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18Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold
Wondrous things out of Thy law.
19I am a sojourner in the earth;
Hide not Thy commandments from me.
20My soul breaketh for the longing
That it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.
21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,
That do err from Thy commandments.
22Take away from me reproach and contempt;
For I have kept Thy testimonies.
23Even though princes sit and talk against me,
Thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes.
24Yea, Thy testimonies are my delight,
They are my counsellors.


25My soul cleaveth unto the dust;
Quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
26I told of my ways, and Thou didst answer me;
Teach me Thy statutes.
27Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts,
That I may talk of Thy wondrous works.
28My soul melteth away for heaviness;
Sustain me according unto Thy word.
29Remove from me the way of falsehood;
And grant me Thy law graciously.
30I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
Thine ordinances have I set [before me].
31I cleave unto Thy testimonies;
O Lord, put me not to shame.
32I will run the way of Thy commandments,
For Thou dost enlarge my heart.

ה HE.

33Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes;
And I will keep it at every step.
34Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law
And observe it with my whole heart.
35Make me to tread in the path of Thy commandments;
For therein do I delight.
36Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies,
And not to covetousness.
37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity,
And quicken me in Thy ways.
38Confirm Thy word unto Thy servant,
Which pertaineth unto the fear of Thee.
39Turn away my reproach which I dread;
For Thine ordinances are good.
40Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts;
Quicken me in Thy righteousness.

ו VAU.

41Let Thy mercies also come unto me, O Lord,
Even Thy salvation, according to Thy word;
42That I may have an answer for him that taunteth me;
For I trust in Thy word.
43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth;
For I hope in Thine ordinances;
44So shall I observe Thy law continually