Thy hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments.
Those who fear thee shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in thy word.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
Let thy steadfast love be ready to comfort me according to thy promise to thy servant.
Let thy mercy come to me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight.
Let the godless be put to shame, because they have subverted me with guile; as for me, I will meditate on thy precepts.
Let those who fear thee turn to me, that they may know thy testimonies.
May my heart be blameless in thy statutes, that I may not be put to shame!
My soul languishes for thy salvation; I hope in thy word.
My eyes fail with watching for thy promise; I ask, "When wilt thou comfort me?"
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten thy statutes.
How long must thy servant endure? When wilt thou judge those who persecute me?
Godless men have dug pitfalls for me, men who do not conform to thy law.
All thy commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
They have almost made an end of me on earth; but I have not forsaken thy precepts.
In thy steadfast love spare my life, that I may keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
For ever, O LORD, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Thy faithfulness endures to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it stands fast.
By thy appointment they stand this day; for all things are thy servants.
If thy law had not been my delight, I should have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget thy precepts; for by them thou hast given me life.
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me; but I consider thy testimonies.
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but thy commandment is exceedingly broad.