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

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

XIV. Lucerna pedibus meis.

  1. Your word is a lantern to my feet *
    and a light upon my path.
  2. I have sworn and am determined *
    to keep your righteous judgments.
  3. I am deeply troubled; *
    preserve my life, O Lord, according to your word.
  4. Accept, O Lord, the willing tribute of my lips, *
    and teach me your judgments.
  5. My life is always in my hand, *
    yet I do not forget your law.
  6. The wicked have set a trap for me, *
    but I have not strayed from your commandments.
  7. Your decrees are my inheritance for ever; *
    truly, they are the joy of my heart.
  8. I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes *
    for ever and to the end.

XV. Samekh Iniquos odio habui

  1. I hate those who have a divided heart, *
    but your law do I love.
  2. You are my refuge and shield; *
    my hope is in your word.
  3. Away from me, you wicked! *
    I will keep the commandments of my God.
  4. Sustain me according to your promise, that I may live, *
    and let me not be disappointed in my hope.
  5. Hold me up, and I shall be safe, *
    and my delight shall be ever in your statutes.
  6. You spurn all who stray from your statutes; *
    their deceitfulness is in vain.
  7. In your sight all the wicked of the earth are but dross; *
    therefore I love your decrees.
  8. My flesh trembles with dread of you; *
    I am afraid of your judgments.

XVI. Ayin Feci judicium

  1. I have done what is just and right; *
    do not deliver me to my oppressors.
  2. Be surety for your servant's good; *
    let not the proud oppress me.
  3. My eyes have failed from watching for your salvation *
    and for your righteous promise.
  4. Deal with your servant according to your lovingkindness *
    and teach me your statutes.
  5. I am your servant; grant me understanding, *
    that I may know your decrees.
  6. It is time for you to act, O Lord, *
    for they have broken your law.
  7. Truly, I love your commandments *
    more than gold and precious stones.
  8. I hold all your commandments to be right for me; *
    all paths of falsehood I abhor.

XVII. Pe Mirabilia

  1. Your decrees are wonderful; *
    therefore I obey them with all my heart.
  2. When your word goes forth it gives light; *
    it gives understanding to the simple.
  3. I open my mouth and pant; *
    I long for your commandments.
  4. Turn to me in mercy, *
    as you always do to those who love your Name.
  5. Steady my footsteps in your word; *
    let no iniquity have dominion over me.
  6. Rescue me from those who oppress me, *
    and I will keep your commandments.
  7. Let your countenance shine upon your servant *
    and teach me your statutes.
  8. My eyes shed streams of tears, *
    because people do not keep your law.

XVIII. Sadhe Justus es, Domine

  1. You are righteous, O Lord, *
    and upright are your judgments.
  2. You have issued your decrees *
    with justice and in perfect faithfulness.
  3. My indignation has consumed me, *
    because my enemies forget your words.
  4. Your word has been tested to the uttermost, *
    and your servant holds it dear.
  5. I am small and of little account, *
    yet I do not forget your commandments.
  6. Your justice is an everlasting justice *
    and your law is the truth.
  7. Trouble and distress have come upon me, *
    yet your commandments are my delight.
  8. The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; *
    grant me understanding, that I may live.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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