Sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.
Psalms 119:1 [ALEPH.] How happy the men of blameless life, who walk in the law of Yahweh. Psalms 119:2 How happy they who observe his testimonies, with a whole heart, they seek him. Psalms 119:3 Yea, they have not wrought perversity, In his ways, have they walked. Psalms 119:4 Thou, hast commanded thy precepts, that they should be diligently kept. Psalms 119:5 Oh would that my ways might be settled! that I might 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 thank thee with uprightness of heart, when I have learned thy righteous regulations. Psalms 119:8 Thy statutes, will I keep, Do not thou forsake me utterly. Psalms 119:9 [BETH.] Wherewithal can a young man keep pure his way? By taking heed, according to thy word. Psalms 119:10 With all my heart, have I sought thee, Suffer me not to be led astray from thy commandments. Psalms 119:11 In my heart, have I treasured what thou hast said, to the end I may not sin against thee. Psalms 119:12 Blessed art thou, O YahwehTeach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:13 With my lips, have I recounted All the regulations of thy mouth. Psalms 119:14 In the way of thy testimonies, have I rejoiced, Like as over all riches. Psalms 119:15 In thy precepts, will I meditate, that I may discern thy paths. Psalms 119:16 In thy statutes, will I find my dear delight, I will not forget thy word. Psalms 119:17 [GIMEL.] Bestow thy bounties upon thy servantlet me live, That I may observe thy word. Psalms 119:18 Unveil thou mine eyes, that I may discern Wondrous things out of thy law. Psalms 119:19 A sojourner, am, I, in the earth, Do not hide from me, thy commandments. Psalms 119:20 My soul is crushed with longing for thy just decisions at all times. Psalms 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud as accursed, who stray from thy commandments. Psalms 119:22 Roll from off me, reproach and contempt, For, thy testimonies, have I observed. Psalms 119:23 Even rulers have taken their seat, against me, have talked, Thy servant, will still meditate in thy statutes. Psalms 119:24 Yea, thy testimonies, are my dear delight, My counselors. Psalms 119:25 [DALETH.] My soul, cleaveth to the dust, Give me life, according to thy word. Psalms 119:26 My ways, I recounted, and thou didst answer me, Teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:27 The way of thy precepts, cause thou me to understand, and I will indeed meditate in thy wonders. Psalms 119:28 My soul weepeth itself away, for grief, Confirm thou me, according to thy word. Psalms 119:29 The way of falsehood, take thou from me, and, with thy law, O favour me. Psalms 119:30 The way of faithfulness, have I chosen, Thy regulations, have I deemed right. Psalms 119:31 I have kept close to thy testimonies, O Yahweh! do not put me to shame. Psalms 119:32 The way of thy commandments, will I run, for thou wilt enlarge my heart. Psalms 119:33 [HE.] Point out to me, O Yahweh, the way of thy statutes, that I may observe it unto the end. Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, that I may observe thy law, that I may keep it with a whole heart. Psalms 119:35 Guide me in the path of thy commandments, for, therein, do I find pleasure. Psalms 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not unto unjust gain. Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes, from beholding vanity, In thy way, give me life. Psalms 119:38 Establish, unto thy servant, thy word, which pertaineth to the reverence of thee. Psalms 119:39 Cause to pass away my reproach, that I have feared, for, thy regulations, are good. Psalms 119:40 Lo! I have longed for thy precepts, In thy righteousness, give me life. Psalms 119:41 [WAW.] And let thy lovingkindness reach me, O Yahweh, thy salvation, according to thy word. Psalms 119:42 So shall I have something to answer him that reproacheth me, That I have trusted in thy word. Psalms 119:43 And do not snatch away from my mouth the word of truth in any wise, because, for thy regulation, have I waited. Psalms 119:44 That I may keep thy law continually, to times age-abiding and beyond. Psalms 119:45 That I may walk to and fro in a large place, because, thy precepts, have I sought. Psalms 119:46 That I may speak of thy testimonies before kings, and not be ashamed. Psalms 119:47 That I may find dear delight in thy commandments, which I have loved. Psalms 119:48 That I may lift up my hands unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and may meditate in thy statutes. Psalms 119:49 [ZAYIN.] Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. Psalms 119:50 This, is my comfort in mine affliction, that, thy word, hath given me life. Psalms 119:51 Insolent men, have derided me exceedingly, From thy law, have I not swerved. Psalms 119:52 I have remembered thy regulations, [which have come down] from age-past times, O Yahweh, and have consoled myself. Psalms 119:53 A raging heat, hath seized me, by reason of the lawless, who forsake thy law. Psalms 119:54 Songs, have thy statutes become to me, in my house of sojourn. Psalms 119:55 I have remembered, in the night, thy Name, O Yahweh, and have kept thy law. Psalms 119:56 This, have I had, because, thy precepts, have I observed. Psalms 119:57 [HETH.] My portion, is Yahweh, I have promised that I would keep thy words. Psalms 119:58 I have sought the smile of thy face with all my heart, Show me favour, according to thy word. Psalms 119:59 I have thought upon my ways, and have turned my feet unto thy testimonies. Psalms 119:60 I have hastened, and not delayed, to keep thy commandments. Psalms 119:61 The meshes of the lawless, have surrounded me, Thy law, have I not forgotten. Psalms 119:62 At midnight, I arise to give thanks unto thee, For thy righteous regulations. Psalms 119:63 Companion, am I, to all who revere thee, and to them who keep thy precepts. Psalms 119:64 Of thy lovingkindness, O Yahweh, the earth, is full, Thy statutes, teach thou me. Psalms 119:65 [TETH.] Well, hast thou dealt with thy servant, O Yahweh, according to thy word. Psalms 119:66 Good judgment and knowledge, teach thou me, For, in thy commandments, have I trusted. Psalms 119:67 Before I was afflicted, I myself was going astray, but, now, thy word, have I kept. Psalms 119:68 Good, thou art, and doing good, Teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:69 Insolent men have plastered falsehood over me, I, with a whole heart, will observe thy precepts. Psalms 119:70 Gross, like fat, is their heart, I, in thy law, have found dear delight. Psalms 119:71 It is, well for me, that I was afflicted, That I might learn thy statutes. Psalms 119:72 Better to me, is the law of thy mouth, than thousands of gold and silver. Psalms 119:73 [YODH.] Thine own hands, have made me, and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Psalms 119:74 They who revere thee, shall see me and rejoice, that, for thy word, I waited. Psalms 119:75 I know, O Yahweh, that righteous are thy regulations, and, in faithfulness, didst thou afflict me. Psalms 119:76 Let thy lovingkindness, I beseech thee, serve to comfort me, according to thy word to thy servant. Psalms 119:77 Let thy compassions reach me, that I may live, for, thy law, is my dear delight. Psalms 119:78 Let insolent men, be ashamed, because, by means of falsehood, they have dealt with me perversely, I, will meditate in thy precepts. Psalms 119:79 Let them who revere thee, turn unto me, even they who know thy testimonies. Psalms 119:80 Let my heart be thorough in thy statutes, that I may not be ashamed. Psalms 119:81 [KAPH.] My soul, hath languished for thy salvation, For thy word, have I hoped. Psalms 119:82 Mine eyes have failed for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? Psalms 119:83 Though I have been like a wineskin in the smoke, thy statutes, have I not forgotten. Psalms 119:84 How few are the days of thy servant! When wilt thou execute sentence on my persecutors? Psalms 119:85 Insolent men digged for me pits, men who are not according to thy law. Psalms 119:86 All thy commandments, are faithful, With falsehood, have they persecuted me, O help me! Psalms 119:87 A little more, and they had consumed me in the earth, but, I, forsake not thy precepts. Psalms 119:88 According to thy lovingkindness, give thou me life, so will I keep the testimonies of thy mouth. Psalms 119:89 [LAMED.] Age-abidingly, O Yahweh, hath thy word been set up