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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).

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Salmos 119

Álef

1Dichosos los que van por caminos perfectos,
    los que andan conforme a la ley del Señor.
Dichosos los que guardan sus estatutos
    y de todo corazón lo buscan.
Jamás hacen nada malo,
    sino que siguen los caminos de Dios.
Tú has establecido tus preceptos,
    para que se cumplan fielmente.
¡Cuánto deseo afirmar mis caminos
    para cumplir tus decretos!
No tendré que pasar vergüenzas
    cuando considere todos tus mandamientos.
Te alabaré con integridad de corazón,
    cuando aprenda tus justos juicios.
Tus decretos cumpliré;
    no me abandones del todo.

Bet

¿Cómo puede el joven llevar una vida íntegra?
    Viviendo conforme a tu palabra.
10 Yo te busco con todo el corazón;
    no dejes que me desvíe de tus mandamientos.
11 En mi corazón atesoro tus dichos
    para no pecar contra ti.
12 ¡Bendito seas, Señor!
    ¡Enséñame tus decretos!
13 Con mis labios he proclamado
    todos los juicios que has emitido.
14 Me regocijo en el camino de tus estatutos
    más que en[a] todas las riquezas.
15 En tus preceptos medito,
    y pongo mis ojos en tus sendas.
16 En tus decretos hallo mi deleite,
    y jamás olvidaré tu palabra.

Guímel

17 Trata con bondad a este siervo tuyo;
    así viviré y obedeceré tu palabra.
18 Ábreme los ojos, para que contemple
    las maravillas de tu ley.
19 En esta tierra soy un extranjero;
    no escondas de mí tus mandamientos.
20 A toda hora siento un nudo en la garganta
    por el deseo de conocer tus juicios.
21 Tú reprendes a los insolentes;
    ¡malditos los que se apartan de tus mandamientos!
22 Aleja de mí el menosprecio y el desdén,
    pues yo cumplo tus estatutos.
23 Aun los poderosos se confabulan contra mí,
    pero este siervo tuyo medita en tus decretos.
24 Tus estatutos son mi deleite;
    son también mis consejeros.

Dálet

25 Postrado estoy en el polvo;
    dame vida conforme a tu palabra.
26 Tú me respondiste cuando te hablé de mis caminos.
    ¡Enséñame tus decretos!
27 Hazme entender el camino de tus preceptos,
    y meditaré en tus maravillas.
28 De angustia se me derrite el alma:
    susténtame conforme a tu palabra.
29 Mantenme alejado de caminos torcidos;
    concédeme las bondades de tu ley.
30 He optado por el camino de la fidelidad,
    he escogido tus juicios.
31 Yo, Señor, me apego a tus estatutos;
    no me hagas pasar vergüenza.
32 Corro por el camino de tus mandamientos,
    porque has ampliado mi modo de pensar.

He

33 Enséñame, Señor, a seguir tus decretos,
    y los cumpliré hasta el fin.
34 Dame entendimiento para seguir tu ley,
    y la cumpliré de todo corazón.
35 Dirígeme por la senda de tus mandamientos,
    porque en ella encuentro mi solaz.
36 Inclina mi corazón hacia tus estatutos
    y no hacia las ganancias desmedidas.
37 Aparta mi vista de cosas vanas,
    dame vida conforme a tu palabra.[b]
38 Confirma tu promesa a este siervo,
    como lo has hecho con los que te temen.
39 Líbrame del oprobio que me aterra,
    porque tus juicios son buenos.
40 ¡Yo amo tus preceptos!
    ¡Dame vida conforme a tu justicia!

Vav

41 Envíame, Señor, tu gran amor
    y tu salvación, conforme a tu promesa.
42 Así responderé a quien me desprecie,
    porque yo confío en tu palabra.
43 No me quites de la boca la palabra de verdad,
    pues en tus juicios he puesto mi esperanza.
44 Por toda la eternidad
    obedeceré fielmente tu ley.
45 Viviré con toda libertad,
    porque he buscado tus preceptos.
46 Hablaré de tus estatutos a los reyes
    y no seré avergonzado,
47 pues amo tus mandamientos,
    y en ellos me regocijo.
48 Yo amo tus mandamientos,
    y hacia ellos elevo mis manos;
    ¡quiero meditar en tus decretos!

