Vs 1 – O Lord my God, won’t You please listen to my cries for help, even when I lack words and groan in my spirit.
Vs 2 – Please listen to – attend, regard, consider – my cry for help, for You alone are my God and it is to You alone I pray.
Vs 3 – In the morning when I rise, I will cry out to You in prayer and You hear my voice. May I rise and seek Thee with eagerness.
Vs 4 – You are righteous and holy God and take no pleasure in wickedness. Evil cannot dwell with You.
Vs 5 – Those who boast and brag will not stand before You. You hate sin and iniquity, evil, mischief, falsehood, unrighteousness, and wickedness.
Vs 6 – Those who are unrepentant liars and who speak falsely will be destroyed. For You O God abhor – loath, utterly distain – the man who sheds innocent blood and is filled with lies and deceit.
Vs 7 – Unlike the unrighteous who have rejected You O Lord, it is by Your lovingkindness which flows abundantly that I will enter Your house. O Lord when I come to Your holy temple I will bow down in reverence to You.
Vs 8 – Please lead me in paths of Your righteousness for foes seek to devour me. Make the pathway straight before me.
Vs 9 – Nothing that the unrighteous and ungodly say is reliable and true. Inwardly they are deceitfully wicked and bound for destruction. When they open their mouth they only speak words of death and destruction. In deceit they will flatter if they think it will be to their advantage.
Vs 10 – Lord God, I ask You for justice. Should they continue on in their wickedness and unrepentant ways that You will find them guilty. Let their deceitful ways cause them to fall. As their sin and transgressions mount push them away with great force for they are ungodly and rebellious against the One True, Living and Holy God.
Vs 11 – Let all who love You, those who have repented of their sins and received forgiveness in Christ, take refuge in God and be glad. Let them sing with joy because You keep and shelter them with Your great love and protection. May those who have been redeemed love You and proclaim and exult Your Holy Name.
Vs 12 – It is God alone who blesses the righteous – those who have been forgiven of their sins and made righteous in Christ. Your surround him with grace, forgiveness and mercy and are a shield about him.