Psalm 119
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet

1(118:1) Alleluia. Blessed are the blameless in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

2(118:2) Blessed are they that search out his testimonies: they will diligently seek him with the whole heart.

3(118:3) For they that work iniquity have not walked in his ways.

4(118:4) Thou hast commanded us diligently to keep thy precepts.

5(118:5) O that my ways were directed to keep thine ordinances.

6(118:6) Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all thy commandments.

7(118:7) I will give thee thanks with uprightness of heart, when I have learnt the judgments of thy righteousness.

8(118:8) I will keep thine ordinances: O forsake me not greatly.

9(118:9) Wherewith shall a young man direct his way? by keeping thy words.

10(118:10) With my whole heart have I diligently sought thee: cast me not away from thy commandments.

11(118:11) I have hidden thine oracles in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12(118:12) Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thine ordinances.

13(118:13) With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

14(118:14) I have delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15(118:15) I will meditate on thy commandments, and consider thy ways.

16(118:16) I will meditate on thine ordinances: I will not forget thy words.

17(118:17) Render a recompense to thy servant: so shall I live, and keep thy words.

18(118:18) Unveil thou mine eyes, and I shall perceive wondrous things of thy law.

19(118:19) I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

20(118:20) My soul has longed exceedingly for thy judgments at all times.

21(118:21) Thou has rebuked the proud: cursed are they that turn aside from thy commandments.

22(118:22) Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have sought out thy testimonies.

23(118:23) For princes sat and spoke against me: but thy servant was meditating on thine ordinances.

24(118:24) For thy testimonies are my meditation, and thine ordinances are my counsellors.

25(118:25) My soul has cleaved to the ground; quicken thou me according to thy word.

26(118:26) I declared my ways, and thou didst hear me: teach me thine ordinances.

27(118:27) Instruct me in the way of thine ordinances; and I will meditate on thy wondrous works.

28(118:28) My soul has slumbered for sorrow; strengthen thou me with thy words.

29(118:29) Remove from me the way of iniquity; and be merciful to me by thy law.

30(118:30) I have chosen the way of truth; and have not forgotten thy judgments.

31(118:31) I have cleaved to thy testimonies, O Lord; put me not to shame.

32(118:32) I ran the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge my heart.

33(118:33) Teach me, O Lord, the way of thine ordinances, and I will seek it out continually.

34(118:34) Instruct me, and I will search out thy law, and will keep it with my whole heart.

35(118:35) Guide me in the path of thy commandments; for I have delighted in it.

36(118:36) Incline mine heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37(118:37) Turn away mine eyes that I may not behold vanity: quicken thou me in thy way.

38(118:38) Confirm thine oracle to thy servant, that he may fear thee.

39(118:39) Take away my reproach which I have feared: for thy judgments are good.

40(118:40) Behold, I have desired thy commandments: quicken me in thy righteousness.

41(118:41) And let thy mercy come upon me, O Lord; even thy salvation, according to thy word.

42(118:42) And so I shall render an answer to them that reproach me: for I have trusted in thy words.

43(118:43) And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

44(118:44) So shall I keep thy law continually, for ever and ever.

45(118:45) I walked also at large: for I sought out thy commandments.

46(118:46) And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings, and was not ashamed.

47(118:47) And I meditated on thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.

48(118:48) And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments which I loved; and I meditated in thine ordinances.

49(118:49) Remember thy words to thy servant, wherein thou hast made me hope.

50(118:50) This has comforted me in mine affliction: for thine oracle has quickened me.

51(118:51) The proud have transgressed exceedingly; but I swerved not from thy law.

52(118:52) I remembered thy judgements of old, O Lord; and was comforted.

53(118:53) Despair took hold upon me, because of the sinners who forsake thy law.

54(118:54) Thine ordinances were my sons in the place of my sojourning.

55(118:55) I remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and kept thy law.

56(118:56) This I had, because I diligently sought thine ordinances.

57(118:57) Thou art my portion, O Lord: I said that I would keep thy law.

58(118:58) I besought thy favour with my whole heart: have mercy upon me according to thy word.

59(118:59) I thought on thy ways, and turned my feet to thy testimonies.

60(118:60) I prepared myself, (and was not terrified,) to keep thy commandments.

61(118:61) The snares of sinners entangled me: but I forgot not thy law.