in the heavens. Psalms 119:90 To generation after generation, is thy faithfulness, Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth. Psalms 119:91 By thy regulations, do they stand today, for, all, are thy servants. Psalms 119:92 Had not thy law been my dear delight, then, had I perished in mine affliction. Psalms 119:93 Unto times age-abiding, will I not forget thy precepts, For, by them, hast thou given me life. Psalms 119:94 Thine, am I,oh save me! For, thy precepts, have I sought. Psalms 119:95 For me, have the lawless waited, to destroy me, Thy testimonies, will I diligently consider. Psalms 119:96 To all perfection, have I seen an end, Broad is thy commandment, exceedingly. Psalms 119:97 [MEM.] Oh how I love thy law! All the day, is it my meditation. Psalms 119:98 Beyond mine enemies, will thy commandment make me wise, for, age-abidingly, shall it be mine. Psalms 119:99 Beyond all my teachers, have I shown discretion, for, thy testimonies, are my meditation. Psalms 119:100 Beyond the elders, will I show understanding, for, thy precepts, have I observed. Psalms 119:101 From every way of wickedness, have I withheld my feet, that I might keep thy word. Psalms 119:102 From thy regulations, have I not turned aside, for, thou, hast directed me. Psalms 119:103 How smooth to my palate is thy speech, More than honey, to my mouth. Psalms 119:104 Out of thy precepts, will I get understanding, For this cause, do I hate every false way. Psalms 119:105 [NUN.] A lamp to my feet, is thy word, and a light to my path. Psalms 119:106 I sware, and have fulfilled, To keep thy righteous regulations. Psalms 119:107 I have been afflicted exceedingly,O Yahweh, give me life according to thy word. Psalms 119:108 The freewill offerings of my mouth, accept, I pray thee, O Yahweh, And, thy regulations, teach thou me. Psalms 119:109 My life, is in my hand continually, Yet, thy law, have I not forgotten. Psalms 119:110 The lawless have set a snare for me, Yet, from thy precepts, have I not strayed. Psalms 119:111 As an inheritance have I taken thy testimonies unto times age-abiding, for, the joy of my heart, they are. Psalms 119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes, Age-abidingly, to the end. Psalms 119:113 [SAMECH.] Half-hearted ones, do I hate, but, thy law, do I love. Psalms 119:114 My hiding-place and my buckler, thou art, For thy word, have I waited. Psalms 119:115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers,that I may observe the commandments of my God. Psalms 119:116 Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live, and do not shame me out of my hope! Psalms 119:117 Sustain me, that I may be saved, and may find dear delight in thy statutes continually. Psalms 119:118 Thou hast made light of all who stray from thy statutes, for their fraud is, falsehood. Psalms 119:119 Dross, have I accounted all the lawless of the earth, therefore do I love thy testimonies. Psalms 119:120 My flesh, bristled up from dread of thee, and, of thy regulations, stand I in fear. Psalms 119:121 [AYIN.] I have done justice and righteousness,Do not leave me to mine oppressors. Psalms 119:122 Be thou surety for thy servant for good, Let not insolent men oppress me. Psalms 119:123 Mine eyes, have become dim for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word. Psalms 119:124 Deal with thy servant according to thy lovingkindness, And, thy statutes, teach thou me. Psalms 119:125 Thy servant, I amgive me understanding, So shall I get to know thy testimonies. Psalms 119:126 It is time that Yahweh should work, They have frustrated thy law! Psalms 119:127 For this cause, do I love thy commandments, More than gold, yea than fine gold! Psalms 119:128 For this cause, all thy precepts concerning all things, I deem right, Every way of falsehood, I hate. Psalms 119:129 [PE.] Wonderful are thy testimonies, For this cause, hath my soul observed them. Psalms 119:130 The opening of thy words, sheddeth light, Giving understanding to the simple. Psalms 119:131 My mouth, have I opened wide, and panted, Because, for thy commandments, have I longed. Psalms 119:132 Turn thyself unto me, and show me favour,As is befitting, to the lovers of thy Name. Psalms 119:133 My