1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,2Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war.3They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah4Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men, Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.5The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah6I said to the Lord: "You are my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.7O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.8Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah9"As for the head of those who surround me, Let the evil of their lips cover them;10Let burning coals fall upon them; Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.11Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him."12I know that the Lord will maintain The cause of the afflicted, And justice for the poor.13Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.
1A Psalm of David. Lord, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.2Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.3Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.5Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.6Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the cliff, And they hear my words, for they are sweet.7Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave, As when one plows and breaks up the earth.8But my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute.9Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I escape safely.
1A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cry out to the Lord with my voice; With my voice to the Lord I make my supplication.2I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me.4Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul.5I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.6Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I.7Bring my soul out of prison, That I may praise Your name; The righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me."
1A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.2Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous.3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in darkness, Like those who have long been dead.4Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is distressed.5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.6I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah7Answer me speedily, O Lord; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.8Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.9Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; In You I take shelter. 10Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.11Revive me, O Lord, for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.12In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant.
1A Psalm of David. Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle--2My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.3Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?4Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.5Bow down Your heavens, O Lord, and come down; Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.6Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.7Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners,8Whose mouth speaks vain words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.9I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,10The One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers David His servant From the deadly sword.11Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood--12That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;13That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten thousands in our fields;14That our oxen may be well-laden; That there be no breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our streets.15Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!
1A Praise of David. I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever.2Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever.3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable.4One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.5I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.6Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.7They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.9The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.10All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, And Your saints shall bless You.11They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power,12To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. 14The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down.15The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season.16You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.17The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works.18The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.19He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.20The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.21My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.