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Chapter 119

119:1 ALEPH. Happy are they that are upright in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

119:2 Happy are they that keep His testimonies, that seek Him with the whole heart.

119:3 Yea, they do no unrighteousness; they walk in His ways.

119:4 Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently.

119:5 Oh that my ways were directed to observe Thy statutes!

119:6 Then should I not be ashamed, when I have regard unto all Thy commandments.

119:7 I will give thanks unto Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous ordinances.

119:8 I will observe Thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly.

119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.

119:10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee; O let me not err from Thy commandments.

119:11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.

119:12 Blessed art Thou, O the Lord; teach me Thy statutes.

119:13 With my lips have I told all the ordinances of Thy mouth.

119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

119:15 I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.

119:16 I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy word.

119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with Thy servant that I may live, and I will observe Thy word.

119:18 Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.

119:19 I am a sojourner in the earth; hide not Thy commandments from me.

119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.

119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, that do err from Thy commandments.

119:22 Take away from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept Thy testimonies.

119:23 Even though princes sit and talk against me, thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes.

119:24 Yea, Thy testimonies are my delight, they are my counsellors.

119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.

119:26 I told of my ways, and Thou didst answer me; teach me Thy statutes.

119:27 Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts, that I may talk of Thy wondrous works.

119:28 My soul melteth away for heaviness; sustain me according unto Thy word.

119:29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; and grant me Thy law graciously.

119:30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; Thine ordinances have I set before me.

119:31 I cleave unto Thy testimonies; O the Lord, put me not to shame.

119:32 I will run the way of Thy commandments, for Thou dost enlarge my heart.

119:33 HE. Teach me, O the Lord, the way of Thy statutes; and I will keep it at every step.

119:34 Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law and observe it with my whole heart.

119:35 Make me to tread in the path of Thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

119:36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in Thy ways.

119:38 Confirm Thy word unto Thy servant, which pertaineth unto the fear of Thee.

119:39 Turn away my reproach which I dread; for Thine ordinances are good.

119:40 Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; quicken me in Thy righteousness.

119:41 VAV. Let Thy mercies also come unto me, O the Lord, even Thy salvation, according to Thy word;

119:42 That I may have an answer for him that taunteth me; for I trust in Thy word.

119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I hope in Thine ordinances;

119:44 So shall I observe Thy law continually for ever and ever;

119:45 And I will walk at ease, for I have sought Thy precepts;

119:46 I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.

119:47 And I will delight myself in Thy commandments, which I have loved.

119:48 I will lift up my hands also unto Thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in Thy statutes.

119:49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto Thy servant, because Thou hast made me to hope.

119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that Thy word hath quickened me.

119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not turned aside from Thy law.

119:52 I have remembered Thine ordinances which are of old, O the Lord, and have comforted myself.

119:53 Burning indignation hath taken hold upon me, because of the wicked that forsake Thy law.

119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

119:55 I have remembered Thy name, O the Lord, in the night, and have observed Thy law.

119:56 This I have had, that I have kept Thy precepts.

119:57 HETH. My portion is the Lord, I have said that I would observe Thy words.

119:58 I have entreated Thy favour with my whole heart; be gracious unto me according to Thy word.

119:59 I considered my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.

119:60 I made haste, and delayed not, to observe Thy commandments.

119:61 The bands of the wicked have enclosed me; but I have not forgotten Thy law.

119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous ordinances.

119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that observe Thy precepts.

119:64 The earth, O the Lord, is full of Thy mercy; teach me Thy statutes.

119:65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O the Lord, according unto Thy word.

119:66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge; for I have believed Thy commandments.

119:67 Before I was afflicted, I did err; but now I observe Thy word.

119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.

119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me; but I with my whole heart will keep Thy precepts.

119:70 Their heart is gross like fat; but I delight in Thy law.

119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, in order that I might learn Thy statutes.

119:72 The law of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

119:73 JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.

119:74 They that fear Thee shall see me and be glad, because I have hope in Thy word.

119:75 I know, O the Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.

119:76 Let, I pray Thee, Thy lovingkindness be ready to comfort me, according to Thy promise unto Thy servant.

119:77 Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for Thy law is my delight.

119:78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they have distorted my cause with falsehood; but I will meditate in Thy precepts.

119:79 Let those that fear Thee return unto me, and they that know Thy testimonies.

119:80 Let my heart be undivided in Thy statutes, in order that I may not be put to shame.

119:81 CAPH. My soul pineth for Thy salvation; in Thy word do I hope.

119:82 Mine eyes fail for Thy word, saying: 'When wilt Thou comfort me?'

119:83 For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; yet do I not forget Thy statutes.

119:84 How many are the days of Thy servant? When wilt Thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to Thy law.

119:86 All Thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me for nought; help Thou me.

119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but as for me, I forsook not Thy precepts.

119:88 Quicken me after Thy lovingkindness, and I will observe the testimony of Thy mouth.

119:89 LAMED. For ever, O the Lord, Thy word standeth fast in heaven.

119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations; Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.

119:91 They stand this day according to Thine ordinances; for all things are Thy servants.

