and cast their cords from us.”
and terrify them in his wrath, saying,
and I will give the nations as your inheritance,
and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
Accept correction, O judges of the earth.
and you perish on the road,
for his wrath will soon be kindled.
Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.
Many are those who rise up against me.
“There is no deliverance for him in God.” Selah.
my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
and he answers me from his holy mountain. Selah.
I awoke, because Yahweh sustains me.
who have set themselves against me on every side.
May your blessing be on your people. Selah.
O God of my righteousness.
Give me relief in my distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Yahweh will hear when I call to him.
Speak in your heart on your bed,
and keep silent. Selah.
and trust in Yahweh.
more joy than the season when their grain and new wine abound.
for you alone, Yahweh,
make me live in safety.
my King and my God,
for it is to you that I pray.
Evil cannot sojourn with you.
before your eyes.
You hate all workers of wickedness.
I will enter into your house.
I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you.
because of my enemies.
Make your road straight before my face.
let them continually shout for joy.
And spread your protection over them
so that those who love your name may exalt in you.
O Yahweh, you will surround him with favor like a large shield.
nor correct me in your wrath.
Heal me, O Yahweh, for my bones are troubled.
But you, O Yahweh–how long?
and save me on account of your covenant faithfulness.
Every night I make my bed swim.
I flood my couch with my tears.
It grows old because of all those who act hostile to me.
because Yahweh has heard the voice of my weeping.
Yahweh accepts my prayer.
May they turn back, and may they be suddenly ashamed.
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
if there is injustice in my hands,
or if I have plundered my adversary without cause,
and let him tread my life down to the earth
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
Lift up yourself against the fury of my adversaries.
Indeed, arouse yourself, my God.
You have commanded judgment.
Sit over them on high.
Vindicate me, O Yahweh,
according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity, O Most High.
but, he is a God who has indignation every day.
God will sharpen his sword;
he has bent his bow and prepared it.
He makes ready his flaming arrows.
Indeed, his violence will come down on the crown of his own head.
and will sing praise to the name of Yahweh Most High.
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars
that you have established,
You put all things under his feet:
and even the animals of the field,
the fish of the sea
and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
I will recount of all your marvelous works.
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
they will stumble and perish in your presence.
You sit on the throne judging with righteousness.
And cities you have uprooted,
the very memory of them has perished.
He has established his throne for the judgment.
with uprightness He will administer judgment to the peoples.
for you, O Yahweh, have not forsaken
those who seek you.
declare among the people what he has done.
In the gates of the daughter of Zion,
I will rejoice in your deliverance.
He has executed judgment.
With the deeds of his hands
he strikes down the wicked person. Meditation. Selah.
nor will the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Let the nations be judged in your presence.
Let the nations know that they are only human. Selah.
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
He blesses the greedy and curses Yahweh.
does not seek God. “There is no God” is in all his thoughts.
For generations I will have no trouble.”
Under his tongue is trouble and wickedness.
In the secret places he murders the innocent person.
His eyes lie in wait for the helpless.
He lies in wait to seize the afflicted person.
He seizes the afflicted person by drawing him into his net.
and the unfortunate ones fall under his might.
He hides his face. He never saw it.”
Do not forget the afflicted.
and say in his heart, “You will not hold me accountable”?
You look at it to take it into your hand.
The afflicted person frees himself because of you.
You become a helper of the orphan.
And as for the evil person, you will call his wickedness to account
until you find none.
The nations will perish from his land.
You will prepare their heart.
You will cause your ear to attentively listen
so that the man of the earth will terrorize them no longer.
How can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,”
They set their arrows on the strings
to shoot in the darkness at the upright in heart.
what can a righteous person do?
Yahweh’s throne is in the heavens.
His eyes observe. His eyelids put people to the test.
and the one who loves violence.
For the faithful have vanished from among mankind.
They speak with flattering lips and with a double heart.
and the tongue that speaks boastful things,
Our lips are our own. Who is our master?”
and because of the groaning of the needy,
I will now arise,” says Yahweh;
“I will set him in safety from those who malign him.”
like silver refined in a clay furnace,
purified seven times.
