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Remember your word to your servant, *
in which you have made me hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction, *
that your promise gives me life.
The arrogant utterly deride me, *
but I do not turn away from your law.
I remember your ordinances of old, *
and I comfort myself, O LORD.
Hot indignation seizes me *
because of the wicked, who forsake your law.
Your statutes have been my songs *
in the house of my sojourning.
In the night, O LORD, I remember your name *
and I keep your law.
This blessing has fallen to me, *
because I have kept your precepts.
You are my portion, O LORD; *
I have promised that I would keep your words.
I entreat your favor with my whole heart; *
be gracious to me according to your promise.
I have considered my ways, *
and I turn my feet to your testimonies;
I hasten and do not delay *
to keep your commandments.
Though the cords of the wicked have wrapped me round, *
I have not forgotten your law.
At midnight I shall rise to give you praise, *
because of your righteous judgements.
I am a friend of all who fear you, *
of those who keep your precepts.
The earth, O LORD, is filled with your faithful love; *
teach me your decrees!
You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, *
according to your word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, *
for I believe in your commandments.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, *
but now I keep your word.
You are good and what you do is good; *
teach me your decrees.
The arrogant have smeared me with lies, *
but I keep your precepts with my whole heart;
Their hearts are unfeeling as fat, *
but I delight in your law.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, *
that I might learn your decrees.
The law of your mouth is better to me *
than all the pieces of silver and gold.