(107 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let them say so who have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
and gathered them out of the countries, from the east, and west, and north, and *
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a dry land; they found no way to a city of habitation.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
7 And he guided them into a straight path, that they might go to a city of habitation.
8 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
9 For he satisfies the empty soul, and fills the hungry soul with good things,
10 even them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death, fettered in poverty and iron;
because they †
rebelled against the words of God, and provoked the counsel of the Most High.
12 So their heart was brought low with troubles; they were weak, and there was no helper.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he saved them out of their distresses.
14 And he brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonders to the children of men.
16 For he broke to pieces the brazen gates, and crushed the iron bars.
He helped them out of the way of their iniquity; for they were brought low because of their iniquities.
18 Their soul abhorred all meat; and they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them out of their destructions.
21 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
22 And let them offer to him the sacrifice of praise, and proclaim this works with exultation.
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in many waters;
24 these men have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
25 He speaks, and the stormy wind arises, and its waves are lifted up.
26 They go up to the heavens, and go down to the depths; their soul melts because of troubles.
27 They are troubled, they stagger as a drunkard, and all their wisdom is swallowed up.
28 Then they cry to the Lord in their affliction, and he brings them out of their distresses.
29 And he commands the storm, and it is calmed into a gentle breeze, and its waves are still.
30 And they are glad, because they are quiet; and he guides them to their desire haven.
31 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
32 Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders.
He turns rivers into a desert, and streams of §
water into **
a dry land;
34 a fruitful land into saltness, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and a dry land into streams of water.
36 And there he causes the hungry to dwell, and they establish for themselves cities of habitation.
37 And they sow fields, and plant vineyards, and they yield fruit of increase.
38 And he blesses them, and they multiply exceedingly, and he diminishes not the number of their cattle.
39 Again they become few, and are brought low, by the pressure of evils and pain.
40 Contempt is poured upon their princes, and he causes them to wander in a desert and trackless land.
41 But he helps the poor out of poverty, and makes him families as a flock.
42 The upright shall see and rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
43 Who is wise, and will observe these things, and understand the mercies of the Lord?
(108 in KJV) Song of a Psalm by David.
1 O God, my heart is ready, my heart is ready; I will sing and sing psalms with my glory.
2 Awake, lute and harp; I will awake early.
3 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the people; I will sing praise to you among the Gentiles.
4 For your mercy is great above the heavens, and your truth reaches to the clouds.
5 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; and your glory above all the earth.
6 That your beloved ones may be delivered, save with your right hand, and hear me. God has spoken in his sanctuary;
7 I will be exalted, and will divide Sicima, and will measure out the valley of tents.
8 Galaad is mine; and Manasses is mine; and Ephraim is the help of my head; Judas is my king;
9 Moab is the caldron of my hope; over Idumea will I cast my sandal; the Philistines are made subject to me.
10 Who will bring me into the fortified city? or who will guide me to Idumea?
11 Will not you, O God, who have rejected us? and will not you, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12 Give us help from tribulation: for vain is the help of man.
Through God we shall *
do valiantly; and he will bring to nothing our enemies.
(109 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 O God, pass not over my praise in silence;
2 for the mouth of the sinner and the mouth of the crafty man have been opened against me: they have spoken against me with a crafty tongue.
3 And they have compassed me with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
Instead of loving me, they falsely accused me: but I continued to pray.
5 And they rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Set you a sinner against him; and let †
the devil stand at his right hand.
7 When he is judged, let him go forth condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
Let his days be few: and ✡
let another take his office of overseer.
9 Let his children be orphans, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children wander without a dwelling-place, and beg: let them be cast out of their habitations.
11 Let his creditor exact all that belongs to him: and let strangers spoil his labors.
12 Let him have no helper; neither let there be any one to have compassion on his fatherless children.
13 Let his children be given up to utter destruction: in one generation let his name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be before the Lord continually; and let their memorial be blotted out from the earth.
16 Because he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the needy and poor man, and that to kill him that was pricked in the heart.
17 He loved cursing also, and it shall come upon him; and he took not pleasure in blessing, so it shall be removed far from him.
18 Yes, he put on cursing as a garment, and it is come as water into his bowels, and as oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him as a garment which he puts on, and as a girdle with which he girds himself continually.
20 This is the dealing of the Lord with those who falsely accuse me, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
21 But you, O Lord, Lord, deal mercifully with me, for your name's sake: for your mercy is good.
22 Deliver me, for I am poor and needy; and my heart is troubled within me.
23 I am removed as a shadow in its going down: I am tossed up and down like locusts.
24 My knees are weakened through fasting, and my flesh is changed by reason of the lack of oil.
25 I became also a reproach to them: when they saw me they shook their heads.
26 Help me, O Lord my God; and save me according to your mercy.
27 And let them know that this is your hand; and that you, Lord, have wrought it.
28 Let them curse, but you shall bless: let them that rise up against me be ashamed, but let your servant rejoice.
29 Let those that falsely accuse me be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their shame as with a mantle.
30 I will give thanks to the Lord abundantly with my mouth; and in the midst of many I will praise him.
31 For he stood on the right hand of the poor, to save me from them that persecute my soul.
(110 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
The Lord said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
2 The Lord shall send out a rod of power for you out of Sion: rule you in the midst of your enemies.
With you is dominion in the day of your power, in the splendors of *
your saints: I have begotten you from the womb before the morning.
