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A prayer for deliverance, in the confident hope of being heard.
For the leader of the music. A psalm of David. 1 In thee, O Jehovah, do I trust; let me never be
pnt to shame; According to thy goodness deliver me! 2 Bow down thine ear to me; help me speedily ; Be to me a strong rock, a high fortress, for my deliv
erance ! 3 For thou art my rock and my high fortress; Be thou also my guide, and lead me, for thy name's
sake! 4 Draw me out of the net, which they have secretly
laid for me, For thou art my strength ! 5 Into thy hand I commit my
Thou wilt deliver me, O Jehovah, thou God of truth! 6 I hate those, who regard lying vanities,
And put my trust in Jehovah. n I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy,
That thou hast looked upon my trouble,
And hast had regard to my distress ; 8 That thou hast not given me up to the hands of my
enemies, But hast set my feet in a wide place.
9 Have pity upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble !
My face is consumed with grief;
10 For my life is wasted with sorrow,
And my years with sighing ;
And the terror of my acquaintance;
They who see me abroad flee from me. 12 I am forgotten, like a dead man;
I am like a broken vessel. 13 I hear the slander of many ; fear is on every side;
For they take counsel together against me;
14 But I trust in thee, O Jehovah !
“ Thou art my God!” 15 My destiny is in thy hand; Deliver me from the
enemies and persecutors! 16 Let thy face shine upon thy servant,
And save me through thy mercy! 17 Let me not be put to shame, O Jehovah! for I have
called upon thee ;
Let them be silenced in the grave ! 18 Let lying lips be put to silence,
Which speak proud things against the righteous,
19 O how great is thy goodness, which thou treasurest
up for them that fear thee; Which thou showest to them that trust in thee, be
fore the sons of men !
20 Thou hidest them in the secret place of thy presence
from the machinations of men; Thou shelterest them in thy pavilion from the violence
of tongues. 21 Praised be Jehovah, for he hath shown me his won
derful kindness, As in a fortified city. 22 I said in my distress, “I am cut off from before thine
But thou didst hear the voice of my supplication,
O love the Lord, all ye his servants,
And requiteth the proud in full measure !
All ye, who trust in Jehovah !
The happiness of him, whose sins are forgiven. This psalm is commonly
supposed to express the feelings of David after his reproof by Nathan the prophet. See 2 Sam. ch. xii.
A psalm of David. 1 Happy is he, whose transgression is forgiven ; whose
sin is pardoned ; 2 Happy the man, to whom Jehovah imputeth not in
3 While I kept silence, my bones were wasted,
By reason of my groaning all the day.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me;
My moisture dried up, as in summer's drought.
And did not hide my iniquity.
And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin !
thou mayest be found ; Surely the floods of great waters shall not come near
him. 7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou preservest me from
trouble; Thou compassest me about with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct thee, and show thee the way thou
shouldst go ; I will give thee counsel and keep mine eye upon thee. 9 Be ye not like the horse or the mule, which have no
understanding, Whose mouths must be pressed with the bridle and
Shout for joy, ye that are upright in heart!
A hymn to Jeborah as the creator and governor of the world, and the
special protector of the Jewish nation.
1 REJOICE, O ye righteous, in the Lord,
For praise becometh the upright. 2 Praise the Lord with the harp ;
Sing to him with the ten-stringed psaltery! 3 Sing to him a new song;
Play skilfully amid the sound of trumpets !
4 For the word of the Lord is right,
And all his acts are faithful. 5 He loreth justice and equity;
The earth is full of the goodness of Jehovah. 6 By the word of the Lord were the hearens made,
And all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea, as a heap;
He laveth up the deep in store-houses. 8 Let all the earth rerere Jehovah ; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of
him ! 9 For he spake, and it was done ;
He commanded, and it stood fast. 10 Jehovah bringeth the devices of the nations to noth
ing; He frustrateth the designs of kingdoms. 11 The purposes of Jehovah stand for ever;
The designs of his heart to all generations.
12 Happy the nation, whose God is Jehovah ;
The people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance. 13 Jehovah looketh down from heaven;
He beholdeth all the children of men ;