1 5 (Of Dovid) [Aleph] Unto Thee, Hashem, do I lift up my nefesh.
2 [Bais] O Elohai, I trust in Thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine oyevim triumph over me.
3 [Gimel] Yea, let none that wait [hoping in] Thee be ashamed; let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 [Dalet] Show me Thy ways, Hashem; teach me Thy paths.
5 [Heh Vav] Lead me in Thy emes, and teach me; for Thou art the Elohei of my Salvation; on Thee do I wait kol hayom.
6 [Zayin] Remember, Hashem, Thy rachamim and Thy lovingkindnesses; for they have ever been of old.
7 [Chet] Remember not the chattot of my youth, nor my peysha’im; according to Thy chesed remember Thou me for the sake of Thy goodness, Hashem.
8 [Tet] Tov and yashar is Hashem; therefore will He teach chatta’im in the Derech.
9 [Yod] The meek will He guide in mishpat; and the aniyim will He teach His way.
10 [Kaph] All the paths of Hashem are chesed and emes unto such as keep His Brit (covenant) and His Edot (covenant demands, urgings, reminders, testimonies).
11 [Lamed] For the sake of Thy Shem, Hashem, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 [Mem] What man is he that feareth Hashem? Him shall He teach in the Derech that he shall choose.
13 [Nun] His nefesh (soul) shall dwell in prosperity; and his zera shall inherit the earth.
14 [Samech] The secret of Hashem is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His Brit (covenant).
15 [Ayin] Mine eyes are ever toward Hashem; for He shall pluck my feet out of the reshet (net).
16 [Peh] Turn Thee unto me, and be gracious unto me; for I am yachid (alone, lonely) and afflicted.
17 [Tzade] The tzoros of my lev are multiplied; O bring Thou me forth out of my distresses.
18 [Resh] Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and take away all my chattot.
19 Resh] Look upon mine enemies; for they are increased; and they hate me with sinas chamas.
20 Shin] Be shomer over my nefesh, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed; for I take refuge in Thee.
21 [Tav] Let tohm (integrity, guilelessness) and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on Thee.
22 Redeem Yisroel, O Elohim, out of all his tzoros.