For the choir director. A psalm of David.
let me never be disgraced.l
Save me by your righteousness.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a mountain fortress to save me.m
3 For you are my rock and my fortress;n
you lead and guide me
for your name’s sake.o
that is secretly set for me,
for you are my refuge.p
5 Into your hand I entrust my spirit;q
6 IC hate those who are devoted to worthless idols,
but I trust in the Lord.s
because you have seen my affliction.
You know the troubles of my soult
8 and have not handed me over to the enemy.u
You have set my feet in a spacious place.v
because I am in distress;w
my eyes are worn out from frustration—
and my years with groaning;y
my strength has failed
because of my iniquity,E
and my bones waste away.z
and even by my neighbors.
I am dreaded by my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street run from me.aa
like a dead person—like broken pottery.ab
terror is on every side.ac
When they conspired against me,
they plotted to take my life.ad
I say, “You are my God.”ae
15 The course of my life is in your power;af
rescue me from the power of my enemies
and from my persecutors.ag
16 Make your face shine on your servant;ah
save me by your faithful love.ai
17 Lord, do not let me be disgraced when I call on you.aj
Let the wicked be disgraced;
18 Let lying lipsal
that arrogantly speak against the righteous
in proud contempt be silenced.am
which you have stored up for those who fear you.
In the presence of everyoneA you have acted
for those who take refuge in you.a
20 You hide them in the protection of your presence;*
you conceal them in a shelter
from human schemes,
from quarrelsome tongues.b
for he has wondrously shown his faithful love to me
in a city under siege.c
“I am cut off from your sight.”d
But you heard the sound of my pleading
when I cried to you for help.e
23 Love the Lord, all his faithful ones.f
The Lord protects the loyal,
but fully repays the arrogant.g
24 Be strong, and let your heart be courageous,*
all you who put your hope in the Lord.h
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