New Living Translation

Psalm 119

Psalm 119[a]


Joyful are people of integrity,
    who follow the instructions of the Lord.
Joyful are those who obey his laws
    and search for him with all their hearts.
They do not compromise with evil,
    and they walk only in his paths.
You have charged us
    to keep your commandments carefully.
Oh, that my actions would consistently
    reflect your decrees!
Then I will not be ashamed
    when I compare my life with your commands.
As I learn your righteous regulations,
    I will thank you by living as I should!
I will obey your decrees.
    Please don’t give up on me!


How can a young person stay pure?
    By obeying your word.
10 I have tried hard to find you—
    don’t let me wander from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.
12 I praise you, O Lord;
    teach me your decrees.
13 I have recited aloud
    all the regulations you have given us.
14 I have rejoiced in your laws
    as much as in riches.
15 I will study your commandments
    and reflect on your ways.
16 I will delight in your decrees
    and not forget your word.


17 Be good to your servant,
    that I may live and obey your word.
18 Open my eyes to see
    the wonderful truths in your instructions.
19 I am only a foreigner in the land.
    Don’t hide your commands from me!
20 I am always overwhelmed
    with a desire for your regulations.
21 You rebuke the arrogant;
    those who wander from your commands are cursed.
22 Don’t let them scorn and insult me,
    for I have obeyed your laws.
23 Even princes sit and speak against me,
    but I will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your laws please me;
    they give me wise advice.


25 I lie in the dust;
    revive me by your word.
26 I told you my plans, and you answered.
    Now teach me your decrees.
27 Help me understand the meaning of your commandments,
    and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.
28 I weep with sorrow;
    encourage me by your word.
29 Keep me from lying to myself;
    give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.
30 I have chosen to be faithful;
    I have determined to live by your regulations.
31 I cling to your laws.
    Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!
32 I will pursue your commands,
    for you expand my understanding.


33 Teach me your decrees, O Lord;
    I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions;
    I will put them into practice with all my heart.
35 Make me walk along the path of your commands,
    for that is where my happiness is found.
36 Give me an eagerness for your laws
    rather than a love for money!
37 Turn my eyes from worthless things,
    and give me life through your word.[b]
38 Reassure me of your promise,
    made to those who fear you.
39 Help me abandon my shameful ways;
    for your regulations are good.
40 I long to obey your commandments!
    Renew my life with your goodness.


41 Lord, give me your unfailing love,
    the salvation that you promised me.
42 Then I can answer those who taunt me,
    for I trust in your word.
43 Do not snatch your word of truth from me,
    for your regulations are my only hope.
44 I will keep on obeying your instructions
    forever and ever.
45 I will walk in freedom,
    for I have devoted myself to your commandments.
46 I will speak to kings about your laws,
    and I will not be ashamed.
47 How I delight in your commands!
    How I love them!
48 I honor and love your commands.
    I meditate on your decrees.


49 Remember your promise to me;
    it is my only hope.
50 Your promise revives me;
    it comforts me in all my troubles.
51 The proud hold me in utter contempt,
    but I do not turn away from your instructions.
52 I meditate on your age-old regulations;
    O Lord, they comfort me.
53 I become furious with the wicked,
    because they reject your instructions.
54 Your decrees have been the theme of my songs
    wherever I have lived.
55 I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord;
    therefore, I obey your instructions.
56 This is how I spend my life:
    obeying your commandments.


57 Lord, you are mine!
    I promise to obey your words!
58 With all my heart I want your blessings.
    Be merciful as you promised.
59 I pondered the direction of my life,
    and I turned to follow your laws.
60 I will hurry, without delay,
    to obey your commands.
61 Evil people try to drag me into sin,
    but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.
62 I rise at midnight to thank you
    for your just regulations.
63 I am a friend to anyone who fears you—
    anyone who obeys your commandments.
64 O Lord, your unfailing love fills the earth;
    teach me your decrees.


65 You have done many good things for me, Lord,
    just as you promised.
66 I believe in your commands;
    now teach me good judgment and knowledge.
67 I used to wander off until you disciplined me;
    but now I closely follow your word.
68 You are good and do only good;
    teach me your decrees.
69 Arrogant people smear me with lies,
    but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are dull and stupid,
    but I delight in your instructions.
71 My suffering was good for me,
    for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.
72 Your instructions are more valuable to me
    than millions in gold and silver.


