1 I waited patiently
for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry
clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our
God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth
not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast
done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be
reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak
of them, they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast
thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written
8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within
9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo,
I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have
declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed
thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let
thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities
have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they
are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth
13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to
14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after
my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to
shame that wish me evil.
15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say
unto me, Aha, aha.
16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be
17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou
art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.