1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Law of Yahweh!
2 Blessed are those who observe his instructions, who seek him with all their hearts,
3 and, doing no evil, who walk in his ways.
4 You lay down your precepts to be carefully kept.
5 May my ways be steady in doing your will.
6 Then I shall not be shamed, if my gaze is fixed on your commandments.
7 I thank you with a sincere heart for teaching me your upright judgements.
8 I shall do your will; do not ever abandon me wholly.
9 How can a young man keep his way spotless? By keeping your words.
10 With all my heart I seek you, do not let me stray from your commandments.
11 In my heart I treasure your promises, to avoid sinning against you.
12 Blessed are you, Yahweh, teach me your will!
13 With my lips I have repeated all the judgements you have given.
14 In the way of your instructions lies my joy, a joy beyond all wealth.
15 I will ponder your precepts and fix my gaze on your paths.
16 I find my delight in your will, I do not forget your words.
17 Be generous to your servant and I shall live, and shall keep your words.
18 Open my eyes and I shall fix my gaze on the wonders of your Law.
19 Wayfarer though I am on the earth, do not hide your commandments from me.
20 My heart is pining away with longing at all times for your judgements.
21 You have rebuked the arrogant, the accursed, who stray from your commandments.
22 Set me free from taunts and contempt since I observe your instructions.
23 Though princes sit plotting against me, your servant keeps pondering your will.
24 Your instructions are my delight, your wishes my counsellors.
25 Down in the dust I lie prostrate; true to your word, revive me.
26 I tell you my ways and you answer me; teach me your wishes.
27 Show me the way of your precepts, that I may reflect on your wonders.
28 I am melting away for grief; true to your word, raise me up.
29 Keep me far from the way of deceit, grant me the grace of your Law.
30 I have chosen the way of constancy, I have moulded myself to your judgements.
31 I cling to your instructions, Yahweh, do not disappoint me.
32 I run the way of your commandments, for you have given me freedom of heart.
33 Teach me, Yahweh, the way of your will, and I will observe it.
34 Give me understanding and I will observe your Law, and keep it wholeheartedly.
35 Guide me in the way of your commandments, for my delight is there.
36 Bend my heart to your instructions, not to selfish gain.
37 Avert my eyes from pointless images, by your word give me life.
38 Keep your promise to your servant so that all may hold you in awe.
39 Avert the taunts that I dread, for your judgements are generous.
40 See how I yearn for your precepts; in your saving justice give me life.
41 Let your faithful love come to me, Yahweh, true to your promise, save me!
42 Give me an answer to the taunts against me, since I rely on your word.
43 Do not deprive me of that faithful word, since my hope lies in your judgements.
44 I shall keep your Law without fail for ever and ever.
45 I shall live in all freedom because I have sought your precepts.
46 I shall speak of your instructions before kings and will not be shamed.
47 Your commandments fill me with delight, I love them dearly.
48 I stretch out my hands to your commandments that I love, and I ponder your judgements.
49 Keep in mind your promise to your servant on which I have built my hope.
50 It is my comfort in distress, that your promise gives me life.
51 Endlessly the arrogant have jeered at me, but I have not swerved from your Law.
52 I have kept your age -- old judgements in mind, Yahweh, and I am comforted.
53 Fury grips me when I see the wicked who abandon your Law.
54 Your judgements are my song where I live in exile.
55 All night, Yahweh, I hold your name in mind, I keep your Law.
56 This is what it means to me, observing your precepts.
57 My task, I have said, Yahweh, is to keep your word.
58 Wholeheartedly I entreat your favour; true to your promise, take pity on me!
59 I have reflected on my ways, and I turn my steps to your instructions.
60 I hurry without delay to keep your commandments.
61 Though caught in the snares of the wicked, I do not forget your Law.
62 At midnight I rise to praise you for your upright judgements.
63 I am a friend to all who fear you and keep your precepts.
64 Your faithful love fills the earth, Yahweh, teach me your judgements.
65 You have been generous to your servant, Yahweh, true to your promise.
66 Teach me judgement and knowledge, for I rely on your commandments.
67 Before I was punished I used to go astray, but now I keep to your promise.
68 You are generous and act generously, teach me your will.
69 The arrogant blacken me with lies though I wholeheartedly observe your precepts.
70 Their hearts are gross like rich fat, but my delight is in your Law.
71 It was good for me that I had to suffer, the better to learn your judgements.
72 The Law you have uttered is more precious to me than all the wealth in the world.
73 Your hands have made me and held me firm, give me understanding and I shall learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you rejoice at the sight of me since I put my hope in your word.
75 I know, Yahweh, that your judgements are upright, and in punishing me you show your constancy.
76 Your faithful love must be my consolation, as you have promised your servant.
77 Treat me with tenderness and I shall live, for your Law is my delight.
78 Let the arrogant who tell lies against me be shamed, while I ponder your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you rally to me, those who understand your instructions.
80 My heart shall be faultless towards your will; then I shall not be ashamed.
81 I shall wear myself out for your salvation, for your word is my hope.
82 My eyes, too, are worn out waiting for your promise, when will you have pity on me?
83 For I am like a smoked wineskin, but I do not forget your will.
84 How long has your servant to live? When will you bring my persecutors to judgement?
85 The arrogant have dug pitfalls for me in defiance of your Law.
86 All your commandments show constancy. Help me when they pursue me dishonestly.
87 They have almost annihilated me on earth, but I have not deserted your precepts.
88 True to your faithful love, give me life, and I shall keep the instructions you have laid down.
89 For ever, Yahweh, your word is planted firm in heaven.
90 Your constancy endures from age to age; you established the earth and it stands firm.
91 Through your judgements all stands firm to this day, for all creation is your servant.
92 Had your Law not been my delight, I would have perished in my misery.
93 I shall never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours, save me, for I seek your precepts.
95 The wicked may hope to destroy me, but all my thought is of your instructions.
96 I have seen that all perfection is finite, but your commandment has no limit.
97 How I love your Law! I ponder it all day long.
98 You make me wiser than my enemies by your commandment which is mine for ever.
99 I am wiser than all my teachers because I ponder your instructions.
100 I have more understanding than the aged because I keep your precepts.