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Psalm 119

Psalm 119[a]

א Aleph

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
    who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Blessed are those who keep his statutes
    and seek him with all their heart—
they do no wrong
    but follow his ways.
You have laid down precepts
    that are to be fully obeyed.
Oh, that my ways were steadfast
    in obeying your decrees!
Then I would not be put to shame
    when I consider all your commands.
I will praise you with an upright heart
    as I learn your righteous laws.
I will obey your decrees;
    do not utterly forsake me.

ב Beth

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, Lord;
    teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount
    all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes
    as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts
    and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
    I will not neglect your word.

ג Gimel

17 Be good to your servant while I live,
    that I may obey your word.
18 Open my eyes that I may see
    wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth;
    do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing
    for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed,
    those who stray from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn and contempt,
    for I keep your statutes.
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,
    your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight;
    they are my counselors.

ד Daleth

25 I am laid low in the dust;
    preserve my life according to your word.
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;
    teach me your decrees.
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
    that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;
    strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from deceitful ways;
    be gracious to me and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
    I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I hold fast to your statutes, Lord;
    do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands,
    for you have broadened my understanding.

ה He

33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,
    that I may follow it to the end.[b]
34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
    and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.[c]
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
    so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
    for your laws are good.
40 How I long for your precepts!
    In your righteousness preserve my life.

ו Waw

41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord,
    your salvation, according to your promise;
42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me,
    for I trust in your word.
43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,
    for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law,
    for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom,
    for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings
    and will not be put to shame,
47 for I delight in your commands
    because I love them.
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
    that I may meditate on your decrees.

ז Zayin

49 Remember your word to your servant,
    for you have given me hope.
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
    Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully,
    but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember, Lord, your ancient laws,
    and I find comfort in them.
53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked,
    who have forsaken your law.
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song
    wherever I lodge.
55 In the night, Lord, I remember your name,
    that I may keep your law.
56 This has been my practice:
    I obey your precepts.

ח Heth

57 You are my portion, Lord;
    I have promised to obey your words.
58 I have sought your face with all my heart;
    be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have considered my ways
    and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I will hasten and not delay
    to obey your commands.
61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes,
    I will not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks
    for your righteous laws.
63 I am a friend to all who fear you,
    to all who follow your precepts.
64 The earth is filled with your love, Lord;
    teach me your decrees.

ט Teth

65 Do good to your servant
    according to your word, Lord.
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
    for I trust your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
    but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good;
    teach me your decrees.
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,
    I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,
    but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted
    so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me
    than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

י Yodh

73 Your hands made me and formed me;
    give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
    for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,
    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 May your unfailing love be my comfort,
    according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
    for your law is my delight.
78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause;
    but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who fear you turn to me,
    those who understand your statutes.
80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees,
    that I may not be put to shame.

כ Kaph

81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
    but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise;
    I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
    I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long must your servant wait?
    When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me,
    contrary to your law.
86 All your commands are trustworthy;
    help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.
87 They almost wiped me from the earth,
    but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love preserve my life,
    that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.

ל Lamedh

89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;
    it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
    you established the earth, and it endures.
91 Your laws endure to this day,
    for all things serve you.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
    I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
    for by them you have preserved my life.
94 Save me, for I am yours;
    I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,
    but I will ponder your statutes.
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
    but your commands are boundless.

מ Mem

97 Oh, how I love your law!
    I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
    for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet from every evil path
    so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws,
    for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts;
    therefore I hate every wrong path.

נ Nun

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
    a light on my path.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it,
    that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much;
    preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
    and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,
    I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
    but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees
    to the very end.[d]

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,
    but I love your law.
114 You are my refuge and my shield;
    I have put my hope in your word.
115 Away from me, you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live;
    do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered;
    I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject all who stray from your decrees,
    for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;
    therefore I love your statutes.
120 My flesh trembles in fear of you;
    I stand in awe of your laws.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is righteous and just;
    do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;
    do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation,
    looking for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your love
    and teach me your decrees.
125 I am your servant; give me discernment
    that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
    your law is being broken.
127 Because I love your commands
    more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,
    I hate every wrong path.

פ Pe

129 Your statutes are wonderful;
    therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
    it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
    longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me,
    as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;
    let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,
    that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant
    and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
    for your law is not obeyed.

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous, Lord,
    and your laws are right.
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;
    they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out,
    for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested,
    and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised,
    I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
    and your law is true.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
    give me understanding that I may live.

