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The Psalms
119

The Excellencies of God's Law
ALEPH
1  Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
        
who walk in the law of the LORD.
2  Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,
        
and that seek him with the whole heart.
3  They also do no iniquity:
        
they walk in his ways.
4  Thou hast commanded us
        
to keep thy precepts diligently.
5  O that my ways were directed
        
to keep thy statutes!
6  Then shall I not be ashamed,
        
when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7  I will praise thee with uprightness of heart,
        
when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8  I will keep thy statutes:
        
O forsake me not utterly.
BETH
9  Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
        
By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10  With my whole heart have I sought thee:
        
O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11  Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
        
that I might not sin against thee.
12  Blessed art thou, O LORD:
        
teach me thy statutes.
13  With my lips have I declared
        
all the judgments of thy mouth.
14  I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies,
        
as much as in all riches.
15  I will meditate in thy precepts,
        
and have respect unto thy ways.
16  I will delight myself in thy statutes:
        
I will not forget thy word.
GIMEL
17  Deal bountifully with thy servant,
        
that I may live, and keep thy word.
18  Open thou mine eyes,
        
that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19  I am a stranger in the earth:
        
hide not thy commandments from me.
20  My soul breaketh for the longing
        
that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21  Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,
        
which do err from thy commandments.
22  Remove from me reproach and contempt;
        
for I have kept thy testimonies.
23  Princes also did sit and speak against me:
        
but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24  Thy testimonies also are my delight,
        
and my counselors.
DALETH
25  My soul cleaveth unto the dust:
        
quicken thou me according to thy word.
26  I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me:
        
teach me thy statutes.
27  Make me to understand the way of thy precepts:
        
so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28  My soul melteth for heaviness:
        
strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29  Remove from me the way of lying:
        
and grant me thy law graciously.
30  I have chosen the way of truth:
        
thy judgments have I laid before me.
31  I have stuck unto thy testimonies:
        
O LORD, put me not to shame.
32  I will run the way of thy commandments,
        
when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
HE
33  Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes;
        
and I shall keep it unto the end.
34  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
        
yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35  Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;
        
for therein do I delight.
36  Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,
        
and not to covetousness.
37  Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity;
        
and quicken thou me in thy way.
38  Stablish thy word unto thy servant,
        
who is devoted to thy fear.
39  Turn away my reproach which I fear:
        
for thy judgments are good.
40  Behold, I have longed after thy precepts:
        
quicken me in thy righteousness.
VAU
41  Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD,
        
even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42  So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me:
        
for I trust in thy word.
43  And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth;
        
for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44  So shall I keep thy law continually
        
for ever and ever.
45  And I will walk at liberty:
        
for I seek thy precepts.
46  I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings,
        
and will not be ashamed.
47  And I will delight myself in thy commandments,
        
which I have loved.
48  My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments,
        
which I have loved;
and I will meditate in thy statutes.
ZAIN
49  Remember the word unto thy servant,
        
upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50  This is my comfort in my affliction:
        
for thy word hath quickened me.
51  The proud have had me greatly in derision:
        
yet have I not declined from thy law.
52  I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD;
        
and have comforted myself.
53  Horror hath taken hold upon me
        
because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54  Thy statutes have been my songs
        
in the house of my pilgrimage.
55  I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night,
        
and have kept thy law.
56  This I had,
        
because I kept thy precepts.
CHETH
57  Thou art my portion, O LORD:
        
I have said that I would keep thy words.
58  I entreated thy favor with my whole heart:
        
be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59  I thought on my ways,
        
and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60  I made haste, and delayed not
        
to keep thy commandments.
61  The bands of the wicked have robbed me:
        
but I have not forgotten thy law.
62  At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee
        
because of thy righteous judgments.
63  I am a companion of all them that fear thee,
        
and of them that keep thy precepts.
64  The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy:
        
teach me thy statutes.
TETH
65  Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD,
        
according unto thy word.
66  Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
        
for I have believed thy commandments.
67  Before I was afflicted I went astray:
        
but now have I kept thy word.
68  Thou art good, and doest good:
        
teach me thy statutes.
69  The proud have forged a lie against me:
        
but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70  Their heart is as fat as grease:
        
but I delight in thy law.
71  It is good for me that I have been afflicted;
        
that I might learn thy statutes.
72  The law of thy mouth is better unto me
        
than thousands of gold and silver.
JOD
73  Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:
        
give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74  They that fear thee will be glad when they see me;
        
because I have hoped in thy word.
75  I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right,
        
and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76  Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
        
according to thy word unto thy servant.
77  Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live:
        
for thy law is my delight.
78  Let the proud be ashamed;
        
for they dealt perversely with me without a cause:
but I will meditate in thy precepts.
79  Let those that fear thee turn unto me,
        
and those that have known thy testimonies.
80  Let my heart be sound in thy statutes;
        
that I be not ashamed.
CAPH
81  My soul fainteth for thy salvation:
        
but I hope in thy word.
82  Mine eyes fail for thy word,
        
saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83  For I am become like a bottle in the smoke;
        
yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84  How many are the days of thy servant?
        
