whose sin is covered.
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
through my groaning all day long.
my strength was dried upo as by the heat of summer. [Selah]
and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;
then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah]
offer prayer to thee;
at a time of distress,p in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
thou preservest me from trouble;
thou dost encompass me with deliverance. * [Selah]
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not keep with you.
but steadfast love surrounds him who trusts in the Lord.
“Flee like a bird to the mountains;*
they have fitted their arrow to the string,
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
what can the righteous do”?
the Lord’s throne is in heaven;
his eyes behold, his eyelids test, the children of men.
and his soul hates him that loves violence.
a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
the upright shall behold his face.
for the faithful have vanished from among the sons of men.
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
the tongue that makes great boasts,
our lips are with us; who is our master?”
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
guard us ever from this generation.
as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.