(42 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm for instruction, for the sons of Core.
1 As the hart earnestly desires the fountains of water, so my soul earnestly longs for you, O God.
2 My soul has thirsted for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been bread to me day and night, while they daily said to me, Where is your God?
I remembered these things, and poured out my soul in me, for I will go to the place of your wondrous tabernacle, even
to the house of God, with a voice of exultation and thanksgiving and of the sound of those who keep festival. *
5 Therefore are you very sad, O my soul? and therefore do you trouble me? hope in God; for I will give thanks to him; he is the salvation of my countenance.
6 O my God, my soul has been troubled within me: therefore will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Ermonites, from the little hill.
7 Deep calls to deep at the voice of your cataracts: all your billows and your waves have gone over me.
By day the Lord will command his mercy, and †
by night: with me is
prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God, You are my helper; why have you forgotten me? therefore do I go sad of countenance, while the enemy oppresses me?
10 While my bones were breaking, they that afflicted me reproached me; while they said to me daily, Where is your God?
11 Therefore are you very sad, O my soul? and therefore do you trouble me? hope in God; for I will give thanks to him; he is the health of my countenance, and my God.
(43 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause, against an ungodly nation: deliver me from the unjust and crafty man.
2 For you, O God, are my strength: therefore have you cast me off? and why do I go sad of countenance, while the enemy oppresses me?
3 Send forth your light and your truth: they have led me, and brought me to your holy mountain, and to your tabernacles.
4 And I will go in to the altar of God, to God who gladdens my youth: I will give thanks to you on the harp, O God, my God.
5 Therefore are you very sad, O my soul? and therefore do you trouble me? Hope in God; for I will give thanks to him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
(44 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm for *
instruction, for the sons of Core.
1 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, the work which you wrought in their days, in the days of old.
2 Your hand utterly destroyed the heathen, and you did plant them: you did afflict the nations, and cast them out.
3 For they inherited not the land by their own sword, and their own arm did not deliver them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you were well pleased in them.
4 You are indeed my King and my God, who command deliverances for Jacob.
5 In you will we push down our enemies, and in your name will we bring to nothing them that rise up against us.
6 For I will not trust in my bow, and my sword shall not save me.
7 For you have saved us from them that afflicted us, and have put to shame them that hated us.
In God †
will we make our boast all the day, and to your name will we give thanks for ever. Pause.
9 But now you have cast off, and put us to shame; and you will not go forth with our hosts.
10 You have turned us back before our enemies; and they that hated us spoiled for themselves.
11 You made us as sheep for meat; and you scattered us among the nations.
12 You have sold your people without price, and there was no profit by their exchange.
13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision them that are round about us.
14 You have made us a proverb among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the nations.
15 All the day my shame is before me, and the confusion of my face has covered me,
16 because of the voice of the slanderer and reviler; because of the enemy and avenger.
17 All these things are come upon us: but we have not forgotten you, neither have we dealt unrighteously in your covenant.
18 And our heart has not gone back; but you have turned aside our paths from your way.
19 For you have laid us low in a place of affliction, and the shadow of death has covered us.
20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread out our hands to a strange god; shall not God search these things out?
21 for he knows the secrets of the heart.
For, for your sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for slaughter.
23 Awake, therefore sleep you, O Lord? arise, and do not cast us off for ever.
24 Therefore turn you your face away, and forget our poverty and our affliction?
25 For our soul has been brought down to the dust; our belly has cleaved to the earth.
26 Arise, O Lord, help us, and redeem us for your name's sake.
(45 in KJV) For the end, for *
by the sons of Core; for instruction, a Song concerning the beloved.
My heart †
has uttered a good matter: I declare my works to the king: my tongue is the pen of a quick writer.
2 You are more beautiful than the sons of men: grace has been shed forth on your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.
3 Gird your sword upon your thigh, O Mighty One, in your comeliness, and in your beauty;
4 and bend your bow, and prosper, and reign, because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall guide you wonderfully.
5 Your weapons are sharpened, Mighty One, (the nations shall fall under you) they are in the heart of the king's enemies.
Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of your kingdom is a sceptre of righteousness.
7 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your fellows.
8 Myrrh, and stacte, and cassia are exhaled from your garments, and out of the ivory palaces,
9 with which kings' daughters have gladdened you for your honor: the queen stood by on your right hand, clothed in vesture wrought with gold, and arrayed in various colors.
10 Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline your ear; forget also your people, and your father's house.
11 Because the king has desired your beauty; for he is your Lord.
And the daughter of Tyre shall adore him with gifts; the rich of the people of the land shall supplicate your ‡
All her glory is that
of the daughter of the king §
of Esebon, robed as she is
in golden fringed garments,
14 in embroidered clothing: virgins shall be brought to the king after her: her fellows shall be brought to you.
