Chapter 119
119:1  <ALEPH> Happy are they who are without sin in their ways, walking in the law of the Lord.
119:2  Happy are they who keep his unchanging word, searching after him with all their heart.
119:3  They do no evil; they go in his ways.
119:4  You have put your orders into our hearts, so that we might keep them with care.
119:5  If only my ways were ordered so that I might keep your rules!
119:6  Then I would not be put to shame, as long as I have respect for all your teaching.
119:7  I will give you praise with an upright heart in learning your right decisions.
119:8  I will keep your rules: O give me not up completely.
119:9  <BETH> How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word.
119:10  I have made search for you with all my heart: O let me not go wandering far from your teaching.
119:11  I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you.
119:12  Praise be to you, O Lord: give me knowledge of your rules.
119:13  With my lips have I made clear all the decisions of your mouth.
119:14  I have taken as much delight in the way of your unchanging word, as in all wealth.
119:15  I will give thought to your orders, and have respect for your ways.
119:16  I will have delight in your rules; I will not let your word go out of my mind.
119:17  <GIMEL> Give me, your servant, the reward of life, so that I may keep your word;
119:18  Let my eyes be open to see the wonders of your law.
119:19  I am living in a strange land: do not let your teachings be kept secret from me.
119:20  My soul is broken with desire for your decisions at all times.
119:21  Your hand has been against the men of pride, a curse is on those who go wandering out of your way.
119:22  Take away from me shame and bitter words; for I have kept your unchanging word in my heart.
119:23  Rulers make evil designs against me; but your servant gives thought to your rules.
119:24  Your unchanging word is my delight, and the guide of my footsteps.
119:25  <DALETH> My soul is joined to the dust: O give me life, in keeping with your word.
119:26  I put the record of my ways before you, and you gave me an answer: O give me knowledge of your rules.
119:27  Make the way of your orders clear to me; then my thoughts will be ever on your wonders.
119:28  My soul is wasted with sorrow; give me strength again in keeping with your word
119:29  Take from me every false way; and in mercy give me your law.
119:30  I have taken the way of faith: I have kept your decisions before me.
119:31  I have been true to your unchanging word; O Lord, do not put me to shame.
119:32  I will go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart.
119:33  <HE> O Lord, let me see the way of your rules, and I will keep it to the end.
119:34  Give me wisdom, so that I may keep your law; going after it with all my heart.
119:35  Make me go in the way of your teachings; for they are my delight.
119:36  Let my heart be turned to your unchanging word, and not to evil desire.
119:37  Let my eyes be turned away from what is false; give me life in your ways.
119:38  Give effect to your word to your servant, in whose heart is the fear of you.
119:39  Take away the shame which is my fear; for your decisions are good.
119:40  See how great is my desire for your orders: give me life in your righteousness.
119:41  <VAU> Let your mercies come to me, O Lord, even your salvation, as you have said.
119:42  So that I may have an answer for the man who would put me to shame; for I have faith in your word.
119:43  Take not your true word quite out of my mouth; for I have put my hope in your decisions.
119:44  So that I may keep your law for ever and ever;
119:45  So that my way may be in a wide place: because my search has been for your orders.
119:46  So that I may give knowledge of your unchanging word before kings, and not be put to shame.
119:47  And so that I may take delight in your teachings, to which I have given my love.
119:48  And so that my hands may be stretched out to you; and I will give thought to your rules.
119:49  <ZAIN> Keep in mind your word to your servant, for on it has my hope been fixed.
119:50  This is my comfort in my trouble; that your sayings have given me life.
119:51  The men of pride have made great sport of me; but I have not been turned from your law.
119:52  I have kept the memory of your decisions from times past, O Lord; and they have been my comfort.
119:53  I am burning with wrath, because of the sinners who have given up your law.
119:54  Your rules have been melodies to me, while I have been living in strange lands.
119:55  I have given thought to your name in the night, O Lord, and have kept your law.
119:56  This has been true of me, that I have kept your orders in my heart.
119:57  <CHETH> The Lord is my heritage: I have said that I would be ruled by your words.
119:58  I have given my mind to do your pleasure with all my heart; have mercy on me, as you have said.
119:59  I gave thought to my steps, and my feet were turned into the way of your unchanging word.
119:60  I was quick to do your orders, and let no time be wasted.
119:61  The cords of evil-doers are round me; but I have kept in mind your law.
