But I am afflicted and in pain; let your saving help protect me, God, that I may praise God’s Name in song and glorify It with thanksgiving. My song will please the LORD more than oxen, more than bullocks with horns and hooves; “See you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, take heart! For the LORD hears the poor, does not spurn those in bondage. Let the heavens and the earth sing praise, the seas and whatever moves in them!” God will rescue Zion, rebuild the cities of Judah. God’s servants shall dwell in the land and possess it; it shall be the heritage of their descendants; those who love God’s Name shall dwell there.
May His Name be blessed forever; as long as the sun, may His Name endure. May the tribes of the earth give blessings with His Name; may all the nations regard Him as favored. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wonderful deeds. Blessed be His glorious Name forever; may all the earth be filled with the LORD’s glory. Amen and amen. The end of the psalms of David, son of Jesse.
Remember how the enemy has jeered, O LORD, how a foolish people has reviled Your Name. Do not surrender to beasts those who praise You; do not forget forever the life of Your afflicted. Look to Your covenant, for the land is filled with gloom; the pastures, with violence. Let not the oppressed turn back in shame; may the poor and needy praise Your Name. Arise, God, defend Your cause; remember the constant jeers of the fools. Do not ignore the clamor of Your foes, the unceasing uproar of Your enemies.