PSALM 1 **1** Blessed _is_ the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. **2** But his delight _is_ in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. **3** And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. **4** The ungodly _are_ not so: but _are_ like the chaff which the wind driveth away. **5** Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. **6** For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. PSALM 2 **1** Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? **2** The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, _saying_, **3** Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. **4** He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. **5** Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. **6** Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. **7** I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou _art_ my Son; this day have I begotten thee. **8** Ask of me, and I shall give _thee_ the heathen _for_ thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth _for_ thy possession. **9** Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. **10** Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. **11** Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. **12** Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish _from_ the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed _are_ all they that put their trust in him. PSALM 3 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. **1** LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many _are_ they that rise up against me. **2** Many _there be_ which say of my soul, _There is_ no help for him in God. Selah. **3** But thou, O LORD, _art_ a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. **4** I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. **5** I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. **6** I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set _themselves_ against me round about. **7** Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies _upon_ the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. **8** Salvation _belongeth_ unto the LORD: thy blessing _is_ upon thy people. Selah. PSALM 4 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. **1** Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me _when I was_ in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. **2** O ye sons of men, how long _will ye turn_ my glory into shame? _how long_ will ye love vanity, _and_ seek after leasing? Selah. **3** But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. **4** Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. **5** Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. **6** _There be_ many that say, Who will shew us _any_ good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. **7** Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time _that_ their corn and their wine increased. **8** I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. PSALM 5 To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. **1** Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. **2** Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. **3** My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct _my prayer_ unto thee, and will look up. **4** For thou _art_ not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. **5** The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. **6** Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. **7** But as for me, I will come _into_ thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: _and_ in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. **8** Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. **9** For _there is_ no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part _is_ very wickedness; their throat _is_ an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. **10** Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. **11** But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. **12** For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as _with_ a shield. PSALM 6 To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. **1** O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. **2** Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I _am_ weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. **3** My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long? **4** Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake. **5** For in death _there is_ no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks? **6** I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. **7** Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies. **8** Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. **9** The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. **10** Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return _and_ be ashamed suddenly. PSALM 7 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. **1** O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: **2** Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending _it_ in pieces, while _there is_ none to deliver. **3** O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; **4** If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:) **5** Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take _it_; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah. **6** Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me _to_ the judgment _that_ thou hast commanded. **7** So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high. **8** The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity _that is_ in me. **9** Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. **10** My defence _is_ of God, which saveth the upright in heart. **11** God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry _with the wicked_ every day. **12** If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. **13** He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. **14** Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. **15** He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch _which_ he made. **16** His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. **17** I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. PSALM 8 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. **1** O LORD our Lord, how excellent _is_ thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. **2** Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. **3** When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; **4** What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? **5** For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. **6** Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all _things_ under his feet: **7** All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; **8** The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, _and whatsoever_ passeth through the paths of the seas. **9** O LORD our Lord, how excellent _is_ thy name in all the earth! PSALM 9 To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David. **1** I will praise _thee_, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. **2** I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. **3** When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. **4** For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. **5** Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. **6** O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. **7** But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. **8** And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. **9** The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. **10** And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. **11** Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. **12** When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. **13** Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble _which I suffer_ of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: **14** That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. **15** The heathen are sunk down in the pit _that_ they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. **16** The LORD is known _by_ the judgment _which_ he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. **17** The wicked shall be turned into hell, _and_ all the nations that forget God. **18** For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall _not_ perish for ever. **19** Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. **20** Put them in fear, O LORD: _that_ the nations may know themselves _to be but_ men. Selah. PSALM 10 **1** Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? _why_ hidest thou _thyself_ in times of trouble? **2** The wicked in _his_ pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. **3** For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, _whom_ the LORD abhorreth. **4** The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek _after God_: God _is_ not in all his thoughts. **5** His ways are always grievous; thy judgments _are_ far above out of his sight: _as for_ all his enemies, he puffeth at them. **6** He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for _I shall_ never _be_ in adversity. **7** His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue _is_ mischief and vanity. **8** He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor. **9** He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. **10** He croucheth, _and_ humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. **11** He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see _it_. **12** Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. **13** Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require _it_. **14** Thou hast seen _it_; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite _it_ with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. **15** Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil _man_: seek out his wickedness _till_ thou find none. **16** The LORD _is_ King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. **17** LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: **18** To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress. PSALM 11 To the chief Musician, _A Psalm_ of David. **1** In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee _as_ a bird to your mountain? **2** For, lo, the wicked bend _their_ bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. **3** If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? **4** The LORD _is_ in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne _is_ in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. **5** The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. **6** Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: _this shall be_ the portion of their cup. **7** For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright. PSALM 12 To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. **1** Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. **2** They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: _with_ flattering lips _and_ with a double heart do they speak. **3** The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, _and_ the tongue that speaketh proud things: **4** Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips _are_ our own: who _is_ lord over us? **5** For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set _him_ in safety _from him that_ puffeth at him. **6** The words of the LORD _are_ pure words: _as_ silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. **7** Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. **8** The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. PSALM 13 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? **2** How long shall I take counsel in my soul, _having_ sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? **3** Consider _and_ hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the _sleep of_ death; **4** Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; _and_ those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. **5** But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. **6** I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. PSALM 14 To the chief Musician, _A Psalm_ of David. **1** The fool hath said in his heart, _There is_ no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, _there is_ none that doeth good. **2** The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, _and_ seek God. **3** They are all gone aside, they are _all_ together become filthy: _there is_ none that doeth good, no, not one. **4** Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people _as_ they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD. **5** There were they in great fear: for God _is_ in the generation of the righteous. **6** Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD _is_ his refuge. **7** Oh that the salvation of Israel _were come_ out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, _and_ Israel shall be glad. PSALM 15 A Psalm of David. **1** LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? **2** He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. **3** _He that_ backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. **4** In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. _He that_ sweareth to _his own_ hurt, and changeth not. **5** _He that_ putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these _things_ shall never be moved. PSALM 16 Michtam of David. **1** Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. **2** _O my soul_, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou _art_ my Lord: my goodness _extendeth_ not to thee; **3** _But_ to the saints that _are_ in the earth, and _to_ the excellent, in whom _is_ all my delight. **4** Their sorrows shall be multiplied _that_ hasten _after_ another _god_: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. **5** The LORD _is_ the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. **6** The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant _places_; yea, I have a goodly heritage. **7** I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. **8** I have set the LORD always before me: because _he is_ at my right hand, I shall not be moved. **9** Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. **10** For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. **11** Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence _is_ fulness of joy; at thy right hand _there are_ pleasures for evermore. PSALM 17 A Prayer of David. **1** Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, _that goeth_ not out of feigned lips. **2** Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. **3** Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited _me_ in the night; thou hast tried me, _and_ shalt find nothing; I am purposed _that_ my mouth shall not transgress. **4** Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept _me from_ the paths of the destroyer. **5** Hold up my goings in thy paths, _that_ my footsteps slip not. **6** I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, _and hear_ my speech. **7** Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust _in thee_ from those that rise up _against them_. **8** Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, **9** From the wicked that oppress me, _from_ my deadly enemies, _who_ compass me about. **10** They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. **11** They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; **12** Like as a lion _that_ is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. **13** Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, _which is_ thy sword: **14** From men _which are_ thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, _which have_ their portion in _this_ life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid _treasure_: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their _substance_ to their babes. **15** As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. PSALM 18 To the chief Musician, _A Psalm_ of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day _that_ the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, **1** I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. **2** The LORD _is_ my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, _and_ my high tower. **3** I will call upon the LORD, _who is worthy_ to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. **4** The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. **5** The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. **6** In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, _even_ into his ears. **7** Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. **8** There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. **9** He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness _was_ under his feet. **10** And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. **11** He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him _were_ dark waters _and_ thick clouds of the skies. **12** At the brightness _that was_ before him his thick clouds passed, hail _stones_ and coals of fire. **13** The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail _stones_ and coals of fire. **14** Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. **15** Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. **16** He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. **17** He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. **18** They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. **19** He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. **20** The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. **21** For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. **22** For all his judgments _were_ before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. **23** I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. **24** Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. **25** With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; **26** With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. **27** For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. **28** For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. **29** For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. **30** _As for_ God, his way _is_ perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he _is_ a buckler to all those that trust in him. **31** For who _is_ God save the LORD? or who _is_ a rock save our God? **32** _It is_ God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. **33** He maketh my feet like hinds’ _feet_, and setteth me upon my high places. **34** He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. **35** Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. **36** Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. **37** I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. **38** I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. **39** For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. **40** Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. **41** They cried, but _there was_ none to save _them: even_ unto the LORD, but he answered them not. **42** Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. **43** Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; _and_ thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people _whom_ I have not known shall serve me. **44** As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me. **45** The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places. **46** The LORD liveth; and blessed _be_ my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. **47** _It is_ God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. **48** He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man. **49** Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. **50** Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. PSALM 19 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. **2** Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. **3** _There is_ no speech nor language, _where_ their voice is not heard. **4** Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, **5** Which _is_ as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, _and_ rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. **6** His going forth _is_ from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. **7** The law of the LORD _is_ perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD _is_ sure, making wise the simple. **8** The statutes of the LORD _are_ right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD _is_ pure, enlightening the eyes. **9** The fear of the LORD _is_ clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD _are_ true _and_ righteous altogether. **10** More to be desired _are they_ than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. **11** Moreover by them is thy servant warned: _and_ in keeping of them _there is_ great reward. **12** Who can understand _his_ errors? cleanse thou me from secret _faults_. **13** Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous _sins_; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. **14** Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. PSALM 20 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; **2** Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; **3** Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. **4** Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. **5** We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up _our_ banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. **6** Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. **7** Some _trust_ in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. **8** They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. **9** Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call. PSALM 21 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! **2** Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah. **3** For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. **4** He asked life of thee, _and_ thou gavest _it_ him, _even_ length of days for ever and ever. **5** His glory _is_ great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him. **6** For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. **7** For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. **8** Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. **9** Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. **10** Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. **11** For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, _which_ they are not able _to perform_. **12** Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, _when_ thou shalt make ready _thine arrows_ upon thy strings against the face of them. **13** Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: _so_ will we sing and praise thy power. PSALM 22 To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. **1** My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? _why art thou so_ far from helping me, _and from_ the words of my roaring? **2** O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. **3** But thou _art_ holy, _O thou_ that inhabitest the praises of Israel. **4** Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. **5** They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. **6** But I _am_ a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. **7** All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, _saying_, **8** He trusted on the LORD _that_ he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. **9** But thou _art_ he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope _when I was_ upon my mother’s breasts. **10** I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou _art_ my God from my mother’s belly. **11** Be not far from me; for trouble _is_ near; for _there is_ none to help. **12** Many bulls have compassed me: strong _bulls_ of Bashan have beset me round. **13** They gaped upon me _with_ their mouths, _as_ a ravening and a roaring lion. **14** I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. **15** My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. **16** For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. **17** I may tell all my bones: they look _and_ stare upon me. **18** They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. **19** But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. **20** Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. **21** Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. **22** I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. **23** Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. **24** For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. **25** My praise _shall be_ of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. **26** The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. **27** All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. **28** For the kingdom _is_ the LORD’S: and he _is_ the governor among the nations. **29** All _they that be_ fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. **30** A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. **31** They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done _this_. PSALM 23 A Psalm of David. **1** The LORD _is_ my shepherd; I shall not want. **2** He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. **3** He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. **4** Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou _art_ with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. **5** Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. **6** Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. PSALM 24 A Psalm of David. **1** The earth _is_ the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. **2** For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. **3** Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? **4** He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. **5** He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. **6** This _is_ the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. **7** Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. **8** Who _is_ this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. **9** Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift _them_ up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. **10** Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he _is_ the King of glory. Selah. PSALM 25 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. **2** O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. **3** Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. **4** Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. **5** Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou _art_ the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. **6** Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they _have been_ ever of old. **7** Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. **8** Good and upright _is_ the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. **9** The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. **10** All the paths of the LORD _are_ mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. **11** For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it _is_ great. **12** What man _is_ he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way _that_ he shall choose. **13** His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. **14** The secret of the LORD _is_ with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. **15** Mine eyes _are_ ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. **16** Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I _am_ desolate and afflicted. **17** The troubles of my heart are enlarged: _O_ bring thou me out of my distresses. **18** Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. **19** Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. **20** O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. **21** Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. **22** Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. PSALM 26 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; _therefore_ I shall not slide. **2** Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. **3** For thy lovingkindness _is_ before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. **4** I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. **5** I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. **6** I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: **7** That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. **8** LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. **9** Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: **10** In whose hands _is_ mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. **11** But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. **12** My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD. PSALM 27 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** The LORD _is_ my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD _is_ the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? **2** When the wicked, _even_ mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. **3** Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this _will_ I _be_ confident. **4** One _thing_ have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. **5** For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. **6** And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. **7** Hear, O LORD, _when_ I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. **8** _When thou saidst_, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. **9** Hide not thy face _far_ from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. **10** When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. **11** Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. **12** Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. **13** _I had fainted_, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. **14** Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. PSALM 28 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, _if_ thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. **2** Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. **3** Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief _is_ in their hearts. **4** Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. **5** Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. **6** Blessed _be_ the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. **7** The LORD _is_ my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. **8** The LORD _is_ their strength, and he _is_ the saving strength of his anointed. **9** Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever. PSALM 29 A Psalm of David. **1** Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. **2** Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. **3** The voice of the LORD _is_ upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD _is_ upon many waters. **4** The voice of the LORD _is_ powerful; the voice of the LORD _is_ full of majesty. **5** The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. **6** He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. **7** The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. **8** The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. **9** The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of _his_ glory. **10** The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. **11** The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. PSALM 30 A Psalm _and_ Song _at_ the dedication of the house of David. **1** I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. **2** O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. **3** O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. **4** Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. **5** For his anger _endureth but_ a moment; in his favour _is_ life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy _cometh_ in the morning. **6** And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. **7** LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, _and_ I was troubled. **8** I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. **9** What profit _is there_ in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? **10** Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. **11** Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; **12** To the end that _my_ glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. PSALM 31 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. **2** Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. **3** For thou _art_ my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. **4** Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou _art_ my strength. **5** Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. **6** I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. **7** I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; **8** And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room. **9** Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, _yea_, my soul and my belly. **10** For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. **11** I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. **12** I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. **13** For I have heard the slander of many: fear _was_ on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. **14** But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou _art_ my God. **15** My times _are_ in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. **16** Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake. **17** Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, _and_ let them be silent in the grave. **18** Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. **19** _Oh_ how great _is_ thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; _which_ thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! **20** Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. **21** Blessed _be_ the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city. **22** For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. **23** O love the LORD, all ye his saints: _for_ the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. **24** Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. PSALM 32 _A Psalm_ of David, Maschil. **1** Blessed _is he whose_ transgression _is_ forgiven, _whose_ sin _is_ covered. **2** Blessed _is_ the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit _there is_ no guile. **3** When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. **4** For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. **5** I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. **6** For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. **7** Thou _art_ my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. **8** I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. **9** Be ye not as the horse, _or_ as the mule, _which_ have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. **10** Many sorrows _shall be_ to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. **11** Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all _ye that are_ upright in heart. PSALM 33 **1** Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: _for_ praise is comely for the upright. **2** Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery _and_ an instrument of ten strings. **3** Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. **4** For the word of the LORD _is_ right; and all his works _are done_ in truth. **5** He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. **6** By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. **7** He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. **8** Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. **9** For he spake, and it was _done_; he commanded, and it stood fast. **10** The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. **11** The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. **12** Blessed _is_ the nation whose God _is_ the LORD; _and_ the people _whom_ he hath chosen for his own inheritance. **13** The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. **14** From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. **15** He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works. **16** There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. **17** An horse _is_ a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver _any_ by his great strength. **18** Behold, the eye of the LORD _is_ upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; **19** To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. **20** Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he _is_ our help and our shield. **21** For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. **22** Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. PSALM 34 _A Psalm_ of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. **1** I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise _shall_ continually _be_ in my mouth. **2** My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear _thereof_, and be glad. **3** O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. **4** I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. **5** They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. **6** This poor man cried, and the LORD heard _him_, and saved him out of all his troubles. **7** The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. **8** O taste and see that the LORD _is_ good: blessed _is_ the man _that_ trusteth in him. **9** O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for _there is_ no want to them that fear him. **10** The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good _thing_. **11** Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. **12** What man _is he that_ desireth life, _and_ loveth _many_ days, that he may see good? **13** Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. **14** Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. **15** The eyes of the LORD _are_ upon the righteous, and his ears _are open_ unto their cry. **16** The face of the LORD _is_ against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. **17** _The righteous_ cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. **18** The LORD _is_ nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. **19** Many _are_ the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. **20** He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. **21** Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. **22** The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. PSALM 35 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Plead _my cause_, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. **2** Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. **3** Draw out also the spear, and stop _the way_ against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I _am_ thy salvation. **4** Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. **5** Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase _them_. **6** Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. **7** For without cause have they hid for me their net _in_ a pit, _which_ without cause they have digged for my soul. **8** Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. **9** And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. **10** All my bones shall say, LORD, who _is_ like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? **11** False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge _things_ that I knew not. **12** They rewarded me evil for good _to_ the spoiling of my soul. **13** But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing _was_ sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. **14** I behaved myself as though _he had been_ my friend _or_ brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth _for his_ mother. **15** But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: _yea_, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew _it_ not; they did tear _me_, and ceased not: **16** With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. **17** Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. **18** I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. **19** Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: _neither_ let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. **20** For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against _them that are_ quiet in the land. **21** Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, _and_ said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen _it_. **22** _This_ thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. **23** Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, _even_ unto my cause, my God and my Lord. **24** Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. **25** Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. **26** Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify _themselves_ against me. **27** Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. **28** And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness _and_ of thy praise all the day long. PSALM 36 To the chief Musician, _A Psalm_ of David the servant of the LORD. **1** The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, _that there is_ no fear of God before his eyes. **2** For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. **3** The words of his mouth _are_ iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, _and_ to do good. **4** He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way _that is_ not good; he abhorreth not evil. **5** Thy mercy, O LORD, _is_ in the heavens; _and_ thy faithfulness _reacheth_ unto the clouds. **6** Thy righteousness _is_ like the great mountains; thy judgments _are_ a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. **7** How excellent _is_ thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. **8** They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. **9** For with thee _is_ the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. **10** O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. **11** Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. **12** There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise. PSALM 37 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. **2** For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. **3** Trust in the LORD, and do good; _so_ shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. **4** Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. **5** Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring _it_ to pass. **6** And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. **7** Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. **8** Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. **9** For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. **10** For yet a little while, and the wicked _shall_ not _be_: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it _shall_ not _be_. **11** But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. **12** The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. **13** The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. **14** The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, _and_ to slay such as be of upright conversation. **15** Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. **16** A little that a righteous man hath _is_ better than the riches of many wicked. **17** For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. **18** The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. **19** They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. **20** But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD _shall be_ as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. **21** The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. **22** For _such as be_ blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and _they that be_ cursed of him shall be cut off. **23** The steps of a _good_ man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. **24** Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth _him with_ his hand. **25** I have been young, and _now_ am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. **26** _He is_ ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed _is_ blessed. **27** Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. **28** For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. **29** The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. **30** The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. **31** The law of his God _is_ in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. **32** The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. **33** The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. **34** Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see _it_. **35** I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. **36** Yet he passed away, and, lo, he _was_ not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. **37** Mark the perfect _man_, and behold the upright: for the end of _that_ man _is_ peace. **38** But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. **39** But the salvation of the righteous _is_ of the LORD: _he is_ their strength in the time of trouble. **40** And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. PSALM 38 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. **1** O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. **2** For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. **3** _There is_ no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither _is there any_ rest in my bones because of my sin. **4** For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. **5** My wounds stink _and_ are corrupt because of my foolishness. **6** I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. **7** For my loins are filled with a loathsome _disease_: and _there is_ no soundness in my flesh. **8** I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. **9** Lord, all my desire _is_ before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. **10** My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. **11** My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. **12** They also that seek after my life lay snares _for me_: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. **13** But I, as a deaf _man_, heard not; and _I was_ as a dumb man _that_ openeth not his mouth. **14** Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth _are_ no reproofs. **15** For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. **16** For I said, _Hear me_, lest _otherwise_ they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify _themselves_ against me. **17** For I _am_ ready to halt, and my sorrow _is_ continually before me. **18** For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. **19** But mine enemies _are_ lively, _and_ they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. **20** They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow _the thing that_ good _is_. **21** Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. **22** Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. PSALM 39 To the chief Musician, _even_ to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. **1** I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. **2** I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, _even_ from good; and my sorrow was stirred. **3** My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: _then_ spake I with my tongue, **4** LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it _is; that_ I may know how frail I _am_. **5** Behold, thou hast made my days _as_ an handbreadth; and mine age _is_ as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state _is_ altogether vanity. Selah. **6** Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up _riches_, and knoweth not who shall gather them. **7** And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope _is_ in thee. **8** Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. **9** I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst _it_. **10** Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. **11** When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man _is_ vanity. Selah. **12** Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I _am_ a stranger with thee, _and_ a sojourner, as all my fathers _were_. **13** O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more. PSALM 40 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. **2** He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, _and_ established my goings. **3** And he hath put a new song in my mouth, _even_ praise unto our God: many shall see _it_, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. **4** Blessed _is_ that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. **5** Many, O LORD my God, _are_ thy wonderful works _which_ thou hast done, and thy thoughts _which are_ to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: _if_ I would declare and speak _of them_, they are more than can be numbered. **6** Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. **7** Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book _it is_ written of me, **8** I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law _is_ within my heart. **9** I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. **10** I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. **11** Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. **12** For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. **13** Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me. **14** Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. **15** Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. **16** Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. **17** But I _am_ poor and needy; _yet_ the Lord thinketh upon me: thou _art_ my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God. PSALM 41 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** Blessed _is_ he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. **2** The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; _and_ he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. **3** The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. **4** I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. **5** Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish? **6** And if he come to see _me_, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; _when_ he goeth abroad, he telleth _it_. **7** All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. **8** An evil disease, _say they_, cleaveth fast unto him: and _now_ that he lieth he shall rise up no more. **9** Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up _his_ heel against me. **10** But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. **11** By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. **12** And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. **13** Blessed _be_ the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. PSALM 42 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. **1** As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. **2** My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? **3** My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where _is_ thy God? **4** When I remember these _things_, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. **5** Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and _why_ art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him _for_ the help of his countenance. **6** O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. **7** Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. **8** _Yet_ the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song _shall be_ with me, _and_ my prayer unto the God of my life. **9** I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? **10** _As_ with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where _is_ thy God? **11** Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, _who is_ the health of my countenance, and my God. PSALM 43 **1** Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. **2** For thou _art_ the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? **3** O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. **4** Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. **5** Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, _who is_ the health of my countenance, and my God. PSALM 44 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. **1** We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, _what_ work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. **2** _How_ thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; _how_ thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. **3** For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them. **4** Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob. **5** Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. **6** For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. **7** But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us. **8** In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah. **9** But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies. **10** Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves. **11** Thou hast given us like sheep _appointed_ for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen. **12** Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase _thy wealth_ by their price. **13** Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. **14** Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. **15** My confusion _is_ continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me, **16** For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger. **17** All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. **18** Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way; **19** Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death. **20** If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; **21** Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. **22** Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. **23** Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast _us_ not off for ever. **24** Wherefore hidest thou thy face, _and_ forgettest our affliction and our oppression? **25** For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. **26** Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies’ sake. PSALM 45 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. **1** My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue _is_ the pen of a ready writer. **2** Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. **3** Gird thy sword upon _thy_ thigh, O _most_ mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. **4** And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness _and_ righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. **5** Thine arrows _are_ sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; _whereby_ the people fall under thee. **6** Thy throne, O God, _is_ for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom _is_ a right sceptre. **7** Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. **8** All thy garments _smell_ of myrrh, and aloes, _and_ cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. **9** Kings’ daughters _were_ among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. **10** Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house; **11** So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he _is_ thy Lord; and worship thou him. **12** And the daughter of Tyre _shall be there_ with a gift; _even_ the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour. **13** The king’s daughter _is_ all glorious within: her clothing _is_ of wrought gold. **14** She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. **15** With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace. **16** Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. **17** I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. PSALM 46 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. **1** God _is_ our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. **2** Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; **3** _Though_ the waters thereof roar _and_ be troubled, _though_ the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. **4** _There is_ a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy _place_ of the tabernacles of the most High. **5** God _is_ in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, _and that_ right early. **6** The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. **7** The LORD of hosts _is_ with us; the God of Jacob _is_ our refuge. Selah. **8** Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. **9** He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. **10** Be still, and know that I _am_ God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. **11** The LORD of hosts _is_ with us; the God of Jacob _is_ our refuge. Selah. PSALM 47 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. **1** O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. **2** For the LORD most high _is_ terrible; _he is_ a great King over all the earth. **3** He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. **4** He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. **5** God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. **6** Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. **7** For God _is_ the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. **8** God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. **9** The princes of the people are gathered together, _even_ the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth _belong_ unto God: he is greatly exalted. PSALM 48 A Song _and_ Psalm for the sons of Korah. **1** Great _is_ the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, _in_ the mountain of his holiness. **2** Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, _is_ mount Zion, _on_ the sides of the north, the city of the great King. **3** God is known in her palaces for a refuge. **4** For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. **5** They saw _it, and_ so they marvelled; they were troubled, _and_ hasted away. **6** Fear took hold upon them there, _and_ pain, as of a woman in travail. **7** Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. **8** As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. **9** We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. **10** According to thy name, O God, so _is_ thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. **11** Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. **12** Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. **13** Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell _it_ to the generation following. **14** For this God _is_ our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide _even_ unto death. PSALM 49 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. **1** Hear this, all _ye_ people; give ear, all _ye_ inhabitants of the world: **2** Both low and high, rich and poor, together. **3** My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart _shall be_ of understanding. **4** I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. **5** Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, _when_ the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about? **6** They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; **7** None _of them_ can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: **8** (For the redemption of their soul _is_ precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) **9** That he should still live for ever, _and_ not see corruption. **10** For he seeth _that_ wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. **11** Their inward thought _is, that_ their houses _shall continue_ for ever, _and_ their dwelling places to all generations; they call _their_ lands after their own names. **12** Nevertheless man _being_ in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts _that_ perish. **13** This their way _is_ their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. **14** Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. **15** But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. **16** Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; **17** For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. **18** Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and _men_ will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. **19** He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light. **20** Man _that is_ in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts _that_ perish. PSALM 50 A Psalm of Asaph. **1** The mighty God, _even_ the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. **2** Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. **3** Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. **4** He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. **5** Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. **6** And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God _is_ judge himself. Selah. **7** Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I _am_ God, _even_ thy God. **8** I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, _to have been_ continually before me. **9** I will take no bullock out of thy house, _nor_ he goats out of thy folds. **10** For every beast of the forest _is_ mine, _and_ the cattle upon a thousand hills. **11** I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field _are_ mine. **12** If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world _is_ mine, and the fulness thereof. **13** Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? **14** Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: **15** And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. **16** But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or _that_ thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? **17** Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. **18** When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. **19** Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. **20** Thou sittest _and_ speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. **21** These _things_ hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether _such an one_ as thyself: _but_ I will reprove thee, and set _them_ in order before thine eyes. **22** Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear _you_ in pieces, and _there be_ none to deliver. **23** Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth _his_ conversation _aright_ will I shew the salvation of God. PSALM 51 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. **1** Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. **2** Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. **3** For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin _is_ ever before me. **4** Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done _this_ evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, _and_ be clear when thou judgest. **5** Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. **6** Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden _part_ thou shalt make me to know wisdom. **7** Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. **8** Make me to hear joy and gladness; _that_ the bones _which_ thou hast broken may rejoice. **9** Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. **10** Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. **11** Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. **12** Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me _with thy_ free spirit. **13** _Then_ will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. **14** Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: _and_ my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. **15** O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. **16** For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give _it_: thou delightest not in burnt offering. **17** The sacrifices of God _are_ a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. **18** Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. **19** Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. PSALM 52 To the chief Musician, Maschil, _A Psalm_ of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. **1** Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God _endureth_ continually. **2** Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. **3** Thou lovest evil more than good; _and_ lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. **4** Thou lovest all devouring words, O _thou_ deceitful tongue. **5** God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of _thy_ dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. **6** The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: **7** Lo, _this is_ the man _that_ made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, _and_ strengthened himself in his wickedness. **8** But I _am_ like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. **9** I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done _it_: and I will wait on thy name; for _it is_ good before thy saints. PSALM 53 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, _A Psalm_ of David. **1** The fool hath said in his heart, _There is_ no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: _there is_ none that doeth good. **2** God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were _any_ that did understand, that did seek God. **3** Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; _there is_ none that doeth good, no, not one. **4** Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people _as_ they eat bread: they have not called upon God. **5** There were they in great fear, _where_ no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth _against_ thee: thou hast put _them_ to shame, because God hath despised them. **6** Oh that the salvation of Israel _were come_ out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, _and_ Israel shall be glad. PSALM 54 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, _A Psalm_ of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? **1** Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. **2** Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. **3** For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah. **4** Behold, God _is_ mine helper: the Lord _is_ with them that uphold my soul. **5** He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth. **6** I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for _it is_ good. **7** For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen _his desire_ upon mine enemies. PSALM 55 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. **2** Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; **3** Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. **4** My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. **5** Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. **6** And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! _for then_ would I fly away, and be at rest. **7** Lo, _then_ would I wander far off, _and_ remain in the wilderness. Selah. **8** I would hasten my escape from the windy storm _and_ tempest. **9** Destroy, O Lord, _and_ divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. **10** Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow _are_ in the midst of it. **11** Wickedness _is_ in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. **12** For _it was_ not an enemy _that_ reproached me; then I could have borne _it_: neither _was it_ he that hated me _that_ did magnify _himself_ against me; then I would have hid myself from him: **13** But _it was_ thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. **14** We took sweet counsel together, _and_ walked unto the house of God in company. **15** Let death seize upon them, _and_ let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness _is_ in their dwellings, _and_ among them. **16** As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. **17** Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. **18** He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle _that was_ against me: for there were many with me. **19** God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. **20** He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. **21** _The words_ of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war _was_ in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet _were_ they drawn swords. **22** Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. **23** But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. PSALM 56 To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. **1** Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. **2** Mine enemies would daily swallow _me_ up: for _they be_ many that fight against me, O thou most High. **3** What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. **4** In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. **5** Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts _are_ against me for evil. **6** They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. **7** Shall they escape by iniquity? in _thine_ anger cast down the people, O God. **8** Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: _are they_ not in thy book? **9** When I cry _unto thee_, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God _is_ for me. **10** In God will I praise _his_ word: in the LORD will I praise _his_ word. **11** In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. **12** Thy vows _are_ upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. **13** For thou hast delivered my soul from death: _wilt_ not _thou deliver_ my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living? PSALM 57 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. **1** Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until _these_ calamities be overpast. **2** I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth _all things_ for me. **3** He shall send from heaven, and save me _from_ the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. **4** My soul _is_ among lions: _and_ I lie _even among_ them that are set on fire, _even_ the sons of men, whose teeth _are_ spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. **5** Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; _let_ thy glory _be_ above all the earth. **6** They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen _themselves_. Selah. **7** My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. **8** Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I _myself_ will awake early. **9** I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. **10** For thy mercy _is_ great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. **11** Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: _let_ thy glory _be_ above all the earth. PSALM 58 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David. **1** Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? **2** Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. **3** The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. **4** Their poison _is_ like the poison of a serpent: _they are_ like the deaf adder _that_ stoppeth her ear; **5** Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. **6** Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. **7** Let them melt away as waters _which_ run continually: _when_ he bendeth _his bow to shoot_ his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. **8** As a snail _which_ melteth, let _every one of them_ pass away: _like_ the untimely birth of a woman, _that_ they may not see the sun. **9** Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in _his_ wrath. **10** The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. **11** So that a man shall say, Verily _there is_ a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. PSALM 59 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. **1** Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. **2** Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. **3** For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not _for_ my transgression, nor _for_ my sin, O LORD. **4** They run and prepare themselves without _my_ fault: awake to help me, and behold. **5** Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. **6** They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. **7** Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords _are_ in their lips: for who, _say they_, doth hear? **8** But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision. **9** _Because of_ his strength will I wait upon thee: for God _is_ my defence. **10** The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see _my desire_ upon mine enemies. **11** Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield. **12** _For_ the sin of their mouth _and_ the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying _which_ they speak. **13** Consume _them_ in wrath, consume _them_, that they _may_ not _be_: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. **14** And at evening let them return; _and_ let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. **15** Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied. **16** But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. **17** Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God _is_ my defence, _and_ the God of my mercy. PSALM 60 To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand. **1** O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again. **2** Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. **3** Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. **4** Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. **5** That thy beloved may be delivered; save _with_ thy right hand, and hear me. **6** God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. **7** Gilead _is_ mine, and Manasseh _is_ mine; Ephraim also _is_ the strength of mine head; Judah _is_ my lawgiver; **8** Moab _is_ my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me. **9** Who will bring me _into_ the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? **10** _Wilt_ not thou, O God, _which_ hadst cast us off? and _thou_, O God, _which_ didst not go out with our armies? **11** Give us help from trouble: for vain _is_ the help of man. **12** Through God we shall do valiantly: for he _it is that_ shall tread down our enemies. PSALM 61 To the chief Musician upon Neginah, _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. **2** From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock _that_ is higher than I. **3** For thou hast been a shelter for me, _and_ a strong tower from the enemy. **4** I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. **5** For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given _me_ the heritage of those that fear thy name. **6** Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: _and_ his years as many