(50 - 99)
A Psalm of Asaph.
50:1The Mighty One, God, Jehovah, hath spoken,
And called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
50:2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God hath shined forth.
50:3Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence:
A fire devoureth before him,
And it is very tempestuous round about him.
50:4He calleth to the heavens above,
And to the earth, that he may judge his people:
50:5Gather my saints together unto me,
Those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
50:6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness;
For God is judge himself.
50:7Hear, O my people, and I will speak;
O Israel, and I will testify unto thee:
I am God, even thy God.
50:8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices;
And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.
50:9I will take no bullock out of thy house,
Nor he-goats out of thy folds.
50:10For every beast of the forest is mine,
And the cattle upon a thousand hills.
50:11I know all the birds of the mountains;
And the wild beasts of the field are mine.
50:12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee;
For the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
50:13Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
Or drink the blood of goats?
50:14Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving;
And pay thy vows unto the Most High:
50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
50:16But unto the wicked God saith,
What hast thou to do to declare my statutes,
And that thou hast taken my covenant in thy mouth,
50:17Seeing thou hatest instruction,
And castest my words behind thee?
50:18When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst with him,
And hast been partaker with adulterers.
50:19Thou givest thy mouth to evil,
And thy tongue frameth deceit.
50:20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother;
Thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
50:21These things hast thou done, and I kept silence;
Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself:
But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
50:22Now consider this, ye that forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:
50:23Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifieth me;
And to him that ordereth his way aright
Will I show the salvation of God.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
51:1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
51:2Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
51:3For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me.
51:4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in thy sight;
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,
And be clear when thou judgest.
51:5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;
And in sin did my mother conceive me. 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts;
And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
51:7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
51:8Make me to hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
51:9Hide thy face from my sins,
And blot out all mine iniquities.
51:10Create in me a clean heart, O God;
And renew a right spirit within me.
51:11Cast me not away from thy presence;
And take not thy holy Spirit from me.
51:12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
And uphold me with a willing spirit.
51:13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
And sinners shall be converted unto thee.
51:14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation;
And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
51:15O Lord, open thou my lips;
And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
51:16For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it:
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
51:17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
51:18Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:
Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
51:19Then will thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,
In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering:
Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
For the Chief Musician. Maschil of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Abimelech.
52:1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.
52:2Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
52:3Thou lovest evil more than good,
And lying rather than to speak righteousness.
52:4Thou lovest all devouring words,
thou deceitful tongue.
52:5God will likewise destroy thee for ever;
He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent,
And root thee out of the land of the living.
52:6The righteous also shall see it, and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying,
52:7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
52:8But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God:
I trust in the lovingkindness of God for ever and ever.
52:9I will give thee thanks for ever, because thou hast done it;
And I will hope in thy name, for it is good, in the presence of thy saints.
For the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath. Maschil of David.
53:1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity;
There is none that doeth good.
53:2God looked down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there were any that did understand,
That did seek after God.
53:3Every one of them is gone back; they are together become filthy;
There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
53:4Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And call not upon God?
53:5There were they in great fear, where no fear was;
For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee:
Thou hast put them to shame, because of God hath rejected them.
53:6Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When God bringeth back the captivity of his people,
Then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David; when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?
54:1Save me, O God, by thy name,
And judge me in thy might.
54:2Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
54:3For strangers are risen up against me,
And violent men have sought after my soul:
They have not set God before them.
54:4Behold, God is my helper:
The Lord is of them that uphold my soul.
54:5He will requite the evil unto mine enemies:
Destroy thou them in thy truth.
54:6With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee:
I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good.
54:7For he hath delivered me out of all trouble;
And mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David.
55:1Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And hide not thyself from my supplication.
55:2Attend unto me, and answer me:
I am restless in my complaint, and moan,
55:3Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the oppression of the wicked;
For they cast iniquity upon me,
And in anger they persecute me.
55:4My heart is sore pained within me:
And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
55:5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me,
And horror hath overwhelmed me.
55:6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove!
Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
55:7Lo, then would I wander far off,
I would lodge in the wilderness.
55:8I would haste me to a shelter
From the stormy wind and tempest.
55:9Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue;
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
55:10Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof:
Iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it.
55:11Wickedness is in the midst thereof:
Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
55:12For it was not an enemy that reproached me;
Then I could have borne it:
Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me;
Then I would have hid myself from him:
55:13But it was thou, a man mine equal,
My companion, and my familiar friend.
55:14We took sweet counsel together;
We walked in the house of God with the throng.
55:15Let death come suddenly upon them,
Let them go down alive into Sheol;
For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
55:16As for me, I will call upon God;
And Jehovah will save me.
55:17Evening, and morning, and at noonday, will I complain, and moan;
And he will hear my voice.
55:18He hath redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me;
For they were many that strove with me.
55:19God will hear, and answer them,
Even he that abideth of old,
The men who have no changes,
And who fear not God.
55:20He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him:
He hath profaned his covenant.
55:21His mouth was smooth as butter,
But his heart was war:
His words were softer than oil,
Yet were they drawn swords.
55:22Cast thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee:
He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
55:23But thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction:
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days;
But I will trust in thee.
For the Chief Musician; set to Jonath elem rehokim. A Psalm of David. Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath.
56:1Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up:
All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.
56:2Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long;
For they are many that fight proudly against me.
56:3What time I am afraid,
I will put my trust in thee.
56:4In God (I will praise his word),
In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid;
What can flesh do unto me?
56:5All the day long they wrest my words:
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
56:6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,
They mark my steps,
Even as they have waited for my soul.
56:7Shall they escape by iniquity?
In anger cast down the peoples, O God.
56:8Thou numberest my wanderings:
Put thou my tears into thy bottle;
Are they not in thy book?
56:9Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call:
This I know, that God is for me.
56:10In God (I will praise his word),
In Jehovah (I will praise his word),
56:11In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid;
What can man do unto me?
56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God:
I will render thank-offerings unto thee.
56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death:
Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling,
That I may walk before God
In the light of the living?
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tash-heth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
57:1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me;
For my soul taketh refuge in thee:
Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge,
Until these calamities be overpast.
57:2I will cry unto God Most High,
Unto God that performeth all things for me.