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord,
    and I will obey your decrees.
146 I call out to you; save me
    and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
    I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,
    that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love;
    preserve my life, Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near,
    but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near, Lord,
    and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes
    that you established them to last forever.

ר Resh

153 Look on my suffering and deliver me,
    for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me;
    preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
    for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;
    preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,
    but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,
    for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your precepts;
    preserve my life, Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
    all your righteous laws are eternal.

ש Sin and Shin

161 Rulers persecute me without cause,
    but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I rejoice in your promise
    like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and detest falsehood
    but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you
    for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace have those who love your law,
    and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I wait for your salvation, Lord,
    and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
    for I love them greatly.
168 I obey your precepts and your statutes,
    for all my ways are known to you.

ת Taw

169 May my cry come before you, Lord;
    give me understanding according to your word.
170 May my supplication come before you;
    deliver me according to your promise.
171 May my lips overflow with praise,
    for you teach me your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing of your word,
    for all your commands are righteous.
173 May your hand be ready to help me,
    for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, Lord,
    and your law gives me delight.
175 Let me live that I may praise you,
    and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.
    Seek your servant,
    for I have not forgotten your commands.

  1. Psalm 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet; moreover, the verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 119:33 Or follow it for its reward
  3. Psalm 119:37 Two manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Dead Sea Scrolls; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text life in your way
  4. Psalm 119:112 Or decrees / for their enduring reward

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 119

上帝的律法

1行为正直、遵行耶和华律法的人有福了!
遵守祂的法度、全心寻求祂的人有福了!
他们不做不义的事,
只照祂的旨意而行。
耶和华啊,你已经赐下法则,
叫我们竭力遵行。
我渴望坚定地遵从你的律例。
我重视你的一切命令,
便不致羞愧。
我学习你公义的法令时,
要存着正直的心来称谢你。
我要遵守你的律例,
求你不要弃绝我。
青年如何保持纯洁呢?
就是要遵守你的话。
10 我全心全意地寻求你,
求你不要让我偏离你的命令。
11 我把你的话珍藏在心中,
免得我得罪你。
12 耶和华啊,你当受称颂!
求你将你的律例教导我。
13 我宣扬你口中所出的一切法令。
14 我喜爱你的法度如同人们喜爱财富。
15 我要默想你的法则,
思想你的旨意。
16 我以遵行你的律例为乐,
我不忘记你的话语。
17 求你以厚恩待我,
使我能活着,并遵守你的话语。
18 求你开我的眼睛,
使我能明白你律法中的奥妙。
19 我在世上是过客,
求你不要向我隐藏你的命令。
20 我的心时刻切慕你的法令。
21 你斥责受咒诅、不听从你命令的狂傲人。
22 求你除去我所受的羞辱和藐视,
因为我遵从你的法度。
23 虽然权贵们坐着毁谤我,
仆人仍要默想你的律例。
24 你的法度是我的喜乐,
是我的谋士。
25 我几乎性命不保,
求你照你的应许救我的性命。
26 我陈明自己的行为,
你就回应了我;
求你将你的律例教导我。
27 求你使我明白你的法则,
我要思想你的奇妙作为。
28 我伤心欲绝,
求你照你的应许使我坚强起来。
29 求你使我远离恶道,
开恩将你的律法教导我。
30 我已经选择了真理之路,
决心遵行你的法令。
31 我持守你的法度,耶和华啊,
求你不要使我蒙羞。
32 我竭力遵守你的命令,
因为你使我更有悟性。
33 耶和华啊,
求你将你的律例教导我,
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 求你引导我遵行你的命令,
因为这是我喜爱的。
36 求你使我的心爱慕你的法度而非不义之财。
37 求你使我的眼目远离虚空之事,
按你的旨意更新我的生命。
38 求你实现你给仆人的应许,
就是你给敬畏你之人的应许。
39 求你除去我所害怕的羞辱,
因为你的法令是美善的。
40 我渴望遵行你的法则,
求你按你的公义更新我的生命。

