Psalm 119
American Standard Version
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

1ALEPH. Blessed are they that are perfect in the way, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.

2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.

3Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.

4Thou hast commanded us thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.

5Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!

6Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

7I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart, When I learn thy righteous judgments.

8I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly.

9BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.

11Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.

12Blessed art thou, O Jehovah: Teach me thy statutes.

13With my lips have I declared All the ordinances of thy mouth.

14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.

15I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.

16I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

17GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.

18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.

19I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.

20My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.

21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.

22Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.

23Princes also sat and talked against me; But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.

24Thy testimonies also are my delight And my counsellors.

25DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.

26I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me: Teach me thy statutes.

27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.

28My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

29Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.

30I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set before me .

31I cleave unto thy testimonies: O Jehovah, put me not to shame.

32I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart.

33HE. Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end.

34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.

36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.

37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.

38Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which is in order unto the fear of thee.

39Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.

40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.

41VAV. Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah, Even thy salvation, according to thy word.

42So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; For I trust in thy word.

43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in thine ordinances.

44So shall I observe thy law continually For ever and ever.

45And I shall walk at liberty; For I have sought thy precepts.

46I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, And shall not be put to shame.

47And I will delight myself in thy commandments, Which I have loved.

48I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes.

49ZAYIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, Because thou hast made me to hope.

50This is my comfort in my affliction; For thy word hath quickened me.

51The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from thy law.

52I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah, And have comforted myself.

53Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me, Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

54Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.

55I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.

56This I have had, Because I have kept thy precepts.

57HHETH. Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.

58I entreated thy favor with my whole heart: Be merciful unto me according to thy word.

59I thought on my ways, And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

60I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.

61The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; But I have not forgotten thy law.

62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee Because of thy righteous ordinances.

63I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.

64The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness: Teach me thy statutes.

65TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

66Teach me good judgment and knowledge; For I have believed in thy commandments.

67Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.

68Thou art good, and doest good; Teach me thy statutes.

69The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

70Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.

71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.

72The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.

73YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

74They that fear thee shall see me and be glad, Because I have hoped in thy word.

75I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.

76Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort, According to thy word unto thy servant.

77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.

78Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: But I will meditate on thy precepts.

79Let those that fear thee turn unto me; And they shall know thy testimonies.

80Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, That I be not put to shame.

81KAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; But I hope in thy word.

82Mine eyes fail for thy word, While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?

83For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.

84How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.

86All thy commandments are faithful: They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

87They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.

88LAMEDH. Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth.

89For ever, O Jehovah, Thy word is settled in heaven.

90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

91They abide this day according to thine ordinances; For all things are thy servants.

92Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

93I will never forget thy precepts; For with them thou hast quickened me.

94I am thine, save me; For I have sought thy precepts.

95The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; But I will consider thy testimonies.

96MEM. I have seen an end of all perfection; But thy commandment is exceeding broad.

97Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

98Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; For they are ever with me.

99I have more understanding than all my teachers; For thy testimonies are my meditation.

100I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.

101I have refrained my feet from every evil way, That I might observe thy word.

102I have not turned aside from thine ordinances; For thou hast taught me.

103How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way.

105NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.

106I have sworn, and have confirmed it, That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.

107I am afflicted very much: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, And teach me thine ordinances.

109My soul is continually in my hand; Yet do I not forget thy law.

110The wicked have laid a snare for me; Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.

111Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

112I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes For ever, even unto the end.

113SAMEKH. I hate them that are of a double mind; But thy law do I love.

114Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

115Depart from me, ye evil-doers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.

116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe, And shall have respect unto thy statutes continually.

118Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.

119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.

120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments.

121AYIN. I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors.

122Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.

123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word.

124Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness, And teach me thy statutes.

125I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.

126It is time for Jehovah to work; For they have made void thy law.

127Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yea, above fine gold.

128Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; And I hate every false way.

129PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; Therefore doth my soul keep them.

130The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.

131I opened wide my mouth, and panted; For I longed for thy commandments.

132Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

133Establish my footsteps in thy word; And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

134Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.

135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; And teach me thy statutes.

136Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law.

137TSADHE. Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, And upright are thy judgments.

138Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness And very faithfulness.

139My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

140Thy word is very pure; Therefore thy servant loveth it.

141I am small and despised; Yet do I not forget thy precepts.

142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is truth.

143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.

144Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: Give me understanding, and I shall live.

145QOPH. I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah: I will keep thy statutes.

146I have called unto thee; save me, And I shall observe thy testimonies.<

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
© 2012, Used by Permission
1. This psalm contains various prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.
2. Aleph.
9. Beth
17. Gimel
25. Daleth
33. He
41. Waw
49. Zayin
57. Heth
65. Teth
73. Yodh
81. Kaph
89. Lamedh
97. Mem
105. Nun
113. Samekh
121. Ayin
129. Pe
137. Tsadhe
145. Qoph
153. Resh
161. Sin and Shin
169. Taw
Psalm 1: The Happiness of the Godly

Psalm 2: Why Do the Nations Rage?

Psalm 3: Deliver Me, O God!

Psalm 4: Answer Me When I Call!

Psalm 5: Consider My Meditation

Psalm 6: Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Anger

Psalm 7: I Take Refuge in You

Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name!

Psalm 9: I Will Give Thanks to the Lord

Psalm 10: Why Do You Stand Far Off?

Psalm 11: In the Lord I Take Refuge

Psalm 12: Help, for the Godly Are No More

Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 14: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 15: Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

Psalm 16: Preserve Me, O God

Psalm 17: Hear, O Lord, My Righteous Plee

Psalm 18: The Lord is My Rock

Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Psalm 20: May the Lord Answer You in Distress

Psalm 21: The King Rejoices in Your Strength!

