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Tehillim (Book of Truth) / Psalms

By Vexen Crabtree 2012

Psalms is a collection of 150 poems1 and songs, each with their own individual authors. The word psalms means a "song accompanied by string plucking"2. Hence, a hymnbook. Much of Psalms was written between 1050-600 BCE and after the Babylonian period3, with minor edits continuing into the 2nd century CE. Multiple collections of Hebrew songs had been made for various purposes, and the Book of Psalms is a compilation of 5 of those collections. 73 Psalms are attributed to King David1 although modern scholars (and many theologians) know that most of them were not written by him2, and perhaps, none of them were. But this attribution was popular in ancient times, and multiple New Testament verses also say (wrongly) that some Psalms were 'by David'. The psalms use lots of symbolism (much of which is now obscure) and are very open to subjective interpretation. Because of the varied authorship and vague text, it is not appropriate to use Psalms in doctrinal arguments.

1. Structure and Authorship4

A few places in the Old Testament use a particular kind of structured poem which is simple and mechanical, with sections being denoted with letters of the Hebrew alphabet, often in order. This is sometimes called an abcedarius (ABCDarius), or an alphabetic acrostic. It is a most simple kind of Jewish word-play. It is used in a number of the Psalms, in Lamentations, Nahum and some other places in the Jewish scriptures.

The Biblical Psalms derives from five distinct collections of poems, each perhaps being compiled by collectors and edits who wanted their collection to be considered the best one. The collections represent the psalms that were most popular and/or adopted by the most powerful institutions and the collections have some duplicates across them. Each collection ends with its own independent doxology after the last poem2. There is evidence that the later books of collections were added in order to augment the others. The books each have unique writing styles which often reflect divergent theological positions. For example the author(s) of books 1,4 and 5 mostly use the Hebrew YHVH for God, whereas books 2 and 3 tend to use the plural "Elohim" for God2. The collections were as follows2:

  1. Psalms 1-41. God is YHVH. The ending doxology is at Ps. 41:13. Standardized by the second century BCE.2

  2. Psalms 42-72. God is plural Elohim. The ending doxology is at Ps. 72:18-19, including an attribution to the "collection of David". Standardized by the second century BCE.2

  3. Psalms 73-89. God is plural Elohim. The ending doxology is at Ps. 89:52. Still being edited as late as the first century CE.2

  4. Psalms 90-106. God is YHVH. The ending doxology is at Ps. 106:48. Still being edited as late as the first century CE.2

  5. Psalms 107-150. God is YHVH. Psalm 150 is a doxology, and it ends the Book of Psalms. Still being edited as late as the first century CE.2

It is clear that there were hundreds of psalms, used for various purposes, written and collected by different people. Eight consecutive psalms (Ps. 111-118) are all Hallelujah psalms. Psalms 138-145 were all composed by someone who used "of David" in the titles of his songs. Psalms 146-150 were written by someone who writes "Praise the Lord" compulsively.

Some texts in the New Testament explicitly followed the assumption that the Psalms were actually written by King David. Psalm 2 according to Acts 4:25, Psalm 16 in Acts 2:25-28, Psalm 32 in Romans 4:6-8, Psalm 69 in Romans 11:9, Psalm 95 in Hebrews 4:7 and Psalm 110 is said by Jesus to be by David in multiple places (Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42 and Acts 2:34-35.

The compilers and editors of the psalms did not always know where the songs started and ended or they've been caught making editorial changes. Psalms 9 and 10 are counted as one by The Septuagint, as are 114 and 115. The Septuagint also splits Psalms 116 and 147 into two psalms whereas others have them joined. Most translations have Psalms 42 and 43 as two separate songs, but there is strong evidence that they were never meant as separate pieces, but are two halves of a single song.

Eliade Mircea (1987)5 summarizes the historical evidence comprehensively, so here is an extended quote from him:

Because psalms of similar attribution generally occur in blocks, because very similar psalms appear in more than one collection (Ps. 14 and 53; parts of 40 and 70; 57 + 60 and 108), and because the attribution seem to refer to liturgical compilations (Korah and Asaph were eponymous names of priestly guilds) or functions ('ascents' and 'halleluyah psalms), it is likely that the canonical books were formed from earlier groups of psalms. [...] Evidence from the Dead Sea psalters suggests that books 1 and 2 were standardized by the second century BCE but that the order of psalms in the last three books remained flexible as late as the first century CE. At that time, the canonical Psalter was fixed within the Jewish community of ancient Judaea. [...]

[Half of the Psalms are attributed to] David, king of Israelite empire in the tenth century BCE. Few of the psalms, however, are dated by scholars to so early a period. The attribution to David are generally held to stem from a later attempt to enhance the authority of the psalms. [...] The ancient Greek translation inserts references to the life of David where the Hebrew has none. [...] Fundamentalists continue to believe in the Davidic authorship [...] although modern scholarship has abandoned the belief that David authored all of the psalms. [...] Their date and provenance has been variously determined. [...]

Although some are too new to be written by David, the majority of them are too ancient, and have clear parallels in Egyptian hymns and prayers and Northern Canaanite texts. [...]

Psalm 34 begins: 'Of David, when he feigned madness, before Abimelech, and he chased him out, and he went.' (This ascription is clearly inauthentic, however, for it was Achish of Gath, not Abimelech, who chased out David; see 1 Sm. 21:10-16).

"The Encyclopedia of Religion" by Eliade Mircea (1987)2

2. The 150 chapters of Psalms (2461 verses)

Ps. 1 (6 verses)

1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.O the happiness of that one, who Hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat;
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.But -- in the law of Jehovah `is' his delight, And in His law he doth meditate by day and by night:
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.And he hath been as a tree, Planted by rivulets of water, That giveth its fruit in its season, And its leaf doth not wither, And all that he doth he causeth to prosper.
4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!
5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.Therefore the wicked rise not in judgment, Nor sinners in the company of the righteous,
6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!

Ps. 2 (12 verses) - Why do the rulers plot against the LORD and his anointed? The LORD laughs! He said to me, "You are my son." O kings, fear the LORD!6

1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?

Psalms 2:7 is referenced on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity

Psalms 2:7 appears on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity: 1. Jesus Becoming God

Psalms 2:7 is referenced on 1st Century Christian Ebionites: The Original Christians?: 2.3. Adoptionism

Psalms 2:7 is referenced on Gnosticism (1st-7th Century): The Birth of Christianity: 3.2. Adoptionism (The True God Adopted Jesus)

2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Station themselves do kings of the earth, And princes have been united together, Against Jehovah, and against His Messiah:
3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.`Let us draw off Their cords, And cast from us Their thick bands.'
4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them.
5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.Then doth He speak unto them in His anger, And in His wrath He doth trouble them:
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.`And I -- I have anointed My King, Upon Zion -- My holy hill.'
7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.I declare concerning a statute: Jehovah said unto me, `My Son Thou `art', I to-day have brought thee forth.
8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.Ask of Me and I give nations -- thy inheritance, And thy possession -- the ends of earth.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.Thou dost rule them with a sceptre of iron, As a vessel of a potter Thou dost crush them.'
10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,
11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.Serve ye Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.Kiss the Chosen One, lest He be angry, And ye lose the way, When His anger burneth but a little, O the happiness of all trusting in Him!

Ps. 3 (8 verses) - O LORD, how many are my foes! But you are a shield around me. You have broken the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to the LORD!6

1Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.A Psalm of David, in his fleeing from the face of Absalom his son. Jehovah, how have my distresses multiplied! Many are rising up against me.
2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.Many are saying of my soul, `There is no salvation for him in God.' Selah.
3But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.And Thou, O Jehovah, `art' a shield for me, My honour, and lifter up of my head.
4I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.My voice `is' unto Jehovah: I call: And He answereth me from his holy hill, Selah.
5I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.I -- I have lain down, and I sleep, I have waked, for Jehovah sustaineth me.
6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.I am not afraid of myriads of people, That round about they have set against me.
7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.Rise, O Jehovah! save me, my God. Because Thou hast smitten All mine enemies `on' the cheek. The teeth of the wicked Thou hast broken.
8Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.Of Jehovah `is' this salvation; On Thy people `is' Thy blessing! Selah.

Ps. 4 (8 verses) - Answer me when I call, O God! O people, how long will you seek lies? Put your trust in the LORD! O LORD, you make me sleep in safety.6

1Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. -- A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.
2O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.Sons of men! till when `is' my glory for shame? Ye love a vain thing, ye seek a lie. Selah.
3But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.And know ye that Jehovah Hath separated a saintly one to Himself. Jehovah heareth in my calling to Him.
4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.`Tremble ye, and do not sin;' Say ye `thus' in your heart on your bed, And be ye silent. Selah.
5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.Sacrifice ye sacrifices of righteousness, And trust ye unto Jehovah.
6There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.Many are saying, `Who doth show us good?' Lift on us the light of Thy face, O Jehovah,
7Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.Thou hast given joy in my heart, From the time their corn and their wine Have been multiplied.
8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.In peace together I lie down and sleep, For Thou, O Jehovah, alone, In confidence dost cause me to dwell!

Ps. 5 (12 verses) - Hear my cry, O LORD! You hate all evildoers. Lead me in righteousness because of my enemies. Let all who take refuge in you rejoice!6

1Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.To the Overseer, `Concerning the Inheritances.' -- A Psalm of David. My sayings hear, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.
2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.Be attentive to the voice of my cry, My king and my God, For unto Thee I pray habitually.
3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.Jehovah, `at' morning Thou hearest my voice, `At' morning I set in array for Thee, And I look out.
4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.For not a God desiring wickedness `art' Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.
5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.The boastful station not themselves before Thine eyes: Thou hast hated all working iniquity.
6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.Thou destroyest those speaking lies, A man of blood and deceit Jehovah doth abominate.
7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.And I, in the abundance of Thy kindness, I enter Thy house, I bow myself toward Thy holy temple in Thy fear.
8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.O Jehovah, lead me in Thy righteousness, Because of those observing me, Make straight before me Thy way,
9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.For there is no stability in their mouth. Their heart `is' mischiefs, An open grave `is' their throat, Their tongue they make smooth.
10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.Declare them guilty, O God, Let them fall from their own counsels, In the abundance of their transgressions Drive them away, Because they have rebelled against Thee.
11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.And rejoice do all trusting in Thee, To the age they sing, and Thou coverest them over, And those loving Thy name exult in Thee.
12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.For Thou blessest the righteous, O Jehovah, As a buckler with favour dost compass him!

Ps. 6 (10 verses) - Be merciful to me, O LORD! My soul is in anguish. I flood my bed with tears. Depart from me, you evildoers! The LORD has heard my cry.6

1O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.To the Overseer with stringed instruments, on the octave. -- A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, in Thine anger reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury chastise me.
2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.Favour me, O Jehovah, for I `am' weak, Heal me, O Jehovah, For troubled have been my bones,
3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?And my soul hath been troubled greatly, And Thou, O Jehovah, till when?
4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.Turn back, O Jehovah, draw out my soul, Save me for Thy kindness' sake.
5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?For there is not in death Thy memorial, In Sheol, who doth give thanks to Thee?
6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.I have been weary with my sighing, I meditate through all the night `on' my bed, With my tear my couch I waste.
7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.Old from provocation is mine eye, It is old because of all mine adversaries,
8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.Turn from me all ye workers of iniquity, For Jehovah heard the voice of my weeping,
9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.Jehovah hath heard my supplication, Jehovah my prayer receiveth.
10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.Ashamed and troubled greatly are all mine enemies, They turn back -- ashamed `in' a moment!

Ps. 7 (17 verses) - O LORD, save me from all who pursue me. Arise in judgement! God has prepared his weapons against the wicked. I will praise the LORD!6

1O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:`The Erring One,' by David, that he sung to Jehovah concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite. O Jehovah, my God, in Thee I have trusted, Save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me.
2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.Lest he tear as a lion my soul, Rending, and there is no deliverer.
3O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;O Jehovah, my God, if I have done this, If there is iniquity in my hands,
4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)If I have done my well-wisher evil, And draw mine adversary without cause,
5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.An enemy pursueth my soul, and overtaketh, And treadeth down to the earth my life, And my honour placeth in the dust. Selah.
6Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.Rise, O Jehovah, in Thine anger, Be lifted up at the wrath of mine adversaries, And awake Thou for me: Judgment Thou hast commanded:
7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.And a company of peoples compass Thee, And over it on high turn Thou back,
8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.Jehovah doth judge the peoples; Judge me, O Jehovah, According to my righteousness, And according to mine integrity on me,
9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.Let, I pray Thee be ended the evil of the wicked, And establish Thou the righteous, And a trier of hearts and reins is the righteous God.
10My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.My shield `is' on God, Saviour of the upright in heart!
11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.God `is' a righteous judge, And He is not angry at all times.
12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.If `one' turn not, His sword he sharpeneth, His bow he hath trodden -- He prepareth it,
13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.Yea, for him He hath prepared Instruments of death, His arrows for burning pursuers He maketh.
14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.Lo, he travaileth `with' iniquity, And he hath conceived perverseness, And hath brought forth falsehood.
15He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.A pit he hath prepared, and he diggeth it, And he falleth into a ditch he maketh.
16His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.Return doth his perverseness on his head, And on his crown his violence cometh down.
17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.I thank Jehovah, According to His righteousness, And praise the name of Jehovah Most High!

Ps. 8 (9 verses) - O LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth! What is man that you care for him? Yet you have crowned him with glory and honour.6

1O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.To the Overseer, `On the Gittith.' A Psalm of David. Jehovah, our Lord, How honourable Thy name in all the earth! Who settest thine honour on the heavens.
2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.From the mouths of infants and sucklings Thou hast founded strength, Because of Thine adversaries, To still an enemy and a self-avenger.
3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;For I see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish.
4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?What `is' man that Thou rememberest him? The son of man that Thou inspectest him?
5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.And causest him to lack a little of Godhead, And with honour and majesty compassest him.
6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:Thou dost cause him to rule Over the works of Thy hands, All Thou hast placed under his feet.
7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;Sheep and oxen, all of them, And also beasts of the field,
8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.Bird of the heavens, and fish of the sea, Passing through the paths of the seas!
9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!Jehovah, our Lord, How honourable Thy name in all the earth!

Ps. 9 (20 verses) - I will praise you, O LORD! You have rebuked the nations. The LORD will judge the world with justice. The needy will not be forgotten.6

1I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.To the Overseer, `On the Death of Labben.' -- A Psalm of David. I confess, O Jehovah, with all my heart, I recount all Thy wonders,
2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.I rejoice and exult in Thee, I praise Thy Name, O Most High.
3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.In mine enemies turning backward, they stumble and perish from Thy face.
4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.For Thou hast done my judgment and my right. Thou hast sat on a throne, A judge of righteousness.
5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.Thou hast rebuked nations, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Their name Thou hast blotted out to the age and for ever.
6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.O thou Enemy, Finished have been destructions for ever, As to cities thou hast plucked up, Perished hath their memorial with them.
7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.And Jehovah to the age abideth, He is preparing for judgment His throne.
8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.And He judgeth the world in righteousness, He judgeth the peoples in uprightness.
9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.And Jehovah is a tower for the bruised, A tower for times of adversity.
10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.They trust in Thee who do know Thy name, For Thou hast not forsaken Those seeking Thee, O Jehovah.
11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.Sing ye praise to Jehovah, inhabiting Zion, Declare ye among the peoples His acts,
12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.For He who is seeking for blood Them hath remembered, He hath not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.
13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:Favour me, O Jehovah, See mine affliction by those hating me, Thou who liftest me up from the gates of death,
14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.So that I recount all Thy praise, In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I rejoice on Thy salvation.
15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.Sunk have nations in a pit they made, In a net that they hid hath their foot been captured.
16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.Jehovah hath been known, Judgment He hath done, By a work of his hands Hath the wicked been snared. Meditation. Selah.
17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.The wicked do turn back to Sheol, All nations forgetting God.
18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.For not for ever is the needy forgotten, The hope of the humble lost to the age.
19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.Rise, O Jehovah, let not man be strong, Let nations be judged before Thy face.
20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.Appoint, O Jehovah, a director to them, Let nations know they `are' men! Selah.

Ps. 10 (18 verses) - O LORD, why do you stand far off? The wicked man hunts the weak. He says, "God will never see." O God, break the arm of the wicked!6

1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity,
2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.Through the pride of the wicked, Is the poor inflamed, They are caught in devices that they devised.
3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah.
4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.The wicked according to the height of his face, inquireth not. `God is not!' `are' all his devices.
5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.Pain do his ways at all times, On high `are' Thy judgments before him, All his adversaries -- he puffeth at them.
6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.He hath said in his heart, `I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil.
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.Of oaths his mouth is full, And deceits, and fraud: Under his tongue `is' perverseness and iniquity,
8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly,
9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net.
10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.He is bruised -- he boweth down, Fallen by his mighty ones hath the afflicted.
11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.He said in his heart, `God hath forgotten, He hath hid His face, He hath never seen.'
12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.Arise, O Jehovah! O God, lift up Thy hand! Forget not the humble.
13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.Wherefore hath the wicked despised God? He hath said in his heart, `It is not required.'
14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.Thou hast seen, For Thou perverseness and anger beholdest; By giving into Thy hand, On Thee doth the afflicted leave `it', Of the fatherless Thou hast been an helper.
15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.Break the arm of the wicked and the evil, Seek out his wickedness, find none;
16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.Jehovah `is' king to the age, and for ever, The nations have perished out of His land!
17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:The desire of the humble Thou hast heard, O Jehovah. Thou preparest their heart; Thou causest Thine ear to attend,
18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.To judge the fatherless and bruised: He addeth no more to oppress -- man of the earth!

Ps. 11 (7 verses)

1In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?To the Overseer. -- By David. In Jehovah I trusted, how say ye to my soul, `They moved `to' Thy mountain for the bird?
2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.For lo, the wicked tread a bow, They have prepared their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?When the foundations are destroyed, The righteous -- what hath he done?
4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.`Jehovah `is' in his holy temple: Jehovah -- in the heavens `is' His throne. His eyes see -- His eyelids try the sons of men.
5The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.Jehovah the righteous doth try. And the wicked and the lover of violence, Hath His soul hated,
6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.He poureth on the wicked snares, fire, and brimstone, And a horrible wind `is' the portion of their cup.
7For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.For righteous `is' Jehovah, Righteousness He hath loved, The upright doth His countenance see!'

Ps. 12 (8 verses) - Help, O LORD, for the godly are no more. Everyone lies. "I will protect the weak," says the LORD. The words of the LORD are pure.6

1Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.To the Overseer, on the octave. -- A Psalm of David. Save, Jehovah, for the saintly hath failed, For the stedfast have ceased From the sons of men:
2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak.
3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,
4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?Who said, `By our tongue we do mightily: Our lips `are' our own; who `is' lord over us?'
5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.Because of the spoiling of the poor, Because of the groaning of the needy, Now do I arise, saith Jehovah, I set in safety `him who' doth breathe for it.
6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.Sayings of Jehovah `are' pure sayings; Silver tried in a furnace of earth refined sevenfold.
7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.Thou, O Jehovah, dost preserve them, Thou keepest us from this generation to the age.
8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.Around the wicked walk continually, According as vileness is exalted by sons of men!

Ps. 13 (6 verses) - How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? Look on me and answer! Give light to my eyes. But I will trust in your unfailing love.6

1How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Till when, O Jehovah, Dost Thou forget me? -- for ever? Till when dost Thou hide Thy face from me?
2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?Till when do I set counsels in my soul? Sorrow inn my heart daily? Till when is mine enemy exalted over me?
3Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,
4Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.Lest mine enemy say, `I overcame him,' Mine adversaries joy when I am moved.
5But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.And I, in Thy kindness I have trusted, Rejoice doth my heart in Thy salvation.
6I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.I do sing to Jehovah, For He hath conferred benefits upon me!

Ps. 14 (7 verses) - Atheists are fools. No-one seeks God. All are godless. A small and self-contradictory psalm

Psalm 14 is a moody and negative diatribe against all of humankind, the 14 verses of Psalm 14 are emotional and depressed, but, even though this is just a tiny poem, it makes little logical or rational sense and manages to contradict itself just a few verses in. It is best not to refer to Psalm 14, except perhaps when you prefer an emotional outburst, to a logical, theological or philosophically accurate statement. No valid beliefs can be supported by Psalm 14.

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Ps. 15 (5 verses) - LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? He whose walk is blameless, who does not slander, who keeps his oath even when it hurts.6

1Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?A Psalm of David. Jehovah, who doth sojourn in Thy tent? Who doth dwell in Thy holy hill?
2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.He who is walking uprightly, And working righteousness, And speaking truth in his heart.
3He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.He hath not slandered by his tongue, He hath not done to his friend evil; And reproach he hath not lifted up Against his neighbour.
4In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.Despised in his eyes `is' a rejected one, And those fearing Jehovah he doth honour. He hath sworn to suffer evil, and changeth not;
5He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.His silver he hath not given in usury, And a bribe against the innocent Hath not taken; Whoso is doing these is not moved to the age!

Ps. 16 (11 verses) - Protect me, O God! I have no good besides you. The LORD is my portion. I will not be shaken. In your presence is fullness of joy!6

1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.A Secret Treasure of David. Preserve me, O God, for I did trust in Thee.

Psalms 16:4 is mentioned on Christianity: The Bible Teachings on Those Who Believe Wrongly

Some comments on Psalms 16:4 are on Christianity: The Bible Teachings on Those Who Believe Wrongly: 1. The Dangers of Worshipping the Wrong God

Psalms 16:4 is mentioned on Pascal's Wager is Safer in Reverse: Picking a Religion is Dangerous Business: 3.2. The Christian Bible - Believing the Wrong Things is a Ticket to Hell

Psalms 16:10 is referenced on What Do Religions Say About Souls?: 2.3.1. No Souls, Only Physical Resurrection

Psalms 16:10: See Hell in World Religions: 3. Sheol (Hebrew)

2O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;Thou hast said to Jehovah, `My Lord Thou `art';' My good `is' not for thine own sake;
3But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.For the holy ones who `are' in the land, And the honourable, all my delight `is' in them.
4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.Multiplied are their griefs, `Who' have hastened backward; I pour not out their libations of blood, Nor do I take up their names on my lips.
5The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.Jehovah `is' the portion of my share, and of my cup, Thou -- Thou dost uphold my lot.
6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.Lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, Yea, a beauteous inheritance `is' for me.
7I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also `in' the nights my reins instruct me.
8I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.I did place Jehovah before me continually, Because -- at my right hand I am not moved.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.Therefore hath my heart been glad, And my honour doth rejoice, Also my flesh dwelleth confidently:
10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.For Thou dost not leave my soul to Sheol, Nor givest thy saintly one to see corruption.
11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys `is' with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever!

Ps. 17 (15 verses)

1Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.A Prayer of David. Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear `to' my prayer, without lips of deceit.
2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.From before thee my judgment doth go out; Thine eyes do see uprightly.
3Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast inspected by night, Thou hast tried me, Thou findest nothing; My thoughts pass not over my mouth.
4Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.As to doings of man, Through a word of Thy lips I have observed The paths of a destroyer;
5Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.To uphold my goings in Thy paths, My steps have not slidden.
6I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.I -- I called Thee, for Thou dost answer me, O God, incline Thine ear to me, hear my speech.
7Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.Separate wonderfully Thy kindness, O Saviour of the confiding, By Thy right hand, from withstanders.
8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye; In shadow of Thy wings thou dost hide me.
9From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.From the face of the wicked who spoiled me. Mine enemies in soul go round against me.
10They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.Their fat they have closed up, Their mouths have spoken with pride:
11They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;`Our steps now have compassed `him';' Their eyes they set to turn aside in the land.
12Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.
13Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:Arise, O Jehovah, go before his face, Cause him to bend. Deliver my soul from the wicked, Thy sword,
14From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion `is' in life, And `with' Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied `with' sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.
15As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.I -- in righteousness, I see Thy face; I am satisfied, in awaking, `with' Thy form!

Ps. 18 (50 verses) - The LORD is my rock. I called and he thundered from heaven. He rescued me from my enemy. I will praise you among the nations, O LORD!6

1I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.To the Overseer. -- By a servant of Jehovah, by David, who hath spoken to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul, and he saith: -- I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength.
2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.Jehovah `is' my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God `is' my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.
3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.The `Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved.
4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.
5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.
6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears.
7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake -- because He hath wrath.
8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it.
9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness `is' under His feet.
10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind.
11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire.
13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire.
14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.
15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.
16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.
18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me.
19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me.
20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.
21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.
22For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.For all His judgments `are' before me, And His statutes I turn not from me.
23I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.
24Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.And Jehovah doth return to me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, Over-against his eyes.
25With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect.
26With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,
27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.
28For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.For Thou -- Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
29For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.For by Thee I run -- a troop! And by my God I leap a wall.
30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.God! perfect `is' His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield `is' He to all those trusting in Him.
31For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?For who `is' God besides Jehovah? And who `is' a rock save our God?
32It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.God! who is girding me `with' strength, And He maketh perfect my way.
33He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand.
34He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms.
35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy right hand doth support me, And Thy lowliness maketh me great.
36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.
37I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed.
38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.I smite them, and they are not able to rise, They fall under my feet,
39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.And Thou girdest me `with' strength for battle, Causest my withstanders to bow under me.
40Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.As to mine enemies -- Thou hast given to me the neck, As to those hating me -- I cut them off.
41They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth not answer them.
42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.And I beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out.
43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of the people, Thou placest me for a head of nations, A people I have not known do serve me.
44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,
45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.Sons of a stranger fade away, And are slain out of their close places.
46The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.Jehovah liveth -- and blessed `is' my rock, And exalted is the God of my salvation.
47It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And He subdueth peoples under me,
48He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.My deliverer from mine enemies, Above my withstanders Thou raisest me, From a man of violence dost deliver me.
49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.Therefore I confess Thee among nations, O Jehovah, And to Thy name I sing praise,
50Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age!

Ps. 19 (14 verses) - The heavens declare the glory of God. The law of the LORD is perfect, making wise the simple. May my words be pleasing to you, O LORD.6

1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. The heavens `are' recounting the honour of God, And the work of His hands The expanse `is' declaring.

Psalms 19:9 appears on Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 19:9: Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.Day to day uttereth speech, And night to night sheweth knowledge.
3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.There is no speech, and there are no words. Their voice hath not been heard.
4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,Into all the earth hath their line gone forth, And to the end of the world their sayings, For the sun He placed a tent in them,
5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.And he, as a bridegroom, goeth out from his covering, He rejoiceth as a mighty one To run the path.
6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.From the end of the heavens `is' his going out, And his revolution `is' unto their ends, And nothing is hid from his heat.
7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.The law of Jehovah `is' perfect, refreshing the soul, The testimonies of Jehovah `are' stedfast, Making wise the simple,
8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.The precepts of Jehovah `are' upright, Rejoicing the heart, The command of Jehovah `is' pure, enlightening the eyes,
9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.The fear of Jehovah `is' clean, standing to the age, The judgments of Jehovah `are' true, They have been righteous -- together.
10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.They are more desirable than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, Even liquid honey of the comb.
11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.Also -- Thy servant is warned by them, `In keeping them `is' a great reward.'
12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.Errors! who doth understand? From hidden ones declare me innocent,
13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.Also -- from presumptuous ones keep back Thy servant, Let them not rule over me, Then am I perfect, And declared innocent of much transgression,
14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.Let the sayings of my mouth, And the meditation of my heart, Be for a pleasing thing before Thee, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer!

