(This translation of the Psalms has not been proof read. Compare with Bible Treasury Vols. 8, 9 & 18, 19 if text is unclear or apparently wrong.)
No apology is offered for the close rendering of the Hebrew, often no doubt uncouth to western ears. The aim of a version for public use is wholly different. But the more literal reflection is also full of interest and instruction to those who would weigh the form as well as the substance of the inspired word, whether Old or New; and this is what has been essayed here, however inadequately. This I say for myself in particular, for time failed me with many calls on it to do more than supply what one [Mr Kelly's wife] ever dear to me began, but was compelled by sickness to give up just beyond the first fifty psalms. These first sheets lay for many years in the printer's hands, which it was a little labour of love to complete, with brief notes also on the distinctive aim of each of the hundred and fifty as I understand it. The critical eye may discern slight differences of rendering as to the words translated nation, peoples, and Gentiles. For I felt bound on the one hand not to alter a letter of hers, on the other to be faithful in my part to give, what I believe the precise sense. Also this memorial is given anonymously as all to whom it is of interest will understand that one or other name would not be quite true; and to put both savours to me too much of sentiment, which I dislike publishing especially in divine things.
THE BOOK OF PSALMS.
1 Blessed [is] the man who has not walked in the counsel of the wicked, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners.
2 But in the law of Jehovah [is] his delight, and in his law doth he meditate by day and by night.
3 And he is as a tree planted by the waterbrooks, which yieldeth its fruit in its season, and its leaf fadeth not; and all that he doeth prospereth.
4 The wicked [are] not so, but [are] like the chaff which the wind scattereth.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked shall perish.
1 Why have the Gentiles raged, and do the nations meditate a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the princes have consulted together, against Jehovah and against his anointed:
3 "Let us break their bands, and cast away their cords from us."
4 He who sitteth in the heavens laugheth: the Lord derideth them.
5 Then he speaketh to them in his anger, and in his wrath he confoundeth them:
6 "Yet have I anointed my king upon Zion the mountain of my holiness."
7 "Let me declare the decree; Jehovah said to me, 'Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I will give the Gentiles [for] thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth [for] thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; as a potter's vessel shalt thou dash them in pieces.'"
10 And now, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth;
11 Serve Jehovah with fear and rejoice with trembling;
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and ye perish in the way when his anger consumeth but a little: blessed [are] all who trust in him.
1 A Psalm of David, on his fleeing from the face of Absalom his son.
2 Jehovah, how have my persecutors multiplied! Many are rising up against me.
3 Many are saying concerning my soul, "There is no deliverance for him in God." Selah.
4 But thou, Jehovah, [art] a shield round about me; my glory and the lifter up of my head.
5 I cry [with] my voice to Jehovah, and he answereth me from the mountain of his holiness. Selah.
6 I have lain down and slept, I have awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.
7 I will not be afraid of myriads of people which round about have set themselves in array against me.
8 Arise, O Jehovah, save me, O my God; for thou hast smitten all mine enemies [on] the cheek: thou hast broken in pieces the teeth of the wicked.
9 To Jehovah [belongeth] salvation: thy blessing [is] upon thy people. Selah.
1 To the chief musician upon stringed instruments a Psalm of David.
2 When I call, answer thou me, O God of my righteousness; in adversity thou hast made room for me: be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
3 Ye sons of men, how long [shall] my glory [be] for a shame? ye love vanity, ye seek a lie. Selah.
4 But know ye that Jehovah has set apart him that is godly for himself: Jehovah heareth when I call to him.
5 Tremble and sin not; commune in your heart upon your bed and be still. Selah.
6 Sacrifice the sacrifices of righteousness, and trust in Jehovah.
7 Many are saying, "Who will show us good?" Lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us, O Jehovah.
8 Thou hast put joy into my heart more than at the time their corn and their wine were increased.
9 In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for thou alone, O Jehovah, causest me to dwell safely.
1 To the chief musician upon Nehiloth; a Psalm of David.
2 Give ear to my words, O Jehovah; consider my meditation.
3 Hearken to the voice of my cry for help, my King and my God; for to thee will I pray.
4 O Jehovah, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice, in the morning will I set in order [my prayer] before thee and will look out [for help].
5 For thou art not a God delighting in wickedness: evil dwelleth not with thee.
6 The proud shall not stand before thine eyes: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
7 Thou wilt destroy those that speak lies: a man of blood and deceit Jehovah abborreth.
8 But as for me, in the greatness of thy mercy I will come into thy house, I will worship towards the temple of thy holiness in thy fear.
9 Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness, on account of mine enemies, make thy way straight before me.
10 For there is nothing certain in his mouth their inward part [is] wickedness; an opened sepulchre, [is] their throat; they make smooth their tongue.
11 Treat them as guilty, O God; they shall fall from their counsels; in the multitude of their transgressions cast them down; for they have rebelled against thee.
12 But all those who trust in thee shall rejoice for ever shall they shout for joy, and thou wilt protect them, and those who love thy name shall exult in thee.
13 For thou, O Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous like the shield with favour thou wilt encompass him.
1 To the chief musician on stringed instruments, upon Sheminith;* a Psalm of David.
2 O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger, and chasten me not in thy hot displeasure.
3 Be merciful to me, O Jehovah, for I am languishing; heal me, O Jehovah, for my bones are terrified.
4 And my soul is greatly terrified; and thou, O, Jehovah, how long?
5 Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul; save me for thy mercy's sake.
6 For in death there is no remembrance of thee in Sheol† who shall praise thee?
7 I am weary with my sighing; all the night make I my bed to swim; I cause my couch to flow down with my tears.
8 Mine eye is consumed through grief, it has grown old because of all mine adversaries.
9 Depart from me, all workers of iniquity; for Jehovah has heard the voice of my weeping.
10 Jehovah has heard my supplication, Jehovah will receive my prayer.
11 All mine enemies shall be greatly ashamed and terrified; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.
*The eighth, or octave.
†Called in Greek Hades, the place or state of departed spirits.
1 A Shiggayon* of David which he sane, to Jehovah because of the words of Cush, the Benjamite.
2 O Jehovah, my God, in thee have I trusted; save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me.
3 Lest like a lion he tear my soul, tearing it in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
4 O Jehovah, my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
5 If I have recompensed with evil him that is at peace with me;† if I have spoiled mine adversary without a cause;
6 Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him tread down my life to the ground, and let him cause mine honour to lie in the dust. Selah.
7 Arise, O Jehovah, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the wrath of mine enemies, and wake up for me the judgment which thou hast commanded.
8 And the congregation of the nations shall encompass thee; because of it return thou to the height.
9 Jehovah will govern the peoples: judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness and according to mine integrity [that is] upon me.
10 Let now the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous [man]: and one who trieth hearts and reins [art thou], O righteous God.
11 My shield [is] upon God who saveth the upright in heart.
12 God judgeth righteously, and God‡ is angry every day.
13 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow and made it ready.
14 And at him he has aimed the weapons of death;§ he maketh his arrows to be burning.
15 Behold he travaileth [with] iniquity, and he has conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
16 He has dug a pit, and enlarged it, and he falleth into the pit which he maketh.
17 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and upon the crown of his head shall his violence come down.
18 I will praise Jehovah according to his righteousness, and I will sing praises to the name of Jehovah, Most High.
*A Psalm composed on an occasion of wandering.
†Or (yea I have delivered him who without cause is mine adversary).
§Or, he prepareth his arrows against the hot pursuers.
1 To the chief musician upon Gittith; a Psalm of David.
2 O Jehovah our Lord, bow glorious [is] thy name in all the earth! Thou who hast set thy majesty above the heavens.
3 From the mouth of children and sucklings hast thou ordained praise* because of thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the revenger.
4 When I behold thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established,
5 What [is] man that thou rememberest him, and the son of man that thou visitest him?
6 And thou makest him a little lower than the angels† and [with] glory and honour thou crownest him.
7 Thou makest him to rule over the works of thy bands; thou hast put everything under his feet.
8 All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field.
9 Birds of heaven and fishes of the sea, [that which] passes through the paths of the sea.
10 O Jehovah our Lord, how glorious [is] thy name in all the earth!
*Or, the ascription of strength.
† Or, God. It may also mean For a little-time lower, etc.
1 To the chief musician upon Muth-labben,* a Psalm of David.
2 I will praise Jehovah with all my heart, I will tell all thy marvellous works.
3 I will be glad and exult in thee, I will sing praises to thy name, O most High.
4 When mine enemies turn back, they stumble and perish from before thee.
5 For thou hast maintained my cause and my right; thou satest upon the throne, judging righteously.†
6 Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, thou hast destroyed the wicked, their name hast thou blotted out for ever and ever.
7 O enemy, the desolations are completed for ever, and thou hast destroyed cities; the remembrance of them has perished.
8 But Jehovah sitteth for ever; he has established his throne for judgment.
9 And he, even he, will judge the world in righteousness; he will judge the nations in righteousness
10 And Jehovah will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of distress.
11 And they who know thy name will trust in thee; for thou hast not forsaken those who seek thee, O Jehovah.
12 Sing praises to Jehovah, who inhabiteth Zion; declare ye among the peoples his deeds.
13 For he who inquireth after bloodshed has remembered them; he has not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.
14 Be merciful to me, O Jehovah; look upon mine affliction from those who hate me, lifting me up from the gates of death;
15 In order that I may recount all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Zion, [that] I may rejoice in thy salvation.
16 The Gentiles have sunk into the pit [which] they made; in the very net [which] they hid is their foot taken.
17 Jehovah is become known; he has executed judgment: in the work of his own hands the wicked [man] is ensnared. Higgayon.‡ Selah.
18 The wicked shall turn back into Sheol§ all [the] Gentiles [that are] forgetful of God.
19 For not for ever shall the poor be forgotten, nor shall the expectation of the humble perish everlastingly.
20 Arise, O Jehovah: let not man¶ become strong; let the Gentiles be judged before thy face.
21 Put thou fear into them, O Jehovah; the Gentiles shall know that they are but men.¶ Selah.
*Or, the death of the son.
†Or, a judge of righteousness.
¶Enosh, frail man, mortal.
1 Wherefore, O Jehovah, standest thou afar off? hidest thou thyself in times of distress?
2 In the pride of the wicked he doth hotly pursue the poor; they are taken in the very devices they devised.
3 For the wicked [man] boasteth of* his soul's desire; he blesseth the plunderer, he despiseth Jehovah.
4 The wicked [man] according to the pride of his anger seeketh not; all his thoughts [are], There is no God.
5 His ways are firm at every time; thy judgments [are] a height away from him; all his adversaries — he puffeth at them.
6 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved; to generation and generation [I am] he which shall not [be] in any evil.
7 Of cursing his mouth is full, and of deceits and violence; under his tongue [is] mischief and iniquity.
8 He sitteth in the place of ambush of the villages; in the lurking places he slayeth the innocent; his eyes lurk for the wretched.
9 He lieth in wait in the secret place like a lion in his covert; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted; he catcheth the afflicted when he draweth him into his net.
10 And he is crushed, be is brought low, the wretched has fallen by his might.
11 He has said in his heart, God† has forgotten, he has hidden his face; he will not see for ever.
12 Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand; forget not the afflicted.
13 Wherefore has the wicked [man] despised God? He has said in his heart, Thou wilt not require.‡
14 Thou hast seen; thou beholdest mischief and provocation to requite it with thy hand;§ the wretched committeth himself to thee; [of] the orphan thou hast been the helper.
15 Break thou the arm of the wicked [man] and the evil [man]: thou shall search out his wickedness, [till] thou shalt find nothing.
16 Jehovah is king for ever and ever; the Gentiles have perished from his land.
17 The desire of the afflicted; thou hast heard, O Jehovah; thou strengthenest their heart, thou causest thine ear to hearken,
18 To judge the orphan and the oppressed: he shall continue no more to terrify man¶ from the earth.
‡Or, inquire, search into.
§Or, Thou beholdest trouble and grief to place [it] in thy hand.
1 To the chief musician, [a Psalm] of David. In Jehovah have I trusted. how say ye to my soul, Flee to your mountain [as] a bird?
2 For, lo, the wicked bend the bow; they have fixed their arrows upon the string to shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
3 For the foundations are broken down. What has the righteous [man] done?
4 Jehovah [is] in the temple of his holiness; Jehovah, his throne [is] in the heavens; his eyes behold, his eyelids prove, the sons of men.
5 Jehovah proveth the righteous [man]; and the wicked [man] and him who loveth violence his soul hateth.
6 He will rain upon the wicked snares, fire and brimstone and a burning tempest — the portion of their cup.
7 For righteous [is] Jehovah; he loveth righteousness; his face beholdeth the upright.
1 To the chief musician upon Sheminith,* a Psalm of David.
2 Save, O Jehovah, for the godly [man] has ceased, for the faithful have failed from the sons of men.
3 They speak falsehood, every one with his neighbour; [with] a flattering lip, with a double heart do they speak.
4 Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, [the] tongue speaking great things.
5 Which have said, With our tongue will we be mighty; our lips are our own: who is lord to us?
6 Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, now will I arise, says Jehovah; I will place in safety [from] him that puffeth at him.
7 The words of Jehovah [are] pure words, silver refined in a crucible of earth, sevenfold purified.
8 Thou, O Jehovah, wilt keep them; thou wilt preserve him from this generation for ever.
9 The wicked walk round about when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
*The eighth, or octave.
1 To the chief musician, a Psalm of David.
2 Until when, O Jehovah? Wilt thou forget me for ever? Until when wilt thou bide thy face from me?
3 Until when shall I lay up counsels in my soul, grief in my heart daily? Until when shall mine enemy be lifted up above me?
4 Behold, answer me, O Jehovah, my God; enlighten mine eyes lest I sleep the [sleep of] death.
5 Lest mine enemies say, I have overcome him, [and] mine adversaries exult when I am moved.
6 But I in thy mercy have trusted; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation; I will sing to Jehovah, for he has dealt well with me.
1 To the chief musician, by David. The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They have acted corruptly, they have acted abominably [in] work; there is none doing good.
2 Jehovah has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there were [one] acting wisely, seeking God.
3 They all have* turned aside, they have together been corrupted; there is none doing good, there is not even one.
4 Have they not known, all [the] workers of iniquity, eating my people [as] they have eaten bread? Jehovah they have not called upon.
5 There have they greatly feared;† for God [is] in the generation of the righteous.
6 Ye put to shame the counsel of the afflicted; because Jehovah [is] his refuge.
7 Who shall give out of Zion the salvation of Israel? When Jehovah bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, Israel shall be glad.
* Or, the whole has.
†Literally, feared a fear.
1 A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy tent? who shall dwell in the hill of thy holiness?
2 He who walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness and speaketh truth in his heart.
3 [Who] has not slandered with his tongue, has not done evil to his neighbour, and has not taken up a reproach against his neighbour.
4 Despised in his eyes [is] the contemned [one], and the fearers of Jehovah he honoureth; that has sworn to the injury of [himself] and has not changed.
5 His silver he has not given for usury, and a bribe against an innocent [person] he has not taken. He who doeth these things shall not be moved for ever.
1 Michtam* or David. Preserve me, O God,† for I have trusted in thee.
2 Thou hast said to Jehovah, Thou [art] the‡ Lord: my goodness [is] not to thee;
3 Unto the saints which are upon the earth, [even] them, and the excellent, All my delight [is] in them.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied; they have hastened [after] another; I will not pour out their drink-offerings of blood, and I will not take their names upon my lips.
5 Jehovah [is] the portion of mine inheritance and my cup; thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, yea, the portion has been fair to me.
7 I will bless Jehovah who has counselled me; also by night my reins have admonished me.
8 I have set Jehovah before me always; because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart has been glad, and my soul rejoiceth; my flesh also shall lie down in confidence.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in Sheol;§ thou wilt not suffer thine holy one to see corruption.
11 Thou wilt show me the path of life, fulness of joys in thy presence, pleasures at thy right hand for ever.
*An uncertain word, variously rendered by ancients and moderns as "golden Psalm, or Jewel," or, as some consider it, "hidden or mystery."
‡Grammarians disagree as to the force of the Hebrew termination. Some regard it as a plural form; others, as the suffix of 1 pers. with pl. nouns; and others again, as an adjective termination.
1 A prayer of David. Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer [which is] not from lips of deceit.
2 My judgment goeth forth from thy presence; thine eyes behold that which is right.
3 Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited [me] by night; thou hast refined me; thou shalt find nothing; I have purposed, my mouth shall not transgress.
4 As to the works of man, by the words of thy lips I have watched the paths of the violent,
5 To hold fast my feet in thy paths; my footsteps were not moved.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou answerest me, O God;* incline thine ear to me, hear my speech.
7 Distinguish thy mercies, [O thou] who by thy right hand savest those who trust from those rising up against them.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye; under the shadow of thy wings thou wilt hide me,
9 From the face of the wicked who have oppressed me: mine enemies in soul will surround me.
10 Their fat they have closed; [with] their mouth they have spoken in pride.
11 [In] our steps they have now surrounded us; their eyes they set to stretch out over the earth.
12 His likeness [is] as a lion; he longeth to tear in pieces, and as a young lion sitting in secret places.
13 Arise, O Jehovah, go before his face, cause him to bow down; deliver my soul from the wicked [man] thy sword:
14 From men, thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of the world: their portion is in this life and [with] thy treasure thou fillest their belly; they are satisfied with sons, and they leave their abundance to their children.
15 As for me, in righteousness I shall behold thy face; I shall be satisfied in awaking [with] thy likeness.
1 To the chief musician, by a servant of Jehovah, by David, who spake to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah delivered him from the ban
of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.
2 And he said, I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength.
3 Jehovah [is] my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God,* my rock, I will trust in him; my shield and horn of my salvation, my refuge.
4 Worthy to be praised will I call Jehovah, and from mine enemies shall I be delivered.
5 Pains of death encompassed me, and streams of wickedness terrify me.
6 Pains of Sheol† surrounded me, snares of death fell upon me.
7 In my distress I call upon Jehovah, and to my God do I cry for help; from his temple heareth he my voice, and my supplication before him cometh into his ears.
8 Then the earth shaketh and trembleth, and the foundations of mountains are moved; they are shaken because he was angry.
9 There went up a smoke in his anger, and fire from his mouth devoureth; coals were kindled by it.
10 And he boweth the heavens and cometh down, and darkness [is] under his feet.
11 And he rideth upon a cherub and flieth, yea, he flieth upon the wings of the wind.
12 He maketh darkness his covering, his tent round about him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
13 From the brightness before him his thick clouds passed away: hail, and coals of fire.
14 And Jehovah thundereth in the heavens, and the Most High giveth his voice, hail and coals of fire.
15 And he sendeth his arrows and scattereth them, and lightnings in abundance,‡ and discomfiteth them.
16 And the channels of waters are seen, and the foundations of the world are made bare through thy rebuke, O Jehovah, through the breath of the wind of thy wrath.
