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
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
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
15 My times are in thine hand: deliver me from
the hand of mine enemies, and from them that
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.