Psalm Book 2: 42-72

Psalm 42

Psalm 42 - ESV
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As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.
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My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
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My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, "Where is your God?"
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When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.
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Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.
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O my God, my soul is cast down within me; Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, And from the heights of Hermon, From the Hill Mizar.
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Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.
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The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me; A prayer to the God of my life.
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I will say to God my Rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
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As with a breaking of my bones, My enemies reproach me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
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Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 43

Psalm 43 - ESV
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Vindicate me, O God, And plead my cause against an ungodly nation; Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
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For You are the God of my strength; Why do You cast me off? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
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Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle.
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Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God.
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Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 44

Psalm 44 - ESV
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We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old:
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You drove out the nations with Your hand, But them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out.
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For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.
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You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob.
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Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.
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For I will not trust in my bow, Nor shall my sword save me.
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But You have saved us from our enemies, And have put to shame those who hated us.
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In God we boast all day long, And praise Your name forever. Selah
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But You have cast us off and put us to shame, And You do not go out with our armies.
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You make us turn back from the enemy, And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
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You have given us up like sheep intended for food, And have scattered us among the nations.
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You sell Your people for next to nothing, And are not enriched by selling them.
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You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and a derision to those all around us.
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You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
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My dishonor is continually before me, And the shame of my face has covered me,
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Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the enemy and the avenger.
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All this has come upon us; But we have not forgotten You, Nor have we dealt falsely with Your covenant.
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Our heart has not turned back, Nor have our steps departed from Your way;
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But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
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If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god,
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Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
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Yet for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
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Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever.
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Why do You hide Your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression?
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For our soul is bowed down to the dust; Our body clings to the ground.
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Arise for our help, And redeem us for Your mercies' sake.

Psalm 45

Psalm 45 - ESV
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My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
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You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.
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Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, With Your glory and Your majesty.
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And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
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Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; The peoples fall under You.
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Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
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You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
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All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.
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Kings' daughters are among Your honorable women; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
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Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father's house;
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So the King will greatly desire your beauty; Because He is your Lord, worship Him.
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And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.
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The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; Her clothing is woven with gold.
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She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
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With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the King's palace.
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Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, Whom You shall make princes in all the earth.
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I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.

Psalm 46

Psalm 46 - ESV
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God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
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Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
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Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
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There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
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God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
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The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
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The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
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Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has made desolations in the earth.
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He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
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Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
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The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Psalm 47

Psalm 47 - ESV
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Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
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For the LORD Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
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He will subdue the peoples under us, And the nations under our feet.
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He will choose our inheritance for us, The excellence of Jacob whom He loves. Selah
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God has gone up with a shout, The LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
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Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
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For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding.
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God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
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The princes of the people have gathered together, The people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.

Psalm 48

Psalm 48 - ESV
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Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.
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Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
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God is in her palaces; He is known as her refuge.
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For behold, the kings assembled, They passed by together.
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They saw it, and so they marveled; They were troubled, they hastened away.
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Fear took hold of them there, And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,
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As when You break the ships of Tarshish With an east wind.
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As we have heard, So we have seen In the city of the LORD of hosts, In the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah
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We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness, In the midst of Your temple.
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According to Your name, O God, So is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.
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Let Mount Zion rejoice, Let the daughters of Judah be glad, Because of Your judgments.
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Walk about Zion, And go all around her. Count her towers;
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Mark well her bulwarks; Consider her palaces; That you may tell it to the generation following.
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For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death.