15 They shall be brought with gladness and exultation: they shall be led into the king's temple.
16 Instead of your fathers children are born to you: you shall make them princes over all the earth.
They shall make mention of your name from generation to generation: therefore shall the nations give thanks to you **
for ever, even for ever and ever.
(46 in KJV) For the end, for the sons of Core; a Psalm concerning secret things.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a help in the afflictions that have come heavily upon us.
2 Therefore will we not fear when the earth is troubled, and the mountains are removed into the depths of the seas.
3 Their waters have roared and been troubled, the mountains have been troubled by his might. Pause.
4 The flowings of the river gladden the city of God: the Most High has sanctified his tabernacle.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her *
with his countenance.
6 The nations were troubled, the kingdoms tottered: he uttered his voice, the earth shook.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our helper. Pause.
8 Come, and behold the works of the Lord, what wonders he has achieved on the earth.
9 Putting an end to wars as for the ends of the earth; he will crush the bow, and break in pieces the weapon, and burn the bucklers with fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our helper.
(47 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.
1 Clap your hands, all you° nations; shout to God with a voice of exultation.
2 For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great king over all the earth.
3 He has subdued the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet.
4 He has chosen out his inheritance for us, the beauty of Jacob which he loved. Pause.
5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with a sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to our God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is king of all the earth: sing praises with understanding.
8 God reigns over the nations: God sits upon the throne of his holiness.
9 The rulers of the people are assembled with the God of Abraam: for God's mighty ones of the earth have been greatly exalted.
(48 in KJV) A Psalm of *
praise for the sons of Core on the second day
of the week.
1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
2 The city of the great King is well planted on the mountains of Sion, with the joy of the whole earth, on the sides of the north.
3 God is known in her palaces, when he undertakes to help her.
4 For, behold the kings of the earth were assembled, they came together.
5 They saw, and so they wondered: they were troubled, they were moved.
6 Trembling took hold on them: there were the pangs as of a woman in travail.
7 You will break the ships of Tharsis with a vehement wind.
8 As we have heard, so have we also seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God has founded it for ever. Pause.
9 We have thought of your mercy, O God, in the midst of your people.
10 According to your name, O God, so is also your praise to the ends of the earth: your right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let mount Sion rejoice, let the daughters of Judaea exult, because of your judgments, O Lord.
12 Go round about Sion, and encompass her: tell you° her towers.
13 Mark you° well her strength, and observe her palaces; that you° may tell the next generation.
14 For this is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide for evermore.
(49 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.
1 Hear these words, all you° nations, listen, all you° that dwell upon the earth:
both the *
sons of mean men, and sons of great
men; the rich and poor man
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding.
I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my †
riddle on the harp.
should I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall compass me.
6 They that trust in their strength, and boast themselves in the multitude of their wealth—
7 A brother does not redeem, shall a man redeem? he shall not give to God a ransom for himself,
8 or the price of the redemption of his soul, though he labor for ever,
9 and live to the end, so that he should not see corruption.
10 When he shall see wise men dying, the fool and the senseless one shall perish together; and they shall leave their wealth to strangers.
11 And their sepulchres are their houses for ever, even their tabernacles to all generations: they have called their lands after their own names.
12 And man being in honor, understands not: he is compared to the senseless cattle, and is like to them.
13 This their way is an offense to them: yet afterwards men will commend their sayings. Pause.
14 They have laid them as sheep in Hades; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, and their help shall fail in Hades from their glory.
15 But God shall deliver my soul from the power of Hades, when he shall receive me. Pause.
16 Fear not when a man is enriched, and when the glory of his house is increased.
17 For he shall take nothing when he dies; neither shall his glory descend with him.
18 For his soul shall be blessed in his life: he shall give thanks to you when you do well to him.
he shall go in §
to the generation of his fathers; he shall never see light.
20 Man that is in honor, understands not: he is compared to the senseless cattle, and is like them.
(50 in KJV) A Psalm *
1 The God of gods, the Lord, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof.
2 Out of Sion comes the excellence of his beauty.
3 God, our God, shall come manifestly, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall be kindled before him, and round about him there shall be a very great tempest.
He shall summon the heaven above, and the earth, that he may ✡
judge his people.
5 Assemble you° his saints to him, those that have engaged in a covenant with him upon sacrifices.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge. Pause.
