1 InHe prays to God with full assurance of faith, that he will deliver him from his adversaries.thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thyBy declaring yourself true to your promises.righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thouYou have infinite means and all creatures are at your commandment; therefore show some sign by which I will be delivered.hast given commandment to save me; for thou [art] my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the handThat is, from Absalom, Ahithophel and that conspiracy.of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou [art] my hope, O Lord GOD: [thou art] myHe strengthens his faith by the experience of God's benefits, who not only preserved him in his mother's womb, but took him from there, and ever since has preserved him.trust from my youth.
6 Vpon thee haue I beene stayed from the wombe: thou art he that tooke me out of my mothers bowels: my praise shalbe alwaies of thee.
7 I am as aAll the world wonders at me because of my miseries: both those in authority and the common people, yet being assured of your favour, I remain steadfast.wonder unto many; but thou [art] my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise, and with thy glory euery day.
9 Cast me not off in the time ofYou who helped me in my youth when I had more strength, help me now even more in my old age and weakness.old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10 For mine enemies speake of mee, and they that lay waite for my soule, take their counsell together,
11 Saying,Thus the wicked both blaspheme God and triumph against his saints, as though he had forsaken them if he permits them to fall into their hands.God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for [there is] none to deliver [him].
12 O God, be not far from me: OIn calling him his God, he puts back the false reports of the adversaries who said God had forsaken him.my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded & consumed that are against my soule: let them be couered with reproofe and confusion, that seeke mine hurt.
14 But I will waite continually, and will praise thee more and more.
15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness [and] thy salvation all the day;Because your benefits toward me are innumerable, I cannot but continually meditate and rehearse them.for I know not the numbers [thereof].
16 I willI will remain steadfast, being upheld by the power of God.go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, [even] of thine only.
17 O God, thou hast taught me fro my youth euen vntill nowe: therefore will I tell of thy wonderous workes,
18 He desires that as he has begun, he would so continue his benefits, that his liberality may have perfect praise.Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.
19 ThyYour just performance of your promise.righteousness also, O God, [is] very high, who hast done great things: O God, who [is] like unto thee!
20 [Thou], which hast shewed me great andAs he confesses that God is the only author of his deliverance, so he acknowledges that these evils were sent to him by God's providence.sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 Thou wilt increase mine honour, & returne and comfort me.
22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, [even] thyHe confesses that his long delay was well recompensed, when God performed his promise.truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and myFor there is no true praising of God, unless it comes from the heart: and therefore he promises to delight in nothing, except that in which God is glorified.soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24 My tongue also shal talke of thy righteousnesse daily: for they are confounded and brought vnto shame, that seeke mine hurt.