1 {Aleph} Blessed are those that be undefiled in the way, and walk in the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with their whole heart; 3 which walk in his ways, and do no wickedness. 4 Thou hast given straight charge to keep thy commandments: 5 O that my ways were made so direct, that I might keep thy statutes! 6 So shall I not be confounded, while I have respect unto all thy commandments. 7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, because I am learned in the judgments of thy righteousness. 8 I will keep thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly.
9 {Beth} Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? Even by ruling himself after thy word. 10 With my whole heart do I seek thee; O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments. 11 Thy words have I hid within my heart, that I should not sin against thee. 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD; O teach me thy statutes. 13 With my lips will I be telling out all the judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have as great delight in the way of thy testimonies, as in all manner of riches. 15 I will exercise myself in thy commandments, and have respect unto thy footpaths. 16 My delight shall be in thy statutes, and I will not forget thy words.
17 {Gimel} O do well unto thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may see the wondrous things of thy law. 19 I am a stranger upon earth; O hide not thy commandments from me. 20 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire that it hath always unto thy judgments. 21 Thou rebukest the proud; and cursed are they that depart from thy commandments. 22 O turn from me shame and rebuke, for I have kept thy testimonies. 23 Princes also sit and speak against me; but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes. 24 For thy testimonies are my delight, and my counsellors.
25 {Daleth} My soul cleaveth unto the dust; O quicken thou me, according to thy word. 26 I acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me; O teach me then thy statutes. 27 Make me to understand the way of thy commandments, and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. 28 My soul melteth away for very heaviness; comfort thou me according unto thy word. 29 Take from me the way of lying, and grant me thy law. 30 I have chosen the way of truth, thy judgments have I laid before me. 31 I stick unto thy testimonies; O LORD, confound me not. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou hast set my heart at liberty.
33 {He} Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 O give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea I shall keep it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of thy commandments, for therein is my desire. 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. 38 O establish thy word in thy servant, that I may fear thee. 39 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; for thy judgments are good. 40 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; O quicken me in thy righteousness.
41 {Vav} Let thy loving mercies come unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according unto thy word; 42 that I may give answer unto my blasphemers - for my trust is in thy word. 43 O take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy judgments. 44 So shall I always keep thy law; yea, for ever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty, for I seek thy commandments. 46 I will speak of thy testimonies even before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47 My delight shall be in thy commandments, which I love. 48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I love; and my study shall be in thy statutes.
49 {Zayin} O think upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust. 50 The same is my comfort in my trouble, for thy word hath quickened me. 51 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; yet have I not shrinked from thy law. 52 For I remember thine everlasting judgments, O LORD, and am comforted. 53 I am horribly afraid for the ungodly that forsake thy law. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 I have thought upon thy name, O LORD, in the night season, and have kept thy law. 56 It is mine own, for I keep thy commandments.
57 {Khet} Thou art my portion, O LORD, I have promised to keep thy law. 58 I make my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; O be merciful unto me, according unto thy word. 59 I call mine own ways to remembrance, and turn my feet into thy testimonies. 60 I make haste, and prolong not the time, to keep thy commandments. 61 The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me, but I have not forgotten thy law. 62 At midnight stand I up, to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and keep thy commandments. 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy; O teach me thy statutes.
65 {Tet} O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, according unto thy word. 66 O learn me thy kindness, nurture and knowledge, for I believe thy commandments. 67 Before I was troubled, I went wrong, but now I keep thy word. 68 Thou art good and friendly; O teach me thy statutes. 69 The proud imagine lies upon me, but I keep thy commandments with my whole heart. 70 Their heart is as fat as brawn, but my delight hath been in thy law. 71 It is good for me that I have been in trouble, that I may learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me, than thousands of gold and silver.
73 {Yod} Thy hands have made me and fashioned me, O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 74 They that fear thee, will be glad when they see me, because I put my trust in thy word. 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled. 76 O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, according to the promise that thou hast made unto thy servant. 77 O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me; but I will be occupied in thy commandments. 79 But let such as fear thee, and know thy testimonies, be turned unto me. 80 O let my heart be sound in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.
