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When I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

BETH

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
That I might not sin against thee.
Blessed art thou, O Lord:
Teach me thy statutes.
With my lips have I declared
All the judgments of thy mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
I will meditate in thy precepts,
And have respect unto thy ways.
I will delight myself in thy statutes:
I will not forget thy word.

GIMEL

Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may

live, And keep thy word. Open thou mine eyes, , That I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. I am a stranger in the earth:

Hide not thy commandments from me.
My soul breaketh for the longing
That it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,
Which do err from thy commandments.
Remove from me reproach and contempt;
For I have kept thy testimonies.
Princes also did sit and speak against me:
But thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
Thy testimonies also are my delight
And my counsellors.

DALETH

My soul cleaveth unto the dust:
Quicken thou me according to thy word.
I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me:
Teach me thy statutes.
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts:
So shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
My soul melteth for heaviness:
Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
Remove from me the way of lying:
And grant me thy law graciously.
I have chosen the way of truth:
Thy judgments have I laid before me.
I have stuck unto thy testimonies:
O Lord, put me not to shame.

I will run the way of thy commandments,
When thou shalt enlarge my heart.

HE

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;
And I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;
For therein do I delight.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,
And not to covetousness.
Turn

eyes

from beholding vanity;
And quicken thou me in thy way.
Stablish thy word unto thy servant,
Who is devoted to thy fear.
Turn away my reproach which I fear:
For thy judgments are good.
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts:
Quicken me in thy righteousness.

away mine

VAU

Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord,
Even thy salvation, according to thy word.
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that re-

proacheth me:
For I trust in thy word.

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my

mouth;
For I have hoped in thy judgments.
So shall I keep thy law continually
For ever and ever.
And I will walk at liberty:
For I seek thy precepts.
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings,
And will not be ashamed.
And I will delight myself in thy commandments,
Which I have loved.
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments,

which I have loved;
And I will meditate in thy statutes.

ZAIN

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REMEMBER the word unto thy servant,
Upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction:
For thy word hath quickened me.
The proud have had me greatly in derision:
Yet have I not declined from thy law.
I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord;
And have comforted myself.
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the

wicked
That forsake thy law.

Thy statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night,
And have kept thy law.
This I had,
Because I kept thy precepts.

CHETH

Thou art my portion, O Lord:
I have said that I would keep thy words.
I intreated thy favour with my whole heart:
Be merciful unto me according to thy word.
I thought on my ways,
And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
I made haste, and delayed not
To keep thy commandments.
The bands of the wicked have robbed me:
But I have not forgotten thy law.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee
Because of thy righteous judgments.
I am a companion of all them that fear thee,
And of them that keep thy precepts.
The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy:
Teach me thy statutes.

TETH

Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,
O Lord, according unto thy word.

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