The Message

Psalm 119

11-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,
    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.
You’re blessed when you follow his directions,
    doing your best to find him.
That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;
    you walk straight along the road he set.
You, God, prescribed the right way to live;
    now you expect us to live it.
Oh, that my steps might be steady,
    keeping to the course you set;
Then I’d never have any regrets
    in comparing my life with your counsel.
I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;
    I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.
I’m going to do what you tell me to do;
    don’t ever walk off and leave me.

9-16 How can a young person live a clean life?
    By carefully reading the map of your Word.
I’m single-minded in pursuit of you;
    don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.
I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart
    so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.
Be blessed, God;
    train me in your ways of wise living.
I’ll transfer to my lips
    all the counsel that comes from your mouth;
I delight far more in what you tell me about living
    than in gathering a pile of riches.
I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,
    I attentively watch how you’ve done it.
I relish everything you’ve told me of life,
    I won’t forget a word of it.

17-24 Be generous with me and I’ll live a full life;
    not for a minute will I take my eyes off your road.
Open my eyes so I can see
    what you show me of your miracle-wonders.
I’m a stranger in these parts;
    give me clear directions.
My soul is starved and hungry, ravenous!—
    insatiable for your nourishing commands.
And those who think they know so much,
    ignoring everything you tell them—let them have it!
Don’t let them mock and humiliate me;
    I’ve been careful to do just what you said.
While bad neighbors maliciously gossip about me,
    I’m absorbed in pondering your wise counsel.
Yes, your sayings on life are what give me delight;
    I listen to them as to good neighbors!

25-32 I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse!
    Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember?
When I told my story, you responded;
    train me well in your deep wisdom.
Help me understand these things inside and out
    so I can ponder your miracle-wonders.
My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn;
    build me up again by your Word.
Barricade the road that goes Nowhere;
    grace me with your clear revelation.
I choose the true road to Somewhere,
    I post your road signs at every curve and corner.
I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me;
    God, don’t let me down!
I’ll run the course you lay out for me
    if you’ll just show me how.

33-40 God, teach me lessons for living
    so I can stay the course.
Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—
    my whole life one long, obedient response.
Guide me down the road of your commandments;
    I love traveling this freeway!
Give me a bent for your words of wisdom,
    and not for piling up loot.
Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets,
    invigorate me on the pilgrim way.
Affirm your promises to me—
    promises made to all who fear you.
Deflect the harsh words of my critics—
    but what you say is always so good.
See how hungry I am for your counsel;
    preserve my life through your righteous ways!

41-48 Let your love, God, shape my life
    with salvation, exactly as you promised;
Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery
    because I trusted your Word.
Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—
    your commandments are what I depend on.
Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me,
    guard it now, guard it ever;
And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces
    as I look for your truth and your wisdom;
Then I’ll tell the world what I find,
    speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.
I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—
    relishing every fragment of your counsel.

49-56 Remember what you said to me, your servant—
    I hang on to these words for dear life!
These words hold me up in bad times;
    yes, your promises rejuvenate me.
The insolent ridicule me without mercy,
    but I don’t budge from your revelation.
I watch for your ancient landmark words,
    and know I’m on the right track.
But when I see the wicked ignore your directions,
    I’m beside myself with anger.
I set your instructions to music
    and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way.
I meditate on your name all night, God,
    treasuring your revelation, O God.
Still, I walk through a rain of derision
    because I live by your Word and counsel.

57-64 Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise
    to do everything you say.
I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile,
    be gracious to me just as you promised.
When I took a long, careful look at your ways,
    I got my feet back on the trail you blazed.
I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet,
    was quick to follow your orders.
The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—
    but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me.
I get up in the middle of the night to thank you;
    your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning!
I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you,
    of those committed to living by your rules.
Your love, God, fills the earth!
    Train me to live by your counsel.

65-72 Be good to your servant, God;
    be as good as your Word.
Train me in good common sense;
    I’m thoroughly committed to living your way.
Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place,
    but now I’m in step with your Word.
You are good, and the source of good;
    train me in your goodness.
The godless spread lies about me,
    but I focus my attention on what you are saying;
They’re bland as a bucket of lard,
    while I dance to the tune of your revelation.
My troubles turned out all for the best—
    they forced me to learn from your textbook.
Truth from your mouth means more to me
    than striking it rich in a gold mine.

73-80 With your very own hands you formed me;
    now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you.
When they see me waiting, expecting your Word,
    those who fear you will take heart and be glad.
I can see now, God, that your decisions are right;
    your testing has taught me what’s true and right.
Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight!
    just the way you promised.
Now comfort me so I can live, really live;
    your revelation is the tune I dance to.
Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds;
    they tried to sell me a bill of goods,
    but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel.
Let those who fear you turn to me
    for evidence of your wise guidance.
And let me live whole and holy, soul and body,
    so I can always walk with my head held high.

