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The Holy Bible: The King James Version


King James Version Book Index

Psalms

Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150

Psalm 1

Book I

1:1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

1:2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

1:3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

1:4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

1:5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

1:6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 2

2:1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2:2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

2:3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

2:4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

2:5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

2:6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

2:7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

2:8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

2:9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

2:10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

2:11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

2:12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalm 3

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

3:1LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

3:2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

3:3But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

3:4I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

3:5I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

3:6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

3:7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

3:8Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Psalm 4

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

4:1Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

4:2O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

4:3But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4:4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

4:5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

4:6There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

4:7Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

4:8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 5

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

5:1Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

5:2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

5:3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

5:4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5:5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

5:6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

5:7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

5:8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

5:9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

5:10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

5:11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

5:12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Psalm 6

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

6:1O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

6:2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

6:3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

6:4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

6:5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6:6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

6:7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

6:8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

6:9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

6:10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalm 7

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

7:1O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

7:2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

7:3O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

7:4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

7:5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

7:6Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7:7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

7:8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

7:9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

7:10My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

7:11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

7:12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

7:13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

7:14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

7:15He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

7:16His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

7:17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

Psalm 8

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

8:1O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

8:2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

8:3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

8:4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

8:5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

8:6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

8:7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8:8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

8:9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 9

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

9:1I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

9:2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

9:3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

9:4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

9:5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

9:6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

9:7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

9:8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

9:9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

9:10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

9:11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

9:12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

9:13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

9:14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

9:15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

9:16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

9:17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

9:18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

9:19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

9:20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Psalm 10

10:1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

10:2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

10:3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

10:4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

10:5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

10:6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

10:7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

10:8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

10:9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10:10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

10:11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

10:12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

10:16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

10:17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

10:18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Psalm 11

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

11:1In the LORD put I my trust: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

11:2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

11:3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

11:4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

11:5The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

11:6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

11:7For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Psalm 12

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

12:1Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

12:2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

12:3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

12:4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

12:5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

12:6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

12:7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

12:8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Psalm 13

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

13:1How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

13:2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

13:3Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

13:4Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

13:5But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

13:6I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 14

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

14:1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

14:2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

14:3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

14:4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

14:5There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

14:6Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

14:7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 15

A Psalm of David.

15:1LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

15:2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

15:3He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

15:4In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

15:5He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Psalm 16

Michtam of David.

16:1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

16:2O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

16:3But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

16:4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

16:5The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

16:6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

16:7I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

16:8I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

16:9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

16:10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

16:11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 17

A Prayer of David.

17:1Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

17:2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

17:3Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

17:4Concerning the words of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

17:5Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

17:6I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

17:7Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

17:8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

17:9From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

17:10They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

17:11They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

17:12Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

17:13Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

17:14From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

17:15As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalm 18

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto 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,

18:1I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

18:2The 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.

18:3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

18:4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

18:5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

18:6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

18:7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

18:8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

18:9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

18:10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

18:11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

18:12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

18:13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

18:14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

18:15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

18:16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

18:17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18:18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

18:19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

18:20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

18:21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

18:22For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

18:23I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

18:24Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

18:25With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

18:26With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

18:27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

18:28For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

18:29For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

18:30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

18:31For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

18:32It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

18:33He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

18:34He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

18:35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

18:36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

18:37I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

18:38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

18:39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

18:40Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

18:41They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

18:42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

18:43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

18:44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

18:45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

18:46The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

18:47It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

18:48He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

18:49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

18:50Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Psalm 19

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

19:1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

19:2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

19:3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

19:4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

19:5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

19:6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

19:7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

19:8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

19:9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

19:10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

19:11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

19:12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

19:13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

19:14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 20

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

20:1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

20:2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

20:3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

20:4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

20:5We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

20:6Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

20:7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

20:8They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

20:9Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

Psalm 21

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

21:1The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

21:2Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

21:3For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

21:4He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

21:5His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

21:6For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

21:7For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

21:8Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

21:9Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

21:10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

21:11For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

21:12Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

21:13Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

Psalm 22

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

22:1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

22:2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

22:3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

22:4Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

22:5They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

22:6But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

22:7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying,

22:8He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

22:9But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

22:10I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

22:11Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

22:12Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

22:13They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

22:14I 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.

22:15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

22:16For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

22:17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

22:18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

22:19But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

22:20Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

22:21Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

22:22I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

22:23Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

22:24For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

22:25My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

22:26The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

22:27All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

22:28For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.

22:29All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

22:30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

22:31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

23:1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

23:2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

23:3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

23:4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

23:5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

23:6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 24

A Psalm of David.

