Psalms

Psalm 119 ©

This psalm containeth various prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.

ALEPH
1

BLESSED are athe 1undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

2

Blessed are they that bkeep his testimonies, and that cseek him with the whole heart.

b v.3-11,112,115.
3

dThey also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

4

eThou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

5

O fthat my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

6

gThen shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

7

I hwill praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned 2thy righteous judgments.

8

I iwill keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

BETH
9

jWherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10

kWith my whole heart have I sought thee: lO let me not wander from thy commandments.

k 2Ch. 15.15. v.2,34,58,69,5,8.
11

mThy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12

Blessed art thou, O LORD: nteach me thy statutes.

13

oWith my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

14

I phave rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

p v.32,72,162.
15

I qwill meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

q v.6,8,14,23,48,97. Ps. 1.2. Je. 6.16.
16

I rwill delight myself in thy statutes: sI will not forget thy word.

s v.11,83,93,109,141, 157,176.
GIMEL
17

tDeal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

18

3Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold uwondrous things out of thy law.

19

I am va stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

20

My wsoul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

21

Thou hast rebuked xthe proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

22

Remove from me yreproach and contempt; for I have zkept thy testimonies.

z v.33,34,56,69,100, 115,145.
23

aPrinces also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

24

bThy testimonies also are my delight and 4my counsellors.

b v.16,77,92,143,174.
DALETH
25

cMy soul cleaveth unto the dust: d*quicken thou me according to thy word.

26

eI have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: fteach me thy statutes.

e Ps. 32.5; 38.18. v.106.
f Ps. 25.4; 27.11; 86.11. v.12,33,34.
27

gMake me to understand the way of thy precepts: hso shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

g v.34,73,125,144,169.
h v.18. Ps. 145.5; 105.2.
28

My soul 5melteth for heaviness: istrengthen thou me according unto thy word.

29

jRemove from me the way of lying: and kgrant me thy law graciously.

30

lI have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I mlaid before me.

l v.173. 1Ki. 8.36. 1Pe. 2.2.
m De. 17.19. v.6-8.
31

nI have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, oput me not to shame.

32

pI will run the way of thy com-mandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

HE
33

qTeach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and rI shall keep it unto the end.

q v.12,26,27.
34

sGive me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it twith my whole heart.

s Pr. 2.6. v.12,33,64,68. De. 4.6.
35

uMake me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I vdelight.

36

wIncline my heart unto thy testimonies, xand not to covetousness.

w Eze. 33.31. v.112. Ps. 141.4.
37

6Turn away mine eyes yfrom beholding vanity; and z*quicken thou me in thy way.

z v.25.
38

aStablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

39

bTurn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

b v.22,31. Ps. 57.3; 31.18,20.
40

Behold, cI have longed after thy precepts: d*quicken me in thy righteousness.

c v.20,30. He. 13.18.
VAU
41

eLet thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

42

7So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

43

And ftake not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for gI have hoped in thy judgments.

44

hSo shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

h v.43,166,23.
45

And I will walk 8at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

46

I iwill speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47

And jI will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

j v.16,24,50,72,92,97,103,111,127,128,165,166.
48

kMy hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; land I will meditate in thy statutes.

l v.15. Ps. 1.2.
ZAIN
49

mRemember the word unto thy servant, nupon which thou hast caused me to hope.

50

oThis is my comfort in my affliction: pfor thy word hath *quickened me.

51

qThe proud have had me greatly in derision: yet rhave I not *declined from thy law.

q v.21. Ps. 69.11,12; 123.3,4.
52

I sremembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

53

tHorror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

54

uThy statutes have been my songs in the house of my vpilgrimage.

55

I whave remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

56

xThis I had, because I kept thy precepts.

x v.54,55,165. Is. 64.5. Ps. 138.5.
CHETH
57

Thou art ymy portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

58

I zintreated thy 9favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

59

I athought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

60

I bmade haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

61

cThe 10bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

62

At dmidnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of ethy righteous judgments.

63

I am fa companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

64

gThe earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: hteach me thy statutes.

h v.12,26,27,33,68,108, 124,135. Ps. 25.4,5; 27.11; 86.11.
TETH
65

Thou ihast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, jaccording unto thy word.

j v.25,107,169.
66

kTeach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

67

lBefore I was afflicted I went astray: mbut now have I kept thy word.

68

nThou art good, and doest good; oteach me thy statutes.

o Ps. 25.8,9. v.12.
69

The pproud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts qwith my whole heart.

q v.10,34,58,69. Mat. 22.37. De. 6.5.
70

rTheir heart is as fat as grease; but sI delight in thy law.

s v.16,47.
71

It is tgood for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

t v.67,75. He. 12.10,11. Is. 27.9.
72

The ulaw of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

JOD
73

Thy vhands have made me and fashioned me: wgive me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

74

They xthat fear thee ywill be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

75

I zknow, O LORD, that thy judgments are 11right, and that thou ain faithfulness hast afflicted me.

76

Let, bI pray thee, thy merciful kindness be 12for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

b v.41. Ps. 106.4; 103.3-5.
77

Let cthy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for dthy law is my delight.

c v.76. Ps. 86.5,15. Is. 63.7.
78

eLet the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I fwill meditate in thy precepts.

f v.15. Ps. 1.2.
79

gLet those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

80

hLet my heart be sound in thy statutes; that iI be not ashamed.

i v.6.
CAPH
81

My jsoul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

82

kMine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83

For lI am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do mI not forget thy statutes.

m v.16,61,93,109,141, 153,176.
84

nHow many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85

The oproud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

o v.21,23,51,78. Ps. 35.7. Pr. 16.27.
86

All pthy commandments are 13faithful: they qpersecute me wrongfully; rhelp thou me.

q v.78.
87

They shad almost consumed me upon earth; but tI forsook not thy precepts.

t v.11,31,44,48,51,61,69, 72.
88

u*Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

LAMED
89

vFor ever, O LORD, wthy word is settled in heaven.

90

xThy faithfulness is 14unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it 15abideth.

91

They ycontinue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

92

zUnless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

93

I awill never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast *quickened me.

a v.16,50. Jn. 6.63.
94

bI am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

95

The cwicked have waited for me to destroy me: but dI will consider thy testimonies.

d Ps. 1.2. v.49,52,54.
96

I ehave seen an end of all perfection: but fthy commandment is exceeding broad.

MEM
97

O ghow love I thy law! hit is my meditation all the day.

g v.16,113,127,159,163, 165,167.
h v.15. Ps. 1.2; 139.17,18. De. 6.6,7.
98

Thou through thy commandments ihast made me wiser than mine enemies: for 16they are ever with me.

99

I jhave more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

100

I kunderstand more than the *ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

101

I lhave refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

102

I mhave not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

m v.5,7,11,34,73.
103

How nsweet are thy words unto my 17taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104

oThrough thy precepts I get understanding: therefore pI hate every false way.

o v.98-102. 2Ti. 3.15,17.
NUN
105

Thy qword is a 18lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

106

I rhave sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

107

I sam afflicted very much: *quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

108

Accept, I beseech thee, tthe freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and uteach me thy judgments.

u v.12,26,130.
109

vMy soul is continually in my hand: wyet do I not forget thy law.

w v.83,106,117,153.
110

The xwicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

111

Thy ytestimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: zfor they are the rejoicing of my heart.

z v.77,92,174. Je. 15.16.
112

I ahave inclined mine heart 19to perform thy statutes alway, even unto bthe end.

a 2Ch. 19.3. v.36,59,97. Ps. 19.10.
b Re. 2.10. v.33.
SAMECH
113

I chate vain thoughts: dbut thy law do I love.

c Je. 4.14. v.104.
d v.97,103,111,112.
114

eThou art my hiding place and my fshield: I ghope in thy word.

g v.74,81. Ps. 130.5,6.
115

hDepart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

116

iUphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be jashamed of kmy hope.

117

lHold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and mI will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

m v.6,31,32,48,111,112, 129,131.
118

Thou nhast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: ofor their deceit is falsehood.