73 You made me; you created me.
    Now give me the sense to follow your commands.
74 May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy,
    for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your regulations are fair;
    you disciplined me because I needed it.
76 Now let your unfailing love comfort me,
    just as you promised me, your servant.
77 Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live,
    for your instructions are my delight.
78 Bring disgrace upon the arrogant people who lied about me;
    meanwhile, I will concentrate on your commandments.
79 Let me be united with all who fear you,
    with those who know your laws.
80 May I be blameless in keeping your decrees;
    then I will never be ashamed.


81 I am worn out waiting for your rescue,
    but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes are straining to see your promises come true.
    When will you comfort me?
83 I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke,
    but I have not forgotten to obey your decrees.
84 How long must I wait?
    When will you punish those who persecute me?
85 These arrogant people who hate your instructions
    have dug deep pits to trap me.
86 All your commands are trustworthy.
    Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause.
87 They almost finished me off,
    but I refused to abandon your commandments.
88 In your unfailing love, spare my life;
    then I can continue to obey your laws.


89 Your eternal word, O Lord,
    stands firm in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness extends to every generation,
    as enduring as the earth you created.
91 Your regulations remain true to this day,
    for everything serves your plans.
92 If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy,
    I would have died in my misery.
93 I will never forget your commandments,
    for by them you give me life.
94 I am yours; rescue me!
    For I have worked hard at obeying your commandments.
95 Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me,
    I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.
96 Even perfection has its limits,
    but your commands have no limit.


97 Oh, how I love your instructions!
    I think about them all day long.
98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,
    for they are my constant guide.
99 Yes, I have more insight than my teachers,
    for I am always thinking of your laws.
100 I am even wiser than my elders,
    for I have kept your commandments.
101 I have refused to walk on any evil path,
    so that I may remain obedient to your word.
102 I haven’t turned away from your regulations,
    for you have taught me well.
103 How sweet your words taste to me;
    they are sweeter than honey.
104 Your commandments give me understanding;
    no wonder I hate every false way of life.


105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
    and a light for my path.
106 I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again:
    I will obey your righteous regulations.
107 I have suffered much, O Lord;
    restore my life again as you promised.
108 Lord, accept my offering of praise,
    and teach me your regulations.
109 My life constantly hangs in the balance,
    but I will not stop obeying your instructions.
110 The wicked have set their traps for me,
    but I will not turn from your commandments.
111 Your laws are my treasure;
    they are my heart’s delight.
112 I am determined to keep your decrees
    to the very end.


113 I hate those with divided loyalties,
    but I love your instructions.
114 You are my refuge and my shield;
    your word is my source of hope.
115 Get out of my life, you evil-minded people,
    for I intend to obey the commands of my God.
116 Lord, sustain me as you promised, that I may live!
    Do not let my hope be crushed.
117 Sustain me, and I will be rescued;
    then I will meditate continually on your decrees.
118 But you have rejected all who stray from your decrees.
    They are only fooling themselves.
119 You skim off the wicked of the earth like scum;
    no wonder I love to obey your laws!
120 I tremble in fear of you;
    I stand in awe of your regulations.


121 Don’t leave me to the mercy of my enemies,
    for I have done what is just and right.
122 Please guarantee a blessing for me.
    Don’t let the arrogant oppress me!
123 My eyes strain to see your rescue,
    to see the truth of your promise fulfilled.
124 I am your servant; deal with me in unfailing love,
    and teach me your decrees.
125 Give discernment to me, your servant;
    then I will understand your laws.
126 Lord, it is time for you to act,
    for these evil people have violated your instructions.
127 Truly, I love your commands
    more than gold, even the finest gold.
128 Each of your commandments is right.
    That is why I hate every false way.


