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Psalms 1 1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers.
Psalms 1 2 But they delight in doing everything the LORD wants; day and night they think about his law.
Psalms 1 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season without fail. Their leaves never wither, and in all they do, they prosper.
Psalms 1 4 But this is not true of the wicked. They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
Psalms 1 5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly.
Psalms 1 6 For the LORD watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
Psalms 2 1 Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans?
Psalms 2 2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.
Psalms 2 3 "Let us break their chains," they cry, "and free ourselves from this slavery."
Psalms 2 4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.
Psalms 2 5 Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.
Psalms 2 6 For the LORD declares, "I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, my holy city. "
Psalms 2 7 The king proclaims the LORD's decree: "The LORD said to me, `You are my son. Today I have become your Father.
Psalms 2 8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession.
Psalms 2 9 You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'"
Psalms 2 10 Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Psalms 2 11 Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalms 2 12 Submit to God's royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits--for his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him!
Psalms 3 1 O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.
Psalms 3 2 So many are saying, "God will never rescue him!"
Psalms 3 3 But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high.
Psalms 3 4 I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy mountain.
Psalms 3 5 I lay down and slept. I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.
Psalms 3 6 I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.
Psalms 3 7 Arise, O LORD! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face! Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
Psalms 3 8 Victory comes from you, O LORD. May your blessings rest on your people.
Psalms 4 1 Answer me when I call, O God who declares me innocent. Take away my distress. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
Psalms 4 2 How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make these groundless accusations? How long will you pursue lies?
Psalms 4 3 You can be sure of this: The LORD has set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.
Psalms 4 4 Don't sin by letting anger gain control over you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.
Psalms 4 5 Offer proper sacrifices, and trust in the LORD.
Psalms 4 6 Many people say, "Who will show us better times?" Let the smile of your face shine on us, LORD.
Psalms 4 7 You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and wine.
Psalms 4 8 I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.
Psalms 5 1 O LORD, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.
Psalms 5 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I will never pray to anyone but you.
Psalms 5 3 Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalms 5 4 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the slightest sin.
Psalms 5 5 Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil.
Psalms 5 6 You will destroy those who tell lies. The LORD detests murderers and deceivers.
Psalms 5 7 Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with deepest awe I will worship at your Temple.
Psalms 5 8 Lead me in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn.
Psalms 5 9 My enemies cannot speak one truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their speech is filled with flattery.
Psalms 5 10 O God, declare them guilty. Let them be caught in their own traps. Drive them away because of their many sins, for they rebel against you.
Psalms 5 11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Protect them, so all who love your name may be filled with joy.
Psalms 5 12 For you bless the godly, O LORD, surrounding them with your shield of love.
Psalms 6 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.
Psalms 6 2 Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak. Heal me, LORD, for my body is in agony.
Psalms 6 3 I am sick at heart. How long, O LORD, until you restore me?
Psalms 6 4 Return, O LORD, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.
Psalms 6 5 For in death, who remembers you? Who can praise you from the grave?
Psalms 6 6 I am worn out from sobbing. Every night tears drench my bed; my pillow is wet from weeping.
Psalms 6 7 My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
Psalms 6 8 Go away, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my crying.
Psalms 6 9 The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD will answer my prayer.
Psalms 6 10 May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified. May they suddenly turn back in shame.
Psalms 7 1 I come to you for protection, O LORD my God. Save me from my persecutors--rescue me!
Psalms 7 2 If you don't, they will maul me like a lion, tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
Psalms 7 3 O LORD my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice,
Psalms 7 4 if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause,
Psalms 7 5 then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground. Let my honor be left in the dust.
Psalms 7 6 Arise, O LORD, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
Psalms 7 7 Gather the nations before you. Sit on your throne high above them.
Psalms 7 8 The LORD passes judgment on the nations. Declare me righteous, O LORD, for I am innocent, O Most High!
Psalms 7 9 End the wickedness of the ungodly, but help all those who obey you. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God.
Psalms 7 10 God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right.
Psalms 7 11 God is a judge who is perfectly fair. He is angry with the wicked every day.
Psalms 7 12 If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
Psalms 7 13 He will prepare his deadly weapons and ignite his flaming arrows.
Psalms 7 14 The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.
Psalms 7 15 They dig a pit to trap others and then fall into it themselves.
Psalms 7 16 They make trouble, but it backfires on them. They plan violence for others, but it falls on their own heads.
Psalms 7 17 I will thank the LORD because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalms 8 1 O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.
Psalms 8 2 You have taught children and nursing infants to give you praise. They silence your enemies who were seeking revenge.
Psalms 8 3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers--the moon and the stars you have set in place--
Psalms 8 4 what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us?
Psalms 8 5 For you made us only a little lower than God, and you crowned us with glory and honor.
Psalms 8 6 You put us in charge of everything you made, giving us authority over all things--
Psalms 8 7 the sheep and the cattle and all the wild animals,
Psalms 8 8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.
Psalms 8 9 O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!
Psalms 9 1 I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
Psalms 9 2 I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Psalms 9 3 My enemies turn away in retreat; they are overthrown and destroyed before you.
Psalms 9 4 For you have judged in my favor; from your throne, you have judged with fairness.
Psalms 9 5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have wiped out their names forever.
Psalms 9 6 My enemies have met their doom; their cities are perpetual ruins. Even the memory of their uprooted cities is lost.
Psalms 9 7 But the LORD reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne.
Psalms 9 8 He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.
Psalms 9 9 The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Psalms 9 10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.
Psalms 9 11 Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.
Psalms 9 12 For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore those who cry to him for help.
Psalms 9 13 LORD, have mercy on me. See how I suffer at the hands of those who hate me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
Psalms 9 14 Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem's gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
Psalms 9 15 The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. They have been caught in their own trap.
Psalms 9 16 The LORD is known for his justice. The wicked have trapped themselves in their own snares.
Psalms 9 17 The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.
Psalms 9 18 For the needy will not be forgotten forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.
Psalms 9 19 Arise, O LORD! Do not let mere mortals defy you! Let the nations be judged in your presence!
Psalms 9 20 Make them tremble in fear, O LORD. Let them know they are merely human.
Psalms 10 1 O LORD, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide when I need you the most?
Psalms 10 2 Proud and wicked people viciously oppress the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
Psalms 10 3 For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the LORD.
Psalms 10 4 These wicked people are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead.
Psalms 10 5 Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They pour scorn on all their enemies.
Psalms 10 6 They say to themselves, "Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will be free of trouble forever!"
Psalms 10 7 Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats. Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
Psalms 10 8 They lurk in dark alleys, murdering the innocent who pass by. They are always searching for some helpless victim.
Psalms 10 9 Like lions they crouch silently, waiting to pounce on the helpless. Like hunters they capture their victims and drag them away in nets.
Psalms 10 10 The helpless are overwhelmed and collapse; they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
Psalms 10 11 The wicked say to themselves, "God isn't watching! He will never notice!"
Psalms 10 12 Arise, O LORD! Punish the wicked, O God! Do not forget the helpless!
Psalms 10 13 Why do the wicked get away with cursing God? How can they think, "God will never call us to account"?
Psalms 10 14 But you do see the trouble and grief they cause. You take note of it and punish them. The helpless put their trust in you. You are the defender of orphans.
Psalms 10 15 Break the arms of these wicked, evil people! Go after them until the last one is destroyed!
Psalms 10 16 The LORD is king forever and ever! Let those who worship other gods be swept from the land.
Psalms 10 17 LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.
Psalms 10 18 You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.
Psalms 11 1 I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, "Fly to the mountains for safety!
Psalms 11 2 The wicked are stringing their bows and setting their arrows in the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those who do right.
Psalms 11 3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?"
Psalms 11 4 But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth.
Psalms 11 5 The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates everyone who loves violence.
Psalms 11 6 He rains down blazing coals on the wicked, punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds.
Psalms 11 7 For the LORD is righteous, and he loves justice. Those who do what is right will see his face.
Psalms 12 1 Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!
Psalms 12 2 Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts.
Psalms 12 3 May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues.
Psalms 12 4 They say, "We will lie to our hearts' content. Our lips are our own--who can stop us?"
Psalms 12 5 The LORD replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do."
Psalms 12 6 The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
Psalms 12 7 Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,
Psalms 12 8 even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.
Psalms 13 1 O LORD, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?
Psalms 13 2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
Psalms 13 3 Turn and answer me, O LORD my God! Restore the light to my eyes, or I will die.
Psalms 13 4 Don't let my enemies gloat, saying, "We have defeated him!" Don't let them rejoice at my downfall.
Psalms 13 5 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
Psalms 13 6 I will sing to the LORD because he has been so good to me.
Psalms 14 1 Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; no one does good!
Psalms 14 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if there is even one with real understanding, one who seeks for God.
Psalms 14 3 But no, all have turned away from God; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not even one!
Psalms 14 4 Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread; they wouldn't think of praying to the LORD.
Psalms 14 5 Terror will grip them, for God is with those who obey him.
Psalms 14 6 The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people.
Psalms 14 7 Oh, that salvation would come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel! For when the LORD restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.
Psalms 15 1 Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
Psalms 15 2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
Psalms 15 3 Those who refuse to slander others or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.
Psalms 15 4 Those who despise persistent sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the LORD and keep their promises even when it hurts.
Psalms 15 5 Those who do not charge interest on the money they lend, and who refuse to accept bribes to testify against the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.
Psalms 16 1 Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.
Psalms 16 2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Master! All the good things I have are from you."
Psalms 16 3 The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!
Psalms 16 4 Those who chase after other gods will be filled with sorrow. I will not take part in their sacrifices or even speak the names of their gods.
Psalms 16 5 LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.
Psalms 16 6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!
Psalms 16 7 I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.
Psalms 16 8 I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
Psalms 16 9 No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in safety.
Psalms 16 10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your godly one to rot in the grave.
Psalms 16 11 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
Psalms 17 1 O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from an honest heart.
Psalms 17 2 Declare me innocent, for you know those who do right.
Psalms 17 3 You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing amiss, for I am determined not to sin in what I say.
Psalms 17 4 I have followed your commands, which have kept me from going along with cruel and evil people.
Psalms 17 5 My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.
Psalms 17 6 I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.
Psalms 17 7 Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. You save with your strength those who seek refuge from their enemies.
Psalms 17 8 Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Psalms 17 9 Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me.
Psalms 17 10 They are without pity. Listen to their boasting.
Psalms 17 11 They track me down, surround me, and throw me to the ground.
Psalms 17 12 They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart--like young lions in hiding, waiting for their chance.
Psalms 17 13 Arise, O LORD! Stand against them and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
Psalms 17 14 Save me by your mighty hand, O LORD, from those whose only concern is earthly gain. May they have their punishment in full. May their children inherit more of the same, and may the judgment continue to their children's children.
Psalms 17 15 But because I have done what is right, I will see you. When I awake, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face to face.
Psalms 18 1 I love you, LORD; you are my strength.
Psalms 18 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold.
Psalms 18 3 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy of praise, for he saves me from my enemies.
Psalms 18 4 The ropes of death surrounded me; the floods of destruction swept over me.
Psalms 18 5 The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death itself stared me in the face.
Psalms 18 6 But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears.
Psalms 18 7 Then the earth quaked and trembled; the foundations of the mountains shook; they quaked because of his anger.
Psalms 18 8 Smoke poured from his nostrils; fierce flames leaped from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.
Psalms 18 9 He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath his feet.
Psalms 18 10 Mounted on a mighty angel, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.
Psalms 18 11 He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling his approach with dense rain clouds.
Psalms 18 12 The brilliance of his presence broke through the clouds, raining down hail and burning coals.
Psalms 18 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the Most High gave a mighty shout.
Psalms 18 14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused.
Psalms 18 15 Then at your command, O LORD, at the blast of your breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare.
Psalms 18 16 He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.
Psalms 18 17 He delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
Psalms 18 18 They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the LORD upheld me.
Psalms 18 19 He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.
Psalms 18 20 The LORD rewarded me for doing right; he compensated me because of my innocence.
Psalms 18 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not turned from my God to follow evil.
Psalms 18 22 For all his laws are constantly before me; I have never abandoned his principles.
Psalms 18 23 I am blameless before God; I have kept myself from sin.
Psalms 18 24 The LORD rewarded me for doing right, because of the innocence of my hands in his sight.
Psalms 18 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.
Psalms 18 26 To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile.
Psalms 18 27 You rescue those who are humble, but you humiliate the proud.
Psalms 18 28 LORD, you have brought light to my life; my God, you light up my darkness.
Psalms 18 29 In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.
Psalms 18 30 As for God, his way is perfect. All the LORD's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
Psalms 18 31 For who is God except the LORD? Who but our God is a solid rock?
Psalms 18 32 God arms me with strength; he has made my way safe.
Psalms 18 33 He makes me as surefooted as a deer, leading me safely along the mountain heights.
Psalms 18 34 He prepares me for battle; he strengthens me to draw a bow of bronze.
Psalms 18 35 You have given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand supports me; your gentleness has made me great.
Psalms 18 36 You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
Psalms 18 37 I chased my enemies and caught them; I did not stop until they were conquered.
Psalms 18 38 I struck them down so they could not get up; they fell beneath my feet.
Psalms 18 39 You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.
Psalms 18 40 You made them turn and run; I have destroyed all who hated me.
Psalms 18 41 They called for help, but no one came to rescue them. They cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer them.
Psalms 18 42 I ground them as fine as dust carried by the wind. I swept them into the gutter like dirt.
Psalms 18 43 You gave me victory over my accusers. You appointed me as the ruler over nations; people I don't even know now serve me.
Psalms 18 44 As soon as they hear of me, they submit; foreigners cringe before me.
Psalms 18 45 They all lose their courage and come trembling from their strongholds.
Psalms 18 46 The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! May the God of my salvation be exalted!
Psalms 18 47 He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he subdues the nations under me
Psalms 18 48 and rescues me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents.
Psalms 18 49 For this, O LORD, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing joyfully to your name.
Psalms 18 50 You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever.
Psalms 19 1 The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship.
Psalms 19 2 Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
Psalms 19 3 They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies;
Psalms 19 4 yet their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to all the world. The sun lives in the heavens where God placed it.
Psalms 19 5 It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
Psalms 19 6 The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.
Psalms 19 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Psalms 19 8 The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight to life.
Psalms 19 9 Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair.
Psalms 19 10 They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.
Psalms 19 11 They are a warning to those who hear them; there is great reward for those who obey them.
Psalms 19 12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Psalms 19 13 Keep me from deliberate sins! Don't let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.
Psalms 19 14 May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalms 20 1 In times of trouble, may the LORD respond to your cry. May the God of Israel keep you safe from all harm.
Psalms 20 2 May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
Psalms 20 3 May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings.
Psalms 20 4 May he grant your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans.
Psalms 20 5 May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory, flying banners to honor our God. May the LORD answer all your prayers.
Psalms 20 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven and rescue him by his great power.
Psalms 20 7 Some nations boast of their armies and weapons, but we boast in the LORD our God.
Psalms 20 8 Those nations will fall down and collapse, but we will rise up and stand firm.
Psalms 20 9 Give victory to our king, O LORD! Respond to our cry for help.
Psalms 21 1 How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD! He shouts with joy because of your victory.
Psalms 21 2 For you have given him his heart's desire; you have held back nothing that he requested.
Psalms 21 3 You welcomed him back with success and prosperity. You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.
Psalms 21 4 He asked you to preserve his life, and you have granted his request. The days of his life stretch on forever.
Psalms 21 5 Your victory brings him great honor, and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.
Psalms 21 6 You have endowed him with eternal blessings. You have given him the joy of being in your presence.
Psalms 21 7 For the king trusts in the LORD. The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.
Psalms 21 8 You will capture all your enemies. Your strong right hand will seize all those who hate you.
Psalms 21 9 You will destroy them as in a flaming furnace when you appear. The LORD will consume them in his anger; fire will devour them.
Psalms 21 10 You will wipe their children from the face of the earth; they will never have descendants.
Psalms 21 11 Although they plot against you, their evil schemes will never succeed.
Psalms 21 12 For they will turn and run when they see your arrows aimed at them.
Psalms 21 13 We praise you, LORD, for all your glorious power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
Psalms 22 1 My God, my God! Why have you forsaken me? Why do you remain so distant? Why do you ignore my cries for help?
Psalms 22 2 Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief.
Psalms 22 3 Yet you are holy. The praises of Israel surround your throne.
Psalms 22 4 Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.
Psalms 22 5 You heard their cries for help and saved them. They put their trust in you and were never disappointed.
Psalms 22 6 But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!
Psalms 22 7 Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
Psalms 22 8 "Is this the one who relies on the LORD? Then let the LORD save him! If the LORD loves him so much, let the LORD rescue him!"
Psalms 22 9 Yet you brought me safely from my mother's womb and led me to trust you when I was a nursing infant.
Psalms 22 10 I was thrust upon you at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.
Psalms 22 11 Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.
Psalms 22 12 My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!
Psalms 22 13 Like roaring lions attacking their prey, they come at me with open mouths.
Psalms 22 14 My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.
Psalms 22 15 My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.
Psalms 22 16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet.
Psalms 22 17 I can count every bone in my body. My enemies stare at me and gloat.
Psalms 22 18 They divide my clothes among themselves and throw dice for my garments.
Psalms 22 19 O LORD, do not stay away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!
Psalms 22 20 Rescue me from a violent death; spare my precious life from these dogs.
Psalms 22 21 Snatch me from the lions' jaws, and from the horns of these wild oxen.
Psalms 22 22 Then I will declare the wonder of your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among all your people.
Psalms 22 23 Praise the LORD, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
Psalms 22 24 For he has not ignored the suffering of the needy. He has not turned and walked away. He has listened to their cries for help.
Psalms 22 25 I will praise you among all the people; I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.
Psalms 22 26 The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
Psalms 22 27 The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. People from every nation will bow down before him.
Psalms 22 28 For the LORD is king! He rules all the nations.
Psalms 22 29 Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Let all mortals--those born to die--bow down in his presence.
Psalms 22 30 Future generations will also serve him. Our children will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
Psalms 22 31 His righteous acts will be told to those yet unborn. They will hear about everything he has done.
Psalms 23 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
Psalms 23 2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
Psalms 23 3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Psalms 23 4 Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Psalms 23 5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You welcome me as a guest, anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.
Psalms 23 6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalms 24 1 The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.
Psalms 24 2 For he laid the earth's foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
Psalms 24 3 Who may climb the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place?
Psalms 24 4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.
Psalms 24 5 They will receive the LORD's blessing and have right standing with God their savior.
Psalms 24 6 They alone may enter God's presence and worship the God of Israel.
Psalms 24 7 Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.
Psalms 24 8 Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, invincible in battle.
Psalms 24 9 Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.
Psalms 24 10 Who is the King of glory? The LORD Almighty--he is the King of glory.
Psalms 25 1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
Psalms 25 2 I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
Psalms 25 3 No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
Psalms 25 4 Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD; point out the right road for me to follow.
Psalms 25 5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
Psalms 25 6 Remember, O LORD, your unfailing love and compassion, which you have shown from long ages past.
Psalms 25 7 Forgive the rebellious sins of my youth; look instead through the eyes of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD.
Psalms 25 8 The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
Psalms 25 9 He leads the humble in what is right, teaching them his way.
Psalms 25 10 The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all those who keep his covenant and obey his decrees.
Psalms 25 11 For the honor of your name, O LORD, forgive my many, many sins.
Psalms 25 12 Who are those who fear the LORD? He will show them the path they should choose.
Psalms 25 13 They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the Promised Land.
Psalms 25 14 Friendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant.
Psalms 25 15 My eyes are always looking to the LORD for help, for he alone can rescue me from the traps of my enemies.
Psalms 25 16 Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and in deep distress.
Psalms 25 17 My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all!
Psalms 25 18 Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins.
Psalms 25 19 See how many enemies I have, and how viciously they hate me!
Psalms 25 20 Protect me! Rescue my life from them! Do not let me be disgraced, for I trust in you.
Psalms 25 21 May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.
Psalms 25 22 O God, ransom Israel from all its troubles.
Psalms 26 1 Declare me innocent, O LORD, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
Psalms 26 2 Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and affections.
Psalms 26 3 For I am constantly aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.
Psalms 26 4 I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.
Psalms 26 5 I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
Psalms 26 6 I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O LORD,
Psalms 26 7 singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your miracles.
Psalms 26 8 I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glory shines.
Psalms 26 9 Don't let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don't condemn me along with murderers.
Psalms 26 10 Their hands are dirty with wicked schemes, and they constantly take bribes.
Psalms 26 11 But I am not like that; I do what is right. So in your mercy, save me.
