1Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.2Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.3In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.4For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.5The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;6you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.7But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.8Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.9Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.10Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.11But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.12Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
1LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.2Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.3My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?4Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.5Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?6I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.7My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.8Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.9The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.10All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.
1LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,2or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.3LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—4if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe—5then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.6Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.7Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.8Let the LORD judge the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.9Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.10My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.11God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.12If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.13He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.14Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.15Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.16The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.17I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
1LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.2Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,4what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?5You have made them a little lower than the angelsand crowned them with glory and honor.6You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:7all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,8the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.9LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!