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Psalm 119

A section-by-section anagram of Psalm 119, attempting to preserve the acrostic effect used in the original
Hebrew version. Owing to a scarcity of Bs, each section is reduced from 8 to 7 verses for uniformity.

Aleph
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

Keep ye all the commandments which the Lord in his wisdom hath given unto us.
Keep ye all the testimonies which the Lord testifies in any way unto you.
Keep ye all the statutes that the wise Lord hath established for you.
Keep ye all the judgments that the Lord with his wisdom hath decreed.
Keep ye all the laws that the Lord requires of the wise man and the wise woman.
Keep thee strong in all the sweet heavenly precepts that the Lord inspires.
Keep walking in this my Lord's way, a saint's way, that you may thus be able to find the truth.

Beth
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

Will ye merit justice? show justice to other men.
Will ye find that path that leads to my God? keep the commandments he hath given.
Will ye obtain the divine mercy? show thyself rather merciful to God's children.
Will ye maintain health? show thy body respect, since it's a temple of the soul.
Will ye gain that wisdom that cometh with age? study the teachings that he hath given unto man.
Will ye understand that truth he hath given? be aware that ye must stay near him and rely on him.
Will ye avoid the mire of error's sinister way? do that which God says to do.

Gimel
Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

Many are those faithful promises that God doth give unto them that do their duty.
Many are the statutes that his children must live by, declared to them by the prophets.
Many are God's mercies unto good men that are distant from wicked sinful deeds.
Many are the godly works that mortal men of faith must perform to merit his glory.
Many are the covenants outlined that people must accept to live in his kingdom
Many are his divine truths that mankind must study, think upon, and be entirely true to.
Many will be the high rewards that all those who obey his commandments may enjoy.

Daleth
My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

Unto my Lord may we seek to show ourselves steadfastly trustworthy.
Unto my Lord's choice revelations may we listen, and study them, and repent.
Unto the Almighty's law may we give heed, to follow the path that he hath charted for us.
Unto the Most High may men come when sick of soul or heart. Ah, that they may receive kind mercy!
Unto the mighty God may we look, and accord faith unto the laws that he hath justly made.
Unto Heaven might our prayers ascend, duly giving thanks for the truth.
Unto my Lord may we ever come in quest of much counsel, wisdom, and self-betterment.

He
Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

Never seek anything which is not of the highest quality in matters of wisdom.
Never act disloyally, jealously, maliciously, or in any other such naughty way.
Never heed those demands made of you by those men who are the wicked and the unholy.
Never attempt to be other than godly men and women, doing what thy Lord bids thee to.
Never think that which is untrue, cheap, petty, mean or filthy. Be most faithful men.
Never quit acting meekly, piously, and in the most worthy of ways. The truth? Seek it!
Never cease from doing many a deed that is good, that is right, and that is proper.

Vau
Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

All folks that thankfully obey God's command, merit victory over the horrid error of sin.
All they who circumvent the commandments unhappily do not partake of his divine love.
All dedicated men who commit to keep his law will understand many things hidden from man's view.
All ye that do not make his every statute the primary guide to the truth will not find out his way.
All ye that walk not in his path will not become the heirs to his heaven;
All ye worthy men that do respect his judgments will find a blessed view of it.
All ye saints that choose his way out of duty, will receive many worthwhile favours.

Zain
Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

Open hearts may feel that joy which my Lord hath freely vowed to him that hath belief.
Open minds may know of the commandments given by my Lord, and thereby evade much dark, wicked error.
Open souls are indeed recommended as future immortal heirs of salvation; their faith saves them.
Open eyes are guided up by my God; then they'd behold his face.
Open ears hear that which quencheth thirst, if they want to drink the truth he has.
Open mouths communicate with zeal my Lord's every truth.
Open pocketbooks give a faithful tithing to my God.

