To the leader. A Psalm of David.
do not let me ever be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me.
rescue me speedily.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me.
for your name’s sake lead me and guide me,
for you are my refuge.
you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
6 You hatea those who pay regard to worthless idols,
but I trust in the Lord.
because you have seen my affliction;
you have taken heed of my adversities,
you have set my feet in a broad place.
my eye wastes away from grief,
my soul and body also.
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my misery,b
and my bones waste away.
a horrorc to my neighbors,
an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street flee from me.
I have become like a broken vessel.
terror all around!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.
I say, “You are my God.”
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.
save me in your steadfast love.
for I call on you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.
that speak insolently against the righteous
with pride and contempt.
that you have laid up for those who fear you,
and accomplished for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of everyone!
from human plots;
you hold them safe under your shelter
from contentious tongues.
for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
when I was beset as a city under siege.
“I am driven fard from your sight.”
But you heard my supplications
when I cried out to you for help.
The Lord preserves the faithful,
but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.
all you who wait for the Lord.
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