The Excellencies of God's Law
119 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, 3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed be thou, O Lord; teach me thy statutes!
13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth. 14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on thy precepts, and fix my eyes on thy ways. 16 I will delight in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live and observe thy word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a sojourner on earth; hide not thy commandments from me!
20 My soul is consumed with longing for thy ordinances at all times.
21 Thou dost rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from thy commandments;
22 take away from me their scorn and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, thy servant will meditate on thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies are my delight, they are my counselors.
25 My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to thy word!
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness, I set thy ordinances before me. 31 I cleave to thy testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame! 32 I will run in the way of thy commandments when thou enlargest my understanding!
37 Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; and give me life in thy ways.
38 Confirm to thy servant thy promise, which is for those who fear thee.
39 Turn away the reproach which I dread; for thy ordinances are good.
40 Behold, I long for thy precepts; in thy righteousness give me life!
45 and I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts. 46 I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, and shall not be put to shame; 47 for I find my delight in thy commandments, which I love. 48 I revere thy commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on thy statutes.
49 Remember thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast made me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction that thy promise gives me life.
51 Godless men utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from thy law.
52 When I think of thy ordinances from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.
53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
57 The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep thy words.
58 I entreat thy favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to thy promise.
61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget thy law.
62 At midnight I rise to praise thee, because of thy righteous ordinances.
63 I am a companion of all who fear thee, of those who keep thy precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy steadfast love; teach me thy statutes!
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I keep thy word.
68 Thou art good and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73 Thy hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments.
74 Those who fear thee shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in thy word.
75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
80 May my heart be blameless in thy statutes, that I may not be put to shame!
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten thy statutes.
84 How long must thy servant endure? When wilt thou judge those who persecute me?
85 Godless men have dug pitfalls for me, men who do not conform to thy law. 86 All thy commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me! 87 They have almost made an end of me on earth; but I have not forsaken thy precepts.
88 In thy steadfast love spare my life, that I may keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
123 My eyes fail with watching for thy salvation, and for the fulfilment of thy righteous promise.
126 It is time for the Lord to act, for thy law has been broken.
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.
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.
149 Hear my voice in thy steadfast love; O Lord, in thy justice preserve my life.
152 Long have I known from thy testimonies that thou hast founded them for ever.
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.
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.
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.