My soul longs for your salvation; I put my hope in your word.
My eyes long to see your promise. When will you comfort me?
I am like a wineskin shriveled by smoke, but I have not forgotten your laws.
How long can your servant survive? When will your edict doom my foes?

The arrogant have dug pits for me; defying your teaching.
All your commands are steadfast. Help me! I am pursued without cause.
They have almost ended my life on earth, but I do not forsake your precepts.
In your kindness give me life, to keep the decrees you have spoken.

Psalm 119 continued – verses 81-88