The Old Testament

Psalms
(Verses 1-49)


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

nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the

scornful.

 

1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he

meditate day and night.

 

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

bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not

wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

 

1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind

driveth away.

 

1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners

in the congregation of the righteous.

 

1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the

ungodly shall perish.

 

 

 

2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

 

2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel

together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

 

2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from

us.

 

2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have

them in derision.

 

2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his

sore displeasure.

 

2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

 

2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my

Son; this day have I begotten thee.

 

2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine

inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

 

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

pieces like a potter's vessel.

 

2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of

the earth.

 

2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

 

2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when

his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their

trust in him.

 

 

 

3:1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that

rise up against me.

 

3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in

God.

 

Selah.

 

3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up

of mine head.

 

3:4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his

holy hill. Selah.

 

3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

 

3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set

themselves against me round about.

 

3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine

enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the

ungodly.

 

3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy

people.

 

Selah.

 

 

 

4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged

me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

 

4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how

long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

 

4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for

himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

 

4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your

bed, and be still. Selah.

 

4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the

LORD.

 

4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou

up the light of thy countenance upon us.

 

4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that

their corn and their wine increased.

 

4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only

makest me dwell in safety.

 

 

 

5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

 

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

thee will I pray.

 

5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning

will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

 

5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither

shall evil dwell with thee.

 

5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers

of iniquity.

 

5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor

the bloody and deceitful man.

 

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

mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

 

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

make thy way straight before my face.

 

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

very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with

their tongue.

 

5:10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels;

cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have

rebelled against thee.

 

5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them

ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that

love thy name be joyful in thee.

 

5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou

compass him as with a shield.

 

 

 

6:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy

hot displeasure.

 

6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my

bones are vexed.

 

6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

 

6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

 

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

shall give thee thanks?

 

6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim;

I water my couch with my tears.

 

6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of

all mine enemies.

 

6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath

heard the voice of my weeping.

 

6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my

prayer.

 

6:10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return

and be ashamed suddenly.

 

 

 

7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them

that persecute me, and deliver me:

 

7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while

there is none to deliver.

 

7:3 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my

hands;

 

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

I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

 

7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread

down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

 

7:6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage

of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast

commanded.

 

7:7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for

their sakes therefore return thou on high.

 

7:8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my

righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

 

7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish

the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

 

7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

 

7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every

day.

 

7:12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and

made it ready.

 

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

ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

 

7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief,

and brought forth falsehood.

 

7:15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which

he made.

 

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

dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

 

7:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will

sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

 

 

 

8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who

hast set thy glory above the heavens.

 

8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained

strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy

and the avenger.

 

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

the stars, which thou hast ordained;

 

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

that thou visitest him?

 

8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast

crowned him with glory and honour.

 

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

hast put all things under his feet:

 

8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

 

8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever

passeth through the paths of the seas.

 

8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

 

 

 

 

 

9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth

all thy marvellous works.

 

9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy

name, O thou most High.

 

9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at

thy presence.

 

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

throne judging right.

 

9:5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked,

thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

 

9:6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou

hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

 

9:7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne

for judgment.

 

9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister

judgment to the people in uprightness.

 

9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in

times of trouble.

 

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

thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

 

9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among

the people his doings.

 

9:12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he

forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

 

9:13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of

them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

 

9:14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter

of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

 

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

which they hid is their own foot taken.

 

9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked

is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

 

9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that

forget God.

 

9:18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of

the poor shall not perish for ever.

 

9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in

thy sight.

 

9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to

be but men. Selah.

 

 

 

10:1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in

times of trouble?

 

10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be

taken in the devices that they have imagined.

 

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

covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

 

10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek

after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

 

10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of

his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

 

10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall

never be in adversity.

 

10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his

tongue is mischief and vanity.

 

10:8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret

places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against

the poor.

 

10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait

to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into

his net.

 

10:10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by

his strong ones.

 

10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his

face; he will never see it.

 

10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

 

10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his

heart, Thou wilt not require it.