7 Hear, my people, and I will speak to you, O Israel: and I will testify to you: I am God, your God.
8 I will not reprove you on account of your sacrifices; for your whole burnt offerings are before me continually.
9 I will take no bullocks out of your house, nor he-goats out of your flocks.
10 For all the wild beasts of the thicket are mine, the cattle on the mountains, and oxen.
11 I know all the birds of the sky; and the beauty of the field is mine.
12 If I should be hungry, I will not tell you: for the world is mine, and the fullness of it.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise; and pay your vows to the Most High.
15 And call upon me in the day of affliction; and I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. Pause.
16 But to the sinner God has said, Why do you declare my ordinances, and take up my covenant in your mouth?
17 Whereas you have hated instruction, and have cast my words behind you.
If you saw a thief, you †
ran along with him, and have cast in your lot with adulterers.
Your mouth has multiplied wickedness, and your tongue has framed deceit. ‡
20 You did sit and speak against your brother, and did scandalize your mother's son.
21 These things you did, and I kept silence: you thought wickedly that I should be like you, but I will reprove you, and set your offenses before you.
22 Now consider these things, you° that forget God, lest he rend you, and there is no deliverer.
The sacrifice of praise will glorify me: and §
that is the way wherein I will show to him the salvation of God.
(51 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, when he had gone to Bersabee.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your great mercy; and according to the multitude of your compassions blot out my transgression.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I am conscious of my iniquity; and my sin is continually before me.
4 Against you only have I sinned, and done evil before you: that you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.
5 For, behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother conceive me.
6 For, behold, you love truth: you have manifested to me the secret and hidden things of your wisdom.
7 You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be purified: you shall wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
8 You shall cause me to hear gladness and joy: the afflicted bones shall rejoice.
9 Turn away your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit in my inward parts.
11 Cast me not away from your presence; and remove not your holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation: establish me with your *
13 Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and ungodly men shall turn to you.
14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation: and my tongue shall joyfully declare your righteousness.
15 O Lord, you shall open my lips; and my mouth shall declare your praise.
16 For if you desired sacrifice, I would have given it: you will not take pleasure in whole burnt offerings.
17 Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit: a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.
18 Do good, O Lord, to Sion in your good pleasure; and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.
Then shall you be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, †
offering, and whole burnt sacrifices: then shall they offer calves upon your altar.
(52 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm
instruction by David, when Doec the Idumean came and told Saul, and said to him, David is gone to the house of Abimelech.
1 Why do you, O mighty man, boast of iniquity in your mischief? All the day
2 your tongue has devised unrighteousness; like a sharpened razor you have wrought deceit.
3 You have loved wickedness more than goodness; unrighteousness better than to speak righteousness. Pause.
4 You have loved all words of destruction, and a deceitful tongue.
5 Therefore may God destroy you for ever, may he pluck you up and utterly remove you from your dwelling, and your root from the land of the living. Pause.
6 And the righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say,
7 Behold the man who made not God his help; but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, and strengthened himself in his vanity.
8 But I am as a fruitful olive in the house of God: I have trusted in the mercy of God for ever, even for evermore.
9 I will give thanks to you for ever, for you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before the saints.
(53 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David upon Maeleth, of instruction.
1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that does good.
2 God looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there were any that understood, or sought after God.
They have all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, there is not even one.
4 Will none of the workers of iniquity know, who devour my people as they would eat bread? they have not called upon God. There were they greatly afraid, where there was no fear:
5 or God has scattered the bones of the men-pleasers; they were ashamed, for God despised them.
6 Who will bring the salvation of Israel out of Sion? When the Lord turns the captivity of his people, Jacob shall exult, and Israel shall be glad.
(54 in KJV) For the end, among Hymns of instruction by David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Behold, is not David hid with us?
1 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your might.
2 O God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers have risen up against me, and mighty men have sought my life: they have not set God before them. Pause.
4 For behold! God assists me; and the Lord is the helper of my soul.
5 He shall return evil to my enemies; utterly destroy them in your truth.
6 I will willingly sacrifice to you: I will give thanks to your name, O Lord; for it is good.
7 For you have delivered me out of all affliction, and my eye has seen my desire upon my enemies.
(55 in KJV) For the end, among Hymns of instruction by David.
1 Listen, O God, to my prayer; and disregard not my supplication.
2 Attend to me, and listen to me: I was grieved in my meditation, and troubled;
3 because of the voice of the enemy, and because of the oppression of the sinner: for they brought iniquity against me, and were wrathfully angry with me.
4 My heart was troubled within me; and the fear of death fell upon me.
5 Fear and trembling came upon me, and darkness covered me.
6 And I said, O that I had wings as those of a dove! then would I flee away, and be at rest.
7 Behold! I have fled afar off, and lodged in the wilderness. Pause.
8 I waited for him that should deliver me from distress of spirit and tempest.
9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen iniquity and gain saying in the city.
