49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. 51The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law. 52I remember, LORD, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.53Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law. 54Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. 55In the night, LORD, I remember your name, that I may keep your law. 56This has been my practice: I obey your precepts. (NIV)

PRAYERS: O LORD, remember the covenant you have made to me in your Word, for you have led me to hope in it!  There is no comfort to be found in the palliative remedies this world offers; my only true and inner comfort in suffering is that I know your promise renews my life.

The arrogant, who pride themselves in their own wisdom, have mocked me without mercy. They despise you, and all who walk in your path.  Daily, I am maligned, despised, and rejected, as they seek to stumble me. Yet I stand firm in your law, not retreating in shame or doubt; for I remember your judgements, LORD. In all ages you have revealed your Arm, dividing truth from error, and showing your terrible holiness and power over all creation. Truly, your sword brings restto those who submit to your rule. You are the one true God, the only one worthy of fear; I find comfort in your ruleover me.

My soul is grieved and inflamed to see the wicked forsake your law, and I am horror-struck by the judgment which will surely fall on them in your court of law. Surely, the rejected offer of your grace will incite a great and terrible penalty! I am angered, but I am also in fear for them. In contrast, your grace to me has made me sing with joy in my heart, even as I walk as a foreigner in this world. In the dark places, when I am rendered most powerless, when everyone around forgets you–I remember you, O LORD. Holy awe of you enables me to keep your law.  May all see that my comfort and peace comes from you; for in submission to your truth, I am at rest.

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Translations – KJV, ESV, RVR

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49Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction; for thy word hath quickened me. 51The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet I have not declined from thy law. 52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. 53Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. 54Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 56This I had, because I kept thy precepts.  (KJV)

49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. 51The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. 52When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD. 53Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked who forsake your law. 54Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning. 55I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law. 56This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts. (ESV)

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49 ZAYIN. Acuérdate de la palabra dada á tu siervo, En la cual me has hecho esperar. 

50 Esta es mi consuelo en mi aflicción: Porque tu dicho me ha vivificado. 

51 Los soberbios se burlaron mucho de mí: Mas no me he apartado de tu ley. 

52 Acordéme, oh Jehová, de tus juicios antiguos, Y consoléme. 

53 Horror se apoderó de mí, á causa De los impíos que dejan tu ley. 

54 Cánticos me fueron tus estatutos En la mansión de mis peregrinaciones. 

55 Acordéme en la noche de tu nombre, oh Jehová, Y guardé tu ley. 

56 Esto tuve, Porque guardaba tus mandamientos.  (RVR)