Psalm 49

Psalm 49 - ESV
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Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
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Both low and high, Rich and poor together.
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My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.
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I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will disclose my dark saying on the harp.
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Why should I fear in the days of evil, When the iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
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Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches,
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None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him;
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For the redemption of their souls is costly, And it shall cease forever;
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That he should continue to live eternally, And not see the Pit.
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For he sees wise men die; Likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, And leave their wealth to others.
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Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever, Their dwelling places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.
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Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not remain; He is like the beasts that perish.
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This is the way of those who are foolish, And of their posterity who approve their sayings. Selah
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Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them; The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling.
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But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, For He shall receive me. Selah
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Do not be afraid when one becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased;
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For when he dies he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him.
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Though while he lives he blesses himself (For men will praise you when you do well for yourself),
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He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see light.
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A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 40

Psalm 40 - ESV
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I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.
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He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.
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He has put a new song in my mouth; Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
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Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
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Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
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Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
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Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
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I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart."
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I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, You Yourself know.
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I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly.
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Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
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For innumerable evils have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; They are more than the hairs of my head; Therefore my heart fails me.
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Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me!
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Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who seek to destroy my life; Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor Who wish me evil.
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Let them be confounded because of their shame, Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"
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Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"
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But I am poor and needy; Yet the LORD thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

Psalm 41

Psalm 41 - ESV
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Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
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The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
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The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.
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I said, "LORD, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
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My enemies speak evil of me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies; His heart gathers iniquity to itself; When he goes out, he tells it.
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All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt.
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"An evil disease," they say, "clings to him. And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more."
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Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
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But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, That I may repay them.
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By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
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As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever.
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Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.

Psalm 51

Psalm 51 - ESV
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Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
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Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
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For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
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Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight; That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
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Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
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Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
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Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
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Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
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Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.
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Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
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Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
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Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
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Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.
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Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
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O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
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For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
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The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart; These, O God, You will not despise.
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Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
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Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.

Psalm 52

Psalm 52 - ESV
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Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually.
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Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
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You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
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You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue.
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God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
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The righteous also shall see and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying,
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"Here is the man who did not make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness."
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But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
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I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

Psalm 53

Psalm 53 - ESV
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The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good.
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God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
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Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.
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Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon God?
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There they are in great fear Where no fear was, For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you; You have put them to shame, Because God has despised them.
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Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

Psalm 54

Psalm 54 - ESV
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Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your strength.
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Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.
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For strangers have risen up against me, And oppressors have sought after my life; They have not set God before them. Selah
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Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life.
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He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth.
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I will freely sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, O LORD, for it is good.
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For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.

Psalm 55

Psalm 55 - ESV
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Give ear to my prayer, O God, And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
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Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily,
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Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me, And in wrath they hate me.
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My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
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Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.
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So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
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Indeed, I would wander far off, And remain in the wilderness. Selah
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I would hasten my escape From the windy storm and tempest."
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Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
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Day and night they go around it on its walls; Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it.
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Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets.
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For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him.
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But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance.
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We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng.
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Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.
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As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me.
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Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
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He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me.
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God will hear, and afflict them, Even He who abides from of old. Selah Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God.
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He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has broken his covenant.
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The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, But war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
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Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
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But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in You.

Psalm 56

Psalm 56 - ESV
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Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; Fighting all day he oppresses me.
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My enemies would hound me all day, For there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
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Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
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In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
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All day they twist my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
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They gather together, They hide, they mark my steps, When they lie in wait for my life.
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Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God!
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You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?
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When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.
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In God (I will praise His word), In the LORD (I will praise His word),
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In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
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Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God; I will render praises to You,
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For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?

Psalm 57

Psalm 57 - ESV
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Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.
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I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me.
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He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
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My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
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Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
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They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me; Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
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My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
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Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
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I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations.
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For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds.
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Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

Psalm 58

Psalm 58 - ESV
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Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones? Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men?
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No, in heart you work wickedness; You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
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The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
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Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear,
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Which will not heed the voice of charmers, Charming ever so skillfully.
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Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
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Let them flow away as waters which run continually; When he bends his bow, Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces.
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Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes, Like a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
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Before your pots can feel the burning thorns, He shall take them away as with a whirlwind, As in His living and burning wrath.
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The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
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So that men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely He is God who judges in the earth."

