1 O Jehovah, I have come to you for protection; never let me be defeated!
2 You are righteous, help me and rescue me. Listen to me and save me!
3 You are my secure shelter and a strong fortress to protect me. You are my refuge and defense.
4 My God, rescue me from wicked people, from the power of cruel and evil people.
5 Lord Jehovah, I put my hope in you. I have trusted in you since I was young.
6 I have relied on you all my life. You have protected me since the day I was born. I will always praise you.
7 My life has been an example to many, because you have been my strong defender.
8 All day long I praise you and proclaim your glory.
9 Do not reject me when I am old or abandon me when I lose my strength.
10 My enemies talk about me. They watch me as they plot to take my life.
11 They say: »God has abandoned him. Pursue him and grab him because there is no one to rescue him.«
12 O God, do not be so distant from me. O my God, come quickly to help me.
13 Let those who accuse me come to a shameful end. Let those who want my downfall be covered with disgrace and humiliation.
14 But I will always have hope. I will praise you more and more.
15 All day long my mouth will tell of your righteousness and of your salvation. I do not know the number.
16 I will come with the mighty deeds of Jehovah God. I will make mention of your righteousness, yours alone.
17 O God, You taught me from my youth, and I still declare your wondrous deeds.
18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare your strength to this generation, your power to all who are to come.
19 Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens. You have done great things. God, who is like you?
20 You who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
21 Increase my honor and comfort me again.
22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God. I sing praises to you with the stringed instrument, Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy! You have redeemed me and I sing praises to you!
24 My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long. They who want to harm me are disappointed and confounded.