Psalm 100

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

 100:1Make a joyful noise unto Jehovah, all ye lands.

 100:2Serve Jehovah with gladness:

 Come before his presence with singing.

 100:3Know ye that Jehovah, he is God:

 It is he that hath made us, and we are his;

 We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

 100:4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,

 And into his courts with praise:

 Give thanks unto him, and bless his name.

 100:5For Jehovah is good; his lovingkindness endureth for ever,

 And his faithfulness unto all generations.


Psalm 101

A Psalm of David.

 101:1I will sing of lovingkindness and justice:

 Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.

 101:2I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way:

 Oh when wilt thou come unto me?

 I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

 101:3I will set no base thing before mine eyes:

 I hate the work of them that turn aside;

 It shall not cleave unto me.

 101:4A perverse heart shall depart from me:

 I will know no evil thing.

 101:5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I destroy:

 Him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

 101:6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me:

 He that walketh in a perfect way, he shall minister unto me.

 101:7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:

 He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.

 101:8Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land;

 To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of Jehovah.


Psalm 102

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before Jehovah.

 102:1Hear my prayer, O Jehovah,

 And let my cry come unto thee.

 102:2Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress:

 Incline thine ear unto me;

 In the day when I call answer me speedily.

 102:3For my days consume away like smoke,

 And my bones are burned as a firebrand.

 102:4My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;

 For I forget to eat my bread.

 102:5By reason of the voice of my groaning

 My bones cleave to my flesh.

 102:6I am like a pelican of the wilderness;

 I am become as an owl of the waste places.

 102:7I watch, and am become like a sparrow

 That is alone upon the house-top.

 102:8Mine enemies reproach me all the day;

 They that are mad against me do curse by me.

 102:9For I have eaten ashes like bread,

 And mingled my drink with weeping,

 102:10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:

 For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.

 102:11My days are like a shadow that declineth;

 And I am withered like grass.

 102:12But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide for ever;

 And thy memorial name unto all generations.

 102:13Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion;

 For it is time to have pity upon her,

 Yea, the set time is come.

 102:14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones,

 And have pity upon her dust.

 102:15So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah,

 And all the kings of the earth thy glory.

 102:16For Jehovah hath built up Zion;

 He hath appeared in his glory.

 102:17He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute,

 And hath not despised their prayer.

 102:18This shall be written for the generation to come;

 And a people which shall be created shall praise Jehovah.

 102:19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary;

 From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;

 102:20To hear the sighing of the prisoner;

 To loose those that are appointed to death;

 102:21That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion,

 And his praise in Jerusalem;

 102:22When the peoples are gathered together,

 And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.

 102:23He weakened my strength in the way;

 He shortened my days.

 102:24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days:

 Thy years are throughout all generations.

 102:25Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth;

 And the heavens are the work of thy hands.

 102:26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure;

 Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment;

 As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

 102:27But thou art the same,

 And thy years shall have no end.

 102:28The children of thy servants shall continue,

 And their seed shall be established before thee.


Psalm 103

A Psalm of David.

 103:1Bless Jehovah, O my soul;

 And all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 103:2Bless Jehovah, O my soul,

 And forget not all his benefits:

 103:3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;

 Who healeth all thy diseases;

 103:4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

 Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 103:5Who satisfieth thy desire with good things,

 So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.

 103:6Jehovah executeth righteous acts,

 And judgments for all that are oppressed.

 103:7He made known his ways unto Moses,

 His doings unto the children of Israel.

 103:8Jehovah is merciful and gracious,

 Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.

 103:9He will not always chide;

 Neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 103:10He hath not dealt with us after our sins,

 Nor rewarded us after our iniquities.

 103:11For as the heavens are high above the earth,

 So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.

 103:12As far as the east is from the west,

 So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

 103:13Like as a father pitieth his children,

 So Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

 103:14For he knoweth our frame;

 He remembereth that we are dust.

 103:15As for man, his days are as grass;

 As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

 103:16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;

 And the place thereof shall know it no more.

 103:17But the lovingkindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,

 And his righteousness unto children's children;

 103:18To such as keep his covenant,

 And to those that remember his precepts to do them.

 103:19Jehovah hath established his throne in the heavens;

 And his kingdom ruleth over all.

 103:20Bless Jehovah, ye his angels,

 That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word,

 Hearkening unto the voice of his word.

 103:21Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts,

 Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

 103:22Bless Jehovah, all ye his works,

 In all places of his dominion:

 Bless Jehovah, O my soul.


Psalm 104

 104:1Bless Jehovah, O my soul.

 O Jehovah my God, thou art very great;

 Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:

 104:2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment;

 Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;

 104:3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters;

 Who maketh the clouds his chariot;

 Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;

 104:4Who maketh winds his messengers;

 Flames of fire his ministers;

 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth,

 That it should not be moved for ever.

 104:6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a vesture;

 The waters stood above the mountains.

 104:7At thy rebuke they fled;

 At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away

 104:8 (The mountains rose, the valleys sank down)

 Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.

 104:9Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over;

 That they turn not again to cover the earth.

 104:10He sendeth forth springs into the valleys;

 They run among the mountains;

 104:11They give drink to every beast of the field;

 The wild asses quench their thirst.

 104:12By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation;

 They sing among the branches.

 104:13He watereth the mountains from his chambers:

 The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

 104:14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle,

 And herb for the service of man;

 That he may bring forth food out of the earth,

 104:15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,

 And oil to make his face to shine,

 And bread that strengtheneth man's heart.

 104:16The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture,

 The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

 104:17Where the birds make their nests:

 As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.

 104:18The high mountains are for the wild goats;

 The rocks are a refuge for the conies.

 104:19He appointed the moon for seasons:

 The sun knoweth his going down.

 104:20Thou makest darkness, and it is night,

 Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

 104:21The young lions roar after their prey,

 And seek their food from God.

 104:22The sun ariseth, they get them away,

 And lay them down in their dens.

 104:23Man goeth forth unto his work

 And to his labor until the evening.

 104:24O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works!

 In wisdom hast thou made them all:

 The earth is full of thy riches.

 104:25Yonder is the sea, great and wide,

 Wherein are things creeping innumerable,

 Both small and great beasts.

 104:26There go the ships;

 There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein.

 104:27These wait all for thee,

 That thou mayest give them their food in due season.

 104:28Thou givest unto them, they gather;

 Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.

 104:29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled;

 Thou takest away their breath, they die,

 And return to their dust.

 104:30Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created;

 And thou renewest the face of the ground.

 104:31Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever;

 Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:

 104:32Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth;

 He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.

 104:33I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live:

 I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.

 104:34Let thy meditation be sweet unto him:

 I will rejoice in Jehovah.

 104:35Let sinners be consumed out of the earth.

 And let the wicked be no more.

 Bless Jehovah, O my soul.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 105

 105:1Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name;

 Make known among the peoples his doings.

 105:2Sing unto him, sing praises unto him;

 Talk ye of all his marvelous works.

 105:3Glory ye in his holy name:

 Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.

 105:4Seek ye Jehovah and his strength;

 Seek his face evermore.

 105:5Remember his marvellous works that he hath done,

 His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,

 105:6O ye seed of Abraham his servant,

 Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

 105:7He is Jehovah our God:

 His judgments are in all the earth.

 105:8He hath remembered his covenant for ever,

 The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

 105:9The covenant which he made with Abraham,

 And his oath unto Isaac,

 105:10And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute,

 To Israel for an everlasting covenant,

 105:11Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan,

 The lot of your inheritance;

 105:12When they were but a few men in number,

 Yea, very few, and sojourners in it.

 105:13And they went about from nation to nation,

 From one kingdom to another people.