You will guard them from this generation forever.
as what is vile among mankind is exalted.
will you go on forgetting me?
How long will you hide your face from me?
having sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Enlighten my eyes,
lest I sleep the sleep of death.
lest my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken.
My heart will rejoice in your deliverance.
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
They are corrupt. They have committed an abominable work.
There is no one who does good.
to see if there were any who understood,
who were seeking God.
They have together become corrupt.
There is none who does good,
not even one.
They devour my people as they devour bread,
and they do not call on Yahweh.
for God is with the generation of the righteous.
but Yahweh is his refuge.
When Yahweh restores his captive people,
Jacob will rejoice, and Israel will be glad.
Who can live on your holy mountain?
and speaks truth in his heart;
nor does evil to his friend,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
but who honors those who have the fear of Yahweh;
he who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change his mind;
nor takes a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.
My welfare surely rests upon you.”
“they are also majestic;
all of my delight is in them.”
and my cup.
You support my lot.
in pleasant places.
Yes, I have a beautiful inheritance.
because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
and my glory rejoices.
Yes, my body will also dwell in safety.
In your presence is fullness of joy.
In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Give attention to my lamenting cry.
Heed my prayer
that is not from deceitful lips.
Let your eyes see upright things.
by the word of your lips
I have guarded myself
from the paths of the violent person.
My feet were not shaken.
because you will answer me, O God.
Incline your ear to me. Hear my plea.
O Savior of those who take refuge
at your right hand
from those who rise up against them.
Hide me under the shadow of your wings,
my mortal enemies who surround me.
Their mouth speaks arrogantly.
They set their eyes
to cast me down to the earth.
yes, like a young lion crouching in hiding places.
confront his face. Bring him down low.
Deliver my soul from the wicked person by your sword,
from men of the world
whose portion is among the living.
But your treasured people, you have filled their belly.
Your children are satisfied,
and they store up their excess for their children.
I will be satisfied with seeing your form when I awake.”
my God, my rock, in whom I seek refuge;
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
and I am saved from my enemies.
The torrents of Belial have terrified me.
The snares of death confronted me.
and I cried for help to my God.
He heard my voice out of his temple,
And my cry to him came into his ears.
The foundations also of the mountains quaked
and they shook back and forth because he was angry.
and fire from his mouth devoured.
Coals were set aflame by it.
And a thick cloud was under his feet.
his lair around him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
with hail and coals of fire.
And the Most High gave forth his voice: hail and coals of fire.
And he multiplied lightning bolts and confused them.
The foundations of the world were uncovered
at your rebuke, O Yahweh,
at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
from those who hate me,
for they were too mighty for me.
but Yahweh was my support.
He delivered me because he delighted in me.
according to my righteousness.
According to the purity of my hands
has he recompensed me.
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
I did not put away his statutes from me.
I kept myself from my iniquity.
according to my righteousness,
according to the purity of my hands in his eyesight.
you will show yourself faithful.
With the blameless man
you will show yourself blameless.
you will show yourself pure.
With the crooked
you will show yourself cunning.
but the haughty eyes you will humiliate.
My God will illuminate my darkness.
By my God, I leap over a wall.
The speech of Yahweh has been tested.
He is a shield to all those who seek refuge in him.
Who is a rock besides our God,
and makes my road blameless?
and sets me on my high places.
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
And your right hand supports me.
And your humility has made me great.
And my ankles have not slipped.
And I will not return until they are consumed.
They will fall under my feet.
You cause those who rise up to bow down underneath me.
that I might annihilate those who hate me.
they cried to Yahweh, but he did not answer them.
I crushed them like the mud of the streets.
You have made me the head of the nations.
A people whom I have not known will serve me.
Children of foreigners will cringe before me.
and will come trembling out of their dens.
And let the God of my deliverance be exalted—
and subdues peoples under me.
Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me.
You deliver me from the violent person.
and will make music to your name.
and shows covenant faithfulness to his anointed one,
to David and to his seed forevermore.
The expanse shows the works of his hands.
and night after night they declare knowledge.
their voice is not heard.
their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.
and his circuit is to their other end;
there is nothing hidden from its heat.
restoring the soul.
