EJ2000(i) 1 ¶ ALEPH. Blessed are those who walk in the perfect way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are those that keep his testimonies and that seek him with their whole heart. 3 For those who do no iniquity walk in his ways. 4 ¶ Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 5 O that my ways were ordered to keep thy statutes! 6 Then I shall not be ashamed, when I have insight unto all thy commandments. 7 ¶ I will praise thee with uprightness of heart when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. 8 I will keep thy statutes; O do not utterly forsake me. 9 ¶ BETH. With what shall a young man cleanse his way? when he shall keep thy word. 10 ¶ With my whole heart I have sought thee; O let me not err from thy commandments. 11 ¶ Thy spoken word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee. 12 ¶ Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13 ¶ With my lips I have declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as above all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts and consider thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy words. 17 ¶ GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy slave that I may live and keep thy word. 18 ¶ Open my eyes, and I shall behold the wonders of thy law. 19 ¶ I am a stranger in the earth; hide not thy commandments from me. 20 ¶ My soul is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times. 21 ¶ Thou hast reprehended the proud; cursed are those who err from thy commandments. 22 ¶ Remove from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies. 23 ¶ Princes also sat and spoke against me as thy slave spoke according to thy statutes. 24 ¶ For thy testimonies are my delight and my counsellors. 25 ¶ DALETH. My soul cleaves unto the dust; quicken me according to thy word. 26 ¶ I have declared my ways, and thou didst hear me; teach me thy statutes. 27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so I shall meditate of thy wondrous works. 28 ¶ My soul melts for heaviness; strengthen me according to thy word. 29 Remove from me the way of lying, and from thy law grant me mercy. 30 ¶ I have chosen the way of truth; I have laid thy judgments before me. 31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies; O LORD, put me not to shame. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shalt enlarge my heart. 33 ¶ HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 ¶ Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness. 37 ¶ Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and cause me to live in thy way. 38 ¶ Confirm thy word unto thy slave, who is devoted to thy fear. 39 ¶ Turn away my reproach which I have feared, for thy judgments are good. 40 ¶ Behold, I have longed after thy precepts; cause me to live in thy righteousness. 41 ¶ VAU. Let thy mercy come unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy spoken word. 42 And I shall answer him that reproaches me, by saying that I trust in thy word. 43 ¶ And take not at any time the word of truth out of my mouth; for I wait for thy judgment. 44 So shall I keep thy law continually from age to age. 45 ¶ And I will walk at liberty, for I sought thy commandments. 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed. 47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 48 I will lift up My hands unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate in thy statutes. 49 ¶ ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy slave, in which thou hast caused me to wait. 50 ¶ This is my comfort in my affliction; for thy spoken word has caused me to live. 51 ¶ The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet I have not deviated from thy law. 52 ¶ I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD, and have consoled myself. 53 ¶ Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. 54 ¶ Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 ¶ I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts. 57 ¶ CHETH My portion, O LORD, I have said, will be to keep thy words. 58 ¶ I intreated thy presence with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to thy word. 59 ¶ I considered my ways and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60 I made haste and did not delay to keep thy commandments. 61 ¶ The company of the wicked have robbed me, but I have not forgotten thy law. 62 ¶ At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness. 63 ¶ I am a companion of all those that fear thee and of those that keep thy precepts. 64 ¶ The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy and teaches me thy statutes. 65 ¶ TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy slave, O LORD, according unto thy word, 66 which teaches me discernment and knowledge, for I have believed thy commandments. 67 ¶ Before I was humbled, I went into error, but now I keep thy spoken word. 68 ¶ Thou art good and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 69 ¶ The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 70 Their heart became fat like grease, but I delight in thy law. 71 ¶ It was good for me that I have been humbled, that I might learn thy statutes. 72 ¶ The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. 73 ¶ JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments. 74 ¶ Those that fear thee will be glad when they see me because I have waited on thy word. 75 ¶ I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. 76 ¶ Let, I pray thee, thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy spoken word unto thy slave. 77 Let thy mercy come unto me, that I may live, for thy law is my delight. 78 ¶ Let the proud be ashamed, for they dealt perversely with me without a cause, but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me and those that have known thy testimonies. 80 ¶ Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes that I not be ashamed. 81 ¶ CAPH. My soul faints with desire for thy salvation as I await thy word. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy spoken word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 83 ¶ For I am become like a wine skin in the smoke; yet I have not forgotten thy statutes. 84 ¶ How many are the days of thy slave? When wilt thou execute judgment on those that persecute me? 85 ¶ The proud have dug pits for me, but they do not proceed according to thy law. 86 All thy commandments are of the same truth; they persecute me wrongfully; help me. 87 They have almost consumed me upon earth, but I have not forsaken thy precepts. 88 ¶ Cause me to live according to thy mercy, so I shall keep the testimony of thy mouth. 89 ¶ LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in the heavens. 90 Thy truth is from generation to generation; thou hast established the earth, and it perseveres. 