Zayin

49 Acuérdate de la palabra que diste a este siervo tuyo,
    palabra con la que me infundiste esperanza.
50 Este es mi consuelo en medio del dolor:
    que tu promesa me da vida.
51 Los insolentes me ofenden hasta el colmo,
    pero yo no me aparto de tu ley.
52 Me acuerdo, Señor, de tus juicios de antaño,
    y encuentro consuelo en ellos.
53 Me llenan de indignación los impíos,
    que han abandonado tu ley.
54 Tus decretos han sido mis cánticos
    en el lugar de mi destierro.
55 Señor, por la noche evoco tu nombre;
    ¡quiero cumplir tu ley!
56 Lo que a mí me corresponde
    es obedecer tus preceptos.[c]

Jet

57 ¡Mi herencia eres tú, Señor!
    Prometo obedecer tus palabras.
58 De todo corazón busco tu rostro;
    compadécete de mí conforme a tu promesa.
59 Me he puesto a pensar en mis caminos,
    y he orientado mis pasos hacia tus estatutos.
60 Me doy prisa, no tardo nada
    para cumplir tus mandamientos.
61 Aunque los lazos de los impíos me aprisionan,
    yo no me olvido de tu ley.
62 A medianoche me levanto a darte gracias
    por tus rectos juicios.
63 Soy amigo de todos los que te honran,
    de todos los que observan tus preceptos.
64 Enséñame, Señor, tus decretos;
    ¡la tierra está llena de tu gran amor!

Tet

65 Tú, Señor, tratas bien a tu siervo,
    conforme a tu palabra.
66 Impárteme conocimiento y buen juicio,
    pues yo creo en tus mandamientos.
67 Antes de sufrir anduve descarriado,
    pero ahora obedezco tu palabra.
68 Tú eres bueno, y haces el bien;
    enséñame tus decretos.
69 Aunque los insolentes me difaman,
    yo cumplo tus preceptos con todo el corazón.
70 El corazón de ellos es torpe e insensible,
    pero yo me regocijo en tu ley.
71 Me hizo bien haber sido afligido,
    porque así llegué a conocer tus decretos.
72 Para mí es más valiosa tu enseñanza
    que millares de monedas de oro y plata.

Yod

73 Con tus manos me creaste, me diste forma.
    Dame entendimiento para aprender tus mandamientos.
74 Los que te honran se regocijan al verme,
    porque he puesto mi esperanza en tu palabra.
75 Señor, yo sé que tus juicios son justos,
    y que con justa razón me afliges.
76 Que sea tu gran amor mi consuelo,
    conforme a la promesa que hiciste a tu siervo.
77 Que venga tu compasión a darme vida,
    porque en tu ley me regocijo.
78 Sean avergonzados los insolentes que sin motivo me maltratan;
    yo, por mi parte, meditaré en tus preceptos.
79 Que se reconcilien conmigo los que te temen,
    los que conocen tus estatutos.
80 Sea mi corazón íntegro hacia tus decretos,
    para que yo no sea avergonzado.

Caf

81 Esperando tu salvación se me va la vida.
    En tu palabra he puesto mi esperanza.
82 Mis ojos se consumen esperando tu promesa,
    y digo: «¿Cuándo vendrás a consolarme?»
83 Parezco un odre ennegrecido por el humo,
    pero no me olvido de tus decretos.
84 ¿Cuánto más vivirá este siervo tuyo?
    ¿Cuándo juzgarás a mis perseguidores?
85 Me han cavado trampas los insolentes,
    los que no viven conforme a tu ley.
86 Todos tus mandamientos son fidedignos;
    ¡ayúdame!, pues falsos son mis perseguidores.
87 Por poco me borran de la tierra,
    pero yo no abandono tus preceptos.
88 Por tu gran amor, dame vida
    y cumpliré tus estatutos.

Lámed

89 Tu palabra, Señor, es eterna,
    y está firme en los cielos.
90 Tu fidelidad permanece para siempre;
    estableciste la tierra, y quedó firme.
91 Todo subsiste hoy, conforme a tus decretos,
    porque todo está a tu servicio.
92 Si tu ley no fuera mi regocijo,
    la aflicción habría acabado conmigo.
93 Jamás me olvidaré de tus preceptos,
    pues con ellos me has dado vida.
94 ¡Sálvame, pues te pertenezco
    y escudriño tus preceptos!
95 Los impíos me acechan para destruirme,
    pero yo me esfuerzo por entender tus estatutos.
96 He visto que aun la perfección tiene sus límites;
    ¡solo tus mandamientos son infinitos!