4 The Lord sware, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.
5 The Lord at your right hand has dashed in pieces kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the nations, he shall fill up the number of corpses, he shall crush the heads of many on the earth.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall he lift up the head.
(111 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 I will give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
The works of the Lord are great, sought out *
according to all his will.
3 His work is worthy of thanksgiving and honor: and his righteousness endures for ever and ever.
4 He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is merciful and compassionate.
5 He has given food to them that fear him: he will remember his covenant for ever.
6 He has declared to his people the power of his works, to give them the inheritance of the heathen.
7 The works of his hands are truth and judgment: all his commandments are sure:
8 established for ever and ever, done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption to his people: he commanded his covenant for ever: holy and fearful is his name.
The fear of the Lord is the †
beginning of wisdom, and all that act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures for ever and ever.
(112 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Blessed is the man that fears the Lord: he will delight greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty in the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Glory and riches shall be in his house; and his righteousness endures for evermore.
4 To the upright light has sprung up in darkness: he is pitiful, and merciful, and righteous.
5 The good man is he that pities and lends: he will direct his affairs with judgment.
6 For he shall not be moved for ever; the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of any evil report: his heart is ready to trust in the Lord.
8 His heart is established, he shall not fear, till he shall see his desire upon his enemies.
He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for evermore: his horn shall be exalted with honor.
10 The sinner shall see and be angry, he shall gnash his teeth, and consume away: the desire of the sinner shall perish.
(113 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Praise the Lord, you° servants of his, praise, the name of the Lord.
2 Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this present time and for ever.
3 From the rising of the sun to his setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all the nations; his glory is above the heavens.
5 Who is as the Lord our God? who dwells in the high places,
6 and yet looks upon the low things in heaven, and on the earth:
7 who lifts up the poor from the earth, and raises up the needy from the dunghill;
8 to set him with princes, even with the princes of his people:
9 who settles the barren woman in a house, as a mother rejoicing over children.
(114 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 At the going forth of Israel from Egypt, of the house of Jacob from a barbarous people,
Judea became his *
Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.
5 What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? and you Jordan, that you were turned back?
6 You° mountains, that you° skipped like rams, and you° hills, like lambs?
7 The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
who turned the rock into pools of water, and the †
flint into fountains of water.
(115 in KJV)
1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, because of your mercy and your truth;
2 lest at any time the nations should say, Where is their God?
3 But our God has done in heaven and on earth, whatever he has pleased.
4 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.
They have a mouth, but they *
can’t speak; they have eyes, but they can’t see:
6 they have ears, but they can’t hear; they have noses, but they can’t smell;
7 they have hands, but they can’t handle; they have feet, but they can’t walk: they can’t speak through their throat.
8 Let those that make them become like to them, and all who trust in them.
9 The house of Israel trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
10 The house of Aaron trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
11 They that fear the Lord trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
12 The Lord has remembered us, and blessed us: he has blessed the house of Israel, he has blessed the house of Aaron.
13 He has blessed them that fear the Lord, both small and great.
The Lord †
to you and to your children.
15 Blessed are you° of the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth.
The heaven of ‡
to the Lord: but he has given the earth to the sons of men.
17 The dead shall not praise you, O Lord, nor any that go down to Hades.
18 But we, the living, will bless the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.
(116 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 I am well pleased, because the Lord will listen to the voice of my supplication.
2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call upon him while I live.
3 The pangs of death compassed me; the dangers of hell found me: I found affliction and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: O Lord, deliver my soul.
5 The Lord is merciful and righteous; yes, our God has pity.
The Lord preserves *
the simple: I was brought low, and he delivered me.
7 Return to your rest, O my soul; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
8 For he has delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I shall be well-pleasing before the Lord in the land of the living.
(115 in KJV) Alleluia.
10 † ✡
I believed, therefore I have spoken: but I was greatly afflicted.
11 And I said in my amazement, Every man is a liar.
12 What shall I render to the Lord for all the things wherein he has rewarded me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
14 I will pay my vows to the Lord, in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
16 O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have burst by bonds asunder.
17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of praise, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
18 I will pay my vows to the Lord, in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem.
(117 in KJV) Alleluia.
Praise the Lord, all you° nations: praise him, all you° peoples.
2 For his mercy has been abundant toward us: and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
(118 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let now the house of Israel say, that he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
3 Let now the house of Aaron say, that he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
4 Let now all that fear the Lord say, that he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
5 I called on the Lord out of affliction: and he listened to me, so as to bring me into a wide place.
The Lord is my helper; and I will not fear what man shall do to me.
7 The Lord is my helper; and I shall see my desire upon my enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in man.
9 It is better to hope in the Lord, than to hope in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.
11 They completely compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.
12 They compassed me about as bees do a honeycomb, and they burst into flame as fire among thorns: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.
13 I was thrust, and sorely shaken, that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of exultation and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord has wrought mightily.
16 The right hand of the Lord has exalted me: the right hand of the Lord has wrought powerfully.
17 I shall not die, but live, and recount the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has chastened me sore: but he has not given me up to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and give praise to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous shall enter by it.
21 I will give thanks to you; because you have heard me, and are become my salvation.
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner.
23 This has been done of the Lord; and it is wonderful in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord has made: let us exult and rejoice in it.
25 O Lord, save now: O Lord, send now prosperity.
Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
God is the Lord, and he has shined upon us: celebrate the feast with *
thick branches, binding the victims
even to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks: you are my God, and I will exalt you. I will give thanks to you, for you have heard me, and are become my salvation.