129 Your laws are wonderful.
    No wonder I obey them!
130 The teaching of your word gives light,
    so even the simple can understand.
131 I pant with expectation,
    longing for your commands.
132 Come and show me your mercy,
    as you do for all who love your name.
133 Guide my steps by your word,
    so I will not be overcome by evil.
134 Ransom me from the oppression of evil people;
    then I can obey your commandments.
135 Look upon me with love;
    teach me your decrees.
136 Rivers of tears gush from my eyes
    because people disobey your instructions.


137 O Lord, you are righteous,
    and your regulations are fair.
138 Your laws are perfect
    and completely trustworthy.
139 I am overwhelmed with indignation,
    for my enemies have disregarded your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested;
    that is why I love them so much.
141 I am insignificant and despised,
    but I don’t forget your commandments.
142 Your justice is eternal,
    and your instructions are perfectly true.
143 As pressure and stress bear down on me,
    I find joy in your commands.
144 Your laws are always right;
    help me to understand them so I may live.


145 I pray with all my heart; answer me, Lord!
    I will obey your decrees.
146 I cry out to you; rescue me,
    that I may obey your laws.
147 I rise early, before the sun is up;
    I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.
148 I stay awake through the night,
    thinking about your promise.
149 In your faithful love, O Lord, hear my cry;
    let me be revived by following your regulations.
150 Lawless people are coming to attack me;
    they live far from your instructions.
151 But you are near, O Lord,
    and all your commands are true.
152 I have known from my earliest days
    that your laws will last forever.


153 Look upon my suffering and rescue me,
    for I have not forgotten your instructions.
154 Argue my case; take my side!
    Protect my life as you promised.
155 The wicked are far from rescue,
    for they do not bother with your decrees.
156 Lord, how great is your mercy;
    let me be revived by following your regulations.
157 Many persecute and trouble me,
    yet I have not swerved from your laws.
158 Seeing these traitors makes me sick at heart,
    because they care nothing for your word.
159 See how I love your commandments, Lord.
    Give back my life because of your unfailing love.
160 The very essence of your words is truth;
    all your just regulations will stand forever.


161 Powerful people harass me without cause,
    but my heart trembles only at your word.
162 I rejoice in your word
    like one who discovers a great treasure.
163 I hate and abhor all falsehood,
    but I love your instructions.
164 I will praise you seven times a day
    because all your regulations are just.
165 Those who love your instructions have great peace
    and do not stumble.
166 I long for your rescue, Lord,
    so I have obeyed your commands.
167 I have obeyed your laws,
    for I love them very much.
168 Yes, I obey your commandments and laws
    because you know everything I do.


169 O Lord, listen to my cry;
    give me the discerning mind you promised.
170 Listen to my prayer;
    rescue me as you promised.
171 Let praise flow from my lips,
    for you have taught me your decrees.
172 Let my tongue sing about your word,
    for all your commands are right.
173 Give me a helping hand,
    for I have chosen to follow your commandments.
174 O Lord, I have longed for your rescue,
    and your instructions are my delight.
175 Let me live so I can praise you,
    and may your regulations help me.
176 I have wandered away like a lost sheep;
    come and find me,
    for I have not forgotten your commands.

Notas al pie

  1. 119 This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; there are twenty-two stanzas, one for each successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each of the eight verses within each stanza begins with the Hebrew letter named in its heading.
  2. 119:37 Some manuscripts read in your ways.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Masalimo 119


1Odala ndi amene moyo wawo ulibe cholakwa,
    amene amayenda monga mwa malamulo a Yehova.
Odala ndi amene amasunga malamulo ake,
    amene amafunafuna Iyeyo ndi mtima wawo wonse.
Sachita cholakwa chilichonse;
    amayenda mʼnjira zake.
Inu mwapereka malangizo
    ndipo ayenera kutsatidwa kwathunthu.
Aa! Ndikanakonda njira zanga zikanakhala zokhazikika
    pa kumvera zophunzitsa zanu!
Pamenepo ine sindikanachititsidwa manyazi,
    poganizira malamulo anu onse.
Ndidzakutamandani ndi mtima wolungama,
    pamene ndikuphunzira malamulo anu olungama.
Ndidzamvera zophunzitsa zanu;
    musanditaye kwathunthu.


Kodi mnyamata angathe bwanji kuyeretsa mayendedwe ake?
    Akawasamala potsata mawu anu.
10 Ndimakufunafunani ndi mtima wanga wonse;
    musalole kuti ndisochere kuchoka pa malamulo anu.
11 Ndasunga mawu anu mu mtima mwanga
    kuti ndisakuchimwireni.
12 Mutamandike Inu Yehova;
    phunzitseni malamulo anu.
13 Ndi milomo yanga ndimafotokoza malamulo anu onse
    amene amachokera pakamwa panu.
14 Ndimakondwera potsatira malamulo anu
    monga momwe munthu amakondwera akakhala ndi chuma chambiri.
15 Ndimalingalira malangizo anu
    ndipo ndimaganizira njira zanu.
16 Ndimakondwera ndi malamulo anu;
    sindidzayiwala konse mawu anu.


17 Chitirani zokoma mtumiki wanu, ndipo ndidzakhala ndi moyo;
    kuti tsono ndisunge mawu anu.
18 Tsekulani maso anga kuti ndithe kuona
    zinthu zodabwitsa mʼmalamulo anu.
19 Ine ndine mlendo pa dziko lapansi;
    musandibisire malamulo anu.
20 Moyo wanga wafowoka polakalaka
    malamulo anu nthawi zonse.
21 Inu mumadzudzula onyada, otembereredwa,
    amene achoka pa malamulo anu.
22 Mundichotsere chitonzo ndi mnyozo
    pakuti ndimasunga malamulo anu.
23 Ngakhale mafumu akhale pamodzi kundinyoza,
    mtumiki wanu adzalingalirabe zophunzitsa zanu.
24 Malamulo anu amandikondweretsa;
    ndiwo amene amandilangiza.


25 Moyo wanga wakangamira fumbi;
    tsitsimutseni molingana ndi mawu anu.
26 Ndinafotokoza njira zanga ndipo Inu munandiyankha;
    phunzitseni malamulo anu.
27 Mundidziwitse chiphunzitso cha malangizo anu;
    pamenepo ndidzalingalira zodabwitsa zanu.
28 Moyo wanga wafowoka ndi chisoni;
    limbikitseni monga mwa mawu anu.
29 Mundichotse mʼnjira zachinyengo;
    mundikomere mtima pondiphunzitsa malamulo anu.
30 Ndasankha njira ya choonadi;
    ndayika malamulo anu pa mtima panga.
31 Ndagwiritsitsa umboni wanu, Inu Yehova;
    musalole kuti ndichititsidwe manyazi.
32 Ndimathamanga mʼnjira ya malamulo anu,
    pakuti Inu mwamasula mtima wanga.


33 Yehova, phunzitseni kutsatira zophunzitsa zanu;
    ndipo ndidzazisunga mpaka kumapeto.
34 Mundipatse mtima womvetsa zinthu ndipo ndidzasunga malamulo anu
    ndi kuwamvera ndi mtima wanga wonse.
35 Munditsogolere mʼnjira ya malamulo anu,
    pakuti mʼmenemo ndimapezamo chikondwerero changa.
36 Tembenuzani mtima wanga kuti uzikonda malamulo anu,
    osati chuma.
37 Tembenuzani maso anga kuchoka ku zinthu zachabechabe;
    sungani moyo wanga monga mwa mawu anu.
38 Kwaniritsani lonjezo lanu kwa mtumiki wanu,
    kuti Inu muopedwe.
39 Mundichotsere chipongwe chimene ndikuchiopa,
    pakuti malamulo anu ndi abwino.
40 Taonani, ndimalakalakatu malangizo anu!
    Sungani moyo wanga mʼchilungamo chanu.


41 Chikondi chanu chosasinthika chibwere kwa ine, Inu Yehova,
    chipulumutso chanu monga mwa lonjezo lanu;
42 ndipo ndidzayankha amene amandinyoza,
    popeza ndimadalira mawu anu.
43 Musakwatule mawu a choonadi mʼkamwa mwanga,
    pakuti ndakhazikitsa chiyembekezo changa mʼmalamulo anu.
44 Ndidzasunga malamulo anu nthawi zonse,
    ku nthawi za nthawi.
45 Ndidzayendayenda mwaufulu,
    chifukwa ndinafunafuna malangizo anu.
46 Ndidzayankhula za umboni wanu pamaso pa mfumu
    ndipo sindidzachititsidwa manyazi,
47 popeza ndimakondwera ndi malamulo anu
    chifukwa ndimawakonda.
48 Ndikweza manja anga ku malamulo anu, ku malamulo amene ndimawakonda,
    ndipo ndimalingalira malangizo anu.


