Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

PSALMS


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Psalm 1

1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and he meditates in his law day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not wither; and what ever he does shall prosper.

4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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Psalm 2

1Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? 2The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, 3Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us. 4He who sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5Then he shall speak to them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6I have still set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

7I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; this day I have begotten you. 8Ask of me and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. 9You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. 12Kiss the Son, lest he is angry and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in him.

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Psalm 3

A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are those who rise up against me. 2Many there are who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of my head.

4I cried to the LORD with my voice and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5I laid down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about. 7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for you have struck all my enemies on the cheek bone; you have broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8Salvation belongs to the LORD: your blessing is on your people. Selah.

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Psalm 4

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. 2O you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? how long will you love vanity and seek after falsehood? Selah. 3But know that the LORD has set him who is godly apart for himself: the LORD will hear when I call to him. 4Stand in awe and do not sin: commune with your own heart on your bed and be still. Selah. 5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the LORD.

6There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift up the light of your countenance on us. 7You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that the corn and their wine increased. 8I will both lay me down in peace and sleep O LORD, for you only make me dwell in safety.

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Psalm 5

To the chief Musician on Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. 2Listen to the voice of my cry, my King and my God: for I will pray to you. 3 You shall hear my voice in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct my prayer to you and will look up. 4For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither does evil dwell with you. 5The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity. 6You shall destroy those who speak falsehood: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and I will worship toward your holy temple in your fear. 8Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before my face. 9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue. 10Destroy them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you. 11But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them: let them also that love your name be joyful in you. 12For you, LORD, will bless the righteous; you will compass him with favor as with a shield.

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Psalm 6

To the chief Musician on Neginoth on Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. 2Have mercy on me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. 3My soul is also sore vexed: but you, O LORD, how long? 4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake. 5For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall give you thanks? 6I am weary with my groaning; all the night I make my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. 7My eye is consumed because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.

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 will receive my prayer. 10Let all my enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

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Psalm 7

Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.

1 O LORD my God, I put my trust in you: save me from all those who persecute me and deliver me: 2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is no one to deliver. 3O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there is iniquity in my hands; 4If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that is my enemy without cause:) 5Let the enemy persecute my soul and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth and lay my honor in the dust. Selah. 6Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage of my enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that you have commanded. 7So shall the congregation of the people compass you about: therefore return on high for their sakes. 8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to my integrity that is in me. 9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: God tries the hearts and reins for the righteous.

10My defense is from God, who saves the upright in heart. 11God judges the righteous and God is angry with the wicked every day. 12If he does not turn, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow and made it ready. 13He has also prepared the instruments of death for him; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors. 14Behold, he travails with iniquity and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. 15He made a pit and dug it and had fallen into the ditch which he made. 16His mischief shall return on his own head and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate. 17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

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Psalm 8

To the chief Musician on Gittith, A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who has set your glory above the heavens. 2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; 4What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him? 5For you have made him a little lower than the angels and have crowned him with glory and honor. 6You made him have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet: 7All sheep and oxen, yes and the animals of the field; 8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea and what ever passes through the paths of the seas. 9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth!

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Psalm 9

To the chief Musician on Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.

1 I will praise you, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all your marvelous works. 2I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O most High. 3When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence. 4For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right. 5You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you have put out their name for ever and ever. 6O you enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and you have destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. 7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he has prepared his throne for judgment. 8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 10And those who know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

11Sing praises to the LORD, those who dwell in Zion declare among the people his doings. 12When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he does not forget the cry of the humble. 13Have mercy on me, O LORD, you who lifts me up from the gates of death; consider my trouble which I suffer from those who hate me, : 14That I may show forth all your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in your salvation. 15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: their own foot is taken in the net which they hid. 16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion [Meditation]. Selah. 17The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God. 18For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. 19Arise, O LORD; do not let man prevail: let the heathen be judged in your sight. 20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

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Psalm 10

1Why do you stand afar off, O LORD? why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors. 4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 5His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them. 6He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. 7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. 8He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places he murders the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor. 9He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor, when he draws him into his net. 10He crouches and humbles himself, so that the poor may fall by his strong ones. 11He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it.

12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: do not forget the humble. 13Why does the wicked provoke God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it. 14You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite and allow it with your hand: the poor commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. 15Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none. 16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. 17LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear: 18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more.

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Psalm 11

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 I put my trust in the LORD: how do you say to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? 2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may secretly shoot at the upright in heart. 3If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men. 5The LORD tries the righteous: but his soul hates the wicked and he who loves violence. 6He shall rain snares on the wicked, fire and brimstone and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. 7For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance beholds the upright.

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Psalm 12

To the chief Musician on Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. 2They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: they speak with flattering lips and with a double heart. 3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips and the tongue which speaks proud things: 4Who have said, With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? 5Now I will arise for the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, says the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him. 6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation for ever. 8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

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Psalm 13

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me? 2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; 4Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved. 5But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

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Psalm 14

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is no one who does good. 2The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men to see if there were any that understood and seek God. 3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that does good, no, not one.

4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call on the LORD. 5There, they were in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous. 6You have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge. 7Oh that the salvation of Israel had come out of Zion! when the LORD brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.

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Psalm 15

A Psalm of David.

1 LORD, who shall abide in your tabernacle? who shall dwell in your holy hill? 2He that walks uprightly and works righteousness and speaks the truth in his heart. 3He that does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor. 4In whose eyes a vile person is condemned; but he honors those who fear the LORD. He who swears to his own hurt and does not change. 5He who does not put out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

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Psalm 16

Michtam of David.

1 Preserve me, O God: for in you I put my trust. 2O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness does not extend to you; 3But to the saints that are in the earth and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 4Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. 5The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot. 6The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage. 7I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10For you will not leave my soul in hades; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption. 11You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fulness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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Psalm 17

A Prayer of David.

1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer that does not go out of feigned lips. 2Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal. 3You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the paths of the destroyer. 5Hold up my goings in your paths, so that my footsteps do not slip. 6I have called on you, for you will hear me, O God: incline your ear to me and hear my speech. 7Show your marvelous loving kindness, O you who saves by your right hand those who put their trust in you from those that rise up against them.

8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings, 9From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. 10They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 11They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; 12Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, by your sword: 14From men who are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly you fill with your hidden treasure: they are full of children and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. 15As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

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Psalm 18

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul: And he said,

1 I will love you, O LORD, my strength. 2The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler and the horn of my salvation and my high tower. 3I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies. 4The sorrows of death compassed me and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5The sorrows of hades compassed me about: the snares of death went before me. 6In my distress I called on the LORD and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was angry. 8A smoke went up out of his nostrils and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9He bowed the heavens also and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 10And he rode on a cherub and flew: yes, he flew on the wings of the wind. 11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12In the brightness that was before him were his thick clouds, hail stones and coals of fire passed. 13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14Yes, he sent out his arrows and scattered them and he shot out lightnings and confused them. 15Then the channels of waters were seen and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. 16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17He delivered me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18They went before me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. 19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me because he delighted in me.

20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me. 21For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God. 22For all his judgments were before me and I did not put away his statutes from me. 23I was also upright before him and I kept myself from my iniquity. 24Therefore has the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 25With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright man you will show yourself upright; 26With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the crooked you will show yourself shrewd. 27For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks. 28For you will light my lamp: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

29For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God I have leaped over a wall. 30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31For who is God except the LORD? or who is a rock except our God? 32It is God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect. 33He makes my feet like hinds' feet and sets me on my high places. 34He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms. 35You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right hand has held me up and your gentleness has made me great. 36You have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. 37I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 38I have wounded them so that they were not able to rise: they have fallen under my feet. 39For you have girded me with strength in the battle: you have subdued those that rose up against me under me. 40You have also given me the necks of my enemies; that I might destroy those who hate me. 41They cried, but there was no one to save them: even to the LORD, but he did not answer them. 42Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I cast them out as dirt in the streets. 43You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I had not known shall serve me. 44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves to me. 45The strangers shall fade away and be afraid out of their close places. 46The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47It is God who avenges me and subdues the people under me. 48He delivers me from my enemies: yes, you lift me up above those that rise up against me: you have delivered me from the violent man. 49Therefore I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the heathen and sing praises to your name. 50He gives great deliverance to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David and to his seed for evermore.

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Psalm 19

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handy work. 2Day to day they utter speech and night to night they show knowledge. 3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4Their line is gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. He has set a tabernacle for the sun in them, 5Who is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. 6Its going forth is from the end of the heaven and its circuit to the ends of it: and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are altogether true and righteous. 10They are more to be desired than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11Moreover by them is your servant warned: and there is great reward in keeping them. 12Who can understand his errors? cleanse me from secret faults. 13Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then I shall be upright and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. 14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.

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Psalm 20

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD hears you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defends you; 2He sends you help from the sanctuary and strengthens you out of Zion; 3He remembers all your offerings, and accepts your burnt sacrifice; Selah. 4Grants you according to your own heart and fulfils all your counsel. 5We will rejoice in your salvation and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfils all your petitions.

6Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. 7Some trust in chariots and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. 9Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

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Psalm 21

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 2You have given his heart's desire to him and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. 3For you go before him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head. 4He asked life of you and you gave it to him, even length of days for ever and ever. 5His glory is great in your salvation: you have laid honor and majesty on him. 6For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance.

7For the king trusts in the LORD and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. 8Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you. 9You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath and the fire shall devour them. 10 You shall destroy their fruit from the earth and their seed from among the children of men. 11For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. 12Therefore you shall make them turn their back, when you shall make your arrows ready on your strings against the face of them. 13Be exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so we will sing and praise your power.

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Psalm 22

To the chief Musician on Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me and from the words of my roaring? 2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not hear; and in the night season I am not silent. 3But you are holy, O you who inhabits the praises of Israel. 4Our fathers trusted in you: they trusted and you delivered them. 5They cried to you and were delivered: they trusted in you and were not confounded. 6But I am a worm and no man; a reproach of men and despised of the people. 7All those who see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake their head, saying, 8He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. 9But you are he who took me out of the womb: you made me hope when I was on my mother's breasts. 10I was cast on you from the womb: you are my God from my mother's belly.

11Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is no one to help. 12Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13They gaped on me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws and you have brought me into the dust of death. 16For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare on me. 18They part my garments among them and cast lots on my vesture. 19But be not far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste to help me. 20Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. 21Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the wild goats.

22I will declare your name to my brothers: I will praise you in the midst of the congregation . 23You that fear the LORD, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel. 24For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard. 25My praise shall be of you in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before those who fear him. 26The meek shall eat and be satisfied: those who seek him shall praise the LORD: your heart shall live for ever. 27All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before you. 28For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations. 29All those who are fat on earth shall eat and worship: all those who go down to the dust shall bow before him: and no one can keep his own soul alive. 30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. 31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he has done this.

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Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. 3He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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Psalm 24

A Psalm of David.

1 The earth and its fulness is the LORD'S, the world and those who dwell in it. 2For he has founded it on the seas and established it on the floods.

3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4He that has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6This is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O Jacob. Selah.

7Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. 9Lift up your heads, O you gates; even lift them up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

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Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

1 To you, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2O my God, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let my enemies not triumph over me. 3Yes, let no one who waits on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed who transgress without cause. 4Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. 5Lead me in your truth and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day. 6Remember your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses, O LORD, for they have been ever from of old. 7Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to your mercy remember me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.

8The LORD is good and upright : therefore he will teach sinners in the way. 9He will guide the meek in judgment and he will teach the meek his way. 10All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity; for it is great. 12What man is he who fears the LORD? he shall teach him in the way that he shall choose. 13His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14The secret of the LORD is with those who fear him and he will show them his covenant.