When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85  The proud have digged pits for me,
        
which are not after thy law.
86  All thy commandments are faithful:
        
they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87  They had almost consumed me upon earth;
        
but I forsook not thy precepts.
88  Quicken me after thy loving-kindness;
        
so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
LAMED
89  For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90  Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:
        
thou hast established the earth,
and it abideth.
91  They continue this day according to thine ordinances:
        
for all are thy servants.
92  Unless thy law had been my delights,
        
I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93  I will never forget thy precepts:
        
for with them thou hast quickened me.
94  I am thine, save me;
        
for I have sought thy precepts.
95  The wicked have waited for me to destroy me:
        
but I will consider thy testimonies.
96  I have seen an end of all perfection:
        
but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
MEM
97  O how love I thy law!
        
It is my meditation all the day.
98  Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:
        
for they are ever with me.
99  I have more understanding than all my teachers:
        
for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100  I understand more than the ancients,
        
because I keep thy precepts.
101  I have refrained my feet from every evil way,
        
that I might keep thy word.
102  I have not departed from thy judgments:
        
for thou hast taught me.
103  How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
        
yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.
104  Through thy precepts I get understanding:
        
therefore I hate every false way.
NUN
105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
        
and a light unto my path.
106  I have sworn, and I will perform it,
        
that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107  I am afflicted very much:
        
quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
108  Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,
        
and teach me thy judgments.
109  My soul is continually in my hand:
        
yet do I not forget thy law.
110  The wicked have laid a snare for me:
        
yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111  Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever:
        
for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112  I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes
        
always, even unto the end.
SAMECH
113  I hate vain thoughts:
        
but thy law do I love.
114  Thou art my hiding place and my shield:
        
I hope in thy word.
115  Depart from me, ye evildoers:
        
for I will keep the commandments of my God.
116  Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live:
        
and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117  Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe:
        
and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118  Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes:
        
for their deceit is falsehood.
119  Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross:
        
therefore I love thy testimonies.
120  My flesh trembleth for fear of thee;
        
and I am afraid of thy judgments.
AIN
121  I have done judgment and justice:
        
leave me not to mine oppressors.
122  Be surety for thy servant for good:
        
let not the proud oppress me.
123  Mine eyes fail for thy salvation,
        
and for the word of thy righteousness.
124  Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy,
        
and teach me thy statutes.
125  I am thy servant; give me understanding,
        
that I may know thy testimonies.
126  It is time for thee, LORD, to work:
        
for they have made void thy law.
127  Therefore I love thy commandments above gold;
        
yea, above fine gold.
128  Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;
        
and I hate every false way.
PE
129  Thy testimonies are wonderful:
        
therefore doth my soul keep them.
130  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
        
it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131  I opened my mouth, and panted:
        
for I longed for thy commandments.
132  Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me,
        
as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
133  Order my steps in thy word:
        
and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134  Deliver me from the oppression of man:
        
so will I keep thy precepts.
135  Make thy face to shine upon thy servant;
        
and teach me thy statutes.
136  Rivers of waters run down mine eyes,
        
because they keep not thy law.
TZADDI
137  Righteous art thou, O LORD,
        
and upright are thy judgments.
138  Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded
        
are righteous and very faithful.
139  My zeal hath consumed me,
        
because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140  Thy word is very pure:
        
therefore thy servant loveth it.
141  I am small and despised:
        
yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142  Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
        
and thy law is the truth.
143  Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me:
        
yet thy commandments are my delights.
144  The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting:
        
give me understanding, and I shall live.
KOPH
145  I cried with my whole heart;
        
hear me, O LORD:
I will keep thy statutes.
146  I cried unto thee;
        
save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147  I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried:
        
I hoped in thy word.
148  Mine eyes prevent the night watches,
        
that I might meditate in thy word.
149  Hear my voice according unto thy loving-kindness:
        
O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150  They draw nigh that follow after mischief:
        
they are far from thy law.
151  Thou art near, O LORD;
        
and all thy commandments are truth.
152  Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old
        
that thou hast founded them for ever.
RESH
153  Consider mine affliction, and deliver me:
        
for I do not forget thy law.
154  Plead my cause, and deliver me:
        
quicken me according to thy word.
155  Salvation is far from the wicked:
        
for they seek not thy statutes.
156  Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD:
        
quicken me according to thy judgments.
157  Many are my persecutors and mine enemies;
        
yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158  I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved;
        
because they kept not thy word.
159  Consider how I love thy precepts:
        
quicken me, O LORD, according to thy loving-kindness.
160  Thy word is true from the beginning:
        
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
SCHIN
161  Princes have persecuted me without a cause:
        
but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162  I rejoice at thy word,
        
as one that findeth great spoil.
163  I hate and abhor lying:
        
but thy law do I love.
164  Seven times a day do I praise thee,
        
because of thy righteous judgments.
165  Great peace have they which love thy law:
        
and nothing shall offend them.
166  LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation,
        
and done thy commandments.
167  My soul hath kept thy testmonies;
        
and I love them exceedingly.
168  I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies:
        
for all my ways are before thee.
TAU
169  Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD:
        
give me understanding according to thy word.
170  Let my supplication come before thee:
        
deliver me according to thy word.
171  My lips shall utter praise,
        
when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172  My tongue shall speak of thy word:
        
for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173  Let thine hand help me;
        
for I have chosen thy precepts.
174  I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD;
        
and thy law is my delight.
175  Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee;
        
and let thy judgments help me.
176  I have gone astray like a lost sheep:
        
seek thy servant;
for I do not forget thy commandments.

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