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Chapter 1

Happiness of the godly

Psa 1:1 Blessed 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.

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

Psa 1:3 And 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.

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

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

Psa 1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Chapter 2

Kings told to accept Christ

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

Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 2:12 Kiss 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.

Chapter 3

Security of God's protection

A psalm of David when he fled from Absalom, his son

Psa 3:1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me.

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

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

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

Psa 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for the Lord sustained me.

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

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

Psa 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Chapter 4

David reproves the wicked

To the chief musician on Neginoth, a psalm of David

Psa 4:1 Hear 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 5

David praises God and reproves the wicked

To the chief musician upon Nehiloth, a psalm of David

Psa 5:1 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my meditation.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 5:7 But 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.

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

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

Psa 5:10 Destroy 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.

Psa 5:11 But 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.

Psa 5:12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Chapter 6

David pleads for mercy

To the chief musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, a psalm of David

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

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

Psa 6:3 My soul is also sore vexed. But thou, O Lord, how long?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 7

David prays for protection from his enemies--God's anger with the wicked

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 7:6 Arise, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 8

God's glory magnified by his creation and love for man

To the chief musician upon Gittith, a psalm of David

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 9

David praises God for his judgment

To the chief musician upon Muthlabben, a psalm of David

Psa 9:1 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works.

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

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

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

Psa 9:5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen; thou hast destroyed the wicked; thou hast put out their name forever and ever.

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

Psa 9:7 But the Lord shall endure forever; he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

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

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

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

Psa 9:11 Sing praises to the Lord which dwelleth in Zion; declare among the people his doings.

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

Psa 9:13 Have 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,

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

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

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

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

Psa 9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.

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

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

Chapter 10

David professes his faith and trust in God

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 10:6 For he hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved--never in adversity.

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

Psa 10:8 He 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.

Psa 10:9 He 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.

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

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

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

Psa 10:13 The wicked contemn God; wherefore he doth say in his heart, Thou wilt not require iniquity at my hand.

Psa 10:14 O Lord, thou hast seen all this, 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.

Psa 10:15 O Lord, thou wilt break the arm of the wicked and of the evil and seek out his wickedness until thou find none that remain.

Psa 10:16 And the Lord shall be king forever and ever over his people; for the wicked shall perish out of his land.

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

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

Chapter 11

Providence and justice of God

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 11:1 In that day thou shalt come, O Lord; and I will put my trust in thee. Thou shalt say unto thy people, For mine ear hath heard thy voice. Thou shalt say unto every soul, Flee unto my mountain. And the righteous shall flee like a bird that is let go from the snare of the fowler.

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

Psa 11:3 But the foundations of the wicked shall be destroyed. And what can they do?

Psa 11:4 For the Lord, when he shall come into his holy temple, sitting upon God's throne in heaven, his eyes shall pierce the wicked.

Psa 11:5 Behold, his eyelids shall try the children of men, and he shall redeem the righteous; and they shall be tried. The Lord loveth the righteous; but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Psa 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire, and brimstone, and a horrible tempest--the portion of their cup.

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

Chapter 12

David is comforted by God's promises

To the chief musician upon Sheminith, a psalm of David

Psa 12:1 In that day thou shalt help, O Lord, the poor and the meek of the earth. For the godly man shall cease to be found, and the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Psa 12:2 They shall speak vanity, everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips, with a double heart do they speak.

Psa 12:3 But the Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,

Psa 12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own. Who shall be Lord over us?

Psa 12:5 Therefore, thus saith the Lord, I will arise in that day; I will stand upon the earth, and I will judge the earth for the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy; and their cry hath entered into mine ear.

Psa 12:6 Therefore, the Lord shall sit in judgment upon all those who say in their hearts, We all sit in safety, and puffeth at him. These are the words of the Lord, yea, pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psa 12:7 Thou shalt save thy people, O Lord; thou shalt keep them; thou shalt preserve them from the wickedness of their generations forever.

Psa 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, and the vilest men are exalted; but in the day of their pride thou shalt visit them.

Chapter 13

God's grace and mercy

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 13:1 How long, O Lord, wilt thou withdraw thyself from me? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me, that I may not see thee? Wilt thou forget me and cast me off from thy presence forever?

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

Psa 13:3 Consider me, O Lord, and hear my cry, O my God, and lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the death of the ungodly, lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him.

Psa 13:4 Those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved;

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

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

Chapter 14

Man's unbelief--Hope for Zion

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no man that hath seen God. Because he showeth himself not unto us, therefore, there is no God. Behold, they are corrupt; they have done abominable works, and none of them doeth good.

Psa 14:2 For the Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men and by his voice said unto his servant, Seek ye among the children of men, to see if there are any that do understand God. And he opened his mouth unto the Lord and said, Behold all these who say they are thine.

Psa 14:3 The Lord answered and said, They are all gone aside, they are together become filthy; thou canst behold none of them that are doing good, no, not one.

Psa 14:4 All they have for their teachers are workers of iniquity, and there is no knowledge in them. They are they who eat up my people. They eat bread and call not upon the Lord.

Psa 14:5 They are in great fear, for God dwells in the generation of the righteous. He is the counsel of the poor because they are ashamed of the wicked and flee unto the Lord for their refuge.

Psa 14:6 They are ashamed of the counsel of the poor because the Lord is his refuge.

Psa 14:7 Oh, that Zion were established out of heaven, the salvation of Israel. O Lord, when wilt thou establish Zion? When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad.

Chapter 15

The righteousness of those who dwell in Zion

A psalm of David

Psa 15:1 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill of Zion?

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

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

Psa 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoreth them that fear the Lord, sweareth not falsely to hurt any man, and changeth not;

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

Chapter 16

Trust and confidence in God

Michtam of David

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

Psa 16:2 Thou hast said unto me that thou art the Lord, my God, and, My goodness is extended unto thee,

Psa 16:3 And to all the saints that dwell in the earth, and the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Psa 16:4 And the wicked, there is no delight in them; their sorrows shall be multiplied upon all those who hasten for to seek another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not accept nor take up their names into my lips.

Psa 16:5 Therefore, thou, Lord, art the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup; thou maintainest my lot.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 16:11 Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Chapter 17

David expresses his sincerity and praises God

A prayer of David

Psa 17:1 Give me right words, O Lord; speak, and thy servant shall hear thee; attend unto my cry, and give ear unto my prayer. I come not unto thee out of feigned lips.

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

Psa 17:3 Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me; thou shalt find nothing evil in me, for I am purposed my mouth shall not transgress concerning the works of men.

Psa 17:4 By the word of thy lips I have kept out of the paths of the destroyer.

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

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

Psa 17:7 Show thy marvelous loving-kindness, O thou that savest them which put their trust in thee, by thy right hand from those that rise up.

Psa 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye. Hide me under the shadow of thy wings from the wicked that oppress me.

Psa 17:9 My deadly enemies compass me about;

Psa 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly.

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

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

Psa 17:13 Arise, O Lord; disappoint him; cast him down.

Psa 17:14 Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword, from men by thy strong hand--yea, O Lord, from men of the world; for their portion is in their life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy good things; they are full of children, and they die and leave the rest of their inheritance to their babes.

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

Chapter 18

Demonstrations of God's power and blessings

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,

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

Psa 18:2 The 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.

Psa 18:3 I will call upon the Lord, for he is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

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

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

Psa 18:6 In 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 18:12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed--hailstones and coals of fire.

Psa 18:13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice--hailstones and coals of fire.

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

Psa 18:15 Then 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.

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

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

Psa 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity; but the Lord was my stay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle; the Lord, my God, will enlighten my darkness.

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

Psa 18:30 O God, thy ways are perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; he is a buckler to all those who trust in him.

Psa 18:31 For who is God save the Lord? Or who is a rock save our God,

Psa 18:32 Our God that girdeth me with strength and maketh my way perfect?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 18:41 They cried, but found none to save, unto the Lord; but he answered them not.

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

Psa 18:43 Thou 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.

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

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

Psa 18:46 The Lord liveth, and blessed be my Rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

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

Psa 18:48 He 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.

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

Psa 18:50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king and showeth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed forevermore.

Chapter 19

God is glorified through his creation--His law is praised

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

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

Psa 19:3 No speech nor language can be if their voice is not heard.

Psa 19:4 Their 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,

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

Psa 19:6 His 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.

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

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

Psa 19:9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 20

Confidence in God's succor

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

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

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

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

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

Psa 20:5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners; the Lord fulfill all thy petitions.

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

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

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

Psa 20:9 Save, Lord; let the king hear us when we call.

Chapter 21

Thanksgiving for blessings

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 21:1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord. And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

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

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

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

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

Psa 21:6 For thou hast made him most blessed forever; thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

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

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

Psa 21:9 Thou 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.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 22

David prays in great distress, yet he praises God

To the chief musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, a psalm of David

Psa 22:1 My God, why hast thou forsaken me? My God, hear the words of my roaring; thou art far from helping me.

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

Psa 22:3 But thou art holy that inhabitest the heavens; thou art worthy of the praises of Israel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou wast my God from my mother's breasts.

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

Psa 22:12 Many armies have compassed me; strong armies of Bashan have beset me around.

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

Psa 22:14 I 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth, for thou hast heard me speak from the secret places of the wilderness through the horns of the unicorns.

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

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

Psa 22:24 For 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.

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

Psa 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise the Lord that seek him; your heart shall live forever.

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

Psa 22:28 For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he is the governor among the nations.

Psa 22:29 All 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.

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

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

Chapter 23

Comfort in the Lord

A psalm of David

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

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

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

Psa 23:4 Yea, 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.

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

Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Chapter 24

The kingdom will be inhabited by the righteous

A psalm of David

Psa 24:1 The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

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

Psa 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place?

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

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

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

Psa 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye generations of Jacob; and be ye lifted up; and the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, who is the king of glory, shall establish you forever.

Psa 24:8 And he will roll away the heavens and will come down to redeem his people, to make you an everlasting name, to establish you upon his everlasting rock.

Psa 24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye generations of Jacob; lift up your heads, ye everlasting generations; and the Lord of hosts, the king of kings,

Psa 24:10 Even the king of glory, shall come unto you, and shall redeem his people, and shall establish them in righteousness. Selah.

Chapter 25

David prays for direction, protection, and remission of his sins

A psalm of David

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

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

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

Psa 25:4 Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.

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

Psa 25:6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 25:12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

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

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

Psa 25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

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

Psa 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; oh, bring thou me out of my distresses.

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 26

David proclaims his integrity

A psalm of David

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

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

Psa 26:3 For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes; and I have walked in thy truth.

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

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

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

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

Psa 26:8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house and the place where thine honor dwelleth.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 27

Faith and confidence in God

A psalm of David

Psa 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?

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

Psa 27:3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I am confident.

Psa 27:4 One 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 inquire in his temple.

Psa 27:5 For 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.

Psa 27:6 And 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.

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

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

Psa 27:9 Hide 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.

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

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

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

Psa 27:13 Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, thou wouldest deliver my soul into hell.

Psa 27:14 Thou didst say unto me, Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thy heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.

Chapter 28

David declares his dependence on God--He prays for the people

A psalm of David

Psa 28:1 Unto 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.

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

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

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

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

Psa 28:6 Blessed be the Lord because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

Psa 28:7 The 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.

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

Psa 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance; feed them also, and lift them up forever.

Chapter 29

Give glory to God

A psalm of David

Psa 29:1 Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty; give unto the Lord glory and strength.

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

Psa 29:3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thundereth; the Lord is upon many waters.

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

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

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

Psa 29:7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.

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

Psa 29:9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve and discovereth the forests; and in his temple doth everyone speak of his glory.

Psa 29:10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King forever.

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

Chapter 30

David praises God for his deliverance

A psalm and song at the dedication of the house of David

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

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

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

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

Psa 30:5 For his anger kindleth against the wicked; they repent, and in a moment it is turned away; and they are in his favor, and he giveth them life; therefore, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

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

Psa 30:7 Lord, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong; thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

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

Psa 30:9 When I go down to the pit, my blood shall return to the dust. I will praise thee; my soul shall declare thy truth. For what profit am I if I do it not?

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

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

Psa 30:12 To the end that my soul may give glory to thy name, and sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord, my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.

Chapter 31

David rejoices in God's mercy and prays for continued blessings

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 31:13 For 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.

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

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

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

Psa 31:17 Let 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.

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

Psa 31:19 Oh, 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!

Psa 31:20 Thou 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.

Psa 31:21 Blessed be the Lord; for he hath showed me his marvelous kindness in a strong city.

Psa 31:22 For 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.

Psa 31:23 Oh, love the Lord, all ye, his saints; for the Lord preserveth the faithful and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

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

Chapter 32

Confession and remission of sins

A psalm of David, Maschil

Psa 32:1 Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven and who have no sins to be covered.

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

Psa 32:3 When I kept silence, my spirit failed within me; when I opened my mouth, my bones waxed old through my speaking all the day long.

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

Psa 32:5 I 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.

Psa 32:6 For this shall everyone 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.

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

Psa 32:8 Thou hast said, I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye.

Psa 32:9 Be 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.

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

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

Chapter 33

God is praised for his goodness, power, and providence

Psa 33:1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; to praise the Lord is comely for the upright in heart.

Psa 33:2 Praise the Lord with thy voice; sing unto him with the psaltery and harp, an instrument with ten strings.

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

Psa 33:4 For the word of the Lord is given to the upright, and all his works are done in truth.

Psa 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Psa 33:6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

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

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

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

Psa 33:10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to naught; he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

Psa 33:11 The counsel of the Lord standeth forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Psa 33:12 Blessed are the nations and the people whom the Lord God hath chosen for his own inheritance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 33:19 To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in a time of famine.

Psa 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

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

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

Chapter 34

David praises and trusts in God

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

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

Psa 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.

Psa 34:3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

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

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

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

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

Psa 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psa 34:9 Oh, fear the Lord, ye, his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 35

David prays for protection

A psalm of David

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

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

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

Psa 35:4 Let 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 35:10 All 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?

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

Psa 35:12 They rewarded me evil for good, for the purpose of the spoiling of my soul.

Psa 35:13 But 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.

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

Psa 35:15 But 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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 36

Condition of the wicked--Excellency of God's mercy

To the chief musician, a psalm of David, the servant of the Lord

Psa 36:1 The wicked, who live in transgression, saith in their hearts, There is no condemnation; for there is no fear of God before their eyes.

Psa 36:2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes until their iniquities are found to be hateful.

Psa 36:3 The words of their mouth are full of iniquity and deceit. The wicked man hath left off to be wise and to do good;

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

Psa 36:5 O Lord, thou art in the heavens; they are full of thy mercy. And the thoughts of a righteous man ascendeth up unto thee whose throne is far above the clouds.

Psa 36:6 He is filled with thy righteousness like the great mountains, and with thy judgments like a great deep. O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

Psa 36:7 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

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

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

Psa 36:10 Oh, continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

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

Psa 36:12 They are the workers of iniquity and shall fall; they shall be cast down and shall not be able to rise.

Chapter 37

David exhorts against envy of evildoers and encourages righteousness

A psalm of David

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 37:7 Rest 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 37:14 The 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.

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

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

Psa 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

Psa 37:18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright; and their inheritance shall be forever.

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

Psa 37:20 But 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.

Psa 37:21 The wicked borroweth and payeth not again; but the righteous showeth mercy and giveth.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell forevermore.

Psa 37:28 For the Lord loveth judgment and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved forever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psa 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell therein forever.

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

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

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

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

Psa 37:34 Wait 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.

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

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

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

Psa 37:38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the end of the wicked shall come, and they shall be cut off.

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

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

Chapter 38

David mourns for his sins and asks for forgiveness

A psalm of David to bring to remembrance

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 38:7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome distress; and no soundness is found in my flesh.

Psa 38:8 I am feeble, and broken, and very sore. I have wept by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

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

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

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

Psa 38:12 They 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 38:21 Forsake me not, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me.

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

Chapter 39

David restrains his speech according to God's will

To the chief musician, even to Jeduthun, a psalm of David

Psa 39:1 I 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 39:9 I was dumb and opened not my mouth because thou didst chasten me.

Psa 39:10 Remove thy stroke away from me, or I shall be consumed by the blow of thy hand.

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

Psa 39:12 Hear 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.

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

Chapter 40

Blessed is the man who trusts the Lord

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

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

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

Psa 40:3 And 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.

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

Psa 40:5 Many, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord; let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

Psa 40:12 For 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.

Psa 40:13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me.

Psa 40:14 Let 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.

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

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

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

Chapter 41

God cares for the poor--David turns to God for succor

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

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

Psa 41:2 The 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.

Psa 41:3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt make all his pains to cease when he is laid in his bed of sickness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 41:13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen and amen.

Chapter 42

David cries out to God

To the chief musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah

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

Psa 42:2 My soul thirsteth for to see God, for to see the living God. When shall I come and appear before thee, O God?

Psa 42:3 My tears have been poured out unto thee day and night while mine enemies continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Psa 42:4 When I remember these, mine enemies, I pour out my soul unto thee; for I had gone with the multitude; I also went with them to the house of God with the voice of joy and praise, with the multitude that kept holyday.

Psa 42:5 Why 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.

Psa 42:6 O 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.

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

Psa 42:8 Yet the Lord will command his loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

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

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

Psa 42:11 Why 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.

Chapter 43

David's hope in God

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

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

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

Psa 43:4 Then 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.

Psa 43:5 Why 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.

Chapter 44

David recounts God's past victories and asks for his help against enemies

To the chief musician, for the sons of Korah, Maschil

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

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

Psa 44:3 For 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 favor unto them.

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

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

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

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

Psa 44:8 In God we boast all the day long and praise thy name forever. Selah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 44:23 Awake! Why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise! Cast us not off forever.

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

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

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

Chapter 45

Christ is described and praised

To the chief musician upon Shoshannim, for the son of Korah, Maschil, a song of loves

Psa 45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made touching the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psa 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into thy lips; therefore, God hath blessed thee forever.

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

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

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

Psa 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 46

God is the refuge of his people--Zion shall come

To the chief musician for the sons of Korah, a song upon Alamoth

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

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

Psa 46:3 And the waters thereof roar, being troubled, and the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

Psa 46:4 Yet there shall be a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

Psa 46:5 For Zion shall come, and God shall be in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God shall help her right early.

Psa 46:6 The heathen shall be enraged, and their kingdoms shall be moved; and the Lord shall utter his voice, and the earth shall be melted.

Psa 46:7 The Lord of hosts who shall be with us, the God of Jacob, our refuge. Selah.

Psa 46:8 Come behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he shall make in the earth in the latter days.

Psa 46:9 He 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 and saith unto the nations,

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

Psa 46:11 The Lord of hosts shall be with us, the God of Jacob, our refuge. Selah.

Chapter 47

God is king of all the earth

To the chief musician, a psalm for the sons of Korah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 47:9 The 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.

Chapter 48

The situation and glory of Zion

A song and psalm for the sons of Korah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 48:8 As 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 forever. Selah.

Psa 48:9 We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

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

Psa 48:11 Let Mount Zion rejoice; let the daughters of Judah be glad because of thy judgments.

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

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

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

Chapter 49

Redemption of souls

To the chief musician, a psalm for the sons of Korah

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 49:7 None can by any means redeem his brother,

Psa 49:8 Nor give to God a ransom for him that he should still live forever, that it ceaseth not forever to see corruption.

Psa 49:9 For the redemption of their souls is through God--and precious.

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

Psa 49:11 Their inward thought of their houses forever, their dwelling places to all generations. Lands they called after their own names, and they are honorable.

Psa 49:12 Nevertheless, man in honor abideth not; he is also like the beasts that perish.

Psa 49:13 This I speak of them who walk in their way and forsaketh the Almighty in their folly; yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Psa 49:14 Like 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 49:20 Man that is in honor and understandeth not is like the beasts that perish.

Chapter 50

Gathering of saints to Zion--Acceptable sacrifices of thanksgiving and obedience

A psalm of Asaph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay thy vows unto the Most High,

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

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

Psa 50:17 Seeing thou hatest instruction and castest my words behind thee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 51

Prayer for the remission of sins and renewal of the Holy Spirit--Sacrifice of a broken spirit

To the chief musician, a psalm of David, when Nathan, the prophet, came unto him after he had gone in to Bath-sheba

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

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

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

Psa 51:4 Against 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

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

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

Psa 51:14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 52

God will destroy the wicked

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

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

Psa 52:2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

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

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

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

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

Psa 52:7 Lo, the man who made not God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

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

Psa 52:9 I will praise thee forever because thou hast done wonderful works; I will wait on thy name, for thou art good before thy saints.

Chapter 53

Corruption of unbelievers

To the chief musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, a psalm of David

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

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

Psa 53:3 Every one of them is gone back; they are altogether become filthy.

Psa 53:4 The workers of iniquity have no knowledge; they eat up my people as they eat bread; they have not called upon God.

Psa 53:5 There is none that doeth good, no not one. They were in great fear, for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against him.

Psa 53:6 O Lord, thou hast put to shame those who have said in their hearts there was no fear, because thou hast despised them.

Psa 53:7 Oh, that Zion were come, the salvation of Israel; for out of Zion shall they be judged when God bringeth back the captivity of his people. And Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad.

Chapter 54

Prayer for salvation

To the chief musician on Neginoth, Maschil, a psalm of David, when the Ziphim came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

Psa 54:1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Psa 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Psa 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul; they have not set God before them. Selah.

Psa 54:4 Behold, God is mine helper; the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

Psa 54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies--cut them off in thy truth.

Psa 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee; I will praise thy name, O Lord, for it is good.

Psa 54:7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Chapter 55

David's prayer for himself and the destruction of his enemies

To the chief musician on Neginoth, Maschil, a psalm of David

Psa 55:1 Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Psa 55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me; I mourn in my complaint and make a noise,

Psa 55:3 Because 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.

Psa 55:4 My heart is sore pained within me; and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Psa 55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Psa 55:6 And I said, Oh, that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest.

Psa 55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

Psa 55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Psa 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psa 55:10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof; mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

Psa 55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof; deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

Psa 55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me, neither he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; if so, then I could have borne it; I would have hid myself from him;

Psa 55:13 But it was a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Psa 55:14 We took sweet counsel together and walked unto the house of God in company.

Psa 55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.

Psa 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.

Psa 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon will I pray and cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice.

Psa 55:18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; for there were many with me.

Psa 55:19 God shall hear and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore, they fear not God.

Psa 55:20 They have put forth their hands against such as be at peace with them; they have broken the Lord's covenant.

Psa 55:21 The words of their mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in their heart. Their words were softer than oil, yet they have drawn swords.

Psa 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psa 55:23 But 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.

Chapter 56

David complains of his enemies--He trusts in God

To the chief musician upon Jonathelem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath

Psa 56:1 Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up; he, fighting daily, oppresseth me.

Psa 56:2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up; for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most High.

Psa 56:3 What! Am I afraid? I will trust in thee.

Psa 56:4 In God I will praise his word; in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Psa 56:5 Every day they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Psa 56:6 They gather themselves together; they hide themselves; they mark my steps when they wait for my soul.

Psa 56:7 Shall they escape by iniquity? In thine anger cast down the people, O God.

Psa 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings; put thou my tears into thy bottle. Are they not in thy book?

Psa 56:9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back; this I know, for God is for me.

Psa 56:10 In God will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his word.

Psa 56:11 In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

Psa 56:12 Thy vows are upon me, O God; I will render praises unto thee.

Psa 56:13 For 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?

Chapter 57

David trusts and praises God

To the chief musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave

Psa 57:1 Be 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.

Psa 57:2 I will cry unto God most high, unto God that performeth all things for me.

Psa 57:3 He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

Psa 57:4 My 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.

Psa 57:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

Psa 57:6 They 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.

Psa 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God; my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.

Psa 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I myself will awake early.

Psa 57:9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing unto thee among the nations.

Psa 57:10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens and thy truth unto the clouds.

Psa 57:11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

Chapter 58

Judgment of the wicked

To the chief musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David

Psa 58:1 Do ye, indeed, speak righteousness, O congregation? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Psa 58:2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

Psa 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Psa 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,

Psa 58:5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

Psa 58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord.

Psa 58:7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually; when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

Psa 58:8 As 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.

Psa 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living and in his wrath.

Psa 58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,

Psa 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily, there is a reward for the righteous; verily, he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Chapter 59

David prays for deliverance

To the chief musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him

Psa 59:1 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; defend me from them that rise up against me.

Psa 59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Psa 59:3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the mighty are gathered against me, not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord.

Psa 59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault; awake to help me, and behold.

Psa 59:5 Thou, therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen; be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

Psa 59:6 They return at evening; they make a noise like a dog and go round about the city.

Psa 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips. For who, say they, doth hear?

Psa 59:8 But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

Psa 59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee; for God is my defense.

Psa 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me; God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Psa 59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget; scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.

Psa 59:12 For 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.

Psa 59:13 Consume 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.

Psa 59:14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog and go round about the city.

Psa 59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Psa 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning; for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psa 59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing; for God is my defense and the God of my mercy.

Chapter 60

God's displeasure--David's petition for help

To the chief musician upon Sushan-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

Psa 60:1 O God, thou hast cast us off; thou hast scattered us; thou hast been displeased; oh, turn thyself to us again.

Psa 60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it; heal the breaches thereof, for it shaketh.

Psa 60:3 Thou hast showed thy people hard things; thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Psa 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Psa 60:5 That thy beloved may be delivered, save with thy right hand, and hear me.

Psa 60:6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem and mete out the valley of Succoth.

Psa 60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Psa 60:8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

Psa 60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom?

Psa 60:10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off, and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?

Psa 60:11 Give us help from trouble; for vain is the help of man.

Psa 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly; for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Chapter 61

David recounts God's blessings to him

To the chief musician upon Neginah, a psalm of David

Psa 61:1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Psa 61:2 From 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.

Psa 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.

Psa 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle forever; I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Psa 61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Psa 61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life and his years as many generations.

Psa 61:7 He shall abide before God forever; oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Psa 61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Chapter 62

In God only is salvation

To the chief musician, to Jeduthun, a psalm of David

Psa 62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God; from him cometh my salvation.

Psa 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psa 62:3 How 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.

Psa 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Psa 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be moved.

Psa 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength and my refuge is in God.

Psa 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psa 62:9 Surely 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.

Psa 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Psa 62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

Psa 62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Chapter 63

David praises God

A psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah

Psa 63:1 O 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,

Psa 63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Psa 63:3 Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Psa 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psa 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips,

Psa 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Psa 63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore, in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

Psa 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee; thy right hand upholdeth me.

Psa 63:9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Psa 63:10 They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.

Psa 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone that sweareth by him shall glory; but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Chapter 64

David's prayer for deliverance--Trust in God

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Psa 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity,

Psa 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words,

Psa 64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect; suddenly do they shoot at him and fear not.

Psa 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they commune of laying snares privily. They say, Who shall see them?

Psa 64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search; both the inward thought of every one of them and the heart is deep.

Psa 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded,

Psa 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves; all that see them shall flee away.

Psa 64:9 And all men shall fear and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psa 64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Chapter 65

God's chosen are blessed by his bounty

To the chief musician, a psalm and song of David

Psa 65:1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion; and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

Psa 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Psa 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Psa 65:4 Blessed 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.

Psa 65:5 By 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,

Psa 65:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains, being girded with power,

Psa 65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

Psa 65:8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens; thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Psa 65:9 Thou 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.

Psa 65:10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly; thou settlest the furrows thereof; thou makest it soft with showers; thou blessest the springing thereof.

Psa 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

Psa 65:12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills rejoice on every side.

Psa 65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy; they also sing.

Chapter 66

God is praised for his power and mighty works

To the chief musician, a song or psalm

Psa 66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands;

Psa 66:2 Sing forth the honor of his name; make his praise glorious.

Psa 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Psa 66:4 All the earth shall worship thee and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

Psa 66:5 Come and see the works of God; he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Psa 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the flood on foot; there did we rejoice in him.

Psa 66:7 He ruleth by his power forever; his eyes behold the nations; let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Psa 66:8 Oh, bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard,

Psa 66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

Psa 66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast tried us as silver is tried.

Psa 66:11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidest affliction upon our loins.

Psa 66:12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

Psa 66:13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings; I will pay thee my vows,

Psa 66:14 Which my lips have uttered and my mouth hath spoken when I was in trouble.

Psa 66:15 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

Psa 66:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

Psa 66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.

Psa 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me;

Psa 66:19 But, verily, God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psa 66:20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me.

Chapter 67

All people are exhorted to praise God

To the chief musician on Neginoth, a psalm or song

Psa 67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and cause his face to shine upon us, Selah,

Psa 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Psa 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for thou shalt judge the people righteously and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Chapter 68

God is praised for his magnificence

To the chief musician, a psalm or song of David

Psa 68:1 Let God arise; let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before him.

Psa 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psa 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Psa 68:4 Sing unto God; sing praises to his name; extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name, JAH, and rejoice before him.

Psa 68:5 A father of the fatherless and a judge of the widows is God in his holy habitation.

Psa 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families; he bringeth out those which are bound with chains; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Psa 68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness, Selah,

Psa 68:8 The 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.

Psa 68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance when it was weary.

Psa 68:10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein; thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

Psa 68:11 The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those that published it.

Psa 68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace; and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Psa 68:13 Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Psa 68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

Psa 68:15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan--a high hill as the hill of Bashan.

Psa 68:16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? This is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it forever.

Psa 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; the Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Psa 68:18 Thou 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.

Psa 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psa 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God, the Lord, belong the issues from death.

Psa 68:21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

Psa 68:22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan; I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea,

Psa 68:23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

Psa 68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God, even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

Psa 68:25 The singers went before; the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

Psa 68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Psa 68:27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah, and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Psa 68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength; strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

Psa 68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Psa 68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls with the calves of the people, till everyone submit himself with pieces of silver; scatter thou the people that delight in war.

Psa 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

Psa 68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; oh, sing praises unto the Lord, Selah,

Psa 68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

Psa 68:34 Ascribe ye strength unto God; his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

Psa 68:35 O 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.

Chapter 69

David's affliction--He confesses his sins--He prays for deliverance

To the chief musician upon Shoshannim, a psalm of David

Psa 69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

Psa 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psa 69:3 I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psa 69:4 They 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.

Psa 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Psa 69:6 Let 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.

Psa 69:7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

Psa 69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren and an alien unto my mother's children.

Psa 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psa 69:10 When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psa 69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Psa 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me, and I was the song of the drunkards.

Psa 69:13 But 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.

Psa 69:14 Deliver 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.

Psa 69:15 Let not the waterflood overflow me; neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

Psa 69:16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy loving-kindness is good; turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Psa 69:17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble; hear me speedily.

Psa 69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; deliver me because of mine enemies.

Psa 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor; mine adversaries are all before thee.

Psa 69:20 Reproach 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.

Psa 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psa 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them; and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

Psa 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Psa 69:24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

Psa 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

Psa 69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psa 69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity; and let them not come into thy righteousness.

Psa 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and not be written with the righteous.

Psa 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful; let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psa 69:31 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hooves.

Psa 69:32 The humble shall see this and be glad; and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psa 69:33 For the Lord heareth the poor and despiseth not his prisoners.

Psa 69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him--the seas and everything that moveth therein.

Psa 69:35 For God will save Zion and will build the cities of Judah, that they may dwell there and have it in possession.

Psa 69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it; and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Chapter 70

David prays for the destruction of his enemies

To the chief musician, a psalm of David, to bring to remembrance

Psa 70:1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.

Psa 70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Psa 70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Psa 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

Psa 70:5 But I am poor and needy; make haste unto me, O God; thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.

Chapter 71

David prays for himself and pledges continued dedication to God

Psa 71:1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion.

Psa 71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Psa 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort; thou hast given commandment to save me, for thou art my rock and my fortress.

Psa 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Psa 71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God; thou art my trust from my youth.

Psa 71:6 By 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.

Psa 71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Psa 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day.

Psa 71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

Psa 71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

Psa 71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him; persecute and take him, for there is none to deliver him.

Psa 71:12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste for my help.

Psa 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.

Psa 71:14 But I will hope continually and will yet praise thee more and more.

Psa 71:15 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day, for I know not the numbers thereof.

Psa 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Psa 71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Psa 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not until I have showed thy strength unto this generation and thy power to everyone that is to come.

Psa 71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things. O God, who is like unto thee!

Psa 71:20 Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psa 71:21 Thou shalt increase my greatness and comfort me on every side.

Psa 71:22 I 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.

Psa 71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee, and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

Psa 71:24 My 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.

Chapter 72

David prophesies of Solomon's successful reign

A psalm for Solomon

Psa 72:1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Psa 72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment.

Psa 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

Psa 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people; he shall save the children of the needy and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Psa 72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

Psa 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Psa 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

Psa 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

Psa 72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Psa 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Psa 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; all nations shall serve him.

Psa 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth, the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

Psa 72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy and shall save the souls of the needy.

Psa 72:14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence; and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

Psa 72:15 And 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.