Day and night *
he shall go round about it upon its walls: iniquity and sorrow and unrighteousness are
in the midst of it;
11 and usury and craft have not failed from its streets.
12 For if an enemy had reproached me, I would have endured it; and if one who hated me had spoken vauntingly against me, I would have hid myself from him.
13 But you, O man like minded, my guide, and my acquaintance,
14 who in companionship with me sweetened our food: we walked in the house of God in concord.
15 Let death come upon them, and let them go down alive into Hades, for iniquity is in their dwellings, in the midst of them.
16 I cried to God, and the Lord listened to me.
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon I will declare and make known my wants: and he shall hear my voice.
18 He shall deliver my soul in peace from them that draw near to me: for they were with me in many cases.
God shall hear, and bring them low, even
he that has existed from eternity. Pause. †
For they suffer no reverse, and therefore
they have not feared God.
20 He has reached forth his hand for retribution; they have profaned his covenant.
They were scattered at the anger of his countenance, and his heart drew near ‡
them. His words were smoother than oil, yet are they darts.
Cast your care upon the Lord, and he shall §
sustain you; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But you, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; bloody and crafty men shall not live out half their days; but I will hope in you, O Lord.
(56 in KJV) For the end, concerning the people that were removed from the *
sanctuary, by David for a memorial, when the Philistines caught him in Geth.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God; for man has trodden me down; all the day long he warring has afflicted me.
2 my enemies have trodden me down all the day from the dawning of the day; for there are many warring against me.
3 They shall be afraid, but I will trust in you.
4 In God I will praise my words; all the day have I hoped in God; I will not fear what flesh shall do to me.
5 All the day long they have abominated my words; all their devices are against me for evil.
6 They will dwell near and hide themselves; they will watch my steps, accordingly as I have waited patiently in my soul.
7 You will on no account save them; you will bring down the people in wrath.
8 O God, I have declared my life to you; you have set my tears before you, even according to your promise.
9 My enemies shall be turned back, in the day wherein I shall call upon you; behold, I know that you are my God.
10 In God, will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his saying.
11 I have hoped in God; I will not be afraid of what man shall do to me.
12 The vows of your praise, O God, which I will pay, are upon me.
13 For you have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from sliding, that I should be well-pleasing before God in the land of the living.
(57 in KJV) For the end. Destroy not: by David, for a memorial, when he fled from the presence of Saul to the cave.
1 Have mercy, upon me, O God, have mercy upon me: for my soul has trusted in you: and in the shadow of your wings will I hope, until the iniquity have passed away.
2 I will cry to God most high; the God who has benefited me. Pause.
3 He sent from heaven and saved me; he gave to reproach them that trampled on me: God has sent forth his mercy and his truth;
4 and he has delivered my soul from the midst of lions'whelps: I lay down to sleep, though troubled. As for the sons of men, their teeth are arms and missile weapons, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; and your glory above all the earth.
6 They have prepared snares for my feet, and have bowed down my soul: they have dug a pit before my face, and fallen into it themselves. Pause.
7 My heart, O God, is ready, my heart is ready: I will sing, yes will sing psalms.
8 Awake, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I will awake early.
9 O Lord, I will give thanks to you among the nations: I will sing to you among the Gentiles.
10 For your mercy has been magnified even to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds.
11 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; and your glory above all the earth.
(58 in KJV) For the end. Destroy not: by David, for a memorial.
1 If you° do indeed speak righteousness, then do you° judge rightly, you° sons of men.
2 For you° work iniquities in your hearts in the earth: your hands plot unrighteousness.
3 Sinners have gone astray from the womb: they go astray from the belly: they speak lies.
4 Their venom is like that of a serpent; as that of a deaf asp, and that stops her ears;
which will not hear the voice of charmers, nor heed
charm prepared skillfully by the wise.
6 God has crushed their teeth in their mouth: God has broken the cheek-teeth of the lions.
7 They shall utterly pass away like water running through: he shall bend his bow till they shall fail.
8 They shall be destroyed as melted wax: the fire has fallen and they have not seen the sun.
9 Before your thorns feel the white thorn, he shall swallow you up as living, as in his wrath.
10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance of the ungodly: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner.
And a man shall say, Verily then there is †
a reward for the righteous: verily there is a God that judges them in the earth.
(59 in KJV) For the end. Destroy not: by David for a memorial, when Saul sent, and watched his house to kill him.
1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; and ransom me from those that rise up against me.
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
3 For, behold, they have hunted after my soul; violent men have set upon me: neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord.
