Psalm 119:89-176 New International Version

89  Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. 90  Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. 91  Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.

92  If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

93  I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.

94  Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.

95  The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.

96  To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.

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.

121  I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122  Ensure your servant's well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.

123  My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.

124  Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. 125  I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.

126  It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken.

127  Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold, 128  and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.

129  Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.

130  The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

131  I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.

132  Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.

133  Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.

134  Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.

135  Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees.

136  Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

137  You are righteous, Lord, and your laws are right. 138  The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.

139  My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.

140  Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

141  Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.

142  Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.

143  Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight. 144  Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.

145  I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord, and I will obey your decrees. 146  I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.

147  I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. 148  My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

149  Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, Lord, according to your laws.

150  Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. 151  Yet you are near, Lord, and all your commands are true.

152  Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.

153  Look on my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. 154  Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.

155  Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.

156  Your compassion, Lord, is great; preserve my life according to your laws.

157  Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.

158  I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.

159  See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, Lord, in accordance with your love.

160  All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.

161  Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.

162  I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.

163  I hate and detest falsehood but I love your law.

164  Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

165  Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

166  I wait for your salvation, Lord, and I follow your commands.

167  I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. 168  I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

169  May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word. 170  May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.

171  May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.

172  May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.

173  May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 174  I long for your salvation, Lord, and your law gives me delight.

175  Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

176  I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.


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

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