To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily:
Be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
3For thou art my rock and my fortress;
Therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me:
For thou art my strength.
5Into thine hand I commit my spirit:
Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
6I have hated them that regard lying vanities:
But I trust in the LORD.
7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy:
For thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy:
Thou hast set my feet in a large room.
9Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble:
Mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
10For my life is spent with grief,
And my years with sighing:
My strength faileth because of mine iniquity,
And my bones are consumed.
11I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours,
And a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind:
I am like a broken vessel.
13For I have heard the slander of many:
Fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, They devised to take away my life.
14But I trusted in thee, O LORD:
I said, Thou art my God.
15My times are in thy hand:
Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant:
Save me for thy mercies' sake.
17Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee:
Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
18Let the lying lips be put to silence;
Which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee;
Which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man:
Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
21Blessed be the LORD:
For he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
22For I said in my haste,
I am cut off from before thine eyes:
Nevertheless thou heardest the voice of
My supplications when I cried unto thee.
23O love the LORD, all ye his saints:
For the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart,
All ye that hope in the LORD.
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