Psalm 22: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 24: The Earth is the Lord's

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

Psalm 26: Vindicate Me, O Lord

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Salvation

Psalm 28: The Lord is My Strength

Psalm 29: Ascribe Glory to the Lord

Psalm 30: I Will Extol You, O Lord

Psalm 31: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

Psalm 32: Blessed is He who is Forgiven

Psalm 33: Praise is Fitting for the Upright

Psalm 34: Taste and See the Lord is Good

Psalm 35: Contend with Those who Contend with Me

Psalm 36: There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes

Psalm 37: Don'T Fret Because of Evildoers

Psalm 38: O Lord, Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Wrath

Psalm 39: I Will Watch My Ways

Psalm 40: I Waited Patiently for the Lord

Psalm 41: Blessed is He who Considers the Poor

Psalm 42: As the Deer Pants for the Water

Psalm 43: Send Out Your Light

Psalm 44: Redeem Us

Psalm 45: Your Throne is Forever

Psalm 46: God is Our Refuge and Strength

Psalm 47: Clap Your Hands, All You Peoples

Psalm 48: Great is the Lord, and Greatly to Be Praised

Psalm 49: Why Should I Fear?

Psalm 50: The Mighty One Calls

Psalm 51: Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

Psalm 52: Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

Psalm 53: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 54: Vindicate Me in Your Might

Psalm 55: Cast Your Cares on the Lord

Psalm 56: Be Merciful to Me, God

Psalm 57: My Soul Takes Refuge in You

Psalm 58: God Judges the Earth

Psalm 59: Deliver Me From My Enemies, My God

Psalm 60: With God We Will Gain the Victory

Psalm 61: Hear My Cry; Listen to My Prayer

Psalm 62: My Soul Rests in God Alone

Psalm 63: God, You Are My God

Psalm 64: Hear My Voice in My Complaint

Psalm 65: Praise Waits for You, God, in Zion

Psalm 66: Make a Joyful Shout to God, All the Earth!

Psalm 67: May God Cause His Face to Shine on Us

Psalm 68: Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!

Psalm 69: The Waters Have Come Up to My Neck!

Psalm 70: Come Quickly to Help Me, O Lord

Psalm 71: In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge

Psalm 72: Give the King Your Justice

Psalm 73: Surely God is Good to Israel

Psalm 74: Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?

Psalm 75: We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near

Psalm 76: God's Name is Great in Israel

Psalm 77: In Distress, I Sought the Lord

Psalm 78: Hear My Teaching, My People

Psalm 79: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 80: Hear Us, Shepherd of Israel

Psalm 81: Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!

Psalm 82: God Presides in the Great Assembly

Psalm 83: God, Don'T Keep Silent

Psalm 84: How Lovely Are Your Dwellings!

Psalm 85: You Have Been Favorable to Your Land

Psalm 86: Hear, O Lord, for I Am Poor and Needy

Psalm 87: His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains

Psalm 88: I Have Cried Day and Night Before You

Psalm 89: I Will Sing of His Love Forever

Psalm 90: Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 91: My Refuge and My Fortress

Psalm 92: How Great Are Your Works

Psalm 93: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 94: The Lord Will Not Forget His People

Psalm 95: Shout Aloud to the Rock of Our Salvation!

Psalm 96: Sing to O Lord, All the Earth

Psalm 97: Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!

Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 99: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 100: Shout for Joy to the Lord, All You Lands!

Psalm 101: I Will Sing of Loving Kindness and Justice

Psalm 102: Do Not Hide Your Face From Me

Psalm 103: All Within Me, Praise His Holy Name!

Psalm 104: O Lord, My God, You Are Very Great

Psalm 105: Tell of His Wonderful Works!

Psalm 106: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 107: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 108: I Will Make Music with My Soul

Psalm 109: God of My Praise, Don'T Remain Silent

Psalm 110: Sit at My Right Hand

Psalm 111: Glorious and Majestic Are His Works

Psalm 112: Blessed is He who Fears the Lord

Psalm 113: The Lord Exalts the Humble

Psalm 114: Tremble at the Presence of the Lord

Psalm 115: To Your Name Give Glory

Psalm 116: He Listens to My Voice

Psalm 117: Extol Him, All You Peoples!

Psalm 118: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 119: Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

Psalm 120: In My Distress, I Cried to the Lord

Psalm 121: I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

Psalm 122: Let Us Go to the Lord's House!

Psalm 123: To You I Do Lift Up My Eyes

Psalm 124: Our Help is in the Name of the Lord

Psalm 125: So the Lord Surrounds His People

Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us

Psalm 127: Unless the Lord Builds

Psalm 128: Blessed Are All who Walks in His Ways

Psalm 129: Many Times They Have Afflicted Me

Psalm 130: Out of the Depths I Cried to You

Psalm 131: I Have Stilled My Soul

Psalm 132: Remember David and All his Affliction

Psalm 133: How Pleasant to Live Together in Unity!

Psalm 134: Praise the Lord, All You Servants

Psalm 135: Your Name Endures Forever

Psalm 136: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 137: By the Rivers of Babylon

Psalm 138: I Will Give Thanks with My Whole Heart

Psalm 139: You Have Searched Me and Know Me

Psalm 140: Deliver Me, O Lord, From the Evil Man

Psalm 141: Come to Me Quickly!

Psalm 142: With My Voice, I Ask the Lord for Mercy

Psalm 143: I Spread Out My Hands to You

Psalm 144: Blessed Be the Lord, My Rock

Psalm 145: I Will Exalt You, My God, the King

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, My Soul

Psalm 147: It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

Psalm 148: Praise the Lord From the Heavens!

Psalm 149: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 150: Let Everything That Has Breath

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