Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of *
But his †
pleasure is in the law of the Lord; and in his law will he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be as a tree planted by the brooks of waters, which shall yield its fruit in its season, and its leaf shall not fall off; and whatever he shall do shall be prospered.
Not so the ungodly; —not so: but rather as the ‡
chaff which the wind scatters away from the face of the earth.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not rise in judgment, nor sinners in the counsel of the just.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Therefore did the heathen rage, and the nations imagine vain things?
2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers gathered themselves together, against the Lord, and against his Christ;
3 saying, Let us break through their bonds, and cast away their yoke from us.
4 He that dwells in the heavens shall laugh them to scorn, and the Lord shall mock them.
5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his fury.
6 But I have been made king by him on Sion his holy mountain,
declaring the ordinance of the Lord: the Lord said to me, ✡
You are my Son, today have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.
You shall *
rule them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces as a potter's vessel.
10 Now therefore understand, you° kings: be instructed, all you° that judge the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice in him with trembling.
Accept correction, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you° should perish from the righteous way: whenever his wrath shall be suddenly kindled, blessed are all they that trust in him.
A Psalm of David, when he fled from the presence of his son Abessalom.
1 O Lord, why are they that afflict me multiplied? many rise up against me.
Many say concerning my soul, There is no deliverance for him in his God. *
3 But you, O Lord, are my helper: my glory, and the one that lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy mountain. Pause.
5 I lay down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord will help me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, who beset me round about.
7 Arise, Lord; deliver me, my God: for you have struck all who were without cause my enemies; you have broken the teeth of sinners.
8 Deliverance is the Lord's, and your blessing is upon your people.
For the End, a Song of David among the Psalms.
1 When I called upon him, the God of my righteousness heard me: you have made room for me in tribulation; pity me, and listen to my prayer.
O you° sons of men, how long will you° be *
slow of heart? therefore do you° love vanity, and seek falsehood? Pause.
3 But know you° that the Lord has done wondrous things for his holy one: the Lord will hear me when I cry to him.
Be you° angry, and sin not; feel compunction upon your beds for what you° say in your hearts. Pause.
5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and trust in the Lord.
6 Many say, Who will show us good things? the light of your countenance, O Lord, has been manifested towards us.
7 You have put gladness into my heart: they have been satisfied with the fruit of their corn and wine and oil.
I will †
both lie down in peace and sleep: for you, Lord, only have caused me to dwell securely.
For the end, a Psalm of David, concerning her that inherits.
Listen to my words, O Lord, *
attend to my cry.
2 Attend to the voice of my supplication, my King, and my God: for to you, O Lord, will I pray.
3 In the morning you shall hear my voice: in the morning will I wait upon you, and will look up.
4 For you are not a god that desires iniquity; neither shall the worker of wickedness dwell with you.
5 Neither shall the transgressors continue in your sight: you hate, O Lord, all them that work iniquity.
6 You will destroy all that speak falsehood: the Lord abhors the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But I will enter into your house in the multitude of your mercy: I will worship in your fear toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make my way plain before your face.
For there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is vain; their ✡
throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit.
Judge them, O God; let them †
fail of their counsels: cast them out according to the abundance of their ungodliness; for they have provoked you, O Lord.
11 But let all that trust on you be glad in you: they shall exult for ever, and you shall dwell among them; and all that love your name shall rejoice in you.
For you, Lord, shall bless the righteous: you have ‡
compassed us as with a shield of favor.
For the End, a Psalm of David among the Hymns for the eighth.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath, neither chasten me in your anger.
2 Pity me, O Lord; for I am weak: heal me, O Lord; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul also is grievously vexed: but you, O Lord, how long?
4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: save me for your mercy's sake.
5 For in death no man remembers you: and who will give you thanks in Hades?
I am wearied with my groaning; I shall wash my bed every night; I shall water my couch with tears.
7 My eye is troubled because of my wrath; I am worn out because of all my enemies.
8 Depart from me, all you° that work iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord has listened to my petition; the Lord has accepted my prayer.
10 Let all my enemies be put to shame and sore troubled: let them be turned back and grievously put to shame speedily.
A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord because of the words of Chusi the *
1 O Lord my God, in you have I trusted: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
2 Lest at any time the enemy seize my soul as a lion, while there is none to ransom, nor to save.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this; (if there is unrighteousness in my hands;)
4 if I have requited with evil those who requited me with good; may I then perish empty by means of my enemies.
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, an take it; and let him trample my life on the ground, and lay my glory in the dust. Pause.
Arise, O Lord, in your wrath; be exalted †
in the utmost boundaries of my enemies: awake, O Lord my God, according to the decree which you did command.
7 And the congregation of the nations shall compass you: and for this cause do you return on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the nations: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to my innocence that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of sinners come to an end; and then you shall direct the righteous, O God that search the hearts and reins.
10 My help is righteous, coming from God who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge, and strong, and patient, not inflicting vengeance every day.
12 If you° will not repent, he will furbish his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.
And on it he has fitted the instruments of death; he has completed his arrows for the ‡
14 Behold, he has travailed with unrighteousness, he has conceived trouble, and brought forth iniquity.
15 He has opened a pit, and dug it up, and he shall fall into the ditch which he has made.
16 His trouble shall return on his own head, and his unrighteousness shall come down on his own crown.
17 I will give thanks to the Lord according to his righteousness; I will sing to the name of the Lord most high.
For the end, concerning the wine presses, a Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is your name in all the earth! for your magnificence is exalted above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you perfected praise, because of your enemies; that you might put down the enemy and avenger.
3 For I will regard the heavens, the work of your fingers; the moon and stars, which you have established.
What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man, that you visit him?
