Salmos 119

1 [ALEPH] Blessed are those who are perfect in the way, Who walk in the law of Yahweh.

2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.

3 Yes, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.

4 You have commanded [us] your precepts, That we should observe them diligently.

5 Oh that my ways were established To observe your statutes!

6 Then I will not be put to shame, When I have respect to all your commandments.

7 I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart, When I learn your righteous judgments.

8 I will observe your statutes: Oh don't forsake me completely.

9 [BET] How will a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed [thereto] according to your word.

10 With my whole heart I have sought you: Oh don't let me wander from your commandments.

11 Your word I have laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against you.

12 Blessed are you, O Yahweh: Teach me your statutes.

13 With my lips I have declared All the ordinances of your mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, As much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate on your precepts, And have respect to your ways.

16 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word.

17 [GIMEL] Deal bountifully with your slave, that I may live; So I will observe your word.

18 Open my eyes, that I may look at Wondrous things out of your law.

19 I am a sojourner in the earth: Don't hide your commandments from me.

20 My soul breaks for the longing That it has to your ordinances at all times.

21 You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, That wander from your commandments.

22 Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept your testimonies.

23 Princes also sat and talked against me; [But] your slave meditated on your statutes.

24 Your testimonies also are my delight [And] my counselors.

25 [DALET] My soul sticks to the dust: Quicken me according to your word.

26 I declared my ways, and you answered me: Teach me your statutes.

27 Make me to understand the way of your precepts: So I will meditate on your wondrous works.

28 My soul melts for heaviness: Strengthen me according to your word.

29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me your law graciously.

30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Your ordinances I have set [before me].

31 I stick to your testimonies: O Yahweh, don't put me to shame.

32 I will run the way of your commandments, When you will enlarge my heart.

33 [HE] Teach me, O Yahweh, the way of your statutes; And I will keep it to the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law; Yes, I will observe it with my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of your commandments; For in it I delight.

36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, And not to covetousness.

37 Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And quicken me in your ways.

38 Confirm to your slave your word, Which [is in order] to the fear of you.

39 Turn away my reproach of which I am afraid; For your ordinances are good.

40 Look, I have longed after your precepts: Quicken me in your righteousness.

41 [VAV] Let your loving-kindnesses also come to me, O Yahweh, Even your salvation, according to your word.

42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me; For I trust in your word.

43 And don't take the word of truth completely out of my mouth; For I have hoped in your ordinances.

44 So I will observe your law continually Forever and ever.

45 And I will walk at liberty; For I have sought your precepts.

46 I will also speak of your testimonies before kings, And will not be put to shame.

47 And I will delight myself in your commandments, Which I have loved.

48 I will lift up my hands also to your commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on your statutes.

49 [ZAYIN] Remember the word to your slave, Because you have made me to hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction; For your word has quickened me.

51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: [Yet] I have not swerved from your law.

52 I have remembered your ordinances of old, O Yahweh, And have comforted myself.

53 Hot indignation has taken hold on me, Because of the wicked that forsake your law.

54 Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.

55 I have remembered your name, O Yahweh, in the night, And have observed your law.

56 This I have had, Because I have kept your precepts.

57 [CHET] Yahweh is my portion: I have said that I would observe your words.

58 I entreated your favor with my whole heart: Be merciful to me according to your word.

59 I thought on my ways, And turned my feet to your testimonies.

60 I hurried, and did not delay, To observe your commandments.

61 The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; [But] I have not forgotten your law.

62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you Because of your righteous ordinances.

63 I am a partner of all those who fear you, And of those who observe your precepts.

64 The earth, O Yahweh, is full of your loving-kindness: Teach me your statutes.

65 [TET] You have dealt well with your slave, O Yahweh, according to your word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge; For I have believed in your commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe your word.

68 You are good, and do good; Teach me your statutes.

69 The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart I will keep your precepts.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in your law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn your statutes.

72 The law of your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver.

73 [YOD] Your hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

74 Those who fear you will see me and be glad, Because I have hoped in your word.

75 I know, O Yahweh, that your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

76 Let, I pray you, your loving-kindness be for my comfort, According to your word to your slave.

77 Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For your law is my delight.

78 Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: [But] I will meditate on your precepts.

79 Let those who fear you turn to me; And they will know your testimonies.

80 Let my heart be perfect in your statutes, That I will not be put to shame.

81 [KAF] My soul faints for your salvation; [But] I hope in your word.

82 My eyes fail for your word, While I say, When will you comfort me?

83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke; Yet I don't forget your statutes.

84 How many are the days of your slave? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me?

85 The proud have dug pits for me, Who are not according to your law.

86 All your commandments are faithful: They persecute me wrongfully; help me.

87 They had almost consumed me on earth; But I did not forsake your precepts.

88 Quicken me after your loving-kindness; So I will observe the testimony of your mouth.

89 [LAMED] Forever, O Yahweh, Your word is settled in heaven.

