Psalm Book 5: 107-150

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Psalms 107

Psalm 107
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Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
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Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
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And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
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They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; They found no city to dwell in.
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Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them.
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Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses.
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And He led them forth by the right way, That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
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Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
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For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
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Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and irons;
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Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised the counsel of the Most High,
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Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.
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Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.
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He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.
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Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
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For He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two.
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Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
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Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.
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Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.
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He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
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Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
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Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing.
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Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters,
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They see the works of the LORD, And His wonders in the deep.
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For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
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They mount up to the heavens, They go down again to the depths; Their soul melts because of trouble.
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They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end.
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Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses.
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He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
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Then they are glad because they are quiet; So He guides them to their desired haven.
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Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
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Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the company of the elders.
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He turns rivers into a wilderness, And the watersprings into dry ground;
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A fruitful land into barrenness, For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
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He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings.
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There He makes the hungry dwell, That they may establish a city for a dwelling place,
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And sow fields and plant vineyards, That they may yield a fruitful harvest.
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He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; And He does not let their cattle decrease.
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When they are diminished and brought low Through oppression, affliction and sorrow,
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He pours contempt on princes, And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way;
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Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction, And makes their families like a flock.
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The righteous see it and rejoice, And all iniquity stops its mouth.
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Whoever is wise will observe these things, And they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Psalms 108

Psalm 108
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O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
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Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
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I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
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For Your mercy is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the clouds.
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Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth;
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That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
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God has spoken in His holiness: "I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
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Gilead is Mine; Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet for My head; Judah is My lawgiver.
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Moab is My washpot; Over Edom I will cast My shoe; Over Philistia I will triumph."
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Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?
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Is it not You, O God, who cast us off? And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies?
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Give us help from trouble, For the help of man is useless.
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Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

Psalms 109

Psalm 109
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Do not keep silent, O God of my praise!
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For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
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They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.
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In return for my love they are my accusers, But I give myself to prayer.
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Thus they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
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Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.
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When he is judged, let him be found guilty, And let his prayer become sin.
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Let his days be few, And let another take his office.
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Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.
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Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places.
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Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder his labor.
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Let there be none to extend mercy to him, Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
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Let his posterity be cut off, And in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
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Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
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Let them be continually before the LORD, That He may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
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Because he did not remember to show mercy, But persecuted the poor and needy man, That he might even slay the broken in heart.
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As he loved cursing, so let it come to him; As he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him.
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As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, So let it enter his body like water, And like oil into his bones.
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Let it be to him like the garment which covers him, And for a belt with which he girds himself continually.
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Let this be the Lord's reward to my accusers, And to those who speak evil against my person.
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But You, O GOD the Lord, Deal with me for Your name's sake; Because Your mercy is good, deliver me.
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For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.
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I am gone like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like a locust.
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My knees are weak through fasting, And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.
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I also have become a reproach to them; When they look at me, they shake their heads.
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Help me, O LORD my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy,
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That they may know that this is Your hand; That You, LORD, have done it!
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Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, let them be ashamed, But let Your servant rejoice.
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Let my accusers be clothed with shame, And let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as with a mantle.
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I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
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For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, To save him from those who condemn him.

Psalms 110

Psalm 110
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The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."
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The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
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Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.
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The LORD has sworn And will not relent, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."
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The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
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He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries.
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He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.

Psalms 111

Psalm 111
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Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
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The works of the LORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
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His work is honorable and glorious, And His righteousness endures forever.
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He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
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He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
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He has declared to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
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The works of His hands are verity and justice; All His precepts are sure.
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They stand fast forever and ever, And are done in truth and uprightness.
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He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name.
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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.

Psalms 112

Psalm 112
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Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments.
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His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
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Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
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Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
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A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion.
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Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
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He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
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His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
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He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.
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The wicked will see it and be grieved; He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalms 113

Psalm 113
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Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD!
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Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore!
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From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord's name is to be praised.
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The LORD is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.
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Who is like the LORD our God, Who dwells on high,
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Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
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He raises the poor out of the dust, And lifts the needy out of the ash heap,
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That He may seat him with princes; With the princes of His people.
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He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 114

Psalm 114
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When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion.
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The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back.
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The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.
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What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back?
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O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O little hills, like lambs?
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Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob,
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Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters.

