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Psalms, Chapter 119
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   1: Happy are they who are without sin in their ways, walking in the law of the Lord.
   2: Happy are they who keep his unchanging word, searching after him with all their heart.
   3: They do no evil; they go in his ways.
   4: You have put your orders into our hearts, so that we might keep them with care.
   5: If only my ways were ordered so that I might keep your rules!
   6: Then I would not be put to shame, as long as I have respect for all your teaching.
   7: I will give you praise with an upright heart in learning your right decisions.
   8: I will keep your rules: O give me not up completely.
   9: How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word.
   10: I have made search for you with all my heart: O let me not go wandering far from your teaching.
   11: I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you.
   12: Praise be to you, O Lord: give me knowledge of your rules.
   13: With my lips have I made clear all the decisions of your mouth.
   14: I have taken as much delight in the way of your unchanging word, as in all wealth.
   15: I will give thought to your orders, and have respect for your ways.
   16: I will have delight in your rules; I will not let your word go out of my mind.
   17: Give me, your servant, the reward of life, so that I may keep your word;
   18: Let my eyes be open to see the wonders of your law.
   19: I am living in a strange land: do not let your teachings be kept secret from me.
   20: My soul is broken with desire for your decisions at all times.
   21: Your hand has been against the men of pride, a curse is on those who go wandering out of your way.
   22: Take away from me shame and bitter words; for I have kept your unchanging word in my heart.
   23: Rulers make evil designs against me; but your servant gives thought to your rules.
   24: Your unchanging word is my delight, and the guide of my footsteps.
   25: My soul is joined to the dust: O give me life, in keeping with your word.
   26: I put the record of my ways before you, and you gave me an answer: O give me knowledge of your rules.
   27: Make the way of your orders clear to me; then my thoughts will be ever on your wonders.
   28: My soul is wasted with sorrow; give me strength again in keeping with your word
   29: Take from me every false way; and in mercy give me your law.
   30: I have taken the way of faith: I have kept your decisions before me.
   31: I have been true to your unchanging word; O Lord, do not put me to shame.
   32: I will go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart.
   33: O Lord, let me see the way of your rules, and I will keep it to the end.
   34: Give me wisdom, so that I may keep your law; going after it with all my heart.
   35: Make me go in the way of your teachings; for they are my delight.
   36: Let my heart be turned to your unchanging word, and not to evil desire.
   37: Let my eyes be turned away from what is false; give me life in your ways.
   38: Give effect to your word to your servant, in whose heart is the fear of you.
   39: Take away the shame which is my fear; for your decisions are good.
   40: See how great is my desire for your orders: give me life in your righteousness.
   41: Let your mercies come to me, O Lord, even your salvation, as you have said.
   42: So that I may have an answer for the man who would put me to shame; for I have faith in your word.
   43: Take not your true word quite out of my mouth; for I have put my hope in your decisions.
   44: So that I may keep your law for ever and ever;
   45: So that my way may be in a wide place: because my search has been for your orders.
   46: So that I may give knowledge of your unchanging word before kings, and not be put to shame.
   47: And so that I may take delight in your teachings, to which I have given my love.
   48: And so that my hands may be stretched out to you; and I will give thought to your rules.
   49: Keep in mind your word to your servant, for on it has my hope been fixed.
   50: This is my comfort in my trouble; that your sayings have given me life.
   51: The men of pride have made great sport of me; but I have not been turned from your law.
   52: I have kept the memory of your decisions from times past, O Lord; and they have been my comfort.
   53: I am burning with wrath, because of the sinners who have given up your law.
   54: Your rules have been melodies to me, while I have been living in strange lands.
   55: I have given thought to your name in the night, O Lord, and have kept your law.
   56: This has been true of me, that I have kept your orders in my heart.
   57: The Lord is my heritage: I have said that I would be ruled by your words.
   58: I have given my mind to do your pleasure with all my heart; have mercy on me, as you have said.
   59: I gave thought to my steps, and my feet were turned into the way of your unchanging word.
   60: I was quick to do your orders, and let no time be wasted.
   61: The cords of evil-doers are round me; but I have kept in mind your law.