Ps. 20 (9 verses)

1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah doth answer thee, In a day of adversity, The name of the God of Jacob doth set thee on high,
2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;He doth send thy help from the sanctuary, And from Zion doth support thee,
3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.He doth remember all thy presents, And thy burnt-offering doth reduce to ashes. Selah.
4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.He doth give to thee according to thy heart, And all thy counsel doth fulfil.
5We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.We sing of thy salvation, And in the name of our God set up a banner. Jehovah doth fulfil all thy requests.
6Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.Now I have known That Jehovah hath saved His anointed, He answereth him from His holy heavens, With the saving might of His right hand.
7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.Some of chariots, and some of horses, And we of the name of Jehovah our God Make mention.
8They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.They -- they have bowed and have fallen, And we have risen and station ourselves upright.
9Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.O Jehovah, save the king, He doth answer us in the day we call!

Ps. 21 (13 verses) - O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength! You set a crown upon his head. You will destroy your enemies. We will praise your power!6

1The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah, in Thy strength is the king joyful, In Thy salvation how greatly he rejoiceth.
2Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.The desire of his heart Thou gavest to him, And the request of his lips Thou hast not withheld. Selah.
3For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.For Thou puttest before him blessings of goodness, Thou settest on his head a crown of fine gold.
4He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.Life he hath asked from Thee, Thou hast given to him -- length of days, Age-during -- and for ever.
5His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.Great `is' his honour in Thy salvation, Honour and majesty Thou placest on him.
6For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.For Thou makest him blessings for ever, Thou dost cause him to rejoice with joy, By Thy countenance.
7For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.For the king is trusting in Jehovah, And in the kindness of the Most High He is not moved.
8Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.Thy hand cometh to all Thine enemies, Thy right hand doth find Thy haters.
9Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.Thou makest them as a furnace of fire, At the time of Thy presence. Jehovah in His anger doth swallow them, And fire doth devour them.
10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.Their fruit from earth Thou destroyest, And their seed from the sons of men.
11For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.For they stretched out against Thee evil, They devised a wicked device, they prevail not,
12Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.For Thou makest them a butt, When Thy strings Thou preparest against their faces.
13Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.Be Thou exalted, O Jehovah in, Thy strength, We sing and we praise Thy might!

Ps. 22 (31 verses) - My God, why have you forsaken me? I am despised. They have pierced my hands. You have answered me! The nations will worship the LORD!6

1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?To the Overseer, on `The Hind of the Morning.' -- A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation, The words of my roaring?

Psalms 22:1 is referenced on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 3.2. On the Cross

Psalms 22:1: See The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 7. At Golgotha: Jesus' Last Words

Psalms 22:1 is referenced on The Gospel According to Saint Mark: 1.2. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

2O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.My God, I call by day, and Thou answerest not, And by night, and there is no silence to me.
3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.And Thou `art' holy, Sitting -- the Praise of Israel.
4Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.In Thee did our fathers trust -- they trusted, And Thou dost deliver them.
5They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.Unto Thee they cried, and were delivered, In Thee they trusted, and were not ashamed.
6But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.And I `am' a worm, and no man, A reproach of man, and despised of the people.
7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,All beholding me do mock at me, They make free with the lip -- shake the head,
8He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.`Roll unto Jehovah, He doth deliver him, He doth deliver him, for he delighted in him.'
9But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.For thou `art' He bringing me forth from the womb, Causing me to trust, On the breasts of my mother.
10I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.On Thee I have been cast from the womb, From the belly of my mother Thou `art' my God.
11Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.Be not far from me, For adversity is near, for there is no helper.
12Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me,
13They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.
14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.As waters I have been poured out, And separated themselves have all my bones, My heart hath been like wax, It is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.Dried up as an earthen vessel is my power, And my tongue is cleaving to my jaws.
16For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.And to the dust of death thou appointest me, For surrounded me have dogs, A company of evil doers have compassed me, Piercing my hands and my feet.
17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.I count all my bones -- they look expectingly, They look upon me,
18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.They apportion my garments to themselves, And for my clothing they cause a lot to fall.
19But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.And Thou, O Jehovah, be not far off, O my strength, to help me haste.
20Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.Deliver from the sword my soul, From the paw of a dog mine only one.
21Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.Save me from the mouth of a lion: -- And -- from the horns of the high places Thou hast answered me!
22I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.I declare Thy name to my brethren, In the midst of the assembly I praise Thee.
23Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.Ye who fear Jehovah, praise ye Him, All the seed of Jacob, honour ye Him, And be afraid of Him, all ye seed of Israel.
24For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.For He hath not despised, nor abominated, The affliction of the afflicted, Nor hath He hidden His face from him, And in his crying unto Him He heareth.
25My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.Of Thee my praise `is' in the great assembly. My vows I complete before His fearers.
26The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.The humble do eat and are satisfied, Praise Jehovah do those seeking Him, Your heart doth live for ever.
27All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.Remember and return unto Jehovah, Do all ends of the earth, And before Thee bow themselves, Do all families of the nations,
28For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.For to Jehovah `is' the kingdom, And He is ruling among nations.
29All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.And the fat ones of earth have eaten, And they bow themselves, Before Him bow do all going down to dust, And he `who' hath not revived his soul.
30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.A seed doth serve Him, It is declared of the Lord to the generation.
31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.They come and declare His righteousness, To a people that is borne, that He hath made!

Ps. 23 (6 verses)

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.A Psalm of David. Jehovah `is' my shepherd, I do not lack,
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.In pastures of tender grass He causeth me to lie down, By quiet waters He doth lead me.
3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.My soul He refresheth, He leadeth me in paths of righteousness, For His name's sake,
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Also -- when I walk in a valley of death-shade, I fear no evil, for Thou `art' with me, Thy rod and Thy staff -- they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full!
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.Only -- goodness and kindness pursue me, All the days of my life, And my dwelling `is' in the house of Jehovah, For a length of days!

Ps. 24 (10 verses)

1The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.A Psalm of David. To Jehovah `is' the earth and its fulness, The world and the inhabitants in it.
2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.For He on the seas hath founded it, And on the floods He doth establish it.
3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?Who goeth up into the hill of Jehovah? And who riseth up in His holy place?
4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.The clean of hands, and pure of heart, Who hath not lifted up to vanity his soul, Nor hath sworn to deceit.
5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.He beareth away a blessing from Jehovah, Righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.This `is' a generation of those seeking Him. Seeking Thy face, O Jacob! Selah.
7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.Lift up, O gates, your heads, And be lifted up, O doors age-during, And come in doth the king of glory!
8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.Who `is' this -- `the king of glory?' Jehovah -- strong and mighty, Jehovah, the mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.Lift up, O gates, your heads, And be lifted up, O doors age-during, And come in doth the king of glory!
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.Who `is' He -- this `king of glory?' Jehovah of hosts -- He `is' the king of glory! Selah.

Ps. 25 (22 verses) - To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. Show me your ways, teach me your paths. Be gracious to me, forgive my sins. I take refuge in you.6

1Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.By David. Unto Thee, O Jehovah, my soul I lift up.

For more on Psalms 25:8 see God and Goodness: Can a Perfectly Benevolent God Exist?: 1. Verses in the Bible Say that God is Good (although they're contradicted by other verses)

Psalms 25:14 comments: Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 25:14 is mentioned on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.My God, in Thee I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed, Let not mine enemies exult over me.
3Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.Also let none waiting on Thee be ashamed, Let the treacherous dealers without cause be ashamed.
4Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.Thy ways, O Jehovah, cause me to know, Thy paths teach Thou me.
5Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.Cause me to tread in Thy truth, and teach me, For Thou `art' the God of my salvation, Near Thee I have waited all the day.
6Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.Remember Thy mercies, O Jehovah, And Thy kindnesses, for from the age `are' they.
7Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.Sins of my youth, and my transgressions, Do not Thou remember. According to Thy kindness be mindful of me, For Thy goodness' sake, O Jehovah.
8Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.Good and upright `is' Jehovah, Therefore He directeth sinners in the way.
9The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.He causeth the humble to tread in judgment, And teacheth the humble His way.
10All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.All the paths of Jehovah `are' kindness and truth, To those keeping His covenant, And His testimonies.
11For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.For Thy name's sake, O Jehovah, Thou hast pardoned mine iniquity, for it `is' great.
12What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.Who `is' this -- the man fearing Jehovah? He directeth him in the way He doth choose.
13His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.His soul in good doth remain, And his seed doth possess the land.
14The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.The secret of Jehovah `is' for those fearing Him, And His covenant -- to cause them to know.
15Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.Mine eyes `are' continually unto Jehovah, For He bringeth out from a net my feet.
16Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.Turn Thou unto me, and favour me, For lonely and afflicted `am' I.
17The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.The distresses of my heart have enlarged themselves, From my distresses bring me out.
18Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.See mine affliction and my misery, And bear with all my sins.
19Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.See my enemies, for they have been many, And with violent hatred they have hated me.
20O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.Keep my soul, and deliver me, Let me not be ashamed, for I trusted in Thee.
21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.Integrity and uprightness do keep me, For I have waited `on' Thee.
22Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.Redeem Israel, O God, from all his distresses!

Ps. 26 (12 verses)

1Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.By David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I in mine integrity have walked, And in Jehovah I have trusted, I slide not.
2Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified `are' my reins and my heart.
3For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.For Thy kindness `is' before mine eyes, And I have walked habitually in Thy truth.
4I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not.
5I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.
6I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah.
7That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.To sound with a voice of confession, And to recount all Thy wonders.
8LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, And the place of the tabernacle of Thine honour.
9Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:Do not gather with sinners my soul, And with men of blood my life,
10In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.In whose hand `is' a wicked device, And their right hand `is' full of bribes.
11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.And I, in mine integrity I walk, Redeem me, and favour me.
12My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.My foot hath stood in uprightness, In assemblies I bless Jehovah!

Ps. 27 (14 verses) - The LORD is my light and my salvation. My heart will not fear. I will seek your face, O LORD; do not forsake me! Wait for the LORD.6

1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?By David. Jehovah `is' my light and my salvation, Whom do I fear? Jehovah `is' the strength of my life, Of whom am I afraid?
2When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.When evil doers come near to me to eat my flesh, My adversaries and mine enemies to me, They have stumbled and fallen.
3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.Though a host doth encamp against me, My heart doth not fear, Though war riseth up against me, In this I `am' confident.
4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.One `thing' I asked of Jehovah -- it I seek. My dwelling in the house of Jehovah, All the days of my life, To look on the pleasantness of Jehovah, And to inquire in His temple.
5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.For He hideth me in a tabernacle in the day of evil, He hideth me in a secret place of His tent, On a rock he raiseth me up.
6And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.And now, lifted up is my head, Above my enemies -- my surrounders, And I sacrifice in His tent sacrifices of shouting, I sing, yea, I sing praise to Jehovah.
7Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.Hear, O Jehovah, my voice -- I call, And favour me, and answer me.
8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.To Thee said my heart `They sought my face, Thy face, O Jehovah, I seek.'
9Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.Hide not Thy face from me, Turn not aside in anger Thy servant, My help Thou hast been. Leave me not, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.When my father and my mother Have forsaken me, then doth Jehovah gather me.
11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.Shew me, O Jehovah, Thy way, And lead me in a path of uprightness, For the sake of my beholders.
12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.Give me not to the will of my adversaries, For risen against me have false witnesses, And they breathe out violence to me.
13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.I had not believed to look on the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living!
14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.Look unto Jehovah -- be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto Jehovah!

Ps. 28 (9 verses)

1Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.By David. Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I call, My rock, be not silent to me! Lest Thou be silent to me, And I have been compared With those going down to the pit.
2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.Hear the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee, In my lifting up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.Draw me not with the wicked, And with workers of iniquity, Speaking peace with their neighbours, And evil in their heart.
4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.Give to them according to their acting, And according to the evil of their doings. According to the work of their hands give to them. Return their deed to them.
5Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.For they attend not to the doing of Jehovah, And unto the work of His hands. He throweth them down, And doth not build them up.
6Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.Blessed `is' Jehovah, For He hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.Jehovah `is' my strength, and my shield, In Him my heart trusted, and I have been helped. And my heart exulteth, And with my song I thank Him.
8The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.Jehovah `is' strength to him, Yea, the strength of the salvation of His anointed `is' He.
9Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, And feed them, and carry them to the age!

Ps. 29 (11 verses) - Ascribe to the LORD glory! The voice of the LORD is over the waters. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness. The LORD is king!6

1Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.A Psalm of David. Ascribe to Jehovah, ye sons of the mighty, Ascribe to Jehovah honour and strength.
2Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.Ascribe to Jehovah the honour of His name, Bow yourselves to Jehovah, In the beauty of holiness.
3The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.The voice of Jehovah `is' on the waters, The God of glory hath thundered, Jehovah `is' on many waters.
4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.The voice of Jehovah `is' with power, The voice of Jehovah `is' with majesty,
5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.The voice of Jehovah `is' shivering cedars, Yea, Jehovah shivers the cedars of Lebanon.
6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.And He causeth them to skip as a calf, Lebanon and Sirion as a son of Reems,
7The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.The voice of Jehovah is hewing fiery flames,
8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.The voice of Jehovah paineth a wilderness, Jehovah paineth the wilderness of Kadesh.
9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.The voice of Jehovah paineth the oaks, And maketh bare the forests, And in His temple every one saith, `Glory.'
10The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.Jehovah on the deluge hath sat, And Jehovah sitteth king -- to the age,
11The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.Jehovah strength to his people giveth, Jehovah blesseth His people with peace!

Ps. 30 (12 verses)

1I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.A Psalm. -- A song of the dedication of the house of David. I exalt Thee, O Jehovah, For Thou hast drawn me up, and hast not let mine enemies rejoice over me.
2O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.Jehovah my God, I have cried to Thee, And Thou dost heal me.
3O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.Jehovah, Thou hast brought up from Sheol my soul, Thou hast kept me alive, From going down `to' the pit.
4Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.Sing praise to Jehovah, ye His saints, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness,
5For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.For -- a moment `is' in His anger, Life `is' in His good-will, At even remaineth weeping, and at morn singing.
6And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.And I -- I have said in mine ease, `I am not moved -- to the age.
7LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.O Jehovah, in Thy good pleasure, Thou hast caused strength to remain for my mountain,' Thou hast hidden Thy face -- I have been troubled.
8I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I call, And unto Jehovah I make supplication.
9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?`What gain `is' in my blood? In my going down unto corruption? Doth dust thank Thee? doth it declare Thy truth?
10Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.Hear, O Jehovah, and favour me, O Jehovah, be a helper to me.'
11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;Thou hast turned my mourning to dancing for me, Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, And girdest me `with' joy.
12To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.So that honour doth praise Thee, and is not silent, O Jehovah, my God, to the age I thank Thee!

Ps. 31 (24 verses) - In you, O LORD, I seek refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit. Deliver me from my enemies. Praise the LORD for his steadfast love!6

1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age, In Thy righteousness deliver me.

Psalms 31:5 is mentioned on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 3.2. On the Cross

For more on Psalms 31:5 see The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 7. At Golgotha: Jesus' Last Words

2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.Incline unto me Thine ear hastily, deliver me, Be to me for a strong rock, For a house of bulwarks to save me.
3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.For my rock and my bulwark `art' Thou, For Thy name's sake lead me and tend me.
4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.Bring me out from the net that they hid for me, For Thou `art' my strength.
5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.Into Thy hand I commit my spirit, Thou hast redeemed me, Jehovah God of truth.
6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.
7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;I rejoice, and am glad in Thy kindness, In that Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast known in adversities my soul.
8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.And Thou hast not shut me up, Into the hand of an enemy, Thou hast caused my feet to stand in a broad place.
9Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.Favour me, O Jehovah, for distress `is' to me, Mine eye, my soul, and my body Have become old by provocation.
10For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.For my life hath been consumed in sorrow And my years in sighing. Feeble because of mine iniquity hath been my strength, And my bones have become old.
11I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.Among all mine adversaries I have been a reproach, And to my neighbours exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintances, Those seeing me without -- fled from me.
12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.I have been forgotten as dead out of mind, I have been as a perishing vessel.
13For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.For I have heard an evil account of many, Fear `is' round about. In their being united against me, To take my life they have devised,
14But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.And I on Thee -- I have trusted, O Jehovah, I have said, `Thou `art' my God.'
15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.In Thy hand `are' my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers.
16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.Cause Thy face to shine on Thy servant, Save me in Thy kindness.
17Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.O Jehovah, let me not be ashamed, For I have called Thee, let the wicked be ashamed, Let them become silent to Sheol.
18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.
19Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!How abundant is Thy goodness, That Thou hast laid up for those fearing Thee,
20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.Thou hast wrought for those trusting in Thee, Before sons of men. Thou hidest them in the secret place of Thy presence, From artifices of man, Thou concealest them in a tabernacle, From the strife of tongues.
21Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.Blessed `is' Jehovah, For He hath made marvellous His kindness To me in a city of bulwarks.
22For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.And I -- I have said in my haste, `I have been cut off from before Thine eyes,' But Thou hast heard the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee.
23O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.Love Jehovah, all ye His saints, Jehovah is keeping the faithful, And recompensing abundantly a proud doer.
24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.Be strong, and He strengtheneth your heart, All ye who are waiting for Jehovah!

Ps. 32 (11 verses)

1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.By David. -- An Instruction. O the happiness of him whose transgression `is' forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
2Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.When I have kept silence, become old have my bones, Through my roaring all the day.
4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.When by day and by night Thy hand is heavy upon me, My moisture hath been changed Into the droughts of summer. Selah.
5I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.My sin I cause Thee to know, And mine iniquity I have not covered. I have said, `I confess concerning My transgressions to Jehovah,' And Thou -- Thou hast taken away, The iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.For this doth every saintly one pray to Thee, As the time to find. Surely at an overflowing of many waters, Unto him they come not.
7Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.Thou `art' a hiding-place for me, From distress Thou dost keep me, `With' songs of deliverance dost compass me. Selah.
8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.
9Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.Be ye not as a horse -- as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee.
10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.Many `are' the pains of the wicked; As to him who is trusting in Jehovah, Kindness doth compass him.
11Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous, And sing, all ye upright of heart!

Ps. 33 (22 verses)

1Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.Sing, ye righteous, in Jehovah, For upright ones praise `is' comely.

Psalms 33:5: See God and Goodness: Can a Perfectly Benevolent God Exist?: 1. Verses in the Bible Say that God is Good (although they're contradicted by other verses)

Psalms 33:8: Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 33:8: Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

Psalms 33:18 is referenced on Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 33:18 is mentioned on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.Give ye thanks to Jehovah with a harp, With psaltery of ten strings sing praise to Him,
3Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.Sing ye to Him a new song, Play skilfully with shouting.
4For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.For upright `is' the word of Jehovah, And all His work `is' in faithfulness.
5He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.Loving righteousness and judgment, Of the kindness of Jehovah is the earth full.
6By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.By the word of Jehovah The heavens have been made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.Gathering as a heap the waters of the sea, Putting in treasuries the depths.
8Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.Afraid of Jehovah are all the earth, Of Him are all the inhabitants of the world afraid.
9For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.For He hath said, and it is, He hath commanded, and it standeth.
10The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.Jehovah made void the counsel of nations, He disallowed the thoughts of the peoples.
11The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.The counsel of Jehovah to the age standeth, The thoughts of His heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.O the happiness of the nation whose God `is' Jehovah, Of the people He did choose, For an inheritance to Him.
13The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.From the heavens hath Jehovah looked, He hath seen all the sons of men.
14From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.From the fixed place of His dwelling, He looked unto all inhabitants of the earth;
15He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.Who is forming their hearts together, Who is attending unto all their works.
16There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.The king is not saved by the multitude of a force. A mighty man is not delivered, By abundance of power.
17An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.A false thing `is' the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.
18Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;Lo, the eye of Jehovah `is' to those fearing Him, To those waiting for His kindness,
19To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.To deliver from death their soul, And to keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.Our soul hath waited for Jehovah, Our help and our shield `is' He,
21For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.For in Him doth our heart rejoice, For in His holy name we have trusted.
22Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.Let Thy kindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, As we have waited for Thee!

Ps. 34 (22 verses)

1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.By David, in his changing his behaviour before Abimelech, and he driveth him away, and he goeth. I do bless Jehovah at all times, Continually His praise `is' in my mouth.

Psalms 34:9 is discussed on Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 34:9 appears on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice.
3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.Ascribe ye greatness to Jehovah with me, And we exalt His name together.
4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.I sought Jehovah, and He answered me, And from all my fears did deliver me.
5They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.They looked expectingly unto Him, And they became bright, And their faces are not ashamed.
6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.This poor `one' called, and Jehovah heard, And from all his distresses saved him.
7The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.A messenger of Jehovah is encamping, Round about those who fear Him, And He armeth them.
8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.Taste ye and see that Jehovah `is' good, O the happiness of the man who trusteth in Him.
9O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.Fear Jehovah, ye His holy ones, For there is no lack to those fearing Him.
10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.Young lions have lacked and been hungry, And those seeking Jehovah lack not any good,
11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.Come ye, children, hearken to me, The fear of Jehovah I do teach you.
12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?Who `is' the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good?
13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.
14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.
15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.The eyes of Jehovah `are' unto the righteous, And His ears unto their cry.
16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.(The face of Jehovah `is' on doers of evil, To cut off from earth their memorial.)
17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.They cried, and Jehovah heard, And from all their distresses delivered them.
18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.Near `is' Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth.
19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.Many `are' the evils of the righteous, Out of them all doth Jehovah deliver him.
20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.He is keeping all his bones, One of them hath not been broken.
21Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.Evil doth put to death the wicked, And those hating the righteous are desolate.
22The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.Jehovah redeemeth the soul of His servants, And none trusting in Him are desolate!

Ps. 35 (28 verses)

1Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.By David. Strive, Jehovah, with my strivers, fight with my fighters,
2Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise for my help,
3Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.And draw out spear and lance, To meet my pursuers. Say to my soul, `Thy salvation I `am'.'
4Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.They are ashamed and blush, those seeking my soul, Turned backward and confounded, Those devising my evil.
5Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.They are as chaff before wind, And a messenger of Jehovah driving away.
6Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.Their way is darkness and slipperiness, And a messenger of Jehovah their pursuer.
7For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.For without cause they hid for me their netpit, Without cause they digged for my soul.
8Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.Meet him doth desolation -- he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him, For desolation he falleth into it.
9And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.And my soul is joyful in Jehovah, It rejoiceth in His salvation.
10All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?All my bones say, `Jehovah, who is like Thee, Delivering the poor from the stronger than he, And the poor and needy from his plunderer.'
11False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.
12They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,
13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.And I -- in their sickness my clothing `is' sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
14I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.As `if' a friend, as `if' my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother, Mourning I have bowed down.
15But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:And -- in my halting they have rejoiced, And have been gathered together, Gathered against me were the smiters, And I have not known, They have rent, and they have not ceased;
16With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.With profane ones, mockers in feasts, Gnashing against me their teeth.
17Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From young lions my only one.
18I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.I thank Thee in a great assembly, Among a mighty people I praise Thee.
19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.Mine enemies rejoice not over me `with' falsehood, Those hating me without cause wink the eye.
20For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they devise,
21Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.And they enlarge against me their mouth, They said, `Aha, aha, our eye hath seen.'
22This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, Be not silent, O Lord -- be not far from me,
23Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.
24Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.Judge me according to Thy righteousness, O Jehovah my God, And they do not rejoice over me.
25Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.They do not say in their heart, `Aha, our desire.' They do not say, `We swallowed him up.'
26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are rejoicing at my evil. They put on shame and confusion, Who are magnifying themselves against me.
27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.They sing and rejoice, who are desiring my righteousness, And they say continually, `Jehovah is magnified, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.'
28And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.And my tongue uttereth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy praise!

Ps. 36 (12 verses)

1The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.To the Overseer. -- By a servant of Jehovah, by David. The transgression of the wicked Is affirming within my heart, `Fear of God is not before his eyes,
2For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.For he made `it' smooth to himself in his eyes, To find his iniquity to be hated.
3The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.The words of his mouth `are' iniquity and deceit, He ceased to act prudently -- to do good.
4He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.Iniquity he deviseth on his bed, He stationeth himself on a way not good, Evil he doth not refuse.'
5Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.O Jehovah, in the heavens `is' Thy kindness, Thy faithfulness `is' unto the clouds.
6Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.Thy righteousness `is' as mountains of God, Thy judgments `are' a great deep. Man and beast Thou savest, O Jehovah.
7How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.How precious `is' Thy kindness, O God, And the sons of men In the shadow of Thy wings do trust.
8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.They are filled from the fatness of Thy house, And the stream of Thy delights Thou dost cause them to drink.
9For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.For with Thee `is' a fountain of life, In Thy light we see light.
10O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.Draw out Thy kindness to those knowing Thee, And Thy righteousness to the upright of heart.
11Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.Let not a foot of pride meet me, And a hand of the wicked let not move me.
12There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.There have workers of iniquity fallen, They have been overthrown, And have not been able to arise!

Ps. 37 (40 verses)

1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.By David. Do not fret because of evil doers, Be not envious against doers of iniquity,
2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.For as grass speedily they are cut off, And as the greenness of the tender grass do fade.
3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.Trust in Jehovah, and do good, Dwell `in' the land, and enjoy faithfulness,
4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.And delight thyself on Jehovah, And He giveth to thee the petitions of thy heart.
5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.Roll on Jehovah thy way, And trust upon Him, and He worketh,
6And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.And hath brought out as light thy righteousness, And thy judgment as noon-day.
7Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.Be silent for Jehovah, and stay thyself for Him, Do not fret because of him Who is making prosperous his way, Because of a man doing wicked devices.
8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil.
9For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land.
10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.And yet a little, and the wicked is not, And thou hast considered his place, and it is not.
11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace.
12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.The wicked is devising against the righteous, And gnashing against him his teeth.
13The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.The Lord doth laugh at him, For He hath seen that his day cometh.
14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.A sword have the wicked opened, And they have trodden their bow, To cause to fall the poor and needy, To slaughter the upright of the way.
15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.Their sword doth enter into their own heart, And their bows are shivered.
16A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.Better `is' the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked.
17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.For the arms of the wicked are shivered, And Jehovah is sustaining the righteous.
18The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect, And their inheritance is -- to the age.
19They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in days of famine they are satisfied.
20But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed.
21The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.The wicked is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving.
22For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.For His blessed ones do possess the land, And His reviled ones are cut off.
23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.From Jehovah `are' the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth.
24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.When he falleth, he is not cast down, For Jehovah is sustaining his hand.
25I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.Young I have been, I have also become old, And I have not seen the righteous forsaken, And his seed seeking bread.
26He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.All the day he is gracious and lending, And his seed `is' for a blessing.
27Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.Turn aside from evil, and do good, and dwell to the age.
28For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.For Jehovah is loving judgment, And He doth not forsake His saintly ones, To the age they have been kept, And the seed of the wicked is cut off.
29The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.The righteous possess the land, And they dwell for ever on it.
30The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And his tongue speaketh judgment.
31The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.The law of his God `is' his heart, His steps do not slide.
32The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death.
33The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.Jehovah doth not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him in his being judged.
34Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.Look unto Jehovah, and keep His way, And He doth exalt thee to possess the land, In the wicked being cut off -- thou seest!
35I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.I have seen the wicked terrible, And spreading as a green native plant,
36Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.And he passeth away, and lo, he is not, And I seek him, and he is not found!
37Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.Observe the perfect, and see the upright, For the latter end of each `is' peace.
38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.And transgressors were destroyed together, The latter end of the wicked was cut off.
39But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.And the salvation of the righteous `is' from Jehovah, Their strong place in a time of adversity.
40And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.And Jehovah doth help them and deliver them, He delivereth them from the wicked, And saveth them, Because they trusted in Him!

