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Psalm 119:41-48

41-48Let your love, God, shape my life

with salvation, exactly as you promised;

Then I'll be able to stand up to mockery

because I trusted your Word.

Don't ever deprive me of truth, not ever—

your commandments are what I depend on.

Oh, I'll guard with my life what you've revealed to me,

guard it now, guard it ever;

And I'll stride freely through wide open spaces

as I look for your truth and your wisdom;

Then I'll tell the world what I find,

speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.

I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—

relishing every fragment of your counsel.

49-56Remember what you said to me, your servant—

I hang on to these words for dear life!

These words hold me up in bad times;

yes, your promises rejuvenate me.

The insolent ridicule me without mercy,

but I don't budge from your revelation.

I watch for your ancient landmark words,

and know I'm on the right track.

But when I see the wicked ignore your directions,

I'm beside myself with anger.

I set your instructions to music

and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way.

I meditate on your name all night, God,

treasuring your revelation, O God.

Still, I walk through a rain of derision

because I live by your Word and counsel.