25:1¤ To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul.
25:2In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed.
25:3Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded.
25:4Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause. Shew, O Lord, thy ways to me, and teach me thy paths.
25:5Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long.
25:6Remember, O Lord, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world.
25:7The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
25:8The Lord is sweet and righteous: therefore he will give a law to sinners in the way.
25:9He will guide the mild in judgment: he will teach the meek his ways.
25:10All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to them that seek after his covenant and his testimonies.
25:11For thy name's sake, O Lord, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is great.
25:12Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen.
25:13His soul shall dwell in good things: and his seed shall inherit the land.
25:14The Lord is a firmament to them that fear him: and his covenant shall be made manifest to them.
25:15My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the snare.
25:16Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor.
25:17The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my necessities.
25:18See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.
25:19Consider my enemies for they are multiplied, and have hated me with an unjust hatred.
25:20Keep thou my soul, and deliver me: I shall not be ashamed, for I have hoped in thee.
25:21The innocent and the upright have adhered to me: because I have waited on thee.
25:22Deliver Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.
26:1¤ Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my innocence: and I have put my trust in the Lord, and shall not be weakened.
26:2Prove me, O Lord, and try me; burn my reins and my heart.
26:3For thy mercy is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with thy truth.
26:4I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things.
26:5I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I will not sit.
26:6I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:
26:7That I may hear the voice of thy praise: and tell of all thy wondrous works.
26:8I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; and the place where thy glory dwelleth.
26:9Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with bloody men:
26:10In whose hands are iniquities: their right hand is filled with gifts.
26:11But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me.
26:12My foot hath stood in the direct way: in the churches I will bless thee, O Lord.
27:1¤ The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?
27:2Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen.
27:3If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I be confident.
27:4One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. That I may see the delight of the Lord, and may visit his temple.
27:5For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he hath protected me in the secret place of his tabernacle.
27:6He hath exalted me upon a rock: and now he hath lifted up my head above my enemies. I have gone round, and have offered up in his tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation: I will sing, and recite a psalm to the Lord.
27:7Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have mercy on me and hear me.
27:8My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek.
27:9Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.
27:10For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken me up.
27:11Set me, O Lord, a law in thy way, and guide me in the right path, because of my enemies.
27:12Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to itself.
27:13I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
27:14Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.