5 You made him a little less than angels, you have crowned him with glory and honor;
6 and you have set him over the works of your hands: you have put all things under his feet:
sheep and all *
oxen, yes and the cattle of the field;
8 the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea, the creatures passing through the paths of the sea.
9 O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is your name in all the earth!
For the end, a Psalm of David, concerning the secrets of the Son.
1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will recount all your wonderful works.
2 I will be glad and exult in you: I will sing to your name, O you Most High.
3 When my enemies are turned back, they shall be feeble and perish at your presence.
4 For you have maintained my cause and my right; you sat on the throne, that judge righteousness.
5 You have rebuked the nations, and the ungodly one has perished; you have blotted out their name for ever, even for ever and ever.
6 The swords of the enemy have failed utterly; and you have destroyed cities: their memorial has been destroyed with a noise,
7 but the Lord endures for ever: he has prepared his throne for judgment.
8 And he will judge the world in righteousness, he will judge the nations in uprightness.
9 The Lord also is become a refuge for the poor, a seasonable help, in affliction.
10 And let them that know your name hope in you: for you, O Lord, have not failed them that diligently seek you.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Sion: declare his dealings among the nations.
12 For he remembered them, in making inquisition for blood: he has not forgotten the supplication of the poor.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; look upon my affliction which I suffer of my enemies, you that lift me up from the gates of death:
14 that I may declare all your praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion: I will exult in your salvation.
15 The heathen are caught in the destruction which they planned: in the very snare which they hid is their foot taken.
16 The Lord is known as executing judgments: the sinner is taken in the works of his hands. A song of Pause.
17 Let sinners be driven away into Hades, even all the nations that forget God.
18 For the poor shall not be forgotten for ever: the patience of the needy ones shall not perish for ever.
19 Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged before you.
20 Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: let the heathen know that they are men. Pause.
21 Why stand you afar off, O Lord? why do you overlook us in times of need, in affliction?
While the ungodly one acts proudly, the poor is †
hotly pursued: the wicked
are taken in the crafty counsels which they imagine.
23 Because the sinner praises himself for the desires of his heart; and the unjust one blesses himself.
The sinner has provoked the Lord: according to the abundance of his ‡
pride he will not seek after him
: God is not before him.
His ways are §
profane at all times; your judgments are removed from before him: he will gain the mastery over all his enemies.
For he has said in his heart, I shall not be moved, continuing
without evil from generation to generation. ✡
27 Whose mouth is full of cursing, and bitterness, and fraud: under his tongue are trouble and pain.
He lies in wait with rich men
in secret places, in order to kill the innocent: his eyes are **
set against the poor.
29 He lies in wait in secret as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to ravish the poor, to ravish the poor when he draws him after him: he will bring him down in his snare.
30 He will bow down and fall when he has mastered the poor.
31 For he has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he has turned away his face so as never to look.
32 Arise, O Lord God; let your hand be lifted up: forget not the poor.
33 Therefore, has the wicked provoked God? for he has said in his heart, He will not require it.
34 You see it; for you do observe trouble and wrath, to deliver them into your hands: the poor has been left to you; you were a helper to the orphan.
35 Break you the arm of the sinner and wicked man: his sin shall be sought for, and shall not be found.
36 The Lord shall reign for ever, even for ever and ever: you° Gentiles shall perish out his land.
37 The Lord has heard the desire of the poor: your ear has inclined to the preparation of their heart;
38 to plead for the orphan and afflicted, that man may no more boast upon the earth.
(11 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 In the Lord I have put my trust: how will you° say to my soul,
2 Flee to the mountains as a sparrow?
For behold the sinners have bent their bow
, they have prepared their arrows for the quiver, to shoot For *
privily at the upright in heart.
4 For they have pulled down what you did frame, but what has the righteous done?
5 The Lord is in his holy temple, as for the Lord, his throne is in heaven: his eyes look upon the poor, his eyelids try the sons of men.
6 The Lord tries the righteous and the ungodly: and he that loves unrighteousness hates his own soul.
7 He shall rain upon sinners snares, fire, and brimstone, and a stormy blast shall be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is
righteous, and loves †
righteousness; his face beholds uprightness.
(12 in KJV) For the end, A Psalm of David, upon the eighth.
Save me, O Lord; for the godly man has failed; for *
truth is diminished from among the children of men.
2 Every one has spoken vanity to his neighbor: their lips are deceitful, they have spoken with a double heart.
3 Let the Lord destroy all the deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks great words:
4 who have said, We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own: who is Lord of us?
5 Because of the misery of the poor, and because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, says the Lord, I will set them in safety; I will speak to them thereof openly.
The oracles of the Lord are pure oracles; as silver tried in the fire, proved in †
a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 You, O Lord, shall keep us, and shall preserve us, from this generation, and for ever.
8 The ungodly walk around: according to your greatness you have greatly exalted the sons of men.
(13 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 How long, O Lord, will you forget me? for ever? how long will you turn away your face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrows in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Look on me, listen to me, O Lord my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
4 lest at any time my enemy say, I have prevailed against him: my persecutors will exult if ever I should be moved.
5 But I have hoped in your mercy; my heart shall exult in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord who has dealt bountifully with me, and I will sing psalms to the name of the Lord most high.
(14 in KJV) For the end, Psalm of David.
1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves, and become abominable in their devices; there is none that does goodness, there is not even so much as one.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there were any that understood, or sought after god.
3 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become good for nothing, there is none that does good, no not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood: destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.
4 Will not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they would eat bread? they have not called upon the Lord.
5 There were they alarmed with fear, where there was no fear; for God is in the righteous generation.
6 You° have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his hope.
7 Who will bring the salvation of Israel out of Sion? when the Lord brings back the captivity of his people, let Jacob exult, and Israel be glad.
(15 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tabernacle? and who shall dwell in your holy mountain?
