1Incline your ear, O Yahweh, and answer me, for I am afflicted and in need.
2Watch over my soul, for I am faithful. You, O my God, deliver your servant who trusts in you!
3Show favor to me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4Make the soul of your servant glad, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5For you, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive, yes, abundant in covenant faithfulness to all who call on you.
6Give ear, O Yahweh, to my prayer. Yes, give attention to the voice of my supplications!
7In the time of my distress I will call on you, for you will answer me.
8There is no one like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
9All nations you have made will come and bow down before you,a O Lord. Yes, they will give honor to your name.
10For you are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God.
11Teach me, O Yahweh, your truth! I will walk in your faithfulness. Unite my heart so that I can fear your name.
12I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart. I will give honor to your name forevermore.
13For great is your covenant faithfulness toward me, in that you will deliver my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14O God, the insolent have risen up against me. Yes, a band of ruthless people seek after my soul, and they have not set you before them.
15But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abundant in covenant faithfulness and truth.
16Turn to me and show me favor! Give your strength to your servant, and deliver the son of your servant girl.
17Show me a good sign, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because you, O Yahweh, have helped me and comforted me.