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Psalm 119

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

[a]Aleph.

1How blessed and favored by God are those whose way is blameless [those with personal integrity, the upright, the guileless],
Who walk in the law [and who are guided by the precepts and revealed will] of the Lord.

Blessed and favored by God are those who keep His testimonies,
And who [consistently] seek Him and long for Him with all their heart.

They do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.

You have ordained Your precepts,
That we should follow them with [careful] diligence.

Oh, that my ways may be established
To observe and keep Your statutes [obediently accepting and honoring them]!

Then I will not be ashamed
When I look [with respect] to all Your commandments [as my guide].

I will give thanks to You with an upright heart,
When I learn [through discipline] Your righteous judgments [for my transgressions].

I shall keep Your statutes;
Do not utterly abandon me [when I fail].

Beth.


How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to Your precepts].
10 
With all my heart I have sought You, [inquiring of You and longing for You];
Do not let me wander from Your commandments [neither through ignorance nor by willful disobedience].
11 
Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
12 
Blessed and reverently praised are You, O Lord;
Teach me Your statutes.
13 
With my lips I have told of
All the ordinances of Your mouth.
14 
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15 
I will meditate on Your precepts
And [thoughtfully] regard Your ways [the path of life established by Your precepts].
16 
I will delight in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.

Gimel.

17 
Deal bountifully with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word [treasuring it and being guided by it day by day].
18 
Open my eyes [to spiritual truth] so that I may behold
Wonderful things from Your law.
19 
I am a stranger on the earth;
Do not hide Your commandments from me.
20 
My soul is crushed with longing
For Your ordinances at all times.
21 
You rebuke the presumptuous and arrogant, the cursed ones,
Who wander from Your commandments.
22 
Take reproach and contempt away from me,
For I observe Your testimonies.
23 
Even though princes sit and talk to one another against me,
Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
24 
Your testimonies also are my delight
And my counselors.

Daleth.

25 
My earthly life clings to the dust;
Revive and refresh me according to Your word.
26 
I have told of my ways, and You have answered me;
Teach me Your statutes.
27 
Make me understand the way of Your precepts,
So that I will meditate (focus my thoughts) on Your wonderful works.
28 
My soul dissolves because of grief;
Renew and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your word.
29 
Remove from me the way of falsehood and unfaithfulness,
And graciously grant me Your law.
30 
I have chosen the faithful way;
I have placed Your ordinances before me.
31 
I cling tightly to Your testimonies;
O Lord, do not put me to shame!
32 
I will run the way of Your commandments [with purpose],
For You will give me a heart that is willing.

He.

33 
Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I will [steadfastly] observe it to the end.
34 
Give me understanding [a teachable heart and the ability to learn], that I may keep Your law;
And observe it with all my heart.
35 
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.
36 
Incline my heart to Your testimonies
And not to dishonest gain and envy.
37 
Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract—let Your priorities be mine],
And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways.
38 
Establish Your word and confirm Your promise to Your servant,
As that which produces [awe-inspired] reverence for You.
39 
Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your ordinances are good.
40 
I long for Your precepts;
Renew me through Your righteousness.

Vav.

41 
May Your lovingkindness also come to me, O Lord,
Your salvation according to Your promise;
42 
So I will have an answer for the one who taunts me,
For I trust [completely] in Your word [and its reliability].
43 
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I wait for Your ordinances.
44 
I will keep Your law continually,
Forever and ever [writing Your precepts on my heart].
45 
And I will walk at liberty,
For I seek and deeply long for Your precepts.
46 
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings
And shall not be ashamed.
47 
For I shall delight in Your commandments,
Which I love.
48 
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,
Which I love;
And I will meditate on Your statutes.

Zayin.

49 
Remember [always] the word and promise to Your servant,
In which You have made me hope.
50 
This is my comfort in my affliction,
That Your word has revived me and given me life.
51 
The arrogant utterly ridicule me,
Yet I do not turn away from Your law.
52 
I have remembered [carefully] Your ancient ordinances, O Lord,
And I have taken comfort.
53 
Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked,
Who [b]reject Your law.
54 
Your statutes are my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
55 
O Lord, I remember Your name in the night,
And keep Your law.
56 
This has become mine [as the gift of Your grace],
That I observe Your precepts [accepting them with loving obedience].

Heth.

