Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.  Plead my cause and redeem me.  Give me life, according to your promise!  Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.  Great is your mercy, O Lord.  Give me life, according to your rules.  Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.  I look at the faithless with disgust because they do not keep your commands.  Consider how I love your precepts!  Give me life, according to your steadfast love.  The sum of your word is truth and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.  (Psalm 119.153-160)

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One thought on “For the Lord’s Day (431)

  1. I had never noticed the repetition of “Give me life!’ in verses 154, 156 and 159:
    “Give me life, according to your promise!”
    “Give me life, according to your rules!”
    “Give me life, according to your steadfast love!”
    You must be using the English Standard version. Other translations use “Revive me!” “Quicken me!” or “Preserve my life!”
    Wonderful.

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