^161Princes have persecuted me,
although no cause they saw:
But still of thy most holy word
my heart doth stand in awe.
^162I at thy word rejoice, as one
of spoil that finds great store.
^163Thy law I love; but lying all
I hate and do abhor.
^164Sev'n times a-day it is my care
to give due praise to thee;
Because of all thy judgments, Lord,
which righteous ever be.
^165Great peace have they who love thy law;
offence they shall have none.
^166I hop'd for thy salvation, Lord,
and thy commands have done.
^167My soul thy testimonies pure
On them my heart is set, and them
I love exceedingly.
^168Thy testimonies and thy laws
I kept with special care;
For all my works and ways each one
before thee open are.