O consider my adversity and deliver me, *
for I do not forget your law.
Plead my cause and deliver me; *
give me life according to your word.
Salvation is far from the ungodly, *
for they do not regard your statutes.
Great is your mercy, O Lord; *
give me life according to your judgments.
Many there are who trouble me and persecute me, *
yet I do not swerve from your testimonies.
It grieves me when I see the transgressors, *
because they do not keep your law.
Consider, O Lord, how I love your commandments; *
O give me life according to your loving-kindness.
Your word is true from everlasting; *
all the judgments of your righteousness endure for evermore.
Principes persecuti sunt
Princes have persecuted me without a cause, *
but my heart stands in awe of your word.
I am as glad of your word *
as one who finds great spoils.
As for lies, I hate and abhor them, *
but your law do I love.
Seven times a day do I praise you, *
because of your righteous judgments.
Great is the peace they have who love your law *
and find in it no stumbling block.
Lord, I have looked for your saving health *
and have done your commandments.
My soul has kept your testimonies, *
and I have loved them exceedingly.
I have kept your commandments and testimonies, *
for all my ways are before you.
Let my complaint come before you, O Lord; *
give me understanding, according to your word.
Let my supplication come before you; *
deliver me, according to your word.
My lips shall pour forth your praise, *
when you have taught me your statutes.
Surely my tongue shall sing of your word, *
for all your commandments are righteous.
Let your hand be strong to help me, *
for I have chosen your commandments.
I have longed for your saving health, O Lord, *
and in your law is my delight.
O let my soul live and it shall praise you, *
and let your judgments help me.
I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; *
O seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.