generations. **7** He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, _which_ may preserve him. **8** So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. PSALM 62 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. **1** Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him _cometh_ my salvation. **2** He only _is_ my rock and my salvation; _he is_ my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. **3** How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall _shall ye be, and as_ a tottering fence. **4** They only consult to cast _him_ down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. **5** My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation _is_ from him. **6** He only _is_ my rock and my salvation: _he is_ my defence; I shall not be moved. **7** In God _is_ my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, _and_ my refuge, _is_ in God. **8** Trust in him at all times; _ye_ people, pour out your heart before him: God _is_ a refuge for us. Selah. **9** Surely men of low degree _are_ vanity, _and_ men of high degree _are_ a lie: to be laid in the balance, they _are_ altogether _lighter_ than vanity. **10** Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart _upon them_. **11** God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power _belongeth_ unto God. **12** Also unto thee, O Lord, _belongeth_ mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work. PSALM 63 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. **1** O God, thou _art_ my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; **2** To see thy power and thy glory, so _as_ I have seen thee in the sanctuary. **3** Because thy lovingkindness _is_ better than life, my lips shall praise thee. **4** Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. **5** My soul shall be satisfied as _with_ marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise _thee_ with joyful lips: **6** When I remember thee upon my bed, _and_ meditate on thee in the _night_ watches. **7** Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. **8** My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. **9** But those _that_ seek my soul, to destroy _it_, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. **10** They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. **11** But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. PSALM 64 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. **2** Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: **3** Who whet their tongue like a sword, _and_ bend _their bows to shoot_ their arrows, _even_ bitter words: **4** That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. **5** They encourage themselves _in_ an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? **6** They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward _thought_ of every one _of them_, and the heart, _is_ deep. **7** But God shall shoot at them _with_ an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. **8** So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. **9** And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. **10** The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory. PSALM 65 To the chief Musician, A Psalm _and_ Song of David. **1** Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. **2** O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. **3** Iniquities prevail against me: _as for_ our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. **4** Blessed _is the man whom_ thou choosest, and causest to approach _unto thee, that_ he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, _even_ of thy holy temple. **5** _By_ terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; _who art_ the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off _upon_ the sea: **6** Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; _being_ girded with power: **7** Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. **8** They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. **9** Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, _which_ is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. **10** Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. **11** Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. **12** They drop _upon_ the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. **13** The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing. PSALM 66 To the chief Musician, A Song _or_ Psalm. **1** Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: **2** Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. **3** Say unto God, How terrible _art thou in_ thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. **4** All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing _to_ thy name. Selah. **5** Come and see the works of God: _he is_ terrible _in his_ doing toward the children of men. **6** He turned the sea into dry _land_: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him. **7** He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. **8** O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: **9** Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved. **10** For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. **11** Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. **12** Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy _place_. **13** I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, **14** Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. **15** I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah. **16** Come _and_ hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul. **17** I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue. **18** If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear _me_: **19** _But_ verily God hath heard _me_; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. **20** Blessed _be_ God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me. PSALM 67 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm _or_ Song. **1** God be merciful unto us, and bless us; _and_ cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. **2** That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. **3** Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. **4** O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. **5** Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. **6** _Then_ shall the earth yield her increase; _and_ God, _even_ our own God, shall bless us. **7** God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. PSALM 68 To the chief Musician, A Psalm _or_ Song of David. **1** Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. **2** As smoke is driven away, _so_ drive _them_ away: as wax melteth before the fire, _so_ let the wicked perish at the presence of God. **3** But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. **4** Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. **5** A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, _is_ God in his holy habitation. **6** God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry _land_. **7** O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: **8** The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: _even_ Sinai itself _was moved_ at the presence of God, the God of Israel. **9** Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. **10** Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor. **11** The Lord gave the word: great _was_ the company of those that published _it_. **12** Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil. **13** Though ye have lien among the pots, _yet shall ye be as_ the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. **14** When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was _white_ as snow in Salmon. **15** The hill of God _is as_ the hill of Bashan; an high hill _as_ the hill of Bashan. **16** Why leap ye, ye high hills? _this is_ the hill _which_ God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell _in it_ for ever. **17** The chariots of God _are_ twenty thousand, _even_ thousands of angels: the Lord _is_ among them, _as in_ Sinai, in the holy _place_. **18** Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, _for_ the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell _among them_. **19** Blessed _be_ the Lord, _who_ daily loadeth us _with benefits, even_ the God of our salvation. Selah. **20** _He that is_ our God _is_ the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord _belong_ the issues from death. **21** But God shall wound the head of his enemies, _and_ the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. **22** The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring _my people_ again from the depths of the sea: **23** That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of _thine_ enemies, _and_ the tongue of thy dogs in the same. **24** They have seen thy goings, O God; _even_ the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. **25** The singers went before, the players on instruments _followed_ after; among _them were_ the damsels playing with timbrels. **26** Bless ye God in the congregations, _even_ the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. **27** There _is_ little Benjamin _with_ their ruler, the princes of Judah _and_ their council, the princes of Zebulun, _and_ the princes of Naphtali. **28** Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us. **29** Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee. **30** Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, _till every one_ submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people _that_ delight in war. **31** Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. **32** Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah: **33** To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, _which were_ of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, _and that_ a mighty voice. **34** Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency _is_ over Israel, and his strength _is_ in the clouds. **35** O God, _thou art_ terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel _is_ he that giveth strength and power unto _his_ people. Blessed _be_ God. PSALM 69 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto _my_ soul. **2** I sink in deep mire, where _there is_ no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. **3** I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. **4** They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, _being_ mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored _that_ which I took not away. **5** O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. **6** Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. **7** Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. **8** I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children. **9** For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. **10** When I wept, _and chastened_ my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. **11** I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. **12** They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I _was_ the song of the drunkards. **13** But as for me, my prayer _is_ unto thee, O LORD, _in_ an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. **14** Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. **15** Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. **16** Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness _is_ good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. **17** And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. **18** Draw nigh unto my soul, _and_ redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. **19** Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries _are_ all before thee. **20** Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked _for some_ to take pity, but _there was_ none; and for comforters, but I found none. **21** They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. **22** Let their table become a snare before them: and _that which should have been_ for _their_ welfare, _let it become_ a trap. **23** Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. **24** Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. **25** Let their habitation be desolate; _and_ let none dwell in their tents. **26** For they persecute _him_ whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. **27** Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. **28** Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. **29** But I _am_ poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. **30** I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. **31** _This_ also shall please the LORD better than an ox _or_ bullock that hath horns and hoofs. **32** The humble shall see _this, and_ be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. **33** For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. **34** Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. **35** For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. **36** The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein. PSALM 70 To the chief Musician, _A Psalm_ of David, to bring to remembrance. **1** _Make haste_, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD. **2** Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt. **3** Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha. **4** Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. **5** But I _am_ poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou _art_ my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying. PSALM 71 **1** In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. **2** Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. **3** Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou _art_ my rock and my fortress. **4** Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. **5** For thou _art_ my hope, O Lord GOD: _thou art_ my trust from my youth. **6** By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise _shall be_ continually of thee. **7** I am as a wonder unto many; but thou _art_ my strong refuge. **8** Let my mouth be filled _with_ thy praise _and with_ thy honour all the day. **9** Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. **10** For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, **11** Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for _there is_ none to deliver _him_. **12** O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. **13** Let them be confounded _and_ consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered _with_ reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. **14** But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. **15** My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness _and_ thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers _thereof_. **16** I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, _even_ of thine only. **17** O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. **18** Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto _this_ generation, _and_ thy power to every one _that_ is to come. **19** Thy righteousness also, O God, _is_ very high, who hast done great things: O God, who _is_ like unto thee! **20** _Thou_, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. **21** Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. **22** I will also praise thee with the psaltery, _even_ thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel. **23** My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. **24** My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt. PSALM 72 _A Psalm_ for Solomon. **1** Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. **2** He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. **3** The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. **4** He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. **5** They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. **6** He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers _that_ water the earth. **7** In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. **8** He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. **9** They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. **10** The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. **11** Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. **12** For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and _him_ that hath no helper. **13** He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. **14** He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. **15** And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; _and_ daily shall he be praised. **16** There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and _they_ of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. **17** His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and _men_ shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. **18** Blessed _be_ the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. **19** And blessed _be_ his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled _with_ his glory; Amen, and Amen. **20** The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. PSALM 73 A Psalm of Asaph. **1** Truly God _is_ good to Israel, _even_ to such as are of a clean heart. **2** But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. **3** For I was envious at the foolish, _when_ I saw the prosperity of the wicked. **4** For _there are_ no bands in their death: but their strength _is_ firm. **5** They _are_ not in trouble _as other_ men; neither are they plagued like _other_ men. **6** Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them _as_ a garment. **7** Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. **8** They are corrupt, and speak wickedly _concerning_ oppression: they speak loftily. **9** They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. **10** Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full _cup_ are wrung out to them. **11** And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? **12** Behold, these _are_ the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase _in_ riches. **13** Verily I have cleansed my heart _in_ vain, and washed my hands in innocency. **14** For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. **15** If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend _against_ the generation of thy children. **16** When I thought to know this, it _was_ too painful for me; **17** Until I went into the sanctuary of God; _then_ understood I their end. **18** Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. **19** How are they _brought_ into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. **20** As a dream when _one_ awaketh; _so_, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. **21** Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. **22** So foolish _was_ I, and ignorant: I was _as_ a beast before thee. **23** Nevertheless I _am_ continually with thee: thou hast holden _me_ by my right hand. **24** Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me _to_ glory. **25** Whom have I in heaven _but thee_? and _there is_ none upon earth _that_ I desire beside thee. **26** My flesh and my heart faileth: _but_ God _is_ the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. **27** For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. **28** But _it is_ good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. PSALM 74 Maschil of Asaph. **1** O God, why hast thou cast _us_ off for ever? _why_ doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? **2** Remember thy congregation, _which_ thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, _which_ thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. **3** Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; _even_ all _that_ the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. **4** Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns _for_ signs. **5** _A man_ was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. **6** But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. **7** They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled _by casting down_ the dwelling place of thy name to the ground. **8** They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. **9** We see not our signs: _there is_ no more any prophet: neither _is there_ among us any that knoweth how long. **10** O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever? **11** Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck _it_ out of thy bosom. **12** For God _is_ my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. **13** Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. **14** Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, _and_ gavest him _to be_ meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. **15** Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers. **16** The day _is_ thine, the night also _is_ thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. **17** Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter. **18** Remember this, _that_ the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and _that_ the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. **19** O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude _of the wicked_: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever. **20** Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. **21** O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. **22** Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. **23** Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually. PSALM 75 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Psalm _or_ Song of Asaph. **1** Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, _unto thee_ do we give thanks: for _that_ thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. **2** When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. **3** The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah. **4** I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: **5** Lift not up your horn on high: speak _not with_ a stiff neck. **6** For promotion _cometh_ neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. **7** But God _is_ the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. **8** For in the hand of the LORD _there is_ a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring _them_ out, _and_ drink _them_. **9** But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. **10** All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; _but_ the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. PSALM 76 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm _or_ Song of Asaph. **1** In Judah _is_ God known: his name _is_ great in Israel. **2** In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. **3** There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. **4** Thou _art_ more glorious _and_ excellent than the mountains of prey. **5** The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands. **6** At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. **7** Thou, _even_ thou, _art_ to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry? **8** Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, **9** When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. **10** Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. **11** Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. **12** He shall cut off the spirit of princes: _he is_ terrible to the kings of the earth. PSALM 77 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. **1** I cried unto God with my voice, _even_ unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. **2** In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. **3** I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. **4** Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. **5** I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. **6** I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. **7** Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? **8** Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth _his_ promise fail for evermore? **9** Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. **10** And I said, This _is_ my infirmity: _but I will remember_ the years of the right hand of the most High. **11** I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. **12** I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. **13** Thy way, O God, _is_ in the sanctuary: who _is so_ great a God as _our_ God? **14** Thou _art_ the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. **15** Thou hast with _thine_ arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. **16** The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. **17** The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. **18** The voice of thy thunder _was_ in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. **19** Thy way _is_ in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. **20** Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. PSALM 78 Maschil of Asaph. **1** Give ear, O my people, _to_ my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. **2** I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: **3** Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. **4** We will not hide _them_ from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. **5** For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: **6** That the generation to come might know _them, even_ the children _which_ should be born; _who_ should arise and declare _them_ to their children: **7** That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: **8** And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation _that_ set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God. **9** The children of Ephraim, _being_ armed, _and_ carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. **10** They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; **11** And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them. **12** Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, _in_ the field of Zoan. **13** He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap. **14** In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. **15** He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave _them_ drink as _out of_ the great depths. **16** He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. **17** And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness. **18** And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. **19** Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? **20** Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people? **21** Therefore the LORD heard _this_, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel; **22** Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation: **23** Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, **24** And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. **25** Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full. **26** He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind. **27** He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: **28** And he let _it_ fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations. **29** So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire; **30** They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat _was_ yet in their mouths, **31** The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen _men_ of Israel. **32** For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works. **33** Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble. **34** When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God. **35** And they remembered that God _was_ their rock, and the high God their redeemer. **36** Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. **37** For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant. **38** But he, _being_ full of compassion, forgave _their_ iniquity, and destroyed _them_ not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. **39** For he remembered that they _were but_ flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again. **40** How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, _and_ grieve him in the desert! **41** Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. **42** They remembered not his hand, _nor_ the day when he delivered them from the enemy. **43** How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan: **44** And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink. **45** He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them. **46** He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust. **47** He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost. **48** He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts. **49** He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels _among them_. **50** He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence; **51** And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of _their_ strength in the tabernacles of Ham: **52** But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. **53** And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. **54** And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, _even to_ this mountain, _which_ his right hand had purchased. **55** He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents. **56** Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies: **57** But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. **58** For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images. **59** When God heard _this_, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel: **60** So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent _which_ he placed among men; **61** And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy’s hand. **62** He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance. **63** The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage. **64** Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation. **65** Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, _and_ like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine. **66** And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach. **67** Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: **68** But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. **69** And he built his sanctuary like high _palaces_, like the earth which he hath established for ever. **70** He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: **71** From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. **72** So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands. PSALM 79 A Psalm of Asaph. **1** O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. **2** The dead bodies of thy servants have they given _to be_ meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. **3** Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and _there was_ none to bury _them_. **4** We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. **5** How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire? **6** Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. **7** For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. **8** O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. **9** Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake. **10** Wherefore should the heathen say, Where _is_ their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight _by_ the revenging of the blood of thy servants _which is_ shed. **11** Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die; **12** And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord. **13** So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. PSALM 80 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph. **1** Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest _between_ the cherubims, shine forth. **2** Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come _and_ save us. **3** Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. **4** O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? **5** Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure. **6** Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves. **7** Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. **8** Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. **9** Thou preparedst _room_ before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. **10** The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof _were like_ the goodly cedars. **11** She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river. **12** Why hast thou _then_ broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? **13** The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it. **14** Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; **15** And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch _that_ thou madest strong for thyself. **16** _It is_ burned with fire, _it is_ cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. **17** Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man _whom_ thou madest strong for thyself. **18** So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. **19** Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. PSALM 81 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, _A Psalm_ of Asaph. **1** Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. **2** Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. **3** Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. **4** For this _was_ a statute for Israel, _and_ a law of the God of Jacob. **5** This he ordained in Joseph _for_ a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: _where_ I heard a language _that_ I understood not. **6** I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. **7** Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. **8** Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; **9** There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. **10** I _am_ the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. **11** But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. **12** So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: _and_ they walked in their own counsels. **13** Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, _and_ Israel had walked in my ways! **14** I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. **15** The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever. **16** He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. PSALM 82 A Psalm of Asaph. **1** God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. **2** How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. **3** Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. **4** Deliver the poor and needy: rid _them_ out of the hand of the wicked. **5** They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. **6** I have said, Ye _are_ gods; and all of you _are_ children of the most High. **7** But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. **8** Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. PSALM 83 A Song _or_ Psalm of Asaph. **1** Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. **2** For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. **3** They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. **4** They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from _being_ a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. **5** For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: **6** The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; **7** Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; **8** Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. **9** Do unto them as _unto_ the Midianites; as _to_ Sisera, as _to_ Jabin, at the brook of Kison: **10** _Which_ perished at En-dor: they became _as_ dung for the earth. **11** Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: **12** Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. **13** O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. **14** As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; **15** So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. **16** Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD. **17** Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: **18** That _men_ may know that thou, whose name alone _is_ JEHOVAH, _art_ the most high over all the earth. PSALM 84 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. **1** How amiable _are_ thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! **2** My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. **3** Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, _even_ thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. **4** Blessed _are_ they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. **5** Blessed _is_ the man whose strength _is_ in thee; in whose heart _are_ the ways _of them_. **6** _Who_ passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. **7** They go from strength to strength, _every one of them_ in Zion appeareth before God. **8** O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. **9** Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. **10** For a day in thy courts _is_ better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. **11** For the LORD God _is_ a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good _thing_ will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. **12** O LORD of hosts, blessed _is_ the man that trusteth in thee. PSALM 85 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. **1** LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. **2** Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. **3** Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned _thyself_ from the fierceness of thine anger. **4** Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. **5** Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? **6** Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? **7** Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. **8** I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. **9** Surely his salvation _is_ nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. **10** Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed _each other_. **11** Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. **12** Yea, the LORD shall give _that which is_ good; and our land shall yield her increase. **13** Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set _us_ in the way of his steps. PSALM 86 A Prayer of David. **1** Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I _am_ poor and needy. **2** Preserve my soul; for I _am_ holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. **3** Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. **4** Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. **5** For thou, Lord, _art_ good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. **6** Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. **7** In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. **8** Among the gods _there is_ none like unto thee, O Lord; neither _are there any works_ like unto thy works. **9** All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. **10** For thou _art_ great, and doest wondrous things: thou _art_ God alone. **11** Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. **12** I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. **13** For great _is_ thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. **14** O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent _men_ have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them. **15** But thou, O Lord, _art_ a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. **16** O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. **17** Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see _it_, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me. PSALM 87 A Psalm _or_ Song for the sons of Korah. **1** His foundation _is_ in the holy mountains. **2** The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. **3** Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. **4** I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this _man_ was born there. **5** And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. **6** The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, _that_ this _man_ was born there. Selah. **7** As well the singers as the players on instruments _shall be there_: all my springs _are_ in thee. PSALM 88 A Song _or_ Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. **1** O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day _and_ night before thee: **2** Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; **3** For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. **4** I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man _that hath_ no strength: **5** Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. **6** Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. **7** Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted _me_ with all thy waves. Selah. **8** Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: _I am_ shut up, and I cannot come forth. **9** Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. **10** Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise _and_ praise thee? Selah. **11** Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? _or_ thy faithfulness in destruction? **12** Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? **13** But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. **14** LORD, why castest thou off my soul? _why_ hidest thou thy face from me? **15** I _am_ afflicted and ready to die from _my_ youth up: _while_ I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. **16** Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off. **17** They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. **18** Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, _and_ mine acquaintance into darkness. PSALM 89 Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. **1** I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. **2** For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. **3** I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, **4** Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. **5** And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. **6** For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? _who_ among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? **7** God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all _them that are_ about him. **8** O LORD God of hosts, who _is_ a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? **9** Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. **10** Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. **11** The heavens _are_ thine, the earth also _is_ thine: _as for_ the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. **12** The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. **13** Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, _and_ high is thy right hand. **14** Justice and judgment _are_ the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. **15** Blessed _is_ the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. **16** In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. **17** For thou _art_ the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. **18** For the LORD _is_ our defence; and the Holy One of Israel _is_ our king. **19** Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon _one that is_ mighty; I have exalted _one_ chosen out of the people. **20** I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: **21** With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. **22** The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. **23** And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. **24** But my faithfulness and my mercy _shall be_ with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. **25** I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. **26** He shall cry unto me, Thou _art_ my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. **27** Also I will make him _my_ firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. **28** My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. **29** His seed also will I make _to endure_ for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. **30** If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; **31** If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; **32** Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. **33** Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. **34** My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. **35** Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. **36** His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. **37** It shall be established for ever as the moon, and _as_ a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. **38** But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. **39** Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown _by casting it_ to the ground. **40** Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. **41** All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. **42** Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. **43** Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. **44** Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. **45** The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. **46** How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? **47** Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? **48** What man _is he that_ liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. **49** Lord, where _are_ thy former lovingkindnesses, _which_ thou swarest unto David in thy truth? **50** Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; _how_ I do bear in my bosom _the reproach of_ all the mighty people; **51** Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed. **52** Blessed _be_ the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen. PSALM 90 A Prayer of Moses the man of God. **1** Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. **2** Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou _art_ God. **3** Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. **4** For a thousand years in thy sight _are but_ as yesterday when it is past, and _as_ a watch in the night. **5** Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are _as_ a sleep: in the morning _they are_ like grass _which_ groweth up. **6** In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. **7** For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. **8** Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret _sins_ in the light of thy countenance. **9** For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale _that is told_. **10** The days of our years _are_ threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength _they be_ fourscore years, yet _is_ their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. **11** Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, _so is_ thy wrath. **12** So teach _us_ to number our days, that we may apply _our_ hearts unto wisdom. **13** Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. **14** O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. **15** Make us glad according to the days _wherein_ thou hast afflicted us, _and_ the years _wherein_ we have seen evil. **16** Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. **17** And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. PSALM 91 **1** He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. **2** I will say of the LORD, _He is_ my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. **3** Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, _and_ from the noisome pestilence. **4** He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth _shall be thy_ shield and buckler. **5** Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; _nor_ for the arrow _that_ flieth by day; **6** _Nor_ for the pestilence _that_ walketh in darkness; _nor_ for the destruction _that_ wasteth at noonday. **7** A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; _but_ it shall not come nigh thee. **8** Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. **9** Because thou hast made the LORD, _which is_ my refuge, _even_ the most High, thy habitation; **10** There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. **11** For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. **12** They shall bear thee up in _their_ hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. **13** Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. **14** Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. **15** He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I _will be_ with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. **16** With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. PSALM 92 A Psalm _or_ Song for the sabbath day. **1** _It is a_ good _thing_ to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: **2** To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, **3** Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. **4** For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. **5** O LORD, how great are thy works! _and_ thy thoughts are very deep. **6** A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. **7** When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; _it is_ that they shall be destroyed for ever: **8** But thou, LORD, _art most_ high for evermore. **9** For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. **10** But my horn shalt thou exalt like _the horn of_ an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. **11** Mine eye also shall see _my desire_ on mine enemies, _and_ mine ears shall hear _my desire_ of the wicked that rise up against me. **12** The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. **13** Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. **14** They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; **15** To shew that the LORD _is_ upright: _he is_ my rock, and _there is_ no unrighteousness in him. PSALM 93 **1** The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, _wherewith_ he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. **2** Thy throne _is_ established of old: thou _art_ from