Psalms 26 12 I have taken a stand, and I will publicly praise the LORD.
Psalms 27 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD protects me from danger--so why should I tremble?
Psalms 27 2 When evil people come to destroy me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
Psalms 27 3 Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will know no fear. Even if they attack me, I remain confident.
Psalms 27 4 The one thing I ask of the LORD--the thing I seek most--is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD's perfections and meditating in his Temple.
Psalms 27 5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Psalms 27 6 Then I will hold my head high, above my enemies who surround me. At his Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.
Psalms 27 7 Listen to my pleading, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!
Psalms 27 8 My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." And my heart responds, "LORD, I am coming."
Psalms 27 9 Do not hide yourself from me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don't leave me now; don't abandon me, O God of my salvation!
Psalms 27 10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.
Psalms 27 11 Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the path of honesty, for my enemies are waiting for me to fall.
Psalms 27 12 Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I've never done and breathe out violence against me.
Psalms 27 13 Yet I am confident that I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
Psalms 27 14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.
Psalms 28 1 O LORD, you are my rock of safety. Please help me; don't refuse to answer me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die.
Psalms 28 2 Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.
Psalms 28 3 Don't drag me away with the wicked--with those who do evil--those who speak friendly words to their neighbors while planning evil in their hearts.
Psalms 28 4 Give them the punishment they so richly deserve! Measure it out in proportion to their wickedness. Pay them back for all their evil deeds! Give them a taste of what they have done to others.
Psalms 28 5 They care nothing for what the LORD has done or for what his hands have made. So he will tear them down like old buildings, and they will never be rebuilt!
Psalms 28 6 Praise the LORD! For he has heard my cry for mercy.
Psalms 28 7 The LORD is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Psalms 28 8 The LORD protects his people and gives victory to his anointed king.
Psalms 28 9 Save your people! Bless Israel, your special possession! Lead them like a shepherd, and carry them forever in your arms.
Psalms 29 1 Give honor to the LORD, you angels; give honor to the LORD for his glory and strength.
Psalms 29 2 Give honor to the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
Psalms 29 3 The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The LORD thunders over the mighty sea.
Psalms 29 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
Psalms 29 5 The voice of the LORD splits the mighty cedars; the LORD shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
Psalms 29 6 He makes Lebanon's mountains skip like a calf and Mount Hermon to leap like a young bull.
Psalms 29 7 The voice of the LORD strikes with lightning bolts.
Psalms 29 8 The voice of the LORD makes the desert quake; the LORD shakes the desert of Kadesh.
Psalms 29 9 The voice of the LORD twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, "Glory!"
Psalms 29 10 The LORD rules over the floodwaters. The LORD reigns as king forever.
Psalms 29 11 The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.
Psalms 30 1 I will praise you, LORD, for you have rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.
Psalms 30 2 O LORD my God, I cried out to you for help, and you restored my health.
Psalms 30 3 You brought me up from the grave, O LORD. You kept me from falling into the pit of death.
Psalms 30 4 Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name.
Psalms 30 5 His anger lasts for a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalms 30 6 When I was prosperous I said, "Nothing can stop me now!"
Psalms 30 7 Your favor, O LORD, made me as secure as a mountain. Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.
Psalms 30 8 I cried out to you, O LORD. I begged the Lord for mercy, saying,
Psalms 30 9 "What will you gain if I die, if I sink down into the grave? Can my dust praise you from the grave? Can it tell the world of your faithfulness?
Psalms 30 10 Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD."
Psalms 30 11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
Psalms 30 12 that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!
Psalms 31 1 O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don't let me be put to shame. Rescue me, for you always do what is right.
Psalms 31 2 Bend down and listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be for me a great rock of safety, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Psalms 31 3 You are my rock and my fortress. For the honor of your name, lead me out of this peril.
Psalms 31 4 Pull me from the trap my enemies set for me, for I find protection in you alone.
Psalms 31 5 I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God.
Psalms 31 6 I hate those who worship worthless idols. I trust in the LORD.
Psalms 31 7 I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.
Psalms 31 8 You have not handed me over to my enemy but have set me in a safe place.
Psalms 31 9 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am in distress. My sight is blurred because of my tears. My body and soul are withering away.
Psalms 31 10 I am dying from grief; my years are shortened by sadness. Misery has drained my strength; I am wasting away from within.
Psalms 31 11 I am scorned by all my enemies and despised by my neighbors--even my friends are afraid to come near me. When they see me on the street, they turn the other way.
Psalms 31 12 I have been ignored as if I were dead, as if I were a broken pot.
Psalms 31 13 I have heard the many rumors about me, and I am surrounded by terror. My enemies conspire against me, plotting to take my life.
Psalms 31 14 But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, "You are my God!"
Psalms 31 15 My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.
Psalms 31 16 Let your favor shine on your servant. In your unfailing love, save me.
Psalms 31 17 Don't let me be disgraced, O LORD, for I call out to you for help. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them lie silent in the grave.
Psalms 31 18 May their lying lips be silenced--those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly.
Psalms 31 19 Your goodness is so great! You have stored up great blessings for those who honor you. You have done so much for those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
Psalms 31 20 You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues.
Psalms 31 21 Praise the LORD, for he has shown me his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack.
Psalms 31 22 In sudden fear I had cried out, "I have been cut off from the LORD!" But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help.
Psalms 31 23 Love the LORD, all you faithful ones! For the LORD protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes all who are arrogant.
Psalms 31 24 So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the LORD!
Psalms 32 1 Oh, what joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!
Psalms 32 2 Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
Psalms 32 3 When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.
Psalms 32 4 Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
Psalms 32 5 Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the LORD." And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
Psalms 32 6 Therefore, let all the godly confess their rebellion to you while there is time, that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.
Psalms 32 7 For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.
Psalms 32 8 The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
Psalms 32 9 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."
Psalms 32 10 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the LORD.
Psalms 32 11 So rejoice in the LORD and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!
Psalms 33 1 Let the godly sing with joy to the LORD, for it is fitting to praise him.
Psalms 33 2 Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.
Psalms 33 3 Sing new songs of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp and sing with joy.
Psalms 33 4 For the word of the LORD holds true, and everything he does is worthy of our trust.
Psalms 33 5 He loves whatever is just and good, and his unfailing love fills the earth.
Psalms 33 6 The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.
Psalms 33 7 He gave the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
Psalms 33 8 Let everyone in the world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of him.
Psalms 33 9 For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.
Psalms 33 10 The LORD shatters the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.
Psalms 33 11 But the LORD's plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
Psalms 33 12 What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen for his own.
Psalms 33 13 The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.
Psalms 33 14 From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.
Psalms 33 15 He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.
Psalms 33 16 The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
Psalms 33 17 Don't count on your warhorse to give you victory--for all its strength, it cannot save you.
Psalms 33 18 But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.
Psalms 33 19 He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine.
Psalms 33 20 We depend on the LORD alone to save us. Only he can help us, protecting us like a shield.
Psalms 33 21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we are trusting in his holy name.
Psalms 33 22 Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.
Psalms 34 1 I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.
Psalms 34 2 I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are discouraged take heart.
Psalms 34 3 Come, let us tell of the LORD's greatness; let us exalt his name together.
Psalms 34 4 I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears.
Psalms 34 5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
Psalms 34 6 I cried out to the LORD in my suffering, and he heard me. He set me free from all my fears.
Psalms 34 7 For the angel of the LORD guards all who fear him, and he rescues them.
Psalms 34 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!
Psalms 34 9 Let the LORD's people show him reverence, for those who honor him will have all they need.
Psalms 34 10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will never lack any good thing.
Psalms 34 11 Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the LORD.
Psalms 34 12 Do any of you want to live a life that is long and good?
Psalms 34 13 Then watch your tongue! Keep your lips from telling lies!
Psalms 34 14 Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others.
Psalms 34 15 The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
Psalms 34 16 But the LORD turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth.
Psalms 34 17 The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.
Psalms 34 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalms 34 19 The righteous face many troubles, but the LORD rescues them from each and every one.
Psalms 34 20 For the LORD protects them from harm--not one of their bones will be broken!
Psalms 34 21 Calamity will surely overtake the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
Psalms 34 22 But the LORD will redeem those who serve him. Everyone who trusts in him will be freely pardoned.
Psalms 35 1 O LORD, oppose those who oppose me. Declare war on those who are attacking me.
Psalms 35 2 Put on your armor, and take up your shield. Prepare for battle, and come to my aid.
Psalms 35 3 Lift up your spear and javelin and block the way of my enemies. Let me hear you say, "I am your salvation!"
Psalms 35 4 Humiliate and disgrace those trying to kill me; turn them back in confusion.
Psalms 35 5 Blow them away like chaff in the wind--a wind sent by the angel of the LORD.
Psalms 35 6 Make their path dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
Psalms 35 7 Although I did them no wrong, they laid a trap for me. Although I did them no wrong, they dug a pit for me.
Psalms 35 8 So let sudden ruin overtake them! Let them be caught in the snare they set for me! Let them fall to destruction in the pit they dug for me.
Psalms 35 9 Then I will rejoice in the LORD. I will be glad because he rescues me.
Psalms 35 10 I will praise him from the bottom of my heart: "LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the weak and helpless from the strong? Who else protects the poor and needy from those who want to rob them?"
Psalms 35 11 Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of things I don't even know about.
Psalms 35 12 They repay me with evil for the good I do. I am sick with despair.
Psalms 35 13 Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them. I even fasted and prayed for them, but my prayers returned unanswered.
Psalms 35 14 I was sad, as though they were my friends or family, as if I were grieving for my own mother.
Psalms 35 15 But they are glad now that I am in trouble; they gleefully join together against me. I am attacked by people I don't even know; they hurl slander at me continually.
Psalms 35 16 They mock me with the worst kind of profanity, and they snarl at me.
Psalms 35 17 How long, O Lord, will you look on and do nothing? Rescue me from their fierce attacks. Protect my life from these lions!
Psalms 35 18 Then I will thank you in front of the entire congregation. I will praise you before all the people.
Psalms 35 19 Don't let my treacherous enemies rejoice over my defeat. Don't let those who hate me without cause gloat over my sorrow.
Psalms 35 20 They don't talk of peace; they plot against innocent people who are minding their own business.
Psalms 35 21 They shout that they have seen me doing wrong. "Aha," they say. "Aha! With our own eyes we saw him do it!"
Psalms 35 22 O LORD, you know all about this. Do not stay silent. Don't abandon me now, O Lord.
Psalms 35 23 Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, my God and my Lord.
Psalms 35 24 Declare me "not guilty," O LORD my God, for you give justice. Don't let my enemies laugh about me in my troubles.
Psalms 35 25 Don't let them say, "Look! We have what we wanted! Now we will eat him alive!"
Psalms 35 26 May those who rejoice at my troubles be humiliated and disgraced. May those who triumph over me be covered with shame and dishonor.
Psalms 35 27 But give great joy to those who have stood with me in my defense. Let them continually say, "Great is the LORD, who enjoys helping his servant."
Psalms 35 28 Then I will tell everyone of your justice and goodness, and I will praise you all day long.
Psalms 36 1 Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God to restrain them.
Psalms 36 2 In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.
Psalms 36 3 Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do what is good.
Psalms 36 4 They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their course of action is never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
Psalms 36 5 Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Psalms 36 6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.
Psalms 36 7 How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
Psalms 36 8 You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your rivers of delight.
Psalms 36 9 For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
Psalms 36 10 Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts.
Psalms 36 11 Don't let the proud trample me; don't let the wicked push me around.
Psalms 36 12 Look! They have fallen! They have been thrown down, never to rise again.
Psalms 37 1 Don't worry about the wicked. Don't envy those who do wrong.
Psalms 37 2 For like grass, they soon fade away. Like springtime flowers, they soon wither.
Psalms 37 3 Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Psalms 37 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires.
Psalms 37 5 Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalms 37 6 He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Psalms 37 7 Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
Psalms 37 8 Stop your anger! Turn from your rage! Do not envy others--it only leads to harm.
Psalms 37 9 For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the LORD will possess the land.
Psalms 37 10 In a little while, the wicked will disappear. Though you look for them, they will be gone.
Psalms 37 11 Those who are gentle and lowly will possess the land; they will live in prosperous security.
Psalms 37 12 The wicked plot against the godly; they snarl at them in defiance.
Psalms 37 13 But the Lord just laughs, for he sees their day of judgment coming.
Psalms 37 14 The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.
Psalms 37 15 But they will be stabbed through the heart with their own swords, and their bows will be broken.
Psalms 37 16 It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and possess much.
Psalms 37 17 For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the LORD takes care of the godly.
Psalms 37 18 Day by day the LORD takes care of the innocent, and they will receive a reward that lasts forever.
Psalms 37 19 They will survive through hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.
Psalms 37 20 But the wicked will perish. The LORD's enemies are like flowers in a field--they will disappear like smoke.
Psalms 37 21 The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.
Psalms 37 22 Those blessed by the LORD will inherit the land, but those cursed by him will die.
Psalms 37 23 The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Psalms 37 24 Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.
Psalms 37 25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly forsaken, nor seen their children begging for bread.
Psalms 37 26 The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
Psalms 37 27 Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever.
Psalms 37 28 For the LORD loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will perish.
Psalms 37 29 The godly will inherit the land and will live there forever.
Psalms 37 30 The godly offer good counsel; they know what is right from wrong.
Psalms 37 31 They fill their hearts with God's law, so they will never slip from his path.
Psalms 37 32 Those who are evil spy on the godly, waiting for an excuse to kill them.
Psalms 37 33 But the LORD will not let the wicked succeed or let the godly be condemned when they are brought before the judge.
Psalms 37 34 Don't be impatient for the LORD to act! Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you, giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.
Psalms 37 35 I myself have seen it happen--proud and evil people thriving like mighty trees.
Psalms 37 36 But when I looked again, they were gone! Though I searched for them, I could not find them!
Psalms 37 37 Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future lies before those who love peace.
Psalms 37 38 But the wicked will be destroyed; they have no future.
Psalms 37 39 The LORD saves the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble.
Psalms 37 40 The LORD helps them, rescuing them from the wicked. He saves them, and they find shelter in him.
Psalms 38 1 O LORD, don't rebuke me in your anger! Don't discipline me in your rage!
Psalms 38 2 Your arrows have struck deep, and your blows are crushing me.
Psalms 38 3 Because of your anger, my whole body is sick; my health is broken because of my sins.
Psalms 38 4 My guilt overwhelms me--it is a burden too heavy to bear.
Psalms 38 5 My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins.
Psalms 38 6 I am bent over and racked with pain. My days are filled with grief.
Psalms 38 7 A raging fever burns within me, and my health is broken.
Psalms 38 8 I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from an anguished heart.
Psalms 38 9 You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh.
Psalms 38 10 My heart beats wildly, my strength fails, and I am going blind.
Psalms 38 11 My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance.
Psalms 38 12 Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps for me; they make plans to ruin me. They think up treacherous deeds all day long.
Psalms 38 13 But I am deaf to all their threats. I am silent before them as one who cannot speak.
Psalms 38 14 I choose to hear nothing, and I make no reply.
Psalms 38 15 For I am waiting for you, O LORD. You must answer for me, O Lord my God.
Psalms 38 16 I prayed, "Don't let my enemies gloat over me or rejoice at my downfall."
Psalms 38 17 I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain.
Psalms 38 18 But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.
Psalms 38 19 My enemies are many; they hate me though I have done nothing against them.
Psalms 38 20 They repay me evil for good and oppose me because I stand for the right.
Psalms 38 21 Do not abandon me, LORD. Do not stand at a distance, my God.
Psalms 38 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my savior.
Psalms 39 1 I said to myself, "I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will curb my tongue when the ungodly are around me."
Psalms 39 2 But as I stood there in silence--not even speaking of good things--the turmoil within me grew to the bursting point.
Psalms 39 3 My thoughts grew hot within me and began to burn, igniting a fire of words:
Psalms 39 4 "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.
Psalms 39 5 My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath."
Psalms 39 6 We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth for someone else to spend.
Psalms 39 7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.
Psalms 39 8 Rescue me from my rebellion, for even fools mock me when I rebel.
Psalms 39 9 I am silent before you; I won't say a word. For my punishment is from you.
Psalms 39 10 Please, don't punish me anymore! I am exhausted by the blows from your hand.
Psalms 39 11 When you discipline people for their sins, their lives can be crushed like the life of a moth. Human existence is as frail as breath.
Psalms 39 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD! Listen to my cries for help! Don't ignore my tears. For I am your guest--a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me.
Psalms 39 13 Spare me so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more.
Psalms 40 1 I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalms 40 2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
Psalms 40 3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be astounded. They will put their trust in the LORD.
Psalms 40 4 Oh, the joys of those who trust the LORD, who have no confidence in the proud, or in those who worship idols.
Psalms 40 5 O LORD my God, you have done many miracles for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.
Psalms 40 6 You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand--you don't require burnt offerings or sin offerings.
Psalms 40 7 Then I said, "Look, I have come. And this has been written about me in your scroll:
Psalms 40 8 I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your law is written on my heart."
Psalms 40 9 I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O LORD, well know.
Psalms 40 10 I have not kept this good news hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness.
Psalms 40 11 LORD, don't hold back your tender mercies from me. My only hope is in your unfailing love and faithfulness.
Psalms 40 12 For troubles surround me--too many to count! They pile up so high I can't see my way out. They are more numerous than the hairs on my head. I have lost all my courage.
Psalms 40 13 Please, LORD, rescue me! Come quickly, LORD, and help me.
Psalms 40 14 May those who try to destroy me be humiliated and put to shame. May those who take delight in my trouble be turned back in disgrace.
Psalms 40 15 Let them be horrified by their shame, for they said, "Aha! We've got him now!"
Psalms 40 16 But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, "The LORD is great!"
Psalms 40 17 As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking about me right now. You are my helper and my savior. Do not delay, O my God.
Psalms 41 1 Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor. The LORD rescues them in times of trouble.
Psalms 41 2 The LORD protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity and rescues them from their enemies.
Psalms 41 3 The LORD nurses them when they are sick and eases their pain and discomfort.
Psalms 41 4 "O LORD," I prayed, "have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you."
Psalms 41 5 But my enemies say nothing but evil about me. "How soon will he die and be forgotten?" they ask.
Psalms 41 6 They visit me as if they are my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.
Psalms 41 7 All who hate me whisper about me, imagining the worst for me.
Psalms 41 8 "Whatever he has, it is fatal," they say. "He will never get out of that bed!"
Psalms 41 9 Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.
Psalms 41 10 LORD, have mercy on me. Make me well again, so I can pay them back!
Psalms 41 11 I know that you are pleased with me, for you have not let my enemy triumph over me.
Psalms 41 12 You have preserved my life because I am innocent; you have brought me into your presence forever.
Psalms 41 13 Bless the LORD, the God of Israel, who lives forever from eternal ages past. Amen and amen!
Psalms 42 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.
Psalms 42 2 I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and stand before him?
Psalms 42 3 Day and night, I have only tears for food, while my enemies continually taunt me, saying, "Where is this God of yours?"
Psalms 42 4 My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks--it was the sound of a great celebration!
Psalms 42 5 Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and
Psalms 42 6 my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember your kindness--from Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan, from the land of Mount Mizar.
Psalms 42 7 I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me.
Psalms 42 8 Through each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.
Psalms 42 9 "O God my rock," I cry, "Why have you forsaken me? Why must I wander in darkness, oppressed by my enemies?"
Psalms 42 10 Their taunts pierce me like a fatal wound. They scoff, "Where is this God of yours?"
Psalms 42 11 Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God!
Psalms 43 1 O God, take up my cause! Defend me against these ungodly people. Rescue me from these unjust liars.
Psalms 43 2 For you are God, my only safe haven. Why have you tossed me aside? Why must I wander around in darkness, oppressed by my enemies?
Psalms 43 3 Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
Psalms 43 4 There I will go to the altar of God, to God--the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!
Psalms 43 5 Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God!
Psalms 44 1 O God, we have heard it with our own ears--our ancestors have told us of all you did in other days, in days long ago:
Psalms 44 2 You drove out the pagan nations and gave all the land to our ancestors; you crushed their enemies, setting our ancestors free.
Psalms 44 3 They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strength that gave them victory. It was by your mighty power that they succeeded; it was because you favored them and smiled on them.
Psalms 44 4 You are my King and my God. You command victories for your people.
Psalms 44 5 Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes.
Psalms 44 6 I do not trust my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me.
Psalms 44 7 It is you who gives us victory over our enemies; it is you who humbles those who hate us.
Psalms 44 8 O God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name.
Psalms 44 9 But now you have tossed us aside in dishonor. You no longer lead our armies to battle.
