Day Forty-Nine Reading – Psalms 119:1-40
Psalms 119:1-40 ASV
1 ALEPH. Blessed are they that are perfect in the way, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.
3 Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.
5 Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart, When I learn thy righteous judgments.
8 I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly. BETH.
9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O Jehovah: Teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared All the ordinances of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. GIMEL.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.
22 Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also sat and talked against me; But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also are my delight And my counsellors. DALETH.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.
26 I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me: Teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set before me.
31 I cleave unto thy testimonies: O Jehovah, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart. HE.
33 Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.
38 Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which is in order unto the fear of thee.
39 Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.