4 Without iniquity I ran and directed my course aright: awake to help me, and behold.
5 And you, Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, draw near to visit all the heathen; pity not any that work iniquity. Pause.
6 They shall return at evening, and hunger like a dog, and go round about the city.
7 Behold, they shall utter a voice with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips; for who, say they, has heard?
8 But you, Lord, will laugh them to scorn; you will utterly set at nothing all the heathen.
9 will keep my strength, looking to you; for you, O God, are my helper.
10 As for my God, his mercy shall go before me: my God will show me vengeance on my enemies.
Slay them not, lest they forget your *
law; scatter them by your power; and bring them down, O Lord, my defender.
12 For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips, let them be even taken in their pride.
13 And for their cursing and falsehood shall utter destruction be denounced: they shall fall by the wrath of utter destruction, and shall not be; so shall they know that the God of Jacob is Lord of the ends of the earth. Pause.
14 They shall return at evening, and be hungry as a dog, and go round about the city.
15 They shall be scattered hither and there for meat; and if they be not satisfied, they shall even murmur.
16 But I will sing to your strength, and in the morning will I exult in your mercy; for you have been my supporter, and my refuge in the day of my affliction.
17 You are my helper; to you, my God, will I sing; you are my supporter, O my God, and my mercy.
(60 in KJV) For the end, for them that shall yet be changed; for an inscription by David for instruction, when he had burned Mesopotamia of Syria, and Syria Sobal, and Joab had returned and struck in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
1 O God, you have rejected and destroyed us; you have been angry, yet have pitied us.
2 You have shaken the earth, and troubled it; heal its breaches, for it has been shaken.
3 You have shown your people hard things: you have made us drink the wine of astonishment.
4 You have given a token to them that fear you, that they might flee from the bow. Pause.
5 That your beloved ones may be delivered; save with your right hand, and hear me.
6 God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, and divide Sicima, and measure out the valley of tents.
Galaad is mine, and Manasse is mine; and Ephraim is the *
strength of my head;
8 Judas is my king; Moab is the caldron of my hope; over Idumea will I stretch out my shoe; the Philistines have been subjected to me.
9 Who will lead me into the fortified city? who will guide me as far a Idumea?
10 Will not you, O God, who have cast us off? and will not you, O God, go forth with our forces?
11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the deliverance of man.
In God will we †
do valiantly; and he shall bring to nothing them that harass us.
(61 in KJV) For the end, among the Hymns of David.
1 O God, listen to my petition; attend to my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth have I cried to you, when my heart was in trouble: you lifted me up on a rock you did guide me:
3 because you were my hope, a tower of strength from the face of the enemy.
4 I will dwell in your tabernacle for ever; I will shelter myself under the shadow of your wings. Pause.
5 For you, o God, have heard my prayers; you have given an inheritance to them that fear your name.
6 You shall add days to the days of the king; you shall lengthen his years to all generations.
7 He shall endure for ever before God: which of them will seek out his mercy and truth?
8 So will I sing to your name for ever and ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
(62 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David for Idithun.
1 Shall not my soul be subjected to God? for of him is my salvation.
For he is my God, and my savior; my helper, I shall not be moved *
3 How long will you° assault a man? you° are all slaughtering as with a bowed wall and a broken hedge.
4 They only took counsel to set at nothing my honor: I ran in thirst: with their mouth they blessed, but with their heart they cursed. Pause.
5 Nevertheless do you, my soul, be subjected to God; for of him is my patient hope.
6 For he is my God and my Saviour; my helper, I shall not be moved.
In God is
my salvation and my glory: he is
the God of my help, and my hope is in God.
8 Hope in him, all you° congregation of the people; pour out your hearts before him, for God is our helper. Pause.
But the sons of men are vain; the sons of men are false, so as to be deceitful in the balances; they are ‡
all alike formed
out of vanity.
10 Trust not in unrighteousness, and lust not after robberies: if wealth should flow in, set not your heart upon it.
11 God has spoken once, and I have heard these two things, that power is of God;
12 and mercy is your, O Lord; for you will recompense every one according to his works.
(63 in KJV) A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Idumea.
1 O God, my God, I cry to you early; my soul has thirsted for you: how often has my flesh longed after you, in a barren and trackless and dry land!
2 Thus have I appeared before you in the sanctuary, that I might see your power and your glory.
For your mercy is better than *
life: my lips shall praise you.
4 Thus will I bless you during my life: I will lift up my hands in your name.
5 Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness; and my joyful lips shall praise your name.
Forasmuch as I have remembered you on my bed: in the early seasons I have meditated on you.
7 For you have been my helper, and in the shelter of your wings will I rejoice.
My soul has ‡
kept very close behind you: your right hand has upheld me.