24:1The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

24:2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

24:3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

24:4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

24:5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

24:6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

24:7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

24:8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

24:9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

24:10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

25:1Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

25:2O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

25:3Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

25:4Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

25:5Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

25:6Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

25:7Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

25:8Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

25:9The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

25:10All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

25:11For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

25:12What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

25:13His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

25:14The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

25:15Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

25:16Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

25:17The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.

25:18Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

25:19Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

25:20O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

25:21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

25:22Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Psalm 26

A Psalm of David.

26:1Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

26:2Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

26:3For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

26:4I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

26:5I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.

26:6I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

26:7That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

26:8LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

26:9Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

26:10In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

26:11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

26:12My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

27:1The 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?

27:2When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

27:3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

27:4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I 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.

27:5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

27:6And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

27:7Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

27:8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

27:9Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

27:10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

27:11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

27:12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

27:13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

27:14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 28

A Psalm of David.

28:1Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

28:2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

28:3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

28:4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

28:5Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

28:6Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

28:7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

28:8The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

28:9Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Psalm 29

A Psalm of David.

29:1Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

29:2Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

29:3The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

29:4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

29:5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

29:6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

29:7The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

29:8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

29:9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

29:10The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

29:11The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Psalm 30

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

30:1I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

30:2O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

30:3O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

30:4Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

30:5For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

30:6And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

30:7LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

30:8I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

30:9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

30:10Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

30:11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

30:12To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalm 31

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

31:1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

31:2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

31:3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

31:4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

31:5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

31:6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

31:7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

31:8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

31:9Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

31:10For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

31:11I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

31:12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

31:13For 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.

31:14But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

31:15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

31:16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

31:17Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

31:18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

31:19Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

31:20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

31:21Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

31:22For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

31:23O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

31:24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalm 32

A Psalm of David, Maschil.

32:1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

32:2Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

32:3When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

32:4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

32:5I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

32:6For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

32:7Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

32:8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

32:9Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

32:10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

32:11Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Psalm 33

33:1Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

33:2Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

33:3Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

33:4For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

33:5He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

33:6By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

33:7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

33:8Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

33:9For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

33:10The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

33:11The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

33:12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

33:13The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

33:14From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

33:15He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

33:16There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

33:17An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

33:18Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

33:19To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

33:20Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

33:21For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

33:22Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Psalm 34

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

34:1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

34:2My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

34:3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

34:4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

34:5They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

34:6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

34:7The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

34:8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

34:9O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

34:10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

34:11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

34:12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

34:13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

34:14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

34:15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

34:16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

34:17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

34:18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

34:19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

34:20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

34:21Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

34:22The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Psalm 35

A Psalm of David.

35:1Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

35:2Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

35:3Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

35:4Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

35:5Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

35:6Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

35:7For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

35:8Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

35:9And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

35:10All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

35:11False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

35:12They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

35:13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

35:14I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

35:15But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

35:16With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

35:17Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

35:18I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

35:19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

35:20For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

35:21Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

35:22This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

35:23Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

35:24Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

35:25Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

35:26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

35:27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

35:28And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Psalm 36

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

36:1The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

36:2For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

36:3The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

36:4He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

36:5Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

36:6Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

36:7How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

36:8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

36:9For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

36:10O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

36:11Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

36:12There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

Psalm 37

A Psalm of David.

37:1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

37:2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

37:3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

37:4Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

37:5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

37:6And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

37:7Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

37:8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

37:9For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

37:10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

37:11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

37:12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

37:13The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

37:14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

37:15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

37:16A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

37:17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

37:18The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

37:19They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

37:20But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

37:21The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

37:22For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

37:23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

37:24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

37:25I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

37:26He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

37:27Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

37:28For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

37:29The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

37:30The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

37:31The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

37:32The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

37:33The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

37:34Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

37:35I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

37:36Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37:37Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

37:38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

37:39But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

37:40And the LORD shall help them and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

Psalm 38

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

38:1O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

38:2For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

38:4For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

38:5My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

38:6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

38:7For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

38:8I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

38:9Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

38:10My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

38:11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

38:12They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

38:13But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

38:14Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

38:15For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

38:16For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

38:17For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

38:18For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

38:19But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

38:20They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

38:21Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

38:22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

Psalm 39

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

39:1I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

39:2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

39:3My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

39:4LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

39:5Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

39:6Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

39:7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

39:8Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

39:9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

39:10Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

39:11When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

39:12Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

39:13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Psalm 40

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

40:1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

40:2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

40:3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

40:4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

40:5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

40:6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

40:7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

40:8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

40:9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

40:10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

40:11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

40:12For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

40:13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

40:14Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

40:15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

40:16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

40:17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Psalm 41

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

41:1Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

41:2The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

41:3The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

41:4I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

41:5Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

41:6And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

41:7All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

41:8An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

41:9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

41:10But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

41:11By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

41:12And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

41:13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Psalm 42

Book II

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

42:1As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

42:2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

42:3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

42:4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

42:5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

42:6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

42:7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

42:8Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

42:9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

42:10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

42:11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43

43:1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

43:2For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

43:3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

43:4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

43:5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 44

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

44:1We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

44:2How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

44:3For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

44:4Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

44:5Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

44:6For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

44:7But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

44:8In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

44:9But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

44:10Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

44:11Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

44:12Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

44:13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

44:14Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

44:15My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

44:16For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

44:17All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

44:18Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

44:19Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

44:20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

44:21Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

44:22Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

44:23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

44:24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

44:25For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

44:26Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

Psalm 45

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

45:1My 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.

