1 A prayer to David. Incline, O Jehovah, thine ear: answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Watch my soul, for I am godly: save thy servant, thou my God, trusting in thee. 3 Compassionate me, O Jehovah, for to thee I will call all the day. 4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Jehovah, will I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, O Jehovah, art good and forgiving, and great of mercy to all calling to thee. 6 Give ear, O Jehovah, to my prayer, and attend upon the voice of my supplications. 7 In the day of my straits I will call thee, for thou wilt answer me.
8 None like to thee among the gods, O Jehovah, and none according to thy works. 9 All the nations which thou madest shall come and worship before thee, O Jehovah, and they shall do honor to thy name. 10 For great art thou, and doing wonders: thou God alone.
11 Teach me, O Jehovah, thy way; I will go in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12 I will praise thee, O Jehovah, my God, with all my heart, and I will honor thy name forever. 13 For thy mercy is great upon me, and thou didst deliver my soul from hades below.
14 O God, the proud rose up against me, and the assemblies of the terrible sought my soul; and they set not thee before them. 15 And thou, O Jehovah, art a God compassionate and merciful, and slow to anger and great of mercy and truth. 16 Turn to me and pity me; thou wilt give thy strength to thy servant, and save to the son of thy maid-servant 17 Make with me a sign for good, and they hating me shall see and be ashamed: for thou, Jehovah, didst help me and comfort me.