1 How happy are those whose way is blameless, who live according to the LORD’s instruction!
2 Happy are those who keep His decrees and seek Him with all their heart.
3 They do nothing wrong; they follow His ways.
4 You have commanded that Your precepts be diligently kept.
5 If only my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!
6 Then I would not be ashamed when I think about all Your commands.
7 I will praise You with a sincere heart when I learn Your righteous judgments.
8 I will keep Your statutes; never abandon me.
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your[fn] word.
10 I have sought You with all my heart; don’t let me wander from Your commands.
11 I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.
12 LORD, may You be praised; teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I proclaim all the judgments from Your mouth.
14 I rejoice in the way revealed by Your decrees as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts and think about Your ways.
16 I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
17 Deal generously with Your servant so that I might live; then I will keep Your word.
18 Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction.
19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.
20 I am continually overcome with longing for Your judgments.
21 You rebuke the proud, the ones under a curse, who wander from Your commands.
22 Take insult and contempt away from me, for I have kept Your decrees.
23 Though princes sit together speaking against me, Your servant will think about Your statutes;
24 Your decrees are my delight and my counselors.
25 My life is down in the dust; give me life through Your word.
26 I told You about my life, and You listened to me; teach me Your statutes.
27 Help me understand the meaning of Your precepts so that I can meditate on Your wonders.
28 I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word.
29 Keep me from the way of deceit and graciously give me Your instruction.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set Your ordinances before me.
31 I cling to Your decrees; LORD, do not put me to shame.
32 I pursue the way of Your commands, for You broaden my understanding.
33 Teach me, LORD, the meaning[fn] of Your statutes, and I will always keep them.
34 Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.
35 Help me stay on the path of Your commands, for I take pleasure in it.
36 Turn my heart to Your decrees and not to material gain.
37 Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways.
38 Confirm what You said to Your servant, for it produces reverence for You.
39 Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, Your judgments are good.
40 How I long for Your precepts! Give me life through Your righteousness.
41 Let Your faithful love come to me, LORD, Your salvation, as You promised.
42 Then I can answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in Your word.
43 Never take the word of truth from my mouth, for I hope in Your judgments.
44 I will always obey Your instruction, forever and ever.
45 I will walk freely in an open place because I seek Your precepts.
46 I will speak of Your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.
47 I delight in Your commands, which I love.
48 I will lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love, and will meditate on Your statutes.