That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. 17 Be generous with me and I'll live a full life; not for a minute will I take my eyes off your road. 161-168 I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable.I’m ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich.I hate lies—can’t stand them!— but I love what you have revealed.Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right.For those who love what you reveal, everything fits— no stumbling around in the dark for them.I wait expectantly for your salvation; God, I do what you tell me.My soul guards and keeps all your instructions— oh, how much I love them!I follow your directions, abide by your counsel; my life’s an open book before you. provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. November 8, 2018 November 8, 2018. 29 Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. How long do I have to put up with all this? 68 You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness. The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest. 99 I've even become smarter than my teachers since I've pondered and absorbed your counsel. You promised, remember? 25 I am laid low in the dust;(AN) preserve my life(AO) according to your word. 41-48 Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised;Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word.Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever— your commandments are what I depend on.Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever;And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom;Then I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!— relishing every fragment of your counsel. just the way you promised. (HM)126 It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken. 62 I get up in the middle of the night to thank you; your decisions are so right, so true - I can't wait till morning! By carefully reading the map of your Word. I cherish your commandments - oh, how I love them! don’t let the godless take advantage of me. your testing has taught me what’s true and right. I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians. I was up at once, didn't drag my feet, was quick to follow your orders. 44 Oh, I'll guard with my life what you've revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; 45 And I'll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom; 46 Then I'll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. 119 1 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. The insolent ridicule me without mercy, but I don't budge from your revelation. 157 My antagonists are too many to count, but I don't swerve from the directions you gave. Take note of how I love what you tell me; out of your life of love, prolong my life. 148 I stayed awake all night, prayerfully pondering your promise. 138 You rightly instruct us in how to live ever faithful to you. I’ve been careful to do just what you said. 81 I'm homesick - longing for your salvation; I'm waiting for your word of hope. You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. Every word you give me is a miracle word - how could I help but obey? 65-72 Be good to your servant, God; be as good as your Word.Train me in good common sense; I’m thoroughly committed to living your way.Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place, but now I’m in step with your Word.You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness.The godless spread lies about me, but I focus my attention on what you are saying;They’re bland as a bucket of lard, while I dance to the tune of your revelation.My troubles turned out all for the best— they forced me to learn from your textbook.Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine. I love it better than gold and gemstones; Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel. 97-104 Oh, how I love all you’ve revealed; I reverently ponder it all the day long.Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete.I’ve even become smarter than my teachers since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel.I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages simply by doing what you tell me.I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil so I can spend all my time keeping your Word.I never make detours from the route you laid out; you gave me such good directions.Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking.With your instruction, I understand life; that’s why I hate false propaganda. I look high and low for your words of wisdom. 115 Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God's commands. I'm all yours. 105-112 By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order.Everything’s falling apart on me, God; put me together again with your Word.Festoon me with your finest sayings, God; teach me your holy rules.My life is as close as my own hands, but I don’t forget what you have revealed.The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever— what a gift! 109 My life is as close as my own hands, but I don't forget what you have revealed. I'll recognize the sound of your voice. just the way you promised. I wanted your commands more than anything. You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You promised, remember? Psalm 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet; moreover, the verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. And how happy it makes me! those who fear you will take heart and be glad. (BE)35 Direct me(BF) in the path of your commands,(BG) for there I find delight. (R)10 I seek you with all my heart;(S) do not let me stray from your commands. 143 Even though troubles came down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight. 27 Help me understand these things inside and out so I can ponder your miracle-wonders. 150 As those out to get me come closer and closer, they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; 151 But you're the closest of all to me, God, and all your judgments true. they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words. I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile, be gracious to me just as you promised. 78 Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; they tried to sell me a bill of goods, but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. so I can carry out all your instructions.”. My sad life's dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by your Word. 58 I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile, be gracious to me just as you promised. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet — To direct me in all my doubts and difficulties, and to comfort me in all my fears and distresses. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—. 106 I've committed myself and I'll never turn back from living by your righteous order. © 2020 Christianity.com. I'm feeling terrible - I couldn't feel worse! I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages, I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil. In your great love revive me so I can alertly obey your every word. 38 Affirm your promises to me - promises made to all who fear you. By carefully reading the map of your Word. (EL)85 The arrogant(EM) dig pits(EN) to trap me, contrary to your law.86 All your commands are trustworthy;(EO) help me,(EP) for I am being persecuted(EQ) without cause. your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. If your revelation hadn't delighted me so, I would have given up when the hard times came. I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually! 124 Let your love dictate how you deal with me; teach me from your textbook on life. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you. it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up. as you always do to those who love your name. give me back my life, just as you promised. not for a minute will I take my eyes off your road.