1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless. They walk in the law of Jehovah. 2 Blessed are those who obey his written word. They seek him with all their heart. 3 They also do no unrighteousness. They walk in his ways. 4 You have ordained your precepts that we should keep them diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be established to keep your statutes! 6 I will not be ashamed when I look upon all your commandments. 7 I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart, when I learn your righteous judgments. 8 I will obey your laws. Do not forsake me completely!
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to your word. 10 With all my heart I have sought you. Do not let me wander from your commandments. 11 Your word I have treasured in my heart that I may not sin against you. 12 You are blessed O Jehovah. Teach me your statutes. 13 With my lips I have told of all the ordinances of your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of your written word, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts and regard your ways. 16 I shall delight in your statutes. I shall not forget your word!
17 Deal bountifully with your servant that I may live and keep your word. 18 Open my eyes that I may observe wonderful things from your law. 19 I am a stranger in the earth. Do not hide your commandments from me. 20 I am crushed and long for your ordinances at all times. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, and all who wander from your commandments. 22 Take away reproach and shame from me, for I have obeyed your laws. 23 Even though princes sit and talk against me, your servant meditates on your statutes. 24 Your laws are my delight and counsel.
25 I cleave to the dust. Revive me according to your word (as you promised). 26 I have told of my ways, and you have answered me. Teach me your statutes. 27 Make me understand the way of your precepts that I may meditate on your miracles. 28 I weep because of grief; strengthen me according to your word (as you promised). 29 Remove the false way from me, and graciously grant me your law. 30 I have chosen the faithful way! I have placed your ordinances before me. 31 I cling to your law; O Jehovah, do not put me to shame! 32 I shall run the way of your commandments, for you will enlarge my heart (increase my understanding) (set me free from sin).
33 Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of your statutes, and I shall observe it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, that I may observe your law and keep it with all my heart. 35 Make me walk in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 36 Incline my heart to your laws and not to dishonest gain. 37 Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, and revive me in your ways. 38 Establish your word to your servant, as that which produces reverence for you. 39 Turn away my reproach that I dread. Your ordinances are good. 40 Behold, I long for your precepts! Revive me through your righteousness.
41 May your loving kindnesses also come to me, O Jehovah, your salvation according to your promise. 42 I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word. 43 Do not take the word of truth completely out of my mouth, for I wait for your ordinances. 44 So I will keep your law continually, forever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty, for I seek your precepts. 46 I will also speak of your laws before kings and will not be ashamed. 47 I do love your commandments and will delight in them. 48 And I shall lift up my hands to (praise) your commandments. I will love and meditate on your statutes.
49 Remember the word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction: That your word has revived me. 51 The arrogant utterly deride me, yet I do not turn aside from your law. 52 I have remembered your ordinances from of old, O Jehovah, and comfort myself. 53 Righteous indignation controls me because of the wicked. They forsake your law! 54 Your statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 O Jehovah, I remember your name in the night, and keep your law. 56 This has become mine, that I observe your precepts.
57 Jehovah is my portion; I have promised to keep your words. 58 I sought your favor with all my heart. Be gracious to me as you promise in your word. 59 I considered my ways and turned my feet to your laws. 60 I hurried and did not delay to keep your commandments. 61 The cords of the wicked have encircled me. But I have not forgotten your law. 62 At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to you for your righteous ordinances. 63 I am a companion of all those who reverence you and keep your precepts. 64 The earth is full of your loving kindness! O Jehovah teach me your statutes.
65 You have dealt well with your servant, O Jehovah, according to your word. 66 Teach me goodness, discernment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. 68 You are good and do good. Teach me your statutes. 69 The arrogant have forged a lie against me. With all my heart I will observe your precepts. 70 Their heart is like fat (callous and without feeling), But I delight in your law. 71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. 72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73 Your hands made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74 May those who fear you see me and be glad, for I wait for your word. 75 I know, O Jehovah, that your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76 O may your loving kindness comfort me as you promise in your word. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight. 78 Let the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie. I shall meditate on your precepts. 79 Let those who respect you turn to me, even those who know your laws. 80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes so that I will not be ashamed.
81 I long for your salvation. I wait for your word. 82 My eyes fail with longing for your word, while I say: When will you comfort me? 83 Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your statutes. 84 How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85 The arrogant have dug pits for me. They are not in agreement with your law. 86 All your commandments are faithful. They have persecuted me with a lie; help me! 87 They almost destroyed me on earth, but I did not forsake your precepts. 88 Revive me according to your loving kindness, so I may keep the law of your mouth (you have spoken).
