Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.
3Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.
4Thou hast commanded us thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.
5Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!
6Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart, When I learn thy righteous judgments.
8I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly.
9BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.
11Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.
12Blessed art thou, O Jehovah: Teach me thy statutes.
13With my lips have I declared All the ordinances of thy mouth.
14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.
15I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.
16I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.
18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.
19I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.
20My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.
21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.
22Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.
23Princes also sat and talked against me; But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.
24Thy testimonies also are my delight And my counsellors.
25DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.
26I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me: Teach me thy statutes.
27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.
28My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.
30I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set before me .
31I cleave unto thy testimonies: O Jehovah, put me not to shame.
32I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33HE. Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end.
34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.
36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.
37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.
38Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which is in order unto the fear of thee.
39Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.
40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.
41VAV. Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah, Even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; For I trust in thy word.
43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in thine ordinances.
44So shall I observe thy law continually For ever and ever.
45And I shall walk at liberty; For I have sought thy precepts.
46I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, And shall not be put to shame.
47And I will delight myself in thy commandments, Which I have loved.
48I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes.
49ZAYIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, Because thou hast made me to hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction; For thy word hath quickened me.
51The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from thy law.
52I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah, And have comforted myself.
53Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me, Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
55I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.
56This I have had, Because I have kept thy precepts.
57HHETH. Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.
58I entreated thy favor with my whole heart: Be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59I thought on my ways, And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.
61The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; But I have not forgotten thy law.
62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee Because of thy righteous ordinances.
63I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.
64The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness: Teach me thy statutes.
65TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.
66Teach me good judgment and knowledge; For I have believed in thy commandments.
67Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.
68Thou art good, and doest good; Teach me thy statutes.
69The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.
70Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.
72The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.
73YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74They that fear thee shall see me and be glad, Because I have hoped in thy word.
75I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
76Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort, According to thy word unto thy servant.
77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.
78Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: But I will meditate on thy precepts.
79Let those that fear thee turn unto me; And they shall know thy testimonies.
80Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, That I be not put to shame.
81KAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; But I hope in thy word.
82Mine eyes fail for thy word, While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?
83For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.
86All thy commandments are faithful: They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.
88LAMEDH. Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth.