The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; *
the testimony of the Lord is sure, and gives wisdom to the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and gives light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endures for ever; *
the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; *
sweeter also than honey, than the drippings from the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant taught, *
and in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can tell how often he offends? *
O cleanse me from my secret faults.
Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me; *
so shall I be undefiled, and innocent of great offense.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in your sight, *
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.