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Psalms 119 (asv)

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119:1Blessed are they that are perfect in the way,

Who walk in the law of Jehovah.

119:2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,

That seek him with the whole heart.

119:3Yea, they do no unrighteousness;

They walk in his ways.

119:4Thou hast commanded us thy precepts,

That we should observe them diligently.

119:5Oh that my ways were established

To observe thy statutes!

119:6Then shall I not be put to shame,

When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

119:7I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart,

When I learn thy righteous judgments.

119:8I will observe thy statutes:

Oh forsake me not utterly.


119:9Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way?

By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

119:10With my whole heart have I sought thee:

Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.

119:11Thy word have I laid up in my heart,

That I might not sin against thee.

119:12Blessed art thou, O Jehovah:

Teach me thy statutes.

119:13With my lips have I declared

All the ordinances of thy mouth.

119:14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies,

As much as in all riches.

119:15I will meditate on thy precepts,

And have respect unto thy ways.

119:16I will delight myself in thy statutes:

I will not forget thy word.


119:17Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live;

So will I observe thy word.

119:18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold

Wondrous things out of thy law.

119:19I am a sojourner in the earth:

Hide not thy commandments from me.

119:20My soul breaketh for the longing

That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.

119:21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,

That do wander from thy commandments.

119:22Take away from me reproach and contempt;

For I have kept thy testimonies.

119:23Princes also sat and talked against me;

But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.

119:24Thy testimonies also are my delight

And my counsellors.


119:25My soul cleaveth unto the dust:

Quicken thou me according to thy word.

119:26I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me:

Teach me thy statutes.

119:27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts:

So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.

119:28My soul melteth for heaviness:

Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

119:29Remove from me the way of falsehood;

And grant me thy law graciously.

119:30I have chosen the way of faithfulness:

Thine ordinances have I set before me.

119:31I cleave unto thy testimonies:

O Jehovah, put me not to shame.

119:32I will run the way of thy commandments,

When thou shalt enlarge my heart.


119:33Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes;

And I shall keep it unto the end.

119:34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;

Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

119:35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;

For therein do I delight.

119:36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,

And not to covetousness.

119:37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity,

And quicken me in thy ways.

119:38Confirm unto thy servant thy word,

Which is in order unto the fear of thee.

119:39Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid;

For thine ordinances are good.

119:40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts:

Quicken me in thy righteousness.


119:41Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah,

Even thy salvation, according to thy word.

119:42So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me;

For I trust in thy word.

119:43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth;

For I have hoped in thine ordinances.

119:44So shall I observe thy law continually

For ever and ever.

119:45And I shall walk at liberty;

For I have sought thy precepts.

119:46I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings,

And shall not be put to shame.

119:47And I will delight myself in thy commandments,

Which I have loved.

119:48I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved;

And I will meditate on thy statutes.


119:49Remember the word unto thy servant,

Because thou hast made me to hope.

119:50This is my comfort in my affliction;

For thy word hath quickened me.

119:51The proud have had me greatly in derision:

Yet have I not swerved from thy law.

119:52I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah,

And have comforted myself.

119:53 Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me,

Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

119:54Thy statutes have been my songs

In the house of my pilgrimage.

119:55I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night,

And have observed thy law.

119:56This I have had,

Because I have kept thy precepts.


119:57 Jehovah is my portion:

I have said that I would observe thy words.

119:58I entreated thy favor with my whole heart:

Be merciful unto me according to thy word.

119:59I thought on my ways,

And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

119:60I made haste, and delayed not,

To observe thy commandments.

119:61The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round;

But I have not forgotten thy law.

119:62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee

Because of thy righteous ordinances.

119:63I am a companion of all them that fear thee,

And of them that observe thy precepts.

119:64The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness:

Teach me thy statutes.


119:65Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,

O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

119:66Teach me good judgment and knowledge;

For I have believed in thy commandments.

119:67Before I was afflicted I went astray;

But now I observe thy word.

119:68Thou art good, and doest good;

Teach me thy statutes.

119:69The proud have forged a lie against me:

With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

119:70Their heart is as fat as grease;

But I delight in thy law.

119:71It is good for me that I have been afflicted;

That I may learn thy statutes.

119:72The law of thy mouth is better unto me

Than thousands of gold and silver.


119:73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:

Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

119:74They that fear thee shall see me and be glad,

Because I have hoped in thy word.

119:75I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous,

And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.

119:76Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort,

According to thy word unto thy servant.

119:77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live;

For thy law is my delight.

119:78Let the proud be put to shame;

For they have overthrown me wrongfully:

But I will meditate on thy precepts.

119:79Let those that fear thee turn unto me;

And they shall know thy testimonies.

119:80Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes,

That I be not put to shame.


119:81My soul fainteth for thy salvation;

But I hope in thy word.

119:82Mine eyes fail for thy word,

While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?

119:83For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke;

Yet do I not forget thy statutes.

119:84How many are the days of thy servant?

When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:85The proud have digged pits for me,

Who are not according to thy law.

119:86All thy commandments are faithful:

They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

119:87They had almost consumed me upon earth;

But I forsook not thy precepts.


119:88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness;

So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth.

119:89For ever, O Jehovah,

Thy word is settled in heaven.

