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Book Five

Psalm 107
1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
2
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
3
and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
4
Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5
hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
6
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7
He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.
8
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
10
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,
11
for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12
So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.
13
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.
15
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
16
For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.
17
Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18
they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.
19
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
20
He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
21
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
22
And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!
23
Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
24
they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.
25
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26
They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;
27
they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end.
28
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
29
He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
31
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
32
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33
He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
34
a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.
35
He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.
36
And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;
37
they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.
38
By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.
39
When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
40
he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41
but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.
42
The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.
43
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.

Let the Redeemed of theLordSay So

Psalm 107
1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
2
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
3
and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
4
Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5
hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
6
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7
He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.
8
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
10
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,
11
for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12
So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.
13
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.
15
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
16
For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.
17
Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18
they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.
19
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
20
He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
21
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
22
And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!
23
Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
24
they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.
25
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26
They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;
27
they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end.
28
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
29
He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
31
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
32
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33
He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
34
a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.
35
He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.
36
And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;
37
they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.
38
By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.
39
When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
40
he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41
but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.
42
The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.
43
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.

Psalm 108
1
A Song. A Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being!
2
Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!
3
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
4
For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
5
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
6
That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer me!
7
God has promised in his holiness: “With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Valley of Succoth.
8
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter.
9
Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
10
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11
Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go out, O God, with our armies.
12
Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
13
With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.

With God We Shall Do Valiantly

A Song. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 108
1
A Song. A Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being!
2
Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!
3
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
4
For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
5
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
6
That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer me!
7
God has promised in his holiness: “With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Valley of Succoth.
8
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter.
9
Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
10
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11
Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go out, O God, with our armies.
12
Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
13
With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.

Psalm 109
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise!
2
For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3
They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4
In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.
5
So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6
Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7
When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!
8
May his days be few; may another take his office!
9
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow!
10
May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
11
May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12
Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!
13
May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!
14
May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!
15
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth!
16
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
17
He loved to curse; let curses come upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far from him!
18
He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!
19
May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!
20
May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
21
But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!
22
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.
23
I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.
24
My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.
25
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.
26
Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
27
Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!
28
Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!
29
May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!
30
With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.
31
For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.

Help Me, OLordMy God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 109
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise!
2
For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3
They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4
In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.
5
So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6
Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7
When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!
8
May his days be few; may another take his office!
9
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow!
10
May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
11
May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12
Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!
13
May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!
14
May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!
15
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth!
16
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
17
He loved to curse; let curses come upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far from him!
18
He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!
19
May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!
20
May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
21
But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!
22
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.
23
I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.
24
My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.
25
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.
26
Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
27
Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!
28
Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!
29
May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!
30
With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.
31
For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.

Psalm 110
1
A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2
The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3
Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.
4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
5
The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6
He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.
7
He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.

Sit at My Right Hand

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 110
1
A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2
The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3
Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.
4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
5
The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6
He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.
7
He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.

Psalm 111
1
Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2
Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.
3
Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.
4
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.
5
He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
6
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
7
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;
8
they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!
10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Great Are theLord's Works

Psalm 111
1
Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2
Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.
3
Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.
4
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.
5
He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
6
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
7
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;
8
they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!
10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Psalm 112
1
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
2
His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3
Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
4
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
6
For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.
7
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
8
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
9
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
10
The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!

The Righteous Will Never Be Moved

Psalm 112
1
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
2
His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3
Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
4
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
6
For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.
7
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
8
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
9
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
10
The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!

Psalm 113
1
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
2
Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!
3
From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!
4
The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
5
Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
6
who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
7
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8
to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.
9
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Who Is like theLordOur God?

Psalm 113
1
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
2
Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!
3
From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!
4
The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
5
Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
6
who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
7
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8
to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.
9
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 114
1
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
2
Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3
The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.
4
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
5
What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
6
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8
who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

Tremble at the Presence of the Lord

Psalm 114
1
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
2
Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3
The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.
4
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
5
What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
6
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8
who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

Psalm 115
1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
3
Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
4
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
5
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
6
They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell.
7
They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8
Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.
9
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
10
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
11
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
12
The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
13
he will bless those who fear the LORD, both the small and the great.
14
May the LORD give you increase, you and your children!
15
May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
16
The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17
The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any who go down into silence.
18
But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD!

