1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thyFor then God declares himself just, when he preserves his as he has promised.righteousness.
2 Bowe downe thine eare to me: make haste to deliuer mee: be vnto me a stronge rocke, and an house of defence to saue me.
3 For thou art my rocke and my fortresse: therefore for thy Names sake directe mee and guide me.
4 Pull me out of thePreserve me from the crafty counsels and subtle practise of my enemies.net that they have laid privily for me: for thou [art] my strength.
5 Into thineHe desires God not only to take care of him in this life, but that his soul may be saved after this life.hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but IThis affection should be in all God's children to hate whatever is not grounded on a sure trust in God, as deceitful and vain.trust in the LORD.
7 I wil be glad and reioyce in thy mercie: for thou hast seene my trouble: thou hast knowen my soule in aduersities,
8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in aLargeness signifies comfort, as straitness, sorrow and peril.large room.
9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mineMeaning, that his sorrow and torment had continued a great while.eye is consumed with grief, [yea], my soul and my belly.
10 For my life is wasted with heauinesse, and my yeeres with mourning: my strength faileth for my paine, and my bones are consumed.
11 I was aMy enemies had drawn all men to their part against me, even my chief friends.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 minde: I am like a broken vessell.
13 For I have heard the slander ofThey who were in authority condemned me as a wicked doer.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,I had this testimony of conscience, that you would defend my innocence.Thou [art] my God.
15 MyWhatever changes come, you govern them by your providence.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 vpon thy seruant, and saue me through thy mercie.
17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, [and] let them beLet death destroy them to the intent that they may hurt no more.silent in the grave.
18 Let the lying lips be made dumme, which cruelly, proudly and spitefully speake against the righteous.
19 [Oh] how great [is] thy goodness, which thouThe treasures of God's mercy are always laid up in store for his children, even at all times they do not enjoy them.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 theThat is, in a place where they will have your comfort, and be hid safely from the enemies pride.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 aMeaning, there was no city strong enough to preserve him, as the defence of God's favour.strong city.
22 For I said in myAnd so by my rashness and infidelity deserved to have been forsaken.haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
23 Loue ye the Lorde all his Saintes: for the Lord preserueth the faithfull, and rewardeth abundantly the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and he shallBe constant in your calling, and God will confirm you with heavenly strength.strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.