A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
31LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.3.3 for: or, about
4I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.
41Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.4.1 chief…: or, overseer4.1 have…: or, be gracious unto me
2O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
3But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
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