Vouch for me against the taunting enemy
relying on Your word, Lord, I put my trust in Thee.
Voicing forth Your truth do not remove from me
I have put my hope in Your judgments and decrees.
Verily Your law I will keep continually
forever and always it will be the way for me.
və·’eṯ·hal·lə·ḵāh, I will walk in liberty
seeking Your precepts is what truly sets us free.
Valiantly ‘fore kings Your testimonies share
never be ashamed Your commandments to declare.
və·’eš·ta·‘ă·ša, I delight in Your command
I love all Your ways and all that You have planned.
Valuing Your mitzvoth*, I lift my hands in praise
contemplate Your statutes and ponder every phrase.
*mitzvoth = commandments (Heb)
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