15My eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16Turn to me, and have mercy on me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring me out of my distresses. 18Look on my affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. 19Consider my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20O keep my soul and deliver me: do not let me be ashamed; for I put my trust in you. 21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on you. 22 O God, Redeem Israel out of all his troubles.

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Psalm 26

A Psalm of David.

1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have also trusted in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. 2 O LORD, examine me and prove me; try my reins and my heart. 3For your loving kindness is before my eyes and I have walked in your truth. 4I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go with dissemblers. 5I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

6I will wash my hands in innocency: so will I surround your altar, O LORD: 7 So that I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving and tell of all your wondrous works. 8LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house and the place where your honor dwells. 9Do not gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: 10In whose hands is mischief and their right hand is full of bribes. 11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me and be merciful to me. 12My foot stands in an even place: I will bless the LORD in the congregations.

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Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident. 4One thing I have desired of the LORD, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to enquire in his temple. 5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle he shall hide me; he shall set me on a rock. 6And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies round about me: therefore I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

7Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also on me and answer me. 8When you said, Seek my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, I will seek. 9Hide not your face far from me; put not your servant away in anger: you have been my help; O God of my salvation do not leave me nor forsake me. 10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. 11Teach me your way, O LORD and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. 12Do not deliver me over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses and such as breathe out cruelty have risen up against me. 13I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

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Psalm 28

A Psalm of David.

1I will cry to you, O LORD my rock; do not be silent to me: lest, if you are silent to me, I may become like those who go down into the pit. 2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle. 3Do not draw me away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts. 4Give them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. 5Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them and not build them up.

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Psalm 29

A Psalm of David.

1 O you mighty, give to the LORD, give to the LORD glory and strength. 2Give to the LORD the glory due to his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 3The voice of the LORD is on the waters: the God of glory thunders: the LORD is on many 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 the cedars of Lebanon. 6He also makes them to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Syria like a young wild goat. 7The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire. 8The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9The voice of the LORD makes the hinds to calve and discovers the forests: and in his temple every one speaks of his glory. 10The LORD sits on the flood; yes, the LORD sits as King for ever. 11The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

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Psalm 30

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

1 I will extol you, O LORD; for you have lifted me up and have not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2O LORD my God, I cried to you and you have healed me. 3O LORD, you have brought up my soul from the grave: you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4Sing to the LORD, O you saints of his and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 5For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

6And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. 7LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you hid your face and I was troubled. 8I cried to you, O LORD; and to the LORD I made supplication. 9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? shall it declare your truth? 10Hear, O LORD and have mercy on me: 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 glory may sing praise to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.

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Psalm 31

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 In you, O LORD, I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness. 2Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. 3For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me and guide me. 4Pull me out of the net that they have secretly laid for me: for you are my strength. 5I commit my spirit into your hand: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. 6I have hated those who regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. 7I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities; 8And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: you have set my feet in a large room.

9Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly. 10For my life is spent with grief and my years with sighing: my strength fails because of my iniquity and my bones are consumed. 11I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors and a fear to my acquaintance: those who saw me out side fled from me. 12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. 13For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. 14But I trusted in you, O LORD: I said, You are my God. 15My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me. 16Make your face to shine on your servant: save me for your mercies' sake. 17Do not let me be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called on you: let the wicked be ashamed and let them be silent in the grave. 18Let the lying lips which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous be put to silence.

19Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you; which you have wrought for those who trust in you before the sons of men! 20You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man: you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21Blessedbe the LORD: for he shown me his marvelous kindness in a strong city. 22For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you. 23O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful and plentifully rewards the proud doer. 24Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.

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Psalm 32

A Psalm of David, Maschil.

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. 4For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 5I acknowledged my sin to you and I have not hidden my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6Every one who is godly shall pray to you for this in a time when you may be found: surely the floods of great waters shall not come near to him.

7You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye. 9Do not be as the horse or as the mule who have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with a bit and bridle, lest they come near to you. 10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but mercy shall compass him who trusts in the LORD. 11Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.

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Psalm 33

1Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 2Praise the LORD with the harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise. 4For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. 5He loves righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. 6The heavens were made by the word of the LORD; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap: he lays up the deep in storehouses. 8Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9For he spoke and it was done; he commanded and it stood fast. 10The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of no effect. 11The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. 13The LORD looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men. 14From the place of his habitation he looks on all the inhabitants of the earth. 15He fashions their hearts alike; he considers all their works. 16No king is saved by the multitude of an army: a mighty man is not delivered by great strength. 17A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his mercy; 19To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine. 20Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22Let your mercy, O LORD, be on us, according as we hope in you.

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Psalm 34

A Psalm of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away and he departed.

1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear of it and be glad. 3O magnify the LORD with me and let us exalt his name together. 4I sought the LORD and he heard me and he delivered me from all my fears. 5They looked to him and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. 6This poor man cried and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. 7The angel of the LORD encamps round about those who fear him and he delivers them. 8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man who trusts in him. 9O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no lack to those who fear him. 10The young lions lack and suffer hunger: but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

11Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12What man is he who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? 13Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking guile. 14Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 15The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are open to their cry. 16The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 17The righteous cry, and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. 18The LORD is near to those who are of a broken heart; and he saves such as are of a contrite spirit. 19The afflictions of the righteous are many: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. 20He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken. 21Evil shall slay the wicked: and those who hate the righteous shall be desolate. 22The LORD redeems the soul of his servants: and none of those who trust in him shall be desolate.

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Psalm 35

A Psalm of David.

1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me: fight against those who fight against me. 2Take hold of shield and buckler and stand up as my help. 3Draw out the spear also and stop the way against those who persecute me: say to my soul, I am your salvation. 4Let those who seek after my soul be confounded and put to shame: let those who plan my hurt be turned back and brought to confusion. 5Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. 7For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit, which they have dug for my soul without cause. 8Let destruction come on him unaware; and let his net that he has hidden catch himself: let him fall into that very destruction. 9And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like you, who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who spoils him?

11False witnesses rose up; they laid to my charge things that I did not know. 12They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. 13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom. 14I behaved myself as though he was my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother. 15But in my adversity they gathered themselves together and rejoiced: yes, the blighted gathered themselves together against me and I did not know it; they tore me and did not cease: 16They gnashed on me with their teeth in feasts with hypocritical mockers.

17Dearest Lord how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions from the lions. 18I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you among many people. 19Let not those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let those who hate me without a cause wink with the eye. 20For they do not speak peace: but they plan deceitful matters against those who are quiet in the land. 21Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me and said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen it. 22O LORD, you have seen this: do not keep silence: O Lord, do not be far from me. 23Stir up yourself and awake to my judgment, even to my cause, O my God and my Lord. 24O LORD my God, judge me according to your righteousness; and do not let them rejoice over me. 25Do not let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: do not let them say, We have swallowed him up. 26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together who rejoice at my hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me. 27Let those who favor my righteous cause shout for joy and be glad, yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 28And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

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Psalm 36

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.

1 The transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. 2For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity is found to be hateful. 3The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has stopped from being wise and doing good. 4He plans mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not hate evil.

5O LORD, your mercy, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 6Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast. 7How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings. 8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures. 9For the fountain of life is with you: we shall see light in your light. 10O continue your loving kindness to those who know you; and your righteousness to the upright in heart. 11Let not the foot of pride come against me and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. 12There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down and shall not be able to rise.

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Psalm 37

A Psalm of David.

1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity. 2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass and wither as the green herb. 3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and verily you shall be fed. 4Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of your heart. 5Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday.

7Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked plans to pass. 8Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way to do evil. 9For evildoers shall be cut off: but those who wait on the LORD shall inherit the earth. 10For yet a little while and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place and it shall not be. 11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12The wicked plots against the just and gnashes on him with his teeth. 13The Lord shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming. 14The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to kill such as be of upright conversation. 15Their sword shall enter into their own heart and their bows shall be broken. 16A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous. 18The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20But the wicked shall perish and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, into smoke they shall consume away.

21The wicked borrows and does not repay: but the righteous shows mercy and gives. 22For those who are blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and those who are cursed of him shall be cut off. 23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way. 24Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand. 25I have been young and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26He is ever merciful and lends; and his seed is blessed. 27Depart from evil and do good; and dwell for evermore. 28For the LORD loves judgment and does not forsake his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell in it for ever. 30The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom and his tongue talks of judgment. 31The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. 32The wicked watches the righteous and seeks to slay him. 33The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

34Wait on the LORD and keep his way and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. 35I have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree. 36Yet he passed away and lo, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found. 37Mark the perfect man and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. 38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40And the LORD shall help them and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked and save them, because they trust in him.

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Psalm 38

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. 2For your arrows stick fast in me and your hand presses me sorely. 3There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. 4For my iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 9Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hidden from you. 10My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of my eyes, it is also gone from me. 11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand far off.

12Those also who seek after my life lay snares for me: and those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things and imagine deceits all the day long. 13But I, like a deaf man, did not hear; and I was like a dumb man who did not open his mouth. 14Thus I was like a man who does not hear and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15For I hope in you, O LORD: that you will hear, O Lord my God. 16For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me. 17For I am ready to halt and my sorrow is continually before me. 18For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 19But my enemies are lively and they are strong: and those who hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20Those also who render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that is good. 21Do not forsake me, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. 22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

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Psalm 39

To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.

1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I do not sin with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. 2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. 3My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spoke with my tongue, 4LORD, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. 5Behold, you have made my days as a handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: verily every man in his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 6Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are troubled in vain: he heaps up riches and does not know who shall gather them.

7And now, Lord, what do I wait for? my hope is in you. 8Deliver me from all my transgressions: do not make me the reproach of the foolish. 9I was dumb, I did not open my mouth; because you did it. 10Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand. 11When you correct man for iniquity with rebukes, you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. 12Hear my prayer, O LORD and give ear to my cry; do not hold your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you and a sojourner, like all my fathers were. 13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go from here and be no more.

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Psalm 40

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet on a rock and established my goings. 3And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many shall see it and fear and shall trust in the LORD. 4Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust and does not respect the proud, nor those who turn aside to lies. 5O LORD my God, your wonderful works which you have done and your thoughts toward us are many: they cannot be reckoned up in order to you: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

6Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; you have opened my ears: burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. 7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart. 9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo O LORD, you know I have not refrained my lips. 10I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation: I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great congregation.

11Do not withhold you your tender mercies from me, O LORD: let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me. 12For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head: therefore my heart fails me. 13 O LORD, be pleased to deliver me: O LORD, hurry to help me. 14Let them be ashamed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. 15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame who say to me, Aha, aha. 16Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you: let those who love your salvation say continually, The LORD is magnified. 17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help and my deliverer; do not wait, O my God.

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Psalm 41

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 Blessed is he who considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. 2The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive and he shall be blessed on the earth and you will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. 3The LORD will strengthen him on the bed of languishing: you will make all his bed in his sickness. 4I said, LORD, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against you.

5My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die and his name perish? 6And if he comes to see me, he speaks vanity: his heart gathers iniquity to itself; when he goes abroad, he tells it. 7All who hate me whisper together against me: against me they plan my hurt. 8They say, An evil disease cleaves fast to him: and now that he lies down he shall noy rise up any more. 9Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. 10But you, O LORD, be merciful to me and raise me up, that I may reward them. 11By this I know that you favor me, because my enemy does not triumph over me. 12And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity and set me before your face for ever. 13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

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Psalm 42

To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.

1 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, O God. 2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say to me, Where is your God? 4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I went with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude who kept a holy day. 5Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. 7Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves and your billows are gone over me. 8Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time and his song and my prayer shall be with me in the night to the God of my life. 9I will say to God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 10As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say daily to me, Where is your God? 11Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you troubled within me? hope in God: for I shall still praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God.

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Psalm 43

1Judge me, O God and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. 2For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your tabernacles. 4Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, I will praise you on the harp, O God my God. 5Why are you cast down O my soul? and why are you troubled within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God.