89 Forever, O Jehovah, your word is settled in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness is throughout all generations. You established the earth, and it stands. 91 They stand this day according to your ordinances, for all things are your servants. 92 If your law had not been my delight I would have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget your precepts. By them you have revived me. 94 I am yours, save me for I have sought your precepts. 95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me. I shall diligently consider your laws. 96 I have seen a limit to all perfection. Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97 O How I love your law! It is my meditation all day long. 98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever mine. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for your laws are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged, since I have observed your precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep your word. 102 I have not turned aside from your ordinances just as you have instructed me. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 I get understanding from your precepts. Therefore I hate every false way.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn and I will confirm it: I will keep your righteous ordinances. 107 I am exceedingly afflicted. Revive me, O Jehovah, according to your word. 108 O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, and teach me your ordinances. 109 My life is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget your law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not gone astray from your precepts. 111 I have inherited your laws forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
113 I hate those who are double-minded, but I love your law. 114 You are my hiding place and my shield! I wait for your word. 115 Depart from me, evildoers, that I may observe the commandments of my God. 116 Sustain me according to your word that I may live. Do not let me be ashamed of my hope. 117 Uphold me that I may be safe, that I may continually have regard for your statutes. 118 You have rejected all those who wander from your statutes. This is because their deceitfulness is useless. 119 You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love your law. 120 My flesh trembles out of respect for you. I truly reverence (respect) your judgments.
121 I have done justice and righteousness. Do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Be surety for your servant for good and do not let the arrogant oppress me. 123 My eyes fail, for I long for your salvation and your righteous word. 124 Deal with your servant with your loving kindness and teach me your statutes. 125 I am your servant! Give me understanding that I may know your law. 126 It is time for Jehovah to act. They have broken your law. 127 Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more then fine gold. 128 That is why I esteem right all your precepts and I hate every false way.
129 Your laws are wonderful. Therefore I obey them! 130 The unfolding of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. 131 I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, after your manner with those who love your name. 133 Establish my footsteps in your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep your precepts. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136 My eyes shed streams of water, because they do not keep your law.
137 You are righteous, O Jehovah. Your judgments are upright. 138 You have commanded your laws in righteousness and in exceeding faithfulness. 139 My zeal has consumed me, for the reason that my adversaries have forgotten your words. 140 Your word is very pure. Your servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised. Even so I do not forget your precepts. 142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. Your law is truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me. Even so I am fond of your commandments. 144 Your laws are righteous forever. Give me understanding that I may live.
145 I cried with all my heart. Answer me, O Jehovah! I will observe your statutes. 146 I cried to you. Save me and I shall keep your laws. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help. I wait for your words. 148 My eyes anticipate the night watches that I may meditate on your word. 149 Hear my voice according to your loving kindness. Revive me, O Jehovah, according to your ordinances. 150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near. They are far from your law. 151 You are near, O Jehovah. All your commandments are truth! 152 Of old I have known from your laws that you have founded them forever.
153 Look upon my affliction and rescue me, for I do not forget your law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me! Revive me according to your word. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked for they do not seek your statutes. 156 Great are your mercies, O Jehovah. Revive me according to your ordinances. 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. Even so I do not turn aside from your law. 158 I behold the treacherous and loathe because they do not keep your word. 159 Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, O Jehovah, according to your loving kindness. 160 Your word is truth from the very beginning! Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever.
161 Powerful people persecute me without cause. Yet my heart stands in awe of your words. 162 I rejoice at your word as one who finds great treasure. 163 I hate and despise falsehood and I love your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise you! This is because of your righteous ordinances. 165 Those who love your law have abundant peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. 166 I hope for your salvation, O Jehovah. I obey your commandments. 167 I obey your laws and love them exceedingly. 168 I keep your precepts and your laws. All my ways are before you.
169 Let my cry come before you, O Jehovah. Give me understanding according to your word. 170 Let my supplication come before you and deliver me as you promised in your word. 171 Let my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes. 172 Let my tongue sing of your word. For all your commandments are righteousness. 173 Let Your hand be ready to help me. For I have chosen your precepts. 174 I long for your salvation, O Jehovah. Your law is my delight. 175 Let me live that it may praise you. May your ordinances help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Look for your servant for I have not forgotten your commandments.