Lord, I love your commands.
Your command has made me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers when your decrees are my meditation. I have more discernment than the elders, because I observe your precepts. From every evil way I withhold my feet, that I may keep your words. From your ordinances I turn not away, for you have instructed me.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.