^65Well hast thou with thy servant dealt,
as thou didst promise give.
^66Good judgment me, and knowledge teach,
for I thy word believe.
^67Ere I afflicted was I stray'd;
but now I keep thy word.
^68Both good thou art, and good thou do'st:
teach me thy statutes, Lord.
^69The men that are puff d up with pride
against me forg'd a lie;
Yet thy commandements observe
with my whole heart will I.
^70Their hearts, through worldly ease and wealth,
as fat as grease they be:
But in thy holy law I take
^71It hath been very good for me
that I afflicted was,
That I might well instructed be,
and learn thy holy laws.
^72The word that cometh from thy mouth
is better unto me
Than many thousands and great sums
of gold and silver be.