81 {Khaf} My soul longeth for thy salvation, for my good hope is in thy word. 82 Mine eyes long sore for thy word, saying, "O when wilt thou comfort me?" 83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do not I forget thy statutes. 84 How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou be avenged of mine adversaries? 85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. 86 All thy commandments are true. They persecute me falsely; O be thou my help. 87 They have almost made an end of me upon earth, but I forsake not thy commandments. 88 O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
89 {Lamed} O LORD, thy word endureth forever in heaven. 90 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to thine ordinance; for all things serve thee. 92 If my delight were not in thy law, I should perish in my trouble. 93 I will never forget thy commandments, for with them thou quickenest me. 94 I am thine; O save me, for I seek thy commandments. 95 The ungodly lay wait for me to destroy me, but I consider thy testimonies. 96 I see that all things come to an end, but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97 {Mem} O LORD, what love have I unto thy law! All the day long is my study in it. 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 study. 100 Yea, I am wiser than the aged, for I keep thy commandments. 101 I refrain my feet from every evil way, that I may keep thy words. 102 I shrink not from thy judgments, for thou teachest me. 103 O how sweet are thy words unto my throat! Yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth! 104 Through thy commandments I get understanding; therefore I hate all false ways.
105 {Nun} Thy word is a lantern unto my feet and a light unto my paths. 106 I have sworn, and am steadfastly purposed, to keep thy righteous judgments. 107 I am troubled above measure; quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word. 108 Let the freewill offerings of my mouth please thee, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. 109 My soul is always in my hand, yet do I not forget thy law. 110 The ungodly have laid a snare for me; but yet swerve I not from thy commandments. 111 Thy testimonies have I claimed as my heritage forever; and why? They are the very joy of my heart. 112 I apply my heart to fulfill thy statutes always, even unto the end.
113 {Samekh} I hate them that imagine evil things; but thy law do I love. 114 Thou art my defense and shield; and my trust is in thy word. 115 Away from me, ye wicked! I will keep the commandments of my God! 116 O establish me according unto thy word, that I may live; and let me not be disappointed of my hope. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; yea, I shall ever be talking of thy statutes. 118 Thou treadest down all them that depart from thy statutes, for they imagine but deceit. 119 Thou puttest away all the ungodly 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.
121 {Ayin} I deal with the thing that is lawful and right; O give me not over unto mine oppressors. 122 Be thou surety for thy servant to do him good, that the proud do me no wrong. 123 Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, and for the word of thy righteousness. 124 O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126 It is time for thee, O LORD, to lay to thine hand; for they have destroyed thy law. 127 For I love thy commandments above gold and precious stone. 128 Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; and all false ways I utterly abhor.
129 {Pe} Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them. 130 When thy word goeth forth, it giveth light and understanding unto the simple. 131 I open my mouth and draw in my breath, for my delight is in thy commandments. 132 O look thou upon me, and be merciful, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133 Order my steps in thy word; and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me. 134 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; and so shall I keep thy commandments. 135 Show the light of thy countenance unto thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. 136 Mine eyes gush out with water, because men keep not thy law.
137 {Tsadi} Righteous art thou, O LORD, and true is thy judgment. 138 The testimonies that thou hast commanded are exceeding righteous and true. 139 My zeal hath even consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and thy servant loveth it. 141 I am small and of no reputation; yet do not I forget thy commandments. 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth. 143 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; yet is my delight in thy commandments. 144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting; O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
145 {Kuf} I call with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD. I will keep thy statutes. 146 Yea, even upon thee do I call; help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; for in thy word is my trust. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might be occupied in thy words. 149 Hear my voice, O LORD, according unto thy loving-kindness; quicken me, as thou art wont. 150 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, and are far from thy law. 151 Be thou nigh at hand also, O LORD, for all thy commandments are true. 152 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known ever since the beginning that thou hast grounded them for ever.
153 {Res} O consider mine adversity, and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law. 154 Maintain thou my cause, and defend me; quicken me according unto thy word. 155 Health is far from the ungodly, for they regard not thy statutes. 156 Great is thy mercy, O LORD; quicken me, as thou art wont. 157 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies. 158 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors, because they keep not thy law. 159 Consider, O LORD, how I love thy commandments; O quicken me with thy loving-kindness. 160 Thy word is true from everlasting, all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.
161 {Shin} The princes persecute me without cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 162 I am as glad of thy word, as one that findeth great spoils. 163 As for lies, I hate and abhor them; but thy law do I love. 164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 165 Great is the peace that they have which love thy law, and they are not offended at it. 166 LORD, I look for thy saving health, and do after thy commandments. 167 My soul keepeth thy testimonies, and loveth them exceedingly. 168 I keep thy commandments and testimonies; for all my ways are before thee.
169 {Tav} Let my complaint come before thee, O LORD; give me understanding, according unto thy word. 170 O let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy word. 171 My lips shall speak of thy praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. 172 Yea my tongue shall sing of thy word; for all thy commandments are right. 173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy commandments. 174 I long for thy saving health, O LORD; and in thy law is my delight. 175 O let my soul live, and praise thee, that thy judgments may help me. 176 I go astray, like a sheep that is lost; O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.