Psalms 44 10 You make us retreat from our enemies and allow them to plunder our land.
Psalms 44 11 You have treated us like sheep waiting to be slaughtered; you have scattered us among the nations.
Psalms 44 12 You sold us--your precious people--for a pittance. You valued us at nothing at all.
Psalms 44 13 You have caused all our neighbors to mock us. We are an object of scorn and derision to the nations around us.
Psalms 44 14 You have made us the butt of their jokes; we are scorned by the whole world.
Psalms 44 15 We can't escape the constant humiliation; shame is written across our faces.
Psalms 44 16 All we hear are the taunts of our mockers. All we see are our vengeful enemies.
Psalms 44 17 All this has happened despite our loyalty to you. We have not violated your covenant.
Psalms 44 18 Our hearts have not deserted you. We have not strayed from your path.
Psalms 44 19 Yet you have crushed us in the desert. You have covered us with darkness and death.
Psalms 44 20 If we had turned away from worshiping our God or spread our hands in prayer to foreign gods,
Psalms 44 21 God would surely have known it, for he knows the secrets of every heart.
Psalms 44 22 For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.
Psalms 44 23 Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Get up! Do not reject us forever.
Psalms 44 24 Why do you look the other way? Why do you ignore our suffering and oppression?
Psalms 44 25 We collapse in the dust, lying face down in the dirt.
Psalms 44 26 Rise up! Come and help us! Save us because of your unfailing love.
Psalms 45 1 My heart overflows with a beautiful thought! I will recite a lovely poem to the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
Psalms 45 2 You are the most handsome of all. Gracious words stream from your lips. God himself has blessed you forever.
Psalms 45 3 Put on your sword, O mighty warrior! You are so glorious, so majestic!
Psalms 45 4 In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!
Psalms 45 5 Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies' hearts. The nations fall before you, lying down beneath your feet.
Psalms 45 6 Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal power is expressed in justice.
Psalms 45 7 You love what is right and hate what is wrong. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
Psalms 45 8 Your robes are perfumed with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. In palaces decorated with ivory, you are entertained by the music of harps.
Psalms 45 9 Kings' daughters are among your concubines. At your right side stands the queen, wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!
Psalms 45 10 Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say. Forget your people and your homeland far away.
Psalms 45 11 For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
Psalms 45 12 The princes of Tyre will shower you with gifts. People of great wealth will entreat your favor.
Psalms 45 13 The bride, a princess, waits within her chamber, dressed in a gown woven with gold.
Psalms 45 14 In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids.
Psalms 45 15 What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace!
Psalms 45 16 Your sons will become kings like their father. You will make them rulers over many lands.
Psalms 45 17 I will bring honor to your name in every generation. Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.
Psalms 46 1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
Psalms 46 2 So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Psalms 46 3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
Psalms 46 4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
Psalms 46 5 God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day.
Psalms 46 6 The nations are in an uproar, and kingdoms crumble! God thunders, and the earth melts!
Psalms 46 7 The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.
Psalms 46 8 Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world
Psalms 46 9 and causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear in two; he burns the shields with fire.
Psalms 46 10 "Be silent, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world."
Psalms 46 11 The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.
Psalms 47 1 Come, everyone, and clap your hands for joy! Shout to God with joyful praise!
Psalms 47 2 For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.
Psalms 47 3 He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.
Psalms 47 4 He chose the Promised Land as our inheritance, the proud possession of Jacob's descendants, whom he loves.
Psalms 47 5 God has ascended with a mighty shout. The LORD has ascended with trumpets blaring.
Psalms 47 6 Sing praise to God, sing praises; sing praise to our King, sing praises!
Psalms 47 7 For God is the King over all the earth. Praise him with a psalm!
Psalms 47 8 God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.
Psalms 47 9 The rulers of the world have gathered together. They join us in praising the God of Abraham. For all the kings of the earth belong to God. He is highly honored everywhere.
Psalms 48 1 How great is the LORD, and how much we should praise him in the city of our God, which is on his holy mountain!
Psalms 48 2 It is magnificent in elevation--the whole earth rejoices to see it! Mount Zion, the holy mountain, is the city of the great King!
Psalms 48 3 God himself is in Jerusalem's towers. He reveals himself as her defender.
Psalms 48 4 The kings of the earth joined forces and advanced against the city.
Psalms 48 5 But when they saw it, they were stunned; they were terrified and ran away.
Psalms 48 6 They were gripped with terror, like a woman writhing in the pain of childbirth
Psalms 48 7 or like the mighty ships of Tarshish being shattered by a powerful east wind.
Psalms 48 8 We had heard of the city's glory, but now we have seen it ourselves--the city of the LORD Almighty. It is the city of our God; he will make it safe forever.
Psalms 48 9 O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.
Psalms 48 10 As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth. Your strong right hand is filled with victory.
Psalms 48 11 Let the people on Mount Zion rejoice. Let the towns of Judah be glad, for your judgments are just.
Psalms 48 12 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers.
Psalms 48 13 Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations.
Psalms 48 14 For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will be our guide until we die.
Psalms 49 1 Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, everyone in the world!
Psalms 49 2 High and low, rich and poor--listen!
Psalms 49 3 For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight.
Psalms 49 4 I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp.
Psalms 49 5 There is no need to fear when times of trouble come, when enemies are surrounding me.
Psalms 49 6 They trust in their wealth and boast of great riches.
Psalms 49 7 Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death by paying a ransom to God.
Psalms 49 8 Redemption does not come so easily, for no one can ever pay enough
Psalms 49 9 to live forever and never see the grave.
Psalms 49 10 Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind.
Psalms 49 11 The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves, but they leave their wealth to others.
Psalms 49 12 They will not last long despite their riches--they will die like the animals.
Psalms 49 13 This is the fate of fools, though they will be remembered as being so wise.
Psalms 49 14 Like sheep, they are led to the grave, where death will be their shepherd. In the morning the godly will rule over them. Their bodies will rot in the grave, far from their grand estates.
Psalms 49 15 But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of death.
Psalms 49 16 So don't be dismayed when the wicked grow rich, and their homes become ever more splendid.
Psalms 49 17 For when they die, they carry nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.
Psalms 49 18 In this life they consider themselves fortunate, and the world loudly applauds their success.
Psalms 49 19 But they will die like all others before them and never again see the light of day.
Psalms 49 20 People who boast of their wealth don't understand that they will die like the animals.
Psalms 50 1 The mighty God, the LORD, has spoken; he has summoned all humanity from east to west!
Psalms 50 2 From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.
Psalms 50 3 Our God approaches with the noise of thunder. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him.
Psalms 50 4 Heaven and earth will be his witnesses as he judges his people:
Psalms 50 5 "Bring my faithful people to me--those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices."
Psalms 50 6 Then let the heavens proclaim his justice, for God himself will be the judge.
Psalms 50 7 "O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God!
Psalms 50 8 I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly bring to my altar.
Psalms 50 9 But I want no more bulls from your barns; I want no more goats from your pens.
Psalms 50 10 For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
Psalms 50 11 Every bird of the mountains and all the animals of the field belong to me.
Psalms 50 12 If I were hungry, I would not mention it to you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.
Psalms 50 13 I don't need the bulls you sacrifice; I don't need the blood of goats.
Psalms 50 14 What I want instead is your true thanks to God; I want you to fulfill your vows to the Most High.
Psalms 50 15 Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory."
Psalms 50 16 But God says to the wicked: "Recite my laws no longer, and don't pretend that you obey me.
Psalms 50 17 For you refuse my discipline and treat my laws like trash.
Psalms 50 18 When you see a thief, you help him, and you spend your time with adulterers.
Psalms 50 19 Your mouths are filled with wickedness, and your tongues are full of lies.
Psalms 50 20 You sit around and slander a brother--your own mother's son.
Psalms 50 21 While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn't care. But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges against you.
Psalms 50 22 Repent, all of you who ignore me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.
Psalms 50 23 But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God."
Psalms 51 1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.
Psalms 51 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
Psalms 51 3 For I recognize my shameful deeds--they haunt me day and night.
Psalms 51 4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.
Psalms 51 5 For I was born a sinner--yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
Psalms 51 6 But you desire honesty from the heart, so you can teach me to be wise in my inmost being.
Psalms 51 7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Psalms 51 8 Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me--now let me rejoice.
Psalms 51 9 Don't keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.
Psalms 51 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.
Psalms 51 11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me.
Psalms 51 12 Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.
Psalms 51 13 Then I will teach your ways to sinners, and they will return to you.
Psalms 51 14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
Psalms 51 15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that I may praise you.
Psalms 51 16 You would not be pleased with sacrifices, or I would bring them. If I brought you a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
Psalms 51 17 The sacrifice you want is a broken spirit. A broken and repentant heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalms 51 18 Look with favor on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalms 51 19 Then you will be pleased with worthy sacrifices and with our whole burnt offerings; and bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.
Psalms 52 1 You call yourself a hero, do you? Why boast about this crime of yours, you who have disgraced God's people?
Psalms 52 2 All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you're an expert at telling lies.
Psalms 52 3 You love evil more than good and lies more than truth.
Psalms 52 4 You love to say things that harm others, you liar!
Psalms 52 5 But God will strike you down once and for all. He will pull you from your home and drag you from the land of the living.
Psalms 52 6 The righteous will see it and be amazed. They will laugh and say,
Psalms 52 7 "Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead and grow more and more bold in their wickedness."
Psalms 52 8 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I trust in God's unfailing love forever and ever.
Psalms 52 9 I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people.
Psalms 53 1 Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; no one does good!
Psalms 53 2 God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if there is even one with real understanding, one who seeks for God.
Psalms 53 3 But no, all have turned away from God; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not even one!
Psalms 53 4 Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread; they wouldn't think of praying to God.
Psalms 53 5 But then terror will grip them, terror like they have never known before. God will scatter the bones of your enemies. You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.
Psalms 53 6 Oh, that salvation would come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel! For when God restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.
Psalms 54 1 Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might.
Psalms 54 2 O God, listen to my prayer. Pay attention to my plea.
Psalms 54 3 For strangers are attacking me; violent men are trying to kill me. They care nothing for God.
Psalms 54 4 But God is my helper. The Lord is the one who keeps me alive!
Psalms 54 5 May my enemies' plans for evil be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them.
Psalms 54 6 I will sacrifice a voluntary offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good.
Psalms 54 7 For you will rescue me from my troubles and help me to triumph over my enemies.
Psalms 55 1 Listen to my prayer, O God. Do not ignore my cry for help!
Psalms 55 2 Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.
Psalms 55 3 My enemies shout at me, making loud and wicked threats. They bring trouble on me, hunting me down in their anger.
Psalms 55 4 My heart is in anguish. The terror of death overpowers me.
Psalms 55 5 Fear and trembling overwhelm me. I can't stop shaking.
Psalms 55 6 Oh, how I wish I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest!
Psalms 55 7 I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness.
Psalms 55 8 How quickly I would escape--far away from this wild storm of hatred.
Psalms 55 9 Destroy them, Lord, and confuse their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.
Psalms 55 10 Its walls are patrolled day and night against invaders, but the real danger is wickedness within the city.
Psalms 55 11 Murder and robbery are everywhere there; threats and cheating are rampant in the streets.
Psalms 55 12 It is not an enemy who taunts me--I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me--I could have hidden from them.
Psalms 55 13 Instead, it is you--my equal, my companion and close friend.
Psalms 55 14 What good fellowship we enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God.
Psalms 55 15 Let death seize my enemies by surprise; let the grave swallow them alive, for evil makes its home within them.
Psalms 55 16 But I will call on God, and the LORD will rescue me.
Psalms 55 17 Morning, noon, and night I plead aloud in my distress, and the LORD hears my voice.
Psalms 55 18 He rescues me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me, even though many still oppose me.
Psalms 55 19 God, who is king forever, will hear me and will humble them. For my enemies refuse to change their ways; they do not fear God.
Psalms 55 20 As for this friend of mine, he betrayed me; he broke his promises.
Psalms 55 21 His words are as smooth as cream, but in his heart is war. His words are as soothing as lotion, but underneath are daggers!
Psalms 55 22 Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalms 55 23 But you, O God, will send the wicked down to the pit of destruction. Murderers and liars will die young, but I am trusting you to save me.
Psalms 56 1 O God, have mercy on me. The enemy troops press in on me. My foes attack me all day long.
Psalms 56 2 My slanderers hound me constantly, and many are boldly attacking me.
Psalms 56 3 But when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalms 56 4 O God, I praise your word. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalms 56 5 They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting ways to harm me.
Psalms 56 6 They come together to spy on me--watching my every step, eager to kill me.
Psalms 56 7 Don't let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, throw them to the ground.
Psalms 56 8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Psalms 56 9 On the very day I call to you for help, my enemies will retreat. This I know: God is on my side.
Psalms 56 10 O God, I praise your word. Yes, LORD, I praise your word.
Psalms 56 11 I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalms 56 12 I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.
Psalms 56 13 For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
Psalms 57 1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until this violent storm is past.
Psalms 57 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me.
Psalms 57 3 He will send help from heaven to save me, rescuing me from those who are out to get me. My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.
Psalms 57 4 I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey--whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.
Psalms 57 5 Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens! May your glory shine over all the earth.
Psalms 57 6 My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it.
Psalms 57 7 My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises!
Psalms 57 8 Wake up, my soul! Wake up, O harp and lyre! I will waken the dawn with my song.
Psalms 57 9 I will thank you, Lord, in front of all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations.
Psalms 57 10 For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Psalms 57 11 Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth.
Psalms 58 1 Justice--do you rulers know the meaning of the word? Do you judge the people fairly?
Psalms 58 2 No, all your dealings are crooked; you hand out violence instead of justice.
Psalms 58 3 These wicked people are born sinners; even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.
Psalms 58 4 They spit poison like deadly snakes; they are like cobras that refuse to listen,
Psalms 58 5 ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers, no matter how skillfully they play.
Psalms 58 6 Break off their fangs, O God! Smash the jaws of these lions, O LORD!
Psalms 58 7 May they disappear like water into thirsty ground. Make their weapons useless in their hands.
Psalms 58 8 May they be like snails that dissolve into slime, like a stillborn child who will never see the sun.
Psalms 58 9 God will sweep them away, both young and old, faster than a pot heats on an open flame.
Psalms 58 10 The godly will rejoice when they see injustice avenged. They will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked.
Psalms 58 11 Then at last everyone will say, "There truly is a reward for those who live for God; surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth."
Psalms 59 1 Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.
Psalms 59 2 Rescue me from these criminals; save me from these murderers.
Psalms 59 3 They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, though I have done them no wrong, O LORD.
Psalms 59 4 Despite my innocence, they prepare to kill me. Rise up and help me! Look on my plight!
Psalms 59 5 O LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, rise up to punish hostile nations. Show no mercy to wicked traitors.
Psalms 59 6 They come at night, snarling like vicious dogs as they prowl the streets.
Psalms 59 7 Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths, the piercing swords that fly from their lips. "Who can hurt us?" they sneer.
Psalms 59 8 But LORD, you laugh at them. You scoff at all the hostile nations.
Psalms 59 9 You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my place of safety.
Psalms 59 10 In his unfailing love, my God will come and help me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.
Psalms 59 11 Don't kill them, for my people soon forget such lessons; stagger them with your power, and bring them to their knees, O Lord our shield.
Psalms 59 12 Because of the sinful things they say, because of the evil that is on their lips, let them be captured by their pride, their curses, and their lies.
Psalms 59 13 Destroy them in your anger! Wipe them out completely! Then the whole world will know that God reigns in Israel.
Psalms 59 14 My enemies come out at night, snarling like vicious dogs as they prowl the streets.
Psalms 59 15 They scavenge for food but go to sleep unsatisfied.
Psalms 59 16 But as for me, I will sing about your power. I will shout with joy each morning because of your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety in the day of distress.
Psalms 59 17 O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.
Psalms 60 1 You have rejected us, O God, and broken our defenses. You have been angry with us; now restore us to your favor.
Psalms 60 2 You have shaken our land and split it open. Seal the cracks before it completely collapses.
Psalms 60 3 You have been very hard on us, making us drink wine that sent us reeling.
Psalms 60 4 But you have raised a banner for those who honor you--a rallying point in the face of attack.
Psalms 60 5 Use your strong right arm to save us, and rescue your beloved people.
Psalms 60 6 God has promised this by his holiness: "I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
Psalms 60 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim will produce my warriors, and Judah will produce my kings.
Psalms 60 8 Moab will become my lowly servant, and Edom will be my slave. I will shout in triumph over the Philistines."
Psalms 60 9 But who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will bring me victory over Edom?
Psalms 60 10 Have you rejected us, O God? Will you no longer march with our armies?
Psalms 60 11 Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.
Psalms 60 12 With God's help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.
Psalms 61 1 O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!
Psalms 61 2 From the ends of the earth, I will cry to you for help, for my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
Psalms 61 3 for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Psalms 61 4 Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!
Psalms 61 5 For you have heard my vows, O God. You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.
Psalms 61 6 Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations!
Psalms 61 7 May he reign under God's protection forever. Appoint your unfailing love and faithfulness to watch over him.
Psalms 61 8 Then I will always sing praises to your name as I fulfill my vows day after day.
Psalms 62 1 I wait quietly before God, for my salvation comes from him.
Psalms 62 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.
Psalms 62 3 So many enemies against one man--all of them trying to kill me. To them I'm just a broken-down wall or a tottering fence.
Psalms 62 4 They plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They are friendly to my face, but they curse me in their hearts.
Psalms 62 5 I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
Psalms 62 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
Psalms 62 7 My salvation and my honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
Psalms 62 8 O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalms 62 9 From the greatest to the lowliest--all are nothing in his sight. If you weigh them on the scales, they are lighter than a puff of air.
Psalms 62 10 Don't try to get rich by extortion or robbery. And if your wealth increases, don't make it the center of your life.
Psalms 62 11 God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you;
Psalms 62 12 unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you judge all people according to what they have done.
Psalms 63 1 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.
Psalms 63 2 I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.
Psalms 63 3 Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise you!
Psalms 63 4 I will honor you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
Psalms 63 5 You satisfy me more than the richest of foods. I will praise you with songs of joy.
Psalms 63 6 I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
Psalms 63 7 I think how much you have helped me; I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings.
Psalms 63 8 I follow close behind you; your strong right hand holds me securely.
Psalms 63 9 But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth.
Psalms 63 10 They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.
Psalms 63 11 But the king will rejoice in God. All who trust in him will praise him, while liars will be silenced.
Psalms 64 1 O God, listen to my complaint. Do not let my enemies' threats overwhelm me.
Psalms 64 2 Protect me from the plots of the wicked, from the scheming of those who do evil.
Psalms 64 3 Sharp tongues are the swords they wield; bitter words are the arrows they aim.
Psalms 64 4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly.
Psalms 64 5 They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps. "Who will ever notice?" they ask.
Psalms 64 6 As they plot their crimes, they say, "We have devised the perfect plan!" Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.
Psalms 64 7 But God himself will shoot them down. Suddenly, his arrows will pierce them.
Psalms 64 8 Their own words will be turned against them, destroying them. All who see it happening will shake their heads in scorn.
Psalms 64 9 Then everyone will stand in awe, proclaiming the mighty acts of God, realizing all the amazing things he does.
Psalms 64 10 The godly will rejoice in the LORD and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.
Psalms 65 1 What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion. We will fulfill our vows to you,
Psalms 65 2 for you answer our prayers, and to you all people will come.
Psalms 65 3 Though our hearts are filled with sins, you forgive them all.
Psalms 65 4 What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What joys await us inside your holy Temple.
Psalms 65 5 You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.
Psalms 65 6 You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength.
Psalms 65 7 You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations.
Psalms 65 8 Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.
Psalms 65 9 You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The rivers of God will not run dry; they provide a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so.
Psalms 65 10 You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops.
Psalms 65 11 You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
Psalms 65 12 The wilderness becomes a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.
Psalms 65 13 The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. They all shout and sing for joy!
Psalms 66 1 Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
Psalms 66 2 Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is.
Psalms 66 3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
Psalms 66 4 Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises, shouting your name in glorious songs."
Psalms 66 5 Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he does for his people!
Psalms 66 6 He made a dry path through the Red Sea, and his people went across on foot. Come, let us rejoice in who he is.
Psalms 66 7 For by his great power he rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance.
Psalms 66 8 Let the whole world bless our God and sing aloud his praises.
Psalms 66 9 Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling.
Psalms 66 10 You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver melted in a crucible.
Psalms 66 11 You captured us in your net and laid the burden of slavery on our backs.
Psalms 66 12 You sent troops to ride across our broken bodies. We went through fire and flood. But you brought us to a place of great abundance.
