16:1¤ Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put my trust in thee.
16:2I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods.
16:3To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my desires in them.
16:4Their infirmities were multiplied: afterwards they made haste. I will not gather together their meetings for bloodofferings: nor will I be mindful of their names by my lips.
16:5The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.
16:6The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places: for my inheritance is goodly to me.
16:7I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: moreover, my reins also have corrected me even till night.
16:8I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.
16:9Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover, my flesh also shall rest in hope.
16:10Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.
16:11Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.
17:1¤ Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.
17:2Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.
17:3Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.
17:4That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.
17:5Perfect thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps be not moved.
17:6I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me: O incline thy ear unto me, and hear my words.
17:7Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; thou who savest them that trust in thee.
17:8From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.
17:9From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul:
17:10They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly.
17:11They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
17:12They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.
17:13Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul from the wicked one; thy sword
17:14From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.
17:15But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.
18:1¤ I will love thee, O Lord, my strength:
18:2The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. My God is my helper, and in him will I put my trust. My protector, and the horn of my salvation, and my support.
18:3Praising, I will call upon the Lord: and I shall be saved from my enemies.
18:4The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity troubled me.
18:5The sorrows of hell encompassed me: and the snares of death prevented me.
18:6In my affliction I called upon the Lord, and I cried to my God: And he heard my voice from his holy temple: and my cry before him came into his ears.
18:7The earth shook and trembled: the foundations of the mountains were troubled and were moved, because he was angry with them.
18:8There went up a smoke in his wrath: and a fire flamed from his face: coals were kindled by it.
18:9He bowed the heavens, and came down, and darkness was under his feet.
18:10And he ascended upon the cherubim, and he flew; he flew upon the wings of the winds.
18:11And he made darkness his covert, his pavilion round about him: dark waters in the clouds of the air.
18:12At the brightness that was before him the clouds passed, hail and coals of fire.
18:13And the Lord thundered from heaven, and the Highest gave his voice: hail and coals of fire.
18:14And he sent forth his arrows, and he scattered them: he multiplied lightnings, and troubled them.
18:15Then the fountains of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were discovered: At thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the spirit of thy wrath.
18:16He sent from on high, and took me: and received me out of many waters.
18:17He delivered me from my strongest enemies, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
18:18They prevented me in the day of my affliction: and the Lord became my protector.
18:19And he brought me forth into a large place: he saved me, because he was well pleased with me.
18:20And the Lord will reward me according to my justice; and will repay me according to the cleanness of my hands:
18:21Because I have kept the ways of the Lord; and have not done wickedly against my God.
18:22For all his judgments are in my sight: and his justices I have not put away from me.
18:23And I shall be spotless with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.
18:24And the Lord will reward me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands before his eyes.
18:25With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou wilt be innocent:
18:26And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.
18:27For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud.
18:28For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord: O my God, enlighten my darkness.
18:29For by thee I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my God I shall go over a wall.
18:30As for my God, his way is undefiled: the words of the Lord are fire-tried: he is the protector of all that trust in him.
18:31For who is God but the Lord? or who is God but our God?
18:32God, who hath girt me with strength; and made my way blameless.
18:33Who hath made my feet like the feet of harts: and who setteth me upon high places.
18:34Who teacheth my hands to war: and thou hast made my arms like a brazen bow.
18:35And thou hast given me the protection of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath held me up: And thy discipline hath corrected me unto the end: and thy discipline, the same shall teach me.
18:36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; and my feet are not weakened.
18:37I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them: and I will not turn again till they are consumed.
18:38I will break them, and they shall not be able to stand: they shall fall under my feet.
18:39And thou hast girded me with strength unto battle; and hast subdued under me them that rose up against me.
18:40And thou hast made my enemies turn their back upon me, and hast destroyed them that hated me.
18:41They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord: but he heard them not.
18:42And I shall beat them as small as the dust before the wind; I shall bring them to nought, like the dirt in the streets.
18:43Thou wilt deliver me from the contradictions of the people; thou wilt make me head of the Gentiles.
18:44A people which I knew not, hath served me: at the hearing of the ear they have obeyed me.
18:45The children that are strangers have lied to me, strange children have faded away, and have halted from their paths.
18:46The Lord liveth, and blessed be my God, and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
18:47O God, who avengest me, and subduest the people under me, my deliverer from my enraged enemies.
18:48And thou wilt lift me up above them that rise up against me: from the unjust man thou wilt deliver me.
18:49Therefore will I give glory to thee, O Lord, among the nations, and I will sing a psalm to thy name.
18:50Giving great deliverance to his king, and shewing mercy to David, his anointed: and to his seed for ever.