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Psalm 44

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.

1 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us what work you did in their days, in the times of old. 2How you drove out the heathen with your hand and planted them; how you afflicted the people and cast them out. 3For they did not get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand and your arm and the light of your countenance, because you had them in favor. 4You are my King, O God: command deliverance for Jacob. 5Through you we will push down our enemies: through your name we will tread under those who rise up against us. 6For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. 7But you have saved us from our enemies and have put to shame those who hated us. 8In God we boast all the day long and praise your name for ever. Selah.

9But you have us cast off and put us to shame; and you do not go out with our armies. 10You make us turn back from the enemy: and those who hate us spoil for themselves. 11You have given us like sheep appointed for meat; and have scattered us among the heathen. 12You sell your people for nothing and do not increase your wealth by their price. 13You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to those who are round about us. 14You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. 15My confusion is continually before me and the shame of my face has covered me, 16By reason of the enemy and avenger, because of the voice of him who reproaches and blasphemes.

17All this is come on us; yet we have not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant. 18Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way; 19Though you have sorely broken us in the place of dragons and covered us with the shadow of death. 20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; 21Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart. 22Yes, for your sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 23Awake, why do you sleep, O Lord? arise, do not cast us off for ever. 24Why do you hide your face and forget our affliction and our oppression? 25For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaves to the earth. 26Arise for our help and redeem us for your mercies' sake.

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Psalm 45

To the chief Musician on Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.

1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever. 3Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty. 4And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things. 5Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.

6Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter. 7You loved righteousness and hated wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. 8All your garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad. 9Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand stood the queen in gold of Ophir.

10Listen, O daughter and consider and incline your ear; forget also your own people and your father's house; 11So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship him. 12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor. 13The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. 14She shall be brought to the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought to you. 15With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace. 16Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you may make princes in all the earth. 17I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you for ever and ever.

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Psalm 46

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song on Alamoth.

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth is removed and though the mountains are carried into the midst of the sea; 3Though the its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains shake with the its swelling. Selah. 4There is a river, the streams of which shall make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her and that right early.

6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth. 9He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and cuts the spear asunder; he burns the chariot in the fire. 10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

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Psalm 47

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

1 O clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with the voice of triumph. 2For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. 3He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. 4He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

5God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7For God is the King of all the earth: sing praises with understanding. 8God reigns over the heathen: God sits on the throne of his holiness. 9The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong to God: he is greatly exalted.

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Psalm 48

A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.

1 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 2Mount Zion, the city of the great King is beautiful for situation on the sides of the north, the joy of the whole earth. 3God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 5They saw it and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hurried away. 6Fear took hold on them there and pain, like a woman in travail. 7You break the ships of Carthage with an east wind.

8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. 9We have thought of your loving kindness, O God, in the midst of your temple. 10According to your name, O God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth: your right hand is full of righteousness. 11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgments. 12Walk about Zion and go round about her: tell her towers. 13Mark you well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following. 14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even to death.

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Psalm 49

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world: 2Both low and high, rich and poor, together. 3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying on the harp. 5Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

6those who trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; 7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: 8(For the redemption of their soul is precious and it ceases for ever:)9That he should still live for ever and not see corruption. 10For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish and leave their wealth to others. 11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. 12Nevertheless man being in honor does not abide: he is like the animals who perish. 13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approves their sayings. Selah. 14They are laid in the grave like sheep; death shall shepherd them and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their strength shall wear away; Sheol is their abode. 15But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol; For he will receive me. Selah 16 Do not be afraid when one is made rich, When the glory of his house is increased. 17For when he dies he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him. 18Though while he lived he blessed his soul (And men praise you, when you do well to yourself,) 19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see the light. 20Man who is in honor, and does not understand is like the animals who perish.

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Psalm 50

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to the its going down. 2 God has shined out of Zion, the perfection of beauty. 3Our God shall come and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. 4He shall call to the heavens from above and to the earth, that he may judge his people. 5Gather my saints together to me; those that who made a covenant with me by sacrifice. 6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God judges himself. Selah.

7Hear, O my people and I will speak; O Israel and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God. 8I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me. 9I will take no bullock out of your house, nor he goats out of your folds. 10For every animal of the forest is mine and the cattle on a thousand hills. 11I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild anmals of the field are mine. 12If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world and its fulness is mine. 13Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? 14Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High: 15And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you and you shall glorify me.

16But to the wicked God says, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth? 17Seeing you hate instruction and cast my words behind you. 18When you saw a thief, then you consented with him and have been partaker with adulterers. 19You give your mouth to evil and your tongue frames deceit. 20You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. 21You have done these things and I kept quiet; you thought that I was altogether such an one like yourself: but I will reprove you and set them in order before your eyes. 22Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces and there is no one to deliver. 23Who ever offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright I will show the salvation of God.

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Psalm 51

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according to the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2Wash me throughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4Against you only, I have sinned and done this evil in your sight: that you might be justified when you speak and be clear when you judge. 5Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and my mother conceived me in a sinful world. 6Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden parts you shall make me know wisdom.

7Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean: wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Make me hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken may rejoice. 9Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities. 10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11Do not cast me away from your presence; nor take your holy spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit. 13Then I will teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted to you.

14 O God, God of my salvation deliver me from bloodguiltiness: and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness. 15O Lord, open my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise. 16For you do not desire sacrifice; or I would give it: you do not delight in burnt offerings. 17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: O God, you will not despise a broken and a contrite heart. 18Do good to Zion in your good pleasure: build the walls of Jerusalem. 19Then you shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks on your altar.

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Psalm 52

To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.

1 Why do you boast yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually. 2Your tongue plans mischief working deceitfully like a sharp razor. 3You love evil more than good; and lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah. 4You love all destroying words, O you deceitful tongue. 5God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away and pluck you out of your dwelling place and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.

6The righteous also shall see and fear and shall laugh at him. 7Lo, this is the man who did not make God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness. 8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9I will praise you for ever, because you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before your saints.

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Psalm 53

To the chief Musician on Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt and have done abominable iniquity: there is no one that does good. 2God looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that understood, who sought God. 3Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is no one who does good, no, not one. 4Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called on God. 5They were there in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you: you have put them to shame, because God has despised them. 6Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.

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Psalm 54

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Does not David hide himself with us?

1 Save me, O God, by your name and judge me by your strength. 2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3For strangers have risen up against me and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

4Behold, God is my helper: the Lord is with those who uphold my soul. 5He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth. 6I will freely sacrifice to you: I will praise your name, O LORD; for it is good. 7For he has delivered me out of all trouble: and my eye has seen his desire on my enemies.

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Psalm 55

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.

1 O God give ear to my prayer and do not hide yourself from my supplication. 2Attend to me and hear me: I mourn in my complaint and make a noise; 3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity on me and in wrath they hate me. 4My heart is sorely pained within me: and the terrors of death have fallen on me. 5Fearfulness and trembling have come on me and horror has overwhelmed me. 6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then I would fly away and be at rest. 7Lo, then I would wander far off and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

9Destroy, O Lord and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. 10Day and night they go about it on its walls: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. 11Wickedness is in its midst: deceit and guile do not depart from her streets. 12For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hidden myself from him: 13But it was you, a man my equal, my guide and my acquaintance. 14We took sweet counsel together and walked to the house of God in company. 15Let death seize on them and let them go down quick into Sheol: for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.

16As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me. 17Evening and morning and at noon, I will pray and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. 18He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. 19God shall hear and afflict them, even he that abides of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they do not fear God. 20He has put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him: he has broken his covenant. 21The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. 22Cast your burden on the LORD and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 23But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.

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Psalm 56

To the chief Musician on Jonat helem rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.

1 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me. 2My enemies would swallow me up daily: for they are many who fight against me, O you most High. 3At the time that I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me. 5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. 7Shall they escape by iniquity? Cast down the people in your anger, O God.

8You know my wanderings: put my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book? 9When I cry to you, then my enemies shall turn back: this I know; for God is for me. 10In God I will praise his word: in the LORD I will praise his word. 11In God I have put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me. 12Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you. 13For you have delivered my soul from death: will you not deliver my feet from falling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

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Psalm 57

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have past over. 2I will cry to God most high; to God who performs all things for me. 3He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproach of him who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword. 5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth. 6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dug a pit before me, they have fallen themselves into its midst. Selah.

7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8Wake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9I will praise you, O Lord, among the people: I will sing to you among the nations. 10For your mercy is great to the heavens and your truth to the clouds. 11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens: let your glory be above all the earth.

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Psalm 58

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.

1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men? 2Yes, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. 4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder who stops her ear; 5Who will not listen to the voice of charmers, charming ever so wisely?

6O God, break their teeth in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. 7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bends his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as though cut in pieces. 8As a snail which melts, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, so that they may not see the sun. 9Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living and in his wrath. 10The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God who judges in the earth.

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Psalm 59

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent and they watched the house to kill him.

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from those who rise up against me. 2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity and save me from bloody men. 3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD. 4They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me and behold. 5You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. 6They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog and go round about the city. 7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for they say who hears?

8But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the heathen in derision. 9Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense. 10The God of my mercy shall go before me: God shall let me see my desire on my enemies. 11Do not kill them, lest my people forget: scatter them by your power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield. 12For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak. 13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah. 14And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog and go round about the city. 15Let them wander up and down for meat and grudge if they are not satisfied. 16But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning: for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17To you, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense and the God of my mercy.

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Psalm 60

To the chief Musician on Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, when Joab returned and struck twelve thousand of Edom in the valley of salt

1 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again. 2You have made the earth to tremble; you have broken it: heal its breaches for it shakes. 3You have shown your people hard things: you have made us drink the wine of astonishment. 4You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. 5 Save with your right hand so that your beloved may be delivered; and hear me.

6God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem and mete out the valley of Succoth. 7Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver; 8Moab is my washpot; I will cast out my shoe over Edom: Philistia, you triumph because of me. 9Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 10Will not you, O God, who has cast us off? and you, O God, who did not go out with our armies? 11Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 12Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is he who shall tread down our enemies.

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Psalm 61

To the chief Musician on Neginah, A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. 2I will cry to you from the end of the earth, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3For you have been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy. 4I will abide in your tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of your wings. Selah.

5For you, O God, have heard my vows: you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. 6You will prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations. 7He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. 8So I will sing praise to your name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

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Psalm 62

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.

1 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation. 2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. 3How long will you imagine mischief against a man? all of you shall be killed: you shall be as a bowing wall and as a tottering fence. 4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. 5O my soul, wait only on God; for my expectation is from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. 7My salvation and my glory is in God: the rock of my strength and my refuge, is in God.

8Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 9Surely men of low degree are vanity and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. 10Do not trust in oppression and do not become vain in robbery: if riches increase do not set your heart on them. 11God has spoken once; twice I have heard this; that power belongs to God. 12Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according to his work.

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Psalm 63

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

1 O God, you are my God; I will seek you early: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where there is no water; 2To see your power and your glory, just as I have seen you in the sanctuary.

3Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you. 4Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name. 5My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips: 6When I remember you on my bed and meditate on you in the night watches.

7Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice. 8My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me. 9But those who seek to destroy my soul shall go into the lower parts of the earth. 10They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. 11But the king shall rejoice in God; every one who swears by him shall glory: but the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

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Psalm 64

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3Who whet their tongue like a sword and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: they suddenly shoot at him and do not fear. 5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them? 6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them and the heart, is deep.

7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; they shall suddenly be wounded. 8So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away. 9And all men shall fear and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider his doings. 10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

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Psalm 65

To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.

