In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
He hath smitten my life down to the ground:
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
My heart within me is desolate.
I meditate on all thy doings;
I muse on the work of thy hands.
My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah
Hide not thy face from me,
Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
For in thee do I trust:
Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
For I lift up my soul unto thee.
I flee unto thee to hide me.
For thou art my God:
Thy Spirit is good;
Lead me in the land of uprightness.
In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
And destroy all them that afflict my soul;
For I am thy servant.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.