thy seruaunt: wherin thou hast caused me to put my trust.

50(119:2) That same is my comfort in my affliction: for thy worde maketh me to lyue.

51(119:3) The proude haue had me exceedingly in derision: yet I haue not shrinked from thy lawe.

52(119:4) For I called to remembraunce thy iudgementes from the begynnyng of the worlde O God: and so I comforted my selfe.

53(119:5) An extreme vnnaturall heat hath assayled me, because of the vngodly: who transgresse thy lawe.

54(119:6) Thy statutes haue ben my songes: in the house of my pilgrimages.

55(119:7) I haue thought vpon thy name O God in the nyght season: and I haue kept thy lawe.

56(119:8) This came to passe for me: because I kept thy commaundementes.

57Heth (119:1) Thou art my portion O God: I haue purposed to kepe thy lawe.

58(119:2) I made myne humble petition to thy face with my whole heart: be mercifull vnto me according vnto thy word.

59(119:3) I haue considered mine owne wayes: and I haue turned my feete vnto thy testimonies.

60(119:4) I made haste and I made no delay: for to kepe thy commaundementes.

61(119:5) The vngodly haue tangled me in their snares: but I haue not forgotten thy lawe.

62(119:6) I wyll ryse at midnight to confesse me vnto thee: because of thy ryghteous iudgementes.

63(119:7) I am a companion of all them that feare thee: and kepe thy commaundementes.

64(119:8) The earth O God is replenished with thy louyng kyndnesse: O teache me thy statutes.

65Teth (119:1) O God thou hast dealt gratiouslye with thy seruaunt: according vnto thy worde.

66(119:2) Learne me the good taste & cunning: for I haue beleued thy commaundementes.

67(119:3) Before I felt affliction I swarued out of the way: but nowe I kepe thy word.

68(119:4) Thou art good and beneficiall: teache me thy statutes.

69(119:5) The proude haue forged a false tale agaynst me: but I wyll kepe thy commaundementes with my whole heart.

70(119:6) Their heart is as fat as brawne: but my delyght hath ben in thy lawe.

71(119:7) It is good for me that I am brought into miserie: by that meanes I shall learne thy statutes.

72(119:8) The lawe of thy mouth is dearer vnto me: then thousandes of golde & siluer.

73Iod (119:1) Thy handes haue made me and fashioned me: geue me vnderstanding, and I will learne thy comaundementes.

74(119:2) They that feare thee, shall see me, & reioyce: because I haue geuen earnest attendaunce vnto thy worde.

75(119:3) I know O God that thy iudgementes are iustice: and that thou hast caused me ryghtfully to be afflicted.

76(119:4) I beseche thee let thy louing kindnesse be a meanes to comfort me: accordyng to thy worde spoken vnto thy seruaunt.

77(119:5) Let thy pitifull mercies come vnto me, that I may lyue: for thy lawe is my delyght.

78(119:6) Let the proude be confounded, for they haue falsly reported me: but I wyll study thy commaundementes.

79(119:7) Let such as feare thee and knowe thy testimonies: returne vnto me.

80(119:8) Let myne heart be perfectly set in thy statutes: that I be not ashamed.

81Caph (119:1) My soule hath faynted after thy saluation: I geue earnest attedaunce vnto thy worde.

82(119:2) Myne eyes haue faynted after thy worde: whylest I say, when wilt thou comfort me.

83(119:3) For I am become like a bottel hanged in the smoke: yet I do not forget thy statutes.

84(119:4) Howe many are the dayes of thy seruaunt? when wilt thou geue iudgement agaynst them that persecute me?

85(119:5) The proude haue digged pittes for me: which is a thing not done accordyng to thy lawe.

86(119:6) All thy commaundementes are the trueth it selfe: they wrongfully persecute me, O be thou my ayde.

87(119:7) They had almost made an ende of me vpon the earth: but I forsoke not thy commaundementes.

88(119:8) Make me to lyue accordyng to thy pietie: and I wyll kepe the testimonies of thy mouth.

89Lamed (119:1) O God: thy worde endureth for euer in heauen.

90(119:2) Thy trueth appeareth to euery generation: thou hast layde the foundation of the earth, and it shall continue.

91(119:3) All thynges continue this day accordyng to thine ordinaunce: for all thinges be thy seruauntes.

