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let me never be put to shame;
in thy righteousness deliver me!
rescue me speedily!
Be thou a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!
for thy name’s sake lead me and guide me,
for thou art my refuge.
thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
6 Thou hatest* those who pay regard to vain idols;
but I trust in the Lord.
because thou hast seen my affliction,
thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
my eye is wasted from grief,
my soul and my body also.
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my misery,l
and my bones waste away.
a horrorm 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 on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.
I say, “Thou art my God.”
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
save me in thy steadfast love!
for I call on thee;
let the wicked be put to shame,
let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.
which speak insolently against the righteous
in pride and contempt.
which thou hast laid up for those who fear thee,
and wrought for those who take refuge in thee,
in the sight of the sons of men!
from the plots of men;
thou holdest them safe under thy shelter
from the strife of tongues.
for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
when I was beset as in a besieged city.
“I am driven farn from thy sight.”
But thou didst hear my supplications,
when I cried to thee for help.
The Lord preserves the faithful,
but abundantly requites him who acts haughtily.
all you who wait for the Lord!
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.