1 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and to you shall the vow be performed. 2O you who hears prayer, all flesh shall come to you. 3Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, you shall purge them away. 4Blessed is the man whom you choose and cause to approach to you, that he may dwell in your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, even of your holy temple. 5You will answer us in righteousness with terrible things, O God of our salvation; who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth and of those who are afar off on the sea: 6Who by his strength sets fast the mountains; being girded with power: 7Who stills the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves and the tumult of the people. 8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at your tokens: you make the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. 9You visited the earth and watered it: you greatly enriched it with the river of God, which is full of water: you prepared corn for them, when you have so provided for it. 10You watered its ridges abundantly: you settled its furrows: you made it soft with showers: you blessed its springing. 11You crowned the year with your goodness; and your paths drop fatness. 12They drop on the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. 13The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout and sing for joy.

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Psalm 66

To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.

1 Make a joyful noise to God, all you lands: 2Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious. 3Say to God, How terrible you are in your works! through the greatness of your power your enemies shall submit themselves to you. 4All the earth shall worship you and shall sing to you; they shall sing to your name. Selah. 5Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doings toward the children of men. 6He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: we rejoiced in him there. 7He rules by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

8O bless our God, you people and make the voice of his praise heard: 9Who holds our soul in life and does not suffer our feet to be moved. 10For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried. 11You brought us into the net; you laid affliction on our loins. 12You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but you brought us out into a wealthy place.

13I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows, 14Which my lips have uttered and my mouth has spoken, when I was in trouble. 15I will offer to you burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah. 16Come and hear, all you that fear God and I will declare what he has done for my soul. 17I cried to him with my mouth and he was extolled with my tongue. 18If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: 19But verily God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. 20Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

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Psalm 67

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.

1 God be merciful to us and bless us; and cause his face to shine on us; Selah. 2That your way may be known on earth, your saving health among all nations. 3Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you. 4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously and govern the nations on earth. Selah. 5Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you. 6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. 7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

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Psalm 68

To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.

1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yes, let them exceedingly rejoice. 4Sing to God, sing praises to his name: extol him who rides on the heavens by his name YAH and rejoice before him. 5God is a father of the fatherless and a judge of the widows in his holy habitation. 6God sets the lonely persons in families: he brings out those who are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dryland.

7O God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness; Selah: 8The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, by which you confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary. 10Your congregation has dwelled in it: you, O God, have prepared of your goodness for the poor. 11The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those who published it. 12Kings of armies fled quickly: and she who tarried at home divided the spoil. 13Though you have laid among the pots, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver and her feathers with yellow gold. 14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

15The hill of God is like the hill of Bashan; a high hill like the hill of Bashan. 16Why do you leap, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever. 17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. 18You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have received gifts for men; yes, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. 19Blessed is the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. 20He who is our God is the God of salvation; and the issues of death belong to GOD the Lord. 21But God shall wound the head of his enemies and the hairy scalp of such a one who still goes on in his trespasses.

22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea: 23That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies and the tongue of your dogs in the same. 24They have seen your goings in the sanctuary, O God; even the goings of my God my King. 25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. 26Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. 27There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali. 28Your God has commanded your strength: strengthen, O God, that which you have wrought for us. 29Kings shall bring presents to you because of your temple at Jerusalem. 30Rebuke the company of spear men, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submits himself with pieces of silver: scatter the people who delight in war. 31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God.

32Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises to the Lord; Selah: 33To him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old; lo, he sends out his voice and that a mighty voice. 34Ascribe strength to God: his excellency is over Israel and his strength is in the clouds. 35O God, you are terrible out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.

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Psalm 69

To the chief Musician on Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.

1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul. 2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: those who would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I did not take away. 5O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hidden from you. 6O Lord GOD of hosts, do not let those who wait on you be ashamed for my sake: O God of Israel let not those who seek you be confounded for my sake. 7Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face. 8I am become a stranger to my brothers and an alien to my mother's children. 9For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of those who reproached you have fallen on me. 10When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 11I also made sackcloth my garment; and I became a proverb to them. 12Those who sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

13But as for me, O LORD, my prayer is to you in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me in the truth of your salvation. 14Deliver me out of the mire and do not let me sink: let me be delivered out of the deep waters and from those who hate me. 15Do not let the water flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up and do not let the pit shut her mouth on me. 16 O LORD hear me, for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies. 17And do not hide your face from your servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. 18Draw near to my soul and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies. 19You have known my reproach and my shame and my dishonor: my adversaries are all before you. 20Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was no one; and for comforters, but I found no one. 21They gave me also gall for my meat and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. 23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; and make their loins continually to shake. 24Pour out your indignation on them and let your wrathful anger take hold of them. 25Let their habitation be desolate; and let no one dwell in their tents. 26For they persecute him whom you have struck; and they talk to the grief of those whom you have wounded. 27Add iniquity to their iniquity: and do not let them come into your righteousness. 28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and not be written with the righteous. 29But I am poor and sorrowful: O God, let your salvation set me up on high.

30I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs. 32The humble shall see this and be glad: and your heart shall live who seek God. 33For the LORD hears the poor, and does not despise his prisoners. 34Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas and every thing that moves in it. 35For God will save Zion and will build the cities of Judah: so that they may dwell there and have it in possession. 36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

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Psalm 70

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

1O God, hurry to deliver me; O LORD hurry to help me. 2Let those be ashamed and confounded who seek after my soul: let them be turned backward and put to confusion, who desire my hurt. 3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha. 4Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you: and let such as love your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. 5But I am poor and needy: O God: hurry to me, O LORD you are my help and my deliverer, do not wait.

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Psalm 71

1In you, O LORD, I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. 2Deliver me in your righteousness and cause me to escape: incline your ear to me and save me. 3Be my strong habitation, to which I may continually resort: you have given a commandment to save me; for you are my rock and my fortress. 4 O my God, deliver me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth. 6I have been held up from the womb by you : you are he who took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of you. 7I am like a wonder to many; but you are my strong refuge. 8Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day. 9Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails. 10For my enemies speak against me; and those who lay wait for my soul take counsel together, 11Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is no one to deliver him. 12O God, do not be far from me: O my God, hurry for my help. 13Let them be confounded and consumed who are adversaries to my soul; let those who seek my hurt be covered with reproach and dishonor.

14But I will continually hope and will still praise you more and more. 15My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I do not know the numbers of them. 16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours only. 17O God, you have taught me from my youth: and I have declared your wondrous works before. 18Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me; until I have shown your strength to this generation and your power to every one who is to come. 19Your righteousness also. O God, you, who has done great things are very high: O God, who is like you! 20You shall quicken me again and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth, you have shown great and sore troubles to me. 21You shall increase my greatness and comfort me on every side. 22I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: to you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel. 23My lips and my soul which you have redeemed shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you. 24My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for those who seek my hurt are confounded, for they are brought to shame.

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Psalm 72

A Psalm for Solomon.

1 Give the king your judgments, O God and your righteousness to the king's son.

2He shall judge your people with righteousness and your poor with judgment. 3The mountains and the little hills shall bring peace by righteousness to the people. 4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 5They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 6He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 7In his days the righteous and abundance of peace shall flourish as long as the moon endures. 8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth. 9Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 10The kings of Carthage and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 11Yes, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. 12For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also and him who has no helper. 13He shall spare the poor and needy and shall save the souls of the needy. 14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and their blood shall be precious in his sight. 15And he shall live and the gold of Sheba shall be given to him: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and he shall be praised daily. 16There shall be a handful of corn in the earth on the top of the mountains; its fruit shall shake like Lebanon: and those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. 17His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things. 19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen and Amen. 20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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Psalm 73

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well near slipped. 3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. 5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. 6Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment. 7Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. 8They are corrupt and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. 9They set their mouth against the heavens and their tongue walks through the earth. 10Therefore his people return here: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. 11And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? 12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. 13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain and washed my hands in innocency. 14For all the day long I have been plagued and chastened every morning.

15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children. 16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood their end. 18Surely you set them in slippery places: you cast them down to destruction. 19How are they brought to desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20As a dream when one wakes; so, O Lord, when you awake, you shall despise their image.

21Thus my heart was grieved and I was pricked in my reins. 22So foolish was I and ignorant: I was like an anamal before you. 23But I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand. 24You shall guide me with your counsel and afterward receive me to glory. 25Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is no one on earth who I desire beside you. 26My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever. 27For, lo, those who are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all those who go whoring from you. 28But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.

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Psalm 74

Maschil of Asaph.

1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture? 2Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the rod of your inheritance, which you have redeemed; this mount Zion in which you have dwelled. 3Lift up your feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary. 4Your enemies roar in the midst of your congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. 5A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes on the thick trees. 6But now they break down its carved work at once with axes and hammers. 7They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled it by casting down to the ground the dwelling place of your name. 8They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the congregations of God in the land. 9We do not see our signs: there is no longer any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long. 10O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever? 11Why do you withdraw your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom.

12For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. 13You divided the sea by your strength: you broke the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14You broke the heads of leviathan in pieces and gave him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 15You split the fountain and the flood: you dried up mighty rivers. 16The day is yours, the night also is yours: you have prepared the light and the sun. 17You have set all the borders of the earth: you have made summer and winter.

18O LORD remember this, that the enemy has reproached and the foolish people have blasphemed your name. 19O do not deliver the soul of your dove to the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of your poor for ever. 20Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise your name. 22Arise, O God, plead your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches you daily. 23Do not forget the voice of your enemies: the tumult of those who rise up against you increases continually.

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Psalm 75

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.

1 To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: so that your name is near, your wondrous works declare. 2When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. 3The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved: I bear up its pillars. Selah. 4I said to the fools, Do not deal foolishly: and to the wicked, Do not lift up the horn: 5Do not lift up your horn on high: do not speak with a stiff neck.

6For exalting comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7But God is the judge: he puts down one and sets up another. 8For there is a cup in the hand of the LORD, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he pours out of the same: but the dregs, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out and drink them. 9But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10 I will also cut off all the horns of the wicked; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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Psalm 76

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.

1 God is known in Judah: his name is great in Israel. 2His tabernacle is in Salem and also his dwelling place is in Zion. 3There he broke the arrows of the bow, the shield and the sword and the battle. Selah. 4You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. 5The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands. 6At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

7You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry? 8You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still, 9When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. 10Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: you shall restrain the remainder of wrath. 11Vow and pay to the LORD your God: let all that are round about him bring presents to him who should be feared. 12He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

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Psalm 77

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.

1 I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me. 2I sought the Lord in the day of my trouble: my sore ran in the night and did not stop: my soul refused to be comforted. 3I remembered God and was troubled: I complained and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. 4You keep my eyes awake: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. 6I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. 7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he not be favorable any more? 8Is his mercy clean gone for ever? does his promise fail for evermore? 9Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he shut up his tender mercies in anger? Selah. 10And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

11I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember your wonders of old. 12I will meditate also of all your work and talk of your doings. 13Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14You are the God who does wonders: you have declared your strength among the people. 15You have redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph with your arm. Selah. 16The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. 17The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: your arrows also went abroad. 18The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. 19Your way is in the sea and your path in the great waters and your footsteps are not known. 20You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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Psalm 78

Maschil of Asaph.