57:3He will send from heaven, and save me,
When he that would swallow me up reproacheth;
God will send forth his lovingkindness and his truth.
57:4My soul is among lions;
I lie among them that are set on fire,
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let thy glory be above all the earth.
57:6They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down:
They have digged a pit before me;
They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves.
57:7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
57:8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp:
I myself will awake right early.
57:9I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the peoples:
I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
57:10For thy lovingkindness is great unto the heavens,
And thy truth unto the skies.
57:11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let thy glory be above all the earth.
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam.
58:1Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness?
Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
58:2Nay, in heart ye work wickedness;
Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
58:3The wicked are estranged from the womb:
They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
58:4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:
They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
58:5Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers,
Charming never so wisely.
58:6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth:
Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.
58:7Let them melt away as water that runneth apace:
When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
58:8Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away,
Like the untimely birth of a woman, that hath not seen the sun.
58:9Before your pots can feel the thorns,
He will take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
58:10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance:
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
58:11So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous:
Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
59:1Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God:
Set me on high from them that rise up against me.
59:2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from the bloodthirsty men.
59:3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul;
The mighty gather themselves together against me:
Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.
59:4They run and prepare themselves without my fault:
Awake thou to help me, and behold.
59:5Even thou, O Jehovah God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Arise to visit all the nations:
Be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.
59:6They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go round about the city.
59:7Behold, they belch out with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips:
For who, say they, doth hear?
59:8But thou, O Jehovah, wilt laugh at them;
Thou wilt have all the nations in derision.
59:9Because of his strength I will give heed unto thee;
For God is my high tower.
59:10My God with his lovingkindness will meet me:
God will let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
59:11Slay them not, lest my people forget:
Scatter them by thy power, and bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
59:12For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for cursing and lying which they speak.
59:13Consume them in wrath, consume them, so that they shall be no more:
And let them know that God ruleth in Jacob,
Unto the ends of the earth.
59:14And at evening let them return, let them howl like a dog,
And go round about the city.
59:15They shall wander up and down for food,
And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.
59:16But I will sing of thy strength;
Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning:
For thou hast been my high tower,
And a refuge in the day of my distress.
59:17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing praises:
For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.
For the Chief Musician; set to Shushan Eduth. Michtam of David, to teach; and when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.
60:1O God thou hast cast us off, thou hast broken us down;
Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again.
60:2Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it:
Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
60:3Thou hast showed thy people hard things:
Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
60:4Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee,
That it may be displayed because of the truth.
60:5That thy beloved may be delivered,
Save with thy right hand, and answer us.
60:6God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
60:7Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre.
60:8Moab is my washpot;
Upon Edom will I cast my shoe:
Philistia, shout thou because of me.
60:9Who will bring me into the strong city?
Who hath led me unto Edom?
60:10Hast not thou, O God, cast us off?
And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
60:11Give us help against the adversary;
For vain is the help of man.
60:12Through God we shall do valiantly;
For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
For the Chief Musician; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.
61:1Hear my cry, O God;
Attend unto my prayer.
61:2From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
61:3For thou hast been a refuge for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
61:4I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever:
I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings.
61:5For thou, O God, hast heard my vows:
Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
61:6Thou wilt prolong the king's life;
His years shall be as many generations.
61:7He shall abide before God for ever:
Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
61:8So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever,
That I may daily perform my vows.
For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthan. A Psalm of David.
62:1My soul waiteth in silence for God only:
From him cometh my salvation.
62:2He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
62:3How long will ye set upon a man,
That ye may slay him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
62:4They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.
62:5My soul, wait thou in silence for God only;
For my expectation is from him.
62:6He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be moved.
62:7With God is my salvation and my glory:
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
62:8Trust in him at all times, ye people;
Pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us.
62:9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:
In the balances they will go up;
They are together lighter than vanity.
62:10Trust not in oppression,
And become not vain in robbery:
If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
62:11God hath spoken once,
Twice have I heard this,
That power belongeth unto God.
62:12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth lovingkindness;
For thou renderest to every man according to his work.
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
63:1O God, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee:
My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee,
In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
63:2So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary,
To see thy power and thy glory.
63:3Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise thee.
63:4So will I bless thee while I live:
I will lift up my hands in thy name.
63:5My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;
And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips;
63:6When I remember thee upon my bed,
And meditate on thee in the night-watches.
63:7For thou hast been my help,
And in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
63:8My soul followeth hard after thee:
Thy right hand upholdeth me.
63:9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
63:10They shall be given over to the power of the sword:
They shall be a portion for foxes.
63:11But the king shall rejoice in God:
Every one that sweareth by him shall glory;
For the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
64:1Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint:
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
64:2Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers,
From the tumult of the workers of iniquity;
64:3Who have whet their tongue like a sword,
And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,
64:4That they may shoot in secret places at the perfect:
Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
64:5They encourage themselves in an evil purpose;
They commune of laying snares privily;
They say, Who will see them?
64:6They search out iniquities;
We have accomplished, say they, a diligent search:
And the inward thought and the heart of every one is deep.
64:7But God will shoot at them;
With an arrow suddenly shall they be wounded.
64:8So they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them:
All that see them shall wag the head.
64:9And all men shall fear;
And they shall declare the work of God,
And shall wisely consider of his doing.
64:10The righteous shall be glad in Jehovah, and shall take refuge in him;
And all the upright in heart shall glory.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm. A song of David.
65:1Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion;
And unto thee shall the vow be performed.
65:2O thou that hearest prayer,
Unto thee shall all flesh come.
65:3Iniquities prevail against me:
As for our transgressions, thou wilt forgive them.
65:4Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee,
That he may dwell in thy courts:
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house,
Thy holy temple.
65:5By terrible things thou wilt answer us in righteousness,
Oh God of our salvation,
Thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of them that are afar off upon the sea:
65:6Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains,
Being girded about with might;
65:7Who stilleth the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.
65:8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens:
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
65:9Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it,
Thou greatly enrichest it;
The river of God is full of water:
Thou providest them grain, when thou hast so prepared the earth.
65:10Thou waterest its furrows abundantly;
Thou settlest the ridges thereof:
Thou makest it soft with showers;
Thou blessest the springing thereof.
