1 Sin whispers to the wicked, in the depths of their heart; ♦︎
there is no fear of God before their eyes.
2 They flatter themselves in their own eyes ♦︎
that their abominable sin will not be found out.
3 The words of their mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit; ♦︎
they have ceased to act wisely and to do good.
4 They think out mischief upon their beds
and have set themselves in no good way; ♦︎
nor do they abhor that which is evil.
5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens ♦︎
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness stands like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; ♦︎
you, Lord, shall save both man and beast.
7 How precious is your loving mercy, O God! ♦︎
All mortal flesh shall take refuge
under the shadow of your wings.
8 They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house; ♦︎
they shall drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the well of life ♦︎
and in your light shall we see light.
10 O continue your loving-kindness to those who know you ♦︎
and your righteousness to those who are true of heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, ♦︎
nor the hand of the ungodly thrust me away.
12 There are they fallen, all who work wickedness. ♦︎
They are cast down and shall not be able to stand.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord; ♦︎
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me out of the roaring pit,
out of the mire and clay; ♦︎
he set my feet upon a rock and made my footing sure.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God; ♦︎
many shall see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, ♦︎
who does not turn to the proud that follow a lie.
5 Great are the wonders you have done, O Lord my God.
How great your designs for us! ♦︎
There is none that can be compared with you.
6 If I were to proclaim them and tell of them ♦︎
they would be more than I am able to express.
7 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire ♦︎
but my ears you have opened;
8 Burnt offering and sacrifice for sin you have not required; ♦︎
then said I: Lo, I come.
9 In the scroll of the book it is written of me
that I should do your will, O my God; ♦︎
I delight to do it: your law is within my heart.
10 I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation; ♦︎
behold, I did not restrain my lips,
and that, O Lord, you know.
11 Your righteousness I have not hidden in my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; ♦︎
I have not concealed your loving-kindness and truth
from the great congregation.
12 Do not withhold your compassion from me, O Lord; ♦︎
let your love and your faithfulness always preserve me,
13 For innumerable troubles have come about me;
my sins have overtaken me so that I cannot look up; ♦︎
they are more in number than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails me.
14 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; ♦︎
O Lord, make haste to help me.
15 Let them be ashamed and altogether dismayed
who seek after my life to destroy it; ♦︎
let them be driven back and put to shame
who wish me evil.
16 Let those who heap insults upon me ♦︎
be desolate because of their shame.
17 Let all who seek you rejoice in you and be glad; ♦︎
let those who love your salvation say always,
The Lord is great.
18 Though I am poor and needy, ♦︎
the Lord cares for me.
19 You are my helper and my deliverer; ♦︎
O my God, make no delay.