62(118:62) At midnight I arose, to give thanks to thee for the judgments of thy righteousness.

63(118:63) I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy commandments.

64(118:64) O Lord, the earth is full of thy mercy: teach me thine ordinances.

65(118:65) Thou hast wrought kindly with thy servant, o Lord, according to thy word.

66(118:66) Teach me kindness, and instruction, and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

67(118:67) Before I was afflicted, I transgressed; therefore have I kept thy word.

68(118:68) Good art thou, O Lord; therefore in thy goodness teach me thine ordinances.

69(118:69) The injustice of the proud has been multiplied against me: but I will search out thy commandments with all my heart.

70(118:70) Their heart has been curdled like milk; but I have meditated on thy law.

71(118:71) It is good for me that thou hast afflicted me; that I might learn thine ordinances.

72(118:72) The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.

73(118:73) Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me: instruct me, that I may learn thy commandments.

74(118:74) They that fear thee will see me and rejoice: for I have hoped in thy words.

75(118:75) I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are righteousness, and that thou in truthfulness hast afflicted me.

76(118:76) Let, I pray thee, thy mercy be to comfort me, according to thy word to thy servant.

77(118:77) Let thy compassions come to me, that I may live: for thy law is my meditation.

78(118:78) Let the proud be ashamed; for they transgressed against me unjustly: but I will meditate in thy commandments.

79(118:79) Let those that fear thee, and those that know thy testimonies, turn to me.

80(118:80) Let mine heart be blameless in thine ordinances, that I may not be ashamed.

81(118:81) My soul faints for thy salvation: I have hoped in thy words.

82(118:82) Mine eyes failed in waiting for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83(118:83) For I am become as a bottle in the frost: yet I have not forgotten thine ordinances.

84(118:84) How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment for me on them that persecute me?

85(118:85) Transgressors told me idle tales; but not according to thy law, O Lord.

86(118:86) All thy commandments are truth; they persecuted me unjustly; help thou me.

87(118:87) They nearly made an end of me in the earth; but I forsook not thy commandments.

88(118:88) Quicken me according to thy mercy; so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

89(118:89) Thy word, O Lord, abides in heaven for ever.

90(118:90) Thy truth endures to all generations; thou hast founded the earth, and it abides.

91(118:91) The day continues by thy arrangement; for all things are thy servants.

92(118:92) Were it not that thy law is my meditation, then I should have perished in mine affliction.

93(118:93) I will never forget thine ordinances; for with them thou hast quickened me.

94(118:94) I am thine, save me; for I have sought out thine ordinances.

95(118:95) Sinners laid wait for me to destroy me; but I understood thy testimonies.

96(118:96) I have seen an end of all perfection; but thy commandment is very broad.

97(118:97) How I have loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day.

98(118:98) Thou hast made me wiser than mine enemies in thy commandment; for it is mine for ever.

99(118:99) I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my medication.

100(118:100) I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out thy commandments.

101(118:101) I have kept back my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy words.

102(118:102) I have not declined from thy judgments; for thou hast instructed me.

103(118:103) How sweet are thine oracles to my throat! more so than honey to my mouth!

104(118:104) I gain understanding by thy commandments: therefore I have hated every way of unrighteousness.

105(118:105) Thy law is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.

106(118:106) I have sworn and determined to keep the judgments of thy righteousness.

107(118:107) I have been very greatly afflicted, O Lord: quicken me, according to thy word.

108(118:108) Accept, I pray thee, O Lord, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, and teach me thy judgments.

109(118:109) My soul is continually in thine hands; and I have not forgotten thy law.

110(118:110) Sinners spread a snare for me; but I erred not from thy commandments.

111(118:111) I have inherited thy testimonies for ever; for they are the joy of my heart.

112(118:112) I have inclined my heart to perform thine ordinances for ever, in return for thy mercies.

113(118:113) I have hated transgressors; but I have loved thy law.

114(118:114) Thou art my helper and my supporter; I have hoped in thy words.

115(118:115) Depart from me, ye evil-doers; for I will search out the commandments of my God.

116(118:116) Uphold me according to thy word, and quicken me; and make me not ashamed of my expectation.

117(118:117) Help me, and I shall be saved; and I will meditate in thine ordinances continually.

