For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 I awaited 1patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and bheard my cry.
2 He brought me up out of the apit of destruction, out of the 1miry clay,
And bHe set my feet upon a rock cmaking my footsteps firm.
3 He put a anew song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will bsee and fear
And will trust in the Lord.
4 How ablessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And bhas not 1turned to the proud, nor to those who clapse into falsehood.
5 Many, O Lord my God, are athe wonders which You have done,
And Your bthoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of them,
They cwould be too numerous to count.
6 1aSacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
My ears You have 2opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is 1written of me.
8 aI delight to do Your will, O my God;
bYour Law is within my heart.”
9 I have aproclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;
Behold, I will bnot restrain my lips,
O Lord, cYou know.
10 I have anot hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have bspoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
11 You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
1Your alovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
12 For evils beyond number have asurrounded me;
My biniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;
They are cmore numerous than the hairs of my head,
13 aBe pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
Make bhaste, O Lord, to help me.
14 Let those be aashamed and humiliated together
Who bseek my 1life to destroy it;
Let those be turned back and dishonored
Who delight 2in my hurt.
15 Let those abe 1appalled because of their shame
Who bsay to me, “Aha, aha!”
16 aLet all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let those who love Your salvation bsay continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17 Since aI am afflicted and needy,
1bLet the Lord be mindful of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.
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