Psalm 59

Psalm 59 - ESV
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Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those who rise up against me.
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Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from bloodthirsty men.
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For look, they lie in wait for my life; The mighty gather against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD.
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They run and prepare themselves through no fault of mine. Awake to help me, and behold!
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You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah
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At evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
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Indeed, they belch with their mouth; Swords are in their lips; For they say, "Who hears?"
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But You, O LORD, shall laugh at them; You shall have all the nations in derision.
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I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense;
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My God of mercy shall come to meet me; God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.
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Do not slay them, lest my people forget; Scatter them by Your power, And bring them down, O Lord our shield.
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For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak.
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Consume them in wrath, consume them, That they may not be; And let them know that God rules in Jacob To the ends of the earth. Selah
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And at evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
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They wander up and down for food, And howl if they are not satisfied.
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But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.
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To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.

Psalm 61

Psalm 61 - ESV
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HEAR my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.
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From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
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I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah
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For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
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You will prolong the king's life, His years as many generations.
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He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!
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So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may daily perform my vows.

Psalm 62

Psalm 62 - ESV
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Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.
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He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.
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How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.
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They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah
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My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.
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He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
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In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.
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Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
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Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; If they are weighed on the scales, They are altogether lighter than vapor.
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Do not trust in oppression, Nor vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them.
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God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.
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Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.

Psalm 63

Psalm 63 - ESV
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O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.
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So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
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Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.
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Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
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My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
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When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.
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Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
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My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
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But those who seek my life, to destroy it, Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
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They shall fall by the sword; They shall be a portion for jackals.
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But the king shall rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him shall glory; But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 64

Psalm 64 - ESV
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Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
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Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
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Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows; bitter words,
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That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
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They encourage themselves in an evil matter; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who will see them?"
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They devise iniquities: "We have perfected a shrewd scheme." Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.
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But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they shall be wounded.
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So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away.
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All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing.
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The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him. And all the upright in heart shall glory.

Psalm 65

Psalm 65 - ESV
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Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion; And to You the vow shall be performed.
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O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come.
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Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.
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Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.
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By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far-off seas;
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Who established the mountains by His strength, Being clothed with power;
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You who still the noise of the seas, The noise of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
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They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice.
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You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it.
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You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.
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You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.
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They drop on the pastures of the wilderness, And the little hills rejoice on every side.
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The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.

Psalm 66

Psalm 66 - ESV
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Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
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Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious.
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Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.
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All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name." Selah
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Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.
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He turned the sea into dry land; They went through the river on foot. There we will rejoice in Him.
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He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
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Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard,
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Who keeps our soul among the living, And does not allow our feet to be moved.
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For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
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You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs.
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You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
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I will go into Your house with burnt offerings; I will pay You my vows,
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Which my lips have uttered And my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble.
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I will offer You burnt sacrifices of fat animals, With the sweet aroma of rams; I will offer bulls with goats. Selah
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Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul.
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I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue.
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If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear.
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But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
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Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me!

Psalm 67

Psalm 67 - ESV
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God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us. Selah
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That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
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Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
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Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah
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Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
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Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.
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God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

Psalm 68

Psalm 68 - ESV
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Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
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As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
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But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
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Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.
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A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
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God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
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O God, when You went out before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah
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The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
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You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary.
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Your congregation dwelt in it; You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.
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The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
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"Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home divides the spoil.
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Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold."
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When the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was white as snow in Zalmon.
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A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
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Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever.
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The chariots of God are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place.
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You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there.
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Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah
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Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
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But God will wound the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in His trespasses.
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The Lord said, "I will bring back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
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That your foot may crush them in blood, And the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies."
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They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
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The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
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Bless God in the congregations, The Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
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There is little Benjamin, their leader, The princes of Judah and their company, The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
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Your God has commanded your strength; Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
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Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, Kings will bring presents to You.
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Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Till everyone submits himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples who delight in war.
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Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
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Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah
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To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.
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Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds.
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O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!

