1 In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: let me never

be confounded: deliver me in thy righteousness.

2 Bow down thine ear to me: make haste to

deliver me: be unto me a strong rock, and an house

of defense to save me.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress: therefore

for thy Name’s sake direct me and guide me.

4 Draw me out of the net, that they have laid

privily for me: for thou art my strength.

5 Into thine hand I commend my spirit: for thou

hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

6 I have hated them that give themselves to

deceitful vanities: for I trust in the Lord.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou

hast seen my trouble: thou hast known my soul in

adversities,

8 And thou hast not shut me up in the hand of

the enemy, but hast set my feet at large.

9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord: for I am in trouble:

mine eye, my soul and my belly are consumed with

grief.

10 For my life is wasted with heaviness, and my

years with mourning: my strength faileth for my

pain, and my bones are consumed.

11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies,

but specially among my neighbors: and a fear to

mine acquaintance, who seeing me in the street,

fled from me.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I

am like a broken vessel.

13 For I have heard the railing of great men: fear

was on every side, while they conspired together

against me, and consulted to take my life.

14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art

my God.

15 My times are in thine hand: deliver me from

the hand of mine enemies, and from them that

persecute me.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and

save me through thy mercy.

17 Let me not be confounded, O Lord: for I have

called upon thee: let the wicked be put to confusion,

and to silence in the grave.

18 Let the lying lips be made dumb, which cruelly,

proudly, and spitefully speak against the righteous.

19 How great is thy goodness, which thou hast

laid up for them that fear thee! and done to them

that trust in thee, even before the sons of men!

20 Thou dost hide them privily in thy presence

from the pride of men: thou keepest them secretly

in thy Tabernacle from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath showed his

marvelous kindness toward me in a strong city.

22 Though I said in mine haste, I am cast out of

thy sight, yet thou heardest the voice of my prayer,

when I cried unto thee.

23 Love ye the Lord all his Saints: for the Lord

preserveth the faithful, and rewardeth abundantly

the proud doer.

24 All ye that trust in the Lord, be strong, and

he shall establish your heart.

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