81-88 I’m homesick—longing for your salvation;
    I’m waiting for your word of hope.
My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise;
    how long must I wait for your comfort?
There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water,
    but I keep a steady gaze on the instructions you post.
How long do I have to put up with all this?
    How long till you haul my tormentors into court?
The arrogant godless try to throw me off track,
    ignorant as they are of God and his ways.
Everything you command is a sure thing,
    but they harass me with lies. Help!
They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—
    but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel.
In your great love revive me
    so I can alertly obey your every word.

89-96 What you say goes, God,
    and stays, as permanent as the heavens.
Your truth never goes out of fashion;
    it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up.
Your Word and truth are dependable as ever;
    that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going.
If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so,
    I would have given up when the hard times came.
But I’ll never forget the advice you gave me;
    you saved my life with those wise words.
Save me! I’m all yours.
    I look high and low for your words of wisdom.
The wicked lie in ambush to destroy me,
    but I’m only concerned with your plans for me.
I see the limits to everything human,
    but the horizons can’t contain your commands!

97-104 Oh, how I love all you’ve revealed;
    I reverently ponder it all the day long.
Your commands give me an edge on my enemies;
    they never become obsolete.
I’ve even become smarter than my teachers
    since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel.
I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages
    simply by doing what you tell me.
I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil
    so I can spend all my time keeping your Word.
I never make detours from the route you laid out;
    you gave me such good directions.
Your words are so choice, so tasty;
    I prefer them to the best home cooking.
With your instruction, I understand life;
    that’s why I hate false propaganda.

105-112 By your words I can see where I’m going;
    they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back
    from living by your righteous order.
Everything’s falling apart on me, God;
    put me together again with your Word.
Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;
    teach me your holy rules.
My life is as close as my own hands,
    but I don’t forget what you have revealed.
The wicked do their best to throw me off track,
    but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.
I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—
    what a gift! And how happy it makes me!
I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—
    I always have and always will.

113-120 I hate the two-faced,
    but I love your clear-cut revelation.
You’re my place of quiet retreat;
    I wait for your Word to renew me.
Get out of my life, evildoers,
    so I can keep my God’s commands.
Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure.
    Don’t disappoint all my grand hopes.
Stick with me and I’ll be all right;
    I’ll give total allegiance to your definitions of life.
Expose all who drift away from your sayings;
    their casual idolatry is lethal.
You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish;
    therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say.
I shiver in awe before you;
    your decisions leave me speechless with reverence.

121-128 I stood up for justice and the right;
    don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors.
Take the side of your servant, good God;
    don’t let the godless take advantage of me.
I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you
    to keep your promise to set everything right.
Let your love dictate how you deal with me;
    teach me from your textbook on life.
I’m your servant—help me understand what that means,
    the inner meaning of your instructions.
It’s time to act, God;
    they’ve made a shambles of your revelation!
Yea-Saying God, I love what you command,
    I love it better than gold and gemstones;
Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me,
    I despise every deceitful detour.

129-136 Every word you give me is a miracle word—
    how could I help but obey?
Break open your words, let the light shine out,
    let ordinary people see the meaning.
Mouth open and panting,
    I wanted your commands more than anything.
Turn my way, look kindly on me,
    as you always do to those who personally love you.
Steady my steps with your Word of promise
    so nothing malign gets the better of me.
Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women
    so I can live life your way.
Smile on me, your servant;
    teach me the right way to live.
I cry rivers of tears
    because nobody’s living by your book!

137-144 You are right and you do right, God;
    your decisions are right on target.
You rightly instruct us in how to live
    ever faithful to you.
My rivals nearly did me in,
    they persistently ignored your commandments.
Your promise has been tested through and through,
    and I, your servant, love it dearly.
I’m too young to be important,
    but I don’t forget what you tell me.
Your righteousness is eternally right,
    your revelation is the only truth.
Even though troubles came down on me hard,
    your commands always gave me delight.
The way you tell me to live is always right;
    help me understand it so I can live to the fullest.

145-152 I call out at the top of my lungs,
    God! Answer! I’ll do whatever you say.”
I called to you, “Save me
    so I can carry out all your instructions.”
I was up before sunrise,
    crying for help, hoping for a word from you.
I stayed awake all night,
    prayerfully pondering your promise.
In your love, listen to me;
    in your justice, God, keep me alive.
As those out to get me come closer and closer,
    they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal;
But you’re the closest of all to me, God,
    and all your judgments true.
I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words
    that you meant them to last forever.

