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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[By David.] To you, O LORD, I lift my soul.
2I trust you, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame. Do not let my enemies triumph over me.
3No one who waits for you will ever be put to shame, but all who are unfaithful will be put to shame.
4Make your ways known to me, O LORD, and teach me your paths.
5Lead me in your truth and teach me because you are God, my savior. I wait all day long for you.
6Remember, O LORD, your compassionate and merciful deeds. They have existed from eternity.
7Do not remember the sins of my youth or my rebellious ways. Remember me, O LORD, in keeping with your mercy and your goodness.
8The LORD is good and decent. That is why he teaches sinners the way they should live.
9He leads humble people to do what is right, and he teaches them his way.
10Every path of the LORD is [one of] mercy and truth for those who cling to his promise and written instructions.
11For the sake of your name, O LORD, remove my guilt, because it is great.
12Who, then, is this person that fears the LORD? He is the one whom the LORD will teach which path to choose.
13He will enjoy good things in life, and his descendants will inherit the land.
14The LORD advises those who fear him. He reveals to them the intent of his promise.
15My eyes are always on the LORD. He removes my feet from traps.
16Turn to me, and have pity on me. I am lonely and oppressed.
17Relieve my troubled heart, and bring me out of my distress.
18Look at my misery and suffering, and forgive all my sins.
19See how my enemies have increased in number, how they have hated me with vicious hatred!
20Protect my life, and rescue me! Do not let me be put to shame. I have taken refuge in you.
21Integrity and honesty will protect me because I wait for you.
22Rescue Israel, O God, from all its troubles!