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4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for
himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your
bed, and be still. Selah.
4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the
4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou
up the light of thy countenance upon us.
4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that
their corn and their wine increased.
4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only
makest me dwell in safety.
5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
5:2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto
thee will I pray.
5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning
will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither
shall evil dwell with thee.
5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers
5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor
the bloody and deceitful man.
5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy
mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
make thy way straight before my face.
5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is
very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with
5:10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels;
cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have
rebelled against thee.
5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them
ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that
love thy name be joyful in thee.
5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou
compass him as with a shield.
6:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy
6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my
bones are vexed.
6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who
shall give thee thanks?
6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of
all mine enemies.
6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath
heard the voice of my weeping.
6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my
6:10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return
and be ashamed suddenly.
7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them
that persecute me, and deliver me:
7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while
there is none to deliver.
7:3 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my
7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea,
I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread
down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
7:6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage
of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast
7:7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for
their sakes therefore return thou on high.
7:8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my
righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish
the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every
7:12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and
made it ready.
7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he
ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief,
and brought forth falsehood.
7:15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which
7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent
dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
7:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will
sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who
hast set thy glory above the heavens.
8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained
strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy
and the avenger.
8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and
the stars, which thou hast ordained;
8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?
8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast
crowned him with glory and honour.
8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou
hast put all things under his feet:
8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever
passeth through the paths of the seas.
8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth
all thy marvellous works.
9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy
name, O thou most High.
9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at
9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the
throne judging right.
9:5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked,
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
9:6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou
hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
9:7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne
9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister
judgment to the people in uprightness.
9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble.
9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for
thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among
the people his doings.
9:12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he
forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
9:13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of
them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
9:14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter
of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net
which they hid is their own foot taken.
9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked
is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that
9:18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of
the poor shall not perish for ever.
9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in
9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to
be but men. Selah.
10:1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in
times of trouble?
10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be
taken in the devices that they have imagined.
10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the
covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek
after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of
his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall
never be in adversity.
10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his
tongue is mischief and vanity.
10:8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret
places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against
10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait
to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into
10:10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by
his strong ones.
10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his
face; he will never see it.
10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his
heart, Thou wilt not require it.
10:14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to
requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou
art the helper of the fatherless.
10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his
wickedness till thou find none.
10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out
of his land.
10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt
prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the
earth may no more oppress.
11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird
to your mountain?
11:2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow
upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven:
his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth
violence his soul hateth.
11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an
horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth
behold the upright.
12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from
among the children of men.
12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering
lips and with a double heart do they speak.
12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that
speaketh proud things:
12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our
own: who is lord over us?
12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now
will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that
puffeth at him.
12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a
furnace of earth, purified seven times.
12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this
generation for ever.
12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
13:1 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt
thou hide thy face from me?
13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my
heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I
sleep the sleep of death;
13:4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that
trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy
13:6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with
14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are
corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth
14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see
if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy:
there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my
people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
14:5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of
14:6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his
14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the
LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice,
and Israel shall be glad.
15:1 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy
15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and
speaketh the truth in his heart.
15:3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his
neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them
that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth
15:5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward
against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
16:2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my
goodness extendeth not to thee;
16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in
whom is all my delight.
16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god:
their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their
names into my lips.
16:5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou
maintainest my lot.
16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a
16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also
instruct me in the night seasons.
16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right
hand, I shall not be moved.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also
shall rest in hope.
16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness
of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my
prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes
behold the things that are equal.
17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night;
thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my
mouth shall not transgress.
17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept
me from the paths of the destroyer.
17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
17:6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline
thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy
right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up
17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy
17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who
compass me about.
17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak
17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their
eyes bowing down to the earth;
17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a
young lion lurking in secret places.
17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul
from the wicked, which is thy sword:
17:14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world,
which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest
with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest
of their substance to their babes.
17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
18:1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my
salvation, and my high tower.
18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall
I be saved from mine enemies.
18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men
made me afraid.
18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death
18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he
heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even
into his ears.
18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the
hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his
mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under
18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the
wings of the wind.
18:11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him
were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
18:12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed,
hail stones and coals of fire.
18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his
voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
18:14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out
lightnings, and discomfited them.
18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of
the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the
breath of thy nostrils.
18:16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated
me: for they were too strong for me.
18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my
18:19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me,
because he delighted in me.
18:20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to
the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly
departed from my God.
18:22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his
statutes from me.
18:23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine
18:24 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my
righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
18:25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an
upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
18:26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward
thou wilt shew thyself froward.
18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down
18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my
18:29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I
leaped over a wall.
18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried:
he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
18:31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
18:32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way
18:33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high
18:34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by
18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy
right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
18:37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I
turn again till they were consumed.
18:38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are
fallen under my feet.
18:39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast
subdued under me those that rose up against me.
18:40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might
destroy them that hate me.
18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD,
but he answered them not.
18:42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did
cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
18:43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and
thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not
known shall serve me.
