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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[A prayer by David.] Turn your ear [toward me], O LORD. Answer me, because I am oppressed and needy.
2Protect me, because I am faithful [to you]. Save your servant who trusts you. You are my God.
3Have pity on me, O Lord, because I call out to you all day long.
4Give me joy, O Lord, because I lift my soul to you.
5You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, full of mercy toward everyone who calls out to you.
6Open your ears to my prayer, O LORD. Pay attention when I plead for mercy.
7When I am in trouble, I call out to you because you answer me.
8No god is like you, O Lord. No one can do what you do.
9All the nations that you have made will bow in your presence, O Lord. They will honor you.
10Indeed, you are great, a worker of miracles. You alone are God.
11Teach me your way, O LORD, so that I may live in your truth. Focus my heart on fearing you.
12I will give thanks to you with all my heart, O Lord my God. I will honor you forever
13because your mercy toward me is great. You have rescued me from the depths of hell.
14O God, arrogant people attack me, and a mob of ruthless people seeks my life. They think nothing of you.
15But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient, always faithful and ready to forgive.
16Turn toward me, and have pity on me. Give me your strength because I am your servant. Save me because I am the son of your female servant.
17Grant me some proof of your goodness so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame. You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.