153-160 Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—
    I haven’t forgotten your revelation.
Take my side and get me out of this;
    give me back my life, just as you promised.
“Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked
    because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary.
Your mercies, God, run into the billions;
    following your guidelines, revive me.
My antagonists are too many to count,
    but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave.
I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing;
    they walked away from your promises so casually!
Take note of how I love what you tell me;
    out of your life of love, prolong my life.
Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth.
    Your righteous decisions are eternal.

161-168 I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians,
    but my awe at your words keeps me stable.
I’m ecstatic over what you say,
    like one who strikes it rich.
I hate lies—can’t stand them!—
    but I love what you have revealed.
Seven times each day I stop and shout praises
    for the way you keep everything running right.
For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—
    no stumbling around in the dark for them.
I wait expectantly for your salvation;
    God, I do what you tell me.
My soul guards and keeps all your instructions—
    oh, how much I love them!
I follow your directions, abide by your counsel;
    my life’s an open book before you.

169-176 Let my cry come right into your presence, God;
    provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word.
Give my request your personal attention,
    rescue me on the terms of your promise.
Let praise cascade off my lips;
    after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life!
And let your promises ring from my tongue;
    every order you’ve given is right.
Put your hand out and steady me
    since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel.
I’m homesick, God, for your salvation;
    I love it when you show yourself!
Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well,
    use your decrees to put iron in my soul.
And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me!
    I’ll recognize the sound of your voice.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Saamu 119

1Ìbùkún ni fún àwọn ẹni tí ọ̀nà wọn wà láìlẹ́ṣẹ̀,
    ẹni tí í rìn ní ìbámu pẹ̀lú òfin Olúwa,
Ìbùkún ni fún àwọn ẹni tí ń pa òfin rẹ̀ mọ́
    tí wọn sì ń wá a pẹ̀lú gbogbo ọkàn wọn.
Wọn kò ṣe ohun tí kò dára;
    wọ́n rìn ní ọ̀nà rẹ̀.
Ìwọ ti la ìlànà rẹ̀ sílẹ̀
    kí a sì pa wọ́n mọ́ gidigidi.
Ọ̀nà mi ìbá dúró ṣinṣin
    láti máa pa òfin rẹ̀ mọ́!
Nígbà náà, ojú kò ní tì mí
    nígbà tí mo bá ń kíyèsi àṣẹ rẹ̀ gbogbo.
Èmi yóò yìn ọ́ pẹ̀lú ọkàn ìdúró ṣinṣin
    bí èmi bá ti kọ́ òfin òdodo rẹ̀.
Èmi yóò gbọ́rọ̀ sí àṣẹ rẹ̀:
    Má ṣe kọ̀ mí sílẹ̀ pátápátá.

Báwo ni àwọn ọ̀dọ́ yóò ti ṣe pa ọ̀nà rẹ̀ mọ́?
Láti máa gbé ní ìbámu sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
10 Èmi wá ọ pẹ̀lú gbogbo ọkàn mi
    má ṣe jẹ́ kí èmi yapa kúrò nínú àṣẹ rẹ.
11 Èmi ti pa ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ mọ́ ní ọkàn mi
    kí èmi má ba à ṣẹ̀ sí ọ
12 Ìyìn ni fún Olúwa;
    kọ́ mi ní àṣẹ rẹ.
13 Pẹ̀lú ètè mi èmi tún ṣírò
    gbogbo òfin tí ó wá láti ẹnu rẹ.
14 Èmi ń yọ̀ ní ọ̀nà ẹ̀rí rẹ,
    bí ènìyàn ṣe ń yọ̀ nínú ọláńlá.
15 Èmi ń ṣe àṣàrò nínú ìlànà rẹ
    èmi sì kíyèsi ọ̀nà rẹ
16 Inú mi dùn sí àṣẹ rẹ;
    èmi kì yóò gbàgbé ọ̀nà rẹ.

Ohun ìyanu tí o wà nínú òfin rẹ̀

17 Ṣe rere sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, èmi yóò sì wà láààyè;
    èmi yóò ṣe ìgbọ́ràn sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
18 La ojú mi kí èmi lè ríran rí
    ohun ìyanu tí ó wà nínú òfin rẹ.
19 Àlejò ní èmi jẹ́ láyé;
    Má ṣe pa àṣẹ rẹ mọ́ fún mi.
20 Ọkàn mi pòruurù pẹ̀lú ìfojúsọ́nà
    nítorí òfin rẹ nígbà gbogbo.
21 Ìwọ fi àwọn agbéraga bú, àwọn tí a fi gégùn ún
    tí ó ṣìnà kúrò nínú àṣẹ rẹ.
22 Mú ẹ̀gàn àti àbùkù kúrò lára mi,
    nítorí èmi pa òfin rẹ mọ́.
23 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé àwọn alákòóso kójọpọ̀, wọ́n
    ń sọ̀rọ̀ ìbàjẹ́ sí mi,
    ṣùgbọ́n ìránṣẹ́ rẹ ń ṣe àṣàrò nínú àṣẹ rẹ.
24 Òfin rẹ ni dídùn inú mi;
    àwọn ní olùbádámọ̀ràn mi.

