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Psalm 119 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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I Love Your Law, O Yahweh

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Aleph

How blessed are those whose way is [fn]blameless,

Who walk in the law of Yahweh.

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How blessed are those who observe His testimonies,

They seek Him with all their heart.

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They also do not work unrighteousness;

They walk in His ways.

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You have commanded us,

To keep Your precepts [fn]diligently.

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Oh may my ways be established

To keep Your statutes!

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Then I shall not be ashamed

When I look [fn]upon all Your commandments.

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I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,

When I learn Your righteous judgments.

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I shall keep Your statutes;

Do not forsake me utterly!

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Beth

How can a young man keep his way pure?

By keeping it according to Your word.

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With all my heart I have sought You;

Do not let me stray from Your commandments.

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Your word I have treasured in my heart,

That I may not sin against You.

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Blessed are You, O Yahweh;

Teach me Your statutes.

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With my lips I have recounted

All the judgments of Your mouth.

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I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,

[fn]As much as in all riches.

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I will muse upon Your precepts

And look upon Your ways.

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I shall [fn]delight in Your statutes;

I shall not forget Your word.

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Gimel

Deal bountifully with Your slave,

That I may live and keep Your word.

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Open my eyes, that I may behold

Wonderful things from Your law.

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I am a sojourner in the earth;

Do not hide Your commandments from me.

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My soul is crushed [fn]with longing

For Your judgments at all times.

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You rebuke the arrogant, [fn]the cursed,

Who stray from Your commandments.

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Take away reproach and contempt from me,

For I observe Your testimonies.

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Even though princes sit and talk against me,

Your slave muses on Your statutes.

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Your testimonies also are my delight;

They are [fn]my counselors.

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Daleth

My soul clings to the dust;

Revive me according to Your word.

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I have recounted my ways, and You have answered me;

Teach me Your statutes.

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Make me understand the way of Your precepts,

So I will muse on Your wondrous deeds.

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My soul [fn]weeps because of grief;

Raise me up according to Your word.

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Remove the false way from me,

And graciously grant me Your law.

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I have chosen the faithful way;

I have [fn]placed Your judgments before me.

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I cling to Your testimonies;

O Yahweh, do not put me to shame!

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I shall run the way of Your commandments,

For You will enlarge my heart.

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He

Instruct me, O Yahweh, in the way of Your statutes,

That I may observe it to the end.

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Cause me to understand, that I may observe Your law

And keep it with all my heart.

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Cause me to walk in the path of Your commandments,

For I delight in it.

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Cause my heart to incline to Your testimonies

And not to dishonest gain.

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Cause my eyes to turn away from looking at worthlessness,

And revive me in Your ways.

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Cause Your [fn]word to be established for Your slave,

[fn]As that which produces fear for You.

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Cause my reproach which I dread to pass away,

For Your judgments are good.

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Behold, I long for Your precepts;

Revive me in Your righteousness.

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Vav

May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Yahweh,

Your salvation according to Your [fn]word;

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So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,

For I trust in Your word.

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And do not take away the word of truth utterly from my mouth,

For I [fn]wait for Your judgments.

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So I will keep Your law continually,

Forever and ever.

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And I will walk in a wide place,

For I seek Your precepts.

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I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings

And I shall not be ashamed.

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I shall [fn]delight in Your commandments,

Which I love.

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And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,

Which I love;

And I will muse on Your statutes.

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Zayin

Remember the word to Your slave,

[fn]In which You have made me wait.

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This is my comfort in my affliction,

That Your word has [fn]revived me.

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The arrogant utterly scoff at me,

Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.

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I have remembered Your judgments from [fn]of old, O Yahweh,

And comfort myself.

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Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked,

Who forsake Your law.

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Your statutes have become my songs

In the house of my sojourning.

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I remember in the night Your name, O Yahweh,

So I keep Your law.

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This has become mine,

[fn]That I observe Your precepts.

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Heth

Yahweh is my portion;

I have [fn]promised to keep Your words.

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I have sought to please Your face with all my heart;

Be gracious to me according to Your [fn]word.

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I thought upon my ways

And I turned my feet to Your testimonies.

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I hastened and did not delay

To keep Your commandments.

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The cords of the wicked have encircled me,

But I have not forgotten Your law.

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At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You

Because of Your righteous judgments.

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I am a companion of all those who [fn]fear You,

And of those who keep Your precepts.

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The earth, O Yahweh, is full of Your lovingkindness;

Teach me Your statutes.

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Teth

You have dealt well with Your slave,

O Yahweh, according to Your word.

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Teach me good [fn]discernment and knowledge,

For I believe in Your commandments.

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Before I was afflicted I went astray,

But now I keep Your word.

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You are good and do good;

Teach me Your statutes.

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The arrogant have smeared me with lying;

With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.

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Their heart is [fn]covered with fat,

But I delight in Your law.

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It is good for me that I was afflicted,

That I may learn Your statutes.

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The law of Your mouth is better to me

Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

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Yodh

Your hands made me and established me;

Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

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May those who [fn]fear You see me and be glad,

Because I [fn]wait for Your word.

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I know, O Yahweh, that Your judgments are righteous,

And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

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Oh may Your lovingkindness [fn]comfort me,

According to Your [fn]word to Your slave.

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May Your compassion come to me that I may live,

For Your law is my delight.

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May the arrogant be ashamed, for they wrong me with lying;

But I shall muse on Your precepts.

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May those who [fn]fear You turn to me,

And those who know Your testimonies.

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May my heart be [fn]blameless in Your statutes,

So that I will not be ashamed.

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Kaph

My soul fails with longing for Your salvation;

I [fn]wait for Your word.

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My eyes fail with longing for Your [fn]word,

Saying, “When will You comfort me?”

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For I am like a wineskin in the smoke,

But I do not forget Your statutes.

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How many are the days of Your slave?

When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?

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The arrogant have dug pits for me,

Men who are not [fn]in accord with Your law.

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All Your commandments are faithful;

They have persecuted me with lying; help me!

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They almost made an end of me on the earth,

But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.

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Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,

So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

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Lamedh

Forever, O Yahweh,

Your word stands firm in heaven.

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Your faithfulness endures [fn]from generation to generation;

You established the earth, and it stands.

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They stand this day according to Your judgments,

For all things are Your slaves.

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If Your law had not been my delight,

Then I would have perished in my affliction.

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I will never forget Your precepts,

For by them You have [fn]revived me.

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I am Yours, save me;

For I have sought Your precepts.

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The wicked hope for me—to destroy me;

I shall perceive Your testimonies.

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I have seen [fn]a limit to all perfection;

Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

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Mem

Oh how I love Your law!

It is my meditation all the day.

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Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,

For they are [fn]mine forever.

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I have more insight than all my teachers,

For Your testimonies are my meditation.

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I perceive more than the aged,

Because I have observed Your precepts.

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I have restrained my feet from every evil way,

That I may keep Your word.

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I have not turned aside from Your judgments,

For You Yourself have taught me.

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How sweet is Your [fn]word to my [fn]taste!

Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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From Your precepts I get perception;

Therefore I hate every false way.

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Nun

Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.

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I have sworn and I have confirmed,

To keep Your righteous judgments.

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I am exceedingly afflicted;

O Yahweh, [fn]revive me according to Your word.

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Oh be pleased with the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Yahweh,

And teach me Your judgments.

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My soul is continually [fn]in my hand,

Yet I do not forget Your law.

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The wicked have laid a snare for me,

Yet I have not wandered from Your precepts.

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I have inherited Your testimonies forever,

For they are the joy of my heart.

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I have inclined my heart to do Your statutes

Forever, to the end.

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Samekh

I hate those who are double-minded,

But I love Your law.

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You are my hiding place and my shield;

I [fn]wait for Your word.

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Depart from me, evildoers,

That I may observe the commandments of my God.

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Sustain me according to Your [fn]word, that I may live;

And do not put me to shame because of my hope.

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Uphold me that I may be saved,

That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.

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You have [fn]rejected all those who stray from Your statutes,

For their deceitfulness is a lie.

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You [fn]remove all the wicked of the earth like dross;

Therefore I love Your testimonies.

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My flesh [fn]quakes for dread of You,

And I am afraid of Your judgments.

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Ayin

I have done justice and righteousness;

Do not leave me to my oppressors.

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Be for Your slave a guarantee for good;

Do not let the arrogant oppress me.

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My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation

And for Your righteous [fn]word.

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Deal with Your slave according to Your lovingkindness

And teach me Your statutes.

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I am Your slave; give me understanding,

That I may know Your testimonies.

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It is time for Yahweh to act,

For they have broken Your law.

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Therefore I love Your commandments

Above gold, even above fine gold.

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Therefore I deem all Your precepts concerning everything to be right,

I hate every false way.

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Pe

Your testimonies are wonderful;

Therefore my soul observes them.

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The unfolding of Your words gives light;

It gives understanding to the simple.

