Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer!
How long, you people, will my reputation be insulted? How long will you continue to love what is worthless and go after lies? Selah3
Know this: the LORD takes personal care of the faithful. The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him.
So be afraid, and don't sin! Think hard about it in your bed and weep over it! Selah5
Bring righteous offerings, and trust the LORD!
Many people say, "We can't find goodness anywhere. The light of your face has left us, LORD!"a