65:11Thou crownest the year with thy goodness;
And thy paths drop fatness.
65:12They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness;
And the hills are girded with joy.
65:13The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered over with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.
For the Chief Musician. A song, a Psalm.
66:1Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth:
66:2Sing forth the glory of his name:
Make his praise glorious.
66:3Say unto God, How terrible are thy works!
Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
66:4All the earth shall worship thee,
And shall sing unto thee;
They shall sing to thy name.
66:5Come, and see the works of God;
He is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
66:6He turned the sea into dry land;
They went through the river on foot:
There did we rejoice in him.
66:7He ruleth by his might for ever;
His eyes observe the nations:
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
66:8Oh bless our God, ye peoples,
And make the voice of his praise to be heard;
66:9Who holdeth our soul in life,
And suffereth not our feet to be moved.
66:10For thou, O God, hast proved us:
Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
66:11Thou broughtest us into the net;
Thou layedst a sore burden upon our loins.
66:12Thou didst cause men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
66:13I will come into thy house with burnt-offerings;
I will pay thee my vows,
66:14Which my lips uttered,
And my mouth spake, when I was in distress.
66:15I will offer unto thee burnt-offerings of fatlings,
With the incense of rams;
I will offer bullocks with goats.
66:16Come, and hear, all ye that fear God,
And I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
66:17I cried unto him with my mouth,
And he was extolled with my tongue.
66:18If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear:
66:19But verily God hath heard;
He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
66:20Blessed be God,
Who hath not turned away my prayer,
Nor his lovingkindness from me.
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm, a song.
67:1God be merciful unto us, and bless us,
And cause his face to shine upon us;
67:2That thy way may be known upon earth,
Thy salvation among all nations.
67:3Let the peoples praise thee, O God;
Let all the peoples praise thee.
67:4Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity,
And govern the nations upon earth.
67:5Let the peoples praise thee, O God;
Let all the peoples praise thee.
67:6The earth hath yielded its increase:
God, even our own God, will bless us.
67:7God will bless us;
And all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
For the Chief Musician; A Psalm of David, a song.
68:1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered;
Let them also that hate him flee before him.
68:2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away:
As wax melteth before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
68:3But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God:
Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
68:4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:
Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts;
His name is Jehovah; and exult ye before him.
68:5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,
Is God in his holy habitation.
68:6God setteth the solitary in families:
He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
68:7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people,
When thou didst march through the wilderness;
68:8The earth trembled,
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God:
Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68:9Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain,
Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10Thy congregation dwelt therein:
Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.
68:11The Lord giveth the word:
The women that publish the tidings are a great host.
68:12Kings of armies flee, they flee;
And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
68:13When ye lie among the sheepfolds,
It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And her pinions with yellow gold.
68:14When the Almighty scattered kings therein,
It was as when it snoweth in Zalmon.
68:15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.
68:16Why look ye askance, ye high mountains,
At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode?
Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.
68:17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
68:18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives;
Thou hast received gifts among men,
Yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them.
68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden,
Even the God who is our salvation.
68:20God is unto us a God of deliverances;
And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.
68:21But God will smite through the head of his enemies,
The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.
68:22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan,
I will bring them again from the depths of the sea;
68:23That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood,
That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.
68:24They have seen thy goings, O God,
Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
68:25The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,
In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:26Bless ye God in the congregations,
Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.
68:27There is little Benjamin their ruler,
The princes of Judah and their council,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
68:28Thy God hath commanded thy strength:
Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
68:29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem
Kings shall bring presents unto thee.
68:30Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds,
The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver:
He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war.
68:31Princes shall come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God.
68:32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
Oh sing praises unto the Lord;
68:33To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old;
Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.
68:34Ascribe ye strength unto God:
His excellency is over Israel,
And his strength is in the skies.
68:35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places:
The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people.
Blessed be God.
For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshanim. A Psalm of David.
69:1Save me, O God;
For the waters are come in unto my soul.
69:2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing:
I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69:3I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried:
Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
69:4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head:
They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty:
That which I took not away I have to restore.
69:5O God, thou knowest my foolishness;
And my sins are not hid from thee.
69:6Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts:
Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.
69:7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;
Shame hath covered my face.
69:8I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
And an alien unto my mother's children.
69:9For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up;
And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.
69:10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting,
That was to my reproach.
69:11When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword unto them.
69:12They that sit in the gate talk of me;
And I am the song of the drunkards.
69:13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time:
O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness,
Answer me in the truth of thy salvation.
69:14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink:
Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69:15Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,
Neither let the deep shallow me up;
And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.
69:16Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good:
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.
69:17And hide not thy face from thy servant;
For I am in distress; answer me speedily.
69:18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it:
Ransom me because of mine enemies.
69:19Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor:
Mine adversaries are all before thee.
69:20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness:
And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
And for comforters, but I found none.
69:21They gave me also gall for my food;
And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
69:22Let their table before them become a snare;
And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.
69:23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see;
And make their loins continually to shake.
69:24Pour out thine indignation upon them,
And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them.
69:25Let their habitation be desolate;
Let none dwell in their tents.
69:26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;
And they tell of the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded.
69:27Add iniquity unto their iniquity;
And let them not come into thy righteousness.
69:28Let them be blotted out of the book of life,
And not be written with the righteous.
69:29But I am poor and sorrowful:
Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
69:30I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify him with thanksgiving.
69:31And it will please Jehovah better than an ox,
Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
69:32The meek have seen it, and are glad:
Ye that seek after God, let your heart live.
69:33For Jehovah heareth the needy,
And despiseth not his prisoners.
69:34Let heaven and earth praise him,
The seas, and everything that moveth therein.
69:35For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah;
And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.
69:36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it;
And they that love his name shall dwell therein.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; to bring to remembrance.
70:1Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
70:2Let them be put to shame and confounded
That seek after my soul:
Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor
That delight in my hurt.
70:3Let them be turned back by reason of their shame
That say, Aha, aha.
70:4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee;
And let such as love thy salvation say continually,
Let God be magnified.
70:5But I am poor and needy;
Make haste unto me, O God:
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
O Jehovah, make no tarrying.
71:1In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge:
Let me never be put to shame.
