Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet.

Psalm 119 English Standard Version (ESV)

Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet


119 [a] Blessed are those whose way is blameless,

    who walk in the law of the Lord!

2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,

    who seek him with their whole heart,

3 who also do no wrong,

    but walk in his ways!

4 You have commanded your precepts

    to be kept diligently.

5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast

    in keeping your statutes!

6 Then I shall not be put to shame,

    having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.

7 I will praise you with an upright heart,

    when I learn your righteous rules.[b]

8 I will keep your statutes;

    do not utterly forsake me!


9 How can a young man keep his way pure?

    By guarding it according to your word.

10 With my whole heart I seek you;

    let me not wander from your commandments!

11 I have stored up your word in my heart,

    that I might not sin against you.

12 Blessed are you, O Lord;

    teach me your statutes!

13 With my lips I declare

    all the rules[c] of your mouth.

14 In the way of your testimonies I delight

    as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate on your precepts

    and fix my eyes on your ways.

16 I will delight in your statutes;

    I will not forget your word.


17 Deal bountifully with your servant,

    that I may live and keep your word.

18 Open my eyes, that I may behold

    wondrous things out of your law.

19 I am a sojourner on the earth;

    hide not your commandments from me!

20 My soul is consumed with longing

    for your rules[d] at all times.

21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,

    who wander from your commandments.

22 Take away from me scorn and contempt,

    for I have kept your testimonies.

23 Even though princes sit plotting against me,

    your servant will meditate on your statutes.

24 Your testimonies are my delight;

    they are my counselors.