119:62  In the middle of the night I will get up to give you praise, because of all your right decisions.
119:63  I keep company with all your worshippers, and those who have your orders in their memory.
119:64  The earth, O Lord, is full of your mercy: give me knowledge of your rules.
119:65  <TETH> You have done good to your servant, O Lord, in keeping with your word.
119:66  Give me knowledge and good sense; for I have put my faith in your teachings.
119:67  Before I was in trouble I went out of the way; but now I keep your word.
119:68  You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules.
119:69  The men of pride have said false things about me; but I will keep your orders in my heart.
119:70  Their hearts are shut up with fat; but my delight is in your law.
119:71  It is good for me to have been through trouble; so that I might come to the knowledge of your rules.
119:72  The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
119:73  <JOD> Your hands have made me, and given me form: give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your teaching.
119:74  Your worshippers will see me and be glad; because my hope has been in your word.
119:75  I have seen, O Lord, that your decisions are right, and that in unchanging faith you have sent trouble on me.
119:76  Let your mercy now be my comfort, as you have said to your servant.
119:77  Let your gentle mercies come to me, so that I may have life; for your law is my delight.
119:78  Let the men of pride be shamed; because they have falsely given decision against me; but I will give thought to your orders.
119:79  Let your worshippers be turned to me, and those who have knowledge of your words.
119:80  Let all my heart be given to your orders, so that I may not be put to shame.
119:81  <CAPH> My soul is wasted with desire for your salvation: but I have hope in your word.
119:82  My eyes are full of weariness with searching for your word, saying, When will you give me comfort?
119:83  For I have become like a wine-skin black with smoke; but I still keep the memory of your rules.
119:84  How short is the life of your servant! when will you give your decision against those who are attacking me?
119:85  The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me.
119:86  All your teachings are certain; they go after me with evil design; give me your help.
119:87  They had almost put an end to me on earth; but I did not give up your orders.
119:88  Give me life in your mercy; so that I may be ruled by the unchanging word of your mouth.
119:89  <LAMED> For ever, O Lord, your word is fixed in heaven.
119:90  Your faith is unchanging from generation to generation: you have put the earth in its place, and it is not moved.
119:91  They are ruled this day by your decisions; for all things are your servants.
119:92  If your law had not been my delight, my troubles would have put an end to me.
119:93  I will ever keep your orders in mind; for in them I have life.
119:94  I am yours, O be my saviour; for my desire has been for your rules.
119:95  The sinners have been waiting for me to give me up to destruction; but I will give all my mind to your unchanging word.
119:96  I have seen that nothing on earth is complete; but your teaching is very wide.
119:97  <MEM> O what love I have for your law! I give thought to it all the day.
119:98  Your teaching has made me wiser than my haters: for it is mine for ever.
119:99  I have more knowledge than all my teachers, because I give thought to your unchanging word.
119:100  I have more wisdom than the old, because I have kept your orders.
119:101  I have kept back my feet from all evil ways, so that I might be true to your word.
119:102  My heart has not been turned away from your decisions; for you have been my teacher.
119:103  How sweet are your sayings to my taste! truly, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth!
119:104  Through your orders I get wisdom; for this reason I am a hater of every false way.
119:105  <NUN> Your word is a light for my feet, ever shining on my way.
119:106  I have made an oath and kept it, to be guided by your upright decisions.
119:107  I am greatly troubled, O Lord, give me life in keeping with your word.
119:108  Take, O Lord, the free offerings of my mouth, and give me knowledge of your decisions.
119:109  My soul is ever in danger; but I still keep the memory of your law.
119:110  Sinners have put a net to take me; but I was true to your orders.
119:111  I have taken your unchanging word as an eternal heritage; for it is the joy of my heart.
119:112  My heart is ever ready to keep your rules, even to the end.
119:113  <SAMECH> I am a hater of men of doubting mind; but I am a lover of your law.
119:114  You are my secret place and my breastplate against danger; my hope is in your word.
119:115  Go far from me, you evil-doers; so that I may keep the teachings of my God.
119:116  Be my support as you have said, and give me life; let not my hope be turned to shame.
119:117  Let me not be moved, and I will be safe, and ever take delight in your rules.
119:118  You have overcome all those who are wandering from your rules; for all their thoughts are false.
