My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word. Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. I have gone astray like a lost ; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. O how love I thy law! My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. All departure from God's statutes is error, and will prove fatal. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
If any man resolve to do God's will as his servant, he shall be made to know his testimonies. Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. Their heart is as fat as grease: but I delight in thy law. New Life Version My soul is laid in the dust. The way of serious godliness is the way of truth; the only true way to happiness: we must always have actual regard to it.
Whither should the child go but to his father? So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. They flatter themselves that they are going to heaven; but the longer they persist in sin, the further it is from them. Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad. The tempter would make men think they are at liberty to follow the word of God or not, as they please. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. Quicken thou me - Cause me to live; give me vigor and strength to break away from this which binds me fast, and to rise above these low propensities. Easy-to-Read Version I will soon die. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Let my cry come near before , O : give me understanding according to thy word. God can silence lying lips; reproach and contempt may humble and do us good, and then they shall be removed. God's mercies are tender; they are a fountain that can never be exhausted. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. The word of the Lord reaches to all cases, to all times. The psalmist expects the word of God's righteousness, and no other salvation than what is secured by that word, which cannot fall to the ground. Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.