118(118:118) Thou hast brought to nought all that depart from thine ordinances; for their inward thought is unrighteous.

119(118:119) I have reckoned all the sinners of the earth as transgressors; therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

120(118:120) Penetrate my flesh with thy fear; for I am afraid of thy judgments.

121(118:121) I have done judgment and justice; deliver me not up to them that injure me.

122(118:122) Receive thy servant for good: let not the proud accuse me falsely.

123(118:123) Mine eyes have failed for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

124(118:124) Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy, and teach me thine ordinances.

125(118:125) I am thy servant; instruct me, and I shall know thy testimonies.

126(118:126) It is time for the Lord to work: they have utterly broken thy law.

127(118:127) Therefore have I loved thy commandments more than gold, or the topaz.

128(118:128) Therefore I directed myself according to all thy commandments: I have hated every unjust way.

129(118:129) Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul has sought them out.

130(118:130) The manifestation of thy words will enlighten, and instruct the simple.

131(118:131) I opened my mouth, and drew breath: for I earnestly longed after thy commandments.

132(118:132) Look upon me and have mercy upon me, after the manner of them that love thy name.

133(118:133) Order my steps according to thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

134(118:134) Deliver me from the false accusation of men: so will I keep thy commandments.

135(118:135) Cause thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thine ordinances.

136(118:136) Mine eyes have been bathed in streams of water, because I kept not thy law.

137(118:137) Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.

138(118:138) Thou has commanded righteousness and perfect truth, as thy testimonies.

139(118:139) Thy zeal has quite wasted me: because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140(118:140) Thy word has been very fully tried; and thy servant loves it.

141(118:141) I am young and despised: yet I have not forgotten thine ordinances.

142(118:142) Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth.

143(118:143) Afflictions and distresses found me: but thy commandments were my meditation.

144(118:144) Thy testimonies are an everlasting righteousness: instruct me, and I shall live.

145(118:145) I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will search out thine ordinances.

146(118:146) I cried to thee; save me, and I will keep thy testimonies.

147(118:147) I arose before the dawn, and cried: I hoped in thy words.

148(118:148) Mine eyes prevented the dawn, that I might meditate on thine oracles.

149(118:149) Hear my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy; quicken me according to thy judgment.

150(118:150) They have drawn nigh who persecuted me unlawfully; and they are far removed from thy law.

151(118:151) Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy ways are truth.

152(118:152) I have known of old concerning thy testimonies, that thou hast founded them for ever.

153(118:153) Look upon mine affliction, and rescue me; for I have not forgotten thy law.

154(118:154) Plead my cause, and ransom me: quicken me because of thy word.

155(118:155) Salvation is far from sinners: for they have not searched out thine ordinances.

156(118:156) Thy mercies, O Lord, are many: quicken me according to thy judgment.

157(118:157) Many are they that persecute me and oppress me: but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

158(118:158) I beheld men acting foolishly, and I pined away; for they kept not thine oracles.

159(118:159) Behold, I have loved thy commandments, O Lord: quicken me in thy mercy.

160(118:160) The beginning of thy words is truth; and all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for ever.

161(118:161) Princes persecuted me without a cause, but my heart feared because of thy words.

162(118:162) I will exult because of thine oracles, as one that finds much spoil.

163(118:163) I hate and abhor unrighteousness; but I love thy law.

164(118:164) Seven times in a day have I praised thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness.

165(118:165) Great peace have they that love thy law: and there is no stumbling-block to them.

166(118:166) I waited for thy salvation, O Lord, and have loved thy commandments.

167(118:167) My soul has kept thy testimonies, and loved them exceedingly.

168(118:168) I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies; for all my ways are before thee, O Lord.

169(118:169) Let my supplication come near before thee, o Lord; instruct me according to thine oracle.

170(118:170) Let my petition come in before thee, O Lord; deliver me according to thine oracle.

171(118:171) Let my lips utter a hymn, when thou shalt have taught me thine ordinances.

172(118:172) Let my tongue utter thine oracles; for all thy commandments are righteous.

173(118:173) Let thine hand be prompt to save me; for I have chosen thy commandments.

174(118:174) I have longed after thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my meditation.

175(118:175) My soul shall live, and shall praise thee; and thy judgments shall help me.

176(118:176) I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Psalm 118
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