Psalm 119:1-8

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Psalm 119This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet; moreover, the verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 1א Aleph Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD .

2Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—

3they do no wrong but follow his ways.

4You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.

5Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

6Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.

7I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.

8I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me. ב Beth