45:2Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

45:3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

45:4And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

45:5Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

45:6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

45:7Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

45:8All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

45:9Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

45:10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

45:11So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

45:12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

45:13The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

45:14She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

45:15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

45:16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

45:17I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

Psalm 46

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

46:1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

46:2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

46:3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

46:4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

46:5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

46:6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

46:7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

46:8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

46:9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

46:10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

46:11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 47

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

47:1O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

47:2For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

47:3He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

47:4He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

47:5God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

47:6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

47:7For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

47:8God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

47:9The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 48

A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.

48:1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

48:2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

48:3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

48:4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

48:5They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

48:6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

48:7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

48:8As 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.

48:9We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

48:10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

48:11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

48:12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

48:13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

48:14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

Psalm 49

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

49:1Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

49:2Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

49:3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

49:4I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

49:5Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

49:6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

49:7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

49:8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

49:9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

49:10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

49:11Their 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.

49:12Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

49:13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

49:14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

49:15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

49:16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

49:17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

49:18Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

49:19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

49:20Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 50

A Psalm of Asaph.

50:1The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

50:2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

50:3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

50:4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

50:5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

50:6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

50:7Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

50:8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

50:9I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

50:10For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

50:11I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

50:12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

50:13Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

50:14Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

50:16But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

50:17Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

50:18When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

50:19Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

50:20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

50:21These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

50:22Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

50:23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

Psalm 51

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

51:1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

51:2Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

51:3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

51:4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

51:5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

51:6Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

51:7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

51:8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

51:9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

51:10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

51:11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

51:12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

51:13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

51:14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

51:15O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

51:16For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

51:17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

51:18Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

51:19Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Psalm 52

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

52:1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

52:2Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

52:3Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

52:4Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

52:5God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

52:6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

52:7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

52:8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

52:9I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

Psalm 53

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

53:1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

53:2God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

53:3Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

53:4Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

53:5There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

53:6Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 54

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

54:1Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

54:2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

54:3For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

54:4Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

54:5He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

54:6I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.

54:7For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Psalm 55

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

55:1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

55:2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

55:3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

55:4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

55:5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

55:6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

55:7Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

55:8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

55:9Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

55:10Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

55:11Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

55:12For 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 hid myself from him:

55:13But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

55:14We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

55:15Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

55:16As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

55:17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

55:18He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

55:19God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

55:20He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

55:21The 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.

55:22Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

55:23But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Psalm 56

To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.

56:1Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

56:2Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

56:3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

56:4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

56:5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

56:6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

56:7Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

56:8Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

56:9When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

56:10In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

56:11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

Psalm 57

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

57:1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

57:2I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

57:3He shall send from heaven, and save from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

57:4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

57:5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

57:6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

57:7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

57:8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

57:9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

57:10For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

57:11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Psalm 58

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.

58:1Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

58:2Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

58:3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

58:4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

58:5Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

58:6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

58:7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

58:8As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

58:9Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

58:10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

58:11So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Psalm 59

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

59:1Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

59:2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

59:3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

59:4They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

59:5Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

59:6They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

59:7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

59:8But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

59:9Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

59:10The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

59:11Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

59:12For 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.

59:13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

59:14And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

59:15Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

59:16But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

59:17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

Psalm 60

To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.

60:1O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

60:2Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

60:3Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

60:4Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

60:5That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

60:6God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

60:7Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

60:8Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

60:9Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

60:10Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?

60:11Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

60:12Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm 61

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

61:1Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

61:2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

61:3For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

61:4I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

61:5For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

61:6Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

61:7He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

61:8So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Psalm 62

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

62:1Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

62:2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

62:3How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

62:4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

62:5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

62:6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

62:7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

62:8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

62:9Surely 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.

62:10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

62:11God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

62:12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Psalm 63

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

63:1O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

63:2To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

63:3Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

63:4Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

63:5My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

63:6When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

63:7Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

63:8My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

63:9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

63:10They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

63:11But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 64

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

64:1Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

64:2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

64:3Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

64:4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

64:5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

64:6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

64:7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

64:8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

64:9And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

64:10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Psalm 65

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

65:1Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

65:2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

65:3Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

65:4Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

65:5By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

65:6Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

65:7Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

65:8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

65:9Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

65:10Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

65:11Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

65:12They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

65:13The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

Psalm 66

To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.

