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Save Me, O My God
A Psalm of David, (A)when he fled from Absalom his son.
8 (Q)Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
Answer Me When I Call
2 O men,[b] how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after (V)lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has (W)set apart (X)the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.
Lead Me in Your Righteousness
To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
5 Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my (AI)groaning.
2 Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my (AJ)King and my God,
for (AK)to you do I pray.
3 O Lord, in (AL)the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[d] and (AM)watch.
4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
5 The (AN)boastful shall not (AO)stand before your eyes;
you (AP)hate all evildoers.
6 You destroy those who speak (AQ)lies;
the Lord abhors (AR)the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will (AS)bow down (AT)toward your (AU)holy temple
in the fear of you.
8 (AV)Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
(AW)make your way straight before me.
9 For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is (AX)destruction;
(AY)their throat is (AZ)an open grave;
they (BA)flatter with their tongue.
10 (BB)Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them (BC)fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who (BD)take refuge in you (BE)rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may (BF)exult in you.
12 For you (BG)bless the righteous, O Lord;
you (BH)cover him with favor as with (BI)a shield.