My times1 are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
Let your face shine2 on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.317
Let me not be put to shame,4 O LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and lie silent5 in the grave.a18
Let their lying lips6 be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly7 against the righteous.
How great is your goodness,8 which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men9 on those who take refuge10 in you.
In the shelter11 of your presence you hide12 them from the intrigues of men;13 in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.
Praise be to the LORD,14 for he showed his wonderful love15 to me when I was in a besieged city.1622
In my alarm17 I said, "I am cut off18 from your sight!" Yet you heard my cry19 for mercy when I called to you for help.
Love the LORD, all his saints!20 The LORD preserves the faithful,21 but the proud he pays back22 in full.
Be strong and take heart,23 all you who hope in the LORD.