2 He that walks blameless, and works righteousness, who speaks truth in his heart.
3 Who has not spoken craftily with is tongue, neither has done evil to his neighbor, nor taken up a reproach against them that lived nearest to him.
4 In his sight an evil-worker is set at nothing, but he honors them that fear the Lord. He swears to his neighbor, and disappoints him not.
He has not *
lent his money on usury, and has not received bribes against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.
(16 in KJV) A writing of David.
1 Keep me, O Lord; for I have hoped in you.
I said to the Lord, You are my Lord; for you have no need of my *
3 On behalf of the saints that are in his land, he has magnified all his pleasure in them.
4 Their weaknesses have been multiplied; afterward they hasted. I will by no means assemble their bloody meetings, neither will I make mention of their names with my lips.
5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you are he that restores my inheritance to me.
6 The lines have fallen to me in the best places, yes, I have a most excellent heritage.
I will bless the Lord who has instructed me; my reins too have chastened me even †
8 I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart rejoiced an my tongue exulted; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither ✡
will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy with your countenance: at your right hand there are delights for ever.
(17 in KJV) A prayer of David.
Listen, O Lord *
of my righteousness, attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer not uttered
with deceitful lips.
2 Let my judgment come forth from your presence; let my eyes behold righteousness.
3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me by night; you have tried me as with fire, and unrighteousness has not been found in me: I am purposed that my mouth shall not speak amiss.
As for the works of men, by the words of your lips I have †
guarded myself from
5 Direct my steps in your paths, that my steps slip not.
6 I have cried, for you heard me, O God: incline your ear to me, and listen to my words.
7 Show the marvels of your mercies, you that save them that hope in you.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye from those that resist your right hand: you shall screen me by the covering of your wings,
9 from the face of the ungodly that have afflicted me: my enemies have compassed about my soul.
10 They have enclosed themselves with their own fat: their mouth has spoken pride.
11 They have now cast me out and compassed me round about: they have set their eyes so as to bow them down to the ground.
12 They laid wait for me as a lion ready for prey, and like a lion's whelp dwelling in secret places.
13 Arise, O Lord, prevent them, and cast them down: deliver my soul from the ungodly: draw your sword,
because of the enemies of your hand: O Lord, destroy them from the earth; scatter them in their life, though their belly has been filled with your hidden treasures
: they have been satisfied with ‡
uncleanness, and have left the remnant of their possessions
to their babes.
15 But I shall appear in righteousness before your face: I shall be satisfied when your glory appears.
(18 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord; the words which he spoke to the Lord, even the words of this Song, in the day in which the Lord delivered him out the hand of all his enemies, and out the hand of Saul: and he said:
1 I will love you, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my firm support, and my refuge, and my deliverer; my God is my helper, I will hope in him; he is my defender, and the horn of my salvation, and my helper.
3 I will call upon the Lord with praises, and I shall be saved from my enemies.
4 The pangs of death compassed me, and the torrents of ungodliness troubled me exceedingly.
5 The pangs of hell came round about me: the snares of death prevented me.
6 And when I was afflicted I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of this holy temple, and my cry shall enter before him, even into his ears.
7 Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains were disturbed, and were shaken, because God was angry with them.
8 There went up a smoke in his wrath, and fire burst into a flame at his presence: coals were kindled at it.
9 And he bowed the heaven, and came down: and thick darkness was under his feet.
10 And he mounted on cherubs and flew: he flew on the wings of winds.
11 And he made darkness his secret place: round about him was his tabernacle, even dark water in the clouds of the air.
12 At the brightness before him the clouds passed, hail and coals of fire.
13 The Lord also thundered from heaven, and the Highest uttered his voice.
14 And he sent forth his weapons, and scattered them; and multiplied lightnings, and routed them.
15 And the springs of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were exposed, at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blasting of the breath of your wrath.
16 He sent from on high and took me, he drew me to himself out of many waters.
17 He will deliver me from my mighty enemies, and from them that hate me; for they are stronger than I.
18 They prevented me in the day of my affliction: but the Lord was my stay against them.
19 And he brought me out into a wide place: he will deliver me, because he has pleasure in me.
20 And the Lord will recompense me according to my righteousness; even according to the purity of my hands will he recompense me.
21 For I have kept the way of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all his judgments were before me, and his ordinances departed not from me.
23 And I shall be blameless with hem, and shall keep myself from my iniquity.
24 And the Lord shall recompense me according to my righteousness, and according to the purity of my hands before his eyes.
25 With the holy you will be holy; and with the innocent man you will be innocent.
26 And with the excellent man you will be excellent; and with the perverse you will show frowardness.
27 For you will save the lowly people, and will humble the eyes of the proud.
28 For you, O Lord, will light my lamp: my God, you will lighten my darkness.
29 For by you shall I be delivered from a troop; and by my God I will pass over a wall.
30 As for my God, his way is perfect: the oracles of the Lord are tried in the fire; he is a protector of all them that hope in him.
31 For who is God but the Lord? and who is a God except our God?
32 It is God that girds me with strength, and has made my way blameless:
33 who strengthens my feet as hart's feet, and sets me upon high places.
34 He instructs my hands for war: and you have made my arms as a brazen bow.
And you have made me *
secure in my salvation: and your right hand has helped me, and your correction has upheld me to the end; yes, your correction itself shall instruct me.
36 You have made room for my goings under me, and by footsteps did not fail.
37 I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them; and I will not turn back until they are consumed.
38 I will dash them to pieces and they shall not be able to stand: they shall fall under my feet.
39 For you have girded me with strength for war: you have beaten down under me all that rose up against me.
40 And you have made my enemies turn their backs before me; and you have destroyed them that hated me.
41 They cried, but there was no deliverer: even to the Lord, but he listened not to them.
42 I will grind them as the mud of the streets: and I will beat them small as dust before the wind.
43 Deliver me from the gain sayings of the people: you shall make me head of the Gentiles: a people whom I knew not served me,
at the hearing of the ear they obeyed me: the strange children †
lied to me.
