The Old Testament
50:1 The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall
devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
50:4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that
he may judge his people.
50:5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a
covenant with me by sacrifice.
50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge
50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify
against thee: I am God, even thy God.
50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt
offerings, to have been continually before me.
50:9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy
50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a
50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of
the field are mine.
50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine,
and the fulness thereof.
50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most
50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and
thou shalt glorify me.
50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare
my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
50:17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind
50:18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and
hast been partaker with adulterers.
50:19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
50:20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest
thine own mother's son.
50:21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest
that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee,
and set them in order before thine eyes.
50:22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in
pieces, and there be none to deliver.
50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth
his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my
51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before
51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy
sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be
clear when thou judgest.
51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother
51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the
hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall
be whiter than snow.
51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast
broken may rejoice.
51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit
51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit
51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy
51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be
converted unto thee.
51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my
salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy
51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou
delightest not in burnt offering.
51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a
contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of
51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer
bullocks upon thine altar.
52:1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness
of God endureth continually.
52:2 The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working
52:3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak
52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
52:5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee
away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of
the land of the living. Selah.
52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
52:7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted
in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his
52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in
the mercy of God for ever and ever.
52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I
will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are
they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth
53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if
there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become
filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people
as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath
scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put
them to shame, because God hath despised them.
53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God
bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and
Israel shall be glad.
54:1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after
my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
54:4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my
54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy
54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O
LORD; for it is good.
54:7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath
seen his desire upon mine enemies.
55:1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my
55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a
55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of
the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are
fallen upon me.
55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath
55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly
away, and be at rest.
55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness.
55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen
violence and strife in the city.
55:10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief
also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not
from her streets.
55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have
borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself
against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
55:13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine
55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God
55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell:
for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud:
and he shall hear my voice.
55:18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was
against me: for there were many with me.
55:19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old.
Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
55:20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with
him: he hath broken his covenant.
55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in
his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he
shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of
destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their
days; but I will trust in thee.
56:1 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he
fighting daily oppresseth me.
56:2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that
fight against me, O thou most High.
56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will
not fear what flesh can do unto me.
56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me
56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark
my steps, when they wait for my soul.
56:7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the
people, O God.
56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?
56:9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I
know; for God is for me.
56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his
56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do
56:12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
56:13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou
deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light
of the living?
57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul
trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my
refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
57:2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all
things for me.
57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him
that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and
57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on
fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and
their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above
all the earth.
57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down:
they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are
fallen themselves. Selah.
57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give
57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake
57:9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto
thee among the nations.
57:10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the
57:11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be
above all the earth.
58:1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge
uprightly, O ye sons of men?
58:2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your
hands in the earth.
58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as
they be born, speaking lies.
58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the
deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
58:5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never
58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great
teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
58:7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he
bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
58:8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like
the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as
with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he
shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the
righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
59:1 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that
rise up against me.
59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody
59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered
against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help
me, and behold.
59:5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to
visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.
59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go
round about the city.
59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their
lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
59:8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the
heathen in derision.
59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my
59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my
desire upon mine enemies.
59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power;
and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them
even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they
59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and
let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth.
59:14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a
dog, and go round about the city.
59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not
59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy
mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the
day of my trouble.
59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence,
and the God of my mercy.
60:1 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast
been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal
the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
60:3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to
drink the wine of astonishment.
60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be
displayed because of the truth. Selah.
60:5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and
60:6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide
Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the
strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
60:8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia,
triumph thou because of me.
60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into
60:10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God,
which didst not go out with our armies?
60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread
down our enemies.
61:1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is
overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the
61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the
covert of thy wings. Selah.
61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the
heritage of those that fear thy name.
61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many
61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth,
which may preserve him.
61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily
perform my vows.
62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall
not be greatly moved.
62:3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be
slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering
62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they
delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.
62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall
not be moved.
62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and
my refuge, is in God.
