¶ To the Chanter upon Almuth Laben, a Psalm of David.I will give thanks unto thee (O LORD) with my whole heart, I will speak of all thy marvelous works. I will be glad, and rejoice in thee, yea my songs will I make of thy name, O thou most hyest. Because thou hast driven mine enemies aback, they were discomfited, and perished at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou sittest in the throne that art the true judge. Thou rebukest the heathen, and destroyest the ungodly, thou puttest out their name for ever and ever. The enemies swords are come to an end, thou hast overthrown their cities, their memorial is perished with them. But the LORD endureth for ever, he hath prepared his seat unto judgment. He governeth the world with righteousness, and ministereth true judgment unto the people. The LORD is a defense for the poor, a defense in the time of trouble. Therefore they that know thy name, put their trust in thee: for thou (LORD) never failest them that seek thee.
¶ O praise the LORD, which dwelleth in Sion, shew the people of his doings. And why? he maketh inquisition for their blood, and remembereth them: he forgetteth not the complaint of the poor. Have mercy upon me,(O LORD) consider the trouble that I am in among mine enemies, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death. That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion, and rejoice in thy saving health. As for the Heathen, they are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they spread out privily, is their own foot taken. Thus the LORD is known to execute true judgment, when the ungodly is trapped in the works of his own hands. Selah. The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the Heathen that forget God. But the poor shall not all way be out of remembrance, the patient abiding of such as be in trouble shall not perish for ever. Up LORD, let no man have the upper hand, let the Heathen be condemned before thee. O LORD set a school master over them, that the Heathen may know themselves to be but men. Selah.