Cheth
Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

Heed that direction that's found in scripture, that you may seek after its statutes.
Heed the recommendations made unto man by the Bible's Pages; be very kind and just.
Heed fully that help that oft comes thence: from men appointed by thy God.
Heed all the words that many devout prophets have taught us, that merit immortal life.
Heed the many admonitions that thy Lord might give you; and commit no sin.
Heed not them that want to try to make you forget that which ye know is of great value.
Heed not that woeful horrific error which will come to you by way of the wicked.

Teth
Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Blessed is the good man, putting tacit trust in that which came from God.
Blessed is the good woman, that avoids getting totally out of touch with the truth of God.
Blessed is that country that walketh firm in the path of the divine law of God.
Blessed are they who are mature, that avoid what is vulgar, gaudy, tawdry, or unworthy.
Blessed are men which keep to the limit every commandment of the Lord God.
Blessed are ye that get a total understanding of the divine way, left in hope of heaven.
Blessed are ye that awake with uplifted heart, in calm joy at the truth.

Jod
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Trust in the Lord who keepeth the many commitments which he has made unto men.
Trust my Lord's covenants that he has made with the Jew; ye see that he defeats all heathen enemies.
Trust my God; yea, he will verily remember each man that communicates often by prayer unto him.
Trust that justice will be given by God unto every man that hath kept his feet from the evil, amoral, and decadent way.
Trust that my God will indeed be infinitely merciful to the seed of Israel and them that are attached to the faith.
Trust in my God's holy prophets; watch the events they have foreseen unfold at the dates foretold.
Trust in the holy word; if God is the author may man study it, and keep it in mind by day and by night.

Caph
My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

From unjust men, dishonest men, and hateful men may we yet be delivered.
From all those wicked men, O may I have the protection of thy holy providence.
From the worthless, unhealthy path to sin might we choose to stay away, untouched.
From that which is extremely unrighteous may I flee, O God, unto thee, my happy hope.
From all that untested, twisted, chronic evil might we be most safely kept, by thy care.
From that that's not true, nor holy, may I often seek refuge in contemplating thy books of truth.
From the unfruitful way that leadeth to unhappiness might we seek most quickly to depart.

Lamed
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Incline thy mind, to be opened in all issues to the true advice that the Lord provided.
Incline thine every thought toward the firm commandments the Lord gives thee.
Incline thy heart and mind to be faithful, steadfast, and thus trustworthy.
Incline thy soul to embrace everything of worth which has come from the realms above.
Incline thy deeds as of a man who bravely seeks every day after righteousness.
Incline thy spirit to every exquisite, safe, established principle of worthiness.
Incline thine attitude unto the keeping of all of the laws God hath made, as he has demanded.

Mem
O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Every nation that feareth God has this promise: they may stave off enemy sieges.
Every kindred with the will to obey him has the promise, that they may understand wisdom.
Every tongue that will make mention of my name has the weighty promise, that they might enjoy mercy.
Every people that has sought after the commandments, I promise that I will cater to their need.
Every adulterous man cometh under my wrath; his fate: die a hideous death.
Every unrighteous woman meets with her fate: an unfortunate end.
Every imperfect human that heard, and went contrary to my word, getteth misery.

Nun
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

Yield not to enticement from evil men, that ye may remain clean from this wicked world's path.
Yield to that enticing of the Spirit, that ye may have help keeping away from harm and injury.
Yield of thy substance and thy might most generously for the church.
Yield yourselves to God; enter his sanctuary, the home of truth, with faith and hope.
Yield not unto flattering talk which comes from the mouth of a man or woman of ill-repute.
Yield no quarter whatever to damaging injustice; seek to perform faithful service.
Yield repeated justice and dignity to men wherever and whenever ye can.

Samech
I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Surely that godly man of faith that heeds the commandments of the Father will find joy.
Surely they that did opt to have a meek, obedient attitude may hope to be awarded heaven.
Surely devout men that choose the ideal path of truth find freedom from error.
Surely that man with wisdom that makes the law of God a guide will be most happy.
Surely that man of horrid, evil acts will find himself in much misery, loathing it.
Surely that loathsome, crooked man who chose depravity shall die totally condemned.
Surely God provideth restitution to nice people that suffer much by the hands of hostile men.

