Most Popular Bible Verses in Psalm
They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
And He called for a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.
To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed.
God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations.
They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion.
From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.
He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains;
My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow.
Israel also came into Egypt; Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."
For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.
Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.
Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high,
For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.
By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;
Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."
Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands.
Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.
In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
For a cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams; It is well mixed, and He pours out of this; Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.
In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness' sake, O LORD.
Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;
I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.
Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.
The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers.
"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up," Let Israel now say,
How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.
The King's daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
Let death come deceitfully upon them; Let them go down alive to Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.
He turned their heart to hate His people, To deal craftily with His servants.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.
As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.
There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,
For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.
Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.
For the LORD will not abandon His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more."
Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.
Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.
My steps have held fast to Your paths My feet have not slipped.
Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.
Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds.
Fools, because of their rebellious way, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"
Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;
In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul,
You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
I will say to God my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.
They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
The sea is His, for it was He who made it, And His hands formed the dry land.
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory Amen, and Amen.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah.
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.
Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.
For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.
The singers went on, the musicians after them, In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.
Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none.
The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous ordinances.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.
Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.
This is the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.
We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of Your temple.
Bless our God, O peoples, And sound His praise abroad,
How can we sing the LORD'S song In a foreign land?
He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.
You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.
Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors.
He sent upon them His burning anger, Fury and indignation and trouble, A band of destroying angels.
This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face--even Jacob. Selah.
Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!
You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.
But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?
The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
The face of the LORD is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
So He gave them their request, But sent a wasting disease among them.
"If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
Then the Lord awoke as if from sleep, Like a warrior overcome by wine.
There the ships move along, And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.
Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name; Bring an offering and come into His courts.
I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD.
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.
For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.
Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day Darkness and light are alike to You.
Before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity.
O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever.
Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.
My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.
Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face.
"Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.
"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.
But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath.
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.
You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, But the LORD is his refuge.
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped.
I will sing a new song to You, O God; Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.
Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.
I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?
As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.
He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.
Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land.
But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.
The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity.
It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.
You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.
Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera and Jabin at the torrent of Kishon,
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.
Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
God has ascended with a shout, The LORD, with the sound of a trumpet.
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
They made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a molten image.
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.
They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them.
Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.
For it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.
Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.
"I shall take no young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
But You, O LORD, abide forever, And Your name to all generations.
"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD, And grant us Your salvation.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice, The floods lift up their pounding waves.
Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, "All my springs of joy are in you."
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified."
Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased;
If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.
Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.
Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
O God, when You went forth before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.
For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh.
For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--
But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth.
You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
If the LORD had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.
"All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.
Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever.
Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.
For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.
Your testimonies are fully confirmed; Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore.
The LORD has disciplined me severely, But He has not given me over to death.
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes.
May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.
O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.
Who understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.
And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood.
Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.
Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more Bless the LORD, O my soul Praise the LORD!
In spite of all this they still sinned And did not believe in His wonderful works.
"You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
And men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!"
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.
Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.
For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.
It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.
Again and again they tempted God, And pained the Holy One of Israel.
You have crowned the year with Your bounty, And Your paths drip with fatness.
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night,
But I am afflicted and needy; Hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious.
By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.
The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!
The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, "Glory!"
Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts.
They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression?
He changes rivers into a wilderness And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin.
So I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.
They did not destroy the peoples, As the LORD commanded them,
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.
My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
"The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.
May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth.
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion.
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.
Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.
Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.
I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.
Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.
For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
"For forty years I loathed that generation, And said they are a people who err in their heart, And they do not know My ways.
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.
O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.
For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive.
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,
That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,
My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law.
Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague was stayed.
How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!
So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
He wrought wonders before their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.
Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy
She will be led to the King in embroidered work; The virgins, her companions who follow her, Will be brought to You.
I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, And my spirit ponders:
Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.
Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe in His word,
Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!
"So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.
Will You perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.
Yet He commanded the clouds above And opened the doors of heaven;
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.
For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.
You with Your own hand drove out the nations; Then You planted them; You afflicted the peoples, Then You spread them abroad.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.
My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.
But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies.
My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
"Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me."
They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
He has made His wonders to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and compassionate.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen." Praise the LORD!
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
Then He led them with the cloud by day And all the night with a light of fire.
For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
We have sinned like our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.
For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.
I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
The LORD is great in Zion, And He is exalted above all the peoples.
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation.
There they were in great fear where no fear had been; For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.
In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.
And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.
The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.
Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.
For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses.
For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices,
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.
Your name, O LORD, is everlasting, Your remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations.
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.
Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea, The LORD on high is mighty.
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.
O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people Blessed be God!
From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.
They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell;
Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.
They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law.
The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob.
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.
He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever.
Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD and He answered them.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
"Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may smile again Before I depart and am no more."
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.
And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
Nor do those who pass by say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD."
Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.
The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.
Let the field exult, and all that is in it Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations.
Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.
Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.
The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.
Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.
"There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.
You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.
May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,
Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them.
For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds.
They will not be ashamed in the time of evil, And in the days of famine they will have abundance.
I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.
Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.
When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God;
"Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
O LORD our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.
The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows, Yet they turned back in the day of battle.
And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.
Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments,
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.
I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
Restore our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.
You have made Your people experience hardship; You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger.
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng.
I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
Thus He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes and does not return.
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth,
Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.
Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers;
As is Your name, O God, So is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.
Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god,
"I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.
But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them.
Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.
Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth.
The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer.
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.
He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.
A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:
In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.
My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;
And He has lifted up a horn for His people, Praise for all His godly ones; Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise the LORD!
I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.
But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
But of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her"; And the Most High Himself will establish her.
Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations.
Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.
Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.
Do not slay them, or my people will forget; Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.
Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
When He performed His signs in Egypt And His marvels in the field of Zoan,
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.
Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce.
Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?
Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.
I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.
Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
"Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!"
All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing.
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses.
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.
They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
The waters saw You, O God; The waters saw You, they were in anguish; The deeps also trembled.
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.
Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
God will hear and answer them-- Even the one who sits enthroned from of old-- Selah With whom there is no change, And who do not fear God.
Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.
For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.
Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.
Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.
Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.
You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked.
"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes.
Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.
For the LORD will judge His people And will have compassion on His servants.
You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron.
He will bless those who fear the LORD, The small together with the great.
Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.
Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.
I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows,
You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic.
In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody.
The LORD bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.
Let Your work appear to Your servants And Your majesty to their children.
And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
Look upon my enemies, for they are many, And they hate me with violent hatred.
And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth,
At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.
Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."
Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance.
For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners.
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power And come to save us!
So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long.
May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually.
Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold.
God blesses us, That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.
He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly.
Then they spoke against God; They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
When God heard, He was filled with wrath And greatly abhorred Israel;
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites;
Your creatures settled in it; You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your godly ones sing for joy.
For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant:
"But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.
Do return, O LORD; how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants.
The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
You, even You, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."
"Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.
My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.
For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.
He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.
Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
You appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.
Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.
Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.
But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are many who strive with me.
I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng.
O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
In whose hand are the depths of the earth, The peaks of the mountains are His also.
Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.
Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.
For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.
"I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy with bread.
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water;
I lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.
"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.
He split the rocks in the wilderness And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.
They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?"
"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.
If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Then I said, "It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed."
May the flood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the pit shut its mouth on me.
"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham, For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.
Guard my soul and deliver me; Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend;
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.
Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness.
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt, The first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham.
For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.
Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry!
"When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.
Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
Let us go into His dwelling place; Let us worship at His footstool.
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.
And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
May all who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned backward;
He sent Moses His servant, And Aaron, whom He had chosen.
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.
He chooses our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom He loves. Selah.
Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot.
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.
With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.
Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
"I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.
O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores His captive people, Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad
Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn!
Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor toward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation,
Forsaken among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And they are cut off from Your hand.
May the LORD give you increase, You and your children.
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart.
I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer us!
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.
To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
But craved intensely in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.
Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth?
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk in His law;
Who said, "Let us possess for ourselves The pastures of God."
For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;
This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me Selah God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
Assyria also has joined with them; They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.
Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.
They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.
"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.
But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity Peace be upon Israel.
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!"
You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out.
I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.
He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.
You have put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the depths.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.
I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,
He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;
When I remember God, then I am disturbed; When I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah.
Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.
With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.
But the king will rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.
Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.
There the doers of iniquity have fallen; They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.
For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
He destroyed their vines with hailstones And their sycamore trees with frost.
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.
Oh let Israel say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock.
Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
But He led forth His own people like sheep And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power;
When they became envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah, We found it in the field of Jaar.
You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.
"Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.
You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.
Your wrath has rested upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
Let them be like grass upon the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.
Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.
With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre.
How long shall the wicked, O LORD, How long shall the wicked exult?
All nations surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
I said in my alarm, "All men are liars."
He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes:
A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forever.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
The LORD will count when He registers the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah.
All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
He delivers me from my enemies; Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Man goes forth to his work And to his labor until evening.
The meadows are clothed with flocks And the valleys are covered with grain; They shout for joy, yes, they sing.
They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.
The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back.
"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.
"You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.
"The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You."
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.
His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.
May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.
I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.
He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner with those who love Your name.
Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand When I awake, I am still with You.
Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.
I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.
Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You.
Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.
For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
Even the shoot which Your right hand has planted, And on the son whom You have strengthened for Yourself.
I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there.
Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.
So that He abandoned the dwelling place at Shiloh, The tent which He had pitched among men,
Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip.
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.
Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.
As soon as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners submit to me.
The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!
May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.
Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.
For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.
He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to illumine by night.
For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.
I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly!
Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
When the Almighty scattered the kings there, It was snowing in Zalmon.
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war.
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.
They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause.
Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob,
For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.
They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt,
All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like chaff before the wind.
You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.
"When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.
Who remembered us in our low estate, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.
A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
He led them also by a straight way, To go to an inhabited city.
The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons;
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud.
He will drink from the brook by the wayside; Therefore He will lift up His head.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!
"It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.
"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
He also rejected the tent of Joseph, And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
"I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn;
May You increase my greatness And turn to comfort me.
To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones.
You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven.
Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.
They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.
He pours contempt upon princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!
For we have been consumed by Your anger And by Your wrath we have been dismayed.
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.
Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.
How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be caught in their pride, And on account of curses and lies which they utter.
He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
Look upon my affliction and my trouble, And forgive all my sins.
At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
They asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him.
Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?
He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.
Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust.
You have held my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
And all the horns of the wicked He will cut off, But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
Save, O LORD; May the King answer us in the day we call.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"