To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David
1 I have patiently waited for Jehovah, And he inclined to me, and heard my cry.
2 And he drew me out of the roaring pit, Out of the mire of clay, And set upon a rock my feet; He hath established my steps.
3 And he hath put in my mouth a song [that is] new, Even praise to our God: See shall many and shall fear, And shall trust in Jehovah.
4 Blessed is the man who maketh Jehovah his confidence, And hath not respected the proud, Nor those who turn aside to lying.
5 Many, O Jehovah, my God! are thy wonderful works which thou hast done; And thy thoughts towards us it is impossible to reckon up in order to thee: I will declare and speak [of them;] [But] they are more than can be told.
6 Sacrifice and oblation thou hast not taken pleasure in: But my ears hast thou made fit: Burnt-offering and sin-offering thou hast not required.
7 Then I said, |Behold! I come; |In the volume of the book it is written of me,
8 |That I may do thy pleasure, O my God! |I have desired to do it, |And thy law is in the midst of my bowels.|
9 I have proclaimed thy righteousness in the assembly great: Behold my lips I will not restrain; O Jehovah! thou knowest it.
10 Thy righteousness I have not hidden within my heart; Thy truth and thy salvation I have declared: I have not concealed thy goodness and thy truth in the assembly great.
11 O thou, Jehovah! withhold not thy compassions from me; Let thy goodness and thy truth continually preserve me.
12 For encompassed me have evils innumerable; Laid hold upon me have my iniquities, yea in so great number that I cannot see them: They are more in number than the hairs of my head; And my heart hath failed me.
13 Let it please thee, O Jehovah! to deliver me; O Jehovah! to my aid make haste.
14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together Who seek after my soul to destroy it; Let them be turned backward and put to shame Who seek after my hurt.
15 Let them be destroyed for a reward of their shame, Who have said to me, |Aha! aha!|
16 Let all those exult and rejoice in thee who seek thee; And let those say continually, |May Jehovah be magnified| -- |Those who love thy salvation.
17 But as for me I am poor and needy. Jehovah hath regarded me; My help and my deliverer art thou: O thou, my God! delay not.