Ain
I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

Very great and powerful is the divine Lord enthroned above: he's totally moral, too.
Very just indeed is my Lord; who rewards people with the fate they deserve.
Very caring is God, showing mercy and long-suffering to men that commit sin.
Very kind is he, forgiving men some of their many failings.
Very pathetic is the damnation of those that refuse to awaken to thee and to choose thy truth.
Very good must be all the acts thou performest, to be entitled to a happy estate after death.
Very strictly must ye observe all of God's commandments, that ye may enjoy an inheritance in heaven.

Pe
Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

Do many little kind deeds unto thy fellow men, for thus we promote much peace and harmony.
Do thine every duty unto the Lord; live a faithful man, esteemed in the eyes of God.
Do many inspiring acts of service unto those men and women whose lives are spent in poverty.
Do ye everything that's required of people who come to know his statutes' truth.
Do not break any commandment; keep every one of them.
Do not make thyself unhappy, tormented with much that is very unholy, heathen, or sinful.
Do not submit to the many pressures that might urge thee to persist in temptation's peril.

Tzaddi
Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

Give unto God a tithing; the first tenth of all money that thou madest is the Lord's.
Give liberally unto poor, nameless men and women; shelter the severely distressed.
Give alms humbly unto them that despair and are tormented or depressed.
Give a measure of thy donations, with a merry heart unto the charity chest.
Give kind service joyfully and with much zealousness unto them that suffer.
Give ear unto your God's truths, that ye might understand many things regarding him and his Zion.
Give heed unto the Lord's messages, that ye may discover the happiness that is thy destiny.

Koph
I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

Choose to make thy life conform with every precept thy God hath given men.
Choose wisdom rather than that impertinent, improper, and unredeeming error.
Choose to avoid sinking down, mired in the mighty wicked, decadent, and shameful way.
Choose to have that just, discreet attitude in all thy many dealings with mankind.
Choose maturely to quit every manner of evil, unworthy, and vengeful deeds.
Choose to walk all the time in the right path of truth which deity hath directed men walk in.
Choose rightly to remain far from the trendy, rotten, and filthy things in the world.

Resh
Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

Remain conformed to thy Lord's instructions; henceforth be quick to defend his teachings.
Remain ever perfectly chaste, doing thy many just works, whether major or minor.
Remain very firmly committed to seeing decent deeds done in this world, to restore the good.
Remain steadfast when under attack by very corrupt, godless, degenerate forces.
Remain utterly valiant in thy God's holy ways, seeking to do kind deeds, eschewing hatreds.
Remain completely unmoved by the seductiveness of evil, quick to depart from chicanery.
Remain quite thoroughly free of indecent wrongdoing, so keeping thy modesty and virtue.

Schin
Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

Praise ye the wise Lord that hath made the heavens and the earth.
Praise God, ye decent men that live by the faith; humbly choose to avoid vanity and vice.
Praise ye the Lord, and be not drawn by temptations; flee Satan's evil ways.
Praise ye the Almighty God and the champion of truth, by whom life is given unto men.
Praise ye the Lord often, and continue to do much that's expected of thee.
Praise God with joyful music all ye that have each known his mighty works.
Praise ye the Lord whose justice and gentle mercy saveth thy soul from death.

Tau
Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Let the vast sky praise the Lord my God; the sun shall testify of thy glory.
Let earth praise my God; the high mountains and mighty ocean demonstrate thy power.
Let all creatures speak praises to my God and my king, who liveth amongst the very clouds.
Let devout men, these learned men that have cymbals and lutes, commence to praise my Lord.
Let women that love virtue praise my Lord with timbrels, hymns, and a dance.
Let children full of faith choose to praise God in the joyful innocence of youth.
Let choirs of angels praise my Lord, oh yes even the great God, with the harp and the trumpet.

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