Psalms 115

Psalm 115
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Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth.
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Why should the Gentiles say, "So where is their God?"
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But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
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Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.
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They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see;
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They have ears, but they do not hear; Noses they have, but they do not smell;
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They have hands, but they do not handle; Feet they have, but they do not walk; Nor do they mutter through their throat.
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Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them.
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O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
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O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
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You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
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The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.
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He will bless those who fear the LORD, Both small and great.
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May the LORD give you increase more and more, You and your children.
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May you be blessed by the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
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The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; But the earth He has given to the children of men.
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The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence.
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But we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 116

Psalm 116
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I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications.
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Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
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The pains of death surrounded me, And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow.
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Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!"
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Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.
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The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
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Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
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For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, And my feet from falling.
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I will walk before the LORD In the land of the living.
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I believed, therefore I spoke, "I am greatly afflicted."
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I said in my haste, "All men are liars."
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What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?
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I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD.
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I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people.
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Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.
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O LORD, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have loosed my bonds.
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I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD.
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I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people,
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In the courts of the Lord's house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 117

Psalm 117
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Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!
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For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 118

Psalm 118
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Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
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Let Israel now say, "His mercy endures forever."
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Let the house of Aaron now say, "His mercy endures forever."
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Let those who fear the LORD now say, "His mercy endures forever."
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I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.
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The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
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The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.
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It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.
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It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.
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All nations surrounded me, But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
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They surrounded me, Yes, they surrounded me; But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
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They surrounded me like bees; They were quenched like a fire of thorns; For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
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You pushed me violently, that I might fall, But the LORD helped me.
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The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
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The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
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The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
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I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.
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The LORD has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death.
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Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, And I will praise the LORD.
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This is the gate of the LORD, Through which the righteous shall enter.
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I will praise You, For You have answered me, And have become my salvation.
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The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
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This was the Lord's doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.
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This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
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Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
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Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
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God is the LORD, And He has given us light; Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
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You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You.
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Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalms 119

