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.
- THY word is a lantern unto my feet, *
and a light unto my paths.
- I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, *
to keep thy righteous judgments.
- I am troubled above measure: *
quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.
- Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord; *
and teach me thy judgments.
- My soul is alway in my hand; *
yet do I not forget thy law.
- The ungodly have laid a snare for me; *
but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
- Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever; *
and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
- I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway, *
even unto the end.
XV. Iniquos odio habui.
- I HATE them that imagine evil things; *
but thy law do I love.
- Thou art my defence and shield; *
and my trust is in thy word.
- Away from me, ye wicked; *
I will keep the commandments of my God.
- O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live; *
and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
- Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; *
yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
- Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes; *
for they imagine but deceit.
- Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross; *
therefore I love thy testimonies.
- My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; *
and I am afraid of thy judgments.
XVI. Feci judicium.
- I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right; *
O give me not over unto mine oppressors.
- Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good, *
that the proud do me no wrong.
- Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, *
and for the word of thy righteousness.
- O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy, *
and teach me thy statutes.
- I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, *
that I may know thy testimonies.
- It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand; *
for they have destroyed thy law.
- For I love thy commandments *
above gold and precious stones.
- Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; *
and all false ways I utterly abhor.
- vTHY testimonies are wonderful; *
therefore doth my soul keep them.
- When thy word goeth forth, *
it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.
- I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; *
for my delight was in thy commandments.
- O 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 so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.
- O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; *
and so shall I keep thy commandments.
- Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, *
and teach me thy statutes.
- Mine eyes gush out with water, *
because men keep not thy law.
XVIII. Justus es, Domine.
- RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord; *
and true are thy judgments.
- The testimonies that thou hast commanded *
are exceeding righteous and true.
- My zeal hath even consumed me; *
because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
- Thy word is tried to the uttermost, *
and thy servant loveth it.
- I am small and of no reputation; *
yet do I not forget thy commandments.
- Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, *
and thy law is the truth.
- Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; *
yet is my delight in thy commandments.
- The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: *
O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
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