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Psalm 1

 1:1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked,

 Nor standeth in the way of sinners,

 Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers:

 1:2But his delight is in the law of Jehovah;

 And on his law doth he meditate day and night.

 1:3And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water,

 That bringeth forth its fruit in its season,

 Whose leaf also doth not wither;

 And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

 1:4The wicked are not so,

 But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

 1:5Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment,

 Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

 1:6For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous;

 But the way of the wicked shall perish.


Psalm 2

 2:1Why do the nations rage,

 And the peoples meditate a vain thing?

 2:2The kings of the earth set themselves,

 And the rulers take counsel together,

 Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,

 2:3Let us break their bonds asunder,

 And cast away their cords from us.

 2:4He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh:

 The Lord will have them in derision.

 2:5Then will he speak unto them in his wrath,

 And vex them in his sore displeasure:

 2:6Yet I have set my king

 Upon my holy hill of Zion.

 2:7I will tell of the decree:

 Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son;

 This day have I begotten thee.

 2:8Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance,

 And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

 2:9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;

 Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

 2:10Now therefore be wise, O ye kings:

 Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

 2:11Serve Jehovah with fear,

 And rejoice with trembling.

 2:12Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way,

 For his wrath will soon be kindled.

 Blessed are all they that take refuge in him.


Psalm 3

A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

 3:1Jehovah, how are mine adversaries increased!

 Many are they that rise up against me.

 3:2Many there are that say of my soul,

 There is no help for him in God.


 3:3But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me;

 My glory and the lifter up of my head.

 3:4I cry unto Jehovah with my voice,

 And he answereth me out of his holy hill.


 3:5I laid me down and slept;

 I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.

 3:6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of the people

 That have set themselves against me round about.

 3:7Arise, O Jehovah; save me, O my God:

 For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone;

 Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.

 3:8Salvation belongeth unto Jehovah:

 Thy blessing be upon thy people.



Psalm 4

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

 4:1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;

 Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress:

 Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

 4:2O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?

 How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?


 4:3But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly:

 Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.

 4:4Stand in awe, and sin not:

 Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.


 4:5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

 And put your trust in Jehovah.

 4:6Many there are that say, Who will show us any good?

 Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

 4:7Thou hast put gladness in my heart,

 More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.

 4:8In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;

 For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.


Psalm 5

For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.

 5:1Give ear to my words, O Jehovah,

 Consider my meditation.

 5:2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;

 For unto thee do I pray.

 5:3O Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice;

 In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.

 5:4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:

 Evil shall not sojourn with thee.

 5:5The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight:

 Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

 5:6Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies:

 Jehovah abhorreth the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.

 5:7But as for me, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness will I come into thy house:

 In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

 5:8Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;

 Make thy way straight before my face.

 5:9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;

 Their inward part is very wickedness;

 Their throat is an open sepulchre;

 They flatter with their tongue.

 5:10Hold them guilty, O God;

 Let them fall by their own counsels;

 Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions;

 For they have rebelled against thee.

 5:11But let all those that take refuge in thee rejoice,

 Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:

 Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

 5:12For thou wilt bless the righteous;

 O Jehovah, thou wilt compass him with favor as with a shield.


Psalm 6

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

 6:1O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger,

 Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

 6:2Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away:

 O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.

 6:3My soul also is sore troubled:

 And thou, O Jehovah, how long?

 6:4Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul:

 Save me for thy lovingkindness' sake.

 6:5For in death there is no remembrance of thee:

 In Sheol who shall give thee thanks?

 6:6I am weary with my groaning;

 Every night make I my bed to swim;

 I water my couch with my tears.

 6:7Mine eye wasteth away because of grief;

 It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.

 6:8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;

 For Jehovah hath heard the voice of my weeping.

 6:9Jehovah hath heard my supplication;

 Jehovah will receive my prayer.

 6:10All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled:

 They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.


Psalm 7

Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto Jehova, concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite.

 7:1O Jehovah my God, in thee do I take refuge:

 Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me,

 7:2Lest they tear my soul like a lion,

 Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

 7:3O Jehovah my God, if I have done this;

 If there be iniquity in my hands;

 7:4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me;

 (Yea, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary;)

 7:5Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it;

 Yea, let him tread my life down to the earth,

 And lay my glory in the dust.


 7:6Arise, O Jehovah, in thine anger;

 Lift up thyself against the rage of mine adversaries,

 And awake for me; thou hast commanded judgment.

 7:7And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about;

 And over them return thou on high.

 7:8Jehovah ministereth judgment to the peoples:

 Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity that is in me.

 7:9O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous:

 For the righteous God trieth the minds and hearts.

 7:10My shield is with God,

 Who saveth the upright in heart.

 7:11God is a righteous judge,

 Yea, a God that hath indignation every day.

 7:12If a man turn not, he will whet his sword;

 He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

 7:13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death;

 He maketh his arrows fiery shafts.

 7:14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity;

 Yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

 7:15He hath made a pit, and digged it,

 And is fallen into the ditch which he made.

 7:16His mischief shall return upon his own head,

 And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

 7:17I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness,

 And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.


Psalm 8

For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

 8:1O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth,

 Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens!

 8:2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength,

 Because of thine adversaries,

 That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

 8:3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,

 The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

 8:4What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

 And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

 8:5For thou hast made him but little lower than God,

 And crownest him with glory and honor.

 8:6Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;

 Thou hast put all things under his feet:

 8:7All sheep and oxen,

 Yea, and the beasts of the field,

 8:8The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

 Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

 8:9O Jehovah, our Lord,

 How excellent is thy name in all the earth!


Psalm 9

For the Chief Musician; set to Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.

 9:1I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart;

 I will show forth all thy marvellous works.

 9:2I will be glad and exult in thee;

 I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.

 9:3When mine enemies turn back,

 They stumble and perish at thy presence.

 9:4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;

 Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.

 9:5Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked;

 Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.

 9:6The enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever;

 And the cities which thou hast overthrown,

 The very remembrance of them is perished.

 9:7But Jehovah sitteth as king for ever:

 He hath prepared his throne for judgment;

 9:8And he will judge the world in righteousness,

 He will minister judgment to the peoples in uprightness.

 9:9Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed,

 A high tower in times of trouble;

 9:10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee;

 For thou, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

 9:11Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion:

 Declare among the people his doings.

 9:12For he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them;

 He forgetteth not the cry of the poor.

 9:13Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah;

 Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me,

 Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;

 9:14That I may show forth all thy praise.

 In the gates of the daughter of Zion

 I will rejoice in thy salvation.

 9:15The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made:

 In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

 9:16Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment:

 The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

Higgaion. Selah

 9:17The wicked shall be turned back unto Sheol,

 Even all the nations that forget God.

 9:18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten,

 Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.

 9:19Arise, O Jehovah; let not man prevail:

 Let the nations be judged in thy sight.

 9:20Put them in fear, O Jehovah:

 Let the nations know themselves to be but men.



Psalm 10

 10:1Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah?

 Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

 10:2In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued;

 Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.

 10:3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire,

 And the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth Jehovah.

 10:4The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it.

 All his thoughts are, There is no God.

 10:5His ways are firm at all times;

 Thy judgments are far above out of his sight:

 As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

 10:6He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved;

 To all generations I shall not be in adversity.

 10:7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression:

 Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

 10:8He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages;

 In the secret places doth he murder the innocent;

 His eyes are privily set against the helpless.

 10:9He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert;

 He lieth in wait to catch the poor:

 He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.

 10:10He croucheth, he boweth down,

 And the helpless fall by his strong ones.

 10:11He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten;

 He hideth his face; he will never see it.

 10:12Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand:

 Forget not the poor.

 10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God,

 And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?

 10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand:

 The helpless committeth himself unto thee;

 Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

 10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked;

 And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

 10:16Jehovah is King for ever and ever:

 The nations are perished out of his land.

 10:17Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek:

 Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;

 10:18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,

 That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.


Psalm 11

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 11:1In Jehovah do I take refuge:

 How say ye to my soul,

 Flee as a bird to your mountain;

 11:2For, lo, the wicked bend the bow,

 They make ready their arrow upon the string,

 That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart;

 11:3If the foundations be destroyed,

 What can the righteous do?

 11:4Jehovah is in his holy temple;

 Jehovah, his throne is in heaven;

 His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

 11:5Jehovah trieth the righteous;

 But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

 11:6Upon the wicked he will rain snares;

 Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.

 11:7For Jehovah is righteous; he loveth righteousness:

 The upright shall behold his face.


Psalm 12

For the Chief Musician; set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

 12:1Help, Jehovah; for the godly man ceaseth;

 For the faithful fail from among the children of men.

 12:2They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor:

 With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.

 12:3Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips,

 The tongue that speaketh great things;

 12:4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;

 Our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

 12:5Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy,

 Now will I arise, saith Jehovah;

 I will set him in the safety he panteth for.

 12:6The words of Jehovah are pure words;

 As silver tried in a furnace on the earth,

 Purified seven times.

 12:7Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah,

 Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.

 12:8The wicked walk on every side,

 When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.


Psalm 13

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 13:1How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou forget me for ever?

 How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

 13:2How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

 Having sorrow in my heart all the day?

 How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

 13:3Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God:

 Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

 13:4Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him;

 Lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.

 13:5But I have trusted in thy lovingkindness;

 My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

 13:6I will sing unto Jehovah,

 Because he hath dealt bountifully with me.


Psalm 14

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 14:1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

 They are corrupt, they have done abominable works;

 There is none that doeth good.

 14:2Jehovah looked down from heaven upon the children of men,

 To see if there were any that did understand,

 That did seek after God.

 14:3They are all gone aside; they are together become filthy;

 There is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 14:4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,

 Who eat up my people as they eat bread,

 And call not upon Jehovah?

 14:5There were they in great fear;

 For God is in the generation of the righteous.

 14:6Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor,

 Because Jehovah is his refuge.

 14:7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!

 When Jehovah bringeth back the captivity of his people,

 Then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.


Psalm 15

A Psalm of David.

 15:1Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle?

 Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

 15:2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness,

 And speaketh truth in his heart;

 15:3He that slandereth not with his tongue,

 Nor doeth evil to his friend,

 Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;

 15:4In whose eyes a reprobate is despised,

 But who honoreth them that fear Jehovah;

 He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;

 15:5He that putteth not out his money to interest,

 Nor taketh reward against the innocent.

 He that doeth these things shall never be moved.


Psalm 16

Michtam of David.

 16:1Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.

 16:2O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord:

 I have no good beyond thee.

 16:3As for the saints that are in the earth,

 They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

 16:4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another god:

 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer,

 Nor take their names upon my lips.

 16:5Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:

 Thou maintainest my lot.

 16:6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;

 Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

 16:7I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel;

 Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.

 16:8I have set Jehovah always before me:

 Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

 16:9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth;

 My flesh also shall dwell in safety.

 16:10For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol;

 Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.

 16:11Thou wilt show me the path of life:

 In thy presence is fulness of joy;

 In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.


Psalm 17

A Prayer of David.

 17:1Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry;

 Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

 17:2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence;

 Let thine eyes look upon equity.

 17:3Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night;

 Thou hast tried me, and findest nothing;

 I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

 17:4As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips

 I have kept me from the ways of the violent.

 17:5My steps have held fast to thy paths,

 My feet have not slipped.

 17:6I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God:

 Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

 17:7Show thy marvellous lovingkindness,

 O thou that savest by thy right hand them that take refuge in thee

 From those that rise up against them.

 17:8Keep me as the apple of the eye;

 Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

 17:9From the wicked that oppress me,

 My deadly enemies, that compass me about.

 17:10They are inclosed in their own fat:

 With their mouth they speak proudly.

 17:11They have now compassed us in our steps;

 They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.

 17:12He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey,

 And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

 17:13Arise, O Jehovah,

 Confront him, cast him down:

 Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword;

 17:14From men by thy hand, O Jehovah,

 From men of the world, whose portion is in this life,

 And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure:

 They are satisfied with children,

 And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

 17:15As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness;

 I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy form.


Psalm 18

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of Jehovah, who spake unto Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: and he said,

 18:1I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength.

 18:2Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

 My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge;

 My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

 18:3I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised:

 So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

 18:4The cords of death compassed me,

 And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

 18:5The cords of Sheol were round about me;

 The snares of death came upon me.

 18:6In my distress I called upon Jehovah,

 And cried unto my God:

 He heard my voice out of his temple,

 And my cry before him came into his ears.

 18:7Then the earth shook and trembled;

 The foundations also of the mountains quaked

 And were shaken, because he was wroth.

 18:8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,

 And fire out of his mouth devoured:

 Coals were kindled by it.

 18:9He bowed the heavens also, and came down;

 And thick darkness was under his feet.

 18:10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly;

 Yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind.

 18:11He made darkness his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him,

 Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

 18:12At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed,

 Hailstones and coals of fire.

 18:13Jehovah also thundered in the heavens,

 And the Most High uttered his voice,

 Hailstones and coals of fire.