Psalm 119
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Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD!
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Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!
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They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways.
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You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently.
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Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes!
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Then I would not be ashamed, When I look into all Your commandments.
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I will praise You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.
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I will keep Your statutes; Oh, do not forsake me utterly!
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How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
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With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
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Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!
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Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes!
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With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth.
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I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
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I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
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I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
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Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.
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Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.
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I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
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My soul breaks with longing For Your judgments at all times.
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You rebuke the proud; the cursed, Who stray from Your commandments.
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Remove from me reproach and contempt, For I have kept Your testimonies.
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Princes also sit and speak against me, But Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
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Your testimonies also are my delight And my counselors.
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My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
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I have declared my ways, and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes.
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Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wondrous works.
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My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.
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Remove from me the way of lying, And grant me Your law graciously.
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I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me.
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I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!
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I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.
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Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end.
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Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
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Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
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Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.
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Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.
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Establish Your word to Your servant, Who is devoted to fearing You.
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Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your judgments are good.
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Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me in Your righteousness.
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Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD; Your salvation according to Your word.
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So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
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And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I have hoped in Your ordinances.
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So shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.
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And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.
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I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.
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And I will delight myself in Your commandments, Which I love.
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My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.
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Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope.
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This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
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The proud have me in great derision, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
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I remembered Your judgments of old, O LORD, And have comforted myself.
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Indignation has taken hold of me Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
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Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
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I remember Your name in the night, O LORD, And I keep Your law.
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This has become mine, Because I kept Your precepts.
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You are my portion, O LORD; I have said that I would keep Your words.
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I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; Be merciful to me according to Your word.
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I thought about my ways, And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
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I made haste, and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
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The cords of the wicked have bound me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
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At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
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I am a companion of all who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
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The earth, O LORD, is full of Your mercy; Teach me Your statutes.
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You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.
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Teach me good judgment and knowledge, For I believe Your commandments.
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Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
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You are good, and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
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The proud have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
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Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law.
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It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
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The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
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Your hands have made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
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Those who fear You will be glad when they see me, Because I have hoped in Your word.
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I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
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Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.
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Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight.
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Let the proud be ashamed, For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; But I will meditate on Your precepts.
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Let those who fear You turn to me, Those who know Your testimonies.
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Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, That I may not be ashamed.
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My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word.
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My eyes fail from searching Your word, Saying, "When will You comfort me?"
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For I have become like a wineskin in smoke, Yet I do not forget Your statutes.
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How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
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The proud have dug pits for me, Which is not according to Your law.
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All Your commandments are faithful; They persecute me wrongfully; Help me!
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They almost made an end of me on earth, But I did not forsake Your precepts.
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Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
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Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.
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Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.
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They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all are Your servants.
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Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.
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I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
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I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.
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The wicked wait for me to destroy me, But I will consider Your testimonies.
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I have seen the consummation of all perfection, But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
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Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
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You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.
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I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
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I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.
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I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
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I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me.
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How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
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Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.
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Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
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I have sworn and confirmed That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
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I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
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Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your judgments.
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My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.
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The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
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Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
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I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.
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I hate the double-minded, But I love Your law.
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You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
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Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!
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Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
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Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
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You reject all those who stray from Your statutes, For their deceit is falsehood.
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You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
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My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.
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I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.
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Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the proud oppress me.
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My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation And Your righteous word.
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Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, And teach me Your statutes.
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I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
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It is time for You to act, O LORD, For they have regarded Your law as void.
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Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
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Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.
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Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.
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The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
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I opened my mouth and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.
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Look upon me and be merciful to me, As Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
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Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me.
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Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.
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Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.
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Rivers of water run down from my eyes, Because men do not keep Your law.
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Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.
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Your testimonies, which You have commanded, Are righteous and very faithful.
139
My zeal has consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140
Your word is very pure; Therefore Your servant loves it.
141
I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.
143
Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, Yet Your commandments are my delights.
144
The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; Give me understanding, and I shall live.
145
I cry out with my whole heart; Hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes.
146
I cry out to You; Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies.
147
I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.
148
My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
149
Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O LORD, revive me according to Your justice.
150
They draw near who follow after wickedness; They are far from Your law.
151
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
152
Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever.
153
Consider my affliction and deliver me, For I do not forget Your law.
154
Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
155
Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.
156
Great are Your tender mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your judgments.
157
Many are my persecutors and my enemies, Yet I do not turn from Your testimonies.
158
I see the treacherous, and am disgusted, Because they do not keep Your word.
159
Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
160
The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
161
Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word.
162
I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.
163
I hate and abhor lying, But I love Your law.
164
Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
165
Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.
166
LORD, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments.
167
My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly.
168
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.
169
Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.
170
Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.
171
My lips shall utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.
172
My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
173
Let Your hand become my help, For I have chosen Your precepts.
174
I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight.
175
Let my soul live, and it shall praise You; And let Your judgments help me.
176
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.

Psalms 120

Psalm 120
1
In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me.
2
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.
3
What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue?
4
Sharp arrows of the warrior, With coals of the broom tree!
5
Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6
My soul has dwelt too long With one who hates peace.
7
I am for peace; But when I speak, they are for war.

Psalms 121

Psalm 121
1
I will lift up my eyes to the hills; From whence comes my help?
2
My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
3
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
4
Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5
The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6
The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
7
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
8
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Psalms 122

Psalm 122
1
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."
2
Our feet have been standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3
Jerusalem is built As a city that is compact together,
4
Where the tribes go up, The tribes of the LORD, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5
For thrones are set there for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.
6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.
7
Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces."
8
For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, "Peace be within you."
9
Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

Psalms 123

Psalm 123
1
Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He has mercy on us.
3
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
4
Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.

