You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
Beth: How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
Gimel: Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!
Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.
My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
I cling to your testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame!
Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.
then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,
I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
Zayin: Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.
When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.
Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.
Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.
I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.
Heth: The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words.
I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.
I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.
The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!
Teth: You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.
May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame!
My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.
They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.
I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.
I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
Nun: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules.
The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!
Ayin: I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.
My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.
It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken.
Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.
Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.
Tsadhe: Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules.
My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.
I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.
Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.
I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.
My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.
I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.
Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word.
My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.
Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.