 105:14He suffered no man to do them wrong;

 Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

 105:15Saying, Touch not mine anointed ones,

 And do my prophets no harm.

 105:16And he called for a famine upon the land;

 He brake the whole staff of bread.

 105:17He sent a man before them;

 Joseph was sold for a servant:

 105:18His feet they hurt with fetters:

 He was laid in chains of iron,

 105:19Until the time that his word came to pass,

 The word of Jehovah tried him.

 105:20The king sent and loosed him;

 Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.

 105:21He made him lord of his house,

 And ruler of all his substance;

 105:22To bind his princes at his pleasure,

 And teach his elders wisdom.

 105:23Israel also came into Egypt;

 And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

 105:24And he increased his people greatly,

 And made them stronger than their adversaries.

 105:25He turned their heart to hate his people,

 To deal subtly with his servants.

 105:26He sent Moses his servant,

 And Aaron whom he had chosen.

 105:27They set among them his signs,

 And wonders in the land of Ham.

 105:28He sent darkness, and made it dark;

 And they rebelled not against his words.

 105:29He turned their waters into blood,

 And slew their fish.

 105:30Their land swarmed with frogs In the chambers of their kings.

 105:31He spake, and there came swarms of flies,

 And lice in all their borders.

 105:32He gave them hail for rain,

 And flaming fire in their land.

 105:33He smote their vines also and their fig-trees,

 And brake the trees of their borders.

 105:34He spake, and the locust came,

 And the grasshopper, and that without number,

 105:35And did eat up every herb in their land,

 And did eat up the fruit of their ground.

 105:36He smote also all the first-born in their land,

 The chief of all their strength.

 105:37And he brought them forth with silver and gold;

 And there was not one feeble person among his tribes.

 105:38Egypt was glad when they departed;

 For the fear of them had fallen upon them.

 105:39He spread a cloud for a covering,

 And fire to give light in the night.

 105:40They asked, and he brought quails,

 And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

 105:41He opened the rock, and waters gushed out;

 They ran in the dry places like a river.

 105:42For he remembered his holy word,

 And Abraham his servant.

 105:43And he brought forth his people with joy,

 And his chosen with singing.

 105:44And he gave them the lands of the nations;

 And they took the labor of the peoples in possession:

 105:45That they might keep his statutes,

 And observe his laws.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 106

 106:1 Praise ye Jehovah.

 Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

 For his lovingkindness endureth forever.

 106:2Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah,

 Or show forth all his praise?

 106:3Blessed are they that keep justice,

 And he that doeth righteousness at all times.

 106:4Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people;

 Oh visit me with thy salvation,

 106:5That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen,

 That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation,

 That I may glory with thine inheritance.

 106:6We have sinned with our fathers,

 We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

 106:7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;

 They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses,

 But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.

 106:8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake,

 That he might make his mighty power to be known.

 106:9He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up:

 So he led them through the depths, as through a wilderness.

 106:10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them,

 And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

 106:11And the waters covered their adversaries;

 There was not one of them left.

 106:12Then believed they his words;

 They sang his praise.

 106:13They soon forgat his works;

 They waited not for his counsel,

 106:14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,

 And tempted God in the desert.

 106:15And he gave them their request,

 But sent leanness into their soul.

 106:16They envied Moses also in the camp,

 And Aaron the saint of Jehovah.

 106:17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,

 And covered the company of Abiram.

 106:18And a fire was kindled in their company;

 The flame burned up the wicked.

 106:19They made a calf in Horeb,

 And worshipped a molten image.

 106:20Thus they changed their glory

 For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

 106:21They forgat God their Saviour,

 Who had done great things in Egypt,

 106:22Wondrous works in the land of Ham,

 And terrible things by the Red Sea.

 106:23Therefore he said that he would destroy them,

 Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,

 To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

 106:24Yea, they despised the pleasant land,

 They believed not his word,

 106:25But murmured in their tents,

 And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.

 106:26Therefore he sware unto them,

 That he would overthrow them in the wilderness,

 106:27And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations,

 And scatter them in the lands.

 106:28They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor,

 And ate the sacrifices of the dead.

 106:29Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings;

 And the plague brake in upon them.

 106:30Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment;

 And so the plague was stayed.

 106:31And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness,

 Unto all generations for evermore.

 106:32They angered him also at the waters of Meribah,

 So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;

 106:33Because they were rebellious against his spirit,

 And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

 106:34They did not destroy the peoples,

 As Jehovah commanded them,

 106:35But mingled themselves with the nations,

 And learned their works,

 106:36And served their idols,

 Which became a snare unto them.

 106:37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

 106:38And shed innocent blood,

 Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,

 Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan;

 And the land was polluted with blood.

 106:39Thus were they defiled with their works,

 And played the harlot in their doings.

 106:40Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people,

 And he abhorred his inheritance.

 106:41And he gave them into the hand of the nations;

 And they that hated them ruled over them.

 106:42Their enemies also oppressed them,

 And they were brought into subjection under their hand.

 106:43Many times did he deliver them;

 But they were rebellious in their counsel,

 And were brought low in their iniquity.

 106:44Nevertheless he regarded their distress,

 When he heard their cry:

 106:45And he remembered for them his covenant,

 And repented according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

 106:46He made them also to be pitied

 Of all those that carried them captive.

 106:47Save us, O Jehovah our God,

 And gather us from among the nations,

 To give thanks unto thy holy name,

 And to triumph in thy praise.

 106:48Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,

 From everlasting even to everlasting.

 And let all the people say, Amen.

 Praise ye Jehovah.

Psalm 107

 107:1O give thanks unto Jehovah;

 For he is good;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 107:2Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so,

 Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary,

 107:3And gathered out of the lands,

 From the east and from the west,

 From the north and from the south.

 107:4They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way;

 They found no city of habitation.

 107:5Hungry and thirsty,

 Their soul fainted in them.

 107:6Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble,

 And he delivered them out of their distresses,

 107:7He led them also by a straight way,

 That they might go to a city of habitation.

 107:8Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness,

 And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 107:9For he satisfieth the longing soul,

 And the hungry soul he filleth with good.

 107:10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,

 Being bound in affliction and iron,

 107:11Because they rebelled against the words of God,

 And contemned the counsel of the Most High:

 107:12Therefore he brought down their heart with labor;

 They fell down, and there was none to help.

 107:13Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble,

 And he saved them out of their distresses.

 107:14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,

 And brake their bonds in sunder.

 107:15Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness,

 And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 107:16For he hath broken the gates of brass,

 And cut the bars of iron in sunder.

 107:17Fools because of their transgression,

 And because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

 107:18Their soul abhorreth all manner of food;

 And they draw near unto the gates of death.

 107:19Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble,

 And he saveth them out of their distresses.

 107:20He sendeth his word, and healeth them,

 And delivereth them from their destructions.

 107:21Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness,

 And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 107:22And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,

 And declare his works with singing.

 107:23They that go down to the sea in ships,

 That do business in great waters;

 107:24These see the works of Jehovah,

 And his wonders in the deep.

 107:25For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind,

 Which lifteth up the waves thereof.

 107:26They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths:

 Their soul melteth away because of trouble.

 107:27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,

 And are at their wits' end.

 107:28Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble,

 And he bringeth them out of their distresses.

 107:29He maketh the storm a calm,

 So that the waves thereof are still.

 107:30Then are they glad because they are quiet;

 So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

 107:31Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness,

 And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 107:32Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people,

 And praise him in the seat of the elders.

 107:33He turneth rivers into a wilderness,

 And watersprings into a thirsty ground;

 107:34A fruitful land into a salt desert,

 For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

 107:35He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water,

 And a dry land into watersprings.

 107:36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell,

 That they may prepare a city of habitation,

 107:37And sow fields, and plant vineyards,

 And get them fruits of increase.

 107:38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly;

 And he suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

 107:39Again, they are diminished and bowed down

 Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.

 107:40He poureth contempt upon princes,

 And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.

 107:41Yet setteth he the needy on high from affliction,

 And maketh him families like a flock.

 107:42The upright shall see it, and be glad;

 And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

 107:43Whoso is wise will give heed to these things;

 And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah.


Psalm 108

A Song, A Psalm of David.

 108:1My heart is fixed, O God; I will sing, yea,

 I will sing praises, even with my glory.

 108:2Awake, psaltery and harp:

 I myself will awake right early.

 108:3I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples;

 And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

 108:4For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens;

 And thy truth reacheth unto the skies.

 108:5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens,

 And thy glory above all the earth.

 108:6That thy beloved may be delivered,

 Save with thy right hand, and answer us.

 108:7God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;

 I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

 108:8Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;

 Ephraim also is the defence of my head;

 Judah is my sceptre.

 108:9Moab is my washpot;

 Upon Edom will I cast my shoe;

 Over Philistia will I shout.

 108:10Who will bring me into the fortified city?

 Who hath led me unto Edom?

 108:11 Hast not thou cast us off, O God?

 And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.

 108:12Give us help against the adversary;

 For vain is the help of man.

 108:13Through God we shall do valiantly:

 For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.


Psalm 109

For the Chief Musicion. A Psalm of David.

 109:1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

 109:2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me:

 They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

 109:3They have compassed me about also with words of hatred,

 And fought against me without a cause.

 109:4For my love they are my adversaries:

 But I give myself unto prayer.

 109:5And they have rewarded me evil for good,

 And hatred for my love.

 109:6Set thou a wicked man over him;

 And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

 109:7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty;

 And let his prayer be turned into sin.

 109:8Let his days be few;

 And let another take his office.

 109:9Let his children be fatherless,

 And his wife a widow.

 109:10Let his children be vagabonds, and beg;

 And let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.

 109:11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath;

 And let strangers make spoil of his labor.

 109:12Let there be none to extend kindness unto him;

 Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.

 109:13Let his posterity be cut off;

 In the generation following let their name be blotted out.

 109:14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah;

 And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

 109:15Let them be before Jehovah continually,

 That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth;

 109:16Because he remembered not to show kindness,

 But persecuted the poor and needy man,

 And the broken in heart, to slay them.

 109:17Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him;

 And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

 109:18He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment,

 And it came into his inward parts like water,

 And like oil into his bones.

 109:19Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself,

 And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

 109:20This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah,

 And of them that speak evil against my soul.

 109:21But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name's sake:

 Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;

 109:22For I am poor and needy,

 And my heart is wounded within me.

 109:23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth:

 I am tossed up and down as the locust.

 109:24My knees are weak through fasting;

 And my flesh faileth of fatness.

 109:25I am become also a reproach unto them:

 When they see me, they shake their head.

 109:26Help me, O Jehovah my God;

 Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness:

 109:27That they may know that this is thy hand;

 That thou, Jehovah, hast done it.

 109:28Let them curse, but bless thou:

 When they arise, they shall be put to shame,

 But thy servant shall rejoice.

 109:29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor,

 And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

 109:30I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth;

 Yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

 109:31For he will stand at the right hand of the needy,

 To save him from them that judges his soul.


Psalm 110

A Psalm of David.

 110:1Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand,

 Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

 110:2Jehovah will send forth the rod of thy strength out of Zion:

 Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

 110:3Thy people offer themselves willingly

 In the day of thy power, in holy array:

 Out of the womb of the morning

 Thou hast the dew of thy youth.

 110:4Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent:

 Thou art a priest for ever

 After the order of Melchizedek.

 110:5The Lord at thy right hand

 Will strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

 110:6He will judge among the nations,

 He will fill the places with dead bodies;

 He will strike through the head in many countries.

 110:7He will drink of the brook in the way:

 Therefore will he lift up the head.


Psalm 111

 111:1 Praise ye Jehovah.

 I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart,

 In the council of the upright, and in the congregation.

 111:2The works of Jehovah are great,

 Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

 111:3His work is honor and majesty;

 And his righteousness endureth for ever.

 111:4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered:

 Jehovah is gracious and merciful.

 111:5He hath given food unto them that fear him:

 He will ever be mindful of his covenant.

 111:6He hath showed his people the power of his works,

 In giving them the heritage of the nations.

 111:7The works of his hands are truth and justice;

 All his precepts are sure.

 111:8They are established for ever and ever;

 They are done in truth and uprightness.

 111:9He hath sent redemption unto his people;

 He hath commanded his covenant for ever:

 Holy and reverend is his name.

 111:10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom;

 A good understanding have all they that do his commandments:

 His praise endureth for ever.


Psalm 112

 112:1 Praise ye Jehovah.

 Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah,

 That delighteth greatly in his commandments.

 112:2His seed shall be mighty upon earth:

 The generation of the upright shall be blessed.

 112:3Wealth and riches are in his house;

 And his righteousness endureth for ever.

 112:4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness:

 He is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

 112:5Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth;

 He shall maintain his cause in judgment.

 112:6For he shall never be moved;

 The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

 112:7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings:

 His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.

 112:8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid,

 Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.

 112:9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the needy;

 His righteousness endureth for ever:

 His horn shall be exalted with honor.

 112:10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved;

 He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away:

 The desire of the wicked shall perish.


Psalm 113

 113:1Praise ye Jehovah.

 Praise, O ye servants of Jehovah,

 Praise the name of Jehovah.

 113:2Blessed be the name of Jehovah

 From this time forth and for evermore.

 113:3From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same

 Jehovah's name is to be praised.

 113:4Jehovah is high above all nations,

 And his glory above the heavens.

 113:5Who is like unto Jehovah our God,

 That hath his seat on high,

 113:6That humbleth himself to behold

 The things that are in heaven and in the earth?

 113:7He raiseth up the poor out of the dust,

 And lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;

 113:8That he may set him with princes,

 Even with the princes of his people.

 113:9He maketh the barren woman to keep house,

 And to be a joyful mother of children.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 114

 114:1When Israel went forth out of Egypt,

 The house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

 114:2Judah became his sanctuary,

 Israel his dominion.

 114:3The sea saw it, and fled;

 The Jordan was driven back.

 114:4The mountains skipped like rams,

 The little hills like lambs.

 114:5What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleest?

 Thou Jordan, that thou turnest back?

 114:6Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams;

 Ye little hills, like lambs?

 114:7Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord,

 At the presence of the God of Jacob,

 114:8Who turned the rock into a pool of water,

 The flint into a fountain of waters.


Psalm 115

 115:1Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us,

 But unto thy name give glory,

 For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth's sake.

 115:2Wherefore should the nations say,

 Where is now their God?

 115:3But our God is in the heavens:

 He hath done whatsoever he pleased.

 115:4Their idols are silver and gold,

 The work of men's hands.

 115:5They have mouths, but they speak not;

 Eyes have they, but they see not;

 115:6They have ears, but they hear not;

 Noses have they, but they smell not;

 115:7They have hands, but they handle not;

 Feet have they, but they walk not;

 Neither speak they through their throat.

 115:8They that make them shall be like unto them;

 Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

 115:9O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah:

 He is their help and their shield.

 115:10O house of Aaron, trust ye in Jehovah:

 He is their help and their shield.

 115:11Ye that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah:

 He is their help and their shield.

 115:12Jehovah hath been mindful of us; he will bless us:

 He will bless the house of Israel;

 He will bless the house of Aaron.

 115:13He will bless them that fear Jehovah,

 Both small and great.

 115:14Jehovah increase you more and more,

 You and your children.

