Day 541

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Day 541

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English Standard Version (ESV)

Psalm 119:65–96

65   You have dealt well with your servant,
    O LORD, according to your word.
66   Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
    for I believe in your commandments.
67   Before I was afflicted I went astray,
    but now I keep your word.
68   You are good and do good;
    teach me your statutes.
69   The insolent smear me with lies,
    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
70   their heart is unfeeling like fat,
    but I delight in your law.
71   It is good for me that I was afflicted,
    that I might learn your statutes.
72   The law of your mouth is better to me
    than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

73   Your hands have made and fashioned me;
    give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74   Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
    because I have hoped in your word.
75   I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous,
    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76   Let your steadfast love comfort me
    according to your promise to your servant.
77   Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
    for your law is my delight.
78   Let the insolent be put to shame,
    because they have wronged me with falsehood;
    as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79   Let those who fear you turn to me,
    that they may know your testimonies.
80   May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
    that I may not be put to shame!

81   My soul longs for your salvation;
    I hope in your word.
82   My eyes long for your promise;
    I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
83   For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
    yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84   How long must your servant endure?
    When will you judge those who persecute me?
85   The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
    they do not live according to your law.
86   All your commandments are sure;
    they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
87   They have almost made an end of me on earth,
    but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88   In your steadfast love give me life,
    that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.

89   Forever, O LORD, your word
    is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90   Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
    you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91   By your appointment they stand this day,
    for all things are your servants.
92   If your law had not been my delight,
    I would have perished in my affliction.
93   I will never forget your precepts,
    for by them you have given me life.
94   I am yours; save me,
    for I have sought your precepts.
95   The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
    but I consider your testimonies.
96   I have seen a limit to all perfection,
    but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

King James Version (KJV)

Psalm 119:65-96

Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
66Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
for I have believed thy commandments.
67Before I was afflicted I went astray:
but now have I kept thy word.
68Thou art good, and doest good;
teach me thy statutes.
69The proud have forged a lie against me:
but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70Their heart is as fat as grease;
but I delight in thy law.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted;
that I might learn thy statutes.
72The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:
give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74They that fear thee will be glad when they see me;
because I have hoped in thy word.
75I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live:
for thy law is my delight.
78Let the proud be ashamed;
for they dealt perversely with me without a cause:
but I will meditate in thy precepts.
79Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80Let my heart be sound in thy statutes;
that I be not ashamed.
My soul fainteth for thy salvation:
but I hope in thy word.
82Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke;
yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?85The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86All thy commandments are faithful:
they persecute me wrongfully;
help thou me.
87They had almost consumed me upon earth;
but I forsook not thy precepts.
88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness;
so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:
thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
91They continue this day according to thine ordinances:
for all are thy servants.
92Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93I will never forget thy precepts:
for with them thou hast quickened me.
94I am thine, save me;
for I have sought thy precepts.
95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me:
but I will consider thy testimonies.
96I have seen an end of all perfection:
but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Study Journal Questions
  1. How did affliction transform the psalmist?
  2. What role does God’s laws, precepts, and statutes play in your life?
  3. Why did the psalmist delight in God’s law?
  4. What did the wicked and insolent people do to the psalmist?
Together Challenge

Tell someone why God’s laws are awesome.

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