everlasting. **3** The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. **4** The LORD on high _is_ mightier than the noise of many waters, _yea, than_ the mighty waves of the sea. **5** Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever. PSALM 94 **1** O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. **2** Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. **3** LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? **4** _How long_ shall they utter _and_ speak hard things? _and_ all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? **5** They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. **6** They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. **7** Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard _it_. **8** Understand, ye brutish among the people: and _ye_ fools, when will ye be wise? **9** He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? **10** He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, _shall not he know_? **11** The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they _are_ vanity. **12** Blessed _is_ the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; **13** That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. **14** For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. **15** But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. **16** Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? _or_ who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? **17** Unless the LORD _had been_ my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. **18** When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. **19** In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. **20** Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? **21** They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. **22** But the LORD is my defence; and my God _is_ the rock of my refuge. **23** And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; _yea_, the LORD our God shall cut them off. PSALM 95 **1** O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. **2** Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. **3** For the LORD _is_ a great God, and a great King above all gods. **4** In his hand _are_ the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills _is_ his also. **5** The sea _is_ his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry _land_. **6** O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. **7** For he _is_ our God; and we _are_ the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, **8** Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, _and_ as _in_ the day of temptation in the wilderness: **9** When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. **10** Forty years long was I grieved with _this_ generation, and said, It _is_ a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: **11** Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest. PSALM 96 **1** O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. **2** Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. **3** Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. **4** For the LORD _is_ great, and greatly to be praised: he _is_ to be feared above all gods. **5** For all the gods of the nations _are_ idols: but the LORD made the heavens. **6** Honour and majesty _are_ before him: strength and beauty _are_ in his sanctuary. **7** Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. **8** Give unto the LORD the glory _due unto_ his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. **9** O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. **10** Say among the heathen _that_ the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. **11** Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. **12** Let the field be joyful, and all that _is_ therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice **13** Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. PSALM 97 **1** The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad _thereof_. **2** Clouds and darkness _are_ round about him: righteousness and judgment _are_ the habitation of his throne. **3** A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. **4** His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. **5** The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. **6** The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. **7** Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all _ye_ gods. **8** Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD. **9** For thou, LORD, _art_ high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. **10** Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. **11** Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. **12** Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. PSALM 98 A Psalm. **1** O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. **2** The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. **3** He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. **4** Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. **5** Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. **6** With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. **7** Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. **8** Let the floods clap _their_ hands: let the hills be joyful together **9** Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. PSALM 99 **1** The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth _between_ the cherubims; let the earth be moved. **2** The LORD _is_ great in Zion; and he _is_ high above all the people. **3** Let them praise thy great and terrible name; _for_ it _is_ holy. **4** The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob. **5** Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; _for_ he _is_ holy. **6** Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them. **7** He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance _that_ he gave them. **8** Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions. **9** Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God _is_ holy. PSALM 100 A Psalm of praise. **1** Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. **2** Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. **3** Know ye that the LORD he _is_ God: _it is_ he _that_ hath made us, and not we ourselves; _we are_ his people, and the sheep of his pasture. **4** Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, _and_ into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, _and_ bless his name. **5** For the LORD _is_ good; his mercy _is_ everlasting; and his truth _endureth_ to all generations. PSALM 101 A Psalm of David. **1** I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. **2** I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. **3** I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; _it_ shall not cleave to me. **4** A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked _person_. **5** Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. **6** Mine eyes _shall be_ upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. **7** He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. **8** I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD. PSALM 102 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. **1** Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. **2** Hide not thy face from me in the day _when_ I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day _when_ I call answer me speedily. **3** For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. **4** My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. **5** By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. **6** I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. **7** I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top. **8** Mine enemies reproach me all the day; _and_ they that are mad against me are sworn against me. **9** For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping, **10** Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down. **11** My days _are_ like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. **12** But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. **13** Thou shalt arise, _and_ have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. **14** For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. **15** So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. **16** When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. **17** He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. **18** This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD. **19** For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; **20** To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death; **21** To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; **22** When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. **23** He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days. **24** I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years _are_ throughout all generations. **25** Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens _are_ the work of thy hands. **26** They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: **27** But thou _art_ the same, and thy years shall have no end. **28** The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee. PSALM 103 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, _bless_ his holy name. **2** Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: **3** Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; **4** Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; **5** Who satisfieth thy mouth with good _things; so that_ thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. **6** The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. **7** He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. **8** The LORD _is_ merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. **9** He will not always chide: neither will he keep _his anger_ for ever. **10** He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. **11** For as the heaven is high above the earth, _so_ great is his mercy toward them that fear him. **12** As far as the east is from the west, _so_ far hath he removed our transgressions from us. **13** Like as a father pitieth _his_ children, _so_ the LORD pitieth them that fear him. **14** For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we _are_ dust. **15** _As for_ man, his days _are_ as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. **16** For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. **17** But the mercy of the LORD _is_ from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; **18** To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. **19** The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. **20** Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. **21** Bless ye the LORD, all _ye_ his hosts; _ye_ ministers of his, that do his pleasure. **22** Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul. PSALM 104 **1** Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. **2** Who coverest _thyself_ with light as _with_ a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: **3** Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: **4** Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: **5** _Who_ laid the foundations of the earth, _that_ it should not be removed for ever. **6** Thou coveredst it with the deep as _with_ a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. **7** At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. **8** They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. **9** Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. **10** He sendeth the springs into the valleys, _which_ run among the hills. **11** They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. **12** By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, _which_ sing among the branches. **13** He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. **14** He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; **15** And wine _that_ maketh glad the heart of man, _and_ oil to make _his_ face to shine, and bread _which_ strengtheneth man’s heart. **16** The trees of the LORD are full _of sap_; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; **17** Where the birds make their nests: _as for_ the stork, the fir trees _are_ her house. **18** The high hills _are_ a refuge for the wild goats; _and_ the rocks for the conies. **19** He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. **20** Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep _forth_. **21** The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. **22** The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. **23** Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. **24** O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. **25** _So is_ this great and wide sea, wherein _are_ things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. **26** There go the ships: _there is_ that leviathan, _whom_ thou hast made to play therein. **27** These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give _them_ their meat in due season. **28** _That_ thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. **29** Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. **30** Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. **31** The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works. **32** He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. **33** I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. **34** My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. **35** Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 105 **1** O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. **2** Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. **3** Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. **4** Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. **5** Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; **6** O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. **7** He _is_ the LORD our God: his judgments _are_ in all the earth. **8** He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word _which_ he commanded to a thousand generations. **9** Which _covenant_ he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; **10** And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, _and_ to Israel _for_ an everlasting covenant: **11** Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: **12** When they were _but_ a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. **13** When they went from one nation to another, from _one_ kingdom to another people; **14** He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; **15** _Saying_, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. **16** Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread. **17** He sent a man before them, _even_ Joseph, _who_ was sold for a servant: **18** Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: **19** Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. **20** The king sent and loosed him; _even_ the ruler of the people, and let him go free. **21** He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance: **22** To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. **23** Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. **24** And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. **25** He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants. **26** He sent Moses his servant; _and_ Aaron whom he had chosen. **27** They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. **28** He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. **29** He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. **30** Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings. **31** He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, _and_ lice in all their coasts. **32** He gave them hail for rain, _and_ flaming fire in their land. **33** He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts. **34** He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number, **35** And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. **36** He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. **37** He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and _there was_ not one feeble _person_ among their tribes. **38** Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them. **39** He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. **40** _The people_ asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. **41** He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places _like_ a river. **42** For he remembered his holy promise, _and_ Abraham his servant. **43** And he brought forth his people with joy, _and_ his chosen with gladness: **44** And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; **45** That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 106 **1** Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for _he is_ good: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **2** Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? _who_ can shew forth all his praise? **3** Blessed _are_ they that keep judgment, _and_ he that doeth righteousness at all times. **4** Remember me, O LORD, with the favour _that thou bearest unto_ thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; **5** That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. **6** We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. **7** Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked _him_ at the sea, _even_ at the Red sea. **8** Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. **9** He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. **10** And he saved them from the hand of him that hated _them_, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. **11** And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. **12** Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. **13** They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: **14** But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. **15** And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. **16** They envied Moses also in the camp, _and_ Aaron the saint of the LORD. **17** The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. **18** And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. **19** They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. **20** Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. **21** They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; **22** Wondrous works in the land of Ham, _and_ terrible things by the Red sea. **23** Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy _them_. **24** Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: **25** But murmured in their tents, _and_ hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD. **26** Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: **27** To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. **28** They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. **29** Thus they provoked _him_ to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them. **30** Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and _so_ the plague was stayed. **31** And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. **32** They angered _him_ also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: **33** Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. **34** They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: **35** But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. **36** And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. **37** Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, **38** And shed innocent blood, _even_ the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. **39** Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. **40** Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. **41** And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. **42** Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. **43** Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked _him_ with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. **44** Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: **45** And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. **46** He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives. **47** Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, _and_ to triumph in thy praise. **48** Blessed _be_ the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 107 **1** O give thanks unto the LORD, for _he is_ good: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **2** Let the redeemed of the LORD say _so_, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; **3** And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. **4** They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. **5** Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. **6** Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, _and_ he delivered them out of their distresses. **7** And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. **8** Oh that _men_ would praise the LORD _for_ his goodness, and _for_ his wonderful works to the children of men! **9** For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. **10** Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, _being_ bound in affliction and iron; **11** Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: **12** Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and _there was_ none to help. **13** Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, _and_ he saved them out of their distresses. **14** He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. **15** Oh that _men_ would praise the LORD _for_ his goodness, and _for_ his wonderful works to the children of men! **16** For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. **17** Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. **18** Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. **19** Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, _and_ he saveth them out of their distresses. **20** He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered _them_ from their destructions. **21** Oh that _men_ would praise the LORD _for_ his goodness, and _for_ his wonderful works to the children of men! **22** And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. **23** They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; **24** These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. **25** For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. **26** They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. **27** They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. **28** Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. **29** He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. **30** Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. **31** Oh that _men_ would praise the LORD _for_ his goodness, and _for_ his wonderful works to the children of men! **32** Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. **33** He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; **34** A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. **35** He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings. **36** And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; **37** And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. **38** He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease. **39** Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. **40** He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, _where there is_ no way. **41** Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh _him_ families like a flock. **42** The righteous shall see _it_, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. **43** Whoso _is_ wise, and will observe these _things_, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD. PSALM 108 A Song _or_ Psalm of David. **1** O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. **2** Awake, psaltery and harp: I _myself_ will awake early. **3** I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. **4** For thy mercy _is_ great above the heavens: and thy truth _reacheth_ unto the clouds. **5** Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; **6** That thy beloved may be delivered: save _with_ thy right hand, and answer me. **7** God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. **8** Gilead _is_ mine; Manasseh _is_ mine; Ephraim also _is_ the strength of mine head; Judah _is_ my lawgiver; **9** Moab _is_ my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. **10** Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? **11** _Wilt_ not _thou_, O God, _who_ hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? **12** Give us help from trouble: for vain _is_ the help of man. **13** Through God we shall do valiantly: for he _it is that_ shall tread down our enemies. PSALM 109 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; **2** For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. **3** They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. **4** For my love they are my adversaries: but I _give myself unto_ prayer. **5** And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. **6** Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. **7** When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. **8** Let his days be few; _and_ let another take his office. **9** Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. **10** Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek _their bread_ also out of their desolate places. **11** Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour. **12** Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children. **13** Let his posterity be cut off; _and_ in the generation following let their name be blotted out. **14** Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. **15** Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. **16** Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart. **17** As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. **18** As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. **19** Let it be unto him as the garment _which_ covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually. **20** _Let_ this _be_ the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul. **21** But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy _is_ good, deliver thou me. **22** For I _am_ poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. **23** I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. **24** My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. **25** I became also a reproach unto them: _when_ they looked upon me they shaked their heads. **26** Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: **27** That they may know that this _is_ thy hand; _that_ thou, LORD, hast done it. **28** Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. **29** Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. **30** I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude. **31** For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save _him_ from those that condemn his soul. PSALM 110 A Psalm of David. **1** The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. **2** The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. **3** Thy people _shall be_ willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. **4** The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou _art_ a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. **5** The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. **6** He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill _the places_ with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. **7** He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head. PSALM 111 **1** Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with _my_ whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and _in_ the congregation. **2** The works of the LORD _are_ great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. **3** His work _is_ honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. **4** He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD _is_ gracious and full of compassion. **5** He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. **6** He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. **7** The works of his hands _are_ verity and judgment; all his commandments _are_ sure. **8** They stand fast for ever and ever, _and are_ done in truth and uprightness. **9** He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend _is_ his name. **10** The fear of the LORD _is_ the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do _his commandments_: his praise endureth for ever. PSALM 112 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Blessed _is_ the man _that_ feareth the LORD, _that_ delighteth greatly in his commandments. **2** His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. **3** Wealth and riches _shall be_ in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. **4** Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: _he is_ gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. **5** A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. **6** Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. **7** He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. **8** His heart _is_ established, he shall not be afraid, until he see _his desire_ upon his enemies. **9** He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. **10** The wicked shall see _it_, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish. PSALM 113 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. **2** Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. **3** From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name _is_ to be praised. **4** The LORD _is_ high above all nations, _and_ his glory above the heavens. **5** Who _is_ like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, **6** Who humbleth _himself_ to behold _the things that are_ in heaven, and in the earth! **7** He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, _and_ lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; **8** That he may set _him_ with princes, _even_ with the princes of his people. **9** He maketh the barren woman to keep house, _and to be_ a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 114 **1** When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; **2** Judah was his sanctuary, _and_ Israel his dominion. **3** The sea saw _it_, and fled: Jordan was driven back. **4** The mountains skipped like rams, _and_ the little hills like lambs. **5** What _ailed_ thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, _that_ thou wast driven back? **6** Ye mountains, _that_ ye skipped like rams; _and_ ye little hills, like lambs? **7** Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; **8** Which turned the rock _into_ a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters. PSALM 115 **1** Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, _and_ for thy truth’s sake. **2** Wherefore should the heathen say, Where _is_ now their God? **3** But our God _is_ in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. **4** Their idols _are_ silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. **5** They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: **6** They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: **7** They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. **8** They that make them are like unto them; _so is_ every one that trusteth in them. **9** O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he _is_ their help and their shield. **10** O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he _is_ their help and their shield. **11** Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he _is_ their help and their shield. **12** The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless _us_; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. **13** He will bless them that fear the LORD, _both_ small and great. **14** The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. **15** Ye _are_ blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. **16** The heaven, _even_ the heavens, _are_ the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. **17** The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. **18** But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD. PSALM 116 **1** I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice _and_ my supplications. **2** Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon _him_ as long as I live. **3** The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. **4** Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. **5** Gracious _is_ the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God _is_ merciful. **6** The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. **7** Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. **8** For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, _and_ my feet from falling. **9** I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. **10** I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: **11** I said in my haste, All men _are_ liars. **12** What shall I render unto the LORD _for_ all his benefits toward me? **13** I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. **14** I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. **15** Precious in the sight of the LORD _is_ the death of his saints. **16** O LORD, truly I _am_ thy servant; I _am_ thy servant, _and_ the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. **17** I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. **18** I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, **19** In the courts of the LORD’S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 117 **1** O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. **2** For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD _endureth_ for ever. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 118 **1** O give thanks unto the LORD; for _he is_ good: because his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **2** Let Israel now say, that his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **3** Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **4** Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **5** I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, _and set me_ in a large place. **6** The LORD _is_ on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? **7** The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see _my desire_ upon them that hate me. **8** _It is_ better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. **9** _It is_ better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. **10** All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. **11** They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. **12** They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. **13** Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. **14** The LORD _is_ my strength and song, and is become my salvation. **15** The voice of rejoicing and salvation _is_ in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. **16** The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. **17** I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. **18** The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. **19** Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, _and_ I will praise the LORD: **20** This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. **21** I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. **22** The stone _which_ the builders refused is become the head _stone_ of the corner. **23** This is the LORD’S doing; it _is_ marvellous in our eyes. **24** This _is_ the day _which_ the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. **25** Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. **26** Blessed _be_ he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. **27** God _is_ the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, _even_ unto the horns of the altar. **28** Thou _art_ my God, and I will praise thee: _thou art_ my God, I will exalt thee. **29** O give thanks unto the LORD; for _he is_ good: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. PSALM 119 ALEPH. **1** Blessed _are_ the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. **2** Blessed _are_ they that keep his testimonies, _and that_ seek him with the whole heart. **3** They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. **4** Thou hast commanded _us_ to keep thy precepts diligently. **5** O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! **6** Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. **7** I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. **8** I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. BETH. **9** Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed _thereto_ according to thy word. **10** With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. **11** Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. **12** Blessed _art_ thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. **13** With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. **14** I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as _much as_ in all riches. **15** I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. **16** I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. GIMEL. **17** Deal bountifully with thy servant, _that_ I may live, and keep thy word. **18** Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. **19** I _am_ a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. **20** My soul breaketh for the longing _that it hath_ unto thy judgments at all times. **21** Thou hast rebuked the proud _that are_ cursed, which do err from thy commandments. **22** Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. **23** Princes also did sit _and_ speak against me: _but_ thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. **24** Thy testimonies also _are_ my delight _and_ my counsellors. DALETH. **25** My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. **26** I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. **27** Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. **28** My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. **29** Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. **30** I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid _before me_. **31** I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. **32** I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. HE. **33** Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it _unto_ the end. **34** Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with _my_ whole heart. **35** Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. **36** Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. **37** Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; _and_ quicken thou me in thy way. **38** Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who _is devoted_ to thy fear. **39** Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments _are_ good. **40** Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. VAU. **41** Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, _even_ thy salvation, according to thy word. **42** So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. **43** And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. **44** So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. **45** And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. **46** I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. **47** And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. **48** My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. ZAIN. **49** Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. **50** This _is_ my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. **51** The proud have had me greatly in derision: _yet_ have I not declined from thy law. **52** I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. **53** Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. **54** Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. **55** I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. **56** This I had, because I kept thy precepts. CHETH. **57** _Thou art_ my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. **58** I intreated thy favour with _my_ whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. **59** I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. **60** I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. **61** The bands of the wicked have robbed me: _but_ I have not forgotten thy law. **62** At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. **63** I _am_ a companion of all _them_ that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. **64** The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. TETH. **65** Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. **66** Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. **67** Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. **68** Thou _art_ good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. **69** The proud have forged a lie against me: _but_ I will keep thy precepts with _my_ whole heart. **70** Their heart is as fat as grease; _but_ I delight in thy law. **71** _It is_ good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. **72** The law of thy mouth _is_ better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. JOD. **73** Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. **74** They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. **75** I know, O LORD, that thy judgments _are_ right, and _that_ thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. **76** Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. **77** Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law _is_ my delight. **78** Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: _but_ I will meditate in thy precepts. **79** Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. **80** Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. CAPH. **81** My soul fainteth for thy salvation: _but_ I hope in thy word. **82** Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? **83** For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; _yet_ do I not forget thy statutes. **84** How many _are_ the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? **85** The proud have digged pits for me, which _are_ not after thy law. **86** All thy commandments _are_ faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. **87** They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. **88** Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. LAMED. **89** For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. **90** Thy faithfulness _is_ unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. **91** They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all _are_ thy servants. **92** Unless thy law _had been_ my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. **93** I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. **94** I _am_ thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. **95** The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: _but_ I will consider thy testimonies. **96** I have seen an end of all perfection: _but_ thy commandment _is_ exceeding broad. MEM. **97** O how love I thy law! it _is_ my meditation all the day. **98** Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they _are_ ever with me. **99** I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies _are_ my meditation. **100** I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. **101** I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. **102** I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. **103** How sweet are thy words unto my taste! _yea, sweeter_ than honey to my mouth! **104** Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. NUN. **105** Thy word _is_ a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. **106** I have sworn, and I will perform _it_, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. **107** I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word. **108** Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. **109** My soul _is_ continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. **110** The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. **111** Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they _are_ the rejoicing of my heart. **112** I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, _even unto_ the end. SAMECH. **113** I hate _vain_ thoughts: but thy law do I love. **114** Thou _art_ my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. **115** Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. **116** Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. **117** Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. **118** Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit _is_ falsehood. **119** Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth _like_ dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. **120** My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. AIN. **121** I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. **122** Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. **123** Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. **124** Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. **125** I _am_ thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. **126** _It is_ time for _thee_, LORD, to work: _for_ they have made void thy law. **127** Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. **128** Therefore I esteem all _thy_ precepts _concerning_ all _things to be_ right; _and_ I hate every false way. PE. **129** Thy testimonies _are_ wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. **130** The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. **131** I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. **132** Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. **133** Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. **134** Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. **135** Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. **136** Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. TZADDI. **137** Righteous _art_ thou, O LORD, and upright _are_ thy judgments. **138** Thy testimonies _that_ thou hast commanded _are_ righteous and very faithful. **139** My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. **140** Thy word _is_ very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. **141** I _am_ small and despised: _yet_ do not I forget thy precepts. **142** Thy righteousness _is_ an everlasting righteousness, and thy law _is_ the truth. **143** Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: _yet_ thy commandments _are_ my delights. **144** The righteousness of thy testimonies _is_ everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. KOPH. **145** I cried with _my_ whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. **146** I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. **147** I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. **148** Mine eyes prevent the _night_ watches, that I might meditate in thy word. **149** Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment. **150** They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. **151** Thou _art_ near, O LORD; and all thy commandments _are_ truth. **152** Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. RESH. **153** Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. **154** Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. **155** Salvation _is_ far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. **156** Great _are_ thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. **157** Many _are_ my persecutors and mine enemies; _yet_ do I not decline from thy testimonies. **158** I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. **159** Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. **160** Thy word _is_ true _from_ the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments _endureth_ for ever. SCHIN. **161** Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. **162** I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. **163** I hate and abhor lying: _but_ thy law do I love. **164** Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. **165** Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. **166** LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. **167** My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. **168** I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways _are_ before thee. TAU. **169** Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. **170** Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. **171** My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. **172** My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments _are_ righteousness. **173** Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. **174** I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law _is_ my delight. **175** Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. **176** I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. PSALM 120 A Song of degrees. **1** In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. **2** Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, _and_ from a deceitful tongue. **3** What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? **4** Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. **5** Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, _that_ I dwell in the tents of Kedar! **6** My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. **7** I _am for_ peace: but when I speak, they _are_ for war. PSALM 121 A Song of degrees. **1** I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. **2** My help _cometh_ from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. **3** He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. **4** Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. **5** The LORD _is_ thy keeper: the LORD _is_ thy shade upon thy right hand. **6** The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. **7** The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. **8** The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. PSALM 