Old Testament in a year – Day 193

Psalms 119: 1 - 64

ALEPH
1Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the LORD’s law.
2Blessed are those who keep his statutes,
who seek him with their whole heart.
3Yes, they do nothing wrong.
They walk in his ways.
4You have commanded your precepts,
that we should fully obey them.
5Oh that my ways were steadfast
to obey your statutes!
6Then I wouldn’t be disappointed,
when I consider all of your commandments.
7I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart,
when I learn your righteous judgements.
8I will observe your statutes.
Don’t utterly forsake me.
BETH
9How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
10With my whole heart I have sought you.
Don’t let me wander from your commandments.
11I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
12Blessed are you, LORD.
Teach me your statutes.
13With my lips,
I have declared all the ordinances of your mouth.
14I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies,
as much as in all riches.
15I will meditate on your precepts,
and consider your ways.
16I will delight myself in your statutes.
I will not forget your word.
GIMEL
17Do good to your servant.
I will live and I will obey your word.
18Open my eyes,
that I may see wondrous things out of your law.
19I am a stranger on the earth.
Don’t hide your commandments from me.
20My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.
21You have rebuked the proud who are cursed,
who wander from your commandments.
22Take reproach and contempt away from me,
for I have kept your statutes.
23Though princes sit and slander me,
your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24Indeed your statutes are my delight,
and my counsellors.
DALETH
25My soul is laid low in the dust.
Revive me according to your word!
26I declared my ways, and you answered me.
Teach me your statutes.
27Let me understand the teaching of your precepts!
Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.
29Keep me from the way of deceit.
Grant me your law graciously!
30I have chosen the way of truth.
I have set your ordinances before me.
31I cling to your statutes, LORD.
Don’t let me be disappointed.
32I run in the path of your commandments,
for you have set my heart free.
HE
33Teach me, LORD, the way of your statutes.
I will keep them to the end.
34Give me understanding, and I will keep your law.
Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.
35Direct me in the path of your commandments,
for I delight in them.
36Turn my heart towards your statutes,
not towards selfish gain.
37Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things.
Revive me in your ways.
38Fulfil your promise to your servant,
that you may be feared.
39Take away my disgrace that I dread,
for your ordinances are good.
40Behold, I long for your precepts!
Revive me in your righteousness.
VAV
41Let your loving kindness also come to me, LORD,
your salvation, according to your word.
42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,
for I trust in your word.
43Don’t snatch the word of truth out of my mouth,
for I put my hope in your ordinances.
44So I will obey your law continually,
forever and ever.
45I will walk in liberty,
for I have sought your precepts.
46I will also speak of your statutes before kings,
and will not be disappointed.
47I will delight myself in your commandments,
because I love them.
48I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love.
I will meditate on your statutes.
ZAYIN
49Remember your word to your servant,
because you gave me hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction,
for your word has revived me.
51The arrogant mock me excessively,
but I don’t swerve from your law.
52I remember your ordinances of old, LORD,
and have comforted myself.
53Indignation has taken hold on me,
because of the wicked who forsake your law.
54Your statutes have been my songs
in the house where I live.
55I have remembered your name, LORD, in the night,
and I obey your law.
56This is my way,
that I keep your precepts.
HETH
57The LORD is my portion.
I promised to obey your words.
58I sought your favour with my whole heart.
Be merciful to me according to your word.
59I considered my ways,
and turned my steps to your statutes.
60I will hurry, and not delay,
to obey your commandments.
61The ropes of the wicked bind me,
but I won’t forget your law.
62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you,
because of your righteous ordinances.
63I am a friend of all those who fear you,
of those who observe your precepts.
64The earth is full of your loving kindness, LORD.
Teach me your statutes.
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