1 I waited patiently for the Lord,*
and he inclined to me, and heard my call.
2 He brought me out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay;*
he set my feet upon the rock, and secured my footing.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth,*
a song of thanksgiving unto our God.
4 Many shall see and fear,*
and shall put their trust in the Lord.
5 Blessed is the man who has set his hope in the Lord,*
and has not turned to the proud, or to those who go about lying.
6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which you have done, and also your thoughts toward us;*
there is none who can be compared with you.
7 If I should declare them and speak of them,*
they would be more than I am able to express.
8 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire,*
but my ears you have opened.
9 Burnt offerings and sin offerings you have not required,*
and so I said, "Behold, I come;
10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I delight to do your will, O my God;*
indeed, your law is within my heart."
11 I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation;*
behold, I will not restrain my lips, O Lord, and that you know.
12 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart;*
my talk has been of your truth and of your salvation.
13 I have not concealed your loving mercy and truth*
from the great congregation.
14 Withdraw not your mercy from me, O Lord;*
let your loving-kindness and your truth always preserve me.
15 For innumerable troubles have encompassed me; my sins have taken such hold of me that I am not able to look up;*
indeed, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart has utterly failed me.
16 O Lord, let it be your pleasure to deliver me;*
make haste, O Lord, to help me.
17 Let them be ashamed and confounded who seek after my soul to destroy it; *
let them be driven backward and rebuked who wish me evil.
18 Let them be desolate and rewarded with shame*
who say to me, "Aha, Aha."
19 Let all those who seek you be joyful and glad in you;*
and let those who love your salvation say always, "The Lord be praised."
20 As for me, I am poor and needy,*
but the Lord cares for me.
21 You are my helper and deliverer;*
do not tarry, O my God.
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