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I opened my mouth wide and panted,

For I longed for Your commandments.

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Turn to me and be gracious to me,

According to Your judgment [fn]for those who love Your name.

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Establish my steps in Your [fn]word,

And do not let any wickedness overpower me.

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Redeem me from the oppression of man,

That I may keep Your precepts.

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Make Your face shine upon Your slave,

And teach me Your statutes.

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My eyes [fn]shed streams of water,

Because they do not keep Your law.

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Tsadhe

Righteous are You, O Yahweh,

And upright are Your judgments.

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In righteousness, You have commanded Your testimonies

And in exceeding faithfulness.

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My zeal has [fn]consumed me,

Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

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Your [fn]word is exceedingly refined,

Therefore Your slave loves it.

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I am small and despised,

Yet I do not forget Your precepts.

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Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

And Your law is truth.

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Trouble and anguish have found me,

Yet Your commandments are my delight.

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Righteous are Your testimonies forever;

Give me understanding that I may live.

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Qoph

I called with all my heart; answer me, O Yahweh!

I will observe Your statutes.

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I called to You; save me

And I shall keep Your testimonies.

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I [fn]eagerly greet the dawn and cry for help;

I [fn]wait for Your words.

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My eyes [fn]eagerly greet the night watches,

That I may muse on Your [fn]word.

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Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;

O Yahweh, revive me, according to Your judgments.

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[fn]Near are those who pursue wickedness;

They are far from Your law.

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Near are You, O Yahweh,

And all Your commandments are truth.

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Of old I have known from Your testimonies

That You have founded them forever.

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Resh

See my affliction and rescue me,

For I do not forget Your law.

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Plead my cause and redeem me;

Revive me according to Your [fn]word.

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Salvation is far from the wicked,

For they do not seek Your statutes.

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Many are Your [fn]compassions, O Yahweh;

Revive me according to Your judgments.

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Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,

Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

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I see the treacherous and loathe them,

Those who do not keep Your [fn]word.

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See how I love Your precepts;

O Yahweh, revive me according to Your lovingkindness.

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The sum of Your word is truth,

And every one of Your righteous judgments is everlasting.

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Sin/Shin

Princes persecute me without cause,

But my heart is in dread of Your words.

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I rejoice at Your [fn]word,

As one who finds much spoil.

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I hate and abhor lying,

But I love Your law.

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Seven times a day I praise You,

Because of Your righteous judgments.

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Those who love Your law have much peace,

And [fn]nothing causes them to stumble.

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I hope for Your salvation, O Yahweh,

And I do Your commandments.

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My soul keeps Your testimonies,

And I love them exceedingly.

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I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,

For all my ways are before You.

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Tav

Let my cry of lamentation come near before You, O Yahweh;

Give me understanding according to Your word.

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Let my supplication come before You;

Deliver me according to Your [fn]word.

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Let my lips pour forth praise,

For You teach me Your statutes.

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Let my tongue answer with Your [fn]word,

For all Your commandments are righteous.

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Let Your hand be [fn]ready to help me,

For I have chosen Your precepts.

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I long for Your salvation, O Yahweh,

And Your law is my delight.

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Let my soul live that it may praise You,

And let Your judgments help me.

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I have wandered off like a lost sheep; search for Your slave,

For I have not forgotten Your commandments.

LSB Footnotes
Or having integrity; lit complete
Or carefully, cf. Deut 4:9, 15
Lit to
Lit As over all
Lit delight myself
Lit for
Or Cursed are those who wander...
Lit the men of my counsel
Lit drops
Or accounted Your ordinances worthy
Or promise
Lit Which is for the fear of You
Or promise
Or hope in
Lit delight myself
Lit On
Or preserved me alive
Or everlasting
Or Because
Lit said that I would keep
Or promise
Or reverence
Or judgment
Lit gross like fat
Or reverence
Or hope in
Lit be for my comfort
Or promise
Or reverence
Or having integrity; lit complete
Or hope in
Or promise
Lit according to Your law
Lit to
Or kept me alive
Lit an end of
Or with me
Or promise
Lit palate
Or keep me alive
In danger
Or hope in
Or promise
Lit made light of
Lit caused to cease
Lit bristles up from
Or promise
Lit to
Or promise
Lit run down
Lit destroyed
Or promise
Lit approach the dawn
Or hope in
Lit approach the night watches
Or promise
Lit They draw near
Or promise
Or mercies
Or promise
Or promise
Lit they have no stumbling block
Or promise
Or promise
Lit to help me
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