1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for Jehovah; and He bowed down to me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and gave sureness to my steps. 3 And He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God; many shall see it and fear, and shall trust in Jehovah.
4 Blessed is the man who makes Jehovah his trust and does not turn to the proud, nor to those who turn aside to a lie. 5 O Jehovah my God, many things You have done, Your wonderful works and Your thoughts which are toward us; they cannot be set in order to You; I will declare and speak, for they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened; burnt offering and sin offering You have not asked. 7 Then I said, Lo, I come, in the volume of the Book it is written of Me; 8 I delight to do Your will, O My God; and Your Law is within My heart.
9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I have not kept back My lips, O Jehovah, You know. 10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not hidden Your loving-kindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Jehovah; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth always watch over me. 12 For evils without number have hemmed me in; my sins have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me. 13 Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; O Jehovah, make haste to help me.
14 Let them be ashamed and humbled together, those who seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame, those who wish me evil. 15 Let them be desolate as a reward for their shame, those who say to me, Aha, aha!