91 They persevere unto this day by thy ordinance; for they are all thy slaves. 92 ¶ Unless thy law had been my delight, I should have perished in my affliction. 93 ¶ I will never forget thy precepts; for with them thou hast caused me to live. 94 ¶ I am thine, keep me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95 ¶ The wicked have waited for me to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies. 96 ¶ I have seen an end of all perfection, but thy commandment is exceeding broad. 97 ¶ MEM. O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day. 98 ¶ Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are eternal unto me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies have been my meditation. 100 I understand more than the elders because I keep thy precepts. 101 ¶ I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 ¶ I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me. 103 ¶ How sweet have been thy spoken words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way. 105 ¶ NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my way. 106 ¶ I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep the judgments of thy righteousness. 107 ¶ I am afflicted very much; cause me to live, O LORD, according to thy word. 108 ¶ Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. 109 ¶ My soul is continually in my hand; yet I do not forget thy law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet did not I err from thy precepts. 111 ¶ I have taken thy testimonies as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end. 113 ¶ SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts; but I love thy law. 114 ¶ Thou art my hiding place and my shield; I have waited for thy word. 115 ¶ Depart from me, ye evildoers; for I will keep the commandments of my God. 116 ¶ Uphold me according unto thy word, and I shall live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117 Hold me up, and I shall be saved, and I shall delight in thy statutes continually. 118 ¶ Thou hast trodden down all those that err from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou dost cause all the wicked of the earth to come undone like dross; therefore I have loved thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments. 121 ¶ AIN. I have complied with judgment and righteousness; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Be surety for thy slave for good; do not let the proud do violence unto me. 123 ¶ Mine eyes fail for thy saving health and for the spoken word of thy righteousness. 124 ¶ Deal with thy slave according to thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy slave; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126 ¶ It is time for thee, O LORD, to act; for they have dissipated thy law. 127 ¶ Therefore I have loved thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I have esteemed all thy precepts concerning all things to be right and I have hated every false way. 129 ¶ PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore does my soul keep them. 130 ¶ The exposition of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple. 131 ¶ I opened my mouth and panted; for I longed for thy commandments. 132 ¶ Look thou upon me and be merciful unto me, as thou didst use to do unto those that love thy name. 133 ¶ Order my steps with thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 ¶ Ransom me from the violence of men, and I will keep thy precepts. 135 ¶ Make thy face to shine upon thy slave and teach me thy statutes. 136 ¶ Rivers of waters ran down my eyes because they did not keep thy law. 137 ¶ TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 138 Thou hast commanded righteousness, which consists of thy testimonies and thy truth. 139 ¶ My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten thy words. 140 ¶ Thy word is very pure; therefore thy slave loves it. 141 ¶ I am small and despised; yet I have not forgotten thy precepts. 142 ¶ Thy righteousness is eternal righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 143 ¶ Trouble and anguish found me; but thy commandments were my delights. 144 Thy testimonies are eternal righteousness; give me understanding, and I shall live. 145 ¶ KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will keep thy statutes. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147 ¶ I arose before the dawning of the morning and cried: I waited in thy word. 148 My eyes anticipate the night watches that I might meditate in thy spoken word. 149 ¶ Hear my voice according to thy mercy; O LORD, cause me to live according to thy judgment. 150 ¶ Those that persecute me draw near unto evil; they have strayed from thy law. 151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth. 152 ¶ Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 153 ¶ RESH. Consider my affliction and deliver me; for I have not forgotten thy law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; quicken me according to thy spoken word. 155 ¶ Saving health is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes. 156 ¶ Many are thy tender mercies, O LORD: cause me to live according to thy judgments. 157 ¶ Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not deviate from thy testimonies. 158 ¶ I beheld the transgressors and was grieved because they did not keep thy words. 159 ¶ Consider, O LORD, that I love thy precepts; cause me to live according to thy mercy. 160 ¶ The beginning of thy word is truth, and every one of the judgments of thy righteousness is eternal. 161 ¶ SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words. 162 ¶ I rejoice at thy spoken word, as one that finds great spoil. 163 ¶ I hate and abhor lying, but I love thy law. 164 ¶ Seven times a day do I praise thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness. 165 ¶ Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing shall cause them to stumble. 166 ¶ LORD, I have waited for thy saving health and done thy commandments. 167 ¶ My soul has kept thy testimonies, and I have loved them exceedingly. 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways are before thee. 169 ¶ TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word. 170 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy spoken word. 171 ¶ My lips shall overflow with praise when thou hast taught me thy statutes. 172 ¶ My tongue shall speak thy words; for all thy commandments are righteousness. 173 ¶ Let thine hand help me, for I have chosen thy precepts. 174 I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD, and thy law is my delight. 175 ¶ Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee, and let thy judgments help me. 176 ¶ I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.