57 
The Lord is my portion;
I have promised to keep Your words.
58 
I sought Your favor with all my heart;
Be merciful and gracious to me according to Your promise.
59 
I considered my ways
And turned my feet to [follow and obey] Your testimonies.
60 
I hurried and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.
61 
The cords of the wicked have encircled and ensnared me,
But I have not forgotten Your law.
62 
At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You
Because of Your righteous ordinances.
63 
I am a companion of all who [reverently] fear You,
And of those who keep and honor Your precepts.
64 
The earth, O Lord, is full of Your lovingkindness and goodness;
Teach me Your statutes.

Teth.

65 
You have dealt well with Your servant,
O Lord, according to Your promise.
66 
Teach me good judgment (discernment) and knowledge,
For I have believed and trusted and relied on Your commandments.
67 
Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep and honor Your word [with loving obedience].
68 
You are good and do good;
Teach me Your statutes.
69 
The arrogant have forged a lie against me,
But I will keep Your precepts with all my heart.
70 
Their heart is insensitive like fat [their minds are dull and brutal],
But I delight in Your law.
71 
It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
72 
The law from Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Yodh.

73 
Your hands have made me and established me;
Give me understanding and a teachable heart, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 
May those who [reverently] fear You see me and be glad,
Because I wait for Your word.
75 
I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are fair,
And that in faithfulness You have disciplined me.
76 
O may Your lovingkindness and graciousness comfort me,
According to Your word (promise) to Your servant.
77 
Let Your compassion come to me that I may live,
For Your law is my delight.
78 
Let the arrogant be ashamed and humiliated, for they sabotage me with a lie;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 
May those who fear You [with submissive wonder] turn to me,
Even those who have known Your testimonies.
80 
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes,
So that I will not be ashamed.

Kaph.

81 
My soul languishes and grows weak for Your salvation;
I wait for Your word.
82 
My eyes fail [with longing, watching] for [the fulfillment of] Your promise,
Saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83 
For I have become like a wineskin [blackened and shriveled] in the smoke [in which it hangs],
Yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84 
How many are the days of Your servant [which he must endure]?
When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 
The arrogant (godless) have dug pits for me,
Men who do not conform to Your law.
86 
All Your commandments are faithful and trustworthy.
They have persecuted me with a lie; help me [Lord]!
87 
They had almost destroyed me on earth,
But as for me, I did not [c]turn away from Your precepts.
88 
According to Your steadfast love refresh me and give me life,
So that I may keep and obey the testimony of Your mouth.

Lamedh.

89 
Forever, O Lord,
Your word is settled in heaven [standing firm and unchangeable].
90 
Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation;
You have established the earth, and it stands [securely].
91 
They continue this day according to Your ordinances,
For all things [all parts of the universe] are Your servants.
92 
If Your law had not been my delight,
Then I would have perished in my time of trouble.
93 
I will never forget Your precepts,
For by them You have revived me and given me life.
94 
I am Yours, save me [as Your own];
For I have [diligently] sought Your precepts and required them [as my greatest need].
95 
The wicked wait for me to destroy me,
But I will consider Your testimonies.
96 
I have seen that all [human] perfection has its limits [no matter how grand and perfect and noble];
Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].

Mem.

97 
Oh, how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98 
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For Your words are always with me.
99 
I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word],
For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 
I understand more than the aged [who have not observed Your precepts],
Because I have observed and kept Your precepts.
101 
I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
102 
I have not turned aside from Your ordinances,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 
How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 
From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

Nun.

105 
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 
I have sworn [an oath] and have confirmed it,
That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
107 
I am greatly afflicted;
Renew and revive me [giving me life], O Lord, according to Your word.
108 
Accept and take pleasure in the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your ordinances.
109 
My life is continually [d]in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I do not wander from Your precepts.
111 
I have taken Your testimonies as a heritage forever,
For they are the joy of my heart.
112 
I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even to the end.

Samekh.

113 
I hate those who are double-minded,
But I love and treasure Your law.
114 
You are my hiding place and my shield;
I wait for Your word.
115 
Leave me, you evildoers,
That I may keep the commandments of my God [honoring and obeying them].
116 
Uphold me according to Your word [of promise], so that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope [in Your great goodness].
117 
Uphold me that I may be safe,
That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.
118 
You have turned Your back on all those who wander from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is useless.
119 
You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross [for they have no value];
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 
My flesh trembles in [reverent] fear of You,
And I am afraid and in awe of Your judgments.