122 A Song of degrees of David. **1** I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. **2** Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. **3** Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: **4** Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. **5** For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. **6** Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. **7** Peace be within thy walls, _and_ prosperity within thy palaces. **8** For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace _be_ within thee. **9** Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good. PSALM 123 A Song of degrees. **1** Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. **2** Behold, as the eyes of servants _look_ unto the hand of their masters, _and_ as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes _wait_ upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. **3** Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. **4** Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, _and_ with the contempt of the proud. PSALM 124 A Song of degrees of David. **1** If _it had not been_ the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; **2** If _it had not been_ the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: **3** Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: **4** Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: **5** Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. **6** Blessed _be_ the LORD, who hath not given us _as_ a prey to their teeth. **7** Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. **8** Our help _is_ in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. PSALM 125 A Song of degrees. **1** They that trust in the LORD _shall be_ as mount Zion, _which_ cannot be removed, _but_ abideth for ever. **2** As the mountains _are_ round about Jerusalem, so the LORD _is_ round about his people from henceforth even for ever. **3** For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. **4** Do good, O LORD, unto _those that be_ good, and _to them that are_ upright in their hearts. **5** As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: _but_ peace _shall be_ upon Israel. PSALM 126 A Song of degrees. **1** When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. **2** Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. **3** The LORD hath done great things for us; _whereof_ we are glad. **4** Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. **5** They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. **6** He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves _with him_. PSALM 127 A Song of degrees for Solomon. **1** Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh _but_ in vain. **2** _It is_ vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: _for_ so he giveth his beloved sleep. **3** Lo, children _are_ an heritage of the LORD: _and_ the fruit of the womb _is his_ reward. **4** As arrows _are_ in the hand of a mighty man; so _are_ children of the youth. **5** Happy _is_ the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. PSALM 128 A Song of degrees. **1** Blessed _is_ every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. **2** For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy _shalt_ thou _be_, and _it shall be_ well with thee. **3** Thy wife _shall be_ as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. **4** Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. **5** The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. **6** Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, _and_ peace upon Israel. PSALM 129 A Song of degrees. **1** Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: **2** Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me. **3** The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows. **4** The LORD _is_ righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. **5** Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. **6** Let them be as the grass _upon_ the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: **7** Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom. **8** Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD _be_ upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD. PSALM 130 A Song of degrees. **1** Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. **2** Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. **3** If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? **4** But _there is_ forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. **5** I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. **6** My soul _waiteth_ for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: _I say, more than_ they that watch for the morning. **7** Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD _there is_ mercy, and with him _is_ plenteous redemption. **8** And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. PSALM 131 A Song of degrees of David. **1** LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. **2** Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul _is_ even as a weaned child. **3** Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever. PSALM 132 A Song of degrees. **1** LORD, remember David, _and_ all his afflictions: **2** How he sware unto the LORD, _and_ vowed unto the mighty _God_ of Jacob; **3** Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; **4** I will not give sleep to mine eyes, _or_ slumber to mine eyelids, **5** Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty _God_ of Jacob. **6** Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. **7** We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. **8** Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. **9** Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. **10** For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. **11** The LORD hath sworn _in_ truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. **12** If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore. **13** For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired _it_ for his habitation. **14** This _is_ my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. **15** I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. **16** I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. **17** There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. **18** His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish. PSALM 133 A Song of degrees of David. **1** Behold, how good and how pleasant _it is_ for brethren to dwell together in unity! **2** _It is_ like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, _even_ Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; **3** As the dew of Hermon, _and as the dew_ that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, _even_ life for evermore. PSALM 134 A Song of degrees. **1** Behold, bless ye the LORD, all _ye_ servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD. **2** Lift up your hands _in_ the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. **3** The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. PSALM 135 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise _him_, O ye servants of the LORD. **2** Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God, **3** Praise the LORD; for the LORD _is_ good: sing praises unto his name; for _it is_ pleasant. **4** For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, _and_ Israel for his peculiar treasure. **5** For I know that the LORD _is_ great, and _that_ our Lord _is_ above all gods. **6** Whatsoever the LORD pleased, _that_ did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. **7** He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. **8** Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast. **9** _Who_ sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. **10** Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; **11** Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan: **12** And gave their land _for_ an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people. **13** Thy name, O LORD, _endureth_ for ever; _and_ thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. **14** For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants. **15** The idols of the heathen _are_ silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. **16** They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; **17** They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there _any_ breath in their mouths. **18** They that make them are like unto them: _so is_ every one that trusteth in them. **19** Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron: **20** Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD. **21** Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 136 **1** O give thanks unto the LORD; for _he is_ good: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **2** O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **3** O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **4** To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **5** To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **6** To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **7** To him that made great lights: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **8** The sun to rule by day: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **9** The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **10** To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **11** And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **12** With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **13** To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **14** And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **15** But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **16** To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **17** To him which smote great kings: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **18** And slew famous kings: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **19** Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **20** And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **21** And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **22** _Even_ an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **23** Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever: **24** And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **25** Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. **26** O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy _endureth_ for ever. PSALM 137 **1** By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. **2** We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. **3** For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us _required of us_ mirth, _saying_, Sing us _one_ of the songs of Zion. **4** How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land? **5** If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget _her cunning_. **6** If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. **7** Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase _it_, rase _it, even_ to the foundation thereof. **8** O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy _shall he be_, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. **9** Happy _shall he be_, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. PSALM 138 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. **2** I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. **3** In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, _and_ strengthenedst me _with_ strength in my soul. **4** All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. **5** Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great _is_ the glory of the LORD. **6** Though the LORD _be_ high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. **7** Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. **8** The LORD will perfect _that which_ concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, _endureth_ for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. PSALM 139 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known _me_. **2** Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. **3** Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted _with_ all my ways. **4** For _there is_ not a word in my tongue, _but_, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. **5** Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. **6** _Such_ knowledge _is_ too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot _attain_ unto it. **7** Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? **8** If I ascend up into heaven, thou _art_ there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou _art there_. **9** _If_ I take the wings of the morning, _and_ dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; **10** Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. **11** If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. **12** Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light _are_ both alike _to thee_. **13** For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. **14** I will praise thee; for I am fearfully _and_ wonderfully made: marvellous _are_ thy works; and _that_ my soul knoweth right well. **15** My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, _and_ curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. **16** Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all _my members_ were written, _which_ in continuance were fashioned, when _as yet there was_ none of them. **17** How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! **18** _If_ I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. **19** Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. **20** For they speak against thee wickedly, _and_ thine enemies take _thy name_ in vain. **21** Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? **22** I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. **23** Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: **24** And see if _there be any_ wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. PSALM 140 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. **1** Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; **2** Which imagine mischiefs in _their_ heart; continually are they gathered together _for_ war. **3** They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison _is_ under their lips. Selah. **4** Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. **5** The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah. **6** I said unto the LORD, Thou _art_ my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. **7** O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. **8** Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; _lest_ they exalt themselves. Selah. **9** _As for_ the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. **10** Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again. **11** Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow _him_. **12** I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, _and_ the right of the poor. **13** Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence. PSALM 141 A Psalm of David. **1** LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. **2** Let my prayer be set forth before thee _as_ incense; _and_ the lifting up of my hands _as_ the evening sacrifice. **3** Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. **4** Incline not my heart to _any_ evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. **5** Let the righteous smite me; _it shall be_ a kindness: and let him reprove me; _it shall be_ an excellent oil, _which_ shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also _shall be_ in their calamities. **6** When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet. **7** Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth _wood_ upon the earth. **8** But mine eyes _are_ unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. **9** Keep me from the snares _which_ they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. **10** Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape. PSALM 142 Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. **1** I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. **2** I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. **3** When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. **4** I looked on _my_ right hand, and beheld, but _there was_ no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. **5** I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou _art_ my refuge _and_ my portion in the land of the living. **6** Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. **7** Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me. PSALM 143 A Psalm of David. **1** Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, _and_ in thy righteousness. **2** And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. **3** For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. **4** Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. **5** I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. **6** I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul _thirsteth_ after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. **7** Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. **8** Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. **9** Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. **10** Teach me to do thy will; for thou _art_ my God: thy spirit _is_ good; lead me into the land of uprightness. **11** Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble. **12** And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I _am_ thy servant. PSALM 144 _A Psalm_ of David. **1** Blessed _be_ the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, _and_ my fingers to fight: **2** My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and _he_ in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. **3** LORD, what _is_ man, that thou takest knowledge of him! _or_ the son of man, that thou makest account of him! **4** Man is like to vanity: his days _are_ as a shadow that passeth away. **5** Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. **6** Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. **7** Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; **8** Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand _is_ a right hand of falsehood. **9** I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery _and_ an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. **10** _It is he_ that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. **11** Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand _is_ a right hand of falsehood: **12** That our sons _may be_ as plants grown up in their youth; _that_ our daughters _may be_ as corner stones, polished _after_ the similitude of a palace: **13** _That_ our garners _may be_ full, affording all manner of store: _that_ our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: **14** _That_ our oxen _may be_ strong to labour; _that there be_ no breaking in, nor going out; that _there be_ no complaining in our streets. **15** Happy _is that_ people, that is in such a case: _yea_, happy _is that_ people, whose God _is_ the LORD. PSALM 145 David’s _Psalm_ of praise. **1** I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. **2** Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. **3** Great _is_ the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness _is_ unsearchable. **4** One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. **5** I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. **6** And _men_ shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. **7** They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. **8** The LORD _is_ gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. **9** The LORD _is_ good to all: and his tender mercies _are_ over all his works. **10** All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. **11** They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; **12** To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. **13** Thy kingdom _is_ an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion _endureth_ throughout all generations. **14** The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all _those that be_ bowed down. **15** The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. **16** Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. **17** The LORD _is_ righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. **18** The LORD _is_ nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. **19** He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. **20** The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. **21** My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. PSALM 146 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. **2** While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. **3** Put not your trust in princes, _nor_ in the son of man, in whom _there is_ no help. **4** His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. **5** Happy _is he_ that _hath_ the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope _is_ in the LORD his God: **6** Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein _is_: which keepeth truth for ever: **7** Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: **8** The LORD openeth _the eyes of_ the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: **9** The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. **10** The LORD shall reign for ever, _even_ thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 147 **1** Praise ye the LORD: for _it is_ good to sing praises unto our God; for _it is_ pleasant; _and_ praise is comely. **2** The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. **3** He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. **4** He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by _their_ names. **5** Great _is_ our Lord, and of great power: his understanding _is_ infinite. **6** The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. **7** Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: **8** Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. **9** He giveth to the beast his food, _and_ to the young ravens which cry. **10** He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. **11** The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. **12** Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. **13** For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. **14** He maketh peace _in_ thy borders, _and_ filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. **15** He sendeth forth his commandment _upon_ earth: his word runneth very swiftly. **16** He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. **17** He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? **18** He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, _and_ the waters flow. **19** He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. **20** He hath not dealt so with any nation: and _as for his_ judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 148 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. **2** Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. **3** Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. **4** Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that _be_ above the heavens. **5** Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. **6** He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass. **7** Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: **8** Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: **9** Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: **10** Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: **11** Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: **12** Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: **13** Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory _is_ above the earth and heaven. **14** He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; _even_ of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 149 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, _and_ his praise in the congregation of saints. **2** Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. **3** Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. **4** For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. **5** Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. **6** _Let_ the high _praises_ of God _be_ in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; **7** To execute vengeance upon the heathen, _and_ punishments upon the people; **8** To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; **9** To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 150 **1** Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. **2** Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. **3** Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. **4** Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. **5** Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. **6** Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.