Psalms 66 13 Now I come to your Temple with burnt offerings to fulfill the vows I made to you--
Psalms 66 14 yes, the sacred vows you heard me make when I was in deep trouble.
Psalms 66 15 That is why I am sacrificing burnt offerings to you--the best of my rams as a pleasing aroma. And I will sacrifice bulls and goats.
Psalms 66 16 Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.
Psalms 66 17 For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke.
Psalms 66 18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, my Lord would not have listened.
Psalms 66 19 But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer.
Psalms 66 20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer and did not withdraw his unfailing love from me.
Psalms 67 1 May God be merciful and bless us. May his face shine with favor upon us.
Psalms 67 2 May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere.
Psalms 67 3 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.
Psalms 67 4 How glad the nations will be, singing for joy, because you govern them with justice and direct the actions of the whole world.
Psalms 67 5 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.
Psalms 67 6 Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us.
Psalms 67 7 Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him.
Psalms 68 1 Arise, O God, and scatter your enemies. Let those who hate God run for their lives.
Psalms 68 2 Drive them off like smoke blown by the wind. Melt them like wax in fire. Let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
Psalms 68 3 But let the godly rejoice. Let them be glad in God's presence. Let them be filled with joy.
Psalms 68 4 Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the LORD--rejoice in his presence!
Psalms 68 5 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows--this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
Psalms 68 6 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But for rebels, there is only famine and distress.
Psalms 68 7 O God, when you led your people from Egypt, when you marched through the wilderness,
Psalms 68 8 the earth trembled, and the heavens poured rain before you, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
Psalms 68 9 You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary Promised Land.
Psalms 68 10 There your people finally settled, and with a bountiful harvest, O God, you provided for your needy people.
Psalms 68 11 The Lord announces victory, and throngs of women shout the happy news.
Psalms 68 12 Enemy kings and their armies flee, while the women of Israel divide the plunder.
Psalms 68 13 Though they lived among the sheepfolds, now they are covered with silver and gold, as a dove is covered by its wings.
Psalms 68 14 The Almighty scattered the enemy kings like a blowing snowstorm on Mount Zalmon.
Psalms 68 15 The majestic mountains of Bashan stretch high into the sky.
Psalms 68 16 Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains, at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live, where the LORD himself will live forever?
Psalms 68 17 Surrounded by unnumbered thousands of chariots, the Lord came from Mount Sinai into his sanctuary.
Psalms 68 18 When you ascended to the heights, you led a crowd of captives. You received gifts from the people, even from those who rebelled against you. Now the LORD God will live among us here.
Psalms 68 19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms.
Psalms 68 20 Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign LORD rescues us from death.
Psalms 68 21 But God will smash the heads of his enemies, crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways.
Psalms 68 22 The Lord says, "I will bring my enemies down from Bashan; I will bring them up from the depths of the sea.
Psalms 68 23 You, my people, will wash your feet in their blood, and even your dogs will get their share!"
Psalms 68 24 Your procession has come into view, O God--the procession of my God and King as he goes into the sanctuary.
Psalms 68 25 Singers are in front, musicians are behind; with them are young women playing tambourines.
Psalms 68 26 Praise God, all you people of Israel; praise the LORD, the source of Israel's life.
Psalms 68 27 Look, the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way. Then comes a great throng of rulers from Judah and all the rulers of Zebulun and Naphtali.
Psalms 68 28 Summon your might, O God. Display your power, O God, as you have in the past.
Psalms 68 29 The kings of the earth are bringing tribute to your Temple in Jerusalem.
Psalms 68 30 Rebuke these enemy nations--these wild animals lurking in the reeds, this herd of bulls among the weaker calves. Humble those who demand tribute from us. Scatter the nations that delight in war.
Psalms 68 31 Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals; let Ethiopia bow in submission to God.
Psalms 68 32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth. Sing praises to the Lord.
Psalms 68 33 Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens, his mighty voice thundering from the sky.
Psalms 68 34 Tell everyone about God's power. His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is mighty in the heavens.
Psalms 68 35 God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
Psalms 69 1 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck.
Psalms 69 2 Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can't find a foothold to stand on. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.
Psalms 69 3 I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched and dry. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.
Psalms 69 4 Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs on my head. These enemies who seek to destroy me are doing so without cause. They attack me with lies, demanding that I give back what I didn't steal.
Psalms 69 5 O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you.
Psalms 69 6 Don't let those who trust in you stumble because of me, O Sovereign LORD Almighty. Don't let me cause them to be humiliated, O God of Israel.
Psalms 69 7 For I am mocked and shamed for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face.
Psalms 69 8 Even my own brothers pretend they don't know me; they treat me like a stranger.
Psalms 69 9 Passion for your house burns within me, so those who insult you are also insulting me.
Psalms 69 10 When I weep and fast before the LORD, they scoff at me.
Psalms 69 11 When I dress in sackcloth to show sorrow, they make fun of me.
Psalms 69 12 I am the favorite topic of town gossip, and all the drunkards sing about me.
Psalms 69 13 But I keep right on praying to you, LORD, hoping this is the time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation.
Psalms 69 14 Pull me out of the mud; don't let me sink any deeper! Rescue me from those who hate me, and pull me from these deep waters.
Psalms 69 15 Don't let the floods overwhelm me, or the deep waters swallow me, or the pit of death devour me.
Psalms 69 16 Answer my prayers, O LORD, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Turn and take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.
Psalms 69 17 Don't hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!
Psalms 69 18 Come and rescue me; free me from all my enemies.
Psalms 69 19 You know the insults I endure--the humiliation and disgrace. You have seen all my enemies and know what they have said.
Psalms 69 20 Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. If only one person would show some pity; if only one would turn and comfort me.
Psalms 69 21 But instead, they give me poison for food; they offer me sour wine to satisfy my thirst.
Psalms 69 22 Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare, and let their security become a trap.
Psalms 69 23 Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and let their bodies grow weaker and weaker.
Psalms 69 24 Pour out your fury on them; consume them with your burning anger.
Psalms 69 25 May their homes become desolate and their tents be deserted.
Psalms 69 26 To those you have punished, they add insult to injury; they scoff at the pain of those you have hurt.
Psalms 69 27 Pile their sins up high, and don't let them go free.
Psalms 69 28 Erase their names from the Book of Life; don't let them be counted among the righteous.
Psalms 69 29 I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.
Psalms 69 30 Then I will praise God's name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
Psalms 69 31 For this will please the LORD more than sacrificing an ox or presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.
Psalms 69 32 The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God's help live in joy.
Psalms 69 33 For the LORD hears the cries of his needy ones; he does not despise his people who are oppressed.
Psalms 69 34 Praise him, O heaven and earth, the seas and all that move in them.
Psalms 69 35 For God will save Jerusalem and rebuild the towns of Judah. His people will live there and take possession of the land.
Psalms 69 36 The descendants of those who obey him will inherit the land, and those who love him will live there in safety.
Psalms 70 1 Please, God, rescue me! Come quickly, LORD, and help me.
Psalms 70 2 May those who try to destroy me be humiliated and put to shame. May those who take delight in my trouble be turned back in disgrace.
Psalms 70 3 Let them be horrified by their shame, for they said, "Aha! We've got him now!"
Psalms 70 4 But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, "God is great!"
Psalms 70 5 But I am poor and needy; please hurry to my aid, O God. You are my helper and my savior; O LORD, do not delay!
Psalms 71 1 O LORD, you are my refuge; never let me be disgraced.
Psalms 71 2 Rescue me! Save me from my enemies, for you are just. Turn your ear to listen and set me free.
Psalms 71 3 Be to me a protecting rock of safety, where I am always welcome. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Psalms 71 4 My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.
Psalms 71 5 O Lord, you alone are my hope. I've trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.
Psalms 71 6 Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother's womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you!
Psalms 71 7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.
Psalms 71 8 That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.
Psalms 71 9 And now, in my old age, don't set me aside. Don't abandon me when my strength is failing.
Psalms 71 10 For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me.
Psalms 71 11 They say, "God has abandoned him. Let's go and get him, for there is no one to help him now."
Psalms 71 12 O God, don't stay away. My God, please hurry to help me.
Psalms 71 13 Bring disgrace and destruction on those who accuse me. May humiliation and shame cover those who want to harm me.
Psalms 71 14 But I will keep on hoping for you to help me; I will praise you more and more.
Psalms 71 15 I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me.
Psalms 71 16 I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign LORD. I will tell everyone that you alone are just and good.
Psalms 71 17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I have constantly told others about the wonderful things you do.
Psalms 71 18 Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.
Psalms 71 19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God?
Psalms 71 20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
Psalms 71 21 You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.
Psalms 71 22 Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O God. I will sing for you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
Psalms 71 23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have redeemed me.
Psalms 71 24 I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long, for everyone who tried to hurt me has been shamed and humiliated.
Psalms 72 1 Give justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king's son.
Psalms 72 2 Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly.
Psalms 72 3 May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful, because the king does what is right.
Psalms 72 4 Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.
Psalms 72 5 May he live as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon continues in the skies. Yes, forever!
Psalms 72 6 May his reign be as refreshing as the springtime rains--like the showers that water the earth.
Psalms 72 7 May all the godly flourish during his reign. May there be abundant prosperity until the end of time.
Psalms 72 8 May he reign from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
Psalms 72 9 Desert nomads will bow before him; his enemies will fall before him in the dust.
Psalms 72 10 The western kings of Tarshish and the islands will bring him tribute. The eastern kings of Sheba and Seba will bring him gifts.
Psalms 72 11 All kings will bow before him, and all nations will serve him.
Psalms 72 12 He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
Psalms 72 13 He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.
Psalms 72 14 He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him.
Psalms 72 15 Long live the king! May the gold of Sheba be given to him. May the people always pray for him and bless him all day long.
Psalms 72 16 May there be abundant crops throughout the land, flourishing even on the mountaintops. May the fruit trees flourish as they do in Lebanon, sprouting up like grass in a field.
Psalms 72 17 May the king's name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun shines. May all nations be blessed through him and bring him praise.
Psalms 72 18 Bless the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things.
Psalms 72 19 Bless his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen!
Psalms 72 20 (This ends the prayers of David son of Jesse.)
Psalms 73 1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure.
Psalms 73 2 But as for me, I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.
Psalms 73 3 For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.
Psalms 73 4 They seem to live such a painless life; their bodies are so healthy and strong.
Psalms 73 5 They aren't troubled like other people or plagued with problems like everyone else.
Psalms 73 6 They wear pride like a jeweled necklace, and their clothing is woven of cruelty.
Psalms 73 7 These fat cats have everything their hearts could ever wish for!
Psalms 73 8 They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they seek to crush others.
Psalms 73 9 They boast against the very heavens, and their words strut throughout the earth.
Psalms 73 10 And so the people are dismayed and confused, drinking in all their words.
Psalms 73 11 "Does God realize what is going on?" they ask. "Is the Most High even aware of what is happening?"
Psalms 73 12 Look at these arrogant people--enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply.
Psalms 73 13 Was it for nothing that I kept my heart pure and kept myself from doing wrong?
Psalms 73 14 All I get is trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain.
Psalms 73 15 If I had really spoken this way, I would have been a traitor to your people.
Psalms 73 16 So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. But what a difficult task it is!
Psalms 73 17 Then one day I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I thought about the destiny of the wicked.
Psalms 73 18 Truly, you put them on a slippery path and send them sliding over the cliff to destruction.
Psalms 73 19 In an instant they are destroyed, swept away by terrors.
Psalms 73 20 Their present life is only a dream that is gone when they awake. When you arise, O Lord, you will make them vanish from this life.
Psalms 73 21 Then I realized how bitter I had become, how pained I had been by all I had seen.
Psalms 73 22 I was so foolish and ignorant--I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.
Psalms 73 23 Yet I still belong to you; you are holding my right hand.
Psalms 73 24 You will keep on guiding me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.
Psalms 73 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.
Psalms 73 26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
Psalms 73 27 But those who desert him will perish, for you destroy those who abandon you.
Psalms 73 28 But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.
Psalms 74 1 O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why is your anger so intense against the sheep of your own pasture?
Psalms 74 2 Remember that we are the people you chose in ancient times, the tribe you redeemed as your own special possession! And remember Jerusalem, your home here on earth.
Psalms 74 3 Walk through the awful ruins of the city; see how the enemy has destroyed your sanctuary.
Psalms 74 4 There your enemies shouted their victorious battle cries; there they set up their battle standards.
Psalms 74 5 They chopped down the entrance like woodcutters in a forest.
Psalms 74 6 With axes and picks, they smashed the carved paneling.
Psalms 74 7 They set the sanctuary on fire, burning it to the ground. They utterly defiled the place that bears your holy name.
Psalms 74 8 Then they thought, "Let's destroy everything!" So they burned down all the places where God was worshiped.
Psalms 74 9 We see no miraculous signs as evidence that you will save us. All the prophets are gone; no one can tell us when it will end.
Psalms 74 10 How long, O God, will you allow our enemies to mock you? Will you let them dishonor your name forever?
Psalms 74 11 Why do you hold back your strong right hand? Unleash your powerful fist and deliver a deathblow.
Psalms 74 12 You, O God, are my king from ages past, bringing salvation to the earth.
Psalms 74 13 You split the sea by your strength and smashed the sea monster's heads.
Psalms 74 14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan and let the desert animals eat him.
Psalms 74 15 You caused the springs and streams to gush forth, and you dried up rivers that never run dry.
Psalms 74 16 Both day and night belong to you; you made the starlight and the sun.
Psalms 74 17 You set the boundaries of the earth, and you make both summer and winter.
Psalms 74 18 See how these enemies scoff at you, LORD. A foolish nation has dishonored your name.
Psalms 74 19 Don't let these wild beasts destroy your doves. Don't forget your afflicted people forever.
Psalms 74 20 Remember your covenant promises, for the land is full of darkness and violence!
Psalms 74 21 Don't let the downtrodden be constantly disgraced! Instead, let these poor and needy ones give praise to your name.
Psalms 74 22 Arise, O God, and defend your cause. Remember how these fools insult you all day long.
Psalms 74 23 Don't overlook these things your enemies have said. Their uproar of rebellion grows ever louder.
Psalms 75 1 We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your mighty miracles.
Psalms 75 2 God says, "At the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked.
Psalms 75 3 When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm.
Psalms 75 4 "I warned the proud, `Stop your boasting!' I told the wicked, `Don't raise your fists!
Psalms 75 5 Don't lift your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with rebellious arrogance.'"
Psalms 75 6 For no one on earth--from east or west, or even from the wilderness--can raise another person up.
Psalms 75 7 It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.
Psalms 75 8 For the LORD holds a cup in his hand; it is full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours the wine out in judgment, and all the wicked must drink it, draining it to the dregs.
Psalms 75 9 But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Israel.
Psalms 75 10 For God says, "I will cut off the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly."
Psalms 76 1 God is well known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
Psalms 76 2 Jerusalem is where he lives; Mount Zion is his home.
Psalms 76 3 There he breaks the arrows of the enemy, the shields and swords and weapons of his foes.
Psalms 76 4 You are glorious and more majestic than the everlasting mountains.
Psalms 76 5 The mightiest of our enemies have been plundered. They lie before us in the sleep of death. No warrior could lift a hand against us.
Psalms 76 6 When you rebuked them, O God of Jacob, their horses and chariots stood still.
Psalms 76 7 No wonder you are greatly feared! Who can stand before you when your anger explodes?
Psalms 76 8 From heaven you sentenced your enemies; the earth trembled and stood silent before you.
Psalms 76 9 You stand up to judge those who do evil, O God, and to rescue the oppressed of the earth.
Psalms 76 10 Human opposition only enhances your glory, for you use it as a sword of judgment.
Psalms 76 11 Make vows to the LORD your God, and fulfill them. Let everyone bring tribute to the Awesome One.
Psalms 76 12 For he breaks the spirit of princes and is feared by the kings of the earth.
Psalms 77 1 I cry out to God without holding back. Oh, that God would listen to me!
Psalms 77 2 When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I pray, with hands lifted toward heaven, pleading. There can be no joy for me until he acts.
Psalms 77 3 I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help.
Psalms 77 4 You don't let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray!
Psalms 77 5 I think of the good old days, long since ended,
Psalms 77 6 when my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and think about the difference now.
Psalms 77 7 Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again show me favor?
Psalms 77 8 Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed?
Psalms 77 9 Has God forgotten to be kind? Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
Psalms 77 10 And I said, "This is my fate, that the blessings of the Most High have changed to hatred."
Psalms 77 11 I recall all you have done, O LORD; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
Psalms 77 12 They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about them.
Psalms 77 13 O God, your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you?
Psalms 77 14 You are the God of miracles and wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
Psalms 77 15 You have redeemed your people by your strength, the descendants of Jacob and of Joseph by your might.
Psalms 77 16 When the Red Sea saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths.
Psalms 77 17 The clouds poured down their rain; the thunder rolled and crackled in the sky. Your arrows of lightning flashed.
Psalms 77 18 Your thunder roared from the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world! The earth trembled and shook.
Psalms 77 19 Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters--a pathway no one knew was there!
Psalms 77 20 You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.
Psalms 78 1 O my people, listen to my teaching. Open your ears to what I am saying,
Psalms 78 2 for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past--
Psalms 78 3 stories we have heard and know, stories our ancestors handed down to us.
Psalms 78 4 We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did.
Psalms 78 5 For he issued his decree to Jacob; he gave his law to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children,
Psalms 78 6 so the next generation might know them--even the children not yet born--that they in turn might teach their children.
Psalms 78 7 So each generation can set its hope anew on God, remembering his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.
Psalms 78 8 Then they will not be like their ancestors--stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God.
Psalms 78 9 The warriors of Ephraim, though fully armed, turned their backs and fled when the day of battle came.
Psalms 78 10 They did not keep God's covenant, and they refused to live by his law.
Psalms 78 11 They forgot what he had done--the wonderful miracles he had shown them,
Psalms 78 12 the miracles he did for their ancestors in Egypt, on the plain of Zoan.
Psalms 78 13 For he divided the sea before them and led them through! The water stood up like walls beside them!
Psalms 78 14 In the daytime he led them by a cloud, and at night by a pillar of fire.
Psalms 78 15 He split open the rocks in the wilderness to give them plenty of water, as from a gushing spring.
Psalms 78 16 He made streams pour from the rock, making the waters flow down like a river!
Psalms 78 17 Yet they kept on with their sin, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
Psalms 78 18 They willfully tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved.
Psalms 78 19 They even spoke against God himself, saying, "God can't give us food in the desert.
Psalms 78 20 Yes, he can strike a rock so water gushes out, but he can't give his people bread and meat."
Psalms 78 21 When the LORD heard them, he was angry. The fire of his wrath burned against Jacob. Yes, his anger rose against Israel,
Psalms 78 22 for they did not believe God or trust him to care for them.
Psalms 78 23 But he commanded the skies to open--he opened the doors of heaven--
Psalms 78 24 and rained down manna for them to eat. He gave them bread from heaven.
Psalms 78 25 They ate the food of angels! God gave them all they could hold.
Psalms 78 26 He released the east wind in the heavens and guided the south wind by his mighty power.
Psalms 78 27 He rained down meat as thick as dust--birds as plentiful as the sands along the seashore!
Psalms 78 28 He caused the birds to fall within their camp and all around their tents.
Psalms 78 29 The people ate their fill. He gave them what they wanted.
Psalms 78 30 But before they finished eating this food they had craved, while the meat was yet in their mouths,
Psalms 78 31 the anger of God rose against them, and he killed their strongest men; he struck down the finest of Israel's young men.
Psalms 78 32 But in spite of this, the people kept on sinning. They refused to believe in his miracles.
Psalms 78 33 So he ended their lives in failure and gave them years of terror.
Psalms 78 34 When God killed some of them, the rest finally sought him. They repented and turned to God.
Psalms 78 35 Then they remembered that God was their rock, that their redeemer was the Most High.
Psalms 78 36 But they followed him only with their words; they lied to him with their tongues.
Psalms 78 37 Their hearts were not loyal to him. They did not keep his covenant.
Psalms 78 38 Yet he was merciful and forgave their sins and didn't destroy them all. Many a time he held back his anger and did not unleash his fury!
Psalms 78 39 For he remembered that they were merely mortal, gone in a moment like a breath of wind, never to return.
Psalms 78 40 Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the desert and grieved his heart in the wilderness.
Psalms 78 41 Again and again they tested God's patience and frustrated the Holy One of Israel.
Psalms 78 42 They forgot about his power and how he rescued them from their enemies.
Psalms 78 43 They forgot his miraculous signs in Egypt, his wonders on the plain of Zoan.
