My portion is the Lord; I promise to keep your words.
I entreat you with all my heart: have mercy on me in accord with your promise.
I have examined my ways and turned my steps to your decrees.
I am prompt, I do not hesitate in keeping your commands.
Though the snares of the wicked surround me, your teaching I do not forget.
At midnight I rise to praise you because your edicts are just.
I am the friend of all who fear you, of all who keep your precepts.
The earth, Lord, is filled with your love; teach me your laws.
Psalm 119 continued – verses 57-64