To Your Name Give Glory

Psalm 115
1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
3
Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
4
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
5
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
6
They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell.
7
They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8
Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.
9
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
10
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
11
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
12
The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
13
he will bless those who fear the LORD, both the small and the great.
14
May the LORD give you increase, you and your children!
15
May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
16
The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17
The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any who go down into silence.
18
But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 116
1
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2
Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3
The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6
The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7
Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10
I believed, even when I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;
11
I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.”
12
What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?
13
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
14
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16
O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.
17
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.
18
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19
in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

I Love theLord

Psalm 116
1
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2
Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3
The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6
The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7
Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10
I believed, even when I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;
11
I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.”
12
What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?
13
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
14
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16
O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.
17
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.
18
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19
in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 117
1
Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
2
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

TheLord's Faithfulness Endures For Ever

Psalm 117
1
Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
2
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 118
1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
2
Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
3
Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
4
Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
5
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
6
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
7
The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10
All nations surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
11
They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
12
They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
13
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me.
14
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15
Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,
16
the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!”
17
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18
The LORD has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
21
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
22
The Stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.
23
This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25
Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27
The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!
28
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.
29
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

His Steadfast Love Endures For Ever

Psalm 118
1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
2
Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
3
Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
4
Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
5
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
6
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
7
The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10
All nations surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
11
They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
12
They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
13
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me.
14
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15
Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,
16
the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!”
17
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18
The LORD has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
21
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
22
The Stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.
23
This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25
Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27
The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!
28
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.
29
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 119
1
Aleph Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!
2
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,
3
who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
4
You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
5
Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
6
Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
7
I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.
8
I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
9
Beth How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
10
With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
11
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
12
Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
13
With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.
14
In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
15
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
16
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
17
Gimel Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.
18
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
19
I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!
20
My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.
21
You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.
22
Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.
23
Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24
Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.
25
Daleth My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!
26
When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!
27
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28
My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
29
Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!
30
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
31
I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame!
32
I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
33
He Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.
34
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.
35
Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.
36
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!
37
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
38
Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.
39
Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.
40
Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!
41
Waw Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42
then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules.
44
I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,
45
and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.
46
I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,
47
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.
48
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
49
Zayin Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.
50
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
51
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
52
When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.
53
Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.
54
Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.
55
I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law.
56
This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.
57
Heth The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words.
58
I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59
When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
61
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.
62
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.
63
I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.
64
The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!
65
Teth You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.
66
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
67
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
68
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
69
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
70
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.
71
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
72
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73
Yodh Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.
75
I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
77
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.
78
Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79
Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.
80
May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame!
81
Kaph My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.
82
My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
83
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84
How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me?
85
The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.
86
All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
87
They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88
In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.
89
Lamedh Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
92
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
94
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
95
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.
96
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97
Mem Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
98
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.
99
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.
100
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.
101
I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.
102
I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.
103
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104
Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
105
Nun Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
106
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.
107
I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word!
108
Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your rules.
109
I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.
110
The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.
111
Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
112
I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
113
Samekh I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.
114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
115
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117
Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!
118
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.
119
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.
120
My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.
121
Ayin I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122
Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.
123
My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124
Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.
125
I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!
126
It is time for the LORD to act, for your law has been broken.
127
Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.
128
Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.
129
Pe Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.
130
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
131
I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.
132
Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.
133
Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
134
Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts.
135
Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.
136
My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.
137
Tsadhe Righteous are you, O LORD, and right are your rules.
138
You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.
139
My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.
140
Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.
141
I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.
142
Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.
143
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.
144
Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.
145
Qoph With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! I will keep your statutes.
146
I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.
147
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.
148
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
149
Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O LORD, according to your justice give me life.
150
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.
151
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are true.
152
Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever.
153
Resh Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.
154
Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!
155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.
156
Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your rules.
157
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
158
I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.
159
Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.
160
The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
161
Sin and Shin Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
162
I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.
163
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.
165
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.
166
I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.
167
My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.
168
I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.
169
Taw Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word!
170
Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word.
171
My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.
172
My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.
173
Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174
I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175
Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.
176
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.

Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet

Aleph

Psalm 119
1
Aleph Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!
2
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,
3
who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
4
You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
5
Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
6
Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
7
I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.
8
I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
9
Beth How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
10
With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
11
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
12
Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
13
With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.
14
In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
15
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
16
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
17
Gimel Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.
18
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
19
I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!
20
My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.
21
You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.
22
Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.
23
Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24
Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.
25
Daleth My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!
26
When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!
27
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28
My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
29
Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!
30
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
31
I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame!
32
I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
33
He Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.
34
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.
35
Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.
36
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!
37
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
38
Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.
39
Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.
40
Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!
41
Waw Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42
then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules.
44
I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,
45
and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.
46
I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,
47
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.
48
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
49
Zayin Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.
50
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
51
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
52
When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.
53
Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.
54
Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.
55
I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law.
56
This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.
57
Heth The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words.
58
I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59
When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
61
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.
62
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.
63
I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.
64
The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!
65
Teth You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.
66
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
67
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
68
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
69
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
70
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.
71
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
72
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73
Yodh Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.
75
I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
77
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.
78
Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79
Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.
80
May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame!
81
Kaph My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.
82
My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
83
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84
How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me?
85
The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.
86
All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
87
They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88
In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.
89
Lamedh Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
92
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
94
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
95
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.
96
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97
Mem Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
98
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.
99
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.
100
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.
101
I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.
102
I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.
103
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104
Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
105
Nun Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
106
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.
107
I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word!
108
Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your rules.
109
I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.
110
The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.
111
Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
112
I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
113
Samekh I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.
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You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
115
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117
Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!
118
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.
119
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.
120
My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.
121
Ayin I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122
Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.
123
My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124
Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.
125
I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!
126
It is time for the LORD to act, for your law has been broken.
127
Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.
128
Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.
129
Pe Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.
130
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
131
I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.
132
Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.
133
Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
134
Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts.
135
Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.
136
My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.
137
Tsadhe Righteous are you, O LORD, and right are your rules.
138
You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.
139
My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.
140
Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.
141
I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.
142
Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.
143
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.
144
Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.
145
Qoph With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! I will keep your statutes.
146
I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.
147
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.
148
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
149
Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O LORD, according to your justice give me life.
150
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.
151
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are true.
152
Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever.
153
Resh Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.
154
Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!
155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.
156
Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your rules.
157
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
158
I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.
159
Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.
160
The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
161
Sin and Shin Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
162
I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.
163
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.
165
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.
166
I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.
167
My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.
168
I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.
169
Taw Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word!
170
Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word.
171
My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.
172
My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.
173
Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
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I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
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Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.
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I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.

Psalm 120
1
A Song of Ascents. In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
2
Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
3
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
4
A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!
5
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6
Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.
7
I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

Deliver Me, OLord

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 120
1
A Song of Ascents. In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
2
Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
3
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
4
A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!
5
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6
Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.
7
I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

Psalm 121
1
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
2
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
3
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
4
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
6
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
7
The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
8
The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

My Help Comes from theLord

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 121
1
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
2
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
3
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
4
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
6
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
7
The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
8
The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 122
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
2
Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3
Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together,
4
to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5
There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!
7
Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!”
8
For my brothers and companions' sake I will say, “Peace be within you!”
9
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

Let Us Go to the House of theLord

A Song ofAscents. Of David.

Psalm 122
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
2
Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3
Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together,
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to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5
There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!
7
Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!”
8
For my brothers and companions' sake I will say, “Peace be within you!”
9
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

Psalm 123
1
A Song of Ascents. To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us.
3
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
4
Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.

Our Eyes Look to theLordOur God

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 123
1
A Song of Ascents. To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us.
3
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
4
Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.

Psalm 124
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now say—
2
if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us,
3
then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
4
then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
5
then over us would have gone the raging waters.
6
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
7
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
8
Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Our Help Is in the Name of theLord

A Song ofAscents. Of David.

Psalm 124
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now say—
2
if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us,
3
then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
4
then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
5
then over us would have gone the raging waters.
6
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
7
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
8
Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125
1
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.
3
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.
4
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!

TheLordSurrounds His People

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 125
1
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.
3
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.
4
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!

Psalm 126
1
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
3
The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
4
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb!
5
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
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He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Restore Our Fortunes, OLord

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 126
1
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
3
The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
4
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb!
5
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
6
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 127
1
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
2
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
3
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
4
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
5
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Unless theLordBuilds the House

A Song ofAscents. Of Solomon.

Psalm 127
1
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
2
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
3
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
4
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
5
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 128
1
A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!
2
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
4
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
5
The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
6
May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!

Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears theLord

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 128
1
A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!
2
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
4
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
5
The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
6
May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!

Psalm 129
1
A Song of Ascents. “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say—
2
“Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
3
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.”
4
The LORD is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked.
5
May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward!
6
Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up,
7
with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
8
nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!”

They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 129
1
A Song of Ascents. “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say—
2
“Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
3
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.”
4
The LORD is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked.
5
May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward!
6
Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up,
7
with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
8
nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!”

Psalm 130
1
A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
2
O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4
But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
6
my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
7
O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.
8
And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

My Soul Waits for the Lord

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 130
1
A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
2
O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4
But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
6
my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
7
O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.
8
And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Psalm 131
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
2
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3
O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.

I Have Calmed and Quietened My Soul

A Song ofAscents. Of David.

