25I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. 26I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. 27Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. 28My soul is weary with sorry; strengthen me according to your word. 29Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law. 30I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. 31I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame. 32I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding. (NIV)
PRAYER: O Lord, there is nothing in my soul but dust and ashes. I am laid very low, but your word promises life from this death. Make life flow through me again, Lord! When I have confessed my sin and my sorrow to you, and relied on you alone for relief, you heard me and gave answer to my prayer.
O Lord, keep me under the teaching of your statutes! Make me understand your way more and more, for you alone give understanding so that my heart and mind and speech is full of the mighty wonders you have done!
My soul melts with the weight of the stresses and sorrows of this world. I am weak. Strengthen me, Lord, according to your promises, power, and precepts. Separate me from false ways, for I am tempted to look somewhere else for relief and I fool myself with estrangements from your word. Purify and sanctify my mind for you.
Knowing that you are gracious and kind, I ask you to teach me so that I will not go astray. I want to be faithful but the world vexes my best intentions. Therefore, I resolutely set your truth before my eyes, mind and heart, clinging ever more tightly to it. The more I hold to your word, the more I am assailed—let me not succumb to dilution. Hold me fast in my weakness and let me never be brought to shame by letting go of your truth!
Because you hear my prayer and have promised your strength, I will run freely in Your way (Isaiah 40:31), unencumbered with the narrowness of self and error, as you enlarge my heart with your law of love!
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Translations – KJV, ESV, RVR
NOTE: The King James Version (KJV) and the 1960 La Biblia Reina-Valera – Español (RVR) are in the public domain. Thanks to BibleStudyTools.com for the (RVR).
DALETH – 25My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken thou me according to thy word. 26I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. 28My soul melteth for heaviness; strengthen thou me according unto thy word. 29Remove from me the way of lying; and grant me thy law graciously. 30I have chosen the way of truth; thy judgments have I laid before me. 31I have stuck unto thy testimonies; O LORD, put me not to shame. 32I will run in the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. (KJV)
DALETH – 25My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! 26When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! 27Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. 28My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! 29Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! 30I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. 31I cling to your testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame! 32I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart! (ESV)
25 DALETH. Pegóse al polvo mi alma: Vivifícame según tu palabra.
26 Mis caminos te conté, y me has respondido: Enséñame tus estatutos.
27 Hazme entender el camino de tus mandamientos, Y hablaré de tus maravillas.
28 Deshácese mi alma de ansiedad: Corrobórame según tu palabra.
29 Aparta de mí camino de mentira; Y hazme la gracia de tu ley.
30 Escogí el camino de la verdad; He puesto tus juicios delante de mí.
31 Allegádome he á tus testimonios; Oh Jehová, no me avergüences.
32 Por el camino de tus mandamientos correré, Cuando ensanchares mi corazón. (RVR)