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Psalm 119

English Standard Version

1 Aleph: [1] Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! (Ge 17:1; Ps 101:2; Ps 101:6; Ps 128:1; Pr 11:20; Pr 13:6) 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, (2Ch 15:2; Ps 78:5; Ps 119:10; Ps 119:22) 3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! (1Jo 3:9; 1Jo 5:18) 4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. (Ps 19:8) 5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! (Ps 37:23; Pr 16:9; Jer 10:23) 6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. (Ps 119:80; 1Jo 2:28) 7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.[2] (Ex 24:3; Ps 119:62; Ps 119:106) 8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me! (Ps 38:21; Ps 71:9; Ps 71:18) 9 Beth: How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (Ps 25:7) 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! (2Ch 15:2; Ps 119:21; Ps 119:118) 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Ps 37:31; Lu 2:19; Lu 2:51) 12 Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! (Ps 25:4; Ps 119:26; Ps 119:64; Ps 119:68; Ps 119:108; Ps 119:124; Ps 119:135; Ps 119:171) 13 With my lips I declare all the rules[3] of your mouth. (De 6:7; Ps 40:9) 14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. (Ps 119:111; Ps 119:162; Pr 3:13; Pr 8:10; Pr 8:18) 15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. (Ps 25:4; Ps 119:23; Ps 119:78; Ps 119:97) 16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. (Ps 119:24; Ps 119:47; Ps 119:70; Ps 119:77; Ps 119:92; Ps 119:143; Ps 119:174) 17 Gimel: Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. (Ps 13:6; Ps 119:144) 18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19 I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me! (Ps 39:12; Isa 6:9) 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your rules[4] at all times. (Ps 42:1; Ps 119:40; Ps 119:131; Ps 119:174) 21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments. (De 27:26; Ps 119:10; Ps 119:51) 22 Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies. (Ps 44:13; Ps 119:2) 23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. (Ps 119:15; Ps 119:27; Ps 119:161; Da 6:4) 24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. (Ps 119:16; Ps 119:104; Ro 7:22) 25 Daleth: My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! (Ps 44:25; Ps 71:20; Ps 119:37; Ps 119:40; Ps 119:65; Ps 119:88; Ps 119:107; Ps 119:149; Ps 119:154; Ps 119:156; Ps 119:159) 26 When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! (Ps 37:5; Ps 119:12) 27 Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. (Job 32:8; Ps 119:15; Ps 119:18; Ps 119:23; Ps 119:34; Ps 119:73; Ps 119:78; Ps 119:125; Ps 119:144; Ps 119:169) 28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! (Ps 22:14) 29 Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! (Ps 119:27) 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. (Ps 16:8) 31 I cling to your testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame! (Ps 119:116) 32 I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart![5] (1Ki 4:29; Isa 60:5; 2Co 6:11; 2Co 6:13) 33 He: Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.[6] (Ps 119:12; Ps 119:26; Ps 119:112; Mt 10:22; Heb 3:6; Re 2:26) 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. (Ps 119:27; Pr 2:6; Jas 1:5) 35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. (Ps 1:2; Ps 25:4; Ps 119:16) 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! (1Ki 8:58; Ps 119:112; Ps 141:4; Lu 12:15; 1Ti 6:10; Heb 13:5) 37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. (Ps 119:25; Pr 23:5; Isa 33:15) 38 Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. (2Sa 7:25; Ps 25:10; Ps 112:1; Ps 128:1; Ps 130:4) 39 Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good. (Ps 119:22) 40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life! (Ps 119:20; Ps 119:149; Ps 119:156) 41 Waw: Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; (Ps 106:4; Ps 119:58; Ps 119:65; Ps 119:76; Ps 119:77; Ps 119:116; Ps 119:170) 42 then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word. (Ps 119:39; Pr 27:11) 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules. (Ps 31:24; Ps 119:49; Ps 119:74; Ps 119:81; Ps 119:114; Ps 119:147) 44 I will keep your law continually, forever and ever, 45 and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts. (Ps 119:94; Ps 119:155; Pr 4:12) 46 I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame, (Mt 10:18; Ac 26:1) 47 for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love. (Ps 119:16) 48 I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes. (Ps 28:2; Ps 119:13) 49 Zayin: Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. (Ps 119:41; Ps 119:43) 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. (Ps 71:20; Ps 119:25; Ro 15:4) 51 The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. (Job 23:11; Ps 42:3; Ps 44:18; Ps 119:69; Ps 119:78; Ps 119:85; Ps 119:122; Ps 119:157; Ps 123:4; Jer 20:7) 52 When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord. 53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law. (Ne 13:25) 54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning. (Ps 39:12) 55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law. (Ps 42:8) 56 This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts. (Ps 119:22; Ps 119:69; Ps 119:100) 57 Heth: The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. (Ps 16:5) 58 I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. (Ps 45:12; Ps 119:41) 59 When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; (Lu 15:17) 60 I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments. 