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Psalm 119: ס Samekh(a)

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113 I hate double-minded people,     but I love your law. 114 You are my refuge and my shield;     I have put my hope in your word. 115 Away from me, you evildoers,     that I may keep the commands of my God! 116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I shall live;     do not let my hopes be dashed. [NIV]   I… Read more »

Psalm 119: נ Nun(b)

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109 I hold my life in my hand continually,     but I do not forget your law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,     but I do not stray from your precepts. 111 Your decrees are my heritage forever;     they are the joy of my heart. 112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes     forever, to the end.  [NRSV]   Again, I… Read more »

Psalm 119: נ Nun(a)

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105 Your word is a lamp for my steps;     it lights the path before me. 106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it:     I pledge to do what You say is right and just. 107 I have suffered terribly, O Eternal One;     give me the life You promised. 108 Please accept the words I offer willingly, O Eternal One,     and instruct me in… Read more »

Psalm 119: מ Mem(b)

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101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet have been thy spoken words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.  [Jubilee Bible… Read more »

Psalm 119: מ Mem(a)

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97 O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine [or with me]. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.  [New American Standard Bible] Yikes.  Not… Read more »

Psalm 119: ל Lamedh(b)

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93 I will never forget your precepts, for with them you have made me alive. 94 I am yours; save me because I seek your precepts. 95 The wicked hope to destroy me, but I focus on your instruction. 96 I see the limits of all perfection, but your mitzvah has no bounds. [Complete Jewish Bible]   I chose this translation today simply because I realized… Read more »

Psalm 119: ל Lamedh(a)

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89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;     it stands firm in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations;     you established the earth, and it endures. 91 Your laws endure to this day,     for all things serve you. 92 If your law had not been my delight,     I would have perished in my affliction. As I was sitting down to write today’s Psalm 119 post, I made… Read more »

Psalm 119: כ Kaph(b)

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85 Proud people have dug pits to trap me.     They have nothing to do with your teachings. 86 All of your commands can be trusted.     Liars are hurting me. Help me! 87 They have almost put me in the grave.     But I have not rejected your orders. 88 Give me life by your love     so I can obey your rules. [International Children’s Bible]  … Read more »

Psalm 119: כ Kaph(a)

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81 My whole being yearns for your saving help!     I wait for your promise. 82     My eyes are worn out looking for your word. “When will you comfort me?” I ask, 83     because I’ve become like a bottle dried up by smoke,     though I haven’t forgotten your statutes. 84 How much more time does your servant have?     When will you bring my oppressors to… Read more »