Psalm 119. I. Beati immaculati.
BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way, and walk in
the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, * and seek him
with their whole heart;
3 Even they who do no wickedness, * and walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast charged * that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
5 O that my ways were made so direct, * that I might keep thy
6 So shall I not be confounded, * while I have respect unto all
7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, * when I shall have
learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
8 I will keep thy statutes; * O forsake me not utterly.
II. In quo corrigit?
WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse
his way? * even by ruling himself after thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee; * O let me not go
wrong out of thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid within my heart, * that I should not sin
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD; * O teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I been telling * of all the judgments of
14 I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies,
* as in all manner of riches.
15 I will talk of thy commandments, * and have respect unto thy
16 My delight shall be in thy statutes, * and I will not forget
III. Retribue servo tuo.
O DO well unto thy servant; * that
I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes; * that I may see the wondrous things
of thy law.
19 I am a stranger upon earth; * O hide not thy commandments
20 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire * that it
hath alway unto thy judgments.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud; * and cursed are they that do
err from thy commandments.
22 O turn from me shame and rebuke; * for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me; * but thy servant
is occupied in thy statutes.
24 For thy testimonies are my delight, * and my counsellors.
IV. Adhaesit pavimento.
MY soul cleaveth to the dust; * O quicken thou me, according
to thy word.
26 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: * O teach
me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy commandments; * and so
shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth away for very heaviness; * comfort thou me
according unto thy word.
29 Take from me the way of lying, * and cause thou me to make
much of thy law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth, * and thy judgments have I
laid before me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies; * O LORD, confound me not.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, * when thou hast set
my heart at liberty.
V. Legem pone.
TEACH me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes,
* and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; * yea, I
shall keep it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; * for therein
is my desire.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, * and not to covetousness.
37 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; * and quicken
thou me in thy way.
38 O stablish thy word in thy servant, * that I may fear thee.
39 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; * for thy judgments
40 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; * O quicken me
in thy righteousness.
VI. Et veniat super me.
LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD, * even thy salvation,
according unto thy word.
42 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; * for my trust
is in thy word.
43 O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth;
* for my hope is in thy judgments.
44 So shall I alway keep thy law; * yea, for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty; * for I seek thy commandments.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, *
and will not be ashamed.
47 And my delight shall be in thy commandments, * which I have
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which
I have loved; * and my study shall be in thy statutes.
VII. Memor esto verbi tui.
O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning
thy word, * wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
50 The same is my comfort in my trouble; * for thy word hath
51 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; * yet have
I not shrinked from thy law.
52 For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O LORD, * and
53 I am horribly afraid, * for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs, * in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have thought upon thy Name, O LORD, in the night season,
* and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, * because I kept thy commandments.
VIII. Portio mea, Domine.
THOU art my portion, O LORD; * I have promised to keep thy law.
58 I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart;
* O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
59 I called mine own ways to remembrance, * and turned my feet
unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and prolonged not the time, * to keep thy commandments.
61 The snares of the ungodly have compassed me about; * but I
have not forgotten thy law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, * because
of thy righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, * and keep thy
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: * O teach me thy
IX. Bonitatem fecisti.
O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously
with thy servant, * according unto thy word.
66 O teach me true understanding and knowledge; * for I have
believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was troubled, I went wrong; * but now have I kept
68 Thou art good and gracious; * O teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud have imagined a lie against me; * but I will keep
thy commandments with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is as fat as brawn; * but my delight hath been
in thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been in trouble; * that I may
learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me * than thousands of
gold and silver.
X. Manus tuae fecerunt me.
THY hands have made me and fashioned me: * O give me understanding,
that I may learn thy commandments.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; * because
I have put my trust in thy word.
75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, * and that thou
of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
76 O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, * according to
thy word unto thy servant.
77 O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; *
for thy law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to
destroy me; * but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
79 Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies, * be
turned unto me.
80 O let my heart be sound in thy statutes, * that I be not ashamed.
XI. Defecit anima mea.
MY soul hath longed for thy salvation,
* and I have a good hope because of thy word.
82 Mine eyes-long sore for thy word; * saying, O when wilt thou
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; * yet do I not
forget thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of thy servant? * when wilt thou be
avenged of them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, * which are not after thy
86 All thy commandments are true: * they persecute me falsely;
O be thou my help.
87 They had almost made an end of me upon earth; * but I forsook
not thy commandments.
88 O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; * and so shall I keep
the testimonies of thy mouth.
XII. In aeternum, Domine.
O LORD, thy word * endureth for ever in heaven.
90 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; *
thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinance; * for
all things serve thee.
92 If my delight had not been in thy law, * I should have perished
in my trouble.
93 I will never forget thy commandments; * for with them thou
hast quickened me.
