1,1Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stand in the way of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
1,2but his delight is in the Lord's law.
On His law he meditates day and night.
1,3He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season,
whose leaf also does not wither.
Whatever he does shall prosper.
1,4The wicked are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
1,5Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
1,6For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall perish.

2,1Why do the nations rage,
and the peoples plot a vain thing?
2,2The kings of the earth take a stand,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying,
2,3'Let's break their bonds apart,
and cast their cords from us.'
2,4He who sits in the Heavens will laugh.
The Lord will have them in derision.
2,5Then He will speak to them in His anger,
and terrify them in His wrath:
2,6I have set My King on the holy Mount Zion.'
2,7I will tell of the decree.
the Lord said to me, 'you are my son.
Today I have become your father.
2,8Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance,
the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
2,9You shall break them with a rod of iron.
You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'
2,10Now therefore be wise, you kings.
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
2,11Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
2,12Give pure kisses, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way,
for His wrath will soon be kindled.
Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.

3,1A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
3,2Lord, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are those who rise up against me.
3,3Many there are who say of my soul,
'There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3,4But You, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
3,5I cry to the Lord with my voice,
and He answers me out of His holy mountain. Selah.
3,6I laid myself down and slept.
I awakened; for the Lord sustains me.
3,7I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people
who have set themselves against me on every side.
3,8Arise, Lord!
Save me, my God!
For You have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone.
You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
3,9Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing be on your people. Selah.

4,1For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.
4,2Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness.
Give me relief from my distress.
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
4,3You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
4,4But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly:
the Lord will hear when I call to him.
4,5Stand in awe, and don't sin.
Search your own heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.
4,6Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.
Put your trust in the Lord.
4,7Many say, 'Who will show us any good?'
Lord, let the light of Your face shine on us.
4,8You have put gladness in my heart,
more than when their grain and their new wine are increased.
4,9In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep,
for You Lord, alone, make me live in safety.

5,1For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David.
5,2Give ear to my words, Lord.
Consider my meditation.
5,3Listen to the voice of my cry, my King and my God;
for to You do I pray.
5,4Lord, in the morning you shall hear my voice.
In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly.
5,5For You are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness.
Evil can't live with you.
5,6The arrogant shall not stand in your sight.
You hate all workers of iniquity.
5,7You will destroy those who speak lies.
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
5,8But as for me, in the abundance of your loving kindness I will come into Your house.
I will bow toward Your holy temple in reverence of You.
5,9Lead me, Lord, in righteousness because of my enemies.
Make Your way straight before me.
5,10For there is no faithfulness in their mouth.
Their heart is destruction.
Their throat is an open tomb.
They flatter with their tongue.
5,11Hold them guilty, God.
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
for they have rebelled against You.
5,12But let all those who take refuge in You rejoice,
Let them always shout for joy, because You defend them.
Let them also who love Your name be joyful in You.
5,13For You will bless the righteous.
Lord, You will surround him with favor as with a shield.

6,1For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.
6,2Lord, don't rebuke me in Your anger,
neither discipline me in Your wrath.
6,3Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint.
Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
6,4My soul is also in great anguish.
And You, Lord, how long?
6,5Return, Lord. Deliver my soul,
and save me for Your loving kindness' sake.
6,6For in death there is no memory of You.
In Hell, who shall give You thanks?
6,7I am weary with my groaning.
Every night I flood my bed.
I drench my couch with my tears.
6,8My eye wastes away because of grief.
It grows old because of all my adversaries.
6,9Depart from me, all workers of iniquity,
for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
6,10The Lord has heard my supplication.
The Lord accepts my prayer.
6,11May all my enemies be ashamed and dismayed.
They shall turn back, they shall be disgraced suddenly.

7,1A meditation by David, which he sang to the Lord, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite.
7,2Lord, my God, I take refuge in You.
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
7,3lest they tear apart my soul like a lion,
ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
7,4Lord, my God, if I have done this,
if there is iniquity in my hands,
7,5if I have rewarded evil to him who was at peace with me
if I have delivered him who without cause was my adversary,
7,6let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it;
let him tread my life down to the earth,
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
7,7Arise, Lord, in Your anger.
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries.
Awake for me. You have commanded judgment.
7,8Let the congregation of the peoples surround You.
Rule over them on high.
7,9The Lord administers judgment to the peoples.
Judge me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
and to my integrity that is in me.
7,10Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous;
their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
7,11My shield is with God,
who saves the upright in heart.
7,12God is a righteous judge,
a God who has indignation every day.
7,13If a man doesn't relent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent and strung His bow.
7,14He has also prepared for him the instruments of death.
He makes ready His flaming arrows.
7,15Behold, he travails with iniquity.
he has conceived mischief,
and brought forth falsehood.
7,16He has dug a hole,
and has fallen into the pit which he made.
7,17The trouble he causes shall return to his own head.
His violence shall come down on the crown of his own head.
7,18I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness,
and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

8,1For the Chief Musician; on an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by David.
8,2Lord, our God, how majestic is Your name in all the earth,
who has set Your glory above the Heavens!
8,3From the lips of babes and infants You have established strength,
because of Your adversaries, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger.
8,4When I consider Your Heavens, the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
8,5what is man, that You think of him?
What is the son of man, that You care for him?
8,6For You have made him a little lower than God,
and crowned him with glory and honor.
8,7You make him ruler over the works of Your hands.
You have put all things under his feet:
8,8All sheep and cattle,
and the animals of the field,
8,9The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
8,10Lord, our God,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth!

9,1For the Chief Musician; 'Mother to Son,' A Psalm by David.
9,2I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
9,3I will be glad and rejoice in You.
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
9,4When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish in Your presence.
9,5For You have maintained my just cause.
You sit on the throne judging righteously.
9,6You have rebuked the nations.
You have destroyed the wicked.
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
9,7The enemy is overtaken by endless ruin.
The very memory of the cities which You have overthrown has perished.
9,8The Lord reigns forever.
He has prepared His throne for judgment.
9,9He will judge the world in righteousness.
He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
9,10the Lord will also be a high tower for the oppressed;
a high tower in times of trouble.
9,11Those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
9,12Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion,
and declare among the people what he has done.
9,13For He who avenges blood remembers them.
He doesn't forget the cry of the afflicted.
9,14Have mercy on me, Lord.
See my affliction by those who hate me,
and lift me up from the gates of death;
9,15that I may show forth all Your praise.
In the gates of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in Your salvation.
9,16The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made.
In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
9,17The Lord has made Himself known.
He has executed judgment.
The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Selah.
9,18The wicked shall be turned back to Hell,
even all the nations that forget God.
9,19For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
9,20Arise, Lord! Don't let man prevail.
Let the nations be judged in Your sight.
9,21Put them in fear, Lord.
Let the nations know that they are only men. Selah.

10,1Why do You stand far off, Lord?
Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
10,2In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak.
They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
10,3For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings.
He blesses the greedy, and condemns the Lord.
10,4The wicked, in the pride of his face,
has no room in his thoughts for God.
10,5His ways are prosperous at all times.
he is haughty, and Your laws are far from his sight.
As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.
10,6He says in his heart, 'I shall not be shaken.
For generations I shall have no trouble.'
10,7His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression.
Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
10,8He lies in wait near the villages.
From ambushes, he murders the innocent.
His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
10,9He lurks in secret as a lion in ambush.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless.
He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.
10,10The helpless are crushed.
They collapse.
They fall under his strength.
10,11He says in his heart, 'God has forgotten.
He hides His face.
He will never see it.'
10,12Arise, Lord!
God, lift up Your hand!
Don't forget the helpless.
10,13Why does the wicked person condemn God,
and say in his heart, 'God won't call me into account?'
10,14But You see trouble and grief.
You consider it to take it into Your hand.
You help the victim and the fatherless.
10,15Break the arm of the wicked.
As for the evil man, seek out the evil man and you'll find none.
10,16The Lord is King forever and ever!
The nations will perish out of His land.
10,17Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble.
You will prepare their heart.
You will cause Your ear to hear,
10,18to judge the fatherless and the oppressed,
that man who is of the earth may terrify no more.

11,1For the Chief Musician. By David.
In the Lord, I take refuge.
How can you say to my soul, 'Flee as a bird to your mountain!'
11,2For, behold, the wicked bend their bows.
They set their arrows on the strings,
that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
11,3If the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?
11,4The Lord is in His holy temple.
the Lord is on His throne in Heaven.
His eyes observe.
His eyes examine the children of men.
11,5The Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked and him who loves violence His soul hates.
11,6On the wicked He will rain blazing coals;
fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
11,7For the Lord is righteous.
He loves righteousness.
The upright shall see His face.

12,1For the Chief Musician; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.
12,2Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases.
For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
12,3Everyone lies to his neighbor.
They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.
12,4May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that boasts,
12,5who have said, 'With our tongue we will prevail.
Our lips are our own.
Who is lord over us?'
12,6'Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy,
I will now arise,' says the Lord;
'I will set him in safety from those who malign him.'
12,7The words of the Lord are flawless words,
as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
12,8You will keep them, Lord.
You will preserve them from this generation forever.
12,9The wicked walk on every side,
when what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.

13,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
13,2How long, Lord?
Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
13,3How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
having sorrow in my heart every day?
How long shall my enemy triumph over me?
13,4Behold, and answer me, Lord, my God.
Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
13,5Lest my enemy say, 'I have prevailed against him;'
Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.
13,6But I trust in Your loving kindness.
My heart rejoices in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because He has been good to me.

14,1For the Chief Musician. By David.
The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'
They are corrupt.
They have done abominable works.
There is none who does good.
14,2the Lord looked down from Heaven on the children of men,
to see if there were any who understood,
who sought after God.
14,3They have all gone aside.
They have together become corrupt.
There is none who does good, not one.
14,4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and don't call on the Lord?
14,5There they were in great fear,
for God is in the generation of the righteous.
14,6You frustrate the perpetuation of the poor,
because the Lord is refuge.
14,7Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people,
then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

15,1A Psalm by David.
Lord, who shall dwell in Your sanctuary?
Who shall live on Your holy hill?
15,2He who walks blamelessly does what is right,
and speaks truth in his heart;
15,3He who doesn't slander with his tongue,
nor does evil to his friend,
nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
15,4In whose eyes a vile man is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
he who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn't change;
15,5He who doesn't lend out his money for usury,
nor take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be shaken.

16,1A Poem by David.

Preserve me, God, for in You do I take refuge.
16,2My soul, has said to the Lord, 'You are my Lord.
Apart from You I have no good thing.'
16,3As for the saints who are in the earth,
they are the excellent ones in whom is all My delight.
16,4Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god.
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
nor take their names on my lips.
16,5the Lord assigned my portion and my cup.
You made my lot secure.
16,6The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.
I have a good inheritance.
16,7I will bless the Lord, who has given me counsel.
my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
16,8I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
16,9Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.
My body shall also dwell in safety.
16,10For You will not leave my soul in Hell,
neither will You allow Your holy one to see corruption.
16,11You will show me the path of life.
In Your presence is fullness of joy.
In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

17,1A Prayer by David.

Hear, Lord, my righteous plea;
Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.
17,2Let my sentence come forth from Your presence.
Let ?Your eyes look on equity.
17,3You have proved my heart.
You have visited me in the night.
You have tried me, and found nothing.
I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey.
17,4As for the works of men, by the word of your lips,
I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
17,5My steps have held fast to your paths.
My feet have not slipped.
17,6I have called on You, for You will answer me, God.
Turn your ear to me.
Hear my speech.
17,7Show Your marvelous loving kindness,
You who save those who take refuge by Your right hand from their enemies.
17,8Keep me as the apple of your eye.
Hide me under the shadow of your wings,
17,9from the wicked who oppress me,
my deadly enemies, who surround me.
17,10They close up their callous hearts.
With their mouth they speak proudly.
17,11They have now surrounded us in our steps.
They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
17,12He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey,
as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
17,13Arise, Lord, confront him.
Cast him down.
Deliver my soul from the wicked by Your sword;
17,14from men by Your hand, Lord,
from men of the world, whose portion is in this life.
You fill the belly of your cherished ones.
Your sons have plenty,
and they store up wealth for their children.
17,15As for me, I shall see Your face in righteousness.
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, and see Your form.

18,1For the Chief Musician. By David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said,

18,2I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer;
18,3my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
18,4I call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
and I am saved from my enemies.
18,5The cords of death surrounded me.
The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
18,6The cords of Hell were around me.
The snares of death came on me.
18,7In my distress I called on the Lord,
and cried to my God.
He heard my voice out of His temple.
My cry before Him came into His ears.
18,8Then the earth shook and trembled.
The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken,
because He was angry.
18,9Smoke went out of His nostrils.
Consuming fire came out of His mouth.
Coals were kindled by it.
18,10He bowed the Heavens also, and came down.
Thick darkness was under His feet.
18,11He rode on a cherub, and flew.
Yes, he soared on the wings of the wind.
18,12He made darkness His hiding place, His pavilion around him,
darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
18,13At the brightness before Him His thick clouds passed,
hailstones and coals of fire.
18,14the Lord also thundered in the sky.
The Most High uttered His voice:
hailstones and coals of fire.
18,15He sent out His arrows, and scattered them;
great lightning bolts, and routed them.
18,16Then the channels of waters appeared.
The foundations of the world were laid bare at Your rebuke, Lord,
at the blast of the breath of ?Your nostrils.
18,17He sent from on high.
He took me.
He drew me out of many waters.
18,18He delivered me from my strong enemy,
from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
18,19They came on me in the day of my calamity,
but the Lord was my support.
18,20He brought me forth also into a large place.
He delivered me, because He delighted in me.
18,21The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness.
According to the cleanness of my hands has He recompensed me.
18,22For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
18,23For all His ordinances were before me.
I didn't put away His statutes from me.
18,24I was also blameless with Him.
I kept myself from my iniquity.
18,25Therefore the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in His eyesight.
18,26With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful.
With the perfect man, You will show Yourself perfect.
18,27With the pure, You will show Yourself pure.
With the crooked You will show Yourself shrewd.
18,28For You will save the afflicted people,
but the haughty eyes You will bring down.
18,29For You will light my lamp, Lord.
My God will light up my darkness.
18,30For by You, I advance through a troop.
By my God, I leap over a wall.
18,31As for God, His way is perfect.
The word of the Lord is tried.
He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him.
18,32For who is God, except the Lord?
Who is a rock, besides our God,
18,33the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?
18,34He makes my feet like deer's feet,
and sets me on my high places.
18,35He teaches my hands to war,
so that my arms bend a bow of bronze.
18,36You have also given me the shield of your salvation.
Your right hand sustains me.
Your gentleness has made me great.
18,37You have enlarged my steps under me,
My feet have not slipped.
18,38I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them.
Neither will I turn again until they are consumed.
18,39I will strike them through, so that they will not be able to rise.
They shall fall under my feet.
18,40For You have armed me with strength to the battle.
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
18,41You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,
that I might cut off those who hate me.
18,42They cried, but there was none to save;
even to the Lord, but He didn't answer them.
18,43Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind.
I cast them out as the mire of the streets.
18,44You have delivered me from the strivings of the people.
You have made me the head of the nations.
A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
18,45As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me.
The foreigners shall submit themselves to me.
18,46The foreigners shall fade away,
and shall come trembling out of their close places.
18,47The Lord lives; and blessed be my rock.
Exalted be the God of my salvation,
18,48even the God who executes vengeance for me,
and subdues peoples under me.
18,49He rescues me from my enemies.
Yes, You lift me up above those who rise up against me.
You deliver me from the violent man.
18,50Therefore I will give thanks to You, Lord, among the nations,
and will sing praises to Your name.
18,51He gives great deliverance to His king,
and shows loving kindness to His anointed,
to David and to his seed, forevermore.

19,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

19,2The Heavens declare the glory of God.
The expanse shows His handiwork.
19,3Day after day they pour forth speech,
and night after night they display knowledge.
19,4There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.
19,5Their voice has gone out through all the earth,
their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tent for the sun,
19,6Which is as a bridegroom coming out of His room,
like a strong man rejoicing to run His course.
19,7His going forth is from the end of the Heavens,
His circuit to its ends;
There is nothing hidden from its heat.
19,8The Lord's law is perfect, restoring the soul.
The Lord's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.
19,9The Lord's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart.
The Lord's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
19,10The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.
The Lord's ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.
19,11More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
19,12Moreover by them is Your servant warned.
In keeping them there is great reward.
19,13Who can discern his errors?
Forgive me from hidden errors.
19,14Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins.
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I will be upright.
I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
19,15Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in Your sight,
Lord, my rock, and my redeemer.

20,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
20,2May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble.
May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high,
20,3send you help from the sanctuary,
grant you support from Zion,
20,4remember all your offerings,
and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.
20,5May He grant you your heart's desire,
and fulfill all your counsel.
20,6We will triumph in your salvation.
In the name of our God, we will set up our banners.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
20,7Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed.
He will answer him from His holy Heaven,
with the saving strength of His right hand.
20,8Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,
but we trust the name of the Lord our God.
20,9They are bowed down and fallen,
but we rise up, and stand upright.
20,10Save, Lord!
Let the King answer us when we call!

21,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
21,2The king rejoices in your strength, Lord!
How greatly he rejoices in Your salvation!
21,3You have given him his heart's desire,
and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
21,4For You meet him with the blessings of goodness.
You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
21,5He asked life of You, You gave it to him,
even length of days forever and ever.
21,6His glory is great in Your salvation.
You lay honor and majesty on him.
21,7For You make him most blessed forever.
You make him glad with joy in Your presence.
21,8For the king trusts in the Lord.
Through the loving kindness of the Most High, he shall not be moved.
21,9Your hand will find out all of your enemies.
Your right hand will find out those who hate You.
21,10You will make them as a fiery furnace in the time of your anger.
The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath.
The fire shall devour them.
21,11You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
their posterity from among the children of men.
21,12For they intended evil against You.
They plotted evil against You which cannot succeed.
21,13For You will make them turn their back,
when You aim drawn bows at their face.
21,14Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength,
so we will sing and praise Your power.

22,1For the Chief Musician; on the ancient instrument, A Psalm by David.
22,2My God, my Lord, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
22,3My God, I cry in the daytime, but You don't answer;
in the night season, and am not silent.
22,4But You are holy,
You who inhabit the praises of Israel.
22,5Our fathers trusted in You.
They trusted, and You delivered them.
22,6They cried to You, and were delivered.
They trusted in You, and were not disappointed.
22,7But I am a worm, and no man;
a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
22,8All those who see me mock me.
They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
22,9'He trusts in the Lord;
let Him deliver him.
Let Him rescue him, since he delights in Him.'
22,10But You brought me out of the womb.
You made me trust at my mother's breasts.
22,11I was thrown on You from my mother's womb.
You are my God since my mother bore me.
22,12Don't be far from me, for trouble is near.
For there is none to help.
22,13Many bulls have surrounded me.
Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
22,14They open their mouths wide against me,
lions tearing prey and roaring.
22,15I am poured out like water.
All my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax;
it is melted within me.
22,16My strength is dried up like a potsherd.
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You have brought me into the dust of death.
22,17For dogs have surrounded me.
A pack of evildoers have enclosed me.
like lions stalking my hands and feet.
22,18I can count all of my bones.
They look and stare at me.
22,19They divide my garments among them.
They cast lots for my clothing.
22,20But don't be far off, Lord.
You are my help: hurry to help me.
22,21Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog.
22,22Save me from the lion's mouth!
From the horns of the wild oxen, You have answered me.
22,23I will declare Your name to my brothers.
In the midst of the assembly, I will praise You.
22,24You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him!
Stand in awe, all you descendants of Israel!
22,25For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted,
Neither has He hidden His face from him;
but when he cried, He heard.
22,26From You comes my praises from the assembly.
I will pay my vows before those who fear Him.
22,27The humble shall eat and be satisfied.
They shall praise the Lord; who seek after Him;
Let your hearts live forever.
22,28All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord.
All the relatives of the nations shall worship before You.
22,29For the kingdom is the Lord's.
He is the ruler over the nations.
22,30All the rich ones of the earth shall eat and worship.
All those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him,
even he who can't keep his soul alive.
22,31Posterity shall serve him.
Future generations shall be told about the Lord.
22,32They shall come and shall declare His righteousness to a people that shall be born,
for He has done it.

23,1A Psalm by David.
The Lord is my shepherd:
I shall lack nothing.
23,2He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
23,3He restores my soul.
He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
23,4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me.
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
23,5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil.
My cup runs over.
23,6Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the Lord's house forever.