41 耶和华啊!
愿你的慈爱临到我,
愿你的拯救临到我,
正如你的应许,
42 好叫我能面对嘲笑我的人,
因为我信靠你的话。
43 求你使真理不离我的口,
因为你的法令是我的盼望。
44 我要持守你的律法,
直到永永远远。
45 我要自由地生活,
因为我寻求你的法则。
46 我要在君王面前讲论你的法度,
我不以此为耻。
47 我以遵行你的命令为乐,
我喜爱你的命令。
48 我尊崇你的命令,
我喜爱你的命令,
我要默想你的律例。
49 求你顾念你对仆人的应许,
你的话带给我盼望。
50 你的应许是我生命的支柱,
是我患难中的安慰。
51 狂傲人肆意嘲讽我,
但我仍然没有偏离你的律法。
52 耶和华啊,
我牢记你古时赐下的法令,
你的法令是我的安慰。
53 我见恶人丢弃你的律法,
就怒火中烧。
54 我在世寄居的日子,
你的律例就是我的诗歌。
55 耶和华啊,我在夜间思想你,
我要遵守你的律法。
56 我向来乐于遵行你的法则。
57 耶和华啊,你是我的福分!
我决心遵行你的话语。
58 我一心求你施恩,
求你照着你的应许恩待我。
59 我思想自己走过的路,
就决定归向你的法度。
60 我毫不迟疑地遵守你的命令。
61 虽然恶人用绳索捆绑我,
我仍不忘记你的律法。
62 我半夜起来称谢你公义的法令。
63 我与所有敬畏你、遵守你法则的人为友。
64 耶和华啊,
你的慈爱遍及天下,
求你将你的律例教导我。
65 耶和华啊,
你信守诺言,善待了仆人。
66 求你赐我知识,教我判别是非,
因为我信靠你的命令。
67 从前我没有受苦的时候走迷了路,
现在我要遵行你的话。
68 你是美善的,
你所行的都是美善的,
求你将你的律例教导我。
69 傲慢人毁谤我,
但我一心遵守你的法则。
70 他们执迷不悟,
但我喜爱你的律法。
71 我受苦对我有益,
使我可以学习你的律例。
72 你赐的律法对我而言比千万金银更宝贵。
73 你亲手造我、塑我,
求你赐我悟性好明白你的命令。
74 敬畏你的人见我就欢喜,
因为我信靠你的话。
75 耶和华啊,
我知道你的法令公义,
你是凭信实管教我。
76 求你照着你给仆人的应许,
用慈爱来安慰我。
77 求你怜悯我,使我可以存活,
因为你的律法是我的喜乐。
78 愿狂傲人受辱,
因他们诋毁我;
但我要思想你的法则。
79 愿敬畏你的人到我这里来,
好明白你的法度。
80 愿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,
你的话语是我的盼望。
82 我期盼你的应许实现,
望眼欲穿。
我说:“你何时才安慰我?”
83 我形容枯槁,好像烟熏的皮袋,
但我仍然没有忘记你的律例。
84 你仆人还要等多久呢?
你何时才会惩罚那些迫害我的人呢?
85 违背你律法的狂傲人挖陷阱害我。
86 你的一切命令都可靠,
他们无故地迫害我,
求你帮助我。
87 他们几乎置我于死地,
但我仍然没有背弃你的法则。
88 求你施慈爱保护我的性命,
我好遵守你赐下的法度。
89 耶和华啊,
你的话与天同存,亘古不变。
90 你的信实万代长存;
你创造了大地,使它恒久不变。
91 天地照你的法令一直存到今日,
因为万物都是你的仆役。
92 如果没有你的律法给我带来喜乐,
我早已死在苦难中了。
93 我永不忘记你的法则,
因你借着法则救了我的生命。
94 我属于你,求你拯救我,
因为我努力遵守你的法则。
95 恶人伺机害我,
但我仍然思想你的法度。
96 我看到万事都有尽头,
唯有你的命令无边无界。
97 我多么爱慕你的律法,
终日思想。
98 我持守你的命令,
你的命令使我比仇敌有智慧。
99 我比我的老师更有洞见,
因为我思想你的法度。
100 我比长者更明智,
因为我遵守你的法则。
101 我听从你的话,
拒绝走恶道。
102 我从未偏离你的法令,
因为你教导过我。
103 你的话语品尝起来何等甘甜,
在我口中胜过蜂蜜。
104 我从你的法则中得到智慧,
我厌恶一切诡诈之道。
105 你的话是我脚前的灯,
是我路上的光。
106 我曾经起誓,我必信守诺言:
我要遵行你公义的法令。
107 我饱受痛苦,耶和华啊,
求你照你的话保护我的性命。
108 耶和华啊,
求你悦纳我由衷的赞美,
将你的法令教导我。
109 我的生命时刻面临危险,
但我不会忘记你的律法。
