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Book of Psalms

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King David wrote over half of the 150 Psalms, other writers are Asaph, sons of Korah, Solomon, Moses, Ethan and Heman The book contains one hundred fifty Psalms, divided into five books, written by at least seven authors or groups of people. The book of Psalm is a collection of prayers, poems and hymns. In the Greek the word 'Psalm' ruffly means: a song sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. In the Hebrew the word 'Psalm' means: praises and the book is called, the book of praises, having Psalms of . . . A collection from Moses, 1400BC up to 500 BC, a span of 900 years.

  • Praises.
  • Thanksgiving.
  • Lament, (sorrow).
  • Historical.
  • Royal.
  • Blessings.
  • Wisdom for living.
  • Imprecatory, (curses).
  • Messianic, (kingdom of God).
  • Protection & deliverance
  • Courage.
  • Justice.
  • In times of Panic
  • lives questions.
  • Petitions

Book one:   41 Psalms (1-41)
Book two:   31 Psalms (42-72)
Book three: 17 Psalms (73-89)
Book four:   17 Psalms (90-106)
Book five:   44 Psalms (107-150)

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Verse by verse, account of all 150 Psalms.

Book one: 41 Psalms (1-41)
Psalm 1
Author: unknown,   (The way of the Righteous)

1Blessed, (happy and fortunate) is the man that does not live with ungodly counsel, nor associate with sinners or mockers. 2But rather takes delight in the law of the LORD and meditates on it day and night. 3He shall have a firm foundation and be nourished and in due season he shall prosper in all that he does.

4But not so for the ungodly, they are worthless and without substance and shall be blown away by the wind. 5Therefore the ungodly shall not be justified in the judgment, or be in the congregation of the righteous. 6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly perishes.

Psalm 2
Author: unknown,   (messianic Psalm, of Christ's triumphal kingdom).

1Why do the heathen rage and the people plot empty schemes? 2The leader's council together against the LORD, thinking: 3Lets break free of the controlling bonds of God. 4However God sits in the heavens and laughs at their words and holds them in contempt. 5In His wrath He shall speak to them and trouble them with His displeasure.

6But as for me, I have firmly established my King in a prominent place. 7And I will tell of the revelation that the LORD has given me, that today He has brought forth His Son, (Jesus Christ). 8Ask of Him and He will give you the nations and the whole earth as Your inheritance. 9And you shall overtake them all.

10Therefore kings and judges of the earth, be wise and take instruction. 11Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. 12Honor the Son, lest He be angry and you perish, when His wrath burns. But, Blessed and happy are they that put their trust in Him.

Psalm 3
Author: David,   when David fled from Absalom his son, 2nd Samuel chapter 15.

1LORD, how my distress has increased! Many rise up against me. 2Many are thinking, that God will not deliver him. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
3But You, LORD, are my shield, my glory and the lifter of my head. 4When I cried out to the LORD, He heard me from His holy hill. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5For the LORD keeps me, when I lie down to sleep and when I awake. 6I am not afraid of the multitude of people who have set themselves against me. 7Arise, my LORD and save me God. For You have struck all my enemies and have disabled the ungodly from doing their evil deeds. 8Salvation belongs to the LORD and His blessing is on His people. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

Psalm 4
Author: David, to the Chief Musician, for stringed instruments.

1God of my righteousness, hear my prayer when I call. For in the past, You have freed me in times of trouble, again have mercy on me. 2O sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame by loving and seeking after empty lies? Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
3But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself and hears when I call to Him.

4Therefore, tremble and sin not, truly speak out of your heart. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
5Offer just and right sacrifices and trust in the LORD. 6Many are looking for good to come from the LORD, may the countenance of Your face shine upon us. 7For You have made my heart joyful, in the time of their bountiful harvest. 8And I will lie down in peaceful sleep, for my LORD alone causes me to dwell in safety.

Psalm 5
Author: David, to the Chief Musician, for flutes.

1LORD, consider my meditation and give heed to my words. 2My king and my God, listen to my cries, for to You do I pray. 3In the mornings I look to You LORD and direct my prayers. 4For You do not take pleasure in wickedness, nor does evil dwell with You. 5The boastful man shall not stand in Your sight, for You hate all doers of iniquity. 6All those who speak lies shall be destroyed, for You despise blood thirsty and deceitful men.

7But as for me, I will enter into Your house in the abundance of Your grace and worship You. 8Lead me LORD in Your righteousness, because of my enemies, make Your way known to me. 9For their talk is not trustworthy, their flattery is destructive and leads to an open grave. 10God, may You hold them guilty, because of their many transgressions. Let them fall by their own counsels, for they have rebelled against You.

11But let all who put their trust in You rejoice and continually shout for joy, because You defend them. 12You bless the righteous with favor, for You LORD protect him, as with a shield.

Psalm 6
Author: David, to the Chief Musician, for eight stringed instruments.

1LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, nor discipline me in the heat of Your displeasure. 2LORD, have mercy on me, for I am weak. Heal me, for I am troubled. 3My soul is exceedingly troubled. LORD how long shall it be? 4Return and deliver my soul LORD, save me because of Your mercy's sake. 5For in death and the grave, there is no memory of You, no one shall give thanks. 6My groaning has made me weary, for all night long my bed is filled with my tears. 7Because of all my enemies, my eyes are dim because of grief. 8Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the LORD has heard my weeping. 9He has heard my cry and will receive my prayer. 10Let all my enemies, turn back and instantly be ashamed and exceedingly troubled.

Psalm 7
Author: David, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamin, (king Saul), 2nd Samuel 16-19.

1LORD my God in whom I put my trust in, save and deliver me from those who pursue me. 2Least they tear my soul to pieces, as a lion tears flesh, dragging me away where no one shall deliver me.

3LORD my God, if I have done as they say, if there is any iniquity on my hands. 4If I have wrongfully revenged anyone, or have wrongfully taken from my enemy. 5Then let the enemy persecute me and destroy my honor. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

6Rise up LORD, in Your anger, because of the rage of my enemies and bring about Your judgment upon them. 7Even though my accusers surround me, You shall return as the high judge. 8The LORD shall rightly judge the people, also judge me according to my righteousness and integrity. 9God, You know the minds and the hearts of men, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but also establish the just. 10For my defense is from God, who saves the upright in heart.

11God judges the righteous, being true to His Word and consistent day and night. 12If the man does not turn and repent, God will make ready His sword and deliver His judgment. 13Yes God has fitted this wicked man with instruments of death and destruction. 14This wicked man toils in pain within his iniquities, scheming and brining forth lies. 15For he has dug a pit and has fallen into his own trap. 16His own scheming has returned to him and violence shall follow.

17However, I will praise the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praises to the LORD Most High.

Psalm 8
Author: David, to the Chief Musician, for the harp

1 LORD our LORD, how excellent is Your name in all the earth! For you have set your glory above the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have ordained strength because of thine enemies, that Thou might still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your hands, the moon and the stars, that You have established. 4What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man, that thou visited him? 5For Thou has made him a little lower than the angels, and has crowned him with glory and honor.

6Thou made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet: 7All sheep and oxen and the beasts of the field. 8The birds of the air and the fish of the sea. 9LORD our LORD, how excellent and glorious is Your name in all the earth!

Psalm 9
Author: David, to the Chief Musician, for soprano voices

1I will praise You, LORD, with my whole heart and tell of all Your marvelous works. 2I will sing praises to the Most High, being lifted up and rejoicing. 3As my enemies turn back, they will stumble and perish before You. 4You have avenged my right and my cause, for You rightfully stand in judgment. 5Rebuking the heathen and destroying the wicked, You have blotted out their name forever.

6You have destroyed the enemy and their cities forever, even their memorials have perished with them. 7But the LORD shall endure forever and He has established His throne for judgment. 8He shall judge the world in righteousness and the people in their uprightness.

9The LORD is also a refuge for the oppressed, in times of trouble. 10Those who know You put their trust in You, for You have not forsaken those who seek You.

11Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion. Declaring His great works among the nations. 12For He remembers those who shed blood among His people, He does not forget the cry of the humble. 13Therefore have mercy on me, LORD. Consider my afflictions from those who hate me, the LORD, who lifts me up from the gates of death. 14So that I may declare Your praises and rejoice in Your salvation, in the gates of the daughter of Zion. 15For the nations have been caught in the trap of their own making. 16And the LORD has made Himself known. He has executed judgment against the wicked and they have been trapped by the work of their own hands. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

17The wicked, of the nations that forget God shall be turned back to hell. 18And the needy shall be remembered, nor shall the hope of the poor perish forever. 19So rise up LORD, let not the wicked prevail, let the nations be judged. 20Show them the fear of the LORD, that the nations may know they are but men. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

Psalm 10
Author: unknown, Psalm of confidence in God's triumph over evil

1LORD, why do You seem so far off, will You hide from me in times of trouble? 2The wicked in his pride and arrogance, pursue and persecute the poor. May they fall into their own wicked schemes.

3For the wicked boast of his heart's desire and approves of other wicked men whom the LORD despises. 4Because of the pride of the wicked, they do not seek the LORD, their schemes are void of God. 5Their ways are at all times perverted. For they cannot see Your ways and judgments, which are high. And in his pride, he despises his enemies and looked upon them with the utter most disdain. 6For he has thought in his heart, I shall never be in want. 7His speech is an overflowing of cursing, deceit and fraud, while constantly scheming evil deeds.

8He hides in the villages, scheming murders of the innocent and sets his plans against the poor. 9Secretly, as a lion, he lies in wait, to trap the poor into his net. 10He then crushes his prey and the helpless fall under his might. 11For he has thought in his heart, God has forgotten and He will not see my deeds. 12LORD God, do not forget the humble, who are crushed.

13Why does the wicked man condemn and despise God? For he thinks in his heart, God will not call him into account. 14You have seen the evil schemes of the wicked and You will repay them with Your own hand. And the afflicted commit themselves to You, for You are the Helper of the fatherless. 15Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man, purge out his wickedness, until there is no more. 16The LORD is King forever and ever, the godless nations will perish out of His land. 17LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble, now prepare their hearts. 18To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that the wicked of the earth may no longer go around terrifying others.

Psalm 11
Author: David, to the Chief Musician

1I take refuge and put my trust in the LORD. How then can people say to me; Flee to the mountains? 2For the wicked secretly prepare their attack and shoot at the upright in heart. 3If the foundations are destroyed, what have the righteous then accomplished?

4The LORD sits on His throne in heaven in His holy temple and He examines the children of men. 5The LORD proves the righteous, but His soul hates the wicked and they who love violence, 6He shall rain down snares and brimstone, this shall be the portion of the wicked. 7For our righteous LORD loves righteousness and He looks on the upright.

Psalm 12
Author: David, to the Chief Musician, sung an octave below

1Help, LORD! For the steadfast and godly men are no more, faithfulness has departed from the sons of men. 2Each one speaks vain words to their neighbor, with a double heart, they speak flattering words without truth and deceitful lies.

3May the LORD cut off their flattering lips, from speaking their proud words. 4For they have said; We are our own masters, we shall do much, there is no LORD over us. 5However, the LORD says; Because of the oppression of the poor and the groans of the needy, I will now arise and set them in the safety that they desire. 6The Words and promises of the LORD are pure and true, as silver is tried in the fire and purified seven times over, being made perfectly complete. 7Even though evil may remain, You shall preserve us from this generation forever. 8For the wicked prowl about, praising the son of man for their vileness.

Psalm 13
Author: David, to the Chief Musician.

1LORD, how long will You forget me? How long will You hide from me? 2How long must my unfulfilled desires be laid up in my heart, having my enemy exalt themselves over me?

3LORD my God, hear me and answer me, enlighten me so that I do not perish. 4Lest my enemy says, I have overcome him and my foes rejoice when I am troubled.

5For I have trusted in Your mercy, my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. 6And I will sing to the LORD, because He has rewarded me.

Psalm 14
Author: David. to the Chief Musician.

1The fool has said in his heart, There is no God! They are corrupt, their works are abdominal, none of them do good. 2The LORD looked down from heaven on the sons of men, looking for a person of understanding whom sought God. 3But all have gone astray, they have become filthy, not one of them, does good!

4Do these workers of iniquity have no knowledge? For they consume my people as they eat bread, neither do they call on the name of the LORD. 5In that state they are in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous. 6For those evildoers have made a mockery of the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is the poor's refuge. 7Who will bring the salvation of Israel out of Zion, when the LORD brings back His people from their captivity? Jacob, (the twelve tribes) shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 15
Author: David

1LORD, who shall dwell in Your tabernacle and on Your holy hill? 2They who work righteousness, walking uprightly, knowing and speaking the truth in his heart. 3One who does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor. 4And in his eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD and have spoken and does not change his word, even to his own hurt. 5Whom does not put out his money for greedy gains, nor takes bribes against the innocent.

He who does these things shall be steadfast forever.

Psalm 16
Author: David, A Secret Treasure of David, possibly used to record his thoughts

1God, watch over me, for in You, I put my trust.

2I have said in my soul; You are my LORD and I have no goodness apart from You. 3As for the godly in the earth, they are the excellent and I delight in them.

4Yet those who run after other gods, their sorrows shall be multiplied. I will not make atonement for them, nor will I even utter their name. 5For the LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my choice, for You uphold and maintain my life. 6You have abundantly blessed me with pleasant places and given me a beautiful inheritance. 7I will bless the LORD, who has given me wisdom and instructed my heart.

8For I have set the LORD always before Me. He is at My right hand and I shall not be moved. 9Therefore My heart is glad and I rejoice and my flesh dwells in confidence. 10For You will not abandon my soul in hell, nor will Your Holy One see corruption, (Jesus). 11You will show Me the way of life, for in Your presence is fullness of joy and at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 17
Author: David, A prayer

1LORD, listen to the cries of my righteous cause, hear my prayer, for it is not spoken in deceit. 2Judge me in Your presence, according to your righteousness.

3Try my heart and prove me. You shall find no evil in me, for I have purposed that my speech shall not transgress. 4Concerning the works of men, through meditation on Your Words and ways, I am kept from the paths that lead to destruction. 5My steps remain in Your footsteps, so that I do not go astray.

6God, I have called on You and You will listen to me, so hear my speech. 7Show Your wonderful loving-kindness, O Savior to those who trust and seek their refuge in You, from those who rise up against me. 8Keep me in the center of Your eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings. 9From the wicked who are against my soul, for my foes encircle me. 10They are all consumed in their own prosperity and they proudly speak. 11They have now set the trap and hemmed in our steps, planning to cast us down. 12For they operate as a lion, longing to tear into his prey in a secret place. 13Rise up LORD and confront the wicked, cast them down and deliver my soul. 14Deliver us from these men, by Your hand, LORD. They are men of the world whose portion is in this life, whose belly is filled with Your treasure. Their children are satisfied to the full and the rest of their riches are pasted down to their descendants.

15But as for me, I see Your face through Your righteousness and when I awake, I am satisfied with Your image.

Psalm 18
Author: David, when the LORD delivered him from king Saul and his enemies, 2nd Samuel 22.

1I love You LORD, You are my strength. 2The LORD is my strength, my fortress, my deliverer, my God and my Rock. In Him will I trust, He is my salvation, my shield and my fortress. 3I will call on the LORD, for He is worthy to be praised, thus shall I be saved from my enemies.

4Though the sorrows of death surround me in and the presents of ungodly men make me afraid. 5The sorrows of hell surrounded me and I am confronted by death. 6In distress I cried to the LORD God, He heard my voice and my cry came before Him.

7Then the earth trembled and the foundations of the hills were moved, because He became angry. 8Smoke went up out of His nostrils and lightening came from His mouth, that kindled coals. 9The LORD then came down from heaven and darkness was under His feet. 10Riding on a cherub and soaring on the wings of the wind. 11He wrapped Himself in darkness and made darkness His secret place. 12Brightness went before Him and His dark clouds passed through it, along with hailstones and coals of fire.

13the LORD thundered in the heavens and spoke what seemed like hailstones and coals of fire. 14Yes, He sent forth His lightning and crushed them. 15At the LORD's rebuke, at His breath, the river beds were seen and the foundations of the world were uncovered.

16From above, He drew me out of many troubles. 17Delivering me from my strong enemy and those who hated me, for they were stronger than I was. 18They prevailed over me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. 19He brought me out of my crisis and delivered me into a peaceful place, because He delights Himself in me.

20The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness and cleanness of my hands. 21Because I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God. 22For I kept all of His judgments and precepts before me. 23I walked upright before Him, keeping myself from my iniquity. 24Thus has the LORD repaid me according to my righteousness and the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.

25To the merciful, He shows Himself merciful, to the upright, He shows Himself upright. 26To the pure, He shows Himself to be pure, but to the perverse, (morally corrupt), He shows Himself contrary. 27He saves the afflicted people, but casts down the proud. 28You will comfort my spirit, yes, the LORD my God will make my darkness bright. 29Because of You I have passed through enemy lines and by my God, I have leaped over walls.

30God's way is perfect! The Word of the LORD is tried and true, He is a shield to all those who trust in Him. 31For there is no other God besides the LORD, there is no other stable Rock besides our God. 32It is God, who gives me strength and makes my way perfect. 33He makes my legs strong and able to leap on rocky heights and sets me on high places. 34He trains me how to fight, to where I can bend a mighty bow of bronze.

35He has also given me the shield of His salvation, His right hand has held me up and His gentleness has made me great. 36He has cleared the ground under me, so that my feet stay firm.

37For I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them, not turning back until they were completely destroyed. 38They have fallen under my feet and will not rise again. 39For the LORD has given me strength for the battle and has humbled those who rose up against me. 40He also filled my enemies with the dread of me, so that I might destroy those who hate me. 41Even though they cried out, there was no one to save them. When they cried out to the LORD, He did not answer them. 42I then crushed them fine as power and cast them out like dirt in the streets.

43For He delivered Me from the travail of the people, making me the head of the nations and a people whom I have not known shall serve me. 44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me, a foreign people shall submit to me. 45For the foreigners lost heart and came out of their strongholds.

46The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock, may the God of my salvation be praised. 47For it is God, who avenges me and humbles the people under me. 48He delivers me from my enemies, lifting me above those who rise up against me. Thus delivering me from the violent man. 49Therefore I will confess You LORD among nations and sing praise to your name. 50God gives great deliverance, triumphs and working mercy to His anointed, to David and to his seed forevermore.

Psalm 19
Author: David, to the Chief Musician

1The heavens declare the glory of God, the firmament proclaims His handiwork. 2In the day His glories speaks to us and in the night time knowledge is revealed to us. 3Within the heavens, their speech is not spoken, their voice is not heard. 4Yet their unspoken voice has gone throughout the whole earth, to the ends of the world and within the hosts of heavens He has set a dwelling place for the sun. 5Thus the sun comes forth as a bridegroom from their covering and rejoices as a strong man eager to run a race. 6And from the heavens, it goes forth unto the ends, there is nothing hid from its heat.

7The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of the LORD is proven and sure, making the simple wise. 8The precepts of the LORD are just and right causing the heart to rejoice and the commandments of the LORD are pure, giving light to the eyes. 9The fear of the LORD will cleanse, enduring unto the end and His judgments are true and righteous. 10They are to be desired more than fine gold, they are sweeter than honey. 11And I, Your servant is reminded that through keeping them, there is great reward.

12What man can understand his errors, or make his way free from his hidden faults? 13Thus keep Your servant from imagined sins, do not let them rule over me. Then I shall be upright and innocent of great transgressions. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 20
Author: David, to the Chief Musician.

1May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble, may the name of the God of Jacob set you on high, 2Sending you help from His sanctuary and supporting you from His dwelling place. 3For the LORD does remember all your offerings and accepts your burnt sacrifice. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4May He grant you according to your own heart and fulfill all your plans. 5So that we may rejoice in your salvation and set up a banner unto the LORD our God. May the LORD fulfill all your prayers.

6Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed, He hears them from His holy heaven with the saving strengths of His right hand. 7Some trust in chariots and some in horses (their own strength) , but we will trust in and boast in the name of the LORD our God. 8Others have fallen, but we have risen and we stand upright. 9Save us, O LORD, let the King hear us when we call.

Psalm 21
Author: David, to the Chief Musician.

1David the king shall rejoice in the LORD's strength, yes I will greatly rejoice in Your salvation. 2You have given him his heart's desire, not withholding his prayers. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

3For You go before him with blessings of goodness and have set a crown of pure gold on his head. 4He asked for life from You and You gave him fullness of length of days. 5And now because of Your honor and majesty, his glory is great in Your salvation. 6For You have blessed him, to be a blessing forever and have made him to rejoice in the gladness in Your presence.

7For David the king trusts in the kindness of the LORD, Most High and he shall not be moved. 8All of your enemies shall become known to You, by Your right hand. 9In Your presence, they will be as in a fiery furnace, the LORD's wrath will swallow them up and the fire shall devour them. 10You will destroy their fruit from the earth and their very seed from among the sons of men. 11For they had planned evil, wicked things against You and are not able to prevail. 12For they shall turn back when You confront them with Your divine justice. 13LORD, be exalted, in Your strength. We will sing and praise Your power.

Psalm 22
Author: David, To the Chief Musician, set to the tune of, "the deer of the dawn".

1My God, why have You forsaken me? My deliverance seems far from me and the words of my groaning's do not seem to be reaching You. 2O my God, I cry in the daytime and throughout the night, but You do not answer.

3Nevertheless, You are holy and You dwell in the praises of Your people of Israel. 4Our fathers trusted in You and You delivered them. 5When they cried to You, You delivered them. And they trusted in You and were not ashamed.

6But I am as a worm and not a man. A reproach to other men and despised by the people. 7They who see me mock me, they shake the head, saying; 8He trusts and delights in the LORD, now let LORD deliver Him!