Mem

97 ¡Cuánto amo yo tu ley!
    Todo el día medito en ella.
98 Tus mandamientos me hacen más sabio que mis enemigos
    porque me pertenecen para siempre.
99 Tengo más discernimiento que todos mis maestros
    porque medito en tus estatutos.
100 Tengo más entendimiento que los ancianos
    porque obedezco tus preceptos.
101 Aparto mis pies de toda mala senda
    para cumplir con tu palabra.
102 No me desvío de tus juicios
    porque tú mismo me instruyes.
103 ¡Cuán dulces son a mi paladar tus palabras!
    ¡Son más dulces que la miel a mi boca!
104 De tus preceptos adquiero entendimiento;
    por eso aborrezco toda senda de mentira.

Nun

105 Tu palabra es una lámpara a mis pies;
    es una luz en mi sendero.
106 Hice un juramento, y lo he confirmado:
    que acataré tus rectos juicios.
107 Señor, es mucho lo que he sufrido;
    dame vida conforme a tu palabra.
108 Señor, acepta la ofrenda que brota de mis labios;
    enséñame tus juicios.
109 Mi vida pende de un hilo,[d]
    pero no me olvido de tu ley.
110 Los impíos me han tendido una trampa,
    pero no me aparto de tus preceptos.
111 Tus estatutos son mi herencia permanente;
    son el regocijo de mi corazón.
112 Inclino mi corazón a cumplir tus decretos
    para siempre y hasta el fin.

Sámej

113 Aborrezco a los hipócritas,
    pero amo tu ley.
114 Tú eres mi escondite y mi escudo;
    en tu palabra he puesto mi esperanza.
115 ¡Malhechores, apártense de mí,
    que quiero cumplir los mandamientos de mi Dios!
116 Sostenme conforme a tu promesa, y viviré;
    no defraudes mis esperanzas.
117 Defiéndeme, y estaré a salvo;
    siempre optaré por tus decretos.
118 Tú rechazas a los que se desvían de tus decretos,
    porque solo maquinan falsedades.
119 Tú desechas como escoria a los impíos de la tierra;
    por eso amo tus estatutos.
120 Mi cuerpo se estremece por el temor que me inspiras;
    siento reverencia por tus leyes.

Ayin

121 Yo practico la justicia y el derecho;
    no me dejes en manos de mis opresores.
122 Garantiza el bienestar de tu siervo;
    que no me opriman los arrogantes.
123 Mis ojos se consumen esperando tu salvación,
    esperando que se cumpla tu justicia.
124 Trata a tu siervo conforme a tu gran amor;
    enséñame tus decretos.
125 Tu siervo soy: dame entendimiento
    y llegaré a conocer tus estatutos.
126 Señor, ya es tiempo de que actúes,
    pues tu ley está siendo quebrantada.
127 Sobre todas las cosas amo tus mandamientos,
    más que el oro, más que el oro refinado.
128 Por eso tomo en cuenta todos tus preceptos[e]
    y aborrezco toda senda falsa.

Pe

129 Tus estatutos son maravillosos;
    por eso los obedezco.
130 La exposición de tus palabras nos da luz,
    y da entendimiento al sencillo.
131 Jadeante abro la boca
    porque ansío tus mandamientos.
132 Vuélvete a mí, y tenme compasión
    como haces siempre con los que aman tu nombre.
133 Guía mis pasos conforme a tu promesa;
    no dejes que me domine la iniquidad.
134 Líbrame de la opresión humana,
    pues quiero obedecer tus preceptos.
135 Haz brillar tu rostro sobre tu siervo;
    enséñame tus decretos.
136 Ríos de lágrimas brotan de mis ojos,
    porque tu ley no se obedece.