49 Kumbukirani mawu anu kwa mtumiki wanu,
    popeza mwandipatsa chiyembekezo.
50 Chitonthozo changa pa masautso anga ndi ichi:
    lonjezo lanu limasunga moyo wanga.
51 Odzikuza amandinyoza popanda chowaletsa,
    koma sindichoka pa malamulo anu.
52 Ndimakumbukira malamulo anu Yehova akalekale,
    ndipo mwa iwo ndimapeza chitonthozo.
53 Ndayipidwa kwambiri chifukwa cha oyipa
    amene ataya malamulo anu.
54 Zophunzitsa zanu ndi mitu ya nyimbo yanga
    kulikonse kumene ndigonako.
55 Usiku ndimakumbukira dzina lanu Yehova,
    ndipo ndidzasunga malamulo anu.
56 Ichi ndicho ndakhala ndikuchita:
    ndimasunga malangizo anu.


57 Yehova, Inu ndiye gawo langa;
    ndalonjeza kumvera mawu anu.
58 Ndimafunafuna nkhope yanu ndi mtima wanga wonse;
    mundikomere mtima monga mwa lonjezo lanu.
59 Ndinalingalira za njira zanga
    ndipo ndatembenuza mayendedwe anga kutsatira umboni wanu.
60 Ndidzafulumira ndipo sindidzazengereza
    kumvera malamulo anu.
61 Ngakhale oyipa andimange ndi zingwe,
    sindidzayiwala lamulo lanu.
62 Ndimadzuka pakati pa usiku kuyamika Inu
    chifukwa cha malamulo anu olungama.
63 Ine ndine bwenzi la onse amene amakukondani,
    kwa onse amene amatsatira malangizo anu.
64 Dziko lapansi ladzaza ndi chikondi chanu chosasinthika,
    phunzitseni malamulo anu.


65 Inu Yehova, chitirani chabwino mtumiki wanu
    molingana ndi mawu anu.
66 Phunzitseni nzeru ndi chiweruzo chabwino,
    pakuti ndimakhulupirira malamulo anu.
67 Ndisanayambe kuzunzika ndinasochera,
    koma tsopano ndimamvera mawu anu.
68 Inu ndinu abwino ndipo zimene mumachita ndi zabwino;
    phunzitseni malamulo anu.
69 Ngakhale odzikuza andipaka mabodza,
    ine ndimasunga malangizo anu ndi mtima wanga wonse.
70 Mitima yawo ndi yowuma ndi yosakhudzidwa,
    koma ine ndimakondwera ndi malamulo anu.
71 Ndi bwino kuti ndinasautsidwa
    kuti ndithe kuphunzira malamulo anu.
72 Lamulo lochokera mʼkamwa mwanu limandikomera kwambiri
    kuposa ndalama zambirimbiri za siliva ndi golide.


73 Manja anu anandilenga ndi kundiwumba;
    patseni nzeru zomvetsa zinthu kuti ndiphunzire malamulo anu.
74 Iwo amene amakuopani akondwere akandiona,
    chifukwa chiyembekezo changa chili mʼmawu anu.
75 Ine ndikudziwa, Inu Yehova, kuti malamulo anu ndi olungama
    ndipo mwandizunza chifukwa cha kukhulupirika kwanu.
76 Chikondi chanu chosasinthika chikhale chitonthozo changa,
    molingana ndi lonjezo lanu kwa mtumiki wanu.
77 Chifundo chanu chindifikire kuti ndikhale ndi moyo,
    popeza malamulo anu ndiye chikondwerero changa.
78 Odzikuza achititsidwe manyazi chifukwa cha kundilakwira popanda chifukwa;
    koma ine ndidzalingalira malangizo anu.
79 Iwo amene amakuopani atembenukire kwa ine,
    iwo amene amamvetsetsa umboni wanu.
80 Mtima wanga ukhale wopanda cholakwa pa chiphunzitso chanu
    kuti ndisachititsidwe manyazi.


