Sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.
Psalms 119:1 ALEPH. Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Psalms 119:2 Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart. Psalms 119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Psalms 119:4 Thou hast commanded [us] to keep thy precepts diligently. Psalms 119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Psalms 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. Psalms 119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119:8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. Psalms 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word. Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:12 Blessed [art] thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. Psalms 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as [much as] in all riches. Psalms 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. Psalms 119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, [that] I may live, and keep thy word. Psalms 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Psalms 119:19 I [am] a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. Psalms 119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing [that it hath] unto thy judgments at all times. Psalms 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud [that are] cursed, which do err from thy commandments. Psalms 119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. Psalms 119:23 Princes also did sit [and] speak against me: [but] thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. Psalms 119:24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight [and] my counsellors. Psalms 119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. Psalms 119:26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. Psalms 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. Psalms 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. Psalms 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid [before me]. Psalms 119:31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. Psalms 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. Psalms 119:33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it [unto] the end. Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with [my] whole heart. Psalms 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Psalms 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; [and] quicken thou me in thy way. Psalms 119:38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who [is devoted] to thy fear. Psalms 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments [are] good. Psalms 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. Psalms 119:41 VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, [even] thy salvation, according to thy word. Psalms 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. Psalms 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. Psalms 119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. Psalms 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. Psalms 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. Psalms 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. Psalms 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. Psalms 119:49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. Psalms 119:50 This [is] my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. Psalms 119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: [yet] have I not declined from thy law. Psalms 119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. Psalms 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. Psalms 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. Psalms 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. Psalms 119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts. Psalms 119:57 CHETH. [Thou art] my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. Psalms 119:58 I intreated thy favour with [my] whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. Psalms 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. Psalms 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. Psalms 119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law. Psalms 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119:63 I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. Psalms 119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. Psalms 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. Psalms 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Psalms 119:68 Thou [art] good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: [but] I will keep thy precepts with [my] whole heart. Psalms 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; [but] I delight in thy law. Psalms 119:71 [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. Psalms 119:72 The law of thy mouth [is] better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. Psalms 119:73 JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Psalms 119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. Psalms 119:75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments [are] right, and [that] thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Psalms 119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight. Psalms 119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: [but] I will meditate in thy precepts. Psalms 119:79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. Psalms 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. Psalms 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word. Psalms 119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? Psalms 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes. Psalms 119:84 How many [are] the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? Psalms 119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which [are] not after thy law. Psalms 119:86 All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. Psalms 119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. Psalms 119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. Psalms 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalms 119:90 Thy faithfulness [is] unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. Psalms 119:91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all [are] thy servants. Psalms 119:92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. Psalms 119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. Psalms 119:94 I [am] thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. Psalms 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: [but] I will consider thy testimonies. Psalms 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: [but] thy commandment [is] exceeding broad. Psalms 119:97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day. Psalms 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me. Psalms 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation. Psalms 119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. Psalms 119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. Psalms 119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. Psalms 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth! Psalms 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform [it], that I will keep thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word. Psalms 119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. Psalms 119:109 My soul [is] continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. Psalms 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. Psalms 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart. Psalms 119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, [even unto] the end. Psalms 119:113 SAMECH. I hate [vain] thoughts: but thy law do I love. Psalms 119:114 Thou [art] my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Psalms 119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. Psalms 119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Psalms 119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. Psalms 119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit [is] falsehood. Psalms 119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. Psalms 119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. Psalms 119:121 AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. Psalms 119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. Psalms 119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. Psalms 119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:125 I [am] thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. Psalms 119:126 [It is] time for [thee], LORD, to work: [for] they have made void thy law. Psalms 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts [concerning] all [things to be] right; [and] I hate every false way. Psalms 119:129 PE. Thy testimonies [are] wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalms 119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. Psalms 119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. Psalms 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalms 119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. Psalms 119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. Psalms 119:137 TZADDI. Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, and upright [are] thy judgments. Psalms 119:138 Thy testimonies [that] thou hast commanded [are] righteous and very faithful. Psalms 119:139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. Psalms 119:140 Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. Psalms 119:141 I [am] small and despised: [yet] do not I forget thy precepts. Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, and thy law [is] the truth. Psalms 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights. Psalms 119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies [is] everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. Psalms 119:145 KOPH. I cried with [my] whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. Psalms 119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. Psalms 119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word. Psalms 119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment. Psalms 119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. Psalms 119:151 Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth. Psalms 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. Psalms 119:153 RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. Psalms 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. Psalms 119:155 Salvation [is] far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. Psalms 119:156 Great [are] thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. Psalms 119:157 Many [are] my persecutors and mine enemies; [yet] do I not decline from thy testimonies. Psalms 119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. Psalms 119:160 Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever. Psalms 119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: [but] thy law do I love. Psalms 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Psalms 119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. Psalms 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. Psalms 119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways [are] before thee. Psalms 119:169 TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. Psalms 119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. Psalms 119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. Psalms 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness. Psalms 119:173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. Psalms 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law [is] my delight. Psalms 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. Psalms 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.