1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
This psalm containeth sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.
119:2 How happy they who observe his testimonies, with a whole heart, they seek him.
119:3 Yea, they have not wrought perversity, In his ways, have they walked.
119:4 ¶ Thou, hast commanded thy precepts, that they should be diligently kept.
119:5 Oh would that my ways might be settled! that I might keep thy statutes.
119:6 Then, shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
119:7 ¶ I will thank thee with uprightness of heart, when I have learned thy righteous regulations.
119:8 Thy statutes, will I keep, Do not thou forsake me utterly.
119:9 ¶ [BETH.] Wherewithal can a young man keep pure his way? By taking heed, according to thy word.
119:10 ¶ With all my heart, have I sought thee, Suffer me not to be led astray from thy commandments.
119:11 ¶ In my heart, have I treasured what thou hast said, to the end I may not sin against thee.
119:13 ¶ With my lips, have I recounted All the regulations of thy mouth.
119:14 In the way of thy testimonies, have I rejoiced, Like as over all riches.
119:15 In thy precepts, will I meditate, that I may discern thy paths.
119:16 In thy statutes, will I find my dear delight, I will not forget thy word.
119:17 ¶ [GIMEL.] Bestow thy bounties upon thy servantlet me live, That I may observe thy word.
119:18 ¶ Unveil thou mine eyes, that I may discern Wondrous things out of thy law.
119:19 ¶ A sojourner, am, I, in the earth, Do not hide from me, thy commandments.
119:20 ¶ My soul is crushed with longing for thy just decisions at all times.
119:21 ¶ Thou hast rebuked the proud as accursed, who stray from thy commandments.
119:22 ¶ Roll from off me, reproach and contempt, For, thy testimonies, have I observed.
119:23 ¶ Even rulers have taken their seat, against me, have talked, Thy servant, will still meditate in thy statutes.
119:24 ¶ Yea, thy testimonies, are my dear delight, My counselors.
119:25 ¶ [DALETH.] My soul, cleaveth to the dust, Give me life, according to thy word.
119:26 ¶ My ways, I recounted, and thou didst answer me, Teach me thy statutes.
119:27 The way of thy precepts, cause thou me to understand, and I will indeed meditate in thy wonders.
119:28 ¶ My soul weepeth itself away, for grief, Confirm thou me, according to thy word.
119:29 The way of falsehood, take thou from me, and, with thy law, O favour me.
119:30 ¶ The way of faithfulness, have I chosen, Thy regulations, have I deemed right.
119:32 The way of thy commandments, will I run, for thou wilt enlarge my heart.
119:34 Give me understanding, that I may observe thy law, that I may keep it with a whole heart.
119:35 ¶ Guide me in the path of thy commandments, for, therein, do I find pleasure.
119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not unto unjust gain.
119:37 ¶ Turn away mine eyes, from beholding vanity, In thy way, give me life.
119:38 ¶ Establish, unto thy servant, thy word, which pertaineth to the reverence of thee.
119:39 ¶ Cause to pass away my reproach, that I have feared, for, thy regulations, are good.
119:40 ¶ Lo! I have longed for thy precepts, In thy righteousness, give me life.
119:42 So shall I have something to answer him that reproacheth me, That I have trusted in thy word.
119:43 ¶ And do not snatch away from my mouth the word of truth in any wise, because, for thy regulation, have I waited.
119:44 That I may keep thy law continually, to times age-abiding and beyond.
119:45 ¶ That I may walk to and fro in a large place, because, thy precepts, have I sought.
119:46 That I may speak of thy testimonies before kings, and not be ashamed.
119:47 That I may find dear delight in thy commandments, which I have loved.
119:48 That I may lift up my hands unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and may meditate in thy statutes.
119:49 ¶ [ZAYIN.] Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
119:50 ¶ This, is my comfort in mine affliction, that, thy word, hath given me life.
119:51 ¶ Insolent men, have derided me exceedingly, From thy law, have I not swerved.
119:53 ¶ A raging heat, hath seized me, by reason of the lawless, who forsake thy law.
119:54 ¶ Songs, have thy statutes become to me, in my house of sojourn.
119:56 This, have I had, because, thy precepts, have I observed.
119:58 ¶ I have sought the smile of thy face with all my heart, Show me favour, according to thy word.
119:59 ¶ I have thought upon my ways, and have turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
119:60 I have hastened, and not delayed, to keep thy commandments.
119:61 ¶ The meshes of the lawless, have surrounded me, Thy law, have I not forgotten.