45 The strange children waxed old, and fell away from their paths through lameness.
46 The Lord lives; and blessed be my God; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that avenges me, and has subdued the nations under me;
my deliverer from angry enemies: you shall set me on high ‡
above them that rise up against me: you shall deliver me from the unrighteous man.
49 Therefore will I confess to you, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.
50 God magnifies the deliverances of his king; and deals mercifully with David his anointed, and his seed, for ever.
(19 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.
Day to day *
utters speech, and night to night proclaims knowledge.
There are no speeches or words, †
in which their voices are not heard.
Their voice is gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
5 In the sun he has set his tabernacle; and he comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber: he will exult as a giant to run his course.
His going forth is from the extremity of heaven, and his ‡
circuit to the other
end of heaven: and no one shall be hidden from his heat.
The law of the Lord is §
perfect, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, instructing babes.
8 The ordinances of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is bright, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and justified altogether.
10 To be desired more than gold, and much precious stone: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.
11 For your servant keeps to them: in the keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who will understand his transgressions? purge you me from my secret sins.
13 And spare your servant the attack of strangers: if they do not gain the dominion over me, then shall I be blameless, and I shall be clear from great sin.
14 So shall the sayings of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing continually before you, O Lord my helper, and my redeemer.
(20 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 The Lord hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you.
2 Send you help from the sanctuary, and aid you out of Sion.
Remember all your *
sacrifice, and enrich your whole burnt offering. Pause.
4 Grant you according to your heart, and fulfill all your desire.
5 We will exult in your salvation, and in the name of our God shall we be magnified: the Lord fulfil all your petitions.
6 Now I know that the Lord has saved his Christ: he shall hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is mighty.
in chariots, and some in horses: but we will †
glory in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They are overthrown and fallen: but we are risen, and have been set upright.
9 O Lord, save the king: and hear us in whatever day we call upon you.
(21 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, the king shall rejoice in your strength; and in your salvation he shall greatly exult.
2 You have granted him the desire of his soul, and have not withheld from him the request of his lips. Pause.
3 For you have prevented him with blessings of goodness: you have set upon his head a crown of precious stone.
4 He asked life of you, and you gave him length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in your salvation: you will crown him with glory and majesty.
6 For you will give him a blessing for ever and ever: you will gladden him with joy with your countenance.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Highest he shall not be moved.
8 Let your hand be found by all your enemies: let your right hand find all that hate you.
9 You shall make them as a fiery oven at the time of your presence: the Lord shall trouble them in his anger, and fire shall devour them.
10 You shall destroy their fruit from the earth, and their seed from among the sons of men.
11 For they intended evils against you; they imagined a device which they shall by no means be able to perform.
12 For you shall make them turn their back in your latter end, you will prepare their face.
13 Be you exalted, O Lord, in your strength: we will sing and praise your mighty acts.
(22 in KJV) For the end, concerning the morning aid, a Psalm of David.
O God, my God, attend to me: why have you forsaken me? the account of my transgressions is far from my salvation.
2 O my God, I will cry to you by day, but you will not hear: and by night, and it shall not be accounted for folly to me.
3 But you, the praise of Israel, dwell in a sanctuary.
4 Our fathers hoped in you; they hoped, and you did deliver them.
5 They cried to you, and were saved: they hoped in you, and were not ashamed.
6 But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men, and scorn of the people.
7 All that saw me mocked me: they spoke with their lips, they shook the head, saying,
8 He hoped in the Lord: let him deliver him, let him save him, because he takes pleasure in him.
9 For you are he that drew me out of the womb; my hope from my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast on you from the womb: you are my God from my mother's belly.
11 Stand not aloof from me; for affliction is near; for there is no helper.
bullocks have compassed me: fat bulls have beset me round.
13 They have opened their mouth against me, as a ravening and roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are loosened: my heart in the midst of my belly is become like melting wax.
15 My strength is dried up, like a potsherd; and my tongue is glued to my throat; and you have brought me down to the dust of death.
16 For many dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked doers has beset me round: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 They counted all my bones; and they observed and looked upon me.
They parted my garments among
themselves, and cast lots upon my raiment.
19 But you, O Lord, remove not my help afar off: be ready for my aid.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my only-begotten one from the power of the dog.
Save me from the lion's mouth; and regard
lowliness from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare your name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I sing praise to you.
23 You° that fear the Lord, praise him; all you° seed of Jacob, glorify him: let all the seed of Israel fear him.
24 For he has not despised nor been angry at the supplication of the poor; nor turned away his face from me; but when I cried to him, he heard me.
25 My praise is of you in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord: and all the kindred of the nations shall worship before him.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he is the governor of the nations.
29 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and worshipped: all that go down to the earth shall fall down before him: my soul also lives to him.
30 And my seed shall serve him: the generation that is coming shall be reported to the Lord.
31 And they shall report his righteousness to the people that shall be born, whom the Lord has made.
(23 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord tends me as a shepherd, and I shall lack nothing.
2 In a place of green grass, there he has made me dwell: he has nourished me by the water of rest.
3 He has restored my soul: he has guided me into the paths of righteousness, for his name's sake.
4 Yes, even if I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid of evils: for you are with me; your rod and your staff, these have comforted me.
5 You have prepared a table before me in presence of them that afflict me: you have thoroughly anointed my head with oil; and your cup cheers me like the best wine.
6 Your mercy also shall follow me all the days of my life: and my dwelling shall be in the house of the Lord for a very long time.
(24 in KJV) A Psalm for David on the first day of the week.