Ayin.

121 
I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to those who oppress me.
122 
Be the guarantee for Your servant for good [as Judah was the guarantee for Benjamin];
Do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 
My eyes fail [with longing, watching] for [the fulfillment of] Your salvation,
And for [the fulfillment of] Your righteous word.
124 
Deal with Your servant according to Your [gracious] lovingkindness,
And teach me Your statutes.
125 
I am Your servant; give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart]
That I may know Your testimonies.
126 
It is time for the Lord to act;
They have broken Your law.
127 
Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold,
Yes, more than refined gold.
128 
Therefore I esteem as right all Your precepts concerning everything;
I hate every false way.

Pe.

129 
Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
130 
The unfolding of Your [glorious] words give light;
Their unfolding gives understanding to the simple (childlike).
131 
I opened my mouth and panted [with anticipation],
Because I longed for Your commandments.
132 
Turn to me and be gracious to me and show me favor,
As is Your way to those who love Your name.
133 
Establish my footsteps in [the way of] Your word;
Do not let any human weakness have power over me [causing me to be separated from You].
134 
Redeem me from the oppression of man;
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 
Make Your face shine [with pleasure] upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.
136 
My eyes weep streams of water
Because people do not keep Your law.

Tsadhe.

137 
Righteous are You, O Lord,
And upright are Your judgments.
138 
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness
And in great faithfulness.
139 
My zeal has [completely] consumed me,
Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140 
Your word is very pure (refined);
Therefore Your servant loves it.
141 
I am small and despised,
But I do not forget Your precepts.
142 
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And Your law is truth.
143 
Trouble and anguish have found me,
Yet Your commandments are my delight and my joy.
144 
Your righteous testimonies are everlasting;
Give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] that I may live.

Qoph.

145 
I cried with all my heart; answer me, O Lord!
I will observe Your statutes.
146 
I cried to You; save me
And I will keep Your testimonies.
147 
I rise before dawn and cry [in prayer] for help;
I wait for Your word.
148 
My eyes anticipate the night watches and I awake before the call of the watchman,
That I may meditate on Your word.
149 
Hear my voice according to Your [steadfast] lovingkindness;
O Lord, renew and refresh me according to Your ordinances.
150 
Those who follow after wickedness approach;
They are far from Your law.
151 
You are near, O Lord,
And all Your commandments are truth.
152 
Of old I have known from Your testimonies
That You have founded them forever.

Resh.

153 
Look upon my agony and rescue me,
For I do not forget Your law.
154 
Plead my cause and redeem me;
Revive me and give me life according to [the promise of] Your word.
155 
Salvation is far from the wicked,
For they do not seek Your statutes.
156 
Great are Your tender mercies and steadfast love, O Lord;
Revive me and give me life according to Your ordinances.
157 
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
Yet I do not turn away from Your testimonies.
158 
I see the treacherous and loathe them,
Because they do not respect Your law.
159 
Consider how I love Your precepts;
Revive me and give me life, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
160 
The sum of Your word is truth [the full meaning of all Your precepts],
And every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.

Shin.

161 
Princes persecute me without cause,
But my heart stands in [reverent] awe of Your words [so I can expect You to help me].
162 
I rejoice at Your word,
As one who finds great treasure.
163 
I hate and detest falsehood,
But I love Your law.
164 
[e]Seven times a day I praise You,
Because of Your righteous ordinances.
165 
Those who love Your law have great peace;
Nothing makes them stumble.
166 
I hope and wait [with complete confidence] for Your salvation, O Lord,
And I do Your commandments.
167 
My soul keeps Your testimonies [hearing and accepting and obeying them];
I love them greatly.
168 
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
For all my ways are [fully known] before You.

Tav.

169 
Let my [mournful] cry come before You, O Lord;
Give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] according to Your word [of promise].
170 
Let my supplication come before You;
Deliver me according to Your word.
171 
Let my lips speak praise [with thanksgiving],
For You teach me Your statutes.
172 
Let my tongue sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteous.
173 
Let Your hand be ready to help me,
For I have chosen Your precepts.
174 
I long for Your salvation, O Lord,
And Your law is my delight.
175 
Let my soul live that it may praise You,
And let Your ordinances help me.
176 
I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 119:1 This long Psalm (176 verses) consists of separate units, each of which has its first word beginning with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet as a memory aid. The first verse begins with the first letter of the alphabet, aleph (first letter of the word blessed), and the last unit of the Psalm (vv 169-176) begins with tav, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 119:53 Lit forsake.
  3. Psalm 119:87 Lit forsake.
  4. Psalm 119:109 I.e. in danger.
  5. Psalm 119:164 The number seven sometimes represents a continuing action or a sufficiently high number of actions (cf Matt 18:21).