Ps. 38 (22 verses)

1O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.A Psalm of David, `To cause to remember.' Jehovah, in Thy wrath reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury chastise me.
2For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.For Thine arrows have come down on me, And Thou lettest down upon me Thy hand.
3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.Soundness is not in my flesh, Because of Thine indignation, Peace is not in my bones because of my sin.
4For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.For mine iniquities have passed over my head, As a heavy burden -- too heavy for me.
5My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.Stunk -- become corrupt have my wounds, Because of my folly.
6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.I have been bent down, I have been bowed down -- unto excess, All the day I have gone mourning.
7For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.For my flanks have been full of drought, And soundness is not in my flesh.
8I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.I have been feeble and smitten -- unto excess, I have roared from disquietude of heart.
9Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.Lord, before Thee `is' all my desire, And my sighing from Thee hath not been hid.
10My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.My heart `is' panting, my power hath forsaken me, And the light of mine eyes, Even they are not with me.
11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.My lovers and my friends over-against my plague stand. And my neighbours afar off have stood.
12They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day.
13But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.And I, as deaf, hear not. And as a dumb one who openeth not his mouth.
14Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.Yea, I am as a man who heareth not, And in his mouth are no reproofs.
15For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.Because for Thee, O Jehovah, I have waited, Thou dost answer, O Lord my God.
16For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.When I said, `Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves.
17For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.For I am ready to halt, And my pain `is' before me continually.
18For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.For mine iniquity I declare, I am sorry for my sin.
19But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.And mine enemies `are' lively, They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, Have been multiplied.
20They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my pursuing good.
21Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.Do not forsake me, O Jehovah, My God, be not far from me,
22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.Haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

Ps. 39 (13 verses)

1I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.To the Overseer, to Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of David. I have said, `I observe my ways, Against sinning with my tongue, I keep for my mouth a curb, while the wicked `is' before me.'
2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.I was dumb `with' silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.
3My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,Hot `is' my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.
4LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.`Cause me to know, O Jehovah, mine end, And the measure of my days -- what it `is',' I know how frail I `am'.
5Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age `is' as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity `is' every man set up. Selah.
6Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, `in' vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.
7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.And, now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope -- it `is' of Thee.
8Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.From all my transgressions deliver me, A reproach of the fool make me not.
9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou -- Thou hast done `it'.
10Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.Turn aside from off me Thy stroke, From the striving of Thy hand I have been consumed.
11When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity `is' every man. Selah.
12Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And `to' my cry give ear, Unto my tear be not silent, For a sojourner I `am' with Thee, A settler like all my fathers.
13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!

Ps. 40 (17 verses)

1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation -- from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.And He putteth in my mouth a new song, `Praise to our God.' Many do see and fear, and trust in Jehovah.
4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.
5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.Much hast Thou done, Jehovah my God; Thy wonders and Thy thoughts toward us, There is none to arrange unto Thee, I declare and speak: They have been more than to be numbered.
6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me, Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.
7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,Then said I, `Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,
8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law `is' within my heart.
9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.Thy righteousness I have not concealed In the midst of my heart, Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation I have told, I have not hidden Thy kindness and Thy truth, To the great assembly.
11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.Thou, O Jehovah, restrainest not Thy mercies from me, Thy kindness and Thy truth do continually keep me.
12For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities, And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head, And my heart hath forsaken me.
13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help make haste.
14Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it, They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.
15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.They are desolate because of their shame, Who are saying to me, `Aha, aha.'
16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.All seeking Thee rejoice and are glad in Thee, Those loving Thy salvation say continually, `Jehovah is magnified.'
17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.And I `am' poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer `art' Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.

Ps. 41 (13 verses) - Blessed are those who consider the weak. My enemies say, "When will he die?" They gather slander. But you, O LORD, have upheld me.6

1Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him.

Psalms 41:8 is mentioned on Belial, the Northern Crown Prince of Satanism: 1. Christian Mythology

Psalms 41:13 is mentioned on this page in 1. Structure and Authorship

2The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.Jehovah doth preserve him and revive him, He is happy in the land, And Thou givest him not into the will of his enemies.
3The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.Jehovah supporteth on a couch of sickness, All his bed Thou hast turned in his weakness.
4I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.I -- I said, `O Jehovah, favour me, Heal my soul, for I did sin against Thee,'
5Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?Mine enemies say evil of me: When he dieth -- his name hath perished!
6And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.And if he came to see -- vanity he speaketh, His heart gathereth iniquity to itself, He goeth out -- at the street he speaketh.
7All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.All hating me whisper together against me, Against me they devise evil to me:
8An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not again.
9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.Even mine ally, in whom I trusted, One eating my bread, made great the heel against me,
10But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.And Thou, Jehovah, favour me, And cause me to rise, And I give recompence to them.
11By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.By this I have known, That Thou hast delighted in me, Because my enemy shouteth not over me.
12And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.As to me, in mine integrity, Thou hast taken hold upon me, And causest me to stand before Thee to the age.
13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.Blessed `is' Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age -- and unto the age. Amen and Amen.

Ps. 42 (11 verses) - As the deer pants for water, so my soul longs for you, O God. Your waves break over me. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Hope in God.6

1As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.To the Overseer. -- An Instruction. By sons of Korah. As a hart doth pant for streams of water, So my soul panteth toward Thee, O God.
2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?My soul thirsted for God, for the living God, When do I enter and see the face of God?
3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?My tear hath been to me bread day and night, In their saying unto me all the day, `Where `is' thy God?'
4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.These I remember, and pour out my soul in me, For I pass over into the booth, I go softly with them unto the house of God, With the voice of singing and confession, The multitude keeping feast!
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? Yea, art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him: The salvation of my countenance -- My God!
6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.In me doth my soul bow itself, Therefore I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, And of the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.Deep unto deep is calling At the noise of Thy water-spouts, All Thy breakers and Thy billows passed over me.
8Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song `is' with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?I say to God my rock, `Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning in the oppression of an enemy?
10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?With a sword in my bones Have mine adversaries reproached me, In their saying unto me all the day, `Where `is' thy God?'
11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!

Ps. 43 (5 verses) - Vindicate me, O God. Why have you rejected me? Send forth your light and your truth. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Hope in God.6

1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.Judge me, O God, And plead my cause against a nation not pious, From a man of deceit and perverseness Thou dost deliver me,
2For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?For thou `art' the God of my strength. Why hast Thou cast me off? Why mourning do I go up and down, In the oppression of an enemy?
3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.Send forth Thy light and Thy truth, They -- they lead me, they bring me in, Unto Thy holy hill, and unto Thy tabernacles.
4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.And I go in unto the altar of God, Unto God, the joy of my rejoicing. And I thank Thee with a harp, O God, my God.
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!

Ps. 44 (26 verses) - O God, our fathers have told us how you drove out the nations. But now you have sold your people. Awake, O Lord! Rise up and help us.6

1We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. An Instruction. O God, with our ears we have heard, Our fathers have recounted to us, The work Thou didst work in their days, In the days of old.

For more on Psalms 44:21 see Can God Lie? Is God Always Truthful in the Christian Bible?: 1. Verses from the Bible in More Detail

Psalms 44:21: See Is Omniscience Possible? Does God Know Everything?: 1. Is God All-Knowing in the Bible and Qur'an?

Psalms 44:21 appears on Is Omniscience Possible? Does God Know Everything?: 4.1. Christianity: Times in the Bible When God Doesn't Know All, and Tests People to Find Things Out

2How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.Thou, `with' Thy hand, nations hast dispossessed. And Thou dost plant them. Thou afflictest peoples, and sendest them away.
3For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.For, not by their sword Possessed they the land, And their arm gave not salvation to them, But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, And the light of Thy countenance, Because Thou hadst accepted them.
4Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.Thou `art' He, my king, O God, Command the deliverances of Jacob.
5Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.By Thee our adversaries we do push, By Thy name tread down our withstanders,
6For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.For, not in my bow do I trust, And my sword doth not save me.
7But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.For Thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And those hating us Thou hast put to shame.
8In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.In God we have boasted all the day, And Thy name to the age we thank. Selah.
9But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.In anger Thou hast cast off and causest us to blush, And goest not forth with our hosts.
10Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.Thou causest us to turn backward from an adversary, And those hating us, Have spoiled for themselves.
11Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.Thou makest us food like sheep, And among nations Thou hast scattered us.
12Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.Thou sellest Thy people -- without wealth, And hast not become great by their price.
13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a reproach to our surrounders.
14Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.Thou makest us a simile among nations, A shaking of the head among peoples.
15My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,All the day my confusion `is' before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me.
16For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.Because of the voice of a reproacher and reviler, Because of an enemy and a self-avenger.
17All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.All this met us, and we did not forget Thee, Nor have we dealt falsely in Thy covenant.
18Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;We turn not backward our heart, Nor turn aside doth our step from Thy path.
19Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.But Thou hast smitten us in a place of dragons, And dost cover us over with death-shade.
20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;If we have forgotten the name of our God, And spread our hands to a strange God,
21Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.Doth not God search out this? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
22Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.Surely, for Thy sake we have been slain all the day, Reckoned as sheep of the slaughter.
23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever.
24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?Why Thy face hidest Thou? Thou forgettest our afflictions and our oppression,
25For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.For bowed to the dust hath our soul, Cleaved to the earth hath our belly.
26Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.Arise, a help to us, And ransom us for thy kindness' sake.

Ps. 45 (17 verses) - My heart overflows with verses for the king. Your God has anointed you with gladness. All glorious is the princess in her chamber.6

1My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies.' -- By sons of Korah. -- An Instruction. -- A song of loves. My heart hath indited a good thing, I am telling my works to a king, My tongue `is' the pen of a speedy writer.
2Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.Thou hast been beautified above the sons of men, Grace hath been poured into thy lips, Therefore hath God blessed thee to the age.
3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.Gird Thy sword upon the thigh, O mighty, Thy glory and Thy majesty!
4And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.As to Thy majesty -- prosper! -- ride! Because of truth, and meekness -- righteousness, And Thy right hand showeth Thee fearful things.
5Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.Thine arrows `are' sharp, -- Peoples fall under Thee -- In the heart of the enemies of the king.
6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.Thy throne, O God, `is' age-during, and for ever, A sceptre of uprightness `Is' the sceptre of Thy kingdom.
7Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.Thou hast loved righteousness and hatest wickedness, Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee, Oil of joy above thy companions.
8All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.Myrrh and aloes, cassia! all thy garments, Out of palaces of ivory Stringed instruments have made thee glad.
9Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.Daughters of kings `are' among thy precious ones, A queen hath stood at thy right hand, In pure gold of Ophir.
10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;Hearken, O daughter, and see, incline thine ear, And forget thy people, and thy father's house,
11So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.And the king doth desire thy beauty, Because he `is' thy lord -- bow thyself to him,
12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.And the daughter of Tyre with a present, The rich of the people do appease thy face.
13The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.All glory `is' the daughter of the king within, Of gold-embroidered work `is' her clothing.
14She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.In divers colours she is brought to the king, Virgins -- after her -- her companions, Are brought to thee.
15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.They are brought with joy and gladness, They come into the palace of the king.
16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.Instead of thy fathers are thy sons, Thou dost appoint them for princes in all the earth.
17I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.I make mention of Thy name in all generations, Therefore do peoples praise Thee, To the age, and for ever!

Ps. 46 (11 verses) - God is our refuge. We will not fear, though the earth give way. The nations rage, kingdoms fall. "Be still and know that I am God."6

1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. `For the Virgins.' -- A song. God `is' to us a refuge and strength, A help in adversities found most surely.
2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Therefore we fear not in the changing of earth, And in the slipping of mountains Into the heart of the seas.
3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.Roar -- troubled are its waters, Mountains they shake in its pride. Selah.
4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.A river -- its rivulets rejoice the city of God, Thy holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.God `is' in her midst -- she is not moved, God doth help her at the turn of the morn!
6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.Troubled have been nations, Moved have been kingdoms, He hath given forth with His voice, earth melteth.
7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.Jehovah of Hosts `is' with us, A tower for us `is' the God of Jacob. Selah.
8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.Come ye, see the works of Jehovah, Who hath done astonishing things in the earth,
9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.Causing wars to cease, Unto the end of the earth, the bow he shivereth, And the spear He hath cut asunder, Chariots he doth burn with fire.
10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.Desist, and know that I `am' God, I am exalted among nations, I am exalted in the earth.
11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.Jehovah of hosts `is' with us, A tower for us `is' the God of Jacob! Selah.

Ps. 47 (9 verses) - Clap your hands, you nations. How awesome is the LORD Most High! Sing praises to our God, sing praises. He is king of all the earth.6

1O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. All ye peoples, clap the hand, Shout to God with a voice of singing,
2For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.For Jehovah Most High `is' fearful, A great king over all the earth.
3He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.He leadeth peoples under us, and nations under our feet.
4He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.He doth choose for us our inheritance, The excellency of Jacob that He loves. Selah.
5God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.God hath gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.
6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.Praise God -- praise -- give praise to our king, praise.
7For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.For king of all the earth `is' God, Give praise, O understanding one.
8God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.God hath reigned over nations, God hath sat on His holy throne,
9The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.Nobles of peoples have been gathered, `With' the people of the God of Abraham, For to God `are' the shields of earth, Greatly hath He been exalted!

Ps. 48 (14 verses) - Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised! The joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion. O God, we ponder your love in your temple.6

1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.A Song, a Psalm, by sons of Korah. Great `is' Jehovah, and praised greatly, In the city of our God -- His holy hill.
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.Beautiful `for' elevation, A joy of all the land, `is' Mount Zion, The sides of the north, the city of a great king.
3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.God in her high places is known for a tower.
4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.For, lo, the kings met, they passed by together,
5They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.They have seen -- so they have marvelled, They have been troubled, they were hastened away.
6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.Trembling hath seized them there, Pain, as of a travailing woman.
7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.By an east wind Thou shiverest ships of Tarshish.
8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.As we have heard, so we have seen, In the city of Jehovah of hosts, In the city of our God, God doth establish her -- to the age. Selah.
9We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.We have thought, O God, of Thy kindness, In the midst of Thy temple,
10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.As `is' Thy name, O God, so `is' Thy praise, Over the ends of the earth, Righteousness hath filled Thy right hand.
11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.Rejoice doth Mount Zion, The daughters of Judah are joyful, For the sake of Thy judgments.
12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.Compass Zion, and go round her, count her towers,
13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.Set your heart to her bulwark, Consider her high places, So that ye recount to a later generation,
14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.That this God `is' our God -- To the age and for ever, He -- he doth lead us over death!

Ps. 49 (20 verses)

1Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Hear this, all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
2Both low and high, rich and poor, together.Both low and high, together rich and needy.
3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart `are' things of understanding.
4I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
5Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.
6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.
7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement.
8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)And precious `is' the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.
9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.
10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.
11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.Their heart `is': Their houses `are' to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands.
12Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.
13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.This their way `is' folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.
14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.As sheep for Sheol they have set themselves, Death doth afflict them, And the upright rule over them in the morning, And their form `is' for consumption. Sheol `is' a dwelling for him.
15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah.
16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant,
17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.For at his death he receiveth nothing, His honour goeth not down after him.
18Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.)
19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.It cometh to the generation of his fathers, For ever they see not the light.
20Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!

Ps. 50 (23 verses)

1The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.A Psalm of Asaph. The God of gods -- Jehovah -- hath spoken, And He calleth to the earth From the rising of the sun unto its going in.
2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shone.
3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.Our God cometh, and is not silent, Fire before Him doth devour, And round about him it hath been very tempestuous.
4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.He doth call unto the heavens from above, And unto the earth, to judge His people.
5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.Gather ye to Me My saints, Making covenant with Me over a sacrifice.
6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself `is' judge. Selah.
7Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.Hear, O My people, and I speak, O Israel, and I testify against thee, God, thy God `am' I.
8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.Not for thy sacrifices do I reprove thee, Yea, thy burnt-offerings `Are' before Me continually.
9I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.I take not from thy house a bullock, From thy folds he goats.
10For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.For Mine `is' every beast of the forest, The cattle on the hills of oxen.
11I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.I have known every fowl of the mountains, And the wild beast of the field `is' with Me.
12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.If I am hungry I tell not to thee, For Mine `is' the world and its fulness.
13Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?Do I eat the flesh of bulls, And drink the blood of he-goats?
14Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:Sacrifice to God confession, And complete to the Most High thy vows.
15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.And call Me in a day of adversity, I deliver thee, and thou honourest Me.
16But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?And to the wicked hath God said: What to thee -- to recount My statutes? That thou liftest up My covenant on thy mouth?
17Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.Yea, thou hast hated instruction, And dost cast My words behind thee.
18When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.If thou hast seen a thief, Then thou art pleased with him, And with adulterers `is' thy portion.
19Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.Thy mouth thou hast sent forth with evil, And thy tongue joineth deceit together,
20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.Thou sittest, against thy brother thou speakest, Against a son of thy mother givest slander.
21These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.These thou didst, and I kept silent, Thou hast thought that I am like thee, I reprove thee, and set in array before thine eyes.
22Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.Understand this, I pray you, Ye who are forgetting God, Lest I tear, and there is no deliverer.
23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.He who is sacrificing praise honoureth Me, As to him who maketh a way, I cause him to look on the salvation of God!

Ps. 51 (19 verses)

1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David, in the coming inn unto him of Nathan the prophet, when he hath gone in unto Bath-Sheba. Favour me, O God, according to Thy kindness, According to the abundance of Thy mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
2Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.For my transgressions I do know, And my sin `is' before me continually.
4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the evil thing in Thine eyes, So that Thou art righteous in Thy words, Thou art pure in Thy judging.
5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.
6Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.
7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter.
8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised.
9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.Hide Thy face from my sin. And all mine iniquities blot out.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.Cast me not forth from Thy presence, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me.
12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me.
13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.I teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners unto Thee do return.
14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation, My tongue singeth of Thy righteousness.
15O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise.
16For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give `it', Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.The sacrifices of God `are' a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise.
18Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.Do good in Thy good pleasure with Zion, Thou dost build the walls of Jerusalem.
19Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.Then Thou desirest sacrifices of righteousness, Burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering, Then they offer bullocks on thine altar!

Ps. 52 (9 verses) - Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? Surely God will bring you down to ruin. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.6

1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.To the Overseer. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of Doeg the Edomite, and he declareth to Saul, and saith to him, `David came in unto the house of Ahimelech.' What, boasteth thou in evil, O mighty one? The kindness of God `is' all the day.
2The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.
3Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.Thou hast loved evil rather than good, Lying, than speaking righteousness. Selah.
4Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.Thou hast loved all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
5God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.Also -- God doth break thee down for ever, Taketh thee, and pulleth thee out of the tent, And He hath uprooted thee Out of the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:And the righteous see, And fear, and laugh at him.
7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.`Lo, the man who maketh not God his strong place, And trusteth in the abundance of his riches, He is strong in his mischiefs.'
8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.And I, as a green olive in the house of God, I have trusted in the kindness of God, To the age and for ever,
9I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.I thank Thee to the age, because Thou hast done `it', And I wait `on' Thy name for `it is' good before Thy saints!

Ps. 53 (6 verses) - The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." There is no one who does good. Will evildoers never learn? God has rejected them.6

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.To the Overseer. -- `On a disease.' -- An instruction, by David. A fool said in his heart, `There is no God.' They have done corruptly, Yea, they have done abominable iniquity, There is none doing good.
2God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.God from the heavens looked on the sons of men, To see if there be an understanding one, `One' seeking God.
3Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.Every one went back, together they became filthy, There is none doing good -- not even one.
4Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.Have not workers of iniquity known, Those eating my people have eaten bread, God they have not called.
5There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.There they feared a fear -- there was no fear, For God hath scattered the bones of him Who is encamping against thee, Thou hast put to shame, For God hath despised them.
6Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.Who doth give from Zion the salvation of Israel? When God turneth back `to' a captivity of His people, Jacob doth rejoice -- Israel is glad!

Ps. 54 (7 verses) - Save me, O God! For strangers have risen against me. God is my helper. He will repay my enemies. I will praise your name, O LORD!6

1Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of the Ziphim, and they say to Saul, `Is not David hiding himself with us?' O God, by Thy name save me, and by Thy might judge me.
2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.O God, hear my prayer, Give ear to the sayings of my mouth,
3For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.For strangers have risen up against me And terrible ones have sought my soul, They have not set God before them. Selah.
4Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.Lo, God `is' a helper to me, The Lord `is' with those supporting my soul,
5He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.Turn back doth the evil thing to mine enemies, In Thy truth cut them off.
6I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.With a free will-offering I sacrifice to Thee, I thank Thy name, O Jehovah, for `it is' good,
7For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.For, from all adversity He delivered me, And on mine enemies hath mine eye looked!

Ps. 55 (23 verses) - Give ear to my prayer, O God. My heart is in anguish. It is my equal, my friend who rises against me! Cast your burden on the LORD.6

1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An instruction, by David. Give ear, O God, `to' my prayer, And hide not from my supplication.
2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,
3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.Because of the voice of an enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked, For they cause sorrow to move against me, And in anger they hate me.
4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.My heart is pained within me, And terrors of death have fallen on me.
5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.Fear and trembling come in to me, And horror doth cover me.
6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.And I say, `Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly away and rest,
7Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.Lo, I move far off, I lodge in a wilderness. Selah.
8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.I hasten escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.
9Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
10Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness `are' in its midst,
11Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.Mischiefs `are' in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.
12For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear `it', He who is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
13But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.But thou, a man -- as mine equal, My familiar friend, and mine acquaintance.
14We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.When together we sweeten counsel, Into the house of God we walk in company.
15Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.Desolations `are' upon them, They go down `to' Sheol -- alive, For wickedness `is' in their dwelling, in their midst.
16As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.I -- to God I call, and Jehovah saveth me.
17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.Evening, and morning, and noon, I meditate, and make a noise, and He heareth my voice,
18He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.He hath ransomed in peace my soul From him who is near to me, For with the multitude they were with me.
19God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
20He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He hath polluted his covenant.
21The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart `is' war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they `are' drawn `swords'.
22Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.Cast on Jehovah that which He hath given thee, And He doth sustain thee, He doth not suffer for ever the moving of the righteous.
23But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I -- I do trust in Thee!

Ps. 56 (13 verses) - Be gracious to me, O God, for my enemies trample on me. Are my tears not in your book? In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust.6

1Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.To the Overseer. -- `On the Dumb Dove far off.' -- A secret treasure of David, in the Philistines' taking hold of him in Gath. Favour me, O God, for man swallowed me up, All the day fighting he oppresseth me,
2Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many `are' fighting against me, O most High,
3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.The day I am afraid I am confident toward Thee.
4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me.
5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts `are' for evil,
6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul.
7Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God.
8Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?My wandering Thou hast counted, Thou -- place Thou my tear in Thy bottle, Are they not in Thy book?
9When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I have known, that God `is' for me.
10In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.In God I praise the word, In Jehovah I praise the word.
11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.In God I trusted, I fear not what man doth to me,
12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.On me, O God, `are' Thy vows, I repay thank-offerings to Thee.
13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!

Ps. 57 (11 verses) - Be merciful to me, O God. I am in the midst of lions. My heart is steadfast, for great is your love. Be exalted above the heavens!6

1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.To the Overseer. -- `Destroy not.' -- A secret treasure of David, in his fleeing from the face of Saul into a cave. Favour me, O God, favour me, For in Thee is my soul trusting, And in the shadow of Thy wings I trust, Until the calamities pass over.
2I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.I call to God Most High, To God `who' is perfecting for me.
3He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.He sendeth from the heaven, and saveth me, He reproached -- who is panting after me. Selah. God sendeth forth His kindness and His truth.
4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.My soul `is' in the midst of lions, I lie down `among' flames -- sons of men, Their teeth `are' a spear and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, Above all the earth Thine honour.
6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.A net they have prepared for my steps, Bowed down hath my soul, They have digged before me a pit, They have fallen into its midst. Selah.
7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.Prepared is my heart, O God, Prepared is my heart, I sing and praise.
8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.Awake, mine honour, awake, psaltery and harp, I awake the morning dawn.
9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.I thank Thee among the peoples, O Lord, I praise Thee among the nations.
10For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.For great unto the heavens `is' Thy kindness, And unto the clouds Thy truth.
11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God. Above all the earth Thine honour!

Ps. 58 (11 verses)

1Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?To the Overseer. -- `Destroy not.' -- A secret treasure, by David. Is it true, O dumb one, righteously ye speak? Uprightly ye judge, O sons of men?
2Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.Even in heart ye work iniquities, In the land the violence of your hands ye ponder.
3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.The wicked have been estranged from the womb, They have erred from the belly, speaking lies.
4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;Their poison `is' as poison of a serpent, As a deaf asp shutting its ear,
5Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.Which hearkeneth not to the voice of whisperers, A charmer of charms most skilful.
6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.O God, break their teeth in their mouth, The jaw-teeth of young lions break down, O Jehovah.
7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.They are melted as waters, They go up and down for themselves, His arrow proceedeth as they cut themselves off.
8As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.As a snail that melteth he goeth on, `As' an untimely birth of a woman, They have not seen the sun.
9Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.Before your pots discern the bramble, As well the raw as the heated He whirleth away.
10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.The righteous rejoiceth that he hath seen vengeance, His steps he washeth in the blood of the wicked.
11So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.And man saith: `Surely fruit `is' for the righteous: Surely there is a God judging in the earth!'

Ps. 59 (17 verses)

1Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.To the Overseer. -- `Destroy not,' by David. -- A secret treasure, in Saul's sending, and they watch the house to put him to death. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God, From my withstanders set me on high.
2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.Deliver me from workers of iniquity, And from men of blood save me.
3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.For, lo, they laid wait for my soul, Assembled against me are strong ones, Not my transgression nor my sin, O Jehovah.
4They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.Without punishment they run and prepare themselves, Stir up to meet me, and see.
5Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.And Thou, Jehovah, God of Hosts, God of Israel, Awake to inspect all the nations. Favour not any treacherous dealers of iniquity. Selah.
6They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.They turn back at evening, They make a noise like a dog, And go round about the city.
7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?Lo, they belch out with their mouths, Swords `are' in their lips, for `Who heareth?'
8But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.And Thou, O Jehovah dost laugh at them, Thou dost mock at all the nations.
9Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.O my Strength, unto Thee I take heed, For God `is' my tower -- the God of my kindness.
10The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.God doth go before me, He causeth me to look on mine enemies.
11Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.Slay them not, lest my people forget, Shake them by Thy strength, And bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.The sin of their mouth `is' a word of their lips, And they are captured in their pride, And from the curse and lying they recount.
13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.Consume in fury, consume and they are not, And they know that God is ruling in Jacob, To the ends of the earth. Selah.
14And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.And they turn back at evening, They make a noise like a dog, And they go round about the city.
15Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.They -- they wander for food, If they are not satisfied -- then they murmur.
16But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.And I -- I sing `of' Thy strength, And I sing at morn `of' Thy kindness, For thou hast been a tower to me, And a refuge for me in a day of adversity.
17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.O my Strength, unto Thee I sing praise, For God `is' my tower, the God of my kindness!

Ps. 60 (12 verses) - O God, you have rejected us, broken us. Now restore us! God has promised: "Judah is my sceptre." O grant us help against the enemy!6

1O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.To the Overseer. -- `Concerning the Lily of Testimony,' a secret treasure of David, to teach, in his striving with Aram-Naharaim, and with Aram-Zobah, and Joab turneth back and smiteth Edom in the valley of Salt -- twelve thousand. O God, Thou hadst cast us off, Thou hadst broken us -- hadst been angry! -- Thou dost turn back to us.
2Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved.
3Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.Thou hast shewn Thy people a hard thing, Thou hast caused us to drink wine of trembling.
4Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah.
5That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.That Thy beloved ones may be drawn out, Save `with' Thy right hand, and answer us.
6God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult -- I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure,
7Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;Mine `is' Gilead, and mine `is' Manasseh, And Ephraim `is' the strength of my head, Judah `is' my lawgiver,
8Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.Moab `is' my pot for washing, over Edom I cast my shoe, Shout, concerning me, O Philistia.
9Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?Who doth bring me `to' a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom?
10Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?Is it not Thou, O God? hast Thou cast us off? And dost Thou not go forth, O God, with our hosts!
11Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.Give to us help from adversity, And vain `is' the deliverance of man.
12Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.In God we do mightily, And He treadeth down our adversaries!

Ps. 61 (8 verses)

1Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.To the Overseer, on stringed instruments. -- By David. Hear, O God, my loud cry, attend to my prayer.
2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.From the end of the land unto Thee I call, In the feebleness of my heart, Into a rock higher than I Thou dost lead me.
3For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.For Thou hast been a refuge for me, A tower of strength because of the enemy.
4I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.I sojourn in Thy tent to the ages, I trust in the secret place of Thy wings. Selah.
5For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.For Thou, O God, hast hearkened to my vows, Thou hast appointed the inheritance Of those fearing Thy name.
6Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.Days to the days of the king Thou addest, His years as generation and generation.
7He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.He dwelleth to the age before God, Kindness and truth appoint -- they keep him.
8So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.So do I praise Thy name for ever, When I pay my vows day by day!

Ps. 62 (12 verses)

1Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.To the Overseer, for Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of David. Only -- toward God `is' my soul silent, From Him `is' my salvation.
2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.Only -- He `is' my rock, and my salvation, My tower, I am not much moved.
3How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.Till when do ye devise mischief against a man? Ye are destroyed all of you, As a wall inclined, a hedge that is cast down.
4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.Only -- from his excellency They have consulted to drive away, They enjoy a lie, with their mouth they bless, And with their heart revile. Selah.
5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.Only -- for God, be silent, O my soul, For from Him `is' my hope.
6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.Only -- He `is' my rock and my salvation, My tower, I am not moved.
7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.On God `is' my salvation, and my honour, The rock of my strength, my refuge `is' in God.
8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.Trust in Him at all times, O people, Pour forth before Him your heart, God `is' a refuge for us. Selah.
9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.Only -- vanity `are' the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity `are' lighter.
10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.Trust not in oppression, And in robbery become not vain, Wealth -- when it increaseth -- set not the heart.
11God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.Once hath God spoken, twice I heard this, That `strength `is' with God.'
12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.And with Thee, O Lord, `is' kindness, For Thou dost recompense to each, According to his work!

Ps. 63 (11 verses)

1O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;A Psalm of David, in his being in the wilderness of Judah. O God, Thou `art' my God, earnestly do I seek Thee, Thirsted for Thee hath my soul, Longed for Thee hath my flesh, In a land dry and weary, without waters.
2To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.So in the sanctuary I have seen Thee, To behold Thy strength and Thine honour.
3Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.Because better `is' Thy kindness than life, My lips do praise Thee.
4Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.So I bless Thee in my life, in Thy name I lift up my hands.
5My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:As `with' milk and fatness is my soul satisfied, And `with' singing lips doth my mouth praise.
6When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.If I have remembered Thee on my couch, In the watches -- I meditate on Thee.
7Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.For Thou hast been a help to me, And in the shadow of Thy wings I sing.
8My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.Cleaved hath my soul after Thee, On me hath Thy right hand taken hold.
9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.And they who for desolation seek my soul, Go in to the lower parts of the earth.
10They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.They cause him to run on the edge of the sword, A portion for foxes they are.
11But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.And the king doth rejoice in God, Boast himself doth every one swearing by Him, But stopped is the mouth of those speaking lies!

Ps. 64 (10 verses) - Hear me, O God! Hide me from the plots of the wicked, who ambush the blameless. God will bring them to ruin. Let the upright be glad!6

1Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice, in my meditation, From the fear of an enemy Thou keepest my life,
2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:Hidest me from the secret counsel of evil doers, From the tumult of workers of iniquity.
3Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.
4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.To shoot in secret places the perfect, Suddenly they shoot him, and fear not.
5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?They strengthen for themselves an evil thing, They recount of the hiding of snares, They have said, `Who doth look at it?'
6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.They search out perverse things, `We perfected a searching search,' And the inward part of man, and the heart `are' deep.
7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.And God doth shoot them `with' an arrow, Sudden have been their wounds,
8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.And they cause him to stumble, Against them `is' their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.
9And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.And all men fear, and declare the work of God, And His deed they have considered wisely.
10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.The righteous doth rejoice in Jehovah, And hath trusted in Him, And boast themselves do all the upright of heart!

Ps. 65 (13 verses)

1Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. A Song. To Thee, silence -- praise, O God, `is' in Zion, And to Thee is a vow completed.
2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.Hearer of prayer, to Thee all flesh cometh.
3Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.Matters of iniquities were mightier than I, Our transgressions -- Thou dost cover them.
4Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.O the happiness of `him whom' Thou choosest, And drawest near, he inhabiteth Thy courts, We are satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, Thy holy temple.
5By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:By fearful things in righteousness Thou answerest us, O God of our salvation, The confidence of all far off ends of earth and sea.
6Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:Establishing mountains by His power, He hath been girded with might,
7Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.Restraining the noise of seas, the noise of their billows, And the multitude of the peoples.
8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.And the inhabitants of the uttermost parts From Thy signs are afraid, The outgoings of morning and evening Thou causest to sing.
9Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.Thou hast inspected the earth, and waterest it, Thou makest it very rich, the rivulet of God `is' full of water, Thou preparest their corn, When thus Thou dost prepare it,
10Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.Its ridges have been filled, Deepened hath been its furrow, With showers Thou dost soften it, Its springing up Thou blessest.
11Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.Thou hast crowned the year of Thy goodness, And Thy paths drop fatness.
12They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.Drop do the pastures of a wilderness, And joy of the heights Thou girdest on.
13The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.Clothed have lambs the flock, And valleys are covered with corn, They shout -- yea, they sing!

Ps. 66 (20 verses)

1Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:To the Overseer. -- A Song, a Psalm. Shout ye to God, all the earth.

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2Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.Praise ye the honour of His name, Make ye honourable His praise.
3Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.Say to God, `How fearful `are' Thy works, By the abundance of Thy strength, Thine enemies feign obedience to Thee.
4All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.All the earth do bow to Thee, They sing praise to Thee, they praise Thy name.' Selah.
5Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.Come ye, and see the works of God, Fearful acts toward the sons of men.
6He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.He hath turned a sea to dry land, Through a river they pass over on foot, There do we rejoice in Him.
7He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.Ruling by His might to the age, His eyes among the nations do watch, The refractory exalt not themselves. Selah.
8O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:Bless, ye peoples, our God, And sound the voice of His praise,
9Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.Who hath placed our soul in life, And suffered not our feet to be moved.
10For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.For Thou hast tried us, O God, Thou hast refined us as the refining of silver.
11Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.Thou hast brought us into a net, Thou hast placed pressure on our loins.
12Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.Thou hast caused man to ride at our head. We have entered into fire and into water, And Thou bringest us out to a watered place.
13I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,I enter Thy house with burnt-offerings, I complete to Thee my vows,
14Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.For opened were my lips, And my mouth spake in my distress:
15I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.`Burnt-offerings of fatlings I offer to Thee, With perfume of rams, I prepare a bullock with he-goats.' Selah.
16Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.Come, hear, all ye who fear God, And I recount what he did for my soul.
17I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.Unto Him `with' my mouth I have called, And exaltation `is' under my tongue.
18If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:Iniquity, if I have seen in my heart, The Lord doth not hear.
19But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.But God hath heard, He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.Blessed `is' God, Who hath not turned aside my prayer, And His loving-kindness, from me!

Ps. 67 (7 verses)

1God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.To the Overseer, with stringed instruments. -- A Psalm, a Song. God doth favour us and bless us, Doth cause His face to shine with us. Selah.
2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.For the knowledge in earth of Thy way, among all nations of Thy salvation.
3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.Praise Thee do peoples, O God, Praise Thee do peoples, all of them.
4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.Rejoice and sing do nations, For Thou judgest peoples uprightly, And peoples on earth comfortest. Selah.
5Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.Confess Thee do peoples, O God, Confess Thee do peoples -- all of them.
6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.Earth hath given her increase, God doth bless us -- our God,
7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.God doth bless us, and all ends of earth fear Him!

Ps. 68 (35 verses)

1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm, a song of David. Rise doth God -- scattered are His enemies! And those hating Him flee from His face.
2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God.
3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.And the righteous rejoice, they exult before God, And they joy with gladness.
4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.Sing ye to God -- praise His name, Raise up a highway for Him who is riding in deserts, In Jah `is' His name, and exult before Him.
5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, `Is' God in His holy habitation.
6God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.God -- causing the lonely to dwell at home, Bringing out bound ones into prosperity, Only -- the refractory have inhabited a dry place.
7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:O God, in Thy going forth before Thy people, In Thy stepping through the wilderness, Selah.
8The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai -- before God, the God of Israel.
9Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.A shower of free-will gifts thou shakest out, O God. Thine inheritance, when it hath been weary, Thou hast established it.
10Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.Thy company have dwelt in it, Thou preparest in Thy goodness for the poor, O God.
11The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.The Lord doth give the saying, The female proclaimers `are' a numerous host.
12Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house apportioneth spoil.
13Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.Though ye do lie between two boundaries, Wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold.
14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.When the Mighty spreadeth kings in it, It doth snow in Salmon.
15The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.A hill of God `is' the hill of Bashan, A hill of heights `is' the hill of Bashan.
16Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever.
17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.The chariots of God `are' myriads, thousands of changes, The Lord `is' among them, in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast taken captive captivity, Thou hast taken gifts for men, That even the refractory may rest, O Jah God.
19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.Blessed `is' the Lord, day by day He layeth on us. God Himself `is' our salvation. Selah.
20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.God Himself `is' to us a God for deliverances, And Jehovah Lord hath the outgoings of death.
21But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.Only -- God doth smite The head of His enemies, The hairy crown of a habitual walker in his guilt.
22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:The Lord said: `From Bashan I bring back, I bring back from the depths of the sea.
23That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.So that thou dashest thy foot in blood, `In the blood of' enemies -- the tongue of Thy dogs.'
24They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.They have seen Thy goings, O God, Goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary.
25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.Singers have been before, Behind `are' players on instruments, In the midst virgins playing with timbrels.
26Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord -- from the fountain of Israel.
27There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.There `is' little Benjamin their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of Zebulun -- heads of Naphtali.
28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.Thy God hath commanded thy strength, Be strong, O God, this Thou hast wrought for us.
29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.Because of Thy temple at Jerusalem, To Thee do kings bring a present.
30Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.Rebuke a beast of the reeds, a company of bulls, With calves of the peoples, Each humbling himself with pieces of silver, Scatter Thou peoples delighting in conflicts.
31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.Come do fat ones out of Egypt, Cush causeth her hands to run to God.
32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:Kingdoms of the earth, sing ye to God, Praise ye the Lord. Selah.
33To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.To him who is riding on the heavens of the heavens of old, Lo, He giveth with His voice a strong voice.
34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.Ascribe ye strength to God, Over Israel `is' His excellency, and His strength in the clouds.
35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.Fearful, O God, out of Thy sanctuaries, The God of Israel Himself, Giving strength and might to the people. Blessed `is' God!

Ps. 69 (36 verses) - Save me, O God! I endure scorn for your sake. Rescue me from the mire. My foes are all known to you. Let your salvation protect me!6

1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies,' by David. Save me, O God, for come have waters unto the soul.
2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown me.
3I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.I have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have been mine eyes, waiting for my God.
4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.Those hating me without cause Have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not away -- I bring back.
5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.O God, Thou -- Thou hast known Concerning my overturn, And my desolations from Thee have not been hid.
6Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.Let not those waiting on Thee be ashamed because of me, O Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Let not those seeking Thee Blush because of me, O God of Israel.
7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.For because of Thee I have borne reproach, Shame hath covered my face.
8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.
9For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.For zeal for Thy house hath consumed me, And the reproaches of Thy reproachers Have fallen upon me.
10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.And I weep in the fasting of my soul, And it is for a reproach to me.
11I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile.
12They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong drink, Play on instruments.
13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.And I -- my prayer `is' to Thee, O Jehovah, A time of good pleasure, O God, In the abundance of Thy kindness, Answer me in the truth of Thy salvation.
14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.Deliver me from the mire, and let me not sink, Let me be delivered from those hating me, And from deep places of waters.
15Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.Let not a flood of waters overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up, Nor let the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.Answer me, O Jehovah, for good `is' Thy kindness, According to the abundance Of Thy mercies turn Thou unto me,
17And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.And hide not Thy face from Thy servant, For I am in distress -- haste, answer me.
18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.Be near unto my soul -- redeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me.
19Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.Thou -- Thou hast known my reproach, And my shame, and my blushing, Before Thee `are' all mine adversaries.
20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am sick, And I look for a bemoaner, and there is none, And for comforters, and I have found none.
21They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.And they give for my food gall, And for my thirst cause me to drink vinegar.
22Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.Their table before them is for a snare, And for a recompence -- for a trap.
23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou.
24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.Pour upon them Thine indignation, And the fierceness of Thine anger doth seize them.
25Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.Their tower is desolated, In their tents there is no dweller.
26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.For they have pursued him Thou hast smitten, And recount of the pain of Thy pierced ones.
27Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.Give punishment for their iniquity, And they enter not into Thy righteousness.
28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.They are blotted out of the book of life, And with the righteous are not written.
29But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.And I `am' afflicted and pained, Thy salvation, O God, doth set me on high.
30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.I praise the name of God with a song, And I magnify Him with thanksgiving,
31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullock -- horned -- hoofed.
32The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.The humble have seen -- they rejoice, Ye who seek God -- and your heart liveth.
33For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised.
34Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.The heavens and earth do praise Him, Seas, and every moving thing in them.
35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.For God doth save Zion, And doth build the cities of Judah, And they have dwelt there, and possess it.
36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.And the seed of His servants inherit it, And those loving His name dwell in it!

Ps. 70 (5 verses)

1MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD.To the Overseer, by David. -- `To cause to remember.' O God, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help, haste.
2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.Let them be ashamed and confounded Who are seeking my soul, Let them be turned backward and blush Who are desiring my evil.
3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.Let them turn back because of their shame, Who are saying, `Aha, aha.'
4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.Let all those seeking Thee joy and be glad in Thee, And let those loving Thy salvation Say continually, `God is magnified.'
5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.And I `am' poor and needy, O God, haste to me, My help and my deliverer `art' Thou, O Jehovah, tarry Thou not!

Ps. 71 (24 verses)

1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age.
2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.In Thy righteousness Thou dost deliver me, And dost cause me to escape, Incline unto me Thine ear, and save me.
3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.Be to me for a rock -- a habitation, To go in continually, Thou hast given command to save me, For my rock and my bulwark `art' Thou.
4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the perverse and violent.
5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.For Thou `art' my hope, O Lord Jehovah, My trust from my youth.
6By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.By Thee I have been supported from the womb, From my mother's bowels Thou dost cut me out, In Thee `is' my praise continually.
7I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.As a wonder I have been to many, And Thou `art' my strong refuge.
8Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.Filled is my mouth `with' Thy praise, All the day `with' Thy beauty.
9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.Cast me not off at the time of old age, According to the consumption of my power forsake me not.
10For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,For mine enemies have spoken against me, And those watching my soul have taken counsel together,
11Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.Saying, `God hath forsaken him, Pursue and catch him, for there is no deliverer.'
12O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.
13Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.They are ashamed, they are consumed, Who are opposing my soul, They are covered `with' reproach and blushing, Who are seeking my evil,
14But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.And I continually do wait with hope, And have added unto all Thy praise.
15My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.My mouth recounteth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy salvation, For I have not known the numbers.
16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.I come in the might of the Lord Jehovah, I mention Thy righteousness -- Thine only.
17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.God, Thou hast taught me from my youth, And hitherto I declare Thy wonders.
18Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.And also unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not, Till I declare Thy strength to a generation, To every one that cometh Thy might.
19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!And Thy righteousness, O God, `is' unto the heights, Because Thou hast done great things, O God, who `is' like Thee?
20Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.Because Thou hast showed me many and sad distresses, Thou turnest back -- Thou revivest me, And from the depths of the earth, Thou turnest back -- Thou bringest me up.
21Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.Thou dost increase my greatness, And Thou surroundest -- Thou comfortest me,
22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.I also thank Thee with a vessel of psaltery, Thy truth, O my God, I sing to Thee with a harp, O Holy One of Israel,
23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.My lips cry aloud when I sing praise to Thee, And my soul that Thou hast redeemed,
24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.My tongue also all the day uttereth Thy righteousness, Because ashamed -- because confounded, Have been those seeking my evil!

Ps. 72 (20 verses)

1Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the king's son.

Psalms 72:18-19 is mentioned on this page in 1. Structure and Authorship

2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.He judgeth Thy people with righteousness, And Thy poor with judgment.
3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness.
4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.He judgeth the poor of the people, Giveth deliverance to the sons of the needy, And bruiseth the oppressor.
5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.They fear Thee with the sun, and before the moon, Generation -- generations.
6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.He cometh down as rain on mown grass, As showers -- sprinkling the earth.
7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.Flourish in his days doth the righteous, And abundance of peace till the moon is not.
8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.And he ruleth from sea unto sea, And from the river unto the ends of earth.
9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust.
10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.Kings of Tarshish and of the isles send back a present. Kings of Sheba and Seba a reward bring near.
11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.And all kings do bow themselves to him, All nations do serve him,
12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper,
13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.He hath pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he saveth,
14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.From fraud and from violence he redeemeth their soul, And precious is their blood in his eyes.
15And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.And he liveth, and giveth to him of the gold of Sheba, And prayeth for him continually, All the day he doth bless him.
16There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.There is a handful of corn in the earth, On the top of mountains, Shake like Lebanon doth its fruit, And they flourish out of the city as the herb of the earth.
17His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.
18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.Blessed is Jehovah God, God of Israel, He alone is doing wonders,
19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.And blessed `is' the Name of His honour to the age, And the whole earth is filled `with' His honour. Amen, and amen!
20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.The prayers of David son of Jesse have been ended.

Ps. 73 (28 verses)

1Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.A Psalm of Asaph. Only -- good to Israel `is' God, to the clean of heart. And I -- as a little thing, My feet have been turned aside,
2But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,
3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,
4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.And their might `is' firm.
5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued.
6Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress.
7Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
8They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak.
9They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.
10Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.Therefore do His people return hither, And waters of fulness are wrung out to them.
11And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?And they have said, `How hath God known? And is there knowledge in the Most High?'
12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.Lo, these `are' the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,
14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof `is' every morning.
15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.If I have said, `I recount thus,' Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.
16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;And I think to know this, Perverseness it `is' in mine eyes,
17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.
18Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.Only, in slippery places Thou dost set them, Thou hast caused them to fall to desolations.
19How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended -- consumed from terrors.
20As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
21Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves,
22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.
23Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.And I `am' continually with Thee, Thou hast laid hold on my right hand.
24Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.With Thy counsel Thou dost lead me, And after honour dost receive me.
25Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.Whom have I in the heavens? And with Thee none I have desired in earth.
26My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion `is' God to the age.
27For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a whoring from Thee.
28But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.And I -- nearness of God to me `is' good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!

Ps. 74 (23 verses) - O God, why have you rejected us? Foes have defiled your sanctuary. How long will they mock? You are king from of old. Rise up, O God!6

1O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?An Instruction of Asaph. Why, O God, hast Thou cast off for ever? Thine anger smoketh against the flock of Thy pasture.

Psalms 74:14 is mentioned on Leviathan, the Western Crown Prince of Satanism: 1. Sources

Psalms 74:14 is mentioned on Leviathan, the Western Crown Prince of Satanism: 1. Sources

2Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.Remember Thy company. Thou didst purchase of old, Thou didst redeem the rod of Thy inheritance, This mount Zion -- Thou didst dwell in it.
3Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.Lift up Thy steps to the perpetual desolations, Everything the enemy did wickedly in the sanctuary.
4Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.Roared have thine adversaries, In the midst of Thy meeting-places, They have set their ensigns as ensigns.
5A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood -- axes.
6But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.And now, its carvings together With axe and hatchet they break down,
7They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.They have sent into fire Thy sanctuary, to the earth they polluted the tabernacle of Thy name,
8They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.They said in their hearts, `Let us oppress them together,' They did burn all the meeting-places of God in the land.
9We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.Our ensigns we have not seen, There is no more a prophet, Nor with us is one knowing how long.
10O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?Till when, O God, doth an adversary reproach? Doth an enemy despise thy name for ever?
11Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.Why dost Thou turn back Thy hand, Even Thy right hand? From the midst of Thy bosom remove `it'.
12For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.And God `is' my king of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.Thou hast broken by Thy strength a sea-`monster', Thou hast shivered Heads of dragons by the waters,
14Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.Thou hast broken the heads of leviathan, Thou makest him food, For the people of the dry places.
15Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.Thou hast cleaved a fountain and a stream, Thou hast dried up perennial flowings.
16The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.Thine `is' the day, also Thine `is' the night, Thou hast prepared a light giver -- the sun.
17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.Thou hast set up all the borders of earth, Summer and winter Thou hast formed them.
18Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.Remember this -- an enemy reproached Jehovah, And a foolish people have despised Thy name.
19O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.Give not up to a company, The soul of Thy turtle-dove, The company of Thy poor ones forget not for ever.
20Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.Look attentively to the covenant, For the dark places of earth, Have been full of habitations of violence.
21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.Let not the oppressed turn back ashamed, Let the poor and needy praise Thy name,
22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.Arise, O God, plead Thy plea, Remember Thy reproach from a fool all the day.
23Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.Forget not the voice of Thine adversaries, The noise of Thy withstanders is going up continually!

Ps. 75 (10 verses) - We give thanks to you, O God. "I say to the boastful, 'Do not boast.'" God is the judge. The wicked will drain the dregs of his cup.6

1Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.To the Overseer. -- `Destroy not.' -- A Psalm of Asaph. -- A Song. We have given thanks to Thee, O God, We have given thanks, and near `is' Thy name, They have recounted Thy wonders.
2When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.When I receive an appointment, I -- I do judge uprightly.
3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.Melted is the earth and all its inhabitants, I -- I have pondered its pillars. Selah.
4I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:I have said to the boastful, `Be not boastful,' And to the wicked, `Raise not up a horn.'
5Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.Raise not up on high your horn, (Ye speak with a stiff neck.)
6For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.For not from the east, or from the west, Nor from the wilderness -- `is' elevation.
7But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.But God `is' judge, This He maketh low -- and this He lifteth up.
8For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.For a cup `is' in the hand of Jehovah, And the wine hath foamed, It is full of mixture, and He poureth out of it, Only its dregs wring out, and drink, Do all the wicked of the earth,
9But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.And I -- I declare `it' to the age, I sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.And all horns of the wicked I cut off, Exalted are the horns of the righteous!

Ps. 76 (12 verses) - God is known in Judah. You are glorious, more majestic than the mountains. The earth feared and was still when God arose to judgement.6

1In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- A Psalm of Asaph. -- A Song. In Judah `is' God known, in Israel His name `is' great.
2In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.And His tabernacle is in Salem, And His habitation in Zion.
3There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.There he hath shivered arrows of a bow, Shield, and sword, and battle. Selah.
4Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.Bright `art' Thou, honourable above hills of prey.
5The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.Spoiled themselves have the mighty of heart, They have slept their sleep, And none of the men of might found their hands.
6At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.From Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse have been fast asleep.
7Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?Thou, fearful `art' Thou, And who doth stand before Thee, Since Thou hast been angry!
8Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,From heaven Thou hast sounded judgment, Earth hath feared, and hath been still,
9When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.In the rising of God to judgment, To save all the humble of earth. Selah.
10Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.For the fierceness of man praiseth Thee, The remnant of fierceness Thou girdest on.
11Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.Vow and complete to Jehovah your God, All ye surrounding him. They bring presents to the Fearful One.
12He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.He doth gather the spirit of leaders, Fearful to the kings of earth!

Ps. 77 (20 verses) - In the day of trouble I sought the LORD. Has he withdrawn his compassion? You are the God of wonders. Your path led through the sea.6

1I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.To the Overseer, for Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of Asaph. My voice `is' to God, and I cry, my voice `is' to God, And He hath given ear unto me.
2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.In a day of my distress the Lord I sought, My hand by night hath been spread out, And it doth not cease, My soul hath refused to be comforted.
3I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.I remember God, and make a noise, I meditate, and feeble is my spirit. Selah.
4Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.Thou hast taken hold of the watches of mine eyes, I have been moved, and I speak not.
5I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.I have reckoned the days of old, The years of the ages.
6I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.I remember my music in the night, With my heart I meditate, and my spirit doth search diligently:
7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?To the ages doth the Lord cast off? Doth He add to be pleased no more?
8Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?Hath His kindness ceased for ever? The saying failed to all generations?
9Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.Hath God forgotten `His' favours? Hath He shut up in anger His mercies? Selah.
10And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.And I say: `My weakness is, The changes of the right hand of the Most High.'
11I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.I mention the doings of Jah, For I remember of old Thy wonders,
12I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.And I have meditated on all Thy working, And I talk concerning Thy doings.
13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?O God, in holiness `is' Thy way, Who `is' a great god like God?
14Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.Thou `art' the God doing wonders. Thou hast made known among the peoples Thy strength,
15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.Thou hast redeemed with strength Thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
16The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.The waters have seen Thee, O God, The waters have seen Thee, They are afraid -- also depths are troubled.
17The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.Poured out waters have thick clouds, The skies have given forth a noise, Also -- Thine arrows go up and down.
18The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.The voice of Thy thunder `is' in the spheres, Lightnings have lightened the world, The earth hath trembled, yea, it shaketh.
19Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.In the sea `is' Thy way, And Thy paths `are' in many waters, And Thy tracks have not been known.
20Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.Thou hast led as a flock Thy people, By the hand of Moses and Aaron!

