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Psalms, Chapter 119
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   1: Blessed are they that are perfect in the way, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.
   2: Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.
   3: Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.
   4: Thou hast commanded [us] thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.
   5: Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!
   6: Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.
   7: I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart, When I learn thy righteous judgments.
   8: I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly. BETH.
   9: Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.
   10: With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.
   11: Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.
   12: Blessed art thou, O Jehovah: Teach me thy statutes.
   13: With my lips have I declared All the ordinances of thy mouth.
   14: I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.
   15: I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.
   16: I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. GIMEL.
   17: Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.
   18: Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.
   19: I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.
   20: My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.
   21: Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.
   22: Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.
   23: Princes also sat and talked against me; [But] thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.
   24: Thy testimonies also are my delight [And] my counsellors. DALETH.
   25: My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.
   26: I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me: Teach me thy statutes.
   27: Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.
   28: My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
   29: Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.
   30: I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set [before me].
   31: I cleave unto thy testimonies: O Jehovah, put me not to shame.
   32: I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart. HE.
   33: Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end.
   34: Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
   35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.
   36: Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.
   37: Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.
   38: Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which [is in order] unto the fear of thee.
   39: Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.
   40: Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness. VAV.
   41: Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah, Even thy salvation, according to thy word.
   42: So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; For I trust in thy word.
   43: And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in thine ordinances.
   44: So shall I observe thy law continually For ever and ever.
   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: And I will delight myself in thy commandments, Which I have loved.
   48: I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes. ZAYIN.
   49: Remember the word unto thy servant, Because thou hast made me to hope.
   50: This is my comfort in my affliction; For thy word hath quickened me.
   51: The proud have had me greatly in derision: [Yet] have I not swerved from thy law.
   52: I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah, And have comforted myself.
   53: Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me, Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
   54: Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
   55: I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.
   56: This I have had, Because I have kept thy precepts. HHETH.
   57: Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.
   58: I entreated thy favor with my whole heart: Be merciful unto me according to thy word.
   59: I thought on my ways, And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
   60: I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.
   61: The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; [But] I have not forgotten thy law.
   62: At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee Because of thy righteous ordinances.
   63: I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.
   64: The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness: Teach me thy statutes. TETH.
   65: Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.
   66: Teach me good judgment and knowledge; For I have believed in thy commandments.
   67: Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.
   68: Thou art good, and doest good; Teach me thy statutes.
   69: The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.
   70: Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.
   71: It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.
   72: The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver. YODH.
   73: Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
   74: They that fear thee shall see me and be glad, Because I have hoped in thy word.
   75: I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
   76: Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort, According to thy word unto thy servant.
   77: Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.
   78: Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: [But] I will meditate on thy precepts.
   79: Let those that fear thee turn unto me; And they shall know thy testimonies.
   80: Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, That I be not put to shame. KAPH.
   81: My soul fainteth for thy salvation; [But] I hope in thy word.
   82: Mine eyes fail for thy word, While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?
   83: For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.
   84: How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
   85: The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.
   86: All thy commandments are faithful: They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
   87: They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts. LAMEDH.
   88: Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth.
   89: For ever, O Jehovah, Thy word is settled in heaven.
   90: Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
   91: They abide this day according to thine ordinances; For all things are thy servants.
   92: Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
   93: I will never forget thy precepts; For with them thou hast quickened me.
   94: I am thine, save me; For I have sought thy precepts.
   95: The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; [But] I will consider thy testimonies. MEM.
   96: I have seen an end of all perfection; [But] thy commandment is exceeding broad.
   97: Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
   98: Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; For they are 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, Because I have kept thy precepts.
   101: I have refrained my feet from every evil way, That I might observe thy word.
   102: I have not turned aside from thine ordinances; For thou hast taught me.
   103: How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [Yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
   104: Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way. NUN.
   105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.
   106: I have sworn, and have confirmed it, That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.
   107: I am afflicted very much: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.
   108: Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, And teach me thine ordinances.
   109: My soul is continually in my hand; Yet do I not forget thy law.
   110: The wicked have laid a snare for me; Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.
   111: Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
   112: I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes For ever, even unto the end. SAMEKH.
   113: I hate them that are of a double mind; But thy law do I love.
   114: Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
   115: Depart from me, ye evil-doers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.
   116: Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.
   117: Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe, And shall have respect unto thy statutes continually.
   118: Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.
   119: Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.
   120: My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments. AYIN.
   121: I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors.
   122: Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.
   123: Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word.
   124: Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness, And teach me thy statutes.
   125: I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.
   126: It is time for Jehovah to work; [For] they have made void thy law.
   127: Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yea, above fine gold.
   128: Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts concerning all [things] to be right; [And] I hate every false way. PE.
   129: Thy testimonies are wonderful; Therefore doth my soul keep them.
   130: The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.
   131: I opened wide my mouth, and panted; For I longed for thy commandments.
   132: Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
   133: Establish my footsteps in thy word; And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
   134: Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.
   135: Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; And teach me thy statutes.
   136: Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law. TSADHE.
   137: Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, And upright are thy judgments.
   138: Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness And very faithfulness.
   139: My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.
   140: Thy word is very pure; Therefore thy servant loveth it.
   141: I am small and despised; [Yet] do I not forget thy precepts.
   142: Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is truth.
   143: Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; [Yet] thy commandments are my delight.
   144: Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: Give me understanding, and I shall live. QOPH.
   145: I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah: I will keep thy statutes.
   146: I have called unto thee; save me, And I shall observe thy testimonies.
   147: I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy words.
   148: Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on thy word.
   149: Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thine ordinances.
   150: They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; They are far from thy law.
   151: Thou art nigh, O Jehovah; And all thy commandments are truth.
   152: Of old have I known from thy testimonies, That thou hast founded them for ever. RESH.
   153: Consider mine affliction, and deliver me; For I do not forget thy law.
   154: Plead thou my cause, and redeem me: Quicken me according to thy word.
   155: Salvation is far from the wicked; For they seek not thy statutes.
   156: Great are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah: Quicken me according to thine ordinances.
   157: Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; [Yet] have I not swerved from thy testimonies.
   158: I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved, Because they observe not thy word.
   159: Consider how I love thy precepts: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thy lovingkindness.
   160: The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances [endureth] for ever. SHIN.
   161: Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.
   162: I rejoice at thy word, As one that findeth great spoil.
   163: I hate and abhor falsehood; [But] thy law do I love.
   164: Seven times a day do I praise thee, Because of thy righteous ordinances.
   165: Great peace have they that love thy law; And they have no occasion of stumbling.
   166: I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, And have done thy commandments.
   167: My soul hath observed thy testimonies; And I love them exceedingly.
   168: I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies; For all my ways are before thee. TAV.
   169: Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah: Give me understanding according to thy word.
   170: Let my supplication come before thee: Deliver me according to thy word.
   171: Let my lips utter praise; For thou teachest me thy statutes.
   172: Let my tongue sing of thy word; For all thy commandments are righteousness.
   173: Let thy hand be ready to help me; For I have chosen thy precepts.
   174: I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah; And thy law is my delight.
   175: Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; And let thine ordinances help me.
   176: I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek thy servant; For I do not forget thy commandments.

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