A psalm of David.

1O LORD, hear my prayer; give ear to my plea, as You are faithful; answer me, as You are beneficent. 2Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for before You no creature is in the right. 3My foe hounded me; he crushed me to the ground; he made me dwell in darkness like those long dead. 4My spirit failed within me; my mind was numbed with horror. 5Then I thought of the days of old; I rehearsed all Your deeds, recounted the work of Your hands. 6I stretched out my hands to You, longing for You like thirsty earth. Selah. 7Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit can endure no more. Do not hide Your face from me, or I shall become like those who descend into the Pit. 8Let me learn of Your faithfulness by daybreak, for in You I trust; let me know the road I must take, for on You I have set my hope. 9Save me from my foes, O LORD; a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. to You I look for cover. ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 10Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. Let Your gracious spirit lead me on level ground. 11For the sake of Your name, O LORD, preserve me; as You are beneficent, free me from distress. 12As You are faithful, put an end to my foes; destroy all my mortal enemies, for I am Your servant.


a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.