Ps. 78 (72 verses) - God worked miracles in Egypt. He brought his people to the holy land. They rebelled and he rejected them. He chose David to tend them.6

1Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.An Instruction of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law, Incline your ear to sayings of my mouth.

Psalms 78:23-25: See Animal Sacrifice and Blood Rituals in Traditional World Religions and Satanism: 6. Appendix A: Animal Sacrifice in the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament

2I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
3Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.That we have heard and do know, And our fathers have recounted to us.
4We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.We do not hide from their sons, To a later generation recounting praises of Jehovah, And His strength, and His wonders that He hath done.
5For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:And He raiseth up a testimony in Jacob, And a law hath placed in Israel, That He commanded our fathers, To make them known to their sons.
6That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:So that a later generation doth know, Sons who are born, do rise and recount to their sons,
7That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:And place in God their confidence, And forget not the doings of God, But keep His commands.
8And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.And they are not like their fathers, A generation apostate and rebellious, A generation! it hath not prepared its heart, Nor stedfast with God `is' its spirit.
9The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.Sons of Ephraim -- armed bearers of bow, Have turned in a day of conflict.
10They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;They have not kept the covenant of God, And in His law they have refused to walk,
11And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.And they forget His doings, And His wonders that He shewed them.
12Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.Before their fathers He hath done wonders, In the land of Egypt -- the field of Zoan.
13He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.He cleft a sea, and causeth them to pass over, Yea, He causeth waters to stand as a heap.
14In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.And leadeth them with a cloud by day, And all the night with a light of fire.
15He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.He cleaveth rocks in a wilderness, And giveth drink -- as the great deep.
16He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.And bringeth out streams from a rock, And causeth waters to come down as rivers.
17And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.And they add still to sin against Him, To provoke the Most High in the dry place.
18And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
19Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?And they speak against God -- they said: `Is God able to array a table in a wilderness?'
20Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?Lo, He hath smitten a rock, And waters flow, yea, streams overflow. `Also -- bread `is' He able to give? Doth He prepare flesh for His people?'
21Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;Therefore hath Jehovah heard, And He sheweth Himself wroth, And fire hath been kindled against Jacob, And anger also hath gone up against Israel,
22Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:For they have not believed in God, Nor have they trusted in His salvation.
23Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,And He commandeth clouds from above, Yea, doors of the heavens He hath opened.
24And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.And He raineth on them manna to eat, Yea, corn of heaven He hath given to them.
25Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.Food of the mighty hath each eaten, Venison He sent to them to satiety.
26He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.He causeth an east wind to journey in the heavens, And leadeth by His strength a south wind,
27He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:And He raineth on them flesh as dust, And as sand of the seas -- winged fowl,
28And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.And causeth `it' to fall in the midst of His camp, Round about His tabernacles.
29So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;And they eat, and are greatly satisfied, And their desire He bringeth to them.
30They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,They have not been estranged from their desire, Yet `is' their food in their mouth,
31The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.And the anger of God hath gone up against them, And He slayeth among their fat ones, And youths of Israel He caused to bend.
32For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.With all this they have sinned again, And have not believed in His wonders.
33Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.And He consumeth in vanity their days, And their years in trouble.
34When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.If He slew them, then they sought Him, And turned back, and sought God earnestly,
35And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.And they remember that God `is' their rock, And God Most High their redeemer.
36Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.And -- they deceive Him with their mouth, And with their tongue do lie to Him,
37For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.And their heart hath not been right with Him, And they have not been stedfast in His covenant.
38But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.And He -- the Merciful One, Pardoneth iniquity, and destroyeth not, And hath often turned back His anger, And waketh not up all His fury.
39For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.And He remembereth that they `are' flesh, A wind going on -- and it returneth not.
40How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?
41Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.Yea, they turn back, and try God, And the Holy One of Israel have limited.
42They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.They have not remembered His hand The day He ransomed them from the adversary.
43How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan.When He set His signs in Egypt, And His wonders in the field of Zoan,
44And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.And He turneth to blood their streams, And their floods they drink not.
45He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,
46He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.And giveth to the caterpillar their increase, And their labour to the locust.
47He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.He destroyeth with hail their vine, And their sycamores with frost,
48He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.And delivereth up to the hail their beasts, And their cattle to the burning flames.
49He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.He sendeth on them the fury of His anger, Wrath, and indignation, and distress -- A discharge of evil messengers.
50He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;He pondereth a path for His anger, He kept not back their soul from death, Yea, their life to the pestilence He delivered up.
51And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:And He smiteth every first-born in Egypt, The first-fruit of the strong in tents of Ham.
52But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.And causeth His people to journey as a flock, And guideth them as a drove in a wilderness,
53And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.And He leadeth them confidently, And they have not been afraid, And their enemies hath the sea covered.
54And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.And He bringeth them in unto the border of His sanctuary, This mountain His right hand had got,
55He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.And casteth out nations from before them, And causeth them to fall in the line of inheritance, And causeth the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents,
56Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:And they tempt and provoke God Most High, And His testimonies have not kept.
57But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.And they turn back, And deal treacherously like their fathers, They have been turned like a deceitful bow,
58For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.And make Him angry with their high places, And with their graven images make Him zealous,
59When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:God hath heard, and sheweth Himself wroth. And kicketh exceedingly against Israel.
60So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;And He leaveth the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent He had placed among men,
61And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.And He giveth His strength to captivity, And His beauty into the hand of an adversary,
62He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.And delivereth up to the sword His people, And with His inheritance shewed Himself angry.
63The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.His young men hath fire consumed, And His virgins have not been praised.
64Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.His priests by the sword have fallen, And their widows weep not.
65Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.And the Lord waketh as a sleeper, As a mighty one crying aloud from wine.
66And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.And He smiteth His adversaries backward, A reproach age-during He hath put on them,
67Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:And He kicketh against the tent of Joseph, And on the tribe of Ephraim hath not fixed.
68But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.And He chooseth the tribe of Judah, With mount Zion that He loved,
69And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.And buildeth His sanctuary as a high place, Like the earth, He founded it to the age.
70He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:And He fixeth on David His servant, And taketh him from the folds of a flock,
71From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.From behind suckling ones He hath brought him in, To rule over Jacob His people, And over Israel His inheritance.
72So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.And he ruleth them according to the integrity of his heart, And by the skilfulness of his hands leadeth them!

Ps. 79 (13 verses) - O God, the nations have invaded and shed blood like water. How long, O LORD? Save us for your name's sake. Make your vengeance known!6

1O god, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.A Psalm of Asaph. O God, nations have come into Thy inheritance, They have defiled Thy holy temple, They made Jerusalem become heaps,
2The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.They gave the dead bodies of Thy servants Food for the fowls of the heavens, The flesh of Thy saints For the wild beast of the earth.
3Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.They have shed their blood As water round about Jerusalem, And there is none burying.
4We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.We have been a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a derision to our surrounders.
5How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?Till when, O Jehovah? art Thou angry for ever? Thy jealousy doth burn as fire.
6Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.Pour Thy fury on the nations who have not known Thee, And on kingdoms that have not called in Thy name.
7For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.For `one' hath devoured Jacob, And his habitation they have made desolate.
8O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.Remember not for us the iniquities of forefathers, Haste, let Thy mercies go before us, For we have been very weak.
9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.Help us, O God of our salvation, Because of the honour of Thy name, And deliver us, and cover over our sins, For Thy name's sake.
10Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.Why do the nations say, `Where `is' their God?' Let be known among the nations before our eyes, The vengeance of the blood of Thy servants that is shed.
11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;Let the groaning of the prisoner come in before Thee, According to the greatness of Thine arm, Leave Thou the sons of death.
12And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.And turn Thou back to our neighbours, Sevenfold unto their bosom, their reproach, Wherewith they reproached Thee, O Lord.
13So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.And we, Thy people, and the flock of Thy pasture, We give thanks to Thee to the age, To all generations we recount Thy praise!

Ps. 80 (19 verses) - Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel! How long will you be angry? Restore us, O God. Watch over the vine that you planted. Restore us, O God.6

1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies.' A testimony of Asaph. -- A Psalm. Shepherd of Israel, give ear, Leading Joseph as a flock, Inhabiting the cherubs -- shine forth,
2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh, Wake up Thy might, and come for our salvation.
3Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.O God, cause us to turn back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.
4O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?Jehovah, God of Hosts, till when? Thou hast burned against the prayer of Thy people.
5Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears, And causest them to drink With tears a third time.
6Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.Thou makest us a strife to our neighbors, And our enemies mock at it.
7Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.God of Hosts, turn us back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.
8Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.A vine out of Egypt Thou dost bring, Thou dost cast out nations, and plantest it.
9Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.Thou hast looked before it, and dost root it, And it filleth the land,
10The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.Covered have been hills `with' its shadow, And its boughs `are' cedars of God.
11She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.It sendeth forth its branches unto the sea, And unto the river its sucklings.
12Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?Why hast Thou broken down its hedges, And all passing by the way have plucked it?
13The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.A boar out of the forest doth waste it, And a wild beast of the fields consumeth it.
14Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;God of Hosts, turn back, we beseech Thee, Look from heaven, and see, and inspect this vine,
15And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.And the root that Thy right hand planted, And the branch Thou madest strong for Thee,
16It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.Burnt with fire -- cut down, From the rebuke of Thy face they perish.
17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.Let Thy hand be on the man of Thy right hand, On the son of man Thou hast strengthened for Thyself.
18So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.And we do not go back from Thee, Thou dost revive us, and in Thy name we call.
19Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.O Jehovah, God of Hosts, turn us back, Cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved!

Ps. 81 (16 verses) - Sing aloud to God our strength. I hear a voice: "I am the LORD. Oh, that my people would listen to me! I would subdue their enemies."6

1Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.To the Overseer. -- `On the Gittith.' By Asaph. Cry aloud to God our strength, Shout to the God of Jacob.
2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.Lift up a song, and give out a timbrel, A pleasant harp with psaltery.
3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.Blow in the month a trumpet, In the new moon, at the day of our festival,
4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.For a statute to Israel it `is', An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.A testimony on Joseph He hath placed it, In his going forth over the land of Egypt. A lip, I have not known -- I hear.
6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.From the burden his shoulder I turned aside, His hands from the basket pass over.
7Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.In distress thou hast called and I deliver thee, I answer thee in the secret place of thunder, I try thee by the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;Hear, O My people, and I testify to thee, O Israel, if thou dost hearken to me:
9There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.There is not in thee a strange god, And thou bowest not thyself to a strange god.
10I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.I `am' Jehovah thy God, Who bringeth thee up out of the land of Egypt. Enlarge thy mouth, and I fill it.
11But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.But, My people hearkened not to My voice, And Israel hath not consented to Me.
12So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.And I send them away in the enmity of their heart, They walk in their own counsels.
13Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!O that My people were hearkening to Me, Israel in My ways would walk.
14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.As a little thing their enemies I cause to bow, And against their adversaries I turn back My hand,
15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.Those hating Jehovah feign obedience to Him, But their time is -- to the age.
16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.He causeth him to eat of the fat of wheat, And `with' honey from a rock I satisfy thee!

Ps. 82 (8 verses) - God judges among the gods: "How long will you judge unjustly? Defend the weak. You are all gods, but you shall die." Arise, O God!6

1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.-- A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth judge.
2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.Till when do ye judge perversely? And the face of the wicked lift up? Selah.
3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.
4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them.
5They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.
6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.I -- I have said, `Gods ye `are', And sons of the Most High -- all of you,
7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.But as man ye die, and as one of the heads ye fall,
8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.Rise, O God, judge the earth, For Thou hast inheritance among all the nations!

Ps. 83 (18 verses)

1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.A Song, -- A Psalm of Asaph. O God, let there be no silence to Thee, Be not silent, nor be quiet, O God.
2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.For, lo, Thine enemies do roar, And those hating Thee have lifted up the head,
3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.Against Thy people they take crafty counsel, And consult against Thy hidden ones.
4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.They have said, `Come, And we cut them off from `being' a nation, And the name of Israel is not remembered any more.'
5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:For they consulted in heart together, Against Thee a covenant they make,
6The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;Tents of Edom, and Ishmaelites, Moab, and the Hagarenes,
7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with inhabitants of Tyre,
8Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.Asshur also is joined with them, They have been an arm to sons of Lot. Selah.
9Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:Do to them as `to' Midian, As `to' Sisera, as `to' Jabin, at the stream Kishon.
10Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.They were destroyed at Endor, They were dung for the ground!
11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:Make their nobles as Oreb and as Zeeb, And as Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes,
12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.Who have said, `Let us occupy for ourselves The comely places of God.'
13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.O my God, make them as a rolling thing, As stubble before wind.
14As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;As a fire doth burn a forest, And as a flame setteth hills on fire,
15So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.So dost Thou pursue them with Thy whirlwind, And with Thy hurricane troublest them.
16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.Fill their faces `with' shame, And they seek Thy name, O Jehovah.
17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:They are ashamed and troubled for ever, Yea, they are confounded and lost.
18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.And they know that Thou -- (Thy name `is' Jehovah -- by Thyself,) `Art' the Most High over all the earth!

Ps. 84 (12 verses)

1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!To the Overseer. -- `On the Gittith By sons of Korah.' -- A Psalm. How beloved Thy tabernacles, Jehovah of Hosts!
2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.My soul desired, yea, it hath also been consumed, For the courts of Jehovah, My heart and my flesh cry aloud unto the living God,
3Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.(Even a sparrow hath found a house, And a swallow a nest for herself, Where she hath placed her brood,) Thine altars, O Jehovah of Hosts, My king and my God.
4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.O the happiness of those inhabiting Thy house, Yet do they praise Thee. Selah.
5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.O the happiness of a man whose strength is in Thee, Highways `are' in their heart.
6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.Those passing through a valley of weeping, A fountain do make it, Blessings also cover the director.
7They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.They go from strength unto strength, He appeareth unto God in Zion.
8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.O Jehovah, God of Hosts, hear my prayer, Give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.Our shield, see, O God, And behold the face of Thine anointed,
10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.For good `is' a day in Thy courts, O Teacher! I have chosen rather to be at the threshold, In the house of my God, Than to dwell in tents of wickedness.
11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.For a sun and a shield `is' Jehovah God, Grace and honour doth Jehovah give. He withholdeth not good To those walking in uprightness.
12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.Jehovah of Hosts! O the happiness of a man trusting in Thee.

Ps. 85 (13 verses) - O LORD, you forgave the iniquity of your people. Restore us again! Surely his salvation is at hand. Love and faithfulness will meet.6

1Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Thou hast accepted, O Jehovah, Thy land, Thou hast turned `to' the captivity of Jacob.
2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.Thou hast borne away the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.Thou hast gathered up all Thy wrath, Thou hast turned back from the fierceness of Thine anger.
4Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.Turn back `to' us, O God of our salvation, And make void Thine anger with us.
5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?To the age art Thou angry against us? Dost Thou draw out Thine anger To generation and generation?
6Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?Dost Thou not turn back? Thou revivest us, And Thy people do rejoice in Thee.
7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.Show us, O Jehovah, thy kindness, And Thy salvation Thou dost give to us.
8I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.I hear what God Jehovah speaketh, For He speaketh peace unto His people, And unto His saints, and they turn not back to folly.
9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.Only, near to those fearing Him `is' His salvation, That honour may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.Kindness and truth have met, Righteousness and peace have kissed,
11Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.Truth from the earth springeth up, And righteousness from heaven looketh out,
12Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.Jehovah also giveth that which is good, And our land doth give its increase.
13Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.Righteousness before Him goeth, And maketh His footsteps for a way!

Ps. 86 (17 verses) - Hear, O LORD, and answer me. Save your servant! You alone are God. I will glorify your name forever. Show me a sign of your favour.6

1Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.A Prayer of David. Incline, O Jehovah, Thine ear, Answer me, for I `am' poor and needy.
2Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.Keep my soul, for I `am' pious, Save Thy servant -- who is trusting to Thee, O Thou, my God.
3Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.Favour me, O Lord, for to Thee I call all the day.
4Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.Rejoice the soul of Thy servant, For unto Thee, O Lord, my soul I lift up.
5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.For Thou, Lord, `art' good and forgiving. And abundant in kindness to all calling Thee.
6Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.Hear, O Jehovah, my prayer, And attend to the voice of my supplications.
7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.In a day of my distress I call Thee, For Thou dost answer me.
8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.There is none like Thee among the gods, O Lord, And like Thy works there are none.
9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.All nations that Thou hast made Come and bow themselves before Thee, O Lord, And give honour to Thy name.
10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.For great `art' Thou, and doing wonders, Thou `art' God Thyself alone.
11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.Show me, O Jehovah, Thy way, I walk in Thy truth, My heart doth rejoice to fear Thy name.
12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.I confess Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I honour Thy name to the age.
13For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.For Thy kindness `is' great toward me, And Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
14O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.O God, the proud have risen up against me, And a company of the terrible sought my soul, And have not placed Thee before them,
15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.And Thou, O Lord, `art' God, merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth.
16O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.Look unto me, and favour me, Give Thy strength to Thy servant, And give salvation to a son of Thine handmaid.
17Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.Do with me a sign for good, And those hating me see and are ashamed, For Thou, O Jehovah, hast helped me, Yea, Thou hast comforted me!

Ps. 87 (7 verses) - Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion."6

1His foundation is in the holy mountains.By sons of Korah. -- A Psalm, a song. His foundation `is' in holy mountains.
2The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.Jehovah is loving the gates of Zion Above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.Honourable things are spoken in Thee, O city of God. Selah.
4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.I mention Rahab and Babel to those knowing Me, Lo, Philistia, and Tyre, with Cush! This `one' was born there.
5And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.And of Zion it is said: Each one was born in her, And He, the Most High, doth establish her.
6The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.Jehovah doth recount in the describing of the peoples, `This `one' was born there.' Selah.
7As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.Singers also as players on instruments, All my fountains `are' in Thee!

Ps. 88 (18 verses)

1O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:A Song, a Psalm, by sons of Korah, to the Overseer, `Concerning the Sickness of Afflictions.' -- An instruction, by Heman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, God of my salvation, Daily I have cried, nightly before Thee,

For more on Psalms 88:3-5 see Hell in World Religions: 3. Sheol (Hebrew)

Psalms 88:12 is discussed on Hell in World Religions: 3. Sheol (Hebrew)

2Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;My prayer cometh in before Thee, Incline Thine ear to my loud cry,
3For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.For my soul hath been full of evils, And my life hath come to Sheol.
4I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:I have been reckoned with those going down `to' the pit, I have been as a man without strength.
5Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.Among the dead -- free, As pierced ones lying in the grave, Whom Thou hast not remembered any more, Yea, they by Thy hand have been cut off.
6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.Thou hast put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in depths.
7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.Upon me hath Thy fury lain, And `with' all Thy breakers Thou hast afflicted. Selah.
8Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, Thou hast made me an abomination to them, Shut up -- I go not forth.
9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.Mine eye hath grieved because of affliction, I called Thee, O Jehovah, all the day, I have spread out unto Thee my hands.
10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.To the dead dost Thou do wonders? Do Rephaim rise? do they thank Thee? Selah.
11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?Is Thy kindness recounted in the grave? Thy faithfulness in destruction?
12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?Are Thy wonders known in the darkness? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.And I, unto Thee, O Jehovah, I have cried, And in the morning doth my prayer come before Thee.
14LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?Why, O Jehovah, castest Thou off my soul? Thou hidest Thy face from me.
15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.I `am' afflicted, and expiring from youth, I have borne Thy terrors -- I pine away.
16Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.Over me hath Thy wrath passed, Thy terrors have cut me off,
17They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.They have surrounded me as waters all the day, They have gone round against me together,
18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.Thou hast put far from me lover and friend, Mine acquaintance `is' the place of darkness!

Ps. 89 (52 verses) - I will sing of the mercies of the LORD. You said, "I will establish the throne of David forever." O Lord, where is your love of old?6

1I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.An instruction, by Ethan the Ezrahite. Of the kind acts of Jehovah, to the age I sing, To all generations I make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth,

Psalms 89:52 is discussed on this page in 1. Structure and Authorship

2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.For I said, `To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.'
3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,I have made a covenant for My chosen, I have sworn to David My servant:
4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.`Even to the age do I establish thy seed, And have built to generation and generation thy throne. Selah.
5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.and the heavens confess Thy wonders, O Jehovah, Thy faithfulness also `is' in an assembly of holy ones.
6For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?For who in the sky, Compareth himself to Jehovah? Is like to Jehovah among sons of the mighty?
7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.God is very terrible, In the secret counsel of His holy ones, And fearful over all surrounding Him.
8O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?O Jehovah, God of Hosts, Who `is' like Thee -- a strong Jah? And Thy faithfulness `is' round about Thee.
9Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.Thou `art' ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them.
10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.Thou hast bruised Rahab, as one wounded. With the arm of Thy strength Thou hast scattered Thine enemies.
11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.Thine `are' the heavens -- the earth also `is' Thine, The habitable world and its fulness, Thou hast founded them.
12The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.North and south Thou hast appointed them, Tabor and Hermon in Thy name do sing.
13Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.Thou hast an arm with might, Strong is Thy hand -- high Thy right hand.
14Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.Righteousness and judgment `Are' the fixed place of Thy throne, Kindness and truth go before Thy face.
15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.O the happiness of the people knowing the shout, O Jehovah, in the light of Thy face they walk habitually.
16In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.In Thy name they rejoice all the day, And in Thy righteousness they are exalted,
17For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.For the beauty of their strength `art' Thou, And in Thy good will is our horn exalted,
18For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.For of Jehovah `is' our shield, And of the Holy One of Israel our king.
19Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.Then Thou hast spoken in vision, To Thy saint, yea, Thou sayest, I have placed help upon a mighty one, Exalted a chosen one out of the people,
20I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:I have found David My servant, With My holy oil I have anointed him.
21With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.With whom My hand is established, My arm also doth strengthen him.
22The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.An enemy exacteth not upon him, And a son of perverseness afflicteth him not.
23And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.And I have beaten down before him his adversaries, And those hating him I plague,
24But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.And My faithfulness and kindness `are' with him, And in My name is his horn exalted.
25I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.And I have set on the sea his hand, And on the rivers his right hand.
26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.He proclaimeth me: `Thou `art' my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'
27Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.I also first-born do appoint him, Highest of the kings of the earth.
28My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.To the age I keep for him My kindness, And My covenant `is' stedfast with him.
29His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.And I have set his seed for ever, And his throne as the days of the heavens.
30If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;If his sons forsake My law, And in My judgments do not walk;
31If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;If My statutes they pollute, And My commands do not keep,
32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.I have looked after with a rod their transgression, And with strokes their iniquity,
33Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.And My kindness I break not from him, Nor do I deal falsely in My faithfulness.
34My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.I profane not My covenant, And that which is going forth from My lips I change not.
35Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.Once I have sworn by My holiness, I lie not to David,
36His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.His seed is to the age, And his throne `is' as the sun before Me,
37It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.As the moon it is established -- to the age, And the witness in the sky is stedfast. Selah.
38But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.And Thou, Thou hast cast off, and dost reject, Thou hast shown Thyself wroth With Thine anointed,
39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.Hast rejected the covenant of Thy servant, Thou hast polluted to the earth his crown,
40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.Thou hast broken down all his hedges, Thou hast made his fenced places a ruin.
41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.Spoiled him have all passing by the way, He hath been a reproach to his neighbours,
42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries, Thou hast caused all his enemies to rejoice.
43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.Also -- Thou turnest back the sharpness of his sword, And hast not established him in battle,
44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.Hast caused `him' to cease from his brightness, And his throne to the earth hast cast down.
45The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.Thou hast shortened the days of his youth, Hast covered him over `with' shame. Selah.
46How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?Till when, O Jehovah, art Thou hidden? For ever doth Thy fury burn as fire?
47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?Remember, I pray Thee, what `is' life-time? Wherefore in vain hast Thou created All the sons of men?
48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.Who `is' the man that liveth, and doth not see death? He delivereth his soul from the hand of Sheol. Selah.
49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?Where `are' Thy former kindnesses, O Lord. Thou hast sworn to David in Thy faithfulness,
50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Thy servants, I have borne in my bosom all the strivings of the peoples,
51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.Wherewith Thine enemies reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached The steps of Thine anointed.
52Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.Blessed `is' Jehovah to the age. Amen, and amen!

Ps. 90 (17 verses) - Lord, you have been our dwelling place. All our days pass away under your wrath. Return, O LORD! Have compassion on your servants!6

1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, a habitation Thou -- Thou hast been, To us -- in generation and generation,

Psalms 90:4: Christianity's 7 Day Creation Myth: 3. How Long is Each of the 7 "Days"?

Psalms 90:10: Why Did Some People in the Bible Live So Long?: 1. How and Why Did Some People in the Bible Live So Long?

Psalms 90:10: Why Did Some People in the Bible Live So Long?: 1. How and Why Did Some People in the Bible Live So Long?

2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.Before mountains were brought forth, And Thou dost form the earth and the world, Even from age unto age Thou `art' God.
3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.Thou turnest man unto a bruised thing, And sayest, Turn back, ye sons of men.
4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.For a thousand years in Thine eyes `are' as yesterday, For it passeth on, yea, a watch by night.
5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.Thou hast inundated them, they are asleep, In the morning as grass he changeth.
6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.In the morning it flourisheth, and hath changed, At evening it is cut down, and hath withered.
7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.For we were consumed in Thine anger, And in Thy fury we have been troubled.
8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee, Our hidden things at the light of Thy face,
9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.For all our days pined away in Thy wrath, We consumed our years as a meditation.
10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.Days of our years, in them `are' seventy years, And if, by reason of might, eighty years, Yet `is' their enlargement labour and vanity, For it hath been cut off hastily, and we fly away.
11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.Who knoweth the power of Thine anger? And according to Thy fear -- Thy wrath?
12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.To number our days aright let `us' know, And we bring the heart to wisdom.
13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.Turn back, O Jehovah, till when? And repent concerning Thy servants.
14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.Satisfy us at morn `with' Thy kindness, And we sing and rejoice all our days.
15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.Cause us to rejoice according to the days Wherein Thou hast afflicted us, The years we have seen evil.
16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, And Thine honour on their sons.
17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.And let the pleasantness of Jehovah our God be upon us, And the work of our hands establish on us, Yea, the work of our hands establish it!