 115:15Blessed are ye of Jehovah,

 Who made heaven and earth.

 115:16The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah;

 But the earth hath he given to the children of men.

 115:17The dead praise not Jehovah,

 Neither any that go down into silence;

 115:18But we will bless Jehovah

 From this time forth and for evermore.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 116

 116:1I love Jehovah, because he heareth

 My voice and my supplications.

 116:2Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,

 Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

 116:3The cords of death compassed me,

 And the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me:

 I found trouble and sorrow.

 116:4Then called I upon the name of Jehovah:

 O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

 116:5Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous;

 Yea, our God is merciful.

 116:6Jehovah preserveth the simple:

 I was brought low, and he saved me.

 116:7Return unto thy rest, O my soul;

 For Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee.

 116:8For thou hast delivered my soul from death,

 Mine eyes from tears,

 And my feet from falling.

 116:9I will walk before Jehovah

 In the land of the living.

 116:10I believe, for I will speak:

 I was greatly afflicted:

 116:11I said in my haste,

 All men are liars.

 116:12What shall I render unto Jehovah

 For all his benefits toward me?

 116:13I will take the cup of salvation,

 And call upon the name of Jehovah.

 116:14I will pay my vows unto Jehovah,

 Yea, in the presence of all his people.

 116:15Precious in the sight of Jehovah

 Is the death of his saints.

 116:16O Jehovah, truly I am thy servant:

 I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid;

 Thou hast loosed my bonds.

 116:17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,

 And will call upon the name of Jehovah.

 116:18I will pay my vows unto Jehovah,

 Yea, in the presence of all his people,

 116:19In the courts of Jehovah's house,

 In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 117

 117:1O praise Jehovah, all ye nations;

 Laud him, all ye peoples.

 117:2For his lovingkindness is great toward us;

 And the truth of Jehovah endureth for ever.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 118

 118:1Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 118:2Let Israel now say,

 That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 118:3Let the house of Aaron now say,

 That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 118:4Let them now that fear Jehovah say,

 That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 118:5Out of my distress I called upon Jehovah:

 Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.

 118:6Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear:

 What can man do unto me?

 118:7Jehovah is on my side among them that help me:

 Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

 118:8It is better to take refuge in Jehovah

 Than to put confidence in man.

 118:9It is better to take refuge in Jehovah

 Than to put confidence in princes.

 118:10All nations compassed me about:

 In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

 118:11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about:

 In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

 118:12They compassed me about like bees;

 They are quenched as the fire of thorns:

 In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

 118:13Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall;

 But Jehovah helped me.

 118:14Jehovah is my strength and song;

 And he is become my salvation.

 118:15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous:

 The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.

 118:16The right hand of Jehovah is exalted:

 The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.

 118:17I shall not die, but live,

 And declare the works of Jehovah.

 118:18 Jehovah hath chastened me sore;

 But he hath not given me over unto death.

 118:19Open to me the gates of righteousness:

 I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto Jehovah.

 118:20This is the gate of Jehovah;

 The righteous shall enter into it.

 118:21I will give thanks unto thee; for thou hast answered me,

 And art become my salvation.

 118:22The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head of the corner.

 118:23This is Jehovah's doing;

 It is marvellous in our eyes.

 118:24This is the day which Jehovah hath made;

 We will rejoice and be glad in it.

 118:25Save now, we beseech thee, O Jehovah:

 O Jehovah, we beseech thee, send now prosperity.

 118:26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of Jehovah:

 We have blessed you out of the house of Jehovah.

 118:27Jehovah is God, and he hath given us light:

 Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

 118:28Thou art my God, and I will give thanks unto thee:

 Thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

 118:29Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.


Psalm 119


 119:1Blessed are they that are perfect in the way,

 Who walk in the law of Jehovah.

 119:2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,

 That seek him with the whole heart.

 119:3Yea, they do no unrighteousness;

 They walk in his ways.

 119:4Thou hast commanded us thy precepts,

 That we should observe them diligently.

 119:5Oh that my ways were established

 To observe thy statutes!

 119:6Then shall I not be put to shame,

 When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

 119:7I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart,

 When I learn thy righteous judgments.

 119:8I will observe thy statutes:

 Oh forsake me not utterly.


 119:9Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way?

 By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

 119:10With my whole heart have I sought thee:

 Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.

 119:11Thy word have I laid up in my heart,

 That I might not sin against thee.

 119:12Blessed art thou, O Jehovah:

 Teach me thy statutes.

 119:13With my lips have I declared

 All the ordinances of thy mouth.

 119:14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies,

 As much as in all riches.

 119:15I will meditate on thy precepts,

 And have respect unto thy ways.

 119:16I will delight myself in thy statutes:

 I will not forget thy word.


 119:17Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live;

 So will I observe thy word.

 119:18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold

 Wondrous things out of thy law.

 119:19I am a sojourner in the earth:

 Hide not thy commandments from me.

 119:20My soul breaketh for the longing

 That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.

 119:21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,

 That do wander from thy commandments.

 119:22Take away from me reproach and contempt;

 For I have kept thy testimonies.

 119:23Princes also sat and talked against me;

 But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.

 119:24Thy testimonies also are my delight

 And my counsellors.


 119:25My soul cleaveth unto the dust:

 Quicken thou me according to thy word.

 119:26I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me:

 Teach me thy statutes.

 119:27Make me to understand the way of thy precepts:

 So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.

 119:28My soul melteth for heaviness:

 Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

 119:29Remove from me the way of falsehood;

 And grant me thy law graciously.

 119:30I have chosen the way of faithfulness:

 Thine ordinances have I set before me.

 119:31I cleave unto thy testimonies:

 O Jehovah, put me not to shame.

 119:32I will run the way of thy commandments,

 When thou shalt enlarge my heart.


 119:33Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes;

 And I shall keep it unto the end.

 119:34Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;

 Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

 119:35Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;

 For therein do I delight.

 119:36Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,

 And not to covetousness.

 119:37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity,

 And quicken me in thy ways.

 119:38Confirm unto thy servant thy word,

 Which is in order unto the fear of thee.

 119:39Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid;

 For thine ordinances are good.

 119:40Behold, I have longed after thy precepts:

 Quicken me in thy righteousness.


 119:41Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah,

 Even thy salvation, according to thy word.

 119:42So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me;

 For I trust in thy word.

 119:43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth;

 For I have hoped in thine ordinances.

 119:44So shall I observe thy law continually

 For ever and ever.

 119:45And I shall walk at liberty;

 For I have sought thy precepts.

 119:46I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings,

 And shall not be put to shame.

 119:47And I will delight myself in thy commandments,

 Which I have loved.

 119:48I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved;

 And I will meditate on thy statutes.


 119:49Remember the word unto thy servant,

 Because thou hast made me to hope.

 119:50This is my comfort in my affliction;

 For thy word hath quickened me.

 119:51The proud have had me greatly in derision:

 Yet have I not swerved from thy law.

 119:52I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah,

 And have comforted myself.

 119:53 Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me,

 Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

 119:54Thy statutes have been my songs

 In the house of my pilgrimage.

 119:55I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night,

 And have observed thy law.

 119:56This I have had,

 Because I have kept thy precepts.




 119:57 Jehovah is my portion:

 I have said that I would observe thy words.

 119:58I entreated thy favor with my whole heart:

 Be merciful unto me according to thy word.

 119:59I thought on my ways,

 And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

 119:60I made haste, and delayed not,

 To observe thy commandments.

 119:61The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round;

 But I have not forgotten thy law.

 119:62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee

 Because of thy righteous ordinances.

 119:63I am a companion of all them that fear thee,

 And of them that observe thy precepts.

 119:64The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness:

 Teach me thy statutes.




 119:65Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,

 O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

 119:66Teach me good judgment and knowledge;

 For I have believed in thy commandments.

