New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of Complaint and of Praise.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed;
In Your righteousness deliver me.
2Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
3For You are my rock and my fortress;
4You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
5Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
6I hate those who regard vain idols,
7I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness,
8And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy;
9Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
10For my life is spent with sorrow
11Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach,
12I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind;
13For I have heard the slander of many,
14But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD,
15My times are in Your hand;
16Make Your face to shine upon Your servant;
17Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You;
18Let the lying lips be mute,
19How great is Your goodness,
20You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man;
21Blessed be the LORD,
22As for me, I said in my alarm,
23O love the LORD, all you His godly ones!
24Be strong and let your heart take courage,