1Happy are the ones faultless in [their] way,
The ones walking in the law of Jehovah.
2Happy are those observing his reminders;
With all the heart they keep searching for him.
3Really they have practiced no unrighteousness.
In his ways they have walked.
4You yourself have commandingly given your orders
To be carefully kept.
5O that my ways were firmly established
To keep your regulations!
6In that case I should not be ashamed,
When I look to all your commandments.
7I shall laud you in uprightness of heart,
When I learn your righteous judicial decisions.
8Your regulations I continue to keep.
O do not leave me entirely.
ב [Behth]9How will a young man cleanse his path?
By keeping on guard according to your word.
10With my whole heart I have searched for you.
Do not cause me to go astray from your commandments.
11In my heart I have treasured up your saying,
In order that I may not sin against you.
12Blessed you are, O Jehovah.
Teach me your regulations.
13With my lips I have declared
All the judicial decisions of your mouth.
14In the way of your reminders I have exulted,
Just as over all other valuable things.
15With your orders I will concern myself,
And I will look to your paths.
16For your statutes I shall show a fondness.
I shall not forget your word.
ג [Gi′mel]17Act appropriately toward your servant, that I may live
And that I may keep your word.
18Uncover my eyes, that I may look
At the wonderful things out of your law.
19I am but an alien resident in the land.
Do not conceal from me your commandments.
20My soul is crushed with longing
For your judicial decisions all the time.
21You have rebuked the cursed presumptuous ones,
Who are straying from your commandments.
22Roll off me reproach and contempt,
For I have observed your own reminders.
23Even princes have sat; against me they have spoken with one another.
As for your servant, he concerns himself with your regulations.
24Also, your reminders are what I am fond of,
As men of my counsel.
ד [Da′leth]25My soul has been cleaving to the very dust.
Preserve me alive according to your word.
26I have declared my own ways, that you may answer me.
Teach me your regulations.
27Make me understand the way of your own orders,
That I may concern myself with your wonderful works.
28My soul has been sleepless from grief.
Raise me up according to your word.
29Remove from me even the false way,
And favor me with your own law.
30The way of faithfulness I have chosen.
Your judicial decisions I have considered appropriate.
31I have cleaved to your reminders.
O Jehovah, do not put me to shame.
32I shall run the very way of your commandments,
Because you make my heart have the room.
ה [He’]33Instruct me, O Jehovah, in the way of your regulations,
That I may observe it down to the last.
34Make me understand, that I may observe your law
And that I may keep it with the whole heart.
35Cause me to tread in the pathway of your commandments,
For in it I have taken delight.
36Incline my heart to your reminders,
And not to profits.
37Make my eyes pass on from seeing what is worthless;
Preserve me alive in your own way.
38Carry out to your servant your saying
That [tends] to the fear of you.
39Make my reproach pass away, of which I have been scared,
For your judicial decisions are good.
40Look! I have longed for your orders.
In your righteousness preserve me alive.
43And do not take away from my mouth the word of truth entirely,
For I have waited for your own judicial decision.
44And I will keep your law constantly,
To time indefinite, even forever.
45And I will walk about in a roomy place,
For I have searched even for your orders.
46I will also speak about your reminders in front of kings,
And I shall not be ashamed.
47And I shall show a fondness for your commandments
That I have loved.
48And I shall raise my palms to your commandments that I have loved,
And I will concern myself with your regulations.
ז [Za′yin]49Remember the word to your servant,
For which you have made me wait.
50This is my comfort in my affliction,
For your own saying has preserved me alive.
51The presumptuous ones themselves have derided me to the extreme.
From your law I have not deviated.
52I have remembered your judicial decisions from time indefinite, O Jehovah,
And I find comfort for myself.
53A raging heat itself has taken hold of me because of the wicked,
Who are leaving your law.
54Melodies your regulations have become to me
In the house of my alien residences.
55In the night I have remembered your name, O Jehovah,
That I may keep your law.
56Even this has become mine,
Because your orders I have observed.
ח [Chehth]57Jehovah is my share;
I have promised to keep your words.
58I have softened your face with all [my] heart.
Show me favor according to your saying.
59I have considered my ways,
That I may turn back my feet to your reminders.
60I hurried up, and I did not delay
To keep your commandments.
61The very ropes of the wicked ones surrounded me.
Your law I did not forget.
62At midnight I get up to give thanks to you
For your righteous judicial decisions.
63A partner I am of all those who do fear you,
And of those keeping your orders.