24,1A Psalm by David.
The earth is the Lord's, with its fullness;
the world, and those who dwell therein.
24,2For He has founded it on the seas,
and established it on the floods.
24,3Who may ascend to the Lord's hill?
Who may stand in His holy place?
24,4He who has clean hands and a pure heart;
who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood,
and has not sworn deceitfully.
24,5He shall receive a blessing from the Lord,
righteousness from the God of his salvation.
24,6This is the generation of those who seek Him,
who seek Your face, even Jacob. Selah.
24,7Lift up your heads, you gates!
Be lifted up, you everlasting doors,
and the King of glory will come in.
24,8Who is the King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
24,9Lift up your heads, you gates;
yes, lift them up, you everlasting doors,
and the King of glory will come in.
24,10Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of Hosts is the King of glory! Selah.

25,1By David. To you, Lord, do I lift up my soul.
25,2My God, I have trusted in You.
Don't let me be shamed.
Don't let my enemies triumph over me.
25,3No one who waits for You shall be shamed.
They shall be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.
25,4Show me Your ways, Lord.
Teach me Your paths.
25,5Guide me in Your truth, and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation,
I wait for You all day long.
25,6Lord, remember Your tender mercies and loving kindness,
for they are from old times.
25,7Don't remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions.
Remember me according to loving kindness,
for your goodness' sake, Lord.
25,8Good and upright is the Lord,
therefore He will instruct sinners in the way.
25,9He will guide the humble in justice.
He will teach the humble His way.
25,10All the paths of the Lord are loving kindness and truth
to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
25,11For Your name's sake, Lord,
pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
25,12What man is he who fears the Lord?
He shall instruct him in the way that He shall choose.
25,13His soul shall dwell at ease.
His seed shall inherit the land.
25,14The friendship of the Lord is with those who fear Him.
He will show them His covenant.
25,15My eyes are ever on the Lord,
for He will pluck my feet out of the net.
25,16Turn to me, and have mercy on me,
for I am desolate and afflicted.
25,17The troubles of my heart are enlarged.
Bring me out of my distresses.
25,18Consider my affliction and my travail.
Forgive all my sins.
25,19Consider my enemies, for they are many.
They hate me with cruel hatred.
25,20Keep my soul, and deliver me.
Let me not be disappointed, for I take refuge in You.
25,21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for You.
25,22Redeem Israel, God,
out all of his troubles.

26,1By David.
Judge me, Lord, for I have walked in my integrity.
I have trusted also in the Lord without wavering.
26,2Examine me, Lord, and prove me.
Try my heart and my mind.
26,3For Your loving kindness is before my eyes.
I have walked in Your truth.
26,4I have not sat with deceitful men,
neither will I go in with hypocrites.
26,5I hate the assembly of evildoers,
and will not sit with the wicked.
26,6I will wash my hands in innocence,
so I will go about Your altar, Lord;
26,7that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,
and tell of all Your wondrous works.
26,8Lord, I love the habitation of Your house,
the place where Your glory dwells.
26,9Don't gather my soul with sinners,
nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
26,10in whose hands is wickedness,
their right hand is full of bribes.
26,11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity.
Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
26,12My foot stands in an even place.
In the congregations I will bless the Lord.

27,1By David.
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?
27,2When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh,
even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
27,3Though an army should encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear.
Though war should rise against me,
even then I will be confident.
27,4One thing I have asked of the Lord, that I will seek after,
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to see the Lord's beauty,
and to inquire in His temple.
27,5For in the day of trouble He will keep me secretly in His pavilion.
In the covert of His tabernacle He will hide me.
He will lift me up on a rock.
27,6Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me.
I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tent.
I will sing, I will sing praises to the Lord.
27,7Hear, Lord, when I cry with my voice.
Have mercy also on me, and answer me.
27,8When You said, 'Seek my face,'
my heart said to you, 'I will seek Your face, Lord.'
27,9Don't hide Your face from me. Don't put Your servant away in anger.
You have been my help.
Don't abandon me, neither forsake me, God of my salvation.
27,10When my father and my mother forsake me,
then the Lord will take me up.
27,11Teach me Your way, Lord.
Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
27,12Don't deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
such as breathe out cruelty.
27,13I am still confident of this;
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
27,14Wait for the Lord.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, and hope for the Lord.

28,1By David.
To you, Lord, I call.
My rock, don't be deaf to me; lest, if You are silent to me,
I would become like those who go down into the pit.
28,2Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to You,
when I lift up my hands toward Your Most Holy Place.
28,3Don't draw me away with the wicked,
with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors,
but mischief is in their hearts.
28,4Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings.
Give them according to the operation of their hands.
Bring back on them what they deserve.
28,5Because they don't respect the works of the Lord,
nor the operation of His hands,
he will break them down and not build them up.
28,6Blessed be the Lord,
because He has heard the voice of my petitions.
28,7the Lord is my strength and my shield.
My heart has trusted in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices.
With my song I will thank Him.
28,8The Lord is their strength.
He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed.
28,9Save Your people,
and bless Your inheritance.
Be their shepherd also, and bear them up forever.

29,1A Psalm by David.
Ascribe to the Lord, you sons of the mighty,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
29,2Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name.
Worship the Lord in holy array.
29,3The Lord's voice is on the waters.
The God of glory thunders, even the Lord on many waters.
29,4The Lord's voice is powerful.
the Lord's voice is full of majesty.
29,5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars.
The Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
29,6He makes them also to skip like a calf;
Lebanon and Sirion like a young, wild ox.
29,7The Lord's voice strikes with flashes of lightning.
29,8The Lord's voice shakes the wilderness.
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
29,9The Lord's voice makes the deer calve,
and strips the forests bare.
In His temple everything says, 'Glory!'
29,10The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood.
The Lord sits as King forever.
29,11The Lord will give strength to His people.
The Lord will bless His people with peace.

30,1A Psalm. A Song for the Dedication of the Temple. By David.
30,2I will extol you, Lord, for You have raised me up,
and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.
30,3Lord my God, I cried to You,
and You have healed me.
30,4Lord, You have brought up my soul from Hell.
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
30,5Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His.
Give thanks to His holy name.
30,6For His anger is but for a moment.
His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may stay for the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
30,7As for me, I said in my prosperity,
'I shall never be moved.'
30,8Lord, when You favored me, my mountain was strong;
but when You hid your face, I was troubled.
30,9I cried to You, Lord.
To the Lord I made supplication:
30,10'What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise You?
Shall it declare your truth?
30,11Hear, Lord, and have mercy on me.
Lord, be my helper.'
30,12You have turned my mourning into dancing for me.
You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness,
30,13To the end that my heart may sing praise to You, and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

31,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
31,2In You, Lord, I take refuge.
Let me never be disappointed.
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
31,3Bow down Your ear to me.
Deliver me speedily.
Be to me a strong rock,
a house of defense to save me.
31,4For You are my rock and my fortress,
therefore for Your name's sake lead me and guide me.
31,5Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me,
for You are my stronghold.
31,6Into Your hand I commend my spirit.
Redeem me, Lord, God of truth.
31,7I hate those who regard lying vanities,
but I trust in the Lord.
31,8I will be glad and rejoice in Your loving kindness,
for You have seen my affliction.
You have known my soul in adversities.
31,9You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy.
You have set my feet in a large place.
31,10Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am in distress.
My eye, my soul, and my body waste away with grief.
31,11For my life is spent with sorrow,
my years with sighing.
My strength fails because of my iniquity.
My bones are wasted away.
31,12Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors,
A fear to my acquaintances.
Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
31,13I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man.
I am like broken pottery.
31,14For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side,
while they conspire together against me,
they plot to take away my life.
31,15But I trust in You, Lord.
I said, 'You are my God.'
31,16My times are in your hand.
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
31,17Make Your face to shine on Your servant.
Save me in Your loving kindness.
31,18Let me not be disappointed, Lord, for I have called on You.
Let the wicked be disappointed.
Let them be silent in Hell.
31,19Let the lying lips be mute,
which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.
31,20How great is Your goodness,
which You have laid up for those who fear You,
which You have worked for those who take refuge in You,
before the sons of men!
31,21In the shelter of Your presence You will hide them from the plotting of man.
You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.
31,22Praise be to the Lord,
for He has shown me His marvelous loving kindness in a strong city.
31,23As for me, I said in my haste, 'I am cut off from before Your eyes.'
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my petitions when I cried to You.
31,24Oh love the Lord, all you His saints!
the Lord preserves the faithful,
and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.
31,25Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who hope in the Lord.

32,1By David. A contemplative psalm.
Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
32,2Blessed is the man to whom the Lord doesn't impute iniquity,
in whose spirit there is no deceit.
32,3When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
32,4For day and night Your hand was heavy on me.
My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.
32,5I acknowledged my sin to you.
I didn't hide my iniquity.
I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,
and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
32,6For this, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found.
Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to Him.
32,7You are my hiding place.
You will preserve me from trouble.
You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
32,8I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go.
I will counsel you with my eye on you.
32,9Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding,
who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.
32,10Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but loving kindness shall surround him who trusts in the Lord.
32,11Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, you righteous!
Shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!

33,1Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous!
Praise is fitting for the upright.
33,2Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre.
Sing praises to Him with the harp of ten strings.
33,3Sing to Him a new song.
Play skillfully with a shout of joy!
33,4For the word of the Lord is right.
All His work is done in faithfulness.
33,5He loves righteousness and justice.
The earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord.
33,6By the Lord's word, the Heavens were made;
all their army by the breath of His mouth.
33,7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap.
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
33,8Let all the earth fear the Lord.
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
33,9For He spoke, and it was done.
He commanded, and it stood firm.
33,10The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing.
He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
33,11The counsel of the Lord stands fast forever,
the thoughts of His heart to all generations.
33,12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
33,13The Lord looks from Heaven.
He sees all the sons of men.
33,14From the place of His habitation He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
33,15He who fashions all of their hearts;
and He considers all of their works.
33,16There is no king saved by the multitude of an army.
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
33,17A horse is a vain thing for safety,
neither does he deliver any by his great power.
33,18Behold, the Lord's eye is on those who fear Him,
on those who hope in His loving kindness;
33,19to deliver their soul from death,
to keep them alive in famine.
33,20Our soul has waited for the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
33,21For our heart rejoices in Him,
because we have trusted in His holy name.
33,22Let your loving kindness be on us, Lord,
since we have hoped in You.

34,1By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
34,2I will bless the Lord at all times.
His praise will always be in my mouth.
34,3My soul shall boast in the Lord.
The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
34,4Oh magnify the Lord with me.
Let us exalt His name together.
34,5I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
34,6They looked to Him, and were radiant.
Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
34,7This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles.
34,8The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
and delivers them.
34,9Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
34,10Fear the Lord, you His saints,
for there is no lack with those who fear Him.
34,11The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger,
but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
34,12Come, you children, listen to me.
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
34,13Who is someone who desires life,
and loves many days, that he may see good?
34,14Keep your tongue from evil,
and your lips from speaking lies.
34,15Depart from evil, and do good.
seek peace, and pursue it.
34,16The Lord's eyes are toward the righteous.
His ears listen to their cry.
34,17The Lord's face is against those who do evil,
to cut off their memory from the earth.
34,18The righteous cry, and the Lord hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
34,19the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
34,20Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
34,21He protects all of his bones.
Not one of them is broken.
34,22Evil shall kill the wicked.
Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
34,23The Lord redeems the soul of His servants.
None of those who take refuge in Him shall be condemned.

35,1By David.
Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me.
Fight against those who fight against me.
35,2Take hold of shield and buckler,
and stand up for my help.
35,3Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me.
Tell my soul, 'I am your salvation.'
35,4Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonor.
Let those who plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.
35,5Let them be as chaff before the wind,
The Lord's angel driving them on.
35,6Let their way be dark and slippery,
the Lord's angel pursuing them.
35,7For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me.
Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
35,8Let destruction come on him without awareness.
Let his net that he has hidden catch himself.
Let him fall into that destruction.
35,9My soul shall be joyful in the Lord.
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
35,10All my bones shall say, 'Lord, who is like You,
who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him;
the poor and the needy from him who robs him?'
35,11Unrighteous witnesses rise up.
They ask me about things that I don't know about.
35,12They reward me evil for good,
to the bereaving of my soul.
35,13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth.
I afflicted my soul with fasting.
My prayer returned into my own bosom.
35,14I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother.
I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.
35,15But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together.
The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it.
They tore at me, and didn't cease.
35,16Like the profane mockers in feasts,
they gnashed their teeth at me.
35,17Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue my soul from their destruction,
my precious life from the lions.
35,18I will give You thanks in the great assembly.
I will praise You among many people.
35,19Don't let those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me;
neither let those who hate me without a cause wink their eyes.
35,20For they don't speak peace,
but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
35,21They opened their mouth wide against me.
They said, 'Aha! Aha! Our eye has seen it!'
35,22You have seen it, Lord. Don't keep silent.
Lord, don't be far from me.
35,23Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God!
My Lord, contend for me!
35,24Vindicate me, Lord my God, according to Your righteousness.
Don't let them gloat over me.
35,25Don't let them say in their heart, 'Aha! That's the way we want it!'
Don't let them say, 'We have swallowed him up!'
35,26Let them be disappointed and confounded together who rejoice at my calamity.
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me.
35,27Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause.
Let them say continually, 'Lord be magnified,
who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant!'
35,28My tongue shall talk about Your righteousness and about Your praise all day long.

36,1For the Chief Musician. By David, the servant of the Lord.
36,2An oracle is within my heart about the disobedience of the wicked:
'There is no fear of God before his eyes.'
36,3For he flatters himself in his own eyes,
too much to detect and hate his sin.
36,4The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit.
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
36,5He plots iniquity on his bed.
He sets himself in a way that is not good.
He doesn't abhor evil.
36,6Your loving kindness, the Lord, is in the Heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
36,7Your righteousness is like the mountains of God.
Your judgments are like a great deep.
Lord, You preserve man and animal.
36,8How precious is Your loving kindness, God!
The children of men take refuge under the shadow of Your wings.
36,9They shall be abundantly satisfied with the abundance of Your house.
You will make them drink of the river of Your pleasures.
36,10For with You is the spring of life.
In your light shall we see light.
36,11Oh continue Your loving kindness to those who know You,
Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
36,12Don't let the foot of pride come against me.
Don't let the hand of the wicked drive me away.
36,13There the workers of iniquity are fallen.
They are thrust down, and shall not be able to rise.

37,1By David.
Don't fret because of evildoers,
neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.
37,2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
and wither like the green herb.
37,3Trust in the Lord, and do good.
Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.
37,4Also delight yourself in the Lord,
and He will give you the desires of your heart.
37,5Commit your way to the Lord.
Trust also in Him, and He will do this:
37,6he will make your righteousness go forth as the light,
and your justice as the noon day sun.
37,7Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.
Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way,
because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.
37,8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath.
Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.
37,9For evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
37,10For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more.
Though you look for his place, he isn't there.
37,11But the humble shall inherit the land,
and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
37,12The wicked plots against the just,
and gnashes at him with his teeth.
37,13The Lord will laugh at him,
for He sees that his day is coming.
37,14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow,
to cast down the poor and needy,
to kill those who are upright in the way.
37,15Their sword shall enter into their own heart.
Their bows shall be broken.
37,16Better is a little that the righteous has,
than the abundance of many wicked.
37,17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.
37,18the Lord knows the days of the perfect.
Their inheritance shall be forever.
37,19They shall not be disappointed in the time of evil.
In the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
37,20But the wicked shall perish.
The enemies of the Lord shall be like the beauty of the fields.
They will vanish;
vanish like smoke.
37,21The wicked borrow, and don't pay back,
but the righteous give generously.
37,22For such as are blessed by Him shall inherit the land.
Those who are cursed by Him shall be cut off.
37,23A man's goings are established by the Lord.
He delights in His way.
37,24Though he stumbles, he shall not fall,
for the Lord holds him up with His hand.
37,25I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his children begging for bread.
37,26All day long he deals graciously, and lends.
His seed is blessed.
37,27Depart from evil, and do good.
Live securely forever.
37,28For the Lord loves justice,
and doesn't forsake His saints.
They are preserved forever,
but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
37,29The righteous shall inherit the land,
and live in it forever.
37,30The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom.
His tongue speaks justice.
37,31The law of his God is in his heart.
None of his steps shall slide.
37,32The wicked watches the righteous,
and seeks to kill him.
37,33The Lord will not leave him in his hand,
nor condemn him when he is judged.
37,34Wait for the Lord, and keep His way,
and He will exalt you to inherit the land.
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
37,35I have seen the wicked in great power,
spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
37,36But he passed away, and behold, he was not.
I sought him, but he could not be found.
37,37Mark the perfect man, and see the upright,
for there is a future for the man of peace.
37,38As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together.
The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
37,39But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord.
He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
37,40The Lord helps them, and rescues them.
He rescues them from the wicked, and saves them,
Because they have taken refuge in Him.

38,1A Psalm by David, for a memorial.
38,2Lord, don't rebuke me in Your wrath,
neither chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
38,3For Your arrows have pierced me,
Your hand presses hard on me.
38,4There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation,
neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
38,5For my iniquities have gone over my head.
As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
38,6My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,
because of my foolishness.
38,7I am pained and bowed down greatly.
I go mourning all day long.
38,8For my waist is filled with burning.
There is no soundness in my flesh.
38,9I am faint and severely bruised.
I have groaned by reason of the anguish of my heart.
38,10Lord, all my desire is before You.
My groaning is not hidden from You.
38,11My heart throbs.
My strength fails me.
As for the light of my eyes, it has also left me.
38,12My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague.
My kinsmen stand far away.
38,13They also who seek after my life lay snares.
Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things,
and meditate deceits all day long.
38,14But I, as a deaf man, don't hear.
I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.
38,15Yes, I am as a man who doesn't hear,
in whose mouth are no reproofs.
38,16For in You, Lord, do I hope.
You will answer, Lord my God.
38,17For I said, 'Don't let them gloat over me,
or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips.'
38,18For I am ready to fall.
My pain is continually before me.
38,19For I will declare my iniquity.
I will be sorry for my sin.
38,20But my enemies are vigorous and many.
Those who hate me without reason are numerous.
38,21They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me,
because I follow what is good.
38,22Don't forsake me, Lord.
My God, don't be far from me.
38,23Hurry to help me,
Lord, my salvation.

39,1For the Chief Musician. For Jeduthun. A Psalm by David.
39,2I said, 'I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue.
I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.'
39,3I was mute with silence.
I held my peace, even from good.
My sorrow was stirred.
39,4My heart was hot within me.
While I meditated, the fire burned:
I spoke with my tongue:
39,5Lord, show me my end,
what is the measure of my days.
Let me know how frail I am.
39,6Behold, You have made my days handbreadths.
My lifetime is as nothing before You.
Surely every man stands as a breath. Selah.
39,7Surely every man walks like a shadow.
Surely they busy themselves in vain.
He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.
39,8Now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in You.
39,9Deliver me from all my transgressions.
Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.
39,10I was mute.
I didn't open my mouth,
because You did it.
39,11Remove your scourge away from me.
I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
39,12When You rebuke and correct man for iniquity,
You consume his wealth like a moth.
Surely every man is but a breath. Selah.
39,13Hear my prayer, Lord, and give ear to my cry.
Don't be silent at my tears.
For I am a stranger with You,
a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
39,14Oh spare me, that I may recover strength,
before I go away, and exist no more.

40,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
40,2I waited patiently for the Lord.
He turned to me, and heard my cry.
40,3He brought me up also out of a horrible pit,
out of the miry clay.
He set my feet on a rock,
and gave me a firm place to stand.
40,4He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God.
Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
40,5Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
and doesn't respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
40,6Many, Lord, my God, are the wonderful works which You have done,
and Your thoughts which are toward us.
They can't be declared back to You.
If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
40,7Sacrifice and offering You didn't desire.
You have opened my ears.
You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.
40,8Then I said, 'Behold, I have come.
It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
40,9I delight to do Your will, my God.
Your law is within my heart.'
40,10I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly.
Behold, I will not seal my lips, Lord, You know.
40,11I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart.
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation.
I have not concealed Your loving kindness and Your truth from the great assembly.
40,12Don't withhold Your tender mercies from me, Lord.
Let Your loving kindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
40,13For innumerable evils have surrounded me.
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up.
They are more than the hairs of my head.
My heart has failed me.
40,14Be pleased, Lord, to deliver me.
Hurry to help me, Lord.
40,15Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it.
Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
40,16Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, 'Aha! Aha!'
40,17Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You.
Let such as love Your salvation say continually, 'Let the Lord be exalted!'
40,18But I am poor and needy.
May the Lord think about me.
You are my help and my deliverer.
Don't delay, my God.

