Faith Persevering in Trial
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1I #Ps. 25:5; 27:14; 37:7waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of #Ps. 69:2, 14; Jer. 38:6the miry clay,
And #Ps. 27:5set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3#Ps. 32:7; 33:3He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
4#Ps. 34:8; 84:12Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5#Job 9:10Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
#Ps. 139:17; (Is. 55:8)And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.
6#(1 Sam. 15:22); Ps. 51:16; Is. 1:11; (Jer. 6:20; 7:22, 23); Amos 5:22; (Mic. 6:6–8; Heb. 10:5–9)Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
7Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
8#(Matt. 26:39; John 4:34; 6:38); Heb. 10:7I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is #(Ps. 37:31; Jer. 31:33; 2 Cor. 3:3)within my heart.”
9#Ps. 22:22, 25I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, #Ps. 119:13I do not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You Yourself know.
10#Acts 20:20, 27I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the great assembly.
11Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
#Ps. 61:7; Prov. 20:28Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
12For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
#Ps. 38:4; 65:3My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
Therefore my heart fails me.
13#Ps. 70:1Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
O Lord, make haste to help me!
14#Ps. 35:4, 26; 70:2; 71:13Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who seek to destroy my life;
Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor
Who wish me evil.
15Let them be #Ps. 73:19confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
16#Ps. 70:4Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation #Ps. 35:27say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17#Ps. 70:5; 86:1; 109:22But I am poor and needy;
#Ps. 40:5; 1 Pet. 5:7Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.