Save Me, O My God

A Psalm of David, (A)when he fled from Absalom his son.

O Lord, (B)how many are my foes!
    Many are (C)rising against me;
many are saying of my soul,
    (D)“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah[a]

But you, O Lord, are (E)a shield (F)about me,
    my glory, and (G)the lifter of my head.
I (H)cried aloud to the Lord,
    and he (I)answered me from his (J)holy hill. Selah

I (K)lay down and slept;
    I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
I (L)will not be afraid of many thousands of people
    who have (M)set themselves against me all around.

(N)Arise, O Lord!
    Save me, O my God!
For you (O)strike all my enemies on the cheek;
    you (P)break the teeth of the wicked.

(Q)Salvation belongs to the Lord;
    your blessing be on your people! Selah

Answer Me When I Call

To the (R)choirmaster: with (S)stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

Answer me when I call, O God of my (T)righteousness!
    You have (U)given me relief when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

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
But know that the Lord has (W)set apart (X)the godly for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.

(Y)Be angry,[c] and do not sin;
    (Z)ponder in your own hearts (AA)on your beds, and be silent. Selah
Offer (AB)right sacrifices,
    and put your (AC)trust in the Lord.

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
    (AD)Lift up (AE)the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
You have put (AF)more joy in my heart
    than they have when their grain and wine abound.

In peace I will both (AG)lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me (AH)dwell in safety.

Lead Me in Your Righteousness

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
    consider my (AI)groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
    my (AJ)King and my God,
    for (AK)to you do I pray.
O Lord, in (AL)the morning you hear my voice;
    in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[d] and (AM)watch.

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
    evil may not dwell with you.
The (AN)boastful shall not (AO)stand before your eyes;
    you (AP)hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak (AQ)lies;
    the Lord abhors (AR)the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

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.
(AV)Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    (AW)make your way straight before me.

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.

O Lord, Deliver My Life

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to (BJ)The Sheminith.[e] A Psalm of David.

O Lord, (BK)rebuke me not in your anger,
    nor (BL)discipline me in your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
    (BM)heal me, O Lord, (BN)for my bones are troubled.
My (BO)soul also is greatly troubled.
    But you, O Lord(BP)how long?

Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
    save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
For in (BQ)death there is no remembrance of you;
    in Sheol who will give you praise?

I am (BR)weary with my (BS)moaning;
    every night I flood my bed with tears;
    I drench my couch with my weeping.
My (BT)eye wastes away because of grief;
    it grows weak because of all my foes.

(BU)Depart from me, all you (BV)workers of evil,
    for the Lord (BW)has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my (BX)plea;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
    they shall (BY)turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 3:2 The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction
  2. Psalm 4:2 Or O men of rank
  3. Psalm 4:4 Or Be agitated
  4. Psalm 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you
  5. Psalm 6:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term

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