 18:14And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them;

 Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.

 18:15Then the channels of waters appeared,

 And the foundations of the world were laid bare,

 At thy rebuke, O Jehovah,

 At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

 18:16He sent from on high, he took me;

 He drew me out of many waters.

 18:17He delivered me from my strong enemy,

 And from them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.

 18:18They came upon me in the day of my calamity;

 But Jehovah was my stay.

 18:19He brought me forth also into a large place;

 He delivered me, because he delighted in me.

 18:20Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness;

 According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

 18:21For I have kept the ways of Jehovah,

 And have not wickedly departed from my God.

 18:22For all his ordinances were before me,

 And I put not away his statutes from me.

 18:23I was also perfect with him,

 And I kept myself from mine iniquity.

 18:24Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness,

 According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

 18:25With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful;

 With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect;

 18:26With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure;

 And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.

 18:27For thou wilt save the afflicted people;

 But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.

 18:28For thou wilt light my lamp:

 Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.

 18:29For by thee I run upon a troop;

 And by my God do I leap over a wall.

 18:30As for God, his way is perfect:

 The word of Jehovah is tried;

 He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him.

 18:31For who is God, save Jehovah?

 And who is a rock, besides our God,

 18:32The God that girdeth me with strength,

 And maketh my way perfect?

 18:33He maketh my feet like hinds' feet:

 And setteth me upon my high places.

 18:34He teacheth my hands to war;

 So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.

 18:35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation;

 And thy right hand hath holden me up,

 And thy gentleness hath made me great.

 18:36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me,

 And my feet have not slipped.

 18:37I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them;

 Neither will I turn again till they are consumed.

 18:38I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise:

 They shall fall under my feet.

 18:39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle:

 Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

 18:40Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me,

 That I might cut off them that hate me.

 18:41They cried, but there was none to save;

 Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not.

 18:42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind;

 I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.

 18:43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people;

 Thou hast made me the head of the nations:

 A people whom I have not known shall serve me.

 18:44As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me;

 The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me.

 18:45The foreigners shall fade away,

 And shall come trembling out of their close places.

 18:46Jehovah liveth; and blessed be my rock;

 And exalted be the God of my salvation,

 18:47Even the God that executeth vengeance for me,

 And subdueth peoples under me.

 18:48He rescueth me from mine enemies;

 Yea, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me;

 Thou deliverest me from the violent man.

 18:49Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations,

 And will sing praises unto thy name.

 18:50Great deliverance giveth he to his king,

 And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed,

 To David and to his seed, for evermore.


Psalm 19

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 19:1The heavens declare the glory of God;

 And the firmament showeth his handiwork.

 19:2Day unto day uttereth speech,

 And night unto night showeth knowledge.

 19:3There is no speech nor language;

 Their voice is not heard.

 19:4Their line is gone out through all the earth,

 And their words to the end of the world.

 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

 19:5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,

 And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.

 19:6His going forth is from the end of the heavens,

 And his circuit unto the ends of it;

 And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

 19:7The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul:

 The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.

 19:8The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart:

 The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.

 19:9The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever:

 The ordinances of Jehovah are true, and righteous altogether.

 19:10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold;

 Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.

 19:11Moreover by them is thy servant warned:

 In keeping them there is great reward.

 19:12Who can discern his errors?

 Clear thou me from hidden faults.

 19:13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins;

 Let them not have dominion over me:

 Then shall I be upright,

 And I shall be clear from great transgression.

 19:14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

 Be acceptable in thy sight,

 O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer.


Psalm 20

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 20:1Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble;

 The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

 20:2Send thee help from the sanctuary,

 And strengthen thee out of Zion;

 20:3Remember all thy offerings,

 And accept thy burnt-sacrifice;


 20:4Grant thee thy heart's desire,

 And fulfil all thy counsel.

 20:5We will triumph in thy salvation,

 And in the name of our God we will set up our banners:

 Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.

 20:6Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed;

 He will answer him from his holy heaven

 With the saving strength of his right hand.

 20:7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;

 But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.

 20:8They are bowed down and fallen;

 But we are risen, and stand upright.

 20:9Save, Jehovah:

 Let the King answer us when we call.


Psalm 21

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 21:1The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah;

 And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

 21:2Thou hast given him his heart's desire,

 And hast not withholden the request of his lips.


 21:3For thou meetest him with the blessings of goodness:

 Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.

 21:4He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him,

 Even length of days for ever and ever.

 21:5His glory is great in thy salvation:

 Honor and majesty dost thou lay upon him.

 21:6For thou makest him most blessed for ever:

 Thou makest him glad with joy in thy presence.

 21:7For the king trusteth in Jehovah;

 And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he shall not be moved.

 21:8Thy hand will find out all thine enemies;

 Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.

 21:9Thou wilt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thine anger:

 Jehovah will swallow them up in his wrath,

 And the fire shall devour them.

 21:10Their fruit wilt thou destroy from the earth,

 And their seed from among the children of men.

 21:11For they intended evil against thee;

 They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.

 21:12For thou wilt make them turn their back;

 Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.

 21:13Be thou exalted, O Jehovah, in thy strength:

 So will we sing and praise thy power.


Psalm 22

For the Chief Musician; set to Aijaleth hash-Shahar. A Psalm of David.

 22:1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

 Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?

 22:2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not;

 And in the night season, and am not silent.

 22:3But thou art holy,

 O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

 22:4Our fathers trusted in thee:

 They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

 22:5They cried unto thee, and were delivered:

 They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame.

 22:6But I am a worm, and no man;

 A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

 22:7All they that see me laugh me to scorn:

 They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

 22:8Commit thyself unto Jehovah;

 Let him deliver him:

 Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him.

 22:9But thou art he that took me out of the womb;

 Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.

 22:10I was cast upon thee from the womb;

 Thou art my God since my mother bare me.

 22:11Be not far from me; for trouble is near;

 For there is none to help.

 22:12Many bulls have compassed me;

 Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

 22:13They gape upon me with their mouth,

 As a ravening and a roaring lion.

 22:14I am poured out like water,

 And all my bones are out of joint:

 My heart is like wax;

 It is melted within me.

 22:15My strength is dried up like a potsherd;

 And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;

 And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

 22:16For dogs have compassed me:

 A company of evil-doers have inclosed me;

 They pierced my hands and my feet.

 22:17I may count all my bones;

 They look and stare upon me.

 22:18They part my garments among them,

 And upon my vesture do they cast lots.