71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me:
Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
71:3Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:
Thou hast given commandment to save me;
For thou art my rock and my fortress.
71:4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah:
Thou art my trust from my youth.
71:6By thee have I been holden up from the womb;
Thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels:
My praise shall be continually of thee.
71:7I am as a wonder unto many;
But thou art my strong refuge.
71:8My mouth shall be filled with thy praise,
And with thy honor all the day.
71:9Cast me not off in the time of old age;
Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
71:10For mine enemies speak concerning me;
And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
71:11Saying, God hath forsaken him:
Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.
71:12O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me.
71:13Let them be put to shame and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
71:14But I will hope continually,
And will praise thee yet more and more.
71:15My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness,
And of thy salvation all the day;
For I know not the numbers thereof.
71:16I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah:
I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
71:17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth;
And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
71:18Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not,
Until I have declared thy strength unto the next generation,
Thy might to every one that is to come.
71:19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high;
Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?
71:20Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles,
Wilt quicken us again,
And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
71:21Increase thou my greatness,
And turn again and comfort me.
71:22I will also praise thee with the psaltery,
Even thy truth, O my God:
Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp,
O thou Holy One of Israel.
71:23My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee;
And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
71:24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long;
For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt.
A Psalm of Solomon.
72:1Give the king thy judgments, O God,
And thy righteousness unto the king's son.
72:2He will judge thy people with righteousness,
And thy poor with justice.
72:3The mountains shall bring peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
72:4He will judge the poor of the people,
He will save the children of the needy,
And will break in pieces the oppressor.
72:5They shall fear thee while the sun endureth,
And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.
72:6He will come down like rain upon the mown grass,
As showers that water the earth.
72:7In his days shall the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
72:8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
And from the River unto the ends of the earth.
72:9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him;
And his enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute:
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him;
All nations shall serve him.
72:12For he will deliver the needy when he crieth,
And the poor, that hath no helper.
72:13He will have pity on the poor and needy,
And the souls of the needy he will save.
72:14He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence;
And precious will their blood be in his sight:
72:15And they shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:
And men shall pray for him continually;
They shall bless him all the day long.
72:16There shall be abundance of grain in the earth upon the top of the mountains;
The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon:
And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
72:17His name shall endure for ever;
His name shall be continued as long as the sun:
And men shall be blessed in him;
All nations shall call him happy.
72:18Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel,
Who only doeth wondrous things:
72:19And blessed be his glorious name for ever;
And let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen, and Amen.
72:20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
A Psalm of Asaph.
73:1Surely God is good to Israel,
Even to such as are pure in heart.
73:2But as for me, my feet were almost gone;
My steps had well nigh slipped.
73:3For I was envious at the arrogant,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
73:4For there are no pangs in their death;
But their strength is firm.
73:5They are not in trouble as other men;
Neither are they plagued like other men.
73:6Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck;
Violence covereth them as a garment.
73:7Their eyes stand out with fatness:
They have more than heart could wish.
73:8They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression:
They speak loftily.
73:9They have set their mouth in the heavens,
And their tongue walketh through the earth.
73:10Therefore his people return hither:
And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
73:11And they say, How doth God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?
73:12Behold, these are the wicked;
And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.
73:13Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart,
And washed my hands in innocency;
73:14For all the day long have I been plagued,
And chastened every morning.
73:15If I had said, I will speak thus;
Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.
73:16When I thought how I might know this,
It was too painful for me;
73:17Until I went into the sanctuary of God,
And considered their latter end.
73:18Surely thou settest them in slippery places:
Thou castest them down to destruction.
73:19How are they become a desolation in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors.
73:20As a dream when one awaketh,
So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.
73:21For my soul was grieved,
And I was pricked in my heart:
73:22So brutish was I, and ignorant;
I was as a beast before thee.
73:23Nevertheless I am continually with thee:
Thou hast holden my right hand.
73:24Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.
73:25Whom have I in heaven but thee?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.
73:26My flesh and my heart faileth;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
73:27For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish:
Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, departing from thee.
73:28But it is good for me to draw near unto God:
I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge,
That I may tell of all thy works.
Maschil of Asaph.
74:1O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever?
Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
74:2Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old,
Which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance;
And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
74:3Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins,
All the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.
74:4Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thine assembly;
They have set up their ensigns for signs.
74:5They seemed as men that lifted up
Axes upon a thicket of trees.
74:6And now all the carved work thereof
They break down with hatchet and hammers.
74:7They have set thy sanctuary on fire;
They have profaned the dwelling-place of thy name by casting it to the ground.
74:8They said in their heart, Let us make havoc of them altogether:
They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
74:9We see not our signs:
There is no more any prophet;
Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
74:10How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach?
Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
74:11Why drawest thou back thy hand, even thy right hand?
Pluck it out of thy bosom and consume them.
74:12Yet God is my King of old,
Working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74:13Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength:
Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.
74:14Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces;
Thou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
74:15Thou didst cleave fountain and flood:
Thou driedst up mighty rivers.
74:16The day is thine, the night also is thine:
Thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
74:17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
Thou hast made summer and winter.
74:18Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah,
And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.
74:19Oh deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast:
Forget not the life of thy poor for ever.
74:20Have respect unto the covenant;
For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.
74:21Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed:
Let the poor and needy praise thy name.
74:22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause:
Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.
74:23Forget not the voice of thine adversaries:
The tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tash-heth. A Psalm of Asaph; a song.
75:1We give thanks unto thee, O God;
We give thanks, for thy name is near:
Men tell of thy wondrous works.
75:2When I shall find the set time, I will judge uprightly.
75:3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved:
I have set up the pillars of it.
75:4I said unto the arrogant, Deal not arrogantly;
And to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
75:5Lift not up your horn on high;
Speak not with a stiff neck.
75:6For neither from the east, nor from the west,
Nor yet from the south, cometh lifting up.
75:7But God is the judge:
He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.
75:8For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and the wine foameth;
It is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same:
Surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them, and drink them.
75:9But I will declare for ever,
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
75:10All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off;
But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a song.
76:1In Judah is God known:
His name is great in Israel.
76:2In Salem also is his tabernacle,
And his dwelling-place in Zion.