Àdúrà láti ní òye ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run

25 Ọkàn mí lẹ̀ mọ́ erùpẹ̀;
    ìwọ sọ mí di ààyè gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
26 Èmi tún ọ̀nà mi ṣírò ìwọ sì dá mi lóhùn;
    kọ́ mi ní àṣẹ rẹ.
27 Jẹ́ kí n mọ ẹ̀kọ́ ìlànà rẹ:
    nígbà náà ni èmi yóò ṣe àṣàrò iṣẹ́ ìyanu rẹ.
28 Ọkàn mi ń ṣe àárẹ̀ pẹ̀lú ìbànújẹ́;
    fi agbára fún mi gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
29 Pa mí mọ́ kúrò nínú ọ̀nà ẹ̀tàn
    fún mi ní oore-ọ̀fẹ́ nípa òfin rẹ.
30 Èmi ti yan ọ̀nà òtítọ́
    èmi ti gbé ọkàn mi lé òfin rẹ.
31 Èmi yára di òfin rẹ mú. Olúwa
    má ṣe jẹ́ kí ojú kí ó tì mí.
32 Èmi sáré ní ipa ọ̀nà àṣẹ rẹ,
    nítorí ìwọ, ti tú ọkàn mi sílẹ̀.

Ìlérí Ọlọ́run fún aláforítì

33 Kọ́ mi, Olúwa, láti tẹ̀lé àṣẹ rẹ;
    nígbà náà ni èmi yóò pa wọ́n mọ́ dé òpin.
34 Fún mi ní òye, èmi yóò sì pa òfin rẹ mọ́
    èmi yóò sì máa kíyèsi i pẹ̀lú ọkàn mi.
35 Fi ipa ọ̀nà àṣẹ rẹ hàn mí,
    nítorí nínú rẹ̀ ni èmi rí inú dídùn.
36 Yí ọkàn mi padà sí òfin rẹ
    kí ó má ṣe sí ojúkòkòrò mọ́.
37 Yí ojú mi padà kúrò láti máa wo ohun asán:
    pa ọ̀nà mi mọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
38 Mú ìlérí rẹ sẹ sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ,
    nítorí òfin rẹ dára.
39 Yí ẹ̀gàn mi padà tí mo bẹ̀rù
    nítorí tí ìdájọ́ rẹ dára.
40 Kíyèsi i, ọkàn mi ti fà sí ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ!
    Pa ayé mi mọ́ nínú òdodo rẹ.

Ìgbàlà láti inú òfin Ọlọ́run

41 Jẹ́ kí ìfẹ́ rẹ tí kì í kùnà wá bá mi, Olúwa,
    ìgbàlà rẹ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìpinnu rẹ;
42 Nígbà náà ni èmi yóò dá
    ẹni tí ń sọ̀rọ̀ ẹ̀gàn sí mi lóhùn,
    nítorí èmi gbẹ́kẹ̀lé ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
43 Má ṣe gba ọ̀rọ̀ òtítọ́ láti ẹnu mi
    nítorí èmi ti gbé ìrètí mi sínú àṣẹ rẹ
44 Èmi yóò máa gbọ́rọ̀ sí òfin rẹ nígbà gbogbo
    láé àti láéláé.
45 Èmi yóò máa rìn káàkiri ní òmìnira,
    nítorí èmi ti kígbe ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ jáde.
46 Èmi yóò sọ̀rọ̀ òfin rẹ níwájú àwọn ọba
    ojú kì yóò sì tì mí,
47 Nítorí èmi ní inú dídùn nínú àṣẹ rẹ
    nítorí èmi ní ìfẹ́ wọn.
48 Èmi gbé ọwọ́ mi sókè nítorí àṣẹ rẹ, èyí tí èmi fẹ́ràn,
    èmi sì ń ṣe àṣàrò òfin rẹ̀.

Òfin Ọlọ́run ní ìrètí

49 Rántí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ,
    nítorí ìwọ ti fún mi ní ìrètí.
50 Ìtùnú mi nínú ìpọ́njú mi ni èyí:
    ìpinnu rẹ pa ayé mi mọ́.
51 Àwọn agbéraga fi mí ṣe ẹlẹ́yà láì dádúró,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò padà nínú òfin rẹ.
52 Èmi rántí àwọn òfin rẹ ìgbàanì, Olúwa,
    èmi sì rí ìtùnú nínú wọn.
53 Ìbínú dì mímú ṣinṣin nítorí àwọn ẹni búburú,
    tí wọ́n ti kọ òfin rẹ sílẹ̀.
54 Òfin rẹ ni ọ̀rọ̀ ìpìlẹ̀ orin mi
    níbikíbi tí èmi ń gbé.
55 Ní òru èmi rántí orúkọ rẹ, Olúwa,
    èmi yóò sì pa òfin rẹ mọ́
56 nítorí tí mo
    gba ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ gbọ́.