9But even as You brought me forth from the womb, You gave me hope and I have trust in You. 10From early on, I knew that You are My God. 11Now be not far from Me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. 12Many foes, strong and mighty as bulls have surrounded Me. 13They opened their mouths wide, like a ravenousness lion ready for the kill. 14And I am poured out like water, all of my bones are disjointed. My heart is like wax, as it melts within me. 15My strength is dried up and gone and my tongue clings to the roof of my mouth.

The next 6 verses are symbolic of Christ's crucifixion

16Now they surround me, like a pack of wild dogs, piercing my hands and my feet. 17All of my bones can be counted. 18They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing. 19But You O LORD, be not far from me, You are my strength, hurry to help me! 20Deliver my soul from their hand. 21Save me from the lion's mouth and I will know that You have answered me.

22I will declare Your name to my brothers and in the assembly, I will praise You saying; 23All you who fear the LORD, praise and glorify Him, the seed of Israel and the seed of Jacob. 24For He has not overlooked the afflicted, nor has He hidden His face from him, for when he cried out to Him, the LORD heard. 25Within the great assembly, my praise will be of You and I will be true to my vows before the LORD's people who fear Him. 26The meek shall eat and be satisfied, they who seek the LORD shall praise Him and their heart shall live forever.

27The entire world shall reflect, remember and turn to the LORD. Thus all the families of the nations shall worship the LORD. 28For the kingdoms are the LORD's and He is the ruler among the nations. 29Both the mighty and the weak shall eat and worship the LORD, for neither of them can sustain their own soul. 30Future generations shall serve Him. 31Declaring His righteousness and what He has done, to a people that are yet to be born.

Psalm 23
Author: David.

1The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. 2He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. 3Restoring my soul, He leads me in paths of righteousness because of His name's sake.

4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for He is with me. His protective rod and His staff guide me and comfort me. 5He prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies and anoints my head with oil until my cup runs over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 24
Author: David.

1The fullness of the earth is the LORD's and those who dwell in it. 2For He has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers.

3Who shall go up on the mountain of the LORD, or who stand in His dwelling place? 4He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehoods, or sworn deceitfully. 5This man shall receive the blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6This is the description of those who seek His presence, O God of Israel. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

7Throw open the gates wide and let the King of glory enter in. 8Who is this King of glory? the LORD strong and mighty in battle. 9So, throw open the gates wide and let the King of glory enter in. 10For the King of glory is the LORD of Hosts.

Psalm 25
Author: David.

1I lift up my soul to You, O LORD. 2My God, I trust in You, do not let me be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me. 3May none who wait on You be ashamed, but let them that sin without a cause be put to shame.

4Show me Your ways LORD and teach me Your paths. 5Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation and I wait on You.

6LORD, remember Your tender mercies and loving-kindnesses, for they are eternal. 7Do not remember the sins of my youth, or my transgressions, but remember me according to Your mercy and goodness.

8Good and upright is the LORD and He will teach sinners in His way. 9He will guide the meek in judgment and will teach them His way. 10For all the paths of the LORD are true and He has mercy to those who keep His covenant and testimonies. 11LORD, because of Your name's sake, pardon my iniquities, for they are great.

12The man who fears the LORD, the LORD shall teach him in the way that he chooses. 13His soul shall dwell at ease and his offspring shall inherit the land. 14The secret of the LORD, (knowing and comprehending His Word and experiencing His presence), is with those who fear Him and He will show them His covenant. 15My focus is ever toward the LORD, for He will deliver me from the trap.

16LORD turn to me and have favor on me, for I am alone and afflicted. 17The troubles of my heart have multiplied, deliver me from my distresses. 18Look on my afflictions and pain and forgive all my sins. 19My enemies are many and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20Deliver my soul and let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You. 21May purity and uprightness keep me, as I wait on You. 22God, redeem Israel, out of all its troubles.

Psalm 26
Author: David.

1Vindicate me, LORD! For I have walked in my integrity and I trust in the LORD, therefore I shall not slip. 2Examine my heart and my mind, LORD and prove me. 3For Your loving kindness is before me and I walk in Your truth. 4I have not kept company with idolatrous men, nor do I fellowship with the hypocrites. 5For I hate the assembly of evildoers, nor do I sit with the wicked.

6LORD, I will wash my hands in innocence and then go about Your altar. 7So that I may proclaim with a thankful voice and tell of all Your wondrous works. 8For LORD, I love Your dwelling place, the place where Your glory dwells.

9Therefore do not gather my soul with sinful or bloodthirsty men. 10Having sinister schemes in their hands and being filled with bribes.

11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity, redeem me and be merciful to me. 12My foot stands firm and in the congregations, I will bless the LORD.

Psalm 27
Author: David.

1The LORD is my salvation, the strength of my life and my light. Whom shall I fear? 2When the wicked enemy came against me, to destroy me, they stumbled and fell. 3Even though an army may encamp against me, I shall not fear, but remain confident. 4For I desire to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life. To behold the beauty of the LORD and to inquire of Him. 5In the time of trouble He shall hide me and set me high upon a rock. 6Now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies. Therefore, I will sing and offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle, praising the LORD.

7Hear me O LORD, when I cry out! Have mercy on me and answer me. 8As You have said to my heart; Seek Me! Thus my whole desire is to seek Your presence. 9Do not hide, turning Your servant away from You in anger, nor forsake me. For You have been my help, the God of my salvation. 10When father and mother forsake me, then will the LORD take care of me.

11LORD, teach me Your way and lead me in a right and even path, because of my enemies. 12And do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries. For they testify falsely against me, breathing out violence. 13If I did not believe that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living, I would have lost heart. 14Therefore I say; Wait on the LORD! Be brave and He shall encourage you.

Psalm 28
Author: David.

1I will cry out to You, O LORD my Rock. Do not be silent, lest, I become like those who go down to the grave. 2Hear the cries of my petitions, lifting up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

3Do not gather me together with the wicked workers of iniquity, that speak peace to their neighbors, but evil lurks in their hearts. 4Repay them according to their deeds and the wickedness of their intentions. 5For they do not regard the works of the LORD. The LORD shall destroy them and they shall not be rebuilt.

6Blessed be the LORD, for He has heard the prayers of my petitions! 7The LORD is my strength and my shield, my trust is in Him, for He is my help. Therefore, I greatly rejoice and sing praises to Him. 8To His anointed people, the LORD is their strength and their saving refuge. 9Save Your people and bless Your heritage, shepherd Your people and lift them up forever.

Psalm 29
Author: David.

1You mighty and noble ones, ascribe to the LORD, your glory and strength. 2Ascribe to Him the glory due to His name, worship the LORD in the beauty of His holiness.

3The voice of the LORD thunders over many waters. 4His voice is powerful and full of majesty. 5That breaks and splinters the cedars. 6And the violent winds of His voice, blow the remains away as chaff. 7The voice can split forth lightening. 8And shake the wilderness of Kadesh. (NOTE:the land of Kadesh is a reference to, the beginning of the wilderness wanderings and the end of the wilderness wanderings) 9The voice of the LORD causes the deer to give birth, that will later strip the forests bare. While all His people, say; Glory! 10For the LORD sits as king forever, enthroned on the foundations of the earth. 11Giving strength to His people and blessing them with peace.

Psalm 30
Author: David, sung at the dedication of the House of David, 2nd Samuel 5:11-12.

1LORD, I will exalt You, for You have lifted me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2LORD my God, I cried out to You and You healed me. 3You brought my soul up from the grave, keeping me alive and I did not go down to the grave.

4All you saints of His, sing praise to the LORD, giving thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 5For His anger is only for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

6When in my prosperity, I have said; "I shall never be moved." 7For by the LORD's favor He had made me stand firm, but then You hid Your face from me and I was troubled. 8So, I cried out and made my petition to You LORD. 9Is there any profit in my demise, if I go down to the grave? Will the dust praise You or declare Your truth? 10So hear me LORD and have mercy on me, be my helper!

11But now, You have turned my mourning into dancing and have removed my sackcloth, clothing me with gladness. 12That I in my glory may sing praises to You until the end. I will not be silent, but will give thanks to my LORD and my God forever.

Psalm 31
Author: David.

1I put my trust in You LORD. May I never be disappointed, deliver me in Your righteousness. 2Incline Your ear to me and quickly deliver me. Be my refuge and fortress and save me.

3For You are my Rock and my Fortress. Therefore, for Your name's sake, lead me and guide me. 4Deliver me from the trap which they have secretly laid for me, for You are my strength. 5I commit my spirit into Your hands, for You have redeemed me, my LORD and the God of all truth.

6I have hated those who have worshiped useless idols, but I have put my trust in the LORD. 7I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble and have known the pains of my soul. 8You have not left me in the hand of the enemy and you have given my feet a firm foundation.

9Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am in troubled. My entire body and soul wastes away due to grief. 10My life has been spent with grief and my years with sighing. My strength fails because of my iniquity and my bones waste away. 11I am a reproach to all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors. Repulsive to my acquaintances, for those who see me outside flee from me. 12Forgotten and out of mind, just as a dead man is, I am like a broken vessel. 13Fear is on every side as I overhear the slander of many and they scheme to destroy me. 14But I trust in You LORD and call You my God. 15My days are in Your hands, thus deliver me from the hand of my enemies and those who persecute me. 16May Your presence shine upon Your servant, save me because of Your great mercy. 17LORD, do not let me be ashamed when I call upon You, but may the wicked be ashamed and keep silent in the grave. 18May lying lips that speak proud and lofty things against the righteous be put to silence.

19Great is Your goodness to those who fear You and trust in You, for those that are unashamed to declare it in the presence of other men. 20Your presence protects them from the plots of men.

21Blessed be the LORD, He has shown me His marvelous kindness even on the battle field! 22For I have thought in my panic, I am destroyed, Nevertheless, You heard my petitions, when I cried out to You. 23All you saints, love the LORD! For the LORD preserves the faithful and repays the proud person in full according to their deeds. 24Therefore, all you that hope in the LORD, be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart.

Psalm 32
Author: David, a Psalm of devotion and instruction.

1Blessed, (happy and fortunate) is the man whose transgression are forgiven and whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute his iniquities against him and in whose spirit, there is no deceit.

3Before I confessed, I wasted away through my grievous words all day long. 4For continually Your hand of correction was upon me, everything within me had dried up and withered away. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
5But when I confessed my sin to You, not hiding my iniquities from You, You forgave my iniquities. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

6Because of this let every godly person pray to You, in a time when You may be found. For in the midst of great trials one's desire shall surly waver. 7You are my hiding place, for You keep me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

8For the LORD will instruct and teach you in the way which you should go. He will counsel you and keep His eye on you. 9Be not as a horse or a mule that has no understanding, whose mouth must be held with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you.

10Many sorrows do come to the wicked, but mercy embraces him who trusts in the LORD. 11You who are righteous, be glad in the LORD and rejoice. All who are upright in heart, shout for joy.

Psalm 33
Author: unknown.

1Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD, it is proper that the upright praise Him. 2Praise the LORD with musical instruments, sing to Him with a harp of ten strings. 3Sing to Him a new song, skillfully play the instruments with shouts of joy. 4For the Word of the LORD is right and all His works are in faithfulness and truth. 5For He loves righteousness and judgment and the earth is full of His mercy.

6Through His Word the heavens were made and all the stars by His breath. 7He gathered the waters together, setting treasuries in the deep.

8Thus let all the people of the earth fear the LORD and stand in awe of Him. 9 For He spoke, commanding it and it was done.

10The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing and He disallows the thoughts of the people. 11And the counsel of the LORD stands forever, the thoughts of His heart are to all generations. 12Blessed and fortunate is the nation whose God is the LORD and the people He has chosen to receive His inheritance.

13From heaven the LORD looks down upon the sons of men. 14From His dwelling place He looks on all the people of the earth. 15For He has formed all of their hearts and he considers all of their works.

16The king and nation are not saved by their great army, nor is a mighty man delivered by his abundance of strength. 17The might of a horse is a vain thing to provide safety, neither shall his great power deliver him.

18For the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him and hope in His mercy. 19To deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine.

20But we earnestly wait for the LORD, He is our help and our shield. 21And our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we trust in His holy name. 22LORD, may Your mercy be on us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping in You.

Psalm 34
Author: David, when David acted as a madman before king Abimelech, 1st Samuel 21:10.

1I will bless the LORD at all times, praise to Him shall always be in my mouth. 2My soul shall boast in the LORD, the humble shall hear of it and be glad. 3Magnify the LORD with me and let's exalt His name together.

4When I sought the LORD, He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. 5All who expectantly looked to Him, were filled with light and were not ashamed. 6For when this poor man cried, the LORD heard him and saved him from all of his troubles. 7Because the Angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him and will deliver them.

8O taste and see that the LORD is good, blessed be the man who trusts in Him. 9You holy one's, fear and worship the LORD, for those who fear Him have no lack. 10Strong young lions can suffer hunger and lack food, but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

11Therefore, come and listen to me, my sons. And I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12What man among you does not desire life, longing that he might have fullness of days? 13Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. 14Depart from evil and do good, seek and practice peace.

15For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and He hears their cries. 16However the face of the LORD is against those who practice evil and even the remembrance of them will be removed from among the earth.

17But when the righteous cry out, the LORD hears them and delivers them from all of their troubles. 18He is near to the broken hearted and saves those with a bruised spirit. 19The afflictions of the righteous are many, but the LORD delivers them from them all. 20The LORD is their shield, not even one bone gets broken.

21Evil shall cause the death of the wicked and they who hate the righteous shall be held guilty. 22But the LORD redeems His servants and none of them who trust in Him shall be guilty.

Psalm 35
Author: David.

1LORD, contend and fight against those who contend with me. 2Take hold of a shield and weapon and stand in my defense. 3Draw Your weapon against those who pursue me and assure me of my salvation.

4Let those who seek to do me evil be humbled and put to shame. 5May they be as chaff before the wind, driven away by the Angel of the LORD. 6And their ways dark and slippery, as they are pursued by the Angel of the LORD. 7For without cause they have set a trap for me, planning destruction for my life. 8Let destruction unknowingly come upon him and be destroyed by his own concealed trap.

9My soul shall then be joyful in the LORD and rejoice in His salvation. 10My inner most being then shall say; Who is like the LORD, He delivers the poor and the needy from those who are stronger than they are.

11When cruel witnesses rose up accusing me of slanderous things. 12And rewarding my good deeds with their evil deeds, thus grieving my soul. 13But when they were sick, I humbled my soul with prayer and fasting. 14As a friend and a brother, I mourned for them.

15But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered themselves against me. I was unaware of their claims, for they un-relentlessly came against me. 16As profane hypocrites and mockers partaking in a feast, they gnashed at me with their teeth.

17LORD, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my one and only life. 18I will give You thanks in the great assembly and will praise You among a multitude of people. 19Do not let my lying enemies rejoice over me, those who hate me without cause.

20For they do not speak peace, but scheme against the peaceful ones of the land. 21They brashly speak against me, accusing me of false things, their eyes have seen.

22LORD, You have seen all this, do not keep silence, nor be far from me. 23My God and my LORD, stir Yourself up and awaken to my judgment and my cause. 24LORD, Judge me according to Your righteousness and do not let them rejoice over me. 25Let them not imagine in their hearts, that they have triumphed over me.

26But let them that exalt themselves over me, be clothed with shame and dishonor. 27And let those who delight in my justification shout and rejoice without ceasing, saying; The LORD be magnified and may He delight in the prosperity of His servant. 28And I shall speak of Your righteousness and Your praise all the day long.

Psalm 36
Author: David, the servant of the LORD, to the Chief Musician.

1The transgressions of the wicked speak to them within their heart, they have no fear of God before their eyes. 2For he deceives himself, believing that his iniquities will not be found out, fearing no shame. 3The words of his mouth are deceitful and evil, for he has stopped acting wisely and doing good. 4He scheme's evil on his bed, setting his ways on corrupt paths, for he does not hate evil.

5LORD, Your mercy fills in the heavens and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 6Your righteousness is like the great mountains, Your judgments are great as the depths. And by them You keep both man and beast.

7God, how precious is Your loving-kindness! For the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of Your wing. 8They are satisfied with the abundance of Your house and You cause them to drink in Your pleasures.

9For with You is the fountain of life, shining light to all. 10Extend Your loving-kindness to those who know You and Your righteousness to the upright in heart. 11Do not let the prideful come against me, or the hand of the wicked move me. 12Hence the evil-doers are cast down and fallen, unable to rise.

Psalm 37
Author: David.

1Do not fret over evil doers, or be envious against the workers of iniquities. 2For they shall quickly wither away like the grass and fade away as the green herb.

3Trust in the LORD and do good, dwell in the land and be nourished from His faithfulness and truth. 4Delight yourself in the LORD and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

5Commit your ways to the LORD and lay your cares upon Him. Trust in Him and He will bring it to pass. 6And He shall bring forth your righteousness as a light and your judgment on course.

7Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him, do not let the wicked that prosper upset you. 8Forsake wrath, cease from anger, do not fret within yourself, for it leads to evil.

9The evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait on the LORD shall inherit the earth. 10For within a little while, the wicked shall not be. 11But rather the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12But now the wicked plots against the just, grinding them down with their teeth. 13However the LORD laughs at them, for He sees that their day is coming. 14And even though the wicked have drawn their sword to cause the poor and needy to fall and to kill those who walk uprightly. 15Their sword shall enter into their own heart and their might shall be broken.

16Better is the little that the righteous have, than the abundance of many wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

18The LORD knows the days of the upright and their inheritance shall remain forever. 19They shall not be ashamed of the hope and confidence they have in God, in evil days, also in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20But the wicked, the enemies of the LORD as beautiful as they seem, they shall wither away like a flower and be consumed in the fire.

21For the wicked borrow without always paying back, but the righteous shows mercy and they give. 22The Blessed and fortunate ones of God shall inherit the earth, but those that are cursed by Him shall be cut off.

23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD when He delights in his way. 24Even though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the LORD upholds him by his hand.

25Throughout all of my years I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor have I seen his seed begging bread. 26All day long they deal graciously, lending and giving and their seed is blessed. 27Therefore, depart from evil and do good and dwell secure forever. 28For the LORD loves judgment, He does not forsake His people, they are kept forever, but the offspring of the wicked shall be cut off. 29And the righteous shall inherit the land and dwell in it forever.

30The righteous speak of wisdom and talk of judgment. 31The Law of his God is in his heart, none of his steps shall slide. 32The wicked watches the righteous and seeks to kill him. 33the LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor allow him to be found guilty when he is judged.

34So expectantly wait upon the LORD, keeping His way and He shall lift you up to inherit the earth. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. 35For I have seen the wicked exercising their ruthless power, spreading havoc across the land. 36Yet they pass away and are not, even though I looked for him, I could not find him.

37Look at the blameless and the upright, for that man of peace, will have a happy end. 38But all the transgressors shall be destroyed and the wicked shall be cut off. 39For the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD, He is their stronghold in the time of trouble. 40And the LORD will help and deliver them from the wicked, He will save them, because they have put their trust in Him.

Psalm 38
Author: David, to bring to remembrance.

1LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, neither discipline me in Your displeasure. 2For Your arrows stick fast in me and Your hand weighs heavily on me. 3My flesh is unsettled because of Your anger, neither have I found any rest because of my sin. 4And I cannot comprehend the sin of my iniquities, they are as a heavy burden too heavy for me. 5Thus my wounds stink and are corrupt, because of my foolishness.

6I am troubled and go about mourning all the day long. 7Internally I am filled with a burning pain, there is no soundness in my flesh. 8I am feeble and painfully broken, crying out because of the groaning of my heart.

9My LORD, You are my entire desire and my sighing is not hidden from You. 10My heart throbs, my strength fails me and the light of my eyes is gone. 11My loved ones and my friends stand apart me, due to my plague and my neighbors stand far off.

12For those who seek my life lay traps for me, they who seek my hurt scheme treachery, uttering deceitful things all day long. 13But just as a deaf man, I do not hear and like a dumb man, I open not my mouth. 14Like a man who does not hear, thus I have no reproofs. 15My hope is in my LORD and my God, for You will hear me and answer me. 16For I said; Hear me, lest my enemies rejoice and boast when I stumble.

17For I am ready to quit and fall, because my pain is ever before me. 18I will confess my iniquities, being filled with sorrows from my sin. 19And my enemies are strong and willing and it seems like they increase in number daily. 20For I am opposed by those that do evil rather than good, because I do what is good.

21Do not forsake me LORD and my God, nor be far from me. 22Quickly help me, my LORD and my salvation.

Psalm 39
Author: David, to the chief musician, to Jeduthun, (a Levite and a musician).

1I will guard my ways so that I do not sin with my tongue, keeping silent while the wicked are before me. 2When I refrained from speaking my wisdom, I also refrained from doing good and my pain grew worse. 3Fire burned within me, as I meditated, then I spoke out.

4LORD, let me know of my end, to appreciate the length of my days and to realize how frail I am. 5For You have made my days as short as a handbreadth and all my days are nothing before You, surely every mans best is but just for a moment. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
6For all men walk about as a shadow, in futility and emptiness! And they uproar in vain. Each one of them heaps up their stockpile of possessions, only to leave them to persons unknown when they die.

7But now, what do I wait for? My hope is in You, LORD! 8Deliver me from all my transgressions, make me not the reproach of the self-confidant fools. 9I am lacking, so I did not open my mouth, but You have given me words to speak. 10So take the weight of Your hand off of me, for I am destroyed by it. 11With rebukes You correct and chasten men for their iniquities and his talents waste away as a moth, surely every man is a mere breath. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

12LORD, hear my prayer and listen to my cry, do not be silent at my tears. For I am a sojourner with You, as my fathers were also. 13Look away from me and spare me of Your intense stare, then shall I smile before I go away and be no more.

