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My Help and My Deliverer

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

401I uwaited patiently for the Lord;

  he inclined to me and vheard my cry.

Ps. 39:12

Ps. 27:14; 37:7

2He drew me up from wthe pit of destruction,

  out of xthe miry bog,

and yset my feet upon a rock,

  zmaking my steps secure.

Ps. 37:23

Ps. 27:5

Ps. 69:2, 14

[Jer. 38:6]

3He put aa new song in my mouth,

  a song of praise to our God.

Many will bsee and fear,

  and put their trust in the Lord.

Ps. 52:6; 64:8; Deut. 13:11

See Ps. 33:3

4Blessed is the man who cmakes

  the Lord his trust,

who does not turn to the proud,

  to those who dgo astray after a lie!

Ps. 101:3; 125:5; Lev. 19:4; Deut. 29:18; Job 23:11; Hos. 3:1

See Ps. 2:12

5You have multiplied, O Lord my God,

  your ewondrous deeds and your fthoughts toward us;

  none can compare with you!

I will proclaim and tell of them,

  yet they are gmore than can be told.

Ps. 71:15; 139:18

Ps. 92:5; 139:17; Isa. 55:8

Ps. 9:1; Ex. 15:11

6hIn sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,

  but you have given me an open iear.1

Burnt offering and sin offering

  you have not required.

See Job 33:16

Ps. 51:16; 1 Sam. 15:22; Cited Heb. 10:5-7; See Prov. 21:3

Hebrew ears you have dug for me

7Then I said, “Behold, I have come;

  in the scroll of the book it is written jof me:

Luke 24:44

8kI delight to do your will, O my God;

  your law is lwithin my heart.”

See Ps. 37:31

Ps. 119:16, 24, 35, 92; [John 4:34]

9I have told the glad news of deliverance2

  in mthe great congregation;

behold, I have not nrestrained my lips,

  oas you know, O Lord.

Josh. 22:22

Ps. 119:13; [Acts 20:20, 27]

See Ps. 22:25

Hebrew righteousness; also verse 10

10I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;

  I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;

I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness

  from the great congregation.

11As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain

  your mercy from me;

your psteadfast love and your faithfulness will

  ever preserve me!

Ps. 57:3; 61:7; Prov. 20:28; See Ps. 36:5

12For evils have qencompassed me

  beyond number;

my riniquities have overtaken me,

  and I cannot ssee;

they are tmore than the hairs of my head;

  my heart ufails me.

Ps. 73:26

Ps. 69:4

[Ps. 38:10]

Ps. 38:4

Ps. 116:3

13vBe pleased, O Lord, to wdeliver me!

  O Lord, xmake haste to help me!

Ps. 22:19; 38:22; 71:12; 141:1

Ps. 22:20

For 13-17, see Ps. 70:1-5

14yLet those be put to shame and disappointed altogether

  who seek to snatch away my life;

let those be zturned back and brought to dishonor

  who delight in my hurt!

Ps. 6:10

Ps. 35:4, 26; 71:13

15Let those be appalled because of their shame

  who asay to me, “Aha, Aha!”

Ps. 35:21, 25; 70:3

16But may all who seek you

  rejoice and be glad in you;

may those who love your salvation

  bsay continually, “Great is the Lord!”

Ps. 35:27

17As for me, I am cpoor and needy,

  but dthe Lord takes thought for me.

You are my help and my deliverer;

  do not delay, O my God!

[1 Pet. 5:7]

Ps. 86:1; 109:22