29 Give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
(119 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Blessed are the blameless in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that search out his testimonies: they will diligently seek him with the whole heart.
3 For they that work iniquity have not walked in his ways.
4 You have commanded us diligently to keep your precepts.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep your ordinances.
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments.
7 I will give you thanks with uprightness of heart, when I have learned the judgments of your righteousness.
8 I will keep your ordinances: O forsake me not greatly.
9 Wherewith shall a young man direct his way? by keeping your words.
10 With my whole heart have I diligently sought you: cast me not away from your commandments.
11 I have hidden your oracles in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord: teach me your ordinances.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.
14 I have delighted in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your commandments, and consider your ways.
16 I will meditate on your ordinances: I will not forget your words.
17 Render a recompense to your servant: so shall I live, and keep your words.
18 Unveil you my eyes, and I shall perceive wondrous things of your law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.
20 My soul has longed exceedingly for your judgments at all times.
21 You have rebuked the proud: cursed are they that turn aside from your commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have sought out your testimonies.
23 For princes sat and spoke against me: but your servant was meditating on your ordinances.
24 For your testimonies are my meditation, and your ordinances are my counselors.
25 My soul has cleaved to the ground; quicken you me according to your word.
26 I declared my ways, and you did hear me: teach me your ordinances.
27 Instruct me in the way of your ordinances; and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28 My soul has slumbered for sorrow; strengthen you me with your words.
Remove from me the way of iniquity; and be merciful to me *
by your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; and have not forgotten your judgments.
31 I have cleaved to your testimonies, O Lord; put me not to shame.
32 I ran the way of your commandments, when you did enlarge my heart.
Teach me, O Lord, the way of your ordinances, and I will seek it out continually.
34 Instruct me, and I will search out your law, and will keep it with my whole heart.
35 Guide me in the path of your commandments; for I have delighted in it.
36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away my eyes that I may not behold vanity: quicken you me in your way.
38 Confirm your oracle to your servant, that he may fear you.
39 Take away my reproach which I have feared: for your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have desired your commandments: quicken me in your righteousness.
41 And let your mercy come upon me, O Lord; even your salvation, according to your word.
42 And so I shall render an answer to them that reproach me: for I have trusted in your words.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in your judgments. So shall I keep your law continually, for ever and ever.
45 I walked also at large: for I sought out your commandments.
46 And I spoke of your testimonies before kings, and was not ashamed.
And I ‡
meditated on your commandments, which I loved exceedingly.
48 And I lifted up my hands to your commandments which I loved; and I meditated in your ordinances.
49 Remember your words to your servant, wherein you have made me hope.
50 This has comforted me in my affliction: for your oracle has quickened me.
51 The proud have transgressed exceedingly; but I swerved not from your law.
52 I remembered your judgments of old, O Lord; and was comforted.
53 Despair took hold upon me, because of the sinners who forsake your law.
54 Your ordinances were my songs in the place of my sojourning.
55 I remembered your name, O Lord, in the night, and kept your law.
56 This I had, because I diligently sought your ordinances.
57 You are my portion, O Lord: I said that I would keep your law.
I implored your §
favor with my whole heart: have mercy upon me according to your word.
59 I thought on your ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.
60 I prepared myself, (and was not terrified,) to keep your commandments.
61 The snares of sinners entangled me: but I forgot not your law.
62 At midnight I arose, to give thanks to you for the judgments of your righteousness.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your commandments.
64 O Lord, the earth is full of your mercy: teach me your ordinances.
65 You have wrought kindly with your servant, o Lord, according to your word.
66 Teach me kindness, and instruction, and knowledge: for I have believed your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted, I transgressed; therefore have I kept your word.
68 Good are you, O Lord; therefore in your goodness teach me your ordinances.
69 The injustice of the proud has been multiplied against me: but I will search out your commandments with all my heart.
70 Their heart has been curdled like milk; but I have meditated on your law.
71 It is good for me that you have afflicted me; that I might learn your ordinances.
72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
73 Your hands have made me, and fashioned me: instruct me, that I may learn your commandments.
74 They that fear you will see me and rejoice: for I have hoped in your words.
75 I know, O Lord, that your judgments are righteousness, and that you in truthfulness have afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray you, your mercy be to comfort me, according to your word to your servant.
77 Let your compassions come to me, that I may live: for your law is my meditation.
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they transgressed against me unjustly: but I will meditate in your commandments.
79 Let those that fear you, and those that know your testimonies, turn to me.
80 Let my heart be blameless in your ordinances, that I may not be ashamed.
81 My soul faints for your salvation: I have hoped in your words.
82 My eyes failed in waiting for your word, saying, When will you comfort me?
83 For I am become as a bottle in the frost: yet I have not forgotten your ordinances.
84 How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment for me on them that persecute me?
85 Transgressors told me idle tales; but not according to your law, O Lord.
86 All your commandments are truth; they persecuted me unjustly; help you me.
87 They nearly made an end of me in the earth; but I forsook not your commandments.
88 Quicken me according to your mercy; so shall I keep the testimonies of your mouth.
89 Your word, O Lord, abides in heaven for ever.
90 Your truth endures to all generations; you have founded the earth, and it abides.
91 The day continues by your arrangement; for all things are your servants.
92 Were it not that your law is my meditation, then I should have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your ordinances; for with them you have quickened me.
94 I am your, save me; for I have sought out your ordinances.
95 Sinners laid wait for me to destroy me; but I understood your testimonies.
96 have seen an end of all perfection; but your commandment is very broad.
97 How I have loved your law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day.
98 You have made me wiser than my enemies in your commandment; for it is mine for ever.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; for your testimonies are my medication.
100 I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out your commandments.
101 I have kept back my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your words.
I have not declined from your judgments; for you have **
103 How sweet are your oracles to my throat! more so than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding by your commandments: therefore I have hated every way of unrighteousness.
105 Your law is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.
106 I have sworn and determined to keep the judgments of your righteousness.
107 I have been very greatly afflicted, O Lord: quicken me, according to your word.
108 Accept, I pray you, O Lord, the free will offerings of my mouth, and teach me your judgments.
My soul is continually in ††
your hands; and I have not forgotten your law.
110 Sinners spread a snare for me; but I erred not from your commandments.
111 I have inherited your testimonies for ever; for they are the joy of my heart.
I have inclined my heart to perform your ordinances for ever, ‡‡
in return for your mercies
113 I have hated transgressors; but I have loved your law.
114 You are my helper and my supporter; I have hoped in your words.
115 Depart from me, you° evil-doers; for I will search out the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your word, and quicken me; and make me not ashamed of my expectation.
117 Help me, and I shall be saved; and I will meditate in your ordinances continually.
118 You have brought to nothing all that depart from your ordinances; for their inward thought is unrighteous.
119 I have reckoned all the sinners of the earth as transgressors; therefore have I loved your testimonies.
120 Penetrate my flesh with your fear; for I am afraid of your judgments.
121 I have done judgment and justice; deliver me not up to them that injure me.
122 Receive your servant for good: let not the proud accuse me falsely.
123 My eyes have failed for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.
124 Deal with your servant according to your mercy, and teach me your ordinances.
125 I am your servant; instruct me, and I shall know your testimonies.
126 It is time for the Lord to work: they have utterly broken your law.
127 Therefore have I loved your commandments more than gold, or the topaz.
128 Therefore I directed myself according to all your commandments: I have hated every unjust way.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul has sought them out.
130 The manifestation of your words will enlighten, and instruct the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and drew breath: for I earnestly longed after your commandments.
132 Look upon me and have mercy upon me, after the manner of them that love your name.
133 Order my steps according to your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the false accusation of men: so will I keep your commandments.
135 Cause your face to shine upon your servant: and teach me your ordinances.
136 My eyes have been bathed in streams of water, because I kept not your law.
137 Righteous are you, O Lord, and upright are your judgments.
138 You have commanded righteousness and perfect truth, as your testimonies.
139 Your zeal has quite wasted me: because my enemies have forgotten your words.
140 Your word has been very fully tried; and your servant loves it.
141 I am young and despised: yet I have not forgotten your ordinances.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is truth.
143 Afflictions and distresses found me: but your commandments were my meditation.
144 Your testimonies are an everlasting righteousness: instruct me, and I shall live.
145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will search out your ordinances.
146 I cried to you; save me, and I will keep your testimonies.
147 I arose before the dawn, and cried: I hoped in your words.
148 My eyes prevented the dawn, that I might meditate on your oracles.
149 Hear my voice, O Lord, according to your mercy; quicken me according to your judgment.
150 They have drawn near who persecuted me unlawfully; and they are far removed from your law.
You are near, O Lord; and all your §§
ways are truth.
I have known of old ***
concerning your testimonies, that you have founded them for ever.
153 Look upon my affliction, and rescue me; for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Plead my cause, and ransom me: quicken me because of your word.
155 Salvation is far from sinners: for they have not searched out your ordinances.
156 Your mercies, O Lord, are many: quicken me according to your judgment.
157 Many are they that persecute me and oppress me: but I have not declined from your testimonies.
158 I [*]saw men acting foolishly, and I pined away; for they kept not your oracles.
159 Behold, I have loved your commandments, O Lord: quicken me in your mercy.
160 The beginning of your words is truth; and all the judgments of your righteousness endure for ever.
161 Princes persecuted me without a cause, but my heart feared because of your words.
162 I will exult because of your oracles, as one that finds much spoil.
163 I hate and abhor unrighteousness; but I love your law.
164 Seven times in a day have I praised you because of the judgments of your righteousness.
165 Great peace have they that love your law: and there is no stumbling block to them.
166 I waited for your salvation, O Lord, and have loved your commandments.
167 My soul has kept your testimonies, and loved them exceedingly.
168 I have kept your commandments and your testimonies; for all my ways are before you, O Lord.
169 Let my supplication come near before you, o Lord; instruct me according to your oracle.
170 Let my petition come in before you, O Lord; deliver me according to your oracle.
171 Let my lips utter a hymn, when you shall have taught me your ordinances.
172 Let my tongue utter your oracles; for all your commandments are righteous.
173 Let your hand be prompt to save me; for I have chosen your commandments.
174 I have longed after your salvation, O Lord; and your law is my meditation.
175 My soul shall live, and shall praise you; and your judgments shall help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I have not forgotten your commandments.
(120 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 In my affliction I cried to the Lord, and he listened to me.
2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from unjust lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What should be given to you, and what should be added to you, for your crafty tongue?
4 Sharpened weapons of the mighty, with coals of the desert.
Woe is me, that my sojourning is *
prolonged; I have tabernacled among the tents of Kedar.
6 My soul has long been a sojourner;
7 I was peaceful among them that hated peace; when I spoke to them, they warred against me without a cause.
(121 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 I lifted up my eyes to the mountains, whence my help shall come.
2 My help shall come from the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth.
3 Let not your foot be moved; and let not your keeper slumber.
4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall not slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord shall keep you: the Lord is your shelter upon your right hand.
6 The sun shall not burn you by day, neither the moon by night.
7 May the Lord preserve you from all evil: the Lord shall keep your soul.
8 The Lord shall keep your coming in, and your going out, from henceforth and even for ever.
(122 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
2 Our feet stood in your courts, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city whose fellowship is complete.
4 For there the tribes went up, the tribes of the Lord, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there are set thrones for judgment, even thrones for the house of David.
Pray now for the peace of Jerusalem: and let there be
prosperity to them that love you.
7 Let peace, I pray, be within your host, and prosperity in your palaces.
8 For the sake of my brethren and my neighbors, I have indeed spoken peace concerning you.
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have diligently sought your good.
(123 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 To you who dwell in heaven have I lifted up my eyes.
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants are directed to the hands of their masters, and as the eyes of a maidservant to the hands of her mistress; so our eyes are directed to the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.
3 Have pity upon us, O Lord, have pity upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
, our soul has been exceedingly filled with it
: * let
the reproach be
to them that are at ease, and contempt to the proud.
(124 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 If it had not been that the Lord was among us, let Israel now say;
2 if it had not been that the Lord was among us, when men rose up against us;
3 verily they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4 verily the water would have drowned us, our soul would have gone under the torrent.
5 Yes, our soul would have gone under the overwhelming water.
6 Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us for a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul has been delivered as a sparrow from the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are delivered.
8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
(125 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he that dwells in Jerusalem shall never be moved.
2 The mountains are round about her, and so the Lord is round about his people, from henceforth and even for ever.
3 For the Lord will not allow the rod of sinners to be upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous should stretch forth their hands to iniquity.
4 Do good, O Lord, to them that are good, and to them that are upright in heart.
But them that turn aside to crooked ways the Lord will lead away with the workers of iniquity: * but
peace shall be
(126 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 When the Lord turned the captivity of Sion, we became as comforted ones.
2 Then was our mouth filled with joy, and our tongue with exultation: then would they say among the Gentiles,
3 The Lord has done great things among them. The Lord has done great things for us, we became joyful.
4 Turn, O Lord, our captivity, as the steams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 They went on and wept as they cast their seeds; but they shall surely come with exultation, bringing their sheaves with them.
(127 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 Except the Lord build the house, they that build labor in vain: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman watches in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise early: you° rise up after resting, you° that eat the bread of grief; while he gives sleep to his beloved.
3 Behold, the inheritance of the Lord, children, the reward of the fruit of the womb.
4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of those who were outcasts.
5 Blessed is the man who shall satisfy his desire with them: they shall not be ashamed when they shall speak to their enemies in the gates.
(128 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 Blessed are all they that fear the Lord; who walk in his ways.
You shall eat the *
labors of your hands: blessed are you, and it shall be well with you.
3 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine on the sides of your house: your children as young olive-plants round about your table.
4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that fears the Lord.
5 May the Lord bless you out of Sion; and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6 And may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel.
A Song of Degrees.
1 Many a time have they warred against me from my youth, let Israel now say:
2 Many a time have they warred against me from my youth: and yet they prevailed not against me.
The sinners wrought upon my back: they prolonged their *
4 The righteous Lord has cut asunder the necks of sinners.
5 Let all that hate Sion be put to shame and turned back.
6 Let them be as the grass of the housetops, which withers before it is plucked up.
7 Wherewith the reaper fills not his hand, nor he that makes up the sheaves, his bosom.
8 Neither do they that go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.
(130 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord.
2 O Lord, listen to my voice; let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
For with you is *
forgiveness: for your †
5 have I waited for you, O Lord, my soul has waited for your word.
6 My soul has hoped in the Lord; from the morning watch till night.
7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
(131 in KJV) *
A Song of Degrees.
1 O Lord, my heart is not exalted, neither have my eyes been haughtily raised: neither have I exercised myself in great matters, nor in things too wonderful for me.
2 I shall have sinned if I have not been humble, but have exulted my soul: according to the relation of a weaned child to his mother, so will you recompense my soul.
3 Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.
(132 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 Lord, remember David, and all his meekness:
2 how he sware to the Lord, and vowed to the God of Jacob, saying,
I will not go into the tabernacle of my house; I will not go up to the couch of my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes, nor slumber to my eyelids, nor rest to my temples,
5 until I find a place for the Lord, a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephratha; we found it in the fields of the wood.
7 Let us enter into his tabernacles: let us worship at the place where his feet stood.
8 Arise, O Lord, into your rest; you, and the ark of your holiness.
9 Your priests shall clothe themselves with righteousness; and your saints shall exult.
10 For the sake of your servant David turn not away the face of your anointed.
11 The Lord sware in truth to David, and he will not annul it, saying, Of the fruit of your body will I set a king upon your throne.
12 If your children will keep my covenant, and these my testimonies which I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon your throne for ever.
13 For the Lord has elected Sion, he has chosen her for a habitation for himself, saying,
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have chosen it.
15 I will surely bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall greatly exult.
17 There will I cause to spring up a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
His enemies will I clothe with a shame; but upon himself shall my †
(133 in KJV) *
A Song of Degrees.
1 See now! what is so good, or what so pleasant, as for brethren to dwell together?
2 It is as ointment on the head, that ran down to the beard, even the beard of Aaron; that ran down to the fringe of his clothing.
3 As the dew of Aermon, that comes down on the mountains of Sion: for there, the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for ever.
(134 in KJV) A Song of Degrees.
1 Behold now, bless you° the Lord, all the servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
Lift up your hands by night *
in the sanctuaries, and bless the Lord.
3 May the Lord, who made heaven and earth, bless you out of Sion.
(135 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Praise you° the name of the Lord; praise the Lord, you° his servants,
2 who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise you° the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises to his name; for it is good.
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
5 For I know that the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods;
6 all that the Lord willed, he did in heaven, and on the earth, in the sea, and in all deeps.
7 Who brings up clouds from the extremity of the earth: he has made lightnings for the rain: he brings winds out of his treasures.
8 Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, on Pharao, and on all his servants.
10 Who struck many nations, and killed mighty kings;
11 Seon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Basan, and all the kingdoms of Chanaan:
12 and gave their land for an inheritance, an inheritance to Israel his people.
13 O Lord, your name endures for ever, and your memorial to all generations.
14 For the Lord shall judge his people, and comfort himself concerning his servants.
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.
16 They have a mouth, but they can’t speak; they have eyes, but they can’t see;
17 they have ears, but they can’t hear; for there is no breath in their mouth.
18 Let those who make them be made like to them; and all those who trust in them.
19 O house of Israel, bless you° the Lord: O house of Aaron, bless you° the Lord:
20 O house of Levi, bless you° the Lord: you° that fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
21 Blessed in Sion be the Lord, who dwells in Jerusalem.
(136 in KJV) Alleluia.
1 Give thanks to the Lord: for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods; for his mercy endures for ever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever.
4 To him who along has wrought great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever.
5 To him who made the heavens by understanding; for his mercy endures for ever.
6 To him who established the earth on the waters; for his mercy endures for ever.
7 To him who alone made great lights; for his mercy endures for ever.
8 The sun to rule by day; for his mercy endures for ever.
9 The moon and the stars to rule the night; for his mercy endures for ever.
10 To him who struck Egypt with their firstborn; for his mercy endures for ever.
11 And brought Israel out of the midst of them; for his mercy endures for ever:
12 with a strong hand, and a high arm: for his mercy endures for ever.
13 To him who divided the Red Sea into parts: for his mercy endures for ever:
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it: for his mercy endures for ever:
15 and overthrew Pharao and his host in the Red Sea: for his mercy endures for ever.
16 To him who led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever.
17 To him who struck great kings: for his mercy endures for ever:
18 and killed mighty kings; for his mercy endures for ever:
19 Seon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endures for ever:
20 and Og king of Basan: for his mercy endures for ever:
21 and gave their land for an inheritance: for his mercy endures for ever:
22 even an inheritance to Israel his servant: for his mercy endures for ever.
23 For the Lord remembered us in our low estate; for his mercy endures for ever:
24 and redeemed us from our enemies; for his mercy endures for ever.
25 Who gives food to all flesh; for his mercy endures for ever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven; for his mercy endures for ever.
(137 in KJV) *
For David, a Psalm
1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat; and wept when we remembered Sion.
We hung our †
harps on the willows in the midst of it.
3 For there they that had taken us captive asked of us the words of a song; and they that had carried us away asked a hymn, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Sion.
How should we sing the Lord's song ‡
in a strange land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cleave to my throat, if I do not remember you; if I do not prefer Jerusalem as the chief of my joy.
Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it
, even to its foundations.
8 Wretched daughter of Babylon! blessed shall he be who shall reward you as you have rewarded us.
9 Blessed shall he be who shall seize and dash your infants against the rock.
(138 in KJV) A Psalm for David, of Aggaeus and Zacharias.
1 I will give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; and I will sing psalms to you before the angels; for you have heard all the words of my mouth.
2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your name, on account of your mercy and your truth; for you have magnified your holy name above every thing.
3 In whatever day I shall call upon you, hear me speedily; you shall abundantly provide me with your power in my soul.
4 Let all the kings of the earth, o Lord, give thanks to you; for they have heard all the words of your mouth.
5 And let them sing in the ways of the Lord; for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For the Lord is high, and yet regards the lowly; and he knows high things from afar off.
7 Though I should walk in the midst of affliction, you will quicken me; you have stretched forth your hands against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand has saved me.
8 O Lord, you shall recompense them on my behalf: your mercy, O Lord, endures for ever: overlook not the works of your hands.
(139 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David. *
1 O Lord, you have proved me, and known me.
You know my down-sitting and my up-rising: you understand my thoughts †
You have traced my path and my ‡
bed, and have foreseen all my ways.
4 For there is no unrighteous word in my tongue: behold, O Lord, you have known all things,
5 the last and the first: you have fashioned me, and laid your hand upon me.
6 The knowledge of you is too wonderful for me; it is very difficult, I can’t attain to it.
7 Whither shall I go from your Spirit? and whither shall I flee from my presence?
8 If I should go up to heaven, you are there: if I should go down to hell, you are present.
If I should spread my wings to fly §
straight forward, and sojourn at the extremity of the sea, it would be vain
10 for even there your hand would guide me, and your right hand would hold me.
When I said, Surely the darkness will cover me; even the night was
light in my **
12 For darkness will not be darkness with you; but night will be light as day: as its darkness, so shall its light be to you.
13 For you, O Lord, have possessed my reins; you have helped me from my mother's womb.
14 I will give you thanks; for you are fearfully wondrous; wondrous are your works; and my soul knows it well.
15 My bones, which you made in secret were not hidden from you, nor my substance, in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unwrought substance, and all men shall be written in your book; they shall be formed by day, though there should for a time be no one among them.
17 But your friends, O God, have been greatly honored by me; their rule has been greatly strengthened.
18 I will number them, and they shall be multiplied beyond the sand; I awake, and am still with you.
19 Oh that you would kill the wicked, O God; depart from me, you° men of blood.
20 For you will say concerning their thought, that they shall take your cities in vain.
21 Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hate you? and wasted away because of your enemies?
22 I have hated them with perfect hatred; they were counted my enemies.
23 Prove me, O God, and know my heart; examine me, and know my paths;
24 and see if there is any way of iniquity in me, and lead me in an everlasting way.
(140 in KJV) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 Rescue me, O Lord, from the evil man; deliver me from the unjust man.
2 Who have devised injustice in their hearts; all the day they prepared war.
They have sharpened their tongue as the tongue
of a serpent; ✡
the poison of asps is under their lips. Pause.
4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the sinner; rescue me from unjust men; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and have stretched out ropes for snares for my feet; they set a stumbling block for me near the path. Pause.
6 I said to the Lord, You are my God; listen, O Lord, to the voice of my supplication.
7 O Lord God, the strength of my salvation; you have screened my head in the day of battle.
Deliver me not, O Lord, to the sinner, *
according to my desire: they have devised mischief
against me; forsake me not, lest they should be exalted. Pause.
9 As for the head of them that compass me, the mischief of their lips shall cover them.
10 Coals of fire shall fall upon them on the earth; and you shall cast them down in afflictions: they shall not bear up under them.
11 A talkative man shall not prosper on the earth: evils shall hunt the unrighteous man to destruction.
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the †
poor, and the right of the needy ones.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence.
(141 in KJV) A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, I have cried to you; hear me: attend to the voice of my supplication, when I cry to you.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice.
Set a watch, O Lord, on my mouth, and a *
strong door about by lips.
Incline not my heart to evil things, to †
employ pretexts ‡
for sins, with me who work iniquity: and §
I will not. let me not unite with their choice ones.
The righteous shall chasten me with mercy, and reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner anoint my head: for yet shall my prayer also be in their **
6 Their mighty ones have been swallowed up near the rock: they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 As a lump of earth is crushed upon the ground, our bones have been scattered by the mouth of the grave.
8 For my eyes are to you, O Lord God: I have hoped in you; take not away my life.
9 Keep me from the snare which they have set for me, and from the stumbling blocks of them that work iniquity.
10 Sinners shall fall by their own net: I am alone until I shall escape.
(142 in KJV) A Psalm of instruction for David, when he was in the cave, —a Prayer.
1 I cried to the Lord with my voice; with my voice I made supplication to the Lord.
2 I will pour out before him my supplication: I will declare before him my affliction.
3 When my spirit was fainting within me, then you knew my paths; in the very way wherein I was walking, they hid a snare for me.
4 I looked on my right hand, and behold, for there was none that noticed me; refuge failed me; and there was none that cared for my soul.
5 I cried to you, O Lord, and said, You are my hope, my portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend to my supplication, for I am brought very low; deliver me from them that persecute me; for they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name, O Lord; the righteous shall wait for me, until you recompense me.
(143 in KJV) A Psalm of David, when his son pursued him.
1 O Lord, attend to my prayer: listen to my supplication in your truth; hear me in your righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has brought my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in a dark place, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit was grieved in me; my heart was troubled within me.
5 I remembered the days of old; and I meditated on all your doings: yes, I meditated on the works of your hands.
6 I spread forth my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you, as a dry land. Pause.
7 Hear me speedily, O Lord; my spirit has failed; turn not away your face from me, else I shall be like to them that go down to the pit.
8 Cause me to hear your mercy in the morning; for I have hoped in you; make known to me, O Lord, the way wherein I should walk; for I have lifted up my soul to you.
9 Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord; for I have fled to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will; for you are my God; your good Spirit shall guide me in the *
11 You shall quicken me, O Lord, for your name's sake; in your righteousness you shall bring my soul out of affliction.
12 And in your mercy you will destroy my enemies, and will destroy all those that afflict my soul; for I am your servant.
(144 in KJV) A Psalm of David concerning Goliad.
1 Blessed be the Lord my God, who instructs my hands for battle, and my fingers for war.
2 My mercy, and my refuge; my helper, and my deliverer; my protector, in whom I have trusted; who subdues my people under me.
3 Lord, what is man, that you are made known to him? or the son of man, that you take account of him?
4 Man is like to vanity: his days pass as a shadow.
5 O Lord, bow your heavens, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Send lightning, and you shall scatter them: send forth your arrows, and you shall discomfit them.
Send forth your hand from on high; rescue me, and deliver me out of great *
waters, out of the hand of strange children;
8 whose mouth has spoken vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity.
9 O God, I will sing a new song to you: I will play to you on a lute of ten strings.
to him who gives †
salvation to kings: who redeems his servant David from the hurtful sword.
