The Word of the LORD gives us understanding that we would not have otherwise.

BibleGateway: Psalm 119:129-136

ESV Text: Psalm 119:129-136

Psalm 119:129-136 (Listen)


129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
because I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from man’s oppression,
that I may keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears,
because people do not keep your law. (ESV)

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 119

     129 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

     130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

     131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

     132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

     133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

     134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

     135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

     136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 775:
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