Psalm 119
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1Aleph. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.1 How blessed are those whose life is blameless, who walk in the Law of the LORD!
2How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.2How blessed are those who observe his decrees, who seek him with all of their heart,
3They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.3who practice no evil while they walk in his ways.
4You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.4You have commanded concerning your precepts, that they be guarded with diligence.
5Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!5Oh, that my ways were steadfast, so I may keep your statutes.
6Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.6Then I will not be ashamed, since my eyes will be fixed on all of your commands.
7I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.7I will praise you with an upright heart, as I learn your righteous decrees.
8I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! Beth.8I will keep your statutes; do not ever abandon me.
9How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.9How can a young man keep his behavior pure? By guarding it in accordance with your word.
10With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.10I have sought you with all of my heart; do not let me drift away from your commands.
11Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.11I have stored what you have said in my heart, so I won't sin against you.
12Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.12Blessed are you, LORD! Teach me your statutes.
13With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.13I have spoken with my lips about all your decrees that you have announced.
14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.14I find joy in the path of your decrees, as if I owned all kinds of riches.
15I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.15I will meditate on your precepts, and I will respect your ways.
16I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Gimel.16I am delighted with your statutes; I will not forget your word.
17Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.17Deal kindly with your servant so I may live and keep your word.
18Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.18Open my eyes so that I will observe amazing things from your instruction.
19I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.19Since I am a stranger on the earth, do not hide your commands from me.
20My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.20My soul is consumed with longing for your decrees at all times.
21You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.21You rebuke the accursed ones, who wander from your commands.
22Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.22Remove scorn and disrespect from me, for I observe your decrees.
23Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.23Though nobles take their seat and gossip about me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors. Daleth.24I take joy in your decrees, for they are my counselors.
25My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.25My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.
26I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes.26I have talked about my ways, and you have answered me; Teach me your statutes.
27Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.27Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.
28My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.28I weep because of sorrow; fortify me according to your word.
29Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.29Remove false paths from me; and graciously give me your instruction.
30I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me.30I have chosen the faithful way; I have firmly placed your ordinances before me.
31I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!31I cling to your decrees; LORD, do not put me to shame.
32I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. He.32I eagerly race along the way of your commands, for you enable me to do so.
33Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.33Teach me, LORD, about the way of your statutes, and I will observe them without fail.
34Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.34Give me understanding and I will observe your instruction. I will keep it with all of my heart.
35Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.35Help me live my life by your commands, because my joy is in them.
36Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.36Turn my heart to your decrees and away from unjust gain.
37Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.37Turn my eyes away from gazing at worthless things, and revive me by your ways.
38Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You.38Confirm your promise to your servant, which is for those who fear you.
39Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.39Turn away the shame that I dread, because your ordinances are good.
40Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Vav.40Look, I long for your precepts; revive me through your righteousness.
41May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word;41May your gracious love come to me, LORD, your salvation, just as you said.
42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.42Then I can answer the one who insults me, for I place my trust in your word.
43And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.43Never take your truthful words from me, For I wait for your ordinances.
44So I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.44Then I will always keep your Law, forever and ever,
45And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.45I will walk in liberty, for I seek your precepts.
46I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.46Then I will speak of your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.
47I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.47I will take delight in your commands, which I love.
48And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes. Zayin.48I will lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
49Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope.49Remember what you said to your servant, by which you caused me to hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.50This is what comforts me in my troubles: that what you say revives me.
51The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.51Even though the arrogant utterly deride me, I do not turn away from your instruction.
52I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O LORD, And comfort myself.52I have remembered your ancient ordinances, LORD, and I take comfort in them.
53Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.53I burn with indignation because of the wicked who forsake your instruction.
54Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.54Your statutes are my songs, no matter where I make my home.
55O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law.55In the night I remember your name, LORD, and keep your instruction.
56This has become mine, That I observe Your precepts. Heth.56I have made it my personal responsibility to keep your precepts.
57The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.57The LORD is my inheritance; I have given my promise to keep your word.
58I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.58I have sought your favor with all of my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.59I examined my lifestyle and set my feet in the direction of your decrees.
60I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.60I hurried and did not procrastinate to keep your commands.
61The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.61Though the ropes of the wicked have ensnared me, I have not forgotten your instruction.
