New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith.[b] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger(A)
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me,(B) Lord, for I am faint;(C)
heal me,(D) Lord, for my bones are in agony.(E)
3 My soul is in deep anguish.(F)
How long,(G) Lord, how long?
8 Away from me,(P) all you who do evil,(Q)
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;(R)
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;(S)
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.(T)
3 Lord my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands(AA)—
4 if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause(AB) have robbed my foe—
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake(AC) me;
let him trample my life to the ground(AD)
and make me sleep in the dust.[e](AE)
6 Arise,(AF) Lord, in your anger;
rise up against the rage of my enemies.(AG)
Awake,(AH) my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
while you sit enthroned over them on high.(AI)
8 Let the Lord judge(AJ) the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,(AK)
according to my integrity,(AL) O Most High.(AM)
9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure—(AN)
you, the righteous God(AO)
who probes minds and hearts.(AP)
10 My shield[f](AQ) is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.(AR)
11 God is a righteous judge,(AS)
a God who displays his wrath(AT) every day.
12 If he does not relent,(AU)
he[g] will sharpen his sword;(AV)
he will bend and string his bow.(AW)
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.(AX)
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
conceives trouble and gives birth(AY) to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit(AZ) they have made.(BA)
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
their violence comes down on their own heads.
For the director of music. According to gittith.[i] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name(BE) in all the earth!
You have set your glory(BF)
in the heavens.(BG)
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold(BH) against your enemies,
to silence the foe(BI) and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,(BJ)
the work of your fingers,(BK)
the moon and the stars,(BL)
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?[j](BM)
5 You have made them[k] a little lower than the angels[l](BN)
and crowned them[m] with glory and honor.(BO)
6 You made them rulers(BP) over the works of your hands;(BQ)
you put everything under their[n] feet:(BR)
7 all flocks and herds,(BS)
and the animals of the wild,(BT)
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,(BU)
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!(BV)
- Psalm 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.
- Psalm 6:1 Title: Probably a musical term
- Psalm 7:1 In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.
- Psalm 7:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
- Psalm 7:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
- Psalm 7:10 Or sovereign
- Psalm 7:12 Or If anyone does not repent, / God
- Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
- Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term
- Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
- Psalm 8:5 Or him
- Psalm 8:5 Or than God
- Psalm 8:5 Or him
- Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his