PSALMS OF PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Kings James Version
Blessed are the
undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are
they that keep his testimonies, and
that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity:
they walk in his ways. Thou hast commanded us
to keep thy precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep
thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all
thy commandments. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I
shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes: O
forsake me not utterly.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto
according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me
not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art
thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all
the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy
testimonies, as much as
in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto
thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy
Deal bountifully with thy servant, that
I may live, and keep thy word. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of thy law. I am
a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. My soul
breaketh for the longing that
it hath unto thy judgments at all times. Thou hast rebuked the
proud [that are] cursed,
which do err from thy commandments. Remove from me reproach and
contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. Princes also did sit and
speak against me: but
thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. Thy testimonies also are
my delight and my
My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy
wondrous works. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me
according unto thy word. Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me
thy law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments
have I laid before me.
I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. I will
run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good. Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even
thy salvation, according to thy word.
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for
I trust in thy word. And
take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in
thy judgments. So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. And I
will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. I will speak of thy
testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. And I will
delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. My hands also
will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will
meditate in thy statutes.
Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to
hope. This is my
my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. The proud have had me
greatly in derision: yet
have I not declined from thy law. I
remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. Horror hath taken hold upon me because of
the wicked that forsake thy law. Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. I
have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. This I had, because I kept
Thou art my portion, O
LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. I intreated thy favour with
my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. I
thought on my ways, and turned my feet
unto thy testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy
commandments. The bands of the
wicked have robbed me: but
I have not forgotten thy law. At midnight I will rise to give thanks
unto thee because of thy righteous
judgments. I am a
companion of all [them]
that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. The earth, O LORD, is
full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for
I have believed thy commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray:
but now have I kept thy word. Thou art
good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. The proud have forged
a lie against me: but
I will keep thy precepts with my
whole heart. Their heart is as fat as grease; but
I delight in thy law. It
is good for me that I have been
afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I
may learn thy
commandments. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me;
because I have hoped in thy word.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are
right, and that thou
in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
according to thy word unto thy servant. Let thy tender mercies come unto
me, that I may live: for thy law is
my delight. Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me
without a cause: but I
will meditate in thy precepts. Let those that fear thee turn unto me,
and those that have known thy testimonies. Let my heart be sound in thy
statutes; that I be not ashamed.
My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but
I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort
me? For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet
do I not forget thy statutes. How many are
the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that
persecute me? The proud have digged pits for me, which are
not after thy law. All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. They
had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and
it abideth. They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for
all are thy servants.
Unless thy law had been
my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. I will
never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. I am
thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. The wicked have waited
for me to destroy me: but
I will consider thy testimonies. I have seen an end of all perfection: but
thy commandment is
O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments
hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are
ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy
testimonies [are] my
meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy
precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might
keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast
taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea,
sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get
understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform
it, that I will keep
thy righteous judgments. I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD,
according unto thy word. Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings
of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. My soul is
continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. The wicked have
laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. Thy testimonies
have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are
the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy
statutes always, even unto
I hate vain thoughts:
but thy law do I love. Thou art
my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Depart from me, ye
evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. Uphold me
according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of
my hope. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect
unto thy statutes continually. Thou hast trodden down all them that err
from thy statutes: for their deceit is
falsehood. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like
dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. My flesh trembleth for fear of
thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance
of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. I
opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. Look
thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those
that love thy name. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity
have dominion over me. Deliver me from the oppression of man: so
will I keep thy precepts. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and
teach me thy statutes. Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they
keep not thy law.
Righteous art thou, O
LORD, and upright [are]
thy judgments. Thy testimonies that
thou hast commanded are
righteous and very faithful. My zeal hath consumed me, because mine
enemies have forgotten thy words. Thy word is
very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. I am
small and despised: yet
do not I forget thy precepts. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is
the truth. Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet
thy commandments are
my delights. The righteousness of thy testimonies is
everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
I cried with my whole
heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. I cried unto thee;
save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. I prevented the dawning of
the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word. Hear my voice
according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy
judgment. They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from
thy law. Thou art
near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are
truth. Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou
hast founded them for ever.
Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
Salvation is far from
the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. Great are
thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. Many are
my persecutors and mine enemies; yet
do I not decline from thy testimonies. I beheld the transgressors, and
was grieved; because they kept not thy word. Consider how I love thy
precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. Thy
word is true from
the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth
SCHIN. Princes have
persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of
thy word. I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
I hate and abhor lying: but
thy law do I love. Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy
righteous judgments. Great peace have they which love thy law: and
nothing shall offend them. LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and
done thy commandments. My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I
love them exceedingly. I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for
all my ways are before
Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding
according to thy word. Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me
according to thy word. My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught
me thy statutes. My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy
righteousness. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I
have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is
my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy
judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy
servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.