Day 324

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 324

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Psalm 119:1-32

119:1  Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord!
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart,
who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways!
You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently.
Oh that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!
Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous rules.
I will keep your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me!

How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
11 I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
14 In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.

17 Deal bountifully with your servant,
that I may live and keep your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
19 I am a sojourner on the earth;
hide not your commandments from me!
20 My soul is consumed with longing
for your rules at all times.
21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,
who wander from your commandments.
22 Take away from me scorn and contempt,
for I have kept your testimonies.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me,
your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24 Your testimonies are my delight;
they are my counselors.

25 My soul clings to the dust;
give me life according to your word!
26 When I told of my ways, you answered me;
teach me your statutes!
27 Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28 My soul melts away for sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word!
29 Put false ways far from me
and graciously teach me your law!
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I set your rules before me.
31 I cling to your testimonies, O Lord;
let me not be put to shame!
32 I will run in the way of your commandments
when you enlarge my heart!


King James Version (KJV)


Psalm 119:1-32

1ALEPH.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3They also do no iniquity:
they walk in his ways.
4Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8I will keep thy statutes:
O forsake me not utterly.
9BETH.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12Blessed art thou, O LORD:
teach me thy statutes.
13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16I will delight myself in thy statutes:
I will not forget thy word.
17GIMEL.
Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19I am a stranger in the earth:
hide not thy commandments from me.
20My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22Remove from me reproach and contempt;
for I have kept thy testimonies.
23Princes also did sit and speak against me:
but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
25DALETH.
My soul cleaveth unto the dust:
quicken thou me according to thy word.
26I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me:
teach me thy statutes.
27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts:
so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28My soul melteth for heaviness:
strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29Remove from me the way of lying:
and grant me thy law graciously.
30I have chosen the way of truth:
thy judgments have I laid before me.
31I have stuck unto thy testimonies:
O LORD, put me not to shame.
32I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.


Study Journal Questions
  1. In what ways do you share the psalmist’s view of God’s commands, laws, and word?
  2. Why does the psalmist value God’s commands, laws, and word?
  3. How does the psalmist keep from sinning against God and maintain purity?
  4. Who can you surround yourself with to help you love God’s word?
Together Challenge

Share with someone how you feel about God’s word.

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