steps, direct thou by thy word, And let no iniquity, have dominion over me. Psalms 119:134 Set me free from the oppression of man, So will I keep thy precepts. Psalms 119:135 Thy face, light thou up on thy servant, And teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:136 Streams of water, have run down mine eyes, Because men have not kept thy law. Psalms 119:137 [ZADHE.] Righteous art thou, O Yahweh,And, equitable, are thy regulations. Psalms 119:138 Thou hast righteously commanded thy testimonies, Yea in great faithfulness. Psalms 119:139 My zeal, hath put an end to me, For mine adversaries have forgotten thy words. Psalms 119:140 Refined is thy word, to the uttermost, And, thy servant loveth it. Psalms 119:141 Small, am I, and despised, Thy precepts, have I not forgotten. Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness, is righteous to times age-abiding, And, thy law, is truth. Psalms 119:143 Straitness and distress, have befallen me, Thy commandments, are my dear delights. Psalms 119:144 Righteous are thy testimonies, unto times age-abiding, Give me understanding, that I may live. Psalms 119:145 [KOPH.] I have cried out with all my heart, answer me, O Yahweh; Thy statutes, will I observe. Psalms 119:146 I have cried out unto thee, oh save me, That I may keep thy testimonies. Psalms 119:147 I forestalled the twilight, and cried for help, For thy word, I waited. Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes forestalled the night-watches, To meditate in thy word. Psalms 119:149 My voice, O hear, according to thy lovingkindness, O Yahweh! according to thy wont, give me life. Psalms 119:150 They have drawn near, who pursue villainy, From thy law, have they gone far away. Psalms 119:151 Near art thou, O Yahweh, and, all thy commandments, are truth. Psalms 119:152 Long, have I known, from thy testimonies, That, to times age-abiding, thou didst establish them. Psalms 119:153 [RESH.] Behold mine affliction, and rescue me, For, thy law, have I not forgotten. Psalms 119:154 Plead my cause, and redeem me, By thy word, give me life. Psalms 119:155 Far from the lawless, is salvation, For, thy statutes, have they not sought. Psalms 119:156 Thy compassions, are great, O Yahweh, According to thy regulations, give me life. Psalms 119:157 Many, are my persecutors and mine adversaries, From thy testimonies, have I not swerved. Psalms 119:158 I have seen traitors, and felt loathing, Because, thy word, they kept not. Psalms 119:159 See thou that, thy precepts, I have loved, O Yahweh, according to thy lovingkindness, give me life. Psalms 119:160 The sum of thy word, is truth, and, age-abiding, is every one of thy righteous regulations. Psalms 119:161 [SHIN.] Rulers, have persecuted me, without cause, But, of thy word, hath my heart stood in awe. Psalms 119:162 Joyful am I over thy word, Like the finder of spoil in abundance. Psalms 119:163 Falsehood, I hate and abhor, Thy law, do I love. Psalms 119:164 Seven times in the day, have I praised thee, For thy righteous regulations. Psalms 119:165 Blessing in abundance, have the lovers of thy law, and nothing to make them stumble. Psalms 119:166 I have looked for thy salvation, O Yahweh, and, thy commandments, have I done. Psalms 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies, yea I have loved them greatly. Psalms 119:168 I have kept thy precepts, and thy testimonies, For, all my ways, are before thee. Psalms 119:169 [TAU] Let my shouting come near before thee, O Yahweh, According to thy word, give me understanding. Psalms 119:170 Let my supplication come in before thee, According to thy word, deliver me. Psalms 119:171 My lips, shall pour out, praise, When thou shalt teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:172 My tongue, shall respond, with thy word, For, all thy commandments, are righteous. Psalms 119:173 Be thy hand ready to help me, For, thy statutes, have I chosen. Psalms 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Yahweh, and, thy law, is my dear delight. Psalms 119:175 Let my soul live, that it may praise thee, So shall thy regulation help me. Psalms 119:176 I have strayed like a wandering sheep, O seek thy servant, For, thy commandments, have I not forgotten.