41,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
41,2Blessed is he who considers the poor.
the Lord will deliver him in the day of evil.
41,3the Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive.
He shall be blessed on the earth,
and He will not surrender him to the will of his enemies.
41,4the Lord will sustain him on his sickbed,
and restore him from his bed of illness.
41,5I said, 'Lord, have mercy on me!
Heal me, for I have sinned against You.'
41,6My enemies speak evil against me:
'When will he die, and his name perish?'
41,7If he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood.
His heart gathers iniquity to itself.
When he goes abroad, he tells it.
41,8All who hate me whisper together against me.
They imagine the worst for me.
41,9'An evil disease,' they say, 'has afflicted him.
Now that he lies he shall rise up no more.'
41,10Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,
who ate bread with me,
has lifted up his heel against me.
41,11But you, Lord, have mercy on me, and raise me up,
that I may repay them.
41,12By this I know that You delight in me,
because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.
41,13As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
and set me in Your presence forever.
41,14Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting and to everlasting! Amen and amen.

42,1For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by the sons of Korah.
42,2As the deer pants for the water brooks,
so my soul pants after You, God.
42,3My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
42,4My tears have been my food day and night,
while they continually ask me, 'Where is your God?'
42,5These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me,
how I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God,
with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day.
42,6Why are you in despair, my soul?
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God!
For I shall still praise Him for the saving help of His presence.
42,7My God, my soul is in despair within me.
Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.
42,8Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls.
All your waves and your billows have swept over me.
42,9The Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime.
In the night His song shall be with me:
a prayer to the God of my life.
42,10I will ask God, my rock, 'Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?'
42,11As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me,
while they continually ask me, 'Where is your God?'
42,12Why are you in despair, my soul?
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God! For I shall still praise,
salvation and countenance, from my God.

43,1Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation.
Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
43,2For You are the God of my strength. Why have You rejected me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
43,3Oh, send out Your light and Your truth.
Let them lead me.
Let them bring me to Your holy hill,
To Your tents.
43,4Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God, my exceeding joy.
I will praise You on the harp, Lord, my God.
43,5Why are you in despair, my soul?
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God!
For I shall still praise him:
my Savior, my helper, and my God.

44,1For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. A contemplative psalm.
44,2We have heard with our ears, God;
our fathers have told us,
what work You did in their days,
in the days of old.
44,3You drove out the nations with Your hand,
but You planted them.
You afflicted the peoples,
but You spread them abroad.
44,4For they didn't get the land in possession by their own sword,
neither did their own arm save them;
but Your right hand, and Your arm, and the light of Your face,
because You favored them.
44,5You are my King, God.
Command victories for Jacob!
44,6Through You, will we push down our adversaries.
Through Your name, will we tread them under who rise up against us.
44,7For I will not trust in my bow,
neither shall my sword save me.
44,8But You have saved us from our adversaries,
and have shamed those who hate us.
44,9In God we have made our boast all day long,
we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
44,10But now You rejected us, and brought us to dishonor,
and don't go out with our armies.
44,11You make us turn back from the adversary.
Those who hate us take spoil for themselves.
44,12You have made us like sheep for food,
and have scattered us among the nations.
44,13You sell Your people for nothing,
and have gained nothing from their sale.
44,14You make us a reproach to our neighbors,
a scoffing and a derision to those who are around us.
44,15You make us a byword among the nations,
a shaking of the head among the peoples.
44,16All day long my dishonor is before me,
and shame covers my face,
44,17At the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses,
because of the enemy and the avenger.
44,18All this has come on us,
yet have we not forgotten You,
Neither have we been false to Your covenant.
44,19Our heart has not turned back,
neither have our steps strayed from Your path,
44,20Though You have crushed us in the haunt of jackals,
and covered us with the shadow of death.
44,21If we have forgotten the name of our God,
or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
44,22won't God search this out?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
44,23Yes, for your sake we are killed all day long.
We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.
44,24Wake up!
Why do You sleep, Lord?
Arise! Don't reject us forever.
44,25Why do You hide your face,
and forget our affliction and our oppression?
44,26For our soul is bowed down to the dust.
Our body clings to the earth.
44,27Rise up to help us.
Redeem us for Your loving kindness' sake.

45,1For the Chief Musician. Set to 'The Lilies.' A contemplation by the sons of Korah. A wedding song.
45,2My heart overflows with a noble theme.
I recite my verses for the King.
My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.
45,3You are more excellent than the sons of men.
Grace has anointed Your lips,
therefore God has blessed forever.
45,4Strap Your sword on Your thigh, mighty one:
Your splendor and Your majesty.
45,5In Your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness.
Let your right hand display awesome deeds.
45,6Your arrows are sharp.
The nations fall under You, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies.
45,7Your throne, God, is forever and ever.
A scepter of equity is the scepter of Your kingdom.
45,8You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your Lord, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
45,9All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia.
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.
45,10Kings' daughters are among your honorable women.
At your right hand the queen stands in gold of Ophir.
45,11Listen, daughter, consider, and turn your ear.
Forget your own people, and also your father's house.
45,12So the King will desire your beauty,
honor Him, for He is your Lord.
45,13The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift.
The rich among the people entreat Your favor.
45,14The princess inside is all glorious.
Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
45,15She shall be led to the King in embroidered work.
The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
45,16With gladness and rejoicing they shall be led.
They shall enter into the King's palace.
45,17Your sons will take the place of Your fathers.
You shall make them princes in all the earth.
45,18I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations.
Therefore the peoples shall give You thanks forever and ever.

46,1For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.
46,2God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
46,3Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes,
though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
46,4though its waters roar and are troubled,
though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.
46,5There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad,
the holy place of the tents of the Most High.
46,6God is in her midst. She shall not be moved.
God will help her at dawn.
46,7The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved.
He lifted His voice, and the earth melted.
46,8the Lord of Hosts is with us.
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
46,9Come, see the Lord's works,
what desolations He has made in the earth.
46,10He makes wars cease to the end of the earth.
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear.
He burns the chariots in the fire.
46,11'Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted in the earth.'
46,12The Lord of Hosts is with us.
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

47,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
47,2Oh clap your hands, all you nations.
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
47,3For the Lord Most High is awesome.
He is a great King over all the earth.
47,4He subdues nations under us,
and peoples under our feet.
47,5He chooses our inheritance for us,
the glory of Jacob whom He loved. Selah.
47,6God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
47,7Sing praise to God, sing praises.
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
47,8For God is the King of all the earth.
Sing praises with understanding.
47,9God reigns over the nations.
God sits on His holy throne.
47,10The princes of the peoples are gathered together,
the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God.
He is greatly exalted!

48,1A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
48,2Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
in the city of our God, in His holy mountain.
48,3Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,
is Mount Zion, on the north sides,
the city of the great King.
48,4God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge.
48,5For, behold, the kings assembled themselves,
they passed by together.
48,6They saw it, then they were amazed.
They were dismayed.
They hurried away.
48,7Trembling took hold of them there,
pain, as of a woman in travail.
48,8With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish.
48,9As we have heard, so we have seen,
in the city of the Lord of Hosts, in the city of our God.
God will establish it forever. Selah.
48,10We have thought about Your loving kindness, God,
in the midst of Your temple.
48,11As is your name, God,
so is Your praise to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
48,12Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice,
Because of Your judgments.
48,13Walk about Zion, and go around her.
Number its towers.
48,14Mark well her bulwarks.
Consider her palaces,
that you may tell it to the next generation.
48,15For this God is our God forever and ever.
He will be our guide even to death.

49,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
49,2Hear this, all you peoples.
Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,
49,3both low and high,
rich and poor together.
49,4My mouth will speak words of wisdom.
My heart shall utter understanding.
49,5I will incline my ear to a proverb.
I will open my riddle on the harp.
49,6Why should I fear in the days of evil,
when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
49,7Those who trust in their wealth,
and boast in the multitude of their riches;
49,8none of them can by any means redeem his brother,
nor give God a ransom for him.
49,9For the redemption of their life is costly,
no payment is ever enough,
49,10That he should live on forever,
that He should not see corruption.
49,11For He sees that wise men die;
likewise the fool and the senseless perish,
and leave their wealth to others.
49,12Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever,
and their dwelling places to all generations.
They name their lands after themselves.
49,13But man, despite his riches, doesn't endure.
He is like the animals that perish.
49,14This is the destiny of those who are foolish,
and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.
49,15They are appointed as a flock for Hell.
Death shall be their shepherd.
The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning.
Their beauty shall decay in Hell,
far from their mansion.
49,16But God will redeem my soul from the power of Hell,
for He will receive me. Selah.
49,17Don't be afraid when a man is made rich,
when the glory of his house is increased.
49,18For when he dies he shall carry nothing away.
His glory shall not descend after him.
49,19For his soul is blessed in life;
and praised by men, because you improve yourself;
49,20he shall go to the generation of his fathers.
They shall never see the light.
49,21A man who has riches without understanding,
is like the animals that perish.

50,1A Psalm by Asaph.
The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks,
and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset.
50,2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.
50,3Our God comes, and does not keep silent.
A fire devours before Him.
It is very stormy around Him.
50,4He calls to the Heavens above,
to the earth, that He may judge His people:
50,5'Gather My saints together to Me,
those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.'
50,6The Heavens shall declare His righteousness,
for God is the judge. Selah.
50,7'Hear, My people, and I will speak;
Israel, and I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
50,8I don't rebuke you for your sacrifices.
Your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
50,9I have no need for a bull from your stall,
nor male goats from your pens.
50,10For every animal of the forest is Mine,
and the livestock on a thousand hills.
50,11I know all the birds of the mountains.
The wild animals of the field are Mine.
50,12If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world is Mine, and all that is in it.
50,13Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
or drink the blood of goats?
50,14Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Pay your vows to the Most High.
50,15Call on Me in the day of trouble.
I will deliver you, and You will honor me.'
50,16But to the wicked God says,
'What right do you have to declare My statutes,
that you have taken My covenant on your lips,
50,17since you hate instruction,
and throw My words behind you?
50,18When You saw a thief, you consented with him,
and have participated with adulterers.
50,19You give your mouth to evil.
Your tongue frames deceit.
50,20You sit and speak against your brother.
You slander your own mother's son.
50,21You have done these things, and I kept silent.
You thought that I was just like you.
I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
50,22Now consider this, you who forget God,
lest I tear you into pieces, and there be none to deliver.
50,23Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies Me,
and makes a way so that God's salvation is Ours.

51,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David,
51,2When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
51,3Have mercy on me, God, according to Your loving kindness.
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
51,4Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
Cleanse me from my sin.
51,5For I know my transgressions.
My sin is constantly before me.
51,6Against You, and You only, have I sinned,
and done that which is evil in Your sight;
that You may be proved right when You speak,
and justified when You judge.
51,7Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity.
In sin my mother conceived me.
51,8Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts.
You teach me wisdom in the innermost place.
51,9Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean.
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
51,10Let me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which You have broken may rejoice.
51,11Hide Your face from my sins,
and blot out all of my iniquities.
51,12Create in me a clean heart, God.
Renew a right spirit within me.
51,13Don't throw me from Your presence,
and don't take Your holy Spirit from me.
51,14Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.
Uphold me with a willing spirit.
51,15Then I will teach transgressors Your ways.
Sinners shall be converted to You.
51,16Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, Lord, God of my salvation.
My tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
51,17Lord, open my lips.
My mouth shall declare Your praise.
51,18For You don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it.
You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
51,19The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
A broken and contrite heart, God, You will not despise.
51,20Do well in Your good pleasure Zion.
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
51,21Then You will delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,
in burnt offerings and in whole burnt offerings.
Then they will offer bulls on Your altar.

52,1For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by David,
52,2When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, 'David has come to Abimelech's house.'
52,3Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?
God's loving kindness endures continually.
52,4Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
52,5You love evil more than good,
lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
52,6You love all devouring words,
your deceitful tongue.
52,7God will likewise destroy you forever.
He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent,
and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.
52,8The righteous also will see it, and fear,
and laugh at him, saying,
52,9'Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness.'
52,10But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house.
I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.
52,11I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it.
I will hope in Your name, for it is good,
in the presence of Your saints.

53,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Mahalath.' A contemplation by David.
53,2The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'
They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity.
There is no one who does good.
53,3God looks down from Heaven on the children of men,
to see if there are any who understood,
who seek after God.
53,4Every one of them has gone back.
They have become filthy together.
There is no one who does good, not one.
53,5Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
who eat up My people as they eat bread,
and don't call on God?
53,6There they were in great fear, where no fear was,
for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against You.
You have put them to shame,
because God has rejected them.
53,7Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When God brings back His people from captivity,
then Jacob shall rejoice,
and Israel shall be glad.

54,1For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David,
54,2When the Ziphites came and said to Saul, 'Isn't David hiding himself among us?'
54,3Save me, God, by Your name.
Vindicate me in Your might.
54,4Hear my prayer, God.
Listen to the words of my mouth.
54,5For strangers have risen up against me.
Violent men have sought after my soul.
They haven't set God before them. Selah.
54,6Behold, God is my helper.
The Lord is the one who sustains my soul.
54,7He will repay the evil to my enemies.
Destroy them in Your truth.
54,8With a free will offering, I will sacrifice to You.
I will give thanks to Your name, Lord, for it is good.
54,9For He has delivered me out of all trouble.
My eye has seen triumph over my enemies.

55,1For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David.
55,2Listen to my prayer, God.
Don't hide Yourself from my supplication.
55,3Attend to me, and answer me.
I am restless in my complaint, and moan,
55,4Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they bring suffering on me.
In anger they hold a grudge against me.
55,5My heart is severely pained within me.
The terrors of death have fallen on me.
55,6Fearfulness and trembling have come on me.
Horror has overwhelmed me.
55,7I said, 'Oh that I had wings like a dove!
Then I would fly away, and be at rest.
55,8Behold, then I would wander far off.
I would lodge in the wilderness.' Selah.
55,9'I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and storm.'
55,10Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language,
for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
55,11Day and night they prowl around on its walls.
Malice and abuse are also within her.
55,12Destructive forces are within her.
Threats and lies don't depart from her streets.
55,13For it was not an enemy who insulted me,
then I could have endured it.
Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me,
then I would have hidden myself from him.
55,14But it was you, a man like me,
my companion, and my familiar friend.
55,15We took sweet fellowship together.
We walked in God's house with company.
55,16Let death come suddenly on them.
Let them go down alive into Hell.
For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
55,17As for me, I will call on God.
The Lord will save me.
55,18Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress.
He will hear my voice.
55,19He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me,
although there are many who oppose me.
55,20God, who is enthroned forever,
will hear, and answer them. Selah.
They never change,
who don't fear God.
55,21He raises His hands against His friends.
He has violated His covenant.
55,22His mouth was smooth as butter,
but His heart was war.
His words were softer than oil,
yet they were drawn swords.
55,23Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you.
He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
55,24But You, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction.
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days,
but I will trust in You.

56,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Silent Dove in Distant Lands.'
A poem by David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
56,2Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up.
All day long, he attacks and oppresses me.
56,3My enemies want to swallow me up all day long,
for they are many who fight proudly against me.
56,4When I am afraid,
I will put my trust in You.
56,5In God, I praise His word.
In God, I put my trust.
I will not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?
56,6All day long they twist my words.
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
56,7They conspire and lurk,
watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
56,8Shall they escape by iniquity?
In anger cast down the peoples, God.
56,9You number my wanderings.
You put my tears into Your bottle.
Aren't they in Your book?
56,10Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call.
I know this, that God is for me.
56,11In God, I will praise His word.
In the Lord, I will praise Word.
56,12I have put my trust in God.
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
56,13Your vows are on me, God.
I will give thank offerings to You.
56,14For You have delivered my soul from death,
and prevented my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

57,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Do Not Destroy.'
A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
57,2Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me,
for my soul takes refuge in You.
Yes, in the shadow of Your wings, I will take refuge,
until disaster has passed.
57,3I cry out to God Most High,
to God who accomplishes my requests for me.
57,4He will send from Heaven, and save me,
he rebukes the one who is pursuing me. Selah.
God will send out His loving kindness and His truth.
57,5My soul is among lions.
I lie among those who are set on fire,
even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
and their tongue a sharp sword.
57,6Be exalted, God, above the Heavens!
Let Your glory be above all the earth!
57,7They have prepared a net for my steps.
My soul is bowed down.
They dig a pit before me.
They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.
57,8My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast.
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises.
57,9Wake up, my glory! Wake up, psaltery and harp!
I will wake up the dawn.
57,10I will give thanks to You, Lord, among the peoples.
I will sing praises to You among the nations.
57,11For Your great loving kindness reaches to the Heavens,
and Your truth to the skies.
57,12Be exalted, God, above the Heavens.
Let Your glory be over all the earth.

58,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Do Not Destroy.' A poem by David.
58,2Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones?
Do You judge blamelessly, you sons of men?
58,3No, in your heart you plot injustice.
You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.
58,4The wicked go astray from the womb.
They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
58,5Their poison is like the poison of a snake;
like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,
58,6which doesn't listen to the voice of charmers,
no matter how skillful the charmer may be.
58,7Break their teeth, God, in their mouth.
Break out the great teeth of the young lions, Lord.
58,8Let them vanish as water that flows away.
When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.
58,9Let them be like a snail which melts and passes away,
like the stillborn child, who has not seen the sun.
58,10Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns,
He will sweep away the green and the burning alike.
58,11The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance.
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
58,12so that men shall say, 'Most certainly there is a reward for the righteous.
Most certainly there is a God who judges the earth.'

59,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Do Not Destroy.'
A poem by David, when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
59,2Deliver me from my enemies, my God.
Set me on high from those who rise up against me.
59,3Deliver me from the workers of iniquity.
Save me from the bloodthirsty men.
59,4For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul.
The mighty gather themselves together against me,
not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Lord.
59,5I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.
Rise up, behold, and help me!
59,6You, Lord God of Hosts, the God of Israel,
rouse Yourself to punish the nations.
Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah.
59,7They return at evening, howling like dogs,
and prowl around the city.
59,8Behold, they spew with their mouth.
Swords are in their lips,
'For,' they say, 'who hears us?'
59,9But You, Lord, laugh at them.
You scoff at all the nations.
59,10Oh, my Strength, I watch for You,
for God is my high tower.
59,11My God will go before me with His loving kindness.
God will let me look at my enemies in triumph.
59,12Don't kill them, or my people may forget.
Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, Lord our shield.
59,13For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride,
for the curses and lies which they utter.
59,14Consume them in wrath.
Consume them, and they will be no more.
Let them know that God rules in Jacob,
to the ends of the earth. Selah.
59,15At evening let them return.
Let them howl like a dog, and go around the city.
59,16They shall wander up and down for food,
and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.
59,17But I will sing of Your strength.
I will sing aloud of Your loving kindness in the morning.
For You have been my high tower,
a refuge in the day of my distress.
59,18To You, my strength, I will sing praises.
For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

60,1For the Chief Musician.
To the tune of 'The Lily of the Covenant.'
A teaching poem by David,
60,2when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah,
and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
60,3God, You have rejected us.
You have broken us down.
You have been angry.
Restore us, again.
60,4You have made the land tremble.
You have torn it.
Mend its fractures, for it quakes.
60,5You have shown Your people hard things.
You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger.
60,6You have given a banner to those who fear You,
that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
60,7So that Your beloved may be delivered,
save with Your right hand, and answer us.
60,8God has spoken from his sanctuary:
'I will triumph.
I will divide Shechem,
and measure out the valley of Succoth.
60,9Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine.
Ephraim also is the defense of my head.
Judah is my scepter.
60,10Moab is my wash basin.
I will throw my shoe on Edom.
I shout in triumph over Philistia.'
60,11Who will bring me into the strong city?
Who has led me to Edom?
60,12Haven't You, God, rejected us?
You don't go out with our armies, God.
60,13Give us help against the adversary,
for the help of man is vain.
60,14Through God we shall do valiantly,
for it is He who will tread down our adversaries.

61,1For the Chief Musician. For a stringed instrument. By David.
61,2Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.
61,3From the end of the earth, I will call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
61,4For You have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower from the enemy.
61,5I will dwell in Your tent forever.
I will take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
61,6For You, God, have heard my vows.
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
61,7You will prolong the king's life;
his years shall be for generations.
61,8He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever.
Appoint Your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
61,8So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
that I may fulfill my vows daily.

62,1For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthan. A Psalm by David.
62,2My soul rests in God alone.
My salvation is from Him.
62,3He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
I will never be greatly shaken.
62,4How long will you assault a man,
would all of you throw him down,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
62,5They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place.
They delight in lies.
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
62,6My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
for my expectation is from him.
62,7He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress.
I will not be shaken.
62,8With God is my salvation and my honor.
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
62,9Trust in Him at all times, you people.
Pour out your heart before Him.
God is a refuge for us. Selah.
62,10Surely men of low degree are just a breath,
and men of high degree are a lie.
In the balances they will go up.
They are together lighter than a breath.
62,11Don't trust in oppression.
Don't become vain in robbery.
If riches increase,
don't set your heart on them.
62,12God has spoken once;
twice I have heard this,
that power belongs to God.
62,13Also to You, Lord, belongs loving kindness,
for You reward every man according to his work.

