119 73 Your hands have made and fashioned me;
give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
119 74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
because I have hoped in your word.
119 75 I know, O Yahweh, that your judgments are right,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
119 76 Let your steadfast love be ready to comfort me
according to your promise to your servant.
119 77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
for your law is my delight.
119 78 Let the godless be put to shame,
because they have subverted me with guile;
as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
119 79 Let those who fear you turn to me,
that they may know your testimonies.
119 80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
that I may not be put to shame!
- כ KAF. Deliverance. Psalm 119(v118)
119 81 My soul languishes for your salvation;
I hope in your word.
119 82 My eyes fail with watching for your promise;
I ask, "When will you comfort me?"
119 83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
119 84 How long must your servant endure?
When will you judge those who persecute me?
119 85 Godless men have dug pitfalls for me,
men who do not conform to your law.
119 86 All your commandments are sure;
they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
119 87 They have almost made an end of me on earth;
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
119 88 In your steadfast love spare my life,
that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.
- ? LAMED. Faith. Psalm 119(v118)
119 89 For ever, O Yahweh,
your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
119 90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
119 91 By your appointment they stand this day;
for all things are your servants.
119 92 If your law had not been my delight,
I should have perished in my affliction.
119 93 I will never forget your precepts;
for by them you have given me life.
119 94 I am yours, save me;
for I have sought your precepts.
119 95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me;
but I consider your testimonies.
119 96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
- מ MEM. Love. Psalm 119(v118)
119 97 Oh, how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
119 98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
119 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for your testimonies are my meditation.
119 100 I understand more than the aged,
for I keep your precepts.
119 101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
in order to keep your word.
119 102 I do not turn aside from your ordinances,
for you have taught me.
119 103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
119 104 Through your precepts I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.
- נ NUN. Light. Psalm 119(v118)
119 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
119 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to observe your righteous ordinances.
119 107 I am sorely afflicted; give me life, O Yahweh,
according to your word!
119 108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Yahweh,
and teach me your ordinances.
119 109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
but I do not forget your law.
119 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but I do not stray from your precepts.
119 111 Your testimonies are my heritage for ever;
yea, they are the joy of my heart.
119 112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes for ever, to the end. - ס SAMEKH. Safety. Psalm 119(v118)
119 113 I hate double-minded men,
but I love your law.
119 114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in your word.
119 115 Depart from me, you evildoers,
that I may keep the commandments of my God.
119 116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
119 117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!
119 118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes;
yea, their cunning is in vain.
119 119 All the wicked of the earth you count as dross;
therefore I love your testimonies.
119 120 My flesh trembles for fear of you,
and I am afraid of your judgments.
- ע AYIN. Obedience. Psalm 119(v118)
119 121 I have done what is just and right;
do not leave me to my oppressors.
119 122 Be surety for your servant for good;
let not the godless oppress me.
119 123 My eyes fail with watching for your salvation,
and for the fulfilment of your righteous promise.
119 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
and teach me your statutes.
119 125 I am your servant; give me understanding,
that I may know your testimonies!
119 126 It is time for Yahweh to act,
for your law has been broken.
119 127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold,
above fine gold.
119 128 Therefore I direct my steps by all your precepts;
I hate every false way.
- פ PE. Desire. Psalm 119(v118)
119 129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
119 130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
119 131 With open mouth I pant,
because I long for your commandments.
119 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your wont toward those who love your name.
119 133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
119 134 Redeem me from man's oppression,
that I may keep your precepts.
119 135 Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
119 136 My eyes shed streams of tears,
because men do not keep your law.
- צ TSADI. Justice. Psalm 119(v118)
119 137 Righteous are you, O Yahweh,
and right are your judgments.
119 138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness
and in all faithfulness.
119 139 My zeal consumes me,
because my foes forget your words.
119 140 Your promise is well tried,
and your servant loves it.
119 141 I am small and despised,
yet I do not forget your precepts.
119 142 Your righteousness is righteous for ever,
and your law is true.
119 143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
but your commandments are my delight.
119 144 Your testimonies are righteous for ever;
give me understanding that I may live.
- ? QOF. Deliverance. Psalm 119(v118)
119 145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Yahweh!
I will keep your statutes.
119 146 I cry to you; save me,
that I may observe your testimonies.
119 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I hope in your words.
119 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
that I may meditate upon your promise.
119 149 Hear my voice in your steadfast love; O Yahweh,
in your justice preserve my life.
119 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose;
they are far from your law.
119 151 But you are near, O Yahweh,
and all your commandments are true.
119 152 Long have I known from your testimonies
that you have founded them for ever.
- ? RESH. Help. Psalm 119(v118)
119 153 Look on my affliction and deliver me,
for I do not forget your law.
119 154 Plead my cause and redeem me;
give me life according to your promise!
119 155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek your statutes.
119 156 Great is your mercy, O Yahweh;
give me life according to your justice.
119 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
119 158 I look at the faithless with disgust,
because they do not keep your commands.
119 159 Consider how I love your precepts!
Preserve my life according to your steadfast love.
119 160 The sum of your word is truth;
and every one of your righteous ordinances endures for ever.
- ש SHIN. Dedication. Psalm 119(v118)
119 161 Princes persecute me without cause,
but my heart stands in awe of your words.
119 162 I rejoice at your word
like one who finds great spoil.
119 163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love your law.
119 164 Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous ordinances.
119 165 Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.
119 166 I hope for your salvation, O Yahweh,
and I do your commandments.
119 167 My soul keeps your testimonies;
I love them exceedingly.
119 168 I keep your precepts and testimonies,
for all my ways are before you.
- ת TAV. Help. Psalm 119(v118)
119 169 Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh;
give me understanding according to your word!
119 170 Let my supplication come before you;
deliver me according to your word.
119 171 My lips will pour forth praise
that you teach me your statutes.
119 172 My tongue will sing of your word,
for all your commandments are right.
119 173 Let your hand be ready to help me,
for I have chosen your precepts.
119 174 I long for your salvation, O Yahweh,
and your law is my delight.
119 175 Let me live, that I may praise you,
and let your ordinances help me.
119 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
for I do not forget your commandments.