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¶ IN thee, O LORD, do I put my trust;
let me never be ashamed;
deliver me in thy righteousness.
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Incline thine ear to me and answer me speedily;
be thou unto me the God, the helper, and the house of refuge;
and save me,
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For thou art my strength and my refuge;
therefore for thy name’s sake comfort me and guide me.
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Pull me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me;
for thou art my protector.
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Into thy hand I commit my spirit;
thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
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I have hated them that observe false worship;
but I trust in thee, O LORD.
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I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy;
for thou hast seen my humility;
thou hast known my soul in adversities;
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And thou hast not surrendered me into the hand of my enemies;
thou hast established my feet in tranquility.
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Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
mine eye is troubled with wrath, yea, my soul and my body.
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For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing;
my strength is weakened because of poverty, and my bones are shaken because of my enemies.
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I have become a reproach to my neighbors and a dread to my acquaintances: they that saw me on the street fled from me.
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I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind;
I am like something given up for lost.
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For I have heard of the complicity of many persons;
while they connived together against me, they schemed to take away my life.
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But I trusted in thee, O LORD;
I said, Thou art my God, O LORD.
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The times are in thy hand;
deliver me from the hand of mine enemies and from them that persecute me.
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Make thy face to shine upon thy servant;
save me through thy mercies.
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Let me not be ashamed, O LORD;
for I have called upon thee;
let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
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Let the lips of the wicked be silent;
for they speak falsely and disdainfully against the righteous.
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¶ Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that worship thee, which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
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Hide them in the citadel of thy presence from the tumult of men;
with thy shadow guard them from contention.
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Blessed be the LORD, for he has elected for himself the chosen ones in a strong city?
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I said in my haste, I am lost from before thine eyes;
nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
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O love the LORD, all you his righteous ones;
for the LORD preserves the faithful, and rewards the wicked according to their works.
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Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that trust in the LORD.