Ọlọ́run ni ìpín wa

57 Ìwọ ni ìpín mi, Olúwa:
    èmi ti pinnu láti tẹríba sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
58 Èmi ti wá ojú rẹ pẹ̀lú gbogbo ọkàn mi:
    fún mi ní oore-ọ̀fẹ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìpinnu rẹ.
59 Èmi ti kíyèsi ọ̀nà mi
    èmi sì ti gbé ìgbésẹ̀ mi sí òfin rẹ.
60 Èmi yóò yára, ń kò ni lọ́ra
    láti gbọ́rọ̀ sí àṣẹ rẹ.
61 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé àwọn ẹni búburú dì mí pẹ̀lú okùn,
    èmi kò ní gbàgbé òfin rẹ.
62 Ní àárín ọ̀gànjọ́ òru èmi dìde láti fi ọpẹ́ fún ọ
    nítorí òfin òdodo rẹ.
63 Èmi jẹ́ ọ̀rẹ́ sí gbogbo àwọn tí ó bẹ̀rù rẹ,
    sí gbogbo àwọn tí ń tẹ̀lé ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
64 Ayé kún fún ìfẹ́ rẹ Olúwa
    Kọ́ mi ní òfin rẹ.

Ìpọ́njú mu ni mọ òfin Ọlọ́run

65 Ṣe rere sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ
    gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ, Olúwa.
66 Kọ́ mi ní ìmọ̀ àti ìdájọ́ rere,
    nítorí mo gbàgbọ́ nínú àṣẹ rẹ.
67 Kí a tó pọ́n mi lójú èmi ti ṣìnà,
    ṣùgbọ́n ni ìsinsin yìí èmi gbọ́rọ̀ sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
68 Ìwọ dára, ohun tí ìwọ sì ń ṣe rere ni;
    kọ́ mi ní ìlànà rẹ.
69 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé àwọn agbéraga ti gbìmọ̀ èké sí mí,
    èmi pa ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ mọ́ pẹ̀lú gbogbo ọkàn mi.
70 Ọkàn wọn yigbì kò sì ní àánú,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi ní inú dídùn nínú òfin rẹ.
71 Ó dára fún mi kí a pọ́n mi lójú
    nítorí kí èmi lè kọ́ òfin rẹ.
72 Òfin tí ó jáde láti ẹnu rẹ ju iyebíye sí mi lọ
    ó ju ẹgbẹ̀rún ẹyọ fàdákà àti wúrà lọ.

Ẹlẹgbẹ́ mi ni àwọn tó mọ òfin Olúwa

73 Ọwọ́ rẹ ni ó dá mi tí ó sì mọ mí;
    fún mi ní òye láti kọ́ àṣẹ rẹ.
74 Jẹ́ kí gbogbo àwọn tí ó bẹ̀rù rẹ máa yọ̀ nígbà tí wọ́n bá rí mi,
    nítorí èmi ti mú ìrètí mi sínú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
75 Èmi mọ, Olúwa, nítorí òfin rẹ òdodo ni,
    àti ní òtítọ́ ni ìwọ pọ́n mi lójú.
76 Kí ìfẹ́ rẹ tí kì í kùnà jẹ́ ìtùnú mi,
    gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìpinnu rẹ sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ.
77 Jẹ́ kí àánú rẹ kí ó tọ̀ mí wá, kí èmi kí ó lè yè,
    nítorí òfin rẹ jẹ́ ìdùnnú mi.
78 Kí ojú kí ó ti àwọn agbéraga
    nítorí wọn pa mí lára láìnídìí
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi yóò máa ṣe àṣàrò nínú ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
79 Kí àwọn tí ó bẹ̀rù rẹ yí padà sí mi,
    àwọn tí ó ní òye òfin rẹ.
80 Jẹ́ kí ọkàn mi wà láìlẹ́bi sí òfin rẹ,
    kí ojú kí ó má ṣe tì mí.

