Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I will [steadfastly] observe it to the end.
Give me understanding [a teachable heart and the ability to learn], that I may keep Your law;
And observe it with all my heart.
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies
And not to dishonest gain and envy.
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.
Establish Your word and confirm Your promise to Your servant,
As that which produces [awe-inspired] reverence for You.
Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your ordinances are good.
I long for Your precepts;
Renew me through Your righteousness.