Psa 72:16 There shall be a 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.

Psa 72:17 His name shall endure forever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun; and men shall be blessed in him; all nations shall call him blessed.

Psa 72:18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

Psa 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name forever; and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen.

Psa 72:20 The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Chapter 73

The prosperity and destruction of the wicked

A psalm of Asaph

Psa 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Psa 73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

Psa 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psa 73:4 For there are no bands in their death; but their strength is firm.

Psa 73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

Psa 73:6 Therefore, pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

Psa 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness; they have more than heart could wish.

Psa 73:8 They are corrupt and speak wickedly concerning oppression; they speak loftily.

Psa 73:9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

Psa 73:10 Therefore, his people return hither; and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

Psa 73:11 And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?

Psa 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Psa 73:13 Verily, I have cleansed my heart in vain and washed my hands in innocency.

Psa 73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued and chastened every morning.

Psa 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus, behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

Psa 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me,

Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

Psa 73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction.

Psa 73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors,

Psa 73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

Psa 73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

Psa 73:22 So foolish was I and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

Psa 73:23 Nevertheless, I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me by my right hand.

Psa 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory.

Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.

Psa 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psa 73:27 For lo, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

Psa 73:28 But 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.

Chapter 74

Asaph laments the destruction of the sanctuary--He pleads for God's help

Maschil of Asaph

Psa 74:1 O God, why hast thou cast us off forever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

Psa 74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this Mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

Psa 74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations, even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

Psa 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

Psa 74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

Psa 74:6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.

Psa 74:7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary; they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

Psa 74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together. They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

Psa 74:9 We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet; neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Psa 74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name forever?

Psa 74:11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? Pluck it out of thy bosom.

Psa 74:12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

Psa 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength; thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Psa 74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

Psa 74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood; thou driedst up mighty rivers.

Psa 74:16 The day is thine; the night also is thine; thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Psa 74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter.

Psa 74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Psa 74:19 Oh, deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked; forget not the congregation of thy poor forever.

Psa 74:20 Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Psa 74:21 Oh, let not the oppressed return ashamed; let the poor and needy praise thy name.

Psa 74:22 Arise, O God; plead thine own cause; remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

Psa 74:23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies; the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

Chapter 75

Asaph praises God and promises to execute justice

To the chief musician, Al-taschith, a psalm or song of Asaph

Psa 75:1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks; unto thee do we give thanks, for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare.

Psa 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation, I will judge uprightly.

Psa 75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved; I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

Psa 75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn;

Psa 75:5 Lift not up your horn on high; speak not with a stiff neck.

Psa 75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

Psa 75:7 But God is the judge; he putteth down one and setteth up another.

Psa 75:8 For 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.

Psa 75:9 But I will declare forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

Psa 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Chapter 76

God's majesty in the church--Exhortation to serve him reverently

To the chief musician on Neginoth, a psalm or song of Asaph

Psa 76:1 In Judah is God known; his name is great in Israel.

Psa 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle and his dwelling place in Zion.

Psa 76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

Psa 76:4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

Psa 76:5 The stout-hearted are spoiled; they have slept their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hands.

Psa 76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

Psa 76:7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared. And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

Psa 76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still,

Psa 76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

Psa 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee; the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Psa 76:11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord, your God; let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Psa 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Chapter 77

Meditations of the psalmist--God's works remembered

To the chief musician, to Jeduthun, a psalm of Asaph

Psa 77:1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

Psa 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my sore ran in the night and ceased not; my soul refused to be comforted.

Psa 77:3 I remembered God and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Psa 77:4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

Psa 77:5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

Psa 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night; I commune with mine own heart; and my spirit made diligent search.

Psa 77:7 Will the Lord cast off forever? And will he be favorable no more?

Psa 77:8 Is his mercy clean gone forever? Doth his promise fail forevermore?

Psa 77:9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

Psa 77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity; but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.

Psa 77:11 I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

Psa 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work and talk of thy doings.

Psa 77:13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary. Who is so great a God as our God?

Psa 77:14 Thou art the God that doest wonders; thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

Psa 77:15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

Psa 77:16 The waters saw thee, O God; the waters saw thee; they were afraid; the depths also were troubled.

Psa 77:17 The clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound; thine arrows also went abroad.

Psa 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven; the lightnings lightened the world; the earth trembled and shook.

Psa 77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Psa 77:20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Chapter 78

God's blessings recounted--Punishment of the disobedient

Maschil of Asaph

Psa 78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,

Psa 78:3 Which we have heard and known and our fathers have told us.

Psa 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

Psa 78:5 For 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,

Psa 78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children,

Psa 78:7 That they might set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments,

Psa 78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that set not their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Psa 78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.

Psa 78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law,

Psa 78:11 And forgot his works and his wonders that he had showed them.

Psa 78:12 Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

Psa 78:13 He divided the sea and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as a heap.

Psa 78:14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

Psa 78:15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

Psa 78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock and caused waters to run down like rivers.

Psa 78:17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.

Psa 78:18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

Psa 78:19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

Psa 78:20 Behold, 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?

Psa 78:21 Therefore, the Lord heard this and was wroth; so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel,

Psa 78:22 Because they believed not in God and trusted not in his salvation,

Psa 78:23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

Psa 78:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

Psa 78:25 Man did eat angels' food; he sent them meat to the full.

Psa 78:26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven; and by his power he brought in the south wind.

Psa 78:27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea;

Psa 78:28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp round about their habitations.

Psa 78:29 So they did eat and were well filled; for he gave them their own desire;

Psa 78:30 They were not estranged from their lust; but while their meat was yet in their mouths,

Psa 78:31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

Psa 78:32 For all this they sinned still and believed not for his wondrous works.

Psa 78:33 Therefore, their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

Psa 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him; and they returned and inquired early after God.

Psa 78:35 And they remembered that God was their Rock and the high God their Redeemer.

Psa 78:36 Nevertheless, they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

Psa 78:37 For their heart was not right with him; neither were they steadfast in his covenant.

Psa 78:38 But 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,

Psa 78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh--a wind that passeth away and cometh not again.

Psa 78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness and grieve him in the desert!

Psa 78:41 Yea, they turned back, and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

Psa 78:42 They remembered not his hand nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy--

Psa 78:43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt and his wonders in the field of Zoan,

Psa 78:44 And had turned their rivers into blood, and their floods, that they could not drink.

Psa 78:45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them.

Psa 78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar and their labor unto the locust.

Psa 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with frost.

Psa 78:48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

Psa 78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble by sending evil angels among them.

Psa 78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death but gave their life over to the pestilence,

Psa 78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt--the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham--

Psa 78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

Psa 78:53 And he led them on safely so that they feared not; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

Psa 78:54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain which his right hand had purchased.

Psa 78:55 He 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.

Psa 78:56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God and kept not his testimonies,

Psa 78:57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers; they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

Psa 78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

Psa 78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth and greatly abhorred Israel,

Psa 78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men,

Psa 78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity and his glory into the enemy's hand.

Psa 78:62 He gave his people over also unto the sword and was wroth with his inheritance.

Psa 78:63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

Psa 78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

Psa 78:65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

Psa 78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts; he put them to a perpetual reproach.

Psa 78:67 Moreover, he refused the tabernacle of Joseph and chose not the tribe of Ephraim,

Psa 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the Mount Zion which he loved.

Psa 78:69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established forever.

Psa 78:70 He chose David also, his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

Psa 78:71 From following the ewes great with young, he brought him to feed Jacob, his people, and Israel, his inheritance.

Psa 78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

Chapter 79

Desolation of Jerusalem--Plea for mercy and relief

A psalm of Asaph

Psa 79:1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

Psa 79:2 The 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.

Psa 79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

Psa 79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Psa 79:5 How long, Lord? Wilt thou be angry forever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Psa 79:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

Psa 79:7 For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his dwelling place.

Psa 79:8 Oh, remember not against us former iniquities; let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us; for we are brought very low.

Psa 79:9 Help 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.

Psa 79:10 Wherefore 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.

Psa 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

Psa 79:12 And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Psa 79:13 So we, thy people and sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks forever; we will show forth thy praise to all generations.

Chapter 80

Prayer for Israel's deliverance

To the chief musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, a psalm of Asaph

Psa 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth.

Psa 80:2 Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

Psa 80:3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psa 80:4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Psa 80:5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

Psa 80:6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors; and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psa 80:7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psa 80:8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen and planted it.

Psa 80:9 Thou preparedst room before it and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

Psa 80:10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

Psa 80:11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea and her branches unto the river.

Psa 80:12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

Psa 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

Psa 80:14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,

Psa 80:15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

Psa 80:16 It is burned with fire; it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

Psa 80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

Psa 80:18 So will not we go back from thee; quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

Psa 80:19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts; cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Chapter 81

Exhortation to praise God

To the chief musician upon Gittith, a psalm of Asaph

Psa 81:1 Sing aloud unto God, our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Psa 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Psa 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel and a law of the God of Jacob.

Psa 81:5 This 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.

Psa 81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were delivered from the pots.

Psa 81:7 Thou 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.

Psa 81:8 Hear, O my people; and I will testify unto thee, O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me.

Psa 81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Psa 81:10 I am the Lord, thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt; open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psa 81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Psa 81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust; and they walked in their own counsels.

Psa 81:13 Oh, that my people had hearkened unto me and Israel had walked in my ways!

Psa 81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies and turned my hand against their adversaries.

Psa 81:15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him; but their time should have endured forever.

Psa 81:16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat; and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

Chapter 82

Prayer for justice

A psalm of Asaph

Psa 82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

Psa 82:2 How long will ye suffer them to judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psa 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psa 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psa 82:5 They know not; neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Psa 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.

Psa 82:7 But ye shall die like men and fall like one of the princes.

Psa 82:8 Arise, O God; judge the earth; for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Chapter 83

Prayer for God to confound his enemies

A song or psalm of Asaph

Psa 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God; hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Psa 83:2 For lo, thine enemies make a tumult; and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

Psa 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people and consulted against thy hidden ones.

Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Psa 83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent; they are confederate against thee--

Psa 83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites, of Moab, and the Hagarenes,

Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek, the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre.

Psa 83:8 Assur also is joined with them; they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

Psa 83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin at the brook of Kishon,

Psa 83:10 Which perished at En-dor; they became as dung for the earth.

Psa 83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb; yea, all their princes as Zebah and as Zalmunna,

Psa 83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

Psa 83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel, as the stubble before the wind.

Psa 83:14 As the fire burneth a wood and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire,

Psa 83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

Psa 83:16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O Lord.

Psa 83:17 Let them be confounded and troubled forever; yea, let them be put to shame and perish,

Psa 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth.

Chapter 84

Blessedness of communion with God

To the chief musician upon Gittith, a psalm for the sons of Korah

Psa 84:1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

Psa 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Psa 84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a 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.

Psa 84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Psa 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the ways of them,

Psa 84:6 Who, passing through the valley of Baca, make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

Psa 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

Psa 84:8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Psa 84:9 Behold, O God, our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

Psa 84:10 For 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.

Psa 84:11 For 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.

