This psalm contains sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience
1 Aleph Blessed are the perfect in the way, Who walk in the Torah of יהוה (Yahweh)!
2 Blessed are those who observe His witnesses, Who seek Him with all the heart!
3 Yes, they shall do no unrighteousness; They shall walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded us To guard Your orders diligently.
5 Oh, that my ways were established To guard Your laws!
6 Then I would not be ashamed, When I look into all Your commands.
7 I thank You with uprightness of heart, When I learn the right-rulings of Your righteousness.
8 I guard Your laws; Oh, do not leave me entirely!
9 Bĕt How would a young man cleanse his path? To guard it according to Your word.
10 I have sought You with all my heart; Let me not stray from Your commands!
11 I have treasured up Your word in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O יהוה (Yahweh)! Teach me Your laws.
13 With my lips I have recounted All the right-rulings of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your witnesses, As over all riches.
15 I meditate on Your orders, And regard Your ways.
16 I delight (a) myself in Your laws; I do not forget Your word. Footnote: a See also Psa 119:24, Psa 119:35, Psa 119:47, Psa 119:70, Psa 119:77, Psa 119:92, Psa 119:143, Psa 119:174, Rom 7:22.
17 Gimel Do good to Your servant, Let me live and I guard Your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I might see Wonders from Your Torah.
19 I am a sojourner in the earth; Do not hide Your commands from me.
20 My being is crushed with longing For Your right-rulings at all times.
21 You rebuked the proud, cursed ones, Who are straying from Your commands.
22 Remove from me reproach and scorn, For I have observed Your witnesses.
23 Though princes sat, speaking against me, Your servant meditates on Your laws.
24 Your witnesses also are my delight, My counsellors.
25 Dalet My being has been clinging to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
26 I have recounted my ways and You answered me; Teach me Your laws.
27 Make me understand the way of Your orders; That I might meditate on Your wonders.
28 My being has wept from grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
29 Remove from me the way of falsehood, And favour me with Your Torah.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; Your right-rulings I have held level.
31 I have clung to Your witnesses; O יהוה (Yahweh), do not put me to shame!
32 I run the way of Your commands, For You enlarge my heart.
33 Hĕ Teach me, O יהוה (Yahweh), the way of Your laws, And I observe it to the end.
34 Make me understand, that I might observe Your Torah, And guard it with all my heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commands, For I have delighted in it.
36 Incline my heart to Your witnesses, And not to own gain.
37 Turn away my eyes from looking at falsehood, And revive me in Your way.
38 Establish Your word to Your servant, Which leads to the fear of You.
39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your right-rulings are good.
40 See, I have longed for Your orders; Revive me in Your righteousness.
41 Waw And let Your loving-commitments come to me, O יהוה (Yahweh); Your deliverance, according to Your word,
42 So that I answer my reprover, For I have trusted in Your word.
43 And do not take away from my mouth The word of truth entirely, For I have waited for Your right-rulings;
44 That I might guard Your Torah continually, Forever and ever;
45 That I might walk in a broad place, For I have sought Your orders;
46 That I might speak of Your witnesses before sovereigns, And not be ashamed;
47 That I might delight myself in Your commands, Which I have loved;
48 That I might lift up my hands to Your commands, Which I have loved; While I meditate on Your laws.
49 Zayin Remember the word to Your servant, On which You have caused me to wait.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
51 The proud have utterly scorned me, I did not turn aside from Your Torah.
52 I remembered Your right-rulings of old, O יהוה (Yahweh), And I comfort myself.
53 Rage has seized me because of the wrong Who forsake Your Torah.
54 Your laws have been my songs In the place of my sojournings.
55 I have remembered Your Name in the night, O יהוה (Yahweh), And I guard Your Torah.
56 This has become mine, Because I have observed Your orders.
57 Ḥet You are my portion, O יהוה (Yahweh); I have promised to guard Your words.