Wíwá àlàáfíà

81 Ọkàn mi ń fojú ṣọ́nà nítorí ìgbàlà rẹ,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi ti fi ìrètí mi sínú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
82 Ojú mi kùnà, pẹ̀lú wíwo ìpinnu rẹ;
    èmi wí pé, “Nígbà wo ni ìwọ yóò tù mí nínú?”
83 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé èmi dàbí awọ-wáìnì lójú èéfín,
    èmi kò gbàgbé ìlànà rẹ.
84 Báwo ni ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ yóò ṣe dúró pẹ́ tó?
    Nígbà wo ni ìwọ yóò bá àwọn
    tí ń ṣe inúnibíni sí mi wí?
85 Àwọn agbéraga wa ihò ìṣubú fún mi,
    tí ó lòdì sí òfin rẹ.
86 Gbogbo àṣẹ rẹ yẹ ní ìgbẹ́kẹ̀lé:
    ràn mí lọ́wọ́, nítorí ènìyàn
    ń ṣe inúnibíni sí mi láìnídìí.
87 Wọ́n fẹ́rẹ pa mí rẹ́ kúrò nínú ayé,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò kọ ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
88 Pa ayé mi mọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́ rẹ,
    èmi yóò sì gba ẹ̀rí ẹnu rẹ̀ gbọ́.

Ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa dúró títí láé

89 Ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ, Olúwa, títí láé ni;
    ó dúró ṣinṣin ní ọ̀run
90 Òtítọ́ rẹ̀ ń lọ dé gbogbo ìran dé ìran;
    ìwọ ti dá ayé, ó sì dúró ṣinṣin.
91 Òfin rẹ dúró di òní
    nítorí ohun gbogbo ń sìn ọ́.
92 Bí òfin rẹ̀ kò bá jẹ́ dídùn inú mi,
    èmi ìbá ti ṣègbé nínú ìpọ́njú mi.
93 Èmi kì yóò gbàgbé ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ láé,
    nítorí nípa wọn ni ìwọ ti pa ayé mi mọ́
94 Gbà mí, nítorí èmi jẹ́ tìrẹ
    èmi ti wá ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
95 Àwọn ẹni búburú dúró láti pa mí run,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi yóò kíyèsi ẹ̀rí rẹ.
96 Sí ohun pípé gbogbo èmi ti rí òpin;
    ṣùgbọ́n àṣẹ rẹ aláìlópin ni.

Òfin Olúwa ni ìfẹ́ pípé

97 Báwo ni èmi ti fẹ́ òfin rẹ tó!
    Èmi ń ṣe àṣàrò nínú rẹ̀
ní gbogbo ọjọ́ pípẹ́ wá.
98 Àṣẹ rẹ mú mi gbọ́n ju àwọn ọ̀tá mi lọ,
    nítorí wọ́n wà pẹ̀lú mi láé.
99 Èmi ní iyè inú ju gbogbo olùkọ́ mi lọ,
    nítorí èmi ń ṣe àṣàrò nínú òfin rẹ.
100 Èmi ni òye ju àwọn àgbà lọ,
    nítorí mo gba ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
101 Èmi ti pa ẹsẹ̀ mi mọ́ nínú gbogbo ọ̀nà ibi
    nítorí kí èmi lè gba ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
102 Èmi kò yà kúrò nínú òfin rẹ,
    nítorí ìwọ fúnrarẹ̀ ni ó kọ́ mi.
103 Báwo ni ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ ṣe dùn mọ́ mi lẹ́nu tó,
    ó dùn ju oyin lọ ní ẹnu mi!
104 Èmi rí òye gbà nínú ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ;
    nítorí náà èmi kórìíra gbogbo ọ̀nà tí kò tọ́.

Òfin Olúwa ni fìtílà mi

105 Ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ ni fìtílà sí ẹsẹ̀ mi
    àti ìmọ́lẹ̀ sí ipa ọ̀nà mi
106 Èmi ti ṣe ìbúra èmi sì ti tẹnumọ́ ọn
    wí pé èmi yóò máa tẹ̀lé òfin òdodo rẹ.
107 A pọ́n mi lójú gidigidi;
    Olúwa, sọ mi di ààyè, gẹ́gẹ́ bi ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ
108 Olúwa, gba ìyìn àtinúwá ẹnu mi,
    kí o sì kọ́ mi ní òfin rẹ̀.
109 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé ayé mi wà ni ọwọ́ mi
    nígbà gbogbo,
    èmi kò ní gbàgbé òfin rẹ.
110 Àwọn ẹni búburú ti dẹ okùn sílẹ̀ fún mi,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò ṣìnà kúrò nínú ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
111 Òfin rẹ ni ogún mi láéláé;
    àwọn ni ayọ̀ ọkàn mi.
112 Ọkàn mi ti lé pípa òfin rẹ mọ́
    láé dé òpin.

