Psalms Chapter 118 – Catholic Bible

The Book of Psalms

Chapter 118

1 – Aleph

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1 – Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

2 – Blessed are they who search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

3 – For they that work iniquity, have not walked in his ways.

4 – Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently.

5 – O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications.

6 – Then shall I not be confounded, when I shall look into all thy commandments.

7 – I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned the judgments of thy justice.

8 – I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake me. BETH

9 – By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.

10 – With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.

11 – Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee.

12 – Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy justifications.

13 – With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.

14 – I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches.

15 – I will meditate on thy commandments: and I will consider thy ways.

16 – I will think of thy justifications: I will not forget thy words. GIMEL

17 – Give bountifully to thy servant, enliven me: and I shall keep thy words.

18 – Open thou my eyes: and I will consider the wondrous things of thy law.

19 – I am a sojourner on the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

20 – My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all times.

21 – Thou hast rebuked the proud: they are cursed who decline from thy commandments.

22 – Remove from reproach and contempt: because I have sought after thy testimonies.

23 – For princes sat, and spoke against me: but thy servant was employed in thy justifications.

24 – For thy testimonies are my meditation: and thy justifications my counsel. DALETH

25 – My soul hath cleaved to the pavement: quicken thou me according to thy word.

26 – I have declared my ways, and thou hast heard me: tech me thy justifications.

27 – Make me to understand the way of thy justifications: and I shall be exercised in thy wondrous works.

28 – My soul hath slumbered through heaviness: strengthen thou me in thy words.

29 – Remove from me the way of iniquity: and out of thy law have mercy on me.

30 – I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments I have not forgotten.

31 – I have stuck to thy testimonies, O Lord: put me not to shame.

32 – I have run the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge my heart. HE

33 – Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord: and I will always seek after it.

34 – Give me understanding, and I will search thy law ; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

35 – Lead me into the path of thy commandments; for this same I have desired.

36 – Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

37 – Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity: quicken me in thy way.

38 – Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear.

39 – Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended: for thy judgments are delightful.

40 – Behold I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy justice. VAU

41 – Let thy mercy also come upon me, O Lord: thy salvation according to thy word.

42 – So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; that I have trusted in thy words.

43 – And take not thou the word of truth utterly out of my mouth: for in thy words have I hoped exceedingly.

44 – So shall I always keep thy law, for ever and ever.

45 – And I walked at large: because I have sought after thy commandments.

46 – And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed.

47 – I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved.

48 – And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved: and I was exercised in thy justifications. ZAIN

49 – Be thou mindful of thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast given me hope.

50 – This hath comforted me in my humiliation: because thy word hath enlivened me.

51 – The proud did iniquitously altogether: but I declined not from thy law.

52 – I remembered, O Lord, thy judgments of old: and I was comforted.

53 – A fainting hath taken hold of me, because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

54 – Thy justifications were the subject of my song, in the place of my pilgrimage.

55 – In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord: and have kept thy law.

56 – This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications. HETH

57 – O Lord, my portion, I have said, I would keep the law.

58 – I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me according to thy word.

59 – I have thought on my ways: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

60 – I am ready, and am not troubled: that I may keep thy commandments.

61 – The cords of the wicked have encompassed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

62 – I rose at midnight to give praise to thee; for the judgments of thy justification.

63 – I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy commandments.

64 – The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy justifications. TETH

65 – Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word.

66 – Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.

67 – Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.

68 – Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.

69 – The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me: but I will seek thy commandments with my whole heart.

70 – Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

71 – It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.

72 – The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver. JOD

73 – Thy hands have made me and formed me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

74 – They that fear thee shall see me, and shall be glad: because I have greatly hoped in thy words.

75 – I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.

76 – O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

77 – Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy law is my meditation.

78 – Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me: but I will be employed in thy commandments.

79 – Let them that fear thee turn to me” and they that know thy testimonies.

80 – Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not be confounded. CAPH

81 – My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have very much hoped.

82 – My eyes have failed for thy word, saying: When wilt thou comfort me?

83 – For I am become like a bottle in the frost: I have not forgotten thy justifications.