Psalm 40
Author: David, to the chief musician.

1I waited patiently and expectantly for the LORD, He listened and heard my cry. 2He brought me out of the pit of destruction and set my feet on a solid rock, establishing my steps. 3He has given me a new song, praise God! For many shall hear and fear and then trust in the LORD.

4Blessed, (happy and fortunate) is the man who makes the LORD his trust and does not turn to the proud. 5LORD my God, You have done many wonderful works and Your thoughts toward us, we cannot order and comprehend them. If I should declare and speak of them to others, they are too many to be numbered.

6Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, but You have given us the ability to hear and obey Your laws, which is much more desirable to You than burnt offerings and sin offerings. 7I then stood up to do the service that was written of me in the Book. 8For God, I delight to do Your will and Your Law is within My heart. 9I have boldly preached righteousness in the great assembly, as You know LORD. 10I have not secretly hidden Your righteousness within my heart, for I have declared Your faithfulness and salvation, not hiding Your loving-kindness or Your truth from the great assembly.

11LORD, do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, may Your loving-kindness and truth always watch over me. 12For I have been held back through many evils, for my sins have taken hold on me. My sins being greater than the number of hairs on my head, I am not able to look up and my heart fails me. 13LORD, may it please You to deliver me, quickly help me. 14May those who seek after my life to destroy it, be ashamed and humbled and driven back. 15Let those who jeer at me, come up empty and be put to shame. 16While all who seek the LORD rejoice and they who love Your salvation continually praise the LORD, saying; Let His name be magnified. 17But I am poor and needy, yet the LORD will care for me. For You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not tarry.

Psalm 41
Author: David, to the chief musician.

1Blessed and happy is he who considers the poor and the weak, the LORD will deliver him in times of trouble. 2The LORD will protect and keep him and he will not be delivered into the hands of his enemies. 3The LORD will refresh and strengthen him on his bed of sorrows, You LORD will turn about his weakness. 4So I say; LORD, be merciful to me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

5My enemies speak evil of me, saying; When he dies, his name will perish? 6And when my enemy comes to see me, they utter vain words, gathering iniquities into their own heart. 7All those who hate me, speak behind my back, plotting evil against me. 8They say; An unclean thing is upon him and this shall be his demise. 9Even my friends, whom I trusted and have eaten of my bread have betrayed me.

10But LORD, be merciful to me and raise me up, so that I may render them good for evil. 11By this I shall know that You delight in me, because my enemies will not triumph over me. 12And even in my integrity You have upheld me, setting me before Your face forever. 13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from age to age and forever, Amen.

Book two: 31 Psalms (42-72)
Psalm 42
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief musician, a poem.

1As the dear pants for the water, so my soul pants after You, O God. 2My soul thirsts for the living God, when shall I at last come and appear before Him? 3Weeping both day and night, they now come to me and say; Where is your God? 4For I remember the past things, when I lead the multitude of people to the house of God with voices of joy and praise and then keeping the feasts. But, now my soul is heavy and sorrowful.

5But why are you cast down, O my soul? Put your hope in God and praise Him, for the help of His presence. 6God, my soul is cast down within me, therefore I will remember Your great works. 7Affection has come upon affliction at the sound of Your voice, Your ways have completely overtaken me. 8For the LORD commands His loving-kindness in the daytime and in the night His song, a prayer to the God of my life, is with me.

9But I ask, my God and my Rock; Why have You forgotten me? Why do I mourn because of the cruelty of my enemy? 10As with a sword against my bones, my enemies shame me as they daily say; Where is your God? 11But why do you moan within me, O my soul? Put your hope in God, for I will praise Him, whom is my help and my God.

Psalm 43
Author: unknown, (likely an epilogue to Psalm 42).

1Judge and vindicate me, O God, from an ungodly nation. Deliver me from deceitful and unjust men. 2For You are my strength, why do You cast me off and I mourn under the oppression of my enemies? 3Send out Your light and truth, so that they lead me to Your holy dwelling place. 4Then I shall go to the altar of God, for You are my exceeding joy and with musical instruments, I shall praise You, O God, my God. 5But why do you moan within me, O my soul? Put your hope in God, for I will praise Him, whom is my help and my God.

Psalm 44
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), a poem of devotion.

1God, We have heard with our own ears what our fathers have told us, of the work that You did in their days. 2How You brought evils on the nations and drove them out with Your hand, making room for Your people the Israelites. 3For they did not possess the land of Canaan because of their own sword, nor did their own arm save them. Rather it was Your right hand, by Your might and Your presence, for You have favored them.

4Therefore, You are my king, O God; command victories for Jacob, (Israel). 5Through Your name we will drive our enemies back and defeat those who come against us. 6I will not trust in my own might, nor will my sword save me. 7For You have saved us from our enemies and those who have hated us, have been put to shame. 8All day long we shall boast in God, praising Your name forever. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

9However now You have cast us off and have caused us to be in confusion and You do not go forth with our armies. 10Making us to run from our adversary, allowing them to plunder our goods. 11Handing us over as sheep to be slaughtered and have scattered us among the nations. 12You have sold Your people for nothing and have not increased through the sale. 13You have made us to be a curse to our neighbors, a scorn and a mockery to those who are near us. 14We are a laughing stock among the nations, a mockery among the people. 15My shame is always before me, for the shame of my face has covered me. 16Because of the slanderous and blasphemous voices of the enemy.

17All this, (our captivity), has come upon us. Yet, we have not forgotten You, nor dealt falsely in Your covenant. 18Our hearts have not turned back, nor have our steps turned aside from Your way. 19Though You have crushed us and covered us with the shadow of doom.

20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to strange gods. 21Will not God who knows the secrets of the heart, search this out? 22Surly, for Your sake we are put to death all the day long, counted as sheep for the slaughter.

23LORD, Why do You sleep? Arise! Don't cast us off forever. 24Why have you turned Your face from us and have forgotten our affliction and distress? 25For our lives are bowed down to the dust of the ground. 26Arise and help us, redeem us because of Your mercy.

Psalm 45
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), concerning the Lilies, a song of Love.

1My heart is overflowing with joy, as I richly compose and tell of my works to Christ the King.

2You are fairer than the sons of men, Your words are filled with grace, for God has blessed You forever. 3O Mighty One, strap Your sword to Your side along with Your glory and Your majesty. 4And ride on triumphantly in Your majesty in the cause of truth, meekness and righteousness and Your right hand will guide You through great and fearful things. 5Your arrows are sharp and they pierce the heart of the King's enemies. 6For God's throne is forever and ever and the staff of Your kingdom is a scepter of righteousness. 7Because You love righteousness and hate wickedness. Thus Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your companions. 8All of Your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes and choice herbs, along with music from the heavenly places that makes You glad. 9Kings' daughters are maids within your court, while the Bride is adorned with her golden jewelry.

10Consider this My daughter and hear My instruction. Forget of your own people and your father's house. 11For the King, your LORD, greatly desires your beauty and you shall worship Him. 12Even the richest of people shall be there with gifts to gain your favor. 13Yes the King's daughter is glorious within and her clothing is trimmed with gold. 14She is brought to the King in the finest of clothing, with her virgin companions following behind her. 15With joy and gladness they shall enter into the King's palace. 16Your sons once called fathers, will be princes in all the land. 17And I will cause Your name to be remembered throughout all generations and the people shall praise You forever and ever.

Psalm 46
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief musician, a song "For the Virgins".

1God is our fortress and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear if the earth be moved and the mountains fall into the sea. 3When the waters rage and the mountains shake. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4Yet there is a river, whose streams make glad the city and the holy tabernacle of God. 5With God in the midst of her, she shall not be moved and God will help her at the break of day. 6For when He spoke, the nations were enraged, the kingdoms were shaken and the earth melted. 7For the LORD of Hosts is with us, the God of Israel is our refuge, think of that. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

8Come and see the works of the LORD, who has brought desolation and wonders in the earth. 9Causing wars to cease, across the whole earth, destroying the weapons of war.

10Be still and know that I am God! I will be praised among all nations of the earth. 11For the LORD of Hosts is with us, the God of Israel is our refuge, think of that. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

Psalm 47
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief musician,

1All you people, clap your hands and shout to God with a voice of triumph. 2For the LORD Most High is awesome, a great King over all the earth. 3He humbles people and nations under us. 4He chose our inheritance for us, the majesty of Israel, whom He loves. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5With a shout and the sound of a trumpet, God has gone up. 6Therefore, sing praise to God our King! 7For God is King of the entire earth, therefore, sing praises and have understanding. 8In His holiness He reigns over the nations. 9The rulers of the people unite and they are gathered together. All the people of God lift Him up on high, for the powers of the earth are God's.

Psalm 48
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers).

1Great is the LORD, praise Him in His city and in the mountain of His holiness. 2Beautiful is the cities elevation, Mount Zion is the joy of the whole earth, the city of the great King. (NOTE: Mt. Zion was spoken of as God's dwelling place, His holy hill and was also spoken of as the capital of Jerusalem). 3God has made Himself known in her strongholds as a refuge.

4Though the kings assemble together for war, they also retreated together. 5For they were troubled and marveled at what they saw and hurried away. 6Fear and pain took hold of them, as a woman in labor. 7For with an east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.

8As we have heard, we have also seen in the city of our God. God will establish it forever. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
9For we know of Your loving-kindness, O God, while we are in the midst of Your temple. 10Due to Your great name, Your praise rings out to the ends of the earth. For Your right hand is filled with righteousness, let mount Zion rejoice! 11Let the daughters of Israel shout for joy because of Your judgments!

12Look at Mount Zion, the stronghold, count it many fortress peaks. 13Consider its many defenses and tell it to the coming generation. 14For our God is forever and ever, He will be our guide even to death.

Psalm 49
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief Musician.

1All the people of the world, hear and understand this. 2Men of low stature and high stature, both rich and poor. 3I shall speak of wisdom and my thoughts shall reveal understanding. 4I will speak in parables and began my saying on the harp.

5Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the wickedness of my ambushes surrounds me? 6They who trust and boast in their wealth. 7None of them by any means can redeem himself or his brother by giving a ransom to God. 8For the redemption of their life is precious and one's own payment will never suffice. 9That he shall live forever and never see corruption.

10For I have seen the self-confident fools and brut beasts die leaving their wealth to others. 11Their thoughts are that their possessions shall go on forever and be handed down to all generations, thus they call their lands after their own names. 12But men even high in honor do not remain, they are as the beasts that perish. 13Their way is foolishness, even though their follower's delight in their sayings. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
14Just as sheep they are appointed to death and to rot in the grave and the upright shall rule over them when the day breaks. 15But God will redeem and take my soul from the grave. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

16Therefore do not be afraid when one becomes rich and the glory of his house increases. 17For when he dies, he shall not take anything with him, nor shall he take his glory with him. 18For in his life he comforted his soul and received praises for his prosperity. 19He shall abide with the generation of his fathers, who do not see the light. 20Men who are held in honor having no understanding, are like the animals that perish.

Psalm 50
Author: Asaph, (a Levite, one of David's choir leader) .

1The mighty God, the LORD, calls to the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. 2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. 3Our God is not silent as He comes, a fire devours all before Him and a storm encircles Him.

4He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, so that He may judge His people. 5Gathering up His people to Himself, those who have made a covenant with Me through My sacrifice. 6And the heavens shall declare God's righteousness, for He alone is judge. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

7Hear this, My people of Israel, for I will speak and testify against you, that I am your God. 8I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, for your burnt offerings are continually before Me. 9I desire no bull out of your house, nor he-goats out of your folds. 10Every beast of the field is Mine and the cattle on a thousand hills are Mine. 11All the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the forests are Mine. 12If I was hungry, I would not tell you, for the fullness of the world is Mine.

13Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? 14Rather offer to God your thanksgiving and keep your vows to the Most High. 15Call on Me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you, then shall you honor and glorify Me.

16But what right do the wicked have, as they hypocritically declare My covenant and speak My statues? 17For they hate to be taught and they toss My Words behind them. 18Yes, they are pleased to keep company with both thefts and adulterers. 19They have given their heart over to evil and they speak deceit. 20Even as they sit, they even slander their own brother. 21I have kept silent as you have done these things, for you thought I was as corrupt as you, but I will rebuke you and set things in order before your eyes.

22You who forgets God, consider this! Lest I tear you in pieces and there be no one to deliver you. 23Whoever offers praise glorifies Me and he who orders his way upright, I will show him the salvation of God.

Psalm 51
Author: David, concerning David's adultery with Bathsheba, 2nd Samuel 11.

1Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving-kindness and blot out my transgressions, according to Your many tender mercies. 2Completely wash away my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

3For I am aware of my transgressions and confess them, for my sin is ever before me. 4I have sinned against You and only You, for I have done evil in Your sight. Thus You are Justified in Your sentence and right in Your judgment.

5From the very beginning, I was conceived in sin and brought into this fallen world. 6But it is truth that You desire for us and You have made us to know wisdom in our inner most heart.

7Purge my sins and I shall be clean, wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Allow my broken spirit to rejoice with joy and gladness. 9Do not look upon my sins and blot out all my wrong doing. 10Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right and steadfast spirit in me. 11Do not shun me from Your presence, or take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of my salvation and may I stand with a willing spirit. 13I shall then teach Your ways to the wicked and sinners shall be converted.

14God of my salvation, deliver me from the guilt and death of the blood I have shed and I will sing of Your righteousness. 15LORD, give me a song and I will sing of Your praises. 16If You desired sacrifices I would give them, but You do not delight in burnt offerings. 17The sacrifices acceptable to God is a broken spirit and a contrite heart.

18Let Mount Zion be Your good pleasure and may the walls of Jerusalem be built. 19Then You shall take pleasure in the sacrifices of righteousness, of burnt offerings offered on Your altar.

Psalm 52
Author: David, when Doeg the Edomite told king Saul, that David came to the house of Ahimelech, 1st Samuel 21:7.

1Why do mighty men boast in their evil deeds, when the mercy of God endure forever? 2Their speech is evil and crafty, as they carry out their deceitful schemes. 3They love evil more than good and telling of lies more than speaking of righteousness. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4Their tongue is deceitful and they love speaking words of death. 5Likewise will God destroy them forever, they shall be rooted out of the land of the living. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

6The righteous shall see the wicked's due reward and be in awe and shall laugh at them, saying; 7Your wickedness is strong, for you trusted in the abundance of your own riches, refusing to make God your strength. 8But I am vibrant and flourishing in the house of God, for I trust in the mercy of God forever. 9I will praise my God forever, for You have delivered me. I will wait on Your name, for that is good before Your chosen people.

Psalm 53
Author: David, to the chief Musician, played to a mournful tune. a poem to meditate on.

1The fool has said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt and their work is but wickedness.

2God looks at the sons of mankind for one who is discerning, one who is seeking God. 3But everyone has turned away, corporately they have become filthy, not one of them does good. 4Do these workers of iniquity have no understanding? They devourer the people of God like a loaf of bread and not once have they call on the name of God. 5Where there was no fear, they have created fears. For God has scattered them and put to shame those who encamps against His people, for God has rejected them. 6And the salvation and deliverance of Israel shall come from Mount Zion. When God brings His people back from their captivity and all of Israel shall rejoice.

Psalm 54
Author: David, when the Ziphites, (men of Judah), told king Saul where David was hiding, 1st Samuel 26.

1By Your name, save me, O God and vindicate me by Your strength and might. 2Hear my prayer, O God and listen to the words of my mouth. 3For cruel godless strangers have come against me and seek my life. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4However, God is my helper and He is with those who give support to my life. 5He shall pay back evil to my enemies and by His truth, they shall be cut off. 6I shall freely sacrifice and praise the name of the LORD, for this is good to do. 7For He has delivered me from all my troubles and I have looked in triumph on my enemies.

Psalm 55
Author: David, to the chief Musician, for stringed instruments. a poem to meditate on.

1Hear my prayer, O God. Do not hide Yourself from my humble petitions. 2Attend to me and answer me. For I am restless and moan in my despair. 3For troubles surround me, because of the plans of the enemy and the oppression of the wicked that hate me.

4My heart pains within me, for the terrors of death have overtaken me. 5Fear and trembling have come on me and horror has engulfed me. 6And I wondered, who would give me wings as a dove to escape, so I could fly away and be at rest. 7That I would fly far away and dwell in the desert. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

8Hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest that I am in. 9LORD, destroy them and confuse their speech, for I have seen violence and strife in their cities. 10Day and night they march around the walls of the city and both evil and perverseness are in its midst. 11Wickedness and fraud run ramped in its streets. 12For there is no one enemy that is against me, if there were I could bear it and hide myself from him. 13Rather it is a conspiracy of men within my own ranks, my guide and friend. 14We have held counsel together and worshiped in the house of God together. 15Let desolation and death come upon them suddenly. And let them experience the horror of the pit, for they entertain wickedness among them in their dwelling places.

16But I will call out to God and the LORD will save me. 17Three times a day I will meditate and call out my petition and God will hear my voice. 18For He has delivered my soul from the battle that was against me, in times of peace. 19God will hear and humble them, even in their stable places of old, Because they refuse to change, neither do they fear God. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

20My companions have put forth their hands against the parties they were at peace with and have broken their covenant. 21Their words flowed like oil, but war was in their heart as they drew their swords. 22Cast your burden on the LORD and He will keep you, for He will not allow the righteous to waver. 23And God will bring the bloody and deceitful men down to the pit of ruin, but I will trust in You.

Psalm 56
Author: David, set to the tune of the, "Silent Dove".

1God, be merciful to me, for man wishes to swallow me up, for they continually oppress me. 2Many daily lie in wait for me and proudly fight against me. 3However, when I am afraid I put my confidence and reliance in You. 4I praise God's Word and in Him I put my trust, I will not fear for what can man do to me. 5All day long they maliciously twist my words. 6They watch my every step, just waiting for their opportunity to snare my life. 7They believe they will escape God's judgment, just as they have escaped man's judgment. God through Your indignation, cast them down.

8You have numbered my wanderings, also put my tears into Your bottle, are not all things recorded in Your book? 9I know that when I cry, my enemies will be turned back, for God is with me. 10I praise the Word of the LORD God. 11And I put my trust in God, I will not be afraid of what man can do to me. 12Your vows, God, I have chosen to carry and I will praise You. 13For You have delivered my life from death and kept my feet from falling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Psalm 57
Author: David, to the tune of: 'Do not destroy', when he fled from Saul in the cave, 1st Samuel 24:1.

1Be merciful to me, O God, for my soul trusts in You. I will make my hiding place, in the shadow of Your wings, until these great troubles pass by. 2To You who does all things for me, God Most High, do I cry. 3From Heaven God shall save me from the scorn of him who would trample me down. For He shall send forth His mercy and His truth. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4But now my life is in the midst of lions, sons of men whose teeth are but spears and arrows, having a tongue as a sharp sword. 5God, may You be praised above the heavens and Your glory be above the whole earth. 6For the trap they had prepared for me, causing my soul to be down cast. They, themselves have fallen into it. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

7Thus, my heart is steadfast and I will sing and give praise to you God. 8I will stir up my soul and with joyful music I will bring in the dawn. 9I will sing praise to the LORD among the people and the nations. 10For Your mercy and truth extends to the heavens. 11God, be exalted above the heavens and let Your glory be above the entire earth.

Psalm 58
Author: David, to the tune of: 'Do not destroy', a secret treasure of David.

1O sons of men, do you assemble before God in silence, pretending to appear righteous, do you believe that your judgments are just? 2Rather in your heart you scheme evil and compare your violent deeds to others. 3Even from the womb, the wicked are estranged and go astray speaking lies. 4Their venom is like the poison of a snake and they are without learning. 5Who do not even listen to their snake handlers voice, as he casts spells.

6LORD God, break the teeth in the mouth of the young lions. 7Let them vanish away like water spilt on the ground and even in their last attempt to fight, let them be broken. 8Let them be consumed as the miscarriage of a woman is, never having seen the sun. 9Before they can even feel the flames of the fire, God shall sweep the wicked away, both young and old. 10When the righteous see the vengeance given to the wicked, they shall rejoice and shall wash their feet in the blood of the wicked. 11Men shall then say; Truly, there is a reward for the righteous, for there is a God judging in the earth.

Psalm 59
Author: David, to the tune of: 'Do not destroy', while king Saul was watching David's house, in attempt to kill him, 1st Samuel 19.

1My God, deliver me from my enemies, defend me from those who come against me. 2Deliver me from the workers of evil and save me from men who seek blood. 3For they gathered together and lie in wait for my life, of no fault of my own. 4They quickly prepare to do me harm, awaken and help me, LORD. 5Also, LORD, God of Hosts, the God of Israel, awaken and visit all the nations, do not be merciful to those that plot evil. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

6Just like dogs, they return at evening to circle the city. 7They snarl out insults, words like swords are in their lips and they envision that God does not hear

8But You, LORD, laugh at them and hold the nations in contempt. 9You are my Strength, I will look to You, for God is my fortress and strong tower. 10And my God will go before me and he will let me look triumphantly on my enemies. 11LORD, do not kill them, lest my people forget their evil ways, but scatter them by Your power and bring them to not. 12Because of their own arrogant and deceitful words, let their own pride entrap them. 13Consume them in Your wrath and let them know that God rules within the people of Israel to the ends of the earth. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

14At evening the wicked return, again to howl like dogs and circle the city. 15And they wander in search of food, growling when they are not satisfied. 16But I will sing aloud of Your power and mercies in the morning, for You have been my fortress and deliverer in the day of my trouble. 17To You, O my Strength, I will sing. For God is my strong and High tower and a merciful God to me.