63,1A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.
63,2God, You are my Lord.
I will earnestly seek You.
My soul thirsts for You.
My flesh longs for You,
in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.
63,3So I have seen You in the sanctuary,
watching Your power and Your glory.
63,4Because Your loving kindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise You.
63,5So I will bless you while I live.
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
63,6My soul shall be satisfied as with the richest food.
My mouth shall praise You with joyful lips,
63,7when I remember you on my bed,
and think about You in the night watches.
63,8For You have been my help.
I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings.
63,9My soul stays close to You.
Your right hand holds me up.
63,10But those who seek my soul, to destroy it,
shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
63,11They shall be given over to the power of the sword.
They shall be jackal food.
63,12But the king shall rejoice in God.
Everyone who swears will praise,
for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be silenced.

64,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
64,2Hear my voice, God, in my complaint.
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
64,3Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil;
64,4who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
and aim their arrows, deadly words,
64,5to shoot innocent men from ambushes.
They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.
64,6They encourage themselves in evil plans.
They talk about laying snares secretly.
They say, 'Who will see them?'
64,7They plot injustice, saying, 'We have made a perfect plan!'
Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.
64,8But God will shoot at them.
They will be suddenly struck down with an arrow.
64,9Their own tongues shall ruin them.
All who see them will shake their heads.
64,10All mankind shall be afraid.
They shall declare the work of God,
and shall wisely ponder what He has done.
64,11The righteous shall be glad in the Lord,
and shall take refuge in him.
All the upright in heart shall praise him!

65,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
65,2Praise waits for You, God, in Zion.
To You shall vows be performed.
65,3You who hear prayer,
to You all men will come.
65,4Sins overwhelmed me,
but You atoned for our transgressions.
65,5Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near,
that he may live in Your courts.
We will be filled with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple.
65,6By awesome deeds of righteousness, You answer us,
God of our salvation.
You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth,
of those who are far away on the sea;
65,7Who by His power forms the mountains,
having armed Yourself with strength;
65,8who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
65,9They also who dwell in faraway places are afraid at Your wonders.
You call the morning's dawn and the evening with songs of joy.
65,10You visit the earth, and water it.
You greatly enrich it.
The river of God is full of water.
You provide them grain, for so You have ordained it.
65,11You drench its furrows.
You level its ridges.
You soften it with showers.
You bless it with a crop.
65,12You crown the year with Your bounty.
Your carts overflow with abundance.
65,13The wilderness grasslands overflow.
The hills are clothed with gladness.
65,14The pastures are covered with flocks.
The valleys also are clothed with grain.
They shout for joy! They also sing!

66,1For the Chief Musician. A song. A Psalm.
66,2Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
66,3Sing to the glory of his name!
Offer glory and praise!
66,4Tell God, 'How awesome are Your deeds!
Through the greatness of Your power,
Your enemies submit themselves to You.
66,5All the earth will worship You,
and will sing to You;
they will sing to Your name.' Selah.
66,6Come, and see God's deeds;
awesome work on behalf of the children of men.
66,7He turned the sea into dry land.
They went through the river on foot.
There, we rejoiced in Him.
66,8He rules by His might forever.
His eyes watch the nations.
Don't let the rebellious rise up against Him. Selah.
66,9Praise our God, you peoples!
Make the sound of His praise heard,
66,10who preserves our life among the living,
and doesn't allow our feet to be moved.
66,11For You, God, have tested us.
You have refined us, as silver is refined.
66,12You brought us into prison.
You laid a burden on our backs.
66,13You allowed men to ride over our heads.
We went through fire and through water,
but You brought us to the place of abundance.
66,14I will come into Your temple with burnt offerings.
I will pay my vows to You,
66,15which my lips promised,
and my mouth spoke, when I was in distress.
66,16I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat animals,
with the offering of rams,
I will offer bulls with goats. Selah.
66,17Come, and hear, all you who fear God.
I will declare what He has done for my soul.
66,18I cried to Him with my mouth.
He was extolled with my tongue.
66,19If I cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord wouldn't have listened.
66,20But most certainly, God has listened.
He has heard the voice of my prayer.
66,21Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer,
nor His loving kindness from me.

67,1For the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A song.
67,2May God be merciful to us, bless us,
and cause His face to shine on us. Selah.
67,3That Your way may be known on earth,
and Your salvation among all nations,
67,4let the peoples praise You, God.
Let all the peoples praise You.
67,5Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for You will judge the peoples with equity,
and govern the nations on earth. Selah.
67,6Let the peoples praise You, God.
Let all the peoples praise You.
67,7The earth has yielded its increase.
God, even our own God, will bless us.
67,8God will bless us.
All the ends of the earth shall fear him.

68,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
68,2Let God arise!
Let His enemies be scattered!
Let them who hate Him also flee before him.
68,3As smoke is driven away,
so drive them away.
As wax melts before the fire,
so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
68,4But let the righteous be glad.
Let them rejoice before God.
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
68,5Sing to God! Sing praises to His name!
Extol Him who rides on the clouds; to His name!
Rejoice before Him!
68,6A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,
is God in His holy habitation.
68,7God sets the lonely in families.
He brings out the prisoners with singing,
but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
68,8God, when You went forth before Your people,
when You marched through the wilderness... Selah.
68,9The earth trembled.
The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai,
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68,10You, God, sent a plentiful rain.
You confirmed Your inheritance, when it was weary.
68,11Your congregation lived therein.
You, God, prepared Your goodness for the poor.
68,12The Lord announced the word.
The ones who proclaim it are a great company.
68,13'Kings of armies flee! They flee!'
She who waits at home divides the spoil,
68,14while you sleep among the campfires,
the wings of a dove sheathed with silver,
her feathers with shining gold.
68,15When the Almighty scattered kings in her,
it snowed on Zalmon.
68,16The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains.
The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
68,17Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains,
at the mountain where God chooses to reign?
The Lord will dwell there forever.
68,18The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands.
The Lord is among them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary.
68,19You have ascended on high.
You have led away captives.
You have received gifts among men,
yes, among the rebellious also, that Yah God might dwell there.
68,20Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens,
even the God who is our salvation. Selah.
68,21God is to us a God of deliverance.
To the Lord God, belongs escape from death.
68,22But God will strike through the head of His enemies,
the hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness.
68,23The Lord said, 'I will bring you again from Bashan,
I will bring You again from the depths of the sea;
68,24That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood,
that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.'
68,25They have seen Your processions, God,
even the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
68,26The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,
in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,
68,27'Bless God in the congregations,
even the Lord in the assembly of Israel!'
68,28There is little Benjamin, their ruler,
the princes of Judah, their council,
the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
68,29Your God has commanded your strength.
Strengthen, God, that which You have done for us.
68,30Because of Your temple at Jerusalem,
kings shall bring presents to You.
68,31Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds,
the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples.
Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver.
Scatter the nations that delight in war.
68,32Princes shall come out of Egypt.
Ethiopia shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God.
68,33Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth!
Sing praises to the Lord! Selah.
68,34To Him who rides on the Heaven of Heavens, which are of old;
behold, He utters His voice, a mighty voice.
68,35Ascribe strength to God!
His excellency is over Israel,
his strength is in the skies.
68,36You are awesome, God, in Your sanctuaries.
The God of Israel gives strength and power to His people.
Praise be to God!

69,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Lilies.' By David.
69,2Save me, God,
for the waters have come up to my neck!
69,3I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold.
I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69,4I am weary with my crying.
My throat is dry.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
69,5Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head.
Those who want to cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty.
I have to restore what I didn't take away.
69,6God, You know my foolishness.
My sins aren't hidden from You.
69,7Don't let those who wait for You be shamed through me, Lord God of Hosts.
Don't let those who seek You be brought to dishonor through me, God of Israel.
69,8Because for Your sake, I have borne reproach.
Shame has covered my face.
69,9I have become a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my mother's children.
69,10For the zeal of Your house consumes me.
The reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
69,11When I wept and I fasted,
that was to my reproach.
69,12When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
69,13Those who sit in the gate talk about me.
I am the song of the drunkards.
69,14But as for me, my prayer is to You, Lord, in an acceptable time.
God, in the abundance of Your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of Your salvation.
69,15Deliver me out of the mire, and don't let me sink.
Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69,16Don't let the flood waters overwhelm me,
neither let the deep swallow me up.
Don't let the pit shut its mouth on me.
69,17Answer me, Lord, for Your loving kindness is good.
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, turn to me.
69,18Don't hide Your face from Your servant,
for I am in distress.
Answer me speedily!
69,19Draw near to my soul, and redeem it.
Ransom me because of my enemies.
69,20You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor.
My adversaries are all before You.
69,21Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness.
I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
for comforters, but I found none.
69,22They also gave me gall for my food.
In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
69,23Let their table before them become a snare.
May it become a retribution and a trap.
69,24Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can't see.
Let their backs be continually bent.
69,25Pour out Your indignation on them.
Let the fierceness of Your anger overtake them.
69,26Let their habitation be desolate.
Let no one dwell in their tents.
69,27For they persecute him whom You have wounded.
They tell of the sorrow of those whom You have hurt.
69,28Charge them with crime upon crime.
Don't let them come into Your righteousness.
69,29Let them be blotted out of the book of life,
and not be written with the righteous.
69,30But I am in pain and distress.
Let Your salvation, God, protect me.
69,31I will praise the name of God with a song,
and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
69,32It will please the Lord better than an ox,
or a bull that has horns and hoofs.
69,33The humble have seen it, and are glad.
You who seek after God, let your heart live.
69,34For the Lord hears the needy,
and doesn't despise His captive people.
69,35Let Heaven and earth praise him;
the seas, and everything that moves therein!
69,36For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah.
They shall settle there, and own it.
69,37The children also of His servants shall inherit it.
Those who love His name shall dwell therein.

70,1For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder.
70,2Hurry, God, to deliver me.
Come quickly to help me, Lord.
70,3Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul.
Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
70,4Let them be turned because of their shame
Who say, 'Aha! Aha!'
70,5Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You.
Let those who love Your salvation continually say,
'Let God be exalted!'
70,6But I am poor and needy.
Come to me quickly, God.
You are my help and my deliverer.
Lord, don't delay.

71,1In You, Lord, I take refuge.
Never let me be disappointed.
71,2Deliver me in Your righteousness, and rescue me.
Turn Your ear to me, and save me.
71,3Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go.
Give the command to save me,
for You are my rock and my fortress.
71,4Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71,5For You are my hope, Lord God;
my confidence from my youth.
71,6I have relied on you from the womb.
You are He who took me out of my mother's womb.
I will always praise You.
71,7I am a marvel to many,
but You are my strong refuge.
71,8My mouth shall be filled with Your praise,
with Your honor all the day.
71,9Don't reject me in my old age.
Don't forsake me when my strength fails.
71,10For my enemies talk about me.
Those who watch for my soul conspire together,
71,11saying, 'God has forsaken him.
Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him.'
71,12God, don't be far from me.
My God, hurry to help me.
71,13Let my accusers be disappointed and consumed.
Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me.
71,14But I will always hope,
and will add to all of Your praise.
71,15My mouth will tell about Your righteousness,
and of Your salvation all day,
though I don't know its full measure.
71,16I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord God.
I will make mention of Your righteousness, even of Yours alone.
71,17God, You have taught me from my youth.
Until now, I have declared Your wondrous works.
71,18Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don't forsake me,
until I have declared Your strength to the next generation,
Your might to everyone who is to come.
71,19Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the Heavens;
you have done great things.
God, who is like You?
71,20You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles,
You will let me live.
You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
71,21Increase my honor,
and comfort me again.
71,22I will also praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, my God.
I sing praises to You with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
71,23My lips shall shout for joy!
My soul, which You have redeemed, sings praises to you!
71,24My tongue will also talk about Your righteousness all day long,
for they are disappointed, and they are confounded,
who want to harm me.

72,1By Solomon.
God, give the king Your justice;
Your righteousness to the royal son.
72,2He will judge Your people with righteousness,
and Your poor with justice.
72,3The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people.
The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
72,4He will judge the poor of the people.
He will save the children of the needy,
and will break the oppressor in pieces.
72,5They shall fear You while the sun endures;
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
72,6He will come down like rain on the mown grass,
as showers that water the earth.
72,7In His days, the righteous shall flourish,
and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
72,8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth.
72,9Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him.
His enemies shall lick the dust.
72,10The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute.
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72,11Yes, all kings shall fall down before him.
All nations shall serve him.
72,12For He will deliver the needy when he cries;
the poor, who has no helper.
72,13He will have pity on the poor and needy.
He will save the souls of the needy.
72,14He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence.
Their blood will be precious in His sight.
72,15They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba.
Men shall pray for him continually.
They shall bless him all day long.
72,16Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land.
Its fruit sways like Lebanon.
Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.
72,17His name endures forever.
His name continues as long as the sun.
Men shall be blessed by him.
All nations will call him blessed.
72,18Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
72,19Blessed be his glorious name forever!
Let the whole earth be filled with His glory!
Amen and amen.
72,20This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse.

73,1A Psalm by Asaph.
Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
73,2But as for me, my feet were almost gone.
My steps had nearly slipped.
73,3For I was envious of the arrogant,
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
73,4For there are no struggles in their death,
but their strength is firm.
73,5They are free from burdens of men,
neither are they plagued like other men.
73,6Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.
Violence covers them like a garment.
73,7Their eyes bulge with fat.
Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
73,8They scoff and speak with malice.
In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
73,9They have set their mouth in the Heavens.
Their tongue walks through the earth.
73,10Therefore their people return to them,
and they drink up waters of abundance.
73,11They say, 'How does God know?
Is there knowledge in the Most High?'
73,12Behold, these are the wicked.
Being always at ease, they increase in riches.
73,13Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart,
and washed my hands in innocence,
73,14For all day long have I been plagued,
and punished every morning.
73,15If I had said, 'I will speak thus;'
behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
73,16When I tried to understand this,
it was too painful for me;
73,17Until I entered God's sanctuary,
and considered their latter end.
73,18Surely You set them in slippery places.
You throw them down to destruction.
73,19How they are suddenly destroyed!
They are completely swept away with terrors.
73,20As a dream when one wakes up,
so, Lord, when You awake, You will despise their fantasies.
73,21For my soul was grieved.
I was embittered in my heart.
73,22I was so senseless and ignorant.
I was a brute beast before You.
73,23Nevertheless, I am continually with You.
You have held my right hand.
73,24You will guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward receive me to glory.
73,25Whom do I have in Heaven?
There is no one on earth whom I desire besides You.
73,26My flesh and my heart fails,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
73,27For, behold, those who are far from You shall perish.
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
73,28But it is good for me to come close to God.
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
that I may tell of all Your works.

74,1A contemplation by Asaph.
God, why have you rejected us forever?
Why does Your anger smolder against the sheep of Your pasture?
74,2Remember Your congregation, which You purchased of old,
which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
Mount Zion, in which You have lived.
74,3Lift up Your feet to the perpetual ruins,
all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
74,4Your adversaries have roared in the midst of Your assembly.
They have set up their standards as signs.
74,5They behaved like men wielding axes,
cutting through a thicket of trees.
74,6Now they break all its carved work down with hatchet and hammers.
74,7They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground.
They have profaned the dwelling place of Your Name.
74,8They said in their heart, 'We will crush them completely.'
They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped.
74,9We see no miraculous signs.
There is no longer any prophet,
neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.
74,10How long, God, shall the adversary reproach?
Shall the enemy blaspheme Your name forever?
74,11Why do You draw back Your hand, even Your right hand?
Take it out of Your pocket and consume them!
74,12Yet God is my King of old,
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74,13You divided the sea by Your strength.
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
74,14You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces.
You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
74,15You opened up spring and stream.
You dried up mighty rivers.
74,16The day is Yours, the night is also Yours.
You have prepared the light and the sun.
74,17You have set all the boundaries of the earth.
You have made summer and winter.
74,18Remember this, that the enemy has mocked You, Lord.
Foolish people have blasphemed Your name.
74,19Don't deliver the soul of Your dove to wild beasts.
Don't forget the life of Your poor forever.
74,20Honor Your covenant,
for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.
74,21Don't let the oppressed return ashamed.
Let the poor and needy praise Your name.
74,22Arise, God! Plead Your own cause.
Remember how the foolish man mocks You all day.
74,23Don't forget the voice of Your adversaries.
The tumult of those who rise up against You ascends continually.

75,1For the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Do Not Destroy.'
A Psalm by Asaph. A song.
75,2We give thanks to You, God.
We give thanks, for Your Name is near.
Men tell about Your wondrous works.
75,3When I choose the appointed time,
I will judge blamelessly.
75,4The earth and all its inhabitants quake.
I firmly hold its pillars. Selah.
75,5I said to the arrogant, 'Don't boast!'
I said to the wicked, 'Don't lift up the horn.
75,6Don't lift up your horn on high.
Don't speak with a stiff neck.'
75,7For neither from the east, nor from the west,
nor yet from the south, comes exaltation.
75,8But God is the judge.
He puts down one, and lifts up another.
75,9For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup,
full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours it out.
Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs.
75,10But I will declare this forever:
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
75,11I will cut off all the horns of the wicked,
but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

76,1For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments.
A Psalm by Asaph. A song.
76,2In Judah, God is known.
His name is great in Israel.
76,3His tabernacle is also in Salem;
His dwelling place in Zion.
76,4There He broke the flaming arrows of the bow,
the shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.
76,5Glorious are You, and excellent,
more than mountains of game.
76,6Valiant men lie plundered,
they have slept their last sleep.
None of the men of war can lift their hands.
76,7At Your rebuke, God of Jacob,
both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep.
76,8You are to be feared.
Who can stand in Your sight when You are angry?
76,9You pronounced judgment from Heaven.
The earth feared, and was silent,
76,10when God arose to judgment,
to save all the afflicted ones of the earth. Selah.
76,11Surely the wrath of man praises You.
The survivors of Your wrath are restrained.
76,12Make vows to the Lord your God, and fulfill them!
all arounf Him, bring presents.
76,13He will cut off the spirit of princes.
He is feared by the kings of the earth.

