17Deal bountifully with your servant, so that I may live and observe your word.

18Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

19I live as an alien in the land; do not hide your commandments from me.

20My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.

21You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments;

22take away from me their scorn and contempt, for I have kept your decrees.

23Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

24Your decrees are my delight, they are my counselors.

25My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.

26When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes.

27Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

28My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

29Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me your law.

30I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your ordinances before me.

31I cling to your decrees, O Lord; let me not be put to shame.

32I run the way of your commandments, for you enlarge my understanding.

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.


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