1 In thee, O LORD,
do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy
2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my
strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's
sake lead me, and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me:
for thou art my strength.
5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me,
O LORD God of truth.
6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust
in the LORD.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered
my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast
set my feet in a large room.
9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye
is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing:
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are
11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among
my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did
see me without fled from me.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken
13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side:
while they took counsel together against me, they devised to
take away my life.
14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine
enemies, and from them that persecute me.
16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy
17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee:
let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous
things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for
them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust
in thee before the sons of men!
20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the
pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from
the strife of tongues.
21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous
kindness in a strong city.
22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes:
nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when
I cried unto thee.
23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth
the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all
ye that hope in the LORD.