1 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and all that dwell in it.
2 He has founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the rivers.
3 Who shall go up to the mountain of the Lord, and who shall stand in his holy place?
He that is innocent in his hands and pure in his heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully *
to his neighbor.
5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Saviour.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek the face of the God of Jacob. Pause.
7 Lift up your gates, you° princes, and be you° lifted up, you° 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 gates, you° princes; and be you° lift up, you° everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this king of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is this king of glory.
(25 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 To you, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul.
2 O my God, I have trusted in you: let me not be confounded, neither let my enemies laugh me to scorn.
3 For none of them that wait on you shall in any wise be ashamed: let them be ashamed that transgress without cause.
4 Show me your ways, O Lord; and teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are God my Saviour: and I have waited on you all the day.
6 Remember your compassions, O Lord, and your mercies, for they are from everlasting.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my sins of ignorance: remember me according to your mercy, for your goodness' sake, O Lord.
Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he *
instruct sinners in the
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: the meek will he teach his ways.
10 All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth to them that seek his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For your name's sake, O Lord, do you also be merciful to my sin; for it is great.
12 Who is the man that fears the Lord? he shall instruct him in the way which he has chosen.
13 His soul shall dwell in prosperity; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
The Lord is the strength of them that fear him; and his covenant is to manifest † truth
15 My eyes are continually to the Lord; for he shall draw my feet out of the snare.
16 Look upon me, and have mercy upon me; for I am an only child and poor.
17 The afflictions of my heart have been multiplied; deliver me from my distresses.
18 Look upon my affliction and my trouble; and forgive all my sins.
19 Look upon my enemies; for they have been multiplied; and they have hated me with unjust hatred.
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I have hoped in you.
21 The harmless and upright joined themselves to me: for I waited for you, O Lord.
22 Deliver Israel, O God, out of all his afflictions.
(26 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in my innocence: and hoping in the Lord I shall not be moved.
2 Prove me, O Lord, and try me; purify as with fire my reins and my heart.
3 For your mercy is before my eyes: and I am well pleased with your truth.
4 I have not sat with the council of vanity, and will in nowise enter in with transgressors.
5 I have hated the assembly of wicked doers; and will not sit with ungodly men.
I will wash my hands in *
innocency, and compass your altar, O Lord:
7 to hear the voice of praise, and to declare all your wonderful works.
8 O Lord, I have loved the beauty of your house, and the place of the tabernacle of your glory.
9 Destroy not my soul together with the ungodly, nor my life with bloody men:
10 in whose hands are iniquities, and their right hand is filled with bribes.
11 But I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy upon me.
My foot stands in †
an even place: in the congregations will I bless you, O Lord.
(27 in KJV) A Psalm of David, before he was anointed.
1 The Lord is my light and my Saviour; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the defender of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil-doers drew near against me to eat up my flesh, my persecutors and my enemies, they fainted and fell.
3 Though an army should set itself in array against me, my heart shall not be afraid: though war should rise up against me, in this am I confident.
4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, this will I earnestly seek: that I should dwell in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life, that I should behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and survey his temple.
5 For in the day of my afflictions he hid me in his tabernacle: he sheltered me in the secret of his tabernacle; he set me up on a rock.
And now, behold, he has lifted up my head over my enemies: I went round and offered in his tabernacle the sacrifice of *
joy; I will sing †
even sing psalms to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, my voice which I have uttered aloud: pity me, and listen to me.
8 My heart said to you, I have diligently sought your face: your face, O Lord, I will seek.
9 Turn not your face away from me, turn not you away from your servant in anger: be you my helper, forsake me not; and, O God my Saviour, overlook me not.
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord has taken me to himself.
11 Teach me, O Lord, in your way, and guide me in a right path, because of my enemies.
12 Deliver me not over to the desire of them that afflict me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me, and injustice has lied within herself.
I believe that I shall see the ‡
goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and let your heart be strengthened: yes wait on the Lord.
(28 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 To you, O Lord, have I cried; my God, be not silent toward me: lest you be silent toward me, and so I should be likened to them that go down to the pit.
2 Listen to the voice of my supplication, when I pray to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy temple.
3 Draw not away my soul with sinners, and destroy me not with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbors, but evils are in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their devices: give them according to the works of their hands; render their recompense to them.
5 Because they have not attended to the works of the Lord, even to the works of his hands, you shall pull them down, and shall not build them up.
6 Blessed be the Lord, for he has listened to the voice of my petition.
The Lord is my helper and my defender; my heart has hoped in him, and I am helped: my flesh has revived, and willingly will I *
give praise to him.
The Lord is the strength of his people, and the †
saving defender of his anointed.
9 Save your people, and bless your inheritance: and take care of them, and lift them up for ever.
(29 in KJV) A Psalm of David on the occasion of the solemn assembly of the Tabernacle.
1 Bring to the Lord, you° sons of God, bring to the Lord young rams; bring to the Lord glory and honor.
2 Bring to the Lord glory, due to his name; worship the lord in his holy court.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory has thundered: the Lord is upon many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is mighty; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
5 There is the voice of the Lord who breaks the cedars; the Lord will break the cedars of Libanus.
6 And he will beat them small, even Libanus itself, like a calf; and the beloved one is as a young unicorn.
7 There is a voice of the Lord who divides a flame of fire.
8 A voice of the Lord who shakes the wilderness; the Lord will shake the wilderness of Cades.
The voice of the Lord *
strengthens the hinds, and will uncover the thickets: and in his temple every one speaks of his
10 The Lord will dwell on the waterflood: and the Lord will sit a king for ever.
11 The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
(30 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm *
and Song at the dedication of the house of David.
1 I will exalt you, O Lord; for you have lifted me up, and not caused my enemies to rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you, and you did heal me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Hades, you have delivered me from among them that go down to the pit.