81 Moyo wanga wafowoka ndi kufunafuna chipulumutso chanu,
    koma chiyembekezo changa chili mʼmawu anu.
82 Maso anga alefuka pofunafuna lonjezo lanu;
    Ine ndikuti, “Kodi mudzanditonthoza liti?”
83 Ngakhale ndili ngati thumba lachikopa la vinyo pa utsi
    sindiyiwala zophunzitsa zanu.
84 Kodi mtumiki wanu ayenera kudikira mpaka liti?
    Kodi mudzawalanga liti amene amandizunza?
85 Anthu osalabadira za Mulungu,
    odzikuza amandikumbira dzenje motsutsana ndi malamulo anu.
86 Malamulo anu onse ndi odalirika;
    thandizeni, pakuti anthu akundizunza popanda chifukwa.
87 Iwo anatsala pangʼono kundichotsa pa dziko lapansi
    koma sindinataye malangizo anu.
88 Sungani moyo wanga molingana ndi chikondi chanu chosasinthika,
    ndipo ndidzamvera umboni wa pakamwa panu.


89 Mawu anu Yehova ndi amuyaya;
    akhazikika kumwambako.
90 Kukhulupirika kwanu kumakhala mpaka ku mibado yonse;
    Inu munakhazikitsa dziko lapansi ndipo lilipobe.
91 Malamulo anu alipobe mpaka lero lino,
    pakuti zinthu zonse zimatumikira Inu.
92 Malamulo anu akanapanda kukhala chikondwerero changa,
    ndikanawonongeka mʼmasautso anga.
93 Ine sindidzayiwala konse malangizo anu,
    pakuti ndi malangizo anuwo munasunga moyo wanga.
94 Ndine wanu, ndipulumutseni;
    pakuti ndasamala malangizo anu.
95 Anthu oyipa akudikira kuti andiwononge,
    koma ndidzalingalira umboni wanu.
96 Ndadziwa kuti zinthu zonse zili ndi malire,
    koma malamulo anu alibe malire konse.


97 Ndithu, ine ndimakonda malamulo anu!
    Ndimalingaliramo tsiku lonse.
98 Malamulo anu amachititsa kuti ndikhale wanzeru kuposa adani anga,
    popeza malamulowo ali ndi ine nthawi zonse.
99 Ndimamvetsa zinthu kwambiri kuposa aphunzitsi anga onse
    popeza ndimalingalira umboni wanu.
100 Ndili ndi nzeru zochuluka zomvetsera zinthu kuposa anthu okalamba,
    popeza ndimamvera malangizo anu.
101 Ndimaletsa miyendo yanga kuyenda mʼnjira iliyonse yoyipa
    kuti ndithe kumvera mawu anu.
102 Sindinapatuke kuchoka pa malamulo anu,
    pakuti Inu mwini munandiphunzitsa.
103 Mawu anu ndi otsekemera ndikawalawa,
    otsekemera kuposa uchi mʼkamwa mwanga!
104 Ndimapeza nzeru zodziwira zinthu kuchokera mʼmalangizo anu;
    kotero ndimadana ndi njira iliyonse yoyipa.


105 Mawu anu ndi nyale ya kumapazi kwanga
    ndi kuwunika kwa pa njira yanga.
106 Ndalumbira ndipo ndatsimikiza,
    kuti ndidzatsatira malamulo anu olungama.
107 Ndazunzika kwambiri;
    Inu Yehova, sungani moyo wanga molingana ndi mawu anu.
108 Inu Yehova, landirani matamando aufulu ochokera pakamwa panga,
    ndipo ndiphunzitseni malamulo anu.
109 Ngakhale moyo wanga umakhala mʼzoopsa nthawi ndi nthawi,
    sindidzayiwala malamulo anu.
110 Anthu oyipa anditchera msampha,
    koma sindinasochere kuchoka pa malangizo anu.
111 Umboni wanu ndiye cholowa changa kwamuyaya;
    Iwo ndiye chimwemwe cha mtima wanga.
112 Mtima wanga wakhazikika pa kusunga zophunzitsa zanu
    mpaka kumapeto kwenikweni.