 

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

requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou

art the helper of the fatherless.

 

10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his

wickedness till thou find none.

 

10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out

of his land.

 

10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt

prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

 

10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the

earth may no more oppress.

 

 

 

11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird

to your mountain?

 

11:2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow

upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

 

11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

 

11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven:

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

 

11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth

violence his soul hateth.

 

11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an

horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

 

11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth

behold the upright.

 

 

 

12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from

among the children of men.

 

12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering

lips and with a double heart do they speak.

 

12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that

speaketh proud things:

 

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

own: who is lord over us?

 

12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now

will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that

puffeth at him.

 

12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a

furnace of earth, purified seven times.

 

12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this

generation for ever.

 

12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

 

 

 

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

thou hide thy face from me?

 

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

heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

 

13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I

sleep the sleep of death;

 

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

trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

 

13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy

salvation.

 

13:6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with

me.

 

 

 

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

corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth

good.

 

14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see

if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

 

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

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

 

14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my

people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

 

14:5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of

the righteous.

 

14:6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his

refuge.

 

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

LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice,

and Israel shall be glad.

 

 

 

15:1 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy

holy hill?

 

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

speaketh the truth in his heart.

 

15:3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his

neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

 

15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them

that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth

not.

 

15:5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward

against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

 

 

 

16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

 

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

goodness extendeth not to thee;

 

16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in

whom is all my delight.

 

16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god:

their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their

names into my lips.

 

16:5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou

maintainest my lot.

 

16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a

goodly heritage.

 

16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also

instruct me in the night seasons.

 

16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right

hand, I shall not be moved.

 

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

shall rest in hope.

 

16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou

suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

 

16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness

of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

 

 

 

17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my

prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

 

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

behold the things that are equal.

 

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

thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my

mouth shall not transgress.

 

17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept

me from the paths of the destroyer.

 

17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

 

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

thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

 

17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy

right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up

against them.

 

17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy

wings,

 

17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who

compass me about.

 

17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak

proudly.

 

17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their

eyes bowing down to the earth;

 

17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a

young lion lurking in secret places.

 

17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul

from the wicked, which is thy sword:

 

17:14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world,

which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest

with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest

of their substance to their babes.

 

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

satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

 

 

 

18:1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

 

18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God,

my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my

salvation, and my high tower.

 

18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall

I be saved from mine enemies.

 

18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men

made me afraid.

 

18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death

prevented me.

 

18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he

heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even

into his ears.

 

18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the

hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

 

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

mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

 

18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under

his feet.

 

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

wings of the wind.

 

18:11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him

were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

 

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

hail stones and coals of fire.

 

18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his

voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

 

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

lightnings, and discomfited them.

 

18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of

the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the

breath of thy nostrils.

 

18:16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

 

18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated

me: for they were too strong for me.

 

18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my

stay.

 

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

because he delighted in me.

 

18:20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to

the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

 

18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly

departed from my God.

 

18:22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his

statutes from me.

 

18:23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine

iniquity.

 

18:24 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my

righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

 

18:25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an

upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

 

18:26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward

thou wilt shew thyself froward.

 

18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down

high looks.

 

18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my

darkness.

 

18:29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I

leaped over a wall.

 

18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried:

he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

 

18:31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

 

18:32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way

perfect.

 

18:33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high

places.

 

18:34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by

mine arms.

 

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

right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

 

18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

 

18:37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I

turn again till they were consumed.

 

18:38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are

fallen under my feet.

 

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

subdued under me those that rose up against me.

 

18:40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might

destroy them that hate me.

 

18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD,

but he answered them not.

 

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

cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

 

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

thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not

known shall serve me.

 

18:44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers

shall submit themselves unto me.

 

18:45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close

places.

 

18:46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my

salvation be exalted.

 

18:47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

 

18:48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up

above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the

violent man.

 

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

heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

 

18:50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to

his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

 

 

 

19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth

his handywork.

 

19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth

knowledge.

 

19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

 

19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to

the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

 

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

as a strong man to run a race.