   62: In the middle of the night I will get up to give you praise, because of all your right decisions.
   63: I keep company with all your worshippers, and those who have your orders in their memory.
   64: The earth, O Lord, is full of your mercy: give me knowledge of your rules.
   65: You have done good to your servant, O Lord, in keeping with your word.
   66: Give me knowledge and good sense; for I have put my faith in your teachings.
   67: Before I was in trouble I went out of the way; but now I keep your word.
   68: You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules.
   69: The men of pride have said false things about me; but I will keep your orders in my heart.
   70: Their hearts are shut up with fat; but my delight is in your law.
   71: It is good for me to have been through trouble; so that I might come to the knowledge of your rules.
   72: The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
   73: Your hands have made me, and given me form: give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your teaching.
   74: Your worshippers will see me and be glad; because my hope has been in your word.
   75: I have seen, O Lord, that your decisions are right, and that in unchanging faith you have sent trouble on me.
   76: Let your mercy now be my comfort, as you have said to your servant.
   77: Let your gentle mercies come to me, so that I may have life; for your law is my delight.
   78: Let the men of pride be shamed; because they have falsely given decision against me; but I will give thought to your orders.
   79: Let your worshippers be turned to me, and those who have knowledge of your words.
   80: Let all my heart be given to your orders, so that I may not be put to shame.
   81: My soul is wasted with desire for your salvation: but I have hope in your word.
   82: My eyes are full of weariness with searching for your word, saying, When will you give me comfort?
   83: For I have become like a wine-skin black with smoke; but I still keep the memory of your rules.
   84: How short is the life of your servant! when will you give your decision against those who are attacking me?
   85: The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me.
   86: All your teachings are certain; they go after me with evil design; give me your help.
   87: They had almost put an end to me on earth; but I did not give up your orders.
   88: Give me life in your mercy; so that I may be ruled by the unchanging word of your mouth.
   89: For ever, O Lord, your word is fixed in heaven.
   90: Your faith is unchanging from generation to generation: you have put the earth in its place, and it is not moved.
   91: They are ruled this day by your decisions; for all things are your servants.
   92: If your law had not been my delight, my troubles would have put an end to me.
   93: I will ever keep your orders in mind; for in them I have life.
   94: I am yours, O be my saviour; for my desire has been for your rules.
   95: The sinners have been waiting for me to give me up to destruction; but I will give all my mind to your unchanging ward.
   96: I have seen that nothing on earth is complete; but your teaching is very wide.
   97: O what love I have for your law! I give thought to it all the day.
   98: Your teaching has made me wiser than my haters: for it is mine for ever.
   99: I have more knowledge than all my teachers, because I give thought to your unchanging word.
   100: I have more wisdom than the old, because I have kept your orders.
   101: I have kept back my feet from all evil ways, so that I might be true to your word.
   102: My heart has not been turned away from your decisions; for you have been my teacher.
   103: How sweet are your sayings to my taste! truly, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth!
   104: Through your orders I get wisdom; for this reason I am a hater of every false way.
   105: Your word is a light for my feet, ever shining on my way.
   106: I have made an oath and kept it, to be guided by your upright decisions.
   107: I am greatly troubled, O Lord, give me life in keeping with your word.
   108: Take, O Lord, the free offerings of my mouth, and give me knowledge of your decisions.
   109: My soul is ever in danger; but I still keep the memory of your law.
   110: Sinners have put a net to take me; but I was true to your orders.
   111: I have taken your unchanging word as an eternal heritage; for it is the joy of my heart.
   112: My heart is ever ready to keep your rules, even to the end.
   113: I am a hater of men of doubting mind; but I am a lover of your law.
   114: You are my secret place and my breastplate against danger; my hope is in your word.
   115: Go far from me, you evil-doers; so that I may keep the teachings of my God.
   116: Be my support as you have said, and give me life; let not my hope be turned to shame.
   117: Let me not be moved, and I will be safe, and ever take delight in your rules.
   118: You have overcome all those who are wandering from your rules; for all their thoughts are false.