Yahweh’s testimony is sure,
making wise the simple.
rejoicing the heart.
Yahweh’s commandment is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
Yahweh’s judgments are true,
and righteous altogether.
yes, than much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and the drippings of the honeycomb.
In keeping them there is great reward.
Forgive me from hidden errors.
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I will be upright.
I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your eyes,
O Yahweh, my rock and my redeemer.
May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high.
and may he grant you support from Zion.
and may he accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.
and may he fulfill all your plans.
In the name of our God we will raise up a banner.
May Yahweh grant all your petitions.
He will answer him from his holy heavens,
with the delivering strength of his right hand.
but we remember the name of Yahweh our God.
but we will stand up and help one another up.
May he answer us when we call!
How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance!
and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
even length of days forever and ever.
You place splendor and majesty upon him.
You make him glad with joy by your presence.
And by the covenant faithfulness of the Most High,
he will not be shaken.
Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
at the time of your presence.
Yahweh will swallow them up in his anger.
The fire will devour them.
and their seed from among the children of men.
They plotted wicked devices against you that will not succeed.
when you aim drawn bows at their faces.
we will sing and make music about your might
Why are you far from my deliverance
and from the words of my groaning?
and at night, but I find no rest.
sitting enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
They trusted, and you delivered them.
They trusted in you and were not disappointed.
a reproach of mankind, and despised by people.
They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
let him deliver him.
Let him rescue him,
since he delights in him.”
You made me trust even at my mother’s breasts.
You have been my God from my mother’s belly.
For there is no one to help.
Mighty bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
like a lion tearing prey and roaring.
All my bones are dislocated.
My heart is like wax;
it is melted within me.
A company of evildoers have enclosed me.
They have pierced my hands and feet.
They look and stare at me.
They cast lots for my clothing.
O my Strength; hurry to help me.
my only life from the power of the dog.
Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen,
you have answered me.
In the midst of the assembly, I will praise you.
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him!
Tremble before him, all you descendants of Israel!
the affliction of the afflicted person,
nor has he hidden his face from him;
but when he cried out to him, he heard.
I will fulfil my vows before those who fear him.
Those who seek Yahweh will praise him.
May your hearts live forever.
and turn to Yahweh.
All the families of the nations
will worship in your presence.
And he rules over the nations.
All those who go down to the dust
will bow down before his face,
even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
The next generation will be told about the Lord.
to a people that will be born,
for he has done it.
I will not lack.
He leads me beside still waters.
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil.
My cup runs over.
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house
for my length of days.
and established it on the rivers.
And who may stand in his holy place?
who has not lifted up his soul to what is false
and has not sworn deceitfully.
even righteousness from the God of his salvation.
who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah.
Yes, be lifted up, O everlasting doors,
and the King of glory will enter.
Yahweh, strong and mighty,
Yahweh, mighty in battle.
yes, lift them up, O everlasting doors,
and the King of glory will enter.
Yahweh of Armies—
He is the King of glory. Selah.
Do not let me be ashamed.
Do not let my enemies exult over me.
will not be ashamed
Those acting unfaithfully without reason
will be ashamed.
Teach me your paths!
for you are the God of my salvation;
I wait for you all day long.
and your covenant faithfulness,
for they are from ancient times.
nor my transgressions.
Remember me according to your covenant faithfulness,
for your goodness’ sake, O Yahweh.
therefore he will teach sinners in the way.
Indeed, he will teach the afflicted his road.
For those who are keeping his covenant and his laws.
you forgave my iniquity, for it is great.
He will teach him in the way that he should choose.
And his seed will inherit the land.
He will show them his covenant.
for he will remove my feet out of the net.
for I am all alone and afflicted.
Oh bring me out of my distresses.
and take away all my sins.
They hate me with violent hatred.
Do not let me be ashamed,
for I have sought refuge in you.
for I have waited for you.
for I have walked in my integrity.
Yes, I have trusted in Yahweh. I have not wavered.
Yes, I have walked around continually in your faithfulness.
nor will I go in with hypocrites.
and will not sit with the wicked.
and I will walk around your altar, O Yahweh,
and to recount all your wondrous works.
yes, the place where your glory abides.
nor my life with bloodthirsty people
yes, their right hand is full of bribery.