Psalms 124

Psalm 124
1
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say;
2
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, When men rose up against us,
3
Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;
4
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul;
5
Then the swollen waters Would have gone over our soul."
6
Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7
Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8
Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 125

Psalm 125
1
Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
3
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
4
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, And to those who are upright in their hearts.
5
As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD shall lead them away With the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!

Psalms 126

Psalm 126
1
When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
3
The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
4
Bring back our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.
5
Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
6
He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalms 127

Psalm 127
1
Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.
2
It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
5
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Psalms 128

Psalm 128
1
Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
2
When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
3
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table.
4
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.
5
The LORD bless you out of Zion, And may you see the good of Jerusalem All the days of your life.
6
Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

Psalms 129

Psalm 129
1
"Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth," Let Israel now say;
2
"Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth; Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3
The plowers plowed on my back; They made their furrows long."
4
The LORD is righteous; He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked.
5
Let all those who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned back.
6
Let them be as the grass on the housetops, Which withers before it grows up,
7
With which the reaper does not fill his hand, Nor he who binds sheaves, his arms.
8
Neither let those who pass by them say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD!"

Psalms 130

Psalm 130
1
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;
2
Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.
3
If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4
But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.
6
My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning; Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
7
O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.
8
And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities.

Psalms 131

Psalm 131
1
LORD, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.
2
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3
O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.

Psalms 132

Psalm 132
1
LORD, remember David And all his afflictions;
2
How he swore to the LORD, And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3
"Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
4
I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids,
5
Until I find a place for the LORD, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; We found it in the fields of the woods.
7
Let us go into His tabernacle; Let us worship at His footstool.
8
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
9
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your saints shout for joy.
10
For Your servant David's sake, Do not turn away the face of Your Anointed.
11
The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: "I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body.
12
If your sons will keep My covenant And My testimony which I shall teach them, Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore."
13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place:
14
"This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15
I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16
I will also clothe her priests with salvation, And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17
There I will make the horn of David grow; I will prepare a lamp for My Anointed.
18
His enemies I will clothe with shame, But upon Himself His crown shall flourish."

Psalms 133

Psalm 133
1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
2
It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
3
It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing; Life forevermore.

Psalms 134

Psalm 134
1
Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD, Who by night stand in the house of the LORD!
2
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.
3
The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!

Psalms 135

Psalm 135
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD; Praise Him, O you servants of the LORD!
2
You who stand in the house of the LORD, In the courts of the house of our God,
3
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
4
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.
5
For I know that the LORD is great, And our Lord is above all gods.
6
Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.
7
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
8
He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast.
9
He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10
He defeated many nations And slew mighty kings;
11
Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12
And gave their land as a heritage, A heritage to Israel His people.
13
Your name, O LORD, endures forever, Your fame, O LORD, throughout all generations.
14
For the LORD will judge His people, And He will have compassion on His servants.
15
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.
16
They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see;
17
They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18
Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them.
19
Bless the LORD, O house of Israel! Bless the LORD, O house of Aaron!
20
Bless the LORD, O house of Levi! You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21
Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!

Psalms 136

Psalm 136
1
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
2
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever.
3
Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever:
4
To Him who alone does great wonders, For His mercy endures forever;
5
To Him who by wisdom made the heavens, For His mercy endures forever;
6
To Him who laid out the earth above the waters, For His mercy endures forever;
7
To Him who made great lights, For His mercy endures forever;
8
The sun to rule by day, For His mercy endures forever;
9
The moon and stars to rule by night, For His mercy endures forever.
10
To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn, For His mercy endures forever;
11
And brought out Israel from among them, For His mercy endures forever;
12
With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, For His mercy endures forever;
13
To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, For His mercy endures forever;
14
And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His mercy endures forever;
15
But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His mercy endures forever;
16
To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His mercy endures forever;
17
To Him who struck down great kings, For His mercy endures forever;
18
And slew famous kings, For His mercy endures forever;
19
Sihon king of the Amorites, For His mercy endures forever;
20
And Og king of Bashan, For His mercy endures forever;
21
And gave their land as a heritage, For His mercy endures forever;
22
A heritage to Israel His servant, For His mercy endures forever.
23
Who remembered us in our lowly state, For His mercy endures forever;
24
And rescued us from our enemies, For His mercy endures forever;
25
Who gives food to all flesh, For His mercy endures forever.
26
Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalms 137

