The Book of Psalms. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
A Sacrifice of Praise, and Prayer for Help
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
[ 1] I WAITED patiently for Jehovah; And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
[ 2] He brought me up also out of a 1 horrible pit, out of the miry clay; And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
[ 3] And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: Many shall see it, and fear, And shall trust in Jehovah.
[ 4] Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust, And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn 2 aside to lies.
[ 5] Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done, And thy thoughts which are to us-ward: They 3 cannot be set in order unto thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
[ 6] Sacrifice and offering 4 thou hast no delight in; Mine 5 ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
[ 7] Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written 6 of me:
[ 8] I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.
[ 9] I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly; Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Jehovah, thou knowest.
[ 10] I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great assembly.
[ 11] Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah; Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
[ 12] For innumerable evils have compassed me about; Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; They are more than the hairs of my head; And my heart hath failed 7 me.
[ 13] Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me: Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
[ 14] Let them be put to shame and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.
[ 15] Let them be desolate 8 by 9 reason of their shame That say unto me, Aha, aha.
[ 16] Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.
[ 17] But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer; Make no tarrying, O my God.