1Vindicate me, Lord, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the Lord without wavering. 2Test me, Lord, and try me; examine my heart and mind. 3For Your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live by Your truth. 4I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites. 5I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked. 6I wash my hands in innocence and go around Your altar, Lord, 7raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling about Your wonderful works. 8Lord, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides. 9Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life along with men of bloodshed 10in whose hands are evil schemes, and whose right hands are filled with bribes. 11But I live with integrity; redeem me and be gracious to me. 12My foot stands on level ground; I will praise the Lord in the assemblies.
1The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom should I be afraid? 2When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. 3Though an army deploy against me, my heart is not afraid; though war break out against me, still I am confident. 4I have asked one thing from the Lord; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking [Him] in His temple. 5For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock. 6Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord. 7Lord, hear my voice when I call; be gracious to me and answer me. 8In Your behalf my heart says, "Seek My face." Lord, I will seek Your face. 9Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation. 10Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me. 11Because of my adversaries, show me Your way, Lord, and lead me on a level path. 12Do not give me over to the will of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing violence. 13I am certain that I will see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living. 14Wait for the Lord; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the Lord.
1Lord, I call to You; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If You remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit. 2Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. 3Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors, while malice is in their hearts. 4Repay them according to what they have done- according to the evil of their deeds. Repay them according to the work of their hands; give them back what they deserve. 5Because they do not consider what the Lord has done or the work of His hands, He will tear them down and not rebuild them. 6May the Lord be praised, for He has heard the sound of my pleading. 7The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song. 8The Lord is the strength of His people; He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed. 9Save Your people, bless Your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.
1Give the Lord-you heavenly beings- give the Lord glory and strength. 2Give the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of [His] holiness. 3The voice of the Lord is above the waters. The God of glory thunders- the Lord, above vast waters, 4the voice of the Lord in power, the voice of the Lord in splendor. 5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon. 6He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion, like a young wild ox. 7The voice of the Lord flashes flames of fire. 8The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth and strips the woodlands bare. In His temple all cry, "Glory!" 10The Lord sat enthroned at the flood; the Lord sits enthroned, King forever. 11The Lord gives His people strength; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
1I will exalt You, Lord, because You have lifted me up and have not allowed my enemies to triumph over me. 2Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. 3Lord, You brought me up from Sheol; You spared me from among those going down to the Pit. 4Sing to the Lord, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name. 5For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning. 6When I was secure, I said, "I will never be shaken." 7Lord, when You showed Your favor, You made me stand like a strong mountain; when You hid Your face, I was terrified. 8Lord, I called to You; I sought favor from my Lord: 9"What gain is there in my death, in my descending to the Pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it proclaim Your truth? 10Lord, listen and be gracious to me; Lord, be my helper." 11You turned my lament into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12so that I can sing to You and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise You forever.
1Lord, I seek refuge in You; let me never be disgraced. Save me by Your righteousness. 2Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me. 3For You are my rock and my fortress; You lead and guide me because of Your name. 4You will free me from the net that is secretly set for me, for You are my refuge. 5Into Your hand I entrust my spirit; You redeem me, Lord, God of truth. 6I hate those who are devoted to worthless idols, but I trust in the Lord. 7I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love because You have seen my affliction. You have known the troubles of my life 8and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place. 9Be gracious to me, Lord, because I am in distress; my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow- my whole being as well. 10Indeed, my life is consumed with grief, and my years with groaning; my strength has failed because of my sinfulness, and my bones waste away. 11I am ridiculed by all my adversaries and even by my neighbors. I am an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street run from me. 12I am forgotten: gone from memory like a dead person-like broken pottery. 13I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life. 14But I trust in You, Lord; I say, "You are my God." 15The course of my life is in Your power; deliver me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors. 16Show Your favor to Your servant; save me by Your faithful love. 17Lord, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be silent in Sheol. 18Let lying lips be quieted; they speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt. 19How great is Your goodness that You have stored up for those who fear You, and accomplished in the sight of everyone for those who take refuge in You. 20You hide them in the protection of Your presence; You conceal them in a shelter from the schemes of men, from quarrelsome tongues. 21May the Lord be praised, for He has wonderfully shown His faithful love to me in a city under siege. 22In my alarm I had said, "I am cut off from Your sight." But You heard the sound of my pleading when I cried to You for help. 23Love the Lord, all His faithful ones. The Lord protects the loyal, but fully repays the arrogant. 24Be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord.