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PSALMS

For they are ever with me.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers;
For Thy testimonies are my meditation.
100I understand more than mine elders,
Because I have keep Thy precepts.
101I have refrained my feet from every evil way,
In order that I might observe Thy word.
102I have not turned aside from Thine ordinances;
For Thou hast instructed me.
103How sweet are Thy words unto my palate!
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104From Thy precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

נ NUN.

105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
And a light unto my path.
106I have sworn, and have confirmed it,
To observe Thy righteous ordinances.
107I am afflicted very much;
Quicken me, O Lord, according unto Thy word.
108Accept, I beseech Thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Thine ordinances.
109My soul is continually in my hand;
Yet have I not forgotten Thy law.
110The wicked have laid a snare for me;
Yet went I not astray from Thy precepts.
111Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever;
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112I have inclined my heart to perform Thy statutes,
For ever, at every step.

ס SAMECH.

113I hate them that are of a double mind;
But Thy law do I love.
114Thou art my covert and my shield;
In Thy word do I hope.
115Depart from me, ye evil-doers;
That I may keep the commandments of my God.
116Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live;
And put me not to shame in my hope.
117Support Thou me, and I shall be saved;
And I will occupy myself with Thy statutes continually.
118Thou hast made light of all them that err from Thy statutes;
For their deceit is vain.
119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross;
Therefore I love Thy testimonies.
120My flesh shuddereth for fear of Thee;
And I am afraid of Thy judgments.

ע AIN.

121I have done justice and righteousness;
Leave me not to mine oppressors.
122Be surety for Thy servant for good;
Let not the proud oppress me.
123Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation,
And for Thy righteous word.
124Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy,
And teach me Thy statutes.

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