Psalm 119:89-175 and Wisdom 7:22b–8:1
89 LAMED. O Lord, your word remains firm in heaven, for all eternity.
90 Your truth is from generation to generation. You have founded the earth, and it remains firm.
91 By your ordinance, the day perseveres. For all things are in service to you.
92 If your law had not been my meditation, then perhaps I would have perished in my humiliation.
93 I will not forget your justifications, for eternity. For by them, you have enlivened me.
94 I am yours. Accomplish my salvation. For I have inquired into your justifications.
95 The sinners have waited for me, in order to destroy me. I have understood your testimonies.
96 I have seen the end of the consummation of all things. Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97 MEM. How have I loved your law, O Lord? It is my meditation all day long.
98 By your commandment, you have made me able to see far, beyond my enemies. For it is with me for eternity.
99 I have understood beyond all my teachers. For your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I have understood beyond the elders. For I have searched your commandments.
101 I have prohibited my feet from every evil way, so that I may keep your words.
102 I have not declined from your judgments, because you have stationed a law for me.
103 How sweet is your eloquence to my palate, more so than honey to my mouth!
104 I obtained understanding by your commandments. Because of this, I have hated every way of iniquity.
105 NUN. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths.
106 I have sworn it, and so I am determined to keep the judgments of your justice.
107 I have been altogether humbled, Lord. Revive me according to your word.
108 Make the willing offerings of my mouth well pleasing, Lord, and teach me your judgments.
109 My soul is always in my hands, and I have not forgotten your law.
110 Sinners have set a snare for me, yet I have not strayed from your commandments.
111 I have acquired your testimonies as an inheritance unto eternity, because they are the exultation of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to do your justifications for eternity, as a recompense.
113 SAMECH. I have hated the iniquitous, and I have loved your law.
114 You are my helper and my supporter. And in your word, I have greatly hoped.
115 Turn away from me, you malignant ones. And I will examine the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your eloquence, and I will live. And let me not be confounded in my expectation.
117 Help me, and I will be saved. And I will meditate always on your justifications.
118 You have despised all those who fell away from your judgments. For their intention is unjust.
119 I have considered all the sinners of the earth to be transgressors. Therefore, I have loved your testimonies.
120 Pierce my flesh with your fear, for I am afraid of your judgments.
121 AIN. I have accomplished judgment and justice. Do not hand me over to those who slander me.
122 Uphold your servant in what is good. And do not allow the arrogant to slander me.
123 My eyes have failed in your salvation and in the eloquence of your justice.
124 Deal with your servant according to your mercy, and teach me your justifications.
125 I am your servant. Give me understanding, so that I may know your testimonies.
126 It is time to act, O Lord. They have dissipated your law.
127 Therefore, I have loved your commandments beyond gold and topaz.
128 Because of this, I was directed toward all your commandments. I held hatred for every iniquitous way.
129 PHE. Your testimonies are wonderful. Therefore, my soul has been examined by them.
130 The declaration of your words illuminates, and it gives understanding to little ones.
131 I opened my mouth and drew breath, for I desired your commandments.
132 Gaze upon me and be merciful to me, according to the judgment of those who love your name.
133 Direct my steps according to your eloquence, and let no injustice rule over me.
134 Redeem me from the slanders of men, so that I may keep your commandments.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your justifications.
136 My eyes have gushed like springs of water, because they have not kept your law.
137 SADE. You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right.
138 You have commanded justice: your testimonies and your truth even more so.
139 My zeal has caused me to pine away, because my enemies have forgotten your words.
140 Your eloquence has been greatly enflamed, and your servant has loved it.
141 I am young and treated with contempt. But I have not forgotten your justifications.
142 Your justice is justice for all eternity, and your law is truth.
143 Tribulation and anguish have found me. Your commandments are my meditation.
144 Your testimonies are fairness unto eternity. Give me understanding, and I will live.
145 COPH. I cried out with my whole heart. Heed me, O Lord. I will ask for your justifications.
146 I cried out to you. Save me, so that I may keep your commandments.
147 I arrived first in maturity, and so I cried out. For in your words, I have hoped beyond hope.
148 My eyes preceded the dawn for you, so that I might meditate on your eloquence.
149 Hear my voice according to your mercy, O Lord. And revive me according to your judgment.
150 Those who persecute me have drawn near to iniquity, but they been brought far from your law.
151 You are near, O Lord, and all your ways are truth.
152 I have known from the beginning about your testimonies. For you founded them in eternity.
153 RES. See my humiliation and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Judge my judgment and redeem me. Revive me because of your eloquence.
155 Salvation is far from sinners, because they have not inquired about your justifications.
156 Many are your mercies, O Lord. Enliven me according to your judgment.
157 Many are those who persecute me and who trouble me. I have not turned away from your testimonies.
158 I saw the prevaricators, and I pine away. For they have not kept your word.
159 O Lord, see how I have loved your commandments. Revive me in your mercy.
160 The beginning of your words is truth. All the judgments of your justice are for eternity.
161 SIN. The leaders have persecuted me without cause. And my heart has been awed by your words.
162 I will rejoice over your eloquence, like one who has found many spoils.
163 I have held hatred for iniquity, and I have abhorred it. Yet I have loved your law.
164 Seven times a day, I uttered praise to you about the judgments of your justice.
165 Those who love your law have great peace, and there is no scandal for them.
166 I have waited for your salvation, O Lord. And I have loved your commandments.
167 My soul has kept to your testimonies and has loved them exceedingly.
168 I have served your commandments and your testimonies. For all my ways are before your sight.
169 TAU. O Lord, let my supplication draw near in your sight. Grant understanding to me according to your eloquence.
170 Let my petition enter before you. Rescue me according to your word.
171 A hymn will burst forth from my lips, when you will teach me your justifications.
172 My tongue will pronounce your eloquence. For all your commandments are fairness.
173 Let it be your hand that saves me. For I have chosen your commandments.
174 O Lord, I have longed for your salvation, and your law is my meditation.
175 My soul will live and will praise you, and your judgments will assist me.
holy, singular, manifold, subtle, perceptive, lively, chaste, reliable, gracious, loving, good, astute, who forbids nothing beneficial,
23 humane, kind, steadfast, trustworthy, secure, having all virtue, watching for all things and grasping all things with a pure and most delicate understanding of spirit.
24 For wisdom is more active than all active things, yet she reaches everywhere because of her purity.
25 For she is a breath of the virtue of God and a genuine emanation from the purity of the almighty God, and therefore nothing unclean can invade her.
26 Indeed, she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of the majesty of God, and the image of his goodness.
27 And though she is one, she can do all things; and, unchanging in herself, she renews all things, and throughout the nations she conveys herself to holy souls, establishing them as friends and prophets of God.
28 For God loves none but those who dwell with wisdom.
29 For she is more spectacular than the sun, and above the array of all the stars; compared with the light, she is found to be before it.
30 Indeed, after her comes night, but wisdom will not be overcome by malice.
1 Thus, she reaches mightily from one end all the way to the other, and she orders all things sweetly.
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