17 He sendeth from on high, he taketh me, he draweth me out of great waters.
18 He delivereth me from my strong enemies and from my haters, for they were stronger than I.
19 They fell upon me in the day of my trouble; but Jehovah was for a stay to me.
20 And he bringeth me forth into the wide place; he delivereth me because he delighted in me.
21 Jehovah recompenseth me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he requiteth me.
22 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah and have not acted wickedly against my God.
23 For all his judgments [are] before me, and his statutes I will not put away from me.
24 And I am upright§ before him and keep myself from mine iniquity.
25 And Jehovah requiteth me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands before his eyes.
26 With the merciful thou showest thyself merciful, with the upright§ man thou showest thyself upright.§
27 With the pure thou showest thyself pure, and with the perverse thou showest thyself perverse.¶
28 For thou savest an afflicted people, and lofty eyes thou bringest down.
29 For thou lightest my lamp; Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
30 For by thee I run [through] a troop, and by my God* I leap [over] a wall.
31 [As for] God, his way [is] perfect; the word of Jehovah [is] tried;|| a shield [is] he to all those who trust in him.
32 For who [is] God besides Jehovah? and who [is] a rock except our God?
33 [It is] God* that girdeth me with strength, and he maketh my way perfect.
34 He maketh my feet like binds; and upon my high places he causeth me to stand,
35 Instructing my bands for the war; and a bow of brass is bent [by] mine arms.
36 And thou givest to me a shield, thy salvation; and thy right hand upholdeth me, and thy meekness maketh me great.
37 Thou enlargest my steps under me, and my ankles have not slipped.
38 I pursue mine enemies and overtake them, and I turn not back until they are destroyed.
39 I break them in pieces and they are not able to rise; they fall under my feet.
40 And thou girdest me with strength for the battle, thou causest to bow down under me those that rise up against me..
41 And wine enemies, thou turnest their back to me; and my haters — I will destroy them.
42 They cry for help, but there is no deliverer — to Jehovah, but he answereth them not.
43 And I bruise them as dust before the wind, and as mire of the streets I pour them out.
44 Thou deliverest me from the strivings of the people; thou placest me at the head of Gentiles, a people that I have not known serve me.
45 At the hearing of the ear they show themselves obedient to me; sons of a stranger feign submission to me.
46 Sons of a stranger fade away,** and they tremble out of their enclosed places.
47 Jehovah liveth, and blessed [is] my rock and exalted the God of my salvation,
48 The God* who giveth revenges to me and subdueth peoples under me,
49 My deliverer from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up from among those who rise up against me, from a man of violence thou deliverest me.
50 Therefore I give thanks to thee among the Gentiles, O Jehovah, and to thy name I sing praises,
51 That maketh great the deliverances of his king and showeth kindness to his anointed, to David and to his seed for ever.
‡Or, he shot forth lightnings
§Or, perfect, clear.
**Or, sink down.
1 To the chief musician; a Psalm of David.
2 The heavens [are] telling the glory of God,* and the expanse [is] showing the work of his hands.
3 Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night showeth knowledge.
4 [There is] no speech and [there are] no words; their voice is not heard.
5 In all the earth their line has gone forth, and their speech to the end of the world; in them has, he set a tabernacle for the sun;
6 And it [is] as a bridegroom going forth from his bridal chamber; it rejoiceth as a mighty man to run a course.
7 From the end of the heavens [is] its going forth, and its circuit to their ends, and nothing is hidden from its heat.
8 The law of Jehovah [is] perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah [is] true, making wise the simple.
9 The precepts of Jehovah [are] right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah [is] clear, enlightening the eyes.
10 The fear of Jehovah [is] pure, enduring for ever; the judgments of Jehovah [are] truth, they [are] righteous altogether,
11 To be desired more than gold, and more than much pure gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.
12 Also thy servant is admonished by them, in keeping them [is] great reward.
13 Errors — who discerneth them? cleanse thou me from secret [ones];
14 Also from presumptuous [ones] keep back thy servant; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and be clear from much transgression.
15 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before thee, O Jehovah, my rock and my redeemer.
1 To the chief musician; a Psalm of David.
2 Jehovah hear thee in the day of trouble: the name of the God of Jacob protect thee.*
3 Send thee help from the sanctuary and sustain thee from Zion;
4 Remember all thine offerings and accept thy burnt sacrifices. Selah.
5 Give to thee according to thy heart and fulfil all thy counsels.
6 May we rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God set up a banner: Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.
7 Now I know that Jehovah saveth his anointed he answereth him from the heavens of his holiness with the mighty deeds of salvation of his right hand.
8 These of chariots and these of horses, but we of the name of Jehovah our God make mention.
9 They have bent and have fallen; but we have risen and keep ourselves upright.
10 Save, O Jehovah: may the king hear us in the day of our calling.†
*Or, set thee in safety on high.
†Or, day when we call.
1 To the chief musician; a Psalm of David.
2 O Jehovah, in thy strength the king rejoiceth, and in thy salvation how exceedingly doth he exult!
3 Thou hast given to him the desire of his heart, and the request of his lips thou hast not withholden. Selah.
4 For thou meetest him [with] blessings of goodness, thou settest upon his head a crown of pure gold.
5 He asked life from thee; thou gavest [it] him — length of days for ever and ever.
6 Great [is] his glory in thy salvation; majesty and honour thou puttest upon him.
7 For thou givest him blessings for ever; thou makest him glad with joy by thy countenance.
8 For the king trusteth in Jehovah, and through the mercy of the Most High he is not moved.
9 Thy hand shall find out all thine enemies, thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
10 Thou wilt make them as a furnace of fire at the time of thy presence; Jehovah in his anger will consume them, and fire shall devour them.
11 Thou wilt destroy their fruit from the earth and their seed from among the sons of men.
12 For they stretched out evil over thee, they have devised a wicked device; they are not able.
13 For thou makest them to turn their back,* when thou preparest thy strings against their face.
14 Lift thyself up, O Jehovah, in thy might; we will sing and praise thy power.
*Literally "them a shoulder."
1 To the chief musician, upon the hind of the dawn; a Psalm of David.
2 My God,* my God,* why hast thou forsaken me? far off from my deliverance, the words of my roaring?
3 My God, I call by day, and thou answerest not, and by night, and there is no silence for me.
4 And thou art holy, inhabiting the praises of Israel.
5 In thee our fathers trusted; they trusted, and thou dost deliver them;
6 Unto thee they cried and they were delivered in thee they trusted and they were not ashamed.
7 But I am a worm and not a man, a reproach of men and despised of the people.
8 All those who see me mock me, they open wide with the lip, they shake the head.
9 Commit† [thyself] to Jehovah; let him deliver him; he will deliver him because he has delighted in him.
10 For thou [art] he that didst bring me forth from the womb, causing me to trust‡ upon the breasts of my mother.
11 Upon thee was I cast from the womb; from the belly of my mother thou [art] my God.*
12 Be not far from me, for trouble is near, for there is no helper.
13 Many bulls have surrounded me; strong ones of Bashan have encompassed me.
14 They opened their mouth upon me, [like] a lion tearing in pieces and roaring.
15 I have been poured out like water, and all my bones have been separated; my heart has become like wax, it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
16 My strength has been dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue is cleaving to my jaws; and in the dust if death thou settest me.
17 For dogs have surrounded me, the congregation of evil-doers have encompassed me, piercing my hands and my feet.
18 I number all my bones; they behold, they look upon me.
19 They divide my garments amongst themselves and upon my vestment they cast lets.
20 But thou, O Jehovah, be not far off; O my strength, make haste to my help.
21 Deliver my soul from the sword, mine only one from the power§ of the dog.
22 Save me from the mouth of the lion, and from the horns of the buffaloes|| thou hast answered me.
23 I will declare thy name to my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
24 Ye who fear Jehovah, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all *ye the seed of Israel.
25 For he has not despised nor has he abhorred the affliction of the poor, and he has not hidden his face from him, and when he cried for help to him, he heard.
26 Of thee [is] my praise in the great congregation; I will perform my vows before those who fear him.
27 The humble eat and are satisfied; they praise Jehovah, who seek him; your heart shall live for ever.
28 All the ends of the earth shall remember and shall turn to Jehovah, and all tribes of Gentiles shall bow down before thee.
29 For the kingdom is Jehovah's; and he ruleth among the Gentiles.
30 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and shall bow down; before him shall bend all those who go down to the dust, and he [who] has not kept alive his soul.
31 A seed shall serve him; it shall be declared by the Lord to the generation;
32 They shall come and shall tell his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he has done [it].
1 A Psalm of David. Jehovah [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 In pastures of tender grass he causeth me to lie down, he leadeth me by the waters of rest.
3 He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea when I shall walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest before me a table in the presence of mine adversaries; thou hast anointed my head with* oil, my cup [is] overflowing.
6 Surely† goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah to length of days.
*In Hebrew the definite article is used here.
1 A Psalm of David. To Jehovah [belongeth] the earth and its fulness, the world and those who dwell in it.
2 For he has founded it upon the seas, and upon the rivers he establisheth it.
3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of Jehovah, and who shall stand in the place of his holiness?
4 The clean of hands and pure of heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn to deceit.
5 He shall receive a blessing from Jehovah and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This [is] the generation of those who seek him, who seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7 Lift up, O gates, your beads, and be lifted up, O doors of eternity, and the king of glory shall come in.
