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Answer Me When I Call
2 O men,[a] how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after (E)lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has (F)set apart (G)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 (R)groaning.
2 Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my (S)King and my God,
for (T)to you do I pray.
3 O Lord, in (U)the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[c] and (V)watch.
4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
5 The (W)boastful shall not (X)stand before your eyes;
you (Y)hate all evildoers.
6 You destroy those who speak (Z)lies;
the Lord abhors (AA)the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will (AB)bow down (AC)toward your (AD)holy temple
in the fear of you.
8 (AE)Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
(AF)make your way straight before me.
9 For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is (AG)destruction;
(AH)their throat is (AI)an open grave;
they (AJ)flatter with their tongue.
10 (AK)Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them (AL)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 (AM)take refuge in you (AN)rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may (AO)exult in you.
12 For you (AP)bless the righteous, O Lord;
you (AQ)cover him with favor as with (AR)a shield.
O Lord, Deliver My Life
6 O Lord, (AT)rebuke me not in your anger,
nor (AU)discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
(AV)heal me, O Lord, (AW)for my bones are troubled.
3 My (AX)soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord—(AY)how long?
4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in (AZ)death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?
8 (BD)Depart from me, all you (BE)workers of evil,
for the Lord (BF)has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my (BG)plea;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall (BH)turn back and be put to shame in a moment.