Psalms 119


1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Torah of יהוה.

2 Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.

3 They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways.

4 You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently.

5 O that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes!

6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Your commandments.

7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned Your righteous judgments.

8 I will keep Your statutes; O forsake me not utterly.

BET בּ

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Your word.

10 With my whole heart have I sought You; O let me not wander from Your commandments.

11 Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against You.

12 Blessed art You, O יהוה; teach me Your statutes.

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Your mouth.

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

15 I will meditate in Your precepts, and have respect unto Your ways.

16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.


17 Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live, and keep Your word.

18 Open You mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your Torah.

19 I am a stranger in the earth; hide not Your commandments from me.

20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Your judgments at all times.

21 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from Your commandments.

22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept Your testimonies.

23 Princes also did sit and speak against me; but Your servant did meditate in Your statutes.

24 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.


25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken You me according to Your word.

26 I have declared my ways, and You heardest me; teach me Your statutes.

27 Make me to understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I talk of Your wondrous works.

28 My soul melteth for heaviness; strengthen You me according unto Your word.

29 Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me Your Torah graciously.

30 I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments have I laid before me.

31 I have cleaved unto Your testimonies; O יהוה, put me not to shame.

32 I will run the way of Your commandments, when You shalt enlarge my heart.

HEY ה‬

33 Teach me, O יהוה, the way of Your statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your Torah; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of Your commandments; for therein do I delight.

36 Incline my heart unto Your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken You me in Your way.

38 Establish Your word unto Your servant, who is devoted to Your fear.

39 Turn away my reproach which I fear, for Your judgments are good.

40 Behold, I have longed after Your precepts; quicken me in Your righteousness.


41 Let Your mercies come also unto me, O יהוה, even Your salvation, according to Your word.

42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me, for I trust in Your word.

43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I have hoped in Your judgments.

44 So shall I keep Your Torah continually forever and ever.

45 And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts.

46 I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47 And I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto Your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in Your statutes.


49 Remember the word unto Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word hath quickened me.

51 The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not declined from Your Torah.

52 I remembered Your judgments of old, O יהוה; and have comforted myself.

53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake Your Torah.

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

55 I have remembered Your name, O יהוה, in the night, and have kept Your Torah.

56 This I had, because I kept Your precepts.


57 You are my portion, O יהוה; I have said that I would keep Your words.

58 I intreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to Your word.

59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Your testimonies.

60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep Your commandments.

61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me, but I have not forgotten Your Torah.

62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto you because of Your righteous judgments.

63 I am a companion of all them that fear You, and of them that keep Your precepts.

64 The earth, O יהוה, is full of Your mercy; teach me Your statutes.


65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O יהוה, according unto Your word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I have believed Your commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now have I kept Your word.

68 You are good, and doest good; teach me Your statutes.

69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in Your Torah.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn Your statutes.

72 The Torah of Your mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.


73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

74 They that fear You will be glad when they see me, because I have hoped in Your word.

75 I know, O יהוה, that Your judgments are right, and that You in faithfulness have afflicted me.

76 Please let Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to Your word unto Your servant.

77 Let Your tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for Your Torah is my delight.

78 Let the proud be ashamed, for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate in Your precepts.

79 Let those that fear You turn unto me, and those that have known Your testimonies.

80 Let my heart be sound in Your statutes, that I be not ashamed.

KAF כ‬

81 My soul fainteth for Your salvation, but I hope in Your word.

82 Mine eyes fail for Your word, saying, “When wilt You comfort me?”

83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget Your statutes.

84 How many are the days of Your servant? When wilt You execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after Your Torah.

86 All Your commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help You me.

87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not Your precepts.

88 Quicken me after Your loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of Your mouth.


89 For ever, O יהוה, Your word is settled in heaven.

90 Your faithfulness is unto all generation; You have established the earth, and it abideth.

91 They continue this day according to Your ordinances, for all are Your servants.

92 Unless Your Torah had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine 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 exceeding broad.

