A Psalm of David.
Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.||
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies
triumph over me.||
Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which
transgress without cause.||
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.||
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.||
Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they
have been ever of old.||
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy
mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.||
Good and upright is the
LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.||
(25:8) "Good and upright is the Lord."|
Then why is the Bible so full of cruelties either committed or commanded by God?
Is God merciful?
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his
covenant and his testimonies.||
For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.||
What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that
he shall choose.||
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.||
|25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear
him; and he will shew them his covenant.||
"The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him."
Should we fear God?
Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and
The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my
Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.||
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.||
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.