Òfin Olúwa ni Ààbò mi

113 Èmi kórìíra àwọn ọlọ́kàn méjì,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi fẹ́ òfin rẹ.
114 Ìwọ ni ààbò mi àti asà mi;
    èmi ti mú ìrètí mi sínú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
115 Ẹ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi, ẹ̀yin olùṣe búburú,
    kí èmi lè pa àṣẹ Ọlọ́run mi mọ́!
116 Gbé mi sókè gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ,
    kí èmi kí ó lè yè
    Má sì jẹ́ kí ojú ìrètí mi kí ó tì mí.
117 Gbé mi sókè, èmí yóò sì wa láìléwu;
    nígbà gbogbo ni èmi yóò máa júbà òfin rẹ.
118 Ìwọ kọ gbogbo àwọn tí ó ṣìnà kúrò nínú òfin rẹ,
    nítorí ẹ̀tàn wọn asán ni.
119 Gbogbo àwọn ẹni búburú ní ayé ni ìwọ yọ kúrò bí i ìdàrọ́;
    nítorí náà, èmi fẹ́ òfin rẹ̀.
120 Ara mi wárìrì ní ìbẹ̀rù nítorí rẹ̀:
    èmi dúró ní ìbẹ̀rù òfin rẹ.

Olórin pa òfin Olúwa mọ́

121 Èmi ti ṣe ohun tí i ṣe òdodo àti ẹ̀tọ́:
    má ṣe fi mí sílẹ̀ fún àwọn tó ń ni mí lára.
122 Mú kí àlàáfíà ìránṣẹ́ rẹ dájú:
    má ṣe jẹ́ kí àwọn agbéraga ni mi lára.
123 Ojú mi kùnà, fún wíwo ìgbàlà rẹ,
    fún wíwo ìpinnu òdodo rẹ.
124 Ṣe pẹ̀lú ìránṣẹ́ rẹ gẹ́gẹ́ bí dídúró ṣinṣin ìfẹ́ rẹ
    kí o sì kọ́ mi ní àṣẹ rẹ.
125 Èmi ni ìránṣẹ́ rẹ; ẹ fún mi ní òye
    kí èmi lè ní òye òfin rẹ
126 Ó tó àsìkò fún ọ láti ṣe iṣẹ́, Olúwa;
    nítorí òfin rẹ ti fọ́.
127 Nítorí èmi fẹ́ràn àṣẹ rẹ
    ju wúrà, àní ju wúrà dídára lọ,
128 Nítorí èmi kíyèsi gbogbo ẹ̀kọ́ òtítọ́ rẹ̀,
    èmi kórìíra gbogbo ipa ọ̀nà búburú.

Àdúrà láti lè pa òfin Olúwa mọ́

129 Òfin rẹ̀ ìyanu ni:
    nítorí náà èmi gbà wọ́n gbọ́.
130 Ìṣípayá ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ mú ìmọ́lẹ̀ wá;
    ó fi òye fún àwọn òpè.
131 Èmi ya ẹnu mi mo sì mí hẹlẹ,
    nítorí èmi fojú ṣọ́nà sí àṣẹ rẹ.
132 Yí padà sí mi kí o sì ṣàánú fún mi,
    bí ìwọ ṣe máa ń ṣe nígbà gbogbo sí àwọn
    tí ó fẹ́ràn orúkọ rẹ.
133 Fi ìṣísẹ̀ mi múlẹ̀ nínú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ,
    má ṣe jẹ́ kí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ borí mi.
134 Rà mí padà lọ́wọ́ aninilára ènìyàn,
    kí èmi lè gbọ́ ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
135 Jẹ́ kí ojú rẹ kí ó tàn sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ lára
    kí ó sì kọ́ mi ní àṣẹ rẹ.
136 Omijé sàn jáde ní ojú mi,
    nítorí wọn kò gba pé òfin rẹ̀ jẹ́ òtítọ́.
137 Olódodo ni ìwọ Olúwa
    ìdájọ́ rẹ sì dúró ṣinṣin
138 Òfin ti ìwọ gbé kalẹ̀ jẹ́ òdodo:
    wọ́n yẹ ni ìgbẹ́kẹ̀lé.
139 Ìtara mi ti pa mí run,
    nítorí àwọn ọ̀tá mi fi ojú fo ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ dá.
140 Wọ́n ti dán ìpinnu rẹ wò pátápátá
    ìránṣẹ́ rẹ sì fẹ́ràn wọ́n.
141 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé èmi jẹ́ onírẹ̀lẹ̀ àti ẹni ẹ̀gàn
    èmi kò ni gbàgbé ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
142 Òdodo rẹ wà títí láé
    òtítọ́ ni òfin rẹ̀.
143 Ìyọnu àti ìpọ́njú wá sórí mi,
    ṣùgbọ́n àṣẹ rẹ ni inú dídùn mi,
144 Òfin rẹ jẹ́ òtítọ́ láé;
    fún mi ní òye kí èmi lè yè.