Psalm 131
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
2
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3
O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 132
1
A Song of Ascents. Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, all the hardships he endured,
2
how he swore to the LORD and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3
“I will not enter my house or get into my bed,
4
I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
5
until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7
“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!”
8
Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.
10
For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11
The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.
12
If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne.”
13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:
14
“This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15
I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16
Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.
17
There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
18
His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine.”

TheLordHas Chosen Zion

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 132
1
A Song of Ascents. Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, all the hardships he endured,
2
how he swore to the LORD and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3
“I will not enter my house or get into my bed,
4
I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
5
until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7
“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!”
8
Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.
10
For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11
The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.
12
If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne.”
13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:
14
“This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15
I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16
Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.
17
There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
18
His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine.”

Psalm 133
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
2
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
3
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

When Brothers Dwell in Unity

A Song ofAscents. Of David.

Psalm 133
1
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
2
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
3
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Psalm 134
1
A Song of Ascents. Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!
2
Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!
3
May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

Come, Bless theLord

A Song ofAscents.

Psalm 134
1
A Song of Ascents. Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!
2
Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!
3
May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

Psalm 135
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LORD,
2
who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God!
3
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
4
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.
5
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6
Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
7
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
8
He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;
9
who in your midst, O Egypt, sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants;
10
who struck down many nations and killed mighty kings,
11
Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan,
12
and gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to his people Israel.
13
Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages.
14
For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
15
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
16
They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see;
17
they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18
Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them.
19
O house of Israel, bless the LORD! O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!
20
O house of Levi, bless the LORD! You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21
Blessed be the LORD from Zion, he who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!

Your Name, OLord, Endures For Ever

Psalm 135
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LORD,
2
who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God!
3
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
4
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.
5
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6
Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
7
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
8
He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;
9
who in your midst, O Egypt, sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants;
10
who struck down many nations and killed mighty kings,
11
Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan,
12
and gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to his people Israel.
13
Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages.
14
For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
15
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
16
They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see;
17
they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18
Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them.
19
O house of Israel, bless the LORD! O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!
20
O house of Levi, bless the LORD! You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21
Blessed be the LORD from Zion, he who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!

Psalm 136
1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
2
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
3
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;
4
to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever;
5
to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;
6
to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;
7
to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever;
8
the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever;
9
the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;
10
to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures forever;
11
and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures forever;
12
with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures forever;
13
to him who divided the Red Sea in two, for his steadfast love endures forever;
14
and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures forever;
15
but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures forever;
16
to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever;
17
to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;
18
and killed mighty kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;
19
Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures forever;
20
and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures forever;
21
and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever;
22
a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever.
23
It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;
24
and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever;
25
he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.
26
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

His Steadfast Love Endures For Ever

Psalm 136
1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
2
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
3
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;
4
to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever;
5
to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;
6
to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;
7
to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever;
8
the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever;
9
the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;
10
to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures forever;
11
and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures forever;
12
with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures forever;
13
to him who divided the Red Sea in two, for his steadfast love endures forever;
14
and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures forever;
15
but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures forever;
16
to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever;
17
to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;
18
and killed mighty kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;
19
Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures forever;
20
and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures forever;
21
and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever;
22
a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever.
23
It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;
24
and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever;
25
he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.
26
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 137
1
By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
2
On the willows there we hung up our lyres.
3
For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4
How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?
5
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!
6
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!
7
Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!”
8
O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!
9
Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

How Shall We Sing theLord's Song?

Psalm 137
1
By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
2
On the willows there we hung up our lyres.
3
For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4
How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?
5
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!
6
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!
7
Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!”
8
O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!
9
Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

Psalm 138
1
Of David. I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;
2
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
3
On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
4
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth,
5
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
6
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.
7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
8
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Give Thanks to theLord

Of David.

Psalm 138
1
Of David. I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;
2
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
3
On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
4
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth,
5
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
6
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.
7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
8
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 139
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
3
You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
4
Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
5
You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
7
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8
If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10
even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
11
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”
12
even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
13
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18
If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
19
Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!
20
They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain.
21
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22
I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
23
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
24
And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 139
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
3
You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
4
Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
5
You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
7
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8
If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10
even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
11
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”
12
even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
13
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18
If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
19
Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!
20
They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain.
21
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22
I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
23
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
24
And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalm 140
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,
2
who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.
3
They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah
4
Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.
5
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah
6
I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!
7
O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
8
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah
9
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
10
Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into fire, into miry pits, no more to rise!
11
Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
12
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.
13
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.