Redeem me and show me favor.
In the assemblies I will bless Yahweh
Whom should I fear?
Yahweh is the stronghold of my life.
Whom should I dread?
my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
my heart will not fear.
Though war should rise against me,
even then I will be trusting.
that I will seek:
to dwell in the house of Yahweh
all the days of my life,
to see Yahweh’s beauty
and to inquire in his temple.
he will hide me in his place of refuge,
he will hide me under the cover of his tent.
He will raise me upon a rock.
my enemies around me.
I will offer sacrifices in his tent with a joyful shout.
I will sing, yes, I will make music to Yahweh.
Show me favor, and answer me.
my heart said to you,
“I will seek your face, O Yahweh.”
Do not turn your servant away in anger.
You have been my help.
Do not forsake me, nor leave me,
O God of my salvation.
then Yahweh will receive me.
Yes, lead me in the level path
because of my enemies.
for false witnesses have risen up against me
and they violently witness against me.
I will see the goodness of Yahweh
in the land of the living.
Be strong and let your heart take courage.
Yes, wait for Yahweh.
My rock, do not be deaf to me;
lest, if you are silent to me,
I would become like those who go down into the pit.
when I cry out to you for help,
when I lift up my hands
toward your most holy place.
Even with the workers of wickedness
who speak peace with their neighbors
when evil is in their hearts.
and according to the wickedness of their deeds.
Give to them according to the work of their hands.
Repay them what they deserve.
the works of Yahweh,
nor the deeds of his hands,
he will break them down and not build them up.
because he has heard the voice of my petitions.
My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart rejoices.
I will praise him with my song.
Yes, he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed one.
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.
render to Yahweh glory and strength.
The God of glory thunders,
Yahweh is on many waters.
Yahweh’s voice is full of majesty.
Yes, Yahweh breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
and Sirion skip like a young wild ox.
Yahweh causes the wilderness of Kadesh to tremble.
and strips the forests bare.
But in his temple everything says, “Glory!”
Yes, Yahweh is sitting enthroned as king forever.
Yahweh will bless his people with peace.
for you have drawn me up
and have not made my foes
to rejoice over me.
I cried out to you for help, and you have healed me.
You have kept me alive,
that I should not go down to the pit.
Yes, give thanks to his holy name.
His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
“I will never be shaken.”
you made my mountain stand strong;
but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
Yes, to the Lord I sought favor:
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it declare your faithfulness?
O Yahweh, be my helper.”
You have unwrapped my sackcloth
and wrapped my waist with gladness,
O Yahweh my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
may I never be ashamed
Deliver me by your righteousness.
Be to me a rock of protection,
a stronghold to deliver me.
therefore for your name’s sake
you will guide me and lead me.
that they have secretly set for me,
for you are my protection.
You redeem me, O Yahweh, God of faithfulness
for you have seen my affliction.
You know the distresses of my soul.
You have set my feet in a large place.
for I am in distress.
My eye is wasted away in grief; my soul, even my body.
And my years with groaning.
My strength fails
because of my iniquity.
My bones are wasted away.
I have become a disgrace,
even much more to my neighbors,
and a fear to those who know me.
Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
like a dead man. I am like a broken vessel.
as they conspire together against me,
as they plot to take away my soul.
I said, “You are my God.”
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies
and from those pursuing me.
Deliver me because of your covenant faithfulness!
Let the wicked be ashamed!
Let them be silent in Sheol.
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you have done for those
who have sought refuge in you in the presence of the sons of men!
you will hide them from the plotting of man.
You will shelter them secretly in a dwelling
away from the strife of tongues.
for he has marvelously performed his covenant faithfulness to me
in a city under siege.
“I am cut off from before your eyes.”
Yet surely you have heard
the sound of my petitions
when I cried out to you for help.
Yahweh watches over the loyal
and fully repays the person who acts with pride.
all you who wait for Yahweh.
Whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
to whom Yahweh does not count iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
because of my groaning all day long.
My vitality was turned
as in the heat of summer. Selah.
I did not cover up my iniquity.
“I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
in a time when you may be found.
