Be kind to your servant that I may live, that I may keep your word.
Open my eyes to see clearly the wonders of your teachings.
I am a sojourner in the land; do not hide your commands from me.
At all times my soul is stirred with longing for your edicts.

With a curse you rebuke the proud who stray from your commands.
Free me from disgrace and contempt, for I observe your decrees.
Though princes meet and talk against me, your servant studies your laws.
Your decrees are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119 continued – verses 17-24