A Psalm of David.
Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness
answer me, and in thy righteousness.||
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no
man living be justified.||
"For in thy sight shall no man living be justified."
Is anyone justified?
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the
ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the
work of thy hands.||
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a
thirsty land. Selah.||
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me,
lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.||
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I
trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul
Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.||
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me
into the land of uprightness.||
Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring
my soul out of trouble.||
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict
my soul: for I am thy servant.