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I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually! because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary. Break open your words, let the light shine out. Victory over sin (Psalm 119:9) The first blessing is victory over sin. 57-64 Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise    to do everything you say.I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile,    be gracious to me just as you promised.When I took a long, careful look at your ways,    I got my feet back on the trail you blazed.I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet,    was quick to follow your orders.The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—    but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me.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!I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you,    of those committed to living by your rules.Your love, God, fills the earth! Now comfort me so I can live, really live; Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. I’ll recognize the sound of your voice. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. This video is unavailable. 175  Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. 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. 55  I meditate on your name all night, God, treasuring your revelation, O God. Psalm 119:105 By your words I can see where I'm going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. “Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked. You’re blessed when you follow his directions. 53  But when I see the wicked ignore your directions, I'm beside myself with anger. They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—. 108  Festoon me with your finest sayings, God; teach me your holy rules. 8  I'm going to do what you tell me to do; don't ever walk off and leave me. Get me on my feet again. A. In the Scriptures, the word light is sometimes used as a figure for knowledge and understanding. 167  My soul guards and keeps all your instructions - oh, how much I love them! Bible Gateway Recommends. 69  The godless spread lies about me, but I focus my attention on what you are saying; 70  They're bland as a bucket of lard, while I dance to the tune of your revelation. Psalm 119 MSG - Read the The Message Online - Free MSG Bible - SermonCentral.com Psalm 119 1-8 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. crying for help, hoping for a word from you. 19  I'm a stranger in these parts; give me clear directions. 36  Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. 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. 112  I concentrate on doing exactly what you say - I always have and always will. 49-56 Remember what you said to me, your servant—    I hang on to these words for dear life!These words hold me up in bad times;    yes, your promises rejuvenate me.The insolent ridicule me without mercy,    but I don’t budge from your revelation.I watch for your ancient landmark words,    and know I’m on the right track.But when I see the wicked ignore your directions,    I’m beside myself with anger.I set your instructions to music    and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way.I meditate on your name all night, God,    treasuring your revelation, O God.Still, I walk through a rain of derision    because I live by your Word and counsel. since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel. 49  Remember what you said to me, your servant - I hang on to these words for dear life! 153-160 Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—    I haven’t forgotten your revelation.Take my side and get me out of this;    give me back my life, just as you promised.“Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked    because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary.Your mercies, God, run into the billions;    following your guidelines, revive me.My antagonists are too many to count,    but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave.I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing;    they walked away from your promises so casually!Take note of how I love what you tell me;    out of your life of love, prolong my life.Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. 119:15,48,99). all the counsel that comes from your mouth; I delight far more in what you tell me about living. 118  Expose all who drift away from your sayings; their casual idolatry is lethal. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—. 132  Turn my way, look kindly on me, as you always do to those who personally love you. 98  Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete. 58  I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile, be gracious to me just as you promised. 41  Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised; 42  Then I'll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word. 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. Psa 119 is the longest psalm in the book of Psalms, and it is also the longest chapter, at 176 verses, in the Bible. 86  Everything you command is a sure thing, but they harass me with lies. Let your love dictate how you deal with me; I’m your servant—help me understand what that means. after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life! As those out to get me come closer and closer. 171  Let praise cascade off my lips; after all, you've taught me the truth about life! Help me understand these things inside and out. 1 PSALM 119 PREFACE The Torah (Genesis-Deuteronomy) is Yahweh’s basic instruction to His highest creatures. 50  These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you. Published by permission. I hate the two-faced, but I love your clear-cut revelation. 92  If your revelation hadn't delighted me so, I would have given up when the hard times came. How long till you haul my tormentors into court?The arrogant godless try to throw me off track,    ignorant as they are of God and his ways.Everything you command is a sure thing,    but they harass me with lies. now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you. Read verse in The Message Bible How long till you haul my tormentors into court? 87  They've pushed and pushed - they never let up - but I haven't relaxed my grip on your counsel. 3 That's right - you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. Sunday Evening Message. Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going. 119  You reject earth's wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. 107  Everything's falling apart on me, God; put me together again with your Word. 158  I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually! 113  I hate the two-faced, but I love your clear-cut revelation. 119 1  You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! The Psalms speak of undying love and the kind of faith needed for a Christian to live their fulfilled Christian lives whilst focusing on God and His statutes. I’m absorbed in pondering your wise counsel. Train me to live by your counsel. 148  I stayed awake all night, prayerfully pondering your promise. Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place. they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words. For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—. 51  The insolent ridicule me without mercy, but I don't budge from your revelation. 169  Let my cry come right into your presence, God; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. 12  Be blessed, God; train me in your ways of wise living. You promised, remember? so I can carry out all your instructions.”. 38  Affirm your promises to me - promises made to all who fear you. 164  Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. 123  I can't keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you to keep your promise to set everything right. 5  Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; 6  Then I'd never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. It contains 22 sections of 8 verses each, corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. 