New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?(A)
2 How long must I bear pain[a] in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?(B)
Denunciation of Godlessness
To the leader. Of David.
1 Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt; they do abominable deeds;
there is no one who does good.(G)
2 The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind
to see if there are any who are wise,
who seek after God.(H)
3 They have all gone astray; they are all alike perverse;
there is no one who does good,
no, not one.(I)
4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the Lord?(J)
7 O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.(M)
Who Shall Abide in God’s Sanctuary?
A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, who may abide in your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy hill?(N)
2 Those who walk blamelessly and do what is right
and speak the truth from their heart;(O)
3 who do not slander with their tongue
and do no evil to their friends
nor heap shame upon their neighbors;(P)
4 in whose eyes the wicked are despised
but who honor those who fear the Lord;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt;(Q)
5 who do not lend money at interest
and do not take a bribe against the innocent.
Those who do these things shall never be moved.(R)
Song of Trust and Security in God
A Miktam of David.
3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble ones
in whom is all my delight.(T)
11 You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.(AB)