 22:19But be not thou far off, O Jehovah:

 O thou my succor, haste thee to help me.

 22:20Deliver my soul from the sword,

 My darling from the power of the dog.

 22:21Save me from the lion's mouth;

 Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.

 22:22I will declare thy name unto my brethren:

 In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.

 22:23Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him;

 All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;

 And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.

 22:24For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;

 Neither hath he hid his face from him;

 But when he cried unto him, he heard.

 22:25Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly:

 I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

 22:26The meek shall eat and be satisfied;

 They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him:

 Let your heart live for ever.

 22:27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah;

 And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

 22:28For the kingdom is Jehovah's;

 And he is the ruler over the nations.

 22:29All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship:

 All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him,

 Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.

 22:30A seed shall serve him;

 It shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation.

 22:31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness

 Unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done it.


Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

 23:1Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.

 23:2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;

 He leadeth me beside still waters.

 23:3He restoreth my soul:

 He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

 23:4Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

 I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;

 Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

 23:5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

 Thou hast anointed my head with oil;

 My cup runneth over.

 23:6Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall follow me all the days of my life;

 And I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah for ever.


Psalm 24

A Psalm of David.

 24:1The earth is Jehovah's, and the fulness thereof;

 The world, and they that dwell therein.

 24:2For he hath founded it upon the seas,

 And established it upon the floods.

 24:3Who shall ascend into the hill of Jehovah?

 And who shall stand in his holy place?

 24:4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart;

 Who hath not lifted up his soul unto falsehood,

 And hath not sworn deceitfully.

 24:5He shall receive a blessing from Jehovah,

 And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

 24:6This is the generation of them that seek after him,

 That seek thy face, even Jacob.



 24:7Lift up your heads, O ye gates;

 And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors:

 And the King of glory will come in.

 24:8Who is the King of glory?

 Jehovah strong and mighty,

 Jehovah mighty in battle.

 24:9Lift up your heads, O ye gates;

 Yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors:

 And the King of glory will come in.

 24:10Who is this King of glory?

 Jehovah of hosts,

 He is the King of glory.



Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

 25:1Unto thee, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.

 25:2O my God, in thee have I trusted,

 Let me not be put to shame;

 Let not mine enemies triumph over me.

 25:3Yea, none that wait for thee shall be put to shame:

 They shall be put to shame that deal treacherously without cause.

 25:4Show me thy ways, O Jehovah;

 Teach me thy paths.

 25:5Guide me in thy truth, and teach me;

 For thou art the God of my salvation;

 For thee do I wait all the day.

 25:6Remember, O Jehovah, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindness;

 For they have been ever of old.

 25:7Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:

 According to thy lovingkindness remember thou me,

 For thy goodness' sake, O Jehovah.

 25:8Good and upright is Jehovah:

 Therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.

 25:9The meek will he guide in justice;

 And the meek will he teach his way.

 25:10All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth

 Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

 25:11For thy name's sake, O Jehovah,

 Pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.

 25:12What man is he that feareth Jehovah?

 Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.

 25:13His soul shall dwell at ease;

 And his seed shall inherit the land.

 25:14The friendship of Jehovah is with them that fear him;

 And he will show them his covenant.

 25:15Mine eyes are ever toward Jehovah;

 For he will pluck my feet out of the net.

 25:16Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me;

 For I am desolate and afflicted.

 25:17The troubles of my heart are enlarged:

 Oh bring thou me out of my distresses.

 25:18Consider mine affliction and my travail;

 And forgive all my sins.

 25:19Consider mine enemies, for they are many;

 And they hate me with cruel hatred.

 25:20Oh keep my soul, and deliver me:

 Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in thee.

 25:21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,

 For I wait for thee.

 25:22Redeem Israel, O God,

 Out all of his troubles.


Psalm 26

A Psalm of David.

 26:1Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity:

 I have trusted also in Jehovah without wavering.

 26:2Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me;

 Try my heart and my mind.

 26:3For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes;

 And I have walked in thy truth.

 26:4I have not sat with men of falsehood;

 Neither will I go in with dissemblers.

 26:5I hate the assembly of evil-doers,

 And will not sit with the wicked.

 26:6I will wash my hands in innocency:

 So will I compass thine altar, O Jehovah;

 26:7That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,

 And tell of all thy wondrous works.

 26:8Jehovah, I love the habitation of thy house,

 And the place where thy glory dwelleth.

 26:9Gather not my soul with sinners,

 Nor my life with men of blood;

 26:10In whose hands is wickedness,

 And their right hand is full of bribes.

 26:11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:

 Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

 26:12My foot standeth in an even place:

 In the congregations will I bless Jehovah.


Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

 27:1Jehovah is my light and my salvation;

 Whom shall I fear?

 Jehovah is the strength of my life;

 Of whom shall I be afraid?

 27:2When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,

 Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

 27:3Though a host should encamp against me,

 My heart shall not fear:

 Though war should rise against me,

 Even then will I be confident.

 27:4One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after;

 That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,

 To behold the beauty of Jehovah,

 And to inquire in his temple.

 27:5For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion:

 In the covert of his tabernacle will he hide me;

 He will lift me up upon a rock.

 27:6And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me.

 And I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

 I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.

 27:7Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice:

 Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

 27:8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;

 My heart said unto thee,

 Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.

 27:9Hide not thy face from me;

 Put not thy servant away in anger:

 Thou hast been my help;

 Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

 27:10When my father and my mother forsake me,

 Then Jehovah will take me up.

 27:11Teach me thy way, O Jehovah;

 And lead me in a plain path,

 Because of mine enemies.

 27:12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries:

 For false witnesses are risen up against me,

 And such as breathe out cruelty.

 27:13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah

 In the land of the living.

 27:14Wait for Jehovah:

 Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;

 Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.


Psalm 28

A Psalm of David.

 28:1Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I call:

 My rock, be not thou deaf unto me;

 Lest, if thou be silent unto me,

 I become like them that go down into the pit.

 28:2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee,

 When I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

 28:3Draw me not away with the wicked,

 And with the workers of iniquity;

 That speak peace with their neighbors,

 But mischief is in their hearts.

 28:4Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings:

 Give them after the operation of their hands;

 Render to them their desert.

 28:5Because they regard not the works of Jehovah,

 Nor the operation of his hands,

 He will break them down and not build them up.

 28:6Blessed be Jehovah,

 Because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

 28:7Jehovah is my strength and my shield;

 My heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped:

 Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;

 And with my song will I praise him.

 28:8Jehovah is their strength,

 And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

 28:9Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance:

 Be their shepherd also, and bear them up for ever.