Kíkígbe fún ìgbàlà

145 Èmi kígbe pẹ̀lú gbogbo ọkàn mi:
    dá mi lóhùn Olúwa,
    èmi yóò sì gbọ́rọ̀ sí àṣẹ rẹ.
146 Èmi kígbe pè ọ́; gbà mí
    èmi yóò sì pa òfin rẹ mọ́.
147 Èmi dìde ṣáájú àfẹ̀mọ́júmọ́ èmi ké fún ìrànlọ́wọ́;
    èmi ti mú ìrètí mi sínú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
148 Ojú mi ṣáájú ìṣọ́ òru,
    nítorí kí èmi lè ṣe àṣàrò nínú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
149 Gbọ́ ohùn mi ní ìṣọ̀kan pẹ̀lú ìfẹ́ rẹ:
    pa ayé mi mọ́, Olúwa, gẹ́gẹ́ bí òfin rẹ.
150 Àwọn tí ń gbìmọ̀ ìlànà búburú wà ní tòsí,
    ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n jìnnà sí òfin rẹ.
151 Síbẹ̀ ìwọ wà ní tòsí, Olúwa,
    àti gbogbo àṣẹ rẹ jẹ́ òtítọ́.
152 Láti ọjọ́ pípẹ́ wá èmi ti kọ́ nínú òfin rẹ
    tí ìwọ ti fi ìdí wọn múlẹ̀ láéláé.

Pípa òfin mọ́ ni ìpọ́njú

153 Wo ìpọ́njú mi kí o sì gbà mí,
    nítorí èmi kò gbàgbé òfin rẹ.
154 Gba ẹjọ́ mi rò kí o sì rà mí padà;
    pa ayé mi mọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìpinnu rẹ.
155 Ìgbàlà jìnnà sí àwọn ẹni búburú
    nítorí wọn kò wá àṣẹ rẹ.
156 Ìyọ́nú rẹ̀ tóbi, Olúwa;
    pa ayé mi mọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí òfin rẹ.
157 Ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ni àwọn ọ̀tá tí wọ́n ń ṣe inúnibíni sí mi,
    ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò tí ì yípadà kúrò nínú òfin rẹ.
158 Èmi wo àwọn ẹlẹ́tàn, inú mi sì bàjẹ́
    nítorí wọn kò gba ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ gbọ́.
159 Wo bí èmi ṣe fẹ́ràn ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ;
    pa ayé mi mọ́, Olúwa, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́ rẹ.
160 Òtítọ́ ni gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ;
    gbogbo òfin òdodo rẹ láéláé ni.
161 Àwọn alákòóso ṣe inúnibíni sí mi láìnídìí,
    ṣùgbọ́n ọkàn mi wárìrì sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
162 Èmi yọ̀ nínú ìpinnu rẹ
    bí ẹni tí ó rí ìkógun púpọ̀.
163 Èmi kórìíra mo sì kọ èké ṣíṣe
    ṣùgbọ́n mo fẹ́ràn òfin rẹ.
164 Èmi yìn ọ́ ní ìgbà méje lójúmọ́
    nítorí òfin òdodo rẹ.
165 Àlàáfíà púpọ̀ wà fún àwọn tí ó ní ìfẹ́ sí òfin rẹ,
    kò sì ṣí ohun tí ó lè mú wọn kọsẹ̀.
166 Èmi yóò dúró de ìgbàlà rẹ, Olúwa,
    èmi yóò sì tẹ̀lé àṣẹ rẹ.
167 Èmi gba òfin rẹ gbọ́,
    nítorí mo fẹ́ràn wọn púpọ̀púpọ̀
168 Èmi ṣe ìgbọ́ràn sí ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ àti òfin rẹ,
    nítorí ìwọ mọ gbogbo ọ̀nà mi.
169 Jẹ́ kí igbe mi wá sí iwájú rẹ, Olúwa;
    fún mi ní òye gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.
170 Jẹ́ kí ẹ̀bẹ̀ mi wá sí iwájú rẹ;
    gbà mí gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìpinnu rẹ.
171 Ètè mi yóò sọ ìyìn jáde,
    nítorí ìwọ kọ́ mi ní ìlànà rẹ.
172 Jẹ́ kí ahọ́n mi kọ orin ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ,
    nítorí gbogbo àṣẹ rẹ jẹ́ òdodo.
173 Jẹ́ kí ọwọ́ rẹ ṣetán láti ràn mí lọ́wọ́,
    nítorí èmi ti yan ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ.
174 Èmi wo ọ̀nà fún ìgbàlà rẹ, Olúwa,
    àti òfin rẹ jẹ́ dídùn inú mi.
175 Jẹ́ kí èmi wà láààyè ki èmi lè yìn ọ́,
    kí o sì jẹ́ kí òfin rẹ mú mi dúró.
176 Èmí ti ṣìnà bí àgùntàn tí ó
    sọnù, wá ìránṣẹ́ rẹ,
    nítorí èmi kò gbàgbé àṣẹ rẹ.