119

Thou 20puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: ptherefore I love thy testimonies.

120

qMy flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

q Job 4.14,15. Hab. 3.16. v.53,119.118" data-content="Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.">118,119.
AIN
121

I rhave done judgment and justice: sleave me not to mine oppressors.

122

tBe surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

123

uMine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

u Ps. 69.3; 27.13; 143.7. v.81,82.
124

vDeal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and wteach me thy statutes.

w v.12,26. Ps. 43.3.
125

xI am thy servant; ygive me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

x Ps. 116.16. v.94.
y v.34,66.
126

It is ztime for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

127

aTherefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

a Ps. 19.10. Pr. 8.11. v.72.
128

Therefore bI esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and cI hate every false way.

c v.104.
PE
129

dThy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

d v.18. Is. 25.1. 1Ti. 3.16.
130

The eentrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the *simple.

131

I fopened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

132

gLook thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, 21as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

g v.124. Is. 63.7,9.
133

hOrder my steps in thy word: and let inot any iniquity have dominion over me.

134

jDeliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

135

kMake thy face to shine upon thy servant; land teach me thy statutes.

l v.12,124.
136

mRivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

TZADDI
137

nRighteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.

138

Thy otestimonies that thou hast commanded are 22righteous and very faithful.

o v.86,144. Ro. 7.12,14. Ps. 19.7,9.
139

My pzeal hath 23consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140

Thy word is 24very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

141

qI am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

142

Thy rrighteousness is an everlasting righteousness, sand thy law is tthe truth.

t v.151,160. Ps. 19.9.
143

uTrouble and anguish have 25taken hold on me: yet vthy commandments are my delights.

v v.16. Jn. 4.34.
144

The wrighteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: xgive me understanding, and I shall live.

w v.86,138,24,47.
KOPH
145

I ycried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: zI will keep thy statutes.

z Job 34.31,32. v.2,8.
146

I cried unto thee; save me, 26and I shall keep thy testimonies.

147

I a*prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

148

bMine eyes *prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

149

cHear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, d*quicken me according to thy judgment.

d v.25,40,50.
150

They edraw nigh that follow after mischief: they fare far from thy law.

151

gThou art near, O LORD; and hall thy commandments are truth.

152

Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old ithat thou hast founded them for ever.

RESH
153

jConsider mine affliction, and deliver me: for kI do not forget thy law.

k v.83.
154

lPlead my cause, and deliver me: m*quicken me according to thy word.

m v.25,40,50.
155

nSalvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

156

27Great are othy tender mercies, O LORD: p*quicken me according to thy judgments.

p v.25,40,149.
157

qMany are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet rdo I not *decline from thy testimonies.

158

I sbeheld the transgressors, and twas grieved; because they kept not thy word.

159

uConsider how I love thy precepts: v*quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

u v.97,127,128.
v v.25,88.
160

28Thy word is true from the beginning: and wevery one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

w v.96,142,144,152.
SCHIN
161

xPrinces have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart ystandeth in awe of thy word.

162

I zrejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

z Je. 15.16. v.72,111,127. Is. 9.3.
163

I ahate and abhor lying: but bthy law do I love.

a v.29,104.
b v.97.
164

cSeven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

165

dGreat peace have they which love thy law: and 29nothing shall *offend them.

166

LORD, eI have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

167

fMy soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

f v.2-8,168,97,159. Ro. 7.22.
168

I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are gbefore thee.

TAU
169

hLet my cry come near before thee, O LORD: igive me understanding according to thy word.

h v.145-149,170. Lu. 11.8. Ja. 5.16.
170

Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

171

jMy lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

172

My ktongue shall speak of thy word: lfor all thy commandments are righteousness.

173

mLet thine hand help me; for nI have chosen thy precepts.

m Ps. 40.17. v.116,117.
174

I ohave longed for thy salvation, O LORD; pand thy law is my delight.

o Ge. 49.18. v.81,166.
p Ps. 1.2. v.16,47,77,162,167.
175

qLet my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments rhelp me.

176

I shave gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.