4 Sing to the Lord, you° his saints, and give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For anger is in his wrath, but life in his favor: weeping shall wait for the evening, but joy shall be in the morning.
6 And I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved.
7 O Lord, in your good pleasure you did add strength to my beauty: but you did turn away your face, and I was troubled.
8 To you, O Lord, will I cry; and to my God will I make supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to destruction? Shall the dust give praise to you? or shall it declare your truth?
10 The Lord heard, and had compassion upon me; the Lord is become my helper.
11 You have turned my mourning into joy for me: you have tore off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 that my glory may sing praise to you, and I may not be pierced with sorrow. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.
(31 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David, an utterance
1 O Lord, I have hoped in you; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness and rescue me.
2 Incline your ear to me; make haste to rescue me: be you to me for a protecting God, and for a house of refuge to save me.
3 For you are my strength and my refuge; and you shall guide me for your name's sake, and maintain me.
4 You shall bring me out of the snare which they have hidden for me; for you, O Lord, are my defender.
5 Into your hands I will commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
6 You have hated them that idly persist in vanities: but I have hoped in the Lord.
7 I will exult and be glad in your mercy: for you have looked upon my affliction; you have saved my soul from distresses.
8 And you have not shut me up into the hands of the enemy: you have set my feet in a wide place.
9 Pity me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with indignation, my soul and by belly.
10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with groanings: my strength has been weakened through poverty, and my bones are troubled.
11 I became a reproach among all my enemies, but exceedingly so to my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance: they that saw me without fled from me.
12 I have been forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am become as a broken vessel.
13 For I heard the slander of many that lived round about: when they were gathered together against me, they took counsel to take my life.
14 But I hoped in you, O Lord: I said, You are my God.
15 My lots are in your hands: deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
16 and from them that persecute me. Make your face to shine upon your servant: save me in your mercy.
17 O Lord, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon you: let the ungodly be ashamed, and brought down to Hades.
18 Let the deceitful lips become dumb, which speak iniquity against the righteous with pride and scorn.
19 How abundant is the multitude of your goodness, O Lord, which you have laid up for them that fear you! you have wrought it out for them that hope on you, in the presence of the sons of men.
20 You will hide them in the secret of your presence from the vexation of man: you will screen them in a tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues.
21 Blessed be the Lord: for he has magnified his mercy in a fortified city.
22 But I said in my extreme fear, I am cast out from the sight of your eyes: therefore you did listen, O Lord, to the voice of my supplication when I cried to you.
23 Love the Lord, all you° his saints: for the Lord seeks for truth, and renders a reward to them that deal very proudly.
24 Be of good courage, and let your heart be strengthened, all you° that hope in the Lord.
(32 in KJV) A Psalm
instruction by David.
Blessed are they
whose transgressions are forgiven, and who sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin, and whose mouth there is no guile.
3 Because I kept silence, my bones waxed old, from my crying all the day.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me: I became thoroughly miserable while a †
thorn was fastened in me
5 I acknowledged my sin, and hid not my iniquity: I said, I will confess my iniquity to the Lord against myself; and you forgave the ungodliness of my heart. Pause.
6 Therefore shall every holy one pray to you in a fit time: only in the deluge of many waters they shall not come near to him.
7 You are my refuge from the affliction that encompasses me; my joy, to deliver me from them that have compassed me. Pause.
8 I will instruct you and guide you in this way wherein you shall go: I will fix my eyes upon you.
Be you° not as horse and mule, which have no understanding; ‡ but you must
constrain their jaws with bit and curb, lest they should come near to you.
10 Many are the scourges of the sinner: but him that hopes in the Lord mercy shall compass about.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and exult, you° righteous: and glory, all you° that are upright in heart.
(33 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 Rejoice in the Lord, you° righteous; praise becomes the upright.
Praise the Lord on the harp; platy to him on a lute of ten strings.
3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are †
5 He loves mercy and judgment; the earth is full the mercy of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 Who gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; who lays up the deeps in treasuries.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; and let all that dwell in the world be moved because of him.
9 For he spoke, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
10 The Lord frustrates the counsels of the nations; he brings to nothing also the reasonings of the peoples, and brings to nothing the counsels of princes.
11 But the counsel of the Lord endures for ever, the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
13 The Lord looks out of heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.
14 He looks from his prepared habitation on all the dwellers on the earth;
who fashioned their hearts ‡
alone; who understands all their works.
16 A king is not saved by reason of a great host; and a giant shall not be delivered by the greatness of his strength.
17 A horse is vain for safety; neither shall he be delivered by the greatness of his power.
18 Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him, those that hope in his mercy;
19 to deliver their souls from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits on the Lord; for he is our helper and defender.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, and we have hoped in his holy name.
22 Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in you.
(34 in KJV) A Psalm of David, when he changed his countenance before Abimelech; and he let him go, and he departed.
1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall be continually in my mouth.
My soul shall *
boast herself in the Lord: let the meek hear, and rejoice.
3 Magnify you° the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord diligently, and he listened to me, and delivered me from all my †
5 Draw near to him, and be enlightened: and your faces shall not by any means be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord listened to him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions.
7 The angel of the Lord will encamp round about them that fear him, and will deliver them.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man who hopes in him.
9 Fear the Lord, all you° his saints: for there is no lack to them that fear him.
10 The rich have become poor and hungry: but they that seek the Lord diligently shall not lack any good thing. Pause.
11 Come, you° children, hear me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
What man is there that desires life, loving to see good days?
13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.
14 Turn away from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer:
16 but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to destroy their memorial from the earth. The righteous cried, and the Lord listened to them,
17 and delivered them out of all their afflictions.