Psalms 78 44 For he turned their rivers into blood, so no one could drink from the streams.
Psalms 78 45 He sent vast swarms of flies to consume them and hordes of frogs to ruin them.
Psalms 78 46 He gave their crops to caterpillars; their harvest was consumed by locusts.
Psalms 78 47 He destroyed their grapevines with hail and shattered their sycamores with sleet.
Psalms 78 48 He abandoned their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning.
Psalms 78 49 He loosed on them his fierce anger--all his fury, rage, and hostility. He dispatched against them a band of destroying angels.
Psalms 78 50 He turned his anger against them; he did not spare the Egyptians' lives but handed them over to the plague.
Psalms 78 51 He killed the oldest son in each Egyptian family, the flower of youth throughout the land of Egypt.
Psalms 78 52 But he led his own people like a flock of sheep, guiding them safely through the wilderness.
Psalms 78 53 He kept them safe so they were not afraid; but the sea closed in upon their enemies.
Psalms 78 54 He brought them to the border of his holy land, to this land of hills he had won for them.
Psalms 78 55 He drove out the nations before them; he gave them their inheritance by lot. He settled the tribes of Israel into their homes.
Psalms 78 56 Yet though he did all this for them, they continued to test his patience. They rebelled against the Most High and refused to follow his decrees.
Psalms 78 57 They turned back and were as faithless as their parents had been. They were as useless as a crooked bow.
Psalms 78 58 They made God angry by building altars to other gods; they made him jealous with their idols.
Psalms 78 59 When God heard them, he was very angry, and he rejected Israel completely.
Psalms 78 60 Then he abandoned his dwelling at Shiloh, the Tabernacle where he had lived among the people.
Psalms 78 61 He allowed the Ark of his might to be captured; he surrendered his glory into enemy hands.
Psalms 78 62 He gave his people over to be butchered by the sword, because he was so angry with his own people--his special possession.
Psalms 78 63 Their young men were killed by fire; their young women died before singing their wedding songs.
Psalms 78 64 Their priests were slaughtered, and their widows could not mourn their deaths.
Psalms 78 65 Then the Lord rose up as though waking from sleep, like a mighty man aroused from a drunken stupor.
Psalms 78 66 He routed his enemies and sent them to eternal shame.
Psalms 78 67 But he rejected Joseph's descendants; he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
Psalms 78 68 He chose instead the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved.
Psalms 78 69 There he built his towering sanctuary, as solid and enduring as the earth itself.
Psalms 78 70 He chose his servant David, calling him from the sheep pens.
Psalms 78 71 He took David from tending the ewes and lambs and made him the shepherd of Jacob's descendants--God's own people, Israel.
Psalms 78 72 He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands.
Psalms 79 1 O God, pagan nations have conquered your land, your special possession. They have defiled your holy Temple and made Jerusalem a heap of ruins.
Psalms 79 2 They have left the bodies of your servants as food for the birds of heaven. The flesh of your godly ones has become food for the wild animals.
Psalms 79 3 Blood has flowed like water all around Jerusalem; no one is left to bury the dead.
Psalms 79 4 We are mocked by our neighbors, an object of scorn and derision to those around us.
Psalms 79 5 O LORD, how long will you be angry with us? Forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
Psalms 79 6 Pour out your wrath on the nations that refuse to recognize you--on kingdoms that do not call upon your name.
Psalms 79 7 For they have devoured your people Israel, making the land a desolate wilderness.
Psalms 79 8 Oh, do not hold us guilty for our former sins! Let your tenderhearted mercies quickly meet our needs, for we are brought low to the dust.
Psalms 79 9 Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the honor of your name. Oh, save us and forgive our sins for the sake of your name.
Psalms 79 10 Why should pagan nations be allowed to scoff, asking, "Where is their God?" Show us your vengeance against the nations, for they have spilled the blood of your servants.
Psalms 79 11 Listen to the moaning of the prisoners. Demonstrate your great power by saving those condemned to die.
Psalms 79 12 O Lord, take sevenfold vengeance on our neighbors for the scorn they have hurled at you.
Psalms 79 13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation.
Psalms 80 1 Please listen, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Israel like a flock. O God, enthroned above the cherubim, display your radiant glory
Psalms 80 2 to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Show us your mighty power. Come to rescue us!
Psalms 80 3 Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
Psalms 80 4 O LORD God Almighty, how long will you be angry and reject our prayers?
Psalms 80 5 You have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful.
Psalms 80 6 You have made us the scorn of neighboring nations. Our enemies treat us as a joke.
Psalms 80 7 Turn us again to yourself, O God Almighty. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
Psalms 80 8 You brought us from Egypt as though we were a tender vine; you drove away the pagan nations and transplanted us into your land.
Psalms 80 9 You cleared the ground for us, and we took root and filled the land.
Psalms 80 10 The mountains were covered with our shade; the mighty cedars were covered with our branches.
Psalms 80 11 We spread our branches west to the Mediterranean Sea, our limbs east to the Euphrates River.
Psalms 80 12 But now, why have you broken down our walls so that all who pass may steal our fruit?
Psalms 80 13 The boar from the forest devours us, and the wild animals feed on us.
Psalms 80 14 Come back, we beg you, O God Almighty. Look down from heaven and see our plight. Watch over and care for this vine
Psalms 80 15 that you yourself have planted, this son you have raised for yourself.
Psalms 80 16 For we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the sight of your frown.
Psalms 80 17 Strengthen the man you love, the son of your choice.
Psalms 80 18 Then we will never forsake you again. Revive us so we can call on your name once more.
Psalms 80 19 Turn us again to yourself, O LORD God Almighty. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
Psalms 81 1 Sing praises to God, our strength. Sing to the God of Israel.
Psalms 81 2 Sing! Beat the tambourine. Play the sweet lyre and the harp.
Psalms 81 3 Sound the trumpet for a sacred feast when the moon is new, when the moon is full.
Psalms 81 4 For this is required by the laws of Israel; it is a law of the God of Jacob.
Psalms 81 5 He made it a decree for Israel when he attacked Egypt to set us free. I heard an unknown voice that said,
Psalms 81 6 "Now I will relieve your shoulder of its burden; I will free your hands from their heavy tasks.
Psalms 81 7 You cried to me in trouble, and I saved you; I answered out of the thundercloud. I tested your faith at Meribah, when you complained that there was no water.
Psalms 81 8 "Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings. O Israel, if you would only listen!
Psalms 81 9 You must never have a foreign god; you must not bow down before a false god.
Psalms 81 10 For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.
Psalms 81 11 "But no, my people wouldn't listen. Israel did not want me around.
Psalms 81 12 So I let them follow their blind and stubborn way, living according to their own desires.
Psalms 81 13 But oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths!
Psalms 81 14 How quickly I would then subdue their enemies! How soon my hands would be upon their foes!
Psalms 81 15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him; their desolation would last forever.
Psalms 81 16 But I would feed you with the best of foods. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock."
Psalms 82 1 God presides over heaven's court; he pronounces judgment on the judges:
Psalms 82 2 "How long will you judges hand down unjust decisions? How long will you shower special favors on the wicked?
Psalms 82 3 "Give fair judgment to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Psalms 82 4 Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
Psalms 82 5 But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! And because they are in darkness, the whole world is shaken to the core.
Psalms 82 6 I say, `You are gods and children of the Most High.
Psalms 82 7 But in death you are mere men. You will fall as any prince, for all must die.'"
Psalms 82 8 Rise up, O God, and judge the earth, for all the nations belong to you.
Psalms 83 1 O God, don't sit idly by, silent and inactive!
Psalms 83 2 Don't you hear the tumult of your enemies? Don't you see what your arrogant enemies are doing?
Psalms 83 3 They devise crafty schemes against your people, laying plans against your precious ones.
Psalms 83 4 "Come," they say, "let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence."
Psalms 83 5 This was their unanimous decision. They signed a treaty as allies against you--
Psalms 83 6 these Edomites and Ishmaelites, Moabites and Hagrites,
Psalms 83 7 Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites, and people from Philistia and Tyre.
Psalms 83 8 Assyria has joined them, too, and is allied with the descendants of Lot.
Psalms 83 9 Do to them as you did to the Midianites or as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
Psalms 83 10 They were destroyed at Endor, and their decaying corpses fertilized the soil.
Psalms 83 11 Let their mighty nobles die as Oreb and Zeeb did. Let all their princes die like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Psalms 83 12 for they said, "Let us seize for our own use these pasturelands of God!"
Psalms 83 13 O my God, blow them away like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind!
Psalms 83 14 As a fire roars through a forest and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
Psalms 83 15 chase them with your fierce storms; terrify them with your tempests.
Psalms 83 16 Utterly disgrace them until they submit to your name, O LORD.
Psalms 83 17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever. Make them failures in everything they do,
Psalms 83 18 until they learn that you alone are called the LORD, that you alone are the Most High, supreme over all the earth.
Psalms 84 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty.
Psalms 84 2 I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the LORD. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.
Psalms 84 3 Even the sparrow finds a home there, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young--at a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God!
Psalms 84 4 How happy are those who can live in your house, always singing your praises.
Psalms 84 5 Happy are those who are strong in the LORD, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Psalms 84 6 When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after the rains!
Psalms 84 7 They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.
Psalms 84 8 O LORD God Almighty, hear my prayer. Listen, O God of Israel.
Psalms 84 9 O God, look with favor upon the king, our protector! Have mercy on the one you have anointed.
Psalms 84 10 A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.
Psalms 84 11 For the LORD God is our light and protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the LORD withhold from those who do what is right.
Psalms 84 12 O LORD Almighty, happy are those who trust in you.
Psalms 85 1 LORD, you have poured out amazing blessings on your land! You have restored the fortunes of Israel.
Psalms 85 2 You have forgiven the guilt of your people--yes, you have covered all their sins.
Psalms 85 3 You have withdrawn your fury. You have ended your blazing anger.
Psalms 85 4 Now turn to us again, O God of our salvation. Put aside your anger against us.
Psalms 85 5 Will you be angry with us always? Will you prolong your wrath to distant generations?
Psalms 85 6 Won't you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?
Psalms 85 7 Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
Psalms 85 8 I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his people, his faithful ones. But let them not return to their foolish ways.
Psalms 85 9 Surely his salvation is near to those who honor him; our land will be filled with his glory.
Psalms 85 10 Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed!
Psalms 85 11 Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven.
Psalms 85 12 Yes, the LORD pours down his blessings. Our land will yield its bountiful crops.
Psalms 85 13 Righteousness goes as a herald before him, preparing the way for his steps.
Psalms 86 1 Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.
Psalms 86 2 Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God.
Psalms 86 3 Be merciful, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.
Psalms 86 4 Give me happiness, O Lord, for my life depends on you.
Psalms 86 5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask your aid.
Psalms 86 6 Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.
Psalms 86 7 I will call to you whenever trouble strikes, and you will answer me.
Psalms 86 8 Nowhere among the pagan gods is there a god like you, O Lord. There are no other miracles like yours.
Psalms 86 9 All the nations--and you made each one--will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your great and holy name.
Psalms 86 10 For you are great and perform great miracles. You alone are God.
Psalms 86 11 Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor you.
Psalms 86 12 With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever,
Psalms 86 13 for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death!
Psalms 86 14 O God, insolent people rise up against me; violent people are trying to kill me. And you mean nothing to them.
Psalms 86 15 But you, O Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to get angry, full of unfailing love and truth.
Psalms 86 16 Look down and have mercy on me. Give strength to your servant; yes, save me, for I am your servant.
Psalms 86 17 Send me a sign of your favor. Then those who hate me will be put to shame, for you, O LORD, help and comfort me.
Psalms 87 1 On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD.
Psalms 87 2 He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel.
Psalms 87 3 O city of God, what glorious things are said of you!
Psalms 87 4 I will record Egypt and Babylon among those who know me--also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia. They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!
Psalms 87 5 And it will be said of Jerusalem, "Everyone has become a citizen here." And the Most High will personally bless this city.
Psalms 87 6 When the LORD registers the nations, he will say, "This one has become a citizen of Jerusalem."
Psalms 87 7 At all the festivals, the people will sing, "The source of my life is in Jerusalem!"
Psalms 88 1 O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out to you day and night.
Psalms 88 2 Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.
Psalms 88 3 For my life is full of troubles, and death draws near.
Psalms 88 4 I have been dismissed as one who is dead, like a strong man with no strength left.
Psalms 88 5 They have abandoned me to death, and I am as good as dead. I am forgotten, cut off from your care.
Psalms 88 6 You have thrust me down to the lowest pit, into the darkest depths.
Psalms 88 7 Your anger lies heavy on me; wave after wave engulfs me.
Psalms 88 8 You have caused my friends to loathe me; you have sent them all away. I am in a trap with no way of escape.
Psalms 88 9 My eyes are blinded by my tears. Each day I beg for your help, O LORD; I lift my pleading hands to you for mercy.
Psalms 88 10 Of what use to the dead are your miracles? Do the dead get up and praise you?
Psalms 88 11 Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love? In the place of destruction, can they proclaim your faithfulness?
Psalms 88 12 Can the darkness speak of your miracles? Can anyone in the land of forgetfulness talk about your righteousness?
Psalms 88 13 O LORD, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.
Psalms 88 14 O LORD, why do you reject me? Why do you turn your face away from me?
Psalms 88 15 I have been sickly and close to death since my youth. I stand helpless and desperate before your terrors.
Psalms 88 16 Your fierce anger has overwhelmed me. Your terrors have cut me off.
Psalms 88 17 They swirl around me like floodwaters all day long. They have encircled me completely.
Psalms 88 18 You have taken away my companions and loved ones; only darkness remains.
Psalms 89 1 I will sing of the tender mercies of the LORD forever! Young and old will hear of your faithfulness.
Psalms 89 2 Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.
Psalms 89 3 The LORD said, "I have made a solemn agreement with David, my chosen servant. I have sworn this oath to him:
Psalms 89 4 `I will establish your descendants as kings forever; they will sit on your throne from now until eternity.'"
Psalms 89 5 All heaven will praise your miracles, LORD; myriads of angels will praise you for your faithfulness.
Psalms 89 6 For who in all of heaven can compare with the LORD? What mightiest angel is anything like the LORD?
Psalms 89 7 The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than those who surround his throne.
Psalms 89 8 O LORD God Almighty! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, LORD? Faithfulness is your very character.
Psalms 89 9 You are the one who rules the oceans. When their waves rise in fearful storms, you subdue them.
Psalms 89 10 You are the one who crushed the great sea monster. You scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
Psalms 89 11 The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours; everything in the world is yours--you created it all.
Psalms 89 12 You created north and south. Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon praise your name.
Psalms 89 13 Powerful is your arm! Strong is your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength.
Psalms 89 14 Your throne is founded on two strong pillars--righteousness and justice. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.
Psalms 89 15 Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.
Psalms 89 16 They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness.
Psalms 89 17 You are their glorious strength. Our power is based on your favor.
Psalms 89 18 Yes, our protection comes from the LORD, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.
Psalms 89 19 You once spoke in a vision to your prophet and said, "I have given help to a warrior. I have selected him from the common people to be king.
Psalms 89 20 I have found my servant David. I have anointed him with my holy oil.
Psalms 89 21 I will steady him, and I will make him strong.
Psalms 89 22 His enemies will not get the best of him, nor will the wicked overpower him.
Psalms 89 23 I will beat down his adversaries before him and destroy those who hate him.
Psalms 89 24 My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him, and he will rise to power because of me.
Psalms 89 25 I will extend his rule from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the east.
Psalms 89 26 And he will say to me, `You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'
Psalms 89 27 I will make him my firstborn son, the mightiest king on earth.
Psalms 89 28 I will love him and be kind to him forever; my covenant with him will never end.
Psalms 89 29 I will preserve an heir for him; his throne will be as endless as the days of heaven.
Psalms 89 30 But if his sons forsake my law and fail to walk in my ways,
Psalms 89 31 if they do not obey my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
Psalms 89 32 then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their disobedience with beating.
Psalms 89 33 But I will never stop loving him, nor let my promise to him fail.
Psalms 89 34 No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said.
Psalms 89 35 I have sworn an oath to David, and in my holiness I cannot lie:
Psalms 89 36 His dynasty will go on forever; his throne is as secure as the sun,
Psalms 89 37 as eternal as the moon, my faithful witness in the sky!"
Psalms 89 38 But now you have rejected him. Why are you so angry with the one you chose as king?
Psalms 89 39 You have renounced your covenant with him, for you have thrown his crown in the dust.
Psalms 89 40 You have broken down the walls protecting him and laid in ruins every fort defending him.
Psalms 89 41 Everyone who comes along has robbed him while his neighbors mock.
Psalms 89 42 You have strengthened his enemies against him and made them all rejoice.
Psalms 89 43 You have made his sword useless and have refused to help him in battle.
Psalms 89 44 You have ended his splendor and overturned his throne.
Psalms 89 45 You have made him old before his time and publicly disgraced him.
Psalms 89 46 O LORD, how long will this go on? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your anger burn like fire?
Psalms 89 47 Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence!
Psalms 89 48 No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave.
Psalms 89 49 Lord, where is your unfailing love? You promised it to David with a faithful pledge.
Psalms 89 50 Consider, Lord, how your servants are disgraced! I carry in my heart the insults of so many people.
Psalms 89 51 Your enemies have mocked me, O LORD; they mock the one you anointed as king.
Psalms 89 52 Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and amen!
Psalms 90 1 Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!
Psalms 90 2 Before the mountains were created, before you made the earth and the world, you are God, without beginning or end.
Psalms 90 3 You turn people back to dust, saying, "Return to dust!"
Psalms 90 4 For you, a thousand years are as yesterday! They are like a few hours!
Psalms 90 5 You sweep people away like dreams that disappear or like grass that springs up in the morning.
Psalms 90 6 In the morning it blooms and flourishes, but by evening it is dry and withered.
Psalms 90 7 We wither beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your fury.
Psalms 90 8 You spread out our sins before you--our secret sins--and you see them all.
Psalms 90 9 We live our lives beneath your wrath. We end our lives with a groan.
Psalms 90 10 Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty. But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we are gone.
Psalms 90 11 Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
Psalms 90 12 Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalms 90 13 O LORD, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on your servants!
Psalms 90 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Psalms 90 15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good.
Psalms 90 16 Let us see your miracles again; let our children see your glory at work.
Psalms 90 17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!
Psalms 91 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91 2 This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him.
Psalms 91 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague.
Psalms 91 4 He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Psalms 91 5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day,
Psalms 91 6 nor dread the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Psalms 91 7 Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
Psalms 91 8 But you will see it with your eyes; you will see how the wicked are punished.
Psalms 91 9 If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,
Psalms 91 10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling.
Psalms 91 11 For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.
Psalms 91 12 They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.
Psalms 91 13 You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
Psalms 91 14 The LORD says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.
Psalms 91 15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them.
Psalms 91 16 I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation."
Psalms 92 1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High.
Psalms 92 2 It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening,
Psalms 92 3 accompanied by the harp and lute and the harmony of the lyre.
Psalms 92 4 You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.
Psalms 92 5 O LORD, what great miracles you do! And how deep are your thoughts.
Psalms 92 6 Only an ignorant person would not know this! Only a fool would not understand it.
Psalms 92 7 Although the wicked flourish like weeds, and evildoers blossom with success, there is only eternal destruction ahead of them.
Psalms 92 8 But you are exalted in the heavens. You, O LORD, continue forever.
Psalms 92 9 Your enemies, LORD, will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
Psalms 92 10 But you have made me as strong as a wild bull. How refreshed I am by your power!
Psalms 92 11 With my own eyes I have seen the downfall of my enemies; with my own ears I have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents.
Psalms 92 12 But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
Psalms 92 13 For they are transplanted into the LORD's own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.
Psalms 92 14 Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.
Psalms 92 15 They will declare, "The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is nothing but goodness in him!"
Psalms 93 1 The LORD is king! He is robed in majesty. Indeed, the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken.
Psalms 93 2 Your throne, O LORD, has been established from time immemorial. You yourself are from the everlasting past.
Psalms 93 3 The mighty oceans have roared, O LORD. The mighty oceans roar like thunder; the mighty oceans roar as they pound the shore.
Psalms 93 4 But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore--the LORD above is mightier than these!
Psalms 93 5 Your royal decrees cannot be changed. The nature of your reign, O LORD, is holiness forever.
Psalms 94 1 O LORD, the God to whom vengeance belongs, O God of vengeance, let your glorious justice be seen!
Psalms 94 2 Arise, O judge of the earth. Sentence the proud to the penalties they deserve.
Psalms 94 3 How long, O LORD? How long will the wicked be allowed to gloat?
