Dependence on the Lord
1Lord, # The lines of this poem form an acrostic. I turn to You. # Or To You, Lord, I lift up my soul # Ps 38:15; 86:4
2My God, I trust in You.
Do not let me be disgraced; # Ps 31:1; 71:1
do not let my enemies gloat over me. # Ps 13:4; 41:11
3No one who waits for You
will be disgraced; # Is 49:23
those who act treacherously without cause
will be disgraced. # Pr 2:22; Is 21:2
4Make Your ways known to me, Lord;
teach me Your paths. # Ex 33:13; Ps 27:11; 86:11
5Guide me in Your truth and teach me, # Jn 16:13
for You are the God of my salvation; # Ex 15:2
I wait for You all day long. # Ps 40:1
6Remember, Lord, Your compassion
and Your faithful love,
for they have existed from antiquity. # Or everlasting # Ps 98:3; 103:17
7Do not remember the sins of my youth # Jb 13:26
or my acts of rebellion; # Ps 51:1
in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me
because of Your goodness, Lord. # Neh 13:22
8The Lord is good and upright; # Ps 100:5; Nah 1:7
therefore He shows sinners the way. # Ps 32:8
9He leads the humble in what is right # Ps 23:3
and teaches them His way. # Ex 18:20; Ps 86:11
10All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truth
to those who keep His covenant and decrees. # Ps 40:11; 103:17-18
11Because of Your name, Yahweh,
forgive my sin, for it is great. # Jb 7:21; Ps 103:3; Jr 31:34
12Who is the man who fears the Lord? # Ps 31:19
He will show him the way he should choose. # Ps 37:23
13He will live a good life,
and his descendants will inherit the land. # Or earth # Ps 37:11; 69:36
14The secret counsel of the Lord
is for those who fear Him,
and He reveals His covenant to them. # Jn 7:17; 1Co 2:9
15My eyes are always on the Lord,
for He will pull my feet out of the net. # Ps 31:4; 124:7
16Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am alone and afflicted. # Ps 70:5; 73:14
17The distresses of my heart increase; # Or Relieve the distresses of my heart # Lm 1:20
bring me out of my sufferings. # Jr 10:19
18Consider my affliction and trouble, # Ps 31:7
and take away all my sins. # Rm 11:27; 1Jn 3:5
19Consider my enemies; they are numerous, # Ps 3:1
and they hate me violently. # Ps 9:13
20Guard me and deliver me; # Ps 17:8; 31:15
do not let me be put to shame,
for I take refuge in You. # Ps 86:2
21May integrity and what is right
watch over me,
for I wait for You. # Ps 41:12
22God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses. # Ps 34:22; 130:8