Psalm 119
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1[ALEPH] O the blessedness of those perfect in the way, "" They are walking in the Law of YHWH,

2O the blessedness of those keeping His testimonies, "" They seek Him with the whole heart.

3Indeed, they have not done iniquity, "" They have walked in His ways.

4You have commanded us to diligently keep Your precepts,

5O that my ways were prepared to keep Your statutes,

6Then I am not ashamed "" In my looking to all Your commands.

7I confess You with uprightness of heart, "" In my learning the judgments of Your righteousness.

8I keep Your statutes, do not utterly leave me!

9[BETH] With what does a young man purify his path? To observe—according to Your word.

10I have sought You with all my heart, "" Do not let me err from Your commands.

11I have hid Your saying in my heart, "" That I do not sin before You.

12Blessed [are] You, O YHWH, 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 over all wealth.

15I meditate on Your precepts, "" And I attentively behold Your paths.

16I delight myself in Your statutes, "" I do not forget Your word.

17[GIMEL] Confer benefits on Your servant, "" I live, and I keep Your word.

18Uncover my eyes, and I behold wonders out of Your law.

19I [am] a sojourner on earth, "" Do not hide Your commands from me.

20My soul has broken for desire "" To Your judgments at all times.

21You have rebuked the cursed proud, "" Who are erring from Your commands.

22Remove reproach and contempt from me, "" For I have kept Your testimonies.

23Princes also sat—they spoke against me, "" Your servant meditates on Your statutes,

24Your testimonies [are] also my delight, "" The men of my counsel!

25[DALETH] My soul has cleaved to the dust, "" Quicken me according to Your word.

26I have recounted my ways, "" And You answer me, teach me Your statutes,

27Cause me to understand the way of Your precepts, "" And I meditate on Your wonders.

28My soul has dropped from affliction, "" Establish me according to Your word.

29Turn aside the way of falsehood from me "" And favor me with Your law.

30I have chosen the way of faithfulness, "" I have compared Your judgments,

31I have adhered to Your testimonies, "" O YHWH, do not put me to shame.

32I run the way of Your commands, "" For You enlarge my heart!

33[HE] Show me, O YHWH, the way of Your statutes, "" And I keep it—[to] the end.

34Cause me to understand, and I keep Your law, "" And observe it with the whole heart.

35Cause me to tread in the path of Your commands, "" For I have delighted in it.

36Incline my heart to Your testimonies, "" And not to dishonest gain.

37Remove my eyes from seeing vanity, "" Quicken me in Your way.

38Establish Your saying to Your servant, "" That [is] concerning Your fear.

39Remove my reproach that I have feared, "" For Your judgments [are] good.

40Behold, I have longed for Your precepts, "" Quicken me in Your righteousness,

41[WAW] And Your kindness meets me, O YHWH, "" Your salvation according to Your saying.

42And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, "" For I have trusted in Your word.

43And You do not utterly take away "" The word of truth from my mouth, "" Because I have hoped for Your judgment.

44And I keep Your law continually, "" For all time and forever.

45And I habitually walk in a broad place, "" For I have sought Your precepts.

46And I speak of Your testimonies before kings, "" And I am not ashamed.

47And I delight myself in Your commands, "" That I have loved,

48And I lift up my hands to Your commands, "" That I have loved, "" And I meditate on Your statutes!

49[ZAYIN] Remember the word to Your servant, "" On which You have caused me to hope.

50This [is] my comfort in my affliction, "" That Your saying has quickened me.

51The proud have utterly scorned me, "" I have not turned aside from Your law.

52I remembered Your judgments of old, O YHWH, "" And I comfort myself.

53Horror has seized me, "" Because of the wicked forsaking Your law.

54Your statutes have been songs to me, "" In the house of my sojournings.

55I have remembered Your Name in the night, O YHWH, "" And I keep Your law.

56This has been to me, "" That I have kept Your precepts!

57[HETH] YHWH [is] my portion; I have said I would keep Your words,

58I appeased Your face with the whole heart, "" Favor me according to Your saying.

59I have reckoned my ways, "" And turn back my feet to Your testimonies.

60I have made haste, "" And did not delay, to keep Your commands.

61Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, "" I have not forgotten Your law.

62At midnight I rise to give thanks to You, "" For the judgments of Your righteousness.