8 Who [is] this king of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle.
9 Lift up, O gates, your heads, and lift up yourselves, O doors of eternity, and the king of glory shall come in.
10 Who [is] he, this king of glory? Jehovah of hosts, he [is] the king of glory. Selah.
1 Of David. Unto thee, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.
2 My God, in thee have I trusted; let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, all those who wait on thee shall not be ashamed; they shall be ashamed who deal falsely without a cause.
4 Make me to know thy ways, O Jehovah; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth and teach me, for thou [art] the God of my salvation; for thee have I waited all the day.
6 Remember thy tender mercies, O Jehovah, and thy kindness, for they [are] from everlasting.
7 The sins of my youth and my transgressions remember thou not; according to thy mercy remember thou me, for thy goodness sake, O Jehovah.
8 Good and upright [is] Jehovah; therefore be teacheth sinners in the way.
9 He guideth the meek in judgment, and he teacheth the meek his way.
10 All the paths of Jehovah [are] mercy and truth to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name's sake, O Jehovah, thou hast even pardoned mine iniquity, for it [is] great.
12 Who [is] this, the man that feareth Jehovah? He teacheth him in the way he chooseth.
13 His soul abideth in goodness, and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of Jehovah [is] for those who fear him, and his covenant, to instruct them.
15 Mine eyes [are] continually to Jehovah, for he bringeth forth my feet from a net.
16 Turn thyself to me and be gracious to me, for I [am] desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have been enlarged, bring me out of mine afflictions.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my sorrow, and forgive all my sins.
19 Look upon mine enemies, for they are many; and [with] a hatred of violence they have hated me.
20 Keep my soul and deliver O; let me not be ashamed, for I have trusted in thee.
21 Integrity and uprightness shall preserve me, for I have waited for thee.
22 Redeem Israel, O God, from all his distresses.
1 Of David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I *have walked in mine integrity, and in Jehovah have I trusted; I shall not be moved.
2 Prove me, O Jehovah, and try me; purify my reins and my heart.
3 For thy mercy [is] before mine eyes, and I have walked in thy truth.
4 I have not sat with vain men,* and with dissemblers I go not in.
5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers, and with the wicked I sit not.
6 I wash my hands in innocency, and I surround thine altar, O Jehovah,
7 To proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving and to tell all thy marvellous deeds.
8 O Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the dwelling place of thy glory.
9 Gather not my soul with sinners, and my life with bloody men.†
10 In whose hands [is] an evil device, and their right hand is filled with a bribe.
11 But I walk in mine integrity; redeem me and be gracious to me.
12 My foot has stood in righteousness; in congregations will I bless Jehovah.
* Or, men of vanity.
† Or, men of blood.
1 Of David. Jehovah [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the fortress of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil-doers drew near to me to eat my flesh, mine adversaries and mine enemies against me, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host encamp against me, my heart doth not fear; though war rise up against me, in this I [am] confident.
4 One [thing] have I asked from Jehovah, that will I seek after; to dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of Jehovah and to consider in his temple.
5 For he will bide me in his tabernacle in the day of evil; in the secret place of his tent will he hide me; he will set me upon a rock.
6 And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me, and I will sacrifice in his tent sacrifices of joyful noise, I will sing, yea, I will sing praises to Jehovah.
7 Hear, O Jehovah, my voice: I call, and be thou merciful to me, and answer me.
8 Unto thee my heart said, Seek ye my face: thy face, O Jehovah, I seek;
9 Bide not thy face from me, turn not away in anger thy servant; thou hast been my help; leave me not and forsake me not, O God of my salvation.
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but Jehovah gathereth* me.
11 Teach me thy way, O Jehovah, and lead me in a path of righteousness† because of those who watch for me.
12 Give me not to the will of mine adversaries, for witnesses of falsehood have risen up against me and he that breatheth out violence.
13 If I had not trusted to look upon the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living!
14 Wait for Jehovah; be strong, and he shall strengthen thy heart; yea, wait for Jehovah.
* Or, receiveth.
† Or, path of a plain.
1 Of David. Unto thee, O Jehovah, do I call; O my rock, be not silent to me, lest thou be silent to me and I become like to those that go down to the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry for help to thee, when I lift up my hands towards thy holy oracle.*
3 Take me not away with the wicked and with the doers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbours and evil is in their hearts.
4 Give to them according to their deed and according to the evil of their works; according to the work of their hands give thou to them; return their recompense to them.
5 For they attend not to the deeds of Jehovah and to the work of his hands; he will destroy them and will not build them.
6 Blessed [be] Jehovah, for he has heard the voice of my supplications.
7 Jehovah [is] my strength and my shield, in him has my heart trusted, and I have been helped; my heart also exulteth, and with my song do I praise him.
8 Jehovah [is] strength to him, yea, a stronghold or the salvation of his anointed [is] he.
9 Save thy people and bless thine inheritance, and feed them and lift them up for ever.
*Or, the oracle of thy holiness.
1 A Psalm of David. Give to Jehovah, ye sons of the mighty, give to Jehovah glory and strength.
2 Give to Jehovah the glory of his name; bow down to Jehovah in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of Jehovah [is] upon the waters; the God* of† glory has thundered; Jehovah [is] upon many waters.
4 The voice of Jehovah [is] in† strength, the voice of Jehovah [is] in majesty.
5 The voice of Jehovah breaketh cedars in pieces; Jehovah even breaketh the cedars of Lebanon in pieces.
6 And he causeth them to skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young buffalo.
7 The voice of Jehovah heweth out flames of fire.
8 The voice of Jehovah shaketh a wilderness, Jehovah shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of Jehovah causeth the hinds to bring forth and maketh bare the forests; and in his temple every one‡ says glory.
10 Jehovah has sat upon the flood, yea, Jehovah sitteth king for ever.
11 Jehovah giveth strength to his people, Jehovah blesseth his people with† peace.
†Heb. gives the definite article here.
‡Or, the whole of it.
1 A Psalm; a song of the dedication of the house of David.
2 I extol thee, O Jehovah, for thou hast lifted me up,* and hast not caused mine enemies to rejoice over me.
3 O Jehovah, my God, I have cried for help to thee, and thou healest me.
4 Thou, O Jehovah, hast brought up my soul from Sheol;† thou hast kept me alive from going down to the pit.
5 Sing praises to Jehovah, ye his holy ones, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
6 For a moment [is] in his anger, a life [is] in his favour; weeping remaineth in the evening, but in the morning rejoicing.
7 And I, I said in my prosperity I shall not be moved for ever.
8 O Jehovah, in thy favour thou hast established strength for my mountain;‡ thou hast hidden thy face: I have been confounded.
9 Unto thee, O Jehovah, I call, and to Jehovah do I supplicate.
10 What gain [is] in my blood, in my going down to the pit?§ Shall dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth
11 Hear, O Jehovah, and be gracious to me; O Jehovah, be a he] per to me.
12 Thou hast turned my lamentation into a dance; thou hast loosed for me my sackcloth, and thou girdest me with joy..
13 So that glory may sing praise to thee and not be silent. O Jehovah, my God, I will give thee thanks for ever.
*Literally, drawn me up (as from a prison).
‡Or, made my mountain to stand with strength.
1 To the chief musician; a Psalm of David.
2 In thee, O Jehovah, have I trusted; let me not be ashamed for ever; in thy righteousness deliver me.
3 Incline thine ear to me, deliver me speedily; be to me for a rock of strength, for a house of defence to save me.
4 For thou [art] my rock and my fortress, and for thy name's sake thou guidest and leadest me.
5 Thou bringest me forth from the net which they hid for me, for thou [art] my fortress.
6 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O Jehovah, God* of truth.
7 I have hated those who observe lying vanities; but I have trusted in Jehovah.
8 I will exult and rejoice in thy mercy, thou who hast seen my affliction; thou hast known my soul in distresses.
9 And thou hast not delivered me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast made my feet to stand in the wide place.
10 Be gracious to me, O Jehovah, for I am distressed; consumed with grief [is] mine eye, my soul and my belly.
11 For my life has been spent† in sorrow, and my years in sighing; my strength has been feeble through mine iniquity, and my bones have been consumed.
12 I have been a reproach among all mine adversaries, and especially to my neighbours; and a fear to mine acquaintances who see me without;‡ they fled from me.
13 I have been forgotten, as a dead man from the heart; I have been as a perishing vessel.
14 For I have heard the slander of many; fear [is] round about when they consult together against me; they have devised to take my life.
15 But I have trusted in thee, O Jehovah; I have said, Thou art my God.
16 My times [are] in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies and from my persecutors.
17 Cause thy face to shine upon thy servant; in thy mercy save me.
18 O Jehovah, I shall not be ashamed, for I have called on thee; the wicked shall be ashamed, they shall be silent in Sheol.§
19 The lips of falsehood shall be dumb, which speak against the righteous one insolently, with pride and contempt.
20 How great [is] thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those who fear thee, thou hast wrought for those who trust in thee before the sons of men.
21 Thou hidest them in the secret place, of thy presence from the plots of man, thou concealest them in a tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
22 Blessed [be] Jehovah, for he has made his mercy wonderful to me in a city of defence.
23 As for me, I said in my haste, I have been cut off from before thine eyes; surely thou hast heard the voice of my supplication when I cried for help to thee.