119:62 ¶ At midnight, I arise to give thanks unto thee, For thy righteous regulations.
119:63 ¶ Companion, am I, to all who revere thee, and to them who keep thy precepts.
119:66 Good judgment and knowledge, teach thou me, For, in thy commandments, have I trusted.
119:67 ¶ Before I was afflicted, I myself was going astray, but, now, thy word, have I kept.
119:68 ¶ Good, thou art, and doing good, Teach me thy statutes.
119:69 ¶ Insolent men have plastered falsehood over me, I, with a whole heart, will observe thy precepts.
119:70 Gross, like fat, is their heart, I, in thy law, have found dear delight.
119:71 ¶ It is, well for me, that I was afflicted, That I might learn thy statutes.
119:72 ¶ Better to me, is the law of thy mouth, than thousands of gold and silver.
119:73 ¶ [YODH.] Thine own hands, have made me, and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
119:74 ¶ They who revere thee, shall see me and rejoice, that, for thy word, I waited.
119:76 ¶ Let thy lovingkindness, I beseech thee, serve to comfort me, according to thy word to thy servant.
119:77 Let thy compassions reach me, that I may live, for, thy law, is my dear delight.
119:78 ¶ Let insolent men, be ashamed, because, by means of falsehood, they have dealt with me perversely, I, will meditate in thy precepts.
119:79 Let them who revere thee, turn unto me, even they who know thy testimonies.
119:80 ¶ Let my heart be thorough in thy statutes, that I may not be ashamed.
119:81 ¶ [KAPH.] My soul, hath languished for thy salvation, For thy word, have I hoped.
119:82 Mine eyes have failed for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
119:83 ¶ Though I have been like a wineskin in the smoke, thy statutes, have I not forgotten.
119:84 ¶ How few are the days of thy servant! When wilt thou execute sentence on my persecutors?
119:85 ¶ Insolent men digged for me pits, men who are not according to thy law.
119:86 All thy commandments, are faithful, With falsehood, have they persecuted me, O help me!
119:87 A little more, and they had consumed me in the earth, but, I, forsake not thy precepts.
119:88 ¶ According to thy lovingkindness, give thou me life, so will I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
119:90 To generation after generation, is thy faithfulness, Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
119:91 By thy regulations, do they stand today, for, all, are thy servants.
119:92 ¶ Had not thy law been my dear delight, then, had I perished in mine affliction.
119:93 ¶ Unto times age-abiding, will I not forget thy precepts, For, by them, hast thou given me life.
119:94 ¶ Thine, am I,oh save me! For, thy precepts, have I sought.
119:95 ¶ For me, have the lawless waited, to destroy me, Thy testimonies, will I diligently consider.
119:96 ¶ To all perfection, have I seen an end, Broad is thy commandment, exceedingly.
119:97 ¶ [MEM.] Oh how I love thy law! All the day, is it my meditation.
119:98 ¶ Beyond mine enemies, will thy commandment make me wise, for, age-abidingly, shall it be mine.
119:99 Beyond all my teachers, have I shown discretion, for, thy testimonies, are my meditation.
119:100 Beyond the elders, will I show understanding, for, thy precepts, have I observed.
119:101 ¶ From every way of wickedness, have I withheld my feet, that I might keep thy word.
119:102 ¶ From thy regulations, have I not turned aside, for, thou, hast directed me.
119:103 ¶ How smooth to my palate is thy speech, More than honey, to my mouth.
119:104 Out of thy precepts, will I get understanding, For this cause, do I hate every false way.
119:105 ¶ [NUN.] A lamp to my feet, is thy word, and a light to my path.
119:106 ¶ I sware, and have fulfilled, To keep thy righteous regulations.
119:109 ¶ My life, is in my hand continually, Yet, thy law, have I not forgotten.
119:110 The lawless have set a snare for me, Yet, from thy precepts, have I not strayed.
119:111 ¶ As an inheritance have I taken thy testimonies unto times age-abiding, for, the joy of my heart, they are.
119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes, Age-abidingly, to the end.
119:113 ¶ [SAMECH.] Half-hearted ones, do I hate, but, thy law, do I love.
119:114 ¶ My hiding-place and my buckler, thou art, For thy word, have I waited.
119:115 ¶ Depart from me, ye evil-doers,that I may observe the commandments of my God.
119:116 ¶ Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live, and do not shame me out of my hope!
119:117 Sustain me, that I may be saved, and may find dear delight in thy statutes continually.