   119: All the sinners of the earth are like waste metal in your eyes; and for this cause I give my love to your unchanging word.
   120: My flesh is moved for fear of you; I give honour to your decisions.
   121: I have done what is good and right: you will not give me into the hands of those who are working against me.
   122: Take your servant's interests into your keeping; let me not be crushed by the men of pride.
   123: My eyes are wasted with desire for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.
   124: Be good to your servant in your mercy, and give me teaching in your rules.
   125: I am your servant; give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your unchanging word.
   126: It is time, O Lord, for you to let your work be seen; for they have made your law without effect.
   127: For this reason I have greater love far your teachings than for gold, even for shining gold.
   128: Because of it I keep straight in all things by your orders; and I am a hater of every false way.
   129: Your unchanging word is full of wonder; for this reason my soul keeps it.
   130: The opening of your words gives light; it gives good sense to the simple.
   131: My mouth was open wide, waiting with great desire for your teachings.
   132: Let your eyes be turned to me, and have mercy on me, as it is right for you to do to those who are lovers of your name.
   133: Let my steps be guided by your word; and let not sin have control over me.
   134: Make me free from the cruel rule of man; then I will keep your orders.
   135: Let your servant see the shining of your face; give me knowledge of your rules.
   136: Rivers of water are flowing from my eyes, because men do not keep your law.
   137: O Lord, great is your righteousness, and upright are your decisions.
   138: You have given your unchanging word in righteousness, and it is for ever.
   139: My passion has overcome me; because my haters are turned away from your words.
   140: Your word is of tested value; and it is dear to your servant.
   141: I am small and of no account; but I keep your orders in mind.
   142: Your righteousness is an unchanging righteousness, and your law is certain.
   143: Pain and trouble have overcome me: but your teachings are my delight.
   144: The righteousness of your unchanging word is eternal; give me wisdom so that I may have life.
   145: I have made my prayer with all my heart; give answer to me, O Lord: I will keep your rules.
   146: My cry has gone up to you; take me out of trouble, and I will be guided by your unchanging word.
   147: Before the sun is up, my cry for help comes to your ear; my hope is in your words.
   148: In the night watches I am awake, so that I may give thought to your saying.
   149: Let my voice come to you, in your mercy; O Lord, by your decisions give me life.
   150: Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law.
   151: You are near, O Lord; and all your teachings are true.
   152: I have long had knowledge that your unchanging word is for ever.
   153: O see my trouble, and be my saviour; for I keep your law in my mind,
   154: Undertake my cause, and come to my help, give me life, as you have said.
   155: Salvation is far from evil-doers; for they have made no search for your rules.
   156: Great is the number of your mercies, O Lord; give me life in keeping with your decisions.
   157: Great is the number of those who are against me; but I have not been turned away from your unchanging word.
   158: I saw with hate those who were untrue to you; for they did not keep your saying.
   159: See how great is my love for your orders: give me life, O Lord, in keeping with your mercy.
   160: Your word is true from the first; and your upright decision is unchanging for ever.
   161: Rulers have been cruel to me without cause; but I have the fear of your word in my heart.
   162: I am delighted by your saying, like a man who makes discovery of great wealth.
   163: I am full of hate and disgust for false words; but I am a lover of your law.
   164: Seven times a day do I give you praise, because of your upright decisions.
   165: Great peace have lovers of your law; they have no cause for falling.
   166: Lord, my hope has been in your salvation; and I have kept your teachings.
   167: My soul has kept your unchanging word; great is my love for it.
   168: I have been ruled by your orders; for all my ways are before you.
   169: Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me wisdom in keeping with your word.
   170: Let my prayer come before you; take me out of trouble, as you have said.
   171: Let my lips be flowing with praise, because you have given me knowledge of your rules.
   172: Let my tongue make songs in praise of your word; for all your teachings are righteousness.
   173: Let your hand be near for my help; for I have given my heart to your orders.
   174: All my desire has been for your salvation, O Lord; and your law is my delight.
   175: Give life to my soul so that it may give you praise; and let your decisions be my support.
   176: I have gone out of the way like a wandering sheep; make search for your servant; for I keep your teachings ever in mind.

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