24 Love Jehovah, all ye his saints: Jehovah preserveth the faithful and abundantly requiteth the proud doer.
25 Be strong, and he will strengthen your heart, all ye who wait for Jehovah.
†Or, has wasted away.
‡Or, in the street.
1 Of David: Maschil.* Blessed [is] the one forgiven [as to] transgression, covered [as to] sin.
2 Blessed [is] the man to whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, and in his spirit [there is] no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day.
4 For by day and by night thy hand is heavy upon me; my moisture has been changed into the droughts of summer. Selah.
5 I make known my sin to thee, and mine iniquity have I not covered; I said I will confess concerning my transgressions to Jehovah, and thou hast taken away the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 Because of this shall every godly one pray to thee at a time for finding [thee]; surely in a flood of many waters they shall not come to him.
7 Thou [art] a hiding-place for me; thou preservest me from distress, thou surroundest me with shouts of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will fix mine eye upon thee.
9 Be ye not as a horse [or] as a mule, without understanding with a bit and bridle his mouth is to be curbed lest he come near to thee.
10 Many sorrows [are there] to the wicked; but he that trusteth in Jehovah, mercy shall encompass him.
11 Be glad in Jehovah and rejoice, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye upright of heart.
1 Shout for joy, ye righteous, in Jehovah; praise is comely for the upright.
2 Give ye thanks to Jehovah upon the harp; upon a psaltery of ten strings sing ye praises to him.
3 Sing ye to him a new song; be ye skilful to play with shouting.
4 For the word of Jehovah [is] upright, and all his works [are] in truth.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of Jehovah.
6 By the word of Jehovah the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth;
7 Gathering together as a heap the waters of the sea, putting the depths in storehouses.
8 All the earth shall fear before Jehovah, all the inhabitants of the world shall be afraid before him.
9 For he spake and it was; he commanded and it stood.
10 Jehovah has made void the counsel of the Gentiles; he has frustrated the devices of the peoples.
11 The counsel of Jehovah shall stand for ever, the devices of his heart to all generations.
12 Happy [is] the nation* whose God is Jehovah, the people he has chosen to himself for an inheritance.
13 From the heavens Jehovah looked; he saw all the sons of men.
14 Prom the place of his dwelling he looked upon all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 He who formeth their hearts together, who considereth all their works.
16 The king is not caved by the multitude of a host; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
17 The horse [is] a vain thing for salvation, and by the greatness of his strength will he not deliver.
18 Behold, the eye of Jehovah [is] towards those who fear him, to those who hope in his mercy,
19 To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul has waited for Jehovah; he [is] our help and our shield.
21 For in him our heart rejoiceth; for in his holy name† have we trusted.
22 Thy mercy, O Jehovah, shall be upon us, according as we have hoped in thee.
*Heb. Goi, a nation, used in plural of the Gentiles.
†Or, the name of his holiness.
1 Of David, when he changeth his judgment before Abimelech; and he driveth him away, and he departeth.
2 I will bless Jehovah at all times: his praise [shall be] continually in my mouth.
3 My soul shall glory in Jehovah; the afflicted* shall hear and be glad.
4 Exalt ye Jehovah with me, and let us extol his name together.
5 I sought Jehovah, and be answered me, and he delivered me from all my fears.
6 They looked to him and they shone;† and their faces shall not be ashamed.
7 This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard and saved him out of all his distresses.
8 The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about those who rear him and delivereth them.
9 Taste ye and see that Jehovah [is] good; blessed [is] the man that trusteth in him.
10 Fear ye Jehovah, ye his holy ones; for there is no want to those who fear him.
11 Young lions have been in want and have suffered hunger; but those who seek Jehovah shall not lack any good thing.
12 Come, ye children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
13 Who [is] the man that desireth life, loving days that he may see good?
14 Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking deceit.
15 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
16 The eyes of Jehovah [are] upon the righteous and his ears toward their cry.
17 The face of Jehovah [is] against those that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
18 They cried, and Jehovah heard and he delivered them from all their distresses.
19 Jehovah [is] nigh to the broken in heart and he saveth the contrite in spirit.
20 Many [are] the troubles of the righteous [one] but out of them all Jehovah delivereth him,
21 Keeping all his bones: not one of them has been broken.
22 Evil shall slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall incur guilt.‡
23 Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants, and all those who trust in him shall not incur guilt.‡
†Or, figuratively, they were cheerful.
1 Of David. Strive, O Jehovah, with mine adversaries; fight with those that fight against me.
2 Take hold of shield and buckler and arise for my help,
3 And draw out the spear, and shut [the way] against my pursuers; say to my soul, I [am] thy salvation.
4 They shall be ashamed and put to shame who seek after my soul; they shall be driven backward and confounded who devise my hurt.
5 They shall be as chaff before the wind, and the angel of Jehovah overthrowing [them]
6 Their way shall be darkness and slippery places; and the angel of Jehovah pursuing them.
7 For without cause they have hidden a pit for me, their net; without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
8 Destruction shall come upon him; be shall not know; and his net which he hid shall catch him; into destruction shall he fall in it,
9 And my soul shall rejoice in Jehovah, and shall be joyful in his salvation.
10 All my bones shall say, O Jehovah, who [is] like to thee? delivering the poor from him that is stronger than he, and the poor and needy from him that spoileth him.
11 False witnesses rise up; they ask me that which I have not known.
12 They requite me evil instead of good [to the] bereaving of my soul.
13 But as for me, when they were sick, my garment [was] sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returneth into my bosom.
14 As if [he were] a neighbour, as if a brother to me, I have acted; like the mourning of a mother, mourning, I bowed down.
15 But in my halting they rejoiced and were gathered together; the slanderers were gathered together against me, and I knew it not; they reviled and were not silent,
16 With profane mockers [in] a feast, gnashing upon me [with] their teeth.
17 O Lord, how long wilt thou behold? restore my soul from their destructions, wine only one from the young lions.
18 I will praise thee in the great congregation; among a strong people I will sing praise to thee.
19 Let not mine enemies rejoice over me falsely; my haters without cause wink the eye.
20 For they speak not peace, but they devise deceitful words against the quiet ones of the earth.
21 And they open wide their mouth upon me; they have said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen.
22 Thou hast seen, O Jehovah; keep not silent, O Lord, be not far from me.
23 Awake up and arise for my judgment, my God and my Lord, for my cause.
24 Judge me according to thy righteousness, O Jehovah my God, and let them not rejoice over me.
25 Let them not say in their heart, Aha, our soul! Let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
26 They shall be ashamed and confounded together who rejoice at my hurt; they shall be clothed with shame and reproach who magnify themselves against me.
27 They shall shout for joy and rejoice who delight in my righteousness, and they shall say continually, Let Jehovah be magnified, who delighteth in the peace of his servant.
28 And my tongue shall celebrate thy righteousness, thy praise, all the day.
1 To the chief musician; of the servant of Jehovah, of David.
2 The transgression of the wicked says in the innermost part of my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes.
3 For he has flattered himself in his own eyes, until *that his iniquity is found out and hated.
4 The words of his mouth [are] falsehood and deceit; he has left off to be wise, to do well.
5 He deviseth falsehood upon his bed, be setteth himself upon a way [that is] not good, he rejecteth not evil.
6 O Jehovah, thy mercy [is] in the heavens, thy truth [is] to the clouds.
7 Thy righteousness is like [the] mountains of God,† thy judgments [are] a great deep; thou savest man and beast, O Jehovah.
8 How precious [is] thy mercy, O God! and the sons of men shall trust in the shadow of thy wings.
9 They shall be abundantly satisfied with drink from the fatness of thy house, and thou shalt make them drink the stream of thy pleasures.
10 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
11 Continue thy mercy to those who know thee and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
12 The foot of pride shall not come to me, and let not the hand of the wicked move me.
13 There the workers of iniquity have fallen; they have been thrust down and are not able to rise.
*Literally, "to the finding out his iniquity, to the hating it."
* Heb., El.
1 Of David. Fret not thyself because of the evil. doers; be not envious at the workers of iniquity.
2 For like grass they are speedily cut off, and like the greenness of the tender herb they do fade.
3 Trust in Jehovah and do good, inhabit the land and feed upon truth.
4 Delight thyself also in Jehovah, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.
5 Roll thy way upon Jehovah; trust also in him, and he will do [it].
6 And he will bring forth thy righteousness an the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day.
7 Be silent to Jehovah and wait for him; fret not thyself because of him who maketh his way to prosper, because of the man who doeth wicked devices.
8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not thyself only to do evil.
9 For evil-doers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the earth.
10 And yet a little and the wicked [man] is not, and thou considerest his place, and he is no more.*
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth and delight themselves in abundance of peace.
12 The wicked [man] deviseth evil against the righteous [man] and gnasheth his teeth upon him.
13 The Lord laugheth at him, for he has seen that his day is come.
14 A sword have the wicked drawn, and they have bent their bow, to cause the poor and needy to fall, to slay the upright in way.
15 Their sword shall come into their own heart and their bows shall be broken.
16 Better [is] a little to the righteous [man] than the abundance of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
18 Jehovah knoweth the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the time of evil, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 For the wicked shall perish and the enemies of Jehovah as the precious part of lambs:† they have vanished, into smoke they have vanished.
21 The wicked [man] borroweth and payeth not, but the righteous [man) has compassion and giveth.
22 For his blessed ones shall inherit the earth, but his accursed ones shall be cut elf.
23 By Jehovah the steps of a man are established, and he delighteth in his way.
24 If he falleth, he is not cast down; for Jehovah upholdeth his hand.
25 I have been a youth, I have also become old: yet have I not seen the righteous [man] forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread.