66:1Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:

66:2Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

66:3Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

66:4All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

66:5Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

66:6He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

66:7He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

66:8O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

66:9Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

66:10For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

66:11Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.

66:12Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

66:13I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

66:14Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

66:15I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

66:16Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

66:17I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.

66:18If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

66:19But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

66:20Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

Psalm 67

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

67:1God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

67:2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

67:3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

67:4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

67:5Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

67:6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

67:7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Psalm 68

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

68:1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

68:2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

68:3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

68:4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

68:5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

68:6God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

68:7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

68:8The 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.

68:9Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

68:10Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

68:11The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

68:12Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

68:13Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

68:14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

68:15The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

68:16Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

68:17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

68:18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

68:20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.

68:21But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

68:22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:

68:23That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

68:24They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

68:25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

68:26Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

68:27There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

68:28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

68:29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

68:30Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

68:31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

68:32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

68:33To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

68:34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

68:35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 69

To chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.

69:1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

69:2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

69:3I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

69:4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

69:5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

69:6Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

69:7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

69:8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

69:9For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

69:10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

69:11I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

69:12They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

69:13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

69:14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

69:15Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

69:16Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

69:17And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

69:18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

69:19Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

69:20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

69:21They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

69:22Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

69:23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

69:24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

69:25Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

69:26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

69:27Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

69:28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

69:29But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

69:30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

69:31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

69:32The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

69:33For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

69:34Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

69:35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

69:36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Psalm 70

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

70:1Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

70:2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

70:3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

70:4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

70:5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

Psalm 71

71:1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

71:3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

71:4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

71:5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

71:6By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

71:7I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

71:8Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

71:9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

71:10For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

71:11Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

71:12O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

71:13Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

71:14But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

71:15My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

71:16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

71:17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

71:18Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

71:19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

71:20Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

71:21Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

71:22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

71:23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

71:24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

Psalm 72

A Psalm for Solomon.

72:1Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

72:2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

72:3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

72:4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

72:5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

72:6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

72:7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

72:8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

72:9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

72:10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

72:11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

72:12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

72:13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

72:14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

72:15And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

72:16There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

72:17His 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.

72:18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

72:19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

72:20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

Book III

 A Psalm of Asaph.

73:1Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

73:2But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

73:3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

73:4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

73:5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

73:6Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

73:7Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

73:8They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

73:9They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

73:10Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

73:11And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

73:12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

73:13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

73:14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

73:15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

73:16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

73:17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

73:18Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

73:19How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

73:20As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

73:21Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

73:22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

73:23Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

73:24Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

73:25Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

73:26My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

73:27For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

73:28But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Psalm 74

Maschil of Asaph.

74:1O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

74:2Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

74:3Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

74:4Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

74:5A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

74:6But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.

74:7They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

74:8They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

74:9We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

74:10O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

74:11Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

74:12For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

74:13Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

74:14Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

74:15Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

74:16The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

74:17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

74:18Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

74:19O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

74:20Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

74:21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

74:22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

74:23Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

Psalm 75

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

75:1Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

75:2When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

75:3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

75:4I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

75:5Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

75:6For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

75:7But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

75:8For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

75:9But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

75:10All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 76

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

76:1In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

76:2In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

76:3There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

76:4Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

76:5The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

76:6At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

76:7Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

76:8Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

76:9When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

76:10Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

76:11Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

76:12He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

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

77:1I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

77:2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

77:3I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

77:4Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

77:5I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

77:6I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

77:7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

77:8Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

77:9Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

77:10And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

77:11I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

77:12I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

77:13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

77:14Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

77:15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

77:16The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

77:17The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

77:18The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

77:19Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

77:20Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Psalm 78

Maschil of Asaph.

78:1Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

78:2I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

78:3Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

78:4We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

78:5For 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:

78:6That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

78:7That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

78:8And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

78:9The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.

78:10They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

78:11And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.

78:12Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

78:13He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

78:14In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

78:15He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

78:16He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

78:17And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

78:18And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

78:19Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

78:20Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?

78:21Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;

78:22Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:

78:23Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

78:24And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

78:25Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

78:26He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.

78:27He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

78:28And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.

78:29So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;

78:30They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

78:31The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

78:32For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

78:33Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

78:34When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.

78:35And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

78:36Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

78:37For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

78:38But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

78:39For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

78:40How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

78:41Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

78:42They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.

78:43How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:

78:44And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.

78:45He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

78:46He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.

78:47He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.

78:48He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

78:49He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

78:50He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

78:51And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

78:52But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

78:53And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

78:54And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

78:55He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

78:56Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:

78:57But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

78:58For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

78:59When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

78:60So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

78:61And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.

78:62He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.