76:3There he brake the arrows of the bow;
The shield, and the sword, and the battle.
76:4Glorious art thou and excellent,
From the mountains of prey.
76:5The stouthearted are made a spoil,
They have slept their sleep;
And none of the men of might have found their hands.
76:6At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
Both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep.
76:7Thou, even thou, art to be feared;
And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
76:8Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared, and was still,
76:9When God arose to judgment,
To save all the meek of the earth.
76:10Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
The residue of wrath shalt thou gird upon thee.
76:11Vow, and pay unto Jehovah your God:
Let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
76:12He will cut off the spirit of princes:
He is terrible to the kings of the earth.
For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthan. A Psalm of Asaph.
77:1I will cry unto God with my voice,
Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.
77:2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord:
My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not;
My soul refused to be comforted.
77:3I remember God, and am disquieted:
I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed.
77:4Thou holdest mine eyes watching:
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
77:5I have considered the days of old,
The years of ancient times.
77:6I call to remembrance my song in the night:
I commune with mine own heart;
And my spirit maketh diligent search.
77:7Will the Lord cast off for ever?
And will he be favorable no more?
77:8Is his lovingkindness clean gone for ever?
Doth his promise fail for evermore?
77:9Hath God forgotten to be gracious?
Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?
77:10And I said, This is my infirmity;
But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
77:11I will make mention of the deeds of Jehovah;
For I will remember thy wonders of old.
77:12I will meditate also upon all thy work,
And muse on thy doings.
77:13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary:
Who is a great god like unto God?
77:14Thou art the God that doest wonders:
Thou hast made known thy strength among the peoples.
77:15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph.
77:16The waters saw thee, O God;
The waters saw thee, they were afraid:
The depths also trembled.
77:17The clouds poured out water;
The skies sent out a sound:
Thine arrows also went abroad.
77:18The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind;
The lightnings lightened the world:
The earth trembled and shook.
77:19Thy way was in the sea,
And thy paths in the great waters,
And thy footsteps were not known.
77:20Thou leddest thy people like a flock,
By the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Maschil of Asaph.
78:1Give ear, O my people, to my law:
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
78:2I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings of old,
78:3Which we have heard and known,
And our fathers have told us.
78:4We will not hide them from their children,
Telling to the generation to come the praises of Jehovah,
And his strength, and his wondrous works that he hath done.
78:5For he established a testimony in Jacob,
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which he commanded our fathers,
That they should make them known to their children;
78:6That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born;
Who should arise and tell them to their children,
78:7That they might set their hope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep his commandments,
78:8And might not be as their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that set not their heart aright,
And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
78:9The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
Turned back in the day of battle.
78:10They kept not the covenant of God,
And refused to walk in his law;
78:11And they forgat his doings,
And his wondrous works that he had showed them.
78:12Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers,
In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
78:13He clave the sea, and caused them to pass through;
And he made the waters to stand as a heap.
78:14In the day-time also he led them with a cloud,
And all the night with a light of fire.
78:15He clave rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
78:16He brought streams also out of the rock,
And caused waters to run down like rivers.
78:17Yet went they on still to sin against him,
To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
78:18And they tempted God in their heart
By asking food according to their desire.
78:19Yea, they spake against God;
They said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
78:20Behold, he smote the rock, so that waters gushed out,
And streams overflowed;
Can he give bread also?
Will he provide flesh for his people?
78:21Therefore Jehovah heard, and was wroth;
And a fire was kindled against Jacob,
And anger also went up against Israel;
78:22Because they believed not in God,
And trusted not in his salvation.
78:23Yet he commanded the skies above,
And opened the doors of heaven;
78:24And he rained down manna upon them to eat,
And gave them food from heaven.
78:25Man did eat the bread of the mighty:
He sent them food to the full.
78:26He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens;
And by his power he guided the south wind.
78:27He rained flesh also upon them as the dust,
And winged birds as the sand of the seas:
78:28And he let it fall in the midst of their camp,
Round about their habitations.
78:29So they did eat, and were well filled;
And he gave them their own desire.
78:30They were not estranged from that which they desired,
Their food was yet in their mouths,
78:31When the anger of God went up against them,
And slew of the fattest of them,
And smote down the young men of Israel.
78:32For all this they sinned still,
And believed not in his wondrous works.
78:33Therefore their days did he consume in vanity,
And their years in terror.
78:34When he slew them, then they inquired after him;
And they returned and sought God earnestly.
78:35And they remembered that God was their rock,
And the Most High God their redeemer.
78:36But they flattered him with their mouth,
And lied unto him with their tongue.
78:37For their heart was not right with him,
Neither were they faithful in his covenant.
78:38But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not:
Yea, many a time turned he his anger away,
And did not stir up all his wrath.
78:39And he remembered that they were but flesh,
A wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
78:40How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness,
And grieve him in the desert!
78:41And they turned again and tempted God,
And provoked the Holy One of Israel.
78:42They remember not his hand,
Nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;
78:43How he set his signs in Egypt,
And his wonders in the field of Zoan,
78:44And turned their rivers into blood,
And their streams, so that they could not drink.
78:45He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them;
And frogs, which destroyed them.
78:46He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar,
And their labor unto the locust.
78:47He destroyed their vines with hail,
And their sycomore-trees with frost.
78:48He gave over their cattle also to the hail,
And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
78:49He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger,
Wrath, and indignation, and trouble,
A band of angels of evil.
78:50He made a path for his anger;
He spared not their soul from death,
But gave their life over to the pestilence,
78:51And smote all the first-born in Egypt,
The chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
78:52But he led forth his own people like sheep,
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
78:53And he led them safely, so that they feared not;
But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
78:54And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary,
To this mountain, which his right hand had gotten.
78:55He drove out the nations also before them,
And allotted them for an inheritance by line,
And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
78:56Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God,
And kept not his testimonies;
78:57But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers:
They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
78:58For they provoked him to anger with their high places,
And moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
78:59When God heard this, he was wroth,
And greatly abhorred Israel;
78:60So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
The tent which he placed among men;
78:61And delivered his strength into captivity,
And his glory into the adversary's hand.
78:62He gave his people over also unto the sword,
And was wroth with his inheritance.