Psalm 29

A Psalm of David.

 29:1Ascribe unto Jehovah, O ye sons of the mighty,

 Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength.

 29:2Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name;

 Worship Jehovah in holy array.


 29:3The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters:

 The God of glory thundereth,

 Even Jehovah upon many waters.

 29:4The voice of Jehovah is powerful;

 The voice of Jehovah is full of majesty.

 29:5The voice of Jehovah breaketh the cedars;

 Yea, Jehovah breaketh in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

 29:6He maketh them also to skip like a calf;

 Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.

 29:7The voice of Jehovah cleaveth the flames of fire.

 29:8The voice of Jehovah shaketh the wilderness;

 Jehovah shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

 29:9The voice of Jehovah maketh the hinds to calve,

 And strippeth the forests bare:

 And in his temple everything saith, Glory.


 29:10Jehovah sat as King at the Flood;

 Yea, Jehovah sitteth as King for ever.

 29:11Jehovah will give strength unto his people;

 Jehovah will bless his people with peace.


Psalm 30

A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David.

 30:1I will extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast raised me up,

 And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

 30:2O Jehovah my God,

 I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

 30:3O Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol;

 Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

 30:4Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his,

 And give thanks to his holy memorial name.

 30:5For his anger is but for a moment;

 His favor is for a life-time:

 Weeping may tarry for the night,

 But joy cometh in the morning.

 30:6As for me, I said in my prosperity,

 I shall never be moved.

 30:7Thou, Jehovah, of thy favor hadst made my mountain to stand strong:

 Thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled.

 30:8I cried to thee, O Jehovah;

 And unto Jehovah I made supplication:

 30:9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?

 Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

 30:10Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy upon me:

 Jehovah, be thou my helper.

 30:11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing;

 Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

 30:12To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.

 O Jehovah my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.


Psalm 31

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 31:1In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge;

 Let me never be put to shame:

 Deliver me in thy righteousness.

 31:2Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily:

 Be thou to me a strong rock,

 A house of defense to save me.

 31:3For thou art my rock and my fortress;

 Therefore for thy name's sake lead me and guide me.

 31:4Pluck me out of the net that they have laid privily for me;

 For thou art my stronghold.

 31:5Into thy hand I commend my spirit:

 Thou hast redeemed me, O Jehovah, thou God of truth.

 31:6I hate them that regard lying vanities;

 But I trust in Jehovah.

 31:7I will be glad and rejoice in thy lovingkindness;

 For thou hast seen my affliction:

 Thou hast known my soul in adversities;

 31:8And thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy;

 Thou hast set my feet in a large place.

 31:9Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah, for I am in distress:

 Mine eye wasteth away with grief, yea, my soul and my body.

 31:10For my life is spent with sorrow,

 And my years with sighing:

 My strength faileth because of mine iniquity,

 And my bones are wasted away.

 31:11Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach,

 Yea, unto my neighbors exceedingly,

 And a fear to mine acquaintance:

 They that did see me without fled from me.

 31:12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind:

 I am like a broken vessel.

 31:13For I have heard the defaming of many,

 Terror on every side:

 While they took counsel together against me,

 They devised to take away my life.

 31:14But I trusted in thee, O Jehovah:

 I said, Thou art my God.

 31:15My times are in thy hand:

 Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

 31:16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant:

 Save me in thy lovingkindness.

 31:17Let me not be put to shame, O Jehovah; for I have called upon thee:

 Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

 31:18Let the lying lips be dumb,

 Which speak against the righteous insolently,

 With pride and contempt.

 31:19Oh how great is thy goodness,

 Which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee,

 Which thou hast wrought for them that take refuge in thee,

 Before the sons of men!

 31:20In the covert of thy presence wilt thou hide them from the plottings of man:

 Thou wilt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

 31:21Blessed be Jehovah;

 For he hath showed me his marvellous lovingkindness in a strong city.

 31:22As for me, I said in my haste,

 I am cut off from before thine eyes:

 Nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications

 When I cried unto thee.

 31:23Oh love Jehovah, all ye his saints:

 Jehovah preserveth the faithful,

 And plentifully rewardeth him that dealeth proudly.

 31:24Be strong, and let your heart take courage,

 All ye that hope in Jehovah.


Psalm 32

A Psalm of David. Maschil.

 32:1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

 Whose sin is covered.

 32:2Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity,

 And in whose spirit there is no guile.

 32:3When I kept silence, my bones wasted away

 Through my groaning all the day long.

 32:4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:

 My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer.


 32:5I acknowledged my sin unto thee,

 And mine iniquity did I not hide:

 I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah;

 And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.


 32:6For this let every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found:

 Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach unto him.

 32:7Thou art my hiding-place; thou wilt preserve me from trouble;

 Thou wilt compass me about with songs of deliverance.


 32:8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:

 I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.

 32:9Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding;

 Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in,

 Else they will not come near unto thee.

 32:10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;

 But he that trusteth in Jehovah, lovingkindness shall compass him about.

 32:11Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous;

 And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Psalm 33

 33:1Rejoice in Jehovah, O ye righteous:

 Praise is comely for the upright.

 33:2Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp:

 Sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.

 33:3Sing unto him a new song;

 Play skilfully with a loud noise.

 33:4For the word of Jehovah is right;

 And all his work is done in faithfulness.

 33:5He loveth righteousness and justice:

 The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Jehovah.

 33:6By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made,

 And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

 33:7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap:

 He layeth up the deeps in store-houses.

 33:8Let all the earth fear Jehovah:

 Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

 33:9For he spake, and it was done;

 He commanded, and it stood fast.

 33:10Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought;

 He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

 33:11The counsel of Jehovah standeth fast for ever,

 The thoughts of his heart to all generations.

 33:12Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah,

 The people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

 33:13Jehovah looketh from heaven;

 He beholdeth all the sons of men;

 33:14From the place of his habitation he looketh forth

 Upon all the inhabitants of the earth,

 33:15He that fashioneth the hearts of them all,

 That considereth all their works.

 33:16There is no king saved by the multitude of a host:

 A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

 33:17A horse is a vain thing for safety;

 Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.

 33:18Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him,

 Upon them that hope in his lovingkindness;

 33:19To deliver their soul from death,

 And to keep them alive in famine.

 33:20Our soul hath waited for Jehovah:

 He is our help and our shield.

 33:21For our heart shall rejoice in him,

 Because we have trusted in his holy name.

 33:22Let thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, be upon us,

 According as we have hoped in thee.


