Psalm 119
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1ALEPH. BLESSED are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

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

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

4Thou hast commanded them to keep thy precepts diligently.

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

6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have observed all thy commandments.

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

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

9BETH. With what shall a young man cleanse his way in order that he may observe thy commandments?

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

11Thy words have I impressed on my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

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

13With my lips have I repeated all thy righteous judgments.

14I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, more than in all riches.

15I have meditated in thy commandments, and am familiar with thy ways.

16I have meditated in thy law in order that I may not forget thy words.

17GAMEL. Answer thy servant, that I may live and keep thy words.

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

19I am a sojourner with thee; hide not thy commandments from me.

20My soul is pleased and desires thy judgments at all times.

21Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and cursed are those who go astray from thy commandments.

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

23The ungodly sat and plotted against me; but I meditated in thy statutes.

24I have meditated also in thy testimonies and in thy good counsel.

25DALETH. My soul cleaves to the dust; quicken me according to thy word.

26I have declared my ways and thou heardest me; teach me thy law.

27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.

28My soul is vexed from meditation; quicken me according to thy word.

29Remove from me the practices of the wicked, and teach me thy law.

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

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

32I have walked in the way of thy commandments, because thou hast made me joyful.

33HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy commandments; and I shall keep them unto the end.

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

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

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

37Turn away mine eyes that they may not behold falsehood; and quicken thou me in thy way.

38Strengthen thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thee.

39Turn away my reproach: because thy judgments are good.

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

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

42So shall I have wherewith to answer him who reproaches me; for I trust in thy word.

43Let not the word of truth depart from my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

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

45And I will walk at liberty because I have been delighted in thy commandments.

46I will speak truthfully before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47And I will meditate on thy commandments, which I have loved.

48My hands also will I lift up to thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy commandments, and I will be glorified in thy faith.

49ZEN. Remember thy word to thy servant, upon which thou hast made me to hope.

50In it have I been comforted in my humiliation; for thy word has quickened me.

51The ungodly have oppressed me greatly; yet have I not swerved from thy law.

52I have remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD, and have been comforted; they have become a guide to me.

53Horror has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake thy law.

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

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

56I have been comforted because I kept thy commandments.

57KHETH. On the LORD'S business have I meditated, that I may keep thy commandments.

58I entreated thy favor with my whole heart; save me according to thy word.

59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to thy paths.

60I prepared myself and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

61The bands of the wicked have beset me; but I have not strayed from thy law.

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

63I am a friend of all them that worship thee, and of them that keep thy commandments.

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

65TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according to thy word.

66Teach me good judgment, grace, and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.

67Even before I was humbled I believed; and I kept thy word.

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

69The injustice of the proud has multiplied; but I keep thy commandments with my whole heart.

70Their hearts are stubborn; but I keep thy law.

71It is good for me that I have been humbled, that I might learn thy statutes.

72The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of things of gold and silver.

73YOTH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; teach me thy law,

74So that those who revere thee may see and rejoice, because I have hoped in thy word.

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

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

77Let thy tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for I have been taught thy law.

78Let the wicked be ashamed, for they have humbled me unjustly; but I have meditated in thy precepts.

79Let those who reverence thee turn unto me, and those who have known thy testimonies.

80Let my heart meditate in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.

81CAPH. My soul hath longed for thy salvation, and I hope in thy word.

82Mine eyes wait for thy word, when thou wilt comfort me.

83For I have suffered all disgrace; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

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

85The wicked have digged a pit for me, which is not in accord with thy law.

86All thy commandments are trustworthy; yet the wicked persecute me.

87They had almost destroyed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy commandments.

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

89LAMED. For ever thou art, O LORD; thy word is established in heaven.

90Thy faithfulness is to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it abides.

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

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

93I will never forget thy commandments, because they are my very life.

94I am thine, deliver me; for I have kept thy commandments.

95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I understand thy testimonies.

96I have seen the futility of all things; but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

97MEM. O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

98Make me wiser than mine enemies, because I have obeyed thy commandments.

99Give me more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.

100I understand more than the elders, because I keep thy statutes.

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

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

103How sweet are thy words to the taste! yea, sweeter than honey to the mouth!

104I have meditated on thy commandments; therefore I hate the way of the wicked.

105NUN. Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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

107I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O LORD, according to thy word.

108With the words of my mouth be pleased, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

109My soul is continually in thy hands; I do not forget thy law.

110Sinners have laid a snare for me; yet I erred not from thy commandments.

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

112I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes truly, even to the end.

113SEMKETH. I hate the wicked; but thy law do I love.

114Thou art my shelter and my refuge: I hope in thy word.

115Depart from me, O you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.

116Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

117Help me and I shall be safe, and I will be continually mindful of thy commandments.

118Thou hast rejected all them that stray from thee; for their thought is ungodly.

119Sustain me, and I shall be safe, and I will always meditate on thy commandments.

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

121AI. O thou that doeth judgment and justice, leave me not in the hand of mine oppressors.

122Comfort thy servant with goodness; let not the proud slander me.

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

124Deal with thy servant according to thy mercies, and teach me thy law.

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

126It is time to serve the LORD; for they have nullified thy law.

127Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above precious stones.

128Therefore I love all thy commandments; and I hate every way of the wicked.

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

130Make plain thy word and enlighten and give understanding to the simple.

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

132Look upon me, and be merciful to me, because I love thy name.

133Direct my steps in thy path; let not the wicked have dominion over me.

134Deliver me from the oppression of man; so will I keep thy statutes.

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

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

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

138Thou hast commanded thy testimony in righteousness and faithfulness.

139Zeal hath consumed me because thine enemies have forgotten thy word.

140Thy word is very pure; therefore thy servant loves it.

141I am small and despised; yet I do not forget thy commandments.

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

143Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me; yet I meditate on thy commandments.

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

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

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

147I arose at the dawn of the morning, and cried; I hoped in thy word.

148Mine eyes open before the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

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

150They draw near who follow after mischief; they are far from thy law.

151Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth. Mine eyes open before the night watch to meditate on thy word.

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

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

154Judge my case, and deliver me; quicken me according to thy word.

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

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

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

158I beheld the transgressors and I knew they had not kept thy word.

159Consider how I love thy commandments; quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

160The foundation of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous judgments endures for ever.

161SHEEN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart stands in awe of thy word.

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

163I hate and despise evil; but thy law do I love.

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

165Great peace have they which love thy law; and they shall have no infirmity.

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

167My soul has kept thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.

168I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies; for all my ways are before thee.

169TAU. Let my cry come before thee, O LORD; save me according to thy word.

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

171My tongue shall speak of thy word; for all thy commandments are righteous.

172My lips shall speak of thy praise when thou hast taught me thy commandments.

173Let thine hand help me; for I have delighted in thy statutes.

174I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and I meditate on thy law.

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

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

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Psalm 118
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