1 O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; cSave me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
2 dLest they tear me like a lion,
eRending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, fif I have done this:
If there is giniquity in my hands,
Or hhave plundered my enemy without cause,
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust.
iLift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
And according to my integrity within me.
But establish the just;
10 4My defense is of God,
Who saves the nupright in heart.
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
He will osharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
14 pBehold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
qAnd has fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 rHis trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down on 5his own crown.
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
So with MT, Tg., Vg.; LXX O Lord my God
Lit. kidneys, the most secret part of man
Lit. My shield is upon God
The crown of his own head
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my alight and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The bLord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3 dThough an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
4 eOne thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may fdwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the 2beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
5 For gin the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall hset me high upon a rock.
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of 4joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
9 jDo not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 kWhen my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
11 lTeach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
For mfalse witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
nIn the land of the living.
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Lifted up in honor
Wait in faith
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
2 bBow down Your ear to me,
Deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of 2refuge,
A 3fortress of defense to save me.
3 cFor You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, dfor Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.
For You are my strength.
5 eInto Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord God of ftruth.
6 I have hated those gwho regard useless idols;
But I trust in the Lord.
For You have considered my trouble;
jYou have set my feet in a wide place.
kMy eye wastes away with grief,
Yes, my soul and my 6body!
And my years with sighing;
My strength fails because of my iniquity,
And my bones waste away.
But mespecially among my neighbors,
And am repulsive to my acquaintances;
nThose who see me outside flee from me.
12 oI am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a 8broken vessel.
13 pFor I hear the slander of many;
qFear is on every side;
While they rtake counsel together against me,
They scheme to take away my life.
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in Your shand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.
16 tMake Your face shine upon Your servant;
Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
17 uDo not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You;
Let the wicked be ashamed;
vLet them be silent in the grave.
18 wLet the lying lips be put to silence,
Which xspeak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19 yOh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust
have taken refuge
Lit. house of fortresses
given me over
A Psalm of David aWhen He Pretended Madness Before Abimelech, Who Drove Him Away, and He Departed.
1 I will bbless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I csought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
And their faces were not ashamed.
And saved him out of all his troubles.
And delivers them.
8 Oh, ftaste and see that the Lord is good;
gBlessed is the man who trusts in Him!
There is no 2want to those who fear Him.
hBut those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
iI will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 jWho is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
And your lips from speaking kdeceit.
14 lDepart from evil and do good;
mSeek peace and pursue it.
15 nThe eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 oThe face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
17 The righteous cry out, and qthe Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
And saves such as 4have a contrite spirit.
19 tMany are the afflictions of the righteous,
uBut the Lord delivers him out of them all.
vNot one of them is broken.
21 wEvil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be 5condemned.
22 The Lord xredeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
are crushed in spirit
The goodness of God endures continually.
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Lying rather than speaking righteousness.
You deceitful tongue.
He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
And uproot you from the land of the living.
And shall laugh at him, saying,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his 2wickedness.”
8 But I am clike a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it 3is good.