63I [am] a companion to all who fear You, "" And to those keeping Your precepts.

64Of Your kindness, O YHWH, the earth is full, "" Teach me Your statutes!

65[TETH] You did good with Your servant, O YHWH, "" According to Your word.

66Teach me the goodness of reason and knowledge, "" For I have believed in Your commands.

67Before I am afflicted, I am erring, "" And now I have kept Your saying.

68You [are] good, and doing good, "" Teach me Your statutes.

69The proud have forged falsehood against me, "" I keep Your precepts with the whole heart.

70Their heart has been thick as fat, "" I have delighted in Your law.

71[It is] good for me that I have been afflicted, "" That I might learn Your statutes.

72The Law of Your mouth [is] better to me "" Than thousands of gold and silver!

73[YOD] Your hands made me and establish me, "" Cause me to understand, and I learn Your commands.

74Those fearing You see me and rejoice, "" Because I have hoped for Your word.

75I have known, O YHWH, "" That Your judgments [are] righteous, "" And [in] faithfulness You have afflicted me.

76Please let Your kindness be to comfort me, "" According to Your saying to Your servant.

77Your mercies meet me, and I live, "" For Your law [is] my delight.

78The proud are ashamed, "" For [with] falsehood they dealt perversely with me. I meditate on Your precepts.

79Those fearing You turn back to me, "" And those knowing Your testimonies.

80My heart is perfect in Your statutes, "" So that I am not ashamed.

81[KAPH] My soul has been consumed for Your salvation, "" I have hoped for Your word.

82My eyes have been consumed for Your word, "" Saying, “When does it comfort me?”

83For I have been as a bottle in smoke, "" I have not forgotten Your statutes.

84How many [are] the days of Your servant? When do You execute judgment "" Against my pursuers?

85The proud have dug pits for me, "" That [are] not according to Your law.

86All Your commands [are] faithfulness, "" They have pursued me [with] falsehood, "" Help me.

87They have almost consumed me on earth, "" And I have not forsaken Your precepts.

88Quicken me according to Your kindness, "" And I keep the Testimony of Your mouth!

89[LAMED] For all time, O YHWH, Your word is set up in the heavens.

90Your faithfulness from generation to generation, "" You established earth, and it stands.

According to Your ordinances "" They have stood this day, for the whole—Your servants.

92Unless Your law [were] my delights, "" Then had I perished in my affliction.

93I do not forget Your precepts for all time, "" For You have quickened me by them.

94I [am] Yours, save me, for I have sought Your precepts.

95Your wicked waited for me to destroy me, "" I understand Your testimonies.

96I have seen an end of all perfection, "" Your command [is] exceedingly broad!

97[MEM] O how I have loved Your law! It [is] my meditation all the day.

98Your command makes me wiser than my enemies, "" For it [is] before me for all time.

99I have acted wisely above all my teachers. For Your testimonies [are] my meditation.

100Above elderly—I understand more, "" For I have kept Your precepts.

101I restrained my feet from every evil path, "" So that I keep Your word.

102I did not turn aside from Your judgments, "" For You have directed me.

103How sweet Your saying has been to my palate, "" Above honey to my mouth.

104I have understanding from Your precepts, "" Therefore I have hated every false path!

105[NUN] Your word [is] a lamp to my foot, "" And a light to my path.

106I have sworn, and I confirm, "" To keep the judgments of Your righteousness.

107I have been afflicted very much, "" O YHWH, quicken me, according to Your word.

108Please accept [the] free-will offerings of my mouth, O YHWH, "" And teach me Your judgments.

109My soul [is] in my hand continually, "" And I have not forgotten Your law.

110The wicked have laid a snare for me, "" And I did not wander from your precepts.

111I have inherited Your testimonies for all time, "" For they [are] the joy of my heart.

112I have inclined my heart "" To do Your statutes, for all time—[to] the end!

113[SAMEKH] I have hated doubting ones, "" And I have loved Your law.

114You [are] my hiding place and my shield, "" I have hoped for Your word.

115Turn aside from me, you evildoers, "" And I keep the commands of my God.

116Sustain me according to Your saying, "" And I live, and You do not put me to shame because of my hope.

117Support me, and I am saved, "" And I look on Your statutes continually.

118You have trodden down "" All going astray from Your statutes, "" For their deceit [is] falsehood.

119Dross! You have caused to cease "" All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Your testimonies.