18:44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers
shall submit themselves unto me.
18:45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close
18:46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my
salvation be exalted.
18:47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
18:48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up
above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the
18:49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the
heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
18:50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to
his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth
19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth
19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to
the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth
as a strong man to run a race.
19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit
unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the
testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments
of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them
there is great reward.
19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret
19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not
have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be
innocent from the great transgression.
19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be
acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
20:1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of
Jacob defend thee;
20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of
20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice;
20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy
20:5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we
will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
20:6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him
from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember
the name of the LORD our God.
20:8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand
20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
21:1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation
how greatly shall he rejoice!
21:2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden
the request of his lips. Selah.
21:3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou
settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
21:4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of
days for ever and ever.
21:5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou
laid upon him.
21:6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him
exceeding glad with thy countenance.
21:7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the
most High he shall not be moved.
21:8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall
find out those that hate thee.
21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger:
the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour
21:10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed
from among the children of men.
21:11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous
device, which they are not able to perform.
21:12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt
make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
21:13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing
and praise thy power.
22:1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far
from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the
night season, and am not silent.
22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
22:4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver
22:5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee,
and were not confounded.
22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of
22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip,
they shake the head, saying,
22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver
him, seeing he delighted in him.
22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me
hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my
22:11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to
22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset
22:13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a
22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint:
my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth
to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have
inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
22:17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
22:19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee
to help me.
22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the
22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the
horns of the unicorns.
22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the
congregation will I praise thee.
22:23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob,
glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
22:24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the
afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried
unto him, he heard.
22:25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay
my vows before them that fear him.
22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD
that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD:
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the
22:29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they
that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive
his own soul.
22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a
22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a
people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside
the still waters.
23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I
will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and
they that dwell therein.
24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the
24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in
his holy place?
24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted
up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness
from the God of his salvation.
24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face,
O Jacob. Selah.
24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting
doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD
mighty in battle.
24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting
doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of
25:1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine
enemies triumph over me.
25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed
which transgress without cause.
25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my
salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses;
for they have been ever of old.
25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O
25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in
25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach
25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep
his covenant and his testimonies.
25:11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is
25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the
way that he shall choose.
25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the
25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will
shew them his covenant.
25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet
out of the net.
25:16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and
25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my
25:18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with
25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put
my trust in thee.
25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
25:22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have
trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
26:3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in
26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with
26:5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit
with the wicked.
26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine
altar, O LORD:
26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of
all thy wondrous works.
26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place
where thine honour dwelleth.
26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
26:10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of
26:11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be
merciful unto me.
26:12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I
bless the LORD.
27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the
LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to
eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to
behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in
the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon
27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round
about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
27:7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me,
and answer me.
27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy
face, LORD, will I seek.
27:9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger:
thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my
27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take
27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because
of mine enemies.
27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false
witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the
LORD in the land of the living.
27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
28:1 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest,
if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I
lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of
iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in
28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the
wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their
hands; render to them their desert.
28:5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation
of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
28:6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my
28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him,
and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my
song will I praise him.
28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his
28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and
lift them up for ever.
29:1 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and
29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD
in the beauty of holiness.
29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory
thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full
29:5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh
the cedars of Lebanon.
29:6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like
a young unicorn.
29:7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
29:8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh
the wilderness of Kadesh.
29:9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth
the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
29:10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for
29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless
his people with peace.
30:1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast
not made my foes to rejoice over me.
30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast
kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.
30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
30:6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
30:8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
30:10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put
off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be
O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
31:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed:
deliver me in thy righteousness.
31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong
rock, for an house of defence to save me.
31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's
sake lead me, and guide me.
31:4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for
thou art my strength.
31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD
God of truth.
31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the
31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered
my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set
my feet in a large room.
31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is
consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my
strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my
neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me
without fled from me.
31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken
31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side:
while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away
31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine
enemies, and from them that persecute me.
31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy
31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let
the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous
things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them
that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee
before the sons of men!
31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the
pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the
strife of tongues.
31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous
kindness in a strong city.
31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes:
nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried
31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the
faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye
that hope in the LORD.
32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is
32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and
in whose spirit there is no guile.
32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all
the day long.
32:4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is
turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
32:5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou
forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time
when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they
shall not come nigh unto him.
32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt
go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no
understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest
they come near unto thee.
32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the
LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for
joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the
33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an
instrument of ten strings.
33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in
33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the
goodness of the LORD.
33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host
of them by the breath of his mouth.
33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth
up the depth in storehouses.
33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the
world stand in awe of him.
33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he
maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his
heart to all generations.
33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom
he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
33:13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the
inhabitants of the earth.
33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their
33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man
is not delivered by much strength.
33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver
any by his great strength.
33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon
them that hope in his mercy;
33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in
33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in
his holy name.
33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually
be in my mouth.
34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear
thereof, and be glad.
34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my
34:5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were
34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of
all his troubles.
