To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
51Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.5.5 in…: Heb. before thine eyes
6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.5.6 bloody…: Heb. man of bloods and deceit
7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.5.7 thy holy…: Heb. the temple of thy holiness
8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.5.8 mine…: Heb. those which observe me
9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.5.9 faithfulness: or, stedfastness5.9 their mouth: Heb. his mouth, that is, the mouth of any of them5.9 very…: Heb. wickednesses
10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.5.10 Destroy…: or, Make them guilty5.10 by…: or, from their counsels
11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.5.11 defendest…: Heb. coverest over, or, protectest them
12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.5.12 compass: Heb. crown
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
61O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.6.1 chief…: or, overseer6.1 Sheminith: or, the eighth
2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.6.6 all…: or, every night
7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
71O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:7.1 words: or, business
2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.7.2 none…: Heb. not a deliverer
3O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.7.10 My…: Heb. My buckler is upon God
11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.7.11 judgeth…: or, is a righteous judge
12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.7.15 He made a pit: Heb. He hath digged a pit
16His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.