64Your loving‐kindness, O Jehovah, has filled the earth.
Teach me your own regulations.
ט [Tehth]65You have dealt well indeed with your servant,
O Jehovah, according to your word.
66Teach me goodness, sensibleness and knowledge themselves,
For in your commandments I have exercised faith.
67Before I was under affliction I was sinning by mistake,
But now I have kept your very saying.
68You are good and are doing good.
Teach me your regulations.
69The presumptuous have smeared me with falsehood.
As for me, with all [my] heart I shall observe your orders.
70Their heart has become unfeeling just like fat.
I, for my part, have been fond of your own law.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
In order that I may learn your regulations.
72The law of your mouth is good for me,
More so than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.
י [Yohdh]73Your own hands have made me, and they proceeded to fix me solidly.
Make me understand, that I may learn your commandments.
74Those fearing you are the ones that see me and rejoice,
For I have waited for your own word.
75I well know, O Jehovah, that your judicial decisions are righteousness
And that with faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76May your loving‐kindness serve, please, to comfort me,
According to your saying to your servant.
77Let your mercies come to me, that I may keep living;
For your law is what I am fond of.
78Let the presumptuous ones be ashamed, for without cause they have misled me.
As for me, I concern myself with your orders.
79Let those fearing you turn back to me,
Those also knowing your reminders.
80Let my heart prove faultless in your regulations,
In order that I may not be ashamed.
כ [Kaph]81For your salvation my soul has pined away;
For your word I have waited.
82My eyes have pined away for your saying,
While I say: “When will you comfort me?”
83For I have become like a skin bottle in the smoke.
Your regulations I have not forgotten.
84How many are the days of your servant?
When will you execute judgment against those persecuting me?
85The presumptuous have excavated pitfalls to get me,
Those who are not in accord with your law.
86All your commandments are faithfulness itself.
Without cause they have persecuted me. O help me.
87In a little while they would have exterminated me in the earth;
But I myself did not leave your orders.
88According to your loving‐kindness preserve me alive,
That I may keep the reminder of your mouth.
ל [La′medh]89To time indefinite, O Jehovah,
Your word is stationed in the heavens.
90Your faithfulness is for generation after generation.
You have solidly fixed the earth, that it may keep standing.
91According to your judicial decisions they have stood [till] today,
For they are all your servants.
92If your law had not been what I am fond of,
Then I should have perished in my affliction.
93To time indefinite I shall not forget your orders,
Because by them you have preserved me alive.
94I am yours. O save me,
Because I have searched for your own orders.
95For me the wicked have waited, to destroy me.
To your reminders I keep showing myself attentive.
96To all perfection I have seen an end.
Your commandment is very broad.
מ [Mem]97How I do love your law!
All day long it is my concern.
98Wiser than my enemies your commandment makes me,
Because to time indefinite it is mine.
99More insight than all my teachers I have come to have,
Because your reminders are a concern to me.
100With more understanding than older men I behave,
Because I have observed your own orders.
101From every bad path I have restrained my feet,
For the purpose that I may keep your word.
102From your judicial decisions I have not turned aside,
For you yourself have instructed me.
103How smooth to my palate your sayings have been,
More so than honey to my mouth!
104Owing to your orders I behave with understanding.
That is why I have hated every false path.
נ [Nun]105Your word is a lamp to my foot,
And a light to my roadway.
106I have made a sworn statement, and I will carry it out,
To keep your righteous judicial decisions.
107I have been afflicted to a great extent.
O Jehovah, preserve me alive according to your word.
108Please take pleasure in the voluntary offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah,
And teach me your own judicial decisions.
109My soul is in my palm constantly;
But your law I have not forgotten.
110The wicked have set a trap for me,
But from your orders I have not wandered.
111I have taken your reminders as a possession to time indefinite,
For they are the exultation of my heart.
112I have inclined my heart to do your regulations
To time indefinite, down to the last.
ס [Sa′mekh]113The halfhearted ones I have hated,
But your law I have loved.
114You are my place of concealment and my shield.
For your word I have waited.
115Get away from me, YOU evildoers,
That I may observe the commandments of my God.
116Support me according to your saying, that I may keep living,
And do not put me to shame for my hope.
117Sustain me, that I may be saved,
And I shall gaze upon your regulations constantly.
118You have tossed away all those straying from your regulations;
For their trickiness is falsehood.
119As scummy dross you have made all the wicked ones of the earth to cease.
Therefore I have loved your reminders.