Ps. 91 (16 verses)

1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.He who is dwelling In the secret place of the Most High, In the shade of the Mighty lodgeth habitually,
2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.He is saying of Jehovah, `My refuge, and my bulwark, my God, I trust in Him,'
3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.For He delivereth thee from the snare of a fowler, From a calamitous pestilence.
4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.With His pinion He covereth thee over, And under His wings thou dost trust, A shield and buckler `is' His truth.
5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;Thou art not afraid of fear by night, Of arrow that flieth by day,
6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.Of pestilence in thick darkness that walketh, Of destruction that destroyeth at noon,
7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.There fall at thy side a thousand, And a myriad at thy right hand, Unto thee it cometh not nigh.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.But with thine eyes thou lookest, And the reward of the wicked thou seest,
9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;(For Thou, O Jehovah, `art' my refuge,) The Most High thou madest thy habitation.
10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.Evil happeneth not unto thee, And a plague cometh not near thy tent,
11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.For His messengers He chargeth for thee, To keep thee in all thy ways,
12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.On the hands they bear thee up, Lest thou smite against a stone thy foot.
13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.On lion and asp thou treadest, Thou trampest young lion and dragon.
14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.Because in Me he hath delighted, I also deliver him -- I set him on high, Because he hath known My name.
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.He doth call Me, and I answer him, I `am' with him in distress, I deliver him, and honour him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.With length of days I satisfy him, And I cause him to look on My salvation!

Ps. 92 (15 verses)

1IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH:A Psalm. -- A Song for the sabbath-day. Good to give thanks to Jehovah, And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High,
2To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,To declare in the morning Thy kindness, And Thy faithfulness in the nights.
3Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.On ten strings and on psaltery, On higgaion, with harp.
4For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.For Thou hast caused me to rejoice, O Jehovah, in Thy work, Concerning the works of Thy hands I sing.
5O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.How great have been Thy works, O Jehovah, Very deep have been Thy thoughts.
6A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.A brutish man doth not know, And a fool understandeth not this; --
7When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:When the wicked flourish as a herb, And blossom do all workers of iniquity -- For their being destroyed for ever and ever!
8But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.And Thou `art' high to the age, O Jehovah.
9For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.For, lo, Thine enemies, O Jehovah, For, lo, Thine enemies, do perish, Separate themselves do all workers of iniquity.
10But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.And Thou exaltest as a reem my horn, I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.And mine eye looketh on mine enemies, Of those rising up against me, The evil doers, do mine ears hear.
12The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.The righteous as a palm-tree flourisheth, As a cedar in Lebanon he groweth.
13Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.Those planted in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of our God do flourish.
14They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;Still they bring forth in old age, Fat and flourishing are they,
15To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.To declare that upright `is' Jehovah my rock, And there is no perverseness in Him!

Ps. 93 (5 verses) - The LORD reigns! Your throne is established from of old. The LORD is mightier than the sea. Holiness adorns your house forever.6

1The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.Jehovah hath reigned, Excellency He hath put on, Jehovah put on strength, He girded Himself, Also -- established is the world, unmoved.

Psalms 93:1: Science and Religion: 1. Religion Acting Against Science: The Dark Ages

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2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.Established is Thy throne since then, From the age Thou `art'.
3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.Floods have lifted up, O Jehovah, Floods have lifted up their voice, Floods lift up their breakers.
4The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.Than the voices of many mighty waters, Breakers of a sea, mighty on high `is' Jehovah,
5Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.Thy testimonies have been very stedfast, To Thy house comely `is' holiness, O Jehovah, for length of days!

Ps. 94 (23 verses)

1O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.God of vengeance -- Jehovah! God of vengeance, shine forth.

Psalms 94:17 is discussed on Hell in World Religions: 3. Sheol (Hebrew)

2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence on the proud.
3LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?Till when `do' the wicked, O Jehovah? Till when do the wicked exult?
4How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?They utter -- they speak an old saw, All working iniquity do boast themselves.
5They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.Thy people, O Jehovah, they bruise, And Thine inheritance they afflict.
6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.Widow and sojourner they slay, And fatherless ones they murder.
7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.And they say, `Jehovah doth not see, And the God of Jacob doth not consider.'
8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?Consider, ye brutish among the people, And ye foolish, when do ye act wisely?
9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?He who planteth the ear doth He not hear? He who formeth the eye doth He not see?
10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?He who is instructing nations, Doth He not reprove? He who is teaching man knowledge `is' Jehovah.
11The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.He knoweth the thoughts of man, that they `are' vanity.
12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;O the happiness of the man Whom Thou instructest, O Jah, And out of Thy law teachest him,
13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.To give rest to him from days of evil, While a pit is digged for the wicked.
14For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.For Jehovah leaveth not His people, And His inheritance forsaketh not.
15But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.For to righteousness judgment turneth back, And after it all the upright of heart,
16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?Who riseth up for me with evil doers? Who stationeth himself for me with workers of iniquity?
17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.Unless Jehovah `were' a help to me, My soul had almost inhabited silence.
18When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.If I have said, `My foot hath slipped,' Thy kindness, O Jehovah, supporteth me.
19In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.In the abundance of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul.
20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?Is a throne of mischief joined `with' Thee? A framer of perverseness by statute?
21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent blood declare wicked.
22But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.And Jehovah is for a high place to me, And my God `is' for a rock -- my refuge,
23And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.And turneth back on them their iniquity, And in their wickedness cutteth them off; Jehovah our God doth cut them off!

Ps. 95 (11 verses)

1O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.Come, we sing to Jehovah, We shout to the rock of our salvation.
2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.We come before His face with thanksgiving, With psalms we shout to Him.
3For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.For a great God `is' Jehovah, And a great king over all gods.
4In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.In whose hand `are' the deep places of earth, And the strong places of hills `are' His.
5The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.Whose is the sea, and He made it, And His hands formed the dry land.
6O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.Come in, we bow ourselves, and we bend, We kneel before Jehovah our Maker.
7For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,For He `is' our God, and we the people of His pasture, And the flock of His hand, To-day, if to His voice ye hearken,
8Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:Harden not your heart as `in' Meribah, As `in' the day of Massah in the wilderness,
9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.Where your fathers have tried Me, Have proved Me, yea, have seen My work.
10Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:Forty years I am weary of the generation, And I say, `A people erring in heart -- they! And they have not known My ways:'
11Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.Where I sware in Mine anger, `If they come in unto My rest -- !'

Ps. 96 (13 verses)

1O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.Sing to Jehovah a new song, Sing to Jehovah all the earth.

Psalms 96:4 is discussed on Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 96:4 appears on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.Sing to Jehovah, bless His name, Proclaim from day to day His salvation.
3Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.Declare among nations His honour, Among all the peoples His wonders.
4For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.For great `is' Jehovah, and praised greatly, Fearful He `is' over all gods.
5For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.For all the gods of the peoples `are' nought, And Jehovah made the heavens.
6Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.Honour and majesty `are' before Him, Strength and beauty in His sanctuary.
7Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.Ascribe to Jehovah, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to Jehovah honour and strength.
8Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.Ascribe to Jehovah the honour of His name, Lift up a present and come in to His courts.
9O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.Bow yourselves to Jehovah, In the honour of holiness, Be afraid of His presence, all the earth.
10Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.Say among nations, `Jehovah hath reigned, Also -- established is the world, unmoved, He judgeth the peoples in uprightness.'
11Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.The heavens joy, and the earth is joyful, The sea and its fulness roar.
12Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoiceThe field exulteth, and all that `is' in it, Then sing do all trees of the forest,
13Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.Before Jehovah, for He hath come, For He hath come to judge the earth. He judgeth the world in righteousness, And the peoples in His faithfulness!

Ps. 97 (12 verses) - The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice! Fire goes before him. The heavens declare his righteousness. Give thanks to his holy name!6

1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.Jehovah hath reigned, The earth is joyful, many isles rejoice.
2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.Cloud and darkness `are' round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne.
3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.Fire before Him goeth, And burneth round about His adversaries.
4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained.
5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.Hills, like wax, melted before Jehovah, Before the Lord of all the earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.The heavens declared His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His honour.
7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.Ashamed are all servants of a graven image, Those boasting themselves in idols, Bow yourselves to him, all ye gods.
8Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.Zion hath heard and rejoiceth, And daughters of Judah are joyful, Because of Thy judgments, O Jehovah.
9For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.For Thou, Jehovah, `art' Most High over all the earth, Greatly Thou hast been exalted over all gods.
10Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.Ye who love Jehovah, hate evil, He is keeping the souls of His saints, From the hand of the wicked he delivereth them.
11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.Light `is' sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heart -- joy.
12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.Rejoice, ye righteous, in Jehovah, And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness!

Ps. 98 (9 verses)

1O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.A Psalm. Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, For wonders He hath done, Given salvation to Him hath His right hand and His holy arm.
2The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.Jehovah hath made known His salvation, Before the eyes of the nations, He hath revealed His righteousness,
3He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.He hath remembered His kindness, And His faithfulness to the house of Israel, All ends of earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.Shout to Jehovah, all the earth, Break forth, and cry aloud, and sing.
5Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.Sing to Jehovah with harp, With harp, and voice of praise,
6With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.With trumpets, and voice of a cornet, Shout ye before the king Jehovah.
7Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.Roar doth the sea and its fulness, The world and the inhabitants in it.
8Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful togetherFloods clap hand, together hills cry aloud,
9Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.Before Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth, He judgeth the world in righteousness, And the people in uprightness!

Ps. 99 (9 verses)

1The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.Jehovah hath reigned, peoples tremble, The Inhabitant of the cherubs, the earth shaketh.
2The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.Jehovah in Zion `is' great, And high He `is' over all the peoples.
3Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.They praise Thy name, `Great, and fearful, holy `it' is.'
4The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.And the strength of the king Hath loved judgment, Thou -- Thou hast established uprightness; Judgment and righteousness in Jacob, Thou -- Thou hast done.
5Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His footstool, holy `is' He.
6Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.Moses and Aaron among His priests, And Samuel among those proclaiming His name. They are calling unto Jehovah, And He doth answer them.
7He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.In a pillar of cloud He speaketh unto them, They have kept His testimonies, And the statute He hath given to them.
8Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to them, And taking vengeance on their actions.
9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His holy hill, For holy `is' Jehovah our God!

Ps. 100 (5 verses)

1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Shout to Jehovah, all the earth.
2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.Serve Jehovah with joy, come before him with singing.
3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.Know that Jehovah He `is' God, He made us, and we are His, His people -- and the flock of His pasture.
4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.Enter ye His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise, Give ye thanks to Him, bless ye His Name.
5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.For good `is' Jehovah, to the age His kindness, And to generation and generation His faithfulness!

Ps. 101 (8 verses) - I will sing of justice, O LORD. I will walk with integrity. My eyes will be on the faithful of the land. I will destroy the wicked.6

1I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.A Psalm of David. Kindness and judgment I sing, To Thee, O Jehovah, I sing praise.
2I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.I act wisely in a perfect way, When dost Thou come in unto me? I walk habitually in the integrity of my heart, In the midst of my house.
3I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.I set not before mine eyes a worthless thing, The work of those turning aside I have hated, It adhereth not to me.
4A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.A perverse heart turneth aside from me, Wickedness I know not.
5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.Whoso slandereth in secret his neighbour, Him I cut off, The high of eyes and proud of heart, him I endure not.
6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.Mine eyes are on the faithful of the land, To dwell with me, Whoso is walking in a perfect way, he serveth me.
7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.He dwelleth not in my house who is working deceit, Whoso is speaking lies Is not established before mine eyes.
8I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.At morning I cut off all the wicked of the land, To cut off from the city of Jehovah All the workers of iniquity!

Ps. 102 (28 verses)

1Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.A Prayer of the afflicted when he is feeble, and before Jehovah poureth out his plaint. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, yea, my cry to Thee cometh.
2Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.Hide not Thou Thy face from me, In a day of mine adversity, Incline unto me Thine ear, In the day I call, haste, answer me.
3For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned.
4My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread.
5By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh.
6I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places.
7I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.I have watched, and I am As a bird alone on the roof.
8Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.All the day mine enemies reproached me, Those mad at me have sworn against me.
9For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.Because ashes as bread I have eaten, And my drink with weeping have mingled,
10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.From Thine indignation and Thy wrath, For Thou hast lifted me up, And dost cast me down.
11My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.My days as a shadow `are' stretched out, And I -- as the herb I am withered.
12But thou, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.And Thou, O Jehovah, to the age abidest, And Thy memorial to all generations.
13Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.Thou -- Thou risest -- Thou pitiest Zion, For the time to favour her, For the appointed time hath come.
14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour.
15So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.And nations fear the name of Jehovah, And all kings of the earth Thine honour,
16When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.For Jehovah hath builded Zion, He hath been seen in His honour,
17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.He turned unto the prayer of the destitute, And He hath not despised their prayer.
18This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.This is written for a later generation, And the people created do praise Jah.
19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;For He hath looked From the high place of His sanctuary. Jehovah from heaven unto earth looked attentively,
20To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;To hear the groan of the prisoner, To loose sons of death,
21To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;To declare in Zion the name of Jehovah, And His praise in Jerusalem,
22When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.In the peoples being gathered together, And the kingdoms -- to serve Jehovah.
23He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.He hath humbled in the way my power, He hath shortened my days.
24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.I say, `My God, take me not up in the midst of my days,' Through all generations `are' Thine years.
25Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.Beforetime the earth Thou didst found, And the work of Thy hands `are' the heavens.
26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:They -- They perish, and Thou remainest, And all of them as a garment become old, As clothing Thou changest them, And they are changed.
27But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.And Thou `art' the same, and Thine years are not finished.
28The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.The sons of Thy servants do continue, And their seed before Thee is established!

Ps. 103 (22 verses) - Bless the LORD, O my soul. He forgives all your iniquity. He has compassion on those who fear him. Bless the LORD, all his works!6

1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.By David. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah, And all my inward parts -- His Holy Name.

Psalms 103:11,17 is discussed on Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

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2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:Bless, O my soul, Jehovah, And forget not all His benefits,
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;Who is forgiving all thine iniquities, Who is healing all thy diseases,
4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;Who is redeeming from destruction thy life, Who is crowning thee -- kindness and mercies,
5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.Who is satisfying with good thy desire, Renew itself as an eagle doth thy youth.
6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.Jehovah is doing righteousness and judgments For all the oppressed.
7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.He maketh known His ways to Moses, To the sons of Israel His acts.
8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.Merciful and gracious `is' Jehovah, Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.
9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.Not for ever doth He strive, Nor to the age doth He watch.
10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.Not according to our sins hath He done to us, Nor according to our iniquities Hath He conferred benefits upon us.
11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.For, as the height of the heavens `is' above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.
12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.As the distance of east from west He hath put far from us our transgressions.
13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.
14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we `are' dust.
15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.Mortal man! as grass `are' his days, As a flower of the field so he flourisheth;
16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.For a wind hath passed over it, and it is not, And its place doth not discern it any more.
17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;And the kindness of Jehovah `Is' from age even unto age on those fearing Him, And His righteousness to sons' sons,
18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.To those keeping His covenant, And to those remembering His precepts to do them.
19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.Jehovah in the heavens Hath established His throne, And His kingdom over all hath ruled.
20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.Bless Jehovah, ye His messengers, Mighty in power -- doing His word, To hearken to the voice of His Word.
21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.Bless Jehovah, all ye His hosts, His ministers -- doing His pleasure.
22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.Bless Jehovah, all ye His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah!

Ps. 104 (35 verses) - God is light, and created the life cycle, and sometimes terrifies animals. The Earth can't move.

Psalm 104 is problematic scientifically, with an immovable and flat Earth (104:5) where heaven is like a tent (104:2), and strange things happening with the water (104:6-9) that are directly contradicted by a large amount of geological evidence. The rising seas due to global warming are denied in Psalm 104:9. It portrays a God that sometimes pleases animals, and sometimes terrifies them (104:27-29). Altogether this song makes very few theological points, and where it makes factual points it manages to contradict reality. It is best considered an unreliable source of doctrine.

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Ps. 105 (45 verses)

1O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.Give ye thanks to Jehovah -- call ye in His name, Make known among the peoples His acts.
2Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.Sing ye to Him -- sing praise to Him, Meditate ye on all His wonders.
3Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.Boast yourselves in His Holy Name, The heart of those seeking Jehovah rejoiceth.
4Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.Seek ye Jehovah and His strength, Seek ye His face continually.
5Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;Remember His wonders that He did, His signs and the judgments of His mouth.
6O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones.
7He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.He `is' Jehovah our God, In all the earth `are' His judgments.
8He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.He hath remembered to the age His covenant, The word He commanded to a thousand generations,
9Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;That He hath made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac,
10And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:And doth establish it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel -- a covenant age-during,
11Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:Saying, `To thee I give the land of Canaan, The portion of your inheritance,'
12When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.In their being few in number, But a few, and sojourners in it.
13When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;And they go up and down, from nation unto nation, From a kingdom unto another people.
14He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;He hath not suffered any to oppress them And He reproveth for their sakes kings.
15Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.`Strike not against Mine anointed, And to My prophets do not evil.'
16Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.And He calleth a famine on the land, The whole staff of bread He hath broken.
17He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:He hath sent before them a man, For a servant hath Joseph been sold.
18Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:They have afflicted with fetters his feet, Iron hath entered his soul,
19Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.Till the time of the coming of His word The saying of Jehovah hath tried him.
20The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.The king hath sent, and looseth him, The ruler of the peoples, and draweth him out.
21He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:He hath made him lord of his house, And ruler over all his possessions.
22To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.To bind his chiefs at his pleasure, And his elders he maketh wise.
23Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.And Israel cometh in to Egypt, And Jacob hath sojourned in the land of Ham.
24And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.And He maketh His people very fruitful, And maketh it mightier than its adversaries.
25He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.He turned their heart to hate His people, To conspire against His servants.
26He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.He hath sent Moses His servant, Aaron whom He had fixed on.
27They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.They have set among them the matters of His signs, And wonders in the land of Ham.
28He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.He hath sent darkness, and it is dark, And they have not provoked His word.
29He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.He hath turned their waters to blood, And putteth to death their fish.
30Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.Teemed hath their land `with' frogs, In the inner chambers of their kings.
31He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.He hath said, and the beetle cometh, Lice into all their border.
32He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.He hath made their showers hail, A flaming fire `is' in their land.
33He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.And He smiteth their vine and their fig, And shivereth the trees of their border.
34He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,He hath said, and the locust cometh, And the cankerworm -- innumerable,
35And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.And it consumeth every herb in their land, And it consumeth the fruit of their ground.
36He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.And He smiteth every first-born in their land, The first-fruit of all their strength,
37He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.And bringeth them out with silver and gold, And there is not in its tribes a feeble one.
38Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.Rejoiced hath Egypt in their going forth, For their fear had fallen upon them.
39He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.He hath spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to enlighten the night.
40The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.They have asked, and He bringeth quails, And `with' bread of heaven satisfieth them.
41He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.He hath opened a rock, and waters issue, They have gone on in dry places -- a river.
42For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.For He hath remembered His holy word, With Abraham His servant,
43And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:And He bringeth forth His people with joy, With singing His chosen ones.
44And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;And He giveth to them the lands of nations, And the labour of peoples they possess,
45That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.That they may observe His statutes, And His laws may keep. Praise ye Jehovah!

Ps. 106 (48 verses) - The LORD is good! We have sinned like our fathers. They forgot their God. They served idols. But the LORD remembered his covenant.6

1Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.Praise ye Jah, give thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age, `is' His kindness.

Psalms 106:48 is discussed on this page in 1. Structure and Authorship

2Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?Who doth utter the mighty acts of Jehovah? Soundeth all His praise?
3Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.O the happiness of those keeping judgment, Doing righteousness at all times.
4Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;Remember me, O Jehovah, With the favour of Thy people, Look after me in Thy salvation.
5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.To look on the good of Thy chosen ones, To rejoice in the joy of Thy nation, To boast myself with Thine inheritance.
6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.We have sinned with our fathers, We have done perversely, we have done wickedly.
7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.Our fathers in Egypt, Have not considered wisely Thy wonders, They have not remembered The abundance of Thy kind acts, And provoke by the sea, at the sea of Suph.
8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.And He saveth them for His name's sake, To make known His might,
9He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.And rebuketh the sea of Suph, and it is dried up, And causeth them to go Through depths as a wilderness.
10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.And He saveth them from the hand Of him who is hating, And redeemeth them from the hand of the enemy.
11And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.And waters cover their adversaries, One of them hath not been left.
12Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.And they believe in His words, they sing His praise,
13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:They have hasted -- forgotten His works, They have not waited for His counsel.
14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.And they lust greatly in a wilderness, And try God in a desert.
15And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.And He giveth to them their request, And sendeth leanness into their soul.
16They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.And they are envious of Moses in the camp, Of Aaron, Jehovah's holy one.
17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.Earth openeth, and swalloweth up Dathan, And covereth over the company of Abiram.
18And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.And fire burneth among their company, A flame setteth on fire the wicked.
19They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.They make a calf in Horeb, And bow themselves to a molten image,
20Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.And change their Honour Into the form of an ox eating herbs.
21They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;They have forgotten God their saviour, The doer of great things in Egypt,
22Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.Of wonderful things in the land of Ham, Of fearful things by the sea of Suph.
23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.And He saith to destroy them, Unless Moses, His chosen one, Had stood in the breach before Him, To turn back His wrath from destroying.
24Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:And they kick against the desirable land, They have not given credence to His word.
25But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.And they murmur in their tents, They have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah.
26Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:And He lifteth up His hand to them, To cause them to fall in a wilderness,
27To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.And to cause their seed to fall among nations, And to scatter them through lands.
28They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.And they are coupled to Baal-Peor, And eat the sacrifices of the dead,
29Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.And they provoke to anger by their actions, And a plague breaketh forth upon them,
30Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.And Phinehas standeth, and executeth judgment, And the plague is restrained,
31And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.And it is reckoned to him to righteousness, To all generations -- unto the age.
32They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:And they cause wrath by the waters of Meribah, And it is evil to Moses for their sakes,
33Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.For they have provoked his spirit, And he speaketh wrongfully with his lips.
34They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:They have not destroyed the peoples, As Jehovah had said to them,
35But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.And mix themselves among nations, and learn their works,
36And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.And serve their idols, And they are to them for a snare.
37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,And they sacrifice their sons And their daughters to destroyers,
38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.And they shed innocent blood -- Blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they have sacrificed to idols of Canaan, And the land is profaned with blood.
39Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.And they are defiled with their works, And commit whoredom in their habitual doings.
40Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.And the anger of Jehovah Is kindled against His people, And He doth abominate His inheritance.
41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.And giveth them into the hand of nations, And those hating them rule over them,
42Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.And their enemies oppress them, And they are humbled under their hand.
43Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.Many times He doth deliver them, And they rebel in their counsel, And they are brought low in their iniquity.
44Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:And He looketh on their distress When He heareth their cry,
45And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.And remembereth for them His covenant, And is comforted, According to the abundance of His kindness.
46He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.And He appointeth them for mercies Before all their captors.
47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.Save us, O Jehovah our God, and gather us from the nations, To give thanks to Thy holy name, To glory in Thy praise.
48Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.Blessed `is' Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age even unto the age. And all the people said, `Amen, praise Jah!'

Ps. 107 (43 verses) - Oh give thanks to the LORD! Let the redeemed say so. He brought them out of darkness. He stilled the storm. He raises up the needy.6

1O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.`Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age `is' His kindness:'
2Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;Let the redeemed of Jehovah say, Whom He redeemed from the hand of an adversary.
3And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.And from the lands hath gathered them, From east and from west, From north, and from the sea.
4They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.They wandered in a wilderness, in a desert by the way, A city of habitation they have not found.
5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.Hungry -- yea -- thirsty, Their soul in them becometh feeble,
6Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distress He delivereth them,
7And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.And causeth them to tread in a right way, To go unto a city of habitation.
8Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.
9For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.For He hath satisfied a longing soul, And a hungry soul hath filled `with' goodness.
10Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;Inhabitants of dark places and death-shade, Prisoners of affliction and of iron,
11Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:Because they changed the saying of God, And the counsel of the Most High despised.
12Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.And He humbleth with labour their heart, They have been feeble, and there is no helper.
13Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them.
14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.He bringeth them out from the dark place, And death-shade, And their bands He draweth away.
15Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.
16For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.For He hath broken doors of brass, And bars of iron He hath cut.
17Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.Fools, by means of their transgression, And by their iniquities, afflict themselves.
18Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.All food doth their soul abominate, And they come nigh unto the gates of death,
19Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.And cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them,
20He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.He sendeth His word and healeth them, And delivereth from their destructions.
21Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,
22And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.And they sacrifice sacrifices of thanksgiving, And recount His works with singing.
23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;Those going down `to' the sea in ships, Doing business in many waters,
24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.They have seen the works of Jehovah, And His wonders in the deep.
25For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.And He saith, and appointeth a tempest, And it lifteth up its billows,
26They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.They go up `to' the heavens, they go down `to' the depths, Their soul in evil is melted.
27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.They reel to and fro, and move as a drunkard, And all their wisdom is swallowed up.
28Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.And they cry to Jehovah in their adversity, And from their distresses He bringeth them out.
29He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.He establisheth a whirlwind to a calm, And hushed are their billows.
30Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.And they rejoice because they are quiet, And He leadeth them to the haven of their desire.
31Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,
32Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.And they exalt Him in the assembly of the people, And in the seat of the elders praise Him.
33He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;He maketh rivers become a wilderness, And fountains of waters become dry land.
34A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.A fruitful land becometh a barren place, For the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.He maketh a wilderness become a pool of water, And a dry land become fountains of waters.
36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation.
37And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.And they sow fields, and plant vineyards, And they make fruits of increase.
38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.And He blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly, And their cattle He doth not diminish.
39Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.And they are diminished, and bow down, By restraint, evil, and sorrow.
40He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.He is pouring contempt upon nobles, And causeth them to wander in vacancy -- no way.
41Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.And setteth on high the needy from affliction, And placeth families as a flock.
42The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.The upright do see and rejoice, And all perversity hath shut her mouth.
43Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.Who `is' wise, and observeth these? They understand the kind acts of Jehovah!

Ps. 108 (13 verses)

1O god, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.A Song, a Psalm of David. Prepared is my heart, O God, I sing, yea, I sing praise, also my honour.
2Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.Awake, psaltery and harp, I awake the dawn.
3I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.I thank Thee among peoples, O Jehovah, And I praise Thee among the nations.
4For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.For great above the heavens `is' Thy kindness, And unto the clouds Thy truth.
5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, And above all the earth Thy honour.
6That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.That Thy beloved ones may be delivered, Save `with' Thy right hand, and answer us.
7God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult, I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure,
8Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;Mine `is' Gilead, mine `is' Manasseh, And Ephraim `is' the strength of my head, Judah `is' my lawgiver,
9Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.Moab `is' a pot for my washing, Upon Edom I cast my shoe, Over Philistia I shout habitually.
10Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?Who doth bring me in to the fenced city? Who hath led me unto Edom?
11Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off? And Thou goest not out, O God, with our hosts!
12Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.
13Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.In God we do mightily, And He doth tread down our adversaries!

