13 For the music director; a psalm of David.
How long, Lord, will you continue to ignore me? 2
How long will you pay no attention to me? 3
2 How long must I worry, 4
and suffer in broad daylight? 5
How long will my enemy gloat over me? 6
3 Look at me! 7 Answer me, O Lord my God!
Revive me, 8 or else I will die! 9
4 Then 10 my enemy will say, “I have defeated him!”
Then 11 my foes will rejoice because I am upended.
5 But I 12 trust in your faithfulness.
May I rejoice because of your deliverance! 13
6 I will sing praises 14 to the Lord
when he vindicates me. 15
14 For the music director; by David.
Fools say to themselves, 2 “There is no God.” 3
They sin and commit evil deeds; 4
none of them does what is right. 5
2 The Lord looks down from heaven 6 at the human race, 7
to see if there is anyone who is wise 8 and seeks God. 9
3 Everyone rejects God; 10
they are all morally corrupt. 11
None of them does what is right, 12
not even one!
4 All those who behave wickedly 13 do not understand – 14
those who devour my people as if they were eating bread,
and do not call out to the Lord.
5 They are absolutely terrified, 15
for God defends the godly. 16
6 You want to humiliate the oppressed, 17
even though 18 the Lord is their 19 shelter.
7 I wish the deliverance 20 of Israel would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the well-being of his people, 21
may Jacob rejoice, 22
may Israel be happy! 23
15 A psalm of David.
Lord, who may be a guest in your home? 2
Who may live on your holy hill? 3
2 Whoever lives a blameless life, 4
does what is right,
and speaks honestly. 5
3 He 6 does not slander, 7
or do harm to others, 8
or insult his neighbor. 9
4 He despises a reprobate, 10
but honors the Lord’s loyal followers. 11
He makes firm commitments and does not renege on his promise. 12
5 He does not charge interest when he lends his money. 13
He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. 14
The one who lives like this 15 will never be upended.