1David from his own experience sheweth the benefit of trust in God. 6Obedience the most acceptable sacrifice. 9David's grateful return of praise: 11he prayeth for salvation to himself, and confusion to his enemies.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
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1aI 1WAITED patiently for the Lord; and 2he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2He brought me up also 1out of aan horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and 2set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3And he hath 1put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: 2many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
41Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and 2respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5Many, 1O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: athey cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
61Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou aopened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7Then said I, Lo, I come: 1in the volume of the book it is written of me,
8I 1delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law isawithin my heart.
9I 1have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not 2refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.
10I have not hid 1thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy 2faithfulness and thy 3salvation: I have not concealed thy 4lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
11Withhold 1not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: 2let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
12For 1innumerable evils 2have 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 afaileth me.
13Be 1pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me.
14Let 1them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; 2let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
15Let 1them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
16Let 1all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love 2thy salvation say continually, 3The Lord be magnified.
17But 1I am poor and needy; yet2the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art3my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.