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123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance,[a]
for your reliable promise to be fulfilled.[b]
124 Show your servant your loyal love.[c]
Teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant. Give me insight,
so that I can understand[d] your rules.

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  1. Psalm 119:123 tn Heb “my eyes fail for your deliverance.” The psalmist has intently kept his eyes open, looking for God to intervene, but now his eyes are watery and bloodshot, impairing his vision. See the similar phrase in v. 82.
  2. Psalm 119:123 tn Heb “and for the word of your faithfulness.”
  3. Psalm 119:124 tn Heb “do with your servant according to your loyal love.”
  4. Psalm 119:125 tn or “know.” The cohortative verbal form with vav (ו) conjunctive indicates purpose/result after the preceding imperative.

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