1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in
the law of the Lord.
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 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect
unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when
I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not
9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his
way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me
not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might
not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as
much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect
unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not
forget thy word.
17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I
may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous
things out of thy law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy
commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath
unto thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,
which do err from thy commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have
kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but
thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my
25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken
thou me according to thy word.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me:
teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so
shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me
according unto thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments
have I laid before me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me
not to shame.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou
shalt enlarge my heart.
33 HE. Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;
and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;
for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and
quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is
devoted to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy
judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken
me in thy righteousness.
41 VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord,
even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that
reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my
mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before
kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments,
which I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy
commandments, which I have loved; and I will
meditate in thy statutes.
49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon
which thou hast caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word
hath quickened me.
51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet
have I not declined from thy law.
52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord; and
have comforted myself.
53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the
wicked that forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of
55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night,
and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
57 CHETH. Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said
that I would keep thy words.
58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be
merciful unto me according to thy word.
59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy
60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy
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
65 TETH. 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
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
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.
73 JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:
give me understanding, that I may learn thy
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 me, that I may
live: for thy law is my delight.
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 unto me, and those
that have known thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be
81 CAPH. 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 me.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I
forsook not thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I
keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 LAMED. For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: 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
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.
97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation
all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast 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 every false way.
105 NUN. Thy 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 thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord,
according unto thy word.
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings
of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not
forget thy law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred
not from thy precepts.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for
ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy
statutes alway, even unto the end.
113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope
in thy word.
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep
the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may
live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will
have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from
thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth
like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am
afraid of thy judgments.
121 AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me
not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the
proud oppress me.
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the
word of thy righteousness.
124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy,
and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I
may know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they
have made void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold;
yea, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning
all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
129 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore
doth my soul keep them.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it
giveth understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for
132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as
thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any
iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I
keep thy precepts.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and
teach me thy statutes.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because
they keep not thy law.
137 TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright
are thy judgments.
138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are
righteous and very faithful.
139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies
have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant
141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting
righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet
thy commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is
everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall
145 KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O
Lord: I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy
147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and
cried: I hoped in thy word.
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I
might meditate in thy word.
149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness:
O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they
are far from thy law.
151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old
that thou hast founded them for ever.
153 RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me:
for I do not forget thy law.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me
according to thy word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek
not thy statutes.
156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me
according to thy judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do
I not decline from thy testimonies.
158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved;
because they kept not thy word.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O
Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every
one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a
cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great
163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of
thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and
nothing shall offend them.
166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies:
for all my ways are before thee.
169 TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord:
give me understanding according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me
according to thy word.
171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast
taught me thy statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy
commandments are righteousness.
173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy
law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and
let thy judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy
servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Psalm 120 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 119 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.