The Excellencies of God's Law
119 1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless , Who walk in the law of the Lord . 2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies , Who 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 Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments .
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 Blessed are You, O Lord ; 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 testimonies , 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 . Gimel.
17 Deal bountifully with Your servant , That I may live and keep Your word .
18 Open my eyes , that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law .
19 I am a stranger in the earth ; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
20 My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times .
21 You rebuke the arrogant , the cursed , Who wander from Your commandments .
22 Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies .
23 Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes .
24 Your testimonies also are my delight ; They are my counselors e . Daleth.
25 My soul cleaves to the dust ; Revive me according to Your word .
30 I have chosen the faithful way ; I have placed Your ordinances before me. 31 I cling to Your testimonies ; O Lord , do not put me to shame ! 32 I shall run the way of Your commandments , For You will enlarge my heart . He.
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 which I dread , For Your ordinances are good .
40 Behold , I long for Your precepts ; Revive me through Your righteousness . Vav.
45 And I will walk at liberty , For I seek Your precepts . 46 I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed . 47 I shall delight in Your commandments , Which I love . 48 And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments , Which I love ; And I will meditate on Your statutes . Zayin.
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 e deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law .
52 I have remembered Your ordinances from of old , O Lord , And comfort myself.
53 Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked , Who forsake Your law .
54 Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage .
57 The Lord is my portion ; I have promised to keep Your words .
58 I sought Your favor with all my heart ; Be gracious to me according to Your word .
61 The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law .
62 At midnight e I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances .
63 I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts .
64 The earth is full of Your lovingkindness , O Lord ; Teach me Your statutes . Teth.
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 .
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. Yodh.
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 , Because I wait for Your word .
75 I know , O Lord , that Your judgments are righteous , And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
80 May my heart be blameless in Your statutes , So that I will not be ashamed . Kaph.
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, Men who are not in accord 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 as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts .
88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness , So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth . Lamedh.