Psalm 119
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I Love Your Law, O Yahweh


1How blessed are those whose way is [†]blameless,

Who walk in the law of Yahweh.

2How blessed are those who observe His testimonies,

They seek Him with all their heart.

3They also do not work unrighteousness;

They walk in His ways.

4You have commanded us,

To keep Your precepts [†]diligently.

5Oh may my ways be established

To keep Your statutes!

6Then I shall not be ashamed

When I look [†]upon all Your commandments.

7I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,

When I learn Your righteous judgments.

8I shall keep Your statutes;

Do not forsake me utterly!


9How can a young man keep his way pure?

By keeping it according to Your word.

10With all my heart I have sought You;

Do not let me stray from Your commandments.

11Your word I have treasured in my heart,

That I may not sin against You.

12Blessed are You, O Yahweh;

Teach me Your statutes.

13With my lips I have recounted

All the judgments of Your mouth.

14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,

[†]As much as in all riches.

15I will muse upon Your precepts

And look upon Your ways.

16I shall [†]delight in Your statutes;

I shall not forget Your word.


17Deal bountifully with Your slave,

That I may live and keep Your word.

18Open my eyes, that I may behold

Wonderful things from Your law.

19I am a sojourner in the earth;

Do not hide Your commandments from me.

20My soul is crushed [†]with longing

For Your judgments at all times.

21You rebuke the arrogant, [†]the cursed,

Who stray from Your commandments.

22Take away reproach and contempt from me,

For I observe Your testimonies.

23Even though princes sit and talk against me,

Your slave muses on Your statutes.

24Your testimonies also are my delight;

They are [†]my counselors.


25My soul clings to the dust;

Revive me according to Your word.

26I have recounted my ways, and You have answered me;

Teach me Your statutes.

27Make me understand the way of Your precepts,

So I will muse on Your wondrous deeds.

28My soul [†]weeps because of grief;

Raise me up according to Your word.

29Remove the false way from me,

And graciously grant me Your law.

30I have chosen the faithful way;

I have [†]placed Your judgments before me.

31I cling to Your testimonies;

O Yahweh, do not put me to shame!

32I shall run the way of Your commandments,

For You will enlarge my heart.


33Instruct me, O Yahweh, in the way of Your statutes,

That I may observe it to the end.

34Cause me to understand, that I may observe Your law

And keep it with all my heart.

35Cause me to walk in the path of Your commandments,

For I delight in it.

36Cause my heart to incline to Your testimonies

And not to dishonest gain.

37Cause my eyes to turn away from looking at worthlessness,

And revive me in Your ways.

38Cause Your [†]word to be established for Your slave,

[†]As that which produces fear for You.

39Cause my reproach which I dread to pass away,

For Your judgments are good.

40Behold, I long for Your precepts;

Revive me in Your righteousness.


41May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Yahweh,

Your salvation according to Your [†]word;

42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,

For I trust in Your word.

43And do not take away the word of truth utterly from my mouth,

For I [†]wait for Your judgments.

44So I will keep Your law continually,

Forever and ever.

45And I will walk in a wide place,

For I seek Your precepts.

46I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings

And I shall not be ashamed.

47I shall [†]delight in Your commandments,

Which I love.

48And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,

Which I love;

And I will muse on Your statutes.


49Remember the word to Your slave,

[†]In which You have made me wait.

50This is my comfort in my affliction,

That Your word has [†]revived me.

51The arrogant utterly scoff at me,

Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.

52I have remembered Your judgments from [†]of old, O Yahweh,

And comfort myself.

53Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked,

Who forsake Your law.

54Your statutes have become my songs

In the house of my sojourning.

55I remember in the night Your name, O Yahweh,

So I keep Your law.

56This has become mine,

[†]That I observe Your precepts.


57Yahweh is my portion;

I have [†]promised to keep Your words.

58I have sought to please Your face with all my heart;

Be gracious to me according to Your [†]word.

59I thought upon my ways

And I turned my feet to Your testimonies.

60I hastened and did not delay

To keep Your commandments.

61The cords of the wicked have encircled me,

But I have not forgotten Your law.

62At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You

Because of Your righteous judgments.

63I am a companion of all those who [†]fear You,

And of those who keep Your precepts.

64The earth, O Yahweh, is full of Your lovingkindness;

Teach me Your statutes.


65You have dealt well with Your slave,

O Yahweh, according to Your word.

66Teach me good [†]discernment and knowledge,

For I believe in Your commandments.

67Before I was afflicted I went astray,

But now I keep Your word.

68You are good and do good;

Teach me Your statutes.

69The arrogant have smeared me with lying;

With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.

70Their heart is [†]covered with fat,

But I delight in Your law.

71It is good for me that I was afflicted,

That I may learn Your statutes.

72The law of Your mouth is better to me

Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.


73Your hands made me and established me;

Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

74May those who [†]fear You see me and be glad,

Because I [†]wait for Your word.

75I know, O Yahweh, that Your judgments are righteous,

And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

76Oh may Your lovingkindness [†]comfort me,

According to Your [†]word to Your slave.

77May Your compassion come to me that I may live,

For Your law is my delight.

78May the arrogant be ashamed, for they wrong me with lying;

But I shall muse on Your precepts.

79May those who [†]fear You turn to me,

And those who know Your testimonies.

80May my heart be [†]blameless in Your statutes,

So that I will not be ashamed.


81My soul fails with longing for Your salvation;

I [†]wait for Your word.

82My eyes fail with longing for Your [†]word,

Saying, “When will You comfort me?”

83For I am like a wineskin in the smoke,

But I do not forget Your statutes.

84How many are the days of Your slave?

When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?

85The arrogant have dug pits for me,

Men who are not [†]in accord with Your law.

86All Your commandments are faithful;

They have persecuted me with lying; help me!

87They almost made an end of me on the earth,

But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.

88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,

So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.


89Forever, O Yahweh,

Your word stands firm in heaven.

90Your faithfulness endures [†]from generation to generation;

You established the earth, and it stands.

91They stand this day according to Your judgments,

For all things are Your slaves.

92If Your law had not been my delight,

Then I would have perished in my affliction.

93I will never forget Your precepts,

For by them You have [†]revived me.

94I am Yours, save me;

For I have sought Your precepts.

95The wicked hope for me—to destroy me;

I shall perceive Your testimonies.

96I have seen [†]a limit to all perfection;

Your commandment is exceedingly broad.


97Oh how I love Your law!

It is my meditation all the day.

98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,

For they are [†]mine forever.

99I have more insight than all my teachers,

For Your testimonies are my meditation.

100I perceive more than the aged,

Because I have observed Your precepts.

101I have restrained my feet from every evil way,

That I may keep Your word.

102I have not turned aside from Your judgments,

For You Yourself have taught me.

103How sweet is Your [†]word to my [†]taste!

Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104From Your precepts I get perception;

Therefore I hate every false way.


105Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.

106I have sworn and I have confirmed,

To keep Your righteous judgments.

107I am exceedingly afflicted;

O Yahweh, [†]revive me according to Your word.

108Oh be pleased with the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Yahweh,

And teach me Your judgments.

109My soul is continually [†]in my hand,

Yet I do not forget Your law.

110The wicked have laid a snare for me,

Yet I have not wandered from Your precepts.

111I have inherited Your testimonies forever,

For they are the joy of my heart.

112I have inclined my heart to do Your statutes

Forever, to the end.


113I hate those who are double-minded,

But I love Your law.

114You are my hiding place and my shield;

I [†]wait for Your word.

115Depart from me, evildoers,

That I may observe the commandments of my God.

116Sustain me according to Your [†]word, that I may live;

And do not put me to shame because of my hope.

117Uphold me that I may be saved,

That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.

118You have [†]rejected all those who stray from Your statutes,

For their deceitfulness is a lie.

119You [†]remove all the wicked of the earth like dross;

Therefore I love Your testimonies.

120My flesh [†]quakes for dread of You,

And I am afraid of Your judgments.


121I have done justice and righteousness;

Do not leave me to my oppressors.

122Be for Your slave a guarantee for good;

Do not let the arrogant oppress me.

123My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation

And for Your righteous [†]word.

124Deal with Your slave according to Your lovingkindness

And teach me Your statutes.

125I am Your slave; give me understanding,

That I may know Your testimonies.

126It is time for Yahweh to act,

For they have broken Your law.

127Therefore I love Your commandments

Above gold, even above fine gold.

128Therefore I deem all Your precepts concerning everything to be right,

I hate every false way.


129Your testimonies are wonderful;

Therefore my soul observes them.

130The unfolding of Your words gives light;

It gives understanding to the simple.

131I opened my mouth wide and panted,

For I longed for Your commandments.

132Turn to me and be gracious to me,

According to Your judgment [†]for those who love Your name.

133Establish my steps in Your [†]word,

And do not let any wickedness overpower me.

134Redeem me from the oppression of man,

That I may keep Your precepts.

135Make Your face shine upon Your slave,

And teach me Your statutes.

136My eyes [†]shed streams of water,

Because they do not keep Your law.


137Righteous are You, O Yahweh,

And upright are Your judgments.

138In righteousness, You have commanded Your testimonies

And in exceeding faithfulness.

139My zeal has [†]consumed me,

Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

140Your [†]word is exceedingly refined,

Therefore Your slave loves it.

141I am small and despised,

Yet I do not forget Your precepts.

142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

And Your law is truth.

143Trouble and anguish have found me,

Yet Your commandments are my delight.

144Righteous are Your testimonies forever;

Give me understanding that I may live.


145I called with all my heart; answer me, O Yahweh!

I will observe Your statutes.

146I called to You; save me

And I shall keep Your testimonies.

147I [†]eagerly greet the dawn and cry for help;

I [†]wait for Your words.

148My eyes [†]eagerly greet the night watches,

That I may muse on Your [†]word.

149Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;

O Yahweh, revive me, according to Your judgments.

150[†]Near are those who pursue wickedness;

They are far from Your law.

151Near are You, O Yahweh,

And all Your commandments are truth.

152Of old I have known from Your testimonies

That You have founded them forever.


153See my affliction and rescue me,

For I do not forget Your law.

154Plead my cause and redeem me;

Revive me according to Your [†]word.

155Salvation is far from the wicked,

For they do not seek Your statutes.

156Many are Your [†]compassions, O Yahweh;

Revive me according to Your judgments.

157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,

Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

158I see the treacherous and loathe them,

Those who do not keep Your [†]word.

159See how I love Your precepts;

O Yahweh, revive me according to Your lovingkindness.

160The sum of Your word is truth,

And every one of Your righteous judgments is everlasting.


161Princes persecute me without cause,

But my heart is in dread of Your words.

162I rejoice at Your [†]word,

As one who finds much spoil.

163I hate and abhor lying,

But I love Your law.

164Seven times a day I praise You,

Because of Your righteous judgments.

165Those who love Your law have much peace,

And [†]nothing causes them to stumble.

166I hope for Your salvation, O Yahweh,

And I do Your commandments.

167My soul keeps Your testimonies,

And I love them exceedingly.

168I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,

For all my ways are before You.


169Let my cry of lamentation come near before You, O Yahweh;

Give me understanding according to Your word.

170Let my supplication come before You;

Deliver me according to Your [†]word.

171Let my lips pour forth praise,

For You teach me Your statutes.

172Let my tongue answer with Your [†]word,

For all Your commandments are righteous.

173Let Your hand be [†]ready to help me,

For I have chosen Your precepts.

174I long for Your salvation, O Yahweh,

And Your law is my delight.

175Let my soul live that it may praise You,

And let Your judgments help me.

176I have wandered off like a lost sheep; search for Your slave,

For I have not forgotten Your commandments.

1 Or having integrity; lit complete
4 Or carefully, cf. Deut 4:9, 15
6 Lit to
14 Lit As over all
16 Lit delight myself
20 Lit for
21 Or Cursed are those who wander...
24 Lit the men of my counsel
28 Lit drops
30 Or accounted Your ordinances worthy
38 Or promise
38 Lit Which is for the fear of You
41 Or promise
43 Or hope in
47 Lit delight myself
49 Lit On
50 Or preserved me alive
52 Or everlasting
56 Or Because
57 Lit said that I would keep
58 Or promise
63 Or reverence
66 Or judgment
70 Lit gross like fat
74 Or reverence
74 Or hope in
76 Lit be for my comfort
76 Or promise
79 Or reverence
80 Or having integrity; lit complete
81 Or hope in
82 Or promise
85 Lit according to Your law
90 Lit to
93 Or kept me alive
96 Lit an end of
98 Or with me
103 Or promise
103 Lit palate
107 Or keep me alive
109 In danger
114 Or hope in
116 Or promise
118 Lit made light of
119 Lit caused to cease
120 Lit bristles up from
123 Or promise
132 Lit to
133 Or promise
136 Lit run down
139 Lit destroyed
140 Or promise
147 Lit approach the dawn
147 Or hope in
148 Lit approach the night watches
148 Or promise
150 Lit They draw near
154 Or promise
156 Or mercies
158 Or promise
162 Or promise
165 Lit they have no stumbling block
170 Or promise
172 Or promise
173 Lit to help me

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