One in Messiah Congregation
A different look at Psalm 119
Thy law - The law
 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
 Remove from me the way of lying: and
grant me thy law graciously.
 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
 Let thy tender
mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
 Thy righteousness
is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law
is the truth.
 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,
and that seek him with the whole heart.
 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
 I cried unto thee; save me,
and I shall keep thy testimonies.
 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
 Many are my persecutors and mine
enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
 I am a companion of all them that
fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
 And I
will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
 Let the proud be ashamed; for they
dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
 The wicked have laid a snare for me:
yet I erred not from thy precepts.
 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
 Deliver me from the oppression of
man: so will I keep thy precepts.
 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy
 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
 Princes also did sit and speak
against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
 Thou art good, and doest good; teach
me thy statutes.
 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
 Hold thou me up, and I shall be
safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes
 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
 With my whole heart have I sought
thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
 I made haste, and delayed not to keep
 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine
enemies: for they are ever with me.
 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Thy judgments - Thy righteous judgments
 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
 My soul breaketh for the longing that
it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have
hoped in thy judgments.
 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine
 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse
his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy
 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
 Remember the
word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
 Thou hast dealt well with thy
servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
 They that fear thee will be glad when
they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
 I have refrained my feet from every
evil way, that I might keep thy word.
 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
 Princes have persecuted me without a
cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou
hast established the earth, and it abideth.
continue this day according to thine ordinances:
for all are thy servants.
 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
total: 176 verses