C Book 2.3: Jehovah has revealed himself to mankind through Natural and Special Revelation

C Part 1: Jehovah has revealed himself to mankind through nature

O Chapter 1.1: Jehovah sustains all things with his Spirit (Psalm 104)

U Bless Jehovah, O my soul.

C O Jehovah my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty, who covers yourself with light as with a garment; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain; who lays the beams of his chambers in the water; who makes the clouds his chariot; who walks upon the wings of the wind; who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flaming fire.

C Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hurried away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, that they do not turn again to cover the earth. He sends the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. By them shall the birds of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. He waters the hills from his chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works. He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man, that he may bring forth food out of the earth; and wine that makes glad the heart of man, and olive oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens mans heart. The trees of Jehovah are full of sap, the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted, where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows his going down. You make darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God. The sun arises, they gather themselves together, and lay themselves down in their dens. Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening.

O O Jehovah, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships, and that sea creature, which you have made to play in it. All of these wait upon you, that you may give them their food in due season. That which you give them they gather; you open your hand, and they are filled with good; you hide your face, and they are troubled; you take away their breath, and they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; and you renew the face of the earth. The glory of Jehovah shall endure forever; Jehovah shall rejoice in his works. He looks on the earth, and it trembles; he touches the hills, and they smoke.

O I will sing to Jehovah as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet; I will be glad in Jehovah. Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Praise Jehovah!

O Chapter 1.2: Jehovah sustains all things with his goodness (Psalm 65)

O Praise waits for you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall the vow be performed.

O O you that hear prayer, unto you shall all flesh come. Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, you shall purge them away.

C Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, that he may dwell in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your House, even of your holy Temple.

C By dreadful things in righteousness will you answer us, O God of our salvation; you who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea; who by his strength sets fast the mountains, being girded with power, who stills the noise of the seas, the sound of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

U They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at your signs; you make the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. You visit the earth, and water it; you greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water; you prepare them grain, when you have so provided for it. You water its ridges abundantly; you settle its furrows; you make it soft with showers; you bless the springing of it. You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drop fatness; they drop upon the pastures of the wilderness, and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with grain. They shout for joy; they also sing.

C Chapter 1.3: Jehovah is good to every living thing (Psalm 145)

U Introduction

U I will extol you, my God, O King; and I will bless your Name forever and ever. Every day will I bless you; and I will praise your Name forever and ever.

C Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

C One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of your dreadful acts, and I will declare your greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness.

C Body

U Jehovah is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

C Jehovah is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.

C All your works shall praise you, O Jehovah; and your saints shall bless you. They shall speak of the glory of your Kingdom, and talk of your power: to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his Kingdom. Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

O Jehovah upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon you; and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

O Jehovah is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

C Conclusion

C Jehovah is near to all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

C Jehovah preserves all them that love him; but all the wicked will he destroy.

U My mouth shall speak the praise of Jehovah; and let all flesh bless his holy Name forever and ever.

C Chapter 1.4: Jehovah is good to Zion (Psalm 147)

U Introduction

U Praise Jehovah! For it is good to sing praises to our God: for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.

C Jehovah builds up Jerusalem; he gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.

C Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is infinite.

C Body

U Jehovah lifts up the meek; he casts the wicked down to the ground.

C Sing to Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp to our God, who covers the heaven with clouds; who prepares rain for the earth; who makes grass to grow upon the mountains. He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

C He delights not in the strength of the horse; he takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. Jehovah takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

O Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion: for he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you. He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest of the wheat.

O He sends forth his Commandment upon earth; his Word runs very swiftly. He gives snow like wool; he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes. He casts forth his ice like morsels. Who can stand before his cold? He sends out his Word, and melts them; he causes his wind to blow, and the water to flow.

C Conclusion

C He shows his Word to Jacob; his Statutes and his Judgments to Israel.

C He has not dealt in this manner with any Gentile; and as for his Judgments, they have not known them.

U Praise Jehovah!

U Chapter 1.5: Jehovah and his Word are true, righteous, and good (Psalm 111)

Part 1: The Person of Jehovah

U: Praise Jehovah for his works

U Praise Jehovah!

C I will praise Jehovah with my whole heart:

C in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

O The works of Jehovah are great,

O being sought out by all them that have pleasure therein.

C: The righteousness and wonderful works of Jehovah will endure forever

U His work is honorable and glorious.

C And his righteousness endures forever;

C he has made his wonderful works to be remembered.

C: Jehovah cares for his Covenant people

U Jehovah is gracious and full of compassion.

C He has given food to them that fear him;

C he will always be mindful of his Covenant.

Part 2: The Commandments and Works of Jehovah

C: The works of Jehovah are truth and judgment

C He has shown his people the power of his works,

C that he may give them the inheritance of the heathen.

U The works of his hands are truth and judgment.