 119:67Before I was afflicted I went astray;

 But now I observe thy word.

 119:68Thou art good, and doest good;

 Teach me thy statutes.

 119:69The proud have forged a lie against me:

 With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

 119:70Their heart is as fat as grease;

 But I delight in thy law.

 119:71It is good for me that I have been afflicted;

 That I may learn thy statutes.

 119:72The law of thy mouth is better unto me

 Than thousands of gold and silver.




 119:73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:

 Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

 119:74They that fear thee shall see me and be glad,

 Because I have hoped in thy word.

 119:75I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous,

 And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.

 119:76Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort,

 According to thy word unto thy servant.

 119:77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live;

 For thy law is my delight.

 119:78Let the proud be put to shame;

 For they have overthrown me wrongfully:

 But I will meditate on thy precepts.

 119:79Let those that fear thee turn unto me;

 And they shall know thy testimonies.

 119:80Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes,

 That I be not put to shame.




 119:81My soul fainteth for thy salvation;

 But I hope in thy word.

 119:82Mine eyes fail for thy word,

 While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?

 119:83For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke;

 Yet do I not forget thy statutes.

 119:84How many are the days of thy servant?

 When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

 119:85The proud have digged pits for me,

 Who are not according to thy law.

 119:86All thy commandments are faithful:

 They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

 119:87They had almost consumed me upon earth;

 But I forsook not thy precepts.




 119:88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness;

 So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth.

 119:89For ever, O Jehovah,

 Thy word is settled in heaven.

 119:90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:

 Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

 119:91 They abide this day according to thine ordinances;

 For all things are thy servants.

 119:92Unless thy law had been my delight,

 I should then have perished in mine affliction.

 119:93I will never forget thy precepts;

 For with them thou hast quickened me.

 119:94I am thine, save me;

 For I have sought thy precepts.

 119:95The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me;

 But I will consider thy testimonies.




 119:96I have seen an end of all perfection;

 But thy commandment is exceeding broad.

 119:97Oh how love I thy law!

 It is my meditation all the day.

 119:98 Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies;

 For they are ever with me.

 119:99I have more understanding than all my teachers;

 For thy testimonies are my meditation.

 119:100I understand more than the aged,

 Because I have kept thy precepts.

 119:101I have refrained my feet from every evil way,

 That I might observe thy word.

 119:102I have not turned aside from thine ordinances;

 For thou hast taught me.

 119:103How sweet are thy words unto my taste!

 Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

 119:104Through thy precepts I get understanding:

 Therefore I hate every false way.




 119:105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,

 And light unto my path.

 119:106I have sworn, and have confirmed it,

 That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.

 119:107I am afflicted very much:

 Quicken me, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

 119:108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah,

 And teach me thine ordinances.

 119:109My soul is continually in my hand;

 Yet do I not forget thy law.

 119:110The wicked have laid a snare for me;

 Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.

 119:111Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever;

 For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

 119:112I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes

 For ever, even unto the end.




 119:113I hate them that are of a double mind;

 But thy law do I love.

 119:114Thou art my hiding-place and my shield:

 I hope in thy word.

 119:115Depart from me, ye evil-doers,

 That I may keep the commandments of my God.

 119:116Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live;

 And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

 119:117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe,

 And shall have respect unto thy statutes continually.

 119:118Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes;

 For their deceit is falsehood.

 119:119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross:

 Therefore I love thy testimonies.

 119:120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee;

 And I am afraid of thy judgments.




 119:121I have done justice and righteousness:

 Leave me not to mine oppressors.

 119:122Be surety for thy servant for good:

 Let not the proud oppress me.

 119:123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation,

 And for thy righteous word.

 119:124Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness,

 And teach me thy statutes.

 119:125I am thy servant; give me understanding,

 That I may know thy testimonies.

 119:126It is time for Jehovah to work;

 For they have made void thy law.

 119:127Therefore I love thy commandments

 Above gold, yea, above fine gold.

 119:128Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;

 And I hate every false way.




 119:129Thy testimonies are wonderful;

 Therefore doth my soul keep them.

 119:130The opening of thy words giveth light;

 It giveth understanding unto the simple.

 119:131I opened wide my mouth, and panted;

 For I longed for thy commandments.

 119:132Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me,

 As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

 119:133Establish my footsteps in thy word;

 And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

 119:134Redeem me from the oppression of man:

 So will I observe thy precepts.

 119:135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant;

 And teach me thy statutes.

 119:136Streams of water run down mine eyes,

 Because they observe not thy law.




 119:137Righteous art thou, O Jehovah,

 And upright are thy judgments.

 119:138Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness

 And very faithfulness.

 119:139My zeal hath consumed me,

 Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

 119:140Thy word is very pure;

 Therefore thy servant loveth it.

 119:141I am small and despised;

 Yet do I not forget thy precepts.

 119:142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

 And thy law is truth.

 119:143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me;

 Yet thy commandments are my delight.

 119:144Thy testimonies are righteous for ever:

 Give me understanding, and I shall live.




 119:145I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah:

 I will keep thy statutes.

 119:146I have called unto thee; save me,

 And I shall observe thy testimonies.

 119:147I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried:

 I hoped in thy words.

 119:148Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches,

 That I might meditate on thy word.

 119:149Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness:

 Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thine ordinances.

 119:150They draw nigh that follow after wickedness;

 They are far from thy law.

 119:151Thou art nigh, O Jehovah;

 And all thy commandments are truth.

 119:152Of old have I known from thy testimonies,

 That thou hast founded them for ever.




 119:153Consider mine affliction, and deliver me;

 For I do not forget thy law.

 119:154Plead thou my cause, and redeem me:

 Quicken me according to thy word.

 119:155Salvation is far from the wicked;

 For they seek not thy statutes.

 119:156Great are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah:

 Quicken me according to thine ordinances.

 119:157Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries;

 Yet have I not swerved from thy testimonies.

 119:158I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved,

 Because they observe not thy word.

 119:159Consider how I love thy precepts:

 Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thy lovingkindness.

 119:160The sum of thy word is truth;

 And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.




 119:161Princes have persecuted me without a cause;

 But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

 119:162I rejoice at thy word,

 As one that findeth great spoil.

 119:163I hate and abhor falsehood;

 But thy law do I love.

 119:164Seven times a day do I praise thee,

 Because of thy righteous ordinances.

 119:165Great peace have they that love thy law;

 And they have no occasion of stumbling.

 119:166I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah,

 And have done thy commandments.

 119:167My soul hath observed thy testimonies;

 And I love them exceedingly.

 119:168I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies;

 For all my ways are before thee.




 119:169Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah:

 Give me understanding according to thy word.

 119:170Let my supplication come before thee:

 Deliver me according to thy word.

 119:171Let my lips utter praise;

 For thou teachest me thy statutes.

 119:172Let my tongue sing of thy word;

 For all thy commandments are righteousness.

 119:173Let thy hand be ready to help me;

 For I have chosen thy precepts.

 119:174I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah;

 And thy law is my delight.

 119:175Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee;

 And let thine ordinances help me.

 119:176I have gone astray like a lost sheep;

 Seek thy servant;

 For I do not forget thy commandments.


Psalm 120

A Song of Ascents.

 120:1In my distress I cried unto Jehovah,

 And he answered me.

 120:2Deliver my soul, O Jehovah, from lying lips,

 And from a deceitful tongue.

 120:3What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee,

 Thou deceitful tongue?

 120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty,

 With coals of juniper.

 120:5Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech,

 That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

 120:6My soul hath long had her dwelling

 With him that hateth peace.

 120:7I am for peace:

 But when I speak, they are for war.


Psalm 121

A Song of Ascents.

