ContextYour Word is a Lamp to My Feet
1Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 3They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently. 5O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes! 6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments. 7I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous judgments. 8I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly. 9Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word. 10With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments. 11Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O LORD: teach me your statutes. 13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways. 16I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word. 17Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word. 18Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me. 20My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times. 21You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments. 22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept your testimonies. 23Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes. 24Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. 25My soul sticks to the dust: quicken you me according to your word. 26I have declared my ways, and you heard me: teach me your statutes. 27Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works. 28My soul melts for heaviness: strengthen you me according to your word. 29Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously. 30I have chosen the way of truth: your judgments have I laid before me. 31I have stuck to your testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. 32I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart. 33Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end. 34Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35Make me to go in the path of your commandments; for therein do I delight. 36Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way. 38Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear. 39Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good. 40Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness. 41Let your mercies come also to me, O LORD, even your salvation, according to your word. 42So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.