58 I have sought Your face with all my heart; Show me favour according to Your word.
59 I have thought upon my ways, And turned my feet to Your witnesses.
60 I have hurried, and did not delay To guard Your commands.
61 The cords of the wrong have surrounded me, Your Torah I have not forgotten.
62 At midnight I rise to give thanks to You, For Your righteous right-rulings.
63 I am a companion of all who fear You, And of those guarding Your orders.
64 O יהוה (Yahweh), Your loving-commitment has filled the earth; Teach me Your laws.
65 Tet You have done good to Your servant, O יהוה (Yahweh), According to Your word.
66 Teach me good sense and knowledge, For I have trusted in Your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I myself was going astray, But now I have guarded Your word.
68 You are good, and do good; Teach me Your laws.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me, With all my heart I observe Your orders.
70 Their heart has become like fat, Without feeling; I have delighted in Your Torah.
71 It was good for me that I was afflicted, That I might learn Your laws.
72 The Torah of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73 Yod Your hands have made me and formed me; Make me understand, that I might learn Your commands.
74 Those who fear You see me and rejoice, For I have waited for Your Word.
75 I know, O יהוה (Yahweh), That Your right-rulings are righteous, And in trustworthiness You have afflicted me.
76 Please let Your loving-commitment be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your compassions come to me, That I might live, For Your Torah is my delight.
78 Let the proud be put to shame, For with lies they perverted me; But I study Your orders.
79 Let those who fear You turn to me, And those who know Your witnesses.
80 Let my heart be perfect in Your laws, So that I am not put to shame.
81 Kaph For Your deliverance my being has pined away, For I have waited for Your word.
82 My eyes have pined away for Your word, Saying, “When would it comfort me?”
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, Your laws I have not forgotten.
84 How many are the days of Your servant? When do You execute right-ruling On those who persecute me?
85 The proud have dug pits for me, Which is not according to Your Torah.
86 All Your commands are trustworthy; They have persecuted me with lies; Help me!
87 They almost made an end of me on earth, But I, I did not forsake Your orders.
88 Revive me according to Your loving-commitment, That I might guard the witness of Your mouth.
89 Lamed Forever, O יהוה (Yahweh), Your word stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your trustworthiness is to all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.
91 According to Your right-rulings They have stood to this day, For all are Your servants.
92 If Your Torah had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 Let me never forget Your orders, For by them You have given me life.
94 I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your orders.
95 The wrong have waited for me to destroy me; I understand Your witnesses.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection; Your command is exceedingly broad.
97 Mem O how I love (b) Your Torah! It is my study all day long. Footnote: b See also Psa 119:113, Psa 119:119, Psa 119:127, Psa 119:163, Psa 119:165, Psa 119:167.
98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies; For it is ever before me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your witnesses are my study.
100 I understand more than the aged, For I have observed Your orders.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I might guard Your word.
102 I have not turned aside from Your right-rulings, For You Yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet to my taste has Your word been, More than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your orders I get understanding; Therefore I have hated every false way.
105 Nun Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
106 I have sworn, and I confirm, To guard Your righteous right-rulings.
107 I have been afflicted very much; O יהוה (Yahweh), revive me according to Your word.
108 Please accept the voluntary offerings Of my mouth, O יהוה (Yahweh), And teach me Your right-rulings.
109 My life is in my hand continually, And Your Torah I have not forgotten.
110 The wrong have laid a snare for me, But I have not strayed from Your orders.
111 Your witnesses are my inheritance forever, For they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to do Your laws Forever, to the end.
113 Sameḵ I have hated doubting thoughts, But I have loved Your Torah.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I have waited for Your word.
115 Turn away from me, you evil-doers, For I observe the commands of my Elohim!
116 Support me according to Your word, That I might live; And put me not to shame Because of my expectation.
117 Sustain me, that I might be saved, And always look to Your laws.
118 You have made light of all those Who stray from Your laws, For falsehood is their deceit.
119 You have made to cease All the wrong of the earth, like dross; Therefore I have loved Your witnesses.
120 My flesh has trembled for fear of You, And I am in awe of Your right-rulings.
121 Ayin I have done right-ruling and righteousness; Leave me not to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee Your servant’s well-being; Let not the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes have pined away for Your deliverance, And for the word of Your righteousness.
