When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and filled with gracious love and truth.
"Indeed, he drew you away from the brink of distress to a spacious place without constraints, filling your festive table with bountiful food.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, God. Listen closely to me and hear my prayer.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.
In his time Judah will be delivered and Israel will dwell in safety. This is the name by which he will be known: "The LORD Our Righteousness.'
The LORD God is my strength he will make my feet like those of a deer, equipping me to tread on my mountain heights. For the choir director: On my stringed instruments.
David continued, "The LORD who delivered me from the power of the lion and the power of the bear will also deliver me from the power of this Philistine." Saul told David, "Go! And may the LORD be with you."
Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him so they could kill him in the morning. David's wife, Michal, told him, "If you don't escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you'll be put to death."
Saul went on one side of the mountain while David and his men went on the other side of the mountain. David was hurrying to get away from Saul while Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them.
Along with officers in his army, David consecrated to assist in service to the descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun those who prophesy with lyres, harps, and cymbals.
LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me, in your wrath, do not discipline me.
Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.
My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from delivering me from my groaning words?
This person will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Turn toward me and have mercy on me, for I am lonely and oppressed.
You have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy, but you have set my feet in a sturdy place.
I waited expectantly for the LORD, and he took notice of me and heard my cry.
As for me, you will maintain my just cause, and you will cause me to stand in your presence forever.
My heart is overflowing with good news; I speak what I have composed to the king; my tongue is like the pen of an articulate scribe.
Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.
Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes.
May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude
God is known in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.
Have mercy on me Lord, for I call on you all day long.
LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant. I am the son of your handmaid. You have released my bonds.
I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.
Turn in my direction and show mercy to me, as you have decreed regarding those who love your name.
Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no living person is righteous in your sight.
One will say of me, "Only in the LORD are victories and might.' All who raged against him will come to him and will be put to shame.
It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about the suffering we experienced in Asia. We were so crushed beyond our ability to endure that we even despaired of living.
He has rescued us from a terrible death, and he will continue to rescue us. Yes, he is the one on whom we have set our hope, and he will rescue us again,
Therefore, we are the Messiah's representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah's behalf: "Be reconciled to God!"