24:11. For thy name's sake, O Lrod, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is great.
24:12. Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen.
24:13. His soul shall dwell in good things: and his seed shall inherit the land.
24:14. The Lord is a firmament to them that fear him: and his covenant shall be made manifest to them.
24:15. My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the snare.
24:16. Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor.
24:17. The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my necessities.
24:18. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.
24:19. Consider my enemies for they are multiplied, and have hated me with an unjust hatred.
24:20. Deep thou my soul, and deliver me: I shall not be ashamed, for I have hoped in thee.
24:21. The innocent and the upright have adhered to me: because I have waited on thee.
24:22. Deliver Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.
Psalms Chapter 25
Judica me, Domine.
David's prayer to God in his distress, to be delivered, that he may come to worship him in his tabernacle.
25:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David. Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my innocence: and I have put my trust in the Lord, and shall not be weakened.
25:2. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; burn my reins and my heart.
25:3. For thy mercy is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with thy truth.
25:4. I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things.
25:5. I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I will not sit.
25:6. I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:
25:7. That I may hear the voice of thy praise: and tell of all thy wondrous works.
25:8. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; and the place where thy glory dwelleth.
25:9. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with bloody men:
25:10. In whose hands are iniquities: their right hand is filled with gifts.
25:11. But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me.
25:12. My foot hath stood in the direct way: in the churches I will bless thee, O Lord.
Psalms Chapter 26
David's faith and hope in God.
26:1. The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?
26:2. Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen.
26:3. If armies in camp should stand to gether against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I be confident.
26:4. One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. That I may see the delight of the Lord, and may visit his temple.
26:5. For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he hath protected me in the secret place of his tabernacle.
26:6. He hath exalted me upon a rock: and now he hath lifted up my head above my enemies. I have gone round, and have offered up in his tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation: I will sing, and recite a psalm to the Lord.
26:7. Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have mercy on me and hear me.
26:8. My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek.
26:9. Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.
26:10. For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken me up.
26:11. Set me, O Lord, a law in thy way, and guide me in the right path, because of my enemies.
26:12. Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to itself.
26:13. I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
26:14. Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.
Psalms Chapter 27
Ad te, Domine, clamabo.
David's prayer that his enemies may not prevail over him.
27:1. A psalm for David himself. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not thou silent to me: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
27:2. Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee; when I lift up my hands to thy holy temple.
27:3. Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not: Who speak peace with their neighbour, but evils are in their hearts.