I choose the path of faithfulness; I am committed to 1 your regulations.
I remember your ancient regulations, 1 O Lord, and console myself. 2
צ (Tsade) You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair.
For 2 Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! 3 Grant the king’s son 4 the ability to make fair decisions! 5
I desperately long to know 1 your regulations at all times.
Take away the insults that I dread! 1 Indeed, 2 your regulations are good.
I know, Lord, that your regulations 1 are just. You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me. 2
They will teach Jacob your ordinances and Israel your law; they will offer incense as a pleasant odor, and a whole offering on your altar.
He is secure at all times. 1 He has no regard for your commands; 2 he disdains all his enemies. 3
Mount Zion rejoices; the towns 1 of Judah are happy, 2 because of your acts of judgment. 3
Zion hears and rejoices, the towns 1 of Judah are happy, because of your judgments, O Lord.
Yes, as your judgments unfold, 1 O Lord, we wait for you. We desire your fame and reputation to grow. 2
I 1 look for 2 you during the night, my spirit within me seeks you at dawn, for when your judgments come upon the earth, those who live in the world learn about justice. 3
The Lord has removed the judgment against you; 1 he has turned back your enemy. Israel’s king, the Lord, is in your midst! You no longer need to fear disaster.