78:63Fire devoured their young men;
And their virgins had no marriage-song.
78:64Their priests fell by the sword;
And their widows made no lamentation.
78:65Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep,
Like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
78:66And he smote his adversaries backward:
He put them to a perpetual reproach.
78:67Moreover he refused the tent of Joseph,
And chose not the tribe of Ephraim,
78:68But chose the tribe of Judah,
The mount Zion which he loved.
78:69And he built his sanctuary like the heights,
Like the earth which he hath established for ever.
78:70He chose David also his servant,
And took him from the sheepfolds:
78:71From following the ewes that have their young he brought him,
To be the shepherd of Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
78:72So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
A Psalm of Asaph.
79:1O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance;
Thy holy temple have they defiled;
They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
79:2The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be food unto the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
79:3Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem;
And there was none to bury them.
79:4We are become a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to them that are round about us.
79:5How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever?
Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
79:6Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that know thee not,
And upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.
79:7For they have devoured Jacob,
And laid waste his habitation.
79:8Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers:
Let thy tender mercies speedily meet us;
For we are brought very low.
79:9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name;
And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake.
79:10Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God?
Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed
Be known among the nations in our sight.
79:11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee:
According to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to death;
79:12And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
79:13So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture
Will give thee thanks for ever:
We will show forth thy praise to all generations.
For the Chief Musician, set to Shoshanim Eduth.. A Psalm of Asaph.
80:1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock;
Thou that sittest above the cherubim, shine forth.
80:2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up thy might,
And come to save us.
80:3Turn us again, O God;
And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
80:4O Jehovah God of hosts,
How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
80:5Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears,
And given them tears to drink in large measure.
80:6Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors;
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
80:7Turn us again, O God of hosts;
And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
80:8Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt:
Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.
80:9Thou preparedst room before it,
And it took deep root, and filled the land.
80:10The mountains were covered with the shadow of it,
And the boughs thereof were like cedars of God.
80:11It sent out its branches unto the sea,
And its shoots unto the River.
80:12Why hast thou broken down its walls,
So that all they that pass by the way do pluck it?
80:13The boar out of the wood doth ravage it,
And the wild beasts of the field feed on it.
80:14Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts:
Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,
80:15And the stock which thy right hand planted,
And the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
80:16It is burned with fire, it is cut down:
They perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
80:17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand,
Upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
80:18So shall we not go back from thee:
Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.
80:19Turn us again, O Jehovah God of hosts;
Cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.
81:1Sing aloud unto God our strength:
Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
81:2Raise a song, and bring hither the timbrel,
The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
81:3Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
At the full moon, on our feast-day.
81:4For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
81:5He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,
When he went out over the land of Egypt,
Where I heard a language that I knew not.
81:6I removed his shoulder from the burden:
His hands were freed from the basket.
81:7Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee;
I answered thee in the secret place of thunder;
I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.
81:8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee:
O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
81:9There shall no strange god be in thee;
Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
81:10I am Jehovah thy God,
Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt:
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11But my people hearkened not to my voice;
And Israel would none of me.
81:12So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart,
That they might walk in their own counsels.
81:13Oh that my people would hearken unto me,
That Israel would walk in my ways!
81:14I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn my hand against their adversaries.
81:15The haters of Jehovah should submit themselves unto him:
But their time should endure for ever.
81:16He would feed them also with the finest of the wheat;
And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.
A Psalm of Asaph.
82:1God standeth in the congregation of God;
He judgeth among the gods.
82:2How long will ye judge unjustly,
And respect the persons of the wicked?
82:3Judge the poor and fatherless:
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
82:4Rescue the poor and needy:
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
82:5They know not, neither do they understand;
They walk to and fro in darkness:
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82:6I said, Ye are gods,
And all of you sons of the Most High.
82:7Nevertheless ye shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.
82:8Arise, O God, judge the earth;
For thou shalt inherit all the nations.
A song. A Psalm of Asaph.
83:1O God, keep not thou silence:
Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult;
And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
83:3Thy take crafty counsel against thy people,
And consult together against thy hidden ones.
83:4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5For they have consulted together with one consent;
Against thee do they make a covenant:
83:6The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagarenes;
83:7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
83:8Assyria also is joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot.
83:9Do thou unto them as unto Midian,
As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
83:10Who perished at Endor,
Who became as dung for the earth.
83:11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
Yea, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
83:12Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession
The habitations of God.
83:13O my God, make them like the whirling dust;
As stubble before the wind.
83:14As the fire that burneth the forest,
And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,
83:15So pursue them with thy tempest,
And terrify them with thy storm.
83:16Fill their faces with confusion,
That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
83:17Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever;
Yea, let them be confounded and perish;
83:18That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah,
Art the Most High over all the earth.
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
84:1How amiable are thy tabernacles,
O Jehovah of hosts!
84:2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah;
My heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God.
84:3Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts,
My King, and my God.
84:4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:
They will be still praising thee.
84:5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee;
In whose heart are the highways to Zion.
84:6Passing through the valley of Weeping they make it a place of springs;
Yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings.
84:7They go from strength to strength;
Every one of them appeareth before God in Zion.
84:8O Jehovah God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob.
84:9Behold, O God our shield,
And look upon the face of thine anointed.
84:10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
84:11For Jehovah God is a sun and a shield:
Jehovah will give grace and glory;
No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
84:12O Jehovah of hosts,
Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
85:1Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land;
Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
85:2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people;
Thou hast covered all their sin.
85:3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath;
Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
85:4Turn us, O God of our salvation,
And cause thine indignation toward us to cease.
85:5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
85:6Wilt thou not quicken us again,
That thy people may rejoice in thee?
85:7Show us thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah,
And grant us thy salvation.
85:8I will hear what God Jehovah will speak;
For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints:
But let them not turn again to folly.
85:9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
85:10Mercy and truth are met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11Truth springeth out of the earth;
And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
85:12Yea, Jehovah will give that which is good;
And our land shall yield its increase.
85:13Righteousness shall go before him,
And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.
A Prayer of David
86:1Bow down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me;
For I am poor and needy.
86:2Preserve my soul; for I am godly:
O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
86:3Be merciful unto me, O Lord;
For unto thee do I cry all the day long.