The Lord is near to ‡
them that are of a contrite heart; and will save the lowly in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but out of them all Lord will deliver them.
20 He keeps all their bones: not one of them shall be broken.
21 The death of sinners is evil: and they that hate righteousness will go wrong.
22 The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: and none of those that hope in him shall go wrong.
(35 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 Judge you, O Lord, them that injure me, fight against them that fight against me.
2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and arise for my help.
3 Bring forth a sword, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul, I am your salvation.
4 Let them that seek my soul be ashamed and confounded: let them that devise evils against me be turned back and put to shame.
5 Let them be as dust before the wind, and an angel of the Lord afflicting them.
6 Let their way be dark and slippery, and an angel of the Lord persecuting them.
7 For without cause they have hid for me their destructive snare: without a cause they have reproached my soul.
8 Let a snare which they know not come upon them; and the gin which they hid take them; and let them fall into the very same snare.
9 But my soul shall exult in the Lord: it shall delight in his salvation.
10 All my bones shall say, O Lord, who is like to you? delivering the poor out of the hand of them that are stronger than he, yes, the poor and needy one from them that spoil him.
11 Unjust witnesses arose, and asked me of things I new not.
12 They rewarded me evil for good, and bereavement to my soul.
13 But I, when they troubled me, put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting: and my prayer shall return to my own bosom.
14 I behaved agreeably towards them as if it had been our neighbor or brother: I humbled myself as one mourning and sad of countenance.
Yet they rejoiced against me, and plagues were *
plentifully brought against me, and I knew it
not: they were scattered, but †
16 They tempted me, they sneered at me most contemptuously, they gnashed their teeth upon me.
17 O Lord, when will you look upon me? Deliver my soul from their mischief, my only-begotten one from the lions.
18 I will give thanks to you even in a great congregation: in an abundant people I will praise you.
19 Let not them that are my enemies without a cause rejoice against me; who hate me for nothing, and wink with their eyes.
20 For to me they spoke peaceably, but imagined deceits in their anger.
21 And they opened wide their mouth upon me; they said Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it.
22 You have seen it, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, withdraw not yourself from me.
23 Awake, O Lord, and attend to my judgment, even to my cause, my God and my Lord.
24 Judge me, O Lord, according to your righteousness, O Lord my God; and let them not rejoice against me.
25 Let them not say in their hearts, Aha, aha, it is pleasing to our soul: neither let them say, We have devoured him.
26 Let them be confounded and ashamed together that rejoice at my afflictions: let them be clothed with shame and confusion that speak great swelling words against me.
27 Let them that rejoice in my righteousness exult and be glad: and let them say continually, The Lord be magnified, who desire the peace of his servant.
28 And my tongue shall meditate on your righteousness, and on your praise all the day.
(36 in KJV) For the end, by David the servant of the Lord.
The transgressor, that he may sin, says within himself, that ✡
there is no fear of God before his eyes.
For he has dealt craftily before him, *
to discover his iniquity and hate it.
3 The words of his mouth are transgression and deceit: he is not inclined to understand how to do good.
4 He devises iniquity on his bed; he gives himself to every evil way; and does not abhor evil.
5 O Lord, your mercy is in the heaven; and your truth reaches to the clouds.
Your righteousness is as the †
mountains of God, your judgments are as a great deep: O Lord, you will preserve men and beasts.
7 How have you multiplied your mercy, O God! so the children of men shall trust in the shelter of your wings.
They shall be ‡
fully satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall cause them to drink of the full stream of your delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light we shall see light.
10 Extend your mercy to them that know you; and your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of sinners move me.
12 There have all the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast out, and shall not be able to stand.
(37 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 Fret not yourself because of evil-doers, neither be envious of them that do iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be withered as the grass, and shall soon fall away as the green herbs.
3 Hope in the Lord, and do good; and dwell on the land, and you shall be fed with the wealth of it.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord; and he shall grant you the requests of your heart.
5 Disclose your way to the Lord, and hope in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noon-day.
7 Submit yourself to the Lord, and supplicate him: fret not yourself because of him that prospers in his way, at the man that does unlawful deeds.
8 ease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself so as to do evil.
9 For evil-doers shall be destroyed: but they that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the land.
10 And yet a little while, and the sinner shall not be, and you shall seek for his place, and shall not find it.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The sinner will watch for the righteous, and gnash his teeth upon him.
13 But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foresees that his day will come.
14 Sinners have drawn their swords, they have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy one, and to kill the upright in heart.
15 Let their sword enter into their own heart, and their bows be broken.
16 A little is better to the righteous than abundant wealth of sinners.
17 For the arms of sinners shall be broken; but the Lord supports the righteous.
18 The Lord knows the ways of the perfect; and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in an evil time; and in days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 For the sinners shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord at the moment of their being honored and exalted have utterly vanished like smoke.
21 The sinner borrows, and will not pay again: but the righteous has compassion, and gives.
22 For they that bless him shall inherit the earth; and they that curse him shall be utterly destroyed.
23 The steps of a man are rightly ordered by the Lord: and he will take pleasure in his way.
24 When he falls, he shall not be ruined: for the Lord supports his hand.
25 I was once young, indeed I am now old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.
He is merciful, and lends continually; and his seed shall be *
27 Turn aside from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever.
For the Lord loves judgment, and will not forsake his saints; they shall be preserved for ever: the blameless shall be †
avenged, but the seed of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed.
29 But the righteous shall inherit the earth, and dwell upon it for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous will meditate wisdom, and his tongue will speak of judgment.
The law of his God is in his heart; and his steps shall not ‡
32 The sinner watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.
33 But the Lord will not leave him in his hands, nor by any means condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are destroyed, you shall see it.
