The Book Of Psalms
1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the
law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him
with all their heart.
3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my
ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be put
to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an
upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your
decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can a young man keep his
way pure? 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,
O 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 greatriches.
15 I meditate on your precepts and
consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect
17 Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey
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.
soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke
the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your
24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my
25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life
according to your word.
26 I recounted my ways and you answered me;
teach me your decrees.
27 Let me understand the teaching of your
precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 My soul is weary
with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from
deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen
the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I hold fast to
your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the
path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 Teach me, O
LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my
35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find
36 Turn my heart towards your statutes and not towards selfish
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life
according to your word.
38 Fulfil your promise to your servant, so that
you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are
40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your
41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your
salvation according to your promise;
42 then I will answer the one who
taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 Do not snatch the 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 lift up my hands to your commands,
which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
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 without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember
your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 In the night I
remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 This has been
my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 You are my portion, O 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, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 Do good to your
servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 Teach me knowledge and good
judgment, for I believe in 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
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, O
LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have
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
79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand
80 May my heart be blameless towards your decrees, that
I may not be put to shame.
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.
long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 All your
commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your
88 Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey
the statutes of your mouth.
89 Your word, O 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 yourprecepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
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.
how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands
make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I have
more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
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
102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have
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.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a
light for 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, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept, O 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.
Your statutes are my heritage for ever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
I hate double-minded men, 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
according to your promise, and I shall live; do not let my hopes be
117 Uphold me, and I shall be delivered; I shall always have
regard for your decrees.
118 You reject all who stray from your
decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the
earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your
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, O
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.
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 the
oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face
shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears
flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 Righteous are
you, O 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 are my delight.
144 Your statutes are for
ever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 I call with
all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
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.
eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on
149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve
my life, O 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,
O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from
your statutes that you established them to last for ever.
upon 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
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out
156 Your compassion is great, O LORD; 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, O LORD, according to your love.
your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
Sin and Shin
161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your
162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I
praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace have they who love
your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I wait for your
salvation, O 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.
169 May my cry come before
you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 May my
supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
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, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not
forgotten your commands.