1: Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law. 2: Blessed are those who keep his statutes, who seek him with their whole heart. 3: Yes, they do nothing wrong. They walk in his ways. 4: You have commanded your precepts, that we should fully obey them. 5: Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes! 6: Then I wouldn't be disappointed, when I consider all of your commandments. 7: I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart, when I learn your righteous judgments. 8: I will observe your statutes. Don't utterly forsake me. BET 9: How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. 10: With my whole heart, I have sought you. Don't let me wander from your commandments. 11: I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12: Blessed are you, Yahweh. Teach me your statutes. 13: With my lips, I have declared all the ordinances of your mouth. 14: I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15: I will meditate on your precepts, and consider your ways. 16: I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. GIMEL 17: Do good to your servant. I will live and I will obey your word. 18: Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things out of your law. 19: I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me. 20: My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times. 21: You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who wander from your commandments. 22: Take reproach and contempt away from me, for I have kept your statutes. 23: Though princes sit and slander me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. 24: Indeed your statutes are my delight, and my counselors. DALED 25: My soul is laid low in the dust. Revive me according to your word! 26: I declared my ways, and you answered me. Teach me your statutes. 27: Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works. 28: My soul is weary with sorrow: strengthen me according to your word. 29: Keep me from the way of deceit. Grant me your law graciously! 30: I have chosen the way of truth. I have set your ordinances before me. 31: I cling to your statutes, Yahweh. Don't let me be disappointed. 32: I run in the path of your commandments, for you have set my heart free. HEY 33: Teach me, Yahweh, the way of your statutes. I will keep them to the end. 34: Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart. 35: Direct me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in them. 36: Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain. 37: Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways. 38: Fulfill your promise to your servant, that you may be feared. 39: Take away my disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances are good. 40: Behold, I long for your precepts! Revive me in your righteousness. WAW 41: Let your loving kindness also come to me, Yahweh, your salvation, according to your word. 42: So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word. 43: Don't snatch the word of truth out of my mouth, for I put my hope in your ordinances. 44: So I will obey your law continually, forever and ever. 45: I will walk in liberty, for I have sought your precepts. 46: I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed. 47: I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them. 48: I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes. ZAYIN 49: Remember your word to your servant, because you gave me hope. 50: This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me. 51: The arrogant mock me excessively, but I don't swerve from your law. 52: I remember your ordinances of old, Yahweh, and have comforted myself. 53: Indignation has taken hold on me, because of the wicked who forsake your law. 54: Your statutes have been my songs, in the house where I live. 55: I have remembered your name, Yahweh, in the night, and I obey your law. 56: This is my way, that I keep your precepts. CHET 57: Yahweh is my portion. I promised to obey your words. 58: I sought your favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to your word. 59: I considered my ways, and turned my steps to your statutes. 60: I will hurry, and not delay, to obey your commandments. 61: The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your law. 62: At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances. 63: I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts. 64: The earth is full of your loving kindness, Yahweh. Teach me your statutes. TET 65: Do good to your servant, according to your word, Yahweh. 66: Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67: Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word. 68: You are good, and do good. Teach me your statutes. 69: The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart, I will keep your precepts. 70: Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your law. 71: It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. 72: The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. YUD 73: Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74: Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I have put my hope in your word. 75: Yahweh, I know that your judgments are righteous, that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76: Please let your loving kindness be for my comfort, according to your word to your servant. 77: Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. 78: Let the proud be disappointed, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on your precepts. 79: Let those who fear you turn to me. They will know your statutes. 80: Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. KAF 81: My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word. 82: My eyes fail for your word. I say, "When will you comfort me?" 83: For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke. I don't forget your statutes. 84: How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85: The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law. 86: All of your commandments are faithful. They persecute me wrongfully. Help me! 87: They had almost wiped me from the earth, but I didn't forsake your precepts. 88: Preserve my life according to your loving kindness, so I will obey the statutes of your mouth. LAMED 89: Yahweh, your word is settled in heaven forever. 90: Your faithfulness is to all generations. You have established the earth, and it remains. 