35 I saw the ungodly very highly exalting himself, and lifting himself up like the cedars of Libanus.
36 Yet I passed by, and behold! he was not: and I sought him, but his place was not found.
37 Maintain innocence, and behold uprightness: for there is a remnant to the peaceful man.
38 But the transgressors shall be utterly destroyed together: the remnants of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; and he is their defender in the time of affliction.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: and he shall rescue them from sinners, and save them, because they have hoped in him.
(38 in KJV) A Psalm of David for remembrance concerning the Sabbath-day.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath, neither chasten me in your anger.
2 For your weapons are fixed in me, and you have pressed your hand heavily upon me.
3 For there is no health in my flesh because of your anger; there is no peace to my bones because of my sins.
4 For my transgressions have gone over my head: they have pressed heavily upon me like a weighty burden.
5 My bruises have become noisome and corrupt, because of my foolishness.
6 I have been wretched and bowed down continually: I went with a mourning countenance all the day.
7 For my soul is filled with mockings; and there is no health in my flesh.
8 I have been afflicted and brought down exceedingly: I have roared for the groaning of my heart.
9 But all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hidden from you.
10 My heart is troubled, my strength has failed me; and the light of my eyes is not with me.
11 My friends and my neighbors drew near before me, and stood still; and my nearest of kin stood afar off.
12 While they pressed hard upon me that sought my soul: and they that sought my hurt spoke vanities, and devised deceits all the day.
13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and was as a dumb man not opening his mouth.
14 And I was as a man that hears not, and who has no reproofs in his mouth.
15 For I hoped in you, O Lord: you will hear, O Lord my God.
16 For I said, Lest my enemies rejoice against me: for when my feet were moved, they spoke boastingly against me.
For I am ready for *
plagues, and my grief is continually before me.
18 For I will declare my iniquity, and be distressed for my sin.
19 But my enemies live, and are mightier than I: and they that hate me unjustly are multiplied.
20 They that reward evil for good slandered me; because I followed righteousness.
21 Forsake me not, O Lord my God: depart not from me.
22 Draw near to my help, O Lord of my salvation.
(39 in KJV) For the end, a Song of David, to Idithun.
1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I set a guard on my mouth, while the sinner stood in my presence.
2 I was dumb, and humbled myself, and kept silence from good words; and my grief was renewed.
3 My heart grew hot within me, and a fire would kindle in my meditation: I spoke with my tongue,
4 O Lord, make me to know my end, and the number of my days, what it is; that I may know what I lack.
Behold, you have made my days *
old; and my existence is
as nothing before you: nay, every man living is
altogether vanity. Pause.
Surely man walks in a †
shadow; nay, he is disquieted in vain: he lays up treasures, and knows not for whom he shall gather them.
7 And now what is my expectation? is it not the Lord? and my ground of hope is with you. Pause.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: you have made me a reproach to the foolish.
I was ‡
dumb, and opened not my mouth; for you are he that made me.
10 Remove your scourges from me: I have fainted by reason of the strength of your hand.
11 You chasten man with rebukes for iniquity, and you make his life to consume away like a spider's web; nay, every man is disquieted in vain. Pause.
12 O Lord, listen to my prayer and my supplication: attend to my tears: be not silent, for I am a sojourner in the land, and a stranger, as all my fathers were.
13 Spare me, that I may be refreshed, before I depart, and be no more.
(40 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he attended to me, and listened to my supplication.
2 And he brought me up out of a pit of misery, and from miry clay: and he set my feet on a rock, and ordered my goings aright.
3 And he put a new song into my mouth, even a hymn to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall hope in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the man whose hope is in the name of the Lord, and who has not regarded vanities and false frenzies.
5 O Lord my God, you have multiplied your wonderful works, and in your thoughts there is none who shall be likened to you: I declared and spoke of them: they exceeded number.
Sacrifice and offering you would not; but a body have you prepared me: whole burnt offering and sacrifice
for sin you did not require.
Then I said, Behold, I *
come: in the volume of the book it is written concerning me,
8 I desired to do your will, O my God, and your law in the midst of my heart.
9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold! I will not refrain my lips; O Lord, you know my righteousness.
10 I have not hid your truth within my heart, and I have declared your salvation; I have not hid your mercy and your truth from the great congregation.
11 But you, Lord, remove not your compassion far from me; your mercy and your truth have helped me continually.
12 For innumerable evils have encompassed me; my transgressions have taken hold of me, and I could not see; they are multiplied more than the hairs of my head; and my heart has failed me.
13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, draw near to help me.
14 Let those that seek my soul, to destroy it, be ashamed and confounded together; let those that wish me evil be turned backward and put to shame.
15 Let those that say to me, Aha, aha, quickly receive shame for their reward.
16 Let all those that seek you, O Lord, exult and rejoice in you; and let them that love your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.
17 But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me; you are my helper, and my defender, O my God, delay not.
(41 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 Blessed is the man who thinks, on the poor and needy: the Lord shall deliver him in an evil day.
2 May the Lord preserve him and keep him alive, and bless him on the earth, and not deliver him into the hands of his enemy.
3 May the Lord help him upon the bed of his pain; you have made all his bed in his sickness.
4 I said, O Lord, have mercy upon me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against you.
5 My enemies have spoken evil against me, saying, When shall he die, and his name perish?
6 And if he came to see me, his heart spoke vainly; he gathered iniquity to himself; he went forth and spoke in like manner.
7 All my enemies whispered against me; against me they devised my hurt.
8 They denounced a wicked word against me, saying, Now that he lies, shall he not rise up again?
For even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, ✡
who ate my bread, lifted up his
heel against me.
10 But you, O Lord, have compassion upon me, and raise me up, and I shall requite them.
11 By this I know that you have delighted in me, because my enemy shall not rejoice over me.
12 But you did help me because of my innocence, and have established me before you for ever.
13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. So be it, so be it.