Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

20 May the Lord (A)answer you in the day of trouble!
    May (B)the name of the God of Jacob (C)protect you!
May he send you help from (D)the sanctuary
    and give you support from (E)Zion!
May he (F)remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

May he (G)grant you your heart's desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over (H)your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our (I)banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with (J)the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in (K)chariots and some in (L)horses,
    (M)but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.

O Lord, save (N)the king!
    May he answer us when we call.

The King Rejoices in the Lord's Strength

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

21 O Lord, in your (O)strength the king rejoices,
    and in your (P)salvation how greatly he exults!
You have (Q)given him his heart's desire
    and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
For you (R)meet him with rich blessings;
    you set (S)a crown of (T)fine gold upon his head.
He asked life of you; you (U)gave it to him,
    (V)length of days forever and ever.
His (W)glory is great through your salvation;
    (X)splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
For you make him most blessed forever;[a]
    you make him glad with the (Y)joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord,
    and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be (Z)moved.

Your hand will (AA)find out all your enemies;
    your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as (AB)a blazing oven
    when you appear.
The Lord will swallow them up in his (AC)wrath,
    and (AD)fire will consume them.
10 You (AE)will destroy their (AF)descendants from the earth,
    and their offspring from among the children of man.
11 Though they plan evil against you,
    though they (AG)devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12 For you will put them (AH)to flight;
    you will (AI)aim at their faces with your bows.

13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!
    We will sing and praise your power.

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.

22 (AJ)My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so (AK)far from saving me, from the words of my (AL)groaning?
O my God, I cry by (AM)day, but you do not answer,
    and by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are (AN)holy,
    (AO)enthroned on (AP)the praises[b] of Israel.
In you our fathers trusted;
    they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they (AQ)cried and were rescued;
    in you they (AR)trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am (AS)a worm and not a man,
    (AT)scorned by mankind and (AU)despised by the people.
All who see me (AV)mock me;
    they make mouths at me; they (AW)wag their heads;
(AX)“He trusts in the Lord; let him (AY)deliver him;
    let him rescue him, for he (AZ)delights in him!”

Yet you are he who (BA)took me from the womb;
    you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
10 On you was I cast from my birth,
    and from (BB)my mother's womb you have been my God.
11 Be not (BC)far from me,
    for trouble is near,
    and there is (BD)none to help.

12 Many bulls encompass me;
    (BE)strong bulls of (BF)Bashan surround me;
13 they (BG)open wide their mouths at me,
    like a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am (BH)poured out like water,
    and all my bones are (BI)out of joint;
my (BJ)heart is like (BK)wax;
    it is melted within my breast;
15 my strength is (BL)dried up like a potsherd,
    and my (BM)tongue sticks to my jaws;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For (BN)dogs encompass me;
    a company of evildoers (BO)encircles me;
they have (BP)pierced my hands and feet[c]
17 I can count all my bones—
they (BQ)stare and gloat over me;
18 (BR)they divide my garments among them,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But you, O Lord, (BS)do not be far off!
    O you my help, (BT)come quickly to my aid!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
    my precious life from the power of (BU)the dog!
21     Save me from (BV)the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued[d] me from the horns of (BW)the wild oxen!

22 (BX)I will tell of your name to my (BY)brothers;
    in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
23 You who (BZ)fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, (CA)glorify him,
    and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
    the affliction of (CB)the afflicted,
and he has not (CC)hidden his face from him,
    but has heard, when he (CD)cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great (CE)congregation;
    my (CF)vows I will (CG)perform before those who fear him.
26 (CH)The afflicted[e] shall (CI)eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
    May your hearts (CJ)live forever!

27 All (CK)the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord,
and all (CL)the families of the nations
    shall worship before you.
28 For (CM)kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29 All (CN)the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
    before him shall (CO)bow all who go down to the dust,
    even the one who could not (CP)keep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming (CQ)generation;
31 they shall (CR)come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet (CS)unborn,
    that he has done it.

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my (CT)shepherd; I shall not (CU)want.
    He makes me lie down in green (CV)pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[f]
    He (CW)restores my soul.
He (CX)leads me in (CY)paths of righteousness[g]
    for his (CZ)name's sake.