61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law. (Ps 119:83; Ps 119:110) 62 At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules. (Ps 119:7; Ac 16:25) 63 I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts. (Ps 101:6) 64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes! (Ps 33:5; Ps 119:12) 65 Teth: You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. (Ps 119:41) 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. (Php 1:9; Jas 1:5) 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. (Ps 119:71; Ps 119:75; Jer 31:18; Heb 12:5) 68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. (Ps 106:1; Ps 119:12) 69 The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; (Job 13:4; Ps 109:2; Ps 119:51; Ps 119:56) 70 their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law. (Ps 17:10; Ps 119:16; Isa 6:10) 71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. (Ps 119:67) 72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (Ps 19:10; Ps 119:127; Pr 8:10) 73 Yodh: Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. (Job 10:8; Job 31:15; Ps 95:6; Ps 119:27) 74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. (Ps 34:2; Ps 35:27; Ps 107:42; Ps 119:43; Ps 130:5) 75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. (Ps 33:4; Ps 119:67; Ps 119:138) 76 Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. 77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. (Ps 119:24; Ps 119:41; Ps 119:47; Ps 119:174) 78 Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. (Ps 25:3; Ps 119:15; Ps 119:23; Ps 119:51; Ps 119:86) 79 Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies. (Jer 15:19) 80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame! (Ps 119:1; Ps 119:6) 81 Kaph: My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word. (Ps 84:2; Ps 119:74; Ps 119:114) 82 My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?” (Ps 69:3; Ps 101:2) 83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. (Job 30:30; Mt 9:17; Mr 2:22) 84 How long must your servant endure?[7] When will you judge those who persecute me? (Ps 39:4; Zec 1:12; Re 6:10) 85 The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law. (Ps 7:15; Ps 119:51) 86 All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me! (Ps 35:19; Ps 109:26; Ps 119:78; Ps 119:138) 87 They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. 88 In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth. (Ps 71:20; Ps 119:25) 89 Lamedh: Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. (Ps 119:152; Jer 31:35; Mt 24:35; 1Pe 1:25) 90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. (Ps 36:5; Ps 148:6; Ec 1:4) 91 By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants. (Jer 33:25) 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. (Ps 119:77) 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life. (Ps 71:20; Ps 119:25) 94 I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts. (Ps 119:45) 95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies. 96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad. (Ps 18:19) 97 Mem: Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. (Ps 1:2; Ps 119:15; Ps 119:113; Ps 119:163; Ps 119:165) 98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. (De 4:6) 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. (2Ti 3:15) 100 I understand more than the aged,[8] for I keep your precepts. (Job 32:7; Ps 119:56; Ps 119:69) 101 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. (Pr 1:15) 102 I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Ps 19:10) 104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. (Ps 119:128) 105 Nun: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Pr 6:23) 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. (Ne 10:29; Ps 119:7) 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word! (Ps 71:20; Ps 119:25; Ps 119:50; Ps 119:88) 108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules. (Ps 119:12; Ho 14:2) 109 I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. (Jud 12:3; Ps 119:83) 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. (Ps 91:3; Ps 119:10) 111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. (De 33:4; Ps 119:14; Ps 119:162) 112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.