MEM מ‬

97 O how love I Your Torah! It is my meditation all the day.

98 You through Your commandments have made me wiser than mine 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 ancients, because I keep Your precepts.

101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Your word.

102 I have not departed from Your judgments, for You have taught me.

103 How sweet are Your words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.


105 Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep Your righteous judgments.

107 I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O יהוה, according unto Your word.

108 Accept, I beseech You, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O יהוה, and teach me your judgments.

109 My soul is continually in my hand; yet do I not forget Your Torah.

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet I erred not from Your precepts.

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

112 I have inclined mine heart to perform Your statutes alway, even unto the end.


113 I hate vain thoughts, but Your Torah do I love.

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

115 Depart from me, you evildoers, for I will keep the commandments of my God (Elohim).

116 Uphold me according unto Your word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

117 Hold You me up, and I shall be safe; and I will have respect unto Your statutes continually.

118 You have trodden down all them that err from Your statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.

119 You puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love Your testimonies.

120 My flesh trembleth for fear of You; and I am afraid of Your judgments.


121 I have done judgment and justice; leave me not to mine oppressors.

122 Be surety for Your servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.

123 Mine eyes fail for Your salvation, and for the word of Your righteousness.

124 Deal with Your servant according unto Your mercy, and teach me Your statutes.

125 I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies.

126 It is time for You, יהוה, to act; for they have made void Your Torah.

127 Therefore I love Your commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

128 Therefore I esteem all Your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.


129 Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them.

130 The entrance of Your words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

131 I opened my mouth, and panted, for I longed for Your commandments.

132 Look You upon me, and be merciful unto me, as You usest to do unto those that love Your name.

133 Order my steps in Your word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

134 Deliver me from the oppression of man; so will I keep Your precepts.

135 Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; and teach me Your statutes.

136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not Your Torah.


137 Righteous art You, O יהוה, and upright are Your judgments.

138 Your testimonies that You have commanded are righteous and very faithful.

139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten Your words.

140 Your word is very pure; therefore Your servant loveth it.

141 I am small and despised; yet do not I forget Your precepts.

142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your Torah is the truth.

143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; yet Your commandments are my delights.

144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; give me understanding, and I shall live.

QOF ק‬

145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O יהוה; I will keep Your statutes.

146 I cried unto You; save me, and I shall keep Your testimonies.

147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried; I hoped in Your word.

148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in Your word.

149 Hear my voice according unto Your lovingkindness; O יהוה, quicken me according to Your judgment.

150 They draw near that follow after mischief; they are far from Your Torah.

151 You are near, O יהוה; and all Your commandments are truth.

152 Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever.


153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me, for I do not forget Your Torah.

154 Plead my cause, and deliver me; quicken me according to Your word.

155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they seek not Your statutes.

156 Great are Your tender mercies, O יהוה; quicken me according to Your judgments.

157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from Your testimonies.

158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved, because they kept not Your word.

159 Consider how I love Your precepts: quicken me, O יהוה, according to Your lovingkindness.

160 Your word is true from the beginning; and every one of Your righteous judgments endureth forever.


161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart standeth in awe of Your word.

162 I rejoice at Your word, as one that findeth great spoil.

163 I hate and abhor lying, but Your Torah do I love.

164 Seven times a day do I praise You because of Your righteous judgments.

165 Great peace have they which love Your Torah; and nothing shall offend them.

166 יהוה, I have hoped for Your salvation, and done Your commandments.

167 My soul hath kept Your testimonies; and I love them exceed-ingly.

168 I have kept Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are before You.


169 Let my cry come near before You, O יהוה; give me understanding according to Your word.

170 Let my supplication come before you; deliver me according to Your word.

171 My lips shall utter praise, when You have taught me Your statutes.

172 My tongue shall speak of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteousness.

173 Let Your hand help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.

174 I have longed for Your salvation, O יהוה; and Your Torah is my delight.

175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise you; and let Your judgments help me.

176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant; for I do not forget Your commandments.