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72The law of Thy mouth is better unto me
Than thousands of gold and silver.

י IOD.

73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.
74They that fear Thee shall see me and be glad,
Because I have hope in Thy word.
75I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous,
And that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
76Let, I pray Thee, Thy lovingkindness be ready to comfort me,
According to Thy promise unto Thy servant.
77Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live;
For Thy law is my delight.
78Let the proud be put to shame, for they have distorted my cause with falsehood;
But I will meditate in Thy precepts.
79Let those that fear Thee return unto me,
And they that know Thy testimonies.
80Let my heart be undivided in Thy statutes,
In order that I may not be put to shame.


81My soul pineth for Thy salvation;
In Thy word do I hope.
82Mine eyes fail for Thy word,
Saying: 'When wilt Thou comfort me?'
83For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke;
Yet do I not forget Thy statutes.
84How many are the days of Thy servant?
When wilt Thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85The proud have digged pits for me,
Which is not according to Thy law.
86All Thy commandments are faithful;
They persecute me for nought; help Thou me.
87They had almost consumed me upon earth;
But as for me, I forsook not Thy precepts.
88Quicken me after Thy lovingkindness,
And I will observe the testimony of Thy mouth.


89For ever, O Lord,
Thy word standeth fast in heaven.
90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations;
Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
91They stand this day according to Thine ordinances;
For all things are Thy servants.
92Unless Thy law had been my delight,
I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93I will never forget Thy precepts;
For with them Thou hast quickened me.
94I am Thine, save me;
For I have sought Thy precepts.
95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me;
But I will consider Thy testimonies.
96I have seen an end to every purpose;
But Thy commandment is exceeding broad.

מ MEM.

97O how love I Thy law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies: