You have treated your servant well,
according to your word, O LORD.
Teach me wisdom and knowledge,
for in your commandments I trust.
Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I hold to your promise.
You are good and do what is good;
teach me your statutes.
The arrogant smear me with lies,
but I keep your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are gross and fat;
as for me, your law is my delight.
It was good for me to be afflicted,
in order to learn your statutes.
The law of your mouth is more precious to me
than heaps of silver and gold.
— Psalm 119:65–72