13 For the music director; a psalm of David.
How long, Lord, will you continue to ignore me? 1
How long will you pay no attention to me? 2
2 How long must I worry, 3
and suffer in broad daylight? 4
How long will my enemy gloat over me? 5
3 Look at me! 6 Answer me, O Lord my God!
Revive me, 7 or else I will die! 8
4 Then 9 my enemy will say, “I have defeated him!”
Then 10 my foes will rejoice because I am upended.
5 But I 11 trust in your faithfulness.
May I rejoice because of your deliverance! 12
6 I will sing praises 13 to the Lord
when he vindicates me. 14
14 For the music director; by David.
Fools say to themselves, 1 “There is no God.” 2
They sin and commit evil deeds; 3
none of them does what is right. 4
2 The Lord looks down from heaven 5 at the human race, 6
to see if there is anyone who is wise 7 and seeks God. 8
3 Everyone rejects God; 9
they are all morally corrupt. 10
None of them does what is right, 11
not even one!
4 All those who behave wickedly 12 do not understand – 13
those who devour my people as if they were eating bread,
and do not call out to the Lord.
5 They are absolutely terrified, 14
for God defends the godly. 15
6 You want to humiliate the oppressed, 16
even though 17 the Lord is their 18 shelter.
7 I wish the deliverance 19 of Israel would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the well-being of his people, 20
may Jacob rejoice, 21
may Israel be happy! 22