Psalms 94 4 Hear their arrogance! How these evildoers boast!
Psalms 94 5 They oppress your people, LORD, hurting those you love.
Psalms 94 6 They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.
Psalms 94 7 "The LORD isn't looking," they say, "and besides, the God of Israel doesn't care."
Psalms 94 8 Think again, you fools! When will you finally catch on?
Psalms 94 9 Is the one who made your ears deaf? Is the one who formed your eyes blind?
Psalms 94 10 He punishes the nations--won't he also punish you? He knows everything--doesn't he also know what you are doing?
Psalms 94 11 The LORD knows people's thoughts, that they are worthless!
Psalms 94 12 Happy are those whom you discipline, LORD, and those whom you teach from your law.
Psalms 94 13 You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug for the wicked.
Psalms 94 14 The LORD will not reject his people; he will not abandon his own special possession.
Psalms 94 15 Judgment will come again for the righteous, and those who are upright will have a reward.
Psalms 94 16 Who will protect me from the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers?
Psalms 94 17 Unless the LORD had helped me, I would soon have died.
Psalms 94 18 I cried out, "I'm slipping!" and your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me.
Psalms 94 19 When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
Psalms 94 20 Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side--leaders who permit injustice by their laws?
Psalms 94 21 They attack the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
Psalms 94 22 But the LORD is my fortress; my God is a mighty rock where I can hide.
Psalms 94 23 God will make the sins of evil people fall back upon them. He will destroy them for their sins. The LORD our God will destroy them.
Psalms 95 1 Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us give a joyous shout to the rock of our salvation!
Psalms 95 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving. Let us sing him psalms of praise.
Psalms 95 3 For the LORD is a great God, the great King above all gods.
Psalms 95 4 He owns the depths of the earth, and even the mightiest mountains are his.
Psalms 95 5 The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.
Psalms 95 6 Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker,
Psalms 95 7 for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the sheep under his care. Oh, that you would listen to his voice today!
Psalms 95 8 The LORD says, "Don't harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness.
Psalms 95 9 For there your ancestors tried my patience; they courted my wrath though they had seen my many miracles.
Psalms 95 10 For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, `They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.'
Psalms 95 11 So in my anger I made a vow: `They will never enter my place of rest.'"
Psalms 96 1 Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD!
Psalms 96 2 Sing to the LORD; bless his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
Psalms 96 3 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Psalms 96 4 Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be revered above all the gods.
Psalms 96 5 The gods of other nations are merely idols, but the LORD made the heavens!
Psalms 96 6 Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Psalms 96 7 O nations of the world, recognize the LORD; recognize that the LORD is glorious and strong.
Psalms 96 8 Give to the LORD the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship him.
Psalms 96 9 Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him.
Psalms 96 10 Tell all the nations that the LORD is king. The world is firmly established and cannot be shaken. He will judge all peoples fairly.
Psalms 96 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
Psalms 96 12 Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise
Psalms 96 13 before the LORD! For the LORD is coming! He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and all the nations with his truth.
Psalms 97 1 The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest islands be glad.
Psalms 97 2 Clouds and darkness surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Psalms 97 3 Fire goes forth before him and burns up all his foes.
Psalms 97 4 His lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles.
Psalms 97 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
Psalms 97 6 The heavens declare his righteousness; every nation sees his glory.
Psalms 97 7 Those who worship idols are disgraced--all who brag about their worthless gods--for every god must bow to him.
Psalms 97 8 Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced, and all the cities of Judah are glad because of your justice, LORD!
Psalms 97 9 For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
Psalms 97 10 You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.
Psalms 97 11 Light shines on the godly, and joy on those who do right.
Psalms 97 12 May all who are godly be happy in the LORD and praise his holy name!
Psalms 98 1 Sing a new song to the LORD, for he has done wonderful deeds. He has won a mighty victory by his power and holiness.
Psalms 98 2 The LORD has announced his victory and has revealed his righteousness to every nation!
Psalms 98 3 He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel. The whole earth has seen the salvation of our God.
Psalms 98 4 Shout to the LORD, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!
Psalms 98 5 Sing your praise to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and melodious song,
Psalms 98 6 with trumpets and the sound of the ram's horn. Make a joyful symphony before the LORD, the King!
Psalms 98 7 Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the earth and all living things join in.
Psalms 98 8 Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy
Psalms 98 9 before the LORD. For the LORD is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with fairness.
Psalms 99 1 The LORD is king! Let the nations tremble! He sits on his throne between the cherubim. Let the whole earth quake!
Psalms 99 2 The LORD sits in majesty in Jerusalem, supreme above all the nations.
Psalms 99 3 Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy!
Psalms 99 4 Mighty king, lover of justice, you have established fairness. You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel.
Psalms 99 5 Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!
Psalms 99 6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also called on his name. They cried to the LORD for help, and he answered them.
Psalms 99 7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud, and they followed the decrees and principles he gave them.
Psalms 99 8 O LORD our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God, but you punished them when they went wrong.
Psalms 99 9 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem, for the LORD our God is holy!
Psalms 100 1 Shout with joy to the LORD, O earth!
Psalms 100 2 Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
Psalms 100 3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalms 100 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Psalms 100 5 For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Psalms 101 1 I will sing of your love and justice. I will praise you, LORD, with songs.
Psalms 101 2 I will be careful to live a blameless life--when will you come to my aid? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.
Psalms 101 3 I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all crooked dealings; I will have nothing to do with them.
Psalms 101 4 I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.
Psalms 101 5 I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride.
Psalms 101 6 I will keep a protective eye on the godly, so they may dwell with me in safety. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.
Psalms 101 7 I will not allow deceivers to serve me, and liars will not be allowed to enter my presence.
Psalms 101 8 My daily task will be to ferret out criminals and free the city of the LORD from their grip.
Psalms 102 1 LORD, hear my prayer! Listen to my plea!
Psalms 102 2 Don't turn away from me in my time of distress. Bend down your ear and answer me quickly when I call to you,
Psalms 102 3 for my days disappear like smoke, and my bones burn like red-hot coals.
Psalms 102 4 My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite.
Psalms 102 5 Because of my groaning, I am reduced to skin and bones.
Psalms 102 6 I am like an owl in the desert, like a lonely owl in a far-off wilderness.
Psalms 102 7 I lie awake, lonely as a solitary bird on the roof.
Psalms 102 8 My enemies taunt me day after day. They mock and curse me.
Psalms 102 9 I eat ashes instead of my food. My tears run down into my drink
Psalms 102 10 because of your anger and wrath. For you have picked me up and thrown me out.
Psalms 102 11 My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering like grass.
Psalms 102 12 But you, O LORD, will rule forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.
Psalms 102 13 You will arise and have mercy on Jerusalem--and now is the time to pity her, now is the time you promised to help.
Psalms 102 14 For your people love every stone in her walls and show favor even to the dust in her streets.
Psalms 102 15 And the nations will tremble before the LORD. The kings of the earth will tremble before his glory.
Psalms 102 16 For the LORD will rebuild Jerusalem. He will appear in his glory.
Psalms 102 17 He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.
Psalms 102 18 Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a nation yet to be created will praise the LORD.
Psalms 102 19 Tell them the LORD looked down from his heavenly sanctuary. He looked to the earth from heaven
Psalms 102 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to release those condemned to die.
Psalms 102 21 And so the LORD's fame will be celebrated in Zion, his praises in Jerusalem,
Psalms 102 22 when multitudes gather together and kingdoms come to worship the LORD.
Psalms 102 23 He has cut me down in midlife, shortening my days.
Psalms 102 24 But I cried to him, "My God, who lives forever, don't take my life while I am still so young!
Psalms 102 25 In ages past you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Psalms 102 26 Even they will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment, and they will fade away.
Psalms 102 27 But you are always the same; your years never end.
Psalms 102 28 The children of your people will live in security. Their children's children will thrive in your presence."
Psalms 103 1 Praise the LORD, I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Psalms 103 2 Praise the LORD, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me.
Psalms 103 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
Psalms 103 4 He ransoms me from death and surrounds me with love and tender mercies.
Psalms 103 5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle's!
Psalms 103 6 The LORD gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
Psalms 103 7 He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.
Psalms 103 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious; he is slow to get angry and full of unfailing love.
Psalms 103 9 He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.
Psalms 103 10 He has not punished us for all our sins, nor does he deal with us as we deserve.
Psalms 103 11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
Psalms 103 12 He has removed our rebellious acts as far away from us as the east is from the west.
Psalms 103 13 The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
Psalms 103 14 For he understands how weak we are; he knows we are only dust.
Psalms 103 15 Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
Psalms 103 16 The wind blows, and we are gone--as though we had never been here.
Psalms 103 17 But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children's children
Psalms 103 18 of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!
Psalms 103 19 The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.
Psalms 103 20 Praise the LORD, you angels of his, you mighty creatures who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.
Psalms 103 21 Yes, praise the LORD, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will!
Psalms 103 22 Praise the LORD, everything he has created, everywhere in his kingdom. As for me--I, too, will praise the LORD.
Psalms 104 1 Praise the LORD, I tell myself; O LORD my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and with majesty;
Psalms 104 2 you are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
Psalms 104 3 you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds. You make the clouds your chariots; you ride upon the wings of the wind.
Psalms 104 4 The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.
Psalms 104 5 You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved.
Psalms 104 6 You clothed the earth with floods of water, water that covered even the mountains.
Psalms 104 7 At the sound of your rebuke, the water fled; at the sound of your thunder, it fled away.
Psalms 104 8 Mountains rose and valleys sank to the levels you decreed.
Psalms 104 9 Then you set a firm boundary for the seas, so they would never again cover the earth.
Psalms 104 10 You make the springs pour water into ravines, so streams gush down from the mountains.
Psalms 104 11 They provide water for all the animals, and the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Psalms 104 12 The birds nest beside the streams and sing among the branches of the trees.
Psalms 104 13 You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.
Psalms 104 14 You cause grass to grow for the cattle. You cause plants to grow for people to use. You allow them to produce food from the earth--
Psalms 104 15 wine to make them glad, olive oil as lotion for their skin, and bread to give them strength.
Psalms 104 16 The trees of the LORD are well cared for--the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
Psalms 104 17 There the birds make their nests, and the storks make their homes in the firs.
Psalms 104 18 High in the mountains are pastures for the wild goats, and the rocks form a refuge for rock badgers.
Psalms 104 19 You made the moon to mark the seasons and the sun that knows when to set.
Psalms 104 20 You send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about.
Psalms 104 21 Then the young lions roar for their food, but they are dependent on God.
Psalms 104 22 At dawn they slink back into their dens to rest.
Psalms 104 23 Then people go off to their work; they labor until the evening shadows fall again.
Psalms 104 24 O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.
Psalms 104 25 Here is the ocean, vast and wide, teeming with life of every kind, both great and small.
Psalms 104 26 See the ships sailing along, and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea.
Psalms 104 27 Every one of these depends on you to give them their food as they need it.
Psalms 104 28 When you supply it, they gather it. You open your hand to feed them, and they are satisfied.
Psalms 104 29 But if you turn away from them, they panic. When you take away their breath, they die and turn again to dust.
Psalms 104 30 When you send your Spirit, new life is born to replenish all the living of the earth.
Psalms 104 31 May the glory of the LORD last forever! The LORD rejoices in all he has made!
Psalms 104 32 The earth trembles at his glance; the mountains burst into flame at his touch.
Psalms 104 33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath!
Psalms 104 34 May he be pleased by all these thoughts about him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
Psalms 104 35 Let all sinners vanish from the face of the earth; let the wicked disappear forever. As for me--I will praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
Psalms 105 1 Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.
Psalms 105 2 Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles.
Psalms 105 3 Exult in his holy name; O worshipers of the LORD, rejoice!
Psalms 105 4 Search for the LORD and for his strength, and keep on searching.
Psalms 105 5 Think of the wonderful works he has done, the miracles and the judgments he handed down,
Psalms 105 6 O children of Abraham, God's servant, O descendants of Jacob, God's chosen one.
Psalms 105 7 He is the LORD our God. His rule is seen throughout the land.
Psalms 105 8 He always stands by his covenant--the commitment he made to a thousand generations.
Psalms 105 9 This is the covenant he made with Abraham and the oath he swore to Isaac.
Psalms 105 10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to the people of Israel as a never-ending treaty:
Psalms 105 11 "I will give you the land of Canaan as your special possession."
Psalms 105 12 He said this when they were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan.
Psalms 105 13 They wandered back and forth between nations, from one kingdom to another.
Psalms 105 14 Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf:
Psalms 105 15 "Do not touch these people I have chosen, and do not hurt my prophets."
Psalms 105 16 He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply.
Psalms 105 17 Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them--Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
Psalms 105 18 There in prison, they bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar.
Psalms 105 19 Until the time came to fulfill his word, the LORD tested Joseph's character.
Psalms 105 20 Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door.
Psalms 105 21 Joseph was put in charge of all the king's household; he became ruler over all the king's possessions.
Psalms 105 22 He could instruct the king's aides as he pleased and teach the king's advisers.
Psalms 105 23 Then Israel arrived in Egypt; Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
Psalms 105 24 And the LORD multiplied the people of Israel until they became too mighty for their enemies.
Psalms 105 25 Then he turned the Egyptians against the Israelites, and they plotted against the LORD's servants.
Psalms 105 26 But the LORD sent Moses his servant, along with Aaron, whom he had chosen.
Psalms 105 27 They performed miraculous signs among the Egyptians, and miracles in the land of Ham.
Psalms 105 28 The LORD blanketed Egypt in darkness, for they had defied his commands to let his people go.
Psalms 105 29 He turned the nation's water into blood, poisoning all the fish.
Psalms 105 30 Then frogs overran the land; they were found even in the king's private rooms.
Psalms 105 31 When he spoke, flies descended on the Egyptians, and gnats swarmed across Egypt.
Psalms 105 32 Instead of rain, he sent murderous hail, and flashes of lightning overwhelmed the land.
Psalms 105 33 He ruined their grapevines and fig trees and shattered all the trees.
Psalms 105 34 He spoke, and hordes of locusts came--locusts beyond number.
Psalms 105 35 They ate up everything green in the land, destroying all the crops.
Psalms 105 36 Then he killed the oldest child in each Egyptian home, the pride and joy of each family.
Psalms 105 37 But he brought his people safely out of Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; there were no sick or feeble people among them.
Psalms 105 38 Egypt was glad when they were gone, for the dread of them was great.
Psalms 105 39 The LORD spread out a cloud above them as a covering and gave them a great fire to light the darkness.
Psalms 105 40 They asked for meat, and he sent them quail; he gave them manna--bread from heaven.
Psalms 105 41 He opened up a rock, and water gushed out to form a river through the dry and barren land.
Psalms 105 42 For he remembered his sacred promise to Abraham his servant.
Psalms 105 43 So he brought his people out of Egypt with joy, his chosen ones with rejoicing.
Psalms 105 44 He gave his people the lands of pagan nations, and they harvested crops that others had planted.
Psalms 105 45 All this happened so they would follow his principles and obey his laws. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 106 1 Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 106 2 Who can list the glorious miracles of the LORD? Who can ever praise him half enough?
Psalms 106 3 Happy are those who deal justly with others and always do what is right.
Psalms 106 4 Remember me, too, LORD, when you show favor to your people; come to me with your salvation.
Psalms 106 5 Let me share in the prosperity of your chosen ones. Let me rejoice in the joy of your people; let me praise you with those who are your heritage.
Psalms 106 6 Both we and our ancestors have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly!
Psalms 106 7 Our ancestors in Egypt were not impressed by the LORD's miracles. They soon forgot his many acts of kindness to them. Instead, they rebelled against him at the Red Sea.
Psalms 106 8 Even so, he saved them--to defend the honor of his name and to demonstrate his mighty power.
Psalms 106 9 He commanded the Red Sea to divide, and a dry path appeared. He led Israel across the sea bottom that was as dry as a desert.
Psalms 106 10 So he rescued them from their enemies and redeemed them from their foes.
Psalms 106 11 Then the water returned and covered their enemies; not one of them survived.
Psalms 106 12 Then at last his people believed his promises. Then they finally sang his praise.
Psalms 106 13 Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done! They wouldn't wait for his counsel!
Psalms 106 14 In the wilderness, their desires ran wild, testing God's patience in that dry land.
Psalms 106 15 So he gave them what they asked for, but he sent a plague along with it.
Psalms 106 16 The people in the camp were jealous of Moses and envious of Aaron, the LORD's holy priest.
Psalms 106 17 Because of this, the earth opened up; it swallowed Dathan and buried Abiram and the other rebels.
Psalms 106 18 Fire fell upon their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
Psalms 106 19 The people made a calf at Mount Sinai; they bowed before an image made of gold.
Psalms 106 20 They traded their glorious God for a statue of a grass-eating ox!
Psalms 106 21 They forgot God, their savior, who had done such great things in Egypt--
Psalms 106 22 such wonderful things in that land, such awesome deeds at the Red Sea.
Psalms 106 23 So he declared he would destroy them. But Moses, his chosen one, stepped between the LORD and the people. He begged him to turn from his anger and not destroy them.
Psalms 106 24 The people refused to enter the pleasant land, for they wouldn't believe his promise to care for them.
Psalms 106 25 Instead, they grumbled in their tents and refused to obey the LORD.
Psalms 106 26 Therefore, he swore that he would kill them in the wilderness,
Psalms 106 27 that he would scatter their descendants among the nations, exiling them to distant lands.
Psalms 106 28 Then our ancestors joined in the worship of Baal at Peor; they even ate sacrifices offered to the dead!
Psalms 106 29 They angered the LORD with all these things, so a plague broke out among them.
Psalms 106 30 But Phinehas had the courage to step in, and the plague was stopped.
Psalms 106 31 So he has been regarded as a righteous man ever since that time.
Psalms 106 32 At Meribah, too, they angered the LORD, causing Moses serious trouble.
Psalms 106 33 They made Moses angry, and he spoke foolishly.
Psalms 106 34 Israel failed to destroy the nations in the land, as the LORD had told them to.
Psalms 106 35 Instead, they mingled among the pagans and adopted their evil customs.
Psalms 106 36 They worshiped their idols, and this led to their downfall.
Psalms 106 37 They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons.
Psalms 106 38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters. By sacrificing them to the idols of Canaan, they polluted the land with murder.
Psalms 106 39 They defiled themselves by their evil deeds, and their love of idols was adultery in the LORD's sight.
Psalms 106 40 That is why the LORD's anger burned against his people, and he abhorred his own special possession.
Psalms 106 41 He handed them over to pagan nations, and those who hated them ruled over them.
Psalms 106 42 Their enemies crushed them and brought them under their cruel power.
Psalms 106 43 Again and again he delivered them, but they continued to rebel against him, and they were finally destroyed by their sin.
Psalms 106 44 Even so, he pitied them in their distress and listened to their cries.
Psalms 106 45 He remembered his covenant with them and relented because of his unfailing love.
Psalms 106 46 He even caused their captors to treat them with kindness.
Psalms 106 47 O LORD our God, save us! Gather us back from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you.
Psalms 106 48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!
Psalms 107 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 107 2 Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies.
Psalms 107 3 For he has gathered the exiles from many lands, from east and west, from north and south.
Psalms 107 4 Some wandered in the desert, lost and homeless.
Psalms 107 5 Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died.
Psalms 107 6 "LORD, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress.
Psalms 107 7 He led them straight to safety, to a city where they could live.
Psalms 107 8 Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them.
Psalms 107 9 For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Psalms 107 10 Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom, miserable prisoners in chains.
Psalms 107 11 They rebelled against the words of God, scorning the counsel of the Most High.
Psalms 107 12 That is why he broke them with hard labor; they fell, and no one helped them rise again.
Psalms 107 13 "LORD, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
Psalms 107 14 He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom; he snapped their chains.
Psalms 107 15 Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them.
Psalms 107 16 For he broke down their prison gates of bronze; he cut apart their bars of iron.
Psalms 107 17 Some were fools in their rebellion; they suffered for their sins.
Psalms 107 18 Their appetites were gone, and death was near.
Psalms 107 19 "LORD, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
Psalms 107 20 He spoke, and they were healed--snatched from the door of death.
Psalms 107 21 Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them.
Psalms 107 22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about his glorious acts.
Psalms 107 23 Some went off in ships, plying the trade routes of the world.
Psalms 107 24 They, too, observed the LORD's power in action, his impressive works on the deepest seas.
Psalms 107 25 He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves.
Psalms 107 26 Their ships were tossed to the heavens and sank again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror.
Psalms 107 27 They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits' end.
Psalms 107 28 "LORD, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
Psalms 107 29 He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.
