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heart: be merciful unto me according to
59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and delayed not, to keep thy commandments.
61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me; but I have not forgotten thy law:
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
• TETH. 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray ; but now have I kept thy word.
68 Thou art good, and doest good : teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud have forged a lie against
me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is as fat as grease: but I delight in thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted ; that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
JOD. Ta HY hands have made me, and fashion
ed me: give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me,
76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
77 Let thy tender mercies come unto ne. that I
live, for thy law is my deli
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause : but I will meditate in thy precepts,
79 Let those that fear thee, turn into me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation ; but I hope in thy word.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86 All thy commandments are faithful : they persecute me wrongfully; help thou
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth;
LAMED. 89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven,
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all genera, tions: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
92. Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget thy precepts : for with them thou hast quickened me.
94 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
95 The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
MEM. 97 O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 Thou, through thy commandments, has made me wiser than mine enemies : for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all
my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation,
100 I understand more than the ancients; because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate
NUN. 105 Thy word is as a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much, quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word,
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and *ch me thy judgments.