Surely if there is a flood of mighty waters,
they will not reach him.
You will guard me from distress.
You will surround me with ringing cries of deliverance. Selah.
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
which do not understand,
which are controlled by bit and bridle
or else they will not come near to you.
but covenant faithfulness will surround the one
who trusts in Yahweh.
O you righteous ones!
Yes, shout for joy,
all you who are upright in heart!
Praise is fitting for the upright.
Sing praises to him with a harp of ten strings.
String skillfully accompanied with a shout of joy!
Yes, each of his works is done in faithfulness.
The earth is full of the covenant faithfulness of Yahweh.
Yes, by the breath of his mouth, all their armies.
He places the depths into storehouses.
Let all the inhabitants of the earth stand in awe of him.
He commanded, and it stood firm.
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
the plans of his heart to all generations.
the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
He sees all the children of men.
he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
he understands all of their works.
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
neither can it rescue any by its great power.
on those who hope in his covenant faithfulness
and to keep them alive in the famine.
He is our help and our shield.
because we have trusted in his sacred name.
be on us, O Yahweh,
since we have hoped in you.
May the afflicted hear it and may they rejoice!
Let us exalt his name together!
yes, he delivered me from all my fears.
Then their faces will never be ashamed.
and delivered him out of all his distress.
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
for those who fear him have no lack.
but those who seek Yahweh
will not lack any good thing.
I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
loving his days, so that he may see good?
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Seek peace, and pursue it.
Yes, his ears listen to their cry for help.
to destroy the memory of them from the earth.
and delivers them out of all their distresses.
and he delivers those who have a crushed spirit.
but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
Not one of them is broken.
Yes, those who hate a righteous person
will suffer punishment.
Indeed, none of those who seek refuge in him
will suffer punishment.
Fight against those who fight against me.
and stand up for my help.
those who pursue me.
Tell my soul, “I am your salvation.”
be ashamed and humiliated.
Let those who devise evil against me
be turned back and ashamed.
when the angel of Yahweh drives them away.
when the angel of Yahweh is pursuing them.
without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
It will rejoice in his salvation.
“Yahweh, who is like you,
who delivers the afflicted person from him who is too strong for him;
yes, the afflicted person and the needy from one who robs him?”
They interrogate me about things of which I am unaware.
to the bereavement of my soul.
my clothing was sackcloth.
I humbled my soul with fasting,
But my prayer returned into my own bosom.
I bowed down, dressed in dark clothing
like the mourning for a mother.
and assembled together.
The oppressors gathered themselves together against me
Whom I did not know.
They slandered me and did not cease.
they gnashed their teeth at me.
Rescue my soul from their ravages,
my only life from young lions.
I will praise you among many people.
neither let those who hate me without a cause
wink their eyes.
but they devise deceitful words
against those who are quiet in the land.
They said, “Aha! Aha! Our eyes have seen it!”
O Lord, do not be far away from me.
Yes, O Lord, rouse yourself on behalf of my dispute.
according to your righteousness.
And do not let them rejoice over me.
“Aha! Our desire!”
Do not let them say,
“We have swallowed him up!”
those who rejoiced at my misfortune.
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor
who magnify themselves against me.
those who delight in my righteousness.
Yes, let them say continually,
“Let Yahweh be magnified,
who delights in the well-being of his servant!”
singing a song of praise all day long.
unable to detect his iniquity and come to hate it.
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
He sets himself on a road that is not good.
He does not reject evil.
Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
Your judgments are like the great depths.
O Yahweh, you will deliver man and animal.
Yes, the children of men seek refuge under the shadow of your wings.
Yes, you will give them to drink from the river of your Eden.
In your light will we see light.
yes, your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Do not let the hand of the wicked drive me away.
They are thrust down and are not able to rise.
neither be envious against those who work injustice.
and they will wilt like the green herb.
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
and he will give you the petitions of your heart.
Yes, trust in him, and he will do it:
and your justice as the noonday sun.
Do not be agitated because of the one who makes his road prosper;
because of the person who carried out wicked plans.
Do not be agitated, it leads to evildoing.
but those who wait for Yahweh
will inherit the land.