62At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.62At midnight I will get up to thank you for your righteous ordinances.
63I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.63I am united with all who fear you, and with everyone who keeps your precepts.
64The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes. Teth.64LORD, the earth overflows with your gracious love! Teach me your statutes.
65You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.65LORD, you have dealt well with your servant, according to your word.
66Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.66Teach me both knowledge and appropriate discretion, because I believe in your commands.
67Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.67Before I was humbled, I wandered away, but now I observe your words.
68You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.68LORD, you are good , and do what is good; teach me your statutes.
69The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.69The arrogant have accused me falsely; but I will observe your precepts wholeheartedly.
70Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.70Their minds are clogged as with greasy fat, but I find joy in your instruction.
71It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.71It was for my good that I was humbled; so that I would learn your statutes.
72The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Yodh.72Instruction that comes from you is better for me than thousands of gold and silver coins.
73Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.73Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commands.
74May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.74May those who fear you see me and be glad, for I have hoped in your word.
75I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.75I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.
76O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.76May your gracious love comfort me in accordance with your promise to your servant.
77May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight.77May your mercies come to me that I may live, for your instruction is my delight.
78May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts.78May the arrogant become ashamed, because they have subverted me with deceit; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies.79May those who fear you turn to me, along with those who know your decrees.
80May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. Kaph.80May my heart be blameless with respect to your statutes so that I may not become ashamed.
81My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.81I long for your deliverance; I have looked to your word, placing my hope in it.
82My eyes fail with longing for Your word, While I say, "When will You comfort me?"82My eyes grow weary with respect to what you have promised— I keep asking, "When will you comfort me?"
83Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.83Though I have become like a water skin dried by smoke, I have not forgotten your statutes.
84How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?84How many days must your servant endure this? When will you judge those who persecute me?
85The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.85The arrogant have dug pitfalls for me disobeying your instruction.
86All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!86All of your commands are reliable. I am persecuted without cause—help me!
87They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.87Though the arrogant nearly destroyed me on earth, I did not abandon your precepts.
88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Lamedh.88Revive me according to your gracious love; and I will keep the decrees that you have proclaimed.
89Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.89Your word is forever, LORD; it is firmly established in heaven.
90Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.90Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation. You established the earth, and it stands firm.
91They stand this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.91To this day they stand by means of your rulings, for all things serve you.
92If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.92Had your instruction not been my pleasure, I would have died in my affliction.
93I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.93I will never forget your precepts, for you have revived me with them.
94I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.94I am yours, so save me, since I have sought your precepts.
95The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.95The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees.
96I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad. Mem.96I have observed that all things have their limit, but your commandment is very broad.
97O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.97How I love your instruction! Every day it is my meditation.
98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.98Your commands make me wiser than my adversaries, since they are always with me.
99I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.99I am more insightful than my teachers, because your decrees are my meditations.
100I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.100I have more common sense than the elders, for I observe your precepts.
101I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.101I keep away from every evil choice so that I may keep your word.
102I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me.102I do not avoid your judgments, for you pointed them out to me.
103How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!103How pleasing is what you have to say to me— tasting better than honey.
104From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Nun.104I obtain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.
105Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.105Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my pathway.
106I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.106I have given my word and affirmed it, to keep your righteous judgments.
107I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.107I am severely afflicted. Revive me, LORD, according to your word.
108O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your ordinances.108LORD, please accept my voluntary offerings of praise, and teach me your judgments.
109My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.109Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I do not forget your instruction.
110The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts.110Though the wicked lay a trap for me, I haven't wandered away from your precepts.
111I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.111I have inherited your decrees forever, because they are the joy of my heart.
112I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end. Samekh.112As a result, I am determined to carry out your statutes forever.
113I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.113I despise the double-minded, but I love your instruction.
114You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.114You are my fortress and shield; I hope in your word.
115Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.115Leave me, you who practice evil, that I may observe the commands of my God.
116Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.116Sustain me, God, as you have promised, and I will live. Do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
117Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.117Support me, that I may be saved, and I will carry out your statutes consistently.
118You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.118You reject all who wander from your statutes, since their deceitfulness is vain.
119You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.119You remove all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love your decrees.