Psalm 60
Author: David, to the tune of: 'the Lily of Testimony'. a psalm to instruct, As he fought against three armies and Joab killed 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt, 2nd Samuel 8:13.

1O God, You have cast us off and have scattered us, for You were angry with us now restore us and turn Yourself to us again. 2You have made the earth to tremble and be torn, heal now its breaches for it shakes. 3You have shown Your people hard things and have caused us to drink the wine of troubles. 4But now You have given a banner to those who fear and worship You, to carry forth the truth. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
5With Your right hand, deliver Your beloved ones and answer us.

6God has spoken in His holiness and given us the Word of His promise. Therefore, I will rejoice and in preparation divide out the land of our inheritance. 7For Ephraim is our strength of My head and Judah will establish our government. 8Over the lands of My enemies I will triumph and reduce them to servitude. 9Will not God, bring me into the strong city? 10For have not You, God, cast us off and gone forth with our armies? 11Only you can help us against our enemies, for the help of man is but vain. 12But through God we shall do great things, for He will trample our enemies.

Psalm 61
Author: David, to the chief Musician, on stringed instruments.

1God, hear my cry and attend to my prayer. 2I cry unto to You, when my heart is overwhelmed from the ends of the earth. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. 3For You have been my fortress and defense from the enemy. 4I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5For You have heard my vows that I have made to You and You have put me in fellowship with those that fear Your name. 6May You prolong the King's life, adding generations to His years. 7And He will sit enthroned before God forever and may mercy and truth keep Him. 8Thus I will sing praise to Your name forever, as I daily perform my vows.

Psalm 62
Author: David, to the chief Musician, to Je-du'-thun.

1My soul waits on God, from Whom my salvation comes. 2He alone is my Rock, my Salvation and my Defense, I will not be greatly moved.

3How long will my enemies scheme against men? All of them shall be slain and come to ruin. 4Their only aim to cast me down from my kingship. They speak blessings, but they delight in lies, as they curse inwardly. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5But my soul waits only upon God, for all my hope and expectations are in Him. 6He alone is my Rock, my Salvation and my Defense, I shall not be moved. 7Within God rests my salvation and my glory, for He is the Rock of my strength and my refuge. 8At all times trust and pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

9Surely common men are but vanity and men of high degree are but a lie, while both together are but a breath that quickly vanishes. 10Trust not in oppression to archive gain, nor become vain through robbery, if your riches do increase, do not set your heart upon them. 11For God has spoken once and I have heard of this many times through reason, that power and strength belongs to God. 12To the LORD also belongs mercy and loving kindness and He gives to every man according to his work.

Psalm 63
Author: David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

1God, You are my God. Earnestly shall I seek You, for my soul and flesh thirsts for You in a dry and thirsty land. 2To see Your power and glory, as I have seen Your presence in the sanctuary.

3Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. 4Thus while I live, I shall lift up my hands and praise Your name. 5My soul shall be satisfied and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 6As I remember You, when I am upon my bed, I will meditate on You throughout the night.

7For You have been my help and I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings. 8My soul follows closely after You, for Your right hand upholds me. 9But those that seek to ruin my life, shall themselves be ruined and go into the lower parts of the earth. 10They shall fall by the sword and be food for the foxes and jackals. 11But, David the king shall rejoice in God! Everyone that swears by him, it shall be to God's glory, but he that speaks lies shall be silenced.

Psalm 64
Author: David, to the chief Musician.

1God, hear my prayer, preserve my life from the fear of the enemy. 2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked and the rebellion of those who work evil. 3Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, shooting bitter words like arrows. 4They wait in ambush and then strike suddenly, without having any fear. 5They encourage themselves in evil matters, they conspire together of setting traps for the innocent, all the while saying to themselves, no one shall discover us. 6They diligently search out all possible schemes, for the thoughts of their hearts are deep.

7But suddenly God will shoot them with an arrow and they shall be wounded. 8And their own wicked words shall fall upon them and their comrades and all who see them shall flee from them. 9Then shall all men fear and declare the works of God, as they shall wisely consider His doings. 10And the righteous shall be glad and trust in the LORD and the upright in heart shall glory.

Psalm 65
Author: David, to the chief musician, a song of David.

1In silent admiration, with humble thankfulness shall I give God my praise and to You shall I perform my vow. 2For You do hear our prayer and to You shall all mankind come. 3Iniquities prevail and overpower us, but as for our transgressions, You will purge them away. 4Blessed is the man whom You choose and cause him to approach You, that he may dwell within Your courts. With the goodness of Your house and holy temple, will we be satisfied. 5Through fearful and glorious things in righteousness the God of our salvation will answer us, for You are our confidence unto the end of the earth.

6For by your strength and power You have founded the mountains. 7Whom can still the roaring of the waves and the uproar of the people. 8Even those that dwell in the remote and dark corners of the earth will be in fear of Your signs, yet You make the comings of the morning and evening to rejoice. 9You visit the earth and enrich it with the river of God and prepare crops as You have provided. 10The rain abundantly waters the ridges of the earth and the hard earth becomes soft with showers, blessings from above. 11Your blessing of goodness is on each year, as You abundantly fill the earth. 12Your blessings are spread through the plains and the wilderness and the little hills rejoice on every side. 13The pasture land is clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered over with crops, as they sing and shout for joy.

Psalm 66
Author: unknown, to the chief Musician, a song.

1May the whole earth, make a joyful noise unto God. 2Sing of the honor of His name, make His praise glorious. 3Say unto God; How fearful and awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power, shall Your enemies submit themselves to You. 4The whole earth shall worship and sing of Your name. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5Come and see the awesome works of God toward the sons of men. 6You turned the sea into dry land and the Israelites walked through the red sea, afterwards to rejoice in Him. 7Through His power He rules forever, He observes the nations, but the rebellious shall not exalt themselves. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

8Bless our God, all you people and may your voice be heard singing His praise. 9Who keeps us among the living and keeps our feet from slipping. 10For You have tested and proved us, as silver is tried through the fire. 11You have brought us into a land of testing and have placed afflictions on us. 12Causing men to ride over us when we are down. We have gone through both fire and water, but You have brought us out tried and tested into a place of abundance.

13Thus I will enter into Your house with offerings: I will complete my vows. 14Words and promises that I have spoken when in time of trouble. 15Thus I will offer burnt sacrifices of rams, bulls and goats. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

16All those that fear God, come and hear and I will tell you of what He has done for me. 17I cried out to Him and praised and exalted Him in my heart. 18For if I dwell on the sins of my heart, the LORD will not hear me. 19But truly God has heard me and attended to my prayer. 20Blessed be God, for He has not rejected my prayer, nor held His mercy from me.

Psalm 67
Author: unknown, A psalm or song to the chief Musician, on stringed instruments.

1God be merciful unto us, bless us and cause Your face to shine upon us. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
2That Your way may be known upon the earth and Your saving power, deliverance and salvation among all nations. 3Let the people turn away from their idols and praise You, O God! 4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, as You righteously judge the people and govern the nations. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5Let the people turn away from their idols and praise You, O God! 6Then the earth will bring forth her increase and our God shall bless us. 7When God blesses us, all the ends of the earth shall fear and honor Him.

Psalm 68
Author: David, to the chief Musician, a song of David.

1God is rising up, let his enemies be scattered and those that hate Him flee. 2As smoke is blown away, may they also be blown away. And as wax melts in a fire, let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3But let the righteous be glad, let them exceeding rejoice before God! 4Sing praises to God, exalt the LORD that rides through the heavens and rejoice before him. 5God in His holy habitation is a Father to the orphans and a protector and judge to the widows. 6God places those alone in families and leads the prisoners who are bound with chains into prosperity, but makes the rebellious to dwell in a wasteland.

7God, when You marched before Your people and walked through the wilderness. 8The earth shook, the heavens released their rain at the presence of God, even Mount Sinai itself was scorched at the presence of the God of Israel. 9God, You sent plentiful rain, restored and confirmed Your inheritance when times had been slim. 10And Your people dwelt in it, for in Your goodness You have prepared this for the poor and needy. 11For when the LORD gave out the Word, great was the company of preachers, prophets and prophetesses to declare it. 12And thus the kings of the enemy armies fled, while those who were behind divided the spoil. 13Even though the weak and feeble of the enemy lie among the lands of Israel, Israel is adorned with silver and gold, trophies from the enemy. 14For when the Almighty scattered kings for Israelis sake, Israel was refined by the mercies of God.

15The mountain of God is as our great mountains ranges with their many peaks. 16Why do other high places look in envy? For God has chosen His dwelling place and will dwell in it forever. 17As was in the sanctuary of Mount Sinai and in the holy place, the LORD is among them with His multitude of angels. 18Christ has now ascended on high and has led those who took us captivity into captivity themselves, having broken the power of sin and Satan. You have received gifts and given them to all men, yes even to the rebellious man, so that the LORD God might dwell among them. 19Blessed is the LORD, the God of our salvation, who daily gives us benefits. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
20Our God is a God of deliverance and salvation and to the LORD God belongs the issue of death. 21But God shall wound His enemies that continue in their trespasses.

22And the LORD has said; Wherever My people may be, I will bring them back. 23That My people may crush them and dip their foot in the blood of their enemies, so much so that even their dogs will realize the victory. 24For they have seen Your works and the solemn processions of the people in Your sanctuary. 25The singers lead the procession, followed by the players on instruments and among them were the virgins playing on tambourines. 26Let the whole congregation of the tribes of Israel bless and give thanks to the LORD.

27The tribe of Benjamin with their ruler is leading the procession, followed by the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali. 28For God has commanded His strength, display now Your strength that You have obtained for us. 29And out of respect for Your temple at Jerusalem, kings shall bring gifts to You. 30Destroy the company and multitudes of the enemy, the brute beasts, trampling under foot those who take pride in their silver and scatter the people that delight in war. 31Even the Princes of Egypt and Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God.

32Let all the kingdoms of the earth sing to God and praise the LORD. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
33To Him that rides on the heavens, which have been from the beginning of time and He sends out His mighty voice. 34Ascribe strength and power to God, for His excellency is over Israel and His strength is in the clouds. 35Our God is awesome and fearful out of His holy place. Yes, the God of Israel is He who gives strength and powers to the people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 69
Author: David, To the chief Musician, concerning the Lilies.

1Save me, O God; for the waters of troubles have come in on my soul. 2I sink in the deep mire, where the waters are over my head. 3Weary of crying, my throat has gone dry and my eyes fail me as I wait for my God. 4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head. They are mightier than I and they wish to destroy me, even though I restored to them what I had not taken from them.

5God, You know my every folly and my sins are not hidden from You. 6Let not others that wait on you, LORD God of Hosts, be brought to shame or confounded because of me. 7Because for Your sake, have I bore reproach and shame has covered my face. 8I have become as a stranger to my fellow man and even alienated to my own family. 9For the zeal of Your house has consumed me and those that have a reproach against You, also reproach me. 10When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, I was made out to be as a mockery. 11When I made my garment of sackcloth, I became a laughing stock to them. 12My own nobles speak against me and I have become the jesting of drunkards.

13But as for me, my prayer is to You LORD God, may it be in an acceptable time, by the abundance of Your mercy and the truth of Your salvation hear me. 14Deliver me from the deep waters and the mire, deliver me from them that hate me. 15Do not let the waters overtake me and the deep consume me, bringing me down into the pit. 16LORD, hear me, for Your loving kindness is good, turn to me according to the abundance of Your tender mercies. 17And hide not Your face from Your servant, for I am troubled, act quickly! 18Draw close to my soul and redeem it, deliver me because of my enemies. 19For You know of my reproach, shame and my dishonor, that has been brought against me, for all my adversaries are also before You. 20Insults have broken my heart and I am filled with heaviness. I have looked for someone to mourn and comfort me, but found no one. 21They gave me also gall for my meat and in my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink. (NOTE: These last two verses also present a picture of Christ and His crucifixion).

22May their table become a snare to them, that they would be trapped by their own scheme. 23Having their eyes darkened, that they see not and continually tremble. 24Pour out Your indignation upon them and let Your wrathful anger take hold of them. 25May their dwelling places be desolate, with no one to dwell in them ever again. 26For they persecute him whom You have smitten, gossiping of those whom You have wounded, adding to their grief and pain. 27They add iniquity on top of their iniquity, that inhibits them from coming into Your righteousness. 28Blot them out of the book of the living, do not let their name be written in with the righteous. 29But I am poor and sorrowful of heart, God may Your salvation place me on high.

30But I will praise the name of God with a song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. 31This shall be more pleasing to the LORD than the animal sacrifices described in the law. 32The humble shall see this and be glad, being further encouraged. 33For the LORD hears the poor and does not despise the wounded ones.

34Let both the heaven and all that is in the earth, praise the LORD. 35For God will save Zion and will build the cities of Israel, that His people may take possession of it and dwell there. 36And the seed of His servants shall inherit it and they that love His name shall dwell there.

Psalm 70
Author: David, to the chief Musician, to bring to remembrance.

1God, make haste, deliver me and help me, O LORD. 2Let them that seek after my soul be ashamed and confounded, may they who desire to do harm to me be turned back in confusion. 3As they turn back, let them who gloat be appalled of their own shame. 4And all that seek You shall rejoice and be glad and they that love Your salvation shall continually say, Let God be magnified. 5But I am poor and needy in heart, God make haste, for You are my help and my Deliverer; O LORD, do not delay!

Psalm 71
Author: David.

1LORD, in You I put my trust, let me never be put to shame. 2By Your righteousness deliver me and cause me to escape, incline Your ear to me and save me. 3Be my strong fortress where I may continually dwell, for You have given commandment to save me, saying; You are my Rock and my Fortress. 4God, deliver me from the hand of the wicked and the unrighteous and cruel man. 5For God, You are my hope and have been my trust from my youth. 6Even from the womb You have lifted me up and my praise shall be continually of You.

7I am as a wonder unto many, but You are my strong refuge. 8May I speak of Your praise and Your honor all day long. 9In the days of my old age, do not forsake me when my strength fails. 10For my enemies speak against me and they that lay-in-wait for my soul take counsel together, 11Saying; God has forsaken him, therefore, let us persecute and take him, for there is no one to deliver him now.

12God, do not be far from me and quickly come to my aid. 13Let them who seek my hurt, be confounded and consumed and covered with shame and dishonor. 14But I wait continually in hope, increasing my praise for You. 15I shall speak of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day, for I know not the end of my days. 16I will walk in the strength of the LORD God, making mention only of Your righteousness.

17God, You have taught me from my youth and I have always declared Your wondrous works. 18Now when I am old and gray headed, do not forsake me, until I have showed Your strength unto this generation and proclaimed Your power to all that are to come. 19Your righteousness reaches to the heavens, for You have done great things, there is no one like You!

20You have shown me many great troubles, however, You shall quicken me again and bring me up from the depths of the earth. 21You will increase my greatness and turn and comfort me.

22My God, I will also praise You with the harp and sing of Your truth, for You are the Holy One of Israel. 23My soul that You have redeemed shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You. 24And I shall speak of Your righteousness all the day long, for they who seek my shame and hurt have been confounded and brought unto shame.

Psalm 72
Author: thought to be David, penned by David in his old age.

1God, give the king Your judgments and Your righteousness to the king's son.

2Let him judge Your people with righteousness and the poor with judgment. 3When the king rules with justice and compassion, even the earth will bring forth her peace and righteousness. 4May he judge the poor of the people and deliver the children of the needy, crushing in pieces the oppressor.

5As long as the sun and moon endure, may the people throughout all generations, fear You. 6Then shall Solomon rain down refreshing upon the earth. 7As in Christ's days shall the righteous flourish, for there shall be an abundance of peace. 8And Christ shall have dominion over the entire earth. 9Those dwelling in the wilderness shall bow before Him and His enemies shall lick the dust. 10While the earthly kings will bring presents and offer gifts. 11Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him and all nations shall serve Him. 12For He delivers the needy when they cry out and the poor who has no helper. 13He will have pity on the poor and weak and will save the souls of the needy. 14Redeeming their soul from deceit and violence, for precious is their blood in His sight.

15To Him shall be given fine gold, prayer shall be made for Him continually and daily He shall be praised. 16There shall be an abundance of crops on the earth and the people of the city shall flourish. 17And His name shall endure forever, men shall be blessed in him and all nations shall call him blessed.

18Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who only does wondrous things! 19Blessed be His glorious name forever, may the whole earth be filled with His glory, Amen. 20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Book three: 17 Psalms (73-89)
Psalm 73
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader.

1Truly, God is only good to Israel, to those that are of a clean heart. 2But as for me, I was almost gone, my feet had slipped. 3For I was envious at the foolish and the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4For the wicked do not suffer violent pains in their death, for their strength seems firm. 5They are not troubled or plagued such as other men. 6They wear their pride around their neck, as on a chain and violence covers them as a garment. 7They appear to be pampered, they have more than one's heart could wish for. 8They are corrupt and scheme of every cruel way, as they speak in their arrogance. 9They set their slanderous thoughts against the heavens, as they fulfill their daily gossip.

10And God's people blindly hear and believe every evil rumor that is told them. 11And the wicked wonder, How does God know, is there knowledge in the Most High? 12These are the ungodly who prosper in the world, increasing in their riches. 13Surly I have cleansed my heart in vain and washed my hands in innocence. 14For constantly I have been plagued and chastened every morning.

15If I had spoken my heart on this topic, I would deceive a generation of Your sons. 16But as I pondered on how to understand this, it was too painful for me. 17Until I entered into the sanctuary of God, then I understood the end of the wicked. 18Yes, You do place the wicked in slippery places and they slip into destruction. 19And in a moment they are brought down into desolation and utterly consumed with terrors. 20LORD, as in a dream and when one awakens, You shall despise and forget their image.

21But still my heart was grieved and I was troubled. 22Foolish and stupid was I, as a beast before You. 23Nevertheless You are continually with me, for You hold me up by my right hand. 24And You guide me with Your counsel, afterward to receive me into Your glory.

25Whom have I in heaven but You? For there is none upon earth that I desire beside You. 26Even though my flesh and my heart fails, God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27For, they that are far from You shall perish, You will destroy all them that go a whoring, worshiping idols. 28But it is good for me to draw near to God. I have put my trust in the LORD God, that I may declare all His works.

Psalm 74
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader.

1God, why have you cast us off forever? Why is Your wrath against the sheep of Your pasture? 2Remember Your people which You have purchased of old, we are the tribe of Your inheritance. The people that You actually dwelt with once and did redeem. 3Come and see the wicked desolation the enemy has done in the sanctuary. 4Your enemies crudely roar battle cries in the temples and they set up their own emblems as signs of victory. 5In fact the men that did the damage in the temple, were glorified as the ones that brought things into perfection. 6With axes and hammers they broke down the carved work. 7They have defiled Your dwelling place by burning down the sanctuary. 8For their vision is to destroy all such places and they have completely burnt up all God's synagogues in the land. 9We do not see any signs, nether is there a prophet among us who knows how long our troubles will last. 10God, how long shall we be under the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme Your name forever? 11Why do You withhold Your right hand from us, to deliver Your people and destroy Your enemies? Take action now!

12God, You have always been my King and You work salvation in the earth. 13By Your strength You parted the Red Sea and You silenced the Egyptian army in the waters. 14You crushed the kingdom of Egypt to pieces and put the spoil into the hands of the Israelites in the wilderness. 15You brought forth for Your people water from the rock and can also dry up the mightiest of rivers. 16Both day and night are Yours, You have established the light of the sun. 17All the divisions of the earth have been set by You, also the seasons have been established by You.

18LORD, remember that the enemy has reproached You and the fools have blasphemed Your name. 19Do not deliver the lives of Your precious people into the hands of the wicked, do not forget the congregation of the poor forever. 20Regard the covenant that You made with Abraham. For the dark places of the earth are filled with cruelty. 21When the oppressed return, let them not be ashamed. May the poor and needy praise Your name. 22Arise God and take action towards Your own cause, for the foolish man mocks You daily. 23For the mocking voices of Your enemies come against You and increase continually.

Psalm 75
Author: Asaph, one of David's choir leader, to the tune of: 'Do not destroy'.

1We give thanks unto You, O God: for Your name is near and Your wondrous works we declare. 2When I, the LORD receives the congregation, I will judge uprightly. 3When the earth shakes with all its inhabitants, it is I who bears up its pillars, Selah. (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
4I have said to the foolish, do not be fools and to the wicked, do not make haste. 5Do not speak your arrogant words.

6For promotion does not come from men or from the earth. 7But God is the judge, He puts one down and lifts another up. 8For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup of the wine of His wrath. He pours it out and all the wicked of the earth shall drain its dregs and drink. 9But I will declare His works forever and sing praises to the God of Israel. 10All the wicked shall I cut off, but the righteous I shall exalt.

Psalm 76
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader, for stringed instruments.

1God is known in Judah, His name is great in Israel. 2In Jerusalem is His tabernacle and His dwelling place is in Zion. 3There He brakes the weapons of war used in the battles. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4Glorious and excellent are You, more so than the everlasting majestic mountains. 5The great men of war have been plundered, they have fallen into a mindless slumber, to where none of the men of might could even lift their hands. 6O God of Israel, at Your rebuke both the chariot and horse are cast into a deadening sleep.

7You are to be feared and no one can stand in Your presence when Your anger is kindled. 8For You caused sentence to be heard from heaven, the earth feared and was still. 9Then You established judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

10Surely the wrath of man shall praise You and the remainder of the wrath You shall arm Yourself with. 11Pay Your vows to the LORD, let all that are around Him bring presents to the Fearful One. 12He will cut off the prideful spirit of the leader of the earth, for His rage is against the ungodly kings of the earth.

