Psalm 119:17-24

GIMEL

17 Please be kind to me, your servant.

Then I will live and I will obey your message.

18 Open my eyes wide!

Then I will see great things in your Law.

19 I live like a stranger here on the earth.

Please do not hide your commands from me.

20 I really want to obey your rules all the time.

I want that more than anything else.

21 You warn people who are proud.

If they turn away from your commands,

you will surely punish them.

22 I obey your rules.

So do not let people insult me,

so that I become ashamed.

23 Rulers may think of ways to hurt me and to insult me.

But I will think carefully about your rules.

24 Yes, your laws make me really happy.

They show me the right way to live.