119 33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes;
and I will keep it to the end.
119 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep thy law
and observe it with my whole heart.
119 35 Lead me in the path of thy commandments,
for I delight in it.
119 36 Incline my heart to thy testimonies,
and not to gain!
119 37 Turn my eyes from looking at vanities;
and give me life in thy ways.
119 38 Confirm to thy servant thy promise,
which is for those who fear thee.
119 39 Turn away the reproach which I dread;
for thy ordinances are good.
119 40 Behold, I long for thy precepts;
in thy righteousness give me life!
- ? VAV. Trust. Psalm 119(v118)
119 41 Let thy steadfast love come to me, O LORD,
thy salvation according to thy promise;
119 42 then shall I have an answer for those who taunt me,
for I trust in thy word.
119 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
for my hope is in thy ordinances.
119 44 I will keep thy law continually,
for ever and ever;
119 45 and I shall walk at liberty,
for I have sought thy precepts.
119 46 I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings,
and shall not be put to shame;
119 47 for I find my delight in thy commandments, which I love.
119 48 I revere thy commandments, which I love,
and I will meditate on thy statutes.
- ? ZAYIN. Confidence. Psalm 119(v118)
119 49 Remember thy word to thy servant,
in which thou hast made me hope.
119 50 This is my comfort in my affliction
that thy promise gives me life.
119 51 Godless men utterly deride me,
but I do not turn away from thy law.
119 52 When I think of thy ordinances from of old,
I take comfort, O LORD.
119 53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,
who forsake thy law.
119 54 Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.
119 55 I remember thy name in the night, O LORD,
and keep thy law.
119 56 This blessing has fallen to me,
that I have kept thy precepts.
- ח HET. Devotion. Psalm 119(v118)
119 57 The LORD is my portion;
I promise to keep thy words.
119 58 I entreat thy favor with all my heart;
be gracious to me according to thy promise.
119 59 When I thinks of thy ways,
I turn my feet to thy testimonies;
119 60 I hasten and do not delay to keep thy commandments.
119 61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,
I do not forget thy law.
119 62 At midnight I rise to praise thee,
because of thy righteous ordinances.
119 63 I am a companion of all who fear thee,
of those who keep thy precepts.
119 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy steadfast love;
teach me thy statutes!
- ? TET. Value. Psalm 119(v118)
119 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD,
according to thy word.
119 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
for I believe in thy commandments.
119 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray;
but now I keep thy word.
119 68 Thou art good and doest good;
teach me thy statutes.
119 69 The godless besmear me with lies,
but with my whole heart I keep thy precepts;
119 70 their heart is gross like fat,
but I delight in thy law.
119 71 It is good for me that I was afflicted,
that I might learn thy statutes.
119 72 The law of thy mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
- ? YOD. Justice. Psalm 119(v118)
119 73 Thy hands have made and fashioned me;
give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments.
119 74 Those who fear thee shall see me and rejoice,
because I have hoped in thy word.
119 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right,
and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
119 76 Let thy steadfast love be ready to comfort me
according to thy promise to thy servant.
119 77 Let thy mercy come to me, that I may live;
for thy 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 thy precepts.
119 79 Let those who fear thee turn to me,
that they may know thy testimonies.
119 80 May my heart be blameless in thy statutes,
that I may not be put to shame!
- כ KAF. Deliverance. Psalm 119(v118)
119 81 My soul languishes for thy salvation;
I hope in thy word.
119 82 My eyes fail with watching for thy promise;
I ask, "When wilt thou comfort me?"
119 83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
yet I have not forgotten thy statutes.
119 84 How long must thy servant endure?
When wilt thou judge those who persecute me?
119 85 Godless men have dug pitfalls for me,
men who do not conform to thy law.
119 86 All thy 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 thy precepts.
119 88 In thy steadfast love spare my life,
that I may keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
- ? LAMED. Faith. Psalm 119(v118)
119 89 For ever, O LORD,
thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
119 90 Thy faithfulness endures to all generations;
thou hast established the earth, and it stands fast.