62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before
him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a
lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than
62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if
riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power
belongeth unto God.
62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to
every man according to his work.
63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth
for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where
no water is;
63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the
63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall
63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in
63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my
mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the
63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy
wings will I rejoice.
63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
63:9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the
lower parts of the earth.
63:10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by
him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be
64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of
64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the
insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot
their arrows, even bitter words:
64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they
shoot at him, and fear not.
64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of
laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search:
both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be
64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all
that see them shall flee away.
64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for
they shall wisely consider of his doing.
64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him;
and all the upright in heart shall glory.
65:1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the
vow be performed.
65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou
shalt purge them away.
65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach
unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with
the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
65:5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of
our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
65:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded
65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves,
and the tumult of the people.
65:8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy
tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to
65:9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest
it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them
corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
65:10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the
furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the
65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop
65:12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little
hills rejoice on every side.
65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are
covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the
greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto
66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they
shall sing to thy name. Selah.
66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward
the children of men.
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on
foot: there did we rejoice in him.
66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let
not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
66:8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to
66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be
66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver
66:11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our
66:12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through
fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy
66:13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee
66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was
66:15 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the
incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
66:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he
hath done for my soul.
66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my
66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
66:19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of
66:20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his
mercy from me.
67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to
shine upon us; Selah.
67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all
67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise
67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge
the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise
67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own
God, shall bless us.
67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that
hate him flee before him.
68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth
before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea,
let them exceedingly rejoice.
68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth
upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in
his holy habitation.
68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which
are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst
march through the wilderness; Selah:
68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God:
even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst
confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared
of thy goodness for the poor.
68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that
68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home
divided the spoil.
68:13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings
of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in
68:15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the
hill of Bashan.
68:16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth
to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.
68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of
angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive:
thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that
the LORD God might dwell among them.
68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even
the God of our salvation. Selah.
68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the
Lord belong the issues from death.
68:21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp
of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
68:22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my
people again from the depths of the sea:
68:23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and
the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my
King, in the sanctuary.
68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed
after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the
fountain of Israel.
68:27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah
and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of
68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that
which thou hast wrought for us.
68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents
68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with
the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of
silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.
68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out
her hands unto God.
68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the
68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of
old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
68:34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and
his strength is in the clouds.
68:35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of
Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed
69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into
deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while
I wait for my God.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine
head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are
mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from
69:6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed
for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O
God of Israel.
69:7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my
69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my
69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches
of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my
69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to
69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song
of the drunkards.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable
time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be
delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69:15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow
me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me
according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
69:17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble:
hear me speedily.
69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of
69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour:
mine adversaries are all before thee.
69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I
looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters,
but I found none.
69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave
me vinegar to drink.
69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which
should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their
loins continually to shake.
69:24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger
take hold of them.
69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their
69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to
the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be
written with the righteous.
69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up
69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him
69:31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock
that hath horns and hoofs.
69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall
live that seek God.
69:33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing
that moveth therein.
69:35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that
they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that
love his name shall dwell therein.
70:1 MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD.
70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let
them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say,
70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let
such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my
help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.
71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to
71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline
thine ear unto me, and save me.
71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:
thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my
71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the
hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my
71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that
took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of
71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
71:8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all
71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my
71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my
soul take counsel together,
71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there
is none to deliver him.
71:12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my
soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my
71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and
71:15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation
all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention
of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I
declared thy wondrous works.
71:18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not;
until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power
to every one that is to come.
71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great
things: O God, who is like unto thee!
71:20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt
quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the
71:21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my
God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my
soul, which thou hast redeemed.
71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long:
for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my
72:1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto
the king's son.
72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with
72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little
hills, by righteousness.
72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children
of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure,
throughout all generations.
72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that
water the earth.
72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace
so long as the moon endureth.
72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river
unto the ends of the earth.
72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his
enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the
kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall
72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also,
and him that hath no helper.