Psalm 34

A Psalm of David; when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

 34:1I will bless Jehovah at all times:

 His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

 34:2My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah:

 The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.

 34:3Oh magnify Jehovah with me,

 And let us exalt his name together.

 34:4I sought Jehovah, and he answered me,

 And delivered me from all my fears.

 34:5They looked unto him, and were radiant;

 And their faces shall never be confounded.

 34:6This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him,

 And saved him out of all his troubles.

 34:7The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him,

 And delivereth them. 34:8Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good:

 Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.

 34:9Oh fear Jehovah, ye his saints;

 For there is no want to them that fear him.

 34:10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger;

 But they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good thing.

 34:11Come, ye children, hearken unto me:

 I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

 34:12What man is he that desireth life,

 And loveth many days, that he may see good?

 34:13Keep thy tongue from evil,

 And thy lips from speaking guile.

 34:14Depart from evil, and do good;

 Seek peace, and pursue it.

 34:15The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous,

 And his ears are open unto their cry.

 34:16The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil,

 To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

 34:17The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard,

 And delivered them out of all their troubles.

 34:18Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,

 And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.

 34:19Many are the afflictions of the righteous;

 But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.

 34:20He keepeth all his bones:

 Not one of them is broken.

 34:21Evil shall slay the wicked;

 And they that hate the righteous shall be condemned.

 34:22Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants;

 And none of them that take refuge in him shall be condemned.


Psalm 35

A Psalm of David.

 35:1Strive thou, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me:

 Fight thou against them that fight against me.

 35:2Take hold of shield and buckler,

 And stand up for my help.

 35:3Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that pursue me:

 Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

 35:4Let them be put to shame and brought to dishonor that seek after my soul:

 Let them be turned back and confounded that devise my hurt.

 35:5Let them be as chaff before the wind,

 And the angel of Jehovah driving them on.

 35:6Let their way be dark and slippery,

 And the angel of Jehovah pursuing them.

 35:7For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit;

 Without cause have they digged a pit for my soul.

 35:8Let destruction come upon him unawares;

 And let his net that he hath hid catch himself:

 With destruction let him fall therein.

 35:9And my soul shall be joyful in Jehovah:

 It shall rejoice in his salvation.

 35:10All my bones shall say, Jehovah, who is like unto thee,

 Who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him,

 Yea, the poor and the needy from him that robbeth him?

 35:11Unrighteous witnesses rise up;

 They ask me of things that I know not.

 35:12They reward me evil for good,

 To the bereaving of my soul.

 35:13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth:

 I afflicted my soul with fasting;

 And my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

 35:14I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother:

 I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.

 35:15But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together:

 The abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not;

 They did tear me, and ceased not:

 35:16Like the profane mockers in feasts,

 They gnashed upon me with their teeth.

 35:17Lord, how long wilt thou look on?

 Rescue my soul from their destructions,

 My darling from the lions.

 35:18I will give thee thanks in the great assembly:

 I will praise thee among much people.

 35:19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me;

 Neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

 35:20For they speak not peace;

 But they devise deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.

 35:21Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me;

 They said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

 35:22Thou hast seen it, O Jehovah; keep not silence:

 O Lord, be not far from me.

 35:23Stir up thyself, and awake to the justice due unto me,

 Even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

 35:24Judge me, O Jehovah my God, according to thy righteousness;

 And let them not rejoice over me.

 35:25Let them not say in their heart, Aha, so would we have it:

 Let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

 35:26Let them be put to shame and confounded together that rejoice at my hurt:

 Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me.

 35:27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause:

 Yea, let them say continually, Jehovah be magnified,

 Who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

 35:28And my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness

 And of thy praise all the day long.


Psalm 36

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of Jehovah.

 36:1The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart,

 There is no fear of God before his eyes.

 36:2For he flattereth himself in his own eyes,

 That his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.

 36:3The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:

 He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.

 36:4He deviseth iniquity upon his bed;

 He setteth himself in a way that is not good;

 He abhorreth not evil.

 36:5Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, is in the heavens;

 Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.

 36:6Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God;

 Thy judgments are a great deep:

 O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.

 36:7How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God!

 And the children of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.

 36:8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house;

 And thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

 36:9For with thee is the fountain of life:

 In thy light shall we see light.

 36:10Oh continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee,

 And thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

 36:11Let not the foot of pride come against me,

 And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.

 36:12There are the workers of iniquity fallen:

 They are thrust down, and shall not be able to rise.


Psalm 37

A Psalm of David.

 37:1Fret not thyself because of evil-doers,

 Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

 37:2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,

 And wither as the green herb.

 37:3Trust in Jehovah, and do good;

 Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.

 37:4Delight thyself also in Jehovah;

 And he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

 37:5Commit thy way unto Jehovah;

 Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

 37:6And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light,

 And thy justice as the noon-day.

 37:7Rest in Jehovah, 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.

 37:8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:

 Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

 37:9For evil-doers shall be cut off;

 But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.

 37:10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:

 Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.

 37:11But the meek shall inherit the land,

 And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

 37:12The wicked plotteth against the just,

 And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

 37:13The Lord will laugh at him;

 For he seeth that his day is coming.

 37:14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow,

 To cast down the poor and needy,

 To slay such as are upright in the way.

 37:15Their sword shall enter into their own heart,

 And their bows shall be broken.

 37:16Better is a little that the righteous hath

 Than the abundance of many wicked.

 37:17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken;

 But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

 37:18Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect;

 And their inheritance shall be for ever.

 37:19They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil;

 And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

 37:20But the wicked shall perish,

 And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs:

 They shall consume;

 In smoke shall they consume away.

 37:21The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again;

 But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

 37:22For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the land;

 And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.

 37:23A man's goings are established of Jehovah;

 And he delighteth in his way.

 37:24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;

 For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.

 37:25I have been young, and now am old;

 Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,

 Nor his seed begging bread.

 37:26All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth;

 And his seed is blessed.

 37:27Depart from evil, and do good;

 And dwell for evermore.

 37:28For Jehovah loveth justice,

 And forsaketh not his saints;

 They are preserved for ever:

 But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

 37:29The righteous shall inherit the land,

 And dwell therein for ever.

 37:30The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom,

 And his tongue speaketh justice.

 37:31The law of his God is in his heart;

 None of his steps shall slide.

 37:32The wicked watcheth the righteous,

 And seeketh to slay him.

 37:33Jehovah will not leave him in his hand,

 Nor condemn him when he is judged.

 37:34Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way,

 And he will exalt thee to inherit the land:

 When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

 37:35I have seen the wicked in great power,

 And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

 37:36But one passed by, and, lo, he was not:

 Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

 37:37Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright;

 For there is a happy end to the man of peace.