 121:1I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains:

 From whence shall my help come?

 121:2My help cometh from Jehovah,

 Who made heaven and earth.


 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:

 He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

 121:4Behold, he that keepeth Israel

 Will neither slumber nor sleep.

 121:5Jehovah is thy keeper:

 Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand.

 121:6The sun shall not smite thee by day,

 Nor the moon by night.

 121:7Jehovah will keep thee from all evil;

 He will keep thy soul.

 121:8Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in

 From this time forth and for evermore.


Psalm 122

A Song of Ascents; of David.

 122:1I was glad when they said unto me,

 Let us go unto the house of Jehovah.

 122:2Our feet are standing

 Within thy gates, O Jerusalem,

 122:3Jerusalem, that art builded

 As a city that is compact together;

 122:4Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of Jehovah,

 For an ordinance for Israel,

 To give thanks unto the name of Jehovah.

 122:5For there are set thrones for judgment,

 The thrones of the house of David.

 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

 They shall prosper that love thee.

 122:7Peace be within thy walls,

 And prosperity within thy palaces.

 122:8For my brethren and companions' sakes,

 I will now say, Peace be within thee.

 122:9For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God

 I will seek thy good.


Psalm 123

A Song of Ascents.

 123:1Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes,

 O thou that sittest in the heavens.

 123:2Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their master,

 As the eyes of a maid unto the hand of her mistress;

 So our eyes look unto Jehovah our God,

 Until he have mercy upon us.

 123:3Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah, have mercy upon us;

 For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

 123:4Our soul is exceedingly filled

 With the scoffing of those that are at ease,

 And with the contempt of the proud.


Psalm 124

A Song of Ascents; of David.

 124:1If it had not been Jehovah who was on our side,

 Let Israel now say,

 124:2If it had not been Jehovah who was on our side,

 When men rose up against us;

 124:3Then they had swallowed us up alive,

 When their wrath was kindled against us;

 124:4Then the waters had overwhelmed us,

 The stream had gone over our soul;

 124:5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

 124:6Blessed be Jehovah,

 Who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

 124:7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:

 The snare is broken, and we are escaped.

 124:8Our help is in the name of Jehovah,

 Who made heaven and earth.


Psalm 125

A Song of Ascents.

 125:1They that trust in Jehovah

 Are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for ever.

 125:2As the mountains are round about Jerusalem,

 So Jehovah is round about his people

 From this time forth and for evermore.

 125:3For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous;

 That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.

 125:4Do good, O Jehovah, unto those that are good,

 And to them that are upright in their hearts.

 125:5But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways,

 Jehovah will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity.

 Peace be upon Israel.


Psalm 126

A Song of Ascents.

 126:1When Jehovah brought back those that returned to Zion,

 We were like unto them that dream.

 126:2Then was our mouth filled with laughter,

 And our tongue with singing:

 Then said they among the nations,

 Jehovah hath done great things for them.

 126:3Jehovah hath done great things for us,

 Whereof we are glad.

 126:4Turn again our captivity, O Jehovah,

 As the streams in the South.

 126:5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

 126:6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for sowing,

 Shall doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him.


Psalm 127

A Song of Ascents; of Solomon.

 127:1Except Jehovah build the house,

 They labor in vain that build it:

 Except Jehovah keep the city,

 The watchman waketh but in vain.

 127:2It is vain for you to rise up early,

 To take rest late,

 To eat the bread of toil;

 For so he giveth unto his beloved sleep.

 127:3Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah;

 And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

 127:4As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,

 So are the children of youth.

 127:5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:

 They shall not be put to shame,

 When they speak with their enemies in the gate.


Psalm 128

A Song of Ascents.

 128:1Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah,

 That walketh in his ways.

 128:2For thou shalt eat the labor of thy hands:

 Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

 128:3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine,

 In the innermost parts of thy house;

 Thy children like olive plants,

 Round about thy table.

 128:4Behold, thus shall the man be blessed

 That feareth Jehovah.

 128:5Jehovah bless thee out of Zion:

 And see thou the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

 128:6Yea, see thou thy children's children.

 Peace be upon Israel.


Psalm 129

A Song of Ascents.

 129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up,

 Let Israel now say,

 129:2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up:

 Yet they have not prevailed against me.

 129:3The plowers plowed upon my back;

 They made long their furrows.

 129:4Jehovah is righteous:

 He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

 129:5Let them be put to shame and turned backward,

 All they that hate Zion.

 129:6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,

 Which withereth before it groweth up;

 129:7Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand,

 Nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

 129:8Neither do they that go by say,

 The blessing of Jehovah be upon you;

 We bless you in the name of Jehovah.


Psalm 130

A Song of Ascents.

 130:1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Jehovah.

 130:2Lord, hear my voice:

 Let thine ears be attentive

 To the voice of my supplications.

 130:3If thou, Jehovah, shouldest mark iniquities,

 O Lord, who could stand?

 130:4But there is forgiveness with thee,

 That thou mayest be feared.

 130:5I wait for Jehovah, my soul doth wait,

 And in his word do I hope.

 130:6My soul waiteth for the Lord

 More than watchmen wait for the morning;

 Yea, more than watchmen for the morning.

 130:7O Israel, hope in Jehovah;

 For with Jehovah there is lovingkindness,

 And with him is plenteous redemption.

 130:8And he will redeem Israel

 From all his iniquities.


Psalm 131

A Song of Ascents; of David.

 131:1Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty;

 Neither do I exercise myself in great matters,

 Or in things too wonderful for me.

 131:2Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul;

 Like a weaned child with his mother,

 Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

 131:3O Israel, hope in Jehovah

 From this time forth and for evermore.


Psalm 132

A Song of Ascents.

 132:1Jehovah, remember for David

 All his affliction;

 132:2How he sware unto Jehovah,

 And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:

 132:3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house,

 Nor go up into my bed;

 132:4I will not give sleep to mine eyes,

 Or slumber to mine eyelids;

 132:5Until I find out a place for Jehovah,

 A tabernacle for the Mighty One of Jacob.

 132:6Lo, we heard of it in Ephrathah:

 We found it in the field of the wood.

 132:7We will go into his tabernacles;

 We will worship at his footstool.

 132:8Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting-place;

 Thou, and the ark of thy strength.

 132:9Let thy priest be clothed with righteousness;

 And let thy saints shout for joy.

 132:10For thy servant David's sake

 Turn not away the face of thine anointed.

 132:11Jehovah hath sworn unto David in truth;

 He will not turn from it:

 Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

 132:12If thy children will keep my covenant

 And my testimony that I shall teach them,

 Their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.

 132:13For Jehovah hath chosen Zion;

 He hath desired it for his habitation.

 132:14This is my resting-place for ever:

 Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

 132:15I will abundantly bless her provision:

 I will satisfy her poor with bread.

 132:16Her priests also will I clothe with salvation;

 And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

 132:17There will I make the horn of David to bud:

 I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

 132:18His enemies will I clothe with shame;

 But upon himself shall his crown flourish.


Psalm 133

A Song of Ascents; of David.

 133:1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

 For brethren to dwell together in unity!

 133:2It is like the precious oil upon the head,

 That ran down upon the beard,

 Even Aaron's beard;

 That came down upon the skirt of his garments;

 133:3Like the dew of Hermon,

 That cometh down upon the mountains of Zion:

 For there Jehovah commanded the blessing,

 Even life for evermore.


Psalm 134

A Song of Ascents.

 134:1Behold, bless ye Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah,

 That by night stand in the house of Jehovah.

 134:2Lift up your hands to the sanctuary,

 And bless ye Jehovah.

 134:3Jehovah bless thee out of Zion;

 Even he that made heaven and earth.


Psalm 135

 135:1Praise ye Jehovah.

