Psalmists praised God for His protection:
 
Psalm 1:1-6
    1Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
    2But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
    3And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
    4Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
    5Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
    6For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nothing).
 
Psalm 3:3-6
    3But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
    4With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    5I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me.
    6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about.
 
Psalm 3:7
    7Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
 
Psalm 4:3-7
    3But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.
    4Be angry [or stand in awe] and sin not; commune with your own hearts upon your beds and be silent (sorry for the things you say in your hearts). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    5Offer just and right sacrifices; trust (lean on and be confident) in the Lord.
    6Many say, Oh, that we might see some good! Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.
    7You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than [they know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.
 
Psalm 4:8
    8In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
 
Psalm 5:1-3
    1Listen to my words, O Lord, give heed to my sighing and groaning.
    2Hear the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray.
    3In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].
 
Psalm 5:7-8
    7But as for me, I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and mercy; I will worship toward and at Your holy temple in reverent fear and awe of You.
    8Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.
 
Psalm 5:11-12
    11But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your Name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.
    12For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).
 
Psalm 6:2
    2Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am weak (faint and withered away); O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
 
Psalm 6:8-10
    8Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
    9The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer.
    10Let all my enemies be ashamed and sorely troubled; let them turn back and be put to shame suddenly.
 
Psalm 7:1
    1O LORD my God, in You I take refuge and put my trust; save me from all those who pursue and persecute me, and deliver me.
 
Psalm 7:6
    6Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift up Yourself against the rage of my enemies; and awake [and stir up] for me the justice and vindication [that] You have commanded.
 
Psalm 7:9
    9Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You]; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.
 
Psalm 7:10
    10My defense and shield depend on God, Who saves the upright in heart.
 
Psalm 7:17
    17I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His rightness and justice, and I will sing praise to the Name of the Lord Most High.
 
Psalm 8:All
    1O Lord, our Lord, how excellent (majestic and glorious) is Your Name in all the earth! You have set Your glory on [or above] the heavens.
    2Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger.
    3When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,
    4What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?
    5Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
    6You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet:
    7All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field,
    8The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
    9O Lord, our Lord, how excellent (majestic and glorious) is Your Name in all the earth!
 
Psalm 9:1-2
    1I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds!
    2I will rejoice in You and be in high spirits; I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High!
 
Psalm 9:5
    5You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
 
Psalm 9:9-10
    9The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation).
    10And they who know Your Name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God's Word and the right of their necessity].
 
Psalm 9:13
    13Have mercy upon me and be gracious to me, O Lord; consider how I am afflicted by those who hate me, You Who lift me up from the gates of death
 
Psalm 9:17
    17The wicked shall be turned back [headlong into premature death] into Sheol (the place of the departed spirits of the wicked), even all the nations that forget or are forgetful of God.
 
Psalm 9:18
    18For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the expectation and hope of the meek and the poor shall not perish forever.
 
Psalm 10:2-4
    2The wicked in pride and arrogance hotly pursue and persecute the poor; let them be taken in the schemes which they have devised.
    3 For the wicked man boasts (sings the praises) of his own heart's desire, and the one greedy for gain curses and spurns, yes, renounces and despises the Lord.
    4 The wicked one in the pride of his countenance will not seek, inquire for, and yearn for God; all his thoughts are that there is no God [so He never punishes].
 
Psalm 10:12
    12Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand; forget not the humble.
 
Psalm 10:15
    15Break the arm of the wicked man; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness until You find no more.
 
Psalm 10:17-18
    17O Lord, You have heard the desire and the longing of the humble and oppressed; You will prepare and strengthen and direct their hearts, You will cause Your ear to hear,
    18To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man, who is of the earth, may not terrify them any more.
 
Psalm 11:5
    5The Lord tests and proves the [unyieldingly] righteous, but His soul abhors the wicked and him who loves violence.
 
Psalm 11:6
    6Upon the wicked He will rain quick burning coals or snares; fire, brimstone, and a [dreadful] scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
 
Psalm 11:7
    7For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face [He knows the upright].
 
Psalm 12:6
    6The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.
 
Psalm 12:7
    7You will keep them and preserve them, O Lord; You will guard and keep us from this [evil] generation forever.
 
Psalm 13:5-6
    5But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
    6I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
 
Psalm 15:1-5
    1Lord, who shall dwell [temporarily] in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell [permanently] on Your holy hill?
    2He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart,
    3He who does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
    4In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he who honors those who fear the Lord (who revere and worship Him); who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
    5[He who] does not put out his money for interest [to one of his own people] and who will not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
 
Psalm 16:3
    3As for the godly (the saints) who are in the land, they are the excellent, the noble, and the glorious, in whom is all My delight.
 
Psalm 16:5-9
    5The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.
    6The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.
    7I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
    8I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,
 
Psalm 16:11
    11You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
 
Psalm 17:7
    7Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, O You Who save by Your right hand those who trust and take refuge in You from those who rise up against them.
 
Psalm 17:13
    13Arise, O Lord! Confront and forestall them, cast them down! Deliver my life from the wicked by Your sword,
 
Psalm 17:15
    15As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You); I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].
 
Psalm 18:1-19
    1I love You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.
    2The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.
    3I will call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
    4The cords or bands of death surrounded me, and the streams of ungodliness and the torrents of ruin terrified me.
    5The cords of Sheol (the place of the dead) surrounded me; the snares of death confronted and came upon me.
    6In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.
    7Then the earth quaked and rocked, the foundations also of the mountains trembled; they moved and were shaken because He was indignant and angry.
    8There went up smoke from His nostrils; and lightning out of His mouth devoured; coals were kindled by it.
    9He bowed the heavens also and came down; and thick darkness was under His feet.
    10And He rode upon a cherub [a storm] and flew [swiftly]; yes, He sped on with the wings of the wind.
    11He made darkness His secret hiding place; as His pavilion (His canopy) round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
    12Out of the brightness before Him there broke forth through His thick clouds hailstones and coals of fire.
    13The Lord also thundered from the heavens, and the Most High uttered His voice, amid hailstones and coals of fire.
    14And He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He flashed forth lightnings and put them to rout.
    15Then the beds of the sea appeared and the foundations of the world were laid bare at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
    16He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
    17He delivered me from my strong enemy and from those who hated and abhorred me, for they were too strong for me.
    18They confronted and came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay and support.
    19He brought me forth also into a large place; He was delivering me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me.
 
Psalm 18:25-26
    25With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful, with an upright man You will show Yourself upright,
    26With the pure You will show Yourself pure, and with the perverse You will show Yourself contrary.
 
Psalm 18:27-36
    27For You deliver an afflicted and humble people but will bring down those with haughty looks.
    28For You cause my lamp to be lighted and to shine; the Lord my God illumines my darkness.
    29For by You I can run through a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.
    30As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.
    31For who is God except the Lord? Or who is the Rock save our God,
    32The God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect?
    33He makes my feet like hinds' feet [able to stand firmly or make progress on the dangerous heights of testing and trouble]; He sets me securely upon my high places.
    34He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
    35You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand has held me up; Your gentleness and condescension have made me great.
    36You have given plenty of room for my steps under me, that my feet would not slip.
 
Psalm 19:1
    1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork.
 
Psalm 19:7-11
    7The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
    8The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes.
    9The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
    10More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.
    11Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward.
 
Psalm 19:12-14
    12Who can discern his lapses and errors? Clear me from hidden [and unconscious] faults.
    13Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great transgression.
    14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.
 
Psalm 20:4-7
    4May He grant you according to your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans.
    5We will [shout in] triumph at your salvation and victory, and in the Name of our God we will set up our banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
    6Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
    7Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the Name of the Lord our God.
 
Psalm 20:9
    9O Lord, give victory; let the King answer us when we call.
 
Psalm 21:1-6
    1The king shall joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
    2You have given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah [pause, and think of that]!
    3For You send blessings of good things to meet him; You set a crown of pure gold on his head.
    4He asked life of You, and You gave it to him--long life forever and evermore.
    5His glory is great because of Your aid; splendor and majesty You bestow upon him.
    6For You make him to be blessed and a blessing forever; You make him exceedingly glad with the joy of Your presence.
 
Psalm 21:13
    13Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your power.
 
Psalm 22:8-10
    8He trusted and rolled himself on the Lord, that He would deliver him. Let Him deliver him, seeing that He delights in him!
    9Yet You are He Who took me out of the womb; You made me hope and trust when I was on my mother's breasts.
    10I was cast upon You from my very birth; from my mother's womb You have been my God.
 
Psalm 22:27-31
    27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow down and worship before You,
    28For the kingship and the kingdom are the Lord's, and He is the ruler over the nations.
    29All the mighty ones upon earth shall eat [in thanksgiving] and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive.
    30Posterity shall serve Him; they shall tell of the Lord to the next generation.
    31They shall come and shall declare His righteousness to a people yet to be born--that He has done it [that it is finished]!
 
Psalm 23:All
    1The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
    2He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
    3He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His Name's sake.
    4Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
    5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
    6Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
 
Psalm 24:1-5
    1The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness of it, the world and they who dwell in it.
    2For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the currents and the rivers.
    3Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?
    4He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.
    5He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
 
Psalm 24:7-10
    7Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
    8Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
    9Lift up your heads, O you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
   10Who is [He then] this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah [pause, and think of that]!
 
Psalm 25:2
    2O my God, I trust, lean on, rely on, and am confident in You. Let me not be put to shame or [my hope in You] be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me.
 
Psalm 25:4-13
    4Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
    5Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.
    6Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old.
    7Remember not the sins (the lapses and frailties) of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your mercy and steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord.
    8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way.
    9He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way.
    10All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
    11For Your Name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity and my guilt, for [they are] great.
    12Who is the man who reverently fears and worships the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose.
    13He himself shall dwell at ease, and his offspring shall inherit the land.
 
Psalm 25:14
    14The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
 
Psalm 25:15-21
    15My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.
    16[Lord] turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
    17The troubles of my heart are multiplied; bring me out of my distresses.
    18Behold my affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins [of thinking and doing].
    19Consider my enemies, for they abound; they hate me with cruel hatred.
    20O keep me, Lord, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed or disappointed, for my trust and my refuge are in You.
    21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for and expect You.
 
Psalm 26:2-3
    2Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind.
    3For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth [faithfully].
 
Psalm 26:8
    8Lord, I love the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.
 
Psalm 27:1
    1The Lord is my Light and my Salvation--whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?
 
Psalm 27:4
    4One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
 
Psalm 27:8
    8You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].
 
Psalm 27:10
    10Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].
 
Psalm 27:11
    11Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain and even path because of my enemies [those who lie in wait for me].
 
Psalm 27:13-14
    13[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!
    14Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
 
Psalm 28:7
    7The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.
 
Psalm 28:9
    9Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.
 
Psalm 29:All
    1Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
    2Give to the Lord the glory due to His Name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array.
    3The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many (great) waters.
    4The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
    5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
    6He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion (Mount Hermon) like a young, wild ox.
    7The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth forked lightning.
    8The voice of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble; the Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
    9The voice of the Lord makes the hinds bring forth their young, and His voice strips bare the forests, while in His temple everyone is saying, Glory!
    10The Lord sat as King over the deluge; the Lord [still] sits as King [and] forever!
    11The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
 
Psalm 30:2
    2O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.
 
Psalm 30:5
    5For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
 
Psalm 30:10-12
    10Hear, O Lord, have mercy and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!
    11You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
    12To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
 
Psalm 31:1-8
    1In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness!
    2Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me!
    3Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your Name's sake lead me and guide me.
    4Draw me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for You are my Strength and my Stronghold.
    5Into Your hands I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth and faithfulness.
    6[You and] I abhor [hate] those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in, rely on, and confidently lean on the Lord.
    7 I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy and steadfast love, because You have seen my affliction, You have taken note of my life's distresses,
    8And You have not given me into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a broad place.