Ps. 109 (31 verses) - Do not be silent, O God. For wicked mouths speak against me. May his name be blotted out! Let curses come upon him! Help me, O LORD.6

1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, be not silent,

Psalms 109:6 is referenced on Satan and The Devil in World Religions: 2.3.1. Satan in the Hebrew Scriptures

2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, Against me they have opened, They have spoken with me -- A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred!
3They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.They have compassed me about, And they fight me without cause.
4For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.For my love they oppose me, and I -- prayer!
5And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.And they set against me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
6Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand.
7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.In his being judged, he goeth forth wicked, And his prayer is for sin.
8Let his days be few; and let another take his office.His days are few, his oversight another taketh,
9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.His sons are fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places.
11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.An exactor layeth a snare for all that he hath, And strangers spoil his labour.
12Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.He hath none to extend kindness, Nor is there one showing favour to his orphans.
13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.His posterity is for cutting off, In another generation is their name blotted out.
14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.The iniquity of his fathers Is remembered unto Jehovah, And the sin of his mother is not blotted out.
15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.They are before Jehovah continually, And He cutteth off from earth their memorial.
16Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.Because that he hath not remembered to do kindness, And pursueth the poor man and needy, And the smitten of heart -- to slay,
17As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him.
18As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.And he putteth on reviling as his robe, And it cometh in as water into his midst, And as oil into his bones.
19Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.It is to him as apparel -- he covereth himself, And for a continual girdle he girdeth it on.
20Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.This `is' the wage of mine accusers from Jehovah, And of those speaking evil against my soul.
21But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.And Thou, O Jehovah Lord, Deal with me for Thy name's sake, Because Thy kindness `is' good, deliver me.
22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.For I `am' poor and needy, And my heart hath been pierced in my midst.
23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust.
24My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.My knees have been feeble from fasting, And my flesh hath failed of fatness.
25I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.And I -- I have been a reproach to them, They see me, they shake their head.
26Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:Help me, O Jehovah my God, Save me, according to Thy kindness.
27That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.And they know that this `is' Thy hand, Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast done it.
28Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.They revile, and Thou dost bless, They have risen, and are ashamed, And Thy servant doth rejoice.
29Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.Mine accusers put on blushing, and are covered, As an upper robe `is' their shame.
30I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.I thank Jehovah greatly with my mouth, And in the midst of many I praise Him,
31For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.For He standeth at the right hand of the needy, To save from those judging his soul.

Ps. 110 (7 verses)

1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.A Psalm of David. The affirmation of Jehovah to my Lord: `Sit at My right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.'
2The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.The rod of thy strength doth Jehovah send from Zion, Rule in the midst of thine enemies.
3Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.Thy people `are' free-will gifts in the day of Thy strength, in the honours of holiness, From the womb, from the morning, Thou hast the dew of thy youth.
4The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.Jehovah hath sworn, and doth not repent, `Thou `art' a priest to the age, According to the order of Melchizedek.'
5The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.The Lord on thy right hand smote kings In the day of His anger.
6He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.He doth judge among the nations, He hath completed the carcases, Hath smitten the head over the mighty earth.
7He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.From a brook in the way he drinketh, Therefore he doth lift up the head!

Ps. 111 (10 verses) - Praise the Lord! Great are his works. He is ever mindful of his covenant. All his precepts are sure. His praise endures forever.6

1Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.Praise ye Jah! I thank Jehovah with the whole heart, In the secret meeting of the upright, And of the company.

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2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.Great `are' the works of Jehovah, Sought out by all desiring them.
3His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.Honourable and majestic is His work, And His righteousness is standing for ever.
4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.A memorial He hath made of His wonders, Gracious and merciful `is' Jehovah.
5He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.Prey He hath given to those fearing Him, He remembereth to the age His covenant.
6He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.The power of His works He hath declared to His people, To give to them the inheritance of nations.
7The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.The works of His hands `are' true and just, Stedfast `are' all His appointments.
8They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.They are sustained for ever to the age. They are made in truth and uprightness.
9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.Redemption He hath sent to His people, He hath appointed to the age His covenant, Holy and fearful `is' His name.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.The beginning of wisdom `is' fear of Jehovah, Good understanding have all doing them, His praise `is' standing for ever!

Ps. 112 (10 verses) - Blessed are those who fear the LORD. Their righteousness endures forever. They are not afraid of evil tidings. The wicked melt away.6

1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.Praise ye Jah! O the happiness of one fearing Jehovah, In His commands he hath delighted greatly.

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2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.Mighty in the earth is his seed, The generation of the upright is blessed.
3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.Wealth and riches `are' in his house, And his righteousness is standing for ever.
4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.Good `is' the man -- gracious and lending, He sustaineth his matters in judgment.
6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.For -- to the age he is not moved; For a memorial age-during is the righteous.
7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.Of an evil report he is not afraid, Prepared is His heart, confident in Jehovah.
8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.Sustained is his heart -- he feareth not, Till that he look on his adversaries.
9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.He hath scattered -- hath given to the needy, His righteousness is standing for ever, His horn is exalted with honour.
10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.The wicked seeth, and hath been angry, His teeth he gnasheth, and hath melted, The desire of the wicked doth perish!

Ps. 113 (9 verses) - Praise the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD forever. He is exalted over all the nations. He lifts the needy from the ash heap.6

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.Praise ye Jah! Praise, ye servants of Jehovah. Praise the name of Jehovah.
2Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.The name of Jehovah is blessed, From henceforth, and unto the age.
3From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.From the rising of the sun unto its going in, Praised `is' the name of Jehovah.
4The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.High above all nations `is' Jehovah, Above the heavens `is' his honour.
5Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,Who `is' as Jehovah our God, He is exalting `Himself' to sit?
6Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!He is humbling `Himself' to look On the heavens and on the earth.
7He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;He is raising up from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He exalteth the needy.
8That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.To cause to sit with princes, With the princes of His people.
9He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.Causing the barren one of the house to sit, A joyful mother of sons; praise ye Jah!

Ps. 114 (8 verses)

1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;In the going out of Israel from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a strange people,
2Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.Judah became His sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.The sea hath seen, and fleeth, The Jordan turneth backward.
4The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.The mountains have skipped as rams, Heights as sons of a flock.
5What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?What -- to thee, O sea, that thou fleest? O Jordan, thou turnest back!
6Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?O mountains, ye skip as rams! O heights, as sons of a flock!
7Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;From before the Lord be afraid, O earth, From before the God of Jacob,
8Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.He is turning the rock to a pool of waters, The flint to a fountain of waters!

Ps. 115 (18 verses) - Not to us, O LORD, but to your name give glory. Idols have eyes, but they cannot see. O Israel, trust in the LORD. He will bless us.6

1Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.Not to us, O Jehovah, not to us, But to Thy name give honour, For Thy kindness, for Thy truth.

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2Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?Why do the nations say, `Where, pray, `is' their God.
3But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.And our God `is' in the heavens, All that He hath pleased He hath done.
4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.Their idols `are' silver and gold, work of man's hands,
5They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,
6They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:Ears they have, and they hear not, A nose they have, and they smell not,
7They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.Their hands, but they handle not, Their feet, and they walk not;
8They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.Nor do they mutter through their throat, Like them are their makers, Every one who is trusting in them.
9O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.O Israel, trust in Jehovah, `Their help and their shield `is' He.'
10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.O house of Aaron, trust in Jehovah, `Their help and their shield `is' He.'
11Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.Ye fearing Jehovah, trust in Jehovah, `Their help and their shield `is' He.'
12The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.Jehovah hath remembered us, He blesseth, He blesseth the house of Israel, He blesseth the house of Aaron,
13He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.He blesseth those fearing Jehovah, The small with the great.
14The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.Jehovah addeth to you, to you, and to your sons.
15Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.Blessed `are' ye of Jehovah, maker of heaven and earth,
16The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.The heavens -- the heavens `are' Jehovah's, And the earth He hath given to sons of men,
17The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.The dead praise not Jah, Nor any going down to silence.
18But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.And we, we bless Jah, From henceforth, and unto the age. Praise ye Jah!

Ps. 116 (19 verses)

1I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.I have loved, because Jehovah heareth My voice, my supplication,
2Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.Because He hath inclined His ear to me, And during my days I call.
3The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find.
4Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.And in the name of Jehovah I call: I pray Thee, O Jehovah, deliver my soul,
5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.Gracious `is' Jehovah, and righteous, Yea, our God `is' merciful,
6The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.A preserver of the simple `is' Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation.
7Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.Turn back, O my soul, to thy rest, For Jehovah hath conferred benefits on thee.
8For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, my feet from overthrowing.
9I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.I walk habitually before Jehovah In the lands of the living.
10I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:I have believed, for I speak, I -- I have been afflicted greatly.
11I said in my haste, All men are liars.I said in my haste, `Every man `is' a liar.'
12What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?What do I return to Jehovah? All His benefits `are' upon me.
13I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.The cup of salvation I lift up, And in the name of Jehovah I call.
14I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.My vows to Jehovah let me complete, I pray you, before all His people.
15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.Precious in the eyes of Jehovah `is' the death for His saints.
16O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.Cause `it' to come, O Jehovah, for I `am' Thy servant. I `am' Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds.
17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.To Thee I sacrifice a sacrifice of thanks, And in the name of Jehovah I call.
18I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.My vows to Jehovah let me complete, I pray you, before all His people,
19In the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.In the courts of the house of Jehovah, In thy midst, O Jerusalem, praise ye Jah!

Ps. 117 (2 verses) - Praise the LORD! For great is his love towards us.6

1O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.Praise Jehovah, all ye nations, Glorify Him, all ye peoples.
2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.For mighty to us hath been His kindness, And the truth of Jehovah `is' to the age. Praise ye Jah!

Ps. 118 (29 verses) - Give thanks to the LORD; for his love endures forever! The nations surrounded me; I cut them off! The LORD has become my salvation.6

1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age `is' His kindness.
2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.I pray you, let Israel say, That, to the age `is' His kindness.
3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.I pray you, let the house of Aaron say, That, to the age `is' His kindness.
4Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.I pray you, let those fearing Jehovah say, That, to the age `is' His kindness.
5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.From the straitness I called Jah, Jah answered me in a broad place.
6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?Jehovah `is' for me, I do not fear what man doth to me.
7The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.Jehovah `is' for me among my helpers, And I -- I look on those hating me.
8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to trust in man,
9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.Better to take refuge in Jehovah, Than to trust in princes.
10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.All nations have compassed me about, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.They have compassed me about, Yea, they have compassed me about, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
12They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.Thou hast sorely thrust me to fall, And Jehovah hath helped me.
14The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.My strength and song `is' Jah, And He is to me for salvation.
15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.A voice of singing and salvation, `Is' in the tents of the righteous, The right hand of Jehovah is doing valiantly.
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.The right hand of Jehovah is exalted, The right hand of Jehovah is doing valiantly.
17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.I do not die, but live, And recount the works of Jah,
18The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.Jah hath sorely chastened me, And to death hath not given me up.
19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:Open ye to me gates of righteousness, I enter into them -- I thank Jah.
20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.This `is' the gate to Jehovah, The righteous enter into it.
21I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.I thank Thee, for Thou hast answered me, And art to me for salvation.
22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.A stone the builders refused Hath become head of a corner.
23This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.From Jehovah hath this been, It `is' wonderful in our eyes,
24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.This `is' the day Jehovah hath made, We rejoice and are glad in it.
25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.I beseech Thee, O Jehovah, save, I pray Thee, I beseech Thee, O Jehovah, prosper, I pray Thee.
26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.Blessed `is' he who is coming In the name of Jehovah, We blessed you from the house of Jehovah,
27God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.God `is' Jehovah, and He giveth to us light, Direct ye the festal-sacrifice with cords, Unto the horns of the altar.
28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.My God Thou `art', and I confess Thee, My God, I exalt Thee.
29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age, `is' His kindness!

Ps. 119 (176 verses) - Blessed are those who walk in the law of the LORD. Teach me your decrees. I love your commands. Deliver me according to your promise.6

1Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.`Aleph.' O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah,

Psalms 119:89,160 comments: Can God Lie? Is God Always Truthful in the Christian Bible?

Psalms 119:151-3, 160 appears on The Old Testament Versus the New Testament: Do Christians Still Have to Observe OT Law?: 1. The Old Testament Versus the New Testament: Do Christians Still Have to Observe OT Law?

Psalms 119:151-3, 160 appears on Biblical Dress Codes: God's Laws on Clothes: 3. All Laws of the Bible Must be Followed, Both Old and New

Psalms 119:151-3, 160: See The Gradual Instruction of Humankind by a Series of Prophets from God: 3.2. Christianity: Does the New Testament Represent a New Revelation Which Overrides the Jewish Scriptures?

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2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.O the happiness of those keeping His testimonies, With the whole heart they seek Him.
3They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.Yea, they have not done iniquity, In His ways they have walked.
4Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.Thou hast commanded us Thy precepts to keep diligently,
5O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!O that my ways were prepared to keep Thy statutes,
6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.Then I am not ashamed In my looking unto all Thy commands.
7I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.I confess Thee with uprightness of heart, In my learning the judgments of Thy righteousness.
8I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.Thy statutes I keep, leave me not utterly!
9Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.`Beth.' With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word.
10With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.With all my heart I have sought Thee, Let me not err from Thy commands.
11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.In my heart I have hid Thy saying, That I sin not before Thee.
12Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.Blessed `art' Thou, O Jehovah, teach me Thy statutes.
13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.With my lips I have recounted All the judgments of Thy mouth.
14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.In the way of Thy testimonies I have joyed, As over all wealth.
15I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.In Thy precepts I meditate, And I behold attentively Thy paths.
16I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.In Thy statutes I delight myself, I do not forget Thy word.
17Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.`Gimel.' Confer benefits on Thy servant, I live, and I keep Thy word.
18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.Uncover mine eyes, and I behold wonders out of Thy law.
19I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.A sojourner I `am' on earth, Hide not from me Thy commands.
20My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.Broken hath my soul for desire Unto Thy judgments at all times.
21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.Thou hast rebuked the cursed proud, Who are erring from Thy commands.
22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.Remove from me reproach and contempt, For Thy testimonies I have kept.
23Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.Princes also sat -- against me they spoke, Thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes,
24Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.Thy testimonies also `are' my delight, The men of my counsel!
25My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.`Daleth.' Cleaved to the dust hath my soul, Quicken me according to Thy word.
26I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.My ways I have recounted, And Thou answerest me, teach me Thy statutes,
27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.The way of Thy precepts cause me to understand, And I meditate in Thy wonders.
28My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.My soul hath dropped from affliction, Establish me according to Thy word.
29Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.The way of falsehood turn aside from me And with Thy law favour me.
30I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.The way of faithfulness I have chosen, Thy judgments I have compared,
31I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.I have adhered to Thy testimonies, O Jehovah, put me not to shame.
32I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.The way of Thy commands I run, For Thou dost enlarge my heart!
33Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.`He.' Show me, O Jehovah, the way of Thy statutes, And I keep it -- `to' the end.
34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.
35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.Cause me to tread in the path of Thy commands, For in it I have delighted.
36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, And not unto dishonest gain.
37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.Remove mine eyes from seeing vanity, In Thy way quicken Thou me.
38Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.Establish to Thy servant Thy saying, That `is' concerning Thy fear.
39Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.Remove my reproach that I have feared, For Thy judgments `are' good.
40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.Lo, I have longed for Thy precepts, In Thy righteousness quicken Thou me,
41Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.`Waw.' And meet me doth Thy kindness, O Jehovah, Thy salvation according to Thy saying.
42So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, For I have trusted in Thy word.
43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.And Thou takest not utterly away From my mouth the word of truth, Because for Thy judgment I have hoped.
44So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.And I keep Thy law continually, To the age and for ever.
45And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.And I walk habitually in a broad place, For Thy precepts I have sought.
46I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.And I speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And I am not ashamed.
47And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.And I delight myself in Thy commands, That I have loved,
48My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.And I lift up my hands unto Thy commands, That I have loved, And I do meditate on Thy statutes!
49Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.`Zain.' Remember the word to Thy servant, On which Thou hast caused me to hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.This `is' my comfort in mine affliction, That Thy saying hath quickened me.
51The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.The proud have utterly scorned me, From Thy law I have not turned aside.
52I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.I remembered Thy judgments of old, O Jehovah, And I comfort myself.
53Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.Horror hath seized me, Because of the wicked forsaking Thy law.
54Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.Songs have been to me Thy statutes, In the house of my sojournings.
55I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.I have remembered in the night Thy name, O Jehovah, And I do keep Thy law.
56This I had, because I kept thy precepts.This hath been to me, That Thy precepts I have kept!
57Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.`Cheth.' My portion `is' Jehovah; I have said -- to keep Thy words,
58I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.I appeased Thy face with the whole heart, Favour me according to Thy saying.
59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.I have reckoned my ways, And turn back my feet unto Thy testimonies.
60I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.I have made haste, And delayed not, to keep Thy commands.
61The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, Thy law I have not forgotten.
62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.At midnight I rise to give thanks to Thee, For the judgments of Thy righteousness.
63I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.A companion I `am' to all who fear Thee, And to those keeping Thy precepts.
64The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.Of Thy kindness, O Jehovah, the earth is full, Thy statutes teach Thou me!
65Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.`Teth.' Good Thou didst with Thy servant, O Jehovah, According to Thy word.
66Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.The goodness of reason and knowledge teach me, For in Thy commands I have believed.
67Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.Before I am afflicted, I -- I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept.
68Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.Good Thou `art', and doing good, Teach me Thy statutes.
69The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.Forged against me falsehood have the proud, I with the whole heart keep Thy precepts.
70Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.Insensate as fat hath been their heart, I -- in Thy law I have delighted.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes.
72The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.Better to me `is' the law of Thy mouth Than thousands of gold and silver!
73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.`Yod.' Thy hands made me and establish me, Cause me to understand, and I learn Thy commands.
74They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.Those fearing Thee see me and rejoice, Because for Thy word I have hoped.
75I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.I have known, O Jehovah, That righteous `are' Thy judgments, And `in' faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
76Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.Let, I pray Thee, Thy kindness be to comfort me, According to Thy saying to Thy servant.
77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.Meet me do Thy mercies, and I live, For Thy law `is' my delight.
78Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.Ashamed are the proud, For `with' falsehood they dealt perversely with me. I meditate in Thy precepts.
79Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.Those fearing Thee turn back to me, And those knowing Thy testimonies.
80Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.My heart is perfect in Thy statutes, So that I am not ashamed.
81My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.`Kaph.' Consumed for Thy salvation hath been my soul, For Thy word I have hoped.
82Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?Consumed have been mine eyes for Thy word, Saying, `When doth it comfort me?'
83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.For I have been as a bottle in smoke, Thy statutes I have not forgotten.
84How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?How many `are' the days of Thy servant? When dost Thou execute Against my pursuers judgment?
85The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.The proud have digged for me pits, That `are' not according to Thy law.
86All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.All Thy commands `are' faithfulness, `With' falsehood they have pursued me, Help Thou me.
87They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.Almost consumed me on earth have they, And I -- I have not forsaken Thy precepts.
88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.According to Thy kindness quicken Thou me, And I keep the testimony of Thy mouth!
89For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.`Lamed.' To the age, O Jehovah, Thy word is set up in the heavens.
90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.To all generations Thy faithfulness, Thou didst establish earth, and it standeth.
91They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.According to Thine ordinances They have stood this day, for the whole `are' Thy servants.
92Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.Unless Thy law `were' my delights, Then had I perished in mine affliction.
93I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.To the age I forget not Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast quickened me.
94I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.I `am' Thine, save Thou me, For Thy precepts I have sought.
95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.Thy wicked waited for me to destroy me, Thy testimonies I understand.
96I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.Of all perfection I have seen an end, Broad `is' Thy command -- exceedingly!
97O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.`Mem.' O how I have loved Thy law! All the day it `is' my meditation.
98Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.Than mine enemies Thy command maketh me wiser, For it `is' before me to the age.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.Above all my teachers I have acted wisely. For Thy testimonies `are' my meditation.
100I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.
101I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.From every evil path I restrained my feet, So that I keep Thy word.
102I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.From Thy judgments I turned not aside, For Thou -- Thou hast directed me.
103How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth.
104Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.From Thy precepts I have understanding, Therefore I have hated every false path!
105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.`Nun.' A lamp to my foot `is' Thy word, And a light to my path.
106I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.I have sworn, and I confirm `it', To keep the judgments of Thy righteousness.
107I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.I have been afflicted very much, O Jehovah, quicken me, according to Thy word.
108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.Free-will-offerings of my mouth, Accept, I pray Thee, O Jehovah, And Thy judgments teach Thou me.
109My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.My soul `is' in my hand continually, And Thy law I have not forgotten.
110The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.The wicked have laid a snare for me, And from thy precepts I wandered not.
111Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.I have inherited Thy testimonies to the age, For the joy of my heart `are' they.
112I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.I have inclined my heart To do Thy statutes, to the age -- `to' the end!
113I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.`Samech.' Doubting ones I have hated, And Thy law I have loved.
114Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.My hiding place and my shield `art' Thou, For Thy word I have hoped.
115Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.Turn aside from me, ye evil-doers, And I keep the commands of my God.
116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.Sustain me according to Thy saying, And I live, and Thou puttest me not to shame Because of my hope.
117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.Support Thou me, and I am saved, And I look on Thy statutes continually.
118Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.Thou hast trodden down All going astray from Thy statutes, For falsehood `is' their deceit.
119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.Dross! Thou hast caused to cease All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Thy testimonies.
120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.Trembled from Thy fear hath my flesh, And from Thy judgments I have been afraid!
121I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.`Ain.' I have done judgment and righteousness, Leave me not to mine oppressors.
122Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.Make sure Thy servant for good, Let not the proud oppress me.
123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.Mine eyes have been consumed for Thy salvation. And for the saying of Thy righteousness.
124Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.Do with Thy servant according to Thy kindness. And Thy statutes teach Thou me.
125I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.Thy servant `am' I -- cause me to understand, And I know Thy testimonies.
126It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.Time for Jehovah to work! they have made void Thy law.
127Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.Therefore I have loved Thy commands Above gold -- even fine gold.
128Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.Therefore all my appointments I have declared wholly right, Every path of falsehood I have hated!
129Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.`Pe.' Wonderful `are' Thy testimonies, Therefore hath my soul kept them.
130The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.The opening of Thy words enlighteneth, Instructing the simple.
131I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.My mouth I have opened, yea, I pant, For, for Thy commands I have longed.
132Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.Look unto me, and favour me, As customary to those loving Thy name.
133Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.My steps establish by Thy saying, And any iniquity doth not rule over me.
134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.Ransom me from the oppression of man, And I observe Thy precepts,
135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.Thy face cause to shine on Thy servant, And teach me Thy statutes.
136Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.Rivulets of waters have come down mine eyes, Because they have not kept Thy law!
137Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.`Tzade.' Righteous `art' Thou, O Jehovah, And upright `are' Thy judgments.
138Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.Thou hast appointed Thy testimonies, Righteous and exceeding faithful,
139My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.Cut me off hath my zeal, For mine adversaries forgot Thy words.
140Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.Tried `is' thy saying exceedingly, And Thy servant hath loved it.
141I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.Small I `am', and despised, Thy precepts I have not forgotten.
142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.Thy righteousness `is' righteousness to the age, And Thy law `is' truth.
143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands `are' my delights.
144The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.The righteousness of Thy testimonies `is' to Cause me to understand, and I live!
145I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.`Koph.' I have called with the whole heart, Answer me, O Jehovah, Thy statutes I keep,
146I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.I have called Thee, save Thou me, And I do keep Thy testimonies.
147I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, For Thy word I have hoped.
148Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.Mine eyes have gone before the watches, To meditate in Thy saying.
149Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.My voice hear, according to Thy kindness, Jehovah, according to Thy judgment quicken me.
150They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.Near have been my wicked pursuers, From Thy law they have been far off.
151Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.Near `art' Thou, O Jehovah, And all Thy commands `are' truth.
152Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.Of old I have known Thy testimonies, That to the age Thou hast founded them!
153Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.`Resh.' See my affliction, and deliver Thou me, For Thy law I have not forgotten.
154Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.Plead my plea, and redeem me, According to Thy saying quicken me.
155Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.Far from the wicked `is' salvation, For Thy statutes they have not sought.
156Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.Thy mercies `are' many, O Jehovah, According to Thy judgments quicken me.
157Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.Many `are' my pursuers, and adversaries, From Thy testimonies I have not turned aside.
158I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.I have seen treacherous ones, And grieve myself, Because Thy saying they have not kept.
159Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.See, for thy precepts I have loved, Jehovah, According to Thy kindness quicken me.
160Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.The sum of Thy word `is' truth, And to the age `is' every judgment of Thy righteousness!
161Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.`Shin.' Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid.
162I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.I do rejoice concerning Thy saying, As one finding abundant spoil.
163I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.Falsehood I have hated, yea I abominate `it', Thy law I have loved.
164Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.Seven `times' in a day I have praised Thee, Because of the judgments of Thy righteousness.
165Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.Abundant peace have those loving Thy law, And they have no stumbling-block.
166LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy commands I have done.
167My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.Kept hath my soul Thy testimonies, And I do love them exceedingly.
168I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.I have kept Thy precepts and Thy testimonies, For all my ways are before Thee!
169Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.`Taw.' My loud cry cometh near before Thee, O Jehovah; According to Thy word cause me to understand.
170Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.My supplication cometh in before Thee, According to Thy saying deliver Thou me.
171My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.My lips do utter praise, For Thou dost teach me Thy statutes.
172My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.My tongue doth sing of Thy saying, For all Thy commands `are' righteous.
173Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.Thy hand is for a help to me, For Thy commands I have chosen.
174I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.I have longed for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy law `is' my delight.
175Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.My soul liveth, and it doth praise Thee, And Thy judgments do help me.
176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.I wandered as a lost sheep, seek Thy servant, For Thy precepts I have not forgotten!

Ps. 120 (7 verses) - In my distress I cry to the LORD. Deliver me from a deceitful tongue. Woe to me! Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.6

1In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.A Song of the Ascents. Unto Jehovah in my distress I have called, And He answereth me.
2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.O Jehovah, deliver my soul from a lying lip, From a deceitful tongue!
3What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?What doth He give to thee? And what doth He add to thee? O deceitful tongue!
4Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with broom-coals.
5Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!Wo to me, for I have inhabited Mesech, I have dwelt with tents of Kedar.
6My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.Too much hath my soul dwelt with him who is hating peace.
7I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.I `am' peace, and when I speak they `are' for war!

Ps. 121 (8 verses) - I lift up my eyes to the hills; my help comes from the LORD. He who keeps you will not slumber. The LORD will keep you from all evil.6

1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.A Song of the Ascents. I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, Whence doth my help come?
2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.My help `is' from Jehovah, maker of heaven and earth,
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.He suffereth not thy foot to be moved, Thy preserver slumbereth not.
4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.Lo, He slumbereth not, nor sleepeth, He who is preserving Israel.
5The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.Jehovah `is' thy preserver, Jehovah `is' thy shade on thy right hand,
6The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.By day the sun doth not smite thee, Nor the moon by night.
7The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.Jehovah preserveth thee from all evil, He doth preserve thy soul.
8The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.Jehovah preserveth thy going out and thy coming in, From henceforth even unto the age!

Ps. 122 (9 verses) - I was glad when they said, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" The tribes go up to give thanks. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.6

1I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.A Song of the Ascents, by David. I have rejoiced in those saying to me, `To the house of Jehovah we go.'
2Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.Our feet have been standing in thy gates, O Jerusalem!
3Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:Jerusalem -- the builded one -- `Is' as a city that is joined to itself together.
4Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.For thither have tribes gone up, Tribes of Jah, companies of Israel, To give thanks to the name of Jehovah.
5For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.For there have sat thrones of judgment, Thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.Ask ye the peace of Jerusalem, At rest are those loving thee.
7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.Peace is in thy bulwark, rest in thy high places,
8For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.For the sake of my brethren and my companions, Let me speak, I pray thee, `Peace `be' in thee.'
9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God, I seek good for thee!