72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of
72:14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and
precious shall their blood be in his sight.
72:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of
Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall
he be praised.
72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of
the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of
the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as
long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall
call him blessed.
72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth
72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole
earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean
73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh
73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of
73:4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued
like other men.
73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence
covereth them as a garment.
73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart
73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they
73:9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue
walketh through the earth.
73:10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are
wrung out to them.
73:11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the
73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they
increase in riches.
73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in
73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every
73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the
generation of thy children.
73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their
73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst
them down into destruction.
73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are
utterly consumed with terrors.
73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou
shalt despise their image.
73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by
my right hand.
73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me
73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth
that I desire beside thee.
73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my
heart, and my portion for ever.
73:27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast
destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust
in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
74:1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger
smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the
rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion,
wherein thou hast dwelt.
74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that
the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up
their ensigns for signs.
74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the
74:6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes
74:7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by
casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they
have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is
there among us any that knoweth how long.
74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy
blaspheme thy name for ever?
74:11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out
of thy bosom.
74:12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the
74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the
heads of the dragons in the waters.
74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to
be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up
74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared
the light and the sun.
74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made
summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that
the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
74:19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of
the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
74:20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth
are full of the habitations of cruelty.
74:21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy
praise thy name.
74:22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish
man reproacheth thee daily.
74:23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that
rise up against thee increaseth continually.
75:1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks:
for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear
up the pillars of it. Selah.
75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked,
Lift not up the horn:
75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west,
nor from the south.
75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up
75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red;
it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs
thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink
75:9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of
75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns
of the righteous shall be exalted.
76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword,
and the battle. Selah.
76:4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and
none of the men of might have found their hands.
76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are
cast into a dead sleep.
76:7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight
when once thou art angry?
76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth
feared, and was still,
76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth.
76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of
wrath shalt thou restrain.
76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about
him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the
kings of the earth.
77:1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and
he gave ear unto me.
77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the
night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit
was overwhelmed. Selah.
77:4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot
77:5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine
own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no
77:8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for
77:9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his
tender mercies? Selah.
77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years
of the right hand of the most High.
77:11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember
thy wonders of old.
77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
77:13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as
77:14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy
strength among the people.
77:15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob
and Joseph. Selah.
77:16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were
afraid: the depths also were troubled.
77:17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine
arrows also went abroad.
77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings
lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy
footsteps are not known.
77:20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and
78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words
of my mouth.
78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of
78:3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
78:4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the
generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his
wonderful works that he hath done.
78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in
Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them
known to their children:
78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children
which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their
78:7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works
of God, but keep his commandments:
78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious
generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose
spirit was not stedfast with God.
78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned
back in the day of battle.
78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his
78:11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.
78:12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the
land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
78:13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made
the waters to stand as an heap.
78:14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night
with a light of fire.
78:15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out
of the great depths.
78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to
run down like rivers.
78:17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High
in the wilderness.
78:18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their
78:19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table
in the wilderness?
78:20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the
streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for
78:21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was
kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
78:22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his
78:23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the
doors of heaven,
78:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them
of the corn of heaven.
78:25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
78:26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power
he brought in the south wind.
78:27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like
as the sand of the sea:
78:28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their
78:29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their
78:30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat
was yet in their mouths,
78:31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them,
and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
78:32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his
78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years
78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and
enquired early after God.
78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God
78:36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they
lied unto him with their tongues.
78:37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they
stedfast in his covenant.
78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and
destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did
not stir up all his wrath.
78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth
away, and cometh not again.
78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him
in the desert!
78:41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One
78:42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them
from the enemy.
78:43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the
field of Zoan.
78:44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that
they could not drink.
78:45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them;
and frogs, which destroyed them.
78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their
labour unto the locust.
78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees
78:48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to
78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and
indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death,
but gave their life over to the pestilence;
78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their
strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them
in the wilderness like a flock.
78:53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea
overwhelmed their enemies.
