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To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
2 bBow down Your ear to me,
Deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of 2refuge,
A 3fortress of defense to save me.
3 cFor You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, dfor Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.
For You are my strength.
5 eInto Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord God of ftruth.
6 I have hated those gwho regard useless idols;
But I trust in the Lord.
For You have considered my trouble;
jYou have set my feet in a wide place.
kMy eye wastes away with grief,
Yes, my soul and my 6body!
And my years with sighing;
My strength fails because of my iniquity,
And my bones waste away.
But mespecially among my neighbors,
And am repulsive to my acquaintances;
nThose who see me outside flee from me.
12 oI am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a 8broken vessel.
13 pFor I hear the slander of many;
qFear is on every side;
While they rtake counsel together against me,
They scheme to take away my life.
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in Your shand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.
16 tMake Your face shine upon Your servant;
Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
17 uDo not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You;
Let the wicked be ashamed;
vLet them be silent in the grave.
18 wLet the lying lips be put to silence,
Which xspeak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19 yOh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!
20 zYou shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;
From the strife of tongues.
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried out to You.
For the Lord preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud person.
24 cBe of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.
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