C: The Commandments of Jehovah are sure and stand fast forever and ever

C All his Commandments are sure.

C They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

U He sent redemption to his people;

U: The fear of the Holy and Reverend Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom and understanding

O He has commanded his Covenant forever.

O Holy and Reverend is his Name.

C The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom.

C A good understanding have all they that do his Commandments.

U His praise endures forever.

C Part 2: Jehovah has revealed himself to mankind through the Holy Bible

O Chapter 2.1: The Voice of Jehovah is powerful (Psalm 29)

U Introduction

U Give to Jehovah, O you mighty, give to Jehovah glory and strength.

C Give to Jehovah the glory due to his Name.

C Worship Jehovah in the beauty of holiness.

C Body

C

U The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; Jehovah is upon many waters.

C The voice of Jehovah is powerful.

C The voice of Jehovah is full of majesty.

C

O The voice of Jehovah breaks the cedars; moreover, Jehovah breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

O He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.

C The voice of Jehovah divides the flames of fire.

C The voice of Jehovah shakes the wilderness; Jehovah shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

U The voice of Jehovah makes the hinds to calve, and discovers the forests; and in his Temple every one speaks of his glory.

C Conclusion

C Jehovah sits upon the flood;

C moreover, Jehovah sits King forever.

U Jehovah will give strength to his people; Jehovah will bless his people with peace.

O Chapter 2.2: The Law of Jehovah is instructive (Psalm 19)

U Introduction

U The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the expanse of the Universe shows the work of his hands. Day after day they utter speech, and night after night they show knowledge. There is no speech or language, where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

C In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; and he rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

C His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit to the ends of it; and nothing is hidden from its heat.

C Body

C

O The Law of Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul.

O The Testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.

C The Statutes of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart.

C The Commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.

U The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring forever.

C

U The Judgments of Jehovah are true and righteous altogether.

C More to be desired are they than gold; moreover, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

C Moreover by them is your servant warned; and in keeping of them is great reward.

C Conclusion

C Who can understand his errors? O cleanse me from hidden sins.

C Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; and let them not control me. Then shall I be upright; and I shall be innocent from much transgression.

U Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O Jehovah, my strength, and my Redeemer.

C Chapter 2.3: The Counsel of Jehovah stands forever (Psalm 33)

U Introduction

U Rejoice in Jehovah, O you righteous; praise is beautiful for the upright. Praise Jehovah with a harp; sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud sound: for the Word of Jehovah is right, and all his works are done in truth. He loves righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of Jehovah.

C The heavens were made by the Word of Jehovah, and all the host of them by the Spirit of his mouth. He gathers the water of the sea together as a heap; he lays up the depth in storehouses.

C Let all the earth fear Jehovah; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him: for he spoke, and it was; he commanded, and it stood fast.

C Body

U Jehovah brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing; he makes the devices of the people of no effect.

C The Counsel of Jehovah stands forever; the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

C Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.

O Jehovah looks from Heaven; he beholds all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth; he fashions their hearts alike; he considers all their works.

O No king is saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. A horse is a vain thing for safety; neither shall he deliver anyone by his great strength.

C Conclusion

C Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy: to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

C Our soul waits for Jehovah; he is our help and our shield: for our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy Name.

U Let your mercy, O Jehovah, be upon us, according as we hope in you.

C Chapter 2.4: The Words of Jehovah will be preserved forever (Psalm 12)

U Introduction

U Help, Jehovah: for the godly man ceases: for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

C They speak vanity every one with his neighbor;

C with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

C Body

U Jehovah shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things;

C who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own.

C Who is lord over us?

O For the oppression of the poor: for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, says Jehovah.

O I will set him in safety from him that rails at him.

C Conclusion

C The words of Jehovah are pure words; as silver tested in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

C You shall keep them, O Jehovah; you shall preserve them from this generation forever.

U The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

U Chapter 2.5: The Word of Jehovah is everything we need (Psalm 119)

C Part 1: The New Believer

C Section 1: Meditate in the Word of God

U Aleph: Walk in the Word to be blessed of God

C

C Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law of Jehovah.

C Blessed are they that keep his Testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

U They also do no iniquity; they walk in his ways.

C

U You have commanded us to keep your Precepts diligently.

C O that my ways were directed to keep your Statutes!

C Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your Commandments.

O I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous Judgments.

O I will keep your Statutes. O forsake not me utterly.

C Beth: Meditate in the Word for strength not to sin against God

C

U How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your Word.

C I have sought you with my whole heart. O let me not wander from your Commandments.

C Your Word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

C

O You are blessed, O Jehovah; teach me your Statutes.

O With my lips have I declared all the Judgments of your mouth.

C I have rejoiced in the way of your Testimonies, as much as in all riches.

C I will meditate in your Precepts, and have respect to your ways.