Even though I (DA)walk through the valley of (DB)the shadow of death,[h]
    I will (DC)fear no evil,
for (DD)you are with me;
    your (DE)rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You (DF)prepare a table before me
    in (DG)the presence of my enemies;
you (DH)anoint my head with oil;
    my (DI)cup overflows.
Surely[i] goodness and mercy[j] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall (DJ)dwell[k] in the house of the Lord
    (DK)forever.[l]

The King of Glory

A Psalm of David.

24 (DL)The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,[m]
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has (DM)founded it upon (DN)the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

(DO)Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his (DP)holy place?
(DQ)He who has (DR)clean hands and (DS)a pure heart,
    who does not (DT)lift up his soul to (DU)what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive (DV)blessing from the Lord
    and (DW)righteousness from (DX)the God of his salvation.
Such is (DY)the generation of those who seek him,
    who (DZ)seek the face of the God of Jacob.[n] Selah

(EA)Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    that (EB)the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, (EC)mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    (ED)The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory! Selah

Teach Me Your Paths

[o] Of David.

25 To you, O Lord, I (EE)lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I (EF)trust;
    (EG)let me not be put to shame;
    (EH)let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, (EI)none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
    they shall be ashamed who are (EJ)wantonly (EK)treacherous.

(EL)Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your (EM)truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your (EN)mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
    (EO)for they have been from of old.
Remember not (EP)the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your (EQ)steadfast love remember me,
    for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

(ER)Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he (ES)instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are (ET)steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For your (EU)name's sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is (EV)great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
    Him (EW)will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall (EX)abide in well-being,
    and his (EY)offspring (EZ)shall inherit the land.
14 (FA)The friendship[p] of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My (FB)eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will (FC)pluck my feet out of the net.

16 (FD)Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
    bring me out of my distresses.
18 (FE)Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
    (FF)Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.

22 (FG)Redeem Israel, O God,
    out of all his troubles.

I Will Bless the Lord

Of David.

26 (FH)Vindicate me, O Lord,
    for I have (FI)walked in my integrity,
    and I have (FJ)trusted in the Lord without wavering.
(FK)Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
    test my heart and (FL)my mind.[q]
For your (FM)steadfast love is before my eyes,
    and I (FN)walk in your (FO)faithfulness.

I do not (FP)sit with men of (FQ)falsehood,
    nor do I consort with hypocrites.
I (FR)hate the assembly of evildoers,
    and I will not sit with the wicked.

I (FS)wash my hands in innocence
    and go around your altar, O Lord,
proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,
    and telling all your (FT)wondrous deeds.

O Lord, I (FU)love the habitation of your house
    and the place where your glory dwells.
(FV)Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,
    nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 in whose hands are evil devices,
    and whose right hands are full of (FW)bribes.

11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
    redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12 My foot stands on (FX)level ground;
    in (FY)the great assembly I will bless the Lord.

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

27 The Lord is my (FZ)light and my (GA)salvation;
    (GB)whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold[r] of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
    to (GC)eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
    it is they who stumble and fall.

(GD)Though an army encamp against me,
    my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
    yet[s] I will be confident.

(GE)One thing have I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
that I may (GF)dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze upon (GG)the beauty of the Lord
    and to inquire[t] in his temple.

For he will (GH)hide me in his shelter
    in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
    he will (GI)lift me high upon a rock.

And now my (GJ)head shall be lifted up
    above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
    sacrifices with shouts of (GK)joy;
(GL)I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

(GM)Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
    be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, (GN)“Seek[u] my face.”
My heart says to you,
    “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”[v]
    (GO)Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
    O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
    (GP)O God of my salvation!
10 For (GQ)my father and my mother have forsaken me,
    but the Lord will (GR)take me in.

11 (GS)Teach me your way, O Lord,
    and lead me on (GT)a level path
    because of my enemies.
12 (GU)Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
    for (GV)false witnesses have risen against me,
    and they (GW)breathe out violence.

13 I believe that I shall look[w] upon (GX)the goodness of the Lord
    in (GY)the land of the living!
14 (GZ)Wait for the Lord;
    (HA)be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord!

The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield

Of David.

28 To you, O Lord, I call;
    (HB)my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you (HC)be silent to me,
    I become like those who (HD)go down to the pit.
(HE)Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
    when I cry to you for help,
when I (HF)lift up my hands
    (HG)toward your most holy sanctuary.[x]

Do not (HH)drag me off with the wicked,
    with the workers of evil,
(HI)who speak peace with their neighbors
    while evil is in their hearts.
(HJ)Give to them according to their work
    and according to the evil of their deeds;
give to them according to the work of their hands;
    (HK)render them their due reward.
Because they (HL)do not regard the works of the Lord
    or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and build them up no more.

Blessed be the Lord!
    For he has (HM)heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and (HN)my shield;
    in him my heart (HO)trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
    and with my (HP)song I give thanks to him.

The Lord is the strength of his people;[y]
    he is (HQ)the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless (HR)your heritage!
    (HS)Be their shepherd and (HT)carry them forever.

Ascribe to the Lord Glory

A Psalm of David.

29 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[z]
    (HU)ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in (HV)the splendor of holiness.[aa]

The voice of the Lord is over (HW)the waters;
    the God of glory (HX)thunders,
    the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is (HY)powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks (HZ)the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to (IA)skip like a calf,
    and (IB)Sirion like a young (IC)wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of (ID)Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes (IE)the deer give birth[ab]
    and strips the forests bare,
    and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over (IF)the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned (IG)as king forever.
11 May the Lord give (IH)strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless[ac] his people with (II)peace!

Joy Comes with the Morning

A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of (IJ)the temple.

30 I will (IK)extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
    and have not let my foes (IL)rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I (IM)cried to you for help,
    and you have (IN)healed me.
O Lord, you have brought up my soul from (IO)Sheol;
    you restored me to life from among those who (IP)go down to the pit.[ad]

Sing praises to the Lord, O you (IQ)his saints,
    and (IR)give thanks to his holy name.[ae]
(IS)For his anger is but for a moment,
    and (IT)his favor is for a lifetime.[af]
(IU)Weeping may tarry for the night,
    but (IV)joy comes with the morning.

As for me, I said in my (IW)prosperity,
    “I shall never be (IX)moved.”
By your favor, O Lord,
    you made my (IY)mountain stand strong;
you (IZ)hid your face;
    I was (JA)dismayed.

To you, O Lord, I cry,
    and (JB)to the Lord I plead for mercy:
“What profit is there in my death,[ag]
    if I go down to the pit?[ah]
Will (JC)the dust praise you?
    Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 (JD)Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me!
    O Lord, be my helper!”

11 You have turned for me my mourning into (JE)dancing;
    you have loosed my sackcloth
    and clothed me with gladness,
12 that my (JF)glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

31 (JG)In you, O Lord, do I (JH)take refuge;
    (JI)let me never be put to shame;
    in your (JJ)righteousness deliver me!
Incline your ear to me;
    rescue me speedily!
Be (JK)a rock of (JL)refuge for me,
    a strong fortress to save me!

For you are my rock and my fortress;
    and for your (JM)name's sake you lead me and guide me;
you (JN)take me out of (JO)the net they have hidden for me,
    for you are my (JP)refuge.
(JQ)Into your hand I commit my spirit;
    you have redeemed me, O Lord, (JR)faithful God.

I (JS)hate[ai] those who pay (JT)regard to worthless (JU)idols,
    but I trust in the Lord.
I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,
    because you have seen my affliction;
    you have (JV)known the distress of my soul,
and you have not (JW)delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
    you have set my feet in (JX)a broad place.

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am (JY)in distress;
    (JZ)my eye is wasted from grief;
    my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
    and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
    and (KA)my bones waste away.

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become (KB)a reproach,
    especially to my (KC)neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
    those who see me in the street (KD)flee from me.
12 I have been (KE)forgotten like one who is dead;
    I have become like (KF)a broken vessel.
13 For I (KG)hear the whispering of many—
    terror on every side!—
(KH)as they scheme together against me,
    as they plot to take my life.

14 But I (KI)trust in you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My (KJ)times are in your hand;
    (KK)rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 (KL)Make your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your steadfast love!
17 O Lord, (KM)let me not be put to shame,
    for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
    let them go (KN)silently to Sheol.
18 Let the lying lips be mute,
    which (KO)speak (KP)insolently against the righteous
    in pride and contempt.