119 91 By thy appointment they stand this day;
for all things are thy servants.
119 92 If thy law had not been my delight,
I should have perished in my affliction.
119 93 I will never forget thy precepts;
for by them thou hast given me life.
119 94 I am thine, save me;
for I have sought thy precepts.
119 95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me;
but I consider thy testimonies.
119 96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but thy commandment is exceedingly broad.
- מ MEM. Love. Psalm 119(v118)
119 97 Oh, how I love thy law!
It is my meditation all the day.
119 98 Thy commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
119 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for thy testimonies are my meditation.
119 100 I understand more than the aged,
for I keep thy precepts.
119 101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
in order to keep thy word.
119 102 I do not turn aside from thy ordinances,
for thou hast taught me.
119 103 How sweet are thy words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
119 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.
- נ NUN. Light. Psalm 119(v118)
119 105 Thy 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 thy righteous ordinances.
119 107 I am sorely afflicted; give me life, O LORD,
according to thy word!
119 108 Accept my offerings of praise, O LORD,
and teach me thy ordinances.
119 109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
but I do not forget thy law.
119 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but I do not stray from thy precepts.
119 111 Thy testimonies are my heritage for ever;
yea, they are the joy of my heart.
119 112 I incline my heart to perform thy statutes for ever, to the end. - ס SAMEKH. Safety. Psalm 119(v118)
119 113 I hate double-minded men,
but I love thy law.
119 114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in thy word.
119 115 Depart from me, you evildoers,
that I may keep the commandments of my God.
119 116 Uphold me according to thy 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 thy statutes continually!
119 118 Thou dost spurn all who go astray from thy statutes;
yea, their cunning is in vain.
119 119 All the wicked of the earth thou dost count as dross;
therefore I love thy testimonies.
119 120 My flesh trembles for fear of thee,
and I am afraid of thy 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 thy servant for good;
let not the godless oppress me.
119 123 My eyes fail with watching for thy salvation,
and for the fulfilment of thy righteous promise.
119 124 Deal with thy servant according to thy steadfast love,
and teach me thy statutes.
119 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding,
that I may know thy testimonies!
119 126 It is time for the LORD to act,
for thy law has been broken.
119 127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold,
above fine gold.
119 128 Therefore I direct my steps by all thy precepts;
I hate every false way.
- פ PE. Desire. Psalm 119(v118)
119 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
119 130 The unfolding of thy words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
119 131 With open mouth I pant,
because I long for thy commandments.
119 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is thy wont toward those who love thy name.
119 133 Keep steady my steps according to thy promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
119 134 Redeem me from man's oppression,
that I may keep thy precepts.
119 135 Make thy face shine upon thy servant,
and teach me thy statutes.
119 136 My eyes shed streams of tears,
because men do not keep thy law.
- צ TSADI. Justice. Psalm 119(v118)
119 137 Righteous art thou, O LORD,
and right are thy judgments.
119 138 Thou hast appointed thy testimonies in righteousness
and in all faithfulness.
119 139 My zeal consumes me,
because my foes forget thy words.
119 140 Thy promise is well tried,
and thy servant loves it.
119 141 I am small and despised,
yet I do not forget thy precepts.
119 142 Thy righteousness is righteous for ever,
and thy law is true.
119 143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
but thy commandments are my delight.
119 144 Thy 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 LORD!
I will keep thy statutes.
119 146 I cry to thee; save me,
that I may observe thy testimonies.
119 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I hope in thy words.
119 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
that I may meditate upon thy promise.
119 149 Hear my voice in thy steadfast love; O LORD,
in thy justice preserve my life.
119 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose;
they are far from thy law.
119 151 But thou art near, O LORD,
and all thy commandments are true.
119 152 Long have I known from thy testimonies
that thou hast founded them for ever.