But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
And I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge in the day of my distress.
O my strength, I will sing praises to You;
For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
Do you judge with equity, O sons of men?
No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you prepare a path for the violence of your hands.
The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak falsehood wander in error from birth.
They have venom like the venom of a serpent;
Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,
Or a skillful caster of spells.
My heart is set, O God, my heart is set;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your truth to the skies.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
When I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere man do to me?
This I know, that God is for me.
In God, whose word I praise,
In Yahweh, whose word I praise,
In God I trust, I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Your vows are binding upon me, O God;
I will fulfill thank offerings to You.
For You have delivered my soul from death,
Indeed my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of the living.
Cast your burden upon Yahweh and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of corruption;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.
O God, save me by Your name,
And render justice to me by Your might.
O God, hear my prayer;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen against me
And ruthless men have sought my life;
They have not set God before them. Selah.
Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is among those who sustain my soul.
The wicked fool says in his heart, “There is no God,”
They act corruptly, and commit abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good.
God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there is anyone who has insight,
Anyone who seeks after God.
Every one of them has turned back; together they have become worthless;
There is no one who does good, not even one.
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will hope on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your holy ones.
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the abundance of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And pure when You judge.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You delight in truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have crushed rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving
And pay your vows to the Most High;
Call upon Me in the day of distress;
I shall rescue you, and you will glorify Me.”
“Now consider this, you who forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies Me;
And he who orders his way,
I shall show the salvation of God.”