Hear my cry, O Elohim;
Attend to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you have been a refuge for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will dwell in your tabernacle forever:
I will take refuge in the covert of your wings.
5 For you, O Elohim, have heard my vows:
You have given me the heritage of those that fear your name.
6 You will prolong the king’s life;
His years shall be as many generations.
7 He shall remain before Elohim forever:
Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
8 So will I sing praise to your name for ever,
That I may daily perform my vows.
For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun.
A Psalm of David.
My soul waits in silence for Elohim only:
From him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will you set upon a man,
That you may kill him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.
5 My soul, wait in silence for Elohim only;
For my expectation is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be moved.
7 With Elohim is my salvation and my glory:
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in Elohim.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before him:
Elohim is a refuge for us.
9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:
In the balances they will go up;
They are together lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression,
And become not vain in robbery:
If riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11 Elohim has spoken once,
Twice have I heard this;
That power belongs to Elohim:
12 Also to you, O Yahweh, belongs lovingkindness;
For you render to every man according to his work.
O Elohim, you are my El; earnestly will I seek you:
My soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you,
In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
2 So have I looked upon you in the sanctuary,
To see your power and your glory.
3 Because your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise you.
4 So will I bless you while I live:
I will lift up my hands in your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;
And my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips;
6 When I remember you upon my bed.
And meditate on you in the night-watches.
7 For you have been my help,
And in the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul follows hard after you:
Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall be given over to the power of the sword:
They shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in Elohim:
Every one that swears by him shall glory;
for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
For the Chief Musician.
A Psalm of David.