| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Prayer for Protection, Guidance, and Pardon|
|A Psalm of David.|
| ||UNTO thee, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.|
| ||O my God, in thee have I trusted,|
Let me not be put to shame;
Let not mine enemies triumph over me.
| ||Yea, none that wait for thee shall be put to shame:|
They shall be put to shame that deal treacherously without cause.
| ||Show me thy ways, O Jehovah;|
Teach me thy paths.
| ||Guide me in thy truth, and teach me;|
For thou art the God of my salvation;
For thee do I wait all the day.
| ||Remember, O Jehovah, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses;|
For they have been ever of old.
| ||Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:|
According to thy lovingkindness remember thou me,
For thy goodness sake, O Jehovah.
| ||Good and upright is Jehovah:|
Therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.
| ||The meek will he guide in justice;|
And the meek will he teach his way.
| ||All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth|
Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
| ||For thy names sake, O Jehovah,|
Pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.
| ||What man is he that feareth Jehovah?|
Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.
| ||His soul shall dwell at ease;|
And his seed shall inherit the land.
| ||The friendship 1 of Jehovah is with them that fear him;|
And 2 he will show them his covenant.
| ||Mine eyes are ever toward Jehovah;|
For he will pluck my feet out of the net.
| ||Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me;|
For I am desolate and afflicted.
| ||The troubles of my heart are 3 enlarged:|
Oh bring thou me out of my distresses.
| ||Consider mine affliction and my travail;|
And forgive all my sins.
| ||Consider mine enemies, for they are many;|
And they hate me with cruel hatred.
| ||Oh keep my soul, and deliver me:|
Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in thee.
| ||Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,|
For I wait for thee.
| ||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]|