19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
    which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
    (KQ)in the sight of the children of mankind!
20 In (KR)the cover of your presence you hide them
    from the plots of men;
you (KS)store them in your shelter
    from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the Lord,
    for he has wondrously (KT)shown his steadfast love to me
    when I was in (KU)a besieged city.
22 I had said in my (KV)alarm,[aj]
    “I am (KW)cut off from (KX)your sight.”
But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy
    when I cried to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all you his (KY)saints!
    The Lord preserves the faithful
    but abundantly (KZ)repays the one who acts in pride.
24 (LA)Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
    all you who wait for the Lord!

Blessed Are the Forgiven

A Maskil[ak] of David.

32 (LB)Blessed is the one whose (LC)transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord (LD)counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit (LE)there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my (LF)bones wasted away
    through my (LG)groaning all day long.
For day and night your (LH)hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up[al] as by the heat of summer. Selah

I (LI)acknowledged my sin to you,
    and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I (LJ)will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Therefore let everyone who is (LK)godly
    offer prayer to you at a time when you (LL)may be found;
surely in the rush of (LM)great waters,
    they shall not reach him.
You are a (LN)hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from (LO)trouble;
    you surround me with (LP)shouts of deliverance. Selah

I will (LQ)instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will (LR)counsel you with my eye upon you.
(LS)Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
    which must be curbed with (LT)bit and bridle,
    or it will not stay near you.

10 (LU)Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
    but steadfast love surrounds the one who (LV)trusts in the Lord.
11 (LW)Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
    and (LX)shout for joy, all you (LY)upright in heart!

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

33 (LZ)Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
    (MA)Praise befits the upright.
Give thanks to the Lord with the (MB)lyre;
    make melody to him with (MC)the harp of (MD)ten strings!
Sing to him (ME)a new song;
    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,
    and all his work is done in (MF)faithfulness.
He (MG)loves righteousness and justice;
    (MH)the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

By (MI)the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    and by (MJ)the breath of his mouth all (MK)their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as (ML)a heap;
    he (MM)puts the deeps in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
For (MN)he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord (MO)brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
    he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 (MP)The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
    the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 (MQ)Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people whom he has (MR)chosen as his heritage!

13 The Lord (MS)looks down from heaven;
    he sees all the children of man;
14 from (MT)where he sits enthroned he (MU)looks out
    on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
    and observes all their deeds.
16 (MV)The king is not saved by his great army;
    a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 (MW)The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
    and by its great might it cannot rescue.

18 Behold, (MX)the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
    (MY)on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may (MZ)deliver their soul from death
    and keep them alive in (NA)famine.

20 Our soul (NB)waits for the Lord;
    he is our (NC)help and (ND)our shield.
21 For our heart is (NE)glad in him,
    because we (NF)trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
    even as we hope in you.

Taste and See That the Lord Is Good

[am] Of David, when he (NG)changed his behavior before (NH)Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

34 I will bless the Lord (NI)at all times;
    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul (NJ)makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the humble hear and (NK)be glad.
Oh, (NL)magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt his name together!

I (NM)sought the Lord, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are (NN)radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.
(NO)This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
    and (NP)saved him out of all his troubles.
(NQ)The angel of the Lord (NR)encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Oh, (NS)taste and see that (NT)the Lord is good!
    (NU)Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
    for those who fear him have no lack!
10 (NV)The young lions suffer want and hunger;
    but those who (NW)seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 (NX)Come, O children, listen to me;
    (NY)I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 (NZ)What man is there who desires life
    and loves many days, that he may (OA)see good?
13 (OB)Keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from (OC)speaking deceit.
14 (OD)Turn away from evil and do good;
    seek peace and (OE)pursue it.

15 (OF)The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
    (OG)and his ears toward their cry.
16 (OH)The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to (OI)cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 (OJ)When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to (OK)the brokenhearted
    and saves (OL)the crushed in spirit.

19 (OM)Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    (ON)but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones;
    (OO)not one of them is broken.
21 (OP)Affliction will slay the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord (OQ)redeems the life of his servants;
    none of those who take refuge in him will be (OR)condemned.

Great Is the Lord

Of David.

35 Contend, O Lord, with those who (OS)contend with me;
    (OT)fight against those who fight against me!
Take hold of (OU)shield and buckler
    and rise for my help!
Draw the spear and javelin[an]
    against my pursuers!
Say to my soul,
    “I am your salvation!”

