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For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 aIn You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never bbe ashamed;
cIn Your righteousness deliver me.
2 aIncline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
A stronghold to save me.
For bYour name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
4 You will apull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my bstrength.
5 aInto Your hand I commit my spirit;
But I btrust in the Lord.
7 I will arejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness,
Because You have bseen my affliction;
You have known the troubles of my soul,
8 And You have not agiven me over into the hand of the enemy;
You have set my feet in a large place.
9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for aI am in distress;
10 For my life is spent with asorrow
And my years with sighing;
My bstrength has failed because of my iniquity,
11 Because of all my adversaries, I have become a areproach,
Especially to my bneighbors,
And an object of dread to my acquaintances;
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I am aforgotten as a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a broken vessel.
bTerror is on every side;
While they ctook counsel together against me,
They dschemed to take away my life.
I say, “aYou are my God.”
15 My atimes are in Your hand;
bDeliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.
16 Make Your aface to shine upon Your servant;
bSave me in Your lovingkindness.
17 Let me not be aput to shame, O Lord, for I call upon You;
18 Let the alying lips be mute,
Which bspeak arrogantly against the righteous
With pride and contempt.
19 How great is Your agoodness,
Which You have stored up for those who fear You,
Which You have wrought for those who btake refuge in You,
cBefore the sons of men!
21 aBlessed be the Lord,
22 As for me, aI said in my alarm,
“I am bcut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You cheard the voice of my supplications
When I cried to You.
23 O love the Lord, all you aHis godly ones!
The Lord bpreserves the faithful
And fully crecompenses the proud doer.
24 aBe strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who 1hope in the Lord.
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