77,1For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm by Asaph.
77,2My cry goes to God!
Indeed, I cry to God for help,
and for Him to listen to me.
77,3In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord.
My hand was stretched out in the night, and didn't get tired.
My soul refused to be comforted.
77,4I remember God, and I groan.
I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah.
77,5You hold my eyelids open.
I am so troubled that I can't speak.
77,6I have considered the days of old,
the years of ancient times.
77,7I remember my song in the night.
I consider in my own heart;
my spirit diligently inquires:
77,8'Will the Lord reject us forever?
Will He be favorable no more?
77,9Has His loving kindness vanished forever?
Does His promise fail for generations?
77,10Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has He, in anger, withheld His compassion?' Selah.
77,11Then I thought, 'I will appeal to this:
the years of the right hand of the Most High.'
77,12I will remember Yah's deeds;
for I will remember Your wonders of old.
77,13I will also meditate on all Your work,
and consider Your doings.
77,14Your way, God, is in the sanctuary.
What god is great like God?
77,15You are the God who does wonders.
You have made Your strength known among the peoples.
77,16You have redeemed Your people with Your arm,
the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
77,17The waters saw You, God.
The waters saw You, and they writhed.
The depths also convulsed.
77,18The clouds poured out water.
The skies resounded with thunder.
Your arrows also flashed around.
77,19The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind.
The lightnings lit up the world.
The earth trembled and shook.
77,20Your way was through the sea;
Your paths through the great waters.
Your footsteps were not known.
77,21You led Your people like a flock,
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

78,1A contemplation by Asaph.
Hear my teaching, my people.
Turn Your ears to the words of my mouth.
78,2I will open my mouth in a parable.
I will utter dark sayings of old,
78,3Which we have heard and known,
and our fathers have told us.
78,4We will not hide them from their children,
telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
His strength, and His wondrous works that He has done.
78,5For He established a testimony in Jacob,
and appointed a teaching in Israel,
which He commanded our fathers,
that they should make them known to their children;
78,6that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born;
who should arise and tell their children,
78,7that they might set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God,
but keep His commandments,
78,8and might not be as their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation that didn't make their hearts loyal,
whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
78,9The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
turned back in the day of battle.
78,10They didn't keep God's covenant,
and refused to walk in His law.
78,11They forgot his doings,
his wondrous works that He had shown them.
78,12He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers,
in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
78,13He split the sea, and caused them to pass through.
He made the waters stand as a heap.
78,14In the daytime he also led them with a cloud,
and all night with a light of fire.
78,15He split rocks in the wilderness,
and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
78,16He brought streams also out of the rock,
and caused waters to run down like rivers.
78,17Yet they still went on to sin against Him,
to rebel against the Most High in the desert.
78,18They tempted God in their heart
by asking food according to their desire.
78,19Yes, they spoke against God.
They said, 'Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
78,20Behold, He struck the rock, so that waters gushed out,
and streams overflowed.
Can He give bread also?
Will He provide flesh for His people?'
78,21Therefore the Lord heard, and was angry.
A fire was kindled against Jacob,
anger also went up against Israel,
78,22because they didn't believe in God,
and didn't trust in His salvation.
78,23Yet He commanded the skies above,
and opened the doors of Heaven.
78,24He rained down manna on them to eat,
and gave them food from the sky.
78,25Man ate the bread of angels.
He sent them food to the full.
78,26He caused the east wind to blow in the sky.
By His power He guided the south wind.
78,27He rained also flesh on them as the dust;
winged birds as the sand of the seas.
78,28He let them fall in the midst of their camp,
around their habitations.
78,29So they ate, and were well filled.
He gave them their own desire.
78,30They didn't turn from their cravings.
Their food was yet in their mouths,
78,31when the anger of God went up against them,
killed some of their fattest,
and struck down the young men of Israel.
78,32For all this they still sinned,
and didn't believe in His wondrous works.
78,33Therefore he consumed their days in vanity,
and their years in terror.
78,34When He killed them, then they inquired after him.
They returned and sought God earnestly.
78,35They remembered that God was their rock,
the Most High God, their redeemer.
78,36But they flattered Him with their mouth,
and lied to Him with their tongue.
78,37For their heart was not right with Him,
neither were they faithful in His covenant.
78,38But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn't destroy them.
Yes, many times He turned His anger away,
and didn't stir up all His wrath.
78,39He remembered that they were but flesh,
a wind that passes away, and doesn't come again.
78,40How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness,
and grieved Him in the desert!
78,41They turned again and tempted God,
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
78,42They didn't remember His hand,
nor the day when He redeemed them from the adversary;
78,43how He set His signs in Egypt,
his wonders in the field of Zoan,
78,44he turned their rivers into blood,
and their streams, so that they could not drink.
78,45He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them;
and frogs, which destroyed them.
78,46He gave also their increase to the caterpillar,
and their labor to the locust.
78,47He destroyed their vines with hail,
their sycamore fig trees with frost.
78,48He gave over their livestock also to the hail,
and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
78,49He threw on them the fierceness of His anger,
wrath, indignation, and trouble,
and a band of angels of evil.
78,50He made a path for his anger.
He didn't spare their soul from death,
but gave their life over to the pestilence,
78,51and struck all the firstborn in Egypt,
the chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
78,52But He led forth his own people like sheep,
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
78,53He led them safely, so that they weren't afraid,
but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
78,54He brought them to the border of His sanctuary,
to this mountain, which His right hand had taken.
78,55He also drove out the nations before them,
allotted them for an inheritance by line,
and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
78,56Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God,
and didn't keep His testimonies;
78,57but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers.
They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
78,58For they provoked Him to anger with their high places,
and moved Him to jealousy with their engraved images.
78,59When God heard this, he was angry,
and greatly abhorred Israel;
78,60So that He forsook the tent of Shiloh,
the tent which He placed among men;
78,61and delivered his strength into captivity,
his glory into the adversary's hand.
78,62He also gave his people over to the sword,
and was angry with His inheritance.
78,63Fire devoured their young men.
Their virgins had no wedding song.
78,64Their priests fell by the sword,
and their widows couldn't weep.
78,65Then the Lord awakened as one out of sleep,
like a mighty man who shouts by reason of wine.
78,66He struck his adversaries backward.
He put them to a perpetual reproach.
78,67Moreover He rejected the tent of Joseph,
and didn't choose the tribe of Ephraim,
78,68But chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion which He loved.
78,69He built his sanctuary like the heights,
like the earth which He has established forever.
78,70He also chose David his servant,
and took him from the sheepfolds;
78,71from following the ewes that have their young,
he brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob, His people,
and Israel, His inheritance.
78,72So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart,
and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

79,1A Psalm by Asaph.
God, the nations have come into Your inheritance.
They have defiled Your holy temple.
They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
79,2They have given the dead bodies of Your servants to be food for the birds of the sky,
the flesh of Your saints to the animals of the earth.
79,3Their blood they have shed like water around Jerusalem.
There was no one to bury them.
79,4We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
a scoffing and derision to those who are around us.
79,5How long, Lord?
Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
79,6Pour out Your wrath on the nations that don't know you;
on the kingdoms that don't call on Your name;
79,7For they have devoured Jacob,
and destroyed his homeland.
79,8Don't hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us.
Let Your tender mercies speedily meet us,
for we are in desperate need.
79,9Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name.
Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for Your name's sake.
79,10Why should the nations say, 'Where is their God?'
Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes,
that vengeance for Your servants' blood is being poured out.
79,11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before You.
According to the greatness of Your power, preserve those who are sentenced to death.
79,12Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom
their reproach with which they have reproached You, Lord.
79,13So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture,
will give You thanks forever.
We will praise You forever, to all generations.

80,1For the Chief Musician.
To the tune of 'The Lilies of the Covenant.' A Psalm by Asaph.
80,2Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock,
you who sit above the cherubim, shine forth.
80,3Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your might!
Come to save us!
80,4Turn us again, God.
Cause Your face to shine,
and we will be saved.
80,5Lord God of Hosts,
How long will You be angry against the prayer of Your people?
80,6You have fed them with the bread of tears,
and given them tears to drink in large measure.
80,7You make us a source of contention to our neighbors.
Our enemies laugh among themselves.
80,8Turn us again, God of Hosts.
Cause Your face to shine,
and we will be saved.
80,9You brought a vine out of Egypt.
You drove out the nations, and planted it.
80,10You cleared the ground for it.
It took deep root, and filled the land.
80,11The mountains were covered with its shadow.
Its boughs were like God's cedars.
80,12It sent out its branches to the sea,
Its shoots to the River.
80,13Why have You broken down its walls,
so that all those who pass by the way pluck it?
80,14The boar out of the wood ravages it.
The wild animals of the field feed on it.
80,15Turn again, we beg You, God of Hosts.
Look down from Heaven, and see, and visit this vine,
80,16the stock which Your right hand planted,
the branch that You made strong for Yourself.
80,17It's burned with fire.
It's cut down.
They perish at Your rebuke.
80,18Let Your hand be on the man of Your right hand,
on the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.
80,19So we will not turn away from You.
Revive us, and we will call on Your name.
80,20Turn to us again, Lord God of Hosts.
Cause Your face to shine, and we will be saved.

81,1For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. By Asaph.
Sing aloud to God, our strength!
81,2Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!
81,3Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine,
the pleasant lyre with the harp.
81,4Blow the trumpet at the New Moon,
at the full moon, on our feast day.
81,5For it is a statute for Israel,
an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
81,6He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,
when He went out over the land of Egypt,
I heard a language that I didn't know.
81,7I removed his shoulder from the burden.
His hands were freed from the basket.
81,8You called in trouble, and I delivered you.
I answered you in the secret place of thunder.
I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
81,9Hear, My people, and I will testify to you,
Israel, if you would listen to Me!
81,10There shall be no strange god in you,
neither shall you worship any foreign god.
81,11I am the Lord, Your God,
who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
Open Your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81,12But My people didn't listen to My voice.
Israel desired none of Me.
81,13So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts,
that they might walk in their own counsels.
81,14Oh that My people would listen to Me,
that Israel would walk in My ways!
81,15I would soon subdue their enemies,
and turn my hand against their adversaries.
81,16The haters of the Lord would cringe before Him,
and their punishment would last forever.
81,17But He would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat.
I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock.

82,1A Psalm by Asaph.
God presides in the great assembly.
He judges among the gods.
82,2How long will you judge unjustly,
and show partiality to the wicked?' Selah.
82,3'Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless.
Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
82,4Rescue the weak and needy.
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.'
82,5They don't know, neither do they understand.
They walk back and forth in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82,6I said, 'You are gods,
all of you are sons of the Most High.
82,7Nevertheless you shall die like men,
and fall like one of the rulers.'
82,8Arise, God, judge the earth,
for You inherit all of the nations.

83,1A song. A Psalm by Asaph.
83,2God, don't keep silent.
Don't keep silent,
and don't be still, God.
83,3For, behold, Your enemies are stirred up.
Those who hate You have lifted up their heads.
83,4They conspire with cunning against Your people.
They plot against Your cherished ones.
83,5'Come,' they say, 'and let's destroy them as a nation,
that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.'
83,6For they have conspired together with one mind.
They form an alliance against You.
83,7The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagrites;
83,8Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
83,9Assyria also is joined with them.
They have helped the children of Lot. Selah.
83,10Do to them as You did to Midian,
as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
83,11who perished at Endor,
who became as dung for the earth.
83,12Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
83,13who said, 'Let us take possession of God's pasturelands.'
83,14My God, make them like tumbleweed;
like chaff before the wind.
83,15As the fire that burns the forest,
as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,
83,16so pursue them with Your tempest,
and terrify them with Your storm.
83,17Fill their faces with confusion,
that they may seek Your name, Lord.
83,18Let them be disappointed and dismayed forever.
Yes, let them be confounded and perish;
83,19that they may know that You alone, whose name is Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.

84,1For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath.
A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
84,2How lovely are Your dwellings,
Lord of Hosts!
84,3My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
84,4Yes, the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young,
near Your altars, Lord of Hosts, my King, and my God.
84,5Blessed are those who dwell in Your house.
They are always praising You. Selah.
84,6Blessed are those whose strength is in you;
who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
84,7Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs.
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
84,8They go from strength to strength.
Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
84,9Lord, God of Hosts, hear my prayer.
Listen, God of Jacob. Selah.
84,10Behold, God our shield,
look at the face of Your anointed.
84,11For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
84,12For the Lord God is a sun and a shield.
the Lord will give grace and glory.
He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
84,13Lord of Hosts,
blessed is the man who trusts in You.

85,1For the Chief Musician.
A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
85,2Lord, You have been favorable to Your land.
You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
85,3You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people.
You have covered all their sin. Selah.
85,4You have taken away all Your wrath.
You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.
85,5Turn us, God of our salvation,
and cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
85,6Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You draw out Your anger to all generations?
85,7Won't You revive us again,
that Your people may rejoice in You?
85,8Show us Your loving kindness, Lord.
Grant us Your salvation.
85,9I will hear what God, the Lord, will speak,
for He will speak peace to His people, His saints;
but let them not turn again to folly.
85,10Surely His salvation is near those who fear Him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
85,11Mercy and truth meet together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85,12Truth springs out of the earth.
Righteousness has looked down from Heaven.
85,13The Lord will give that which is good.
Our land will yield its increase.
85,14Righteousness goes before Him,
And prepares the way for His steps.

86,1A Prayer by David.
Hear, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
86,2Preserve my soul, for I am godly.
You, my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
86,3Be merciful to me, Lord,
for I call to You all day long.
86,4Bring joy to the soul of Your servant,
for to You, Lord, do I lift up my soul.
86,5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive;
abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on You.
86,6Hear, Lord, my prayer.
Listen to the voice of my petitions.
86,7In the day of my trouble I will call on You,
for You will answer me.
86,8There is no one like you among the gods, Lord,
nor any deeds like Your deeds.
86,9All nations You have made will come and worship before You, Lord.
They shall glorify Your name.
86,10For You are great, and do wondrous things.
You are God alone.
86,11Teach me Your way, Lord.
I will walk in Your truth.
Make my heart undivided to fear Your name.
86,12I will praise You, Lord my God, with my whole heart.
I will glorify Your name forevermore.
86,13For Your loving kindness is great toward me.
You have delivered my soul from the lowest Hell.
86,14God, the proud have risen up against me.
A company of violent men have sought after my soul,
and they don't hold regard for You before them.
86,15But You, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.
86,16Turn to me, and have mercy on me!
Give Your strength to Your servant.
Save the son of Your handmaid.
86,17Show me a sign of Your goodness,
that those who hate me may see it, and be shamed,
because You, Lord, have helped me, and comforted me.

87,1A Psalm by the sons of Korah; a Song.
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
87,2The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
87,3Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Selah.
87,4I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia:
'This one was born there.'
87,5Yes, of Zion it will be said, 'This one and that one was born in her;'
the Most High himself will establish her.
87,6The Lord will count, when He writes up the peoples,
'This one was born there.' Selah.
87,7Those who sing as well as those who dance say,
'All my springs are in You.'

88,1A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. For the Chief Musician.
To the tune of 'The Suffering of Affliction.'
A contemplation by Heman, the Ezrahite.
88,2Lord, the God of my salvation,
I have cried day and night before You.
88,3Let my prayer enter into Your presence.
Turn Your ear to my cry.
88,4For my soul is full of troubles.
My life draws near to Hell.
88,5I am counted among those who go down into the pit.
I am like a man who has no help,
88,6set apart among the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom You remember no more.
They are cut off from Your hand.
88,7You have laid me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
88,8Your wrath lies heavily on me.
You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
88,9You have taken my friends from me.
You have made me an abomination to them.
I am confined, and I can't escape.
88,10My eyes are dim from grief.
I have called on You daily, Lord.
I have spread out my hands to You.
88,11Do You show wonders to the dead?
Do the dead rise up and praise You? Selah.
88,12Is Your loving kindness declared in the grave?
Or Your faithfulness in Destruction?
88,13Are Your wonders made known in the dark?
Or Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88,14But to You, Lord, I have cried.
In the morning, my prayer comes before You.
88,15Lord, why do You reject my soul?
Why do You hide Your face from me?
88,16I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up.
While I suffer Your terrors, I am distracted.
88,17Your fierce wrath has gone over me.
Your terrors have cut me off.
88,18They came around me like water all day long.
They completely engulfed me.
88,19You have put lover and friend far from me,
and my friends into darkness.

89,1A contemplation by Ethan, the Ezrahite.
89,2I will sing of the loving kindness of the Lord forever.
With my mouth, I will make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
89,3I indeed declare, 'Love stands firm forever.
You established the Heavens.
Your faithfulness is in them.'
89,4'I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David, my servant,
89,5'I will establish Your seed forever,
and build up Your throne to all generations. Selah.
89,6The Heavens will praise Your wonders, Lord;
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89,7For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
Who among the sons of the Heavenly beings is like the Lord,
89,8a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones,
to be feared above all those who are around him?
89,9Lord, God of Hosts, who is a mighty one, like You?
Your faithfulness is around You.
89,10You rule the pride of the sea.
When its waves rise up, You calm them.
89,11You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain.
You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
89,12The Heavens are Yours.
The earth also is Yours;
the world and its fullness.
You have founded them.
89,13The north and the south, You have created them.
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name.
89,14You have a mighty arm.
Your hand is strong, and Your right hand is exalted.
89,15Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne.
Loving kindness and truth go before Your face.
89,16Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim You.
They walk in the light of Your presence, Lord.
89,17In Your name they rejoice all day.
In Your righteousness, they are exalted.
89,18For You are the glory of their strength.
In Your favor, our horn will be exalted.
89,19For our shield belongs to the Lord;
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89,20Then You spoke in vision to Your saints,
and said, 'I have bestowed strength on the warrior.
I have exalted a young man from the people.
89,21I have found David, my servant.
I have anointed him with my holy oil,
89,22with whom My hand shall be established.
My arm will also strengthen him.
89,23No enemy will tax him.
No wicked man will oppress him.
89,24I will beat down his adversaries before him,
and strike those who hate him.
89,25But My faithfulness and My loving kindness will be with him.
In My name, his horn will be exalted.
89,26I will set his hand also on the sea,
and his right hand on the rivers.
89,27He will call to me, 'You are my Father,
my God, and the rock of my salvation!'
89,28I will also appoint him my firstborn,
the highest of the kings of the earth.
89,29I will keep my loving kindness for him forevermore.
My covenant will stand firm with him.
89,30I will also make his seed endure forever,
and his throne as the days of Heaven.
89,31If his children forsake My law,
and don't walk in My ordinances;
89,32if they break My statutes,
and don't keep My commandments;
89,33then I will punish their sin with the rod,
and their iniquity with stripes.
89,34But I will not completely take my loving kindness from him,
nor allow my faithfulness to fail.
89,35I will not break my covenant,
nor alter what my lips have uttered.
89,36Once have I sworn by my holiness,
I will not lie to David.
89,37His seed will endure forever,
his throne like the sun before Me.
89,38It will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky.' Selah.
89,39But You have rejected and spurned.
You have been angry with Your anointed.
89,40You have renounced the covenant of Your servant.
You have defiled his crown in the dust.
89,41You have broken down all his hedges.
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
89,42All who pass by the way rob him.
He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
89,43You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries.
You have made all of his enemies rejoice.
89,44You turn back the edge of his sword,
and haven't supported him in battle.
89,45You have ended his splendor,
and thrown his throne down to the ground.
89,46You have shortened the days of his youth.
You have covered him with shame. Selah.
89,47How long, Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
89,48Remember how short my time is!
For what vanity have You created all the children of men!
89,49What man is he who shall live and not see death,
who shall deliver his soul from the power of Hell? Selah.
89,50Lord, where are Your former loving kindnesses,
which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
89,51Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants,
how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples,
89,52With which Your enemies have mocked, Lord,
with which they have mocked the footsteps of Your anointed one.
89,53Blessed be the Lord forevermore.
Amen, and Amen.

90,1A Prayer by Moses, the man of God.
Lord, You have been our dwelling place for all generations.
90,2Before the mountains were brought forth,
before You had formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
90,3You turn man to destruction, saying,
'Return, you children of men.'
90,4For a thousand years in Your sight are just like yesterday when it is past,
like a watch in the night.
90,5You sweep them away as they sleep.
In the morning they sprout like new grass.
90,6In the morning it sprouts and springs up.
By evening, it is withered and dry.
90,7For we are consumed in Your anger.
We are troubled in Your wrath.
90,8You have set our iniquities before You,
our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
90,9For all our days have passed away in Your wrath.
We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
90,10The days of our years are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty years;
yet their pride is but labor and sorrow,
for it passes quickly, and we fly away.
90,11Who knows the power of Your anger,
Your wrath according to the fear that is due to You?
90,12So teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
90,13Relent, Lord!
How long?
Have compassion on Your servants!
90,14Satisfy us in the morning with Your loving kindness,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90,15Make us glad for as many days as You have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen evil.
90,16Let Your work appear to Your servants;
Your glory to their children.
90,17Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;
establish the work of our hands for us;
yes, establish the work of our hands.

91,1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
91,2I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.'
91,3For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler,
and from the deadly pestilence.
91,4He will cover you with His feathers.
Under His wings you will take refuge.
His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.
91,5You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
nor of the arrow that flies by day;
91,6nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.
91,7A thousand may fall at your side,
and ten thousand at your right hand;
but it will not come near you.
91,8You will only look with your eyes,
and see the recompense of the wicked.
91,9Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
and the Most High your dwelling place,
91,10no evil shall happen to you,
neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
91,11For He will put his angels in charge of you,
to guard you in all your ways.
91,12They will bear you up in their hands,
so that you won't dash your foot against a stone.
91,13You will tread on the lion and cobra.
You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.
91,14'Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
91,15He will call on Me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble.
I will deliver him, and honor him.
91,16I will satisfy him with long life,
and show him My salvation.'

92,1A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.
92,2It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to Your name, Most High;
92,3to proclaim Your loving kindness in the morning,
and Your faithfulness every night,
92,4with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp,
and with the melody of the lyre.
92,5For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work.
I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
92,6How great are Your works, Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.
92,7A senseless man doesn't know,
neither does a fool understand this:
92,8though the wicked spring up as the grass,
and all the evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.
92,9But You, Lord, are on high forevermore.
92,10For, behold, Your enemies, Lord,
for, behold, Your enemies shall perish.
All the evildoers will be scattered.
92,11But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox.
I am anointed with fresh oil.
92,12My eye has also seen my enemies.
My ears have heard of the wicked enemies who rise up against me.
92,13The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.
He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
92,14They are planted in the Lord's house.
They will flourish in our God's courts.
92,15They will still bring forth fruit in old age.
They will be full of sap and green,
92,16to show that the Lord is upright.
He is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in him.

93,1The Lord reigns!
He is clothed with majesty! The Lord is armed with strength.
The world also is established. It can't be moved.
93,2Your throne is established from long ago.
You are from everlasting.
93,3The floods have lifted up, Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice.
The floods lift up their waves.
93,4Above the voices of many waters,
the mighty breakers of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty.
93,5Your statutes stand firm.
Holiness adorns Your house,
Lord, forevermore.