Psalm 77
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader, to the chief Musician, to Jeduthun.

1I cried out to God with my voice and He heard me. 2In the day of my trouble I sought the LORD, praying without ceasing in the night and my soul refused to be comforted. 3Yes, I was troubled, my soul groaned and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4You continue to show me many terrors and I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5I have considered the days and years of old. 6And have tried to find the song in my heart, but my spirit could not find it. 7Will the LORD be absent forever? Will His favor cease forever? 8Has His mercy left us? Has the Word failed for all generations? 9Has God in His anger abandoned His graciousness and shut up His tender mercies? Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

10I speak of my infirmity, but I will remember the years of the loving-kindness of the Most High. 11I will remember the works, the wonders of old, of the LORD. 12Meditating on and speak about His works. 13God's way of holiness is in His sanctuary, there is no other god as great as our God. 14You are a God that does signs and wonders and has declared Your strength among the people. 15With Your arm You have redeemed Your people, the sons of Israel. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

16God, when the waters saw You, they were afraid, even the great depths were troubled. 17The clouds released their water, the skies thundered and Your arrows went forth as lightening. 18The voice of Your thunder came forth from the heaven and as the lightning lighted up the skies, the earth shook and trembled. 19Your way of delivering Your people is through the great waters, (NOTE: perhaps a reference to the Red Sea and the Jordan), however Your footsteps are not known. 20For You have led people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Psalm 78
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader, a Psalm of instruction.

1My people, listen to my law, incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2I will speak in a parable, I will utter dark sayings of old. 3That we have all heard and known, for our fathers had told us. 4We will not hide these things, but will speak the praises of the LORD, telling of His strength and the wonderful works that He has done, to generations to come.

5For He established a testimony in His people and appointed a law in Israel. And has commanded our fathers to make them known to their children. 6So that the generation to come might know them and their children to their children's children. 7That they might put their confidence in God, remembering His works and keeping His commandments. 8And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that did not prepare their hearts to know God, nor was their spirit steadfast with God.

9The children of Ephraim, armed with weapons, turned back in the day of the battle. 10For they kept not the covenant of God, refusing to walk in his law. 11They forgot His great works and wonders that He had brought them through.

12marvelous signs did He do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt where Pharaoh resided. 13God parted the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to pass through. 14He led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. 15He split the rocks in the wilderness, giving them drink as out of the great depths.

16Causing even streams of waters to run down like rivers. 17And yet they sinned against Him, by provoking the Most High in the wilderness. 18They tempted God in their heart by asking for meat to eat, to satisfy their own selfish lust. 19Yes, they spoke against God, saying; Can God set a table in the wilderness? 20We know He has split the rock, bringing forth water and the streams overflowed. But can He provide bread, can He provide meat for His people to eat?

21When the LORD heard this, He was filled with rage and His wrath came against the children of Israel. 22Because they did not believe in God, nor trust in His salvation. 23Though God had commanded the clouds from above and had opened the doors of heaven, 24Raining down manna upon them to eat, giving them the grain of heaven. 25In those days men ate angels' food and God also sent them meat to the full.

26He caused winds to blow. 27And He rained down feathered fowls upon them, as the sand of the sea. 28The fowls fell in their camp, round about their habitations. 29And they ate until they were well filled, for God gave them their own desire. 30But as they were embracing their lusts, while the meat was yet in their mouth. 31The wrath of God came on them, killing the strongest of them and the chosen men of Israel.

32Even after all this they still sinned, for they did not believe in His wondrous works. 33Therefore their days were consumed in vain in the desert and their years filled with troubles. 34When He would kill some of them, the rest would then repent and sincerely seek after God, only to shortly afterwards return to their iniquities. 35But they remembered that God was their Rock and Redeemer. 36Nevertheless they spoke empty flatteries words, praising Him with their mouth, but lying to Him with their tongues. 37For their heart was not right, nor were they steadfast in His covenant. 38But God, in His compassion forgave their iniquity, rather than destroying them. Many times God turned His anger away and did not stir up His wrath. 39For He knew that they were but flesh, but a breath of wind that passes away and comes not again.

40Often did they provoke God in the wilderness and grieve Him in the desert! 41Time and time again they turned back and tempted God, limiting the Holy One of Israel. 42They did not remember the mighty miracles that He had done, or the day when He delivered them from their enemy. 43How He had performed signs and wonders in Egypt where Pharaoh was. 44How He turned their rivers and streams into blood, so that they could not drink from them. 45How he sent different types of flies among them, that devoured them and frogs, which destroyed them. 46How He gave the crops of their labors to the locust. 47How He destroyed their vines and trees with hail. 48And their cattle were also struck by the hail and hot thunderbolts. 49God's fierce wrath and indignation was cast upon them, for He sent evil angels among them to bring them troubles. 50He considered His anger and did not save their soul from death, but gave their life over to sickness and disease. 51And killed all the firstborn in Egypt, the pride of their strength in the land of Ham.

52But God led His people in the wilderness as sheep and guided them with the care of a shepherd. 53And God led the Israelites on safely, so that they did not fear, however, the Red Sea overwhelmed their enemies, (the Egyptians). 54He then brought them to the border of His sanctuary, (Canaan, the promise land), even to the mountain of Zion, which His right hand had purchased. 55He cast out the heathen nations before them and divided the land into inheritance for the tribes of Israel.

56Yet, even then they tempted and provoked the Most High God, refusing to keep His ways. 57They again turned back, acting unfaithfully as their fathers had acted, being twisted and warped as a deceitful bow. 58For they provoked God to anger with their high places of worship and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images. 59When God heard of this, He was filled with wrath and greatly abhorred Israel. 60Where He forsook the tent of the tabernacle that He placed among the Israelite's camp. 61And delivered His strength and glory into the hands of the enemies of Israel. 62Thus giving His people over to the sword, for He was angry with His people Israel. 63The war consumed their young men and their maidens were not given in marriage. 64Their priests were slain by the sword and their widows did not mourn.

65Then the LORD awakened as a mighty man from sleep and gave a great shout. 66And he destroyed His enemies and gave them everlasting shame and reproach. 67Moreover He refused the tabernacle of Joseph, rejecting the tribe of Ephraim, where the tabernacle had once stood. 68And chose the tribe of Judah as Israel's leader and chose Mount Zion as His new dwelling place. 69He built His sanctuary now high and exalted, like the earth that He has established forever. 70And took David from the sheepfolds and chose him as His servant. 71He brought David from tending the young sheep to feeding the people of Israel. 72And David cared for the people due to the integrity of his heart and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

Psalm 79
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader.

1God, the nations have come into the land of Your people's inheritance, they have defiled the holy temple and have devastated Jerusalem. 2The dead bodies of Your servants they have laid out for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth. 3Their blood was poured out like water round about Jerusalem, for there were none to bury the dead. 4We have become a reproach and a mockery to all who are around us. 5LORD, how long will Your anger and jealousy last, forever?

6Pour out Your wrath on the heathen nations that have not known You nor call on Your name. 7For they have destroyed Israel. 8Do not remember our former iniquities and let Your tender mercies meet us where we are, for we have been brought very low. 9God of our salvation, help us! Because of Your name sake, purge away our sins and deliver us. 10For why should the heathen nations mock us and say, Where is your God? Make Him known among us. 11Listen to the groans of the prisoners, God according to Your great power, spare those who have been appointed to die. 12And give our enemies a sevenfold return, for the reproach they have towards You, O LORD. 13Then we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture will give You thanks forever and tell of Your praises to all generations.

Psalm 80
Author: Asaph, one of David's choir leader, to the chief Musician, a Testimony concerning the Lilies.

1Listen, O Shepherd of Israel. The One whom leads Israel like a flock and dwells between the cherubim, may You shine forth. 2Before the tribes of Israel, stir up Your strength and save us. 3God, turn to us again, let Your face shine upon us and we shall be saved. 4O LORD God of Hosts, how long will You have anger at the prayer of Your people? 5For You have fed them with the bread of tears, giving them tears to drink in large measure. 6You have made us a discord to our neighbors and we are mocked by our enemies. 7God, turn to us again, let Your face shine upon us and we shall be saved.

8You have brought a vine out of Egypt, cast out the heathen nations and have planted it. 9You have prepared room for it, causing it to take deep root and it filled the land. 10The hills were covered with its shadow, for its trunk is as a great godly cedar. 11Israel reached out to the sea and river. 12Why have You then broken down her hedge of protection, so that all that pass by take from her. 13The boar has destroyed it and the wild beast of the field has devoured it. 14Return to us, we beseech You, O God of Hosts. Look down from heaven and visit this vine. 15The very vineyard that Your right hand planted and the trunk that You have made strong for Yourself. 16It is cut down and burned, may they who did this perish at the rebuke of Your countenance. 17Place Your hand on the Man of Your right hand, upon the Son of man that You have made strong for Yourself. 18So that we do not depart from You, quicken us and we shall call upon Your name. 19LORD God of Hosts, turn to us again, let Your face shine upon us and we shall be saved.

Psalm 81
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader, to the chief musician upon a guitar.

1Sing aloud to God and make a joyful noise to the God of Israel, whom is our strength. 2Lift up a song and sweet music from the timbrel, lyre and harp. 3Sound the trumpet at the appointed times of the feast days. 4For this was a statute for Israel and an ordinance for the people of God. 5This was the testimony of the children of Israel, when God came against the land of Egypt, where the Israelites were foreigners. 6There God removed the Israelite's burden of their hard labors. 7And the Israelites called to Me in their troubles and I answered them out of the pillar of fire and delivered them. There at the waters of Meribah, I proved them. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

8My people Israel, hear My words and I will testify to you. 9You shall not give yourself over to or worship any strange god. 10For, I am the LORD your God, that brought you out of the land of Egypt, open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

11But My people would not listen to My voice and Israel wanted nothing to do with Me. 12So I gave them over to their own heart's desires and they walked in their own counsels. 13If only My people had listened to me and Israel had walked in My ways! 14I would have quickly turned my hand against their adversaries and silenced their enemies. 15If only (Israel), the haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to Him, their time would have lasted forever. 16I would have fed them with the finest of the wheat and satisfied them with honey out of the rock.

Psalm 82
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader.

1God stands in the assemblies of the leadership and He judges among the inferior magistrates. 2How long will you magistrates judge unjustly, showing partiality to the wicked? Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

3Rather then giving justice to the poor and fatherless, the afflicted and needy. 4Deliver the poor and needy from the hand of the wicked. 5These judges and magistrates do not understand, for they walk in darkness. All of their fundamental principals are out of balance.

6I have said, you are gods, since you judge on My behalf, for all of you are children of the Most High. 7Even still all of you shall die like men and fall as a prince. 8Arise, O God and judge the earth, for You shall inherit all nations.

Psalm 83
Author: Asaph, a Levite, one of David's choir leader.

1Do not be silent, O God. Do not remain quiet or still, O God. 2For, Your enemies, those that hate You have brought great confusion. 3They scheme and take counsel against Your people. 4They wish to wipe away the entire nation of Israel, that our name might be remembered no more. 5For in agreement they have all schemed against You. 6Our enemies are great, they are the people of Edom, the Ishmaelites and the Hagarites. 7The people of Ammon and their neighbors, Amalek, the Philistines and the inhabitants of Tyre. 8Assyria has also joined with them and they have teamed up with the children of Lot. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

9Do to them as You did to the Midianites, Sisera and Jabin, at the brook of Kishon. 10As they perished at Endor, where they became as dung for the earth. 11May their nobles end up as Oreb and Zeeb and all their princes as Zebah and Zalmunna. 12Whose scheme was to take for themselves the good land of God as their possession.

13God, make them as chaff and stubble before the wind. 14As a fire spreads and increases in its intensity, 15Pursue them and afflict them, make them fearful with Your storm. 16Fill them with shame, to where they are so grieved, that they seek the name of the LORD. 17Let them be dismayed and die in their shame. 18So that men may know that there is but one LORD and Your name is LORD Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 84
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief musician, on a guitar.

1O LORD of Hosts, how lovely are Your tabernacles! 2My soul desires and is consumed by the longing for the courts of the LORD, as my heart cries out for the living God. 3Even the sparrow has a nest for herself, where she can lay her young, even as Your altars are, O LORD of Hosts, my King and my God. 4Blessed and fortunate are they that dwell in Your house, they sing Your praises all day long. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5Blessed, (happy and fortunate) is the man whose strength is in You and keeps in his heart Your ways. 6Who by passing through a dry valley, You reveal life to it and the rain fills the valley with pools. 7They go from strength to strength and everyone of them appears in Zion before God.

8LORD God of Hosts, listen to my prayer, O God of Israel. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
9For You are our shield and You look upon Your anointed. 10One day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in wickedness. 11For the LORD God is a sun and shield, giving grace and glory, for no good thing will You withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD of Hosts.

Psalm 85
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief musician.

1LORD, You have dealt graciously with Your land, (Canaan) and have brought back the Israelites from their Babylonian captivity. 2You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people and have covered all their sin. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

3You have withdrawn Your wrath and turned from Your anger. 4God of our salvation, restore us and may Your anger toward us cease forever. 5Will Your anger be with us forever, even unto all generations? 6Will You revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You? 7LORD, show us Your mercy and grant us Your salvation.

8I will listen to what the LORD God will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints, but let them not turn again to folly. 9Surely His salvation is near to them that fear Him, that glory may abide in our land. 10Mercy and truth have come together, righteousness and peace have kissed. 11Truth shall spring forth from the earth and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12And the LORD shall give all that is good and our land shall yield her increase. 13Righteousness shall go before the LORD and shall guide in the way of His steps.

Psalm 86
Author: David.

1LORD, incline Your ear to me, hear me for I am poor and needy. 2My God, preserve my life, for I am holy, save Your servant for I trust in You. 3LORD, be merciful to me, for I cry to You daily. 4LORD, make the soul of Your servant to rejoice, for I lift myself up to You. 5For You LORD are good, ready to forgive and abundant in mercy to all who call on You. 6LORD, hear my prayer and attend to the cries of my petitions. 7In times of troubles I will call upon You, for You will answer me.

8LORD, among all the gods there is none like You or Your works. 9LORD, all nations shall come and worship before You and shall glorify Your name. 10For You alone are God, You are great and you do wondrous things. 11LORD, teach me Your way and train my heart to fear Your name, then shall I walk in Your truth. 12LORD my God, I shall praise You with all my heart and glorify Your name forevermore. 13For great is Your mercy toward me, for You have delivered my life from the lowest hell. 14God, the assemblies of the proud and violent men have come against me, for they do not know You. 15But You LORD, are a God full of compassion, grace, longsuffering, abounding in mercy and truth. 16Turn to me, have mercy on me, give Your servant strength and save the son of Your handmaid. 17Show me a sign of Your goodwill towards me, so that they who hate me may see and be ashamed. For You LORD have helped me and comforted me.

Psalm 87
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), a song.

1God's foundation is in the holy mountains. 2The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Israel. 3Glorious things are spoken of the city of God. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4I will make mention to the Gentile nations that know Me and the other nations shall say, this man was born there. 5And of Zion (Jerusalem) it shall also be said; This man was born there and the Most Highest Himself will establish her. 6And the LORD will register His people, that they were born there. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
7As well the singers, the players of instruments shall also be in the city of God, there shall all my sources of life and joy are in You.

Psalm 88
Author: the sons of Korah, (the Levitical singers), to the chief musician. A song of lament, a poem of Heman the Ezrahite.

1LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before You. 2Let my prayer come before You and incline Your ear unto my cry. 3For my soul is filled with troubles and my life draws near unto the grave. 4As a man that has no strength, I am counted with them that go down to the pit. 5Among the dead lying in the grave, whom You remember no more. 6You have laid me in darkness, in the lowest pit, of the depths. 7Your wrath bears heavy on me, for you have afflicted me with all Your waves of anger. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

8My familiar friends are far from me, for You have made me an abomination to them. 9LORD, my eyes mourn because of my affliction, I call daily upon You and stretch out my hands to You. 10Will You show Your wonders to the dead, or have the dead ever praised You? Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

11Will Your loving kindness be declared in the grave and Your faithfulness in destruction? 12Are Your wonders known in the dark and Your righteousness in a land of forgetfulness? 13But to You I cry, LORD. And in the morning my prayer shall come to You. 14LORD, why have You cast my soul off? And why do You hide Your presence from me? 15From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death, while I still suffer Your terrors, I waste away. 16Your fierce wrath is upon me and your terrors are destroying me. 17They surround me daily as a flood and have closed in upon me. 18God You have put friends and lovers far from me and my acquaintance are but darkness.

Psalm 89
Author: Ethan, a Levite.

1I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever, I will make His faithfulness known to all generations. 2Mercies will be everlasting and You shall establish Your faithfulness in the heavens. 3For He has made a covenant with His chosen, He gave David His servant, His sworn promise. 4That through him, His Seed would be established forever, a royal kingdom to all generations. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

5LORD, the heavens shall praise Your wonders, for Your faithfulness is also with the assembly of the saints. 6There is none in the heavens that can even be compared to the LORD, no one among the heavenly beings can be likened to the LORD. 7For God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints and to be held in reverence. 8LORD God of Hosts, there is no other strong LORD as You, who is faithfulness at all times. 9You rule over the raging sea, when its waves arise, You still them. 10You have broken Rahab, (Egypt) in pieces and with Your mighty arm You have scattered the enemies. 11The heavens and the earth are Yours, as is the fullness of the world, for You have founded them. 12You have created the poles of the earth, the mountain and peaks rejoice in Your name. 13For You have a mighty arm, a strong hand and high is Your right hand. 14Justice and judgment inhabit Your throne and mercy and truth go before You.

15Blessed and happy are the people that know and appreciate the joyful sound and the spiritual blessings of the feast days. For they walk in the light and favor of Your countenance. 16They rejoice in Your name all day long and shall be exalted in Your righteousness. 17For You are the glory of their strength and through Your favor, we shall be exalted. 18LORD, You are our defense and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

19You then speak through vision to Your chosen one, (NOTE: this refers to God speaking to Nathan the prophet, 2nd Samuel 7:4) , saying; I have lifted up a chosen one out of your people. 20I have anointed David My servant with My holy oil. 21My arm will strengthen him and by My hand he shall be established. 22The enemy shall not oppress him, neither shall the wicked hurt him. 23For I will destroy his foes before his face and plague those that hate him. 24And My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with David and by My name shall he be exalted. 25I shall enlarge his kingdom and his reign shall be from sea to sea, (NOTE: David's kingdom was from the Mediterranean sea, the Red sea to the Euphrates river). 26He shall cry to Me, You are my Father, my God and the Rock of my salvation. 27And I will also make him My firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. 28My mercies shall be with him forevermore, for My covenant with him shall be steadfast. 29I shall also make his Seed endure forever and his throne as the days of heaven.

30If his children, (the Israelites) forsake My law and walk not in My judgments; 31Breaking My statutes, not keeping My commandments. 32Then I will visit them and punish them for their transgressions and iniquities. 33Even then, I will not take My loving kindness from them, nor will My faithfulness fail them. 34I will not break My covenant, nor alter what I have spoken. 35For I have sworn by My holiness that I will not lie unto David. 36His Seed shall endure forever and his throne shall be as the sun before Me. 37It shall be established forever, as the faithful witness in heaven. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

38But LORD, you have cast off and rejected us, You have been angry with Your anointed. 39You have rejected the convent with Your servant and profaned his glory. 40You have taken away all of his protection and brought his strong holds to ruin. 41All whom pass by him, spoil and rob him, he has become a reproach to his neighbors. 42You have raised up his adversaries and they oppress him, as all of his enemies rejoice. 43Moreover, You have crippled him in battle, where he is not able to stand against the enemy. 44Making his glory to cease. 45For You have also shortened the days of his youth and have covered him with shame. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

46LORD, will You hide Yourself from us forever? How long will Your anger burn hot? 47Remember how short our lives are, have men been created but in vain? 48Can a man live without seeing death? Can the LORD deliver his soul from the grave? Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).
49LORD, where is Your former loving kindnesses, that You have promised David? 50LORD, look at the reproach of Your servants, how we are scorned by the mighty people in a foreign land. 51LORD, Your enemies have mocked the footsteps of Your anointed. 52Blessed be the LORD forevermore. Amen and Amen.

Book four: 17 Psalms (90-106)
Psalm 90
Author: Moses, the man of God.

1LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before You had formed the earth and the mountains were brought forth, You were God, from everlasting to everlasting. 3You turn man back to dust and then say; Return, you children of men back to the earth. 4For a thousand years in Your eyes are as a watch in the night, when it is passed. 5You sweep the disobedient people away, destined to die in the wilderness and they are forgotten as soon as they are gone. 6For a moment they flourish, but later only to be cut down and wither away.

7We are consumed by Your anger and troubled by Your wrath. 8For You have set our iniquities before us and exposed our secret sins, by the light of Your countenance. 9For all our days shall pass away in Your wrath here in this wilderness, we have spent our years as a tale that is told. 10Our years are but seventy and if by reason of strength they are eighty. Yet, we have labors and sorrows, soon to be cut off and we fly away. 11Who can know the power of Your anger? Who can rightly worship and fear You?

12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13LORD, how long will it be before You return to us and show Your servant's compassion. 14Satisfy us with Your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad according to the days that You have afflicted us and all the years we have seen evil. 16Show Your works to Your servants and Your glory to their children. 17May the beauty, delight and favor of the LORD our God be upon us and establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 91
Author: unknown.