Ps. 123 (4 verses) - As the eyes of servants look to their master, so our eyes look to the LORD. Have mercy on us! For we have endured much contempt.6

1Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.A Song of the Ascents. Unto Thee I have lifted up mine eyes, O dweller in the heavens.
2Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.Lo, as eyes of men-servants `Are' unto the hand of their masters, As eyes of a maid-servant `Are' unto the hand of her mistress, So `are' our eyes unto Jehovah our God, Till that He doth favour us.
3Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.Favour us, O Jehovah, favour us, For greatly have we been filled with contempt,
4Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.Greatly hath our soul been filled With the scorning of the easy ones, With the contempt of the arrogant!

Ps. 124 (8 verses) - If the LORD had not been on our side, attackers would have swallowed us alive. We have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD.6

1If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;A Song of the Ascents, by David. Save `for' Jehovah -- who hath been for us, (Pray, let Israel say),
2If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:Save `for' Jehovah -- who hath been for us, In the rising up of man against us,
3Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:Then alive they had swallowed us up, In the burning of their anger against us,
4Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:Then the waters had overflowed us, The stream passed over our soul,
5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.Then passed over our soul had the proud waters.
6Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.Blessed `is' Jehovah who hath not given us, A prey to their teeth.
7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.Our soul as a bird hath escaped from a snare of fowlers, The snare was broken, and we have escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.Our help `is' in the name of Jehovah, Maker of the heavens and earth!

Ps. 125 (5 verses) - Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved. Do good, O LORD, to those who are good. Peace be upon Israel.6

1They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.A Song of the Ascents. Those trusting in Jehovah `are' as Mount Zion, It is not moved -- to the age it abideth.
2As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.Jerusalem! mountains `are' round about her, And Jehovah `is' round about His people, From henceforth even unto the age.
3For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.For the rod of wickedness resteth not On the lot of the righteous, That the righteous put not forth on iniquity their hands.
4Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.Do good, O Jehovah, to the good, And to the upright in their hearts.
5As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.As to those turning `to' their crooked ways, Jehovah causeth them to go with workers of iniquity. Peace on Israel!

Ps. 126 (6 verses) - When the LORD brought back the captives, we were like dreamers. He has done great things. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.6

1When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.A Song of the Ascents. In Jehovah's turning back `to' the captivity of Zion, We have been as dreamers.
2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.Then filled `with' laughter is our mouth, And our tongue `with' singing, Then do they say among nations, `Jehovah did great things with these.'
3The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.Jehovah did great things with us, We have been joyful.
4Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.Turn again, O Jehovah, `to' our captivity, As streams in the south.
5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.Those sowing in tears, with singing do reap,
6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.Whoso goeth on and weepeth, Bearing the basket of seed, Surely cometh in with singing, bearing his sheaves!

Ps. 127 (5 verses)

1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.
3Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah `are' sons, A reward `is' the fruit of the womb.
4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So `are' the sons of the young men.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.O the happiness of the man Who hath filled his quiver with them, They are not ashamed, For they speak with enemies in the gate!

Ps. 128 (6 verses)

1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.A Song of the Ascents. O the happiness of every one fearing Jehovah, Who is walking in His ways.

Psalms 128:1 appears on Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 128:1 is referenced on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.The labour of thy hands thou surely eatest, Happy `art' thou, and good `is' to thee.
3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.Thy wife `is' as a fruitful vine in the sides of thy house, Thy sons as olive plants around thy table.
4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.Lo, surely thus is the man blessed who is fearing Jehovah.
5The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.Jehovah doth bless thee out of Zion, Look, then, on the good of Jerusalem, All the days of thy life,
6Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.And see the sons of thy sons! Peace on Israel!

Ps. 129 (8 verses) - They have greatly oppressed me from my youth. But the LORD has cut the cords of the wicked. May all who hate Zion be put to shame!6

1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:A Song of the Ascents. Often they distressed me from my youth, Pray, let Israel say:
2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me.
3The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.Over my back have ploughers ploughed, They have made long their furrows.
4The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.Jehovah `is' righteous, He hath cut asunder cords of the wicked.
5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.Confounded and turn backward do all hating Zion.
6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:They are as grass of the roofs, That before it was drawn out withereth,
7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.That hath not filled the hand of a reaper, And the bosom of a binder of sheaves.
8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.And the passers by have not said, `The blessing of Jehovah `is' on you, We blessed you in the Name of Jehovah!'

Ps. 130 (8 verses)

1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.A Song of the Ascents. From depths I have called Thee, Jehovah.
2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.Lord, hearken to my voice, Thine ears are attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?If iniquities Thou dost observe, O Lord, who doth stand?
4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.But with Thee `is' forgiveness, that Thou mayest be feared.
5I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.I hoped `for' Jehovah -- hoped hath my soul, And for His word I have waited.
6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.My soul `is' for the Lord, More than those watching for morning, Watching for morning!
7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.Israel doth wait on Jehovah, For with Jehovah `is' kindness, And abundant with Him `is' redemption.
8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.And He doth redeem Israel from all his iniquities!

Ps. 131 (3 verses)

1Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.A Song of the Ascents, by David. Jehovah, my heart hath not been haughty, Nor have mine eyes been high, Nor have I walked in great things, And in things too wonderful for me.
2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.Have I not compared, and kept silent my soul, As a weaned one by its mother? As a weaned one by me `is' my soul.
3Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.Israel doth wait on Jehovah, From henceforth, and unto the age!

Ps. 132 (18 verses) - Remember, O LORD, how David vowed, "I will find a place for the LORD." The LORD has chosen Zion: "This is my resting place forever."6

1Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:A Song of the Ascents. Remember, Jehovah, for David, all his afflictions.
2How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;Who hath sworn to Jehovah. He hath vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;`If I enter into the tent of my house, If I go up on the couch of my bed,
4I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,If I give sleep to mine eyes, To mine eyelids -- slumber,
5Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.Till I do find a place for Jehovah, Tabernacles for the Mighty One of Jacob.
6Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.`Lo, we have heard it in Ephratah, We have found it in the fields of the forest.
7We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.We come in to His tabernacles, We bow ourselves at His footstool.
8Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.Arise, O Jehovah, to Thy rest, Thou, and the ark of Thy strength,
9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.Thy priests do put on righteousness, And Thy pious ones cry aloud.
10For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.For the sake of David Thy servant, Turn not back the face of Thine anointed.
11The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.Jehovah hath sworn truth to David, He turneth not back from it: Of the fruit of thy body, I set on the throne for thee.
12If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.If thy sons keep My covenant, And My testimonies that I teach them, Their sons also for ever and ever, Do sit on the throne for thee.
13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.For Jehovah hath fixed on Zion, He hath desired `it' for a seat to Himself,
14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.This `is' My rest for ever and ever, Here do I sit, for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.Her provision I greatly bless, Her needy ones I satisfy `with' bread,
16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.And her priests I clothe `with' salvation, And her pious ones do sing aloud.
17There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.There I cause to spring up a horn for David, I have arranged a lamp for Mine anointed.
18His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.His enemies I do clothe `with' shame, And upon him doth his crown flourish!

Ps. 133 (3 verses)

1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!A Song of the Ascents, by David. Lo, how good and how pleasant The dwelling of brethren -- even together!
2It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;As the good oil on the head, Coming down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, That cometh down on the skirt of his robes,
3As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.As dew of Hermon -- That cometh down on hills of Zion, For there Jehovah commanded the blessing -- Life unto the age!

Ps. 134 (3 verses) - Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the sanctuary. May the LORD bless you from Zion.6

1Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.A Song of the Ascents. Lo, bless Jehovah, all servants of Jehovah, Who are standing in the house of Jehovah by night.
2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.Lift up your hands `in' the sanctuary, And bless ye Jehovah.
3The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.Jehovah doth bless thee out of Zion, The maker of the heavens and earth!

Ps. 135 (21 verses) - Praise the LORD! He is above all gods. He struck down many nations. Their idols are but silver and gold. O Israel, bless the LORD!6

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.Praise ye Jah! Praise ye the name of Jehovah, Praise, ye servants of Jehovah,
2Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.Who are standing in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of the house of our God.
3Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.Praise ye Jah! for Jehovah `is' good, Sing praise to His name, for `it is' pleasant.
4For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.For Jacob hath Jah chosen for Himself, Israel for His peculiar treasure.
5For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.For I have known that great `is' Jehovah, Yea, our Lord `is' above all gods.
6Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.All that Jehovah pleased He hath done, In the heavens and in earth, In the seas and all deep places,
7He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.Causing vapours to ascend from the end of the earth, Lightnings for the rain He hath made, Bringing forth wind from His treasures.
8Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.Who smote the first-born of Egypt, From man unto beast.
9Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.He sent tokens and wonders into thy midst, O Egypt, On Pharaoh and on all his servants.
10Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;Who smote many nations, and slew strong kings,
11Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:Even Sihon king of the Amorite, And Og king of Bashan, And all kingdoms of Canaan.
12And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.And He gave their land an inheritance, An inheritance to Israel His people,
13Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.O Jehovah, Thy name `is' to the age, O Jehovah, Thy memorial to all generations.
14For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.For Jehovah doth judge His people, And for His servants comforteth Himself.
15The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.The idols of the nations `are' silver and gold, Work of the hands of man.
16They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,
17They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.Ears they have, and they give not ear, Nose -- there is no breath in their mouth!
18They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.Like them are their makers, Every one who is trusting in them.
19Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah, O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah,
20Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah, Those fearing Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah.
21Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.Blessed `is' Jehovah from Zion, Inhabiting Jerusalem -- praise ye Jah!

Ps. 136 (26 verses)

1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age `is' His kindness.
2O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.Give ye thanks to the God of gods, For to the age `is' His kindness.
3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.Give ye thanks to the Lord of lords, For to the age `is' His kindness.
4To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.To Him doing great wonders by Himself alone, For to the age `is' His kindness.
5To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.To Him making the heavens by understanding, For to the age `is' His kindness.
6To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.To Him spreading the earth over the waters, For to the age `is' His kindness.
7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:To Him making great lights, For to the age `is' His kindness.
8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:The sun to rule by day, For to the age `is' His kindness.
9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.The moon and stars to rule by night, For to the age `is' His kindness.
10To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:To Him smiting Egypt in their first-born, For to the age `is' His kindness.
11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:And bringing forth Israel from their midst, For to the age `is' His kindness.
12With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.By a strong hand, and a stretched-out-arm, For to the age `is' His kindness.
13To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:To Him cutting the sea of Suph into parts, For to the age `is' His kindness,
14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:And caused Israel to pass through its midst, For to the age `is' His kindness,
15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.And shook out Pharaoh and his force in the sea of Suph, For to the age `is' His kindness.
16To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.To Him leading His people in a wilderness, For to the age `is' His kindness.
17To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:To Him smiting great kings, For to the age `is' His kindness.
18And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:Yea, He doth slay honourable kings, For to the age `is' His kindness.
19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:Even Sihon king of the Amorite, For to the age `is' His kindness.
20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:And Og king of Bashan, For to the age `is' His kindness.
21And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:And He gave their land for inheritance, For to the age `is' His kindness.
22Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.An inheritance to Israel His servant, For to the age `is' His kindness.
23Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:Who in our lowliness hath remembered us, For to the age `is' His kindness.
24And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.And He delivereth us from our adversaries, For to the age `is' His kindness.
25Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.Giving food to all flesh, For to the age `is' His kindness.
26O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.Give ye thanks to the God of the heavens, For to the age `is' His kindness!

Ps. 137 (9 verses)

1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
2We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
3For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers -- joy: `Sing ye to us of a song of Zion.'
4How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger?
5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand forgetteth!
6If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.Remember, Jehovah, for the sons of Edom, The day of Jerusalem, Those saying, `Rase, rase to its foundation!'
8O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.O the happiness of him who doth seize, And hath dashed thy sucklings on the rock!

Ps. 138 (8 verses) - I give you thanks, O LORD! All the kings of the earth will praise you. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.6

1I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.By David. I confess Thee, with all my heart, Before the gods I do praise Thee.
2I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.I bow myself toward Thy holy temple, And I confess Thy name, For Thy kindness, and for Thy truth, For Thou hast made great Thy saying above all Thy name.
3In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.In the day I called, when Thou dost answer me, Thou dost strengthen me in my soul `with' strength.
4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.O Jehovah, all kings of earth confess Thee, When they have heard the sayings of Thy mouth.
5Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.And they sing in the ways of Jehovah, For great `is' the honour of Jehovah.
6Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.For high `is' Jehovah, and the lowly He seeth, And the haughty from afar He knoweth.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.If I walk in the midst of distress Thou quickenest me, Against the anger of mine enemies Thou sendest forth Thy hand, And Thy right hand doth save me.
8The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.Jehovah doth perfect for me, O Jehovah, Thy kindness `is' to the age, The works of Thy hands let not fall!

Ps. 139 (24 verses)

1O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.To the Overseer. -- A Psalm by David. Jehovah, Thou hast searched me, and knowest.

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2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.Thou -- Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar.
3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And `with' all my ways hast been acquainted.
4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all!
5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it.
7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee?
8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou `art', And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!
9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea,
10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Also there Thy hand doth lead me, And Thy right hand doth hold me.
11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.And I say, `Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night `is' light to me.
12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as `is' darkness so `is' light.
13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.For Thou -- Thou hast possessed my reins, Thou dost cover me in my mother's belly.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.I confess Thee, because that `with' wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful `are' Thy works, And my soul is knowing `it' well.
15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.My substance was not hid from Thee, When I was made in secret, Curiously wrought in the lower part of earth.
16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.Mine unformed substance Thine eyes saw, And on Thy book all of them are written, The days they were formed -- And not one among them.
17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum!
18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.I recount them! than the sand they are more, I have waked, and I am still with Thee.
19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.Dost Thou slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me!
20For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity `are' Thine enemies.
21Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself?
22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.`With' perfect hatred I have hated them, Enemies they have become to me.
23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts,
24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.And see if a grievous way be in me, And lead me in a way age-during!

Ps. 140 (13 verses)

1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from an evil man, From one of violence Thou keepest me.
2Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.Who have devised evils in the heart, All the day they assemble `for' wars.
3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder `is' under their lips. Selah.
4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.
5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.
6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.I have said to Jehovah, `My God `art' Thou, Hear, Jehovah, the voice of my supplications.'
7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.O Jehovah, my Lord, strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of armour.
8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.
9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.
10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.They cause to fall on themselves burning coals, Into fire He doth cast them, Into deep pits -- they arise not.
11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of violence -- evil hunteth to overflowing.
12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.I have known that Jehovah doth execute The judgment of the afflicted, The judgment of the needy.
13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.Only -- the righteous give thanks to Thy name, The upright do dwell with Thy presence!

Ps. 141 (10 verses) - O LORD, may my prayer be as incense. Do not turn my heart to evil. Let the righteous rebuke me. Keep me from the traps of the wicked.6

1Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.A Psalm, by David. O Jehovah, I have called Thee, haste to me, Give ear `to' my voice when I call to Thee.
2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.My prayer is prepared -- incense before Thee, The lifting up of my hands -- the evening present.
3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.Set, O Jehovah, a watch for my mouth, Watch Thou over the door of my lips.
4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.Incline not my heart to an evil thing, To do habitually actions in wickedness, With men working iniquity, Yea, I eat not of their pleasant things.
5Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.The righteous doth beat me `in' kindness. And doth reprove me, Oil of the head my head disalloweth not, For still my prayer `is' about their vexations.
6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.Their judges have been released by the sides of a rock, And they have heard my sayings, For they have been pleasant.
7Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.As one tilling and ripping up in the land, Have our bones been scattered at the command of Saul.
8But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.But to Thee, O Jehovah, my Lord, `are' mine eyes, In Thee I have trusted, Make not bare my soul.
9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.Keep me from the gin they laid for me, Even snares of workers of iniquity.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.The wicked fall in their nets together, till I pass over!

Ps. 142 (7 verses) - I cry out to the LORD! When my spirit is faint, you know my path. Save me from my persecutors! You will deal bountifully with me.6

1I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.An Instruction of David, a Prayer when he is in the cave. My voice `is' unto Jehovah, I cry, My voice `is' unto Jehovah, I entreat grace.
2I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.I pour forth before Him my meditation, My distress before Him I declare.
3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.When my spirit hath been feeble in me, Then Thou hast known my path; In the way `in' which I walk, They have hid a snare for me.
4I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.Looking on the right hand -- and seeing, And I have none recognizing; Perished hath refuge from me, There is none inquiring for my soul.
5I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.I have cried unto thee, O Jehovah, I have said, `Thou `art' my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.'
6Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.Attend Thou unto my loud cry, For I have become very low, Deliver Thou me from my pursuers, For they have been stronger than I.
7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.Bring forth from prison my soul to confess Thy name, The righteous do compass me about, When Thou conferrest benefits upon me!

Ps. 143 (12 verses) - Hear my prayer, O LORD! My enemy has crushed my life. My soul thirsts for you. Teach me the way I should go. Destroy my adversaries.6

1Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, Give ear unto my supplications, In Thy faithfulness answer me -- in Thy righteousness.
2And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, For no one living is justified before Thee.
3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.For an enemy hath pursued my soul, He hath bruised to the earth my life, He hath caused me to dwell in dark places, As the dead of old.
4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.And my spirit in me is become feeble, Within me is my heart become desolate.
5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.I have remembered days of old, I have meditated on all Thine acts, On the work of Thy hand I muse.
6I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.I have spread forth my hands unto Thee, My soul `is' as a weary land for Thee. Selah.
7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.Haste, answer me, O Jehovah, My spirit hath been consumed, Hide not Thou Thy face from me, Or I have been compared with those going down `to' the pit.
8Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.Cause me to hear in the morning Thy kindness, For in Thee I have trusted, Cause me to know the way that I go, For unto Thee I have lifted up my soul.
9Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.Deliver me from mine enemies, O Jehovah, Near Thee I am covered.
10Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.Teach me to do Thy good pleasure, For Thou `art' my God -- Thy Spirit `is' good, Lead me into a land of uprightness.
11Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.For Thy name's sake O Jehovah, Thou dost quicken me, In Thy righteousness, Thou bringest out from distress my soul,
12And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.And in Thy kindness cuttest off mine enemies, And hast destroyed all the adversaries of my soul, For I `am' Thy servant!

Ps. 144 (15 verses) - Blessed be the LORD, who trains my hands for war. O LORD, reach down and rescue me! May there be no cry of distress in our streets.6

1Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:By David. Blessed `is' Jehovah my rock, who is teaching My hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.My kind one, and my bulwark, My tower, and my deliverer, My shield, and in whom I have trusted, Who is subduing my people under me!
3LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!Jehovah, what `is' man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him?
4Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.Man to vanity hath been like, His days `are' as a shadow passing by.
5Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.Jehovah, incline Thy heavens and come down, Strike against mountains, and they smoke.
6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.Send forth lightning, and scatter them, Send forth Thine arrows, and trouble them,
7Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;Send forth Thy hand from on high, Free me, and deliver me from many waters, From the hand of sons of a stranger,
8Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.Because their mouth hath spoken vanity, And their right hand `is' a right hand of falsehood.
9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.O God, a new song I sing to Thee, On a psaltery of ten strings I sing praise to Thee.
10It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.Who is giving deliverance to kings, Who is freeing David His servant from the sword of evil.
11Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:Free me, and deliver me From the hand of sons of a stranger, Because their mouth hath spoken vanity, And their right hand `is' a right hand of falsehood,
12That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:Because our sons `are' as plants, Becoming great in their youth, Our daughters as hewn stones, Polished -- the likeness of a palace,
13That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:Our garners `are' full, bringing out from kind to kind, Our flocks are bringing forth thousands, Ten thousands in our out-places,
14That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.Our oxen are carrying, there is no breach, And there is no outgoing, And there is no crying in our broad places.
15Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.O the happiness of the people that is thus, O the happiness of the people whose God `is' Jehovah!

Ps. 145 (21 verses)

1I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.Praise by David. I exalt Thee, my God, O king, And bless Thy name to the age and for ever.

Psalms 145:9 is mentioned on God and Goodness: Can a Perfectly Benevolent God Exist?: 1. Verses in the Bible Say that God is Good (although they're contradicted by other verses)

2Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.Every day do I bless Thee, And praise Thy name to the age and for ever.
3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.Great `is' Jehovah, and praised greatly, And of His greatness there is no searching.
4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.Generation to generation praiseth Thy works, And Thy mighty acts they declare.
5I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.The honour -- the glory of Thy majesty, And the matters of Thy wonders I declare.
6And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.And the strength of Thy fearful acts they tell, And Thy greatness I recount.
7They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.The memorial of the abundance of Thy goodness they send forth. And Thy righteousness they sing.
8The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.Gracious and merciful `is' Jehovah, Slow to anger, and great in kindness.
9The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.Good `is' Jehovah to all, And His mercies `are' over all His works.
10All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.Confess Thee O Jehovah, do all Thy works, And Thy saints do bless Thee.
11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;The honour of Thy kingdom they tell, And `of' Thy might they speak,
12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.To make known to sons of men His mighty acts, The honour of the majesty of His kingdom.
13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.Thy kingdom `is' a kingdom of all ages, And Thy dominion `is' in all generations.
14The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.Jehovah is supporting all who are falling, And raising up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.The eyes of all unto Thee do look, And Thou art giving to them their food in its season,
16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.Opening Thy hand, and satisfying The desire of every living thing.
17The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.Righteous `is' Jehovah in all His ways, And kind in all His works.
18The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.Near `is' Jehovah to all those calling Him, To all who call Him in truth.
19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.The desire of those fearing Him He doth, And their cry He heareth, and saveth them.
20The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.Jehovah preserveth all those loving Him, And all the wicked He destroyeth.
21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.The praise of Jehovah my mouth speaketh, And all flesh doth bless His holy name, To the age and for ever!

Ps. 146 (10 verses)

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.Praise ye Jah! Praise, O my soul, Jehovah.
2While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.I praise Jehovah during my life, I sing praise to my God while I exist.
3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.Trust not in princes -- in a son of man, For he hath no deliverance.
4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.His spirit goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, In that day have his thoughts perished.
5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:O the happiness of him Who hath the God of Jacob for his help, His hope `is' on Jehovah his God,
6Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:Making the heavens and earth, The sea and all that `is' in them, Who is keeping truth to the age,
7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:Doing judgment for the oppressed, Giving bread to the hungry.
8The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:Jehovah is loosing the prisoners, Jehovah is opening (the eyes of) the blind, Jehovah is raising the bowed down, Jehovah is loving the righteous,
9The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.Jehovah is preserving the strangers, The fatherless and widow He causeth to stand, And the way of the wicked He turneth upside down.
10The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.Jehovah doth reign to the age, Thy God, O Zion, to generation and generation, Praise ye Jah!

Ps. 147 (20 verses)

1Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.Praise ye Jah! For `it is' good to praise our God, For pleasant -- comely `is' praise.

Psalms 147:5 is mentioned on Can God Lie? Is God Always Truthful in the Christian Bible?: 1. Verses from the Bible in More Detail

Psalms 147:5: Is Omniscience Possible? Does God Know Everything?: 1. Is God All-Knowing in the Bible and Qur'an?

Psalms 147:5: Is Omniscience Possible? Does God Know Everything?: 4.1. Christianity: Times in the Bible When God Doesn't Know All, and Tests People to Find Things Out

Psalms 147:11: Fearing God: 1. Fear of God in the Old Testament

Psalms 147:11 is referenced on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 1.3. Fear God

2The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.Building Jerusalem `is' Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.
3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.Who is giving healing to the broken of heart, And is binding up their griefs.
4He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.Appointing the number of the stars, To all them He giveth names.
5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.Great `is' our Lord, and abundant in power, Of His understanding there is no narration.
6The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.Jehovah is causing the meek to stand, Making low the wicked unto the earth.
7Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:Answer ye to Jehovah with thanksgiving, Sing ye to our God with a harp.
8Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up `on' mountains,
9He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.Giving to the beast its food, To the young of the ravens that call.
10He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.Not in the might of the horse doth He delight, Not in the legs of a man is He pleased.
11The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.Jehovah is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.
12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.Glorify, O Jerusalem, Jehovah, Praise thy God, O Zion.
13For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.For He did strengthen the bars of thy gates, He hath blessed thy sons in thy midst.
14He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.Who is making thy border peace, `With' the fat of wheat He satisfieth Thee.
15He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.Who is sending forth His saying `on' earth, Very speedily doth His word run.
16He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.Who is giving snow like wool, Hoar-frost as ashes He scattereth.
17He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?Casting forth His ice like morsels, Before His cold who doth stand?
18He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.He sendeth forth His word and melteth them, He causeth His wind to blow -- the waters flow.
19He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.Declaring His words to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.He hath not done so to any nation, As to judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye Jah!

Ps. 148 (14 verses)

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.Praise ye Jah! Praise ye Jehovah from the heavens, Praise ye Him in high places.
2Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.Praise ye Him, all His messengers, Praise ye Him, all His hosts.
3Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.Praise ye Him, sun and moon, Praise ye Him, all stars of light.
4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.Praise ye Him, heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.They do praise the name of Jehovah, For He commanded, and they were created.
6He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.And He establisheth them for ever to the age, A statute He gave, and they pass not over.
7Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:Praise ye Jehovah from the earth, Dragons and all deeps,
8Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:Fire and hail, snow and vapour, Whirlwind doing His word;
9Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:The mountains and all heights, Fruit tree, and all cedars,
10Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:The wild beast, and all cattle, Creeping thing, and winged bird,
11Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:Kings of earth, and all peoples, Chiefs, and all judges of earth,
12Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:Young men, and also maidens, Aged men, with youths,
13Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.They praise the name of Jehovah, For His name alone hath been set on high, His honour `is' above earth and heavens.
14He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.And He exalteth the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints, Of the sons of Israel, a people near Him. Praise ye Jah!

Ps. 149 (9 verses)

1Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.Praise ye Jah! Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, His praise in an assembly of saints.
2Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.Israel doth rejoice in his Maker, Sons of Zion do joy in their king.
3Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.They praise His name in a dance, With timbrel and harp sing praise to Him.
4For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.For Jehovah is pleased with His people, He beautifieth the humble with salvation.
5Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.Exult do saints in honour, They sing aloud on their beds.
6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;The exaltation of God `is' in their throat, And a two-edged sword in their hand.
7To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;To do vengeance among nations, Punishments among the peoples.
8To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;To bind their kings with chains, And their honoured ones with fetters of iron,
9To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.To do among them the judgment written, An honour it `is' for all his saints. Praise ye Jah!

Ps. 150 (6 verses)

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.Praise ye Jah! Praise ye God in His holy place, Praise Him in the expanse of His strength.
2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.Praise Him in His mighty acts, Praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness.
3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.Praise Him with blowing of trumpet, Praise Him with psaltery and harp.
4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.Praise Him with timbrel and dance, Praise Him with stringed instruments and organ.
5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.Praise Him with cymbals of sounding, Praise Him with cymbals of shouting.
6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.All that doth breathe doth praise Jah! Praise ye Jah!