U I will delight myself in your Statutes; I will not forget your Word.

C Gimel: Meditate in the Word for strength to endure opposition

C

U Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your Word.

C Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your Law.

C I am a stranger in the earth; hide not your Commandments from me.

C

O My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your Judgments at all times.

O You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, who go astray from your Commandments.

C Remove reproach and contempt from me: for I have kept your Testimonies.

C Princes also sat and spoke against me; but your servant meditated in your Statutes.

U Your Testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.

 

C Section 2: Understand the Word of God

U Daleth: Pray for the Lord to teach you his Word

C

C My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your Word.

C I have declared my ways, and you heard me; teach me your Statutes.

U Make me to understand the way of your Precepts; so shall I talk of your wondrous works.

C

U My soul melts for heaviness; strengthen me according to your Word.

C Remove from me the way of lying; and grant me your Law graciously.

C I have chosen the way of truth; your Judgments have I laid before me.

O I cling to your Testimonies; O Jehovah, put me not to shame.

O I will run the way of your Commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart.

C He: Understand the Word to stay away from vanity

C

U Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of your Statutes, and I shall keep it until the end.

C Give me understanding, and I shall keep your Law; moreover, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

C Make me to go in the path of your Commandments: for therein do I delight.

C

O Incline my heart to your Testimonies, and not to covetousness.

O Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; revive me in your Way.

C Establish your Word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear.

C Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your Judgments are good.

U Behold, I have longed after your Precepts; revive me in your righteousness.

C Vau: Understand the Word to be a witness to others

C

U Let your mercies come also to me, O Jehovah, even your deliverance, according to your Word.

C So shall I have an answer for him that reproaches me: for I trust in your Word.

C And do not take the Word of Truth utterly out of my mouth: for I have hoped in your Judgments.

C

O So shall I keep your Law continually forever and ever.

O And I will walk at liberty: for I seek your Precepts.

C I will also speak of your Testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.

C And I will delight myself in your Commandments, which I have loved.

U My hands also will I lift up to your Commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your Statutes.

 

U Section 3: Seek the Word in your afflictions

O Zain: Find comfort and hope in the Word of God

C

U Remember the Word to your servant, upon which you have caused me to hope.

C This is my comfort in my affliction: for your Word has revived me.

C The proud have had me greatly in derision, yet have I not declined from your Law.

C

O I remembered your Judgments of old, O Jehovah, and have comforted myself.

O Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake your Law.

C Your Statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

C I have remembered your Name, O Jehovah, in the night, and have kept your Law.

U This I had, because I kept your Precepts.

O Cheth: Return from sin to obey the Word

C

C You are my portion, O Jehovah; I have said that I would keep your words.

C I entreated your favor with my whole heart; be merciful to me according to your Word.

U I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your Testimonies.

C

U I made haste, and delayed not to keep your Commandments.

C The gangs of the wicked have robbed me, but I have not forgotten your Law.

C At midnight will I rise to give thanks to you because of your righteous Judgments.

O I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your Precepts.

O The earth, O Jehovah, is full of your mercy; teach me your Statutes.

C Teth: Affliction drives you deeper into the Word

C

U You have dealt well with your servant, O Jehovah, according to your Word.

C Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed your Commandments.

C Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now have I kept your Word.

C

O You are good, and do good; teach me your Statutes.

O The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep your Precepts with my whole heart.

C Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your Law.

C It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn your Statutes.

U The Law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.

C Jod: The Word gives comfort in your afflictions

C

U Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn your Commandments.

C They that fear you will be glad when they see me, because I have hoped in your Word.

C I know, O Jehovah, that your Judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me.

C

O Please, let your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your Word to your servant.

O Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for your Law is my delight.

C Let the proud be ashamed: for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate in your Precepts.

C Let those that fear you turn to me, and those that have known your Testimonies.

U Let my heart be sound in your Statutes, so that I am unashamed.

U Caph: The Word is faithful in the midst of your afflictions

C

C My soul faints for your deliverance; but I hope in your Word.

C My eyes fail for your Word, saying, When will you comfort me?

U For I have become like a wineskin in smoke, yet do I not forget your Statutes.

C

U How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on them that persecute me?

C The proud have dug pits for me, which are not according to your Law.

C All your Commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help me.

O They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I did not forsake your Precepts.

O Revive me after your lovingkindness, so shall I keep the testimony of your mouth.

 

C Part 2: The Mature Believer

U Section 1: The Word of God is your wisdom and guidance

O Lamed: The Word is steadfast forever

C

U Forever, O Jehovah, your Word is established in Heaven.

C Your faithfulness is to all generations; you have established the earth, and it remains.

C They continue this day according to your ordinances, because all of these are your servants.

O Unless your Law had been my delights, I would then have perished in my affliction.

O I will never forget your Precepts: for with them you have revived me.

