LORD, I trust in you. You are my God. My life is in your hands. Save me from those who are persecuting me. Please welcome and accept your servant. Be kind to me and save me. LORD, I am praying to you. Don’t let me be disappointed. The wicked are the ones who should be disappointed. Let them go to the grave in silence. Those evil people brag and tell lies about those who do right. They are so proud now, but their lying lips will be silent. Lord, you have hidden away many wonderful things for your followers. You have done so many good things for those who trust in you. You have blessed them so that all the world can see. Others make plans to hurt them. They say such bad things about them. But you hide your people in your shelter and protect them. Praise the LORD, because he showed me how wonderful his faithful love is when the city was surrounded by enemies. I was afraid and said, “I am in a place where he cannot see me.” But I prayed to you, and you heard my loud cries for help. Love the LORD, all of you who are his loyal followers. The LORD protects those who are loyal to him. But he punishes those who brag about their own power. He gives them all the punishment they deserve. Be strong and brave, all of you who are waiting for the LORD’S help.