Psa 84:12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Chapter 85

God's blessings and righteousness

To the chief musician, a psalm for the sons of Korah

Psa 85:1 Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land; thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Psa 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

Psa 85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath; thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

Psa 85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

Psa 85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us forever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Psa 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?

Psa 85:7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

Psa 85:8 I 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.

Psa 85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.

Psa 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psa 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Psa 85:12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

Psa 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Chapter 86

David's dependence on God's mercy

A prayer of David

Psa 86:1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord; hear me, for I am poor and needy.

Psa 86:2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy; O thou, my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Psa 86:3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord; for I cry unto thee daily.

Psa 86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Psa 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Psa 86:6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplications.

Psa 86:7 In the day of my trouble, I will call upon thee; for thou wilt answer me.

Psa 86:8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

Psa 86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name.

Psa 86:10 For thou art great and doest wondrous things; thou art God alone.

Psa 86:11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name.

Psa 86:12 I will praise thee, O Lord, my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify thy name forevermore.

Psa 86:13 For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psa 86:14 O 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.

Psa 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Psa 86:16 Oh, turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

Psa 86:17 Show me a token for good, that they which hate me may see it and be ashamed because thou, Lord, hast helped me and comforted me.

Chapter 87

Glory of Zion

A psalm or song for the sons of Korah

Psa 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psa 87:2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Psa 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

Psa 87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me; behold Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

Psa 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her; and the Highest himself shall establish her.

Psa 87:6 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

Psa 87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there; all my springs are in thee.

Chapter 88

David's prayer in affliction

A song or psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman, the Ezrahite

Psa 88:1 O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee;

Psa 88:2 Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry,

Psa 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

Psa 88:4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength,

Psa 88:5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more; and they are cut off from thy hand.

Psa 88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Psa 88:7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

Psa 88:8 Thou 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.

Psa 88:9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction; Lord, I have called daily upon thee; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Psa 88:10 Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

Psa 88:11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in destruction?

Psa 88:12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark, and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psa 88:13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

Psa 88:14 Lord, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me?

Psa 88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up; while I suffer thy terrors, I am distracted.

Psa 88:16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

Psa 88:17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

Psa 88:18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me and mine acquaintance into darkness.

Chapter 89

God's faithfulness extolled

Maschil of Ethan, the Ezrahite

Psa 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psa 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever; thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Psa 89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen; I have sworn unto David, my servant,

Psa 89:4 Thy seed will I establish forever and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Psa 89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord--thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

Psa 89:6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?

Psa 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psa 89:8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee, or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

Psa 89:9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea; when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Psa 89:10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

Psa 89:11 The heavens are thine; the earth also is thine; as for the world and the fullness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Psa 89:12 The north and the south, thou hast created them; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Psa 89:13 Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Psa 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Psa 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

Psa 89:16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day, and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psa 89:17 For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.

Psa 89:18 For the Lord is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our King.

Psa 89:19 Then 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.

Psa 89:20 I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him,

Psa 89:21 With whom my hand shall be established; mine arm also shall strengthen him.

Psa 89:22 The enemy shall not exact upon him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Psa 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face and plague them that hate him.

Psa 89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him; and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psa 89:25 I will set his hand also in the sea and his right hand in the rivers.

Psa 89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.

Psa 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Psa 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him forevermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Psa 89:29 His seed also will I make to endure forever and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psa 89:30 If his children forsake my law and walk not in my judgments,

Psa 89:31 If they break my statutes and keep not my commandments,

Psa 89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Psa 89:33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Psa 89:34 My covenant will I not break nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Psa 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

Psa 89:36 His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before me.

Psa 89:37 It shall be established forever as the moon and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

Psa 89:38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred; thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

Psa 89:39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant; thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

Psa 89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.

Psa 89:41 All that pass by the way spoil him; he is a reproach to his neighbors.

Psa 89:42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

Psa 89:43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Psa 89:44 Thou hast made his glory to cease and cast his throne down to the ground.

Psa 89:45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

Psa 89:46 How long, Lord? Wilt thou hide thyself forever? Shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Psa 89:47 Remember how short my time is. Wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

Psa 89:48 What man is he that liveth and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Psa 89:49 Lord, where are thy former loving-kindnesses which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

Psa 89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants--how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people,

Psa 89:51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord--wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

Psa 89:52 Blessed be the Lord forevermore. Amen and amen.

Chapter 90

God's immortality and man's mortality

A prayer of Moses, the man of God

Psa 90:1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Psa 90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

Psa 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night.

Psa 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

Psa 90:6 In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth.

Psa 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

Psa 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

Psa 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told.

Psa 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Psa 90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

Psa 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Psa 90:13 Return us, O Lord. How long wilt thou hide thy face from thy servants and let them repent of all their hard speeches they have spoken concerning thee?

Psa 90:14 Oh, satisfy us early with thy mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Psa 90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us and the years wherein we have seen evil.

Psa 90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants and thy glory unto their children.

Psa 90:17 And 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.

Chapter 91

God's protection of the righteous

Psa 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psa 91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God; in him will I trust.

Psa 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.

Psa 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Psa 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day,

Psa 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Psa 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Psa 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Psa 91:9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation,

Psa 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee; neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Psa 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psa 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Psa 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Psa 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high because he hath known my name.

Psa 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

Psa 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.

Chapter 92

God's goodness--The righteous will flourish

A psalm or song for the sabbath day

Psa 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High,

Psa 92:2 To show forth thy loving-kindness in the morning and thy faithfulness every night,

Psa 92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the psaltery, upon the harp with a solemn sound.

Psa 92:4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work; I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

Psa 92:5 O Lord, how great are thy works! And thy thoughts are very deep.

Psa 92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Psa 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish, it is that they shall be destroyed forever.

Psa 92:8 But thou, Lord, art most high forevermore.

Psa 92:9 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Psa 92:10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn; I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

Psa 92:11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Psa 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psa 92:13 Those that he planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Psa 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing,

Psa 92:15 To show that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Chapter 93

The majesty and power of God

Psa 93:1 The 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.

Psa 93:2 Thy throne is established of old; thou art from everlasting.

Psa 93:3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord; the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

Psa 93:4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Psa 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure; holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, forever.

Chapter 94

A plea for punishment of the wicked--Trust that God will care for the faithful

Psa 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth, O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself.

Psa 94:2 Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the earth; render a reward to the proud.

Psa 94:3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

Psa 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things, and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Psa 94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.

Psa 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the fatherless.

Psa 94:7 Yet they say, The Lord shall not see; neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Psa 94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people and ye fools. When will ye be wise?

Psa 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

Psa 94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? He that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

Psa 94:11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Psa 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law,

Psa 94:13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity until the pit be digged for the wicked.

Psa 94:14 For the Lord will not cast off his people; neither will he forsake his inheritance.

Psa 94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness; and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Psa 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

Psa 94:17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

Psa 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth, thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

Psa 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Psa 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Psa 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous and condemn the innocent blood.

Psa 94:22 But the Lord is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

Psa 94:23 And 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.

Chapter 95

Exhortation to praise God

Psa 95:1 Oh, come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation.

Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psa 95:3 For the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods.

Psa 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth; the strength of the hills is his also.

Psa 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it; and his hand formed the dry land.

Psa 95:6 Oh, come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.

Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,

Psa 95:8 Harden not your heart as in the provocation and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness,

Psa 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psa 95:10 Forty 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,

Psa 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Chapter 96

Exhortation to rejoice in praising God

Psa 96:1 Oh, sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

Psa 96:2 Sing unto the Lord; bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.

Psa 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

Psa 96:4 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psa 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols; but the Lord made the heavens.

Psa 96:6 Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psa 96:7 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people; give unto the Lord glory and strength.

Psa 96:8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Psa 96:9 Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; fear before him, all the earth.

Psa 96:10 Say 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.

Psa 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar and the fullness thereof.

Psa 96:12 Let the field be joyful and all that is therein; then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice,

Psa 96:13 Before 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.

Chapter 97

Majesty of God's power

Psa 97:1 The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Psa 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Psa 97:3 A fire goeth before him and burneth up his enemies round about.

Psa 97:4 His lightnings enlightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.

Psa 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Psa 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

Psa 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols; worship him, all ye gods.

Psa 97:8 Zion heard and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O Lord.

Psa 97:9 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.

Psa 97:10 Ye that love the Lord hate evil; he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psa 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psa 97:12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Chapter 98

All creation exhorted to praise God

A psalm

Psa 98:1 Oh, sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm hath gotten him the victory.

Psa 98:2 The Lord hath made known his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.

Psa 98:3 He 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.

Psa 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Psa 98:5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp--with the harp and the voice of a psalm.

Psa 98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

Psa 98:7 Let the sea roar and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.

Psa 98:8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills be joyful together,

Psa 98:9 Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth; with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Chapter 99

God's greatness and goodness

Psa 99:1 The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble; he sitteth between the cherubim; let the earth be moved.

Psa 99:2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

Psa 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name, for it is holy.

Psa 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity; thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Psa 99:5 Exalt ye the Lord, our God, and worship at his footstool, for he is holy.

Psa 99:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests and Samuel among them that call upon his name--they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

Psa 99:7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar; they kept his testimonies and the ordinance that he gave them.

Psa 99:8 Thou answeredst them, O Lord, our God; thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

Psa 99:9 Exalt the Lord, our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord, our God, is holy.

Chapter 100

Praise God with gladness

A psalm of praise

Psa 100:1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Psa 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.

Psa 100:3 Know 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.

Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psa 100:5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Chapter 101

David pledges his obedience

A psalm of David

Psa 101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment; unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.

Psa 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

Psa 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes; I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Psa 101:4 A froward heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked person.

Psa 101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off; him that hath a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Psa 101:6 Mine 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.

Psa 101:7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Psa 101:8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land, that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.

Chapter 102

Hope and trust in God despite trials

A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and poureth out his complaint before the Lord

Psa 102:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.

Psa 102:2 Hide 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.

Psa 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth.

Psa 102:4 My heart is smitten and withered like grass so that I forget to eat my bread.

Psa 102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my skin.

Psa 102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.

Psa 102:7 I watch and am as a sparrow alone upon the housetop.

Psa 102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

Psa 102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping,

Psa 102:10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath; for thou hast lifted me up and cast me down.

Psa 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

Psa 102:12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure forever, and thy remembrance unto all generations.

Psa 102:13 Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion; for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come.

Psa 102:14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones and favor the dust thereof.

Psa 102:15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

Psa 102:16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

Psa 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute and not despise their prayer.

Psa 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people which shall be gathered shall praise the Lord,

Psa 102:19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth,

Psa 102:20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to death,

Psa 102:21 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem,

Psa 102:22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms to serve the Lord.

Psa 102:23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

Psa 102:24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days; thy years are throughout all generations.

Psa 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Psa 102:26 They 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;

Psa 102:27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

Psa 102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Chapter 103

God is praised for his grace and mercy

A psalm of David

Psa 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Psa 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

Psa 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases,

Psa 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction, who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies,

Psa 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psa 103:6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

Psa 103:7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

Psa 103:8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Psa 103:9 He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger forever.

