I hate those who devote themselves to worthless idols, But I trust in the LORD.
I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithfulness, Because You have seen my misery; You have known the troubles of my soul,
And You have not handed me over to the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.
Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body too.
For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my guilt, And my body has wasted away.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a disgrace, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
I am forgotten like a dead person, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.
But as for me, I trust in You, LORD, I say, 'You are my God.'
My times are in Your hand; Rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your faithfulness.
Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
Let the lying lips be speechless, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have performed for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of mankind!
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of mankind; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
Blessed be the LORD, For He has shown His marvelous faithfulness to me in a besieged city.
As for me, I said in my alarm, 'I am cut off from Your eyes'; Nevertheless You heard the sound of my pleadings When I called to You for help.