26 All the day [is be] being gracious and lending; and his seed [is] for a blessing.
27 Depart from evil and do good, and dwell for ever.
28 For Jehovah loveth justice and forsaketh not his holy ones; they are preserved for ever, but the seed of the wicked is cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the earth and shall dwell for ever upon it.
30 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom and his tongue speaketh justice.
31 The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps slip.
32 The wicked [man] lieth in wait for the righteous [one] and seeketh to kill him.
33 Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, and will not condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait for Jehovah and keep his ways, and he will exalt thee to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].
35 I have seen the wicked [man] strong and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
36 And he passeth away and, behold, he is not; and I seek him, and he is not found.
37 Mark the perfect [man] and behold the upright [man], for the end to [that] man [is] peace.
38 But those who transgress are destroyed together; the end of the wicked has been cut off.
39 And the salvation of the righteous [is] from Jehovah, [he is] their refuge in the time of trouble.
40 And Jehovah helpeth them and delivereth them; he will deliver them and save them because they have trusted in him.
*Or, It is not.
†Or, the beauty of the pasture.
1 A Psalm of David; to bring to remembrance.
2 O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger, nor chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
3 For thine arrows have entered into me, and thy hand has come down upon me.
4 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; there is no peace in my bones because of my sin.
5 For mine iniquities have passed over my head as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
6 My wounds have stunk; they have consumed away because of my folly.
7 I have been bowed down, I have been brought low to the utmost, all the day have I walked mourning.
8 For my loins are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.
9 I have been feeble and broken to the uttermost; I have groaned because of the groaning of my heart.
10 O Lord, before thee [is] all my desire, and my sighing has not been hidden from thee.
11 My heart has panted; my strength has forsaken me, and the light of mine eyes — even they are not with me.
12 My lovers and my neighbours stand aloof from my calamity, and my kinsmen have stood afar off.
13 And those who seek after my soul have laid snares, and those who seek my hurt have spoken mischievous things, and all the day do they meditate deceits.
14 And I as a deaf [man] hear not, and as a dumb [man] he openeth not his mouth.
15 And I am as a man who heareth not and in whose mouth there are no reproofs.
16 Because for thee, O Jehovah, have I waited; thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
17 For I said, Lest they rejoice over me! at the moving of my foot they magnified themselves against me.
18 For I am prepared for halting, and my pain [is] continually before me.
19 For I will declare mine iniquity, I am afflicted because of my sin.
20 But mine enemies have been strong in life, and those who hate me without cause are multiplied.
21 And those who recompense me evil for good will oppose me because of my pursuing good.
22 Forsake me not, O Jehovah; O my God, be not far from me.
23 Make haste to my help, O Lord my salvation.
1 To the chief musician, to Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
2 I said, I will keep my ways, from sinning with my tongue; I will keep a muzzle to my mouth, while the wicked [man is] before me.
3 I have been dumb [in] silence, I held my peace from good, but my pain was excited.
4 My heart grew warm in the midst of me; in my musing the fire burneth: I spoke with my tongue.
5 Make me to know, O Jehovah, my end, and the measure of my days, what it [is]; let me know how frail I am.
6 Behold, thou bash made my days handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing before thee: surely all vanity [is] every man appointed. Selah.
7 Surely in an image doth man walk; surely in vain are they disquieted, he hoardeth, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
8 And now what wait I for, O Lord? My expectation [is] from thee.
9 From all my transgressions deliver me; make me not the reproach of the fool.
10 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth because thou didst [it].
11 Remove from me thy stroke; from the strife of thy hand I am consumed.
12 With chastisement for iniquity thou connectest man, and consumest like the moth
what he desireth only vanity is every man. Selah.
13 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and to my cry give ear; at my tears be not silent; for a stranger [am] I with thee, a sojourner like all my fathers.
14 Look away from me, and let me comfort myself before I go and am not.
1 To the chief musician; a psalm of David.
2 Waiting I waited for Jehovah, and he inclined to me and heard my cry.
3 And he brought me up from a pit of noise from the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock; he fixed my steps.
4 And he put in my mouth a new song, praise to our God: many shall see and fear, and trust in Jehovah.
5 Blessed the man who has made Jehovah his trust, and has not turned round to the proud and those who swerve to falsehood.
6 Great things hast thou done, O Jehovah my God; thy wonderful deeds and thy thoughts to us none can set in order to thee: I would declare and speak — they are too many to be numbered.
7 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears didst thou dig; burnt-offering and sin-offering thou didst not ask.
8 Then I said, Behold, I come. in the volume of the book it is written of me:
9 To do thy will, my God, I delight; and thy law [is] in the midst of my bowels.
10 I have announced righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I will not refrain my lips; O Jehovah, thou hast known.
11 Thy righteousness I hid not in the midst of my heart; thy faithfulness and thy salvation I declared; I concealed not thy mercy and thy truth from the great congregation.
12 Thou, O Jehovah, wilt not withhold thy compassion from me; thy mercy and thy truth will always preserve me.
13 For evils till there is no number have encompassed me; mine iniquities have overtaken me, and I have not been able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has left me.
14 Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; O Jehovah, make haste to my help.
15 They shall be ashamed and confounded together that seek my soul to destroy it; driven back and disgraced shall they be that wish my hurt.
16 They shall be desolate as a reward for their shame that say to me, Aha, aha.
17 Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; let those that love thy salvation say always, Jehovah be magnified.
18 But I poor and needy — the Lord considereth me. My help and deliverer [art] thou; O my God, delay not.
1 To the chief musician; a psalm of David.
2 Blessed [is] he that payeth attention to the poor; in the day of evil Jehovah will deliver him.
3 Jehovah will preserve him and keep him alive: he shall be prospered in the land; and do not thou give him up to the will of his enemies.
4 Jehovah will hold him up on the bed of languishing: all his bed thou hast turned in his sickness.
5 I said, O Jehovah, be merciful to me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
6 Mine enemies speak evil as to me, When shall he die and his name perish?
7 And if be come to see [me] he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; he goeth out, he speaketh outside.
8 All that hate me whisper together against me; against me they meditate evil to me.
9 A word* of Belial is poured into him; and he that has lain down shall rise no more.
10 Even the man of my peace in whom I confided, eating my bread, has lifted† the heel against me.
11 But thou, O Jehovah, be merciful to me, and raise me up, and I will requite them.
12 By this I know that thou hast delighted in me, because mine enemy shall not exult over me.
13 And as for me, thou hast upheld me in mine integrity and thou settest me before thy face for ever.
14 Blessed [be] Jehovah the God of Israel from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and amen.
*Secondarily, a thing.
1 To the chief musician; Maschil, for the sons of Korah.
2 As the hart longeth after the brooks of water, so my soul longeth after thee, O God.
3 My soul has thirsted for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
4 My tears have been food to me by day and by night, whilst they Say to me all the day, Where [is] thy God?
5 These things do I remember, and I pour out my soul within me; when* I pass through the crowd, I go softly with them to the house of God with the voice of singing and praise, a multitude keeping a feast.
6 Why art thou cast down, [O] my soul, and hast been disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.
7 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan and the Hermonites, from the mountain Mizar.
8 Deep is calling to deep at the voice of thy waterfalls; all thy waves and thy billows have passed over me.
9 By day Jehovah commandeth his mercy, and by night his song [is] with me, supplication to the God of my life.
10 I will say to God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
11 With a sword in my bones mine oppressors I have reproached me, when they say all the day to me, Where [is] thy God?
12 Why art thou cast down [O] my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance and my God.
*Or, "how I passed through the crowd, I went," etc.
1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause with an ungodly nation; from a man of deceit and iniquity do thou deliver me.
2 For thou [art] the God of my refuge: why has, thou cast me off? why do I walk mourning under the oppression of the enemy?
3 Send thou thy light and thy truth. they shall lead me, they shall bring me to the mountain of thy holiness and to thy tabernacles.
4 And I will go to the altar of God, to God the gladness of my joy, and I will give thanks to thee with the harp, O God, my God.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance and my God.
1 To the chief musician; for the sons of Korah, Maschil.
2 O God, with our ears have we heard; our fathers have declared to us the work [which] thou didst in their days, in the days of old.
3 Thou [with] thy hand didst drive out the Gentiles and plant them; thou didst evil to nations and didst send them forth.
4 For not with their sword did they take possession of the land, neither did their arm deliver them; but thy right hand and thine arm and the light of thy countenance, because thou takedst pleasure in them.
5 Thou [art] he, my king, O God; command the deliverances of Jacob.
6 By thee will we push down our adversaries; in thy name will we tread under foot those that rise up against us.
7 For not in my bow will I trust, and my sword shall not save me.
8 For thou hast saved us from our adversaries, and those who hate us thou hast put to shame.
9 In God have we praised all the day, and we will give thanks to thy name for ever. Selah.
10 But now thou hast cast off and put us to shame, and thou goest not forth with our armies.
11 Thou causest us to turn back before the enemy, and those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
12 Thou givest us as sheep (for) food, and among the Gentiles hast thou scattered us.
13 Thou sellest thy people without gain,* and hast not increased by their price.
14 Thou settest us [as] a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to those that are round about us.
15 Thou settest us a by-word among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the nations.
16 All the day my shame [is] before me, and the confusion of my face has covered me.
17 Because of the voice of him who reproacheth and blasphemeth, because of the face of the enemy and the avenger.
18 All this has come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, and we have not acted falsely to thy covenant.
