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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book I
Prayer for Protection, Guidance, and Pardon
A Psalm of David.
[1]  UNTO thee, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.
[2]  O my God, in thee have I trusted,
Let me not be put to shame;
Let not mine enemies triumph over me.
[3]  Yea, none that wait for thee shall be put to shame:
They shall be put to shame that deal treacherously without cause.
[4]  Show me thy ways, O Jehovah;
Teach me thy paths.
[5]  Guide me in thy truth, and teach me;
For thou art the God of my salvation;
For thee do I wait all the day.
[6]  Remember, O Jehovah, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses;
For they have been ever of old.
[7]  Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
According to thy lovingkindness remember thou me,
For thy goodness’ sake, O Jehovah.
[8]  Good and upright is Jehovah:
Therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.
[9]  The meek will he guide in justice;
And the meek will he teach his way.
[10]  All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth
Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
[11]  For thy name’s sake, O Jehovah,
Pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.
[12]  What man is he that feareth Jehovah?
Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.
[13]  His soul shall dwell at ease;
And his seed shall inherit the land.
[14]  The friendship 1 of Jehovah is with them that fear him;
And 2 he will show them his covenant.
[15]  Mine eyes are ever toward Jehovah;
For he will pluck my feet out of the net.
[16]  Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me;
For I am desolate and afflicted.
[17]  The troubles of my heart are 3 enlarged:
Oh bring thou me out of my distresses.
[18]  Consider mine affliction and my travail;
And forgive all my sins.
[19]  Consider mine enemies, for they are many;
And they hate me with cruel hatred.
[20]  Oh keep my soul, and deliver me:
Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in thee.
[21]  Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for thee.
[22]  Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all his troubles.
Note 1. Or, counsel.Or, secret. [back]
Note 2. Or, And his covenant, to make them know it. [back]
Note 3. Or, as otherwise read, relieve thou, And bring me &c. [back]


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