Psalm 119:89-176 King James Version

89  LAMED. 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.

97  MEM. 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 [1] 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 [2] yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104  Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

105  NUN. Thy word is a lamp [3] 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 an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112  I have inclined mine heart to perform [4] thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

113  SAMECH. 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.

121  AIN. 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.

129  PE. 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.

137  TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments. 138  Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous [5] and very faithful.

139  My zeal hath consumed [6] me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140  Thy word is very pure: [7] 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.

145  KOPH. 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 lovingkindness: 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.

153  RESH. 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 [8] 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 lovingkindness.

160  Thy word [9] is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

161  SCHIN. 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 testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168  I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

169  TAU. 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.


[1] 119:98 they...: Heb. it is ever with me

[2] 119:103 undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere

[3] 119:105 lamp: or, candle

[4] 119:112 to perform: Heb. to do

[5] 119:138 righteous: Heb. righteousness

[6] 119:139 consumed...: Heb. cut me off

[7] 119:140 pure: Heb. tried, or, refined

[8] 119:156 Great: or, Many

[9] 119:160 Thy word...: Heb. The beginning of thy word is true

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