[1 O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you; ♦︎
my soul is athirst for you.
2 My flesh also faints for you, ♦︎
as in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
3 So would I gaze upon you in your holy place, ♦︎
that I might behold your power and your glory.
4 Your loving-kindness is better than life itself ♦︎
and so my lips shall praise you.
5 I will bless you as long as I live ♦︎
and lift up my hands in your name.
6 My soul shall be satisfied, as with marrow and fatness, ♦︎
and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,
7 When I remember you upon my bed ♦︎
and meditate on you in the watches of the night.
8 For you have been my helper ♦︎
and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
9 My soul clings to you; ♦︎
your right hand shall hold me fast.
10 But those who seek my soul to destroy it ♦︎
shall go down to the depths of the earth;
11 Let them fall by the edge of the sword ♦︎
and become a portion for jackals.
12 But the king shall rejoice in God;
all those who swear by him shall be glad, ♦︎
for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; ♦︎
preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, ♦︎
from the gathering of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongue like a sword ♦︎
and aim their bitter words like arrows,
4 That they may shoot at the blameless from hiding places; ♦︎
suddenly they shoot, and are not seen.
5 They hold fast to their evil course; ♦︎
they talk of laying snares, saying, Who will see us?
6 They search out wickedness and lay a cunning trap, ♦︎
for deep are the inward thoughts of the heart.
7 But God will shoot at them with his swift arrow, ♦︎
and suddenly they shall be wounded.
8 Their own tongues shall make them fall, ♦︎
and all who see them shall wag their heads in scorn.
9 All peoples shall fear and tell what God has done, ♦︎
and they will ponder all his works.
10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord
and put their trust in him, ♦︎
and all that are true of heart shall exult.