119:92 Unless Thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

119:93 I will never forget Thy precepts; for with them Thou hast quickened me.

119:94 I am Thine, save me; for I have sought Thy precepts.

119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider Thy testimonies.

119:96 I have seen an end to every purpose; but Thy commandment is exceeding broad.

119:97 MEM. O how love I Thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

119:98 Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; for Thy testimonies are my meditation.

119:100 I understand more than mine elders, because I have keep Thy precepts.

119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, in order that I might observe Thy word.

119:102 I have not turned aside from Thine ordinances; for Thou hast instructed me.

119:103 How sweet are Thy words unto my palate! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

119:104 From Thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

119:106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it, to observe Thy righteous ordinances.

119:107 I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O the Lord, according unto Thy word.

119:108 Accept, I beseech Thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O the Lord, and teach me Thine ordinances.

119:109 My soul is continually in my hand; yet have I not forgotten Thy law.

119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet went I not astray from Thy precepts.

119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform Thy statutes, for ever, at every step.

119:113 SAMECH. I hate them that are of a double mind; but Thy law do I love.

119:114 Thou art my covert and my shield; in Thy word do I hope.

119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers; that I may keep the commandments of my God.

119:116 Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live; and put me not to shame in my hope.

119:117 Support Thou me, and I shall be saved; and I will occupy myself with Thy statutes continually.

119:118 Thou hast made light of all them that err from Thy statutes; for their deceit is vain.

119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love Thy testimonies.

119:120 My flesh shuddereth for fear of Thee; and I am afraid of Thy judgments.

119:121 AIN. I have done justice and righteousness; leave me not to mine oppressors.

119:122 Be surety for Thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.

119:123 Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation, and for Thy righteous word.

119:124 Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy, and teach me Thy statutes.

119:125 I am Thy servant, give me understanding, that I may know Thy testimonies.

119:126 It is time for the Lord to work; they have made void Thy law.

119:127 Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

119:128 Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; every false way I hate.

119:129 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them.

119:130 The opening of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

119:131 I opened wide my mouth, and panted; for I longed for Thy commandments.

119:132 Turn Thee towards me, and be gracious unto me, as is Thy wont to do unto those that love Thy name.

119:133 Order my footsteps by Thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

119:134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, and I will observe Thy precepts.

119:135 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; and teach me Thy statutes.

119:136 Mine eyes run down with rivers of water, because they observe not Thy law.

119:137 TZADE. Righteous art Thou, O the Lord, and upright are Thy judgments.

119:138 Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness.

119:139 My zeal hath undone me, because mine adversaries have forgotten Thy words.

119:140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and Thy servant loveth it.

119:141 I am small and despised; yet have I not forgotten Thy precepts.

119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law is the truth.

119:143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me; yet Thy commandments are my delight.

119:144 Thy testimonies are righteous for ever; give me understanding, and I shall live.

119:145 KOPH. I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O the Lord; I will keep Thy statutes.

119:146 I have called Thee, save me, and I will observe Thy testimonies.

119:147 I rose early at dawn, and cried; I hoped in Thy word.

119:148 Mine eyes forestalled the night-watches, that I might meditate in Thy word.

119:149 Hear my voice according unto Thy lovingkindness; quicken me, O the Lord, as Thou art wont.

119:150 They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; they are far from Thy law.

119:151 Thou art nigh, O the Lord; and all Thy commandments are truth.

119:152 Of old have I known from Thy testimonies that Thou hast founded them for ever.

119:153 RESH. O see mine affliction, and rescue me; for I do not forget Thy law.

119:154 Plead Thou my cause, and redeem me; quicken me according to Thy word.

119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not Thy statutes.

119:156 Great are Thy compassions, O the Lord; quicken me as Thou art wont.

119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not turned aside from Thy testimonies.

119:158 I beheld them that were faithless, and strove with them; because they observed not Thy word.

119:159 O see how I love Thy precepts; quicken me, O the Lord, according to Thy lovingkindness.

119:160 The beginning of Thy word is truth; and all Thy righteous ordinance endureth for ever.

119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of Thy words.

119:162 I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

119:163 I hate and abhor falsehood; Thy law do I love.

119:164 Seven times a day do I praise Thee, because of Thy righteous ordinances.

119:165 Great peace have they that love Thy law; and there is no stumbling for them.

119:166 I have hoped for Thy salvation, O the Lord, and have done Thy commandments.

119:167 My soul hath observed Thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

119:168 I have observed Thy precepts and Thy testimonies; for all my ways are before Thee.

119:169 TAV. Let my cry come near before Thee, O the Lord; give me understanding according to Thy word.

119:170 Let my supplication come before Thee; deliver me according to Thy word.

119:171 Let my lips utter praise: because Thou teachest me Thy statutes.

119:172 Let my tongue sing of Thy word; for all Thy commandments are righteousness.

119:173 Let Thy hand be ready to help me; for I have chosen Thy precepts.

119:174 I have longed for Thy salvation, O the Lord; and Thy law is my delight.

119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee; and let Thine ordinances help me.

119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; for I have not forgotten Thy commandments.

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