73Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. 74May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word. 75I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. 77Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight. 78May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts. 79May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. 80May I whole heartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame. (NIV)
PRAYER: O Lord, my Creator, as your hands have fashioned me and given me life, give me also understanding so that I may receive your commandments to my heart and be changed, and renewed by your grace. May my life be such an exhibit of grace in patience and hope directly because of your Word, that those who fear you will rejoice in heart and be encouraged also in your Word.
You have shown me that all your laws are righteousness, not one fails or is flawed in anyway. I have seen your hand in all my suffering and disciplined training, and I feel safe in your faithfulness to me. I agree with you in it. I am comforted by your unfailing love spoken to me, your humbled servant, May I continue to receive your comfort! Let your merciful compassion flow to me again and again so I may truly live, for without your atonement and restored fellowship, my life is fruitless and dead. I need not fear, though, for You have promised you unceasing love to all who serve you. Therefore, I have come to delight in your word, to be drawn to it as a flower grows toward the sun. Even in its discipline, I feel your love. Even when at times I lose sight of your love through sin and suffering, I rejoice in your promise of it and I wait for you, my True and Reliable (and at darkest times only) Friend.
Shame those who rise up against me, for they have wronged me unjustly with their deceits. Lord, you know my heart! I feel the injustice keenly, but I rely on you alone for my defense. I soak in your word of Truth and promise. Let those who fear you, however, show friendship with me as they see my low estate create good. Let them see your justice and mercy and come to believe more and rejoice in your Word.
I am but a sinner, Lord, but I pray you fill my heart with your grace to keep your law of love with all my being, and not by half-measures, so that I will not be disqualified as a false, empty, or fruitless servant.
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Translations – KJV, ESV, RVR
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|YOD – 73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 74They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. 76Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 80Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. (KJV)|
YOD – 73Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. 74Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. 75I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. 77Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. 78Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. 79Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies. 80May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame! (ESV)
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73 YOD. Tus manos me hicieron y me formaron: Hazme entender, y aprenderé tus mandamientos.
78 Sean avergonzados los soberbios, porque sin causa me han calumniado: Yo empero, meditaré en tus mandamientos.