THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Eman, Ethan, sons of Core, compiled by Esdras)

119:1¤ Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

119:2Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

119:3For they that work iniquity, have not walked in his ways.

119:4Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently.

119:5O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications.

119:6Then shall I not be confounded, when I shall look into all thy commandments.

119:7I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned the judgments of thy justice.

119:8I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake me.

BETH.

119:9By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.

119:10With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.

119:11Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee.

119:12Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy justifications.

119:13With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.

119:14I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches.

119:15I will meditate on thy commandments: and I will consider thy ways.

119:16I will think of thy justifications: I will not forget thy words.

GIMEL.

119:17Give bountifully to thy servant, enliven me: and I shall keep thy words.

119:18Open thou my eyes: and I will consider the wondrous things of thy law.

119:19I am a sojourner on the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

119:20My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all times.

119:21Thou hast rebuked the proud: they are cursed who decline from thy commandments.

119:22Remove from me reproach and contempt: because I have sought after thy testimonies.

119:23For princes sat, and spoke against me: but thy servant was employed in thy justifications.

DALETH.

119:24For thy testimonies are my meditation: and thy justifications my counsel.

119:25My soul hath cleaved to the pavement: quicken thou me according to thy word.

119:26I have declared my ways, and thou hast heard me: teach me thy justifications.

119:27Make me to understand the way of thy justifications: and I shall be exercised in thy wondrous works.

119:28My soul hath slumbered through heaviness: strengthen thou me in thy words.

119:29Remove from me the way of iniquity: and out of thy law have mercy on me.

119:30I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments I have not forgotten.

119:31I have stuck to thy testimonies, O Lord: put me not to shame.

119:32I have run the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge my heart.

HE.

119:33Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord: and I will always seek after it.

119:34Give me understanding, and I will search thy law; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

119:35Lead me into the path of thy commandments; for this same I have desired.

119:36Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

119:37Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity: quicken me in thy way.

119:38Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear.

119:39Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended: for thy judgments are delightful.

119:40Behold I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy justice.

VAU.

119:41Let thy mercy also come upon me, O Lord: thy salvation according to thy word.

119:42So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; that I have trusted in thy words.

119:43And take not thou the word of truth utterly out of my mouth: for in thy words, I have hoped exceedingly.

119:44So shall I always keep thy law, for ever and ever.

119:45And I walked at large: because I have sought after thy commandments.

119:46And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed.

119:47I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved.

119:48And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved: and I was exercised in thy justifications.

ZAIN.

119:49Be thou mindful of thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast given me hope.

119:50This hath comforted me in my humiliation: because thy word hath enlivened me.

119:51The proud did iniquitously altogether: but I declined not from thy law.

119:52I remembered, O Lord, thy judgments of old: and I was comforted.

119:53A fainting hath taken hold of me, because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

119:54Thy justifications were the subject of my song, in the place of my pilgrimage.

119:55In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord: and have kept thy law.

119:56This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications.

CHETH.

119:57O Lord, my portion, I have said, I would keep thy law.

119:58I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me according to thy word.

119:59I have thought on my ways: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

119:60I am ready, and am not troubled: that I may keep thy commandments.

119:61The cords of the wicked have encompassed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

119:62I rose at midnight to give praise to thee; for the judgments of thy justification.

119:63I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy commandments.

119:64The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy justifications.

TETH.

119:65Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word.

119:66Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.

119:67Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.

119:68Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.

119:69The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me: but I will seek thy commandments with my whole heart.

119:70Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

119:71It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.

119:72The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver.

JOD.

119:73Thy hands have made me and formed me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

119:74They that fear thee shall see me, and shall be glad : because I have greatly hoped in thy words.

119:75I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.

119:76O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

119:77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy law is my meditation.

119:78Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me: but I will be employed in thy commandments.

119:79Let them that fear thee turn to me: and they that know thy testimonies.

119:80Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not be confounded.

CAPH.

119:81My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have very much hoped.

119:82My eyes have failed for thy word, saying: When wilt thou comfort me?

119:83For I am become like a bottle in the frost: I have not forgotten thy justifications.

119:84How many are the days of thy servant: when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:85The wicked have told me fables: but not as thy law.

119:86All thy statutes are truth: they have persecuted me unjustly, do thou help me.

119:87They had almost made an end of me upon earth: but I have not forsaken thy commandments.

119:88Quicken thou me according to thy mercy: and I shall keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

LAMED.

119:89For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven.

119:90Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and it continueth.

119:91By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee.

119:92Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps perished in my abjection.

119:93Thy justifications I will never forget: for by them thou hast given me life.

119:94I am thine, save thou me: for I have sought thy justifications.

119:95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies.

119:96I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.