 

19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit

unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

 

19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the

testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

 

19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the

commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

 

19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments

of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

 

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

sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

 

19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them

there is great reward.

 

19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret

faults.

 

19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not

have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be

innocent from the great transgression.

 

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

acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

 

 

 

20:1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of

Jacob defend thee;

 

20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of

Zion;

 

20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice;

Selah.

 

20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy

counsel.

 

20:5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we

will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

 

20:6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him

from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

 

20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember

the name of the LORD our God.

 

20:8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand

upright.

 

20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

 

 

 

21:1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation

how greatly shall he rejoice!

 

21:2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden

the request of his lips. Selah.

 

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

settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

 

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

days for ever and ever.

 

21:5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou

laid upon him.

 

21:6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him

exceeding glad with thy countenance.

 

21:7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the

most High he shall not be moved.

 

21:8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall

find out those that hate thee.

 

21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger:

the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour

them.

 

21:10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed

from among the children of men.

 

21:11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous

device, which they are not able to perform.

 

21:12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt

make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

 

21:13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing

and praise thy power.

 

 

 

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

from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

 

22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the

night season, and am not silent.

 

22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

 

22:4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver

them.

 

22:5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee,

and were not confounded.

 

22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of

the people.

 

22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip,

they shake the head, saying,

 

22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver

him, seeing he delighted in him.

 

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

hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

 

22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my

mother's belly.

 

22:11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to

help.

 

22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset

me round.

 

22:13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a

roaring lion.

 

22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint:

my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

 

22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth

to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

 

22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have

inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

 

22:17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

 

22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

 

22:19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee

to help me.

 

22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the

dog.

 

22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the

horns of the unicorns.

 

22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the

congregation will I praise thee.

 

22:23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob,

glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

 

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

afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried

unto him, he heard.

 

22:25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay

my vows before them that fear him.

 

22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD

that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

 

22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD:

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

 

22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the

nations.

 

22:29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they

that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive

his own soul.

 

22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a

generation.

 

22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a

people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

 

 

 

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

 

23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside

the still waters.

 

23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for his name's sake.

 

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

will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they

comfort me.

 

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

thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 

23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my

life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

 

 

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

they that dwell therein.

 

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

floods.

 

24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in

his holy place?

 

24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted

up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

 

24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness

from the God of his salvation.

 

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

O Jacob. Selah.

 

24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting

doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

 

24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD

mighty in battle.

 

24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting

doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

 

24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of

glory. Selah.

 

 

 

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

 

25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine

enemies triumph over me.

 

25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed

which transgress without cause.

 

25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

 

25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my

salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

 

25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses;

for they have been ever of old.

 

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

according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O

LORD.

 

25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in

the way.

 

25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach

his way.

 

25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep

his covenant and his testimonies.

 

25:11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is

great.

 

25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the

way that he shall choose.

 

25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the

earth.

 

25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will

shew them his covenant.

 

25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet

out of the net.

 

25:16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and

afflicted.

 

25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my

distresses.

 

25:18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

 

25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with

cruel hatred.

 

25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put

my trust in thee.

 

25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

 

25:22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

 

 

 

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

trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

 

26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

 

26:3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in

thy truth.

 

26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with

dissemblers.

 

26:5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit

with the wicked.

 

26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine

altar, O LORD:

 

26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of

all thy wondrous works.

 

26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place

where thine honour dwelleth.

 

26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

 

26:10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of

bribes.

 

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

merciful unto me.

 

26:12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I

bless the LORD.

 

 

 

27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the

LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

 

27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to

eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

 

27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:

though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

 

27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after;

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to

behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

 

27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in

the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon

a rock.

 

27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round

about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

 

27:7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me,

and answer me.

 

27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy

face, LORD, will I seek.

 

27:9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger:

thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my

salvation.

 

27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take

me up.

 

27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because

of mine enemies.

 

27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false

witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

 

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

LORD in the land of the living.