 37:38As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together;

 The end of the wicked shall be cut off.

 37:39But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah;

 He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

 37:40And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them;

 He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them,

 Because they have taken refuge in him.


Psalm 38

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

 38:1O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath;

 Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

 38:2For thine arrows stick fast in me,

 And thy hand presseth me sore.

 38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation;

 Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.

 38:4For mine iniquities are gone over my head:

 As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

 38:5My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,

 Because of my foolishness.

 38:6I am pained and bowed down greatly;

 I go mourning all the day long.

 38:7For my loins are filled with burning;

 And there is no soundness in my flesh.

 38:8I am faint and sore bruised:

 I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

 38:9Lord, all my desire is before thee;

 And my groaning is not hid from thee.

 38:10My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me:

 As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

 38:11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague;

 And my kinsmen stand afar off.

 38:12They also that seek after my life lay snares for me;

 And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things,

 And meditate deceits all the day long.

 38:13But I, as a deaf man, hear not;

 And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

 38:14Yea, I am as a man that heareth not,

 And in whose mouth are no reproofs.

 38:15For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope:

 Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.

 38:16For I said, Lest they rejoice over me:

 When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

 38:17For I am ready to fall,

 And my sorrow is continually before me.

 38:18For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

 38:19But mine enemies are lively, and are strong;

 And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

 38:20They also that render evil for good

 Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.

 38:21Forsake me not, O Jehovah:

 O my God, be not far from me.

 38:22Make haste to help me,

 O Lord, my salvation.


Psalm 39

For the Chief Musician, Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

 39:1I said, I will take heed to my ways,

 That I sin not with my tongue:

 I will keep my mouth with a bridle,

 While the wicked is before me.

 39:2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good;

 And my sorrow was stirred.

 39:3My heart was hot within me;

 While I was musing the fire burned:

 Then spake I with my tongue:

 39:4Jehovah, make me to know mine end,

 And the measure of my days, what it is;

 Let me know how frail I am.

 39:5Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths;

 And my life-time is as nothing before thee:

 Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity.


 39:6Surely every man walketh in a vain show;

 Surely they are disquieted in vain:

 He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

 39:7And now, Lord, what wait I for?

 My hope is in thee.

 39:8Deliver me from all my transgressions:

 Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

 39:9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth;

 Because thou didst it.

 39:10Remove thy stroke away from me:

 I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.

 39:11When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity,

 Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth:

 Surely every man is vanity.


 39:12Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry;

 Hold not thy peace at my tears:

 For I am a stranger with thee,

 A sojourner, as all my fathers were.

 39:13Oh spare me, that I may recover strength,

 Before I go hence, and be no more.


Psalm 40

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 40:1I waited patiently for Jehovah;

 And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

 40:2He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay;

 And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

 40:3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:

 Many shall see it, and fear,

 And shall trust in Jehovah.

 40:4Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust,

 And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

 40:5Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done,

 And thy thoughts which are to us-ward;

 They cannot be set in order unto thee;

 If I would declare and speak of them,

 They are more than can be numbered.

 40:6Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in;

 Mine ears hast thou opened:

 Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

 40:7Then said I, Lo, I am come;

 In the roll of the book it is written of me:

 40:8I delight to do thy will, O my God;

 Yea, thy law is within my heart.

 40:9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly;

 Lo, I will not refrain my lips,

 O Jehovah, thou knowest.

 40:10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart;

 I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation;

 I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great assembly.

 40:11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah;

 Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

 40:12For innumerable evils have compassed me about;

 Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;

 They are more than the hairs of my head;

 And my heart hath failed me.

 40:13Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me:

 Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.

 40:14Let them be put to shame and confounded together

 That seek after my soul to destroy it:

 Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor

 That delight in my hurt.

 40:15Let them be desolate by reason of their shame

 That say unto me, Aha, aha.

 40:16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:

 Let such as love thy salvation say continually,

 Jehovah be magnified.

 40:17But I am poor and needy;

 Yet the Lord thinketh upon me:

 Thou art my help and my deliverer;

 Make no tarrying, O my God.


Psalm 41

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 41:1Blessed is he that considereth the poor:

 Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.

 41:2Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive,

 And he shall be blessed upon the earth;

 And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies.

 41:3Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing:

 Thou makest all his bed in his sickness.

 41:4I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me:

 Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

 41:5Mine enemies speak evil against me, saying,

 When will he die, and his name perish?

 41:6And if he come to see me, he speaketh falsehood;

 His heart gathereth iniquity to itself:

 When he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

 41:7All that hate me whisper together against me;

 Against me do they devise my hurt.

 41:8An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him;

 And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

 41:9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,

 Who did eat of my bread,

 Hath lifted up his heel against me.

 41:10But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up,

 That I may requite them.

 41:11By this I know that thou delightest in me,

 Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

 41:12And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity,

 And settest me before thy face for ever.

 41:13Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,

 From everlasting and to everlasting.

 Amen, and Amen.


Psalm 42

For the Chief Musician. Maschil of the sons of Korah.

 42:1As the hart panteth after the water brooks,

 So panteth my soul after thee, O God.

 42:2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:

 When shall I come and appear before God?

 42:3My tears have been my food day and night,

 While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

 42:4These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me,

 How I went with the throng, and led them to the house of God,

 With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.

 42:5Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

 And why art thou disquieted within me?

 Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him

 For the help of his countenance.

 42:6O my God, my soul is cast down within me:

 Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan,

 And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.

 42:7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls:

 All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

 42:8Yet Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time;

 And in the night his song shall be with me,

 Even a prayer unto the God of my life.

 42:9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me?

 Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

 42:10As with a sword in my bones, mine adversaries reproach me,

 While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

 42:11Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

 And why art thou disquieted within me?

 Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him,

 Who is the help of my countenance, and my God?


Psalm 43

 43:1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation:

 Oh deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

 43:2For thou art the God of my strength; why hast thou cast me off?

 Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

 43:3Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me:

 Let them bring me unto thy holy hill,

 And to thy tabernacles.

 43:4Then will I go unto the altar of God,

 Unto God my exceeding joy;

 And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

 43:5Why 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 help of my countenance, and my God?


Psalm 44

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil.

 44:1We have heard with our ears, O God,

 Our fathers have told us,

 What work thou didst in their days,

 In the days of old.

 44:2Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand;

 But them thou didst plant:

 Thou didst afflict the peoples;

 But them thou didst spread abroad.

 44:3For they gat 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 wast favorable unto them.

