Psalm 119:97-120 New International Version

97  Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

98  Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. 99  I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. 100  I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.

101  I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.

102  I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.

103  How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104  I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.

105  Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

106  I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.

107  I have suffered much; preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.

108  Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.

109  Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. 110  The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.

111  Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 112  My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.[1]

113  I hate double-minded people, but I love your law.

114  You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.

115  Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

116  Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. 117  Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.

118  You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their delusions come to nothing. 119  All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes. 120  My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.


[1] 119:112 Or "decrees / for their enduring reward"

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