86:4Rejoice the soul of thy servant;
For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
86:5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.
86:6Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer;
And hearken unto the voice of my supplications.
86:7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee;
For thou wilt answer me.
86:8There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Lord;
Neither are there any works like unto thy works.
86:9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;
And they shall glorify thy name.
86:10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things:
Thou art God alone.
86:11Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth:
Unite my heart to fear thy name.
86:12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart;
And I will glorify thy name for evermore.
86:13For great is thy lovingkindness toward me;
And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
86:14O God, the proud are risen up against me,
And a company of violent men have sought after my soul,
And have not set thee before them.
86:15But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
86:16Oh turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;
Give thy strength unto thy servant,
And save the son of thy handmaid.
86:17Show me a token for good,
That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame,
Because thou, Jehovah, hast helped me, and comforted me.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song.
87:1His foundation is in the holy mountains.
87:2Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
87:3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.
87:4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me:
Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia:
This one was born there.
87:5Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her;
And the Most High himself will establish her.
87:6Jehovah will count, when he writeth up the peoples,
This one was born there.
87:7They that sing as well as they that dance shall say,
All my fountains are in thee.
A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.
88:1O Jehovah, the God of my salvation,
I have cried day and night before thee.
88:2Let my prayer enter into thy presence;
Incline thine ear unto my cry.
88:3For my soul is full of troubles,
And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
88:4I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit;
I am as a man that hath no help,
88:5Cast off among the dead,
Like the slain that lie in the grave,
Whom thou rememberest no more,
And they are cut off from thy hand.
88:6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,
In dark places, in the deeps.
88:7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,
And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves.
88:8Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me;
Thou hast made me an abomination unto them:
I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
88:9Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction:
I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah;
I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
88:10Wilt thou show wonders to the dead?
Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee?
88:11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?
Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?
88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?
And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:13But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried;
And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
88:14Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul?
Why hidest thou thy face from me?
88:15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up:
While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
88:16Thy fierce wrath is gone over me;
Thy terrors have cut me off.
88:17They came round about me like water all the day long;
They compassed me about together.
88:18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,
And mine acquaintance into darkness.
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
89:1I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever:
With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
89:2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever;
Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
89:3I have made a covenant with my chosen,
I have sworn unto David my servant:
89:4Thy seed will I establish for ever,
And build up thy throne to all generations.
89:5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Jehovah;
Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89:6For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah?
Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto Jehovah,
89:7A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones,
And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
89:8O Jehovah God of hosts,
Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah?
And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
89:9Thou rulest the pride of the sea:
When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
89:10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
89:11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
89:12The north and the south, thou hast created them:
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.
89:13Thou hast a mighty arm;
Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
89:14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne:
Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
89:15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
89:16In thy name do they rejoice all the day;
And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
89:17For thou art the glory of their strength;
And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.
89:18For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah;
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89:19Then thou spakest in vision to thy saints,
And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
89:20I have found David my servant;
With my holy oil have I anointed him:
89:21With whom my hand shall be established;
Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
89:22The enemy shall not exact from him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
89:23And I will beat down his adversaries before him,
And smite them that hate him.
89:24But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him;
And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25I will set his hand also on the sea,
And his right hand on the rivers.
89:26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.
89:27I also will make him my first-born,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore;
And my covenant shall stand fast with him.
89:29His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
And his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30If his children forsake my law,
And walk not in mine ordinances;
89:31If they break my statutes,
And keep not my commandments;
89:32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod,
And their iniquity with stripes.
89:33But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,
Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34My covenant will I not break,
Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness:
I will not lie unto David:
89:36His seed shall endure for ever,
And his throne as the sun before me.
89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon,
And as the faithful witness in the sky.
89:38But thou hast cast off and rejected,
Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
89:39Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant:
Thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41All that pass by the way rob him:
He is become a reproach to his neighbors.
89:42Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword,
And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44Thou hast made his brightness to cease,
And cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened:
Thou hast covered him with shame.
89:46How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?
89:47Oh remember how short my time is:
For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
89:48What man is he that shall live and not see death,
That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?
89:49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
89:50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;
How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,
89:51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah,
Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52Blessed be Jehovah for evermore.
Amen, and Amen.
A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
90:1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place
In all generations.
90:2Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
90:3Thou turnest man to destruction,
And sayest, Return, ye children of men.
90:4For a thousand years in thy sight
Are but as yesterday when it is past,
And as a watch in the night.
90:5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep:
In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
90:6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up;
In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
90:7For we are consumed in thine anger,
And in thy wrath are we troubled.
90:8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee,
Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
90:9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath:
We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
90:10The days of our years are threescore years and ten,
Or even by reason of strength fourscore years;
Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow;
For it is soon gone, and we fly away.
90:11Who knoweth the power of thine anger,
And thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee?
90:12So teach us to number our days,
That we may get us a heart of wisdom.
90:13Return, O Jehovah; how long?
And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
90:14Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us,
And the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16Let thy work appear unto thy servants,
And thy glory upon their children.
90:17And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
91:1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
91:2I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in whom I trust.
91:3For he will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
And from the deadly pestilence.
91:4He will cover thee with his pinions,
And under his wings shalt thou take refuge:
His truth is a shield and a buckler.
91:5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night,
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
91:6For the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
91:7A thousand shall fall at thy side,
And ten thousand at thy right hand;
But it shall not come nigh thee.
91:8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold,
And see the reward of the wicked.
91:9 For thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge!
Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation;
91:10There shall no evil befall thee,
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
91:11For he will give his angels charge over thee,
To keep thee in all thy ways.
91:12They shall bear thee up in their hands,
Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
91:13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
The young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under foot.
91:14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
91:15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble:
I will deliver him, and honor him.
91:16With long life will I satisfy him,
And show him my salvation.
A Psalm, a Song for the sabbath day.
92:1It is a good thing to give thanks unto Jehovah,
And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High;
92:2To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning,
And thy faithfulness every night,
92:3With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery;
With a solemn sound upon the harp.
92:4For thou, Jehovah, hast made me glad through thy work:
I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
92:5How great are thy works, O Jehovah!
Thy thoughts are very deep.