Psa 103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Psa 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Psa 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Psa 103:15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Psa 103:16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children,

Psa 103:18 To such as keep his covenant and to those that remember his commandments, to do them.

Psa 103:19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Psa 103:20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psa 103:21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts, ye ministers of his that do his pleasure.

Psa 103:22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion; bless the Lord, O my soul.

Chapter 104

The power, providence, and glory of God

Psa 104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord, my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with power and majesty,

Psa 104:2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain,

Psa 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters, who maketh the clouds his chariot, who walketh upon the wings of the wind,

Psa 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire,

Psa 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever.

Psa 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

Psa 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder, they hasted away.

Psa 104:8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

Psa 104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Psa 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

Psa 104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.

Psa 104:12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Psa 104:13 He watereth the hills from his chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Psa 104:14 He 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,

Psa 104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

Psa 104:16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap--the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted,

Psa 104:17 Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Psa 104:18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and the rocks for the conies.

Psa 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knoweth his going down.

Psa 104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

Psa 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey and seek their meat from God.

Psa 104:22 The sun ariseth; they gather themselves together and lay them down in their dens.

Psa 104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening.

Psa 104:24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.

Psa 104:25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable--both small and great beasts.

Psa 104:26 There go the ships; and thou hast made leviathan to play therein.

Psa 104:27 These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

Psa 104:28 That thou givest them they gather; thou openest thine hand; they are filled with good.

Psa 104:29 Thou hidest thy face; they are troubled; thou takest away their breath; they die and return to their dust.

Psa 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy Spirit; they are created; and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Psa 104:31 The glory of the Lord shall endure forever; the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

Psa 104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

Psa 104:33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Psa 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord.

Psa 104:35 Let 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.

Chapter 105

God's manifold blessings for Israel

Psa 105:1 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the people.

Psa 105:2 Sing unto him; sing psalms unto him; talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Psa 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Psa 105:4 Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his face evermore.

Psa 105:5 Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,

Psa 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham, his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen.

Psa 105:7 He is the Lord, our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

Psa 105:8 He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

Psa 105:9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac,

Psa 105:10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

Psa 105:11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance,

Psa 105:12 When they were but a few men in number, yea, very few, and strangers in it.

Psa 105:13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people,

Psa 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

Psa 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Psa 105:16 Moreover, he called for a famine upon the land; he brake the whole staff of bread.

Psa 105:17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant,

Psa 105:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters; he was laid in iron,

Psa 105:19 Until the time that his word came; the word of the Lord tried him.

Psa 105:20 The king sent and loosed him, even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

Psa 105:21 He made him lord of his house and ruler of all his substance,

Psa 105:22 To bind his princes at his pleasure and teach his senators wisdom.

Psa 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

Psa 105:24 And he increased his people greatly and made them stronger than their enemies.

Psa 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants.

Psa 105:26 He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

Psa 105:27 They showed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

Psa 105:28 He sent darkness and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

Psa 105:29 He turned their waters into blood and slew their fish.

Psa 105:30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance in the chambers of their kings.

Psa 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies and lice in all their coasts.

Psa 105:32 He gave them hail for rain and flaming fire in their land.

Psa 105:33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees and brake the trees of their coasts.

Psa 105:34 He spake, and the locusts came and caterpillars, and that without number,

Psa 105:35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land and devoured the fruit of their ground.

Psa 105:36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

Psa 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold; and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Psa 105:38 Egypt was glad when they departed; for the fear of them fell upon them.

Psa 105:39 He spread a cloud for a covering and fire to give light in the night.

Psa 105:40 The people asked, and he brought quails and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Psa 105:41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

Psa 105:42 For he remembered his holy promise unto Abraham, his servant.

Psa 105:43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness,

Psa 105:44 And gave them the lands of the heathen; and they inherited the labor of the people,

Psa 105:45 That they might observe his statutes and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 106

God's blessings despite Israel's rebellion

Psa 106:1 Praise ye the Lord. Oh, give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 106:2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can show forth all his praise?

Psa 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Psa 106:4 Remember me, O Lord, with the favor of thy people; oh, visit me with thy salvation,

Psa 106:5 That 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.

Psa 106:6 We have sinned with our fathers; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedly.

Psa 106:7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies, but provoked thee at the sea, at the Red Sea.

Psa 106:8 Nevertheless, he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

Psa 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up; so he led them through the depths as through the wilderness.

Psa 106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

Psa 106:11 And the waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left.

Psa 106:12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

Psa 106:13 They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel,

Psa 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tempted God in the desert.

Psa 106:15 And he gave them their request but sent leanness into their soul.

Psa 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp and Aaron, the saint of the Lord.

Psa 106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

Psa 106:18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

Psa 106:19 They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped the molten image.

Psa 106:20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

Psa 106:21 They forgot God, their savior, which had done great things in Egypt,

Psa 106:22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red Sea.

Psa 106:23 Therefore, 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.

Psa 106:24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land; they believed not his word,

Psa 106:25 But murmured in their tents and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.

Psa 106:26 Therefore, he lifted up his hand against them to overthrow them in the wilderness,

Psa 106:27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

Psa 106:28 They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

Psa 106:29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions; and the plague brake in upon them.

Psa 106:30 Then stood up Phinehas and executed judgment; and so the plague was stayed.

Psa 106:31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations forevermore.

Psa 106:32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes,

Psa 106:33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Psa 106:34 They did not destroy the nations concerning whom the Lord commanded them,

Psa 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen and learned their works.

Psa 106:36 And they served their idols which were a snare unto them.

Psa 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

Psa 106:38 And 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.

Psa 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Psa 106:40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

Psa 106:41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.

Psa 106:42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

Psa 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel and were brought low for their iniquity.

Psa 106:44 Nevertheless, he regarded their affliction when he heard their cry;

Psa 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant and spared his people according to the multitude of his mercies.

Psa 106:46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captive.

Psa 106:47 Save 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.

Psa 106:48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting; and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 107

God's providence described

Psa 107:1 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Psa 107:3 And gathered them out of the lands--from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

Psa 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Psa 107:5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

Psa 107:6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

Psa 107:7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Psa 107:8 Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul and filleth the hungry soul with goodness,

Psa 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,

Psa 107:11 Because they rebelled against the works of God and contemned the counsel of the Most High.

Psa 107:12 Therefore, he brought down their heart with labor; they fell down, and there was none to help.

Psa 107:13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

Psa 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and brake their bands in sunder.

Psa 107:15 Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Psa 107:17 Fools, because of their transgression and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

Psa 107:18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Psa 107:19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psa 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Psa 107:21 Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare his works with rejoicing.

Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters,

Psa 107:24 These see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep.

Psa 107:25 For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven; they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble.

Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm so that the waves thereof are still.

Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Psa 107:31 Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

Psa 107:33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the water springs into dry ground,

Psa 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Psa 107:35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into water springs.

Psa 107:36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation,

Psa 107:37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

Psa 107:38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

Psa 107:39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

Psa 107:40 He poureth contempt upon princes and causeth them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way.

Psa 107:41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction and maketh him families like a flock.

Psa 107:42 The righteous shall see it and rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Psa 107:43 Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.

Chapter 108

David's confidence in God's help

A song or psalm of David

Psa 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Psa 108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp; I myself will awake early.

Psa 108:3 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people; and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

Psa 108:4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

Psa 108:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth,

Psa 108:6 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and answer me.

Psa 108:7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem and mete out the valley of Succoth.

Psa 108:8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Psa 108:9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

Psa 108:10 Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom?

Psa 108:11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? And wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

Psa 108:12 Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.

Psa 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly, for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Chapter 109

David prays for judgment upon his enemies

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 109:1 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

Psa 109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me; they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Psa 109:3 They compassed me about; they spake against me also with words of hatred and fought against me without a cause.

Psa 109:4 And, notwithstanding my love, they are my adversaries; yet I will continue in prayer for them.

Psa 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good and hatred for my love.

Psa 109:6 Set thou a wicked man over them; and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Psa 109:7 When they shall be judged, let them be condemned, and let their prayer become sin.

Psa 109:8 Let their days be few; let another take their office.

Psa 109:9 Let their children be fatherless and their wives widows.

Psa 109:10 Let their children be continually vagabonds and beg; let them seek also out of their desolate places.

Psa 109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that they have; and let the stranger spoil their labor.

Psa 109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto them; neither let there be any to favor their fatherless children.

Psa 109:13 Let their posterity be cut off in the generation following; let their names be blotted out.

Psa 109:14 Let the iniquity of their fathers be remembered before the Lord; and let not the sin of their mothers be blotted out.

Psa 109:15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth,

Psa 109:16 Because they remembered not to show mercy but persecuted the poor and needy man, that they might even slay the broken in heart.

Psa 109:17 As they loved cursing, so let it come upon them; as they delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from them.

Psa 109:18 As they clothed themselves with cursing like as with their garments, so let it come into their bowels like water and like oil into their bones.

Psa 109:19 Let it be unto them as a garment which covereth them and for a girdle wherewith they are girded continually.

Psa 109:20 This shall be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them who speak evil against my soul.

Psa 109:21 But do thou deliver me, O Lord, my God, for thy name's sake; because thy mercy is good, therefore deliver thou me.

Psa 109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Psa 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth; I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Psa 109:24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

Psa 109:25 I became also a reproach unto them; when they looked upon me, they shook their heads.

Psa 109:26 Help me, O Lord, my God; oh, save me according to thy mercy,

Psa 109:27 That they may know that this is thy hand, that thou, Lord, hast done it.

Psa 109:28 Let them curse but bless thou; when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

Psa 109:29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion as with a mantle.

Psa 109:30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

Psa 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Chapter 110

The kingdom, priesthood, and triumph of Christ

A psalm of David

Psa 110:1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Psa 110:2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion; rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Psa 110:3 Thy 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.

Psa 110:4 The Lord hath sworn and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Psa 110:5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

Psa 110:6 He shall judge among the heathen; he shall fill their streets with their dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

Psa 110:7 He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall he lift up the head.

Chapter 111

God is praised--Fear of the Lord brings wisdom

Psa 111:1 Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

Psa 111:2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Psa 111:3 His work is honorable and glorious; and his righteousness endureth forever.

Psa 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

Psa 111:5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him; he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

Psa 111:6 He hath showed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

Psa 111:7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

Psa 111:8 They stand fast forever and ever and are done in truth and uprightness.

Psa 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people; he hath commanded his covenant forever; holy and reverend is his name.

Psa 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do his commandments; his praise endureth forever.

Chapter 112

The righteous will prosper

Psa 112:1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man who feareth the Lord and delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psa 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Psa 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house; and his righteousness endureth forever.

Psa 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psa 112:5 A good man showeth favor and lendeth; he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Psa 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved forever; the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Psa 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

Psa 112:8 His heart is established; he shall not be afraid until he see judgment executed upon his enemies.

Psa 112:9 He hath dispersed; he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth forever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Psa 112:10 The wicked shall see it and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth and melt away; the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Chapter 113

Praise God for his excellence

Psa 113:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord.

Psa 113:2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.

Psa 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised.

Psa 113:4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Psa 113:5 Who is like unto the Lord, our God, who dwelleth on high,

Psa 113:6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth!