Yes, though you look all over for his place, yet he will not be.
and gnashes at him with his teeth.
for he sees that his day is coming.
to cause the afflicted person and poor person to fall;
to slaughter those who are upright in their road.
And their bows will be broken.
than the abundance of many wicked people.
but Yahweh supports the righteous.
Their inheritance will be forever.
Yes, in times of famine they will be satisfied.
Yes, the enemies of Yahweh will be like the beauty of the fields.
They will vanish—
vanish like the smoke.
but a righteous person shows favor and gives.
But those who are cursed by him will be cut off.
He delights in his roadway.
for Yahweh supports his hand.
yet I have not seen a righteous person forsaken,
nor his offspring begging for bread.
And his offspring is blessed.
Then live forever.
and does not forsake his faithful ones.
They are guarded forever,
but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off.
and live in it forever.
Yes, his tongue speaks justice.
His steps will not waver.
and seeks to kill him.
nor condemn him when he is brought to trial.
and he will raise you up to inherit the land.
When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
flourishing like a luxurious tree in its native soil.
Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
for there is a future for a person of peace.
The future of the wicked will be cut off.
He is their mountain stronghold in a time of distress.
He will deliver them from the wicked and save them,
because they have sought refuge in him.
nor correct me in your burning anger.
your hand presses hard on me.
because of your indignation.
There is no wholeness in my bones
because of my sin.
Like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
because of my foolishness.
I walk about wearing mourner’s clothing all day long.
There is no soundness in my flesh.
I roar due to the groaning of my heart.
And my groaning is not hidden from you.
And the light of my eyes, even that is not with me.
My relatives stand far away.
Those who seek my injury speak destructive things,
and they say deceitful things all day long.
I am like a mute man
who does not open his mouth.
yes, in his mouth are no reproofs.
You will answer, O Lord my God.
They magnified themselves over me when my foot slipped.
Yes, my pain is continually with me.
I am anxious concerning my sin.
Those treacherous people who hate me are numerous.
because I pursue what is good.
My God, do not be far from me.
O Lord, my salvation.
so that I do not sin with my tongue.
I will keep my mouth with a bridle
while the wicked is before me.”
I held my peace, even from good.
My sorrow was stirred up.
While I meditated, the fire burned;
I spoke with my tongue:
what is the measure of my days.
Let me know how frail I am.
My lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely every man stands as a breath.” Selah.
Surely they busy themselves in vain.
He heaps up and does not know who will gather.
My hope is in you.
Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
because you did it.
I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
You consume his wealth like a moth.
Surely every man is but a breath.” Selah.
and give ear to my cry.
Do not be silent at my tears.
For I am a stranger with you,
a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
before I go away and exist no more.”
He turned to me and heard my cry.
out of the miry clay.
He set my feet on a rock;
and gave me a firm place to stand.
even praise to our God.
Many will see that and fear,
and will trust in Yahweh.
who makes Yahweh his trust
and does not respect the proud,
nor those who turn aside to lies.
and your thoughts that are toward us.
Nothing can be declared back to you.
If I would declare and speak of them,
they are more than can be numbered.
It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
Yes, your law is inside my heart.”
Behold, I will not seal my lips,
O Yahweh, you know.
I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation.
I have not concealed your loving kindness
and your truth from the great assembly.
Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.
My iniquities have overtaken me so that I am not able to look up.
They are more than the hairs of my head.
My heart has failed me.
Hurry to help me, O Yahweh.
who seek after my soul to destroy it.
Let them be turned backward and humiliated
who delight in my hurt.
Let such as love your salvation say continually,
“Let Yahweh be exalted!”
May the Lord think about me.
You are my help and my deliverer.
Do not delay, O my God.
He will bless him in the land.
And will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.”
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
His heart gathers wickedness to itself.
When he goes outside, he tells it.
They devise injury for me.
Now that he lies he will rise up no more.”
and raise me up that I may repay them.
because my enemy does not raise a shout of triumph over me.
and cause me to stand in your presence forever.
from everlasting and to everlasting!
Amen and amen.
so my soul pants for you, O God.
When can I come and appear before God?
while they ask me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
for I used to go along with the multitude
and led them in a procession to the house of God
with the voice of joy and thanksgiving,
a crowd keeping the festival.