C

C I am yours; deliver me: for I have sought your Precepts.

C The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider your Testimonies.

U I have seen an end of all perfection; but your Commandment is exceedingly broad.

O Mem: The Word imparts wisdom to your soul

C

O O how I love your Law! It is my meditation all day long.

O You through your Commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are always with me.

C I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your Testimonies are my meditation.

C I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your Precepts.

U I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your Word.

C

U I have not departed from your Judgments: for you have taught me.

C How sweet are your words to my taste! Moreover, sweeter than honey to my mouth.

C Through your Precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

C Nun: The Word is your guide for life

C

U Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

C I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous Judgments.

C I am afflicted very much; revive me, O Jehovah, according to your Word.

O Please accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, and teach me your Judgments.

O My soul is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget your Law.

C

C The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I did not go astray from your Precepts.

C Your Testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

U I have inclined my heart to perform your Statutes always, even to the end.

C Samech: The Word is your hiding place and shield

C

U I hate vain thoughts; but your Law do I love.

C You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your Word.

C Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the Commandments of my God.

O Uphold me according to your Word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

O Hold me up, and I shall be safe; and I will have respect to your Statutes continually.

C

C You have trodden down all them that go astray from your Statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

C You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love your Testimonies.

U My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your Judgments.

U Ain: Keep trusting in the Word in spite of your oppressors

C

O I have done judgment and justice; leave me not to my oppressors.

O Be a guarantee for your servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.

C My eyes fail for your deliverance, and for the Word of your righteousness.

C Deal with your servant according to your mercy, and teach me your Statutes.

U I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your Testimonies.

C

U It is time for you, O Jehovah, to work: for they have made void your Law.

C Therefore I love your Commandments above gold; moreover, above fine gold.

C Therefore I esteem all your Precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

 

C Section 2: The Word of God is your strength

U Pe: Obey the Word in spite of your oppressors

C

O Your Testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.

O The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

C I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your Commandments.

C Look upon me, and be merciful to me, as you used to do to those that love your Name.

U Order my steps in your Word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

C

U Deliver me from the oppression of man, so will I keep your Precepts.

C Make your face to shine upon your servant, and teach me your Statutes.

C Rivers of water run down my eyes, because they keep not your Law.

C Tzaddi: Be zealous for the Word of God during the daytime

C

U You are righteous, O Jehovah, and upright are your Judgments.

C Your Testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful.

C My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

O Your Word is very pure; therefore your servant loves it.

O I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your Precepts.

C

C Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your Law is the Truth.

C Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me, yet your Commandments are my delights.

U The righteousness of your Testimonies is everlasting; give me understanding, and I shall live.

C Koph: Hope in the Word of God early in the morning

C

U I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Jehovah; I will keep your Statutes.

C I cried to you; deliver me, and I shall keep your Testimonies.

C I rose before the dawning of the morning, and cried to you; I hoped in your Word.

O My eyes open before the night watches, that I might meditate in your Word.

O Hear my voice according to your lovingkindness; O Jehovah, revive me according to your judgment.

C

C They draw near that follow after mischief; they are far from your Law.

C You are near, O Jehovah; and all your Commandments are truth.

U Concerning your Testimonies, I have known of old that you have founded them forever.

 

C Section 3: The Word of God is your life

U Resh: Seek revival from the Word

C

O Consider my affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget your Law.

O Plead my cause, and deliver me; revive me according to your Word.

C Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your Statutes.

C Great are your tender mercies, O Jehovah; revive me according to your Judgments.

U Many are my persecutors and my enemies, yet I turn not away from your Testimonies.

C

U I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved, because they did not keep your Word.

C Consider how I love your Precepts; revive me, O Jehovah, according to your lovingkindness.

C Your Word is true from the beginning; and every one of your righteous Judgments endures forever.

C Shin: Rejoice in the Word

C

U Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart stands in awe of your Word.

C I rejoice at your Word, as one that finds great plunder.

C I hate and abhor lying; but your Law do I love.

O Seven times a day do I praise you because of your righteous Judgments.

O Great peace have they who love your Law; and nothing shall offend them.

C

C Jehovah, I have hoped for your deliverance, and done your Commandments.

C My soul has kept your Testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

U I have kept your Precepts and your Testimonies: for all my ways are before you.

C Tau: Seek understanding in accordance with the Word

C

U Let my cry come near before you, O Jehovah; give me understanding according to your Word.

C Let my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your Word.

C My lips shall utter praise, when you have taught me your Statutes.

O My tongue shall speak of your Word: for all your Commandments are righteousness.

O Let your hand help me: for I have chosen your Precepts.

C

C I have longed for your deliverance, O Jehovah; and your Law is my delight.

C Let my soul live, and it shall praise you; and let your Judgments help me.

U I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant: for I do not forget your Commandments.