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
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.
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,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords
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
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.
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
8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy
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
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
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.
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
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.
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'
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
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them
return and be ashamed suddenly.
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
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
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
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
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but
establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are
corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that
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
6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is
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.
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
5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward
against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
24 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my
righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his
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
28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten
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
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my
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
36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not
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
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.
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
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not
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
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
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
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.
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
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice;
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy
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
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
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
13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing
and praise thy power.
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 day time, 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
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst
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
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to
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
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
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
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
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
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
28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among
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
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a
people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my
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
22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my
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
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also,
and lift them up for ever.
1 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and
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
11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will
bless his people with peace.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is
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 acknowledge 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.
1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were
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.
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
9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in
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
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.
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
9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we
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.
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
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
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
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for
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
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
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
1 O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy
2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me
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
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
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
15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart
gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth
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.
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
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 day time,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in
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.
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.
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
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
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King,
7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with
8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of
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.
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
6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in
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.
9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of
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
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.
1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the
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
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
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.
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
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
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a
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
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
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind
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.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before
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
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
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
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
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.
1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the
goodness of God endureth continually.
2 The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working
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
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.
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are
they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that
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.
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
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy
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.
1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my
2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will
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
11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be
above all the earth.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they
delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from
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.
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
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall
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
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
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
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
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
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through
fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a
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
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.
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
3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise
4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt
judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise
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
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
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
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
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
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
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow
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
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
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
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.
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
5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid
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
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my
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
11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to
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
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
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
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
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.
1 MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul:
let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire
3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say,
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
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.
1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to
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
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
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my
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
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 greyheaded, O God, forsake me not;
until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy
power to every one that is to come.
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
21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is
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
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
14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the
horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in
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
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.
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.
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
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
8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for
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
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
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
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
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
11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed
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
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
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
29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their
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
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
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
48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to
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
56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the
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
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
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
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 Endor: 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
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the
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
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O
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.
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.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine
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
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
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
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.
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
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt
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
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
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
long suffering, 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
1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings
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
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.
1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before
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
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
6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the
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
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
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
18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine
acquaintance into darkness.
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
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
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
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
21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness
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
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
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
36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun
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
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.
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
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
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
13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand
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
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.
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.
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
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked
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
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the
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
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
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.
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
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
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the
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
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
6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in
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.
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
4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and
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
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
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.
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
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
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
9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with
righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with
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
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
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
9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the
LORD our God is holy.
1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with
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
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.
1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I
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
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
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.
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
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
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the
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
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
12 But thou, O LORD, shall 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
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
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise
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
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.
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
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
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators
23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land
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
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
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
39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in
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
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.
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
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
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
15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their
16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of
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
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
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the
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
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 Baalpeor, 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
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
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
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
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
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to
everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the
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
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
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 wit's 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my
6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his
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
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
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
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.
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
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he
lift up the head.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful
mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
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
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,
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.
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
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
6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they
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
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and
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
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
18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for
evermore. Praise the LORD.
1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my
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
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
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of
14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all
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
19 In the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O
Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
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.
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
4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth
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
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
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in
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
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
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.
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of
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
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.
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
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
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from
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
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.leth.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy
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
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt
enlarge my heart.
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
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to
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
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy
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
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I
have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
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
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
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
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.
57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep
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
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
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy
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
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.
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
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
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
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the
testimony of thy mouth.
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
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
97 O how I love 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
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
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.
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
107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto
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
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from
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.
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
121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy
124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy
126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above
128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to
be right; and I hate every false way.
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep
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
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
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not
137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and
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.
145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy
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
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.
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
155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy
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.
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
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall
166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my
ways are before thee.
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
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments
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
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.
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
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
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my
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
5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right
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
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from
this time forth, and even for evermore.
1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of
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
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.
1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the
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.
1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may
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
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
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
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
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.
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
1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that
build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but
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
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
1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in
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
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
1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel
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
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.
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
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I
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.
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
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.
1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:
2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of
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
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
7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy
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
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
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Praise ye the LORD.
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
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth
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
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
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
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
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
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the
1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is
that people, whose God is the LORD.
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
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
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy
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
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his
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.
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.
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
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to
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
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
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before
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.
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
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above
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 vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his
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.
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
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged
sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have
all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
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
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
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye