1 ([Psalm of David]) I offer myself to you, O Jehovah. 2 I trust you, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame. Do not let my enemy's triumph over me. 3 No one who waits for you will ever be put to shame, but all who are treacherous will be put to shame.
4 Make your ways known to me, O Jehovah, and teach me your paths. 5 Make me walk (guide me) (bend me) in your truth and teach me because you are my God of salvation. I wait all day long for you. 6 O Jehovah, remember your loving kindness and merciful deeds. They have existed from eternity. 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my rebellious ways. O Jehovah, remember me in keeping with your loving kindness and your goodness.
8 Jehovah is good and decent. That is why he teaches sinners the way they should live. 9 He leads humble people to do what is right, and he teaches them his way. 10 All the paths of Jehovah are loving-kindness (mercy) and truth for those who cling to his promise and written instructions. 11 O Jehovah, for the sake of your name pardon my guilt, because it is great.
12 Who is this person who respects Jehovah? He is the one whom Jehovah will teach the way he should choose. 13 He will enjoy good things in life, and his descendants will inherit the land. 14 Jehovah is intimate with those who respect him. He reveals the intent of his covenant to them. 15 My eyes are always on Jehovah. He removes my feet from traps.
16 Turn to me, and have pity on me for I am lonely and afflicted. 17 My troubles have increased. Relieve my troubled heart, and bring me out of my distress. 18 Look at my misery and suffering, and forgive all my sins. 19 See how my enemies have increased in number, how they have hated me with vicious hatred! 20 Guard me and save me! Do not let me be humiliated for I have taken refuge in you. 21 Integrity and honesty will protect me because I wait for you.