78:63The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

78:64Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

78:65Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

78:66And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

78:67Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:

78:68But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

78:69And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

78:70He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

78:71From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

78:72So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

Psalm 79

A Psalm of Asaph.

79:1O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

79:2The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

79:3Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

79:4We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

79:5How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

79:6Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

79:7For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.

79:8O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

79:9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

79:10Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

79:11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

79:12And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

79:13So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Psalm 80

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph.

80:1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

80:2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

80:3Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

80:4O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

80:5Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

80:6Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

80:7Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

80:8Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

80:9Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

80:10The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

80:11She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

80:12Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

80:13The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

80:14Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

80:15And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

80:16It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

80:17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

80:18So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

80:19Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psalm 81

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, a Psalm of Asaph.

81:1Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

81:2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

81:3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

81:4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

81:5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

81:6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

81:7Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

81:8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

81:9There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

81:10I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

81:11But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

81:12So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

81:13Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

81:14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

81:15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

81:16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

Psalm 82

A Psalm of Asaph.

82:1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

82:2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

82:3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

82:4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

82:5They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

82:6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

82:7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

82:8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Psalm 83

A Song or Psalm of Asaph.

83:1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

83:2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

83:3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

83:4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

83:5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

83:6The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

83:7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

83:8Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

83:9Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

83:10Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

83:11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

83:12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

83:13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

83:14As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

83:15So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

83:16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

83:17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

83:18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Psalm 84

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

84:1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

84:2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

84:3Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

84:4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

84:5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

84:6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

84:7They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

84:8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

84:9Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

84:10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

84:11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

84:12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Psalm 85

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

85:1LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

85:2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

85:3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

85:4Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

85:5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

85:6Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

85:7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

85:8I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

85:9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

85:10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

85:11Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

85:12Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

85:13Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Psalm 86

A Prayer of David.

86:1Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

86:2Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

86:3Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

86:4Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

86:5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

86:6Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

86:7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

86:8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

86:9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

86:10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

86:11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

86:12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

86:13For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

86:14O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

86:15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

86:16O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

86:17Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

Psalm 87

A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.

87:1His foundation is in the holy mountains.

87:2The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

87:3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

87:4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

87:5And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

87:6The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

87:7As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

Psalm 88

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

88:1O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

88:2Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

88:3For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

88:4I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

88:5Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

88:6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

88:7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

88:8Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

88:9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

88:10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

88:11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

88:13But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

88:14LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

88:15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

88:16Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

88:17They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

88:18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

Psalm 89

Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

89:1I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

89:2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

89:3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

89:4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

89:5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

89:6For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

89:7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

89:8O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

89:9Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

89:10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

89:11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

89:12The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

89:13Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

89:14Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

89:15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

89:16In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

89:17For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

89:18For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

89:19Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

89:20I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

89:21With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

89:22The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

89:23And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

89:24But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

89:25I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

89:26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

89:27Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

89:28My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

89:29His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

89:30If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

89:31If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

89:32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

89:33Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

89:34My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

89:35Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

89:36His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

89:37It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

89:38But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

89:39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

89:41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

89:42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

89:43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

89:44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

89:46How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

89:47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

89:48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

89:49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

89:50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

89:51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

89:52Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

Psalm 90

Book IV

 A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

90:1LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

90:2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

90:3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

90:4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

90:5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

90:6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

90:7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

90:8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

90:9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

90:10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

90:11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

90:12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

90:13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

90:14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

90:15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

90:16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

90:17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalm 91

91:1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

91:2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

91:3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

91:4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

91:5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

91:6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

91:7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

91:8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

91:9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

91:10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

91:11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

91:12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

91:13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

91:14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

91:15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

91:16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Psalm 92

A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.

92:1It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

92:2To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

92:3Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

92:4For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

92:5O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

92:6A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

92:7When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

92:8But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.

92:9For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

92:10But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

92:11Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

92:12The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

92:13Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

92:14They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

92:15To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 93

93:1The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

93:2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

93:3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

93:4The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

93:5Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

Psalm 94

94:1O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

94:2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

94:3LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

94:4How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

94:5They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

94:6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

94:7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

94:8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

94:9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

94:10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

94:11The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

94:12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

94:13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

94:14For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

94:15But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

94:16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

94:17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

94:18When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

94:19In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

94:20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

94:21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

94:22But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

94:23And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Psalm 95

95:1O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

95:2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

95:3For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

95:4In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

95:5The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

95:6O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

95:7For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

95:8Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

95:9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

95:10Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

95:11Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Psalm 96

96:1O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

96:2Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

96:3Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

96:4For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

96:5For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

96:6Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

96:7Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

96:8Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

96:9O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

96:10Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

96:11Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

96:12Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

96:13Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Psalm 97

97:1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

97:2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

97:3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

97:4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

97:5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

97:6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

97:7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

97:8Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

97:9For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

97:10Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

97:11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

97:12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 98

A Psalm.