119:118 ¶ Thou hast made light of all who stray from thy statutes, for their fraud is, falsehood.
119:119 Dross, have I accounted all the lawless of the earth, therefore do I love thy testimonies.
119:120 My flesh, bristled up from dread of thee, and, of thy regulations, stand I in fear.
119:121 ¶ [AYIN.] I have done justice and righteousness,Do not leave me to mine oppressors.
119:122 Be thou surety for thy servant for good, Let not insolent men oppress me.
119:123 ¶ Mine eyes, have become dim for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word.
119:124 ¶ Deal with thy servant according to thy lovingkindness, And, thy statutes, teach thou me.
119:125 Thy servant, I amgive me understanding, So shall I get to know thy testimonies.
119:127 ¶ For this cause, do I love thy commandments, More than gold, yea than fine gold!
119:128 For this cause, all thy precepts concerning all things, I deem right, Every way of falsehood, I hate.
119:129 ¶ [PE.] Wonderful are thy testimonies, For this cause, hath my soul observed them.
119:130 ¶ The opening of thy words, sheddeth light, Giving understanding to the simple.
119:131 ¶ My mouth, have I opened wide, and panted, Because, for thy commandments, have I longed.
119:132 ¶ Turn thyself unto me, and show me favour,As is befitting, to the lovers of thy Name.
119:133 ¶ My steps, direct thou by thy word, And let no iniquity, have dominion over me.
119:134 ¶ Set me free from the oppression of man, So will I keep thy precepts.
119:135 ¶ Thy face, light thou up on thy servant, And teach me thy statutes.
119:136 ¶ Streams of water, have run down mine eyes, Because men have not kept thy law.
119:138 Thou hast righteously commanded thy testimonies, Yea in great faithfulness.
119:139 ¶ My zeal, hath put an end to me, For mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.
119:140 ¶ Refined is thy word, to the uttermost, And, thy servant loveth it.
119:141 ¶ Small, am I, and despised, Thy precepts, have I not forgotten.
119:142 ¶ Thy righteousness, is righteous to times age-abiding, And, thy law, is truth.
119:143 ¶ Straitness and distress, have befallen me, Thy commandments, are my dear delights.
119:144 Righteous are thy testimonies, unto times age-abiding, Give me understanding, that I may live.
119:146 I have cried out unto thee, oh save me, That I may keep thy testimonies.
119:147 ¶ I forestalled the twilight, and cried for help, For thy word, I waited.
119:148 Mine eyes forestalled the night-watches, To meditate in thy word.
119:150 ¶ They have drawn near, who pursue villainy, From thy law, have they gone far away.
119:152 ¶ Long, have I known, from thy testimonies, That, to times age-abiding, thou didst establish them.
119:153 ¶ [RESH.] Behold mine affliction, and rescue me, For, thy law, have I not forgotten.
119:154 Plead my cause, and redeem me, By thy word, give me life.
119:155 ¶ Far from the lawless, is salvation, For, thy statutes, have they not sought.
119:157 ¶ Many, are my persecutors and mine adversaries, From thy testimonies, have I not swerved.
119:158 ¶ I have seen traitors, and felt loathing, Because, thy word, they kept not.
119:160 ¶ The sum of thy word, is truth, and, age-abiding, is every one of thy righteous regulations.
119:161 ¶ [SHIN.] Rulers, have persecuted me, without cause, But, of thy word, hath my heart stood in awe.
119:162 ¶ Joyful am I over thy word, Like the finder of spoil in abundance.
119:163 ¶ Falsehood, I hate and abhor, Thy law, do I love.
119:164 ¶ Seven times in the day, have I praised thee, For thy righteous regulations.
119:165 ¶ Blessing in abundance, have the lovers of thy law, and nothing to make them stumble.
119:167 ¶ My soul hath kept thy testimonies, yea I have loved them greatly.
119:168 I have kept thy precepts, and thy testimonies, For, all my ways, are before thee.
119:170 Let my supplication come in before thee, According to thy word, deliver me.
119:171 ¶ My lips, shall pour out, praise, When thou shalt teach me thy statutes.
119:172 ¶ My tongue, shall respond, with thy word, For, all thy commandments, are righteous.
119:173 ¶ Be thy hand ready to help me, For, thy statutes, have I chosen.
119:175 ¶ Let my soul live, that it may praise thee, So shall thy regulation help me.
119:176 ¶ I have strayed like a wandering sheep, O seek thy servant, For, thy commandments, have I not forgotten.
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