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 119

上帝的律法

1行為正直、遵行耶和華律法的人有福了!
遵守祂的法度、全心尋求祂的人有福了!
他們不做不義的事,
只照祂的旨意而行。
耶和華啊,你已經賜下法則,
叫我們竭力遵行。
我渴望堅定地遵從你的律例。
我重視你的一切命令,
便不致羞愧。
我學習你公義的法令時,
要存著正直的心來稱謝你。
我要遵守你的律例,
求你不要棄絕我。
青年如何保持純潔呢?
就是要遵守你的話。
10 我全心全意地尋求你,
求你不要讓我偏離你的命令。
11 我把你的話珍藏在心中,
免得我得罪你。
12 耶和華啊,你當受稱頌!
求你將你的律例教導我。
13 我宣揚你口中所出的一切法令。
14 我喜愛你的法度如同人們喜愛財富。
15 我要默想你的法則,
思想你的旨意。
16 我以遵行你的律例為樂,
我不忘記你的話語。
17 求你以厚恩待我,
使我能活著,並遵守你的話語。
18 求你開我的眼睛,
使我能明白你律法中的奧妙。
19 我在世上是過客,
求你不要向我隱藏你的命令。
20 我的心時刻切慕你的法令。
21 你斥責受咒詛、不聽從你命令的狂傲人。
22 求你除去我所受的羞辱和藐視,
因為我遵從你的法度。
23 雖然權貴們坐著譭謗我,
僕人仍要默想你的律例。
24 你的法度是我的喜樂,
是我的謀士。
25 我幾乎性命不保,
求你照你的應許救我的性命。
26 我陳明自己的行為,
你就回應了我;
求你將你的律例教導我。
27 求你使我明白你的法則,
我要思想你的奇妙作為。
28 我傷心欲絕,
求你照你的應許使我堅強起來。
29 求你使我遠離惡道,
開恩將你的律法教導我。
30 我已經選擇了真理之路,
決心遵行你的法令。
31 我持守你的法度,耶和華啊,
求你不要使我蒙羞。
32 我竭力遵守你的命令,
因為你使我更有悟性。
33 耶和華啊,
求你將你的律例教導我,
我必遵守到底。
34 求你叫我明白你的律法,
使我可以全心遵守。
35 求你引導我遵行你的命令,
因為這是我喜愛的。
36 求你使我的心愛慕你的法度而非不義之財。
37 求你使我的眼目遠離虛空之事,
按你的旨意更新我的生命。
38 求你實現你給僕人的應許,
就是你給敬畏你之人的應許。
39 求你除去我所害怕的羞辱,
因為你的法令是美善的。
40 我渴望遵行你的法則,
求你按你的公義更新我的生命。

