You have treated your servant well, according to your word, O Lord.
Teach me wisdom and knowledge, for in your commands I trust.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I hold to your promise.
You are good and do what is good; teach me your laws.
The arrogant smear me with lies, but I observe your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are gross and fat; as for me, your teaching is my delight.
It was good for me to be afflicted, in order to learn your laws.
Teaching from your lips is more precious to me than heaps of silver and gold.
Psalm 119 continued – verses 65-72