119:90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:

Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

119:91 They abide this day according to thine ordinances;

For all things are thy servants.

119:92Unless thy law had been my delight,

I should then have perished in mine affliction.

119:93I will never forget thy precepts;

For with them thou hast quickened me.

119:94I am thine, save me;

For I have sought thy precepts.

119:95The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me;

But I will consider thy testimonies.


119:96I have seen an end of all perfection;

But thy commandment is exceeding broad.

119:97Oh how love I thy law!

It is my meditation all the day.

119:98 Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies;

For they are ever with me.

119:99I have more understanding than all my teachers;

For thy testimonies are my meditation.

119:100I understand more than the aged,

Because I have kept thy precepts.

119:101I have refrained my feet from every evil way,

That I might observe thy word.

119:102I have not turned aside from thine ordinances;

For thou hast taught me.

119:103How sweet are thy words unto my taste!

Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

119:104Through thy precepts I get understanding:

Therefore I hate every false way.


119:105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,

And light unto my path.

119:106I have sworn, and have confirmed it,

That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.

119:107I am afflicted very much:

Quicken me, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

119:108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah,

And teach me thine ordinances.

119:109My soul is continually in my hand;

Yet do I not forget thy law.

119:110The wicked have laid a snare for me;

Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.

119:111Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever;

For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

119:112I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes

For ever, even unto the end.


119:113I hate them that are of a double mind;

But thy law do I love.

119:114Thou art my hiding-place and my shield:

I hope in thy word.

119:115Depart from me, ye evil-doers,

That I may keep the commandments of my God.

119:116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live;

And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

119:117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe,

And shall have respect unto thy statutes continually.

119:118Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes;

For their deceit is falsehood.

119:119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross:

Therefore I love thy testimonies.

119:120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee;

And I am afraid of thy judgments.


119:121I have done justice and righteousness:

Leave me not to mine oppressors.

119:122Be surety for thy servant for good:

Let not the proud oppress me.

119:123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation,

And for thy righteous word.

119:124Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness,

And teach me thy statutes.

119:125I am thy servant; give me understanding,

That I may know thy testimonies.

119:126It is time for Jehovah to work;

For they have made void thy law.

119:127Therefore I love thy commandments

Above gold, yea, above fine gold.

119:128Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;

And I hate every false way.


119:129Thy testimonies are wonderful;

Therefore doth my soul keep them.

119:130The opening of thy words giveth light;

It giveth understanding unto the simple.

119:131I opened wide my mouth, and panted;

For I longed for thy commandments.

119:132Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me,

As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

119:133Establish my footsteps in thy word;

And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

119:134Redeem me from the oppression of man:

So will I observe thy precepts.

119:135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant;

And teach me thy statutes.

119:136Streams of water run down mine eyes,

Because they observe not thy law.


119:137Righteous art thou, O Jehovah,

And upright are thy judgments.

119:138Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness

And very faithfulness.

119:139My zeal hath consumed me,

Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

119:140Thy word is very pure;

Therefore thy servant loveth it.

119:141I am small and despised;

Yet do I not forget thy precepts.

119:142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

And thy law is truth.

119:143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me;

Yet thy commandments are my delight.

119:144Thy testimonies are righteous for ever:

Give me understanding, and I shall live.


119:145I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah:

I will keep thy statutes.

119:146I have called unto thee; save me,

And I shall observe thy testimonies.

119:147I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried:

I hoped in thy words.

119:148Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches,

That I might meditate on thy word.

119:149Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness:

Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thine ordinances.

119:150They draw nigh that follow after wickedness;

They are far from thy law.

119:151Thou art nigh, O Jehovah;

And all thy commandments are truth.

119:152Of old have I known from thy testimonies,

That thou hast founded them for ever.


119:153Consider mine affliction, and deliver me;

For I do not forget thy law.

119:154Plead thou my cause, and redeem me:

Quicken me according to thy word.

119:155Salvation is far from the wicked;

For they seek not thy statutes.

119:156Great are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah:

Quicken me according to thine ordinances.

119:157Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries;

Yet have I not swerved from thy testimonies.

119:158I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved,

Because they observe not thy word.

119:159Consider how I love thy precepts:

Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thy lovingkindness.

119:160The sum of thy word is truth;

And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.


119:161Princes have persecuted me without a cause;

But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

119:162I rejoice at thy word,

As one that findeth great spoil.

119:163I hate and abhor falsehood;

But thy law do I love.

119:164Seven times a day do I praise thee,

Because of thy righteous ordinances.

119:165Great peace have they that love thy law;

And they have no occasion of stumbling.

119:166I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah,

And have done thy commandments.

119:167My soul hath observed thy testimonies;

And I love them exceedingly.

119:168I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies;

For all my ways are before thee.


119:169Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah:

Give me understanding according to thy word.

119:170Let my supplication come before thee:

Deliver me according to thy word.

119:171Let my lips utter praise;

For thou teachest me thy statutes.

119:172Let my tongue sing of thy word;

For all thy commandments are righteousness.

119:173Let thy hand be ready to help me;

For I have chosen thy precepts.

119:174I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah;

And thy law is my delight.

119:175Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee;

And let thine ordinances help me.

119:176I have gone astray like a lost sheep;

Seek thy servant;

For I do not forget thy commandments.


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