 

27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen

thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

 

 

 

28:1 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest,

if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

 

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

lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

 

28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of

iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in

their hearts.

 

28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the

wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their

hands; render to them their desert.

 

28:5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation

of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

 

28:6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my

supplications.

 

28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him,

and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my

song will I praise him.

 

28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his

anointed.

 

28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and

lift them up for ever.

 

 

 

29:1 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and

strength.

 

29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD

in the beauty of holiness.

 

29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory

thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

 

29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full

of majesty.

 

29:5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh

the cedars of Lebanon.

 

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

a young unicorn.

 

29:7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

 

29:8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh

the wilderness of Kadesh.

 

29:9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth

the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

 

29:10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for

ever.

 

29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless

his people with peace.

 

 

 

30:1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast

not made my foes to rejoice over me.

 

30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

 

30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast

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

 

30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the

remembrance of his holiness.

 

30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:

weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

 

30:6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

 

30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:

thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

 

30:8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

 

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

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

 

30:10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

 

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

off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

 

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

silent.

 

O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

 

 

 

31:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed:

deliver me in thy righteousness.

 

31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong

rock, for an house of defence to save me.

 

31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's

sake lead me, and guide me.

 

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

thou art my strength.

 

31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD

God of truth.

 

31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the

LORD.

 

31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered

my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

 

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

my feet in a large room.

 

31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is

consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

 

31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my

strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

 

31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my

neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me

without fled from me.

 

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

vessel.

 

31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side:

while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away

my life.

 

31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

 

31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine

enemies, and from them that persecute me.

 

31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy

mercies' sake.

 

31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let

the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

 

31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous

things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

 

31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them

that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee

before the sons of men!

 

31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the

pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the

strife of tongues.

 

31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous

kindness in a strong city.

 

31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes:

nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried

unto thee.

 

31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the

faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

 

31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye

that hope in the LORD.

 

 

 

32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is

covered.

 

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

in whose spirit there is no guile.

 

32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all

the day long.

 

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

turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

 

32:5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid.

I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou

forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

 

32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time

when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they

shall not come nigh unto him.

 

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

thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

 

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

go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

 

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

understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest

they come near unto thee.

 

32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the

LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

 

32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for

joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

 

 

 

33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the

upright.

 

33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an

instrument of ten strings.

 

33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

 

33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in

truth.

 

33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the

goodness of the LORD.

 

33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host

of them by the breath of his mouth.

 

33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth

up the depth in storehouses.

 

33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the

world stand in awe of him.

 

33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

 

33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he

maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

 

33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his

heart to all generations.

 

33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom

he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

 

33:13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

 

33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the

inhabitants of the earth.

 

33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their

works.

 

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

is not delivered by much strength.

 

33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver

any by his great strength.

 

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

them that hope in his mercy;

 

33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in

famine.

 

33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

 

33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in

his holy name.

 

33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

 

 

 

34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually

be in my mouth.

 

34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear

thereof, and be glad.

 

34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

 

34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my

fears.

 

34:5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were

not ashamed.

 

34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of

all his troubles.

 

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

and delivereth them.

 

34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that

trusteth in him.

 

34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that

fear him.

 

34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek

the LORD shall not want any good thing.

 

34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of

the LORD.

 

34:12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he

may see good?

 

34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

 

34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

 

34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are

open unto their cry.

 

34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off

the remembrance of them from the earth.

 

34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out

of all their troubles.

 

34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and

saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

 

34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD

delivereth him out of them all.

 

34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

 

34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous

shall be desolate.

 

34:22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them

that trust in him shall be desolate.

 

 

 

35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight

against them that fight against me.

 

35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

 

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

persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

 

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

let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

 

35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the

LORD chase them.

 

35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD

persecute them.

 

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

without cause they have digged for my soul.

 

35:8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that

he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

 

35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his

salvation.

 

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

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

and the needy from him that spoileth him?

 

35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that

I knew not.

 

35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

 

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

humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own

bosom.

 

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

bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

 

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

together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me,

and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

 

35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with

their teeth.