90 Your faithfulness is to all generations: You have established the earth, and it stands fast.

91 They stand this day according to your ordinances; For all things are your slaves.

92 Unless your law had been my delight, I should then have perished in my affliction.

93 I will never forget your precepts; For with them you have quickened me.

94 I am yours, save me; For I have sought your precepts.

95 The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; [But] I will consider your testimonies.

96 I have seen an end of all perfection; [But] your commandment is exceedingly broad.

97 [MEM] Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.

99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; For your testimonies are my meditation.

100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept your precepts.

101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, That I might observe your word.

102 I have not turned aside from your ordinances; For you have taught me.

103 How sweet are your words to my taste! [Yes, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!

104 Through your precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way.

105 [NUN] Your word is a lamp to my feet, And a light to my path.

106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it, That I will observe your righteous ordinances.

107 I am afflicted very much: Quicken me, O Yahweh, according to your word.

108 Accept, I urge you, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Yahweh, And teach me your ordinances.

109 My soul is continually in my hand; Yet I don't forget your law.

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; Yet I have not gone astray from your precepts.

111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

112 I have inclined my heart to perform your statutes Forever, even to the end.

113 [SAMEK] I hate those who are of a double mind; But I love your law.

114 You are my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in your word.

115 Depart from me, you{+} evildoers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.

116 Uphold me according to your word, that I may live; And don't let me be ashamed of my hope.

117 Hold me up, and I will be safe, And I will look to your statutes continually.

118 You have set at nothing all those who err from your statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.

119 You consider all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love your testimonies.

120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; And I am afraid of your judgments.

121 [AYIN] I have done justice and righteousness: Don't leave me to my oppressors.

122 Be surety for your slave for good: Don't let the proud oppress me.

123 My eyes fail for your salvation, And for your righteous word.

124 Deal with your slave according to your loving-kindness, And teach me your statutes.

125 I am your slave; give me understanding, That I may know your testimonies.

126 It is time for Yahweh to work; [For] they have made void your law.

127 Therefore I love your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

128 Therefore I esteem all [your] precepts concerning all [things] to be right; [And] I hate every false way.

129 [PE] Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.

130 The opening of your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

131 I opened my mouth wide, and panted; For I longed for your commandments.

132 Turn to me, and have mercy on me, As your manner is to those who love your name.

133 Establish my footsteps in your word; And don't let any iniquity have dominion over me.

134 Redeem me from the oppression of man: So I will observe your precepts.

135 Make your face to shine on your slave; And teach me your statutes.

136 Streams of water run down my eyes, Because they do not observe your law.

137 [TSADE] Righteous are you, O Yahweh, And upright are your judgments.

138 You have commanded your testimonies in righteousness And very faithfulness.

139 My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten your words.

140 Your word is very pure; Therefore your slave loves it.

141 I am small and despised; [Yet] I don't forget your precepts.

142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And your law is truth.

143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; [Yet] your commandments are my delight.

144 Your testimonies are righteous forever: Give me understanding, and I will live.

145 [QOF] I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Yahweh: I will keep your statutes.

146 I have called to you; save me, And I will observe your testimonies.

147 I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your words.

148 My eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on your word.

149 Hear my voice according to your loving-kindness: Quicken me, O Yahweh, according to your ordinances.

150 They draw near that follow after wickedness; They are far from your law.

151 You are near, O Yahweh; And all your commandments are truth.

152 Of old I have known from your testimonies, That you have founded them forever.

153 [RESH] Consider my affliction, and deliver me; For I do not forget your law.

154 Plead my cause, and redeem me: Quicken me according to your word.

155 Salvation is far from the wicked; For they don't seek your statutes.

156 Great are your tender mercies, O Yahweh: Quicken me according to your ordinances.

157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries; [Yet] I have not swerved from your testimonies.

158 I saw the betrayers, and was grieved, Because they do not observe your word.

159 Consider how I love your precepts: Quicken me, O Yahweh, according to your loving-kindness.

160 The sum of your word is truth; And every one of your righteous ordinances [endures] forever.

161 [SHIN] Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart stands in awe of your words.

162 I rejoice at your word, As one who finds great spoil.

163 I hate and am disgusted by falsehood; [But] I love your law.

164 Seven times a day I praise you, Because of your righteous ordinances.

165 Great peace have those who love your law; And they have no occasion of stumbling.

166 I have hoped for your salvation, O Yahweh, And have done your commandments.

167 My soul has observed your testimonies; And I love them exceedingly.

168 I have observed your precepts and your testimonies; For all my ways are before you.

169 [TAV] Let my cry come near before you, O Yahweh: Give me understanding according to your word.

170 Let my supplication come before you: Deliver me according to your word.

171 Let my lips gush out with praise; For you teach me your statutes.

172 Let my tongue sing of your word; For all your commandments are righteousness.

173 Let your hand be ready to help me; For I have chosen your precepts.

174 I have longed for your salvation, O Yahweh; And your law is my delight.

175 Let my soul live, and it will praise you; And let your ordinances help me.

176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek your slave; For I do not forget your commandments.