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Psalm 119. V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.

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

V. Legem pone.

  1. Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, *
    and I shall keep it to the end.
  2. Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; *
    I shall keep it with all my heart.
  3. Make me go in the path of your commandments, *
    for that is my desire.
  4. Incline my heart to your decrees *
    and not to unjust gain.
  5. Turn my eyes from watching what is worthless; *
    give me life in your ways.
  6. Fulfill your promise to your servant, *
    which you make to those who fear you.
  7. Turn away the reproach which I dread, *
    because your judgments are good.
  8. Behold, I long for your commandments; *
    in your righteousness preserve my life.

VI. Waw Et veniat super me

  1. Let your loving-kindness come to me, O Lord, *
    and your salvation, according to your promise.
  2. Then shall I have a word for those who taunt me, *
    because I trust in your words.
  3. Do not take the word of truth out of my mouth, *
    for my hope is in your judgments.
  4. I shall continue to keep your law; *
    I shall keep it for ever and ever.
  5. I will walk at liberty, *
    because I study your commandments.
  6. I will tell of your decrees before kings *
    and will not be ashamed.
  7. I delight in your commandments, *
    which I have always loved.
  8. I will lift up my hands to your commandments, *
    and I will meditate on your statutes.

VII. Zayin Memor esto verbi tui

  1. Remember your word to your servant, *
    because you have given me hope.
  2. This is my comfort in my trouble, *
    that your promise gives me life.
  3. The proud have derided me cruelly, *
    but I have not turned from your law.
  4. When I remember your judgments of old, *
    O Lord, I take great comfort.
  5. I am filled with a burning rage, *
    because of the wicked who forsake your law.
  6. Your statutes have been like songs to me *
    wherever I have lived as a stranger.
  7. I remember your Name in the night, O Lord, *
    and dwell upon your law.
  8. This is how it has been with me, *
    because I have kept your commandments.

VIII. Heth Portio mea, Domine

  1. You only are my portion, O Lord; *
    I have promised to keep your words.
  2. I entreat you with all my heart, *
    be merciful to me according to your promise.
  3. I have considered my ways *
    and turned my feet toward your decrees.
  4. I hasten and do not tarry *
    to keep your commandments.
  5. Though the cords of the wicked entangle me, *
    I do not forget your law.
  6. At midnight I will rise to give you thanks, *
    because of your righteous judgments.
  7. I am a companion of all who fear you; *
    and of those who keep your commandments.
  8. The earth, O Lord, is full of your love; *
    instruct me in your statutes.

IX. Teth Bonitatem fecisti

  1. O Lord, you have dealt graciously with your servant, *
    according to your word.
  2. Teach me discernment and knowledge, *
    for I have believed in your commandments.
  3. Before I was afflicted I went astray, *
    but now I keep your word.
  4. You are good and you bring forth good; *
    instruct me in your statutes.
  5. The proud have smeared me with lies, *
    but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
  6. Their heart is gross and fat, *
    but my delight is in your law.
  7. It is good for me that I have been afflicted, *
    that I might learn your statutes.
  8. The law of your mouth is dearer to me *
    than thousands in gold and silver.
Notes:
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading
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