Part 27 out of 50
119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the
119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him
with the whole heart.
119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy
119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have
learned thy righteous judgments.
119:8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed
thereto according to thy word.
119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander
from thy commandments.
119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against
119:12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in
119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy
119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy
119:17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep
119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of
119:19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from
119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy
judgments at all times.
119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from
119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy
119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did
meditate in thy statutes.
119:24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.leth.
119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to
119:26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy
119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk
of thy wondrous works.
119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according
unto thy word.
119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law
119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid
119:31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge
119:33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it
unto the end.
119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.
119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I
119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me
in thy way.
119:38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy
119:41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation,
according to thy word.
119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me:
for I trust in thy word.
119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I
have hoped in thy judgments.
119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not
119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have
119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I
have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
119:49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused
me to hope.
119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath
119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not
declined from thy law.
119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted
119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that
forsake thy law.
119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept
119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
119:57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy
119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me
according to thy word.
119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not
forgotten thy law.
119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy
119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that
keep thy precepts.
119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
119:65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto
119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy
119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy
119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy
precepts with my whole heart.
119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might
learn thy statutes.
119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold
119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding,
that I may learn thy commandments.
119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I
have hoped in thy word.
119:75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in
faithfulness hast afflicted me.
119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
according to thy word unto thy servant.
119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy
law is my delight.
119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me
without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
119:79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have
known thy testimonies.
119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
119:81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget
119:84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute
judgment on them that persecute me?
119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
119:86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me
wrongfully; help thou me.
119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy
119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the
testimony of thy mouth.
119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established
the earth, and it abideth.
119:91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all
are thy servants.
119:92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have
perished in mine affliction.
119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast
119:94 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will
consider thy testimonies.
119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is
119:97 O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine
enemies: for they are ever with me.
119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy
testimonies are my meditation.
119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy
119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might
keep thy word.
119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught
119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey
to my mouth!
119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate
every false way.
119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy
119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto
119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O
LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy
119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy
119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they
are the rejoicing of my heart.
119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even
unto the end.
119:113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments
of my God.
119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me
not be ashamed of my hope.
119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect
unto thy statutes continually.
119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes:
for their deceit is falsehood.
119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross:
therefore I love thy testimonies.
119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy
119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine
119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress
119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy
119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me
119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy
119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void
119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine
119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to
be right; and I hate every false way.
119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep
119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth
understanding unto the simple.
119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy
119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to
do unto those that love thy name.
119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have
dominion over me.
119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy
119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy
119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy
119:137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and
119:139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten
119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law
is the truth.
119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy
commandments are my delights.
119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me
understanding, and I shall live.
119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy
119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in
119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in
119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD,
quicken me according to thy judgment.
119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from
119:151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast
founded them for ever.
119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget
119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy
119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy
119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to
119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline
from thy testimonies.
119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept
not thy word.
119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD,
according to thy lovingkindness.
119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for ever.
119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart
standeth in awe of thy word.
119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous
119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall
119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy
119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them
119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways
are before thee.
119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me
understanding according to thy word.
119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to
119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy
119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments
119:173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my
119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy
judgments help me.
119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I
do not forget thy commandments.
120:1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful
120:3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee,
thou false tongue?
120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents
120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my
121:2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee
will not slumber.
121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right
121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve
121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from
this time forth, and even for evermore.
122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of
122:2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
122:4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the
testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house
122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love
122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be
122:9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
123:1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the
123:2 Behold, 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.
123:3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are
exceedingly filled with contempt.
123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that
are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel
124:2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose
up against us:
124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was
kindled against us:
124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our
124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their
124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot
be removed, but abideth for ever.
125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round
about his people from henceforth even for ever.
125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the
righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
125:4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are
upright in their hearts.
125:5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD
shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be
126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like
them that dream.
126:2 Then 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.
126:3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
126:4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall
doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build
it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
127:2 It 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.
127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the
womb is his reward.
127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of
127:5 Happy 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.
128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his
128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou
be, and it shall be well with thee.
128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine
house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the
128:5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the
good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon
129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now
129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have
not prevailed against me.
129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
129:4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the
129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth
afore it groweth up:
129:7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth
sheaves his bosom.
129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be
upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.
130:1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of
130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall
130:4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I
130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the
morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy,
and with him is plenteous redemption.
130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I
exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is
weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
131:3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.
132:1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:
132:2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of
132:3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go
up into my bed;
132:4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the
mighty God of Jacob.
132:6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the
132:7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his
132:8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy
saints shout for joy.
132:10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine
132:11 The 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.
132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I
shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for
132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his
132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired
132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor
132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints
shall shout aloud for joy.
132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a
lamp for mine anointed.
132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall
his crown flourish.
133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity!
133:2 It 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
133:3 As 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.
134:1 Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by
night stand in the house of the LORD.
134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
135:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him,
O ye servants of the LORD.
135:2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the
house of our God.
135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his
name; for it is pleasant.