1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: 3Which we have heard and known and our fathers have told us. 4We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done. 5For he established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: 6That the generation to come might know them, even the children who should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: 7That they might set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: 8And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that did not set their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

9The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. 10They did not keep the covenant of God and refused to walk in his law; 11And forgot his works, and his wonders that he had shown them. 12Marvellous things he did in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. 13He divided the sea and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as a heap. 14In the daytime also he led them with a cloud and all the night with a light of fire. 15He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as out of the great depths. 16He brought streams also out of the rock and caused waters to run down like rivers. 17And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness. 18And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. 19Yes, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? 20Behold, he struck the rock, so that the waters gushed out and the streams overflowed; can he also give bread? can he provide flesh for his people? 21Therefore the LORD heard this and was angry: so a fire was kindled against Jacob and anger also came up against Israel; 22Because they did not believe in God and did not trust in his salvation: 23Though he had commanded the clouds from above and opened the doors of heaven, 24And had rained down manna on them to eat and had given them of the corn of heaven. 25Man ate angels' food: he sent them meat to the full. 26He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind. 27He rained flesh also on them as dust and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: 28And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations. 29So they ate and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire; 30They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was still in their mouths. 31The wrath of God came on them and slew the fattest of them and struck down the chosen men of Israel. 32For all this they still sinned and did not believe for his wondrous works. 33Therefore he consumed their days in vanity and their years in trouble. 34When he killed them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God. 35And they remembered that God was their rock and the high God their redeemer. 36But they flattered him with their mouth and they lied to him with their tongues. 37For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant. 38But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them: yes, many times he turned his anger away and did not stir up all his wrath. 39For he remembered that they were flesh; a wind that passes away and dord not come again.

40How often did they provoke him in the wilderness and grieve him in the desert! 41Yes, they turned back and tempted God and limited the Holy One of Israel. 42They did not remember his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy. 43How he had wrought his signs in Egypt and his wonders in the field of Zoan: 44And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, so that they could not drink. 45He sent different sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them. 46He gave also their increase to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust. 47He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with frost. 48He also gave up their cattle to the hail and their flocks to hot thunderbolts. 49He cast the fierceness of his anger on them, wrath and indignation and trouble, by sending evil angels among them. 50He made a way for his anger; he did not spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence; 51And struck all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham: 52But made his own people to go forth like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. 53And he led them on safely, so that they did not fear: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. 54And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased. 55He cast out the heathen also before them and divided them an inheritance by line and made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents. 56Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God and did not keep his testimonies: 57But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. 58For they provoked him to anger with their high places and moved him to jealousy with their graven images. 59When God heard this, he was angry and greatly abhorred Israel: 60So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men; 61And delivered his strength into captivity and his glory into the enemy's hand. 62He gave his people over also to the sword; and was angry with his inheritance. 63The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given in marriage. 64Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation. 65Then the Lord awakened as one out of sleep and like a mighty man who shouts by reason of wine. 66And he struck his enemies in the hind parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach. 67Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim. 68But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. 69And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he has established for ever. 70He chose David also his servant and took him from the sheep folds: 71From following the ewes great with young. He brought him to feed Jacob his people and Israel his inheritance. 72So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

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Psalm 79

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 O God, the heathen have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. 2They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be meat for the fowls of the heaven and the flesh of your saints to the animalss of the earth. 3 They have shed their blood like water round about Jerusalem; and there was no one to bury them. 4We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those who are round about us. 5How long, LORD? Will you be angry for ever? Shall your jealousy burn like fire?

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Psalm 80

To the chief Musician on Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph.

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who led Joseph like a flock; you who dwells between the cherubim, shine forth. 2Stir up your strength before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh and come and save us. 3Turn us again, O God and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved. 4O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people? 5You fed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure. 6You make us a strife to our neighbors: and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7Turn us again, O God of hosts and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.

8You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen and planted it. 9You prepared room before it and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land. 10The hills were covered with its shadow and its boughs were like the goodly cedars. 11She sent out her boughs to the sea and her branches to the river. 12Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all those who pass by the way pluck her? 13The boar out of the wood wastes it and the wild animal of the field devours it. 14Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven and behold and visit this vine; 15And the vineyard which your right hand has planted, and the branch that you made strong for yourself. 16It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of your countenance. 17Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself. 18Quicken us, so that we will not go back from you: and we will call on your name. 19Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.

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Psalm 81

To the chief Musician on Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.

1Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. 2Take a psalm and bring the timbrel here, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. 3Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. 4For this was a statute for Israel and a law of the God of Jacob. 5He ordained this in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I did not understand. 6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. 7You called in trouble and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8Hear, O my people and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me; 9There shall be no strange god among you; neither shall you worship any strange god. 10I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. 11But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would have none of me. 12So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. 13Oh that my people had listened to me and Israel had walked in my ways! 14I should soon have subdued their enemies and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: and their time should have endured for ever. 16He would also have fed them with the finest of the wheat: and I would have satisfied you with honey out of the rock.

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Psalm 82

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods. 2How long will you judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4Deliver the poor and needy: deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. 5They do not know, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6I have said, you are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7But you shall die like men and fall like one of the princes. 8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.

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Psalm 83

A Song or Psalm of Asaph.

1 Do not keep silence, O God: do not hold your peace and do not be still, O God. 2For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and those who hate you have lifted up the head. 3They have taken crafty counsel against your people and consulted against your hidden ones. 4They have said, Come and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may not be in remembrance any more: 5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against you: 6The tabernacles of Edom and the Ishmaelites; of Moab and the Hagarenes; 7Gebal, and Ammon and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

9Do to them as to the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: 10Who perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. 11Make their nobles like Orb and like Zee: yes, all their princes as Zebah and as Zalmunna: 12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14As the fire burns wood and as the flame sets the mountains on fire; 15So persecute them with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm. 16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD. 17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yes, let them be put to shame, and perish. 18That men may know that you, whose name alone is YHWH, are the most high over all the earth.

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Psalm 84

To the chief Musician on Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

1 How amiable are your tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! 2My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crie out for the living God. 3Yes, the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. 4Blessed are those who dwell in your house: they will be still praising you. Selah. 5Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them. 6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also fills the pools. 7They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion.

8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 9Behold, O God our shield and look on the face of your anointed. 10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: he will not withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly. 12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

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Psalm 85

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

1 LORD, you have been favorable to your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2You have forgiven the iniquity of your people, you have covered all their sin. Selah. 3You have taken away all your wrath: you have turned yourself from the fierceness of your anger. 4Turn us, O God of our salvation and cause your anger toward us to stop. 5Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger to all generations? 6Will you not revive us again: that your people may rejoice in you? 7Show us your mercy, O LORD and grant us your salvation.

8I will hear what the LORD God will speak: for he will speak peace to his people and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. 9Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him; so that glory may dwell in our land. 10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12Yes, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 13Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

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Psalm 86

A Prayer of David.

1 Bow down your ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. 2Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O my God, save your servant who trusts in you. 3Be merciful to me, O Lord: for I cry to you daily. 4Rejoice the soul of your servant: for I lift up my soul to you, O Lord. 5For you, Lord, are good and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all those who call on you. 6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7In the day of my trouble I will call on you: for you will answer me.

8Among the gods there is no one like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like your works. 9All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name. 10For you are great and do wondrous things: you are God alone. 11Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name. 12I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify your name for evermore. 13For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol. 14O God, the proud are risen against me and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set you before them. 15But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16O turn to me and have mercy on me; give your strength to your servant and save the son of your handmaid. 17Show me a token for good; that they who hate me may see it and be ashamed: because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

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Psalm 87

A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.

1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. 2The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places [Heb. mishkuniym] of Jacob. 3Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

4I will make mention of Rachab and Babylon to those who know me: behold Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. 5And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. 6The LORD shall count, when he writes up the people, that this man was born there. Selah. 7The singers as well as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.

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Psalm 88

A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician on Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.

1 O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you: 2Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear to my cry; 3For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave. 4I am counted with those who go down into the pit: I am as a man who has no strength: 5Free among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more: and they are cut off from your hand. 6You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the depths. 7Your wrath lies hard on me and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah. 8You have put away my acquaintances far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up and I cannot come forth. 9My eye mourns by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily to you, I have stretched out my hands to you.

10Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah. 11Shall your loving kindness be declared in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction? 12Shall your wonders be known in the dark? and your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13But to you I have cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer go before you. 14LORD, why do you cast off my soul? why do you hide your face from me? 15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted. 16Your fierce wrath goes over me; your terrors have cut me off. 17They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. 18You have put my lover and friend and acquaintances into darkness far from me.

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Psalm 89

Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens. 3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to David my servant. 4Your seed I will establish for ever and build up your throne to all generations. Selah.

5And the heavens shall praise your wonders, O LORD: your faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD? 7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all those who are about him. 8O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like you? or as your faithfulness round about you?9You rule the raging of the sea: when its waves arise, you still them. 10You have broken Rachab in pieces, as one who is slain; you have scattered your enemies with your strong arm. 11The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours: as for the world and its fulness, you have founded them. 12You have created them the north and the south: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name. 13You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand and high is your right hand. 14Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

15Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound: O LORD, they shall walk in the light of your countenance. 16They shall rejoice in your name all the day: and in your righteousness they shall be exalted. 17For you are the glory of their strength: and in your favor our horn shall be exalted. 18For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

19Then you spoke in a vision to your holy one and said, I have laid help on one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 20I have found David my servant; I have anointed him with my holy oil : 21With whom my hand shall be established: my arm also shall strengthen him. 22The enemy shall not exact on him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23And I will beat down his foes before his face and plague those who hate him. 24But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and his horn be shall exalted in my name. 25I will set his hand also in the sea and his right hand in the rivers. 26He shall cry to me, You are my father, my God and the rock of my salvation. 27Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. 28I will keep my mercy for him for evermore and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29I will also make his seed to endure for ever and his throne as the days of heaven. 30If his children forsake my law and do not walk in my judgments; 31If they break my statutes and do not keep my commandments; 32Then I will visit their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with stripes. 33But I will not utterly take from him my loving kindness nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. 34 I will not break my covenant nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. 35Once I have sworn by my holiness that I will not lie to David. 36His seed shall endure for ever and his throne as the sun before me. 37It shall be established for ever as the moon and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

38But you have cast off and abhorred, you have been angry with your anointed. 39You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. 40You have broken down all his hedges; you have brought his strong holds to ruin. 41All who pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbors. 42You have set up the right hand of his adversaries; you have made all his enemies to rejoice. 43You have also turned the edge of his sword and have not made him to stand in the battle. 44You have made his glory to cease and cast his throne down to the ground. 45You have shortened the days of his youth: you have covered him with shame. Selah. 46 LORD, how long will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath burn like fire? 47Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain? 48What man is he who lives and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. 49Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to David in your truth? 50Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people; 51With which your enemies have reproached, O LORD; with which they have reproached the footsteps of your anointed. 52Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen and Amen.

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Psalm 90

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. 3You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men. 4For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night. 5You carry them away as with a flood; they are like a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up. 6In the morning it flourishes and grows up; in the evening it is cut down and withers.

7For we are consumed by your anger and by your wrath we are troubled. 8You have set our iniquities before you, our secrets is in the light of your countenance. 9For all our days are passed away in your anger: we spend our years as a story that is told. 10The days of our years are seventy; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years their strength is still labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away. 11Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your anger.

12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. 13O LORD, return and repent concerning your servants, how long? 14O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad according to the days in which you have afflicted us and the years in which we have seen evil. 16Let your work appear to your servants and your glory to their children. 17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish the work of our hands on us; yes, establish the work of our hands.

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Psalm 91

1He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him I will trust. 3Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence. 4He shall cover you with his feathers and you shall trust under his wings: his truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; 6Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. 8Only with your eyes you shall behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9Because you have made the LORD your habitation, even the most High who is my refuge; 10There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. 11For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13You shall tread on the lion and adder: you shall trample the young lion and the dragon under feet. 14Because he has set his love on me, therefore I deliver will him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. 15He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 I will satisfy him with long life and show him my salvation.

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Psalm 92

A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.

1 It is a good thing to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to your name, O most High: 2To show forth your loving kindness in the morning and your faithfulness every night, 3On an instrument of ten strings and on the psaltery; on the harp with a solemn sound. 4For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph in the works of your hands. 5O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep. 6A brutish man does not know; neither does a fool understand this.

