Psalm 119
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet

1Happy the blameless of way, they going in the law of Jehovah.

2Happy they watching his testimonies; they shall seek him with all the.

3Also they worked not iniquity: they went in his ways.

4Thou didst command thy charges to be watched greatly.

5Would that my ways were directed to watch thy laws!

6Then I shall not be ashamed in my looking to all thy commands.

7I will praise thee in uprightness of heart in my learning the judgments of thy justice.

8I will watch thy laws: thou wilt not forsake me even wholly.

9In what shall a youth cleanse his way? To watch according to thy word.

10With all my heart I sought thee, thou wilt not cause me to wander from thy commands.

11In my heart I hid thy sayings, so that I shall not sin to thee.

12Blessed be thou, O Jehovah: teach me thy laws.

13With my lips I recounted all the judgments of thy mouth.

14In the way of thy testimonies I rejoiced as by all riches.

15In thy charges I will meditate, and I will look upon thy ways.

16In thy laws I will delight: I will not forget thy word.

17Benefit to thy servant, I shall live and watch thy word.

18Uncover mine, eyes and I shall behold the wonders from thy laws.

19I am a stranger in the earth, thou wilt not hide thy commands from me.

20My soul was crushed for the desire to thy judgments in all time.

21Thou didst rebuke the proud being cursed, those wandering from thy commands.

22Roll off from me reproach and contempt, for I watched thy testimonies.

23Also the chiefs sat, they spake against me: thy servant will meditate in thy laws.

24Also thy testimonies my delight, the men of my counsel.

25My soul did cleave to the dust: make me alive according to thy word.

26I recounted my ways and thou wilt answer me: teach me thy laws.

27Cause me to understand the way of thy charges, and I will meditate in thy wonders.

28My soul dropped in grief: confirm me according to thy word.

29The way of falsehood remove thou from me, and with thy laws compassionate me.

30I chose the way of truth: I place thy judgments.

31I adhered to thy testimonies: O Jehovah, thou wilt not make me ashamed.

32I will run the way of thy commands, for thou wilt enlarge my heart.

33Teach me O Jehovah, the way of thy laws, and I will watch it forever.

34Cause me to understand and I will guard thy instructions; and I will watch it with all the heart.

35Cause me to tread in the beaten path of thy commands, for I delighted in it.

36Incline my heart to thy testimonies and not to plunder.

37Cause mine eyes to pass from seeing vanity; make me live in thy way.

38Set thy sayings to thy servant that is for thy fear.

39Cause my reproach to pass away which I feared for thy judgments are good.

40Behold, I desired for thy charges: make me alive in thy justice.

41And thy mercy shall come to me, O Jehovah, thy salvation according to thy saying.

42And I will answer him reproaching me a word, for I trusted in thy word.

43And thou wilt not take away from my mouth the word of truth even wholly: for I hoped for thy judgments.

44And I will watch thy law always, forever and ever.

45And I will go about in an enlarging: for I sought thy charges.

46And I will speak in thy testimonies before kings, and I shall not be ashamed.

47I will delight myself in thy commands which I loved.

48And I will lift up my hands to thy commands which I loved, and I will meditate in thy laws.

49Remember the word to thy servant upon which thou didst cause me to hope.

50This my comfort in mine affliction, for thy word made me alive.

51The proud derided me even greatly: I declined not from thy law.

52I remembered thy judgments from forever, O Jehovah, and I shall be comforted.

53Violent heat seized me from the unjust forsaking thy law.

54Thy laws were musics to me in the house of my sojourning.

55I remembered thy name in the night, O Jehovah, and I will watch thy law.

56This shall be to me, for I watched thy charges.

57My portion, O Jehovah: I said to watch thy words.

58I waited for thy face with all the heart: compassionate me according to thy word.

59I reckoned my ways, and I will turn back my feet to thy testimonies.

60I hastened and delayed not to watch thy commands.

61The cords of the unjust passed over me: I forget not thy law.

62The middle of the night I will arise to confess to thee for the judgments of thy justice.

63I am a companion to all who will fear thee, and to those watching thy charges.

64Thy mercy, O Jehovah, filled the earth: teach me thy laws.

65Thou didst goodness with thy servant, O Jehovah, according to thy word.

66Teach me good taste and knowledge, for I believed in thy commands.

67Before I shall be humbled I go astray: and now I watched thy word.

68Thou art good, and doing good; teach me thy laws.

69The proud devised falsehood against me: I will watch thy charges with all the heart.

70Their heart was fat as fatness; I delighted in thy law.

71Good for me that thou didst humble me, so that I shall learn thy laws.

72Good for me the law of thy mouth above thousands of gold and silver.

73Thy hands made me and they will prepare me: cause me to understand and I will learn thy commands.

74They fearing thee shall see me and be glad; for I hoped for thy word.

75I knew, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are justice, and in truth thou didst humble me.

76Now shall thy mercy be to comfort me, according to thy word to thy servant.

77Thy compassion shall come to me and I shall live, for thy law is my delight.

78The proud shall be ashamed, for they acted perversely to me without cause: I will meditate in thy charges.

79They fearing thee shall turn to me, and they shall know thy testimonies.

80My heart shall be blameless in thy laws, so that I shall not be ashamed.

81My soul failed for thy, salvation: I hoped for thy word.

82Mine eyes failed for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83I was as a bottle in smoke; I forgot not thy laws.

84How many the days of thy servant? when wilt thou do judgment upon them pursuing me?

85The proud dug pits for me which is not according to thy law.

86All thy commands are faithfulness; they pursued me without cause; help thou me.

87They almost finished me upon earth, and I forsook not thy charges.