41 耶和華啊!
願你的慈愛臨到我,
願你的拯救臨到我,
正如你的應許,
42 好叫我能面對嘲笑我的人,
因為我信靠你的話。
43 求你使真理不離我的口,
因為你的法令是我的盼望。
44 我要持守你的律法,
直到永永遠遠。
45 我要自由地生活,
因為我尋求你的法則。
46 我要在君王面前講論你的法度,
我不以此為恥。
47 我以遵行你的命令為樂,
我喜愛你的命令。
48 我尊崇你的命令,
我喜愛你的命令,
我要默想你的律例。
49 求你顧念你對僕人的應許,
你的話帶給我盼望。
50 你的應許是我生命的支柱,
是我患難中的安慰。
51 狂傲人肆意嘲諷我,
但我仍然沒有偏離你的律法。
52 耶和華啊,
我牢記你古時賜下的法令,
你的法令是我的安慰。
53 我見惡人丟棄你的律法,
就怒火中燒。
54 我在世寄居的日子,
你的律例就是我的詩歌。
55 耶和華啊,我在夜間思想你,
我要遵守你的律法。
56 我向來樂於遵行你的法則。
57 耶和華啊,你是我的福分!
我決心遵行你的話語。
58 我一心求你施恩,
求你照著你的應許恩待我。
59 我思想自己走過的路,
就決定歸向你的法度。
60 我毫不遲疑地遵守你的命令。
61 雖然惡人用繩索捆綁我,
我仍不忘記你的律法。
62 我半夜起來稱謝你公義的法令。
63 我與所有敬畏你、遵守你法則的人為友。
64 耶和華啊,
你的慈愛遍及天下,
求你將你的律例教導我。
65 耶和華啊,
你信守諾言,善待了僕人。
66 求你賜我知識,教我判別是非,
因為我信靠你的命令。
67 從前我沒有受苦的時候走迷了路,
現在我要遵行你的話。
68 你是美善的,
你所行的都是美善的,
求你將你的律例教導我。
69 傲慢人譭謗我,
但我一心遵守你的法則。
70 他們執迷不悟,
但我喜愛你的律法。
71 我受苦對我有益,
使我可以學習你的律例。
72 你賜的律法對我而言比千萬金銀更寶貴。
73 你親手造我、塑我,
求你賜我悟性好明白你的命令。
74 敬畏你的人見我就歡喜,
因為我信靠你的話。
75 耶和華啊,
我知道你的法令公義,
你是憑信實管教我。
76 求你照著你給僕人的應許,
用慈愛來安慰我。
77 求你憐憫我,使我可以存活,
因為你的律法是我的喜樂。
78 願狂傲人受辱,
因他們詆譭我;
但我要思想你的法則。
79 願敬畏你的人到我這裡來,
好明白你的法度。
80 願我能全心遵守你的律例,
使我不致羞愧。
81 我的心迫切渴慕你的拯救,
你的話語是我的盼望。
82 我期盼你的應許實現,
望眼欲穿。
我說:「你何時才安慰我?」
83 我形容枯槁,好像煙薰的皮袋,
但我仍然沒有忘記你的律例。
84 你僕人還要等多久呢?
你何時才會懲罰那些迫害我的人呢?
85 違背你律法的狂傲人挖陷阱害我。
86 你的一切命令都可靠,
他們無故地迫害我,
求你幫助我。
87 他們幾乎置我於死地,
但我仍然沒有背棄你的法則。
88 求你施慈愛保護我的性命,
我好遵守你賜下的法度。
89 耶和華啊,
你的話與天同存,亙古不變。
90 你的信實萬代長存;
你創造了大地,使它恆久不變。
91 天地照你的法令一直存到今日,
因為萬物都是你的僕役。
92 如果沒有你的律法給我帶來喜樂,
我早已死在苦難中了。
93 我永不忘記你的法則,
因你藉著法則救了我的生命。
94 我屬於你,求你拯救我,
因為我努力遵守你的法則。
95 惡人伺機害我,
但我仍然思想你的法度。
96 我看到萬事都有盡頭,
唯有你的命令無邊無界。
97 我多麼愛慕你的律法,
終日思想。
98 我持守你的命令,
你的命令使我比仇敵有智慧。
99 我比我的老師更有洞見,
因為我思想你的法度。
100 我比長者更明智,
因為我遵守你的法則。
101 我聽從你的話,
拒絕走惡道。
102 我從未偏離你的法令,
因為你教導過我。
103 你的話語品嚐起來何等甘甜,
在我口中勝過蜂蜜。
104 我從你的法則中得到智慧,
我厭惡一切詭詐之道。
105 你的話是我腳前的燈,
是我路上的光。
106 我曾經起誓,我必信守諾言:
我要遵行你公義的法令。
107 我飽受痛苦,耶和華啊,
求你照你的話保護我的性命。
108 耶和華啊,
求你悅納我由衷的讚美,
將你的法令教導我。
109 我的生命時刻面臨危險,
但我不會忘記你的律法。