119:119  All the sinners of the earth are like waste metal in your eyes; and for this cause I give my love to your unchanging word.
119:120  My flesh is moved for fear of you; I give honour to your decisions.
119:121  <AIN> I have done what is good and right: you will not give me into the hands of those who are working against me.
119:122  Take your servant's interests into your keeping; let me not be crushed by the men of pride.
119:123  My eyes are wasted with desire for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.
119:124  Be good to your servant in your mercy, and give me teaching in your rules.
119:125  I am your servant; give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your unchanging word.
119:126  It is time, O Lord, for you to let your work be seen; for they have made your law without effect.
119:127  For this reason I have greater love far your teachings than for gold, even for shining gold.
119:128  Because of it I keep straight in all things by your orders; and I am a hater of every false way.
119:129  <PE> Your unchanging word is full of wonder; for this reason my soul keeps it.
119:130  The opening of your words gives light; it gives good sense to the simple.
119:131  My mouth was open wide, waiting with great desire for your teachings.
119:132  Let your eyes be turned to me, and have mercy on me, as it is right for you to do to those who are lovers of your name.
119:133  Let my steps be guided by your word; and let not sin have control over me.
119:134  Make me free from the cruel rule of man; then I will keep your orders.
119:135  Let your servant see the shining of your face; give me knowledge of your rules.
119:136  Rivers of water are flowing from my eyes, because men do not keep your law.
119:137  <TZADE> O Lord, great is your righteousness, and upright are your decisions.
119:138  You have given your unchanging word in righteousness, and it is for ever.
119:139  My passion has overcome me; because my haters are turned away from your words.
119:140  Your word is of tested value; and it is dear to your servant.
119:141  I am small and of no account; but I keep your orders in mind.
119:142  Your righteousness is an unchanging righteousness, and your law is certain.
119:143  Pain and trouble have overcome me: but your teachings are my delight.
119:144  The righteousness of your unchanging word is eternal; give me wisdom so that I may have life.
119:145  <KOPH> I have made my prayer with all my heart; give answer to me, O Lord: I will keep your rules.
119:146  My cry has gone up to you; take me out of trouble, and I will be guided by your unchanging word.
119:147  Before the sun is up, my cry for help comes to your ear; my hope is in your words.
119:148  In the night watches I am awake, so that I may give thought to your saying.
119:149  Let my voice come to you, in your mercy; O Lord, by your decisions give me life.
119:150  Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law.
119:151  You are near, O Lord; and all your teachings are true.
119:152  I have long had knowledge that your unchanging word is for ever.
119:153  <RESH> O see my trouble, and be my saviour; for I keep your law in my mind,
119:154  Undertake my cause, and come to my help, give me life, as you have said.
119:155  Salvation is far from evil-doers; for they have made no search for your rules.
119:156  Great is the number of your mercies, O Lord; give me life in keeping with your decisions.
119:157  Great is the number of those who are against me; but I have not been turned away from your unchanging word.
119:158  I saw with hate those who were untrue to you; for they did not keep your saying.
119:159  See how great is my love for your orders: give me life, O Lord, in keeping with your mercy.
119:160  Your word is true from the first; and your upright decision is unchanging for ever.
119:161  <SHIN> Rulers have been cruel to me without cause; but I have the fear of your word in my heart.
119:162  I am delighted by your saying, like a man who makes discovery of great wealth.
119:163  I am full of hate and disgust for false words; but I am a lover of your law.
119:164  Seven times a day do I give you praise, because of your upright decisions.
119:165  Great peace have lovers of your law; they have no cause for falling.
119:166  Lord, my hope has been in your salvation; and I have kept your teachings.
119:167  My soul has kept your unchanging word; great is my love for it.
119:168  I have been ruled by your orders; for all my ways are before you.
119:169  <TAU> Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me wisdom in keeping with your word.
119:170  Let my prayer come before you; take me out of trouble, as you have said.
119:171  Let my lips be flowing with praise, because you have given me knowledge of your rules.
119:172  Let my tongue make songs in praise of your word; for all your teachings are righteousness.
119:173  Let your hand be near for my help; for I have given my heart to your orders.
119:174  All my desire has been for your salvation, O Lord; and your law is my delight.
119:175  Give life to my soul so that it may give you praise; and let your decisions be my support.
119:176  I have gone out of the way like a wandering sheep; make search for your servant; for I keep your teachings ever in mind.