9 But they vainly sought after my soul; they shall go into the lowest parts o the earth.
10 They shall be delivered up to the power of the sword; they shall be portions for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of them that speak unjust things has been stopped.
(64 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 Hear my prayer, O God, when I make my petition to you; deliver my soul from fear of the enemy.
2 You have sheltered me from the conspiracy of them that do wickedly; from the multitude of them that work iniquity;
3 who have sharpened their tongues as a sword; they have bent their bow maliciously;
4 to shoot in secret at the blameless; they will shoot him suddenly, and will not fear.
5 They have set up for themselves an evil matter, they have given counsel to hide snares; they have said, Who shall see them?
6 They have searched out iniquity; they have wearied themselves with searching diligently, a man shall approach and the heart is deep,
7 and God shall be exalted, their wounds were caused by the weapon of the foolish children,
8 and their tongues have set him at nothing, all that saw them were troubled;
9 and every man was alarmed, and they related the works of God, and understood his deeds.
10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and hope on him, and all the upright in heart shall be praised.
(65 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm and Song of David.
1 Praise becomes you, O God, in Sion; and to you shall the vow be performed.
2 Hear my prayer; to you all flesh shall come.
3 The words of transgressors have overpowered us; but do you pardon our sins.
4 Blessed is he whom you have chosen and adopted; he shall dwell in your courts; we shall be filled with the good things of your house; your temple is holy.
5 You are wonderful in righteousness. Listen to us, O God our Saviour; the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are on the sea afar off:
who do *
establish the mountains in your strength, being girded about with power;
7 who trouble the depth of the sea, the sounds of its waves.
8 The nations shall be troubled, and they that inhabit the ends of the earth shall be afraid of your signs; you will cause the outgoings of morning and evening to rejoice.
9 You have visited the earth, and saturated it; you have abundantly enriched it. The river of God is filled with water; you have prepared their food, for thus is the preparation of it.
10 Saturate her furrows, multiply her fruits; the crop springing up shall rejoice in its drops.
11 You will bless the crown of the year because of your goodness; and your plains shall be filled with fatness.
12 The mountains of the wilderness shall be enriched; and the hills shall gird themselves with joy.
13 The rams of the flock are clothed with wool, and the valleys shall abound in corn; they shall cry aloud, yes they shall sing hymns.
(66 in KJV) For the end, a Song of Psalm of resurrection.
1 Shout to God, all the earth.
2 O sing praises to his name; give glory to his praise.
3 Say to God, How awful are your works! through the greatness of your power your enemies shall lie to you.
4 Let all the earth worship you, and sing to you; let them sing to your name. Pause.
5 Come and behold the works of God; he is terrible in his counsels beyond the children of men.
6 Who turns the sea into dry land; they shall go through the river on foot; there shall we rejoice in him,
who by his power *
is Lord over the age, his eyes look upon the nations; let not them that provoke him
be exalted in themselves. Pause.
8 Bless our God, you° Gentiles, and make the voice of his praise to be heard;
9 who quickens my soul in life, and does not suffer my feet to be moved.
10 For you, O God, has proved us; you have tried us with fire as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into the snare; you laid afflictions on our back.
12 You did mount men upon our heads; we went through the fire and water; but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.
13 I will go into your house with whole burnt offerings; I will pay you my vows,
14 which my lips framed, and my mouth uttered in my affliction.
15 I will offer to you whole burnt sacrifices full of marrow, with incense and rams; I will sacrifice to you oxen with goats. Pause.
16 Come, hear, and I will tell, all you° that fear God, how great things he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth, and exalted him with my tongue.
18 If I have regarded iniquity in my heart, let not the Lord listen to me.
19 Therefore God has listened to me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
(67 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David among the Hymns.
1 God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us. Pause.
2 That men may know your way on the earth, your salvation among all nations.
3 Let the nations, O God, give thanks to you; let all the nations give thanks to you.
4 Let the nations rejoice and exult, for you shall judge the peoples in equity, and shall guide the nations on the earth. Pause.
5 Let the peoples, O God, give thanks to you; let all the peoples give thanks to you.
6 The earth has yielded her fruit; let God, our God bless us.
7 Let God bless us; and let all the ends of the earth fear him.
(68 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of a Song by David.
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; and let them that hate him flee from before him.
2 As smoke vanishes, let them vanish: as wax melts before the fire, so let the sinners perish from before God.
3 But let the righteous rejoice; let them exult before God: let them be delighted with joy.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name: make a way for him that rides upon the west (the Lord is his name) and exult before him. They shall be troubled before the face of him,
5 who is the father of the orphans, and judge of the widows: such is God in his holy place.