Psalm 137
1
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion.
2
We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it.
3
For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who plundered us requested mirth, Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
4
How shall we sing the Lord's song In a foreign land?
5
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill!
6
If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth; If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
7
Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it, To its very foundation!"
8
O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you have served us!
9
Happy the one who takes and dashes Your little ones against the rock!

Psalms 138

Psalm 138
1
I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
2
I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
3
In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.
4
All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD, When they hear the words of Your mouth.
5
Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.
6
Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.
8
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalms 139

Psalm 139
1
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2
You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
3
You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
4
For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5
You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
7
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8
If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9
If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10
Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
11
If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me;
12
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
14
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
15
My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
17
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
18
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
19
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20
For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21
Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22
I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
24
And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms 140

Psalm 140
1
Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,
2
Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war.
3
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
4
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men, Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.
5
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah
6
I said to the LORD: "You are my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
7
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
8
Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah
9
"As for the head of those who surround me, Let the evil of their lips cover them;
10
Let burning coals fall upon them; Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11
Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him."
12
I know that the LORD will maintain The cause of the afflicted, And justice for the poor.
13
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.

Psalms 141

Psalm 141
1
LORD, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.
2
Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
4
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
5
Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.
6
Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the cliff, And they hear my words, for they are sweet.
7
Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave, As when one plows and breaks up the earth.
8
But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute.
9
Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
10
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I escape safely.

Psalms 142

Psalm 142
1
I cry out to the LORD with my voice; With my voice to the LORD I make my supplication.
2
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.
3
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me.
4
Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul.
5
I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
6
Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I.
7
Bring my soul out of prison, That I may praise Your name; The righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me."

Psalms 143

Psalm 143
1
Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.
2
Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
3
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in darkness, Like those who have long been dead.
4
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is distressed.
5
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
6
I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah
7
Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
8
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
9
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; In You I take shelter.
10
Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.
11
Revive me, O LORD, for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12
In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant.

Psalms 144

Psalm 144
1
Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;
2
My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.
3
LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
4
Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
5
Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.
7
Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners,
8
Whose mouth speaks vain words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9
I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
10
The One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers David His servant From the deadly sword.
11
Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood;
12
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;
13
That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten thousands in our fields;
14
That our oxen may be well-laden; That there be no breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our streets.
15
Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!

Psalms 145

Psalm 145
1
I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2
Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable.
4
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.
6
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.
7
They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.
8
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.
9
The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.
10
All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And Your saints shall bless You.
11
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power,
12
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
13
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
14
The LORD upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down.
15
The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season.
16
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17
The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works.
18
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
19
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.
20
The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.
21
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.

Psalms 146

Psalm 146
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2
While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3
Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
4
His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; In that very day his plans perish.
5
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6
Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever,
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Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.
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The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous.
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The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
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The LORD shall reign forever; Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 147

Psalm 147
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Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
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The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
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He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.
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He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
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Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
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The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.
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Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,
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Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
9
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.
10
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
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The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.
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Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
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For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you.
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He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat.
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He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.
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He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;
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He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?
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He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
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He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
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He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 148

Psalm 148
1
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!
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Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
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Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!
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Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!
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Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.
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He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away.
7
Praise the LORD from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths;
8
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9
Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars;
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Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl;
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Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth;
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Both young men and maidens; Old men and children.
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Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.
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And He has exalted the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints; Of the children of Israel, A people near to Him. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 149

Psalm 149
1
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.
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Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
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Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
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For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
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Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.
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Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
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To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;
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To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;
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To execute on them the written judgment; This honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 150

Psalm 150
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Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
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Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
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Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
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Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!