Psalms 107 30 What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor!
Psalms 107 31 Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them.
Psalms 107 32 Let them exalt him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.
Psalms 107 33 He changes rivers into deserts, and springs of water into dry land.
Psalms 107 34 He turns the fruitful land into salty wastelands, because of the wickedness of those who live there.
Psalms 107 35 But he also turns deserts into pools of water, the dry land into flowing springs.
Psalms 107 36 He brings the hungry to settle there and build their cities.
Psalms 107 37 They sow their fields, plant their vineyards, and harvest their bumper crops.
Psalms 107 38 How he blesses them! They raise large families there, and their herds of cattle increase.
Psalms 107 39 When they decrease in number and become impoverished through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
Psalms 107 40 the LORD pours contempt on their princes, causing them to wander in trackless wastelands.
Psalms 107 41 But he rescues the poor from their distress and increases their families like vast flocks of sheep.
Psalms 107 42 The godly will see these things and be glad, while the wicked are stricken silent.
Psalms 107 43 Those who are wise will take all this to heart; they will see in our history the faithful love of the LORD.
Psalms 108 1 My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises! Wake up, my soul!
Psalms 108 2 Wake up, O harp and lyre! I will waken the dawn with my song.
Psalms 108 3 I will thank you, LORD, in front of all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations.
Psalms 108 4 For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Psalms 108 5 Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth.
Psalms 108 6 Use your strong right arm to save me, and rescue your beloved people.
Psalms 108 7 God has promised this by his holiness: "I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
Psalms 108 8 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim will produce my warriors, and Judah will produce my kings.
Psalms 108 9 Moab will become my lowly servant, and Edom will be my slave. I will shout in triumph over the Philistines."
Psalms 108 10 But who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will bring me victory over Edom?
Psalms 108 11 Have you rejected us, O God? Will you no longer march with our armies?
Psalms 108 12 Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.
Psalms 108 13 With God's help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.
Psalms 109 1 O God, whom I praise, don't stand silent and aloof
Psalms 109 2 while the wicked slander me and tell lies about me.
Psalms 109 3 They are all around me with their hateful words, and they fight against me for no reason.
Psalms 109 4 I love them, but they try to destroy me--even as I am praying for them!
Psalms 109 5 They return evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Psalms 109 6 Arrange for an evil person to turn on him. Send an accuser to bring him to trial.
Psalms 109 7 When his case is called for judgment, let him be pronounced guilty. Count his prayers as sins.
Psalms 109 8 Let his years be few; let his position be given to someone else.
Psalms 109 9 May his children become fatherless, and may his wife become a widow.
Psalms 109 10 May his children wander as beggars; may they be evicted from their ruined homes.
Psalms 109 11 May creditors seize his entire estate, and strangers take all he has earned.
Psalms 109 12 Let no one be kind to him; let no one pity his fatherless children.
Psalms 109 13 May all his offspring die. May his family name be blotted out in a single generation.
Psalms 109 14 May the LORD never forget the sins of his ancestors; may his mother's sins never be erased from the record.
Psalms 109 15 May these sins always remain before the LORD, but may his name be cut off from human memory.
Psalms 109 16 For he refused all kindness to others; he persecuted the poor and needy, and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.
Psalms 109 17 He loved to curse others; now you curse him. He never blessed others; now don't you bless him.
Psalms 109 18 Cursing is as much a part of him as his clothing, or as the water he drinks, or the rich food he eats.
Psalms 109 19 Now may his curses return and cling to him like clothing; may they be tied around him like a belt.
Psalms 109 20 May those curses become the LORD's punishment for my accusers who are plotting against my life.
Psalms 109 21 But deal well with me, O Sovereign LORD, for the sake of your own reputation! Rescue me because you are so faithful and good.
Psalms 109 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is full of pain.
Psalms 109 23 I am fading like a shadow at dusk; I am falling like a grasshopper that is brushed aside.
Psalms 109 24 My knees are weak from fasting, and I am skin and bones.
Psalms 109 25 I am an object of mockery to people everywhere; when they see me, they shake their heads.
Psalms 109 26 Help me, O LORD my God! Save me because of your unfailing love.
Psalms 109 27 Let them see that this is your doing, that you yourself have done it, LORD.
Psalms 109 28 Then let them curse me if they like, but you will bless me! When they attack me, they will be disgraced! But I, your servant, will go right on rejoicing!
Psalms 109 29 Make their humiliation obvious to all; clothe my accusers with disgrace.
Psalms 109 30 But I will give repeated thanks to the LORD, praising him to everyone.
Psalms 109 31 For he stands beside the needy, ready to save them from those who condemn them.
Psalms 110 1 The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit in honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet."
Psalms 110 2 The LORD will extend your powerful dominion from Jerusalem; you will rule over your enemies.
Psalms 110 3 In that day of battle, your people will serve you willingly. Arrayed in holy garments, your vigor will be renewed each day like the morning dew.
Psalms 110 4 The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: "You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek."
Psalms 110 5 The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you. He will strike down many kings in the day of his anger.
Psalms 110 6 He will punish the nations and fill them with their dead; he will shatter heads over the whole earth.
Psalms 110 7 But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. He will be victorious.
Psalms 111 1 Praise the LORD! I will thank the LORD with all my heart as I meet with his godly people.
Psalms 111 2 How amazing are the deeds of the LORD! All who delight in him should ponder them.
Psalms 111 3 Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.
Psalms 111 4 Who can forget the wonders he performs? How gracious and merciful is our LORD!
Psalms 111 5 He gives food to those who trust him; he always remembers his covenant.
Psalms 111 6 He has shown his great power to his people by giving them the lands of other nations.
Psalms 111 7 All he does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy.
Psalms 111 8 They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.
Psalms 111 9 He has paid a full ransom for his people. He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever. What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!
Psalms 111 10 Reverence for the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!
Psalms 112 1 Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD. Yes, happy are those who delight in doing what he commands.
Psalms 112 2 Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
Psalms 112 3 They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will never be forgotten.
Psalms 112 4 When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
Psalms 112 5 All goes well for those who are generous, who lend freely and conduct their business fairly.
Psalms 112 6 Such people will not be overcome by evil circumstances. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
Psalms 112 7 They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.
Psalms 112 8 They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.
Psalms 112 9 They give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will never be forgotten. They will have influence and honor.
Psalms 112 10 The wicked will be infuriated when they see this. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
Psalms 113 1 Praise the LORD! Yes, give praise, O servants of the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD!
Psalms 113 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD forever and ever.
Psalms 113 3 Everywhere--from east to west--praise the name of the LORD.
Psalms 113 4 For the LORD is high above the nations; his glory is far greater than the heavens.
Psalms 113 5 Who can be compared with the LORD our God, who is enthroned on high?
Psalms 113 6 Far below him are the heavens and the earth. He stoops to look,
Psalms 113 7 and he lifts the poor from the dirt and the needy from the garbage dump.
Psalms 113 8 He sets them among princes, even the princes of his own people!
Psalms 113 9 He gives the barren woman a home, so that she becomes a happy mother. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 114 1 When the Israelites escaped from Egypt--when the family of Jacob left that foreign land--
Psalms 114 2 the land of Judah became God's sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom.
Psalms 114 3 The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away.
Psalms 114 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs!
Psalms 114 5 What's wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way? What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away?
Psalms 114 6 Why, mountains, did you skip like rams? Why, little hills, like lambs?
Psalms 114 7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Israel.
Psalms 114 8 He turned the rock into pools of water; yes, springs of water came from solid rock.
Psalms 115 1 Not to us, O LORD, but to you goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.
Psalms 115 2 Why let the nations say, "Where is their God?"
Psalms 115 3 For our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes.
Psalms 115 4 Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
Psalms 115 5 They cannot talk, though they have mouths, or see, though they have eyes!
Psalms 115 6 They cannot hear with their ears, or smell with their noses,
Psalms 115 7 or feel with their hands, or walk with their feet, or utter sounds with their throats!
Psalms 115 8 And those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
Psalms 115 9 O Israel, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
Psalms 115 10 O priests of Aaron, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
Psalms 115 11 All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
Psalms 115 12 The LORD remembers us, and he will surely bless us. He will bless the people of Israel and the family of Aaron, the priests.
Psalms 115 13 He will bless those who fear the LORD, both great and small.
Psalms 115 14 May the LORD richly bless both you and your children.
Psalms 115 15 May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 115 16 The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.
Psalms 115 17 The dead cannot sing praises to the LORD, for they have gone into the silence of the grave.
Psalms 115 18 But we can praise the LORD both now and forever! Praise the LORD!
Psalms 116 1 I love the LORD because he hears and answers my prayers.
Psalms 116 2 Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath!
Psalms 116 3 Death had its hands around my throat; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.
Psalms 116 4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "Please, LORD, save me!"
Psalms 116 5 How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!
Psalms 116 6 The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and then he saved me.
Psalms 116 7 Now I can rest again, for the LORD has been so good to me.
Psalms 116 8 He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
Psalms 116 9 And so I walk in the LORD's presence as I live here on earth!
Psalms 116 10 I believed in you, so I prayed, "I am deeply troubled, LORD."
Psalms 116 11 In my anxiety I cried out to you, "These people are all liars!"
Psalms 116 12 What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me?
Psalms 116 13 I will lift up a cup symbolizing his salvation; I will praise the LORD's name for saving me.
Psalms 116 14 I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
Psalms 116 15 The LORD's loved ones are precious to him; it grieves him when they die.
Psalms 116 16 O LORD, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid, and you have freed me from my bonds!
Psalms 116 17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.
Psalms 116 18 I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
Psalms 116 19 in the house of the LORD, in the heart of Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 117 1 Praise the LORD, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth.
Psalms 117 2 For he loves us with unfailing love; the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 118 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 118 2 Let the congregation of Israel repeat: "His faithful love endures forever."
Psalms 118 3 Let Aaron's descendants, the priests, repeat: "His faithful love endures forever."
Psalms 118 4 Let all who fear the LORD repeat: "His faithful love endures forever."
Psalms 118 5 In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and rescued me.
Psalms 118 6 The LORD is for me, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalms 118 7 Yes, the LORD is for me; he will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
Psalms 118 8 It is better to trust the LORD than to put confidence in people.
Psalms 118 9 It is better to trust the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Psalms 118 10 Though hostile nations surrounded me, I destroyed them all in the name of the LORD.
Psalms 118 11 Yes, they surrounded and attacked me, but I destroyed them all in the name of the LORD.
Psalms 118 12 They swarmed around me like bees; they blazed against me like a roaring flame. But I destroyed them all in the name of the LORD.
Psalms 118 13 You did your best to kill me, O my enemy, but the LORD helped me.
Psalms 118 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my victory.
Psalms 118 15 Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things!
Psalms 118 16 The strong right arm of the LORD is raised in triumph. The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things!
Psalms 118 17 I will not die, but I will live to tell what the LORD has done.
Psalms 118 18 The LORD has punished me severely, but he has not handed me over to death.
Psalms 118 19 Open for me the gates where the righteous enter, and I will go in and thank the LORD.
Psalms 118 20 Those gates lead to the presence of the LORD, and the godly enter there.
Psalms 118 21 I thank you for answering my prayer and saving me!
Psalms 118 22 The stone rejected by the builders has now become the cornerstone.
Psalms 118 23 This is the LORD's doing, and it is marvelous to see.
Psalms 118 24 This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118 25 Please, LORD, please save us. Please, LORD, please give us success.
Psalms 118 26 Bless the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the house of the LORD.
Psalms 118 27 The LORD is God, shining upon us. Bring forward the sacrifice and put it on the altar.
Psalms 118 28 You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you!
Psalms 118 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 119 1 Happy are people of integrity, who follow the law of the LORD.
Psalms 119 2 Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts.
Psalms 119 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.
Psalms 119 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
Psalms 119 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your principles!
Psalms 119 6 Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands.
Psalms 119 7 When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should!
Psalms 119 8 I will obey your principles. Please don't give up on me!
Psalms 119 9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word and following its rules.
Psalms 119 10 I have tried my best to find you--don't let me wander from your commands.
Psalms 119 11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalms 119 12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your principles.
Psalms 119 13 I have recited aloud all the laws you have given us.
Psalms 119 14 I have rejoiced in your decrees as much as in riches.
Psalms 119 15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.
Psalms 119 16 I will delight in your principles and not forget your word.
Psalms 119 17 Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word.
Psalms 119 18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law.
Psalms 119 19 I am but a foreigner here on earth; I need the guidance of your commands. Don't hide them from me!
Psalms 119 20 I am overwhelmed continually with a desire for your laws.
Psalms 119 21 You rebuke those cursed proud ones who wander from your commands.
Psalms 119 22 Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your decrees.
Psalms 119 23 Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your principles.
Psalms 119 24 Your decrees please me; they give me wise advice.
Psalms 119 25 I lie in the dust, completely discouraged; revive me by your word.
Psalms 119 26 I told you my plans, and you answered. Now teach me your principles.
Psalms 119 27 Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful miracles.
Psalms 119 28 I weep with grief; encourage me by your word.
Psalms 119 29 Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your law.
Psalms 119 30 I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your laws.
Psalms 119 31 I cling to your decrees. LORD, don't let me be put to shame!
Psalms 119 32 If you will help me, I will run to follow your commands.
Psalms 119 33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow every one of your principles.
Psalms 119 34 Give me understanding and I will obey your law; I will put it into practice with all my heart.
Psalms 119 35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.
Psalms 119 36 Give me an eagerness for your decrees; do not inflict me with love for money!
Psalms 119 37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.
Psalms 119 38 Reassure me of your promise, which is for those who honor you.
Psalms 119 39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; your laws are all I want in life.
Psalms 119 40 I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.
Psalms 119 41 LORD, give to me your unfailing love, the salvation that you promised me.
Psalms 119 42 Then I will have an answer for those who taunt me, for I trust in your word.
Psalms 119 43 Do not snatch your word of truth from me, for my only hope is in your laws.
Psalms 119 44 I will keep on obeying your law forever and forever.
Psalms 119 45 I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.
Psalms 119 46 I will speak to kings about your decrees, and I will not be ashamed.
Psalms 119 47 How I delight in your commands! How I love them!
Psalms 119 48 I honor and love your commands. I meditate on your principles.
Psalms 119 49 Remember your promise to me, for it is my only hope.
Psalms 119 50 Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.
Psalms 119 51 The proud hold me in utter contempt, but I do not turn away from your law.
Psalms 119 52 I meditate on your age-old laws; O LORD, they comfort me.
Psalms 119 53 I am furious with the wicked, those who reject your law.
Psalms 119 54 Your principles have been the music of my life throughout the years of my pilgrimage.
Psalms 119 55 I reflect at night on who you are, O LORD, and I obey your law because of this.
Psalms 119 56 This is my happy way of life: obeying your commandments.
Psalms 119 57 LORD, you are mine! I promise to obey your words!
Psalms 119 58 With all my heart I want your blessings. Be merciful just as you promised.
Psalms 119 59 I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your statutes.
Psalms 119 60 I will hurry, without lingering, to obey your commands.
Psalms 119 61 Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your law.
Psalms 119 62 At midnight I rise to thank you for your just laws.
Psalms 119 63 Anyone who fears you is my friend--anyone who obeys your commandments.
Psalms 119 64 O LORD, the earth is full of your unfailing love; teach me your principles.
Psalms 119 65 You have done many good things for me, LORD, just as you promised.
Psalms 119 66 I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge.
Psalms 119 67 I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.
Psalms 119 68 You are good and do only good; teach me your principles.
Psalms 119 69 Arrogant people have made up lies about me, but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart.
Psalms 119 70 Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your law.
Psalms 119 71 The suffering you sent was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your principles.
Psalms 119 72 Your law is more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver!
Psalms 119 73 You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands.
Psalms 119 74 May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.
Psalms 119 75 I know, O LORD, that your decisions are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it.
Psalms 119 76 Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant.
Psalms 119 77 Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your law is my delight.
Psalms 119 78 Bring disgrace upon the arrogant people who lied about me; meanwhile, I will concentrate on your commandments.
Psalms 119 79 Let me be reconciled with all who fear you and know your decrees.
Psalms 119 80 May I be blameless in keeping your principles; then I will never have to be ashamed.
Psalms 119 81 I faint with longing for your salvation; but I have put my hope in your word.
Psalms 119 82 My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me?
Psalms 119 83 I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, exhausted with waiting. But I cling to your principles and obey them.
Psalms 119 84 How long must I wait? When will you punish those who persecute me?
Psalms 119 85 These arrogant people who hate your law have dug deep pits for me to fall into.
Psalms 119 86 All your commands are trustworthy. Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause.
Psalms 119 87 They almost finished me off, but I refused to abandon your commandments.
Psalms 119 88 In your unfailing love, spare my life; then I can continue to obey your decrees.
Psalms 119 89 Forever, O LORD, your word stands firm in heaven.
Psalms 119 90 Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created.
Psalms 119 91 Your laws remain true today, for everything serves your plans.
Psalms 119 92 If your law hadn't sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.
Psalms 119 93 I will never forget your commandments, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.
Psalms 119 94 I am yours; save me! For I have applied myself to obey your commandments.
Psalms 119 95 Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will quietly keep my mind on your decrees.
Psalms 119 96 Even perfection has its limits, but your commands have no limit.
Psalms 119 97 Oh, how I love your law! I think about it all day long.
Psalms 119 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for your commands are my constant guide.
Psalms 119 99 Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your decrees.
Psalms 119 100 I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.
Psalms 119 101 I have refused to walk on any path of evil, that I may remain obedient to your word.
Psalms 119 102 I haven't turned away from your laws, for you have taught me well.
Psalms 119 103 How sweet are your words to my taste; they are sweeter than honey.
Psalms 119 104 Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.
Psalms 119 105 Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
Psalms 119 106 I've promised it once, and I'll promise again: I will obey your wonderful laws.
Psalms 119 107 I have suffered much, O LORD; restore my life again, just as you promised.
Psalms 119 108 LORD, accept my grateful thanks and teach me your laws.
Psalms 119 109 My life constantly hangs in the balance, but I will not stop obeying your law.
Psalms 119 110 The wicked have set their traps for me along your path, but I will not turn from your commandments.
Psalms 119 111 Your decrees are my treasure; they are truly my heart's delight.
Psalms 119 112 I am determined to keep your principles, even forever, to the very end.
Psalms 119 113 I hate those who are undecided about you, but my choice is clear--I love your law.
Psalms 119 114 You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my only source of hope.
Psalms 119 115 Get out of my life, you evil-minded people, for I intend to obey the commands of my God.
Psalms 119 116 LORD, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.
Psalms 119 117 Sustain me, and I will be saved; then I will meditate on your principles continually.
Psalms 119 118 But you have rejected all who stray from your principles. They are only fooling themselves.
Psalms 119 119 All the wicked of the earth are the scum you skim off; no wonder I love to obey your decrees!
Psalms 119 120 I tremble in fear of you; I fear your judgments.
Psalms 119 121 Don't leave me to the mercy of my enemies, for I have done what is just and right.
Psalms 119 122 Please guarantee a blessing for me. Don't let those who are arrogant oppress me!
Psalms 119 123 My eyes strain to see your deliverance, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled.
Psalms 119 124 I am your servant; deal with me in unfailing love, and teach me your principles.
Psalms 119 125 Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your decrees.
Psalms 119 126 LORD, it is time for you to act, for these evil people have broken your law.
Psalms 119 127 Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.
Psalms 119 128 Truly, each of your commandments is right. That is why I hate every false way.
Psalms 119 129 Your decrees are wonderful. No wonder I obey them!
Psalms 119 130 As your words are taught, they give light; even the simple can understand them.
Psalms 119 131 I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for your commands.
Psalms 119 132 Come and show me your mercy, as you do for all who love your name.
Psalms 119 133 Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by any evil.
Psalms 119 134 Rescue me from the oppression of evil people; then I can obey your commandments.
Psalms 119 135 Look down on me with love; teach me all your principles.
Psalms 119 136 Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your law.
Psalms 119 137 O LORD, you are righteous, and your decisions are fair.
Psalms 119 138 Your decrees are perfect; they are entirely worthy of our trust.
Psalms 119 139 I am overwhelmed with rage, for my enemies have disregarded your words.
Psalms 119 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.
Psalms 119 141 I am insignificant and despised, but I don't forget your commandments.
Psalms 119 142 Your justice is eternal, and your law is perfectly true.
Psalms 119 143 As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.
Psalms 119 144 Your decrees are always fair; help me to understand them, that I may live.
Psalms 119 145 I pray with all my heart; answer me, LORD! I will obey your principles.
Psalms 119 146 I cry out to you; save me, that I may obey your decrees.
Psalms 119 147 I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.
Psalms 119 148 I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.
