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Psalm 119:97-120

Mem

97Oh how I love your law!

It is my meditation all the day.

98Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,

for it is ever with me.

99I have more understanding than all my teachers,

for your testimonies are my meditation.

100I understand more than the aged,8

for I keep your precepts.

101I hold back my feet from every evil way,

in order to keep your word.

102I do not turn aside from your rules,

for you have taught me.

103How sweet are your words to my taste,

sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104Through your precepts I get understanding;

therefore I hate every false way.

Nun

105Your word is a lamp to my feet

and a light to my path.

106I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,

to keep your righteous rules.

107I am severely afflicted;

give me life, O Lord, according to your word!

108Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord,

and teach me your rules.

109I hold my life in my hand continually,

but I do not forget your law.

110The wicked have laid a snare for me,

but I do not stray from your precepts.

111Your testimonies are my heritage forever,

for they are the joy of my heart.

112I incline my heart to perform your statutes

forever, to the end.9

Samekh

113I hate the double-minded,

but I love your law.

114You are my hiding place and my shield;

I hope in your word.

115Depart from me, you evildoers,

that I may keep the commandments of my God.

116Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,

and let me not be put to shame in my hope!

117Hold me up, that I may be safe

and have regard for your statutes continually!

118You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,

for their cunning is in vain.

119All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,

therefore I love your testimonies.

120My flesh trembles for fear of you,

and I am afraid of your judgments.

Footnotes

  • 8 119:100 Or the elders
  • 9 119:112 Or statutes; the reward is eternal