120From the dread of you my flesh has had a creepy feeling;
And because of your judicial decisions I have been afraid.
ע [‛A′yin]121I have executed judgment and righteousness.
O do not abandon me to those defrauding me!
122Act as a surety for your servant for what is good.
May the presumptuous ones not defraud me.
123My very eyes have pined away for your salvation
And for your righteous saying.
124Do with your servant according to your loving‐kindness,
And teach me your own regulations.
125I am your servant. Make me understand,
That I may know your reminders.
126It is the time for Jehovah to act.
They have broken your law.
127That is why I have loved your commandments
More than gold, even refined gold.
128That is why I have considered all orders regarding all things to be right;
Every false path I have hated.
פ [Pe’]129Your reminders are wonderful.
That is why my soul has observed them.
130The very disclosure of your words gives light,
Making the inexperienced ones understand.
131My mouth I have opened wide, that I may pant,
Because for your commandments I have longed.
132Turn to me and show me favor,
According to [your] judicial decision toward those loving your name.
133Fix my own steps solidly in your saying,
And may no kind of hurtful thing domineer over me.
134Redeem me from any defrauder of mankind,
And I will keep your orders.
135Make your own face shine upon your servant,
And teach me your regulations.
136Streams of water have run down my eyes
Over the fact that they have not kept your law.
צ [Tsa‧dheh′]137You are righteous, O Jehovah,
And your judicial decisions are upright.
138You have commanded your reminders in righteousness
And in exceeding faithfulness.
139My ardor has made an end of me,
Because my adversaries have forgotten your words.
140Your saying is very much refined,
And your own servant loves it.
141I am insignificant and contemptible.
Your orders I have not forgotten.
142Your righteousness is a righteousness to time indefinite,
And your law is truth.
143Distress and difficulty themselves found me.
Your commandments I was fond of.
144The righteousness of your reminders is to time indefinite.
Make me understand, that I may keep living.
ק [Qohph]145I have called with [my] whole heart. Answer me, O Jehovah.
Your regulations I will observe.
146I have called upon you. O save me!
And I will keep your reminders.
147I have been up early in the morning twilight, that I may cry for help.
For your words I have waited.
148My eyes have been ahead of the night watches,
[For me] to concern myself with your saying.
149O do hear my own voice according to your loving‐kindness.
O Jehovah, according to your judicial decision preserve me alive.
150Those in pursuit of loose conduct have come near;
They have got far away from your own law.
151You are near, O Jehovah,
And all your commandments are truth.
152Long ago I have known some of your reminders,
For to time indefinite you have founded them.
ר [Rehsh]153O see my affliction, and rescue me;
For I have not forgotten your own law.
154O do conduct my legal case and recover me;
Preserve me alive in agreement with your saying.
155Salvation is far away from the wicked ones,
For they have not searched for your own regulations.
156Many are your mercies, O Jehovah.
According to your judicial decisions, O preserve me alive.
157My persecutors and my adversaries are many.
From your reminders I have not deviated.
158I have seen those who are treacherous in dealing,
And I do feel a loathing, because they have not kept your own saying.
159O see that I have loved your own orders.
O Jehovah, according to your loving‐kindness preserve me alive.
160The substance of your word is truth,
And every righteous judicial decision of yours is to time indefinite.
ש [Sin] or [Shin]161Princes themselves have persecuted me for no cause,
But my heart has been in dread of your own words.
162I am exulting over your saying
Just as one does when finding much spoil.
163Falsehood I have hated, and I do keep detesting it.
Your law I have loved.
164Seven times in the day I have praised you
Because of your righteous judicial decisions.
165Abundant peace belongs to those loving your law,
And for them there is no stumbling block.
166I have hoped for your salvation, O Jehovah,
And I have done your own commandments.
167My soul has kept your reminders,
And I love them exceedingly.
168I have kept your orders and your reminders,
For all my ways are in front of you.
ת [Taw]169May my entreating cry come near before you, O Jehovah.
According to your word, O make me understand.
170May my request for favor enter in before you.
According to your saying, O deliver me.
171May my lips bubble forth praise,
For you teach me your regulations.
172May my tongue sing forth your saying,
For all your commandments are righteousness.
173May your hand serve to help me,
Because your orders I have chosen.
174I have longed for your salvation, O Jehovah,
And your law I am fond of.
175May my soul keep living and praising you,
And may your own judicial decisions help me.
176I have wandered like a lost sheep. O look for your servant,
For I have not forgotten your own commandments.