 Praise ye the name of Jehovah;

 Praise him, O ye servants of Jehovah,

 135:2Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah,

 In the courts of the house of our God.

 135:3Praise ye Jehovah; for Jehovah is good:

 Sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

 135:4For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself,

 And Israel for his own possession.

 135:5For I know that Jehovah is great,

 And that our Lord is above all gods.

 135:6Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that hath he done,

 In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;

 135:7Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;

 Who maketh lightnings for the rain;

 Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;

 135:8Who smote the first-born of Egypt,

 Both of man and beast;

 135:9Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt,

 Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants;

 135:10Who smote many nations,

 And slew mighty kings,

 135:11Sihon king of the Amorites,

 And Og king of Bashan,

 And all the kingdoms of Canaan,

 135:12And gave their land for a heritage,

 A heritage unto Israel his people.

 135:13Thy name, O Jehovah, endureth for ever;

 Thy memorial name, O Jehovah, throughout all generations.

 135:14For Jehovah will judge his people,

 And repent himself concerning his servants.


 135:15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,

 The work of men's hands.

 135:16They have mouths, but they speak not;

 Eyes have they, but they see not;

 135:17They have ears, but they hear not;

 Neither is there any breath in their mouths.

 135:18They that make them shall be like unto them;

 Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

 135:19O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah:

 O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah:

 135:20O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah:

 Ye that fear Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah.

 135:21Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion,

 Who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 136

 136:1Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 136:2Oh give thanks unto the God of gods;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 136:3Oh give thanks unto the Lord of lords;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:4To him who alone doeth great wonders;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:5To him that by understanding made the heavens;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:6To him that spread forth the earth above the waters;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:7To him that made great lights;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:8The sun to rule by day;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:9The moon and stars to rule by night;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:10To him that smote Egypt in their first-born;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:11And brought out Israel from among them;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:12With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:13To him that divided the Red Sea in sunder;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:16To him that led his people through the wilderness;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:17To him that smote great kings;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:18And slew famous kings;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:19Sihon king of the Amorites;

 For his lovingkindness endureth forever;

 136:20And Og king of Bashan;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:21And gave their land for a heritage;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:22Even a heritage unto Israel his servant;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:23Who remembered us in our low estate;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

 136:24And hath delivered us from our adversaries;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

 136:25Who giveth food to all flesh;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

 136:26Oh give thanks unto the God of heaven;

 For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.


Psalm 137

 137:1By the rivers of Babylon,

 There we sat down, yea, we wept,

 When we remembered Zion.

 137:2Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps.

 137:3For there they that led us captive required of us songs,

 And they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,

 Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

 137:4How shall we sing Jehovah's song

 In a foreign land?

 137:5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,

 Let my right hand forget her skill.

 137:6Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,

 If I remember thee not;

 If I prefer not Jerusalem

 Above my chief joy.

 137:7Remember, O Jehovah, against the children of Edom

 The day of Jerusalem;

 Who said, Rase it, rase it,

 Even to the foundation thereof.

 137:8O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed,

 Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee

 As thou hast served us.

 137:9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones

 Against the rock.


Psalm 138

A Psalm of David.

 138:1I will give thee thanks with my whole heart:

 Before the gods will I sing praises unto thee.

 138:2I will worship toward thy holy temple,

 And give thanks unto thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth:

 For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

 138:3In the day that I called thou answeredst me,

 Thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.

 138:4All the kings of the earth shall give thee thanks, O Jehovah,

 For they have heard the words of thy mouth.

 138:5Yea, they shall sing of the ways of Jehovah;

 For great is the glory of Jehovah.

 138:6For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly;

 But the haughty he knoweth from afar.

 138:7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me;

 Thou wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies,

 And thy right hand will save me.

 138:8Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me:

 Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, endureth for ever;

 Forsake not the works of thine own hands.


Psalm 139

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 139:1O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me.

 139:2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising;

 Thou understandest my thought afar off.

 139:3Thou searchest out my path and my lying down,

 And art acquainted with all my ways.

 139:4For there is not a word in my tongue,

 But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

 139:5Thou hast beset me behind and before,

 And laid thy hand upon me.

 139:6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

 It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

 139:7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?

 Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

 139:8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:

 If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.

 139:9If I take the wings of the morning,

 And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

 139:10Even there shall thy hand lead me,

 And thy right hand shall hold me.

 139:11If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me,

 And the light about me shall be night;

 139:12Even the darkness hideth not from thee,

 But the night shineth as the day:

 The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

 139:13For thou didst form my inward parts:

 Thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.

 139:14I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:

 Wonderful are thy works;

 And that my soul knoweth right well.

 139:15My frame was not hidden from thee,

 When I was made in secret,

 And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

 139:16Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance;

 And in thy book they were all written,

 Even the days that were ordained for me,

 When as yet there was none of them.

 139:17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!

 How great is the sum of them!

 139:18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:

 When I awake, I am still with thee.

 139:19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God:

 Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

 139:20For they speak against thee wickedly,

 And thine enemies take thy name in vain.

 139:21Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee?

 And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

 139:22I hate them with perfect hatred:

 They are become mine enemies.

 139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart:

 Try me, and know my thoughts;

 139:24And see if there be any wicked way in me,

 And lead me in the way everlasting.


Psalm 140

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 140:1Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man;

 Preserve me from the violent man:

 140:2Who devise mischiefs in their heart;

 Continually do they gather themselves together for war.

 140:3They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent;

 Adders' poison is under their lips.


 140:4Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked;

 Preserve me from the violent man:

 Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

 140:5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords;

 They have spread a net by the wayside;

 They have set gins for me.


 140:6I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God:

 Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.

 140:7O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation,

 Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

 140:8Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked;

 Further not his evil device, lest they exalt themselves.


 140:9As for the head of those that compass me about,

 Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

 140:10Let burning coals fall upon them:

 Let them be cast into the fire,

 Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.

 140:11An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth:

 Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

 140:12I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

 And justice for the needy.

 140:13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name:

 The upright shall dwell in thy presence.


Psalm 141

A Psalm of David.

 141:1Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me:

 Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.

 141:2Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee;

 The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

 141:3Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth;

 Keep the door of my lips.

 141:4Incline not my heart to any evil thing,

 To practise deeds of wickedness

 With men that work iniquity:

 And let me not eat of their dainties.

 141:5Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness;

 And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head;

 Let not my head refuse it:

 For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

 141:6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock;

 And they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

 141:7As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth,

 Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

 141:8For mine eyes are unto thee, O Jehovah the Lord:

 In thee do I take refuge; leave not my soul destitute.

 141:9Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,

 And from the gins of the workers of iniquity.

 141:10Let the wicked fall into their own nets,

 Whilst that I withal escape.


Psalm 142

Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer.

 142:1I cry with my voice unto Jehovah;

 With my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.

 142:2I pour out my complaint before him;

 I show before him my trouble.

 142:3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,

 Thou knewest my path.

 In the way wherein I walk

 Have they hidden a snare for me.

 142:4Look on my right hand, and see;

 For there is no man that knoweth me:

 Refuge hath failed me;

 No man careth for my soul.

 142:5I cried unto thee, O Jehovah;

 I said, Thou art my refuge,

 My portion in the land of the living.

 142:6Attend unto my cry;

 For I am brought very low:

 Deliver me from my persecutors;

 For they are stronger than I.

 142:7Bring my soul out of prison,

 That I may give thanks unto thy name:

 The righteous shall compass me about;

 For thou wilt deal bountifully with me.


Psalm 143

A Psalm of David.

 143:1Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications:

 In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

 143:2And enter not into judgment with thy servant;

 For in thy sight no man living is righteous.

 143:3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;

 He hath smitten my life down to the ground:

 He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

 143:4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;

 My heart within me is desolate.

