Passage: Psalms 119:9-24 (RSV)

Psalms 119

A Song of Ascents.

9How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
10With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
11I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes!
13With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth.
14In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
15I will meditate on thy precepts, and fix my eyes on thy ways.
16I will delight in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word.
17Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live and observe thy word.
18Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19I am a sojourner on earth; hide not thy commandments from me!
20My soul is consumed with longing for thy ordinances at all times.
21Thou dost rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from thy commandments;
22take away from me their scorn and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies.
23Even though princes sit plotting against me, thy servant will meditate on thy statutes.
24Thy testimonies are my delight, they are my counselors.

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