Psalm 119:1-34 and Sirach 15:15-20
1 Alleluia. ALEPH. Blessed are the immaculate in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are those who examine his testimonies. They seek him with their whole heart.
3 For those who work iniquity have not walked in his ways.
4 You have ordered your commandments to be kept most diligently.
5 I wish that my ways may be directed so as to keep your justifications.
6 Then I will not be confounded, when I will look into all your commandments.
7 I will confess to you with honesty of heart. In this way, I have learned the judgments of your justice.
8 I will keep your justifications. Do not utterly abandon me.
9 BETH. By what does an adolescent correct his way? By keeping to your words.
10 With my whole heart, I have sought you. Do not let me be driven away from your commandments.
11 I have hidden your eloquence in my heart, so that I may not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord. Teach me your justifications.
13 With my lips, I have pronounced all the judgments of your mouth.
14 I have been delighted in the way of your testimonies, as if in all riches.
15 I will be trained in your commandments, and I will consider your ways.
16 I will meditate on your justifications. I will not forget your words.
17 GHIMEL. Repay your servant, revive me; and I will keep your words.
18 Reveal to my eyes, and I will consider the wonders of your law.
19 I am a sojourner on the earth. Do not hide your commandments from me.
20 My soul has longed to desire your justifications at all times.
21 You have rebuked the arrogant. Those who decline from your commandments are accursed.
22 Take me away from disgrace and contempt, for I have sought your testimonies.
23 For even the leaders sat and spoke against me. But your servant has been trained in your justifications.
24 For your testimonies are also my meditation, and your justifications are my counsel.
25 DALETH. My soul has adhered to the pavement. Revive me according to your word.
26 I have declared my ways, and you have heeded me. Teach me your justifications.
27 Instruct me in the way of your justifications, and I will be trained in your wonders.
28 My soul has slumbered because of weariness. Confirm me in your words.
29 Remove the way of iniquity from me, and have mercy on me by your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth. I have not forgotten your judgments.
31 I have adhered to your testimonies, O Lord. Do not be willing to confound me.
32 I have run by way of your commandments, when you enlarged my heart.
33 HE. O Lord, place the law before me, the way of your justifications, and I will always inquire into it.
34 Give me understanding, and I will examine your law. And I will keep it with my whole heart.
15 He added his commandments and precepts.
16 If you choose to keep the commandments, and if, having chosen them, you fulfill them with perpetual fidelity, they will preserve you.
17 He has set water and fire before you. Extend your hand to whichever one you would choose.
18 Before man is life and death, good and evil. Whichever one he chooses will be given to him.
19 For the wisdom of God is manifold. And he is strong in power, seeing all things without ceasing.
20 The eyes of the Lord are upon those who fear him, and he knows each one of the works of man.
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