Since you are my rock and my fortress,1 for the sake of your name2 lead and guide me.
Free me from the trap3 that is set for me, for you are my refuge.45
Into your hands I commit my spirit;5 redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.66
I hate those who cling to worthless idols;7 I trust in the LORD.87
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction9 and knew the anguish10 of my soul.
You have not handed me over11 to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.129
Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;13 my eyes grow weak with sorrow,14 my soul and my body15 with grief.
My life is consumed by anguish16 and my years by groaning;17 my strength fails18 because of my affliction,a19 and my bones grow weak.2011
Because of all my enemies,21 I am the utter contempt22 of my neighbors;23 I am a dread to my friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.
I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;24 I have become like broken pottery.
For I hear the slander25 of many; there is terror on every side;26 they conspire against me27 and plot to take my life.28