Psa 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill,

Psa 113:8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

Psa 113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 114

God's dominion over the earth

Psa 114:1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Psa 114:2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

Psa 114:3 The sea saw it and fled; Jordan was driven back.

Psa 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

Psa 114:5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Psa 114:6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? And ye little hills, like lambs?

Psa 114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Psa 114:8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Chapter 115

God is glorified--Idols are derided

Psa 115:1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name be glory for thy mercy and for thy truth's sake.

Psa 115:2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Psa 115:3 But our God is in the heavens; he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psa 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Psa 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

Psa 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not; noses have they, but they smell not;

Psa 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not; feet have they, but they walk not; neither speak they through their throat.

Psa 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is everyone that trusteth in them.

Psa 115:9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord; he is thy help and thy shield.

Psa 115:10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord; he is thy help and thy shield.

Psa 115:11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; he is your help and your shield.

Psa 115:12 The Lord hath been mindful of us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

Psa 115:13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.

Psa 115:14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

Psa 115:15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.

Psa 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Psa 115:17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.

Psa 115:18 But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord.

Chapter 116

God's grace, righteousness, and mercy

Psa 116:1 I love the Lord because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Psa 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Psa 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow.

Psa 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Psa 116:5 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Psa 116:6 The Lord preserveth the simple; I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psa 116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psa 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Psa 116:9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psa 116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken; I was greatly afflicted.

Psa 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Psa 116:12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?

Psa 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord.

Psa 116:14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.

Psa 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psa 116:16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant and the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds.

Psa 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call upon the name of the Lord.

Psa 116:18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people,

Psa 116:19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 117

Exhortation to praise God

Psa 117:1 Oh, praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people.

Psa 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us; and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 118

Thanksgiving to God--The coming of Christ

Psa 118:1 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good because his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 118:2 Let Israel now say that his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say that his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 118:4 Let them now that fear the Lord say that his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 118:5 I called upon the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and set me in a large place.

Psa 118:6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do unto me?

Psa 118:7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me; therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

Psa 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Psa 118:9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Psa 118:10 All nations compassed me about; but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.

Psa 118:11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about; but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

Psa 118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns; for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

Psa 118:13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall; but the Lord helped me.

Psa 118:14 The Lord is my strength and song and is become my salvation.

Psa 118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

Psa 118:16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

Psa 118:17 I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.

Psa 118:18 The Lord hath chastened me sore; but he hath not given me over unto death.

Psa 118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord,

Psa 118:20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.

Psa 118:21 I will praise thee, for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation.

Psa 118:22 The stone which the builders refused has become the headstone of the corner.

Psa 118:23 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

Psa 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psa 118:25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Psa 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

Psa 118:27 God is the Lord, which hath showed us light; bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

Psa 118:28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee; thou art my God; I will exalt thee.

Psa 118:29 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

Chapter 119

Prayers, praise, and professions of obedience to God's law


Psa 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord.

Psa 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies and that seek him with the whole heart.

Psa 119:3 They also do no iniquity; they walk in his ways.

Psa 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

Psa 119:5 Oh, that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

Psa 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

Psa 119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

Psa 119:8 I will keep thy statutes; oh, forsake me not utterly.


Psa 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Psa 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee; oh, let me not wander from thy commandments.

Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psa 119:12 Blessed art thou, O Lord; teach me thy statutes.

Psa 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

Psa 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as much as in all riches.

Psa 119:15 I will meditate upon thy precepts and have respect unto thy ways.

Psa 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word.


Psa 119:17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live and keep thy word.

Psa 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

Psa 119:19 I am a stranger in the earth; hide not thy commandments from me.

Psa 119:20 My heart breaketh, for my soul longeth after thy judgments at all times.

Psa 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud; they are cursed who do err from thy commandments.

Psa 119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies.

Psa 119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me; but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

Psa 119:24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.


Psa 119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken thou me according to thy word.

Psa 119:26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me; teach me thy statutes.

Psa 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

Psa 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness; strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

Psa 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying; and grant me thy law graciously.

Psa 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth; thy judgments have I laid before me.

Psa 119:31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies; O Lord, put me not to shame.

Psa 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shalt enlarge my heart.


Psa 119:33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it to the end.

Psa 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Psa 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight.

Psa 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

Psa 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

Psa 119:38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant who is devoted to thy fear.

Psa 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear, for thy judgments are good.

Psa 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts; quicken me in thy righteousness.


Psa 119:41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

Psa 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me, for I trust in thy word.

Psa 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I have hoped in thy judgments.

Psa 119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually forever and ever.

Psa 119:45 And I will walk at liberty, for I seek thy precepts.

Psa 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.

Psa 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

Psa 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate upon thy statutes.


Psa 119:49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

Psa 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for thy word hath quickened me.

Psa 119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not declined from thy law.

Psa 119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself.

Psa 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

Psa 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psa 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night and have kept thy law.

Psa 119:56 This I had because I kept thy precepts.


Psa 119:57 Thou art my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep thy words.

Psa 119:58 I entreated thy favor with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to thy word.

Psa 119:59 I thought on my ways and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

Psa 119:60 I made haste and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

Psa 119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me; but I have not forgotten thy law.

Psa 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Psa 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee and of them that keep thy precepts.

Psa 119:64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy; teach me thy statutes.


Psa 119:65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.

Psa 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I have believed thy commandments.

Psa 119:67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now have I kept thy word.

Psa 119:68 Thou art good and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

Psa 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me; but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

Psa 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

Psa 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.

Psa 119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.


Psa 119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Psa 119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me because I have hoped in thy word.

Psa 119:75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

Psa 119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort according to thy word unto thy servant.

Psa 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight.

Psa 119:78 Let the proud be ashamed, for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate upon thy precepts.

Psa 119:79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

Psa 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.


Psa 119:81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation; but I hope in thy word.

Psa 119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

Psa 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

Psa 119:84 How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

Psa 119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

Psa 119:86 All thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

Psa 119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

Psa 119:88 Quicken me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.


Psa 119:89 Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

Psa 119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

Psa 119:91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances, for all are thy servants.

Psa 119:92 Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Psa 119:93 I will never forget thy precepts, for with them thou hast quickened me.

Psa 119:94 I am thine; save me, for I have sought thy precepts.

Psa 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

Psa 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection; but thy commandment is exceeding broad.


Psa 119:97 Oh, how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psa 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are ever with me.

Psa 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Psa 119:100 I understand more than the ancients because I keep thy precepts.

Psa 119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

Psa 119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me.

Psa 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.

Psa 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding; therefore, I hate every false way.


Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Psa 119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it--that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

Psa 119:107 I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

Psa 119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

Psa 119:109 My soul is continually in thy hand; and I do not forget thy law.

Psa 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet I erred not from thy precepts.

Psa 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Psa 119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end.


Psa 119:113 I hate vain thoughts; but thy law do I love.

Psa 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield; I hope in thy word.

Psa 119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers; for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Psa 119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Psa 119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

Psa 119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes, for their deceit is falsehood.

Psa 119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore, I love thy testimonies.

Psa 119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.


Psa 119:121 I have done judgment and justice; leave me not to mine oppressors.

Psa 119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.

Psa 119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation and for the word of thy righteousness.

Psa 119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

Psa 119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies,

Psa 119:126 And the time, O Lord, for me to work; for they have made void thy law.

Psa 119:127 Therefore, I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Psa 119:128 Therefore, I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.


Psa 119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them.

Psa 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; they give understanding unto the simple.

Psa 119:131 I opened my mouth and panted, for I longed for thy commandments.

Psa 119:132 Look thou upon me and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Psa 119:133 Order my steps in thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psa 119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man; so will I keep thy precepts.

Psa 119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

Psa 119:136 Rivers of water run down mine eyes because they keep not thy law.


Psa 119:137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.

Psa 119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

Psa 119:139 My zeal hath consumed me because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

Psa 119:140 Thy word is very pure; therefore, thy servant loveth it.

Psa 119:141 I am small and despised; yet do not I forget thy precepts.

Psa 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Psa 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; yet thy commandments are my delights.

Psa 119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting; give me understanding, and I shall live.


Psa 119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord; I will keep thy statutes.

Psa 119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

Psa 119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning and cried; I hoped in thy word.

Psa 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Psa 119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy loving-kindness; O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment.

Psa 119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief; they are far from thy law.

Psa 119:151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.

Psa 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them forever.


Psa 119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me; for I do not forget thy law.

Psa 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me; quicken me according to thy word.

Psa 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they seek not thy statutes.

Psa 119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord; quicken me according to thy judgments.

Psa 119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

Psa 119:158 I beheld the transgressors and was grieved because they kept not thy word.

Psa 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts; quicken me, O Lord, according to thy loving-kindness.

Psa 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning; and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever.


Psa 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

Psa 119:162 I rejoice at thy word as one that findeth great spoil.

Psa 119:163 I hate and abhor lying; but thy law do I love.

Psa 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Psa 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them.

Psa 119:166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation and done thy commandments.

Psa 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

Psa 119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways are before thee.


Psa 119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord; give me understanding according to thy word.

Psa 119:170 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy word.

Psa 119:171 My lips shall utter praise when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

Psa 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteousness.

Psa 119:173 Let thine hand help me, for I have chosen thy precepts.

Psa 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.

Psa 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

Psa 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.

Chapter 120

Prayer for deliverance

A song of degrees

Psa 120:1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

Psa 120:2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.

Psa 120:3 What shall be given unto thee? Or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Psa 120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty with coals of juniper.

Psa 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

Psa 120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

Psa 120:7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Chapter 121

Confidence in God

A song of degrees

Psa 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.

Psa 121:2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

Psa 121:3 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Psa 121:4 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Psa 121:5 The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

Psa 121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

Psa 121:7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy soul.

Psa 121:8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth and even forevermore.

Chapter 122

Prayer for peace

A song of degrees of David

Psa 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Psa 122:2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Psa 122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together,

Psa 122:4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.

Psa 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Psa 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee.

Psa 122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

Psa 122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Psa 122:9 Because of the house of the Lord, our God, I will seek thy good.

Chapter 123

Prayer for mercy

A song of degrees

Psa 123:1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Psa 123:2 Behold, 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.

Psa 123:3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord; have mercy upon us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Psa 123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease and with the contempt of the proud.

Chapter 124

Thanksgiving for deliverance

A song of degrees of David

Psa 124:1 Now may Israel say, If the Lord was not on our side when men rose up against us, then they had swallowed us up quick when their wrath was kindled against us.

Psa 124:2 Then the waters had overwhelmed us; the stream had gone over our soul;

Psa 124:3 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

Psa 124:4 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

Psa 124:5 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Psa 124:6 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Chapter 125

Trust in God

A song of degrees

Psa 125:1 They that trust in the Lord in Mount Zion cannot be removed but abide forever.

Psa 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth, even forever.

Psa 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous, lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

Psa 125:4 Do good, O Lord, unto the good and unto the upright in their hearts.

Psa 125:5 As 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.

Chapter 126

Confidence in the Lord

A song of degrees

Psa 126:1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Psa 126:2 Then 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.

