| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Sacrifice of Praise, and Prayer for Help|
|For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.|
| ||I WAITED patiently for Jehovah;|
And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
| ||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.
| ||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.
| ||Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust,|
And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn 2 aside to lies.
| ||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.
| ||Sacrifice and offering 4 thou hast no delight in;|
Mine 5 ears hast thou opened:
Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
| ||Then said I, Lo, I am come;|
In the roll of the book it is written 6 of me:
| ||I delight to do thy will, O my God;|
Yea, thy law is within my heart.
| ||I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly;|
Lo, I will not refrain my lips,
O Jehovah, thou knowest.
| ||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.
| ||Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah;|
Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
| ||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.
| ||Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me:|
Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
| ||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.
| ||Let them be desolate 8 by 9 reason of their shame|
That say unto me, Aha, aha.
| ||Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:|
Let such as love thy salvation say continually,
Jehovah be magnified.
| ||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.