11 Deliver me, and rescue me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth has spoken vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity;
12 whose children are as plants, strengthened in their youth: their daughters are beautiful, sumptuously adorned after the similitude of a temple.
13 Their garners are full, and bursting with one kind of store after another; their sheep are prolific, multiplying in their streets.
Their oxen are fat: there is no falling down of a hedge, nor going out, nor cry in their ‡
15 Men bless the people to whom this lot belongs, but blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.
(145 in KJV) David's Psalm of praise.
I will exalt you, my God, my king; and I will bless your name *
for ever and ever.
Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name †
for ever and ever.
3 The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised; and there is no end to his greatness.
4 Generation after generation shall praise your works, and tell of your power.
5 And they shall speak of the glorious majesty of your holiness, and recount your wonders.
6 And they shall speak of the power of your terrible acts; and recount your greatness.
7 They shall utter the memory of the abundance of your goodness, and shall exult in your righteousness.
8 The Lord is compassionate, and merciful; long suffering, and abundant in mercy.
9 The Lord is good to those that wait on him; and his compassions are over all his works.
10 Let all your works, O Lord, give thanks to you; and let your saints bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your dominion;
12 to make known to the sons of men your power, and the glorious majesty of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is ‡
an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures §
through all generations. The Lord is faithful in his words, and holy in all his works.
14 The Lord supports all that are falling, and sets up all that are broken down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon you; and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hands, and fill every living thing with pleasure.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is near to all that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will perform the desire of them that fear him: and he will hear their supplication, and save them.
20 The Lord preserves all that love him: but all sinners he will utterly destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
(146 in KJV) Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggaeus and Zacharias.
1 My soul, praise the Lord.
2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist.
3 Trust not in princes, nor in the children of men, in whom there is no safety.
4 His breath shall go forth, and he shall return to his earth; in that day all his thoughts shall perish.
5 Blessed is he whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
6 who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all things in them: who keeps truth for ever:
7 who executes judgment for the wronged: who gives food to the hungry. The Lord looses the fettered ones:
8 the Lord gives wisdom to the blind: The Lord sets up the broken down: the Lord loves the righteous: the Lord preserves the strangers;
9 he will relieve the orphan and widow: but will utterly remove the way of sinners.
10 The Lord shall reign for ever, even your God, O Sion, to all generations.
(147 in KJV) Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggaeus and Zacharias.
1 Praise you° the Lord: for psalmody is a good thing; let praise be sweetly sung to our God.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; and he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
4 He numbers the multitudes of stars; and calls them all by names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his strength; and his understanding is infinite.
6 The Lord lifts up the meek; but brings sinners down to the ground.
7 Begin the song with thanksgiving to the Lord; sing praises on the harp to our God:
who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who causes grass to spring up on the mountains, [*and green herb for the service of men;]
9 and gives cattle their food, and to the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He will not take pleasure in the strength of a horse; neither is he well-pleased with the legs of a man.
11 The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear him, and in all that hope in his mercy.
Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggaeus and Zacharias. *
1 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Sion.
2 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you.
He makes your borders peaceful, and fills you with the †
flour of wheat.
4 He sends his oracle to the earth: his word will run swiftly.
5 He gives snow like wool: he scatters the mist like ashes.
6 Casting forth his ice like morsels: who shall stand before his cold?
7 He shall send out his word, and melt them: he shall blow with his wind, and the waters shall flow.
8 He sends his word to Jacob, his ordinances and judgments to Israel.
He has not done so to ‡
nation; and he has not shown them his judgments.
Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggaeus and Zacharias.
1 Praise you° the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the highest.
2 Praise you° him, all his angels: praise you° him, all his hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you° stars and light.
4 Praise him, you° heavens of heavens, and the water that is above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he spoke, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He has established them for ever, even for ever and ever: he has made an ordinance, and it shall not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, you° serpents, and all deeps.
8 Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy wind; the things that perform his word.
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 wild beasts, and all cattle; reptiles, and winged birds:
11 kings of the earth, and all peoples; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 young men and virgins, old men with youths:
13 let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name only is exalted; his praise is above the earth and heaven,
and he shall exalt the horn of his people, * there is
a hymn for all his saints, even
of the children of Israel, a people who draw near to him.
1 Sing to the Lord a new song: his praise is in the assembly of the saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him; and let the children of Sion exult in their king.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sings praises to him with timbrel and lute.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; and will exalt the meek with salvation.
5 The saints shall rejoice in glory; and shall exult on their beds.
high praises of God shall be in their throat, and two-edged swords in their hands;
7 to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments among the peoples;
to bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron; to execute on them the judgment †
written: this honor have all his saints.
1 Praise God in his holy places: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him on account of his mighty acts: praise him according to his abundant greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of a trumpet: praise him with lute and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and the organ.
5 Praise him with melodious cymbals: praise him with loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord.
This Psalm is a genuine one of David, though supernumerary, composed when he fought in single combat with *
1 I was small among my brethren, and youngest in my father's house: I tended my father's sheep.
2 My hands formed a musical instrument, and my fingers tuned a lute.
3 And who shall tell my Lord? the Lord himself, he himself hears.
4 He sent forth his angel, and took me from my father's sheep, and he anointed me with the oil of his anointing.
5 My brothers were handsome and tall; but the Lord did not take pleasure in them.
6 I went forth to meet the Philistine; and he cursed me by his idols.
7 But I drew his own sword, and beheaded him, and removed reproach from the children of Israel.