94,1Lord, God to whom vengeance belongs,
God please appear.
94,2Rise up, judge of the earth.
Pay back the proud what they deserve.
94,3Lord, how long will the wicked,
how long will the wicked triumph?
94,4They pour out arrogant words.
All the evildoers boast.
94,5They break Your people in pieces, Lord,
and afflict Your heritage.
94,6They kill the widow and the alien,
and murder the fatherless.
94,7They say, 'Yah will not see,
neither will Jacob's God consider.'
94,8Consider, you senseless among the people;
you fools, when will you be wise?
94,9He who implanted the ear, won't He hear?
He who formed the eye, won't He see?
94,10He who disciplines the nations, won't He punish?
He who teaches man knows.
94,11the Lord knows the thoughts of man,
that they are futile.
94,12Blessed is the man whom You discipline,
and teach of Your law;
94,13that You may give him rest from the days of adversity,
until the pit is dug for the wicked.
94,14For the Lord won't reject His people,
neither will He forsake His inheritance.
94,15For judgment will return to righteousness.
All the upright in heart shall follow it.
94,16Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?
94,17Unless the Lord had been my help,
my soul would have soon lived in silence.
94,18When I said, 'My foot is slipping!'
Your loving kindness, Lord, held me up.
94,19In the multitude of my thoughts within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
94,20Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with You,
which brings about mischief by statute?
94,21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
and condemn the innocent blood.
94,22But the Lord has been my high tower,
my God, the rock of my refuge.
94,23He has brought on them their own iniquity,
and will cut them off in their own wickedness.
the Lord, our God, will cut them off.

95,1Oh come, let's sing to the Lord.
Let's shout aloud to the rock of our salvation!
95,2Let's come before his presence with thanksgiving.
Let's extol Him with songs!
95,3For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
95,4In His hand are the deep places of the earth.
The heights of the mountains are also His.
95,5The sea is His, and He made it.
His hands formed the dry land.
95,6Oh come, let's worship and bow down.
Let's kneel before the Lord, our Maker,
95,7for He is our God.
We are the people of His pasture,
and the sheep in His care.
Today, oh that you would hear His voice!
95,8Don't harden your heart, as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
95,9when your fathers tempted me,
tested me, and saw my work.
95,10Forty long years I was grieved with that generation,
and said, 'It is a people that errs in their heart.
They have not known my ways.'
95,11Therefore I swore in my wrath,
'They won't enter into my rest.'

96,1Sing to the Lord a new song!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
96,2Sing to the Lord!
Bless His name!
Proclaim His salvation from day to day!
96,3Declare His glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples.
96,4For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised!
He is to be feared above all gods.
96,5For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the Heavens.
96,6Honor and majesty are before him.
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
96,7Ascribe to the Lord, you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
96,8Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name.
Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
96,9Worship the Lord in holy array.
Tremble before Him, all the earth.
96,10Say among the nations, 'the Lord reigns.'
The world is also established.
It can't be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.
96,11Let the Heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.
Let the sea roar, and its fullness!
96,12Let the field and all that is in it exult!
Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy
96,13before the Lord; for he comes,
for He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
the peoples with His truth.

97,1The Lord reigns!
Let the earth rejoice!
Let the multitude of islands be glad!
97,2Clouds and darkness are around him.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
97,3A fire goes before him,
and burns up His adversaries on every side.
97,4His lightning lights up the world.
The earth sees, and trembles.
97,5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
97,6The Heavens declare His righteousness.
All the peoples have seen His glory.
97,7Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images,
who boast in their idols.
Worship Him, all you gods!
97,8Zion heard and was glad.
The daughters of Judah rejoiced,
because of Your judgments, Lord.
97,9For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth.
You are exalted far above all gods.
97,10You who love the Lord, hate evil.
He preserves the souls of His saints.
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
97,11Light is sown for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in heart.
97,12Be glad in the Lord, you righteous people!
Give thanks to His holy Name.

98,1A Psalm. Sing to the Lord a new song,
for He has done marvelous things!
His right hand, and His holy arm, have worked salvation for Him.
98,2The Lord has made known His salvation.
He has openly shown His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
98,3He has remembered his loving kindness and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
98,4Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
98,5Sing praises to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the voice of melody.
98,6With trumpets and sound of the ram's horn,
make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.
98,7Let the sea roar with its fullness;
the world, and those who dwell therein.
98,8Let the rivers clap their hands.
Let the mountains sing for joy together.
98,9Let them sing before the Lord,
for He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.

99,1The Lord reigns! Let the peoples tremble.
He sits enthroned among the cherubim.
Let the earth be moved.
99,2the Lord is great in Zion.
He is high above all the peoples.
99,3Let them praise Your great and awesome name.
He is Holy!
99,4The King's strength also loves justice.
You do establish equity.
You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.
99,5Exalt the Lord our God.
Worship at His footstool.
He is Holy!
99,6Moses and Aaron were among His priests,
Samuel among those who call on His name;
they called on the Lord, and He answered them.
99,7He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud.
They kept His testimonies,
the statute that He gave them.
99,8You answered them, Lord our God.
You are a God who forgave them,
although You took vengeance for their doings.
99,9Exalt the Lord, our God.
Worship at His holy hill,
for the Lord, our God, is holy!

100,1A Psalm of thanksgiving.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all you lands!
100,2Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before His presence with singing.
100,3Know that the Lord, He is God.
It is He who has made us, and we are His.
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
100,4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
into His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, and bless His name.
100,5For the Lord is good.
His loving kindness endures forever,
his faithfulness to all generations.

101,1A Psalm by David.
I will sing of loving kindness and justice.
To You, Lord, I will sing praises.
101,2I will be careful to live a blameless life.
When will You come to me?
I will walk within my house with a blameless heart.
101,3I will set no vile thing before my eyes.
I hate the deeds of faithless men.
They will not cling to me.
101,4A perverse heart will be far from me.
I will have nothing to do with evil.
101,5I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor.
I won't tolerate one who is haughty and conceited.
101,6My eyes will be on the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me.
He who walks in a perfect way,
he will serve me.
101,7He who practices deceit won't dwell within my house.
He who speaks falsehood won't be established before my eyes.
101,8Morning by morning, I will destroy all the wicked of the land;
to cut off all the workers of iniquity from the Lord's city.

102,1A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed,
and pours out his complaint before the Lord.
102,2Hear my prayer, Lord!
Let my cry come to You.
102,3Don't hide Your face from me in the day of my distress.
Turn Your ear to me.
Answer me quickly in the day when I call.
102,4For my days consume away like smoke.
My bones are burned as a torch.
102,5My heart is blighted like grass, and withered,
for I forget to eat my bread.
102,6By reason of the voice of my groaning,
my bones stick to my skin.
102,7I am like a pelican of the wilderness.
I have become as an owl of the waste places.
102,8I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
102,9My enemies reproach me all day.
Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.
102,10For I have eaten ashes like bread,
and mixed my drink with tears,
102,11Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,
for You have taken me up, and thrown me away.
102,12My days are like a long shadow.
I have withered like grass.
102,13But You, Lord, will remain forever;
Your renown endures to all generations.
102,14You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
for it is time to have pity on her.
Yes, the set time has come.
102,15For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,
and have pity on her dust.
102,16So the nations will fear the name of the Lord;
all the kings of the earth Your glory.
102,17For the Lord has built up Zion.
He has appeared in His glory.
102,18He has responded to the prayer of the destitute,
and has not despised their prayer.
102,19This will be written for the generation to come.
A people which will be created will praise Yah.
102,20For He has looked down from the height of His sanctuary.
From Heaven, the Lord saw the earth;
102,21to hear the groans of the prisoner;
to free those who are condemned to death;
102,22that men may declare the name of the Lord in Zion,
and His praise in Jerusalem;
102,23when the peoples are gathered together,
the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
102,24He weakened my strength along the course.
He shortened my days.
102,25I said, 'My God, don't take me away in the midst of my days.
Your years are throughout all generations.
102,26Of old, You laid the foundation of the earth.
The Heavens are the work of Your hands.
102,27They will perish, but You will endure.
Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment.
You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.
102,28But You are the same.
Your years will have no end.
102,29The children of Your servants will continue.
Their seed will be established before You.'

103,1By David. Praise the Lord, my soul!
All that is within me, praise His holy name!
103,2Praise the Lord, my soul,
and don't forget all His benefits;
103,3who forgives all your sins;
who heals all your diseases;
103,4who redeems your life from destruction;
who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
103,5who satisfies your desire with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
103,6The Lord executes righteous acts,
and justice for all who are oppressed.
103,7He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the children of Israel.
103,8The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.
103,9He will not always accuse;
neither will He stay angry forever.
103,10He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor repaid us for our iniquities.
103,11For as the Heavens are high above the earth,
so great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him.
103,12As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
103,13Like a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.
103,14For He knows how we are made.
He remembers that we are dust.
103,15As for man, his days are like grass.
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
103,16For the wind passes over it, and it is gone.
Its place remembers it no more.
103,17But the Lord's loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear Him,
His righteousness to children's children;
103,18to those who keep His covenant,
to those who remember to obey His precepts.
103,19the Lord has established His throne in the Heavens.
His kingdom rules over all.
103,20Praise the Lord, you angels,
who are mighty in strength, who fulfill His word,
obeying the voice of His word.
103,21Praise the Lord, all you armies of His,
you servants of His, who do His pleasure.
103,22Praise the Lord, all you works of His,
in all places of His dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul!

104,1Bless the Lord, my soul.
Lord, my God, You are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty.
104,2He covers himself with light as with a garment.
He stretches out the Heavens like a curtain.
104,3He lays the beams of his rooms in the waters.
He makes the clouds His chariot.
He walks on the wings of the wind.
104,4He makes wind His messengers,
Fire His servants.
104,5He laid the foundations of the earth,
that it should not be moved forever.
104,6You covered it with the deep as with a cloak.
The waters stood above the mountains.
104,7At Your rebuke they fled.
At the voice of Your thunder they hurried away.
104,8The mountains rose,
the valleys sank down,
to the place which You had assigned to them.
104,9You have set a boundary that they may not pass over;
that they don't turn again to cover the earth.
104,10He sends forth springs into the valleys.
They run among the mountains.
104,11They give drink to every animal of the field.
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
104,12The birds of the sky nest by them.
They sing among the branches.
104,13He waters the mountains from His rooms.
The earth is filled with the fruit of Your works.
104,14He causes the grass to grow for the livestock,
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food out of the earth:
104,15wine that makes glad the heart of man,
oil to make his face to shine,
and bread that strengthens man's heart.
104,16the Lord's trees are well watered,
the cedars of Lebanon, which He has planted;
104,17where the birds make their nests.
The stork makes its home in the fir trees.
104,18The high mountains are for the wild goats.
The rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.
104,19He appointed the moon for seasons.
The sun knows when to set.
104,20You make darkness, and it is night,
in which all the animals of the forest prowl.
104,21The young lions roar after their prey,
and seek their food from God.
104,22The sun rises, and they steal away,
and lay down in their dens.
104,23Man goes forth to his work,
to his labor until the evening.
104,24Lord, how many are Your works!
In wisdom have You made them all.
The earth is full of Your riches.
104,25There is the sea, great and wide,
in which are innumerable living things,
both small and large animals.
104,26There the ships go,
and leviathan, whom You formed to play there.
104,27These all wait for You,
that You may give them their food in due season.
104,28You give to them; they gather.
You open Your hand; they are satisfied with good.
104,29You hide Your face: they are troubled;
you take away their breath: they die, and return to the dust.
104,30You send forth Your Spirit: they are created.
You renew the face of the ground.
104,31Let the glory of the Lord endure forever.
Let the Lord rejoice in His works.
104,32He looks at the earth, and it trembles.
He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
104,33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.
104,34Let your meditation be sweet to Him.
I will rejoice in the Lord.
104,35Let sinners be consumed out of the earth.
Let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, my soul.

105,1Give thanks to the Lord! Call on His name!
Make His doings known among the peoples.
105,2Sing to Him, sing praises to Him!
Tell of all His marvelous works.
105,3Glory in His holy name.
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
105,4Seek the Lord and His strength.
Seek His face forever more.
105,5Remember His marvelous works that He has done;
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
105,6you seed of Abraham, His servant,
you children of Jacob, His chosen ones.
105,7He is the Lord, our God.
His judgments are in all the earth.
105,8He has remembered his covenant forever,
the word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
105,9the covenant which He made with Abraham,
His oath to Isaac,
105,10and confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute;
to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
105,11saying, 'To you I will give the land of Canaan,
the lot of your inheritance;'
105,12when they were but a few men in number,
yes, very few, and foreigners in it.
105,13They went about from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another people.
105,14He allowed no one to do them wrong.
He reproved kings for their sakes,
105,15'Don't touch My anointed ones!
Do My prophets no harm!'
105,16He called for a famine on the land.
He destroyed the food supplies.
105,17He sent a man before them.
Joseph was sold for a slave.
105,18They bruised his feet with shackles.
His neck was locked in irons,
105,19until the time that his word happened,
and the Lord's word proved him true.
105,20The king sent and freed him;
even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.
105,21He made him lord of his house,
and ruler of all of his possessions;
105,22to discipline his princes at his pleasure,
and to teach his elders wisdom.
105,23Israel also came into Egypt.
Jacob lived in the land of Ham.
105,24He increased his people greatly,
and made them stronger than their adversaries.
105,25They turned their heart to hate His people,
to conspire against His servants.
105,26He sent Moses, His servant,
and Aaron, whom He had chosen.
105,27They performed miracles among them,
and wonders in the land of Ham.
105,28He sent darkness, and made it dark.
So they didn't rebel against His words.
105,29He turned their waters into blood,
and killed their fish.
105,30Their land swarmed with frogs,
even in the rooms of their kings.
105,31He spoke, and swarms of flies came,
and lice in all their borders.
105,32He gave them hail for rain,
with lightning in their land.
105,33He struck their vines and also their fig trees,
and shattered the trees of their country.
105,34He spoke, and the locusts came,
and the grasshoppers, without number,
105,35and ate up every plant in their land;
and ate up the fruit of their ground.
105,36He struck also all the firstborn in their land,
the first fruits of all their manhood.
105,37He brought them forth with silver and gold.
There was not one feeble person among His tribes.
105,38Egypt was glad when they departed,
for the fear of them had fallen on them.
105,39He spread a cloud for a covering,
fire to give light in the night.
105,40They asked, and He brought quails,
and satisfied them with the bread of the sky.
105,41He opened the rock, and waters gushed out.
They ran as a river in the dry places.
105,42For He remembered His holy word,
and Abraham, His servant.
105,43He brought forth His people with joy,
His chosen with singing.
105,44He gave them the lands of the nations.
They took the labor of the peoples in possession,
105,45that they might keep His statutes,
and observe His laws.

106,1Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
for His loving kindness endures forever.
106,2Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord,
or fully declare all His praise?
106,3Blessed are those who keep justice.
Blessed is one who does what is right at all times.
106,4Remember me, Lord, with the favor that You show to Your people.
Visit me with Your salvation,
106,5that I may see the prosperity of Your chosen,
that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation,
that I may glory with Your inheritance.
106,6We have sinned with our fathers.
We have committed iniquity.
We have done wickedly.
106,7Our fathers didn't understand Your wonders in Egypt.
They didn't remember the multitude of Your loving kindnesses,
but were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
106,8Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake,
that He might make His mighty power known.
106,9He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up;
so He led them through the depths, as through a desert.
106,10He saved them from the hand of him who hated them,
and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
106,11The waters covered their adversaries.
There was not one of them left.
106,12Then they believed His words.
They sang His praise.
106,13Quickly they forgot His works.
They didn't wait for His counsel,
106,14but gave in to craving in the desert,
and tested God in the wasteland.
106,15He gave them their request,
but sent leanness into their soul.
106,16They envied Moses also in the camp,
and Aaron, the Lord's saint.
106,17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
and covered the company of Abiram.
106,18A fire was kindled in their company.
The flame burned up the wicked.
106,19They made a calf in Horeb,
and worshiped a molten image.
106,20Thus they exchanged their glory
for an image of a bull that eats grass.
106,21They forgot God, their Savior,
who had done great things in Egypt,
106,22Wondrous works in the land of Ham,
and awesome things by the Red Sea.
106,23Therefore He said that He would destroy them,
had Moses, His chosen, not stood before Him in the breach,
to turn away His wrath, so that He wouldn't destroy them.
106,24Yes, they despised the pleasant land.
They didn't believe His word,
106,25but murmured in their tents,
and didn't listen to the Lord's voice.
106,26Therefore He swore to them
that He would overthrow them in the wilderness,
106,27that He would overthrow their seed among the nations,
and scatter them in the lands.
106,28They joined themselves also to Baal Peor,
and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
106,29Thus they provoked him to anger with their deeds.
The plague broke in on them.
106,30Then Phinehas stood up, and executed judgment,
so the plague was stopped.
106,31That was credited to him for righteousness,
for all generations to come.
106,32They angered him also at the waters of Meribah,
so that Moses was troubled for their sakes;
106,33because they were rebellious against His spirit,
he spoke rashly with His lips.
106,34They didn't destroy the peoples,
as the Lord commanded them,
106,35but mixed themselves with the nations,
and learned their works.
106,36They served their idols,
which became a snare to them.
106,37Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.
106,38They shed innocent blood,
even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.
The land was polluted with blood.
106,39Thus were they defiled with their works,
and prostituted themselves in their deeds.
106,40Therefore the Lord burned with anger against His people.
He abhorred His inheritance.
106,41He gave them into the hand of the nations.
Those who hated them ruled over them.
106,42Their enemies also oppressed them.
They were brought into subjection under their hand.
106,43Many times he delivered them,
but they were rebellious in their counsel,
and were brought low in their iniquity.
106,44Nevertheless he regarded their distress,
when He heard their cry.
106,45He remembered for them His covenant,
and repented according to the multitude of His loving kindnesses.
106,46He made them also to be pitied
by all those who carried them captive.
106,47Save us, Lord, our God,
gather us from among the nations,
to give thanks to Your holy name,
to triumph in Your praise!
106,48Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting even to everlasting!
Let all the people say, 'Amen.'

107,1Give thanks to the Lord,
for He is good,
for His loving kindness endures forever.
107,2Let the redeemed by the Lord say so,
whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
107,3And gathered out of the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.
107,4They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way.
They found no city to live in.
107,5Hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted in them.
107,6Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and He delivered them out of their distresses,
107,7he led them also by a straight way,
that they might go to a city to live in.
107,8Let them praise the Lord for His loving kindness,
for His wonderful works to the children of men!
107,9For He satisfies the longing soul.
He fills the hungry soul with good.
107,10Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
being bound in affliction and iron,
107,11because they rebelled against the words of God,
and condemned the counsel of the Most High.
107,12Therefore he brought down their heart with labor.
They fell down, and there was none to help.
107,13Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and He saved them out of their distresses.
107,14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and broke their bonds in sunder.
107,15Let them praise the Lord for His loving kindness,
for His wonderful works to the children of men!
107,16For He has broken the gates of brass,
and cut through bars of iron.
107,17Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience,
and because of their iniquities.
107,18Their soul abhors all kinds of food.
They draw near to the gates of death.
107,19Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble,
he saves them out of their distresses.
107,20He sends His word, and heals them,
and delivers them from their graves.
107,21Let them praise the Lord for His loving kindness,
for His wonderful works to the children of men!
107,22Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and declare His works with singing.
107,23Those who go down to the sea in ships,
who do business in great waters;
107,24These see the Lord's works,
and His wonders in the deep.
107,25For He commands, and raises the stormy wind,
which lifts up its waves.
107,26They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths.
Their soul melts away because of trouble.
107,27They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man,
and are at their wits' end.
107,28Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble,
and He brings them out of their distress.
107,29He makes the storm a calm,
so that its waves are still.
107,30Then they are glad because it is calm,
so He brings them to their desired haven.
107,31Let them praise the Lord for His loving kindness,
for His wonderful works for the children of men!
107,32Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
and praise Him in the seat of the elders.
107,33He turns rivers into a desert,
water springs into a thirsty ground,
107,34and a fruitful land into a salt waste,
for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
107,35He turns a desert into a pool of water,
and a dry land into water springs.
107,36There He makes the hungry live,
that they may prepare a city to live in,
107,37sow fields, plant vineyards,
and reap the fruits of increase.
107,38He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly.
He doesn't allow their livestock to decrease.
107,39Again, they are diminished and bowed down
through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.
107,40He pours contempt on princes,
and causes them to wander in a trackless waste.
107,41Yet He lifts the needy out of their affliction,
and increases their families like a flock.
107,42The upright will see it, and be glad.
All the wicked will shut their mouths.
107,43Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things.
They will consider the loving kindnesses of the Lord.