135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his
135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above
135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in
earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he
maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his
135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
135:9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt,
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
135:10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the
kingdoms of Canaan:
135:12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel
135:13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD,
throughout all generations.
135:14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself
concerning his servants.
135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's
135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they
135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath
in their mouths.
135:18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that
trusteth in them.
135:19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of
135:20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless
135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Praise ye the LORD.
136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for
136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for
136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for
136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth
136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for
136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
136:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth
136:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
136:13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
136:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for
136:18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for
136:22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for
136:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth
136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth
137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when
we remembered Zion.
137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
137:3 For 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.
137:4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her
137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of
my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
137:7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem;
who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he
be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones
against the stones.
138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I
sing praise unto thee.
138:2 I 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.
138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst
me with strength in my soul.
138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they
hear the words of thy mouth.
138:5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the
glory of the LORD.
138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but
the proud he knoweth afar off.
138:7 Though 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.
138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O
LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
139:1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought afar off.
139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted
with all my ways.
139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou
knowest it altogether.
139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it.
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from
139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in
hell, behold, thou art there.
139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost
parts of the sea;
139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall
139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night
shall be light about me.
139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth
as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my
139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
139:16 Thine 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.
139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is
the sum of them!
139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.
139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me
therefore, ye bloody men.
139:20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take
thy name in vain.
139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I
grieved with those that rise up against thee?
139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my
139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the
140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the
140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they
gathered together for war.
140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison
is under their lips. Selah.
140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from
the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a
net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
140:6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my
supplications, O LORD.
140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered
my head in the day of battle.
140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his
wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief
of their own lips cover them.
140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the
fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall
hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.
140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the
upright shall dwell in thy presence.
141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my
voice, when I cry unto thee.
141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the
lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works
with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
141:5 Let 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.
141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall
hear my words; for they are sweet.
141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one
cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
141:8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my
trust; leave not my soul destitute.
141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the
gins of the workers of iniquity.
141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal
142:1 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD
did I make my supplication.
142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my
142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my
In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
142:4 I 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.
142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my
portion in the land of the living.
142:6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from
my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the
righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with
143:1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy
faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight
shall no man living be justified.
143:3 For 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.
143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me
143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse
on the work of thy hands.
143:6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after
thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
143:7 Hear 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.
143:8 Cause 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.
143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide
143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is
good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness'
sake bring my soul out of trouble.
143:12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them
that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war,
and my fingers to fight:
144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer;
my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
144:3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son
of man, that thou makest account of him!
144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth
144:5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and
they shall smoke.
144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows,
and destroy them.
144:7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great
waters, from the hand of strange children;
144:8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right
hand of falsehood.
144:9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an
instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
144:10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David
his servant from the hurtful sword.
144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose
mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of
144:12 That 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:
144:13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:
that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our
144:14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no
breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our
144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is
that people, whose God is the LORD.
145:1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for
ever and ever.
145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever
145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness
145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall
declare thy mighty acts.
145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy
145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I
will declare thy greatness.
145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.
145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and
of great mercy.
145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his
145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall
145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy
145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the
glorious majesty of his kingdom.
145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion
endureth throughout all generations.
145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that
be bowed down.
145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat
in due season.
145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every
145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his
145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that
call upon him in truth.
145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will
hear their cry, and will save them.
145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked
will he destroy.
145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh
bless his holy name for ever and ever.
146:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
146:2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my
God while I have any being.
146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom
there is no help.
146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very
day his thoughts perish.
146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope
is in the LORD his God:
146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is:
which keepeth truth for ever:
146:7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to
the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them
that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
146:9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless
and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
146:10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations. Praise ye the LORD.
147:1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God;
for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the
outcasts of Israel.
147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their
147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is
147:6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the
147:7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp
unto our God:
147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the
earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which
147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not
pleasure in the legs of a man.
147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that
hope in his mercy.
147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed
thy children within thee.
147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the
finest of the wheat.
147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth
147:16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like
147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his
147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind
to blow, and the waters flow.
147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments
147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments,
they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
148:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise
him in the heights.
148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
148:3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above
148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they
148:6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a
decree which shall not pass.
148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his
148:9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
148:11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of
148:12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is
excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
148:14 He 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.
149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his
praise in the congregation of saints.
149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of
Zion be joyful in their King.
149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises
unto him with the timbrel and harp.
149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the
meek with salvation.
149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon
149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged
sword in their hand;
149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the
149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters
149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all
his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in
the firmament of his power.
150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his
150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the
psaltery and harp.
150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed
instruments and organs.
150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high
150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 1:2 To
know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and
equity; 1:4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge
1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of
understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 1:6 To understand a
proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark
1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction.
1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the
law of thy mother: 1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy
head, and chains about thy neck.
1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk
privily for the innocent without cause: 1:12 Let us swallow them up
alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
1:13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses
with spoil: 1:14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from
their path: 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed
1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for
their own lives.