125  I'm your servant - help me understand what that means, the inner meaning of your instructions. 113-120 I hate the two-faced,    but I love your clear-cut revelation.You’re my place of quiet retreat;    I wait for your Word to renew me.Get out of my life, evildoers,    so I can keep my God’s commands.Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. to keep your promise to set everything right. 29  Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. Answer! 119 1 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. One place is Psalm 119:9. 57  Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise to do everything you say. I love it better than gold and gemstones; Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me. I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you. I’ve been careful to do just what you said. And now they find themselves removed from the religious life that they formerly enjoyed. 72  Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine. 80  And let me live whole and holy, soul and body, so I can always walk with my head held high. 135  Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live. your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. Meditations on God’s Word. Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders. 100  I've become wiser than the wise old sages simply by doing what you tell me. but the horizons can’t contain your commands! Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God’s commands. Within each section, all 8 verses begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. They show us the mercy and the justice of the Lord, the joys of heaven, and the pains of hell. By carefully reading the map of your Word. my whole life one long, obedient response. I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—, I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. 15  I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you've done it. 10  I'm single-minded in pursuit of you; don't let me miss the road signs you've posted. Take my Steady my steps with your Word of promise, Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women. 149  In your love, listen to me; in your justice, God, keep me alive. 22  Don't let them mock and humiliate me; I've been careful to do just what you said. And let your promises ring from my tongue; since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. 104  With your instruction, I understand life; that's why I hate false propaganda. 71  My troubles turned out all for the best - they forced me to learn from your textbook. The Biblical Book of Psalms is divided into five books: books 1 (Psalms 1-41) and 2 (Psalms 42-72) are called to be kept diligently. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—. Don’t disappoint all my grand hopes.Stick with me and I’ll be all right;    I’ll give total allegiance to your definitions of life.Expose all who drift away from your sayings;    their casual idolatry is lethal.You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish;    therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say.I shiver in awe before you;    your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. 37  Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the pilgrim way. I never make detours from the route you laid out; With your instruction, I understand life; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. Get me on my feet again. and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way. Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight! I’ll do whatever you say.”I called to you, “Save me    so I can carry out all your instructions.”I was up before sunrise,    crying for help, hoping for a word from you.I stayed awake all night,    prayerfully pondering your promise.In your love, listen to me;    in your justice, God, keep me alive.As those out to get me come closer and closer,    they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal;But you’re the closest of all to me, God,    and all your judgments true.I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words    that you meant them to last forever. 33  God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. 152  I've known all along from the evidence of your words that you meant them to last forever. 174  I'm homesick, God, for your salvation; I love it when you show yourself! 110  The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don't swerve an inch from your course. your testing has taught me what’s true and right. 129-136 Every word you give me is a miracle word—    how could I help but obey?Break open your words, let the light shine out,    let ordinary people see the meaning.Mouth open and panting,    I wanted your commands more than anything.Turn my way, look kindly on me,    as you always do to those who personally love you.Steady my steps with your Word of promise    so nothing malign gets the better of me.Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women    so I can live life your way.Smile on me, your servant;    teach me the right way to live.I cry rivers of tears    because nobody’s living by your book! I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—. And how happy it makes me!I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—    I always have and always will. 25  I'm feeling terrible - I couldn't feel worse! but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave. "Reproach" and "affliction" caused by the "proud" still rest on her; but a "quickening" of national life has begun. 143  Even though troubles came down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight. Help! But when I see the wicked ignore your directions. but my awe at your words keeps me stable. The wicked do their best to throw me off track. 96  I see the limits to everything human, but the horizons can't contain your commands! The equivalent alphabet in the New Testament, which is written in Greek, would be Alpha and Omega (see Revelation 1:8; … Guide me down the road of your commandments; preserve my life through your righteous ways! 97  Oh, how I love all you've revealed; I reverently ponder it all the day long. 153  Take a good look at my trouble, and help me - I haven't forgotten your revelation. 162  I'm ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich. I’m all yours. Psalm 119:134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Your precepts. 21  And those who think they know so much, ignoring everything you tell them - let them have it! My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise; There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water. 103  Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking. 66  Train me in good common sense; I'm thoroughly committed to living your way. And how happy it makes me! You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best … Your righteous decisions are eternal. doing your best to find him. Read verse in The Message Bible Even though troubles came down on me hard. The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. 119 1 119:1-176 Ps. 81-88 I’m homesick—longing for your salvation;    I’m waiting for your word of hope.My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise;    how long must I wait for your comfort?There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water,    but I keep a steady gaze on the instructions you post.How long do I have to put up with all this? 23  While bad neighbors maliciously gossip about me, I'm absorbed in pondering your wise counsel. so I can always walk with my head held high. Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. 88  In your great love revive me so I can alertly obey your every word. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language - Unabridged Audiobook on 66 CDs in a Boxed Set, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible: Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible Personal Size, Italian Duo-Tone, Dark Caramel/Black Cherry, The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible--soft leather-look, brown. 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