FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – PSALM 119:153-160

153Look on my affliction and deliver me,

for I do not forget your law.

154Plead my cause and redeem me;

give me life according to your promise!

155Salvation is far from the wicked,

for they do not seek your statutes.

156Great is your mercy, O Lord;

give me life according to your rules.

157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,

but I do not swerve from your testimonies.

158I look at the faithless with disgust,

because they do not keep your commands.

159Consider how I love your precepts!

Give me life according to your steadfast love.

160The sum of your word is truth,

and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.