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{To the chief Musician.
Of David.
A Psalm.}
I waited patiently for Jehovah;
and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
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And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock;
he hath established my goings:
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And he hath put a new song in my mouth, praise unto our God.
Many shall see it, and fear, and shall confide in Jehovah.
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Blessed is the man that hath made Jehovah his confidence, and turneth not to the proud, and to such as turn aside to lies.
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Thou, O Jehovah my God, hast multiplied thy marvellous works, and thy thoughts toward us: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee;
would I declare and speak [them], they are more than can be numbered.
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Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire: ears hast thou prepared me.
Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not demanded;
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Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me —
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To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
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I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, *thou* knowest.
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I have not hidden thy righteousness within my heart;
I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
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Withhold not thou, Jehovah, thy tender mercies from me;
let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
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For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head: and my heart hath failed me.
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Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me;
Jehovah, make haste to my help.
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Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to destroy it;
let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
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Let them be desolate, because of their shame, that say unto me, Aha!
Aha!
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Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee;
let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified!
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But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me.
Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.