7When the wicked spring as the grass and when all the workers of iniquity flourish; it will be that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8But you, LORD, are most high for evermore. 9For, lo, your enemies, O LORD, for, lo, your enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10But you shall exalt my horn like the horns of a wild goat: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11My eye shall see also my desire on my enemies and my ears shall hear my desire of the wicked who rise up against me. 12The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15To show that the LORD is upright: he is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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Psalm 93

1The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself: the world also is established, so that it cannot be moved. 2Your throne is established of old: you are from everlasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. 4The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty waves of the sea. 5Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your house, O LORD, for ever.

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Psalm 94

1O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself. 2Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. 3LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?4How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? 5O LORD, they break your people in pieces and afflict your heritage. 6They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the fatherless. 7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 8Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise? 9He who planted the ear, shall he not hear? he who formed the eye, shall he not see? 10He who chastises the heathen, shall he not correct? he who teaches man knowledge, shall not he know? 11The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

12O LORD, blessed is the man whom you chasten and teach out of your law; 13That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. 14For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul would almost dwell in silence. 18O LORD, when I said, My foot slips your mercy held me up. 19Your comforts delight my soul in the multitude of my thoughts within me . 20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, who fashions mischief by a law? 21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous and condemn the innocent blood. 22But the LORD is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge. 23And he shall bring their own iniquity on them and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yes, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

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Psalm 95

1O come, let us sing to the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise to him with psalms. 3For the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods. 4In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is also his. 5The sea is his and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

7For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if you will hear his voice, 8Harden not your heart, as in the provocation and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9When your fathers tempted me, proved me and saw my work. 10Forty years long was I grieved with this generation and said, It is a people who err in their heart and they have not known my ways: 11To whom I swore in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

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Psalm 96

1O sing to the LORD a new song: sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2Sing to the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day. 3Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. 4For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. 5For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 6Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7Give to the LORD, O you kindreds of the people, give to the LORD glory and strength. 8Give to the LORD the glory due to his name: bring an offering and come into his courts. 9O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

10Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. 11Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad; let the sea and its fulness roar. 12Let the field be joyful and all that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice 13Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness and the people with his truth.

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Psalm 97

1The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad. 2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. 3A fire goes before him and burns up his enemies round about. 4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw and trembled. 5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 6The heavens declare his righteousness and all the people see his glory. 7All those who serve graven images and who boast themselves of idols are confounded, worship him, all you gods.

8Zion heard and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD. 9For you, LORD, are high above all the earth: you are exalted far above all gods. 10You who love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. 11Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart. 12Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

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Psalm 98

A Psalm.

1 O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory. 2The LORD has made known his salvation: his righteousness he has openly shown in the sight of the heathen. 3He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise and rejoice and sing praise. 5Sing to the LORD with the harp; with the harp and the voice of a psalm. 6Make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King with trumpets and the sound of the cornet. 7Let the sea roar and its fulness; the world and those who dwell in it. 8Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together 9before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world and the people with equity.

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Psalm 99

1The LORD reigns; let the people tremble: he sits between the cherubim; let the earth be moved. 2The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people. 3Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy. 4The king's strength also loves judgment; you establish equity, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob. 5Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool for he is holy.

6Moses and Aaron among his priests and Samuel among those who call on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them. 7He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies and the ordinance that he gave them. 8You answered them, O LORD our God: you were a God who forgave them, though you took vengeance on their inventions. 9Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy hill for the LORD our God is holy.

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Psalm 100

A Psalm of praise.

1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all you lands. 2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3Know you that the LORD is God: it is he who has made us and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him and bless his name. 5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.

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Psalm 101

A Psalm of David.

1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, I will sing. 2I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of those who turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. 4A perverse heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person. 5Who ever secretly slanders his neighbor, I will cut him off: I will not suffer him who has a high look and a proud heart. 6My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he who walks in a perfect way shall serve me. 7He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he who tells lies shall not tarry in my sight. 8I will destroy all the wicked of the land early; so that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

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Psalm 102

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD.

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD and let my cry come to you. 2Do not hide your face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline your ear to me. In the day when I call answer me speedily. 3For my days are consumed like smoke and my bones are burned as a hearth. 4My heart is struck and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. 5my bones cleave to my skin by reason of the voice of my groaning. 6I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. 7I watch and I am like a sparrow alone on the house top. 8My enemies reproach me all the day; and those who are mad against me have sworn against me. 9For I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping, 10Because of your indignation and your wrath: for you have lifted me up and cast me down. 11My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

12But you, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and your remembrance to all generations. 13You shall arise and have mercy on Zion: for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. 14For your servants take pleasure in her stones and favor its dust. 15So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD and all the kings of the earth your glory. 16When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. 17He will regard the prayer of the destitute and not despise their prayer. 18This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people who shall be created shall praise the LORD. 19For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven the LORD beheld the earth; 20To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those who are appointed to death; 21To declare the name of the LORD in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem; 22When the people and the kingdoms are gathered together to serve the LORD.

23He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days. 24I said, O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days: your years are throughout all generations. 25You have laid the foundation of the earth of old: and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26They shall perish, but you shall endure: yes, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture you shall change them and they shall be changed: 27But you are the same and your years shall have no end. 28The children of your servants shall continue and their seed shall be established before you.

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Psalm 103

A Psalm of David.

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2Bless the LORD, O my soul and do not forget all his benefits: 3Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; 4Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies; 5Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed. 7He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the children of Israel. 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. 9He will not always chide: neither will he stay angry for ever. 10He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13Like a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear him. 14For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. 15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16For the wind passes over it and it is gone; and its place shall know it no more. 17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him and his righteousness to children's children; 18To such as keep his covenant and to those who remember his commandments to do them.

19The LORD has prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rules over all. 20Bless the LORD, you his angels, who excel in strength, who do his commandments, listening to the voice of his word. 21Bless the LORD, all you his hosts; you ministers of his, who do his pleasure. 22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

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Psalm 104

1Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty. 2Who covers yourself with light as with a garment: who stretches out the heavens like a curtain: 3Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks on the wings of the wind: 4Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: 5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. 6You covered it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. 7At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hurried away. 8They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them. 9You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they do not turn again to cover the earth.

10He sends the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. 11They give drink to every animal of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. 12By them shall the fowls of the heaven, which sing among the branches have their habitation. 13He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works. 14He causes the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; 15And wine that makes glad the heart of man and oil to make his face to shine and bread which strengthens man's heart. 16The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted; 17Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. 18The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

19He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows its going down. 20You make darkness and it is night: where all the animals of the forest creep forth. 21The young lions roar after their prey and seek their meat from God. 22The sun rises, they gather themselves together and lay down in their dens. 23Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening. 24O LORD, how manifold are your works! you have made them all in wisdom: the earth is full of your riches. 25So is this great and wide sea, where there are innumerable creeping things, both small and great animals. 26There the ships go: there is that leviathan, whom you have made to play there. 27These all wait on you; that you may give them their meat in due season. 28What you give them they gather: you open your hand, they are filled with good. 29You hide your face, they are troubled: you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30You send forth your spirit, they are created: and you renew the face of the earth.

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Psalm 105

1O give thanks to the LORD; call on his name: make known his deeds among the people. 2Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk of all his wondrous works. 3Glory in his holy name: let the heart of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 4Seek the LORD and his strength: seek his face evermore. 5Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders and the judgments of his mouth; 6O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen. 7He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

8He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9Which covenant he made with Abraham and his oath to Isaac; 10And confirmed the same to Jacob for a law and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: 12When they were but a few men in number; yes, very few and strangers in it. 13When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; 14He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes; 15Saying, Do not touch my anointed and do no harm to my prophets. 16Moreover he called for a famine in the land: he broke the whole staff of bread. 17He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 18Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. 20The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people and let him go free. 21He made him lord of his house and ruler of all his substance: 22To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. 23Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. 24And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

25He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants. 26He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen. 27They showed his signs among them and wonders in the land of Ham. 28He sent darkness and made it dark; and they did not rebell against his word. 29He turned their waters into blood and slew their fish. 30Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings. 31He spoke and different sorts of flies and lice came in all their coasts. 32He gave them hail for rain and flaming fire in their land. 33He struck their vines also and their fig trees; and broke the trees of their coasts. 34He spoke and the locusts and caterpillarsc ame and that without number, 35And did eat up all the herbs in their land and devoured the fruit of their ground. 36He also struck all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. 37He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. 38Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell on them. 39He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. 40The people asked, and he brought quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41He opened the rock and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. 42For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. 43And he brought forth his people with joy and his chosen with gladness: 44And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labor of the people; 45That they might observe his statutes and keep his laws. Praise the LORD.

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Psalm 106

1Praise the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD for he is good for his mercy endures for ever. 2Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD, who can show forth all his praise? 3Blessed are those who keep judgment and he who does righteousness at all times. 4Remember me, O LORD, with the favor that you bear to your people: O visit me with your salvation; 5That I may see the goodness of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.

6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7Our fathers did not understand your wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of your mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red Sea. 8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power be known. 9He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. 10And he saved them from the hand of him who hated them and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. 12Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.

13They soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel: 14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tempted God in the desert. 15And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. 16They envied Moses also in the camp and Aaron the saint of the LORD. 17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram. 18And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. 19They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped the molten image. 20Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eats grass. 21They forgot God their savior, who had done great things in Egypt; 22Wondrous works in the land of Ham and terrible things by the Red Sea. 23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, if Moses his chosen had not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. 24Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they did not believe his word: 25But murmured in their tents and did not listen to the voice of the LORD. 26Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: 27To also overthrow their seed among the nations and to scatter them in the lands. 28They joined themselves also to Baalpeor and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 29Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague broke on them. 30Then Phinehas stood up and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 31And that was counted to him for righteousness to all generations for evermore. 32They also angered him at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 33Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

34They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: 35But were mingled among the heathen and learned their works. 36And they served their idols: which were a snare to them. 37Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils, 38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 39Thus they were defiled with their own works, and went whoring with their own inventions. 40Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen and those who hated them ruled over them. 42Their enemies also oppressed them and they were brought into subjection under their hand. 43He delivered them many times; but they provoked him with their counsel and were brought low for their iniquity. 44Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: 45And he remembered for them his covenant and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. 46He made them also to be pitied by all those who carried them captives. 47O LORD our God save us and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks to your holy name and to triumph in your praise. 48Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise you the LORD.

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Psalm 107

1O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever. 2Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 4They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7And he led them out by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9For he satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness. 10Such as those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; 11Because they rebelled against the words of God and condemned the counsel of the most High. 12Therefore he brought their heart down with labor; they fell down and there was no one to help. 13Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble and he saved them out of their distresses. 14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bands asunder. 15Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 16For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

17Fools are afflicted because of their transgression and because of their iniquities, 18Their soul abhors all manner of meat; and they draw near to the gates of death. 19Then they cry to the LORD in their trouble and he saves them out of their distresses. 20He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare his works with rejoicing.

23those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in great waters; 24These see the works of the LORD and his wonders in the deep. 25For he commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up its waves. 26They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 27They reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man and are at their wits' end. 28Then they cry to the LORD in their trouble and he brings them out of their distresses. 29He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still. 30Then they are glad because they are quiet; so he brings them to their desired haven. 31Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 32Let them also exalt him in the congregation of the people and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33He turns rivers into a wilderness and the water springs into dry ground; 34He turns a fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell there. 35He turns the wilderness into a standing water and dry ground into water springs. 36And he makes the hungry to dwell there, that they may prepare a city for habitation; 37And sow the fields and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. 38He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and does not allow their cattle to decrease. 39Again, they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction and sorrow. 40He pours contempt on princes and causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way. 41Yet he sets the poor on high from affliction and makes his families like a flock. 42The righteous shall see it and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. 43Who ever is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the LORD.

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Psalm 108

A Song or Psalm of David.