Psa 126:3 The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.

Psa 126:4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

Psa 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psa 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Chapter 127

Dependence on the Lord--Children are a blessing

A song of degrees for Solomon

Psa 127:1 Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Psa 127:2 It 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.

Psa 127:3 Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psa 127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth.

Psa 127:5 Happy 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.

Chapter 128

Blessings for those who fear the Lord

A song of degrees

Psa 128:1 Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord, that walketh in his ways.

Psa 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Psa 128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house--thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Psa 128:4 Behold that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.

Psa 128:5 The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion; and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

Psa 128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children and peace upon Israel.

Chapter 129

The afflictions of Israel

A song of degrees

Psa 129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say;

Psa 129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.

Psa 129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.

Psa 129:4 The Lord is righteous; he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Psa 129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

Psa 129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up,

Psa 129:7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

Psa 129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord.

Chapter 130

Hope for mercy and redemption

A song of degrees

Psa 130:1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Psa 130:2 Lord, hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

Psa 130:3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psa 130:4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Psa 130:5 I wait for the Lord; my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

Psa 130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning; I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Psa 130:7 Let Israel hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

Psa 130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Chapter 131

Humility and hope

A song of degrees of David

Psa 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in great matters or in things too high for me.

Psa 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned of his mother; my soul is even as a weaned child.

Psa 131:3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and forever.

Chapter 132

David's covenant--God's promises to his people

A song of degrees

Psa 132:1 Lord, remember David and all his afflictions--

Psa 132:2 How he sware unto the Lord and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob:

Psa 132:3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house nor go up into my bed;

Psa 132:4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes or slumber to mine eyelids,

Psa 132:5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

Psa 132:6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah; we found it in the fields of the wood.

Psa 132:7 We will go into his tabernacles; we will worship at his footstool.

Psa 132:8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength.

Psa 132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

Psa 132:10 For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.

Psa 132:11 The 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.

Psa 132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne forevermore.

Psa 132:13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

Psa 132:14 This is my rest forever; here will I dwell, for I have desired it.

Psa 132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Psa 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Psa 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Psa 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Chapter 133

The fellowship of saints

A song of degrees of David

Psa 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Psa 133:2 It 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,

Psa 133:3 As the dew of Hermon and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forevermore.

Chapter 134

Exhortation to praise God

A song of degrees

Psa 134:1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord which by night stand in the house of the Lord.

Psa 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

Psa 134:3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

Chapter 135

Exhortation to praise God--Vanity of idol worship

Psa 135:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.

Psa 135:2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God,

Psa 135:3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praises unto his name, for it is pleasant.

Psa 135:4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Psa 135:5 For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods.

Psa 135:6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

Psa 135:7 He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries,

Psa 135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast;

Psa 135:9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and upon all his servants;

Psa 135:10 Who smote great nations and slew mighty kings--

Psa 135:11 Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan--

Psa 135:12 And gave their land for a heritage, a heritage unto Israel, his people.

Psa 135:13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever, and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.

Psa 135:14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will not repent himself concerning his servants.

Psa 135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Psa 135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

Psa 135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

Psa 135:18 They that make them are like unto them; so is everyone that trusteth in them.

Psa 135:19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel; bless the Lord, O house of Aaron;

Psa 135:20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi; ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord.

Psa 135:21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion. Blessed be the Lord out of Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 136

Give thanks to God for his mercies

Psa 136:1 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 136:2 Oh, give thanks unto the God of gods, for his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 136:3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his mercy endureth forever--

Psa 136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:7 To him that made great lights, for his mercy endureth forever--

Psa 136:8 The sun to rule by day, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night, for his mercy endureth forever--

Psa 136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:11 And brought out Israel from among them, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:12 With a strong hand and with a stretched-out arm, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:13 To him which divided the Red Sea into parts, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:17 To him which smote great kings, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:18 And slew famous kings, for his mercy endureth forever:

Psa 136:19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:20 And Og, the king of Bashan, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:21 And gave their land for a heritage, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:22 Even a heritage unto Israel his servant, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate, for his mercy endureth forever,

Psa 136:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies, for his mercy endureth forever;

Psa 136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh, for his mercy endureth forever.

Psa 136:26 Oh, give thanks unto the God of heaven, for his mercy endureth forever.

Chapter 137

Faithfulness despite captivity

Psa 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.

Psa 137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

Psa 137:3 For 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.

Psa 137:4 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

Psa 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning.

Psa 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Psa 137:7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem, who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

Psa 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Psa 137:9 Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Chapter 138

David praises God for his faithfulness

A psalm of David

Psa 138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for that hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Psa 138:3 In the day when I cried, thou answeredst me and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Psa 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

Psa 138:5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.

Psa 138:6 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Psa 138:7 Though 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.

Psa 138:8 The Lord will perfect me in knowledge concerning his kingdom. I will praise thee, O Lord, forever; for thou art merciful and wilt not forsake the works of thine own hands.

Chapter 139

God's omnipotence

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 139:1 O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me.

Psa 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off.

Psa 139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down and art acquainted with all my ways.

Psa 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

Psa 139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before and laid thine hand upon me.

Psa 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain unto it.

Psa 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

Psa 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

Psa 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

Psa 139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Psa 139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me,

Psa 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Psa 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins; thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

Psa 139:14 I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psa 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee when I was made in secret and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Psa 139:16 Thine 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 I knew none of them.

Psa 139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

Psa 139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with thee.

Psa 139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God; depart from me, therefore, ye bloody men.

Psa 139:20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

Psa 139:21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

Psa 139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them mine enemies.

Psa 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts;

Psa 139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Chapter 140

David prays for deliverance from the wicked

To the chief musician, a psalm of David

Psa 140:1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man,

Psa 140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Psa 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Psa 140:4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man, who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

Psa 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

Psa 140:6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God; hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

Psa 140:7 O God, the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

Psa 140:8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not his wicked device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Psa 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Psa 140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

Psa 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth; evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Psa 140:12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and the right of the poor.

Psa 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Chapter 141

Prayer for freedom from sin and safety from snares

A psalm of David

Psa 141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee; make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice when I cry unto thee.

Psa 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Psa 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.

Psa 141:5 When the righteous smite me with the word of the Lord, it is a kindness; and when they reprove me, it shall be an excellent oil and shall not destroy my faith; for yet my prayer also shall be for them. I delight not in their calamities.

Psa 141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Psa 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

Psa 141:8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God, the Lord; in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Psa 141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

Psa 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets whilst that I withal escape.

Chapter 142

Comfort in prayer

Maschil of David; a prayer when he was in the cave

Psa 142:1 I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

Psa 142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

Psa 142:3 When 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.

Psa 142:4 I 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.

Psa 142:5 I cried unto thee, O Lord; I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Psa 142:6 Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

Psa 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name; the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

Chapter 143

Plea for strength and protection

A psalm of David

Psa 143:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications; in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

Psa 143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Psa 143:3 For 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 long been dead.

Psa 143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

Psa 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

Psa 143:6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul thirsteth after thee as a thirsty land. Selah.

Psa 143:7 Hear 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.

Psa 143:8 Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness 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.

Psa 143:9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies; I flee unto thee to hide me.

Psa 143:10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God; thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psa 143:11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake; for thy righteousness' sake, bring my soul out of trouble.

Psa 143:12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I am thy servant.

Chapter 144

Prayer for blessings

A psalm of David

Psa 144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my strength, which teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight,

Psa 144:2 My goodness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I trust, who subdueth my people under me.

Psa 144:3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Psa 144:4 Man is like to vanity; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Psa 144:5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Psa 144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

Psa 144:7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters from the hand of strange children,

Psa 144:8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Psa 144:9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

Psa 144:10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings, who delivereth David, his servant, from the hurtful sword.

Psa 144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood,

Psa 144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as cornerstones, polished after the similitude of a palace;

Psa 144:13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets;

Psa 144:14 That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

Psa 144:15 Happy is that people that is in such a case; yea, happy is that people whose God is the Lord.

Chapter 145

God's greatness and compassion

David's psalm of praise

Psa 145:1 I will extol thee, my God, O King; and I will bless thy name forever and ever.

Psa 145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name forever and ever.

Psa 145:3 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Psa 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another and shall declare thy mighty acts.

Psa 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty and of thy wondrous works.

Psa 145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; and I will declare thy greatness.

Psa 145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness and shall sing of thy righteousness.

Psa 145:8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and of great mercy.

Psa 145:9 The Lord is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Psa 145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

Psa 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom and talk of thy power,

Psa 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

Psa 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

Psa 145:14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Psa 145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

Psa 145:16 Thou openest thine hand and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Psa 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and holy in all his works.

Psa 145:18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Psa 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear their cry and will save them.

Psa 145:20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him; but all the wicked will he destroy.

Psa 145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Chapter 146

God alone is worthy of praise and trust

Psa 146:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.

Psa 146:2 While I live will I praise the Lord; I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

Psa 146:3 Put not your trust in princes nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Psa 146:4 His breath goeth forth; he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Psa 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord, his God,

Psa 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is, which keepeth truth forever,

Psa 146:7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed, which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners;

Psa 146:8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind; the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down; the Lord loveth the righteous;

Psa 146:9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Psa 146:10 The Lord shall reign forever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 147

Many reasons for praising God

Psa 147:1 Praise ye the Lord, for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

Psa 147:2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem; he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

Psa 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds.

Psa 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Psa 147:5 Great is our Lord and of great power; his understanding is infinite.

Psa 147:6 The Lord lifteth up the meek; he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Psa 147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God,

Psa 147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Psa 147:9 He giveth to the beast his food and to the young ravens which cry.

Psa 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse; he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

Psa 147:11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Psa 147:12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

Psa 147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

Psa 147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

Psa 147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth; his word runneth very swiftly.

Psa 147:16 He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

Psa 147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels. Who can stand before his cold?

Psa 147:18 He sendeth out his word and melteth them; he causeth his wind to blow and the waters flow.

Psa 147:19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

Psa 147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 148

All creation is exhorted to praise God

Psa 148:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights.

Psa 148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts.

Psa 148:3 Praise ye him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.

Psa 148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens and ye waters that be above the heavens.

Psa 148:5 Let them praise the name of the Lord; for he commanded, and they were created.

Psa 148:6 He hath also stablished them forever and ever; he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

Psa 148:7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps.

Psa 148:8 Fire and hail, snow and vapor, stormy wind fulfilling his word,

Psa 148:9 Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars,

Psa 148:10 Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and flying fowl,

Psa 148:11 Kings of the earth and all people, princes and all judges of the earth,

Psa 148:12 Both young men and maidens, old men and children--

Psa 148:13 Let them praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Psa 148:14 He 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.

Chapter 149

Praise God with music and song

Psa 149:1 Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

Psa 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Psa 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psa 149:4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people; he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Psa 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud upon their beds.

Psa 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand,

Psa 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen and punishments upon the people,

Psa 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,

Psa 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written; this honor have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 150

Let all that have breath praise God

Psa 150:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in the firmament of his power.

Psa 150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Psa 150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Psa 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance; praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Psa 150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals; praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals.

Psa 150:6 Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.