1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; ♦︎
before the gods will I sing praise to you.
2 I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name,
because of your love and faithfulness; ♦︎
for you have glorified your name
and your word above all things.
3 In the day that I called to you, you answered me; ♦︎
you put new strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, ♦︎
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
5 They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, ♦︎
that great is the glory of the Lord.
6 Though the Lord be high, he watches over the lowly; ♦︎
as for the proud, he regards them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you will preserve me; ♦︎
you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand will save me.
8 The Lord shall make good his purpose for me; ♦︎
your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever;
forsake not the work of your hands.
1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers ♦︎
and protect me from the violent,
2 Who devise evil in their hearts ♦︎
and stir up strife all the day long.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; ♦︎
adders poison is under their lips.
4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; ♦︎
protect me from the violent
who seek to make me stumble.
5 The proud have laid a snare for me
and spread out a net of cords; ♦︎
they have set traps along my path.
6 I have said to the Lord, You are my God; ♦︎
listen, O Lord, to the voice of my supplication.
7 O Lord God, the strength of my salvation, ♦︎
you have covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Do not grant the desires of the wicked, O Lord, ♦︎
do not prosper their wicked plans.
9 Let not those who surround me lift up their heads; ♦︎
let the evil of their own lips fall upon them.
10 Let hot burning coals rain upon them; ♦︎
let them be cast into the depths, that they rise not again.
11 No slanderer shall prosper on the earth, ♦︎
and evil shall hunt down the violent to overthrow them.
12 I know that the Lord will bring justice for the oppressed ♦︎
and maintain the cause of the needy.
13 Surely, the righteous will give thanks to your name, ♦︎
and the upright shall dwell in your presence.
1 O Lord, I call to you; come to me quickly; ♦︎
hear my voice when I cry to you.
2 Let my prayer rise before you as incense, ♦︎
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord, ♦︎
and guard the door of my lips;
4 Let not my heart incline to any evil thing; ♦︎
let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers,
nor taste the pleasures of their table.
5 Let the righteous smite me in friendly rebuke;
but let not the oil of the unrighteous anoint my head; ♦︎
for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds.
6 Let their rulers be overthrown in stony places; ♦︎
then they may know that my words are sweet.
7 As when a plough turns over the earth in furrows, ♦︎
let their bones be scattered at the mouth of the Pit.
8 But my eyes are turned to you, Lord God; ♦︎
in you I take refuge; do not leave me defenceless.
9 Protect me from the snare which they have laid for me ♦︎
and from the traps of the evildoers.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, ♦︎
while I pass by in safety.