110 恶人为我设下网罗,
但我没有偏离你的法则。
111 你的法度永远是我的宝贵产业,
是我喜乐的泉源。
112 我决心遵行你的律例,
一直到底。
113 我厌恶心怀二意的人,
我爱慕你的律法。
114 你是我的藏身之所,
是我的盾牌,
你的话语是我的盼望。
115 你们这些恶人离开我吧,
我要顺从上帝的命令。
116 耶和华啊,
求你按你的应许扶持我,
使我存活,
不要使我的盼望落空。
117 求你扶持我,使我得救,
我要时刻默想你的律例。
118 你弃绝一切偏离你律例的人,
他们的诡计无法得逞。
119 你铲除世上的恶人,
如同除掉渣滓,
因此我喜爱你的法度。
120 我因敬畏你而战抖,
我惧怕你的法令。
121 我做事公平正直,
求你不要把我交给欺压我的人。
122 求你保障仆人的福祉,
不要让傲慢的人欺压我。
123 我望眼欲穿地期盼你拯救我,
实现你公义的应许。
124 求你以慈爱待你的仆人,
将你的律例教导我。
125 我是你的仆人,
求你赐我悟性可以明白你的法度。
126 耶和华啊,人们违背你的律法,
是你惩罚他们的时候了。
127 我爱你的命令胜于爱金子,
胜于爱纯金。
128 我遵行你一切的法则,
我憎恨一切恶道。
129 你的法度奇妙,我一心遵守。
130 你的话语一解明,
就发出亮光,
使愚人得到启迪。
131 我迫切地渴慕你的命令。
132 求你眷顾我、怜悯我,
像你素来恩待那些爱你的人一样。
133 求你照你的应许引导我的脚步,
不要让罪恶辖制我。
134 求你救我脱离恶人的欺压,
好使我能顺服你的法则。
135 求你笑颜垂顾仆人,
将你的律例教导我。
136 我泪流成河,
因为人们不遵行你的律法。
137 耶和华啊,你是公义的,
你的法令是公正的。
138 你定的法度公义,完全可信。
139 我看见仇敌漠视你的话语,
就心急如焚。
140 你仆人喜爱你的应许,
因为你的应许可靠。
141 我虽然卑微、受人藐视,
但我铭记你的法则。
142 你的公义常存,
你的律法是真理。
143 我虽然遭遇困苦患难,
但你的命令是我的喜乐。
144 你的法度永远公正,
求你帮助我明白你的法度,
使我可以存活。
145 耶和华啊,我迫切向你祷告,
求你应允我,
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,
我就起来呼求你的帮助,
你的话语是我的盼望。
148 我整夜不睡,思想你的应许。
149 耶和华啊,你充满慈爱,
求你垂听我的呼求,
照你的法令保护我的性命。
150 作恶多端的人逼近了,
他们远离你的律法。
151 但耶和华啊,你就在我身边,
你的一切命令都是真理。
152 我很早就从你的法度中知道,
你的法度永远长存。
153 求你眷顾苦难中的我,搭救我,
因为我没有忘记你的律法。
154 求你为我申冤,救赎我,
照着你的应许保护我的性命。
155 恶人不遵守你的律例,
以致得不到拯救。
156 耶和华啊,
你有无比的怜悯之心,
求你照你的法令保护我的性命。
157 迫害我的仇敌众多,
但我却没有偏离你的法度。
158 我厌恶这些背弃你的人,
因为他们不遵行你的话。
159 耶和华啊,
你知道我多么爱你的法则,
求你施慈爱保护我的生命。
160 你的话都是真理,
你一切公义的法令永不改变。
161 权贵无故迫害我,
但我的心对你的话充满敬畏。
162 我喜爱你的应许,
如获至宝。
163 我厌恶虚假,
喜爱你的律法。
164 因你公义的法令,
我要每天七次赞美你。
165 喜爱你律法的人常有平安,
什么也不能使他跌倒。
166 耶和华啊,我等候你的拯救,
我遵行你的命令。
167 我深爱你的法度,一心遵守。
168 我遵守你的法则和法度,
你知道我做的每一件事。
169 耶和华啊,求你垂听我的祷告,
照你的话赐我悟性。
170 求你垂听我的祈求,
照你的应许拯救我。
171 愿我的口涌出赞美,
因你将你的律例教导了我。
172 愿我的舌头歌颂你的应许,
因为你一切的命令尽都公义。
173 愿你的手随时帮助我,
因为我选择了你的法则。
174 耶和华啊,我盼望你的拯救,
你的律法是我的喜乐。
175 求你让我存活,我好赞美你,
愿你的法令成为我的帮助。
176 我像只迷途的羊,
求你来寻找仆人,
因为我没有忘记你的命令。