120My flesh has trembled from Your fear, "" And I have been afraid from Your judgments!

121[AYIN] I have done judgment and righteousness, "" Do not leave me to my oppressors.

122Make Your servant sure for good, "" Do not let the proud oppress me.

123My eyes have been consumed for Your salvation. And for the saying of Your righteousness.

124Do with Your servant according to Your kindness. And teach me Your statutes.

125I [am] Your servant—cause me to understand, "" And I know Your testimonies.

126Time for YHWH to work! They have made Your law void.

127Therefore I have loved Your commands "" Above gold—even fine gold.

128Therefore all my appointments I have declared wholly right, "" I have hated every path of falsehood!

129[PE] Your testimonies [are] wonderful, "" Therefore my soul has kept them.

130The opening of Your words enlightens, "" Instructing the simple.

131I have opened my mouth, indeed, I pant, "" For I have longed for Your commands.

132Look to me, and favor me, "" As customary to those loving Your Name.

133Establish my steps by Your saying, "" And any iniquity does not rule over me.

134Ransom me from the oppression of man, "" And I observe Your precepts,

135Cause Your face to shine on Your servant, "" And teach me Your statutes.

136Streams of waters have come down my eyes, "" Because they have not kept Your law!

137[TSADE] You [are] righteous, O YHWH, "" And Your judgments [are] upright.

138You have appointed Your testimonies, "" Righteous and exceedingly faithful,

139My zeal has cut me off, "" For my adversaries forgot Your words.

140Your saying [is] tried exceedingly, "" And Your servant has loved it.

141I [am] small, and despised, "" I have not forgotten Your precepts.

142Your righteousness [is] righteousness for all time, "" And Your law [is] truth.

143Adversity and distress have found me, "" Your commands [are] my delights.

144The righteousness of Your testimonies "" [Is] to cause me to understand, and I live!

145[QOF] I have called with the whole heart, "" Answer me, O YHWH, I keep Your statutes,

146I have called You, save me, "" And I keep Your testimonies.

147I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, "" I have hoped for Your word.

148My eyes have gone before the watches, "" To meditate on Your saying.

149Hear my voice, according to Your kindness, "" YHWH, quicken me according to Your judgment.

150My wicked pursuers have been near, "" They have been far off from Your law.

151You [are] near, O YHWH, "" And all Your commands [are] truth.

152I have known Your testimonies of old, "" That You have founded them for all time!

153[RESH] See my affliction, and deliver me, "" For I have not forgotten Your law.

154Plead my plea, and redeem me, "" Quicken me according to Your saying.

155Salvation [is] far from the wicked, "" For they have not sought Your statutes.

156Your mercies [are] many, O YHWH, "" Quicken me according to Your judgments.

157My pursuers and adversaries are many, "" I have not turned aside from Your testimonies.

158I have seen treacherous ones, "" And grieve myself, "" Because they have not kept Your saying.

159See, for I have loved Your precepts, "" YHWH, quicken me according to Your kindness.

160The sum of Your word [is] truth, "" And every judgment of Your righteousness [is] for all time!

161[SHIN] Princes have pursued me without cause, "" And my heart was afraid because of Your words.

162I rejoice concerning Your saying, "" As one finding abundant spoil.

163I have hated falsehood, indeed I detest [it], "" I have loved Your law.

164Seven [times] in a day I have praised You, "" Because of the judgments of Your righteousness.

165Those loving Your law have abundant peace, "" And they have no stumbling-block.

166I have waited for Your salvation, O YHWH, "" And I have done Your commands.

167My soul has kept Your testimonies, "" And I love them exceedingly.

168I have kept Your precepts and Your testimonies, "" For all my ways are before You!

169[TAW] My loud cry comes near before You, O YHWH; Cause me to understand according to Your word.

170My supplication comes in before You, "" Deliver me according to Your saying.

171My lips utter praise, "" For You teach me Your statutes.

172My tongue sings of Your saying, "" For all Your commands [are] righteous.

173Your hand is for a help to me, "" For I have chosen Your commands.

174I have longed for Your salvation, O YHWH, "" And Your law [is] my delight.

175My soul lives, and it praises You, "" And Your judgments help me.

176I wandered as a lost sheep, [so] seek Your servant, "" For I have not forgotten Your precepts!

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Psalm 118
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