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God! For I will still praise him
for the salvation of his presence.
Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon, from the mountain of Mizar.
All your surf and your waves have swept over me.
In the night his song will be with me,
a prayer to my living God.
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go walking in mourner’s clothing
because of the oppression from an enemy?”
my adversaries reproach me
while they say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God! For I will still praise him,
he is the salvation of my face, and my God.
against an unfaithful people.
Deliver me from the deceitful and unjust person!
Why have you rejected me?
Why do I go about in mourner’s clothing
because of the oppression of the enemy?
Let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to your dwelling place.
to the God of my exceeding joy.
I will praise you on the harp,
O God, my God.
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God! For I will still praise him,
he is the salvation of my face, and my God.
O God, our fathers have told us
what work you did in their days,
in the days of old.
but you planted them.
You afflicted the peoples,
but you spread them abroad.
nor did their own arm save them;
but your right hand and your arm,
and the light of your face,
because you were favorable to them.
Command victories for Jacob!
Through your name will we tread them under who rise up against us.
neither does my sword save me.
and have shamed those who hate us.
we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.
and don’t go out with our armies.
Those who hate us take spoil for themselves.
and have scattered us among the nations.
and have gained nothing from their sale.
a scoffing and a derision to those who are around us.
a shaking of the head among the peoples.
and shame covers my face
because of the enemy and the avenger.
yet have we not forgotten you,
neither have we been false to your covenant.
neither have our steps strayed from your path,
and covered us with the shadow of death.
or spread out our hands to a strange god,
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.
Arise! Do not reject us forever.
and forget our affliction and our oppression?
Redeem us for your loving kindness’ sake.
I recite my deeds for the king.
My tongue is the pen of a skilled scribe.
in your splendor and your majesty.
on behalf of faithfulness, humility, and righteousness.
And let your right hand teach you awesome deeds.
Out of ivory palaces, stringed instruments have made you glad.
And forget your own people and also your father’s house,
Bow down to him, for he is your lord.
The rich among the people will entreat your favor.
The virgins, her friends who follow her, will be brought to you.
Yes, they will enter into the king’s palace.
You will set them up as leaders in all the earth.
Therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.
a very present help in distressful times.
though the earth changes,
though the mountains are shaken
into the heart of the seas,
though the mountains quake at its swelling. Selah.
the streams of which make the city of God glad,
the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.
God will help it at dawn.
He gave forth his voice and the earth melted.
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
what desolations he has made on the earth.
He shatters the bow and chops off the spear.
He burns the carts in the fire.
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted in the earth.”
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
He is a great King over all the earth.
and peoples under our feet.
the glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Sing praises with understanding.
God sits on his holy throne.
the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God.
He is greatly exalted!
in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion,
on the north sides,
the city of the great King.
in her citadels as a refuge.
they passed by together.
They were dismayed. They hurried away.
pain, as of a woman in travail.
you break the ships of Tarshish.
in the city of Yahweh of Armies,
in the city of our God.
God will establish it forever. Selah.
in the midst of your temple.
so is your praise to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments.
Number its towers.
so that you can tell it to the next generation.
He will be our guide even to death.
Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,
rich and poor together.
My heart will utter understanding.
I will open my riddle on the harp.
and boast in the multitude of their riches–
nor give God a ransom for him.
likewise the fool and the senseless perish,
and leave their wealth to others.
and their dwelling places to all generations,
although they had named their lands after themselves.
He is like the animals that perish.
and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.
Death will be their shepherd.
The upright will have dominion over them in the morning.
Their beauty will decay in Sheol,
far from God’s lofty habitation.
when the glory of his house is increased.
His glory will not descend after him.
and people praise you when you do well for yourself–
They will never see the light.
is like the animals that perish.
and he summons the earth from the rising to the setting of the sun.
God has shone forth.
A fire devours before him.
And a raging tempest is around him.
to judge his people:
those who have cut a covenant with me with a sacrifice.”
for God himself judges. Selah.
and I will testify against you, O Israel.
I am God, your God.
