1 A Prayer of David himself. Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear me. For I am needy and poor.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy. My God, bring salvation to your servant who hopes in you.
3 O Lord, be merciful to me, for I have cried out to you all day long.
4 Give joy to the soul of your servant, for I have lifted up my soul to you, Lord.
5 For you are sweet and mild, Lord, and plentiful in mercy to all who call upon you.
6 Pay attention, Lord, to my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplication.
if you take away the chains from your midst, and cease to point your finger and to speak what is not beneficial.
10 When you pour out your life for the hungry, and you satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will rise up in darkness, and your darkness will be like the midday.
11 And the Lord will give you rest continually, and he will fill your soul with splendor, and he will free your bones, and you will be like a watered garden and like a fountain of water whose waters will not fail.
12 And places that have been desolate for ages will be built up by you. You will raise a foundation for generation after generation. And you will be called the repairer of hedges, who turns the roadways into quiet places.
13 If you restrain your foot on the Sabbath, from doing your own will on my holy day, and if you call the Sabbath delightful, and the Holy of the Lord glorious, and if you glorify him, while you do not act according to your own ways, and your own will is not found, not even to speak a word,
14 then you will find delight in the Lord, and I will take you up, above the heights of the earth, and I will nourish you with the inheritance of Jacob, your father. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
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