1He that dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him do I trust. 3Surely He shall deliver you from the trap of the enemy and from the deadly disease. 4He shall cover you with His wings and under His protection shall you trust in Him. His truth and faithfulness shall be your shield. 5You will not be afraid of the terror by night or the arrow that flies by day. 6Or of the disease that stalks in the darkness or for sudden destruction that lingers at noonday. 7Thousand will fall at your side and at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. 8Only with your eyes shall you witness the reward of the wicked.

9Because you have made the LORD, Most High, your refuge. 10Therefore, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any disease come near your dwelling. 11For He will give His angels charge over you and will keep you in all your ways. 12And the angels will bear you up in their hands, lest you bruise your foot against a stone. 13You shall tread on the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under your feet. 14He shall do these things because he delights himself in the LORD. Therefore, the LORD will deliver him and exalt him, because he knows and understands My name. 15When he calls upon Me, I will answer him and will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him. 16I will satisfy him with long life and will show him My salvation.

Psalm 92
Author: unknown, a Psalm or song for the Sabbath day.

1It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to the Most High. 2That He can show forth His loving kindness in the morning and His faithfulness every night. 3Praise Him upon musical instruments, playing melody on the harp. 4For LORD, You have made me glad through Your great works and I will triumph in the works of Your hands. 5LORD, great are Your works! And Your thoughts are deep. 6An unwise man or a fool does not know or understand this.

7Even though the wicked spring up like weeds and the workers of iniquity flourish, they are doomed to be destroyed forever. 8But the, LORD, is the Most High forevermore. 9Your enemies shall perish and all evildoers shall be scattered. 10But I will exalt You and You will anoint my head with fresh oil. 11And my eyes and ears shall see our desires done to the wicked that come against me. 12The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, they shall be stable and beautiful. 13They who are planted in the house of the LORD, flourish in the courts of their God. 14Even in their old age they bring forth fruit, being rich in love, trust and contentment. 15They are living testimonies to show that the LORD is upright and faithful. He is my Rock, for there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Psalm 93
Author: unknown.

1The LORD reigns, clothed with majesty and strength and has established the world and it cannot be moved. 2Your throne is permanently established, for You LORD are everlasting. 3LORD, terror has risen up, the heathens rage and the ungodly men make the saints afraid. 4But the LORD is on high and is mightier than the foolish. 5LORD, Your holiness is very sure, trust and obedience becomes Your house forever.

Psalm 94
Author: unknown.

1LORD God, vengeance belongs to You! Therefore, shine forth. 2Be lifted up LORD, O Judge of the earth and give the proud their just reward. 3LORD, how long shall the wicked triumph? 4They utter insults and all the evildoers arrogantly boast of themselves. 5LORD, they oppress Your people and speak insults against Your heritage. 6They slay the widow, the stranger and the fatherless. 7Yet they say; The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Israel regard it. 8When will the arrogant, the stupid one's and the fools, become wise? 9He whom formed the eyes and ears, does He, Himself not see and hear? 10He who teaches man knowledge and whom instructs the nations, shall He not also correct them 11For the LORD knows the thoughts of men are but vain.

12LORD, happy is the man whom You instruct and teach Your law to. 13That You might give him rest from the adversity, until the grave is dug for the wicked. 14For the LORD will not forsake His people, nor will He abandon His inheritance. 15But justice will return to the righteous and the upright in heart will follow it. 16Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers and will take a stand for Me against the workers of iniquity?

17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul would have dwelt in silence. 18When I called to You, saying; help! Your mercy, LORD, held me up. 19In the multitude of my anxious thoughts, Your comforts delight my soul. 20Shall iniquities or those who operate contrary to the law, have fellowship with You? 21For they assemble against the soul of the righteous, to condemn innocent blood. 22But the LORD has become my God, my Defense and the Rock of my refuge. 23He shall return to them their own iniquity and they shall be cut off by their own wickedness.

Psalm 95
Author: unknown.

1Come, let us sing unto the LORD, let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. 2Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, making a joyful noise to Him with psalms of praise. 3For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods. 4In His hand are the deep places of the earth and the strength of the mountain peaks are His also. 5The sea is His, for He made it, as did His hands formed the dry land. 6Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today if you will hear His voice:

8Harden not your heart, as in Meribah the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9When your fathers tried His patience and tested Him and proved Him and they saw His judgment. 10This generation grieved Him for forty years and He said; these people err in their heart, for they have not known My ways. 11And He swore in His wrath, that they would not enter into His rest, (NOTE: the promise land of Canaan) .

Psalm 96
Author: unknown, perhaps Asaph, (a Levite, one of David's choir leader, 1st Chronicles 16:7).

1Sing to the LORD a new song, sing to the LORD all the earth. 2Sing to the LORD and bless His name, may His salvation be seen always. 3Declare His glory among the heathen and His wonders among all people. 4For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised, He is to be feared and worshiped above all other gods. 5For all the gods of the nations are but dumb idols, but the living LORD has made the heavens. 6Honor and majesty are before Him and He dwells in strength and beauty. 7All the people, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 8Bring an offering, give to the LORD the glory due His name and come into His courts. 9Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness, let the whole earth fear and honor Him.

10Proclaim among the heathen that the LORD reigns! That He has established the world and it shall not be moved, for He shall judge the people righteously. 11Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, let the sea roar and all that is in it. 12Let the field and all that in them be joyful, then shall all the trees of the forest rejoice. 13Rejoice, before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth with righteousness and the people with His truth.

Psalm 97
Author: unknown.

1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the abundance of island and coastlines be glad. 2Clouds and darkness are all around Him, righteousness and judgment are the foundations of His throne. 3Fire goes before Him and consumes His enemies around Him. 4His lightening illumines the world, the earth sees this and trembles. 5At the presence of the LORD the hills of the whole earth melts like wax. 6The heavens declare His righteousness and all the people see His glory. 7May all those who serve and boast in dumb idols be put to shame, bowing down in worship before the LORD.

8Zion heard this and was glad. The daughters of Judah rejoiced because of Your righteous judgments, O LORD. 9For LORD, You are high above all the earth, exalted far above all gods. 10Those that love the LORD hate evil, He preserves the souls of His saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart. 12Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.

Psalm 98
Author: unknown.

1Sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done marvelous things, His right hand, together with His holy arm, has given Him the victory. 2The LORD has made known His salvation, showing His righteousness to the heathen. 3And He has remembered His mercy and truth toward the house of Israel, the very ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4Make a joyful noise to the LORD, let the whole earth make a loud noise, rejoice and sing praises. 5Sing to the LORD with the harp and the words of a psalm. 6With trumpets and horns, make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. 7Let the sea and the earth and all that are in them roar. 8Let even the rivers clap their hands and the hills sing for joy. 9Before the LORD, for with righteousness He comes to judge the earth and the people in uprightness.

Psalm 99
Author: unknown.

1The LORD reigns, let the people tremble. The LORD sits between the cherubim, let the earth quake. 2The LORD is great in Zion and He is high above all the people. 3Let the people confess and praise His great and fearful name, for it is holy. 4The king's strength also loves judgment, for He establishes uprightness, executing judgment and righteousness in Israel. 5Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His footstool, for He is holy.

6Moses and Aaron among His priests and Samuel the prophet among others, called upon His name and He answered them. 7He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud, giving them an ordinance and that they kept His testimonies. 8LORD, you heard them and You answered them, for You are a God, who forgave them, although You avenged their evil deeds. 9Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His holy hill for the LORD our God is holy.

Psalm 100
Author: unknown, a Psalm of praise.

1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the lands. 2Serve the LORD with gladness and come before His presence with singing. 3Know and understand that the LORD is God! He has made us, it is not of ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. 5For the LORD is good, His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 101
Author: David.

1LORD, I will sing of Your mercy and justice, back to You. 2I will behave myself wisely and walk in an upright way and a blameless heart. Tell me, when will You come to me? 3I will set no wicked thing before my eyes, for I abhor the work of them that turn aside, it shall not grasp hold of me. 4A perverse heart, (morally corrupt) shall depart from me. I will not know any wicked person or thing. 5Anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor, having a proud heart, I will disassociate myself from. 6I will associate with the faithful of the land and he that walks uprightly shall minister to me. 7The worker of deceit and he that lies shall not dwell within my house. 8I will quickly destroy all the wicked of the land, cutting off all evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Psalm 102
Author: unknown. A prayer of the afflicted when overwhelmed, pouring out their complaint before the LORD.

1LORD, hear my prayer and let my cry come to You. 2Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble, but incline Your ear and answer me quickly. 3For my days are consumed away like smoke and my bones burn with fire. 4My heart is smitten and like grass it withers away, to where I forget to eat my bread. 5By reason of my groanings, my flesh cleaves to my bones. 6I am out-of-place here, as is a pelican in the wilderness, or an owl in the desert. 7As time passes, I seem helpless as a sparrow alone on a house top. 8My enemies reproach me all day long and they that are angry with me, have sworn to take my life. 9For with deep sorrow I sit in ashes and have eaten them as my bread, while my drink is mingled with my weeping, 10Because of Your anger and Your wrath, You have cast me down. 11My days have been but a shadow and I have withered away as grass.

12But You O LORD, endure forever and Your name is passed on to all generations. 13You shall arise and have mercy upon Jerusalem, for the set time to favor her has come. 14For Your servants do still favor the land, even though it lies in ruins. 15When You restore Jerusalem, the heathen nations shall fear the name of the LORD and all the kings of the earth shall fear Your glory. 16When the LORD builds up Zion, He will appear in His glory. 17And He will regard the prayer of the destitute, rather than despising their prayer. 18This shall be recorded, so that generations to come will also praise the LORD. 19For God has looked down from His sanctuary to survey the earth. 20So as to hear the groaning of the prisoner and set free the Israelite's, who have been appointed to death. 21That they may declare the name of the LORD in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem; 22When the people and the kingdoms are gathered together to serve the LORD.

23For He humbled and weakened my physical strength, in His way and has shortened my days. 24My God, whose years continue throughout all generations, I pray that You don't take me away in the midst of my life. 25For You have laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are also the work of Your hands. 26All of these things shall perish, but You will endure forever, they shall grow old, You shall change them and they will be changed. 27But You remain the same and Your years have no end. 28And the children of Your servants, shall continue with You and their descendants shall be established before You.

Psalm 103
Author: David.

1Bless the LORD, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2Bless the LORD, O my soul and forget not all His benefits. 3Who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases. 4Who redeems your life from destruction and crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies. 5Who satisfies you with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6For the LORD works righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. 7He made known His ways to Moses and His acts to the children of Israel. 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy. 9He will not always rebuke, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10For He has not done to us according to our own sins, neither has He repaid us according to our iniquities. 11For as high as the heavens are, is His mercy toward them that fear Him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13As a father loves and has pity on his children, so the LORD also loves and has pity them that fear Him. 14For the Father knows our frame, He knows that we are but dust. 15Because the day of man is as grass or a flower of the field, he flourishes for a time. 16And then a wind passes over it and it is gone, without being remembered again. 17But the mercy of the LORD is everlasting, on them that fear Him and His righteousness to all generations. 18To all that keep His covenant and obey His commandments.

19Yes, the LORD has established His throne in the heavens and His kingdom rule over all. 20Praise the LORD, all His mighty angels, obey His commandments and hear His spoken Word. 21Bless the LORD, all His hosts and those that minister and do His pleasure. 22Bless the LORD, for all His works, bless the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 104
Author: unknown, (the Psalm tells of the days of creation; the heavens and the earth).

1Bless the LORD my God, O my soul. For He is very great and clothed with honor and majesty. 2Clothed in a garment of light, Whom maintains the foundations of the heavens. 3He laid the foundations in the ocean depths and rides far above this world. 4He makes His angels spirits and His ministers as flaming fire. 5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be shaken. 6And the earth was covered with the deep as a garment and He separated the waters. 7At His thundering rebuke they quickly obeyed. 8Each going to their own place, whether that be in the mountains or the valleys. 9For God has set a boundary for the waters that they do not pass over, so that they cannot again cover the earth.

10He sends the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. 11And they give drink to every beast of the field. 12Beside the spring the birds of the air make their nests and they sing among the branches. 13The LORD waters the pastures from the heavens and the earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works. 14He makes the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for the service of man. That man might bring forth food out of the earth. 15Giving man wine that makes his heart glad, oil to make his face to shine and bread as the staff of life. 16The trees of the LORD, that He has planted are filled with life and vigor. 17Where the birds of the air make their nests. 18And the high hills are a refuge for the wild goats and the rocky places are a refuge for the badgers.

19He appointed the moon to determine the seasons and the sun keeps track of the times. 20He brings forth the shadows of evening, when the beasts of the forest venture out to feed. 21The young lion's roar after their prey and seek their meat from God. 22And when the sun rises, they lay themselves down in their dens. 23While man labors during the day until evening.

24LORD, how abundant are Your works! Each one has been made by Your wisdom, yes, the earth is full of Your riches. 25The seas, that are filled with innumerable creeping things, both small and great beasts. 26As the ships of the sea go, so also goes leviathan, (the sea monster), for the Lord has given him that as his domain. 27All these wait upon You, that You may sustain them in their season. 28As You give them food they gather it up, You open Your hand and fill them with good things. 29When You hide Your face they are troubled and when You take away their breath they die and return to dust. 30By Your Spirit they were created and by Your Spirit the face of the earth is renewed.

31The glory of the LORD shall endure forever and He shall rejoice in His works. 32As He looks on the earth, the earth does tremble and when He touches the hills they smoke. 33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live!. 34 My thoughts of Him shall be sweet and I will be glad in the LORD. 35Let the wicked sinners be consumed from the earth. Bless and praise the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 105
Author: unknown, perhaps Asaph, (a Levite, one of David's choir leader, 1st Chronicles 16:7).

1Give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name and declare His deeds among the people. 2Sing psalms to Him, speak of His wondrous works. 3Rejoice in His holy name and may all seek the LORD. 4Seek the LORD, His strength and His presence forevermore. 5Remember His marvelous works, His wonders and the judgments of His Word. 6The seed of Abraham are His servants, the children of Israel are His chosen ones. 7He is the LORD our God and His judgments are throughout the entire earth.

8He has remembered His everlasting covenant, the Word given to a thousand generations. 9The covenant that He made with Abraham and His sworn promise He gave to Isaac. 10He also confirmed the same to Jacob as a statute and to Israel as an everlasting covenant. 11Saying; I will give the land of Canaan to you as your inheritance. 12While they were yet very few in number and sojourners in a foreign land. 13As they wandered from one nation to another. 14Even still, God allowed no man to do them wrong, He even reproved kings for their sakes. 15Saying; Do not touch my anointed, nor do My prophets any harm. 16Moreover He called for a famine upon the land of Egypt, cutting off every source of bread. 17And God sent Joseph before them, who was sold into slavery. 18Whose feet they cruelly bound and captivity took hold of his soul. 19Until his time had come, after the Word of the LORD had tried him. 20Then Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, sent for him and freed him. 21Pharaoh made Joseph LORD of his house and ruler of all his substance. 22Over all his nobles and to teach his counselor's wisdom. 23Jacob and his family then came into Egypt and Jacob sojourned in the land. 24And the Israelites increased greatly, to where they were stronger than their Egyptian oppressors.

25The LORD turned the Egyptian's hearts to hate His people and to conspire against His servants. 26The LORD then sent Moses His servant and Aaron, whom He had chosen. 27They showed forth His signs and wonders among Pharaoh and the Egyptians, in the land of Egypt. 28God sent thick darkness by the hand of Moses and Aaron, His obedient servants. 29He turned the Egyptian's water into blood and all of their fish died. 30Frogs came forth on their land in abundance, even in Pharaoh's chamber. 31Swarms of flies came upon the land and lice were in all of their borders. 32They had hail for rain with flaming fire in their land. 33God struck their vineyards, their fruit trees and destroyed all the trees within their borders. 34Locusts came upon the land and caterpillars without number. 35And ate up all the herbs in the land and devoured the fruit of the fields. 36Lastly God struck all the firstborn in their land, the pride of all their strength. 37And He brought the Israelites forth, with silver and gold and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38The Egyptians rejoiced when they departed, for the fear of the Israelites was upon them. 39And God spread a cloud for a covering and a fire to give them light in the night. 40While in the desert, the people asked for meat and God gave them quails and satisfied them with bread of heaven, (manna) . 41God opened the rock and the waters gushed out, forming rivers in dry places.

42For the LORD remembered His holy covenant and Abraham his servant. 43And he brought forth His people out with joy and His chosen with gladness. 44Giving them the fruitful lands of the heathen nations, houses they did not build and fields they did not plant. 45That the Israelites might observe His statutes and keep His laws. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 106
Author: unknown, perhaps Asaph, (a Levite, one of David's choir leader, 1st Chronicles  16:7).

1Praise the LORD and give thanks to Him. For He is good, His mercy endures forever. 2Who can rightly speak of the mighty acts of the LORD and show forth all His praise? 3Blessed and happy are they that adhere to His judgments and walk in righteousness. 4LORD, remember me, visit me with Your salvation and show me the favor that You give to Your people. 5That I may share in the welfare of Your chosen ones, rejoicing with Your people and taking glory in their inheritance.

6We have sinned and done wickedly as did our fathers. 7Our fathers did not comprehend Your wonders in Egypt, or Your many mercies, for they provoked You at the sea, yes even at the Red sea. 8Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake, that His mighty power might be made known. 9He rebuked the Red sea and it parted and dried up. He then led them through the depths of the sea, as through the wilderness. 10Saving them from the hand of him that hated them and redeemed them from the enemy of the Egyptian army. 11For the waters covered back over their enemies, leaving not one survivor. 12Then Israel believed His Words and sang His praise.

13However they quickly forgot His works, nor did they inquire of His counsel. 14And because of their lustful desires in the wilderness, they tempted God in the desert. 15So God granted their request, but reduced their numbers through disease and death. 16Also, the others in the camp envied Moses and Aaron, the saint of the LORD. 17That was when the earth opened up and swallowed up Dathan, also covering the company of Abiram. 18And a fire was kindled in their company and burned up the wicked.

19Then the children made a golden calf in Horeb and worshiped the man made image. 20Thus they exchanged their glory from God, for the likeness of an ox that eats grass. 21They forgot God their Saviour, which had done great things in Egypt. 22Signs and wonders in the land of Egypt and terrible things by the Red sea. 23Therefore God said that He would destroy them and He would have done so if Moses had not interceded.

24They even despised His promised land, for they did not believe His Word. 25And they murmured in their tents and did not heed the voice of the LORD. 26Therefore the LORD lifted up His hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: 27Scattering their descendants among the nations. 28And they joined themselves to lifeless idols in worship. 29Thus they again provoked God to anger with their deeds and plague broke out in their camp. 30At this, Phinehas, (the priest), arose and executed judgment and the plague was stopped. 31His action was counted to him for righteousness, as an example for all generations. 32But the children yet angered the LORD at the waters of Meribah and it went badly for Moses, due to their sakes. 33Because they provoked Moses, to where he spoke unwisely.

34As they came into the promise land, they did not destroy the heathen nations, as the LORD had commanded them to do. 35But they mixed in with the non-Israelites and learned the ways and the works of the heathen. 36Serving and worshiping dumb idols, which became a snare to them. 37Even sacrificing their sons and daughters to demons, 38shedding the innocent blood of their sons and daughters. That they sacrificed to these idols in the land of Canaan. Thus the good land was polluted with blood. 39Therefore the children of Israel were defiled by their own works and committed whoredoms through their own desires.

40Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred and rejected His own inheritance. 41So the LORD gave them over into the hand of the heathen nations and they who hated them ruled over them. 42Their enemies oppressed them, into submission. 43Many times did the LORD deliver them, but they were rebellious in their counsel and were brought low for their iniquity.

44Nevertheless the LORD regarded their affliction, when He heard their cries 45For their sake, He remembered His covenant and was moved to pity in the abundance of His mercies. 46Even giving the Israelites favor with their captors. 47As their cry was; LORD our God, save us, gather us from among the heathen nations, so we may give thanks to Your holy name and be triumphal in Your praise. 48Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting, let all the people agree and say, Amen. Praise the LORD.

Book five: 44 Psalm (107-150)
Psalm 107
Author: unknown.

1Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good and His mercy endures forever. 2Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy. 3And gathered them from the four corners of the earth. 4For as they wandered in the wilderness, where there was no known path, they found no place to dwell. 5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6Then in their troubles they cried out to the LORD and He delivered them from their distresses. 7And He led them forth by the right way, (His way), that they might go into cities where they could dwell. 8Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men! 9For the LORD satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

10They who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and irons. 11Because they changed the meaning of the Words of God and corrupted the counsel of the Most High. 12Therefore He burdened their hearts with hard labor and when they fell down, there was no one to help. 13Then in their troubled they cried out to the LORD and He saved them out of their distresses. 14Bringing them from the shadow of death, breaking the bonds that held them. 15Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men! 16For He breaks the gates of brass and shatters the bars of iron.

17But the fools, due to their transgression and iniquities, remain afflicted. 18Their soul abhorrers every precept of the Word and thus they draw near to the gates of death. 19And in their troubles they cry out to the LORD and He saves them out of their distresses. 20He sends forth His Word and healed them, delivering them from their destruction. 21Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness and His wonderful works to the children of men! 22May they give a sacrifice of thanksgiving and declare His works with rejoicing.

23Those that travel the sea in ships, doing business in great waters. 24They see the works of the LORD and His wonders in the deep. 25For He commands the stormy wind, which raises up the waves of the sea. 26And when the waves mount up to the heavens and crash down to the depths, the men's courage melts away and they are troubled. 27As they stagger like a drunken man, for all of their wisdom has failed them. 28Then in their troubles, they cry out to the LORD and He brings them out of their distresses. 29He calms the storm and the waves become still. 30And the men rejoice because of the calm and He brings them into their desired haven. 31Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness and His wonderful works to the children of men! 32May they exalt Him in the congregation of the people and praise Him in the assembly of the elders.