[9] (Ps 119:33; Ps 119:36) 113 Samekh: I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. (1Ki 18:21; Ps 119:97; Jas 1:8; Jas 4:8) 114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. (Ps 3:3; Ps 32:7; Ps 119:74) 115 Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. (Ps 6:8; Ps 119:22) 116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! (Ps 25:2; Ps 119:31; Ps 119:41; Ps 146:5) 117 Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually! (Ps 20:2) 118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain. (Ps 119:10; Ps 119:21; Ps 119:110; La 1:15) 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies. (Ps 119:97; Isa 1:25; Eze 22:18; Mal 3:2) 120 My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments. (Job 4:14; Hab 3:16) 121 Ayin: I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me. (Job 17:3; Ps 119:51) 123 My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. (Ps 119:82) 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes. (Ps 119:12) 125 I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies! (Ps 116:16; Ps 119:27) 126 It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken. 127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold. (Ps 19:10; Ps 119:72) 128 Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way. (Ps 119:104) 129 Pe: Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. (Ps 119:18; Ps 119:22; Ps 119:27) 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. (Ps 19:7) 131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments. (Job 29:23; Ps 42:1; Ps 81:10; Ps 119:20) 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. (Ps 25:16) 133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. (Ps 17:5; Ps 19:13) 134 Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts. (Lu 1:74) 135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. (Ps 4:6; Ps 119:12) 136 My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law. (Ps 119:158; Jer 9:1; Jer 9:18; Jer 14:17; La 3:48; Eze 9:4; Php 3:18) 137 Tsadhe: Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. (Ps 116:5) 138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. (Ps 19:7; Ps 119:75; Ps 119:86; Ps 119:172) 139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words. (Ps 69:9) 140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. (Ps 12:6; Ps 119:97) 141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. (Ps 119:83) 142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true. (Ps 19:9; Ps 119:151; Ps 119:160; Joh 17:17) 143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight. (Ps 119:24) 144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live. (Ps 119:17; Ps 119:27) 145 Qoph: With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. (Ps 119:2; Ps 119:10; Ps 119:22; Ps 119:33) 146 I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. (Ps 5:3; Ps 119:74) 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. (Ps 42:8) 149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life. (Ps 71:20; Ps 119:25; Ps 119:40; Ps 119:156) 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law. 151 But you are near, O Lord, and all your commandments are true. (Ps 119:142; Ps 145:18) 152 Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever. (Ps 119:89; Ps 119:160; Mt 5:18) 153 Resh: Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law. (Job 36:15; Ps 119:83) 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise! (Ps 35:1; Ps 119:25) 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. (Job 5:4; Ps 119:150) 156 Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules. (2Sa 24:14; Ps 119:154) 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies. (Ps 3:1; Ps 119:51) 158 I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands. (Ps 119:136; Ps 139:21; Jer 3:20) 159 Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love. (Ps 119:97; Ps 119:154) 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. (Ps 119:7; Ps 119:142; Ps 119:172; Ps 139:17) 161 Sin and Shin: Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. (1Sa 24:11; 1Sa 26:18; Ps 2:11; Ps 69:4; Ps 119:23) 162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. (1Sa 30:16; Ps 119:161; Isa 9:3; Mt 13:44) 163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law. (Ps 119:97) 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules. (Ps 119:160) 165 Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. (Ps 37:11; Ps 37:37; Pr 3:2; Pr 3:23; Mt 13:41; 1Jo 2:10) 166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord, and I do your commandments. (Ge 49:18; Ps 119:174) 167 My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. (Ps 119:163) 168 I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you. (Ps 139:3; Pr 5:21) 169 Taw: Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word! (Ps 119:34; Ps 119:65; Ps 119:145) 170 Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word. (Ps 119:41) 171 My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes. (Ps 119:12; Ps 145:7) 172 My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right. (Ps 119:160) 173 Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. (Jos 24:22; Pr 1:29) 174 I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight. (Ps 119:20; Ps 119:24) 175 Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. (Ps 119:83; Isa 53:6; Mt 18:12; Lu 15:4; 1Pe 2:25)