David pleads for truth and asks for pardon—Mercy and truth are for those who keep the commandments.
A Psalm of David.
1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I alift up my soul.
2 O my God, I atrust in thee: let me not be bashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be aashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy aways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 aLead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I bwait all the day.
6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender amercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the asins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy bmercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.
8 Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he ateach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he aguide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy aname’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the aearth.
14 The asecret of the Lord is with them that bfear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
15 Mine aeyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the bnet.
16 Turn thee unto me, and have amercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my apain; and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with acruel hatred.
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be aashamed; for I put my btrust in thee.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
22 aRedeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.