Answer me when I call, O Elohim of my righteousness;
You have set me at large when I was in distress:
Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 O you sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
How long will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood?
3 But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him that is righteous:
Yahweh will hear when I call to him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not:
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in Yahweh.
6 Many there are that say,
Who will show us any good?
Yahweh, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.
7 You have put gladness in my heart,
More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.
8 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;
For you, Yahweh, alone make me dwell in safety.
For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth.
A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O Yahweh,
Consider my meditation.
2 Listen to the voice of my cry, my King, and my Elohim;
For to you do I pray.
3 O Yahweh, in the morning shall you hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer to you, and will keep watch.
4 For you are not an El that has pleasure in wickedness:
Evil shall not sojourn with you.
5 The arrogant shall not stand in your sight:
You hate all workers of iniquity.
6 You will destroy them that speak lies:
Yahweh abhors the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, in the abundance of your lovingkindness will I come into your house:
In your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies:
Make your way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is very wickedness;
Their throat is an open sepulchre;
They flatter with their tongue.
10 Hold them guilty, O Elohim;
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions;
For they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all those that take refuge in you rejoice,
Let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them:
Let them also that love your name be joyful in you.
12 For you will bless the righteous;
O Yahweh, you will compass him with favor as with a shield.
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the Sheminith.
A Psalm of David.
O Yahweh, rebuke me not in your anger,
Neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me,
O Yahweh; for I am withered away:
O Yahweh, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is severely troubled:
And you, O Yahweh, how long?
4 Return, O Yahweh, deliver my soul:
Save me for your lovingkindness sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you:
In Sheol who shall give you thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning;
Every night I make my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
It grows old because of all my adversaries.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
For Yahweh has heard the voice of my weeping.
9 Yahweh has heard my supplication;
Yahweh will receive my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be put to shame and severely troubled:
They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.
Shiggaion of David, which he sang to Yahweh, concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite.