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For the Musical Director.
A Psalm of David.

1In you, O Yahweh, I seek refuge; may I never be ashamed. Deliver me by your righteousness.
  2Turn your ear to me. Deliver me quickly. Be to me a rock of protection, a stronghold to deliver me.
  3For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name’s sake you will guide me and lead me.
  4Rescue me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, for you are my protection.
  5Into your hand I entrust my spirit. You redeem me, O Yahweh, God of faithfulness
  6I hate those who are devoted to worthless idols, but I trust in Yahweh.
  7I will be glad and rejoice in your covenant faithfulness, for you have seen my affliction. You know the distresses of my soul.
  8You have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy. You have set my feet in a large place.
  9Have favor on me, O Yahweh, for I am in distress. My eye is wasted away in grief; my soul, even my body.
  10For my life is spent with sorrow, And my years with groaning. My strength fails because of my iniquity. My bones are wasted away.
  11Because of all my adversaries 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.
  12I have been forgotten from their hearts like a dead man. I am like a broken vessel.
  13For I have heard the slander of many—terror is on every side!— as they conspire together against me, as they plot to take away my soul.
  14But I trust in you, O Yahweh. I said, “You are my God.”
  15My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those pursuing me.
  16Make your face to shine on your servant. Deliver me because of your covenant faithfulness!
  17Let me not be ashamed, O Yahweh, for I have called on you. Let the wicked be ashamed! Let them be silent in Sheol.
  18Let the deceptive lips become mute, those that speak arrogantly against a righteous person with pride and contempt.
  19How great is your goodness 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!
  20In the covering of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man. You will shelter them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.
  21Blessed be Yahweh, for he has marvelously performed his covenant faithfulness to me in a city under siege.
  22As for me, I said in my alarm, “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.
  23Love Yahweh, all you his faithful ones! Yahweh watches over the loyal and fully repays the person who acts with pride.
  24Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for Yahweh.
 


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