98:1O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

98:2The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

98:3He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

98:4Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

98:5Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

98:6With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

98:7Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

98:8Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

98:9Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Psalm 99

99:1The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

99:2The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

99:3Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

99:4The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

99:5Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

99:6Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

99:7He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

99:8Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

99:9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Psalm 100

A Psalm of praise.

100:1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

100:2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

100:3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

100:4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

100:5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 101

A Psalm of David.

101:1I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

101:2I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

101:3I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

101:4A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

101:5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

101:6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

101:7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

101:8I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

Psalm 102

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

102:1Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

102:2Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

102:3For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

102:4My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

102:5By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

102:6I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

102:7I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.

102:8Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

102:9For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

102:10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.

102:11My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

102:12But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

102:13Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

102:14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

102:15So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

102:16When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

102:17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

102:18This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

102:19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

102:20To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

102:21To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

102:22When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

102:23He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

102:24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

102:25Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

102:26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

102:27But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

102:28The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Psalm 103

A Psalm of David.

103:1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

103:2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

103:3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

103:4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

103:5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

103:6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

103:7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

103:8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

103:9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

103:10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

103:11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

103:12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

103:13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

103:14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

103:15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

103:16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

103:17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

103:18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

103:19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

103:20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

103:21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

103:22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 104

104:1Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

104:2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

104:3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

104:4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

104:5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

104:6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

104:7At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

104:8They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

104:9Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

104:10He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

104:11They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

104:12By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

104:13He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

104:14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

104:15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

104:16The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

104:17Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

104:18The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

104:19He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

104:20Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

104:21The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

104:22The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

104:23Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

104:24O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

104:25So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

104:26There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

104:27These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

104:28That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

104:29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

104:30Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

104:31The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

104:32He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

104:33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

104:34My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

104:35Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 105

105:1O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

105:2Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

105:3Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

105:4Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

105:5Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

105:6O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

105:7He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

105:8He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

105:9Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

105:10And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

105:11Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

105:12When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

105:13When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

105:14He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

105:15Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

105:16Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

105:17He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

105:18Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

105:19Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.

105:20The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

105:21He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

105:22To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

105:23Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

105:24And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

105:25He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

105:26He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

105:27They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

105:28He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

105:29He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

105:30Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

105:31He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

105:32He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

105:33He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.

105:34He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

105:35And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

105:36He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

105:37He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

105:38Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

105:39He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.

105:40The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

105:41He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

105:42For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

105:43And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

105:44And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

105:45That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 106

106:1Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

106:2Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?

106:3Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

106:4Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

106:5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

106:6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

106:7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

106:8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

106:9He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

106:10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

106:11And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

106:12Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

106:13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:

106:14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

106:15And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

106:16They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

106:17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

106:18And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

106:19They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

106:20Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

106:21They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

106:22Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

106:23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

106:24Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:

106:25But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.

106:26Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:

106:27To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

106:28They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

106:29Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.

106:30Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.

106:31And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

106:32They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

106:33Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

106:34They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:

106:35But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

106:36And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

106:37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

106:38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

106:39Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

106:40Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

106:41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.

106:42Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

106:43Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

106:44Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

106:45And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

106:46He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

106:47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

106:48Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 107

Book V

107:1O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

107:2Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

107:3And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

107:4They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

107:5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

107:6Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

107:7And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

107:8Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:9For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

107:10Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

107:11Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

107:12Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

107:13Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

107:14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

107:15Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:16For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

107:17Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

107:18Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

107:19Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

107:20He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

107:21Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:22And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

107:23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

107:24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

107:25For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

107:26They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

107:27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

107:28Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

107:29He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

107:30Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

107:31Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:32Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

107:33He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

107:34A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

107:35He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

107:36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

107:37And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

107:38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

107:39Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

107:40He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

107:41Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

107:42The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

107:43Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Psalm 108

A Song or Psalm of David.

108:1O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

108:2Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

108:3I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

108:4For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

108:5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

108:6That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

108:7God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

108:8Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

108:9Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

108:10Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

108:11Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

108:12Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

108:13Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm 109

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

109:1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

109:2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

109:3They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

109:4For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

109:5And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

109:6Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

109:7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

109:8Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

109:9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

109:10Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

109:11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

109:12Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

109:13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

109:14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

109:15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

109:16Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

109:17As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

109:18As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

109:19Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

109:20Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

109:21But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

109:22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

109:23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

109:24My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

109:25I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

109:26Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

109:27That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

109:28Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

109:29Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

109:30I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

109:31For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Psalm 110

A Psalm of David.

110:1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

110:2The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

110:3Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

110:4The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

110:5The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

110:6He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

110:7He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Psalm 111

111:1Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

111:2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

111:3His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

111:4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

111:5He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

111:6He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

111:7The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

111:8They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

111:9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

111:10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Psalm 112

112:1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

112:2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

112:3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

112:4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

112:5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

112:6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

112:7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

112:8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

112:9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

112:10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 113

113:1Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.

113:2Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

113:3From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.

113:4The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

113:5Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,

113:6Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

113:7He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

113:8That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

113:9He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 114

114:1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

114:2Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

114:3The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

114:4The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

114:5What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

114:6Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

114:7Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

114:8Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Psalm 115

115:1Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

115:2Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

115:3But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

115:4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

115:5They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

115:6They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

115:7They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

115:8They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

115:9O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

115:10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

115:11Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

115:12The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

115:13He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

115:14The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

115:15Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

115:16The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

115:17The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

115:18But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 116

116:1I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

116:2Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

116:3The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

116:4Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

116:5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

116:6The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

116:7Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

116:8For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

116:9I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

116:10I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

116:11I said in my haste, All men are liars.

116:12What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

116:13I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

116:14I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

116:15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

116:16O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

116:17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

116:18I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,

116:19In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 117

117:1O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

117:2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 118

118:1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

118:2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:4Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

118:6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

118:7The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

118:8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

118:9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

118:10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

118:11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

118:12They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

118:13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

118:14The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

118:15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

118:16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

118:17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

118:18The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

118:19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

118:20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

118:21I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

118:22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

118:23This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

118:24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

118:25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

118:26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

118:27God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

118:28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

118:29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 119

ALEPH.

119:1Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

119:2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

119:3They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

119:4Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

119:5O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

119:6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

119:7I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

119:8I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

 BETH.

119:9Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

119:10With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

119:11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

119:12Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

119:13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

119:14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

119:15I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

119:16I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

 GIMEL.

119:17Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

119:18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

119:19I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

119:20My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

119:21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

119:22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

119:23Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

119:24Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

 DALETH.

119:25My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

119:26I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.

119:27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

119:28My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

119:29Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

119:30I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

119:31I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.

119:32I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

 HE.

119:33Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

119:34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

119:35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

119:36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

119:37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

119:38Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

119:39Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

119:40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

 VAU.

119:41Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

119:42So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

119:43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

119:44So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

119:45And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

119:46I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

119:47And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

119:48My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

 ZAIN

119:49Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

119:50This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

119:51The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

119:52I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

119:53Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

119:54Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

119:55I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

119:56This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

 CHETH.

119:57Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

119:58I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

119:59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

119:60I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

119:61The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

119:62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

119:63I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

119:64The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

 TETH.

119:65Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.

119:66Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

119:67Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

119:68Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

119:69The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

119:70Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

119:71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

119:72The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

 JOD.

119:73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

119:74They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

119:75I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

119:76Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

119:77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

119:78Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

119:79Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

119:80Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

 CAPH.

119:81My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

119:82Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

119:83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

119:84How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:85The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

119:86All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

119:87They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

119:88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

 LAMED.

119:89For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

119:90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

119:91They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

119:92Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

119:93I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

119:94I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

119:95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

119:96I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

 MEM.

119:97O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

119:98Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

119:99I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

119:100I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

119:101I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

119:102I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

119:103How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

119:104Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

 NUN.

119:105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

119:106I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

119:107I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

119:108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

119:109My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

119:110The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

119:111Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

119:112I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

 SAMECH.

119:113I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

119:114Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

119:115Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

119:116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

119:117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

119:118Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

119:119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

119:120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

 AIN.

119:121I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

119:122Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

119:123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

119:124Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

119:125I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

119:126It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

119:127Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

119:128Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

 PE.

119:129Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

119:130The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

119:131I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

119:132Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

119:133Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

119:134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

119:135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

119:136Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

 TZADDE.

119:137Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.

119:138Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

119:139My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

119:140Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

119:141I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

119:142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

119:143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

119:144The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

 KOPH.

119:145I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

119:146I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

119:147I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

119:148Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

119:149Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

119:150They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

119:151Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

119:152Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

 RESH.

119:153Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.

119:154Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

119:155Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

119:156Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.

119:157Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

119:158I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

119:159Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

119:160Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

 SCHIN.

119:161Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

119:162I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

119:163I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

119:164Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

119:165Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

119:166LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

119:167My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

119:168I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

 TAU.

119:169Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

119:170Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

119:171My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

119:172My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

119:173Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

119:174I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

119:175Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

119:176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Psalm 120

A Song of degrees.

120:1In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

120:2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

120:3What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

120:4Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

120:5Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

120:6My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

120:7I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 121

A Song of degrees.

121:1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

121:2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

121:3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

121:4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

121:5The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

121:6The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

121:7The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

121:8The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 122

A Song of degrees of David.

122:1I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

122:2Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

122:3Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

122:4Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.

122:5For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

122:6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

122:7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

122:8For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

122:9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

Psalm 123

A Song of degrees.

123:1Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

123:2Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

123:3Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

123:4Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

Psalm 124

A Song of degrees of David.

124:1If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

124:2If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

124:3Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

124:4Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

124:5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

124:6Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

124:7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

124:8Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125

A Song of degrees.

125:1They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

125:2As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

125:3For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

125:4Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

125:5As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 126

A Song of degrees.

126:1When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

126:2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

126:3The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

126:4Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

126:5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

126:6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 127

A Song of degrees for Solomon.

127:1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

127:2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

127:3Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

127:4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

127:5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Psalm 128

A Song of degrees.

128:1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

128:2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

128:3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

128:4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

128:5The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

128:6Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

Psalm 129

A Song of degrees.

129:1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

129:2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

129:3The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

129:4The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

129:5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

129:6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

129:7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

129:8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

Psalm 130

A Song of degrees.

130:1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

130:2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

130:3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

130:4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

130:5I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

130:6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

130:7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

130:8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Psalm 131

A Song of degrees of David.

131:1LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

131:2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

131:3Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

Psalm 132

A Song of degrees.

132:1LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:

132:2How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

132:3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

132:4I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

132:5Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

132:6Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

132:7We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

132:8Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

132:9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

132:10For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

132:11The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

132:12If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

132:13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

132:14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

132:15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

132:16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

132:17There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

132:18His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Psalm 133

A Song of degrees of David.

133:1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

133:2It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

133:3As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Psalm 134

A Song of degrees.

134:1Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

134:2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

134:3The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

Psalm 135

135:1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

135:2Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,

135:3Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

135:4For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

135:5For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

135:6Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

135:7He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

135:8Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.

135:9Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

135:10Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

135:11Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:

135:12And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

135:13Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

135:14For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

135:15The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

135:16They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

135:17They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

135:18They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

135:19Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

135:20Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

135:21Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 136

136:1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:2O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:4To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:5To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:6To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:10To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:12With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:13To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:16To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:17To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:18And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:21And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:22Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:23Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:24And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:25Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:26O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 137

137:1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

137:2We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

137:3For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

137:4How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?

137:5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

137:6If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

137:7Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

137:8O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

137:9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Psalm 138

A Psalm of David.

138:1I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

138:2I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

138:3In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

138:4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

138:5Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

138:6Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

138:7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

138:8The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Psalm 139

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

139:1O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

139:2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

139:3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

139:4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

139:5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

139:6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

139:7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

139:8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

139:9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

139:10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

139:11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

139:12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

139:13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

139:14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

139:15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

139:16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

139:17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

139:18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

139:19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

139:20For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

139:21Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

139:22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

139:24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 140

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

140:1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

140:2Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

140:3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

140:4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

140:5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

140:6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

140:7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

140:8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

140:9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

140:11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

140:12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

140:13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Psalm 141

A Psalm of David.

141:1LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

141:2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

141:3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

141:4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

141:5Let the righteous smite 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.

141:6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

141:7Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

141:8But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

141:9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

141:10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

Psalm 142

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

142:1I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

142:2I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

142:3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

142:4I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

142:5I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

142:6Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

142:7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

Psalm 143

A Psalm of David.

143:1Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

143:2And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

143:3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

143:4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

143:5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

143:6I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

143:7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

143:8Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

143:9Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

143:10Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

143:11Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

143:12And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

144:1Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

144:2My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

144:3LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

144:4Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

144:5Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

144:6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

144:7Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

144:8Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

144:9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

144:10It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

144:11Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

144:12That 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:

144:13That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

144:14That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

144:15Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Psalm 145

David's Psalm of praise.

145:1I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

145:2Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

145:3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

145:4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

145:5I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

145:6And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

145:7They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

145:8The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

145:9The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

145:10All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

145:11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

145:12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

145:13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

145:14The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

145:15The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

145:16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

145:17The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

145:18The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

145:19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

145:20The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

145:21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalm 146

146:1Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

146:2While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

146:3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

146:4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

146:5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

146:6Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

146:7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

146:8The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

146:9The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

146:10The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 147

147:1Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

147:2The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

147:3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

147:4He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

147:5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

147:6The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

147:7Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

147:8Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

147:9He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

147:10He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

147:11The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

147:12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

147:13For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

147:14He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

147:15He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

147:16He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoar frost like ashes.

147:17He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

147:18He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

147:19He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

147:20He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 148

148:1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

148:2Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

148:3Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

148:4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

148:5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

148:6He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

148:7Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

148:8Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

148:9Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

148:10Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

148:11Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

148:12Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

148:13Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

148:14He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 149

149:1Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

149:2Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

149:3Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

149:4For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

149:5Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

149:6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

149:7To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

149:8To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

149:9To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 150

150:1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

150:2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

150:3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

150:4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

150:5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

150:6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.


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