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.
- ? RESH. Help. Psalm 119(v118)
119 153 Look on my affliction and deliver me,
for I do not forget thy law.
119 154 Plead my cause and redeem me;
give me life according to thy promise!
119 155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek thy statutes.
119 156 Great is thy mercy, O LORD;
give me life according to thy justice.
119 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
but I do not swerve from thy testimonies.
119 158 I look at the faithless with disgust,
because they do not keep thy commands.
119 159 Consider how I love thy precepts!
Preserve my life according to thy steadfast love.
119 160 The sum of thy word is truth;
and every one of thy 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 thy words.
119 162 I rejoice at thy word
like one who finds great spoil.
119 163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love thy law.
119 164 Seven times a day I praise thee
for thy righteous ordinances.
119 165 Great peace have those who love thy law;
nothing can make them stumble.
119 166 I hope for thy salvation, O LORD,
and I do thy commandments.
119 167 My soul keeps thy testimonies;
I love them exceedingly.
119 168 I keep thy precepts and testimonies,
for all my ways are before thee.
- ת TAV. Help. Psalm 119(v118)
119 169 Let my cry come before thee, O LORD;
give me understanding according to thy word!
119 170 Let my supplication come before thee;
deliver me according to thy word.
119 171 My lips will pour forth praise
that thou dost teach me thy statutes.
119 172 My tongue will sing of thy word,
for all thy commandments are right.
119 173 Let thy hand be ready to help me,
for I have chosen thy precepts.
119 174 I long for thy salvation, O LORD,
and thy law is my delight.
119 175 Let me live, that I may praise thee,
and let thy ordinances help me.
119 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant,
for I do not forget thy commandments.