108,1A Song. A Psalm by David.
108,2My heart is steadfast, God.
I will sing and I will make music with my soul.
108,3Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake up the dawn.
108,4I will give thanks to You, Lord, among the nations.
I will sing praises to You among the peoples.
108,5For Your loving kindness is great above the Heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
108,6Be exalted, God, above the Heavens!
Let Your glory be over all the earth.
108,7That Your beloved may be delivered,
save with Your right hand, and answer us.
108,8God has spoken from his sanctuary: 'In triumph,
I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth.
108,9Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine.
Ephraim also is my helmet.
Judah is my scepter.
108,10Moab is my wash pot.
I will toss my sandal on Edom.
I will shout over Philistia.'
108,11Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who has led me to Edom?
108,12Haven't you rejected us, God?
You don't go forth, God, with our armies.
108,13Give us help against the enemy,
for the help of man is vain.
108,14Through God, we will do valiantly.
For it is He who will tread down our enemies.

109,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
God of my praise, don't remain silent,
109,2for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me.
They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.
109,3They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
and fought against me without a cause.
109,4In return for my love, they are my adversaries;
but I am in prayer.
109,5They have rewarded me evil for good,
and hatred for my love.
109,6Set a wicked man over him.
Let an adversary stand at his right hand.
109,7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty.
Let his prayer be turned into sin.
109,8Let his days be few.
Let another take his office.
109,9Let his children be fatherless,
and his wife a widow.
109,10Let his children be wandering beggars.
Let them be sought from their ruins.
109,11Let the creditor seize all that he has.
Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.
109,12Let there be no one to extend kindness to him,
neither let there be anyone to have pity on his fatherless children.
109,13Let his posterity be cut off.
In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
109,14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered by the Lord.
Don't let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
109,15Let them be before the Lord continually,
that He may cut off their memory from the earth;
109,16because he didn't remember to show kindness,
but persecuted the poor and needy man,
the broken in heart, to kill them.
109,17Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him.
He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.
109,18He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment.
It came into his inward parts like water,
like oil into his bones.
109,19Let it be to him as the clothing with which he covers himself,
for the belt that is always around him.
109,20This is the reward of my adversaries from the Lord,
of those who speak evil against my soul.
109,21But deal with me, Lord God, for Your name's sake,
because Your loving kindness is good, deliver me;
109,22for I am poor and needy.
My heart is wounded within me.
109,23I fade away like an evening shadow.
I am shaken off like a locust.
109,24My knees are weak through fasting.
My body is thin and lacks fat.
109,25I have also become a reproach to them.
When they see me, they shake their head.
109,26Help me, Lord, my God.
Save me according to Your loving kindness;
109,27that they may know that this is Your hand;
that You, Lord, have done it.
109,28They may curse, but you bless.
When they arise, they will be shamed,
but Your servant shall rejoice.
109,29Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonor.
Let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
109,30I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth.
Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
109,31For He will stand at the right hand of the needy,
to save him from those who judge his soul.

110,1A Psalm by David.
The Lord says to my boss, 'Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool for your feet.'
110,2The Lord will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion.
Rule in the midst of your enemies.
110,3Your people offer themselves willingly in the day of your power, in holy array.
Out of the womb of the morning, you have the dew of your youth.
110,4The Lord has sworn, and will not change His mind:
'You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.'
110,5The Lord is at your right hand.
He will crush kings in the day of His wrath.
110,6He will judge among the nations.
He will heap up dead bodies.
He will crush the ruler of the whole earth.
110,7He will drink of the brook in the way;
therefore He will lift up His head.

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
111,2the Lord's works are great,
pondered by all those who delight in them.
111,3His work is honor and majesty.
His righteousness endures forever.
111,4He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered.
the Lord is gracious and merciful.
111,5He has given food to those who fear Him.
He always remembers His covenant.
111,6He has shown His people the power of His works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
111,7The works of His hands are truth and justice.
All His precepts are sure.
111,8They are established forever and ever.
They are done in truth and uprightness.
111,9He has sent redemption to His people.
He has ordained His covenant forever.
His name is holy and awesome!
111,10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
All those who do His work have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who delights greatly in His commandments.
112,2His seed will be mighty in the land.
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
112,3Wealth and riches are in His house.
His righteousness endures forever.
112,4Light dawns in the darkness for the upright,
gracious, merciful, and righteous.
112,5It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends.
He will maintain his cause in judgment.
112,6For he will never be shaken.
The righteous will be remembered forever.
112,7He will not be afraid of evil news.
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
112,8His heart is established.
He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries.
112,9He has dispersed, he has given to the poor.
His righteousness endures forever.
His horn will be exalted with honor.
112,10The wicked will see it, and be grieved.
He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away.
The desire of the wicked will perish.

Praise, you servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord.
113,2Blessed be the name of the Lord,
from this time forth and forevermore.
113,3From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same,
the Lord's name is to be praised.
113,4The Lord is high above all nations,
his glory above the Heavens.
113,5Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has His seat on high,
113,6Who stoops down to see in Heaven and in the earth?
113,7He raises up the poor out of the dust.
Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;
113,8that He may set him with princes,
even with the princes of his people.
113,9He settles the barren woman in her home,
as a joyful mother of children.

114,1When Israel went forth out of Egypt,
the house of Jacob from a people of foreign language;
114,2Judah became His sanctuary,
Israel His dominion.
114,3The sea saw it, and fled.
The Jordan was driven back.
114,4The mountains skipped like rams,
the little hills like lambs.
114,5What was it, you sea, that you fled?
You Jordan, that you turned back?
114,6You mountains, that you skipped like rams;
you little hills, like lambs?
114,7Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
114,8who turned the rock into a pool of water,
the flint into a spring of waters.

115,1Not to us, Lord, not to us,
but to Your name give glory,
for Your loving kindness, and for Your truth's sake.
115,2Why should the nations say,
'Where is their God, now?'
115,3But our God is in the Heavens.
He does whatever He pleases.
115,4Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of men's hands.
115,5They have mouths, but they don't speak.
They have eyes, but they don't see.
115,6They have ears, but they don't hear.
They have noses, but they don't smell.
115,7They have hands, but they don't feel.
They have feet, but they don't walk,
neither do they speak through their throat.
115,8Those who make them will be like them;
yes, everyone who trusts in them.
115,9Israel, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.
115,10House of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.
115,11You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.
115,12the Lord remembers us. He will bless us.
He will bless the house of Israel.
He will bless the house of Aaron.
115,13He will bless those who fear the Lord,
both small and great.
115,14May the Lord increase you more and more,
you and your children.
115,15Blessed are you by the Lord,
who made Heaven and earth.
115,16The Heavens are the Lord's;
but the earth is given to the children of men.
115,17The dead don't praise Yah,
neither any who go down into silence;
115,18But we will bless Yah,
from this time forth and forevermore.

116,1I love the Lord, because He listens to my voice,
and my cries for mercy.
116,2Because He has turned His ear to me,
therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.
116,3The cords of death surrounded me,
the pains of Hell got a hold of me.
I found trouble and sorrow.
116,4Then I called on the name of the Lord:
'Lord, I beg You, deliver my soul.'
116,5the Lord is Gracious and righteous.
Yes, our God is merciful.
116,6the Lord preserves the simple.
I was brought low, and He saved me.
116,7Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
116,8For You have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
and my feet from falling.
116,9I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
116,10I believed, therefore I said,
'I was greatly afflicted.'
116,11I said in my haste,
'All men are liars.'
116,12What will I give to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?
116,13I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
116,14I will pay my vows to the Lord,
yes, in the presence of all His people.
116,15Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
116,16Lord, truly I am Your servant.
I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid.
You have freed me from my chains.
116,17I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call on the name of the Lord.
116,18I will pay my vows to the Lord,
in the presence of all His people,
116,19in the courts of the Lord's house,
in the midst of you, Jerusalem.

117,1Praise the Lord, all you nations!
Extol Him, all you peoples!
117,2For His loving kindness is great toward us.
the Lord's faithfulness endures forever.

118,1Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
for His loving kindness endures forever.
118,2Let Israel now say
that His loving kindness endures forever.
118,3Let the house of Aaron now say
that His loving kindness endures forever.
118,4Now let those who fear the Lord say
that His loving kindness endures forever.
118,5Out of my distress, I called on Yah.
Yah answered me with freedom.
118,6the Lord is on my side. I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
118,7the Lord is on my side among those who help me.
Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
118,8It is better to take refuge in the Lord,
than to put confidence in man.
118,9It is better to take refuge in the Lord,
than to put confidence in princes.
118,10All the nations surrounded me,
but in the name of the Lord, I cut them off.
118,11They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
In the name of the Lord I indeed cut them off.
118,12They surrounded me like bees.
They are quenched like the burning thorns.
In the name of the Lord I cut them off.
118,13You pushed me back hard, to make me fall,
but the Lord helped me.
118,14Yah is my strength and song.
He has become my salvation.
118,15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous.
'The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
118,16The right hand of the Lord is exalted!
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly!'
118,17I will not die, but live,
and declare Yah's works.
118,18Yah has punished me severely,
but He has not given me over to death.
118,19Open to me the gates of righteousness.
I will enter into them.
I will give thanks to Yah.
118,20This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous will enter into it.
118,21I will give thanks to You, for You have answered me,
and have become my salvation.
118,22The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.
118,23This is the Lord's doing.
It is marvelous in our eyes.
118,24This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
118,25Save us now, we beg You, Lord!
Lord, we beg You, send prosperity now.
118,26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
118,27the Lord is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
118,28You are my God, and I will give thanks to You.
You are my God, I will exalt You.
118,29Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
for His loving kindness endures forever.

The letter named inside the next psalm is the starting letter for every line in it's section.

There are eight phrases for each and every letter.
119,1Fortunate are those whose ways are wholesome,
who walk according to the Lord's law.
119,2Fortunate are those who keep His statutes,
who seek Him with their whole heart.
119,3Yes, they do nothing wrong.
They walk in His ways.
119,4You have commanded Your precepts,
that we should fully obey them.
119,5Oh that my ways were esyablished,
to obey Your statutes!
119,6Then I wouldn't be disappointed,
when I consider all of Your commandments.
119,7Thus I will give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,
when I learn Your righteous judgments.
119,8I will observe Your statutes.
Don't utterly forsake me.
119,9In what way can a young man keep his way worthy?
By living according to Your word.
119,10In my whole heart, I have sought You.
Don't let me wander from Your commandments.
119,11I have hidden Your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against You.
119,12Blessed are You, Lord.
Teach me Your statutes.
119,13With my lips,
I have declared all the ordinances of Your mouth.
119,14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
as much as in all riches.
119,15I will meditate on Your precepts,
and consider Your ways.
119,16I will delight myself in Your statutes.
I will not forget Your word.
119,17Do good to Your servant.
I will live and I will obey Your word.
119,18Open my eyes,
that I may see wondrous things out of Your law.
119,19I am a stranger on the earth.
Don't hide Your commandments from me.
119,20My soul is consumed with longing for Your ordinances at all times.
119,21You have rebuked the proud who are cursed,
who wander from Your commandments.
119,22Take reproach and contempt away from me,
for I have kept Your statutes.
119,23Though princes sit and slander me,
Your servant will meditate on Your statutes.
119,24Indeed Your statutes are my delight,
and my counselors.
119,25My soul is laid low in the dust.
Revive me according to Your word!
119,26I declared my ways, and You answered me.
Teach me Your statutes.
119,27Let me understand the teaching of Your precepts!
Then I will meditate on Your wondrous works.
119,28My soul is weary with sorrow:
strengthen me according to Your word.
119,29Keep me from the way of deceit.
Grant me Your law graciously!
119,30I have chosen the way of truth.
I have set Your ordinances before me.
119,31I cling to Your statutes, Lord.
Don't let me be disappointed.
119,32I run in the path of Your commandments,
for You have set my heart free.
119,33Teach me, Lord, the way of Your statutes.
I will keep them to the end.
119,34Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law.
Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.
119,35Direct me in the path of Your commandments,
for I delight in them.
119,36Turn my heart toward Your statutes,
not toward selfish gain.
119,37Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things.
Revive me in Your ways.
119,38Fulfill Your promise to Your servant,
that You may be feared.
119,39Take away my disgrace that I dread,
for Your ordinances are good.
119,40Behold, I long for Your precepts!
Revive me in Your righteousness.
119,41Let Your loving kindness also come to me, Lord,
Your salvation, according to Your word.
119,42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,
for I trust in Your word.
119,43Don't snatch the word of truth out of my mouth,
for I put my hope in Your ordinances.
119,44So I will obey Your law continually,
forever and ever.
119,45I will walk in liberty,
for I have sought Your precepts.
119,46I will also speak of Your statutes before kings,
and will not be disappointed.
119,47I will delight myself in Your commandments,
because I love them.
119,48I reach out my hands for Your commandments, which I love.
I will meditate on Your statutes.
119,49Remember Your word to Your servant,
because You gave me hope.
119,50This is my comfort in my affliction,
for Your word has revived me.
119,51The arrogant mock me excessively,
but I don't swerve from Your law.
119,52I remember Your ordinances of old, Lord,
and have comforted myself.
119,53Indignation has taken hold on me,
because of the wicked who forsake Your law.
119,54Your statutes have been my songs,
in the house where I live.
119,55I have remembered Your name, Lord, in the night,
and I obey Your law.
119,56This is my way,
that I keep Your precepts.
119,57the Lord is my portion.
I promised to obey Your words.
119,58I sought Your favor with my whole heart.
Be merciful to me according to Your word.
119,59I considered my ways,
and turned my steps to Your statutes.
119,60I will hurry, and not delay,
to obey Your commandments.
119,61The ropes of the wicked bind me,
but I won't forget Your law.
119,62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You,
because of Your righteous ordinances.
119,63I am a friend of all those who fear You,
of those who observe Your precepts.
119,64The earth is full of Your loving kindness, Lord.
Teach me Your statutes.
119,65Do good to Your servant,
according to Your word, Lord.
119,66Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
for I believe in Your commandments.
119,67Before I was afflicted, I went astray;
but now I observe Your word.
119,68You are good, and do good.
Teach me Your statutes.
119,69The proud have smeared a lie upon me.
With my whole heart, I will keep Your precepts.
119,70Their heart is as callous as the fat,
but I delight in Your law.
119,71It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
that I may learn Your statutes.
119,72The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.
119,73Your hands have made me and formed me.
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
119,74Those who fear you will see me and be glad,
because I have put my hope in Your word.
119,75Lord, I know that Your judgments are righteous,
that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
119,76Please let Your loving kindness be for my comfort,
according to Your word to Your servant.
119,77Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
for Your law is my delight.
119,78Let the proud be disappointed, for they have overthrown me wrongfully.
I will meditate on Your precepts.
119,79Let those who fear You turn to me.
They will know Your statutes.
119,80Let my heart be blameless toward Your decrees,
that I may not be disappointed.
119,81My soul faints for Your salvation.
I hope in Your word.
119,82My eyes fail for Your word.
I say, 'When will You comfort me?'
119,83For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke.
I don't forget Your statutes.
119,84How many are the days of Your servant?
When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
119,85The proud have dug pits for me,
contrary to Your law.
119,86All of Your commandments are faithful.
They persecute me wrongfully.
Help me!
119,87They had almost wiped me from the earth,
but I didn't forsake Your precepts.
119,88Preserve my life according to Your loving kindness,
so I will obey the statutes of Your mouth.
119,89Lord, Your word is settled in Heaven forever.
119,90Your faithfulness is to all generations.
You have established the earth, and it remains.
119,91Your laws remain to this day,
for all things serve You.
119,92Unless Your law had been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
119,93I will never forget Your precepts,
for with them, You have revived me.
119,94I am Yours.
Save me, for I have sought Your precepts.
119,95The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me.
I will consider Your statutes.
119,96I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but Your commands are boundless.
119,97How I love Your law!
It is my meditation all day.
119,98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
for Your commandments are always with me.
119,99I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for Your testimonies are my meditation.
119,100I understand more than the aged,
because I have kept Your precepts.
119,101I have kept my feet from every evil way,
that I might observe Your word.
119,102I have not turned aside from Your ordinances,
for You have taught me.
119,103How sweet are Your promises to my taste,
more than honey to my mouth!
119,104Through Your precepts, I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.
119,105Your word is a lamp to my feet,
and a light for my path.
119,106I have sworn, and have confirmed it,
that I will obey Your righteous ordinances.
119,107I am afflicted very much.
Revive me, Lord, according to Your word.
119,108Accept, I beg You, the willing offerings of my mouth.
Lord, teach me Your ordinances.
119,109My soul is continually in my hand,
yet I won't forget Your law.
119,110The wicked have laid a snare for me,
yet I haven't gone astray from Your precepts.
119,111I have taken Your testimonies as a heritage forever,
for they are the joy of my heart.
119,112I have set my heart to perform Your statutes forever,
even to the end.
119,113I hate double-minded men,
but I love Your law.
119,114You are my hiding place and my shield.
I hope in Your word.
119,115Depart from me, you evildoers,
that I may keep the commandments of my God.
119,116Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live.
Let me not be ashamed of my hope.
119,117Hold me up, and I will be safe,
and will have respect for Your statutes continually.
119,118You reject all those who stray from Your statutes,
for their deceit is in vain.
119,119You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross.
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
119,120My flesh trembles for fear of You.
I am afraid of Your judgments.
119,121I have done what is just and righteous.
Don't leave me to my oppressors.
119,122Ensure Your servant's well-being.
Don't let the proud oppress me.
119,123My eyes fail looking for Your salvation,
for Your righteous word.
119,124Deal with Your servant according to Your loving kindness.
Teach me Your statutes.
119,125I am Your servant. Give me understanding,
that I may know Your testimonies.
119,126It is time to act, Lord,
for they break Your law.
119,127Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold,
yes, more than pure gold.
119,128Therefore I consider all of Your precepts to be right.
I hate every false way.
119,129Your testimonies are wonderful,
therefore my soul keeps them.
119,130The entrance of Your words gives light.
It gives understanding to the simple.
119,131I opened my mouth wide and panted,
for I longed for Your commandments.
119,132Turn to me, and have mercy on me,
as You always do to those who love Your name.
119,133Establish my footsteps in Your word.
Don't let any iniquity have dominion over me.
119,134Redeem me from the oppression of man,
so I will observe Your precepts.
119,135Make Your face shine on Your servant.
Teach me Your statutes.
119,136Streams of tears run down my eyes,
because they don't observe Your law.
119,137You are righteous, Lord.
Your judgments are upright.
119,138You have commanded Your statutes in righteousness.
They are fully trustworthy.
119,139My zeal wears me out,
because my enemies ignore Your words.
119,140Your promises have been thoroughly tested,
and Your servant loves them.
119,141I am small and despised.
I don't forget Your precepts.
119,142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.
Your law is truth.
119,143Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me.
Your commandments are my delight.
119,144Your testimonies are righteous forever.
Give me understanding, that I may live.
119,145I have called with my whole heart.
Answer me, Lord!
I will keep Your statutes.
119,146I have called to You. Save me!
I will obey Your statutes.
119,147I rise before dawn and cry for help.
I put my hope in Your words.
119,148My eyes stay open through the night watches,
that I might meditate on Your word.
119,149Hear my voice according to Your loving kindness.
Revive me, Lord, according to Your ordinances.
119,150They draw near who follow after wickedness.
They are far from Your law.
119,151You are near, Lord.
All Your commandments are truth.
119,152Of old I have known from Your testimonies,
that You have founded them forever.
119,153Consider my affliction, and deliver me,
for I don't forget Your law.
119,154Plead my cause, and redeem me!
Revive me according to Your promise.
119,155Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they don't seek Your statutes.
119,156Great are Your tender mercies, Lord.
Revive me according to Your ordinances.
119,157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries.
I haven't swerved from Your testimonies.
119,158I look at the faithless with loathing,
because they don't observe Your word.
119,159Consider how I love Your precepts.
Revive me, Lord, according to Your loving kindness.
119,160All of Your words are truth.
Every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.
119,161Princes have persecuted me without a cause,
but my heart stands in awe of Your words.
119,162I rejoice at Your word,
as one who finds great spoil.
119,163I hate and abhor falsehood.
I love Your law.
119,164Seven times a day, I praise You,
because of Your righteous ordinances.
119,165Those who love Your law have great peace.
Nothing causes them to stumble.
119,166I have hoped for Your salvation, Lord.
I have done Your commandments.
119,167My soul has observed Your testimonies.
I love them exceedingly.
119,168I have obeyed Your precepts and Your testimonies,
for all my ways are before You.
119,169Let my cry come before You, Lord.
Give me understanding according to Your word.
119,170Let my supplication come before You.
Deliver me according to Your word.
119,171Let my lips utter praise,
for You teach me Your statutes.
119,172Let my tongue sing of Your word,
for all Your commandments are righteousness.
119,173Let Your hand be ready to help me,
for I have chosen Your precepts.
119,174I have longed for Your salvation, Lord.
Your law is my delight.
119,175Let my soul live, that I may praise You.
Let Your ordinances help me.
119,176I have gone astray like a lost sheep.
Seek Your servant, for I don't forget Your commandments.