 44:4Thou art my King, O God:

 Command deliverance for Jacob.

 44:5Through thee will we push down our adversaries:

 Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

 44:6For I will not trust in my bow,

 Neither shall my sword save me.

 44:7But thou hast saved us from our adversaries,

 And hast put them to shame that hate us.

 44:8In God have we made our boast all the day long,

 And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever.


 44:9But now thou hast cast us off, and brought us to dishonor,

 And goest not forth with our hosts.

 44:10Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary;

 And they that hate us take spoil for themselves.

 44:11Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food,

 And hast scattered us among the nations.

 44:12Thou sellest thy people for nought,

 And hast not increased thy wealth by their price.

 44:13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors,

 A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us.

 44:14Thou makest us a byword among the nations,

 A shaking of the head among the peoples.

 44:15All the day long is my dishonor before me,

 And the shame of my face hath covered me,

 44:16For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth,

 By reason of the enemy and the avenger.

 44:17All this is come upon us;

 Yet have we not forgotten thee,

 Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

 44:18Our heart is not turned back,

 Neither have our steps declined from thy way,

 44:19That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals,

 And covered us with the shadow of death.

 44:20If we have forgotten the name of our God,

 Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

 44:21Will not God search this out?

 For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

 44:22Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long;

 We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

 44:23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord?

 Arise, cast us not off for ever.

 44:24Wherefore hidest thou thy face,

 And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

 44:25For our soul is bowed down to the dust:

 Our body cleaveth unto the earth.

 44:26Rise up for our help,

 And redeem us for thy lovingkindness' sake.


Psalm 45

For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.

 45:1My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter;

 I speak the things which I have made touching the king:

 My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

 45:2Thou art fairer than the children of men;

 Grace is poured into thy lips:

 Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

 45:3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,

 Thy glory and thy majesty.

 45:4And in thy majesty ride on prosperously,

 Because of truth and meekness and righteousness:

 And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

 45:5Thine arrows are sharp;

 The peoples fall under thee;

 They are in the heart of the king's enemies.

 45:6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:

 A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

 45:7Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness:

 Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee

 With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

 45:8All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia;

 Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

 45:9Kings' daughters are among thy honorable women:

 At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

 45:10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;

 Forget also thine own people, and thy father's house:

 45:11So will the king desire thy beauty;

 For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.

 45:12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;

 The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

 45:13The king's daughter within the palace is all glorious:

 Her clothing is inwrought with gold.

 45:14She shall be led unto the king in broidered work:

 The virgins her companions that follow her

 Shall be brought unto thee.

 45:15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led:

 They shall enter into the king's palace.

 45:16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,

 Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.

 45:17I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:

 Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks forever and ever.


Psalm 46

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah; set to Alamoth. A Song.

 46:1God is our refuge and strength,

 A very present help in trouble.

 46:2Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change,

 And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;

 46:3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,

 Though the mountains tremble with the swelling thereof.



 46:4There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,

 The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

 46:5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:

 God will help her, and that right early.

 46:6The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved:

 He uttered his voice, the earth melted.

 46:7Jehovah of hosts is with us;

 The God of Jacob is our refuge.



 46:8Come, behold the works of Jehovah,

 What desolations he hath made in the earth.

 46:9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;

 He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;

 He burneth the chariots in the fire.

 46:10Be still, and know that I am God:

 I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

 46:11Jehovah of hosts is with us;

 The God of Jacob is our refuge.



Psalm 47

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

 47:1Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples;

 Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

 47:2For Jehovah Most High is terrible;

 He is a great King over all the earth.

 47:3He subdueth peoples under us,

 And nations under our feet.

 47:4He chooseth our inheritance for us,

 The glory of Jacob whom he loved.


 47:5God is gone up with a shout,

 Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.

 47:6Sing praise to God, sing praises:

 Sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

 47:7For God is the King of all the earth:

 Sing ye praises with understanding.

 47:8God reigneth over the nations:

 God sitteth upon his holy throne.

 47:9The princes of the peoples are gathered together

 To be the people of the God of Abraham:

 For the shields of the earth belong unto God;

 He is greatly exalted.


Psalm 48

A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

 48:1Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised,

 In the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

 48:2Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,

 Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north,

 The city of the great King.

 48:3God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge.

 48:4For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,

 They passed by together.

 48:5They saw it, then were they amazed;

 They were dismayed, they hasted away.

 48:6Trembling took hold of them there,

 Pain, as of a woman in travail.

 48:7With the east wind

 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.

 48:8As we have heard, so have we seen

 In the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God:

 God will establish it for ever.


 48:9We have thought on thy lovingkindness, O God,

 In the midst of thy temple.

 48:10As is thy name, O God,

 So is thy praise unto the ends of the earth:

 Thy right hand is full of righteousness.

 48:11Let mount Zion be glad,

 Let the daughters of Judah rejoice,

 Because of thy judgments.

 48:12Walk about Zion, and go round about her;

 Number the towers thereof;

 48:13Mark ye well her bulwarks;

 Consider her palaces:

 That ye may tell it to the generation following.

 48:14For this God is our God for ever and ever:

 He will be our guide even unto death.


Psalm 49

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

 49:1Hear this, all ye peoples;

 Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,

 49:2Both low and high,

 Rich and poor together.

 49:3My mouth shall speak wisdom;

 And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

 49:4I will incline mine ear to a parable:

 I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

 49:5Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil,

 When iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?

 49:6They that trust in their wealth,

 And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

 49:7None of them can by any means redeem his brother,

 Nor give to God a ransom for him;

 49:8(For the redemption of their life is costly,

 And it faileth for ever;)

 49:9That he should still live alway,

 That he should not see corruption.

 49:10For he shall see it. Wise men die;

 The fool and the brutish alike perish,

 And leave their wealth to others.

 49:11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever,

 And their dwelling-places to all generations;

 They call their lands after their own names.

 49:12But man being in honor abideth not:

 He is like the beasts that perish.


 49:13This their way is their folly:

 Yet after them men approve their sayings.


 49:14They are appointed as a flock for Sheol;

 Death shall be their shepherd;

 And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning;

 And their beauty shall be for Sheol to consume,

 That there be no habitation for it.

 49:15But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol;

 For he will receive me.


 49:16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich,

 When the glory of his house is increased.

 49:17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away;

 His glory shall not descend after him.

 49:18Though while he lived he blessed his soul

 (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)

 49:19He shall go to the generation of his fathers;

 They shall never see the light.

 49:20Man that is in honor, and understandeth not,

 Is like the beasts that perish.