88According to thy mercy make me live, and I will watch the testimonies of thy mouth.

89Forever, O Jehovah, thy word was set in the heavens.

90To generation and generation thy faithfulness: thou didst prepare the earth and it will stand.

91They stood according to thy judgments this day, for all are thy servants.

92Unless thy law was my delight I perished in mine affliction.

93Forever will I not forget thy charges, for in them thou didst make me live.

94I am to thee; save me; for I sought thy charges.

95The unjust waited for me to destroy me: I shall understand thy testimonies.

96I saw the end to all perfection: thy command is exceeding broad.

97How I loved thy law I all the day it is my meditation.

98Above mine enemies thou wilt make me wise from thy commands, for It is forever to me.

99Above all those teaching me I understood, for thy testimonies a meditation to me.

100I shall understand above the old men, for I watched thy charges.

101I withheld my feet from every evil way, so that I watch thy word.

102I departed not from thy judgments, for thou didst teach me.

103How smooth were thy words to my palate I more than honey to my mouth!

104From thy charges I shall understand: for this I hated every way of falsehood.

105Thy word a lamp to my feet, and a light to my beaten path.

106I sware, and I will cease to stand, to watch the judgments of thy justice.

107I was humbled even greatly: O Jehovah, cause me to live according to thy word,

108Accept now the voluntaries of my month, O Jehovah, and teach me thy judgments.

109My soul is in my hand always, and I, forgot not thy law.

110The unjust one gave a snare for me, and I wandered not from thy charges.

111I inherited thy testimonies forever: for they are the joy of my heart.

112I inclined my heart to do thy laws forever to the end.

113I hated dividings, and I loved thy law.

114Thou my hiding and my shield: I hoped for thy word.

115Depart from me, ye doing evil, and I will watch the commands of my God.

116Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and thou wilt not make me ashamed of my hope.

117Support me and I shall be saved: and I shall look upon thy laws always.

118Thou didst make light of all going astray from thy laws, for their deceit is falsehood.

119The dross thou didst cause to cease, all the unjust of the earth: for this I loved thy testimonies.

120My flesh stood erect from thy fear, and I was afraid of thy judgments.

121I did judgment and justice: thou wilt not leave me to those oppressing me.

122Be surety for thy servant for good: the proud shall not oppress me.

123Mine eyes failed for thy salvation, and for the word of thy justice.

124Do with thy servant according to thy mercy, and teach me thy laws.

125I am thy servant; cause me to understand, and I shall know thy testimonies.

126The time to work to Jehovah: they let go thy law.

127For this I loved thy commands above gold, and above fine gold.

128For this I made straight all thy charges, all: hated every way of falsehood.

129Thy testimonies are wonderful: for this my soul watched them.

130The entrance of thy words will enlighten; causing the simple to understand.

131I opened wide my mouth, and I shall pant: for I longed for thy commands.

132Look upon me and compassionate me according to the judgment to those loving thy name.

133Prepare my steps in thy word, and all iniquity shall not rule over me.

134Redeem me from the oppression of man, and I will watch thy charges.

135Cause thy face to shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy laws.

136Mine eyes will bring down streams of waters because they will not watch thy laws.

137Just art thou, O Jehovah, and upright thy judgments.

138Thou didst command justice thy testimonies, and faithfulness exceedingly.

139My jealousy cut me off; for mine enemies forgat thy words.

140Thy word is refined greatly, and thy servant loved it.

141I am small and despised: I did not forget thy charges.

142Thy Justice is justice forever, and thy law the truth.

143Straits and distress found me: thy commands my delight.

144Justice is thy testimonies forever: cause me to understand and I shall live.

145I called with all my heart: answer me, O Jehovah: I will watch thy laws.

146I called to thee: save me, and I will watch thy testimonies.

147I anticipated the dawn, and I will cry: I hoped for thy words.

148Mine eyes anticipated the watches to meditate in thy word.

149Hear my voice according to thy mercy O Jehovah, cause me to live according to thy judgment.

150They drew near pursuing mischief: they removed far off from thy law.

151Thou art near, O Jehovah; and all thy commands are truth.

152Of old I knew from thy testimonies, for thou didst found them forever.

153See mine affliction, and deliver me: for I forget not thy law.

154Contend my contention and redeem me: cause me to live for thy word.

155Salvation is far off from the unjust, for they sought not thy laws.

156Great thy compassions, O Jehovah: cause me to live according to thy judgments.

157Many are they pursuing me and pressing me: I declined not from thy testimonies.

158I saw those transgressing, and I shall loathe, for they watched not thy word.

159See that I loved thy charges, O Jehovah, make me live according to thy mercy.

160The beginning of thy word is truth: and forever all thy just judgment.

161Chiefs pursued me gratuitously: and my heart was afraid from thy words.

162I rejoice at thy word as he finding much spoil.

163I hated falsehood, and I will abhor it: I loved thy law.

164Seven times in the day I praised thee, for the judgments of thy justice.

165Much peace to those loving thy law, and no stumbling-block to them.

166I hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and I did thy commands.

167My soul watched thy testimonies, and loved them greatly.

168I watched thy charges, and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

169My cry shall draw near before thee, O Jehovah: cause me to understand according to thy word.

170My supplication shall come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

171My lips shall seek praise, for thou wilt teach me thy laws.

172My tongue shall strike up thy word, for all thy commands are justice.

173Thy hand shall be to help me, for I chose thy charges.

174I longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and thy law is my delight.

175My soul, shall live and praise thee; and thy judgments shall help me.

176I wandered as a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I forgat not thy commands.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Psalm 118
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