A.1 Hear my prayer, O LORD,
give ear to my supplications:
in thy faithfulness answer me,
and in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant:
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
B. 3 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 dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;
my heart within me is desolate.
C.5 I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all thy works;
I muse on the work of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee:
my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
D.7 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.
E.8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning;
for in thee do I trust:
E’. cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
for I lift up my soul unto thee.
D’.9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies:
I flee unto thee to hide me.
C’.10 Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:
thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.
B’.11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name’s sake:
A’. for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies,
and destroy all them that afflict my soul:
for I am thy servant.