113 Ndimadana ndi anthu apawiripawiri,
    koma ndimakonda malamulo anu.
114 Inu ndinu pothawirapo panga ndi chishango changa;
    chiyembekezo changa chili mʼmawu anu.
115 Chokani kwa ine, inu anthu ochita zoyipa,
    kuti ndisunge malamulo a Mulungu wanga!
116 Mundichirikize molingana ndi lonjezo lanu, ndipo ndidzakhala ndi moyo;
    musalole kuti chiyembekezo changa chipite pachabe.
117 Gwirizizeni, ndipo ndidzapulumutsidwa;
    nthawi zonse ndidzasamalira zophunzitsa zanu.
118 Inu mumakana onse amene amasochera kuchoka pa zophunzitsa zanu,
    pakuti chinyengo chawo ndi chopanda phindu.
119 Anthu onse oyipa a pa dziko lapansi mumawayesa ngati zinthu zakudzala;
    nʼchifukwa chake ndimakonda umboni wanu.
120 Thupi langa limanjenjemera chifukwa cha kuopa Inu;
    ndimachita mantha ndi malamulo anu.


121 Ndachita zolungama ndi zabwino;
    musandisiye mʼmanja mwa ondizunza.
122 Onetsetsani kuti mtumiki wanu akukhala bwino,
    musalole kuti anthu odzikuza andipondereze.
123 Maso anga alefuka, kufunafuna chipulumutso chanu,
    kufunafuna lonjezo lanu lolungama.
124 Muchite naye mtumiki wanu molingana ndi chikondi chanu chosasinthika,
    ndipo mundiphunzitse malamulo anu.
125 Ine ndine mtumiki wanu; patseni mzimu wondizindikiritsa,
    kuti ndimvetsetse umboni wanu.
126 Yehova, ndi nthawi yoti muchitepo kanthu;
    malamulo anu akuswedwa.
127 Chifukwa choti ndimakonda malamulo anu
    kuposa golide, kuposa golide woyengeka bwino,
128 ndiponso chifukwa choti ndimaona kuti malangizo anu onse ndi wowongoka,
    ndimadana ndi njira iliyonse yoyipa.


129 Maumboni anu ndi odabwitsa
    nʼchifukwa chake ndimawamvera.
130 Mawu anu akamaphunzitsidwa amapereka kuwunika;
    ngakhale anthu wamba amamvetsetsa.
131 Ndimatsekula pakamwa panga ndi kupuma wefuwefu,
    kufunafuna malamulo anu.
132 Tembenukirani kwa ine ndipo mundichitire chifundo,
    monga mumachitira nthawi zonse kwa iwo amene amakonda dzina lanu.
133 Tsogolerani mayendedwe anga molingana ndi mawu anu;
    musalole kuti tchimo lizindilamulira.
134 Ndiwomboleni mʼdzanja la anthu ondizunza,
    kuti ndithe kumvera malangizo anu.
135 Nkhope yanu iwalire mtumiki wanu
    ndipo mundiphunzitse malamulo anu.
136 Mitsinje ya misozi ikuyenda kuchoka mʼmaso mwanga,
    chifukwa anthu sakumvera malamulo anu.


137 Yehova ndinu wolungama,
    ndipo malamulo anu ndi abwino.
138 Maumboni amene munatipatsa ndi olungama;
    ndi odalirika ndithu.
139 Ndikusautsidwa kwambiri mʼkati mwanga
    chifukwa adani anu amanyalanyaza mawu anu.
140 Mawu anu ndi woyera kwambiri
    nʼchifukwa chake mtumiki wanune ndimawakonda.
141 Ngakhale ndili wamngʼono ndi wonyozeka,
    sindiyiwala malangizo anu.
142 Chilungamo chanu nʼchamuyaya,
    ndipo malamulo anu nʼchoona.
143 Mavuto ndi masautso zandigwera,
    koma ndimakondwera ndi malamulo anu.
144 Umboni wanu ndi wabwino nthawi zonse;
    patseni nzeru zomvetsa zinthu kuti ine ndikhale ndi moyo.


