Faith Persevering in TrialTo the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1I ⚓waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of ⚓the miry clay,
And ⚓set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3⚓He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
4⚓Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5⚓Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
⚓And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.
6⚓Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
7Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
8⚓I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is⚓within my heart.”
9⚓I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, ⚓I do not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You Yourself know.
10⚓I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the great assembly.
11Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
⚓Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
12For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
⚓My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
Therefore my heart fails me.
13⚓Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
O Lord, make haste to help me!
14⚓Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who seek to destroy my life;
Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor
Who wish me evil.
15Let them be ⚓confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
16⚓Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation ⚓say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17⚓But I am poor and needy;
⚓Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.