19 Our heart has not turned backward, nor has our step declined from thy path.
20 But thou hast broken us to pieces in the place of large serpents, and hast covered us over with the shadow of death.
21 If we have forgotten the name of our God, and have stretched out our hands to a strange god,
22 Will not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
23 But for thy sake we have been killed all the day, we have been counted as sheep for slaughter.
24 Awake; why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast [us] not off for ever.
25 Why hidest thou thy face? [Why] forgettest thou our affliction and our oppression?
26 For our soul has been bowed down to the dust, our belly has cleaved to the earth.
27 Arise, a help to us, and redeem us for thy mercy's sake.
* Literally, wealth.
1 To the chief musician upon Shoshannim;* for the sons of Korah, Maschil, a song of loves.
2 My heart has overflowed [with] a good matter; I am declaring my works to the king; my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer.
3 Thou hast been very fair above the sons of men; grace has been poured into thy lips; therefore God has blessed thee for ever.
4 Gird thy sword upon the thigh, O mighty one, thy glory and thy majesty.
5 And [in] thy majesty prosper, ride, for the cause of truth and meekness of righteousness; and thy right hand Shall teach thee terrible things.
6 Thine arrows [are] sharpened — the peoples fall under thee — in the heart of the king's enemies.
7 Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.
8 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated wickedness. therefore God, [even] thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.
9 Myrrh and aloes [and] cassia [are] all thy garments; from the palaces of ivory stringed instruments have gladdened thee.
10 Daughters of kings [are] among thine honourable women; at thy right hand has stood the queen in fine gold of Ophir.
11 Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear, and forget thy people and thy father's house.
12 And the king greatly desireth thy beauty; for he [is] thy lord; and bow down thyself to him.
13 And the daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift; the rich among the people shall entreat thy face.
14 All glorious [is] the king's daughter within;† of gold-embroidered work [is] her garment.
15 In embroidered work of many colours is she brought to the king; the virgins after her, her companions, are brought to thee.
16 They are led forth with gladness and joy; they enter into the palace of the king.
17 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; them shalt thou appoint princes in all the earth.
18 I will make mention of thy name in all generations: therefore peoples shall give thee thanks for ever and ever.
*Or, the lilies.
†That is, inside the house; as it she were still waiting there, gloriously attired, to be brought into the king's house.
1 To the chief musician, for the sons of Korah upon Alamoth, a song.
2 God [is] a refuge and strength to us; a help in distresses, very readily found.
3 Therefore will we not fear, in the changing of the earth and in the moving of the mountains into the heart of the seas;
4 Its waters roar, they are troubled; the mountains tremble with its pride. Selah.
5 [There is] a river; its streams make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
6 God [is] in her midst: she shall not be moved: God shall help her at the appearing (or turn) of morning.
7 Nations raged, kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice; the earth melteth.
8 Jehovah of hosts [is] with us; the, God of Jacob [is] a refuge to us. Selah.
9 Come, behold the works of Jehovah, who has set desolations in the earth,
10 Causing wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow and cutteth the spear; he burneth the chariots in the fire.
11 Leave off, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.
12 Jehovah of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.
1 To the chief musician, for the sons of Korah, a psalm.
2 Clap your hands, all ye peoples; shout to God with the voice of rejoicing.
3 For Jehovah Most High [is] to be feared, a great king over all the earth.
4 He destroyeth peoples under us, and Gentiles under our feet.
5 He chooseth our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
6 God has gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the voice of a trumpet.
7 Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our king, sing praises.
8 For king of all the earth [is] God; sing ye a Maschil (or with understanding).
9 God has reigned over nations, God has sat down upon the throne of his holiness.
10 The princes of the peoples are gathered together [with] the people of the God of Abraham; for to God [belong] the shields of the earth; he has been greatly exalted.
1 A song, a psalm for the sons of Korah.
2 Great [is] Jehovah, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, the mountain of his holiness.
3 Beautiful for elevation, — the joy of the whole earth [is] the mountain of Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
4 God has been known in her palaces as a refuge.
5 For lo! the kings met (i.e. by agreement), they passed through together.
6 They saw, so they wondered, they were terrified, they fled in alarm.
7 Trembling seized them there, pain as of one bringing forth.
8 with an east wind thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
9 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish her for ever. Selah.
10 We have meditated on thy mercy, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
11 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise to the ends of the earth; of righteousness is thy right hand full.
12 Mount Zion rejoiceth, the daughters of Judah exult because of thy judgments.
13 Surround ye Zion and encompass her; count ye her towers.
14 'Set your heart to her rampart, consider her palaces, that ye may recount [it] to the generation following.
15 For this God [is] our God [for] ever and ever; he will lead us until death.
1 To the chief musician; for the sons of Korah, a psalm.
2 Hear ye this, all ye peoples; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
3 Both low and high, rich and poor together.
4 My mouth speaketh wisdom, and the meditation of my heart [is] understanding.
5 I incline mine ear to a parable, I open upon a harp riddle
6 Why should I fear in the days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters surroundeth me;
7 Those who trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.
8 In no wise can a man redeem a brother, he giveth not to God a ransom for him
9 (But the redemption price of their soul [is] precious, and it has ceased for ever),
10 That he should still live for ever and not see corruption.
11 For he seeth that wise men die; together the fool and the brutish man perish, and have left to others their wealth.
12 Their inward thought [is] their houses [shall be] for ever, their dwelling-places to generation and generation; they have called the lands by their names.
13 But man in honour abideth not; he has become like the cattle; they have been cut off.
14 This their way [is] folly for them; yet those who come after them will take pleasure in their words. Selah.
15 Like sheep they are laid in Sheol; death feedeth on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; but their form consumeth in the grave, from their dwelling [consigned] to it.
16 Surely God will redeem my soul from the hand of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah.
17 Fear thou not when a man becometh rich, when the glory of his house increaseth.
18 For he taketh not all this away when he dieth; his glory shall not descend after him.
19 Though (for) he blesseth his soul in his life, and men will praise thee when thou doest good to thyself,
20 It (or thou) shalt go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
21 Man in honour and that understandeth not has become like the cattle [that] are cut off.
1 A psalm of Asaph. God (El) Elohim-Jehovah, has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.
3 Our God will come and not be silent: a fire before him shall devour, and around him it shall be very tempestuous.
4 He calleth to the heavens from above and to the earth to judge his people.
5 Gather to me my saints making my covenant by (over) sacrifice.
6 And the heavens declare his righteousness for God [is] judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify to (against) thee: God, thy God [am] I.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices and thy burnt offerings continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, [nor] he-goats out of thy folds.
10 For mine [is] every beast of the forest, cattle upon a thousand hills;
11 I know ever bird of the mountains, and the moving creature of the field [is] mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee; for mine [is] the world and its fulness.
13 Should I eat the flesh of bulls (strong ones), and drink the blood of he-goats?
14 Sacrifice to God thanksgiving and pay to the Most High thy vows;
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 And to the wicked God says, What [is it] to thee, to declare my statutes, and take my covenant into thy mouth?
17 And thou hast hated correction, and hast cast my words behind thee.
18 If thou sawest a thief, thou didst take pleasure in him, and with adulterers [was] thy portion.
19 Thy mouth thou hast sent out (let loose) to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest, thou speakest against thy brother; against thy mother's son thou utterest slander.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest I was altogether like thee. I will reprove thee and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, forgetters of God (Eloah), lest I tear [you] in pieces, and there be no deliverer.
23 He that sacrificeth praise glorifieth me, and to him that ordereth [his] way will I show the salvation of God.
1 To the chief musician, a psalm of David,
2 When Nathan the prophet came to him after he went to Bathsheba.
3 Be gracious to me, O God, according to thy mercy; according to the multitude of thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
4 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
5 For I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is continually before Me.
6 Against (or to) thee, thee only, have I sinned, and have done the evil in thy sight (eyes); that thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, [and be] clear when thou judgest.
7 Behold, in iniquity was I born, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
8 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden [part] thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
9 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
10 Make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones thou hast broken Shall rejoice.
11 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
12 Create for me a pure heart, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
13 Cast me not out from thy presence, and the spirit of thy holiness* take not from me.
14 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and let a free Spirit uphold me.†
15 I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall turn to thee.
16 Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation; my tongue shall celebrate thy righteousness.
17 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
18 For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give it; in burnt offering thou dost not take pleasure.
19 The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit; a heart broken and contrite, O God, thou wilt not despise.
20 Do good in thy good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem.
21 Then thou shalt delight in sacrifices of righteousness, burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
*Perhaps, Thy Holy Spirit.
†Or, sustain me with a willing spirit.
1 To the chief musician; an instruction of David,
2 When Doeg the Edomite went in, and told Saul and said to him, David went to the house of Ahimelech.
3 Why boastest thou thyself in evil, mighty man? The mercy of God [is] all the day.
4 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs, as a sharp razor, working deceit.
5 Thou hast loved evil [rather] than good, falsehood [rather] than speaking righteousness. Selah.
6 Thou hast loved all words of devouring, O tongue of deceit.
7 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
8 The righteous also shall see and fear, and laugh at him.*
9 Behold, the man (strong one) that made not God his strength, but confided in the abundance of his riches; he strengthened himself in his wickedness.
10 But for me, I [am] like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
11 I will praise thee for ever, for thou hast done [it], and I will hope in thy name, for [it is] good before thy saints.