78:54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this
mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an
inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their
78:56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not
78:57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they
were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved
him to jealousy with their graven images.
78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:
78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he
placed among men;
78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into
the enemy's hand.
78:62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with
78:63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not
given to marriage.
78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no
78:65 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man
that shouteth by reason of wine.
78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a
78:67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the
tribe of Ephraim:
78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
78:69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth
which he hath established for ever.
78:70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the
78:71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed
Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and
guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
79:1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy
temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
79:2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto
the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of
79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and
there was none to bury them.
79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision
to them that are round about us.
79:5 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy
burn like fire?
79:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and
upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
79:7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender
mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and
deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
79:10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be
known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of
thy servants which is shed.
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to
the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to
79:12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their
reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks
for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a
flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength,
and come and save us.
80:3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall
80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the
prayer of thy people?
80:5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears
to drink in great measure.
80:6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies
laugh among themselves.
80:7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and
we shall be saved.
80:8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the
heathen, and planted it.
80:9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep
root, and it filled the land.
80:10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs
thereof were like the goodly cedars.
80:11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the
80:12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they
which pass by the way do pluck her?
80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of
the field doth devour it.
80:14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven,
and behold, and visit this vine;
80:15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the
branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the
rebuke of thy countenance.
80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of
man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call
upon thy name.
80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and
we shall be saved.
81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the
God of Jacob.
81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp
with the psaltery.
81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on
our solemn feast day.
81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out
through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood
81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered
from the pots.
81:7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee
in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of
81:8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if
thou wilt hearken unto me;
81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship
any strange god.
81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would
none of me.
81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked
in their own counsels.
81:13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked
in my ways!
81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand
against their adversaries.
81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto
him: but their time should have endured for ever.
81:16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and
with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among
82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the
82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and
82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the
82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in
darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most
82:7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all
83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not
still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee
have lifted up the head.
83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted
against thy hidden ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a
nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are
confederate against thee:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the
83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the
inhabitants of Tyre;
83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of
83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin,
at the brook of Kison:
83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their
princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in
83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the
83:14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the
mountains on fire;
83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with
83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O
83:17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be
put to shame, and perish:
83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art
the most high over all the earth.
84:1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD:
my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for
herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of
hosts, my King, and my God.
84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still
praising thee. Selah.
84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are
the ways of them.
84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain
also filleth the pools.
84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion
appeareth before God.
84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.
84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine
84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather
be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of
84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace
and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk
84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
85:1 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought
back the captivity of Jacob.
85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered
all their sin. Selah.
85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from
the fierceness of thine anger.
85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us
85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine
anger to all generations?
85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in
85:7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace
unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to
85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may
dwell in our land.
85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have
kissed each other.
85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall
look down from heaven.
85:12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall
yield her increase.
85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way
of his steps.
86:1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant
that trusteth in thee.
86:3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift
up my soul.
86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in
mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
86:6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my
86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt
86:8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are
there any works like unto thy works.
86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before
thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
86:10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God
86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my
heart to fear thy name.
86:12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will
glorify thy name for evermore.
86:13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my
soul from the lowest hell.
86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of
violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before
86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
86:16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto
thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
86:17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it,
and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
87:2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of
87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me:
behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her:
and the highest himself shall establish her.
87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this
man was born there. Selah.
87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there:
all my springs are in thee.
88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before
88:2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto
88:4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man
that hath no strength:
88:5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom
thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
88:7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all
thy waves. Selah.
88:8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made
me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
88:9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called
daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
88:10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and
praise thee? Selah.
88:11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy
faithfulness in destruction?
88:12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in
the land of forgetfulness?
88:13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my
prayer prevent thee.
88:14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face
88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer
thy terrors I am distracted.
88:16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
88:17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me
88:18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine
acquaintance into darkness.
89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth
will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy
faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my
89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to
all generations. Selah.
89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy
faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
89:6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among
the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to
be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to
thy faithfulness round about thee?