Deliver Me, OLord, from Evil Men

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 140
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,
2
who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.
3
They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah
4
Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.
5
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah
6
I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!
7
O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
8
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah
9
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
10
Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into fire, into miry pits, no more to rise!
11
Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
12
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.
13
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.

Psalm 141
1
A Psalm of David. O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
2
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
3
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
4
Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!
5
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
6
When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7
As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8
But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
9
Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers!
10
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.

Give Ear to My Voice

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 141
1
A Psalm of David. O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
2
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
3
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
4
Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!
5
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
6
When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7
As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8
But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
9
Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers!
10
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.

Psalm 142
1
A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. With my voice I cry out to the LORD; with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD.
2
I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.
3
When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
4
Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.
5
I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
6
Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me!
7
Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

You Are My Refuge

A Maskilof David, when he was inthe cave. A Prayer.

Psalm 142
1
A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. With my voice I cry out to the LORD; with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD.
2
I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.
3
When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
4
Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.
5
I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
6
Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me!
7
Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

Psalm 143
1
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
2
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
3
For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4
Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
5
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
6
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
7
Answer me quickly, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9
Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge.
10
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
11
For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.

My Soul Thirsts for You

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 143
1
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
2
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
3
For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4
Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
5
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
6
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
7
Answer me quickly, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9
Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge.
10
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
11
For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.

Psalm 144
1
Of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
2
he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
3
O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?
4
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
5
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down! Touch the mountains so that they smoke!
6
Flash forth the lightning and scatter them; send out your arrows and rout them!
7
Stretch out your hand from on high; rescue me and deliver me from the many waters, from the hand of foreigners,
8
whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9
I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
10
who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
11
Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
12
May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;
13
may our granaries be full, providing all kinds of produce; may our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
14
may our cattle be heavy with young, suffering no mishap or failure in bearing; may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
15
Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

My Rock and My Fortress

Of David.

Psalm 144
1
Of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
2
he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
3
O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?
4
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
5
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down! Touch the mountains so that they smoke!
6
Flash forth the lightning and scatter them; send out your arrows and rout them!
7
Stretch out your hand from on high; rescue me and deliver me from the many waters, from the hand of foreigners,
8
whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9
I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
10
who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
11
Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
12
May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;
13
may our granaries be full, providing all kinds of produce; may our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
14
may our cattle be heavy with young, suffering no mishap or failure in bearing; may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
15
Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

Psalm 145
1
A Song of Praise. Of David. I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
2
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
3
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
4
One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
5
On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.
7
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8
The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9
The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!
11
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power,
12
to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.]
14
The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
15
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
16
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.
18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
19
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.
20
The LORD preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Great Is theLord

A Song of Praise. Of David.

Psalm 145
1
A Song of Praise. Of David. I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
2
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
3
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
4
One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
5
On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.
7
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8
The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9
The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!
11
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power,
12
to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.]
14
The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
15
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
16
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.
18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
19
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.
20
The LORD preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Psalm 146
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2
I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3
Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6
who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;
7
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;
8
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
9
The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10
The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

Psalm 146
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
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I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3
Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6
who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;
7
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;
8
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
9
The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10
The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 147
1
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
2
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
5
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
6
The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
7
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!
8
He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.
9
He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.
10
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.
12
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
13
For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.
14
He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15
He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16
He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.
17
He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?
18
He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19
He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel.
20
He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!

He Heals the Broken-hearted

Psalm 147
1
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
2
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
5
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
6
The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
7
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!
8
He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.
9
He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.
10
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.
12
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
13
For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.
14
He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15
He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16
He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.
17
He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?
18
He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19
He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel.
20
He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 148
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
2
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!
3
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
4
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
5
Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.
6
And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
7
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,
8
fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!
9
Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
10
Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!
11
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
12
Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
13
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14
He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!

Praise the Name of theLord

Psalm 148
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
2
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!
3
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
4
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
5
Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.
6
And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
7
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,
8
fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!
9
Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
10
Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!
11
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
12
Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
13
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14
He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 149
1
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
2
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
3
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
4
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
5
Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.
6
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
7
to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples,
8
to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9
to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the LORD!

Sing to theLorda New Song

Psalm 149
1
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
2
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
3
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
4
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
5
Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.
6
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
7
to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples,
8
to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9
to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 150
1
Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
2
Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
4
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
5
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

Let Everything Praise theLord

Psalm 150
1
Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
2
Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
4
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
5
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!