110 惡人為我設下網羅,
但我沒有偏離你的法則。
111 你的法度永遠是我的寶貴產業,
是我喜樂的泉源。
112 我決心遵行你的律例,
一直到底。
113 我厭惡心懷二意的人,
我愛慕你的律法。
114 你是我的藏身之所,
是我的盾牌,
你的話語是我的盼望。
115 你們這些惡人離開我吧,
我要順從上帝的命令。
116 耶和華啊,
求你按你的應許扶持我,
使我存活,
不要使我的盼望落空。
117 求你扶持我,使我得救,
我要時刻默想你的律例。
118 你棄絕一切偏離你律例的人,
他們的詭計無法得逞。
119 你剷除世上的惡人,
如同除掉渣滓,
因此我喜愛你的法度。
120 我因敬畏你而戰抖,
我懼怕你的法令。
121 我做事公平正直,
求你不要把我交給欺壓我的人。
122 求你保障僕人的福祉,
不要讓傲慢的人欺壓我。
123 我望眼欲穿地期盼你拯救我,
實現你公義的應許。
124 求你以慈愛待你的僕人,
將你的律例教導我。
125 我是你的僕人,
求你賜我悟性可以明白你的法度。
126 耶和華啊,人們違背你的律法,
是你懲罰他們的時候了。
127 我愛你的命令勝於愛金子,
勝於愛純金。
128 我遵行你一切的法則,
我憎恨一切惡道。
129 你的法度奇妙,我一心遵守。
130 你的話語一解明,
就發出亮光,
使愚人得到啟迪。
131 我迫切地渴慕你的命令。
132 求你眷顧我、憐憫我,
像你素來恩待那些愛你的人一樣。
133 求你照你的應許引導我的腳步,
不要讓罪惡轄制我。
134 求你救我脫離惡人的欺壓,
好使我能順服你的法則。
135 求你笑顏垂顧僕人,
將你的律例教導我。
136 我淚流成河,
因為人們不遵行你的律法。
137 耶和華啊,你是公義的,
你的法令是公正的。
138 你定的法度公義,完全可信。
139 我看見仇敵漠視你的話語,
就心急如焚。
140 你僕人喜愛你的應許,
因為你的應許可靠。
141 我雖然卑微、受人藐視,
但我銘記你的法則。
142 你的公義常存,
你的律法是真理。
143 我雖然遭遇困苦患難,
但你的命令是我的喜樂。
144 你的法度永遠公正,
求你幫助我明白你的法度,
使我可以存活。
145 耶和華啊,我迫切向你禱告,
求你應允我,
我必遵守你的律例。
146 我向你呼求,求你救我,
我必持守你的法度。
147 天不亮,
我就起來呼求你的幫助,
你的話語是我的盼望。
148 我整夜不睡,思想你的應許。
149 耶和華啊,你充滿慈愛,
求你垂聽我的呼求,
照你的法令保護我的性命。
150 作惡多端的人逼近了,
他們遠離你的律法。
151 但耶和華啊,你就在我身邊,
你的一切命令都是真理。
152 我很早就從你的法度中知道,
你的法度永遠長存。
153 求你眷顧苦難中的我,搭救我,
因為我沒有忘記你的律法。
154 求你為我伸冤,救贖我,
照著你的應許保護我的性命。
155 惡人不遵守你的律例,
以致得不到拯救。
156 耶和華啊,
你有無比的憐憫之心,
求你照你的法令保護我的性命。
157 迫害我的仇敵眾多,
但我卻沒有偏離你的法度。
158 我厭惡這些背棄你的人,
因為他們不遵行你的話。
159 耶和華啊,
你知道我多麼愛你的法則,
求你施慈愛保護我的生命。
160 你的話都是真理,
你一切公義的法令永不改變。
161 權貴無故迫害我,
但我的心對你的話充滿敬畏。
162 我喜愛你的應許,
如獲至寶。
163 我厭惡虛假,
喜愛你的律法。
164 因你公義的法令,
我要每天七次讚美你。
165 喜愛你律法的人常有平安,
什麼也不能使他跌倒。
166 耶和華啊,我等候你的拯救,
我遵行你的命令。
167 我深愛你的法度,一心遵守。
168 我遵守你的法則和法度,
你知道我做的每一件事。
169 耶和華啊,求你垂聽我的禱告,
照你的話賜我悟性。
170 求你垂聽我的祈求,
照你的應許拯救我。
171 願我的口湧出讚美,
因你將你的律例教導了我。
172 願我的舌頭歌頌你的應許,
因為你一切的命令盡都公義。
173 願你的手隨時幫助我,
因為我選擇了你的法則。
174 耶和華啊,我盼望你的拯救,
你的律法是我的喜樂。
175 求你讓我存活,我好讚美你,
願你的法令成為我的幫助。
176 我像隻迷途的羊,
求你來尋找僕人,
因為我沒有忘記你的命令。