34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him,
and delivereth them.
34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that
trusteth in him.
34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that
34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek
the LORD shall not want any good thing.
34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of
34:12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he
may see good?
34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are
open unto their cry.
34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off
the remembrance of them from the earth.
34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out
of all their troubles.
34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and
saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD
delivereth him out of them all.
34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous
shall be desolate.
34:22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them
that trust in him shall be desolate.
35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight
against them that fight against me.
35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that
persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul:
let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the
LORD chase them.
35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD
35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which
without cause they have digged for my soul.
35:8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that
he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his
35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which
deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor
and the needy from him that spoileth him?
35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that
I knew not.
35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I
humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own
35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I
bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
35:15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves
together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me,
and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with
35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their
destructions, my darling from the lions.
35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise
thee among much people.
35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me:
neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters
against them that are quiet in the land.
35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha,
aha, our eye hath seen it.
35:22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not
far from me.
35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause,
my God and my Lord.
35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let
them not rejoice over me.
35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let
them not say, We have swallowed him up.
35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that
rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour
that magnify themselves against me.
35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous
cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which
hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise
all the day long.
36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there
is no fear of God before his eyes.
36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be
found to be hateful.
36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off
to be wise, and to do good.
36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way
that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness
reacheth unto the clouds.
36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are
a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the
children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house;
and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see
36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy
righteousness to the upright in heart.
36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand
of the wicked remove me.
36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down,
and shall not be able to rise.
37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious
against the workers of iniquity.
37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the
37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.
37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.
37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.
37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy
judgment as the noonday.
37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself
because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who
bringeth wicked devices to pass.
37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise
to do evil.
37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the
LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou
shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance of peace.
37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with
37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is
37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to
cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright
37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows
shall be broken.
37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of
37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD
upholdeth the righteous.
37:18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance
shall be for ever.
37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of
famine they shall be satisfied.
37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall
be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they
37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous
sheweth mercy, and giveth.
37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they
that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he
delighteth in his way.
37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD
upholdeth him with his hand.
37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the
righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they
are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for
37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue
talketh of judgment.
37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall
37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he
37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to
inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself
like a green bay tree.
37:36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but
he could not be found.
37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of
that man is peace.
37:38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of
the wicked shall be cut off.
37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their
strength in the time of trouble.
37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver
them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
38:1 O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot
38:2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither
is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
38:4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden
they are too heavy for me.
38:5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day
38:7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no
soundness in my flesh.
38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the
disquietness of my heart.
38:9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid
38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of
mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my
kinsmen stand afar off.
38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they
that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all
the day long.
38:13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that
openeth not his mouth.
38:14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no
38:15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me:
when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
38:17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
38:18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
38:19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that
hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries;
because I follow the thing that good is.
38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
38:22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my
tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before
39:2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my
sorrow was stirred.
39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned:
then spake I with my tongue,
39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what
it is: that I may know how frail I am.
39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is
as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is
39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are
disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall
39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
39:8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach
of the foolish.
39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
39:10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of
39:11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou
makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is
39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy
peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as
all my fathers were.
39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and
be no more.
40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and
heard my cry.
40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry
clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and
respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast
done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned
up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are
more than can be numbered.
40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou
opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written
40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my
40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I
have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have
declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy
lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy
lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities
have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are
more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help
40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my
soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that
wish me evil.
40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto
me, Aha, aha.
40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let
such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art
my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver
him in time of trouble.
41:2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be
blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of
41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou
wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have
sinned against thee.
41:5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name
41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth
iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they
devise my hurt.
41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that
he lieth he shall rise up no more.
41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat
of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
41:10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I
may requite them.
41:11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth
not triumph over me.
41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest
me before thy face for ever.
41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to
everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul
after thee, O God.
42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come
and appear before God?
42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually
say unto me, Where is thy God?
42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had
gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with
the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in
me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his
42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I
remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the
42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy
waves and thy billows are gone over me.
42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and
in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of
42:9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I
mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
42:10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while
they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the
health of my countenance, and my God.
43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O
deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
43:2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off?
why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
43:3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them
bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy:
yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health
of my countenance, and my God.
44:1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us,
what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.
44:2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst
them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword,
neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine
arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour
44:4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
44:5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will
we tread them under that rise up against us.
44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
44:7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to
shame that hated us.
44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever.
44:9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth
with our armies.
44:10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate
us spoil for themselves.
44:11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast
scattered us among the heathen.
44:12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy
wealth by their price.
44:13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a
derision to them that are round about us.
44:14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head
among the people.
44:15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face
hath covered me,
44:16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason
of the enemy and avenger.
44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee,
neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined
from thy way;
44:19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and
covered us with the shadow of death.
44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our
hands to a strange god;
44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the
44:22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted
as sheep for the slaughter.
44:23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for
44:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction
and our oppression?
44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto
44:26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.
45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I
have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into
thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and
45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and
meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee