David pleads for truth and asks for pardon—Mercy and truth are for those who keep the commandments.
A Psalm of David.
1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I alift up my soul.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be aashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy aways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender amercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
8 Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he ateach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he aguide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy aname’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the aearth.
16 Turn thee unto me, and have amercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my apain; and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with acruel hatred.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
22 aRedeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.