In these 8 verses, every verse starts with the letter chet (ח, pronounced as in “Bach“).
The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words.
I appease your face with all my heart
Be generous according to your word.
I considered my ways
and I brought my feet back to your decrees.
I hurried and did not hesitate
to keep your commandments.
The chords of the wicked surrounded me
I did not forget your laws.
At midnight I rise to praise you
for your righteous judgments.
I am a friend to all who fear you
and who keep your precepts.
Your love, oh Lord, filled the earth; teach me your statutes.