1Lord, save me from sinful men. Keep me safe from those who want to hurt me.2They make evil plans in their hearts. They are always starting fights.3Their tongues are as deadly as the tongue of a serpent. The words from their lips are like the poison of a snake. "Selah"4Lord, keep me out of the hands of sinful people. Keep me safe from men who want to hurt me. They plan to trip me up and make me fall.5Proud people have hidden their traps to catch me. They have spread out their nets. They have set traps for me along my path. "Selah"6Lord, I say to you, "You are my God." Lord, hear my cry for your favor.7LORD and King, you save me because you are strong. You are like a shield that keeps me safe in the day of battle.8Lord, don't give sinners what they want. Don't let their plans succeed. If you do, they will become proud. "Selah"9Those who are all around me have caused me trouble by what their lips have said. Let that trouble fall on their own heads.10Let burning coals fall on people like that. May they be thrown into the fire. May they be thrown into muddy pits and never get out.11Don't let men who tell lies about me settle down in the land. May trouble hunt down those who want to hurt me.12I know that the LORD makes sure that poor people are treated fairly. He stands up for those who are in need.13I'm sure that those who do right will praise your name. Those who are honest will live with you.
1Lord, I call out to you. Come quickly to help me. Listen to me when I call out to you.2May my prayer come to you like the sweet smell of incense. When I lift up my hands in prayer, may it be like the evening sacrifice.3Lord, guard my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.4Don't let my heart be drawn to what is evil. Don't let me join men who do evil. They don't do what is right. Don't let me join them and eat their fancy food.5If a person who does what is right were to strike me, it would be an act of kindness. If that person were to correct me, it would be like pouring olive oil on my head. I wouldn't say no to it. But I always pray against the things that sinful people do.6When their rulers are thrown down from the rocky cliffs, those evil people will realize that my words were true.7They will say, "As clumps of dirt are left from plowing up the ground, so our bones will be scattered near an open grave."8But LORD and King, I keep looking to you. I go to you for safety. Don't let me die.9Keep me from the traps of those who do evil. Save me from the traps they have set for me.10Let evil people fall into their own nets. But let me go safely on my way.
1I call out to the Lord. I pray to him for his favor.2I pour out my problem to him. I tell him about my trouble.3When I grow weak, you know what I'm going through. In the path where I walk, people have hidden a trap to catch me.4Look around me, and you will see that no one is concerned about me. I have no place of safety. No one cares whether I live or die.5Lord, I cry out to you. I say, "You are my place of safety. You are everything I need in this life."6Listen to my cry. I am in great need. Save me from those who are chasing me. They are too strong for me.7My troubles are like a prison. Set me free so I can praise your name. Then those who do what is right will gather around me because you have been good to me.
1Lord, hear my prayer. Listen to my cry for your favor. You are faithful and right. Come and help me.2Don't take me to court and judge me, because in your eyes no living person does what is right.3My enemies chase me. They crush me down to the ground. They make me live in darkness like those who died long ago.4So I grow weak. Deep down inside me, I'm afraid.5I remember what happened long ago. I spend time thinking about all of your acts. I consider what your hands have done.6I spread out my hands to you in prayer. I'm thirsty for you, just as dry ground is thirsty for rain. "Selah"7Lord, answer me quickly. I'm growing weak. Don't turn your face away from me, or I will be like those who go down into the grave.8In the morning let me hear about your faithful love, because I've put my trust in you. Show me the way I should live, because I pray to you.9Lord, save me from my enemies, because I go to you for safety.10Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God. May your good Spirit lead me on a level path.11Lord, be true to your name. Keep me alive. Because you do what is right, get me out of trouble.12Because your love is faithful, put an end to my enemies. Destroy all of them, because I serve you.
1Give praise to the Lord. He is my rock. He trains my hands for war. He trains my fingers for battle.2He is my loving God. He is like a fort to me. He is my place of safety and the One who saves me. He is like a shield that keeps me safe. I go to him for safety. He brings nations under my control.3Lord, what is a human being that you take care of him? What is a son of man that you think about him?4His life doesn't last any longer than a breath. His days are like a shadow that quickly disappears.5Lord, open up your heavens and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will pour out smoke.6Send flashes of lightning and scatter my enemies. Shoot your arrows and chase them away.7My enemies are like a mighty flood. Reach down from heaven and save me. Save me from strangers who attack me.8They tell all kinds of lies with their mouths. Even when they make a promise by raising their right hands, they don't mean it.9God, I will sing a new song to you. I will make music to you on a harp that has ten strings.10You are the One who helps kings win battles. You save your servant David from dying by the sword.11Save me. Set me free from strangers who attack me. They tell all kinds of lies with their mouths. Even when they make a promise by raising their right hands, they don't mean it.12While our sons are young, they will be like healthy plants. Our daughters will be like pillars that have been made to decorate a palace.13Our storerooms will be filled with every kind of food. The sheep in our fields will increase by thousands. They will increase by tens of thousands.14Our oxen will pull heavy loads. None of our city walls will be broken down. No one will be carried off as a prisoner. No cries of pain will be heard in our streets.15Blessed are the people about whom all of those things are true. Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.
1I will honor you, my God the King. I will praise your name for ever and ever.2Every day I will praise you. I will praise your name for ever and ever.3Lord, you are great. You are really worthy of praise. No one can completely understand how great you are.4Parents will praise your works to their children. They will tell about your mighty acts.5They will speak about your glorious majesty. I will spend time thinking about your miracles.6They will speak about the powerful and wonderful things you do. I will talk about the great things you have done.7They will celebrate your great goodness. They will sing with joy about your holy acts.8The LORD is gracious. He is kind and tender. He is slow to get angry. He is full of love.9The LORD is good to all. He shows deep concern for everything he has made.10Lord, every living thing you have made will praise you. Your faithful people will praise you.11They will tell about your glorious kingdom. They will speak about your power.12Then all people will know about the mighty things you have done. They will know about the glorious majesty of your kingdom.13Your kingdom is a kingdom that will last forever. Your rule will continue for all time to come. The LORD is faithful and will keep all of his promises. He is loving toward everything he has made.14The LORD takes good care of all those who fall. He lifts up all those who feel helpless.15Every living thing looks to you for food. You give it to them exactly when they need it.16You open your hand and satisfy the needs of every living creature.17The LORD is right in everything he does. He is loving toward everything he has made.18The LORD is ready to help all those who call out to him. He helps those who really mean it when they call out to him.19He satisfies the needs of those who have respect for him. He hears their cry and saves them.20The LORD watches over all those who love him. But he will destroy all sinful people.21I will praise the LORD with my mouth. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.