who lwalk in the law of the Lord!
who oseek him with their whole heart,
3 who also pdo no wrong,
4 You have commanded your qprecepts
5 Oh that my ways may rbe steadfast
6 sThen I shall not be put to shame,
udo not utterly forsake me!
9 How can va young man keep his way pure?
10 wWith my whole heart I seek you;
let me not xwander from your commandments!
11 I have ystored up your word in my heart,
zteach me your statutes!
13 With my lips I adeclare
all the rules3 of your mouth.
14 In the way of your testimonies I bdelight
as much as in all criches.
15 I will dmeditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your eways.
16 I will fdelight in your statutes;
17 gDeal bountifully with your servant,
hthat I may live and keep your word.
19 I am ia sojourner on the earth;
jhide not your commandments from me!
20 My soul is consumed with klonging
for your rules4 at all times.
who nwander from your commandments.
22 Take away from me oscorn and contempt,
pfor I have kept your testimonies.
23 Even though qprinces sit plotting against me,
your servant will rmeditate on your statutes.
24 Your testimonies are my sdelight;
they are my tcounselors.
25 uMy soul clings to the dust;
26 When xI told of my ways, you answered me;
yteach me your statutes!
27 zMake me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will ameditate on your wondrous works.
28 bMy soul melts away for sorrow;
and graciously cteach me your law!
I dset your rules before me.
elet me not be put to shame!
33 gTeach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes;
34 iGive me understanding, that I may keep your law
35 jLead me in the path of your commandments,
for I kdelight in it.
36 lIncline my heart to your testimonies,
and not to mselfish gain!
37 nTurn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and ogive me life in your ways.
38 pConfirm to your servant your promise,
qthat you may be feared.
39 Turn away the rreproach that I dread,
40 Behold, I slong for your precepts;
tin your righteousness give me life!
41 Let your usteadfast love come to me, O Lord,
your salvation vaccording to your promise;
for my xhope is in your rules.
45 and I shall walk yin a wide place,
for I have zsought your precepts.
46 I will also speak of your testimonies abefore kings
47 for I bfind my delight in your commandments,
48 I will clift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,
and I will dmeditate on your statutes.
49 Remember eyour word to your servant,
in which you have made me fhope.
50 This is gmy comfort in my affliction,
that your promise hgives me life.
51 iThe insolent utterly deride me,
but I do not jturn away from your law.
53 kHot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,
in the house of my lsojourning.
55 I mremember your name in the night, O Lord,
that nI have kept your precepts.
57 oThe Lord is my portion;
58 I pentreat your favor with all my heart;
be gracious to me qaccording to your promise.
59 When I rthink on my ways,
61 Though sthe cords of the wicked ensnare me,
I do not tforget your law.
62 At umidnight I rise to praise you,
because of your vrighteous rules.
63 wI am a companion of all who fear you,
64 xThe earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love;
yteach me your statutes!
O Lord, zaccording to your word.
66 Teach me agood judgment and knowledge,
67 bBefore I was afflicted I went astray,
68 cYou are good and do good;
dteach me your statutes.
but with my whole heart I gkeep your precepts;
70 their heart is unfeeling hlike fat,
but I idelight in your law.
71 It is jgood for me that I was afflicted,
72 kThe law of your mouth is better to me
73 lYour hands have made and fashioned me;
mgive me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and nrejoice,
because I have ohoped in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are prighteous,
and that in qfaithfulness you have afflicted me.
77 Let your rmercy come to me, that I may live;
for your law is my sdelight.
because they have vwronged me with falsehood;
as for me, I will wmeditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you xturn to me,
80 May my heart be yblameless in your statutes,
zthat I may not be put to shame!
81 My soul alongs for your salvation;
I bhope in your word.
82 My ceyes long for your promise;
I ask, d“When will you comfort me?”
hWhen will you judge those who persecute me?
86 All your commandments are ksure;
88 In your steadfast love ngive me life,
89 Forever, O Lord, your oword
90 Your pfaithfulness endures to all generations;
91 By your sappointment they stand this day,
92 If your law had not been my tdelight,
for by them you have ugiven me life.
vfor I have sought your precepts.
but your commandment is exceedingly wbroad.
97 Oh how xI love your law!
It is my ymeditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me zwiser than my enemies,
for ayour testimonies are my meditation.
for I ckeep your precepts.
101 I dhold back my feet from every evil way,
103 How esweet are your words to my taste,
therefore fI hate every false way.
105 gYour word is a lamp to my feet
106 I have hsworn an oath and confirmed it,
to keep your irighteous rules.
107 I am severely jafflicted;
kgive me life, O Lord, according to your word!
108 Accept lmy freewill offerings of praise, O Lord,
and mteach me your rules.
109 I hold my life nin my hand continually,
but I do not oforget your law.
110 The wicked have laid pa snare for me,
but qI do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your testimonies are rmy heritage forever,
for they are sthe joy of my heart.
112 I tincline my heart to perform your statutes
113 I hate vthe double-minded,
but I love wyour law.
I zhope in your word.
115 aDepart from me, you evildoers,
that I may bkeep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me caccording to your promise, that I may live,
117 fHold me up, that I may be safe
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like idross,
therefore jI love your testimonies.
120 My flesh ktrembles for fear of you,
122 Give your servant la pledge of good;
let not mthe insolent oppress me.
123 My neyes long for your salvation
and oteach me your statutes.
127 Therefore I rlove your commandments
I hate every sfalse way.
129 Your testimonies are twonderful;
therefore my soul ukeeps them.
it imparts vunderstanding to the simple.
because I ylong for your commandments.
132 zTurn to me and be gracious to me,
133 aKeep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity bget dominion over me.
134 cRedeem me from man's oppression,
135 dMake your face shine upon your servant,
and eteach me your statutes.
136 My eyes fshed streams of tears,
because people gdo not keep your law.
137 hRighteous are you, O Lord,
138 You have appointed your testimonies in irighteousness
and in all jfaithfulness.
139 My kzeal consumes me,
140 Your promise is well ltried,
and your servant mloves it.
yet I do not nforget your precepts.
and your law is otrue.
but your commandments are my pdelight.
145 With my swhole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!
I will tkeep your statutes.
147 I rise before udawn and cry for help;
I vhope in your words.
148 My eyes are awake before wthe watches of the night,
151 But zyou are near, O Lord,
and all your commandments are atrue.
that you have bfounded them forever.
153 Look on my caffliction and deliver me,
for dI do not forget your law.
154 ePlead my cause and redeem me;
fgive me life according to your promise!
155 gSalvation is far from the wicked,
hfor they do not seek your statutes.
156 iGreat is your mercy, O Lord;
fgive me life according to your rules.
157 jMany are my persecutors and my adversaries,
but I do not kswerve from your testimonies.
159 Consider how I nlove your precepts!
fGive me life according to your steadfast love.
and every one of your qrighteous rules endures forever.
but my heart tstands in awe of your words.
162 I trejoice at your word
like one who ufinds great spoil.
but I love vyour law.
for your qrighteous rules.
165 Great wpeace have those who love your law;
xnothing can make them stumble.
166 I yhope for your salvation, O Lord,
I vlove them exceedingly.
zfor all my ways are before you.
169 Let my acry come before you, O Lord;
ddeliver me according to your word.
171 My lips will epour forth praise,
for you fteach me your statutes.
for gall your commandments are right.
for I have hchosen your precepts.
174 I ilong for your salvation, O Lord,
and your law is my jdelight.
176 I have kgone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
for I do not lforget your commandments.
 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem of twenty-two stanzas, following the letters of the Hebrew alphabet; within a stanza, each verse begins with the same Hebrew letter
 119:7 Or your just and righteous decrees; also verses 62, 106, 160, 164
 119:13 Or all the just decrees
 119:20 Or your just decrees; also verses 30, 39, 43, 52, 75, 102, 108, 137, 156, 175
 119:32 Or for you set my heart free
 119:33 Or keep it as my reward
 119:84 Hebrew How many are the days of your servant?
 119:100 Or the elders
 119:112 Or statutes; the reward is eternal