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Psalm 119:113-120

113-120I hate the two-faced,

but I love your clear-cut revelation.

You're my place of quiet retreat;

I wait for your Word to renew me.

Get out of my life, evildoers,

so I can keep my God's commands.

Take my side as you promised; I'll live then for sure.

Don't disappoint all my grand hopes.

Stick with me and I'll be all right;

I'll give total allegiance to your definitions of life.

Expose all who drift away from your sayings;

their casual idolatry is lethal.

You reject earth's wicked as so much rubbish;

therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say.

I shiver in awe before you;

your decisions leave me speechless with reverence.

121-128I stood up for justice and the right;

don't leave me to the mercy of my oppressors.

Take the side of your servant, good God;

don't let the godless take advantage of me.

I can't keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you

to keep your promise to set everything right.

Let your love dictate how you deal with me;

teach me from your textbook on life.

I'm your servant—help me understand what that means,

the inner meaning of your instructions.

It's time to act, God;

they've made a shambles of your revelation!

Yea-Saying God, I love what you command,

I love it better than gold and gemstones;

Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me,

I despise every deceitful detour.