Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear1 to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.24
Deliver3 me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,4 from the grasp of evil and cruel men.55
For you have been my hope,6 O Sovereign LORD, my confidence7 since my youth.
From birth8 I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb.9 I will ever praise10 you.
I have become like a portent11 to many, but you are my strong refuge.128
My mouth13 is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor14 all day long.
Do not cast15 me away when I am old;16 do not forsake17 me when my strength is gone.
For my enemies18 speak against me; those who wait to kill19 me conspire20 together.
They say, "God has forsaken21 him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue22 him."
Be not far23 from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help24 me.