MEM.

119:97O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day.

119:98Through thy commandment, thou hast made me wiser than my enemies: for it is ever with me.

119:99I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation.

119:100I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.

119:101I have restrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy words.

119:102I have not declined from thy judgments, because thou hast set me a law.

119:103How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

119:104By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I hated every way of iniquity.

NUN.

119:105Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.

119:106I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of thy justice.

119:107I have been humbled, O Lord, exceedingly: quicken thou me according to thy word.

119:108The free offerings of my mouth make acceptable, O Lord: and teach me thy judgments.

119:109My soul is continually in my hands: and I have not forgotten thy law.

119:110Sinners have laid a snare for me: but I have not erred from thy precepts.

119:111I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are the joy of my heart.

119:112I have inclined my heart to do thy justifications for ever, for the reward.

SAMECH.

119:113I have hated the unjust: and have loved thy law.

119:114Thou art my helper and my protector: and in thy word I have greatly hoped.

119:115Depart from me, ye malignant: and I will search the commandments of my God.

119:116Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and let me not be confounded in my expectation.

119:117Help me, and I shall be saved: and I will meditate always on thy justifications.

119:118Thou hast despised all them that fall off from thy judgments; for their thought is unjust.

119:119I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

119:120Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.

AIN.

119:121I have done judgment and justice: give me not up to them that slander me.

119:122Uphold thy servant unto good: let not the proud calumniate me.

119:123My eyes have fainted after thy salvation: and for the word of thy justice.

119:124Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy: and teach me thy justifications.

119:125I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.

119:126It is time, O Lord, to do: they have dissipated thy law.

119:127Therefore have I loved thy commandments above gold and the topaz.

119:128Therefore was I directed to all thy commandments: I have hated all wicked ways.

PE.

119:129Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul hath sought them.

119:130The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones.

119:131I opened my mouth, and panted: because I longed for thy commandments.

119:132Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me according to the judgment of them that love thy name.

119:133Direct my steps according to thy word: and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

119:134Redeem me from the calumnies of men: that I may keep thy commandments.

119:135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy justifications.

119:136My eyes have sent forth springs of water: because they have not kept thy law.

TZADDI.

119:137Thou art just, O Lord: and thy judgment is right.

119:138Thou hast commanded justice thy testimonies: and thy truth exceedingly.

119:139My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.

119:140Thy word is exceedingly refined: and thy servant hath loved it.

119:141I am very young and despised; but I forget not thy justifications.

119:142Thy justice is justice for ever: and thy law is the truth.

119:143Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.

119:144Thy testimonies are justice for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.

KOPH.

119:145I cried with my whole heart, hear me, O Lord: I will seek thy justifications.

119:146I cried unto thee, save me: that I may keep thy commandments.

119:147I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried: because in thy words I very much hoped.

119:148My eyes to thee have prevented the morning: that I might meditate on thy words.

119:149Hear thou my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy: and quicken me according to thy judgment.

119:150They that persecute me have drawn nigh to iniquity; but they are gone far off from thy law.

119:151Thou art near, O Lord: and all thy ways are truth.

119:152I have known from the beginning concerning thy testimonies: that thou hast founded them for ever.

RESH.

119:153See my humiliation and deliver me for I have not forgotten thy law.

119:154Judge my judgment and redeem me: quicken thou me for thy word's sake.

119:155Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy justifications.

119:156Many, O Lord, are thy mercies: quicken me according to thy judgment.

119:157Many are they that persecute me and afflict me; but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

119:158I beheld the transgressors, and pined away; because they kept not thy word.

119:159Behold I have loved thy commandments, O Lord; quicken me thou in thy mercy.

119:160The beginning of thy words is truth: all the judgments of thy justice are for ever.

SCHIN.

119:161Princes have persecuted me without cause: and my heart hath been in awe of thy words.

119:162I will rejoice at thy words, as one that hath found great spoil.

119:163I have hated and abhorred iniquity; but I have loved thy law.

119:164Seven times a day I have given praise to thee, for the judgments of thy justice.

119:165Much peace have they that love thy law, and to them there is no stumbling block.

119:166I looked for thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved thy commandments.

119:167My soul hath kept thy testimonies and hath loved them exceedingly.

119:168I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies: because all my ways are in thy sight.

TAU.

119:169Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me understanding according to thy word.

119:170Let my request come in before thee; deliver thou me according to thy word.

119:171My lips shall utter a hymn, when thou shalt teach me thy justifications.

119:172My tongue shall pronounce thy word: because all thy commandments are justice.

119:173Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

119:174I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my meditation.

119:175My soul shall live and shall praise thee: and thy judgments shall help me.

119:176I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek thy servant, because I have not forgotten thy commandments.



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