Psalm 69

Psalm 69 - ESV
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Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.
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I sink in deep mire, Where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, Where the floods overflow me.
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I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
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Those who hate me without a cause Are more than the hairs of my head; They are mighty who would destroy me, Being my enemies wrongfully; Though I have stolen nothing, I still must restore it.
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O God, You know my foolishness; And my sins are not hidden from You.
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Let not those who wait for You, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed because of me; Let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel.
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Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Shame has covered my face.
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I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother's children;
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Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
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When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, That became my reproach.
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I also made sackcloth my garment; I became a byword to them.
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Those who sit in the gate speak against me, And I am the song of the drunkards.
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But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.
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Deliver me out of the mire, And let me not sink; Let me be delivered from those who hate me, And out of the deep waters.
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Let not the floodwater overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth on me.
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Hear me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; Turn to me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.
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And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily.
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Draw near to my soul, and redeem it; Deliver me because of my enemies.
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You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You.
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Reproach has broken my heart, And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.
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They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
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Let their table become a snare before them, And their well-being a trap.
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Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; And make their loins shake continually.
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Pour out Your indignation upon them, And let Your wrathful anger take hold of them.
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Let their dwelling place be desolate; Let no one live in their tents.
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For they persecute the ones You have struck, And talk of the grief of those You have wounded.
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Add iniquity to their iniquity, And let them not come into Your righteousness.
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Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.
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But I am poor and sorrowful; Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.
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I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
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This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves.
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The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God, your hearts shall live.
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For the LORD hears the poor, And does not despise His prisoners.
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Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.
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For God will save Zion And build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
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Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it, And those who love His name shall dwell in it.

Psalm 70

Psalm 70 - ESV
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Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O LORD!
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Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; Let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt.
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Let them be turned back because of their shame, Who say, "Aha, aha!"
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Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified!"
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But I am poor and needy; Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

Psalm 71

Psalm 71 - ESV
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In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
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Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
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Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
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Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
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For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.
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By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
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I have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge.
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Let my mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day.
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Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
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For my enemies speak against me; And those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together,
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Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."
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O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!
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Let them be confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt.
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But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
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My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits.
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I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
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O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
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Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
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Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
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You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
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You shall increase my greatness, And comfort me on every side.
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Also with the lute I will praise you; And Your faithfulness, O my God! To You I will sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
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My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, And my soul, which You have redeemed.
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My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; For they are confounded, For they are brought to shame Who seek my hurt.

Psalm 71

Psalm 71 - ESV
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In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
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Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
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Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
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Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
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For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.
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By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
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I have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge.
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Let my mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day.
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Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
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For my enemies speak against me; And those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together,
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Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."
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O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!
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Let them be confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt.
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But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
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My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits.
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I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
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O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
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Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
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Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
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You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
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You shall increase my greatness, And comfort me on every side.
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Also with the lute I will praise you; And Your faithfulness, O my God! To You I will sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
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My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, And my soul, which You have redeemed.
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My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; For they are confounded, For they are brought to shame Who seek my hurt.

Psalm 72

Psalm 72 - ESV
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Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's Son.
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He will judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice.
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The mountains will bring peace to the people, And the little hills, by righteousness.
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He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.
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They shall fear You As long as the sun and moon endure, Throughout all generations.
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He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth.
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In His days the righteous shall flourish, And abundance of peace, Until the moon is no more.
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He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.
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Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, And His enemies will lick the dust.
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The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts.
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Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; All nations shall serve Him.
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For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper.
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He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy.
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He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight.
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And He shall live; And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; Prayer also will be made for Him continually, And daily He shall be praised.
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There will be an abundance of grain in the earth, On the top of the mountains; Its fruit shall wave like Lebanon; And those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
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His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; All nations shall call Him blessed.
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Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!
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And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
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The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.