Psalm Book 4: 90-106

Psalm 90 - ESV
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LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
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Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
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You turn man to destruction, And say, "Return, O children of men."
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For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night.
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You carry them away like a flood; They are like a sleep. In the morning they are like grass which grows up:
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In the morning it flourishes and grows up; In the evening it is cut down and withers.
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For we have been consumed by Your anger, And by Your wrath we are terrified.
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You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
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For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; We finish our years like a sigh.
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The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
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Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
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So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
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Return, O LORD! How long? And have compassion on Your servants.
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Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
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Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil.
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Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children.
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And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 91 - ESV
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He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
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I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
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Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
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He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
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You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
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Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
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A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
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Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
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Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
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No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
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For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
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In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
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You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
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"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
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He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
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With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation."

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 - ESV
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He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
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I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
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Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
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He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
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You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
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Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
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A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
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Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
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Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
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No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
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For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
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In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
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You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
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"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
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He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
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With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation."

Psalm 92

Psalm 92 - ESV
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It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
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To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,
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On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound.
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For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
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O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.
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A senseless man does not know, Nor does a fool understand this.
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When the wicked spring up like grass, And when all the workers of iniquity flourish, It is that they may be destroyed forever.
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But You, LORD, are on high forevermore.
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For behold, Your enemies, O LORD, For behold, Your enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
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But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
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My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies; My ears hear my desire on the wicked Who rise up against me.
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The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
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Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
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They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
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To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Psalm 93

Psalm 93 - ESV
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The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
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Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
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The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves.
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The LORD on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea.
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Your testimonies are very sure; Holiness adorns Your house, O LORD, forever.

Psalm 94

Psalm 94 - ESV
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O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
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Rise up, O Judge of the earth; Render punishment to the proud.
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LORD, how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph?
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They utter speech, and speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
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They break in pieces Your people, O LORD, And afflict Your heritage.
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They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless.
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Yet they say, "The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob understand."
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Understand, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when will you be wise?
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He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
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He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, He who teaches man knowledge?
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The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are futile.
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Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law,
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That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked.
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For the LORD will not cast off His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
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But judgment will return to righteousness, And all the upright in heart will follow it.
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Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
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Unless the LORD had been my help, My soul would soon have settled in silence.
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If I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
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In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
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Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You?
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They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.
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But the LORD has been my defense, And my God the rock of my refuge.
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He has brought on them their own iniquity, And shall cut them off in their own wickedness; The LORD our God shall cut them off.

Psalm 95

Psalm 95 - ESV
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Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
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Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
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For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods.
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In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also.
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The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
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Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
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For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice:
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"Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
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When your fathers tested Me; They tried Me, though they saw My work.
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For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, 'It is a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.'
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So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest.'"

Psalm 96

Psalm 96 - ESV
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Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
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Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
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Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
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For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
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For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
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Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
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Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength.
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Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
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Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
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Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously."
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Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
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Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD.
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For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.

Psalm 97

Psalm 97 - ESV
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The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad!
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Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
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A fire goes before Him, And burns up His enemies round about.
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His lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles.
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The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
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The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.
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Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods.
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Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
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For You, LORD, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
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You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
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Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
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Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 98

Psalm 98 - ESV
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Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
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The LORD has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
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He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
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Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
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Sing to the LORD with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
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With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the LORD, the King.
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Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it;
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Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the LORD,
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For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity.

Psalm 99

Psalm 99 - ESV
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The LORD reigns; Let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim; Let the earth be moved!
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The LORD is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples.
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Let them praise Your great and awesome name; He is holy.
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The King's strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
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Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His footstool; He is holy.
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Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the LORD, and He answered them.
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He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar; They kept His testimonies and the ordinance He gave them.
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You answered them, O LORD our God; You were to them God-Who-Forgives, Though You took vengeance on their deeds.
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Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His holy hill; For the LORD our God is holy.

Psalm 90

Psalm 90 - ESV
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LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
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Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
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You turn man to destruction, And say, "Return, O children of men."
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For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night.
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You carry them away like a flood; They are like a sleep. In the morning they are like grass which grows up:
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In the morning it flourishes and grows up; In the evening it is cut down and withers.
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For we have been consumed by Your anger, And by Your wrath we are terrified.
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You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
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For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; We finish our years like a sigh.
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The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
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Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
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So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
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Return, O LORD! How long? And have compassion on Your servants.
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Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
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Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil.
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Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children.
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And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 101 - ESV
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I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.
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I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
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I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.
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A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.
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Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure.
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My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, That they may dwell with me; He who walks in a perfect way, He shall serve me.
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He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
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Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Psalm 101

Psalm 101 - ESV
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I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.
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I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
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I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.
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A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.
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Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure.
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My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, That they may dwell with me; He who walks in a perfect way, He shall serve me.
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He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
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Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Psalm 102

Psalm 102 - ESV
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Hear my prayer, O LORD, And let my cry come to You.
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Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily.
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For my days are consumed like smoke, And my bones are burned like a hearth.
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My heart is stricken and withered like grass, So that I forget to eat my bread.
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Because of the sound of my groaning My bones cling to my skin.
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I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.
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I lie awake, And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.
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My enemies reproach me all day long, Those who deride me swear an oath against me.
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For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,
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Because of Your indignation and Your wrath; For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
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My days are like a shadow that lengthens, And I wither away like grass.
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But You, O LORD, shall endure forever, And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
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You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.
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For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, And show favor to her dust.
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So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD, And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
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For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory.
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He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.
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This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
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For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the LORD viewed the earth,
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To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To release those appointed to death,
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To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem,
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When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
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He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.
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I said, "O my God, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; Your years are throughout all generations.
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Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
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They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed.
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But You are the same, And Your years will have no end.
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The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You."

