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Psalm 119. XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-sixth Day - Morning Prayer.

XIV. Lucerna pedibus meis.

  1. THY word is a lantern unto my feet, *
    and a light unto my paths.
  2. I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, *
    to keep thy righteous judgments.
  3. I am troubled above measure: *
    quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.
  4. Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord; *
    and teach me thy judgments.
  5. My soul is alway in my hand; *
    yet do I not forget thy law.
  6. The ungodly have laid a snare for me; *
    but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
  7. Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever; *
    and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
  8. I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway, *
    even unto the end.

XV. Iniquos odio habui.

  1. I HATE them that imagine evil things; *
    but thy law do I love.
  2. Thou art my defence and shield; *
    and my trust is in thy word.
  3. Away from me, ye wicked; *
    I will keep the commandments of my God.
  4. O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live; *
    and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
  5. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; *
    yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
  6. Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes; *
    for they imagine but deceit.
  7. Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross; *
    therefore I love thy testimonies.
  8. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; *
    and I am afraid of thy judgments.

XVI. Feci judicium.

  1. I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right; *
    O give me not over unto mine oppressors.
  2. Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good, *
    that the proud do me no wrong.
  3. Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, *
    and for the word of thy righteousness.
  4. O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy, *
    and teach me thy statutes.
  5. I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, *
    that I may know thy testimonies.
  6. It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand; *
    for they have destroyed thy law.
  7. For I love thy commandments *
    above gold and precious stones.
  8. Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; *
    and all false ways I utterly abhor.

XVII. Mirabilia.

  1. vTHY testimonies are wonderful; *
    therefore doth my soul keep them.
  2. When thy word goeth forth, *
    it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.
  3. I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; *
    for my delight was in thy commandments.
  4. O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, *
    as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.
  5. Order my steps in thy word; *
    and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.
  6. O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; *
    and so shall I keep thy commandments.
  7. Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, *
    and teach me thy statutes.
  8. Mine eyes gush out with water, *
    because men keep not thy law.

XVIII. Justus es, Domine.

  1. RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord; *
    and true are thy judgments.
  2. The testimonies that thou hast commanded *
    are exceeding righteous and true.
  3. My zeal hath even consumed me; *
    because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
  4. Thy word is tried to the uttermost, *
    and thy servant loveth it.
  5. I am small and of no reputation; *
    yet do I not forget thy commandments.
  6. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, *
    and thy law is the truth.
  7. Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; *
    yet is my delight in thy commandments.
  8. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: *
    O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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