Tsade

137 Señor, tú eres justo,
    y tus juicios son rectos.
138 Justos son los estatutos que has ordenado,
    y muy dignos de confianza.
139 Mi celo me consume,
    porque mis adversarios pasan por alto tus palabras.
140 Tus promesas han superado muchas pruebas,
    por eso tu siervo las ama.
141 Insignificante y menospreciable como soy,
    no me olvido de tus preceptos.
142 Tu justicia es siempre justa;
    tu ley es la verdad.
143 He caído en la angustia y la aflicción,
    pero tus mandamientos son mi regocijo.
144 Tus estatutos son siempre justos;
    dame entendimiento para poder vivir.

Qof

145 Con todo el corazón clamo a ti, Señor;
    respóndeme, y obedeceré tus decretos.
146 A ti clamo: «¡Sálvame!»
    Quiero cumplir tus estatutos.
147 Muy de mañana me levanto a pedir ayuda;
    en tus palabras he puesto mi esperanza.
148 En toda la noche no pego los ojos,[f]
    para meditar en tu promesa.
149 Conforme a tu gran amor, escucha mi voz;
    conforme a tus juicios, Señor, dame vida.
150 Ya se acercan mis crueles perseguidores,
    pero andan muy lejos de tu ley.
151 Tú, Señor, también estás cerca,
    y todos tus mandamientos son verdad.
152 Desde hace mucho conozco tus estatutos,
    los cuales estableciste para siempre.

Resh

153 Considera mi aflicción, y líbrame,
    pues no me he olvidado de tu ley.
154 Defiende mi causa, rescátame;
    dame vida conforme a tu promesa.
155 La salvación está lejos de los impíos,
    porque ellos no buscan tus decretos.
156 Grande es, Señor, tu compasión;
    dame vida conforme a tus juicios.
157 Muchos son mis adversarios y mis perseguidores,
    pero yo no me aparto de tus estatutos.
158 Miro a esos renegados y me dan náuseas,
    porque no cumplen tus palabras.
159 Mira, Señor, cuánto amo tus preceptos;
    conforme a tu gran amor, dame vida.
160 La suma de tus palabras es la verdad;
    tus rectos juicios permanecen para siempre.

Shin

161 Gente poderosa[g] me persigue sin motivo,
    pero mi corazón se asombra ante tu palabra.
162 Yo me regocijo en tu promesa
    como quien halla un gran botín.
163 Aborrezco y repudio la falsedad,
    pero amo tu ley.
164 Siete veces al día te alabo
    por tus rectos juicios.
165 Los que aman tu ley disfrutan de gran bienestar,
    y nada los hace tropezar.
166 Yo, Señor, espero tu salvación
    y practico tus mandamientos.
167 Con todo mi ser cumplo tus estatutos.
    ¡Cuánto los amo!
168 Obedezco tus preceptos y tus estatutos,
    porque conoces todos mis caminos.

Tav

169 Que llegue mi clamor a tu presencia;
    dame entendimiento, Señor, conforme a tu palabra.
170 Que llegue a tu presencia mi súplica;
    líbrame, conforme a tu promesa.
171 Que rebosen mis labios de alabanza,
    porque tú me enseñas tus decretos.
172 Que entone mi lengua un cántico a tu palabra,
    pues todos tus mandamientos son justos.
173 Que acuda tu mano en mi ayuda,
    porque he escogido tus preceptos.
174 Yo, Señor, ansío tu salvación.
    Tu ley es mi regocijo.
175 Déjame vivir para alabarte;
    que vengan tus juicios a ayudarme.
176 Cual oveja perdida me he extraviado;
    ven en busca de tu siervo,
    porque no he olvidado tus mandamientos.

Notas al pie

  1. 119:14 más que en (Siríaca); como sobre (TM).
  2. 119:37 conforme a tu palabra (Targum y dos mss. hebreos); en tu camino (TM).
  3. 119:56 Lo que a mí … tus preceptos. Alt. Esto es lo que me corresponde, porque obedezco tus preceptos.
  4. 119:109 pende de un hilo. Lit. está siempre en mi puño.
  5. 119:128 Por eso … tus preceptos (véanse LXX y Vulgata); Por eso todos los estatutos de todo lo que hago recto (TM).
  6. 119:148 En toda … los ojos. Lit. Se anticipan mis ojos a las vigilias.
  7. 119:161 Gente poderosa. Lit. Príncipes.