1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh
away the life of the owners thereof.
1:20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
1:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of
the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 1:22 How long,
ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in
their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 1:23 Turn you at my
reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known
my words unto you.
1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my
hand, and no man regarded; 1:25 But ye have set at nought all my
counsel, and would none of my reproof: 1:26 I also will laugh at your
calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 1:27 When your fear
cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when
distress and anguish cometh upon you.
1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall
seek me early, but they shall not find me: 1:29 For that they hated
knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 1:30 They would
none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be
filled with their own devices.
1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the
prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be
quiet from fear of evil.
2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments
with thee; 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply
thine heart to understanding; 2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 2:4 If thou seekest her as
silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 2:5 Then shalt
thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and
2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to
them that walk uprightly.
2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his
2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and
equity; yea, every good path.
2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant
unto thy soul; 2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding
shall keep thee: 2:12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man,
from the man that speaketh froward things; 2:13 Who leave the paths of
uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 2:14 Who rejoice to do
evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; 2:15 Whose ways
are crooked, and they froward in their paths: 2:16 To deliver thee
from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with
her words; 2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth
the covenant of her God.
2:18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the
paths of life.
2:20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths
of the righteous.
2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall
remain in it.
2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the
transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my
commandments: 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall
they add to thee.
3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart: 3:4 So shalt thou find
favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine
3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from
3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of
all thine increase: 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and
thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary
of his correction: 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even
as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of
silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
3:15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst
desire are not to be compared unto her.
3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches
3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy
is every one that retaineth her.
3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath
he established the heavens.
3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop
down the dew.
3:21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom
and discretion: 3:22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to
3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not
3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt
lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the
wicked, when it cometh.
3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.
3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the
power of thine hand to do it.
3:28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I
will give; when thou hast it by thee.
3:29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth
securely by thee.
3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no
3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is
with the righteous.
3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he
blesseth the habitation of the just.
3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the
3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of
4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know
4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
4:3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of
4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my
words: keep my commandments, and live.
4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from
the words of my mouth.
4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she
shall keep thee.
4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all
thy getting get understanding.
4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to
honour, when thou dost embrace her.
4:9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of
glory shall she deliver to thee.
4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life
shall be many.
4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right
4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou
runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she
is thy life.
4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of
4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their
sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of
4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth
more and more unto the perfect day.
4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they
4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of
4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all
4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues
4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far
4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight
4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from
5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my
understanding: 5:2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy
lips may keep knowledge.
5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her
mouth is smoother than oil: 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood,
sharp as a two-edged sword.
5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are
moveable, that thou canst not know them.
5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the
words of my mouth.
5:8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her
house: 5:9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto
the cruel: 5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy
labours be in the house of a stranger; 5:11 And thou mourn at the
last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 5:12 And say, How have
I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 5:13 And have not
obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that
instructed me! 5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the
congregation and assembly.
5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of
thine own well.
5:16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in
5:17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy
5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts
satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and
embrace the bosom of a stranger? 5:21 For the ways of man are before
the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be
holden with the cords of his sins.
5:23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his
folly he shall go astray.
6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken
thy hand with a stranger, 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy
mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into
the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a
bird from the hand of the fowler.
6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 6:7
Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 6:8 Provideth her meat in
the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of
thy sleep? 6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little
folding of the hands to sleep: 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one
that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth
with his fingers; 6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth
mischief continually; he soweth discord.
6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be
broken without remedy.
6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an
abomination unto him: 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands
that shed innocent blood, 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked
imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 6:19 A false
witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of
thy mother: 6:21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them
about thy neck.
6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall
keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs
of instruction are the way of life: 6:24 To keep thee from the evil
woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take
thee with her eyelids.
6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of
bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.
6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 6:29 So
he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall
not be innocent.
6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when
he is hungry; 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he
shall give all the substance of his house.
6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding:
he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be
6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in
the day of vengeance.
6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content,
though thou givest many gifts.
7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine
7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine
7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy
kinswoman: 7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from
the stranger which flattereth with her words.
7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, 7:7
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a
young man void of understanding, 7:8 Passing through the street near
her corner; and he went the way to her house, 7:9 In the twilight, in
the evening, in the black and dark night: 7:10 And, behold, there met
him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
7:11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: 7:12
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every
corner.) 7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent
face said unto him, 7:14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have
I payed my vows.
7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face,
and I have found thee.
7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved
works, with fine linen of Egypt.
7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us
solace ourselves with loves.
7:19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: 7:20
He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day
7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the
flattering of her lips she forced him.
7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter,
or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; 7:23 Till a dart strike
through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not
that it is for his life.
7:24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the
words of my mouth.
7:25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her
7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have
been slain by her.
7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of
8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 8:2
She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of
8:3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming
in at the doors.
8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an
8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my
lips shall be right things.
8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination
to my lips.
8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing
froward or perverse in them.
8:9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them
that find knowledge.
8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than
8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be
desired are not to be compared to it.