1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 3I will praise you, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises to you among the nations. 4For your mercy is great above the heavens: and your truth reaches to the clouds. 5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens: and your glory above all the earth;

6So that your beloved may be delivered: save with your right hand and answer me. 7God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth. 8Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver; 9Moab is my wash pot; I will cast my shoe out over Edom; I will triumph over Philistia. 10Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 11Will not you, O God who has cast us off and will not you, O God, go forth with our armies? 12Give us help from trouble: for the help of man is vain. 13Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is who shall tread down our enemies.

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Psalm 109

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 Do not hold your peace, O God of my praise; 2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. 3They also compassed me about with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. 4Instead of love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer. 5And they have rewarded me evil for good and hatred for my love.

6Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. 8Let his days be few; and let another take his office. 9Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. 10Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. 11Let the extortioner catch all that he has; and let the strangers spoil his labor. 12Let there be no one to extend mercy to him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children. 13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. 16Because he did not remember to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, so that he might even slay the broken in heart. 17As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him. 18As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water and like oil into his bones. 19Let it be to him as the garment which covers him and for a girdle with which he is girded continually. 20Let this be the reward of my adversaries from the LORD and of those who speak evil against my soul.

21But O GOD the Lord, you do good for me, for your name's sake: because your mercy is good, deliver me. 22For I am poor and needy and my heart is wounded within me. 23I have gone like the shadow when it declines: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh fails of fatness. 25I became also a reproach to them: when they looked at me they shook their heads. 26 O LORD my God: help me, O save me according to your mercy: 27So that they may know that this is your hand; that you, LORD, have done it. 28Let them curse, but you bless: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let your servant rejoice. 29Let my adversaries be clothed with shame and let them cover themselves as with a mantle with their own confusion. 30I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yes, I will praise him among the multitude. 31For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those who condemn his soul.

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Psalm 110

A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool. 2The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: you shall rule in the midst of your enemies. 3Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: you have the dew of your youth. 4The LORD has sworn and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

5The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. 6He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. 7He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore he shall lift up the head.

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Psalm 111

1Praise the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. 2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all those who have pleasure in them. 3His work is honorable and glorious: and his righteousness endures for ever. 4He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 5He has given meat to those who fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6He has shown his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. 7The works of his hands are truth and judgment; all his commandments are sure. 8They stand fast for ever and ever and are done in truth and uprightness. 9He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: those who do his commandments all have a good understanding: his praise endures for ever.

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Psalm 112

1Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in his commandments. 2His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever. 4To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious and full of compassion and righteous. 5A good man shows favor and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he sees his desire on his enemies. 9He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor. 10The wicked shall see it and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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Psalm 113

1Praise the LORD. Praise, O you servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. 2Blessed is the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. 3The LORD'S name is to be praised from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same. 4The LORD is high above all nations and his glory above the heavens. 5Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high, 6Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth! 7He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the needy out of the dunghill; 8That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. 9He makes the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD.

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Psalm 114

1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; 2Judah was his sanctuary and Israel his dominion. 3The sea saw it and fled: Jordan was driven back. 4The mountains skipped like rams and the little hills like lambs. 5What ailed you, O you sea, that you fled? you Jordan, that you were driven back? 6You mountains, that you skipped like rams; and you little hills, like lambs? 7Tremble earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8Who turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

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Psalm 115

1Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy and for your truth's sake. 2Why should the heathen say, Where is their God now? 3But our God is in the heavens: he has done what ever he has pleased. 4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5They have mouths, but they do not speak, they have eyes, but they do not see. 6They have ears, but they do not hear: they have noses, but they do not smell: 7They have hands, but they do not handle: they have feet, but they do not walk: neither do they speak through their throat. 8Those who make them are like them, so is every one who trusts in them.

9O Israel, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 11You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 12The LORD has been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great. 14The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15You are blessed of the LORD who made heaven and earth. 16The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but he has given the earth to the children of men. 17The dead do not praise the LORD, neither any who go down into silence. 18But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

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Psalm 116

1I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of Sheol got hold of me: I found trouble and sorrow. 4Then I called on the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech you, deliver my soul. 5Gracious is the LORD and righteous; yes, our God is merciful. 6The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low and he helped me. 7Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 8Because you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears and my feet from falling. 9I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

10I believed, therefore I have spoken: I was greatly afflicted. 11I said in my haste, All men are liars. 12What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me? 13I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. 14I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people. 15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 16O LORD, I am truly your servant; I am your servant and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds. 17I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the LORD. 18I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people, 19In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD.

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Psalm 117

1O praise the LORD, all you nations: praise him, all you people. 2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD.

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Psalm 118

1O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever. 2Now let Israel say that his mercy endures for ever. 3Now let the house of Aaron say that his mercy endures for ever. 4Now let those who fear the LORD say that his mercy endures for ever. 5I called on the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me and set me in a large place. 6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me? 7The LORD takes my part with those who help me: therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. 8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. 10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 11They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 12They surrounded me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 13You have thrust at me sore that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. 14The LORD is my strength and song and has become my salvation. 15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly. 16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly. 17I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the LORD. 18The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over to death.

19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them and I will praise the LORD: 20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. 21I will praise you: for you have heard me and have become my salvation. 22The stone which the builders refused has become the head stone of the corner. 23This is the LORD'S doing, it is marvelous in our eyes. 24This is the day that the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25Save now, I beseech you, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech you, send now prosperity. 26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. 27God is the LORD, who has shown us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. 28You are my God, and I will praise you: you are my God, I will exalt you. 29O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

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Psalm 119

1ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2Blessed are those who keep his testimonies and who seek him with the whole heart. 3They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently. 5O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes! 6Then I shall not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments.
7I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous judgments. 8I will keep your statutes: O do not utterly forsake me.
9BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to your word. 10With my whole heart I have sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments. 11Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O LORD: teach me your statutes. 13I have declared all the judgments of your mouth with my lips. 14I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on your precepts and have respect to your ways. 16I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word.
17GIMEL. Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. 18Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19I am a stranger in the earth: do not hide your commandments from me. 20My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times. 21You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who err from your commandments. 22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept your testimonies. 23Princes also sat and spoke against me: but your servant meditated in your statutes. 24Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
25DALETH. My soul cleaves to the dust: quicken me according to your word. 26I have declared my ways and you heard me: teach me your statutes. 27Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so I shall talk of your wondrous works. 28My soul melts for heaviness: strengthen me according to your word. 29Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously. 30I have chosen the way of truth: I have laid your judgments before me. 31I have stuck to your testimonies: O LORD, do not put me to shame. 32I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart.
33HE. O LORD, ieach me the way of your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end. 34Give me understanding and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35Make me to go in the path of your commandments; for there I delight. 36Incline my heart to your testimonies and not to covetousness. 37Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken me in your way. 38Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear. 39Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good. 40Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness.
41WAW. Let your mercies also come to me, O LORD, even our salvation, according to your word. 42So I shall have something to answer him who reproaches me: for I trust in your word. 43And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in your judgments. 44So I shall keep your law continually for ever and ever. 45And I will walk at liberty: for I seek your precepts. 46I will speak of your testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed. 47And I will delight myself in your commandments, which I have loved. 48With my hands I will also lift up to your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes.
49ZAYIN. Remember the word to your servant, on which you have caused me to hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction: for your word has quickened me. 51The proud have had me in great derision: yet I have not declined from your law. 52I remembered your judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. 53Horror had taken hold on me because of the wicked who forsake your law. 54Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55O LORD, I have remembered your name in the night and have kept your law. 56 I did this because I kept your precepts.
57HETH. You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words. 58I entreated your favor with my whole heart: be merciful to me according to your word. 59I thought on my ways and turned my feet to your testimonies. 60I made haste and did not delay to keep your commandments. 61The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you because of your righteous judgments. 63I am a companion of all those who fear you and of those who keep your precepts. 64The earth, O LORD, is full of your mercy: teach me your statutes.
65TETH. You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word. 68You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. 69The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart. 70Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law. 71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes. 72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
73YOD. Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74Those who fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in your word. 75O LORD, I know that your judgments are right and that you have afflicted me in faithfulness. 76 I pray you, let your merciful kindness be for comfort to your servant according to your word. 77Let your tender mercies come to me that I may live: for your law is my delight. 78Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in your precepts. 79Let those who fear you turn to me and those who have known your testimonies. 80Let my heart be sound in your statutes; so that I am not ashamed.
81KAPH. My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word. 82My eyes fail for your word, saying, When will you comfort me? 83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes. 84How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85The proud have dug pits for me, which are not after your law. 86All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help me. 87They almost consumed me on earth; but I did not forsake your precepts. 88Quicken me after your loving kindness; so I shall keep the testimony of your mouth.
89LAMED. O LORD, your word is settled in heaven for ever. 90Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the earth and it abides. 91They continue this day according to your ordinances: for all are your servants. 92Unless your law had been my delight, then I should have perished in my affliction. 93I will never forget your precepts: for you have quickened me with them. 94I am yours, save me; for I have sought your precepts. 95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies. 96I have seen an end of all perfection: but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97MEM. O how love I your law! it is my meditation all the day. 98You have made me wiser than my enemies through your commandments: for they are ever with me. 99I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation. 100I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts. 101I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word. 102I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me. 103How sweet are your words to my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105NUN. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106I have sworn and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments. 107I am very greatly afflicted: quicken me, O LORD, according to your word. 108I beseech you, accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD and teach me your judgments. 109My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law. 110The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I did not err from your precepts. 111 I have taken your testimonies as a heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112I have inclined my heart to perform your statutes always, even to the end.
113SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but I love your law. 114You are my hiding place and my shield: I hope in your word. 115Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. 116Uphold me according to your word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117Hold me up and I shall be safe: and I will have respect to your statutes continually. 118You have trodden down all those who err from your statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.
121AYIN. I have done judgment and justice: do not leave me to my oppressors. 122Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. 123My eyes fail for your salvation and for the word of your righteousness. 124Deal with your servant according to your mercy and teach me your statutes. 125I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. 126It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law. 127Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold. 128Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
129PE. Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul keeps them. 130The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened my mouth and panted: for I longed for your commandments. 132Look on me and be merciful to me, as you used to do to those that love your name. 133Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so I will keep your precepts. 135Make your face to shine on your servant; and teach me your statutes. 136Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.
137TSADDI. You are righteous, O LORD and your judgments upright. 138Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words. 140Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it. 141I am small and despised: yet I do not forget your precepts. 142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness and your law is the truth. 143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights. 144The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding and I shall live.
145QOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me O LORD: I will keep your statutes. 146I cried to you; save me and I shall keep your testimonies. 147I went before the dawning of the morning and cried: I hoped in your word. 148My eyes go before the night watches, that I might meditate in your word. 149Hear my voice according to your loving kindness: O LORD, quicken me according to your judgment. 150They draw near who follow after mischief: they are far from your law. 151You are near, O LORD; and all your commandments are truth. 152Concerning your testimonies, I have known of old that you have founded them for ever.
153RESH. Consider my affliction and deliver me: for I do not forget your law. 154Plead my cause and deliver me: quicken me according to your word. 155Salvation is far from the wicked: for they do not seek your statutes. 156Great are your tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to your judgments. 157Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not decline from your testimonies. 158I beheld the transgressors and was grieved; because they did not keep your word. 159Consider how I love your precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to your loving kindness. 160Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endures for ever.
161SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word. 162I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great spoil. 163I hate and abhor lying: but your law I love. 164 I praise you seven times a day because of your righteous judgments. 165Those who love your law have great peace and nothing shall offend them. 166LORD, I have hoped for your salvation and have done your commandments. 167My soul has kept your testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168I have kept your precepts and your testimonies: for all my ways are before you.
169TAU. Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word. 170Let my supplication come before you: deliver me according to your word. 171My lips shall utter praise, when you have taught me your statutes. 172My tongue shall speak of your word: for all your commandments are righteousness. 173Let your hand help me; for I have chosen your precepts. 174I have longed for your salvation, O LORD; and your law is my delight. 175Let my soul live and it shall praise you; and let your judgments help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.

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Psalm 120

A Song of degrees.

1 In my distress I cried to the LORD and he heard me. 2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue. 3What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue? 4Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

5Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 6My soul has long dwelt with him who hates peace. 7I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

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Psalm 121

A Song of degrees.

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, Where does my help come from? 2My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth. 3He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he who keeps you will not slumber. 4Behold, he who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand. 6The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. 7The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul. 8The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth and even for evermore.

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Psalm 122

A Song of degrees of David.

1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 2Our feet shall stand within your gates, O Jerusalem. 3Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together: 4Where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to the testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. 5For judgment thrones are set there, the thrones of the house of David.

6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper who love you. 7Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces. 8For my brothers and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within you. 9 I will seek your good because of the house of the LORD our God.

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Psalm 123

A Song of degrees.

1 To you I lift up my eyes, O you who dwells in the heavens. 2Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait on the LORD our God, until he shall have mercy on us. 3Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those who are at ease and with the contempt of the proud.

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Psalm 124

A Song of degrees of David.

1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, Israel may now say; 2If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3Then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul: 5Then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.

6Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken and we are escaped. 8Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

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Psalm 125

A Song of degrees.

1Those who trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever. 2As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from now even for ever. 3For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.

4O LORD, do good to those who are good and to those who are upright in their hearts. 5As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be on Israel.

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Psalm 126

A Song of degrees.

1 When the LORD returned the captivity of Zion again, we were like those who dream. 2Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with singing: then they said among the heathen, The LORD has done great things for them. 3The LORD has done great things for us; of which we are glad.

4Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. 5Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6He who goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

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Psalm 127

A Song of degrees for Solomon.

1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain who build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes in vain. 2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for he gives his beloved sleep. 3Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 5Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Psalm 128

A Song of degrees.

1 Blessed is every one who fears the LORD; who walks in his ways. 2For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be and it shall be well with you. 3Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table. 4Behold, the man who fears the LORD shall be blessed this way. 5The LORD shall bless you out of Zion: and you shall see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6Yes, you shall see your children's children and peace on Israel.

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Psalm 129

A Song of degrees.

1 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: 2Many times they have afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me. 3The plowers plowed on my back: they made their furrows long. 4The LORD is righteous: he has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

5Let them all be confounded and turned back who hate Zion. 6Let them be as the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up: 7With which the mower does not fill his hand; nor he who binds sheaves his bosom. 8Neither do they who go by say, The blessing of the LORD be on you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

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Psalm 130

A Song of degrees.

1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD. 2Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be feared.

5I wait for the LORD, my soul waits and in his word I hope. 6My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning: I say, more than those who watch for the morning. 7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for there is mercy with the LORD and with him is plenteous redemption. 8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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Psalm 131

A Song of degrees of David.

1LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. 2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child who is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. 3Let Israel hope in the LORD from now and for ever. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 132

1A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David and all his afflictions: 2How he swore to the LORD and vowed to the mighty God of Jacob; 3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4I will not give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids, 5Until I find out a place for the LORD, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. 6Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. 7We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. 8Arise, O LORD, into your rest; you and the ark of your strength. 9Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy. 10For your servant David's sake do not turn away the face of your anointed.

11The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; I will set of the fruit of your body on your throne. 12If your children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit on your throne for evermore. 13For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation. 14This is my rest for ever: here I will dwell; for I have desired it. 15I will bless her provision abundantly: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17I will make the horn of David to bud there: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed. 18His enemies I will clothe with shame: but on his crown shall flourish himself. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 133

A Song of degrees of David.

1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! 2It is like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down on the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3As the dew of Hermon and as the dew that descended on the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 134

A Song of degrees.

1 Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who by night stand in the house of the LORD. 2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the LORD. 3The LORD who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 135

1Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, O you servants of the LORD. 2You who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God, 3Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises to his name; for it is pleasant. 4For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

5For I know that the LORD is great and that our Lord is above all gods. 6What ever the LORD pleased, that he did in heaven and in earth, in the seas and all deep places. 7He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries. 8Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast. 9Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, on Pharaoh and on all his servants. 10Who struck great nations and slew mighty kings; 11Sihon king of the Amorites and Og king of Bashan and all the kingdoms of Canaan: 12And gave their land for a heritage, a heritage to Israel his people. 13O LORD, your name endures for ever; and your memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. 14For the LORD will judge his people and he will change himself concerning his servants.

15The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 16They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; 17They have ears, but they do not hear; neither is there any breath in their mouths. 18those who make them are like to them: so is every one who trusts in them. 19Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron: 20Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: you who fear the LORD, bless the LORD. 21Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, who dwells at Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 136

1O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever. 2O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever. 3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever. 4To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever. 5To him who by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever. 6To him who stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures for ever. 7To him who made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever: 8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endures for ever: 9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endures for ever.

10To him who struck Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever: 11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endures for ever: 12With a strong hand and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endures for ever. 13To him who divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endures for ever: 14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endures for ever: 15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endures for ever. 16To him who led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever. 17To him who struck great kings: for his mercy endures for ever: 18And slew famous kings: for his mercy endures for ever: 19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endures for ever: 20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endures for ever: 21And gave their land for a heritage: for his mercy endures for ever: 22Even a heritage to Israel his servant: for his mercy endures for ever.

23Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever: 24And has redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endures for ever. 25Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever. 26O give thanks to the God of heaven: for his mercy endures for ever. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 137

1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2We hanged our harps on the willows in the midst of them. 3For there those who carried us away captive required a song from us; and those who wasted us required mirth from us, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land? 5If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget. 6If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

7O LORD, remember the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to its foundation. 8O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, who rewards you as you have served us. 9Happy shall he be, who takes and dashes your little ones against the stones. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 138

A Psalm of David.

1 I will praise you with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise to you. 2I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your name for your loving kindness and for your truth: for you have magnified your word above all your name. 3In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul. 4All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth. 5Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

6Though the LORD is high, yet he has respect to the lowly: but he knows the proud afar off. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies and your right hand shall save me. 8The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: O LORD, your mercy, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 139

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me. 2You know my downsitting and my uprising, you understand my thought afar off. 3You compass my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5You have beset me behind and before and laid your hand on me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

7Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence? 8If I ascend up to heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there. 9If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there your hand shall lead me and your right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12Yes, the darkness does not hide from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you. 13For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb. 14I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well. 15My substance was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16Your eyes saw my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your book all my members were written, which were fashioned in continuance, when as yet there were none of them.

17How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with you. 19Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men. 20For they speak against you wickedly and your enemies take your name in vain. 21Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate you? and am I not grieved with those who rise up against you? 22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them my enemies. 23Search me, O God and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts: 24And see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 140

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; 2Who imagine mischiefs in their heart; they are continually gathered together for war. 3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. 4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man who has purposed to overthrow my goings. 5The proud have hid a snare and cords for me,; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah. 6I said to the LORD, You are my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. 7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

8O LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked: do not further his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. 9As for the head of those who compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 10Let burning coals fall on them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again. 11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted and the right of the poor. 13Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 141

A Psalm of David.

1 LORD, I cry to you: hurry to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry to you. 2Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. 4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

5Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. 6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet. 7Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cuts and cleaves wood on the earth. 8But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; do not leave my soul destitute. 9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me and the gins of the workers of iniquity. 10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I altogether escape. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 142

Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.

1 I cried to the LORD with my voice; I made my supplication to the LORD with my voice. 2I poured out my complaint before him; I showed my trouble before him. 3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. They have secretly laid a snare for me in the way where I walked.

4I looked on my right hand and beheld, but there was no man who would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. 5I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. 6Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. 7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 143

A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications. Answer me in your faithfulness and in your righteousness. 2And do not enter into judgment with your servant: for in your sight no man living shall be justified. 3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has struck my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those who have been long dead. 4Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands. 6I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.

7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: do not hide your face from me, lest I be like them who go down into the pit. 8Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you I trust: cause me to know the way where I should walk; for I lift up my soul to you. 9Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies: I flee to you to hide me. 10Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 11Quicken me, O LORD, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12And by your mercy cut off my enemies and destroy all those who afflict my soul: for I am your servant. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

1 Blessed is the LORD my strength, who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight: 2My goodness and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me. 3LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you make account of him! 4Man is like vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away. 5O LORD, bow your heavens and come down: touch the mountains and they shall smoke. 6Cast forth lightning and scatter them: shoot out your arrows and destroy them. 7Send your hand from above; rid me and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; 8Whose mouth speaks vanity and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

9I will sing a new song to you, O God: on a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings I will sing praises to you. 10It is he who gives salvation to kings: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword. 11Rid me and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaks vanity and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: 12That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: 13That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: 14That our oxen may be strong to labor; so that there is there isno breaking in, nor going out; so that there is no complaining in our streets. 15Happy are that peothe people who are in such a case: yes, happy are the people, whose God is the LORD. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 145

David's Psalm of praise.

1 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for ever and ever. 2Every day I will bless you; and I will praise your name for ever and ever. 3Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 4One generation to another shall praise your works, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty and of your wondrous works. 6And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts: and I will declare your greatness. 7They shall abundantly utter the memory of your great goodness and shall sing of your righteousness. 8The LORD is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger and of great mercy. 9The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10All your works shall praise you, O LORD; and your saints shall bless you. 11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and talk of your power; 12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 14The LORD upholds all who fall and raises up all those who are bowed down. 15The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season. 16You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17The LORD is righteous in all his ways and holy in all his works. 18The LORD is near to all those who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19He will fulfil the desire of those who fear him: he also will hear their cry and will save them. 20The LORD preserves all those who love him: but he will destroy all the wicked. 21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 146

1Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. 2While I live I will praise the LORD: I will sing praises to my God while I have any being. 3Do not put your trust in princes, nor in the son of man in whom there is no help. 4His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

5Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: 6Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them: which keeps truth for ever: 7Who executes judgment for the oppressed: who gives food to the hungry. The LORD loosens the prisoners: 8The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises those who are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous: 9The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down. 10The LORD shall reign for ever, even your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise you the LORD. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 147

1Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. 2The LORD builds up Jerusalem: he gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3He heals the broken in heart and binds up their wounds. 4He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names. 5Great is our Lord and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground. 7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise on the harp to our God: 8Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 9He gives his foodto the animal and to the young ravens who cry. 10He does not delight in the strength of the horse: he takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. 11The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his mercy.

12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion. 13For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you. 14He makes peace in your borders and fills you with the finest of the wheat. 15He sends forth his commandment on earth: his word runs very swiftly. 16He gives snow like wool: he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes. 17He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18He sends out his word and melts them: he causes his wind to blow and the waters flow. 19He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel. 20He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise you the LORD. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 148

1Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. 2Praise him, all his angels: praise him, all his hosts. 3Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light. 4Praise him, you heavens of heavens and you waters that are above the heavens. 5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded and they were created. 6He has also established them for ever and ever: he has made a decree which shall not pass.

7Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons and all deeps. 8Fire and hail; snow and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling his word. 9Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars: 10animals, and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl: 11Kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of the earth: 12Both young men and maidens; old men and children: 13Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him. Praise you the LORD. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 149

1Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song and his praise in the congregation of saints. 2Let Israel rejoice in him who made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the timbrel and harp. 4For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds.

6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two edged sword in their hand; 7To execute vengeance on the heathen and punishments on the people; 8To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9To execute on them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints. Praise the LORD. BACK   TOP  BOOK TITLES

Psalm 150

1Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5Praise him on the loud cymbals: praise him on the high sounding cymbals. 6Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

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