I 1waitedapatiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and 2heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the 3pit of destruction, out of the bmiryclay, And 4He set my feet upon a rock5making my footstepsfirm.
He put a 6newsong in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will 7see and fear And will trust in the LORD.
How 8blessed is the manwho has made the LORD his trust, And 9has not cturned to the proud, nor to those who 10lapse into falsehood.
5Many, O LORD my God, are 11the wonders which You have done, And Your 12thoughtstoward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They 13would be toonumerous to count.
6d14Sacrifice and mealoffering You have not desired; My ears You have eopened; Burntoffering and sinoffering You have not required.
7Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is fwritten of me.
815I delight to do Your will, O my God; 16Your Law is within my heart."
I have 17proclaimedgladtidings of righteousness in the greatcongregation; Behold, I will 18not restrain my lips, O LORD, 19You know.
I have 20not hidden Your righteousnesswithin my heart; I have 21spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the greatcongregation.
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; gYour 22lovingkindness and Your truth will continuallypreserve me.
For evilsbeyondnumber have 23surrounded me; My 24iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are 25morenumerousthan the hairs of my head, And my 26heart has hfailed me.
1327Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make28haste, O LORD, to help me.
Let those be 29ashamed and humiliatedtogether Who 30seek my ilife to destroy it; Let those be turnedback and dishonoredWhodelightjin my hurt.
Let those 31be kappalledbecause of their shame Who 32say to me, "Aha, aha!"
1633Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation34saycontinually, "The LORD be magnified!"
Since 35I am afflicted and needy, l36Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.