33The LORD turns rivers into a wilderness and springs of water into dry ground. 34The fruitful land into barrenness, because of the wickedness of them, that dwell in the land. 35He turns the wilderness into pools of water and dry hard ground into springs of water. 36There He makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city. 37Sowing the fields and planting vineyards, that yield the fruits of their increase. 38And the LORD also blessed them. He multiplied them greatly and kept their cattle free from disease.

39Yet again, they have become few and are brought low through oppression, affliction and sorrow. 40He can pour contempt on princes, causing them to aimlessly wander in the wilderness. 41Yet righting the poor and setting them on high from affliction, giving them families as a flock. 42When the righteous see this, they shall rejoice, but the iniquity of fools shall cause them to be speechless. 43The wise man will observe these things and understand the loving kindness of the LORD.

Psalm 108
Author: David.

1God, my heart is prepared and steadfast, I will sing and give You praise, with all that You have given to me. 2I will awake early and take up the lyre and the harp. 3LORD, I will praise You among the people and even sing praises to You among the nations. 4For Your mercy is higher than the heavens and Your truth reaches to the clouds. 5God, be exalted above the heavens and Your glory above the earth.

6That Your beloved true followers may be delivered by Your right hand and that You would answer us. 7I will rejoice, for God has promised in His holiness to establish David's kingdom, giving the land of Canaan to His people. 8Saying; The land is Mine, Manasseh is Mine, Ephraim is My stronghold and defense and Judah is My lawgiver. 9The foreign nations are Mine, Moab and Edom are My servants and over Philistia I will triumph. 10Who will bring us into the strong cities yet unconquered? 11For have You not cast us off? But, will You not go forth with our armies? 12Help us against the adversary, because useless is the help of man. 13Through God we shall gain the victory, for He shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm 109
Author: David, to the chief musician.

1God of my praise, do not keep silent! 2For the wicked and deceitful speak lies against me. 3They strive against me with words of hatred, fighting against me without a cause. 4In return of my love, they have become my adversaries, thus I have given myself over to prayer. 5And they have rewarded my good with evil and hatred in response to my love.

6God, place a wicked man over him and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7And when he is judged, let him be condemned and let his prayer become sin. 8Let his days be few and may another take his position. 9Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. 10Let his children be continually vagabonds, begging and seeking their bread from desolate places. 11Let the creditors seize all that he has and his labors go to strangers. 12Let no one extend mercy to him, nor give his fatherless children any favor. 13Let his family name be blotted out for all generations. 14And the iniquities of his fathers and mother be remembered with the LORD. 15Let their iniquities always be before the LORD, that their names may always be absent from the earth. 16For he has not shown mercy, but rather, persecuted the poor and needy and even sought to destroy the broken hearted. 17Just as he loves and enjoys cursing, let cursing return to him. As he delighted himself in the lack of blessings, let blessings be far from him. 18As he clothed himself with cursing, let his words infect his inner most being, down to his bones. 19Let this be an everlasting garment to him. 20Of my adversaries and those who speak evil against my life, let this be their reward from the LORD.

21But do this for me, LORD God, for Your name's sake and because Your mercy is good, deliver me. 22For I am poor and needy and my heart is wounded within me. 23My life is but a shadow nearing its decline and unsettled as a locust. 24My knees are weak and my flesh has grown thin through fasting. 25I have become a reproach to them, for when they look at me, they shake their heads.

26LORD my God, help me and save me according to Your mercies. 27That they may know that the hand of the LORD, has done it. 28Let the wicked curse, but bless me. As the wicked arise, may they be put to shame, but let Your servant rejoice. 29Cloth my adversaries with shame and let them pridefully cover themselves with their own confusion. 30And I will greatly praise the LORD among the people. 31For the LORD stands at the right hand of the poor, saving them from those that condemn their life.

Psalm 110
Author: David.

1The LORD God, (the Father) said to my LORD, (Jesus). Sit at My right hand until I put Your enemies under Your feet. 2The LORD shall send forth His strength and rule in the midst of Your enemies. 3Your people will be beside You in the day of Your power, drawn to You by Your beauty that You have had from Your youth. 4For the LORD has sworn and will not relent, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek, Genesis 14:18.

5The LORD, whom is at Your right hand, shall defeat kings in the day of His wrath. 6He shall judge the heathen, filling the valleys with their dead bodies, wounding the nobles of many countries. 7He shall drink of the brook in the way, lifting up His head victorious.

Psalm 111
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD. I will praise Him with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright. 2The works of the LORD are great and ought to be sought out by everyone that takes pleasure in Him. 3His work is honorable and glorious and His righteousness endures forever. 4The LORD is gracious and full of compassion and His wonderful works are to be remembered. 5For He sustains those that fear Him and is ever mindful of His covenant.

6He has shown His people the power of His works, giving to them the inheritance of the land of Canaan. 7The works of His hands are truth and just and His commandments are sure. 8His commandments are established forever, having been made in truth and uprightness. 9He redeemed His people, for His covenant is forever. Holy and to be feared is the name of the LORD God. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Everyone that keeps and obeys His commandments, have good understanding. His praise shall endure forever.

Psalm 112
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD! Blessed and happy is the man that fears the LORD, whom greatly delights in His commandments. 2His offspring shall be mighty upon earth, the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3He shall have wealth and riches and his righteousness shall endure forever. 4To the upright there arises a light in the darkness, this light, (Christ) is gracious, filled with compassion and righteousness. 5A good man is gracious and lending, the LORD will look well upon him.

6He shall stand steadfast, his righteousness shall be kept in everlasting remembrance. 7He shall not be afraid of evil, for his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is established and he shall not be afraid, while he waits to see his desire befall his enemies. 9He has freely given to the poor, he shall be honored and his righteousness shall endure forever. 10When the wicked see this, they shall be grieved and hiss, but will be silenced through their despair, for the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 113
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD. Let all the servants of the LORD praise His name. 2Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. 3From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised. 4The LORD is high above all nations and His glory is above the heavens. 5Who is like the LORD our God, who dwells on high? 6He humbles Himself and looks at the things that are in heaven and on the earth! 7He lifts up both the poor and the needy. 8Exalting them to levels of nobles. 9And causes the once barren woman to be a joyful mother and homemaker, Praise the LORD.

Psalm 114
Author: unknown.

1When the children of Israel went out of Egypt, The Israelites left the people of a foreign language behind. 2Judah and Israel were His sanctuary and His dominion. 3The Red Sea saw it, and was parted, the Jordan River heard of it and was driven back. 4Even the hills and the mountains were moved and obeyed. 5What caused the sea and the river to obey? 6What caused the hills and the mountains to be moved? 7Let the earth tremble, at the presence of the LORD God of Israel. 8Which brought water forth from the rock and the dry land into rivers of waters.

Psalm 115
Author: unknown.

1To the name of the LORD give glory, not to us, but to the LORD's name give glory, because of His mercy and truth. 2Why should the heathen's mock us, saying; Where is your God? 3But we know that our God is in the heavens and He does as He pleases.

4However their idols are of silver and gold, each is the work of a man's hand. 5They have mouths, but they do not speak, eyes, but they do not see. 6Ears, but they do not hear, noses, but they have no sense of smell. 7Hands that cannot grasp, feet that do not walk and a mouth that does not speak. 8Those who make them and they who trust in the idols, have become just like the gods they trust.

9O Israel, trust in the LORD, for He is your helper and your shield. 10May the family of Aaron, (NOTE: the priests of the LORD), trust in the LORD, for He is your help and your shield. 11All those who fear the LORD, need to trust in the LORD, for He is your help and your shield.

12For the LORD has been mindful of us, He will bless us, the house of Israel and the house of Aaron. 13He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. 14The LORD will give you and your children increase. 15For you are blessed of the LORD, who has made heaven and earth.

16The heavens are the LORD's, but the earth He has given to the children of men. 17The dead, that go down in silence, do not praise the LORD. 18But we the living, will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 116
Author: unknown.

1I love the LORD, for He has heard my voice and my petitions. 2He has inclined His ear to me, therefore, I will call on Him as long as I live. 3When the sorrows of death surround me and the pains of hell took hold on me. 4Then I called on the name of the LORD, to deliver my soul. 5The LORD our God, is gracious, righteous and merciful. 6He preserves the simple, for when I was brought low, He helped me. 7May my soul return to its rest, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with me. 8For He has delivered my soul from death, dried my eyes and kept my feet from falling. 9And I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

10I believe and relied on my God, therefore, I have spoken, of being greatly afflicted. 11I said in haste, All men are deceitful and liars. 12What shall I give to the LORD for all His benefits toward me? 13I will take the cup of salvation and call upon His name. 14And will pay my vows to the LORD, in the presence of all His people. 15Precious in the sight of the LORD, is the death of His saints. 16LORD, truly I am Your servant, born in Your house and You have set me free for Your service. 17As I call on the name of the LORD, I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving. 18Paying my vows to the LORD, in the presence of all His people, 19People of Jerusalem, wherever you may be. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 117
Author: unknown.

1Let all the nations and all the people, Praise the LORD. 2For His merciful kindness is great toward us and His truthfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 118
Author: unknown.

1Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His mercy endures forever. 2May Israel also say, that His mercy endures forever. 3May the priestly line of Aaron also say, that His mercy endures forever. 4Let them that fear the LORD say, that His mercy endures forever.

5In distress I called on the LORD, He answered me and set me free. 6The LORD is on my side, I shall not fear, what can man do to me? 7He is among those who help me and I will see my desire befall those who hate me. 8-9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put your confidence in men or nobles.

10-11Though I am surrounded by hostile nations, by the name of the LORD, I will destroy them all. 12They surround me like a swarm of bees, but in the name of the LORD, I will destroy them. 13They have thrown their darts at me, hoping that I might fall, but the LORD helped me. 14The LORD is my strength and song and has become my salvation. 15-16The sound of rejoicing and salvation is in the dwellings of the righteous, for the right hand of the LORD is exalted, for it is strong and victorious. 17I shall not die, but live and shall declare the works and acts of the LORD. 18For the LORD has severely tested me, but He has not given me over unto death.

19Open the gates of righteousness to me and I will go in and praise the LORD. 20And the righteous shall enter into the gate of the LORD. 21I will praise You LORD, for You have heard me and have become my Salvation. 22The stone that the builders have rejected, has become the chief cornerstone. 23This is the LORD's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. 24This is the day which the LORD has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25Save us now, LORD, I beg You and send us prosperity. 26Blessed is the man that comes in the name of the LORD, those who love the LORD truly bless you. 27God is the LORD, who gives us light, who directs the festal sacrifice even up to the horns of the altar. 28You are my God and I will exalt You and give You praise. 29O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good and His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 119
Author: unknown, this is an acrostic Psalm. Each of the 22 sections is headed by the next letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section contains 8 verses and in the original manuscript, each verse begins with that Hebrew letter.
ALEPH

1Blessed are the upright that walk in the path of the law of the LORD. 2Blessed and happy are they that seek Him with their whole heart and keep His ways. 3They do not wander, committing iniquities, for they walk in His ways. 4For You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently. 5If only my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! 6Then I would not be ashamed, for I would have respect for all Your commandments. 7I would praise You with an upright heart, for I would know of Your righteousness. 8But for now, I will keep Your statutes, do not utterly forsake me.

BETH

9With what can a young man purify his path? By observing all according to Your Word. 10I have sought You with my whole heart, let me not wander away from Your commandments. 11For I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You. 12You O LORD, are blessed, teach me all of Your ways. 13I have spoken and declared all the judgments You have given us. 14And I have rejoiced in Your ways, as much as I have in earthly riches. 15I will meditate on Your precepts, having respect for all Your ways. 16Delighting myself in Your statutes, for I will not forget Your Word.

GIMEL

17Bestow benefits on Your servant, that I may live and keep Your Word. 18LORD, open my eyes, that I may see and understand the wondrous things of Your law. 19I am but a sojourner in the earth, do not hide Your commandments from me. 20My soul desires and longs that it might know Your judgments at all times. 21For You rebuke the proud that fail to keep Your commandments and they are cursed. 22Take from me the reproach and contempt that others have for me, for I keep Your ways. 23For even nobles speak against me, but Your servant meditates on Your statutes. 24Your ways are my delight and my counselors.

DALETH

25My soul clings to this earthly life, quicken me according to Your Word. 26I have spoken of my ways and You heard me, teach me Your statutes. 27Cause me to understand Your precepts, so I can speak of Your wondrous works. 28My soul is downcast because of heaviness, strengthen me according to Your Word. 29Keep me from the way of falsehood and unfaithfulness and grant me Your law. 30For I have chosen the way of truth and laid Your judgments before me. 31I have not strayed from Your ways O LORD, do not put me to shame. 32As You give me a willing heart, I will not walk but run in the way of Your commandments.

HE

33LORD, teach me the way of Your statutes and I shall keep it to the end. 34Give me understanding and I shall keep and observe Your law with my whole heart. 35Cause me to walk in Your commandments, for in them will be my delight. 36Turn my heart towards Your testimonies and away from dishonest gain. 37Turn my eyes away from desiring vanity and empty ways and quicken me in Your way. 38Establish Your Word to Your servant, who is devoted to worshiping You. 39Take from me the unjust reproach which I fear, for Your judgments are good. 40For I have longed after Your precepts, quicken me in Your righteousness.

VAU

41LORD, allow Your mercies and salvation to come to me, according to Your Word. 42I shall then have an answer for those who taunt me, for I trust in Your Word. 43Don't take the Word of truth from me, for I hope in Your judgments. 44And I shall keep Your law continually forever and ever. 45I shall always walk in liberty and ease, for I seek Your precepts. 46I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, without being ashamed. 47Delighting myself in Your commandments, that I love. 48Lifting up my hands to Your ways that I loved and meditating on Your statutes.

ZAIN

49Remember the Word unto Your servant, on which you have caused me to hope. 50This hope is my comfort in my affliction, for Your Word has quickened me. 51The proud have mocked me greatly, yet I have not turned away from Your law. 52LORD, when I recall Your judgments of old, I have found comfort in them. 53However, fear and horror have come upon me because of the wicked that forsake Your law. 54For Your statutes have been my songs as I sojourn. 55And I have remembered the name of my LORD, through the night and have kept Your law. 56This I could do, because I kept Your precepts.

CHETH

57LORD, You are my portion, I have committed to abide by Your ways. 58I earnestly ask of Your favor with my whole heart, be merciful to me according to Your Word. 59I have considered my own ways and have turned to walk in Your way. 60Without delay, I quickly began to keep Your commandments. 61Though the wicked surrounds me and have ensnared me, I have not forgotten Your law. 62At midnight I will rise and give thanks because of Your righteous judgments. 63I am a friend and companion of they that fear and worship You and keep Your precepts. 64LORD, the earth is full of Your mercy and loving-kindness, teach me Your statutes.

TETH

65LORD, according to Your Word, You have dealt well with Your servant. 66Teach me good judgments, discipline and knowledge, for I believe Your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted, I knew no sorrow and I went astray, but now I have kept Your Word. 68LORD, You are good and Your works are good, teach me Your statutes. 69The godless have spoken lies against me, but I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart. 70The heart of the godless is insensitive, but I delight in Your law. 71It has been good for me that I have been afflicted, so that I might learn Your statutes. 72LORD, Your law to me is better than much gold and silver.

JOD

73Your own hands have formed me, give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. 74They that fear You, will be glad when they see me, for I also hope in Your Word. 75LORD, I know that Your judgments are right and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. 76I pray, that Your merciful kindness be for Your servant's comfort, according to Your Word. 77Cause Your tender mercies to come on me, so that I may live, for Your law is my delight. 78Let the proud be ashamed, for they have dealt falsely with me without a cause, but I will meditate on Your precepts. 79May those that fear and worship You and known Your testimonies come around me. 80And may my heart be steadfast and blameless in Your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.

CAPH

81My soul grows faint for Your salvation, but I hope in Your Word. 82My eyes fail to see the fulfillment of Your promise, when will You comfort me? 83For I have become dirtied by this world, yet I have not forgotten Your statutes. 84How many days must Your servant endure, when will You execute judgment on those that persecute me? 85For the proud have dug pits for me, that are not according to Your law. 86All Your commandments are faithful and true, but the godless persecute me wrongfully, help me! 87They have nearly consumed my flesh, but still I hold fast to Your precepts. 88According to Your loving kindness bring life to me, so that I can keep Your testimony.

LAMED

89LORD, Your Word is forever established in heaven. 90Your faithfulness is unto all generations, as You have also established the earth. 91It continue on to this day according to Your ordinances, for it is also Your servant. 92If I had not delighted in Your law, I would have perished in my affliction. 93Therefore, I will not forget Your precepts, for by them You have quickened me. 94LORD, I am Yours, save me, for I have sought out Your precepts. 95For the wicked waited for me, to destroy me, but I will consider Your testimonies. 96And I have seen an end of all human achievements, but Your commandment and Your works are eternal.

MEM

97LORD, how I love Your law! It has become my meditation all the day long. 98Through Your commandments, You have made me wiser than my enemies, who are ever with me. 99I have a better understanding and more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies have become my meditation. 100My understanding exceeds even the elders, because I keep Your precepts. 101For I have kept my feet from evil, that I might keep Your Word. 102And I have not departed from Your judgments, that You have taught me. 103Your Words to me are sweet, even sweeter than honey! 104Your precepts bring understanding to me, hence I hate every false way.

NUN

105Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. 106I have sworn an oath that I will keep Your righteous judgments. 107LORD, I am afflicted very much, quicken me according to Your Word. 108LORD, I pray that You will accept the freewill offerings of my mouth and teach me Your judgments. 109My life is continually in jeopardy, yet do I not forget Your law. 110Even though the wicked have laid a snare for me, I have not strayed from Your precepts. 111I have adopted Your testimonies forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112For I have applied my heart to perform Your statutes always, even unto the end.

SAMECH

113I hate the thoughts of the doubled-minded, but I love Your law. 114For You are my hiding place and my shield, my hope is in Your Word. 115May the evildoers depart from me, so that I may keep the commandments of my God. 116Uphold me according to Your Word, that I may live and not be ashamed of my hope. 117Support me and I shall be safe and I will look on Your statutes continually. 118For You spurn those that go astray from Your statutes, for the falsehood they speak is their demise. 119And You remove the wicked from the earth, therefore, I love Your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of You and I am in dread of Your judgments.

AIN

121I have executed judgment and justice, do not leave me to those who wish to oppress me. 122Protect me under Your covering for good, let not the proud oppress me. 123My eyes have failed me watching for Your salvation and righteousness. 124Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy and teach me Your statutes. 125For I am Your servant, give me understanding so that I may know Your testimonies. 126LORD, it is time for action, for the wicked have perverted Your law. 127For I love Your commandments more than fine gold. 128And I esteem all of Your precepts to be the truth, hating every false way.

PE

129Your testimonies to me are wonderful, therefore, my soul gladly keeps them. 130The unfolding of Your Words reveals light, giving understanding to the simple. 131With eager desire, I long to embrace Your commandments. 132Look upon me and be merciful to me, as is Your way for those that love Your name. 133Establish my steps in Your Word, so that iniquity will not have dominion over me. 134Deliver me from the oppression of man and I will keep Your precepts. 135Let Your face shine upon Your servant and teach me Your statutes. 136I weep because, men do not keep Your law, they do not hear it or receive it, for they do not love it.

TZADDI

137LORD, You are righteous, upright in all of Your judgments. 138The testimonies that You have commanded us, are righteous and faithful. 139Because my enemies pervert and take Your Word so lightly, I have been consumed with zeal. 140Your Word has been proven to be most pure and Your servant loves it. 141Though I am small and despised, I have not forgotten Your precepts. 142For Your righteousness is everlasting and Your law is truth. 143Though trouble and anguish have taken hold on me, yet Your commandments are my delights. 144Your righteous testimonies are everlasting, give me understanding of them and I shall live.

KOPH

145LORD, hear me, for I cried out with my whole heart, for I keep Your statutes. 146Also save me and I shall keep Your testimonies. 147At the morning light, I have cried out, for my hope is in Your Word. 148Even before the night watches, I awake to meditate on Your Word. 149LORD, hear my voice according to Your loving kindness and give me life according to Your judgment. 150They who draw near to me follow after wickedness, they are far from Your law. 151However You LORD, are near and Your commandments are true. 152And I know that Your testimonies are thoroughly established, for You have founded them forever.

RESH

153Consider my afflictions and deliver me, for I have not forgotten Your law. 154Plead my case and deliver me, giving me life according to Your Word. 155For salvation is far from the wicked, neither do they seek nor hunger for Your statutes. 156But, great are Your tender mercies, O LORD. Quicken me according to Your judgments. 157Even though my persecutors and enemies are many, yet I have not turned aside from Your testimonies. 158When I look on the transgressors, I was grieved, for they do not keep Your Word. 159LORD, consider how I love Your precepts and quicken me, according to Your loving kindness. 160For Your Word has been true from the very beginning and Your righteous judgments will stand forever.

SCHIN

161Nobles have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in fear of Your Word. 162And I rejoice at Your Word, as one that finds great wealth. 163I hate and abhor falsehoods, but I love Your law. 164I praise You seven times a day, because of Your righteous judgments. 165Those who love Your law find great peace and nothing shall offend them. 166LORD, I hope and wait for Your salvation and have done Your commandments. 167Your testimonies I have kept, for I love them exceedingly. 168And I have kept Your precepts, for all my ways are before You.