(OV)Let them be (OW)put to shame and dishonor
    who seek after my life!
Let them be (OX)turned back and disappointed
    who devise evil against me!
Let them be like (OY)chaff before the wind,
    with the angel of the Lord driving them away!
Let their way be dark and (OZ)slippery,
    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them!

For (PA)without cause (PB)they hid their net for me;
    without cause they dug (PC)a pit for my life.[ao]
Let (PD)destruction come upon him (PE)when he does not know it!
And let the net that he hid ensnare him;
    let him fall into it—to his destruction!

Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord,
    (PF)exulting in his salvation.
10 All my (PG)bones shall say,
    “O Lord, (PH)who is like you,
delivering the poor
    from him who is too strong for him,
    the poor and needy from him who robs him?”

11 (PI)Malicious[ap] witnesses rise up;
    they ask me of things that I do not know.
12 (PJ)They repay me evil for good;
    my soul is bereft.[aq]
13 But I, (PK)when they were sick—
    I (PL)wore sackcloth;
    I (PM)afflicted myself with fasting;
I prayed (PN)with head bowed[ar] on my chest.
14     I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother;
as one who laments his mother,
    I (PO)bowed down in mourning.

15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered;
    they gathered together against me;
(PP)wretches whom I did not know
    tore at me without ceasing;
16 like profane mockers at a feast,[as]
    they (PQ)gnash at me with their teeth.

17 How long, O Lord, will you (PR)look on?
    Rescue me from their destruction,
    (PS)my precious life from the lions!
18 I will thank you in (PT)the great congregation;
    in the mighty throng I will praise you.

19 (PU)Let not those rejoice over me
    who are (PV)wrongfully my foes,
and let not those (PW)wink the eye
    who (PX)hate me (PY)without cause.
20 For they do not speak peace,
    but against those who are quiet in the land
    they devise words of deceit.
21 They (PZ)open wide their mouths against me;
    they say, (QA)“Aha, Aha!
    Our eyes have seen it!”

22 (QB)You have seen, O Lord; (QC)be not silent!
    O Lord, (QD)be not far from me!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 21:6 Or make him a source of blessing forever
  2. Psalm 22:3 Or dwelling in the praises
  3. Psalm 22:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts like a lion [they are at] my hands and feet
  4. Psalm 22:21 Hebrew answered
  5. Psalm 22:26 Or The meek
  6. Psalm 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest
  7. Psalm 23:3 Or in right paths
  8. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness
  9. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  10. Psalm 23:6 Or steadfast love
  11. Psalm 23:6 Or shall return to dwell
  12. Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days
  13. Psalm 24:1 Or and all that fills it
  14. Psalm 24:6 Septuagint, Syriac, and two Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text who seek your face, Jacob
  15. Psalm 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
  16. Psalm 25:14 Or The secret counsel
  17. Psalm 26:2 Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart
  18. Psalm 27:1 Or refuge
  19. Psalm 27:3 Or in this
  20. Psalm 27:4 Or meditate
  21. Psalm 27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person
  22. Psalm 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
  23. Psalm 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I would look
  24. Psalm 28:2 Hebrew your innermost sanctuary
  25. Psalm 28:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts is their strength
  26. Psalm 29:1 Hebrew sons of God, or sons of might
  27. Psalm 29:2 Or in holy attire
  28. Psalm 29:9 Revocalization yields makes the oaks to shake
  29. Psalm 29:11 Or The Lord will give… The Lord will bless
  30. Psalm 30:3 Or to life, that I should not go down to the pit
  31. Psalm 30:4 Hebrew to the memorial of his holiness (see Exodus 3:15)
  32. Psalm 30:5 Or and in his favor is life
  33. Psalm 30:9 Hebrew in my blood
  34. Psalm 30:9 Or to corruption
  35. Psalm 31:6 Masoretic Text; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome You hate
  36. Psalm 31:22 Or in my haste
  37. Psalm 32:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  38. Psalm 32:4 Hebrew my vitality was changed
  39. Psalm 34:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
  40. Psalm 35:3 Or and close the way
  41. Psalm 35:7 The word pit is transposed from the preceding line; Hebrew For without cause they hid the pit of their net for me; without cause they dug for my life
  42. Psalm 35:11 Or Violent
  43. Psalm 35:12 Hebrew it is bereavement to my soul
  44. Psalm 35:13 Or my prayer shall turn back
  45. Psalm 35:16 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain

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