92:6A brutish man knoweth not;
Neither doth a fool understand this:
92:7When the wicked spring as the grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish;
It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.
92:8But thou, O Jehovah, art on high for evermore.
92:9For, lo, thine enemies, O Jehovah,
For, lo, thine enemies shall perish;
All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
92:10But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox:
I am anointed with fresh oil.
92:11Mine eye also hath seen my desire on mine enemies,
Mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
92:12The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree:
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
92:13They are planted in the house of Jehovah;
They shall flourish in the courts of our God.
92:14They shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and green:
92:15To show that Jehovah is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
93:1Jehovah reigneth; he is clothed with majesty;
Jehovah is clothed with strength; he hath girded himself therewith:
The world also is established, that it cannot be moved.
93:2Thy throne is established of old:
Thou art from everlasting.
93:3The floods have lifted up, O Jehovah,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their waves.
93:4Above the voices of many waters,
The mighty breakers of the sea,
Jehovah on high is mighty.
93:5Thy testimonies are very sure:
Holiness becometh thy house,
O Jehovah, for evermore.
94:1O Jehovah, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth,
Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.
94:2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth:
Render to the proud their desert.
94:3Jehovah, how long shall the wicked,
How long shall the wicked triumph?
94:4They prate, they speak arrogantly:
All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.
94:5They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah,
And afflict thy heritage.
94:6They slay the widow and the sojourner,
And murder the fatherless.
94:7And they say, Jehovah will not see,
Neither will the God of Jacob consider.
94:8Consider, ye brutish among the people;
And ye fools, when will ye be wise?
94:9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?
He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
94:10He that chastiseth the nations, shall not he correct,
Even he that teacheth man knowledge?
94:11Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man,
That they are vanity.
94:12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah,
And teachest out of thy law;
94:13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity,
Until the pit be digged for the wicked.
94:14For Jehovah will not cast off his people,
Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
94:15For judgment shall return unto righteousness;
And all the upright in heart shall follow it.
94:16Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
94:17Unless Jehovah had been my help,
My soul had soon dwelt in silence.
94:18When I said, My foot slippeth;
Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.
94:19In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.
94:20Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee,
Which frameth mischief by statute?
94:21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
And condemn the innocent blood.
94:22But Jehovah hath been my high tower,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
94:23And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity,
And will cut them off in their own wickedness;
Jehovah our God will cut them off.
95:1Oh come, let us sing unto Jehovah;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
95:2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
95:3For Jehovah is a great God,
And a great King above all gods.
95:4In his hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the mountains are his also.
95:5The sea is his, and he made it;
And his hands formed the dry land.
95:6Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker:
95:7For he is our God,
And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
To-day, oh that ye would hear his voice!
95:8Harden not your heart, as at Meribah,
As in the day of Massah in the wilderness;
95:9When your fathers tempted me,
Proved me, and saw my work.
95:10Forty years long was I grieved with that generation,
And said, It is a people that do err in their heart,
And they have not known my ways:
95:11Wherefore I sware in my wrath,
That they should not enter into my rest.
96:1Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song:
Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth.
96:2Sing unto Jehovah, bless his name;
Show forth his salvation from day to day.
96:3Declare his glory among the nations,
His marvellous works among all the peoples.
96:4For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised:
He is to be feared above all gods.
96:5For all the gods of the peoples are idols;
But Jehovah made the heavens.
96:6Honor and majesty are before him:
Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
96:7Ascribe unto Jehovah, ye kindreds of the peoples,
Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength.
96:8Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name:
Bring an offering, and come into his courts.
96:9Oh worship Jehovah in holy array:
Tremble before him, all the earth.
96:10Say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth:
The world also is established that it cannot be moved:
He will judge the peoples with equity.
96:11Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
96:12Let the field exult, and all that is therein;
Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy
96:13Before Jehovah; for he cometh,
For he cometh to judge the earth:
He will judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with his truth.
97:1Jehovah reigneth; let the earth rejoice;
Let the multitude of isles be glad.
97:2Clouds and darkness are round about him:
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
97:3A fire goeth before him,
And burneth up his adversaries round about.
97:4His lightnings lightened the world:
The earth saw, and trembled.
97:5The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
97:6The heavens declare his righteousness,
And all the peoples have seen his glory.
97:7Let all them be put to shame that serve graven images,
That boast themselves of idols:
Worship him, all ye gods.
97:8Zion heard and was glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoiced,
Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.
97:9For thou, Jehovah, art most high above all the earth:
Thou art exalted far above all gods.
97:10O ye that love Jehovah, hate evil:
He preserveth the souls of his saints;
He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
97:11Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
97:12Be glad in Jehovah, ye righteous;
And give thanks to his holy memorial name.
98:1Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song;
For he hath done marvellous things:
His right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.
98:2Jehovah hath made known his salvation:
His righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the nations.
98:3He hath remembered his lovingkindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel:
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
98:4Make a joyful noise unto Jehovah, all the earth:
Break forth and sing for joy, yea, sing praises.
98:5Sing praises unto Jehovah with the harp;
With the harp and the voice of melody.
98:6With trumpets and sound of cornet
Make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah.
98:7Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
The world, and they that dwell therein;
98:8Let the floods clap their hands;
Let the hills sing for joy together
98:9Before Jehovah; for he cometh to judge the earth:
He will judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with equity.
99:1Jehovah reigneth; let the peoples tremble:
He sitteth above the cherubim; let the earth be moved.
99:2Jehovah is great in Zion;
And he is high above all the peoples.
99:3Let them praise thy great and terrible name:
Holy is he.
99:4The king's strength also loveth justice;
Thou dost establish equity;
Thou executest justice and righteousness in Jacob.
99:5Exalt ye Jehovah our God,
And worship at his footstool:
Holy is he.
99:6Moses and Aaron among his priests,
And Samuel among them that call upon his name;
They called upon Jehovah, and he answered them.
99:7He spake unto them in the pillar of cloud:
They kept his testimonies,
And the statute that he gave them.
99:8Thou answeredst them, O Jehovah our God:
Thou wast a God that forgavest them,
Though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
99:9Exalt ye Jehovah our God,
And worship at his holy hill;
For Jehovah our God is holy.