Princes persecute me without reason, but my heart reveres only your word.
I rejoice at your promise, as one who has found rich soil.
Falsehood I hate and abhor; your teaching I love.
Seven times a day I praise you because your edicts are just.

Lovers of your teaching have much peace; for them there is no stumbling block.
I look for your salvation, Lord, and I fulfill your commands.
I observe your decrees; I love them very much.
I observe your precepts and decrees; all my ways are before you.

Psalm 119 continued – verses 161-168