 143:5I remember the days of old;

 I meditate on all thy doings;

 I muse on the work of thy hands.

 143:6I spread forth my hands unto thee:

 My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land.


 143:7Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth:

 Hide not thy face from me,

 Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.

 143:8Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning;

 For in thee do I trust:

 Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;

 For I lift up my soul unto thee.

 143:9Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies:

 I flee unto thee to hide me.

 143:10Teach me to do thy will;

 For thou art my God:

 Thy Spirit is good;

 Lead me in the land of uprightness.

 143:11Quicken me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake:

 In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.

 143:12And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies,

 And destroy all them that afflict my soul;

 For I am thy servant.


Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

 144:1Blessed be Jehovah my rock,

 Who teacheth my hands to war,

 And my fingers to fight:

 144:2My lovingkindness, and my fortress,

 My high tower, and my deliverer;

 My shield, and he in whom I take refuge;

 Who subdueth my people under me.

 144:3Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him?

 Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?

 144:4Man is like to vanity:

 His days are as a shadow that passeth away.

 144:5Bow thy heavens, O Jehovah, and come down:

 Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

 144:6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them;

 Send out thine arrows, and discomfit them.

 144:7Stretch forth thy hand from above;

 Rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters,

 Out of the hand of aliens;

 144:8Whose mouth speaketh deceit,

 And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

 144:9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:

 Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

 144:10Thou art he that giveth salvation unto kings;

 Who rescueth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

 144:11Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of aliens,

 Whose mouth speaketh deceit,

 And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.


 144:12When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth,

 And our daughters as corner-stones hewn after the fashion of a palace;

 144:13When our garners are full, affording all manner of store,

 And our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;

 144:14When our oxen are well laden;

 When there is no breaking in, and no going forth,

 And no outcry in our streets:

 144:15Happy is the people that is in such a case;

 Yea, happy is the people whose God is Jehovah.


Psalm 145

A Psalm of praise; of David.

 145:1I will extol thee, my God, O King;

 And I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

 145:2Every day will I bless thee;

 And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

 145:3Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised;

 And his greatness is unsearchable.

 145:4One generation shall laud thy works to another,

 And shall declare thy mighty acts.

 145:5Of the glorious majesty of thine honor,

 And of thy wondrous works, will I meditate.

 145:6And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts;

 And I will declare thy greatness.

 145:7They shall utter the memory of thy great goodness,

 And shall sing of thy righteousness.

 145:8Jehovah is gracious, and merciful;

 Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.

 145:9Jehovah is good to all;

 And his tender mercies are over all his works.

 145:10All thy works shall give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah;

 And thy saints shall bless thee.

 145:11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,

 And talk of thy power;

 145:12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,

 And the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.

 145:13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

 And thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

 145:14Jehovah upholdeth all that fall,

 And raiseth up all those that are bowed down.

 145:15The eyes of all wait for thee;

 And thou givest them their food in due season.

 145:16Thou openest thy hand,

 And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

 145:17Jehovah is righteous in all his ways,

 And gracious in all his works.

 145:18Jehovah is nigh unto all them that call upon him,

 To all that call upon him in truth.

 145:19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him;

 He also will hear their cry and will save them.

 145:20Jehovah preserveth all them that love him;

 But all the wicked will he destroy.

 145:21My mouth shall speak the praise of Jehovah;

 And let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.


Psalm 146

 146:1Praise ye Jehovah.

 Praise Jehovah, O my soul.

 146:2While I live will I praise Jehovah:

 I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

 146:3Put not your trust in princes,

 Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

 146:4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth;

 In that very day his thoughts perish.

 146:5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help,

 Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:

 146:6Who made heaven and earth,

 The sea, and all that in them is;

 Who keepeth truth for ever;

 146:7Who executeth justice for the oppressed;

 Who giveth food to the hungry.

 Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

 146:8Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind;

 Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down;

 Jehovah loveth the righteous;

 146:9Jehovah preserveth the sojourners;

 He upholdeth the fatherless and widow;

 But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

 146:10Jehovah will reign for ever,

 Thy God, O Zion, unto all generations.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 147

 147:1Praise ye Jehovah;

 For it is good to sing praises unto our God;

 For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

 147:2Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem;

 He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

 147:3He healeth the broken in heart,

 And bindeth up their wounds.

 147:4He counteth the number of the stars;

 He calleth them all by their names.

 147:5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;

 His understanding is infinite.

 147:6Jehovah upholdeth the meek:

 He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.

 147:7Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving;

 Sing praises upon the harp unto our God,

 147:8Who covereth the heavens with clouds,

 Who prepareth rain for the earth,

 Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

 147:9He giveth to the beast his food,

 And to the young ravens which cry.

 147:10He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:

 He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.

 147:11Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him,

 In those that hope in his lovingkindness.

 147:12Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem;

 Praise thy God, O Zion.

 147:13For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates;

 He hath blessed thy children within thee.

 147:14He maketh peace in thy borders;

 He filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

 147:15He sendeth out his commandment upon earth;

 His word runneth very swiftly.

 147:16He giveth snow like wool;

 He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

 147:17He casteth forth his ice like morsels:

 Who can stand before his cold?

 147:18He sendeth out his word, and melteth them:

 He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

 147:19He showeth his word unto Jacob,

 His statutes and his ordinances unto Israel.

 147:20He hath not dealt so with any nation;

 And as for his ordinances, they have not known them.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 148

 148:1Praise ye Jehovah.

 Praise ye Jehovah from the heavens:

 Praise him in the heights.

 148:2Praise ye him, all his angels:

 Praise ye him, all his host.

 148:3Praise ye him, sun and moon:

 Praise him, all ye stars of light.

 148:4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens,

 And ye waters that are above the heavens.

 148:5Let them praise the name of Jehovah;

 For he commanded, and they were created.

 148:6He hath also established them for ever and ever:

 He hath made a decree which shall not pass away.

 148:7Praise Jehovah from the earth,

 Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps.

 148:8Fire and hail, snow and vapor;

 Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

 148:9Mountains and all hills;

 Fruitful trees and all cedars;

 148:10Beasts and all cattle;

 Creeping things and flying birds;

 148:11Kings of the earth and all peoples;

 Princes and all judges of the earth;

 148:12Both young men and virgins;

 Old men and children:

 148:13Let them praise the name of Jehovah;

 For his name alone is exalted;

 His glory is above the earth and the heavens.

 148:14And he hath lifted up the horn of his people,

 The praise of all his saints;

 Even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 149

 149:1Praise ye Jehovah.

 Sing unto Jehovah a new song,

 And his praise in the assembly of the saints.

 149:2Let Israel rejoice in him that made him:

 Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

 149:3Let them praise his name in the dance:

 Let them sing praises unto him with timbrel and harp.

 149:4For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people:

 He will beautify the meek with salvation.

 149:5Let the saints exult in glory:

 Let them sing for joy upon their beds.

 149:6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,

 And a two-edged sword in their hand;

 149:7To execute vengeance upon the nations,

 And punishments upon the peoples;

 149:8To bind their kings with chains,

 And their nobles with fetters of iron;

 149:9To execute upon them the judgment written:

 This honor have all his saints.

 Praise ye Jehovah.


Psalm 150

 150:1Praise ye Jehovah.

 Praise God in his sanctuary:

 Praise him in the firmament of his power.

 150:2Praise him for his mighty acts:

 Praise him according to his excellent greatness.

 150:3Praise him with trumpet sound:

 Praise him with psaltery and harp.

 150:4Praise him with timbrel and dance:

 Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe.

 150:5Praise him with loud cymbals:

 Praise him with high sounding cymbals.

 150:6Let everything that hath breath praise Jehovah.

 Praise ye Jehovah.