TAU

169LORD, may my cry come before You, give me understanding according to Your Word. 170Let my petition come before You and deliver me according to Your Word. 171I shall speak praises with thanksgiving and renewed trust, once You teach me and I understand Your statutes. 172I shall speak of the Word, for all Your commandments are righteousness. 173May Your hand help me, for I have chosen Your precepts. 174LORD, I long for Your salvation and Your law is my delight. 175Allow me to live and I shall praise You, for Your judgments that I have kept shall help me. 176Though I have gone astray as a lost sheep, LORD seek Your servant for I have not forgotten Your commandments.

Psalm 120
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1In my distress, I cried unto the LORD and He answered me. 2LORD, deliver my life from lying lips and deceitful tongues. 3Do the wicked know their end, what shall be done to those who speak lies? 4Arrows from the mighty and hot coals shall be their just reward.

5Woe is me, for I sojourn among a lawless and fierce people! 6For I have long dwelt with a people who hate peace. 7I am for and speak peace, but they are for war.

Psalm 121
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1I will look towards the hills, from where my help comes from. 2My help comes from the LORD, whom has made heaven and earth. 3He will not allow your foot to slip or be moved, for He that keeps you will not slumber. 4He that keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5For the LORD is Your keeper and He is their shade and rest from their labors. 6He shall shade them from the sun and moon. 7The LORD shall preserve your soul from all evil. 8Even your goings out and comings in forevermore.

Psalm 122
Author: David, a pilgrims song.

1I was glad when the people said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 2Our feet shall once again stand within the gates of Jerusalem. 3Within the city of Jerusalem all the people and houses are united as one. 4The city where all the tribes of Israel go up to worship and give thanks unto the LORD. 5For there were set the judgment thrones of the house of David.

6They that pray for the peace of Jerusalem shall prosper, all that love her. 7May there be peace be within the walls and prosperity within the palaces. 8For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within Jerusalem. 9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek Your good.

Psalm 123
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1To You, I lift up my eyes, Who are enthroned in the heavens. 2Look upon Your servants, as they look upon the hand of their masters, as a maiden looks to the hand of her mistress, so we wait on the LORD our God, that He shall have mercy on us. 3LORD, have mercy on us, for we have suffered much contempt. 4Our soul is exceedingly sorrowful and mocked by those that are at ease and the proud.

Psalm 124
Author: David, a pilgrims song.

1If the LORD had not been on our side, how could Israel say; 2If the LORD had not been on our side, when men rose up against us. 3We would have been quickly swallowed up alive. 4Quickly destroyed by their rage, our souls swept away, 5conquered by the proud.

6Blessed be the LORD, who has not handed us over as prey to the enemy. 7We have escaped from the trap that the enemy has laid for us and the trap is broken. 8For our help is in the name of the LORD, who has made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1They that trust in the LORD, are as mount Zion, founded on a solid foundation that abides forever. 2As the mountains encircle Jerusalem, the LORD also encircles His people, now and forever. 3For the arm of the wicked will not rest upon the inheritance of the righteous, lest the righteous fall unto iniquity.

4LORD, do good to those that are good and upright in heart. 5As for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD will lead them along with the workers of iniquity, but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 126
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1When the LORD set the Israelites free from their captivity, we questioned this as if it might be a dream. 2Then, we laughed and our hearts were filled with singing. As the heathen around us said; The LORD has done great things for them. 3Yes, the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad.

4LORD, now turn again that the remainder of the Israelites in captivity be released, as streams of water. (NOTE: The release of the Israelites from Babylon happened in three groups). 5They who are burdened down with tears of grief, may be joyful. 6They that bear much sorrow, also bears precious seed and shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing blessings with him.

Psalm 127
Author: Solomon, a pilgrims song.

1Except the LORD builds the house, the workers who build it labor in vain. Except the LORD watches over the city, the watchman watches in vain. 2It is useless to rise up early and sit up late worrying and eating the bread of sorrows, for the LORD gives His own peaceful sleep. 3Children are an inheritance from the LORD, for the fruit of the womb is His reward. 4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. 5Blessed is the man that has his quiver full of them, they shall not be put to shame when they shall speak with the adversaries around them.

Psalm 128
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1Blessed and happy is everyone that fears the LORD and walks in His ways. 2That man shall eat the labor of his hands, he shall be happy and blessed. 3His wife shall be fruitful in all that she does and their children shall be as healthy and vibrant sitting around your table. 4Yes, the man that fears the LORD shall be blessed. 5The LORD shall bless you from His dwelling place and you shall see the prosperity of Jerusalem all your days. 6That you may see your grandchildren dwelling in peace within Israel.

Psalm 129
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1Many times and much have they afflicted me from my youth, Israel can now say, 2Even though they have afflicted me, they have not prevailed against me. 3Though the enemy drove us in hard labor, they caused our sorrows to be proclaimed. 4For the LORD is righteous and He has cut down the cords of the wicked.

5May the wicked all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. 6Let them be as the grass on shallow ground, that withers away before it grows tall. 7A lost crop, neither profitable to the farmer nor to the reapers. 8Where no one says; The blessing of the LORD be upon you and we bless you in the name of the LORD.

Psalm 130
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1LORD, out of the depths I have cried to You. 2LORD, may Your ears attend to my prayers. 3LORD, if You keep records of our iniquities, who would be able to stand? 4But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared and worshiped.

5I expectantly wait on the LORD and in His Word, I place my hope. 6My soul waits and watches for the LORD, more than the watchman of the morning. 7May Israel hope in the LORD, for the LORD gives mercy and His redemption is gracious. 8And He shall redeem Israel from all their iniquities.

Psalm 131
Author: David, a pilgrims song.

1LORD, my heart is not haughty, my eyes are not lofty, nor do I strive for greatness, or in things beyond me. 2Surely I have acted with quit patience, my soul has been content as a weaned child. 3May Israel hope in the LORD, now and forever more.

Psalm 132
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1LORD, remember David and all his afflictions. 2How he made vows to the LORD, the mighty God of Israel. 3Surely I will not retire to my house, 4or close my eyes in sleep. 5Until I find a prosper place for the LORD, the mighty God of Israel.

6We heard of the Ark of the Covenant and we found it in the fields at Kirjath-jearim. 7We said we would go into His tabernacles and worship at His footstool. 8Therefore, arise LORD and come into Your rest, You and the Ark, the symbol of Your strength. 9Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness and let Your saints shout for joy. 10For Your servant David's sake do not reject Your own anointed king.

11The LORD has sworn in truth to David and He will not turn from it. For He has said; From the line of David, I will set My throne up. 12If your children will keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them and their children shall also sit upon the throne forevermore. 13For the LORD has chosen Zion, for He has desired it for His habitation. 14It is His eternal rest, He will dwell there forever. 15The LORD will abundantly bless Jerusalem's provision and will satisfy her poor with bread. 16He will also clothe her priests with salvation and her saints shall shout for joy. 17There the LORD shall increase David's kingdom and prosper His own anointed. 18The LORD will clothe David 's enemies with shame, but upon David himself his crown will flourish.

Psalm 133
Author: David, a pilgrims song.

1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2It is like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down Aaron's beard to the hem of his garment, Exodus 30:30 3As the gentle dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion, for there the LORD has commanded the blessing for life evermore.

Psalm 134
Author: unknown, a pilgrims song.

1Bless the LORD! All His servants who by night stand in the house of the LORD. 2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless Him. 3The LORD that made heaven and earth, will bless you out of Zion.

Psalm 135
Author: unknown.

1Praise the name of the LORD, all you servants of the LORD. 2Those that stand in the house of the LORD, in the court of our God. 3Praise the LORD, for He is good. Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant. 4For the LORD has chosen Israel for himself, they are His special treasure.

5For I know that the LORD is great and He is above all gods. 6The LORD has done as He pleased, both in heaven and on the earth. 7He causes the rain clouds to cover the earth, forming the lightning and the rain and He brings the wind out of His treasuries. 8He who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast, Exodus 12:12. 9Performing signs and wonders in the mist of Egypt, upon Pharaoh and all his servants. 10For the LORD smote great nations and slew mighty kings. 11Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan and all the kingdoms of Canaan, Numbers 21:21 12And the LORD's people of Israel, received their land as an inheritance. 13LORD, may Your name endure forever and Your memorial throughout all generations. 14For the LORD will judge His people and will comfort Himself concerning His servants.

15The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 16They have mouths, but cannot speak and eyes, but cannot see. 17They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there any form of life to them. 18Those that make them are like them, along with everyone that trusts in them.

19Let the people of Israel and the house of Aaron, bless the LORD! 20Let the house of Levi and those who fear Him, bless the LORD! 21Let the people of Zion that live in Jerusalem, bless the LORD!

Psalm 136
Author: unknown.

1Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His mercy endures forever. 2Give thanks to the God of gods, His mercy endures forever. 3Give thanks to the LORD of LORD's, His mercy endures forever. 4He alone does great wonders, His mercy endures forever. 5By wisdom He made the heavens, His mercy endures forever. 6He stretched out the earth above the waters, His mercy endures forever. 7He made the great lights, His mercy endures forever. 8The sun rules by day, His mercy endures forever. 9The moon and stars rule by night, His mercy endures forever.

10He smote the firstborn sons of Egypt, His mercy endures forever. 11Bringing the Israelites out of Egypt, His mercy endures forever. 12With a strong hand and a stretched out arm, His mercy endures forever. 13He then parted the Red sea, His mercy endures forever. 14Making the Israelites pass through the midst of it, His mercy endures forever. 15To later overthrow Pharaoh and his army in the Red sea, His mercy endures forever. 16He lead His people through the wilderness, His mercy endures forever. 17And in the wilderness smote great kings, His mercy endures forever. 18-19Along with famous kings, Sihon king of the Amorites, His mercy endures forever. 20And Og the king of Bashan, His mercy endures forever. 21-22Giving their land as an inheritance to His servant Israel, His mercy endures forever.

23He also remembered us in our low estate, His mercy endures forever. 24And redeemed us from our enemies, His mercy endures forever. 25Who provides for all flesh, His mercy endures forever. 26Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 137
Author: unknown.

1We sat by the rivers of Babylon and there we wept, as we remembered the city of our God. 2On willow trees in Babylon we hung our musical instruments, for the joy had departed from us. 3However, those that carried us away captive required us to play songs for them and our tormentors required us to be merry, saying; Sing for us a song of your God. 4But how can we sing the LORD's song in a strange land? 5If I should forget my Jerusalem, may my right hand lose its ability to play music. 6If Jerusalem is not my main joy, may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.

7LORD, remember, as You promised, our enemies of Edom in the day of Jerusalem fall, for they delighted in our destruction. 8That great city of Babylon, who has been the destroyer shall now be destroyed. 9And happy are they who take part in the destruction of your little ones.

Psalm 138
Author: David.

1With my whole heart, I confess and praise You, before all other gods I will sing praise to You. 2I will worship towards Your holy temple and praise Your name because of Your loving kindness and truth, for Your Word is magnified even above all Your names. 3When I cried out, You answered me and strengthened my soul. 4LORD, all the kings of the earth shall praise You, when they hear of Your promises. 5They shall sing and celebrate His mighty acts, for great is the glory of the LORD.

6Though the LORD be high, He has respect for the lowly, but the proud He recognizes only from a distance. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will stretch forth Your hand and receive me, safe from the wrath of my enemies. 8The LORD will perfect what He has begun in me, for His mercies endures forever. LORD, do not forsake the works of Your own hands.

Psalm 139
Author: David, to the chief musician.

1LORD, You have searched me and You know me. 2You know when I sit and when I rise, You understand my thoughts from far off. 3You know when I lie down, for You are acquainted with all my ways. 4LORD, not a word comes out of my mouth, that You do not know of. 5You have closed me in and Your hand is upon me. 6Your infinite knowledge is too wonderful for me and to high above me, I cannot attain to it.

7Is there any place I can hide from Your Spirit or flee from Your presence? 8If I ascend up to heaven, You are there and if I make my bed in hell, You are there. 9If I fly away on the rays of the morning, or dwell in the innermost parts of the sea. 10Even there Your hand shall lead me and Your right hand shall hold me. 11If I attempt to let the darkness cover me, even the night would be seen as a light around me. 12Not even in darkness can I hide, for both the darkness and the light are alike to You. 13For You control my reins and have formed me while yet in my mother's womb. 14I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, that my soul is completely aware of. 15My frame is known to You, for You skillfully formed me out of the dust of the earth. 16You knew of all my days from my conception to my birth and they were recorded in Your book even before I my days had come to me.

17God, how precious are Your thoughts towards me, how great is their sum! 18They are more numerous than the sand, more than I can count in my sleep. 19God, if only You would slay the wicked, then the bloody men would depart from me. 20For the wicked speak against You and Your enemies take Your name in vain. 21LORD, I despise them, for they hate You and I am grieved with those that rise up against You 22Yes, I hate them with perfect hatred, I count them as my enemies. 23God, search my heart, try me and know my thoughts: 24See if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way of godliness.

Psalm 140
Author: David, to the chief musician.

1LORD, deliver me, from the evil man and protect me from the violent man. 2They that devise evils in their heart, continually gather together for war. 3They have rehearsed their evil ways, until their words cut like a knife. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

4LORD, keep me from the hands of the wicked, protect me from the violent man, who has purposed to overthrow me. 5For the proud have laid a trap for me. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

6But, I said to the LORD, You are my God, LORD, hear my prayers. 7GOD, You are the LORD, the strength of my salvation and You have covered my head in the day of battle. 8LORD, do not grant the wicked their desires, lest their pride exalts themselves. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

9As for those that surround me, let their own wicked deeds turn on them. 10Let burning coals fall upon them and they be cast into the fiery pits, never to rise again. 11Let not the slanderous man be established in the earth, but rather that evil men shall hunt and overtake the violent man. 12And I rest assured that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted and the poor. 13Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name and the upright shall dwell in Your presence.

Psalm 141
Author: David, while David was running from king Saul.

1LORD, I cry unto You, hear me when I cry to You and come quickly to me. 2May my prayer be as incense before You, along with the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. 3LORD, set a guard as to what I speak. 4Keep my heart from all evils, that I shall not associate with evil men or even eat of their delicates.

5But let the righteous man correct me, it is a kindness when he reproves me. This shall be as oil on my head, yet still my prayer shall be for their calamities. 6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words and realize they are sweet and just. 7For we have been dead for so long, it seems that our bones are scattered at deaths door, at the command of Saul. 8But my eyes are focused on my LORD and GOD, my trust is in You, do not leave my soul destitute. 9Keep me from the traps which the workers of iniquity have laid for me. 10And let the wicked fall into their own traps and that I shall escape.

Psalm 142
Author: David, a prayer when David was in the cave, 1st Samuel 22.

1I cried to the LORD and made my supplications to Him. 2I poured out my complaint before him and He has seen my troubles. 3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path, for my enemy secretly hid a trap for me.

4When I had fallen in the trap, I looked around but there was no man that would appear for me, no refuge, no man cares. 5LORD, I then cried to You, saying; You are my refuge and my portion. 6Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I. 7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name. Then the righteous shall gather around me, for You will deal bountifully with me.

Psalm 143
Author: David.

1LORD, hear my supplications and in Your faithfulness and righteousness answer me. 2Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no earthly man is justified. 3For the enemy has beaten my soul down to the ground, he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4Therefore, my spirit is overwhelmed within me, my heart is desolate. 5But I do remember the days of old and meditate on all Your works. 6As I stretch forth my hands to You, my soul thirsts after You. Selah, (a musical rest, reflection / Amen).

7LORD, quickly hear me, for my spirit fails, do not hide from me, lest I be like them that go down to the grave. 8Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning, for in You is my trust. Cause me to know the path to walk, for I lift up my soul to You. 9LORD, deliver me from my enemies, I flee to You for my refuge. 10Instruct me in Your will, for You are my God. May Your good Spirit lead me into the land of uprightness. 11LORD, quicken me, because of Your name's sake. And because of Your righteousness save my soul from trouble. 12Because of Your mercy cut off my enemies and destroy all them that afflict my soul, for I am Your servant.

Psalm 144
Author: David.

1Blessed be the LORD, He is my strength, for He has taught my hands to fight. 2He is my goodness, my fortress, my high tower, my deliverer and my shield, in Him do I trust who subdues my people under me. 3LORD, what is man, that You are mindful of him? 4Man is like unto vanity, his days are as a shadow that passes away. 5LORD, come down from the heavens and touch the mountains and they shall smoke. 6Cast forth lightning and scatter my enemies, shoot Your arrows and destroy them. 7Stretch forth Your hand from above, rescue me and deliver me from great troubles and the hands of strangers, 8For they speak deceitfully and they are constantly giving false promises.

9God, I will sing a new song to You, with musical instruments will I praise You. 10The LORD is the giver of salvation to kings, who will deliver David His servant from the sword. 11Rescue me and deliver me from hostile alien tribes, who speak only lies and deceit. 12So that our sons may grow strong in their youth and our daughters may become as polished gems. 13That our grain bins may be full and that our flocks prosper. 14That our oxen might be strong to labor and there be no disorder in our streets. 15Happy is that people be, whose God is the LORD.

Psalm 145
Author: David, a psalm of praise.

1My God, my King, I will extol You and bless Your name forever and ever. 2Each day I shall bless You and praise Your name forever. 3Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised and His greatness is unsearchable. 4Each generation shall praise Your works to another, declaring Your mighty acts. 5I shall speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty and of Your wondrous works. 6And men shall speak of the might of Your wonders, while I declare Your greatness. 7Men shall pour forth the memories of Your great goodness and sing of Your righteousness. 8The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, having great mercy. 9He is good to all and His tender mercies, oversee all His works.

10LORD, all Your people and works shall praise You. 11They will speak of Your glorious kingdom and talk of Your power. 12To make known to men Your mighty acts and the majesty of Your kingdom. 13For Your kingdom is everlasting and Your dominion endures forever. 14You uphold all and even raise up the ones who are bowed down low, 15Those who wait on You and You give them their provision in due season. 16For You provide and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17The LORD is righteous in all His ways and holy in all His works. 18He is near to all them that call upon Him in truth. 19He fulfills the desire of them that fear Him, for He hears their cry and saves them. 20He preserves them that love Him, but He does destroy the wicked. 21I shall speak the praise of the LORD and let all people bless His holy name forever and ever.

Psalm 146
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD, O my soul! 2While I yet live I will praise the LORD and sing praises to my God. 3Do not put your trust in men or nobles, in whom there is no help. 4For in the day when he perishes, so also do his thoughts perish.

5Rather happy is the man whose hope is in the LORD and has the God of Israel as his help. 6Whom has made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is within it, for He is forever truthful and faithful. 7For the LORD carries out justice for the oppressed, provides for the hungry and sets the prisoners free. 8He opens the eyes of the blind, lifts up the troubled, for the LORD loves the righteous. 9He keeps the strangers and upholds the fatherless and widows, but He confounds the way of the wicked. 10Our God, the LORD shall reign forever in Zion, unto all generations. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 147
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God, for praise is pleasant and praise is becoming. 2The LORD is building up Jerusalem, He is gathering up the exiles of Israel. 3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4He appoints the number of the stars, calling each one of them by name. 5Our LORD is great, of great power and His understanding is infinite. 6He lifts up the meek and casts the wicked down. 7Sing to Him with thanksgiving, make music to our God. 8For He covers the heaven with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, thus making the grass to grow on the plains. 9He provides food for both the beast of the field and the birds of the air. 10His delight is not in the strength of the horse, His pleasure is not in mans ability for battle. 11Rather the LORD takes pleasure in them that fear Him and in those that hope in His mercy.

12Praise the LORD your God, all you people of Jerusalem. 13For he has made Jerusalem secure and has blessed the people within it. 14He keeps the borders at peace and provides for you the finest wheat. 15He speaks forth His Word upon the earth and it swiftly accomplishes His will. 16He covers the earth with a blanket of snow, scattering also frost like ashes. 17Casting forth His ice storms, who can stand before His cold? 18Then sending out His Word and causing all to melt. Allowing the wind to blow and the waters to flow. 19God made His Word known to Israel, both His statutes and His judgments. 20He has not done so with any other nation, for other nations do not know of His judgments.

Psalm 148
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD in the heights. 2Praise Him, all His angels and hosts of heaven. 3Praise Him, sun and moon and all the stars of light. 4Praise Him, you highest heavens and the waters above the heavens. 5Let them praise the name of the LORD, for as He commanded, they were created. 6He established creation until the end of time and gave them boundaries that they cannot cross.

7Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons and all the creatures of the deep. 8By use of lighting and hail, snow and rains, stormy winds all fulfill His Word. 9Mountains and hills; fruit trees and cedars. 10Beasts of the forest and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds. 11Kings of the earth and all people, nobles and judges of the earth. 12Young men and maidens, old men and children.

13Let them all praise the name of the LORD, for His name is excellent, His glory is above the earth and heaven. 14And He also exalts His people, which is a praise of all His saints and the children of Israel that are near to him. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 149
Author: unknown.

1Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song and let His praise be in the assemblies of the saints. 2Let Israel rejoice in their Creator and His saints rejoice in their King. 3Let them praise His name in the dance and with musical instruments sing praises to Him. 4For the LORD takes pleasure in His people, He will beautify the meek with salvation. 5Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing for joy upon their beds.

6Let them speak the high praises of God, having a two-edged sword in their hand. 7To execute vengeance upon the heathen nations and corrections upon the people. 8To bind their kings and nobles with chains. 9To execute upon them the written judgment. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 150
Author: unknown, may all creatures praise the LORD.

1Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary, praise Him in the vastness of His power. 2Praise Him for His mighty works, praise Him according to His excellent greatness. 3Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet, praise Him with musical instruments. 4Praise Him with the tambourine and through dance, praise Him with stringed instruments. 5Praise Him upon the loud cymbals, praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!