Psalm 119:89-176 Revised Standard Version

89  For ever, O Lord, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 90  Thy faithfulness endures to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it stands fast. 91  By thy appointment they stand this day; for all things are thy servants.

92  If thy law had not been my delight, I should have perished in my affliction.

93  I will never forget thy precepts; for by them thou hast given me life.

94  I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

95  The wicked lie in wait to destroy me; but I consider thy testimonies.

96  I have seen a limit to all perfection, but thy commandment is exceedingly broad.

97  Oh, how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

98  Thy commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. 99  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100  I understand more than the aged, for I keep thy precepts.

101  I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep thy word.

102  I do not turn aside from thy ordinances, for thou hast taught me.

103  How sweet are thy words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104  Through thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

105  Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

106  I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe thy righteous ordinances.

107  I am sorely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to thy word!

108  Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me thy ordinances.

109  I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget thy law. 110  The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from thy precepts.

111  Thy testimonies are my heritage for ever; yea, they are the joy of my heart. 112  I incline my heart to perform thy statutes for ever, to the end.

113  I hate double-minded men, but I love thy law.

114  Thou art my hiding place and my shield; I hope in thy word.

115  Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.

116  Uphold me according to thy promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! 117  Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for thy statutes continually!

118  Thou dost spurn all who go astray from thy statutes; yea, their cunning is in vain. 119  All the wicked of the earth thou dost count as dross; therefore I love thy testimonies. 120  My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments.

121  I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122  Be surety for thy servant for good; let not the godless oppress me.

123  My eyes fail with watching for thy salvation, and for the fulfilment of thy righteous promise.

124  Deal with thy servant according to thy steadfast love, and teach me thy statutes. 125  I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies!

126  It is time for the Lord to act, for thy law has been broken.

127  Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, above fine gold. 128  Therefore I direct my steps by all thy precepts; I hate every false way.

129  Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.

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

131  With open mouth I pant, because I long for thy commandments.

132  Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is thy wont toward those who love thy name.

133  Keep steady my steps according to thy promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.

134  Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep thy precepts.

135  Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes.

136  My eyes shed streams of tears, because men do not keep thy law.

137  Righteous art thou, O Lord, and right are thy judgments. 138  Thou hast appointed thy testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.

139  My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget thy words.

140  Thy promise is well tried, and thy servant loves it.

141  I am small and despised, yet I do not forget thy precepts.

142  Thy righteousness is righteous for ever, and thy law is true.

143  Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but thy commandments are my delight. 144  Thy testimonies are righteous for ever; give me understanding that I may live.

145  With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep thy statutes. 146  I cry to thee; save me, that I may observe thy testimonies.

147  I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in thy words. 148  My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate upon thy promise.

149  Hear my voice in thy steadfast love; O Lord, in thy justice preserve my life.

150  They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from thy law. 151  But thou art near, O Lord, and all thy commandments are true.

152  Long have I known from thy testimonies that thou hast founded them for ever.

153  Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law. 154  Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to thy promise!

155  Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes.

156  Great is thy mercy, O Lord; give me life according to thy justice.

157  Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from thy testimonies.

158  I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep thy commands.

159  Consider how I love thy precepts! Preserve my life according to thy steadfast love.

160  The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures for ever.

161  Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words.

162  I rejoice at thy word like one who finds great spoil.

163  I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love thy law.

164  Seven times a day I praise thee for thy righteous ordinances.

165  Great peace have those who love thy law; nothing can make them stumble.

166  I hope for thy salvation, O Lord, and I do thy commandments.

167  My soul keeps thy testimonies; I love them exceedingly. 168  I keep thy precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before thee.

169  Let my cry come 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 will pour forth praise that thou dost teach me thy statutes.

172  My tongue will sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are right.

173  Let thy hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen thy precepts. 174  I long for thy salvation, O Lord, and thy law is my delight.

175  Let me live, that I may praise thee, and let thy ordinances help me.

176  I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.


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