145 Ndimayitana ndi mtima wanga wonse; ndiyankheni Inu Yehova,
    ndipo ndidzamvera zophunzitsa zanu.
146 Ndikuyitana kwa Inu; pulumutseni
    ndipo ndidzasunga umboni wanu.
147 Ndimadzuka tambala asanalire kuti ndipemphe thandizo;
    chiyembekezo changa chili mʼmawu anu.
148 Maso anga amakhala chipenyere nthawi yonse ya usiku,
    kuti ndithe kulingalira malonjezo anu.
149 Imvani mawu anga molingana ndi chikondi chanu chosasinthika;
    Yehova sungani moyo wanga, molingana ndi malamulo anu.
150 Iwo amene amakonza njira zoyipa andiyandikira,
    koma ali kutali ndi malamulo anu.
151 Koma Inu Yehova muli pafupi,
    malamulo anu onse ndi woona.
152 Ndinaphunzira kalekale kuchokera mʼmaumboni anu
    kuti maumboni amene munakhazikitsawo ndi amuyaya.


153 Yangʼanani masautso anga ndipo mundipulumutse,
    pakuti sindinayiwale malamulo anu.
154 Mundiyimirire pa mlandu wanga ndi kundiwombola;
    sungani moyo wanga molingana ndi lonjezo lanu.
155 Chipulumutso chili kutali ndi anthu oyipa,
    pakuti iwowo safunafuna zophunzitsa zanu.
156 Chifundo chanu Yehova nʼchachikulu;
    sungani moyo wanga molingana ndi malamulo anu.
157 Adani amene akundizunza ndi ambiri,
    koma ine sindinatembenuke kuchoka pa umboni wanu.
158 Ndimawayangʼana monyansidwa anthu opanda chikhulupiriro,
    popeza samvera mawu anu.
159 Onani momwe ndimakondera malangizo anu;
    sungani moyo wanga, Inu Yehova, molingana ndi chikondi chanu chosanthika.
160 Mawu anu onse ndi owona;
    malamulo anu onse olungama ndi amuyaya.

Sini ndi Shini

161 Olamulira amandizunza popanda chifukwa,
    koma mtima wanga umanjenjemera ndi mawu anu.
162 Ine ndimakondwa ndi lonjezo lanu,
    ngati munthu amene wapeza chuma chambiri.
163 Ndimadana ndi chinyengo, kwambiri ndimanyansidwa nacho,
    koma ndimakonda malamulo anu.
164 Ndimakutamandani kasanu ndi kawiri pa tsiku
    pakuti malamulo anu ndi olungama.
165 Amene amakonda malamulo anu ali ndi mtendere waukulu,
    ndipo palibe chimene chingawapunthwitse
166 Ndikudikira chipulumutso chanu, Inu Yehova,
    ndipo ndimatsatira malamulo anu.
167 Ndimamvera umboni wanu
    pakuti ndimawukonda kwambiri.
168 Ndimamvera malangizo anu ndi umboni wanu,
    pakuti njira zanga zonse ndi zodziwika pamaso panu.


169 Kulira kwanga kufike pamaso panu Yehova;
    patseni nzeru zomvetsa zinthu molingana ndi mawu anu.
170 Kupempha kwanga kufike pamaso panu;
    pulumutseni molingana ndi lonjezo lanu.
171 Matamando asefukire pa milomo yanga,
    pakuti Inu mumandiphunzitsa malamulo anu.
172 Lilime langa liyimbe mawu anu,
    popeza malamulo anu onse ndi olungama.
173 Dzanja lanu likhale lokonzeka kundithandiza
    pakuti ndasankha malangizo anu.
174 Ndikufunitsitsa chipulumutso chanu Yehova,
    ndipo ndimakondwera ndi malamulo anu.
175 Loleni kuti ndikhale ndi moyo kuti ndikutamandeni,
    ndipo malamulo anu andichirikize.
176 Ndasochera ngati nkhosa yotayika,
    funafunani mtumiki wanu,
    pakuti sindinayiwale malamulo anu.