Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
My delight is to do your pleasure, O my God; truly, your law is in my heart.
I have taken as much delight in the way of your unchanging word, as in all wealth.
Then there will be a place marked out by the Lord your God as the resting-place for his name, and there you will take all the things which I give you orders to take: your burned offerings and other offerings, and the tenth part of your goods, and the offerings to be lifted up, and the offerings of your oaths which you make to the Lord;
Then you are to be glad before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite who is with you, and the man from a strange country, and the child without a father, and the widow, who are living among you, in the place marked out by the Lord your God as a resting-place for his name.
And all the people went away to take food and drink, and to send food to others, and to be glad, because the words which were said to them had been made clear.
Will you not have mercy on him who takes pleasure in doing righteousness, even on those who keep in mind your ways? Truly you were angry, and we went on doing evil, and sinning against you in the past.
But to me your word is a joy, making my heart glad; for I am named by your name, O Lord God of armies.
In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,
The words of the Lord are true words: like silver tested by fire and burned clean seven times.
See how great is my desire for your orders: give me life in your righteousness.
Every word of God is tested: he is a breastplate to those who put their faith in him.
But the law is holy, and its orders are holy, upright, and good.
Let my voice come before you, and give me an answer, O Lord my God; let your light be shining on me, so that the sleep of death may not overtake me;
Your teaching has made me wiser than my haters: for it is mine for ever.
For the Lord gives wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and reason:
For the rule is a light, and the teaching a shining light; and the guiding words of training are the way of life.
But as for you who have the name of Jew, and are resting on the law, and take pride in God,
Because by the works of the law no man is able to have righteousness in his eyes, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
What then is to be said? is the law sin? in no way. But I would not have had knowledge of sin but for the law: for I would not have been conscious of desire if the law had not said, You may not have a desire for what is another's.
For I, through the law, have become dead to the law, so that I might be living to God.
For all who are of the works of the law are under a curse: because it is said in the Writings, A curse is on everyone who does not keep on doing all the things which are ordered in the book of the law.