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.
35 Lead me according to the path of your commandments, for I have desired this.
36 Bend my heart with your testimonies, and not with avarice.
37 Turn my eyes away, lest they see what is vain. Revive me in your way.
38 Station your eloquence with your servant, along with your fear.
39 Cut off my disgrace, which I have taken up, for your judgments are delightful.
40 Behold, I have longed for your commandments. Revive me in your fairness.
Amos 8:4-6, 9-12
4 Hear this, you who crush the poor and who make those in need of land to do without.
5 You say, "When will the first day of the month be over, so we can sell our wares, and the sabbath, so we can open the grain: in order that we may decrease the measure, and increase the price, and substitute deceitful scales,
6 in order that we may possess the destitute with money, and the poor for a pair of shoes, and may sell even the refuse of the grain?"
9 And it will be in that day, says the Lord God, that the sun will decline at midday, and I will cause the earth to become dark on the day of light.
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your hymns into lamentation. And I will put sackcloth over every one of your backs, and baldness on every head. And I will begin it like the mourning for an only-begotten son, and complete it like a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days pass, says the Lord, and I will send a famine on the earth: not a famine of bread, nor of thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the Lord.
12 And they will move even from sea to sea, and from the North all the way to the East. They will wander around seeking the word of the Lord, and they will not find it.
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