1 In athe Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul,
“Flee as a bird to your mountain”?
2 For look! bThe wicked bend their bow,
They make ready their arrow on the string,
That they may shoot 1secretly at the upright in heart.
3 cIf the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?
The Lord’s dthrone is in heaven;
eHis eyes behold,
His eyelids test the sons of men.
5 The Lord ftests the righteous,
But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
Fire and brimstone and a burning wind
He hloves righteousness;
3His countenance beholds the upright.
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
2 cThey speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and 3a double heart they speak.
3 May the Lord 4cut off all flattering lips,
And the tongue that speaks 5proud things,
“With our tongue we will prevail;
Our lips are our own;
Who is lord over us?”
Now I will arise,” says the Lord;
“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
6 The words of the Lord are dpure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.
You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
aHow long will You hide Your face from me?
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
bEnlighten my eyes,
cLest I sleep the sleep of death;
“I have prevailed against him”;
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 The afool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
2 bThe Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
3 cThey have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And ddo not call on the Lord?
For God is with the generation of the righteous.
But the Lord is his erefuge.
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
A Psalm of David.
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
And works righteousness,
And speaks the btruth in his heart;
3 He who cdoes not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
4 eIn whose eyes a vile person is despised,
But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who fswears to his own hurt and does not change;
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things gshall never be moved.
A aMichtam of David.
1 Preserve 1me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
“You are my Lord,
bMy goodness is nothing apart from You.”
“They are the excellent ones, in cwhom is all my delight.”
Their drink offerings of dblood I will not offer,
eNor take up their names on my lips.
You 2maintain my lot.
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
My 3heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
8 fI have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
My flesh also will 4rest in hope.
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to 6see corruption.
11 You will show me the hpath of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
A Prayer of David.
Attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.
You have visited me in the night;
I have purposed that my mouth shall not btransgress.
By the word of Your lips,
I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.
5 cUphold my steps in Your paths,
That my footsteps may not slip.
6 dI have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.
O You who 3save those who trust in You
From those who rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the 4apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
From my deadly enemies who surround me.
10 They have closed up their efat hearts;
With their mouths they fspeak proudly.
They have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places.
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword,
From men of the world who have their portion in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.
They are satisfied with children,
And leave the rest of their possession for their babes.
15 As for me, gI will see Your face in righteousness;
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David aThe Servant of the Lord, Who Spoke to the Lord The Words of bThis Song on the Day that the Lord Delivered Him from the Hand of All His Enemies and from the Hand of Saul. And He Said:
1 I cwill love You, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My shield and the 2horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon the Lord, ewho is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
4 fThe pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of 3ungodliness made me afraid.
The snares of death confronted me.
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
7 gThen the earth shook and trembled;
The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken,
Because He was angry.
And devouring fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
9 hHe bowed the heavens also, and came down
With darkness under His feet.
10 iAnd He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
jHe flew upon the wings of the wind.
kHis canopy around Him was dark waters
And thick clouds of the skies.
12 lFrom the brightness before Him,
His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.
And the Most High uttered mHis voice,
4Hailstones and coals of fire.
Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.
The foundations of the world were uncovered
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
16 oHe sent from above, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
But the Lord was my support.
19 pHe also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
20 qThe Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands
He has recompensed me.
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
And I did not put away His statutes from me.
23 I was also blameless 6before Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
24 rTherefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
25 sWith the merciful You will show Yourself merciful;
With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
And twith the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
But will bring down uhaughty looks.
28 vFor You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by You I can 7run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
30 As for God, wHis way is perfect;
He is a shield yto all who trust in Him.
31 zFor who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God who aarms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
33 bHe makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And csets me on my high places.
34 dHe teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
eSo my feet did not slip.
Neither did I turn back …
Lit. in darkness
Their allotted portion or serving
Or The upright beholds His countenance
An inconsistent mind
Lit. Who will give out of Zion the salvation of Israel?
Or His captive people
Mind, lit. kidneys
Or dwell securely
The abode of the dead
So with MT, Tg., Vg.; a few Heb. mss., LXX omit Hailstones and coals of fire
Or run through