Bible: Psalm 119:1-32

Psalm 119 1 

119:1 א (Alef)

How blessed are those whose actions are blameless, 2 

who obey 3  the law of the Lord.

119:2 How blessed are those who observe his rules,

and seek him with all their heart,

119:3 who, moreover, do no wrong,

but follow in his footsteps. 4 

119:4 You demand that your precepts

be carefully kept. 5 

119:5 If only I were predisposed 6 

to keep your statutes!

119:6 Then I would not be ashamed,

if 7  I were focused on 8  all your commands.

119:7 I will give you sincere thanks, 9 

when I learn your just regulations.

119:8 I will keep your statutes.

Do not completely abandon me! 10 

119:9 ב (Bet)

How can a young person 11  maintain a pure life? 12 

By guarding it according to your instructions! 13 

119:10 With all my heart I seek you.

Do not allow me to stray from your commands!

119:11 In my heart I store up 14  your words, 15 

so I might not sin against you.

119:12 You deserve praise, 16  O Lord!

Teach me your statutes!

119:13 With my lips I proclaim

all the regulations you have revealed. 17 

119:14 I rejoice in the lifestyle prescribed by your rules 18 

as if 19  they were riches of all kinds. 20 

119:15 I will meditate on 21  your precepts

and focus 22  on your behavior. 23 

119:16 I find delight 24  in your statutes;

I do not forget your instructions. 25 

119:17 ג (Gimel)

Be kind to your servant!

Then I will live 26  and keep 27  your instructions. 28 

119:18 Open 29  my eyes so I can truly see 30 

the marvelous things in your law!

119:19 I am like a foreigner in this land. 31 

Do not hide your commands from me!

119:20 I desperately long to know 32 

your regulations at all times.

119:21 You reprimand arrogant people.

Those who stray from your commands are doomed. 33 

119:22 Spare me 34  shame and humiliation,

for I observe your rules.

119:23 Though rulers plot and slander me, 35 

your servant meditates on your statutes.

119:24 Yes, I find delight in your rules;

they give me guidance. 36 

119:25 ד (Dalet)

I collapse in the dirt. 37 

Revive me with your word! 38 

119:26 I told you about my ways 39  and you answered me.

Teach me your statutes!

119:27 Help me to understand what your precepts mean! 40 

Then I can meditate 41  on your marvelous teachings. 42 

119:28 I collapse 43  from grief.

Sustain me by your word! 44 

119:29 Remove me from the path of deceit! 45 

Graciously give me 46  your law!

119:30 I choose the path of faithfulness;

I am committed to 47  your regulations.

119:31 I hold fast 48  to your rules.

O Lord, do not let me be ashamed!

119:32 I run along the path of your commands,

for you enable me to do so. 49 

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