Look at my affliction and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your teaching.
Take up my cause and redeem me; for the sake of your promise give me life.
Salvation is far from sinners because they do not cherish your laws.
Your compassion is great, O Lord; in accord with your edicts give me life.

Though my persecutors and foes are many, I do not turn from your decrees.
I view the faithless with loathing, because they do not heed your promise.
See how I love your precepts, Lord; in your kindness give me life.
Your every word is enduring; all your just edicts are forever.

Psalm 119 continued – verses 153-160