89:9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise,
thou stillest them.
89:10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou
hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
89:11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world
and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
89:12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon
shall rejoice in thy name.
89:13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy
89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.
89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall
walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
89:16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy
righteousness shall they be exalted.
89:17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our
horn shall be exalted.
89:18 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our
89:19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have
laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of
89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed
89:21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall
89:22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness
89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them
that hate him.
89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my
name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the
89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock
of my salvation.
89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the
89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall
stand fast with him.
89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as
the days of heaven.
89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
89:31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their
iniquity with stripes.
89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,
nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone
out of my lips.
89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before
89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful
witness in heaven. Selah.
89:38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with
89:39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast
profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his
strong holds to ruin.
89:41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his
89:42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast
made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made
him to stand in the battle.
89:44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to
89:45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him
with shame. Selah.
89:46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath
burn like fire?
89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men
89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he
deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
89:49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest
unto David in thy truth?
89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in
my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
89:51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they
have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
90:1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst
formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting,
thou art God.
90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children
90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is
past, and as a watch in the night.
90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in
the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
90:6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it
is cut down, and withereth.
90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we
90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the
light of thy countenance.
90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years
as a tale that is told.
90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by
reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength
labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy
fear, so is thy wrath.
90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts
90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy
90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be
glad all our days.
90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted
us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their
90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish
thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands
establish thou it.
91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.
91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.
91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and
from the noisome pestilence.
91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt
thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the
arrow that flieth by day;
91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noonday.
91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right
hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the
91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the
most High, thy habitation;
91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come
nigh thy dwelling.
91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in
all thy ways.
91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver
him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him
in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
92:1 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING
PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH:
92:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy
faithfulness every night,
92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon
the harp with a solemn sound.
92:4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will
triumph in the works of thy hands.
92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of
iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
92:8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
92:9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall
perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
92:10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I
shall be anointed with fresh oil.
92:11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears
shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow
like a cedar in Lebanon.
92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in
the courts of our God.
92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat
92:15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no
unrighteousness in him.
93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is
clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world
also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
93:3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up
their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
93:4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea,
than the mighty waves of the sea.
93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O
LORD, for ever.
94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance
belongeth, shew thyself.
94:2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the
94:3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked
94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the
workers of iniquity boast themselves?
94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine
94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of
Jacob regard it.
94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will
ye be wise?
94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the
eye, shall he not see?
94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that
teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest
him out of thy law;
94:13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until
the pit be digged for the wicked.
94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he
forsake his inheritance.
94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the
upright in heart shall follow it.
94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand
up for me against the workers of iniquity?
94:17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in
94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight
94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which
frameth mischief by a law?
94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the
righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
94:22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
94:23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut
them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them
95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to
the rock of our salvation.
95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a
joyful noise unto him with psalms.
95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the
hills is his also.
95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry
95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD
95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the
sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day
of temptation in the wilderness:
95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said,
It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my
95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my
96:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the
96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from
day to day.
96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all
96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be
feared above all gods.
96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the
96:6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his
96:7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the
LORD glory and strength.
96:8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an
offering, and come into his courts.
96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him,
all the earth.
96:10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also
shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the
96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea
roar, and the fulness thereof.
96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all
the trees of the wood rejoice
96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the
earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people
with his truth.
97:1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of
isles be glad thereof.
97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and
judgment are the habitation of his throne.
97:3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
97:4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and
97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the
presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his
97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast
themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced
because of thy judgments, O LORD.
97:9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted
far above all gods.
97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his
saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in
97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.
98:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous
things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
98:2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he
openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
98:3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of
Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud
noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
98:5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of
98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the
LORD, the King.
98:7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they
that dwell therein.
98:8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
98:9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with
righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the
cherubims; let the earth be moved.
99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish
equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he
99:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that
call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
99:7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his
testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
99:8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that
forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
99:9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the
LORD our God is holy.