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.
41 VAU. And let your mercy overwhelm me, O Lord: your salvation according to your eloquence.
42 And I will respond to those who reproach me by word, for I have hoped in your words.
43 And do not utterly take away the word of truth from my mouth. For in your judgments, I have hoped beyond hope.
44 And I will always keep your law, in this age and forever and ever.
Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13
1 Just as with the dividing of the waters, so also is the heart of the king in the hand of the Lord. He shall bend it whichever way he wills.
2 Every way of a man seems right to himself. But the Lord weighs hearts.
3 To do mercy and judgment is more pleasing to the Lord than sacrifices.
4 To lift up the eyes is to enlarge the heart. The lamp of the impious is sin.
5 The intentions of the robust continually bring forth abundance. But all the lazy are continually in need.
6 Whoever gathers treasures by a lying tongue is vain and heartless. And he will stumble into the snares of death.
10 The soul of the impious desires evil; he will not take pity on his neighbor.
11 When the pestilent is punished, a little one will become wiser. And if he pursues what is wise, he will receive knowledge.
12 The just thinks carefully about the house of the impious, so that he may draw the impious away from evil.
13 Whoever blocks his ears to the outcry of the poor shall also cry out himself, and he will not be heeded.
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