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Clare logo Psalm 119:97-120

Quomodo dilexi!

Lord, what love have I unto thy law! All the day long is my study in it.

Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies;
for they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than my teachers;
for thy testimonies are my study.

I am wiser than the aged, because I keep thy commandments.

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep thy word.

I have not shrunk from thy judgements;
for thou teachest me.

O how sweet are thy words unto my throat, yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth! Through thy commandments I get understanding;
therefore I hate all evil ways.

Lucerna pedibus meis

Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light unto my paths.

I have sworn, and am steadfastly purposed, to keep thy righteous judgements.

I am troubled above measure; quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.

Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord, and teach me thy judgements.

My soul is always in my hand;
yet do I not forget thy law.

The ungodly have laid a snare for me;
but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.

Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever;
and why? they are the very joy of my heart.

I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes always, even unto the end.

Iniquos odio habui

I hate them that imagine evil things;
but thy law do I love. Thou art my defence and shield;
and my trust is in thy word. Away from me, ye wicked;
I will keep the commandments of my God.

O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live;
and let me not be disappointed of my hope.

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe;
yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.

Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes;
for they imagine but deceit.

Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross;
therefore I love thy testimonies.

My flesh trembleth for fear of thee;
and I am afraid of thy judgements.