Day 652

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 652

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Psalm 119:97-128

97 Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged,
for I keep your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
in order to keep your word.
102 I do not turn aside from your rules,
for you have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through your precepts I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to keep your righteous rules.
107 I am severely afflicted;
give me life, O Lord, according to your word!
108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord,
and teach me your rules.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever,
for they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes
forever, to the end.

113 I hate the double-minded,
but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers,
that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,
for their cunning is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,
therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you,
and I am afraid of your judgments.

121 I have done what is just and right;
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Give your servant a pledge of good;
let not the insolent oppress me.
123 My eyes long for your salvation
and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
and teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding,
that I may know your testimonies!
126 It is time for the Lord to act,
for your law has been broken.
127 Therefore I love your commandments
above gold, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right;
I hate every false way.


King James Version (KJV)


Psalm 119:97-128

97MEM.
O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:
for they are ever with me.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers:
for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102I have not departed from thy judgments:
for thou hast taught me.
103How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!104Through thy precepts I get understanding:
therefore I hate every false way.
105NUN.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107I am afflicted very much:
quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
109My soul is continually in my hand:
yet do I not forget thy law.
110The wicked have laid a snare for me:
yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever:
for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
113SAMECH.
I hate vain thoughts:
but thy law do I love.
114Thou art my hiding place and my shield:
I hope in thy word.
115Depart from me, ye evildoers:
for I will keep the commandments of my God.
116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live:
and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe:
and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes:
for their deceit is falsehood.
119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross:
therefore I love thy testimonies.
120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee;
and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121AIN.
I have done judgment and justice:
leave me not to mine oppressors.
122Be surety for thy servant for good:
let not the proud oppress me.
123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
124Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125I am thy servant;
give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126It is time for thee, LORD, to work:
for they have made void thy law.
127Therefore I love thy commandments above gold;
yea, above fine gold.
128Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;
and I hate every false way.


Study Journal Questions
  1. Why does the psalmist love God’s law?
  2. How do you feel about God’s law?
  3. How can your understanding surpass that of the teachers and aged?
  4. How does God’s word illuminate your path?
Together Challenge

Share with someone how God’s word gives you hope.

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