Psalm 119. Psalm 119. X, XI, XII, XIII
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-fifth Day - Evening Prayer.
X. Manus tuae fecerunt me.
- Your hands have made me and fashioned me; *
give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
- Those who fear you will be glad when they see me, *
because I trust in your word.
- I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right *
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
- Let your loving-kindness be my comfort, *
as you have promised to your servant.
- Let your compassion come to me, that I may live, *
for your law is my delight.
- Let the arrogant be put to shame, for they wrong me with lies; *
but I will meditate on your commandments.
- Let those who fear you turn to me, *
and also those who know your decrees.
- Let my heart be sound in your statutes, *
that I may not be put to shame.
XI. Kaph Defecit in salutare
- My soul has longed for your salvation; *
I have put my hope in your word.
- My eyes have failed from watching for your promise, *
and I say, "When will you comfort me?"
- I have become like a leather flask in the smoke, *
but I have not forgotten your statutes.
- How much longer must I wait? *
when will you give judgment against those who persecute me?
- The proud have dug pits for me; *
they do not keep your law.
- All your commandments are true; *
help me, for they persecute me with lies.
- They had almost made an end of me on earth, *
but I have not forsaken your commandments.
- In your loving-kindness, revive me, *
that I may keep the decrees of your mouth.
XII. Lamedh In aeternum, Domine
- O Lord, your word is everlasting; *
it stands firm in the heavens.
- Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another; *
you established the earth, and it abides.
- By your decree these continue to this day, *
for all things are your servants.
- If my delight had not been in your law, *
I should have perished in my affliction.
- I will never forget your commandments, *
because by them you give me life.
- I am yours; oh, that you would save me! *
for I study your commandments.
- Though the wicked lie in wait for me to destroy me, *
will apply my mind to your decrees.
- I see that all things come to an end, *
but your commandment has no bounds.
XIII. Mem Quomodo dilexi!
- Oh, how I love your law! *
all the day long it is in my mind.
- Your commandment has made me wiser than my enemies, *
and it is always with me.
- I have more understanding than all my teachers, *
for your decrees are my study.
- I am wiser than the elders, *
because I observe your commandments.
- I restrain my feet from every evil way, *
that I may keep your word.
- I do not shrink from your judgments, *
because you yourself have taught me.
- How sweet are your words to my taste! *
they are sweeter than honey to my mouth.
- Through your commandments I gain understanding; *
therefore I hate every lying way.
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