Yahweh, Save Me
A Psalm of David. When he fled from Absalom his son.
O Yahweh, how my adversaries have become many!
Many are rising up against me. 2
Many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah.
But You, O Yahweh, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head. 4
I was calling to Yahweh with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah. 5
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for Yahweh sustains me. 6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who all around have set themselves against me.
Arise, O Yahweh; save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek;
You have shattered the teeth of the wicked. 8
Salvation belongs to Yahweh;
Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.
Yahweh Makes Me Abide in Safety
For the choir director. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
O sons of men, how long will my glory become a reproach?
How long will you love what is worthless and seek falsehood? Selah. 3
But know that Yahweh has set apart the holy one for Himself;
Yahweh hears when I call to Him.
Tremble, and do not sin;
Ponder in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And trust in Yahweh.
Many are saying, “Who will show us good?”
Lift up the light of Your face upon us, O Yahweh! 7
You have put gladness in my heart,
More than when their grain and new wine abound. 8
In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Yahweh, make me to abide in safety.
Lead Me in Your Righteousness
For the choir director. For the flutes. A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O Yahweh,
Consider my meditation. 2
Give heed to the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,
For to You I pray. 3
O Yahweh, in the morning, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.
For You are not a God who delights in wickedness;
Evil does not sojourn with You. 5
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all workers of iniquity. 6
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
Yahweh abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit. 7
But as for me, in the abundance of Your lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
At Your holy temple I will worship in fear of You.
O Yahweh, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes;
Make Your way straight before me. 9
There is nothing reliable in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction itself.
Their throat is an open grave;
They flatter with their tongue. 10
Hold them guilty, O God;
By their own devices let them fall!
In the abundance of their transgressions thrust them out,
For they are rebellious against You.
But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You. 12
For it is You who blesses the righteous one, O Yahweh,
You surround him with favor as with a large shield.