120,1A Song of Ascents.
In my distress, I cried to the Lord.
He answered me.
120,2Deliver my soul, Lord, from lying lips,
from a deceitful tongue.
120,3What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you,
you deceitful tongue?
120,4Sharp arrows of the mighty,
with coals of juniper.
120,5Woe is me, that I live in Meshech,
that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
120,6My soul has had her dwelling too long
with him who hates peace.
120,7I am for peace,
but when I speak, they are for war.

121,1A Song of Ascents.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills.
Where does my help come from?
121,2My help comes from the Lord,
who made Heaven and earth.
121,3He will not allow your foot to be moved.
He who keeps you will not slumber.
121,4Behold, He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
121,5The Lord is your keeper.
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
121,6The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
121,7The Lord will keep you from all evil.
He will keep your soul.
121,8The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in,
from this time forth, and forevermore.

122,1A Song of Ascents. By David.
I was glad when they said to me,
'Let's go to the Lord's house!'
122,2Our feet are standing within gates, Jerusalem;
122,3Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;
122,4where the tribes go up, even Yah's tribes,
according to an ordinance for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
122,5For there are set thrones for judgment,
the thrones of David's house.
122,6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
ask please lovers.
122,7Peace be within the walls,
and prosperity within the palaces.
122,8For my brothers' and companions' sakes,
I will now say, 'Peace be within it.'
122,9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek Your good.

123,1A Song of Ascents.
To You I do lift up my eyes,
you who sit in the Heavens.
123,2Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress;
so our eyes look to the Lord, our God,
until He has mercy on us.
123,3Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us,
for we have endured much contempt.
123,4Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease,
with the contempt of the proud.

124,1A Song of Ascents. By David.
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
let Israel now say,
124,2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
when men rose up against us;
124,3then they would have swallowed us up alive,
when their wrath was kindled against us;
124,4then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
the stream would have gone over our soul;
124,5then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.
124,6Blessed be the Lord,
who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
124,7Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare.
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
124,8Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made Heaven and earth.

125,1A Song of Ascents.
Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion,
which can't be moved, but remains forever.
125,2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forevermore.
125,3For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous;
so that the righteous won't use their hands to do evil.
125,4Do good, Lord, to those who are good,
to those who are upright in their hearts.
125,5But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways,
the Lord will lead them away with the workers of iniquity.
Peace be on Israel.

126,1A Song of Ascents.
When the Lord brought back those who returned to Zion,
we were like those who dream.
126,2Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
'the Lord has done great things for them.'
126,3the Lord has done great things for us,
and we are glad.
126,4Restore our fortunes again, Lord,
like the streams in the Negev.
126,5Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.
126,6He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing,
will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves.

127,1A Song of Ascents. By Solomon.
Unless the Lord builds the house,
they labor in vain who build it.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman guards it in vain.
127,2It is vain for you to rise up early,
to stay up late,
eating the bread of toil;
for He gives sleep to His loved ones.
127,3Behold, children are a heritage of the Lord.
The fruit of the womb is His reward.
127,4As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,
so are the children of youth.
127,5Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.
They won't be disappointed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

128,1A Song of Ascents.
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in His ways.
128,2For you will eat the labor of your hands.
You will be happy, and it will be well with you.
128,3Your wife will be as a fruitful vine,
in the innermost parts of your house;
your children like olive plants,
around your table.
128,4Behold, thus is the man blessed who fears the Lord.
128,5May the Lord bless you out of Zion,
and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
128,6May You see your children's children.
Peace be upon Israel.

129,1A Song of Ascents.
Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up.
Let Israel now say,
129,2many times they have afflicted me from my youth up,
yet they have not prevailed against me.
129,3The plowers plowed on my back.
They made their furrows long.
129,4the Lord is righteous.
He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
129,5Let them be disappointed and turned backward,
all those who hate Zion.
129,6Let them be as the grass on the housetops,
which withers before it grows up;
129,7with which the reaper doesn't fill his hand,
nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom.
129,8Neither do those who go by say,
'The blessing of the Lord be on you.
We bless you in the name of the Lord.'

130,1A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths I have cried to You, Lord.
130,2Lord, hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my petitions.
130,3If You, God, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
130,4But there is forgiveness with You,
therefore You are feared.
130,5I wait for the Lord.
My soul waits.
I hope in His word.
130,6My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning;
more than watchmen for the morning.
130,7Israel, hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord there is loving kindness.
With Him is abundant redemption.
130,8He will redeem Israel from all their sins.

131,1A Song of Ascents. By David.
Lord, my heart isn't haughty, nor my eyes lofty;
nor do I concern myself with great matters,
or things too wonderful for me.
131,2Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with his mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
131,3Israel, hope in the Lord,
from this time forth and forevermore.

132,1A Song of Ascents.
Lord, remember David and all his affliction,
132,2How he swore to the Lord,
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
132,3'Surely I will not come into the structure of my house,
nor go up into my bed;
132,4I will not give sleep to my eyes,
or slumber to my eyelids;
132,5Until I find out a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.'
132,6Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah.
We found it in the field of Jaar:
132,7'We will go into His dwelling place.
We will worship at His footstool.
132,8Arise, Lord, into Your resting place;
the ark of Your strength.
132,9Let Your priest be clothed with righteousness.
Let Your saints shout for joy!'
132,10For Your servant David's sake,
don't turn away the face of Your anointed one.
132,11The Lord has sworn to David in truth.
He will not turn from it:
'I will set the fruit of your body on your throne.
132,12If your children will keep my covenant,
my testimony that I will teach them,
their children also will sit on your throne forevermore.'
132,13For the Lord has chosen Zion.
He has desired it for His habitation.
132,14'This is my resting place forever.
Here I will live, for I have desired it.
132,15I will abundantly bless her provision.
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
132,16Her priests I will also clothe with salvation.
Her saints will shout aloud for joy.
132,17There I will make the horn of David to bud.
I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.
132,18I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but on himself, his crown will be resplendent.'

133,1A Song of Ascents. By David.
See how good and how pleasant it is
for brothers to live together in unity!
133,2It is like the precious oil on the head,
that ran down on the beard,
even Aaron's beard;
that came down on the edge of his robes;
133,3like the dew of Hermon,
that comes down on the hills of Zion:
for there the Lord gives the blessing,
even life forevermore.

134,1A Song of Ascents.
Now, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the Lord's house!
134,2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary.
Praise the Lord!
134,3May the Lord bless you from Zion;
even He who made Heaven and earth.

Praise the name of the Lord!
Praise Him, you servants of the Lord,
135,2you who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of our God's house.
135,3Praise, for the Lord is good.
Sing praises to His name, for that is pleasant.
135,4For He has chosen Jacob for himself;
Israel for His own possession.
135,5For I know that the Lord is great,
that our Lord is above all gods.
135,6Whatever the Lord pleased, He has done,
in Heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
135,7who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth;
who makes lightnings with the rain;
who brings forth the wind out of His treasuries;
135,8Who struck the firstborn of Egypt,
both of man and animal;
135,9Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, Egypt,
on Pharaoh, and on all his servants;
135,10who struck many nations,
and killed mighty kings,
135,11Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan,
135,12and gave their land for a heritage,
a heritage to Israel, His people.
135,13Your name, Lord, endures forever;
Your renown, Lord, throughout all generations.
135,14For the Lord will judge His people,
and have compassion on His servants.
135,15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of men's hands.
135,16They have mouths, but they can't speak.
They have eyes, but they can't see.
135,17They have ears, but they can't hear;
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
135,18Those who make them will be like them;
yes, everyone who trusts in them.
135,19House of Israel, praise the Lord!
House of Aaron, praise the Lord!
135,20House of Levi, praise the Lord!
You who fear the Lord, praise the Lord!
135,21Blessed be the Lord from Zion,
Who dwells at Jerusalem.

136,1Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
for His loving kindness endures forever.
136,2Give thanks to the God of gods;
for His loving kindness endures forever.
136,3Give thanks to the Lord of lords;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,4To Him who alone does great wonders;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,5To Him who by understanding made the Heavens;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,6To Him who spread out the earth above the waters;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,7To Him who made the great lights;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,8The sun to rule by day;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,9The moon and stars to rule by night;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,10To Him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,11And brought out Israel from among them;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,12With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,13To Him who divided the Red Sea apart;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,14And made Israel to pass through its midst;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,15But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,16To Him who led his people through the wilderness;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,17To Him who struck great kings;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,18And killed mighty kings;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,19Sihon king of the Amorites;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,20Og king of Bashan;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,21And gave their land as an inheritance;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,22Even a heritage to Israel His servant;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,23Who remembered us in our low estate;
for His loving kindness endures forever;
136,24And has delivered us from our adversaries;
for His loving kindness endures forever:
136,25Who gives food to every creature;
for His loving kindness endures forever.
136,26Oh give thanks to the God of Heaven;
for His loving kindness endures forever.

137,1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down.
Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
137,2On the willows in its midst,
we hung up our harps.
137,3For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs.
Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy:
'Sing us one of the songs of Zion!'
137,4How can we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land?
137,5If I forget you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill.
137,6Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you;
if I don't prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
137,7Remember, Lord, against the children of Edom,
the day of Jerusalem;
who said, 'Raze it!
Raze it even to its foundation!'
137,8Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,
He will be happy who rewards you,
as you have served us.
137,9Happy shall He be,
who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.

138,1By David.
I will give You thanks with my whole heart.
Before the judges, I will sing praises to You.
138,2I will bow down toward Your holy temple,
and give thanks to Your name for Your loving kindness and for Your truth;
for You have exalted Your name and Your word above all.
138,3In the day that I called, You answered me.
You encouraged me with strength in my soul.
138,4All the kings of the earth will give You thanks, Lord,
for they have heard the words of Your mouth.
138,5Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord;
for great is the Lord's glory.
138,6For though the Lord is high, yet He looks after the lowly;
but the proud, He knows from afar.
138,7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me.
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies.
Your right hand will save me.
138,8the Lord will fulfill that which concerns me;
Your loving kindness, Lord, endures forever.
Don't forsake the works of Your own hands.

139,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
Lord, You have searched me,
and You know me.
139,2You know my sitting down and my rising up.
You perceive my thoughts from afar.
139,3You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
139,4For there is not a word on my tongue,
but, behold, Lord, You know it altogether.
139,5You hem me in behind and before.
You laid Your hand on me.
139,6This knowledge is beyond me.
It's lofty.
I can't attain it.
139,7Where could I go from Your Spirit?
Or where could I flee from Your presence?
139,8If I ascend up into Heaven, You are there.
If I make my bed in Hell, You are there!
139,9If I take the wings of the dawn,
and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea;
139,10Even there Your hand will lead me,
and Your right hand will hold me.
139,11If I say, 'Surely the darkness will overwhelm me;
the light around me will be night;'
139,12even the darkness doesn't hide from You,
but the night shines as the day.
The darkness is like light to you.
139,13For You formed my inmost being.
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
139,14I will give thanks to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.
My soul knows that very well.
139,15My frame wasn't hidden from You,
when I was made in secret,
woven together in the depths of the earth.
139,16Your eyes saw my body.
In Your book they were all written,
the days that were ordained for me,
when as yet there were none of them.
139,17How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!
How vast is their sum!
139,18If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand.
When I wake up, I am still with you.
139,19If only You, God, would kill the wicked.
Get away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
139,20For they speak against You wickedly.
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
139,21Lord, don't I hate those who hate you?
Am I not grieved with those who rise up against You?
139,22I hate them with perfect hatred.
They have become my enemies.
139,23Search me, God, and know my heart.
Try me, and know my thoughts.
139,24See if there is any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the everlasting way.

140,1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
140,2Deliver me, Lord, from the evil man.
Preserve me from the violent man;
140,3Those who devise mischief in their hearts.
They continually gather themselves together for war.
140,4They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent.
Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.
140,5Lord, keep me from the hands of the wicked.
Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.
140,6The proud have hidden a snare for me,
they have spread the cords of a net by the path.
They have set traps for me. Selah.
140,7I said to the Lord, 'You are my God.'
Listen to the cry of my petitions, Lord.
140,8Lord, God, the strength of my salvation,
you have covered my head in the day of battle.
140,9Lord, don't grant the desires of the wicked.
Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
140,10As for the head of those who surround me,
let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
140,11Let burning coals fall on them.
Let them be thrown into the fire,
into miry pits, from where they never rise.
140,12An evil speaker won't be established in the earth.
Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
140,13I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and justice for the needy.
140,14Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name.
The upright will dwell in Your presence.

141,1A Psalm by David.
Lord, I have called on You.
Come to me quickly!
Listen to my voice when I call to You.
141,2Let my prayer be set before You like incense;
the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice.
141,3Set a watch, Lord, before my mouth.
Keep the door of my lips.
141,4Don't incline my heart to any evil thing,
to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity.
Don't let me eat of their delicacies.
141,5Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness;
let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head;
don't let my head refuse it;
Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.
141,6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock.
They will hear my words, for they are well spoken.
141,7'As when one plows and breaks up the earth,
our bones are scattered at the mouth of Hell.'
141,8For my eyes are on You, Lord God.
In You, I take refuge.
Don't leave my soul destitute.
141,9Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,
from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
141,10Let the wicked fall together into their own nets,
while I pass by.

142,1A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave.
A Prayer.
142,2I cry with my voice to the Lord.
With my voice, I ask the Lord for mercy.
142,3I pour out my complaint before Him.
I tell Him my troubles.
142,4When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
you knew my path.
In the way in which I walk,
they have hidden a snare for me.
142,5Look on my right, and see;
for there is no one who is concerned for me.
Refuge has fled from me.
No one cares for my soul.
142,6I cried to You, Lord.
I said, 'You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.'
142,7Listen to my cry,
for I am in desperate need.
deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are stronger than me.
142,8Bring my soul out of prison,
that I may give thanks to Your name.
The righteous will surround me,
for You will be good to me.

143,1A Psalm by David.
Hear my prayer, Lord.
Listen to my petitions.
In Your faithfulness and righteousness, relieve me.
143,2Don't enter into judgment with Your servant,
for in Your sight no man living is righteous.
143,3For the enemy pursues my soul.
He has struck my life down to the ground.
He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.
143,4Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me.
My heart within me is desolate.
143,5I remember the days of old.
I meditate on all Your doings.
I contemplate the work of Your hands.
143,6I spread forth my hands to You.
My soul thirsts for You, like a parched land. Selah.
143,7Hurry to answer me, Lord.
My spirit fails.
Don't hide Your face from me,
so that I don't become like those who go down into the pit.
143,8Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning,
for I trust in You.
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
for I lift up my soul to You.
143,9Deliver me, Lord, from my enemies.
I flee to You to hide me.
143,10Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God.
Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in the land of uprightness.
143,11Revive me, Lord, for Your name's sake.
In Your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble.
143,12In Your loving kindness, cut off my enemies,
and destroy all those who afflict my soul,
For I am Your servant.

144,1By David.
Blessed be the Lord, my rock,
who teaches my hands to war,
and my fingers to battle:
144,2My loving kindness, my fortress,
my high tower, my deliverer,
my shield, and He in whom I take refuge;
who subdues my people under me.
144,3Lord, what is man, that You care for him?
Or the son of man, that You think of him?
144,4Man is like a breath.
His days are like a shadow that passes away.
144,5Part Your Heavens, Lord, and come down.
Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.
144,6Throw out lightning, and scatter them.
Send out Your arrows, and rout them.
144,7Stretch out Your hand from above,
rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters,
out of the hands of foreigners;
144,8whose mouths speak deceit,
Whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
144,9I will sing a new song to You, God.
On a ten-stringed lyre, I will sing praises to You.
144,10You are He who gives salvation to kings,
who rescues David, His servant, from the deadly sword.
144,11Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hands of foreigners,
whose mouths speak deceit,
whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
144,12Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants,
our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
144,13Our barns are full, filled with all kinds of provision.
Our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields.
144,14Our oxen will pull heavy loads.
There is no breaking in, and no going away,
and no outcry in our streets.
144,15Happy are the people who are in such a situation.
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.

145,1A praise psalm by David.
I will exalt You, my God, the King.
I will praise Your name forever and ever.
145,2Every day I will praise You.
I will extol Your name forever and ever.
145,3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised!
His greatness is unsearchable.
145,4One generation will commend Your works to another,
and will declare Your mighty acts.
145,5Of the glorious majesty of Your honor,
of Your wondrous works, I will meditate.
145,6Men will speak of the might of Your awesome acts.
I will declare Your greatness.
145,7They will utter the memory of Your great goodness,
and will sing of Your righteousness.
145,8the Lord is gracious, merciful,
slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
145,9The Lord is good to all.
His tender mercies are over all His works.
145,10All Your works will give thanks to You, Lord.
Your saints will extol You.
145,11They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
and talk about Your power;
145,12to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
the glory of the majesty of His kingdom.
145,13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all His words,
and loving in all His deeds.
145,14The Lord upholds all who fall,
and raises up all those who are bowed down.
145,15The eyes of all wait for You.
You give them their food in due season.
145,16You open Your hand,
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
145,17the Lord is righteous in all His ways,
and gracious in all His works.
145,18the Lord is near to all those who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth.
145,19He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him.
He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
145,20the Lord preserves all those who love Him,
but all the wicked He will destroy.
145,21My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord.
Let all flesh bless His holy name forever and ever.

Praise the Lord, my soul.
146,2While I live, I will praise the Lord.
I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist.
146,3Don't put Your trust in princes,
each a son of man in whom there is no help.
146,4His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth.
In that very day, his thoughts perish.
146,5Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the Lord, his God:
146,6who made Heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps truth forever;
146,7who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
146,8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down.
The Lord loves the righteous.
146,9The Lord preserves the foreigners.
He upholds the fatherless and widow,
but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
146,10The Lord will reign forever;
your God, O Zion, to all generations.

for it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.
147,2The Lord builds up Jerusalem.
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
147,3He heals the broken in heart,
and binds up their wounds.
147,4He counts the number of the stars.
He calls them all by their names.
147,5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power.
His understanding is infinite.
147,6the Lord upholds the humble.
He brings the wicked down to the ground.
147,7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving.
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
147,8Who covers the sky with clouds,
who prepares rain for the earth,
who makes grass grow on the mountains.
147,9He provides food for the livestock,
and for the young ravens when they call.
147,10He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse.
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
147,11the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
in those who hope in His loving kindness.
147,12Praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Praise your God, Zion!
147,13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates.
He has blessed your children within you.
147,14He makes peace in your borders.
He fills you with the finest of the wheat.
147,15He sends out His commandment to the earth.
His word runs very swiftly.
147,16He gives snow like wool,
and scatters frost like ashes.
147,17He hurls down His hail like pebbles.
Who can stand before His cold?
147,18He sends out His word, and melts them.
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
147,19He shows His word to Jacob;
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
147,20He has not done this for just any nation.
They don't know His ordinances. Praise!

Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
Praise Him in the heights!
148,2Praise Him, all His angels!
Praise Him, all His army!
148,3Praise Him, sun and moon!
Praise Him, all you shining stars!
148,4Praise Him, you Heavens of Heavens,
You waters that are above the Heavens.
148,5Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded, and they were created.
148,6He has also established them forever and ever.
He has made a decree which will not pass away.
148,7Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures, and all depths!
148,8Lightning and hail, snow and clouds;
stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
148,9mountains and all hills;
fruit trees and all cedars;
148,10wild animals and all livestock;
small creatures and flying birds;
148,11kings of the earth and all peoples;
princes and all judges of the earth;
148,12both young men and maidens;
old men and children:
148,13let them praise the name of the Lord,
for His name alone is exalted.
His glory is above the earth and the Heavens.
148,14He has lifted up the horn of His people,
the praise of all His saints;
even of the children of Israel, a people near to him.

149,1Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the saints.
149,2Let Israel rejoice in Him who made them.
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
149,3Let them praise his name in the dance!
Let them sing praises to Him with tambourine and harp!
149,4For the Lord takes pleasure in His people.
He crowns the humble with salvation.
149,5Let the saints rejoice in honor.
Let them sing for joy on their beds.
149,6May the high praises of God be in their mouths,
and a two-edged sword in their hand;
149,7To execute vengeance on the nations,
and punishments on the peoples;
149,8To bind their kings with chains,
and their nobles with fetters of iron;
149,9to execute on them the written judgment.
All His saints have this honor.

Praise God in His sanctuary!
Praise Him in His Heavens for His acts of power!
150,2Praise Him for His mighty acts!
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
150,3Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet!
Praise Him with harp and lyre!
150,4Praise Him with tambourine and dancing!
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flute!
150,5Praise Him with loud cymbals!
Praise Him with resounding cymbals!
150,6Let everything that has breath praise!