Psalm 103

Psalm 103 - ESV
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Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
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Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
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Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
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Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
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Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
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The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.
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He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
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The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
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He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
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He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
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For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
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As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
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As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him.
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For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
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As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
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For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.
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But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children,
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To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
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The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
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Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.
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Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
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Bless the LORD, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Psalm 104

Psalm 104 - ESV
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Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty,
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Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
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He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind,
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Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
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You who laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever,
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You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains.
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At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
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They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them.
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You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth.
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He sends the springs into the valleys, They flow among the hills.
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They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
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By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches.
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He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
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He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the service of man, That he may bring forth food from the earth,
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And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, And bread which strengthens man's heart.
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The trees of the LORD are full of sap, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
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Where the birds make their nests; The stork has her home in the fir trees.
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The high hills are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers.
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He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down.
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You make darkness, and it is night, In which all the beasts of the forest creep about.
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The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God.
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When the sun rises, they gather together And lie down in their dens.
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Man goes out to his work And to his labor until the evening.
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O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions;
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This great and wide sea, In which are innumerable teeming things, Living things both small and great.
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There the ships sail about; There is that Leviathan Which You have made to play there.
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These all wait for You, That You may give them their food in due season.
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What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
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You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
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You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.
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May the glory of the LORD endure forever; May the LORD rejoice in His works.
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He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke.
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I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
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May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD.
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May sinners be consumed from the earth, And the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!

Psalm 105

Psalm 105 - ESV
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Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
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Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!
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Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
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Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
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Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
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O seed of Abraham His servant, You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
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He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
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He remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
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The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac,
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And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
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Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan As the allotment of your inheritance,"
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When they were few in number, Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
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When they went from one nation to another, From one kingdom to another people,
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He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
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Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."
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Moreover He called for a famine in the land; He destroyed all the provision of bread.
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He sent a man before them; Joseph; who was sold as a slave.
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They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons.
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Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him.
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The king sent and released him, The ruler of the people let him go free.
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He made him lord of his house, And ruler of all his possessions,
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To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.
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Israel also came into Egypt, And Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.
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He increased His people greatly, And made them stronger than their enemies.
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He turned their heart to hate His people, To deal craftily with His servants.
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He sent Moses His servant, And Aaron whom He had chosen.
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They performed His signs among them, And wonders in the land of Ham.
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He sent darkness, and made it dark; And they did not rebel against His word.
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He turned their waters into blood, And killed their fish.
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Their land abounded with frogs, Even in the chambers of their kings.
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He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their territory.
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He gave them hail for rain, And flaming fire in their land.
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He struck their vines also, and their fig trees, And splintered the trees of their territory.
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He spoke, and locusts came, Young locusts without number,
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And ate up all the vegetation in their land, And devoured the fruit of their ground.
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He also destroyed all the firstborn in their land, The first of all their strength.
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He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.
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Egypt was glad when they departed, For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
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He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night.
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The people asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
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He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river.
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For He remembered His holy promise, And Abraham His servant.
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He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
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He gave them the lands of the Gentiles, And they inherited the labor of the nations,
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That they might observe His statutes And keep His laws. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 106

Psalm 106 - ESV
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Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
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Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?
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Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!
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Remember me, O LORD, with the favor You have toward Your people; Oh, visit me with Your salvation,
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That I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory with Your inheritance.
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We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, We have done wickedly.
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Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, But rebelled by the sea; the Red Sea.
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Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake, That He might make His mighty power known.
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He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; So He led them through the depths, As through the wilderness.
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He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
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The waters covered their enemies; There was not one of them left.
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Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.
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They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,
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But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert.
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And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.
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When they envied Moses in the camp, And Aaron the saint of the LORD,
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The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan, And covered the faction of Abiram.
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A fire was kindled in their company; The flame burned up the wicked.
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They made a calf in Horeb, And worshiped the molded image.
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Thus they changed their glory Into the image of an ox that eats grass.
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They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt,
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Wondrous works in the land of Ham, Awesome things by the Red Sea.
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Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.
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Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe His word,
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But complained in their tents, And did not heed the voice of the LORD.
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Therefore He raised up His hand in an oath against them, To overthrow them in the wilderness,
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To overthrow their descendants among the nations, And to scatter them in the lands.
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They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, And ate sacrifices made to the dead.
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Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
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Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, And the plague was stopped.
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And that was accounted to him for righteousness To all generations forevermore.
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They angered Him also at the waters of strife, So that it went ill with Moses on account of them;
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Because they rebelled against His Spirit, So that he spoke rashly with his lips.
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They did not destroy the peoples, Concerning whom the LORD had commanded them,
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But they mingled with the Gentiles And learned their works;
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They served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
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They even sacrificed their sons And their daughters to demons,
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And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood.
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Thus they were defiled by their own works, And played the harlot by their own deeds.
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Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people, So that He abhorred His own inheritance.
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And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles, And those who hated them ruled over them.
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Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were brought into subjection under their hand.
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Many times He delivered them; But they rebelled in their counsel, And were brought low for their iniquity.
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Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, When He heard their cry;
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And for their sake He remembered His covenant, And relented according to the multitude of His mercies.
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He also made them to be pitied By all those who carried them away captive.
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Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise.
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Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!