124 Do with Your servant according to Your loving-commitment, And teach me Your laws.
125 I am Your servant – make me understand, That I might know Your witnesses.
126 It is time for יהוה (Yahweh) to act! For they have broken Your Torah.
127 Therefore I have loved Your commands More than gold, even fine gold!
128 Therefore all Your orders I count as right; I have hated every false way.
129 Pĕ Your witnesses are wonders; So my being observes them.
130 The opening up of Your words gives light, Giving understanding to the simple.
131 I have opened my mouth and panted, For I have longed for Your commands.
132 Turn to me and show me favour, According to Your right-ruling, toward those who love Your Name.
133 Establish my footsteps by Your word, And let no wickedness have rule over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I might guard Your orders.
135 Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your laws.
136 Streams of water have run down from my eyes, Because they did not guard Your Torah.
137 Tsadi Righteous are You, O יהוה (Yahweh), And Your right-rulings are straight.
138 You have commanded Your witnesses In righteousness and truth, exceedingly.
139 My ardour has consumed me, For my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
140 Your word is tried, exceedingly; And Your servant has loved it.
141 I am small and despised; I have not forgotten Your orders.
142 Your righteousness is righteousness forever, And Your Torah is truth.
143 Distress and anguish have found me; Your commands are my delight.
144 The righteousness of Your witnesses is forever; Make me understand, that I might live.
145 Qoph I have called with all my heart; Answer me, O יהוה (Yahweh)! I observe Your laws.
146 I have called upon You; Save me, that I might guard Your witnesses.
147 I rise before dawn, and cry for help; I have waited for Your word.
148 My eyes have gone before the night watches, To study Your word.
149 Hear my voice according to Your loving-commitment; O יהוה(Yahweh) , revive me according to Your right-ruling.
150 Those who pursue mischief have drawn near; They have been far from Your Torah.
151 You are near, O יהוה (Yahweh), And all Your commands are truth.
152 Of old I have known Your witnesses, That You have founded them forever.
153 Rĕsh See my affliction and deliver me, For I have not forgotten Your Torah.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
155 Deliverance is far from the wrong ones, For they have not sought Your laws.
156 Your compassions are many, O יהוה (Yahweh); Revive me according to Your right-rulings.
157 My persecutors and adversaries are many; I have not turned aside from Your witnesses.
158 I saw traitors and was grieved, Because they did not guard Your word.
159 See how I have loved Your orders, יהוה (Yahweh), revive me according to Your loving-commitment.
160 The sum of Your word is truth, And all Your righteous right-rulings are forever.
161 Shin Rulers have persecuted me without a cause, But at Your word my heart stood in awe.
162 I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.
163 I have hated falsehood and loathe it, Your Torah I have loved.
164 I have praised You seven times a day, Because of Your righteous right-rulings.
165 Great peace have those loving Your Torah, And for them there is no stumbling-block.
166 יהוה (Yahweh), I have waited for Your deliverance, And I have done Your commands.
167 My being has guarded Your witnesses, And I love them exceedingly.
168 I have guarded Your orders and Your witnesses, For all my ways are before You.
169 Taw My cry comes before You, O יהוה (Yahweh); Make me understand according to Your word.
170 Let my prayer come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.
171 My lips pour forth praise, For You teach me Your laws.
172 My tongue sings of Your word, For all Your commands are righteousness.
173 Your hand is a help to me, For I have chosen Your orders.
174 I have longed for Your deliverance, O יהוה (Yahweh), And Your Torah is my delight.
175 My being lives, and it praises You; And Your right-rulings help me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep; Seek Your servant, For I have not forgotten Your commands.
The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research
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