 

35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their

destructions, my darling from the lions.

 

35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise

thee among much people.

 

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

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

 

35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters

against them that are quiet in the land.

 

35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha,

aha, our eye hath seen it.

 

35:22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not

far from me.

 

35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause,

my God and my Lord.

 

35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let

them not rejoice over me.

 

35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let

them not say, We have swallowed him up.

 

35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that

rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour

that magnify themselves against me.

 

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

cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which

hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

 

35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise

all the day long.

 

 

 

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

is no fear of God before his eyes.

 

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

found to be hateful.

 

36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off

to be wise, and to do good.

 

36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way

that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

 

36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness

reacheth unto the clouds.

 

36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are

a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

 

36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the

children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

 

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

and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

 

36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see

light.

 

36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy

righteousness to the upright in heart.

 

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

of the wicked remove me.

 

36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down,

and shall not be able to rise.

 

 

 

37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious

against the workers of iniquity.

 

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

green herb.

 

37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land,

and verily thou shalt be fed.

 

37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the

desires of thine heart.

 

37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall

bring it to pass.

 

37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy

judgment as the noonday.

 

37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself

because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who

bringeth wicked devices to pass.

 

37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise

to do evil.

 

37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the

LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

 

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

shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

 

37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight

themselves in the abundance of peace.

 

37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with

his teeth.

 

37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is

coming.

 

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

cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright

conversation.

 

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

shall be broken.

 

37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of

many wicked.

 

37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD

upholdeth the righteous.

 

37:18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance

shall be for ever.

 

37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of

famine they shall be satisfied.

 

37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall

be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they

consume away.

 

37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous

sheweth mercy, and giveth.

 

37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they

that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

 

37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he

delighteth in his way.

 

37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD

upholdeth him with his hand.

 

37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the

righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

 

37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

 

37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

 

37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they

are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

 

37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for

ever.

 

37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue

talketh of judgment.

 

37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall

slide.

 

37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

 

37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he

is judged.

 

37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to

inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

 

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

like a green bay tree.

 

37:36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but

he could not be found.

 

37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of

that man is peace.

 

37:38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of

the wicked shall be cut off.

 

37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their

strength in the time of trouble.

 

37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver

them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

 

 

 

38:1 O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot

displeasure.

 

38:2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

 

38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither

is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

 

38:4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden

they are too heavy for me.

 

38:5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

 

38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day

long.

 

38:7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no

soundness in my flesh.

 

38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the

disquietness of my heart.

 

38:9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid

from thee.

 

38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of

mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

 

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

kinsmen stand afar off.

 

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

that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all

the day long.

 

38:13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that

openeth not his mouth.

 

38:14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no

reproofs.

 

38:15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

 

38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me:

when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

 

38:17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

 

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

 

38:19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that

hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

 

38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries;

because I follow the thing that good is.

 

38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

 

38:22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

 

 

 

39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my

tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before

me.

 

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

sorrow was stirred.

 

39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned:

then spake I with my tongue,

 

39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what

it is: that I may know how frail I am.

 

39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is

as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is

altogether vanity.

 

Selah.

 

39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are

disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall

gather them.

 

39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

 

39:8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach

of the foolish.

 

39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

 

39:10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of

thine hand.

 

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

makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is

vanity. Selah.

 

39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy

peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as

all my fathers were.

 

39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and

be no more.

 

 

 

40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and

heard my cry.

 

40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry

clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

 

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

many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

 

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

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

 

40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast

done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned

up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are

more than can be numbered.

 

40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou

opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

 

40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written

of me,

 

40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my

heart.

 

40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I

have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

 

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

declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy

lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

 

40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy

lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

 

40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities

have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are

more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

 

40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help

me.

 

40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my

soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that

wish me evil.

 

40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto

me, Aha, aha.

 

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

such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

 

40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art

my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

 

 

 

41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver

him in time of trouble.

 

41:2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be

blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of

his enemies.

 

41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou

wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

 

41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have

sinned against thee.

