1Rescue me, Lord, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men 2who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long. 3They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah 4Protect me, Lord, from the clutches of the wicked. Keep me safe from violent men who plan to make me stumble. 5The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah 6I say to the Lord, "You are my God." Listen, Lord, to my cry for help. 7Lord God , my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle. 8Lord, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. [Otherwise,] they will become proud. Selah 9As for the heads of those who surround me, let the trouble their lips cause overwhelm [them]. 10Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise. 11Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man. 12I know that the Lord upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy. 13Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will live in Your presence.
1Lord, I call on You; hurry to [help] me. Listen to my voice when I call on You. 2May my prayer be set before You as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering. 3Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips. 4Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or wickedly perform reckless acts with men who commit sin. Do not let me feast on their delicacies. 5Let the righteous one strike me- it is [an act of] faithful love; let him rebuke me- it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked. 6When their rulers will be thrown off the sides of a cliff, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasing. 7As when one plows and breaks up the soil, [turning up rocks], so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol. 8But my eyes [look] to You, Lord God . I seek refuge in You; do not let me die. 9Protect me from the trap they have set for me, and from the snares of evildoers. 10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass [safely] by.
1I cry aloud to the Lord; I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy. 2I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him. 3Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way. Along this path I travel they have hidden a trap for me. 4Look to the right and see: no one stands up for me; there is no refuge for me; no one cares about me. 5I cry to You, Lord; I say, "You are my shelter, my portion in the land of the living." 6Listen to my cry, for I am very weak. Rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. 7Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because You deal generously with me.
1Lord, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness listen to my plea, and in Your righteousness answer me. 2Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight. 3For the enemy has pursued me, crushing me to the ground, making me live in darkness like those long dead. 4My spirit is weak within me; my heart is overcome with dismay. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all You have done; I reflect on the work of Your hands. 6I spread out my hands to You; I am like parched land before You. Selah 7Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Don't hide Your face from me, or I will be like those going down to the Pit. 8Let me experience Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Reveal to me the way I should go, because I long for You. 9Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I come to You for protection. 10Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground. 11Because of Your name, Yahweh, let me live. In Your righteousness deliver me from trouble, 12and in Your faithful love destroy my enemies. Wipe out all those who attack me, for I am Your servant.
1May the Lord my rock be praised, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare. 2He is my faithful love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him; He subdues my people under me. 3Lord, what is man, that You care for him, the son of man, that You think of him? 4Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. 5Lord, part Your heavens and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke. 6Flash [Your] lightning and scatter the foe; shoot Your arrows and rout them. 7Reach down from on high; rescue me from deep water, and set me free from the grasp of foreigners 8whose mouths speak lies, whose right hands are deceptive. 9God, I will sing a new song to You; I will play on a ten-stringed harp for You- 10the One who gives victory to kings, who frees His servant David from the deadly sword. 11Set me free and rescue me from the grasp of foreigners whose mouths speak lies, whose right hands are deceptive. 12Then our sons will be like plants nurtured in their youth, our daughters, like corner pillars that are carved in the palace style. 13Our storehouses will be full, supplying all kinds of produce; our flocks will increase by thousands and tens of thousands in our open fields. 14Our cattle will be well fed. There will be no breach [in the walls], no going [into captivity], and no cry of lament in our public squares. 15Happy are the people with such [blessings]. Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.
1I exalt You, my God the King, and praise Your name forever and ever. 2I will praise You every day; I will honor Your name forever and ever. 3Yahweh is great and is highly praised; His greatness is unsearchable. 4One generation will declare Your works to the next and will proclaim Your mighty acts. 5I will speak of Your glorious splendor and Your wonderful works. 6They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring works, and I will declare Your greatness. 7They will give a testimony of Your great goodness and will joyfully sing of Your righteousness. 8The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love. 9The Lord is good to everyone; His compassion [rests] on all He has made. 10All You have made will praise You, Lord; the godly will bless You. 11They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom and will declare Your might, 12informing [all] people of Your mighty acts and of the glorious splendor of Your kingdom. 13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; Your rule is for all generations. The Lord is faithful in all His words and gracious in all His actions. 14The Lord helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed. 15All eyes look to You, and You give them their food in due time. 16You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17The Lord is righteous in all His ways and gracious in all His acts. 18The Lord is near all who call out to Him, all who call out to Him with integrity. 19He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them. 20The Lord guards all those who love Him, but He destroys all the wicked. 21My mouth will declare the Lord's praise; let every living thing praise His holy name forever and ever.