92(119:4) If my delight had not ben in thy lawe: I shoulde haue perished in myne affliction.

93(119:5) I wyll neuer forget thy commaundementes: for through them thou hast reuiued me.

94(119:6) I am thine, saue me: for I haue diligently studied thy commaundementes ouer.

95(119:7) When the vngodly layde wayte for me to destroy me: I endeuoured my selfe to vnderstande thy testimonies.

96(119:8) I see an ende of euery thing be it neuer so perfect: but thy commaundement is exceedyng large.

97Mem (119:1) Howe greatly do I loue thy lawe? my study is all the day long in it.

98(119:2) Thou hast made me wyser then myne enemies through thy commaundementes: for they are euer with me.

99(119:3) I am able to geue better instruction then all they that were my teachers: for thy testimonies are my study.

100(119:4) I am made to vnderstande more then the aged can: because I kept thy commaundementes.

101(119:5) I haue rstrayned my feete from euery euyll way: that I may kepe thy worde.

102(119:6) I haue not shrinked from thy iudgementes: for thou didst teache me.

103(119:7) Howe sweete are thy wordes vnto my throte: truely they be sweeter then hony is to my mouth.

104(119:8) Through thy commaundementes I get vnderstandyng: therfore I hate all wayes of falshood.

105Nun (119:1) Thy worde is a candell vnto my feete: and a lyght vnto my pathes.

106(119:2) I haue made an oth (which I wil ratifie) for to kepe thy iuste iudgementes.

107(119:3) I am troubled aboue measure: quicken me O God accordyng vnto thy worde.

108(119:4) Let the freewyll offerynges of my mouth please thee O God: and teache me thy iudgementes.

109(119:5) My soule is alway in my hande: yet I do not forget thy lawe.

110(119:6) The vngodly haue layde a snare for me: but yet I swarued not from thy commaundementes.

111(119:7) I haue claymed thy testimonies as myne heritage for euer: for they are the very ioy of myne heart.

112(119:8) I haue applyed myne heart for to fulfyll thy statutes: euen to the worldes ende.

113Samech (119:1) I hate hygh subtile deuices: and I do loue thy lawe.

114(119:2) Thou art my refuge and my shield: I geue earnest attendaunce vnto thy worde.

115(119:3) Auoyde from me ye malicious persons: and I wyll kepe the commaundementes of my Lorde.

116(119:4) Strengthen me in thy worde and I shall lyue: and make me not ashamed of my hope.

117(119:5) Holde thou me vp and I shalbe safe: and I will loke gladly vpon thy statutes alwayes.

118(119:6) Thou hast troden vnder foote all them that go astray from thy statutes: for their crafty deuice is but falshood.

119(119:7) Thou hast dispatched out of the way all the vngodly of the earth lyke drosse: therfore I loue thy testimonies.

120(119:8) My fleshe trembleth for feare of thee: and I am afrayde of thy iudgementes.

121Ain (119:1) I haue executed iudgement and iustice: wherfore leaue me not to such as do offer me wrong.

122(119:2) For thy owne goodnesse sake take thy seruaunt vnto thy protection: let not the proude oppresse me with wrong.

123(119:3) Myne eyes haue faynted with lokyng for thy saluation: and for the worde of thy ryghteousnesse.

124(119:4) Deale with thy seruaunt accordyng vnto thy owne louyng kyndnesse: and teache me thy statutes.

125(119:5) I am thy seruaunt, graunt me vnderstandyng: that I may knowe thy testimonies.

126(119:6) It is tyme for me to do for Gods cause: for they haue brought thy lawe almost to nothyng.

127(119:7) Therfore I loue thy commaundementes: aboue golde and precious stone.

128(119:8) Therfore I take all thy commaundementes euery one of them to be ryght: & I vtterly hate all wayes of falshood.

129Pe (119:1) Thy testimonies contayne wonderfull thinges: therfore doth my soule kepe them.

130(119:2) The first entering of thy wordes will illuminate: geuyng vnderstanding euen vnto the simple.

131(119:3) I opened my mouth and panted: for I bare a great affection to thy commaundementes.

132(119:4) Loke thou vpon me and be mercifull vnto me: as thou vsest to do vnto those that loue thy name.

133(119:5) Direct my steppes in thy worde: and so shall no wickednesse haue dominion ouer me.

134(119:6) Redeeme me from the fraudulent dealyng of men: and I wyll kepe thy commaundementes.

135(119:7) Make the lyght of thy countenaunce shyne vpon thy seruaunt: and teache me thy statutes.

136(119:8) Ryuers of waters gushe out of myne eyes: because men kepe not thy lawe.

137Sade (119:1) O God: thou art iust and vpryght in thy iudgementes.

138(119:2) Thou hast commaunded the iustice and the veritie of thy testimonies: to be obserued very strayghtly.

139(119:3) My zeale hath consumed me: because myne aduersaries haue forgotten thy wordes.

140(119:4) Thy worde is purified to the vttermost: and thy seruaunt loueth it.

141(119:5) I am small and of no reputation: yet I do not forget thy comaundementes.

142(119:6) Thy ryghteousnesse is an euerlastyng righteousnesse: & thy lawe is the trueth.

143(119:7) Trouble and griefe haue taken holde vpon me: yet thy commaundementes be my delyght.

144(119:8) The righteousnesse of thy testimonies is euerlastyng: make me to vnderstande them and I shall lyue.

145Coph (119:1) I haue called with my whole heart, heare me O God: I wyll kepe thy statutes.

146(119:2) I haue called vpon thee, saue me: and I wyll kepe thy testimonies.

147(119:3) I haue preuented other in the dawnyng of the day, and I cryed vnto thee: for I geue earnest attendaunce vnto thy wordes.

148(119:4) Myne eyes haue preuented the nyght watches: that my study might be wholy in thy wordes.

149(119:5) Heare my voyce accordyng to thy louing kindnesse: make me to lyue O God after thy iudgementes.

150(119:6) They that mynde to do an act of mischiefenesse, do drawe nye vnto me: they are farre from thy lawe.

151(119:7) But thou art nye at hande O God: and all thy comaundementes be trueth.

152(119:8) As concernyng thy testimonies: I haue knowen long since that thou hast made them to last for euer.

153Resh (119:1) Beholde myne affliction & deliuer me: for I haue not forgotten thy lawe.

154(119:2) Defende thou my cause & redeeme me: make me to lyue accordyng vnto thy worde.

155(119:3) Saluation is farre from the vngodly: for they study not thy statutes.

156(119:4) Thy mercies be manifolde O God: make me to liue accordyng to thy iudgementes.

157(119:5) There be many that do persecute me and be myne aduersaries: yet I do not swarue from thy testimonies.

158(119:6) I sawe transgressours, and I was greeued at the heart: because they kept not thy lawe.

159(119:7) Beholde howe I loue thy commaundementes: quicken me O God accordyng to thy louyng kindnesse.

160(119:8) The beginning of thy word is trueth: and all the iudgementes of thy ryghteousnesse endure for euermore.

161Shin (119:1) Princes haue persecuted me without a cause: but my heart hath stoode in awe of thy wordes.

162(119:2) I am as glad of thy worde: as he that fyndeth a great bootie.

163(119:3) That which is false I hate and abhorre: but thy lawe I do loue.

164(119:4) I do prayse thee seuen tymes euery day: for loue of the iudgementes of thy iustice.

165(119:5) They that loue thy lawe shall haue great prosperitie: and nothyng shall offende them.

166(119:6) Lorde, I haue wayted after thy saluation: and I haue done thy commaundementes.

167(119:7) My soule hath kept thy testimonies: and I haue loued them exceedyngly.

168(119:8) I haue kept thy commaundementes and testimonies: for all my wayes are before thee.

169Tau (119:1) Let my crye O God approche neare vnto thy face: make me to vnderstande euery thyng accordyng vnto thy worde.

170(119:2) Let my supplication come before thee: deliuer me accordyng to thy worde.

171(119:3) My lippes shall powre out thy prayse: when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

172(119:4) My tongue shall syng of thy worde: for all thy commaundementes are ryghteousnesse.

173(119:5) Let thyne hande be redie for to ayde me: for I haue chosen thy commaundementes.

174(119:6) I haue longed for thy saluation O God: and thy lawe is my whole delight

175(119:7) Let my soule lyue, and it shall prayse thee: and thy iudgementes shalbe an ayde vnto me.

176(119:8) I haue gone astray lyke a lost sheepe: oh seke out thy seruaunt, for I haue not forgotten thy commaundementes.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

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Psalm 118
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