 

41:5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name

perish?

 

41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth

iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

 

41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they

devise my hurt.

 

41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that

he lieth he shall rise up no more.

 

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

of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

 

41:10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I

may requite them.

 

41:11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth

not triumph over me.

 

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

me before thy face for ever.

 

41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to

everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

 

 

 

42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul

after thee, O God.

 

42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come

and appear before God?

 

42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually

say unto me, Where is thy God?

 

42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had

gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with

the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

 

42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in

me?  hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his

countenance.

 

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

remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the

hill Mizar.

 

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

waves and thy billows are gone over me.

 

42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and

in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of

my life.

 

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

mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

 

42:10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while

they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

 

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

within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the

health of my countenance, and my God.

 

 

 

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

deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

 

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

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

 

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

bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

 

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

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

 

43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted

within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health

of my countenance, and my God.

 

 

 

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

what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

 

44:2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst

them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

 

44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword,

neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine

arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour

unto them.

 

44:4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

 

44:5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will

we tread them under that rise up against us.

 

44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

 

44:7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to

shame that hated us.

 

44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever.

 

Selah.

 

44:9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth

with our armies.

 

44:10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate

us spoil for themselves.

 

44:11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast

scattered us among the heathen.

 

44:12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy

wealth by their price.

 

44:13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a

derision to them that are round about us.

 

44:14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head

among the people.

 

44:15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face

hath covered me,

 

44:16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason

of the enemy and avenger.

 

44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee,

neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

 

44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined

from thy way;

 

44:19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and

covered us with the shadow of death.

 

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

hands to a strange god;

 

44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the

heart.

 

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

as sheep for the slaughter.

 

44:23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for

ever.

 

44:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction

and our oppression?

 

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

the earth.

 

44:26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

 

 

 

45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I

have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

 

45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into

thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

 

45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and

thy majesty.

 

45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and

meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee

terrible things.

 

45:5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies;

whereby the people fall under thee.

 

45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy

kingdom is a right sceptre.

 

45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God,

thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy

fellows.

 

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

the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

 

45:9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right

hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

 

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

also thine own people, and thy father's house;

 

45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord;

and worship thou him.

 

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

rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

 

45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of

wrought gold.

 

45:14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the

virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

 

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

enter into the king's palace.

 

45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest

make princes in all the earth.

 

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

therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

 

 

 

46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

 

46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and

though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

 

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

mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

 

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

God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

 

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

help her, and that right early.

 

46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice,

the earth melted.

 

46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Selah.

 

46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made

in the earth.

 

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

the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in

the fire.

 

46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the

heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

 

46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Selah.

 

 

 

47:1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice

of triumph.

 

47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all

the earth.

 

47:3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our

feet.

 

47:4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob

whom he loved. Selah.

 

47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a

trumpet.

 

47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King,

sing praises.

 

47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with

understanding.

 

47:8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his

holiness.

 

47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people

of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God:

he is greatly exalted.

 

 

 

48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our

God, in the mountain of his holiness.

 

48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount

Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

 

48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

 

48:4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

 

48:5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and

hasted away.

 

48:6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in

travail.

 

48:7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

 

48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of

hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

 

48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy

temple.

 

48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of

the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

 

48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad,

because of thy judgments.

 

48:12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers

thereof.

 

48:13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may

tell it to the generation following.

 

48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide

even unto death.

 

 

 

49:1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the

world:

 

49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

 

49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart

shall be of understanding.

 

49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying

upon the harp.

 

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

my heels shall compass me about?

 

49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the

multitude of their riches;

 

49:7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God

a ransom for him:

 

49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for

ever:)

 

49:9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

 

49:10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the

brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

 

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

ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their

lands after their own names.

 

49:12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the

beasts that perish.

 

49:13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their

sayings. Selah.

 

49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them;

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

their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

 

49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he

shall receive me. Selah.

 

49:16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his

house is increased;

 

49:17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall

not descend after him.

 

49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise

thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

 

49:19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never

see light.

 

49:20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts

that perish.