94 I am thine: O save me, * for I have sought thy commandments.
95 The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; * but I will
consider thy testimonies.
96 I see that all things come to an end; * but thy commandment
is exceeding broad.
XIII. Quomodo dilexi!
LORD, what love have I unto thy law! * all the day long is my
study in it.
98 Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine
enemies; * for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than my teachers; * for thy testimonies
are my study.
100 I am wiser than the aged; * because I keep thy commandments.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, * that I may
keep thy word.
102 I have not shrunk from thy judgments; * for thou teachest
103 O how sweet are thy words unto my throat; * yea, sweeter
than honey unto my mouth!
104 Through thy commandments I get understanding: * therefore
I hate all evil ways.
XIV. Lucerna pedibus meis.
THY word is a lantern unto my feet, * and a light unto my paths.
106 I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, * to keep thy righteous
107 I am troubled above measure: * quicken me, O LORD, according
to thy word.
108 Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O LORD;
* and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul is alway in my hand; * yet do I not forget thy law.
110 The ungodly have laid a snare for me; * but yet I swerved
not from thy commandments.
111 Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever;
* and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
112 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.
114 Thou art my defence and shield; * and my trust is in thy
115 Away from me, ye wicked; * I will keep the commandments of
116 O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live; * and
let me not be disappointed of my hope.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; * yea, my delight shall
be ever in thy statutes.
118 Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes;
* for they imagine but deceit.
119 Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross;
* therefore I love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; * and I am afraid of
XVI. Feci judicium.
I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right; * O give me not
over unto mine oppressors.
122 Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good, *
that the proud do me no wrong.
123 Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, *
and for the word of thy righteousness.
124 O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy,
* and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, * that I may
know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, LORD, to lay to thine hand; * for they
have destroyed thy law.
127 For I love thy commandments * above gold and precious stones.
128 Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; * and all
false ways I utterly abhor.
THY testimonies are wonderful; * therefore doth my soul keep
130 When thy word goeth forth, * it giveth light and understanding
unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; * for my delight
was in thy commandments.
132 O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, * as thou usest
to do unto those that love thy Name.
133 Order my steps in thy word; * and so shall no wickedness
have dominion over me.
134 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; * and so
shall I keep thy commandments.
135 Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, * and
teach me thy statutes.
136 Mine eyes gush out with water, * because men keep not thy
XVIII. Justus es, Domine.
RIGHTEOUS art thou, O LORD; * and true are thy judgments.
138 The testimonies that thou hast commanded * are exceeding
righteous and true.
139 My zeal hath even consumed me; * because mine enemies have
forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, * and thy servant loveth
141 I am small and of no reputation; * yet do I not forget thy
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, * and
thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; * yet is my
delight in thy commandments.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: * O
grant me understanding, and I shall live.
XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo.
I CALL with my whole heart; * hear me, O LORD; I will keep thy
146 Yea, even unto thee do I call; * help me, and I shall keep
147 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; * for in thy word
is my trust.
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches; * that I might be occupied
in thy word.
149 Hear my voice, O LORD, according unto thy lovingkindness;
* quicken me, according to thy judgments.
150 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, * and are far
from thy law.
151 Be thou nigh at hand, O LORD; * for all thy commandments
152 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, *
that thou hast grounded them for ever.
XX. Vide humilitatem.
O CONSIDER mine adversity, and deliver me, * for I do not forget
154 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; * quicken me according
to thy word.
155 Health is far from the ungodly; * for they regard not thy
156 Great is thy mercy, O LORD; * quicken me, as thou art wont.
157 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; * yet do
I not swerve from thy testimonies.
158 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors; * because they
keep not thy law.
159 Consider, O LORD, how I love thy commandments; * O quicken
me, according to thy loving-kindness.
160 Thy word is true from everlasting; * all the judgments of
thy righteousness endure for evermore.
XXI. Principes persecuti sunt.
PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause; * but my heart standeth
in awe of thy word.
162 I am as glad of thy word, * as one that findeth great spoils.
163 As for lies, I hate and abhor them; * but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee; * because of thy righteous
165 Great is the peace that they have who love thy law; * and
they have none occasion of stumbling.
166 LORD, I have looked for thy saving health, * and done after
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies, * and loved them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy commandments and testimonies; * for all my
ways are before thee.
XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio.
LET my complaint come before thee, O LORD; * give me understanding
according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee; * deliver me according
to thy word.
171 My lips shall speak of thy praise, * when thou hast taught
me thy statutes.
172 Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; * for all thy commandments
173 Let thine hand help me; * for I have chosen thy commandments.
174 I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD; * and in thy
law is my delight.
175 O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; * and thy judgments
shall help me.
176 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; * O seek thy
servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.