17Deal bountifully with your servant,
so that I may live and observe your word.
18Open my eyes, so that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
19I live as an alien in the land;
do not hide your commandments from me.
20My soul is consumed with longing
for your ordinances at all times.
21You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,
who wander from your commandments;
22take away from me their scorn and contempt,
for I have kept your decrees.
23Even though princes sit plotting against me,
your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24Your decrees are my delight,
they are my counselors.
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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631