To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
The LORD loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
In my distress I cry to the LORD, that he may answer me:
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who addressed the words of this song to the LORD on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:
I love thee, O LORD, my strength.
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life.
The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing
But I trust in thee, O LORD, I say, "Thou art my God."
Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers; let thy compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to thee; my soul also, which thou hast rescued.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.