(39-1) <Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.> (39-2) With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.
(39-3) And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery and the mire of dregs. And he set my feet upon a rock, and directed my steps.
(39-4) And he put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God. Many shall see, and shall fear: and they shall hope in the Lord.
(39-5) Blessed is the man whose trust is in the name of the Lord; and who hath not had regard to vanities, and lying follies.
(39-6) Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.
(39-7) Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require:
(39-8) Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me
(39-9) That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.
(39-10) I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips: O Lord, thou knowest it.
(39-11) I have not hid thy justice within my heart: I have declared thy truth and thy salvation. I have not concealed thy mercy and thy truth from a great council.
(39-12) Withhold not thou, O Lord, thy tender mercies from me: thy mercy and thy truth have always upheld me.
(39-13) For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.
(39-14) Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me. look down, O Lord, to help me.
(39-15) Let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my soul to take it away. Let them be turned backward and be ashamed that desire evils to me.
(39-16) Let them immediately bear their confusion, that say to me: ’T is well, t’ is well.
(39-17) Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say always: The Lord be magnified.
(39-18) But I am a beggar and poor: the Lord is careful for me. Thou art my helper and my protector: O my God, be not slack.