91: Your laws remain to this day, for all things serve you. 92: Unless your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. 93: I will never forget your precepts, for with them, you have revived me. 94: I am yours. Save me, for I have sought your precepts. 95: The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes. 96: I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commands are boundless. MEM 97: How I love your law! It is my meditation all day. 98: Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for your commandments are always with me. 99: I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. 100: I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts. 101: I have kept my feet from every evil way, that I might observe your word. 102: I have not turned aside from your ordinances, for you have taught me. 103: How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth! 104: Through your precepts, I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. NUN 105: Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. 106: I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will obey your righteous ordinances. 107: I am afflicted very much. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your word. 108: Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth. Yahweh, teach me your ordinances. 109: My soul is continually in my hand, yet I won't forget your law. 110: The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I haven't gone astray from your precepts. 111: I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112: I have set my heart to perform your statutes forever, even to the end. SAMEKH 113: I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. 114: You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word. 115: Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 116: Uphold me according to your word, that I may live. Let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117: Hold me up, and I will be safe, and will have respect for your statutes continually. 118: You reject all those who stray from your statutes, for their deceit is in vain. 119: You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies. 120: My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. AYIN 121: I have done what is just and righteous. Don't leave me to my oppressors. 122: Ensure your servant's well-being. Don't let the proud oppress me. 123: My eyes fail looking for your salvation, for your righteous word. 124: Deal with your servant according to your loving kindness. Teach me your statutes. 125: I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. 126: It is time to act, Yahweh, for they break your law. 127: Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold. 128: Therefore I consider all of your precepts to be right. I hate every false way. PEY 129: Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. 130: The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. 131: I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. 132: Turn to me, and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133: Establish my footsteps in your word. Don't let any iniquity have dominion over me. 134: Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe your precepts. 135: Make your face shine on your servant. Teach me your statutes. 136: Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law. TZADI 137: You are righteous, Yahweh. Your judgments are upright. 138: You have commanded your statutes in righteousness. They are fully trustworthy. 139: My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words. 140: Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. 141: I am small and despised. I don't forget your precepts. 142: Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. Your law is truth. 143: Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight. 144: Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live. KUF 145: I have called with my whole heart. Answer me, Yahweh! I will keep your statutes. 146: I have called to you. Save me! I will obey your statutes. 147: I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words. 148: My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on your word. 149: Hear my voice according to your loving kindness. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your ordinances. 150: They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your law. 151: You are near, Yahweh. All your commandments are truth. 152: Of old I have known from your testimonies, that you have founded them forever. RESH 153: Consider my affliction, and deliver me, for I don't forget your law. 154: Plead my cause, and redeem me! Revive me according to your promise. 155: Salvation is far from the wicked, for they don't seek your statutes. 156: Great are your tender mercies, Yahweh. Revive me according to your ordinances. 157: Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies. 158: I look at the faithless with loathing, because they don't observe your word. 159: Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your loving kindness. 160: All of your words are truth. Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. SIN AND SHIN 161: Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162: I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great spoil. 163: I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law. 164: Seven times a day, I praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. 165: Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. 166: I have hoped for your salvation, Yahweh. I have done your commandments. 167: My soul has observed your testimonies. I love them exceedingly. 168: I have obeyed your precepts and your testimonies, for all my ways are before you. TAV 169: Let my cry come before you, Yahweh. Give me understanding according to your word. 170: Let my supplication come before you. Deliver me according to your word. 171: Let my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes. 172: Let my tongue sing of your word, for all your commandments are righteousness. 173: Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 174: I have longed for your salvation, Yahweh. Your law is my delight. 175: Let my soul live, that I may praise you. Let your ordinances help me. 176: I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I don't forget your commandments. Psalm 120 A Song of Ascents.