153 Look on my caffliction and deliver me,
for dI do not forget your law.
154 ePlead my cause and redeem me;
fgive me life according to your promise!
155 gSalvation is far from the wicked,
hfor they do not seek your statutes.
156 iGreat is your mercy, O Lord;
fgive me life according to your rules.
157 jMany are my persecutors and my adversaries,
but I do not kswerve from your testimonies.
158 I look at lthe faithless with mdisgust,
because they do not keep your commands.
159 Consider how I nlove your precepts!
fGive me life according to your steadfast love.
160 oThe sum of your word is ptruth,
and every one of your qrighteous rules endures forever.
The Lord Reigns
97 xThe Lord reigns, ylet the earth rejoice;
let the many zcoastlands be glad!
2 aClouds and thick darkness are all around him;
brighteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 cFire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
4 His dlightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and etrembles.
5 The mountains fmelt like gwax before the Lord,
before hthe Lord of all the earth.
6 iThe heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all jthe peoples see his glory.
7 All worshipers of images are kput to shame,
who make their boast in lworthless idols;
mworship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears and nis glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O Lord.
9 For you, O Lord, are omost high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above pall gods.
10 O you who love the Lord, qhate evil!
He rpreserves the lives of his ssaints;
he tdelivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 uLight vis sown1 for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12 wRejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and xgive thanks to his holy name!