120My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.120My flesh trembles out of fear of you, and I am in awe of your judgments.
121I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.121I have acted with justice and righteousness; do not abandon me to my oppressors.
122Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me.122Back up your servant in a positive way; do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous word.123My eyes fail as I look for your salvation and for your righteous promise.
124Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness And teach me Your statutes.124Act toward your servant consistent with your gracious love, and teach me your statutes.
125I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.125Since I am your servant, give me understanding, so I will know your decrees.
126It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law.126It is time for the LORD to act, since they have violated your instruction.
127Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.127I truly love your commands more than gold, including fine gold.
128Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way. Pe.128I truly consider all of your precepts—all of them—to be just, while I despise every false way.
129Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul observes them.129Your decrees are wonderful— that's why I observe them.
130The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.130The disclosure of your words illuminates, providing understanding to the simple.
131I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.131I open my mouth and pant as I long for your commands.
132Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner with those who love Your name.132Turn in my direction and show mercy to me, as you have decreed regarding those who love your name.
133Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.133Direct my footsteps by your promise, and do not let any kind of iniquity rule over me.
134Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.134Deliver me from human oppression and I will keep your precepts.
135Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.135Show favor to your servant, and teach me your statutes.
136My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.136My eyes shed rivers of tears, when others do not obey your instruction.
137Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.137LORD, you are righteous, and your judgments are right.
138You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.138You have ordered your decrees to us rightly, and they are very faithful.
139My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.139My zeal consumes me because my enemies forget your words.
140Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.140Your word is very pure, and your servant loves it.
141I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.141Though I may be small and despised, I do not neglect your precepts.
142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.142Your righteousness is an eternal righteousness, and your instruction is true.
143Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.143Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.
144Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live. Qoph.144Your righteous decrees are eternal; give me understanding, and I will live.
145I cried with all my heart; answer me, O LORD! I will observe Your statutes.145I have cried out with all of my heart. Answer me, LORD! I will observe your statutes.
146I cried to You; save me And I shall keep Your testimonies.146I have called out to you, "Save me, so I may keep your decrees."
147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.147I get up before dawn and cry for help; I place my hope in your word.
148My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.148I look forward to the night watches, when I may meditate on what you have said.
149Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.149Hear my voice according to your gracious love. LORD, revive me in keeping with your justice.
150Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.150Those who pursue wickedness draw near; they remain far from your instruction.
151You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.151You are near, LORD, and all of your commands are true.
152Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever. Resh.152I discovered long ago about your decrees that you have confirmed them forever.
153Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.153Look on my misery, and rescue me, for I do not ignore your instruction.
154Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.154Defend my case and redeem me; revive me according to your promise.
155Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.155Deliverance remains remote from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.
156Great are Your mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your ordinances.156Your mercies are magnificent, LORD; revive me according to your judgments.
157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.157Though my persecutors and adversaries are numerous, I do not turn aside from your decrees.
158I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word.158I watch the treacherous, and despise them, because they do not do what you have said.
159Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.159Look how I love your precepts, LORD; revive me according to your gracious love.
160The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Shin.160The sum of your word is truth, and each righteous ordinance of yours is everlasting.
161Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.161Though nobles persecute me for no reason, my heart stands in awe of your words.
162I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.162I find joy at what you have said like one who has discovered a great treasure.
163I hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.163I despise and hate falsehood, but I love your instruction.
164Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous ordinances.164I praise you seven times a day because of your righteous ordinances.
165Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.165Great peace belongs to those who love your instruction, and nothing makes them stumble.
166I hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments.166I am looking in hope for your deliverance, LORD, as I carry out your commands.
167My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly.167My soul treasures your decrees, and I love them deeply.
168I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You. Tav.168I keep your precepts and your decrees because all of my ways are before you.
169Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.169May my cry arise before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.170Let my request come before you; deliver me, as you have promised.
171Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.171May my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes.
172Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.172May my tongue sing about your promise, for all of your commands are right.
173Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts.173May your hand stand ready to assist me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight.174I am longing for your deliverance, LORD, and your instruction is my joy.
175Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me.175Let me live, and I will praise you; let your ordinances help me.
176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.176I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come find your servant, for I do not forget your commands.
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Psalm 118
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