6 God settles the solitary in a house; leading forth prisoners mightily, also them that act provokingly, even them that dwell in tombs.
7 O God, when you went forth before your people, when you went through the wilderness; Pause:
8 the earth quaked, yes, the heavens dropped water at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.
9 O God, you will grant to your inheritance a gracious rain; for it was weary, but you did refresh it.
creatures dwell in it: you have in your goodness prepared for the poor.
11 The Lord God will give a word to them that preach it in a great company.
12 The king of the forces of the beloved, of the beloved, will even grant them for the beauty of the house to divide the spoils.
Even if you° should lie among the lots, you° shall have
the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her breast with †
14 When the heavenly One scatters kings upon it, they shall be made snow-white in Selmon.
The mountain of God is a rich mountain; a ‡
swelling mountain, a rich mountain.
16 Therefore do you° conceive evil, you° swelling mountains? this is the mountain which God has delighted to dwell in; yes, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are ten thousand fold, thousands of rejoicing ones: the Lord is among them, in Sina, in the holy place.
You are gone up on high, you have led captivity captive, you have received gifts for man, yes, for they were
rebellious, that you might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord God, blessed be the Lord daily; and the God of our salvation shall prosper us. Pause.
20 Our God is the God of salvation; and to the Lord belong the issues from death.
21 But God shall crust the heads of his enemies; the hairy crown of them that go on in their trespasses.
22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Basan, I will bring my people again through the depths of the sea.
23 That your foot may be dipped in blood, and the tongue of your dogs be stained with that of your enemies.
24 Your goings, O God, have been seen; the goings of my God, the king, in the sanctuary.
25 The princes went first, next before the players on instruments, in the midst of damsels playing on timbrels.
26 Praise God in the congregations, the Lord from the fountains of Israel.
27 There is Benjamin the younger one in ecstasy, the princes of Juda their rulers, the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali.
28 O God, command you your strength: strengthen, O God, this which you have wrought in us.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents to you.
30 Rebuke the wild beasts of the reed: let the crowd of bulls with the heifers of the nations be rebuked, so that they who have been proved with silver may not be shut out: scatter you the nations that wish for wars.
31 Ambassadors shall arrive out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hand readily to God.
32 Sing to God, you° kingdoms of the earth; sing psalms to the Lord. Pause.
Sing to God that **
rides on the heaven of heaven, eastward: behold, he will utter a mighty sound with his voice.
34 Give you° glory to God: his excellency is over Israel, and his power is in the clouds.
God is wonderful ††
in his holy places
, the God of Israel: he will give power and strength to his people: blessed be God.
(69 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm
of David, for *
1 Save me, O God; for the waters have come in to my soul.
2 I am stuck fast in deep mire, and there is no standing: I am come in to the depths of the sea, and a storm has overwhelmed me.
3 I am weary of crying, my throat has become hoarse; my eyes have failed by my waiting on my God.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: my enemies that persecute me unrighteously are strengthened: then I †
restored that which I took not away.
5 O God, you know my foolishness; and my transgressions are not hidden from you.
6 Let not them that wait on you, O Lord of hosts, be ashamed on my account: let not them that seek you, be ashamed on my account, O God of Israel.
7 For I have suffered reproach for your sake; shame has covered my face.
8 I became strange to my brethren, and a stranger to my mother's children.
For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen upon me.
10 And I bowed down my soul with fasting, and that was made my reproach.
11 And I put on sackcloth for my covering; and I became a proverb to them.
12 They that sit in the gate talked against me, and they that drank wine sang against me.
13 But I will cry to you, O Lord, in my prayer; O God, it is a propitious time: in the multitude of your mercy hear me, in the truth of your salvation.
14 Save me from the mire, that I stick not in it: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and from the deep waters.
15 Let not the waterflood drown me, nor let the deep swallow me up; neither let the well shut its mouth upon me.
16 Hear me, O Lord; for your mercy is good: according to the multitude of your compassions look upon me.
And turn not away your face from your ‡
servant; for I am afflicted: hear me speedily.
18 Draw near to my soul and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.
19 For you know my reproach, and my shame, and my confusion; all that afflict me are before you.
20 My soul has waited for reproach and misery; and I waited for one to grieve with me, but there was none; and for one to comfort me, but I found none.
21 They gave me also gall for my food, and made me drink vinegar for my thirst.
Let their table before them be for a snare, and for a recompense, and for a stumbling block.
23 Let their eyes be darkened that they should not see; and bow down their back continually.
24 Pour out your wrath upon them, and let the fury of your anger take hold on them.
Let their habitation be made desolate; and let there be no inhabitant in their tents:
26 Because they persecuted him whom you have struck; and they have added to the grief of my wounds.
27 Add iniquity to their iniquity; and let them not come into your righteousness.
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and let them not be written with the righteous.
29 I am poor and sorrowful; but the salvation of your countenance has helped me.
30 I will praise the name of my God with a song, I will magnify him with praise;
31 and this shall please God more than a young calf having horns and hoofs.
32 Let the poor see and rejoice; seek the Lord diligently, and you° shall live.
33 For the Lord hears the poor, and does not set at nothing his fettered ones.
34 Let the heavens and the earth raise him, the sea, and all things moving in them.
35 For God will save Sion, and the cities of Judea shall be built; and men shall dwell there, and inherit it.
36 And the seed of his servants shall possess it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
(70 in KJV) For the end, by David for a remembrance, that the Lord may save me.
1 Draw near, O God, to my help.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek my soul: let them be turned backward and put to shame, that wish me evil.
3 Let them that say to me, Aha, aha, be turned back and put to shame immediately.
4 Let all that seek you exult and be glad in you: and let those that love your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
5 But I am poor and needy; O God, help me: you are my helper and deliverer, O Lord, delay not.
(71 in KJV) By David, a Psalm sung by the sons of Jonadab, and the first that were taken captive.
1 O Lord, I have hoped in you: let me never be put to shame.
2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me: incline your ear to me, and save me.
3 Be to me a protecting God, and a strong hold to save me: for you are my fortress and my refuge.
4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the sinner, from the hand of the transgressor and unjust man.
5 For you are my support, O Lord; O Lord, you are my hope from my youth.
On you have I been stayed from the womb: from the belly of my mother you are my protector: of you is my *
7 I am become as it were a wonder to many: but you are my strong helper.
8 Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may hymn your glory, and your majesty all the day.
9 Cast me not off at the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies have spoken against me; and they that lay wait for my soul have taken counsel together,
11 saying, God has forsaken him: persecute you° and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, go not far from me, O my God, draw near to my help.
13 Let those that plot against my soul be ashamed and utterly fail: let those that seek my hurt be clothed with shame and dishonor.
14 But I will hope continually, and will praise you more and more.
15 My mouth shall declare your righteousness openly, and your salvation all the day; for I am not acquainted with the affairs of men.
16 I will go on in the might of the Lord: O Lord, I will make mention of your righteousness only.
17 O God, you have taught me from my youth, and until now will I declare your wonders;
18 even until I am old and advanced in years. O God, forsake me not; until I shall have declared your arm to all the generation that is to come:
19 even your power and your righteousness, O God, up to the highest heavens, even the mighty works which you have done: O God, who is like to you?
20 What afflictions many and sore have you showed me! yet you did turn and quicken me, and brought me again from the depths of the earth.
21 You did multiply your righteousness, and did turn and comfort me, and brought me again out of the depths of the earth.
22 I will also therefore give thanks to you, O God, because of your truth, on an instrument of psalmody: I will sing psalms to you on the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall rejoice when I sing to you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.
Moreover also my tongue shall †
dwell all the day upon your righteousness; when they shall be ashamed and confounded that seek my hurt.
(72 in KJV) For Solomon.
1 O God, give your judgment to the king, and your righteousness to the king's son;
2 that he may judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.
3 Let the mountains and the hills raise peace to your people:
4 he shall judge the poor of the people in righteousness, and save the children of the needy; and shall bring low the false accuser.
5 And he shall continue as long as the sun, and before the moon for ever.
6 He shall come down as rain upon a fleece; and as drops falling upon the earth.
7 In his days shall righteousness spring up; and abundance of peace till the moon be removed.
8 And he shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
9 The Ethiopians shall fall down before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tharsis, and the isles, shall bring presents: the kings of the Arabians and Saba shall offer gifts.
11 And all kings shall worship him; all the Gentiles shall serve him.
12 For he has delivered the poor from the oppressor; and the needy who had no helper.
13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall deliver the souls of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their souls from usury and injustice: and their name shall be precious before him.
15 And he shall live, and there shall be given him of the gold of Arabia: and men shall pray for him continually; and all the day shall they praise him.
16 There shall be an establishment on the earth on the tops of the mountains: the fruit thereof shall be exalted above Libanus, and they of the city shall flourish as grass of the earth.
Let his name be blessed for ever: his name shall endure *
longer than the sun: and all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18 Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who alone does wonders.
19 And blessed is his glorious name for ever, even for ever and ever: and all the earth shall be filled with his glory. So be it, so be it.
20 The hymns of David the son of Jessae are ended.