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Psalm 39

Unto the end: a Psalm of David.

I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined unto me, and heard my supplication.
He brought me up also out of the pit of misery, and out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and directed my goings aright.
And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even a hymn unto our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and shall hope in the Lord.
Blessed is the man whose hope is in the name of the Lord, and regarded not vanities and false frenzies.
Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done; and in Thy thoughts there is none that shall be likened to Thee. I declared and spake, They are multiplied beyond number.
Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not desire, but a body hast Thou perfected for me; whole burnt offerings and sin offerings hast Thou not required.
Then said I, Lo, I come; in the head of the book it is written of me, That I should do Thy will, O my God; yea, Thy law is within my heart.
I have preached the good tidings of Thy righteousness in the great congregation. Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, Thou knowest.
I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy truth and Thy salvation. I have not concealed Thy mercy and Thy truth from the great congregation.
But withhold not Thou Thy tender mercies from me, O Lord; let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually help me.
For innumerable evils have compassed me about; mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, and I am not able to see.
They are multiplied more than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, look to helping me.
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned back and confounded that wish me evils.
Let them speedily receive shame for their reward that say unto me, Aha, aha! Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee, O Lord; and let such as love Thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.
But I am poor and needy; the Lord will think upon me. Thou art my help and my defender, my God; make no tarrying.