Psalm 119:1-48 – Revised Standard Version

January 2 (Year One)

119: 1-48 Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the Lord!
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
    who seek him with their whole heart,
who also do no wrong,
    but walk in his ways!
Thou hast commanded thy precepts
    to be kept diligently.
O that my ways may be steadfast
    in keeping thy statutes!
Then I shall not be put to shame,
    having my eyes fixed on all thy commandments.
I will praise thee with an upright heart,
    when I learn thy righteous ordinances.
I will observe thy statutes;
    O forsake me not utterly!

How can a young man keep his way pure?
    By guarding it according to thy word.
With my whole heart I seek thee;
    let me not wander from thy commandments!
I have laid up thy word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against thee.
Blessed be thou, O Lord;
    teach me thy statutes!
With my lips I declare
    all the ordinances of thy mouth.
In the way of thy testimonies I delight
    as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on thy precepts,
    and fix my eyes on thy ways.
I will delight in thy statutes;
    I will not forget thy word.

Deal bountifully with thy servant,
    that I may live and observe thy word.
Open my eyes, that I may behold
    wondrous things out of thy law.
I am a sojourner on earth;
    hide not thy commandments from me!
My soul is consumed with longing
    for thy ordinances at all times.
Thou dost rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,
    who wander from thy commandments;
take away from me their scorn and contempt,
    for I have kept thy testimonies.
Even though princes sit plotting against me,
    thy servant will meditate on thy statutes.
Thy testimonies are my delight,
    they are my counselors.

My soul cleaves to the dust;
    revive me according to thy word!
When I told of my ways, thou didst answer me;
    teach me thy statutes!
Make me understand the way of thy precepts,
    and I will meditate on thy wondrous works.
My soul melts away for sorrow;
    strengthen me according to thy word!
Put false ways far from me;
    and graciously teach me thy law!
I have chosen the way of faithfulness,
    I set thy ordinances before me.
I cleave to thy testimonies, O Lord;
    let me not be put to shame!
I will run in the way of thy commandments
    when thou enlargest my understanding!

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;
    and I will keep it to the end.
Give me understanding, that I may keep thy law
    and observe it with my whole heart.
Lead me in the path of thy commandments,
    for I delight in it.
Incline my heart to thy testimonies,
    and not to gain!
Turn my eyes from looking at vanities;
    and give me life in thy ways.
Confirm to thy servant thy promise,
    which is for those who fear thee.
Turn away the reproach which I dread;
    for thy ordinances are good.
Behold, I long for thy precepts;
    in thy righteousness give me life!

Let thy steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
    thy salvation according to thy promise;
then shall I have an answer for those who taunt me,
    for I trust in thy word.
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
    for my hope is in thy ordinances.
I will keep thy law continually,
    for ever and ever;
and I shall walk at liberty,
    for I have sought thy precepts.
I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings,
    and shall not be put to shame;
for I find my delight in thy commandments,
    which I love.
I revere thy commandments, which I love,
    and I will meditate on thy statutes.

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