Authorized Version | Psalms | Psalm 119
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
From the Great Bible
edition (known as Cranmer's Bible
). Set in the Book of Common Prayer
, for Evening Prayer
on the twenty-fifth day of the month.
Lord, what love have I unto thy law : all the day long is my study in
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies
: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than my teachers : for thy testimonies
are my study.
100 I am wiser than the aged : because I keep thy commandments.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way : that I may keep
102 I have not shrunk from thy judgements : for thou teachest me.
103 O how sweet are thy words unto my throat : yea, sweeter than
honey unto my mouth.
104 Through thy commandments I get understanding : therefore I hate
all evil ways.
From the Vulgate
, where it is listed, according to the Catholic
manner, as Psalm 118
Quam dilexi legem tuam tota die haec meditatio mea.
Super inimicos meos instruis me mandata tua quia in sempiternum hoc est mihi.
Super omnes qui docebant me eruditus sum quia testimonia tua meditatio mea.
Super senes intellexi quia praecepta tua servavi.
Ab omni semita mala prohibui pedes meos ut custodirem verba tua.
A iudiciis tuis non recessi quia tu inluminasti me.
Quam dulce gutturi meo eloquium tuum super mel ori meo.
Praecepta tua considerabam propterea odivi omnem semitam mendacii.
The psalm in either case may be followed by the Gloria Patri