Lucerna pedibus meis
Your word is a lantern to my feet *
and a light upon my path.
I have sworn and am steadfastly purposed *
to keep your righteous judgments.
I am troubled above measure; *
revive me, O Lord, according to your word.
Let the freewill offerings of my mouth please you, O Lord, *
and teach me your judgments.
My life is always in my hand, *
yet I do not forget your law.
The ungodly have laid a snare for me, *
yet I have not strayed from your commandments.
Your testimonies have I claimed as my heritage for ever, *
and why? They are the very joy of my heart.
I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes always, *
even unto the end.
Iniquos odio habui
I hate those who are double-minded, *
but your law do I love.
You are my defense and shield, *
and my trust is in your word.
Away from me, you wicked. *
I will keep the commandments of my God.
Establish me according to your word, that I may live, *
and let me not be disappointed in my hope.
Hold me up, and I shall be safe; *
indeed, my delight shall be ever in your statutes.
You have trodden down all those who depart from your statutes, *
for they only imagine deceit.
You put away all the ungodly of the earth like dross; *
therefore I love your testimonies.
My flesh trembles for fear of you, *
and I am afraid of your judgments.
I have done that which is lawful and right; *
O give me not over to my oppressors.
Be surety for your servant’s good, *
O let not the arrogant oppress me.
My eyes have wasted away with looking for your salvation, *
and for the word of your righteousness.
O deal with your servant according to your loving mercy, *
and teach me your statutes.
I am your servant; O grant me understanding, *
that I may know your testimonies.
It is time for you, O Lord, to act, *
for they have broken your law.
For I love your commandments above all things, *
more than gold and precious stones.
Therefore I hold all your commandments to be right, *
and all false ways I utterly abhor.