And your burnt offerings are continually before me.
nor he-goats from your folds.
and the cattle on 1,000 hills.
And everything that moves in the field is mine.
for the world is mine, and all its fullness.
or drink the blood of he-goats?
I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
“What right do you have to recite my statutes,
and to take up my covenant in your mouth?
and throw my words behind you.
you were pleased with him,
and you shared company with adulterers.
Your tongue frames deceit.
You even slander your own mother’s son.
You thought that I was just like you.
I will reprove you
and make my legal case in front of your eyes.
lest I tear you into pieces
and there be no one to deliver.
and prepares his road.
I will show him the salvation of God.”
according to your covenant faithfulness.
According to the multitude of your tender mercies,
blot out my transgressions.
and cleanse me from my sin.
And my sin is constantly before me.
And in sin my mother conceived me.
And you declare wisdom to me secretly.
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
that the bones that you have crushed may rejoice.
and blot out all of my guilt.
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
And support me with a willing spirit.
Then sinners will turn to you.
the God of my salvation.
My tongue will shout with joy concerning your righteousness.
Then my mouth will declare your praise.
A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
a burnt offering and a whole burnt offering.
Then they will offer bulls on your altar.
God’s covenant faithfulness endures all day long.
like a sharpened razor,
O worker of deceit.
deception rather than speaking righteous things. Selah.
O tongue of deceit.
He will snatch you up and tear you out of your tent,
and uproot you out of the land of the living. Selah.
and they will laugh at him, saying,
who did not set God as his mountain stronghold!
Instead he trusted in the abundance of his riches;
and he strengthened himself in his evil desire.”
in the house of God.
I trust in God’s covenant faithfulness forever and ever.
Yes, I will hope in your name, for it is good,
in the presence of your faithful people.
They are corrupt and have done abominable iniquity.
There is no one who does good.
to see if there are any who understood,
who seek after God.
They have become filthy together.
There is no one who does good,
no, not one.
who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and do not call upon God?
where no fear was,
for God has scattered
the bones of him who encamps against you.
You have put them to shame
because God has rejected them.
When God brings back his people from captivity,
then Jacob will rejoice, and Israel will be glad.
Vindicate me in your might.
Listen to the words of my mouth.
Violent men have sought after my soul.
They have not set God before them. Selah.
The Lord is the one who sustains my soul.
Destroy them in your truth.
I will give thanks to your name, O Yahweh,
for it is good.
My eye has seen triumph over my enemies.
Do not hide yourself from my supplication.
I am restless in my complaint, and moan
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they bring suffering on me.
In anger they hold a grudge against me.
The terrors of death have fallen on me.
Horror has overwhelmed me.
Then I would fly away and be at rest.
I would lodge in the wilderness.” Selah.
from the stormy wind and storm.”
for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Malice and abuse are also inside her.
Threats and lies don’t depart from her streets.
then I could have endured it.
Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me;
then I would have hidden myself from him.
my companion and my familiar friend.
We walked in God’s house with company.
Let them go down alive into Sheol.
For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
Yahweh will save me.
He will hear my voice.
although there are many who oppose me.
will hear and answer them. Selah.
They never change,
those who do not fear God.
He has violated his covenant.
but his heart was war.
His words were softer than oil,
yet they were drawn swords.
and he will sustain you.
He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
into the pit of destruction.
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men
will not live out half their days,
but I will trust in you.
All day long, he attacks and oppresses me.
for they are many who fight proudly against me.
I will put my trust in you.
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
watching my steps,
they are eager to take my life.
In anger, cast down the peoples, O God.
You put my tears into your bottle.
Aren’t they in your book?
I know this: that God is for me.
In Yahweh I will praise his word.
What can man do to me?
I will give thank offerings to you.
and prevented my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
for my soul takes refuge in you.
Yes, in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge
until disaster has passed.
to God who accomplishes my requests for me.
he rebukes the one who is pursuing me. Selah.
God will send out his loving kindness and his truth.
I lie among those who are set on fire,
even the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
and their tongue a sharp sword.
Let your glory be above all the earth!
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises.
Wake up, psaltery and harp!
I will wake up the dawn.
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
and your truth to the skies.
Let your glory be over all the earth.