Psalms 119 149 In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; in your justice, save my life.
Psalms 119 150 Those lawless people are coming near to attack me; they live far from your law.
Psalms 119 151 But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
Psalms 119 152 I have known from my earliest days that your decrees never change.
Psalms 119 153 Look down upon my sorrows and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your law.
Psalms 119 154 Argue my case; take my side! Protect my life as you promised.
Psalms 119 155 The wicked are far from salvation, for they do not bother with your principles.
Psalms 119 156 LORD, how great is your mercy; in your justice, give me back my life.
Psalms 119 157 Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your decrees.
Psalms 119 158 I hate these traitors because they care nothing for your word.
Psalms 119 159 See how I love your commandments, LORD. Give back my life because of your unfailing love.
Psalms 119 160 All your words are true; all your just laws will stand forever.
Psalms 119 161 Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word.
Psalms 119 162 I rejoice in your word like one who finds a great treasure.
Psalms 119 163 I hate and abhor all falsehood, but I love your law.
Psalms 119 164 I will praise you seven times a day because all your laws are just.
Psalms 119 165 Those who love your law have great peace and do not stumble.
Psalms 119 166 I long for your salvation, LORD, so I have obeyed your commands.
Psalms 119 167 I have obeyed your decrees, and I love them very much.
Psalms 119 168 Yes, I obey your commandments and decrees, because you know everything I do.
Psalms 119 169 O LORD, listen to my cry; give me the discerning mind you promised.
Psalms 119 170 Listen to my prayer; rescue me as you promised.
Psalms 119 171 Let my lips burst forth with praise, for you have taught me your principles.
Psalms 119 172 Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.
Psalms 119 173 Stand ready to help me, for I have chosen to follow your commandments.
Psalms 119 174 O LORD, I have longed for your salvation, and your law is my delight.
Psalms 119 175 Let me live so I can praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
Psalms 119 176 I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.
Psalms 120 1 I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
Psalms 120 2 Rescue me, O LORD, from liars and from all deceitful people.
Psalms 120 3 O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment?
Psalms 120 4 You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals.
Psalms 120 5 How I suffer among these scoundrels of Meshech! It pains me to live with these people from Kedar!
Psalms 120 6 I am tired of living here among people who hate peace.
Psalms 120 7 As for me, I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war!
Psalms 121 1 I look up to the mountains--does my help come from there?
Psalms 121 2 My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth!
Psalms 121 3 He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep.
Psalms 121 4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.
Psalms 121 5 The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
Psalms 121 6 The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night.
Psalms 121 7 The LORD keeps you from all evil and preserves your life.
Psalms 121 8 The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Psalms 122 1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
Psalms 122 2 And now we are standing here inside your gates, O Jerusalem.
Psalms 122 3 Jerusalem is a well-built city, knit together as a single unit.
Psalms 122 4 All the people of Israel--the LORD's people--make their pilgrimage here. They come to give thanks to the name of the LORD as the law requires.
Psalms 122 5 Here stand the thrones where judgment is given, the thrones of the dynasty of David.
Psalms 122 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.
Psalms 122 7 O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces.
Psalms 122 8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, "Peace be with you."
Psalms 122 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.
Psalms 123 1 I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in heaven.
Psalms 123 2 We look to the LORD our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.
Psalms 123 3 Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had our fill of contempt.
Psalms 123 4 We have had our fill of the scoffing of the proud and the contempt of the arrogant.
Psalms 124 1 If the LORD had not been on our side--let Israel now say--
Psalms 124 2 if the LORD had not been on our side when people rose up against us,
Psalms 124 3 they would have swallowed us alive because of their burning anger against us.
Psalms 124 4 The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us.
Psalms 124 5 Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed our very lives.
Psalms 124 6 Blessed be the LORD, who did not let their teeth tear us apart!
Psalms 124 7 We escaped like a bird from a hunter's trap. The trap is broken, and we are free!
Psalms 124 8 Our help is from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth.
Psalms 125 1 Those who trust in the LORD are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
Psalms 125 2 Just as the mountains surround and protect Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds and protects his people, both now and forever.
Psalms 125 3 The wicked will not rule the godly, for then the godly might be forced to do wrong.
Psalms 125 4 O LORD, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.
Psalms 125 5 But banish those who turn to crooked ways, O LORD. Take them away with those who do evil. And let Israel have quietness and peace.
Psalms 126 1 When the LORD restored his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream!
Psalms 126 2 We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, "What amazing things the LORD has done for them."
Psalms 126 3 Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us! What joy!
Psalms 126 4 Restore our fortunes, LORD, as streams renew the desert.
Psalms 126 5 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
Psalms 126 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
Psalms 127 1 Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is useless. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.
Psalms 127 2 It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Psalms 127 3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
Psalms 127 4 Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior's hands.
Psalms 127 5 How happy is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
Psalms 128 1 How happy are those who fear the LORD--all who follow his ways!
Psalms 128 2 You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How happy you will be! How rich your life!
Psalms 128 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine, flourishing within your home. And look at all those children! There they sit around your table as vigorous and healthy as young olive trees.
Psalms 128 4 That is the LORD's reward for those who fear him.
Psalms 128 5 May the LORD continually bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper as long as you live.
Psalms 128 6 May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. And may Israel have quietness and peace.
Psalms 129 1 From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me--let Israel now say--
Psalms 129 2 from my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never been able to finish me off.
Psalms 129 3 My back is covered with cuts, as if a farmer had plowed long furrows.
Psalms 129 4 But the LORD is good; he has cut the cords used by the ungodly to bind me.
Psalms 129 5 May all who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shameful defeat.
Psalms 129 6 May they be as useless as grass on a rooftop, turning yellow when only half grown,
Psalms 129 7 ignored by the harvester, despised by the binder.
Psalms 129 8 And may those who pass by refuse to give them this blessing: "The LORD's blessings be upon you; we bless you in the LORD's name."
Psalms 130 1 From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help.
Psalms 130 2 Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.
Psalms 130 3 LORD, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive?
Psalms 130 4 But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.
Psalms 130 5 I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
Psalms 130 6 I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
Psalms 130 7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is unfailing love and an overflowing supply of salvation.
Psalms 130 8 He himself will free Israel from every kind of sin.
Psalms 131 1 LORD, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don't concern myself with matters too great or awesome for me.
Psalms 131 2 But I have stilled and quieted myself, just as a small child is quiet with its mother. Yes, like a small child is my soul within me.
Psalms 131 3 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD--now and always.
Psalms 132 1 LORD, remember David and all that he suffered.
Psalms 132 2 He took an oath before the LORD. He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,
Psalms 132 3 "I will not go home; I will not let myself rest.
Psalms 132 4 I will not let my eyes sleep nor close my eyelids in slumber
Psalms 132 5 until I find a place to build a house for the LORD, a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel."
Psalms 132 6 We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah; then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.
Psalms 132 7 Let us go to the dwelling place of the LORD; let us bow low before him.
Psalms 132 8 Arise, O LORD, and enter your sanctuary, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
Psalms 132 9 Your priests will be agents of salvation; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
Psalms 132 10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject the king you chose for your people.
Psalms 132 11 The LORD swore to David a promise he will never take back: "I will place one of your descendants on your throne.
Psalms 132 12 If your descendants obey the terms of my covenant and follow the decrees that I teach them, then your royal line will never end."
Psalms 132 13 For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it as his home.
Psalms 132 14 "This is my home where I will live forever," he said. "I will live here, for this is the place I desired.
Psalms 132 15 I will make this city prosperous and satisfy its poor with food.
Psalms 132 16 I will make its priests the agents of salvation; its godly people will sing for joy.
Psalms 132 17 Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people.
Psalms 132 18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king."
Psalms 133 1 How wonderful it is, how pleasant, when brothers live together in harmony!
Psalms 133 2 For harmony is as precious as the fragrant anointing oil that was poured over Aaron's head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe.
Psalms 133 3 Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And the LORD has pronounced his blessing, even life forevermore.
Psalms 134 1 Oh, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, you who serve as night watchmen in the house of the LORD.
Psalms 134 2 Lift your hands in holiness, and bless the LORD.
Psalms 134 3 May the LORD, who made heaven and earth, bless you from Jerusalem.
Psalms 135 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD! Praise him, you who serve the LORD,
Psalms 135 2 you who serve in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.
Psalms 135 3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; celebrate his wonderful name with music.
Psalms 135 4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel for his own special treasure.
Psalms 135 5 I know the greatness of the LORD--that our Lord is greater than any other god.
Psalms 135 6 The LORD does whatever pleases him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths.
Psalms 135 7 He causes the clouds to rise over the earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.
Psalms 135 8 He destroyed the firstborn in each Egyptian home, both people and animals.
Psalms 135 9 He performed miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt; Pharaoh and all his people watched.
Psalms 135 10 He struck down great nations and slaughtered mighty kings--
Psalms 135 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kings of Canaan.
Psalms 135 12 He gave their land as an inheritance, a special possession to his people Israel.
Psalms 135 13 Your name, O LORD, endures forever; your fame, O LORD, is known to every generation.
Psalms 135 14 For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
Psalms 135 15 Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
Psalms 135 16 They cannot talk, though they have mouths, or see, though they have eyes!
Psalms 135 17 They cannot hear with their ears or smell with their noses.
Psalms 135 18 And those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
Psalms 135 19 O Israel, praise the LORD! O priests of Aaron, praise the LORD!
Psalms 135 20 O Levites, praise the LORD! All you who fear the LORD, praise the LORD!
Psalms 135 21 The LORD be praised from Zion, for he lives here in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 136 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 4 Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 5 Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 6 Give thanks to him who placed the earth on the water. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 7 Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights--His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 8 the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 9 and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 10 Give thanks to him who killed the firstborn of Egypt. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 11 He brought Israel out of Egypt. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 12 He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 13 Give thanks to him who parted the Red Sea. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 14 He led Israel safely through, His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 15 but he hurled Pharaoh and his army into the sea. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 16 Give thanks to him who led his people through the wilderness. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 17 Give thanks to him who struck down mighty kings. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 18 He killed powerful kings--His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 19 Sihon king of the Amorites, His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 20 and Og king of Bashan. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 21 God gave the land of these kings as an inheritance--His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 22 a special possession to his servant Israel. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 23 He remembered our utter weakness. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 24 He saved us from our enemies. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 25 He gives food to every living thing. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 136 26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 137 1 Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.
Psalms 137 2 We put away our lyres, hanging them on the branches of the willow trees.
Psalms 137 3 For there our captors demanded a song of us. Our tormentors requested a joyful hymn: "Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!"
Psalms 137 4 But how can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?
Psalms 137 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill upon the harp.
Psalms 137 6 May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I don't make Jerusalem my highest joy.
Psalms 137 7 O LORD, remember what the Edomites did on the day the armies of Babylon captured Jerusalem. "Destroy it!" they yelled. "Level it to the ground!"
Psalms 137 8 O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.
Psalms 137 9 Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!
Psalms 138 1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods.
Psalms 138 2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.
Psalms 138 3 When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.
Psalms 138 4 Every king in all the earth will give you thanks, O LORD, for all of them will hear your words.
Psalms 138 5 Yes, they will sing about the LORD's ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great.
Psalms 138 6 Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.
Psalms 138 7 Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me.
Psalms 138 8 The LORD will work out his plans for my life--for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me.
Psalms 139 1 O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
Psalms 139 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away.
Psalms 139 3 You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am.
Psalms 139 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD.
Psalms 139 5 You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Psalms 139 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know!
Psalms 139 7 I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
Psalms 139 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there.
Psalms 139 9 If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
Psalms 139 10 even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
Psalms 139 11 I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night--
Psalms 139 12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you.
Psalms 139 13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.
Psalms 139 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--and how well I know it.
Psalms 139 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
Psalms 139 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalms 139 17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable!
Psalms 139 18 I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me!
Psalms 139 19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers!
Psalms 139 20 They blaspheme you; your enemies take your name in vain.
Psalms 139 21 O LORD, shouldn't I hate those who hate you? Shouldn't I despise those who resist you?
Psalms 139 22 Yes, I hate them with complete hatred, for your enemies are my enemies.
Psalms 139 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
Psalms 139 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalms 140 1 O LORD, rescue me from evil people. Preserve me from those who are violent,
Psalms 140 2 those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.
Psalms 140 3 Their tongues sting like a snake; the poison of a viper drips from their lips.
Psalms 140 4 O LORD, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me.
Psalms 140 5 The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way.
Psalms 140 6 I said to the LORD, "You are my God!" Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy!
Psalms 140 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong savior, you protected me on the day of battle.
Psalms 140 8 LORD, do not give in to their evil desires. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, O God.
Psalms 140 9 Let my enemies be destroyed by the very evil they have planned for me.
Psalms 140 10 Let burning coals fall down on their heads, or throw them into the fire, or into deep pits from which they can't escape.
Psalms 140 11 Don't let liars prosper here in our land. Cause disaster to fall with great force on the violent.
Psalms 140 12 But I know the LORD will surely help those they persecute; he will maintain the rights of the poor.
Psalms 140 13 Surely the godly are praising your name, for they will live in your presence.
Psalms 141 1 O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help!
Psalms 141 2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering.
Psalms 141 3 Take control of what I say, O LORD, and keep my lips sealed.
Psalms 141 4 Don't let me lust for evil things; don't let me participate in acts of wickedness. Don't let me share in the delicacies of those who do evil.
Psalms 141 5 Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they reprove me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it. But I am in constant prayer against the wicked and their deeds.
Psalms 141 6 When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, they will listen to my words and find them pleasing.
Psalms 141 7 Even as a farmer breaks up the soil and brings up rocks, so the bones of the wicked will be scattered without a decent burial.
Psalms 141 8 I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD. You are my refuge; don't let them kill me.
Psalms 141 9 Keep me out of the traps they have set for me, out of the snares of those who do evil.
Psalms 141 10 Let the wicked fall into their own snares, but let me escape.
Psalms 142 1 I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD's mercy.
Psalms 142 2 I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles.
Psalms 142 3 For I am overwhelmed, and you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me.
Psalms 142 4 I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.
Psalms 142 5 Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, "You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.
Psalms 142 6 Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
Psalms 142 7 Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you treat me kindly."
Psalms 143 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
Psalms 143 2 Don't bring your servant to trial! Compared to you, no one is perfect.
Psalms 143 3 My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground. He forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave.
Psalms 143 4 I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.
Psalms 143 5 I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works. I think about what you have done.
Psalms 143 6 I reach out for you. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain.
Psalms 143 7 Come quickly, LORD, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don't turn away from me, or I will die.
Psalms 143 8 Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer.
Psalms 143 9 Save me from my enemies, LORD; I run to you to hide me.
Psalms 143 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.
Psalms 143 11 For the glory of your name, O LORD, save me. In your righteousness, bring me out of this distress.
Psalms 143 12 In your unfailing love, cut off all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
Psalms 144 1 Bless the LORD, who is my rock. He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Psalms 144 2 He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my deliverer. He stands before me as a shield, and I take refuge in him. He subdues the nations under me.
Psalms 144 3 O LORD, what are mortals that you should notice us, mere humans that you should care for us?
Psalms 144 4 For we are like a breath of air; our days are like a passing shadow.
Psalms 144 5 Bend down the heavens, LORD, and come down. Touch the mountains so they billow smoke.
Psalms 144 6 Release your lightning bolts and scatter your enemies! Release your arrows and confuse them!
Psalms 144 7 Reach down from heaven and rescue me; deliver me from deep waters, from the power of my enemies.
Psalms 144 8 Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie.
Psalms 144 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God! I will sing your praises with a ten-stringed harp.
Psalms 144 10 For you grant victory to kings! You are the one who rescued your servant David.
Psalms 144 11 Save me from the fatal sword! Rescue me from the power of my enemies. Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie.
Psalms 144 12 May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.
Psalms 144 13 May our farms be filled with crops of every kind. May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands, even tens of thousands,
Psalms 144 14 and may our oxen be loaded down with produce. May there be no breached walls, no forced exile, no cries of distress in our squares.
Psalms 144 15 Yes, happy are those who have it like this! Happy indeed are those whose God is the LORD.
Psalms 145 1 I will praise you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
Psalms 145 2 I will bless you every day, and I will praise you forever.
Psalms 145 3 Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! His greatness is beyond discovery!
Psalms 145 4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts.
Psalms 145 5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.
Psalms 145 6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness.
Psalms 145 7 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy of your righteousness.
Psalms 145 8 The LORD is kind and merciful, slow to get angry, full of unfailing love.
Psalms 145 9 The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.
Psalms 145 10 All of your works will thank you, LORD, and your faithful followers will bless you.
Psalms 145 11 They will talk together about the glory of your kingdom; they will celebrate examples of your power.
Psalms 145 12 They will tell about your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of your reign.
Psalms 145 13 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule generation after generation. The LORD is faithful in all he says; he is gracious in all he does.
Psalms 145 14 The LORD helps the fallen and lifts up those bent beneath their loads.
Psalms 145 15 All eyes look to you for help; you give them their food as they need it.
Psalms 145 16 When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
Psalms 145 17 The LORD is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.
Psalms 145 18 The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.
Psalms 145 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
Psalms 145 20 The LORD protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked.
Psalms 145 21 I will praise the LORD, and everyone on earth will bless his holy name forever and forever.
Psalms 146 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, I tell myself.
Psalms 146 2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God even with my dying breath.
Psalms 146 3 Don't put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.
Psalms 146 4 When their breathing stops, they return to the earth, and in a moment all their plans come to an end.
Psalms 146 5 But happy are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the LORD their God.
Psalms 146 6 He is the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He is the one who keeps every promise forever,
Psalms 146 7 who gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners.
Psalms 146 8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts the burdens of those bent beneath their loads. The LORD loves the righteous.
Psalms 146 9 The LORD protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.
Psalms 146 10 The LORD will reign forever. O Jerusalem, your God is King in every generation! Praise the LORD!
Psalms 147 1 Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how right!
Psalms 147 2 The LORD is rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back to Israel.
Psalms 147 3 He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.
Psalms 147 4 He counts the stars and calls them all by name.
Psalms 147 5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
Psalms 147 6 The LORD supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust.
Psalms 147 7 Sing out your thanks to the LORD; sing praises to our God, accompanied by harps.
Psalms 147 8 He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the green grass grow in mountain pastures.
Psalms 147 9 He feeds the wild animals, and the young ravens cry to him for food.
Psalms 147 10 The strength of a horse does not impress him; how puny in his sight is the strength of a man.
Psalms 147 11 Rather, the LORD's delight is in those who honor him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Psalms 147 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
Psalms 147 13 For he has fortified the bars of your gates and blessed your children within you.
Psalms 147 14 He sends peace across your nation and satisfies you with plenty of the finest wheat.
Psalms 147 15 He sends his orders to the world--how swiftly his word flies!
Psalms 147 16 He sends the snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
Psalms 147 17 He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold?
Psalms 147 18 Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
Psalms 147 19 He has revealed his words to Jacob, his principles and laws to Israel.
Psalms 147 20 He has not done this with any other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 148 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens! Praise him from the skies!
Psalms 148 2 Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
Psalms 148 3 Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars!
Psalms 148 4 Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!
Psalms 148 5 Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being.
Psalms 148 6 He established them forever and forever. His orders will never be revoked.
Psalms 148 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths,
Psalms 148 8 fire and hail, snow and storm, wind and weather that obey him,
Psalms 148 9 mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
Psalms 148 10 wild animals and all livestock, reptiles and birds,
Psalms 148 11 kings of the earth and all people, rulers and judges of the earth,
Psalms 148 12 young men and maidens, old men and children.
Psalms 148 13 Let them all praise the name of the LORD. For his name is very great; his glory towers over the earth and heaven!
Psalms 148 14 He has made his people strong, honoring his godly ones--the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 149 1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song. Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful.
Psalms 149 2 O Israel, rejoice in your Maker. O people of Jerusalem, exult in your King.
Psalms 149 3 Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp.
Psalms 149 4 For the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
Psalms 149 5 Let the faithful rejoice in this honor. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.
Psalms 149 6 Let the praises of God be in their mouths, and a sharp sword in their hands--
Psalms 149 7 to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
Psalms 149 8 to bind their kings with shackles and their leaders with iron chains,
Psalms 149 9 to execute the judgment written against them. This is the glory of his faithful ones. Praise the LORD!
Psalms 150 1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his heavenly dwelling; praise him in his mighty heaven!
Psalms 150 2 Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!
Psalms 150 3 Praise him with a blast of the trumpet; praise him with the lyre and harp!
Psalms 150 4 Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Psalms 150 5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
Psalms 150 6 Let everything that lives sing praises to the LORD! Praise the LORD!