Mem 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.
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
and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
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
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.