A Plea for Deliverance and Forgiveness
A Psalm of David.
1To #Ps. 86:4; 143:8You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2O my God, I #Ps. 34:8trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
#Ps. 13:4; 41:11Let not my enemies triumph over me.
3Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
4#Ex. 33:13; Ps. 5:8; 27:11; 86:11; 119:27; 143:8Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
5Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.
6Remember, O Lord, #Ps. 103:17; 106:1Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.
7Do not remember #Job 13:26; (Jer. 3:25)the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
#Ps. 51:1According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
8Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
10All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11#Ps. 31:3; 79:9; 109:21; 143:11For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12Who is the man that fears the Lord?
#(Ps. 25:8; 37:23)Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.
13#(Prov. 19:23)He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
And #Ps. 37:11; 69:36; Matt. 5:5his descendants shall inherit the earth.
14#(Prov. 3:32; John 7:17)The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
15#(Ps. 123:2; 141:8)My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16#Ps. 69:16Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
For I am desolate and afflicted.
17The troubles of my heart have enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses!
18#2 Sam. 16:12; Ps. 31:7Look on my affliction and my pain,
And forgive all my sins.
19Consider my enemies, for they are many;
And they hate me with cruel hatred.
20Keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You.
22#(Ps. 130:8)Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all their troubles!