Oh, how love I Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
My eyes fail, watching for [the fulfillment of] Your promise. I say, When will You comfort me?
Princes pursue and persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your words [dreading violation of them far more than the force of prince or potentate].
For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands.
I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
I behold the treacherous and am grieved and loathe them, because they do not respect Your law [neither hearing, receiving, loving, nor obeying it].
Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
Those who reverently and worshipfully fear You will see me and be glad, because I have hoped in Your word and tarried for it.
I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers, because Your testimonies are my meditation.
I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great spoil.
Your words were found, and I ate them; and Your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
Then shall I have an answer for those who taunt and reproach me, for I lean on, rely on, and trust in Your word.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now Your word do I keep [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
But He answered them, My mother and My brothers are those who listen to the Word of God and do it!
I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word.
My tongue shall sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteous.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.
Establish my steps and direct them by [means of] Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
My earthly life cleaves to the dust; revive and stimulate me according to Your word!