*Or [saying] Behold, etc.
1 To the chief musician, upon Mahalath; an instruction of David.
2 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves, they have done abominable iniquity; there is none doing good.
3 God looked down from the heavens upon the sons of men to see if there were any understanding, seeking God.
4 Every one (or all) of them has departed; together they are become corrupt; there is none doing good, not even one.
5 Have not the workers of iniquity known, eating my people [as] they have eaten bread? They called not upon God.
6 There have they greatly feared [where] no fear was; for God has scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee. Thou hast put [them] to shame, for God has rejected them.
7 Who will give* out of Zion the salvation of Israel? When God turneth the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, Israel shall be glad.
*Or, O that the salvation etc. were come etc.
1 To the chief musician, upon Neginoth (stringed instruments); an instruction of David,
2 When the Ziphites went in and said to Saul, Is not David hiding himself with us?
3 O God, by thy name save me, by thy might judge (vindicate) me.
4 O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
5 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul; they set not God before them. Selah.
6 Behold, God [is] a helper for me; the Lord [is] with them that uphold my soul.
7 He will requite the evil to my adversaries: in thy truth cut them off.
8 With a freewill offering* I will sacrifice to thee; I will praise thy name, O Jehovah, for [it is] good.
9 For out of all trouble he delivered me; and mine eye has looked (seen its desire) upon mine enemies.
1 To the chief musician, on Neginoth (stringed instruments); an instruction of David.
2 Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not thyself from my supplication.
3 Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my plaint and moan,
4 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked; for they cast iniquity upon me, and in anger they persecute me.
5 My heart is writhing within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
6 Fear and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.
7 And I said, Who will give me wings as the dove? I would fly away and be at rest.
8 Behold, I would flee far off, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah.
9 I would hasten my escape from stormy wind, from tempest.
10 Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue; for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
11 Day and night they surround it upon its walls; and iniquity and mischief [are] in its midst;
12 Perversities [are] in its midst; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets.
13 For [it was] not an enemy reproached me: then I had borne [it]; neither did he that hateth me magnify [himself] against me: then had I hidden myself from him;
14 But thou, a man mine equal, mine intimate, my familiar!
15 We who together sweetened counsel, to the house of God we walked in the throng.
16 Let death seize (or desolation be on) them, let them go down alive [to] Sheol. For evils [are] in their dwelling, in their midst.
17 As for me, to God will I call; and Jehovah will save me.
18 Evening and morning and noon I will complain and moan; and he will hear my voice.
19 He redeemed my soul in peace from the war against me, for many were [contending] with me.
20 God will hear and answer (afflict) them — he that is seated of old, Selah — who have no changes and fear not God.
21 He put forth his hands against those at peace with him; he profaned his covenant.
22 Smooth butter was his mouth, and war his heart; his words were softer than oil, and [yet] they are drawn swords.
23 Cast upon Jehovah thy burden (what he giveth thee), and he will sustain thee; he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
24 And thou, O God, wilt bring them down to the pit of corruption: men of blood and deceit shall not live out half their days. But for me, I will trust in thee.
1 To the chief musician, as the silent dove of the distant; of David, Michtam;* when the Philistines took him in Gath.
2 Be gracious to me, O God; for man would swallow me up; all the day fighting he oppresseth me.
3 They that lie in wait for me would swallow [me] up all the day, for many fight proudly against me.
4 The day I am afraid I will trust in thee.
5 In God will I praise his word; in God have I trusted; I will not fear: what shall flesh do to me?
6 All the day they wrest my words; all their devices [are] against me for evil.
7 They gather themselves together, they hide, they mark my steps while they wait for my soul.
8 Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.
9 Thou countest my wanderings: put my tears in thy bottle; [are they] not in thy book?
10 Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day I shall call: this I know, for God [is] for me.
11 In God will I praise [the] word; in Jehovah will I praise [the] word.
12 In God have I trusted, I will not fear: what shall man do to me?
13 Upon me, O God, [are] thy vows: I will render thank-offerings to thee.
14 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: [wilt thou] not [deliver] my feet from filling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
*See the title of Psalm 16 Dr. J. A. Alexander understands it as "a secret."
1 To the chief musician; Al-tascheth (Destroy not), of David, Michtam, on his fleeing from Saul in the cave.
2 Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me; for my soul [is] trusting in thee; and in the shadow of thy wings will I trust until mischiefs (or calamities) shall pass.
3 I will call to God Most High, to God that perfecteth for me.
4 He will send from the heavens and save me: he that would swallow me up reviled! Selah. God will send his mercy and his truth.
5 My soul [is] in the midst of lions; I will lie down with those on fire, the sons of men, their teeth spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; above all the earth [be] thy glory!
7 A net they prepared for my steps: my Soul was bowed down; they digged a pit before me; they fell into the midst of it. Selah.
8 Fixed [is] my heart, O God, fixed my heart; I will sing, yea, I will sing psalms (play).
9 Awake, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I will wake the dawn (or with it).
10 O Lord, among the peoples, I will give thee thanks.
11 For thy mercy [is] great to the heavens, and thy truth to the clouds.
12 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; thy glory [be] above all the earth.
1 To the chief musician; Al-tascheth, of David, Michtam.
2 Silence* indeed! do ye speak righteousness? Do ye judge equitably, sons of men?
3 Yea, in heart ye work iniquities; in the earth ye weigh the violence of your hands.
4 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they err from the birth (belly), speaking lies.
5 They have poison after the likeness of the poison of a serpent, as the deaf adder which stoppeth its ear,
6 Which will not hearken to the, voice of enchanters, of one charming charms most wise.
7 O God, destroy their teeth in their mouth; shatter the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.
8 Let them melt away as waters, let them go away; when he sendeth his arrows, be they as those cut off.
9 As a snail melteth, let them pass; as abortion of a woman, let them not see the sun.
10 Before your pots feel a thorn, whether green or burning, let them whirl away.
11 The righteous one shall rejoice, for he has seen vengeance; his steps he shall wash in the blood of the wicked one;
12 And a man shall say, Surely the righteous one has fruit; surely there is a God judging in the earth.
*Dathe and others punctuate differently, and for "silence," or dumbness, read gods i.e. "judges." The Sept. and Syriac omit the word which makes the difficulty.
1 To the chief musician; Al-tascheth, of David, Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to put him to death.
2 Deliver me from mine enemies, my God; set me on high from those that rise up against me.
3 Deliver me from doers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood.
4 For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones assemble against me: not [for] my transgression, not my sin, Jehovah.
5 Without [my] iniquity they run and set themselves: awake to meet me and see.
6 And thou, Jehovah, God of hosts, God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations; be not gracious to any plotters of iniquity. Selah.
7 Let them return at the evening, let them howl like the dog, and go around the city.
8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords [are] in their lips; for who heareth?
9 But thou, Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; thou wilt mock at all the nations.
10 Their strength! I will watch for thee, for God is my high place.
11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will make me gaze on mine enemies.
12 Slay them not, lest my people forget; scatter them in thy power and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
13 The sin of their mouth [is] the word of their lips; and they shall be taken in their pride, and for cursing and falsehood they will tell.
14 Consume in wrath, consume [them], and let them be no more; and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah.
15 And at the evening let them return, let them howl like the dog, and go around the city.
16 They shall wander for food; if they be not satisfied, then they tarry (or murmur) all night.
17 And for me, I will sing of thy strength, and will in the morning shout for joy of thy mercy; for thou hast been a high place to me, — and a refuge in the day of trouble to me.
18 My strength, to thee will I sing psalms, for God is my high place, the God of my mercy.
1 To the chief musician, on Shushan (lily) of testimony; Michtam of David to teach (or be learnt);
2 When he strove with Syria of Mesopotamia, and Syria of Zobah, and Joab returned and smote Edom in the valley of salt, twelve thousand.
3 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast rent us, thou hast been angry; turn again to us.
4 Thou hast made the earth (or land) to tremble, thou hast rent it; heal its breaches, for it shaketh.
5 Thou hast shown thy people hard things, thou hast made us drink the wine of reeling.
6 Thou hast given to those that fear thee a banner to be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
7 That thy beloved may be delivered, save [with] thy right hand and answer me (or us).
8 God has spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and the valley of Succoth will I mete out.
9 Gilead [is] mine, and mine Manasseh, Ephraim the strength of my head, Judah my lawgiver (or sceptre?).
10 Moab [is] my washpot; on Edom will I cast my shoe; on account of me, Philistia, shout aloud.
11 Who will bring me [to] the city of defence? Who has led me up to Edom?
12 (Wilt) not thou, O God (who) cast us off and didst not go forth, O God, with our hosts?
13 Give us help from trouble, for vain [is] man's salvation.
14 Through (lit. in) God we shall do valiantly; and he will tread down our troublers.
1 To the chief musician, on a stringed instrument, of David.
2 Hear, O God, my cry; attend to my prayer.
3 From the end of the earth I will call to thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: to a rock higher than I thou wilt lead me.
4 For thou hast been a refuge to me, a tower of strength from before the enemy.
5 I will sojourn in thy tent for ever, I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
6 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows, thou hast given [me] the inheritance of those that fear thy name.
7 Thou wilt add days to the days of the king, his years shall be as many generations (lit. generation and generation).
8 He shall abide (sit) before God for ever: mercy and truth afford; let them preserve him.
9 So will I sing psalms to thy name for ever, paying my vows from day to day.
1 To the chief musician, on Jeduthun, a psalm of David.
2 Only* on God [is] my soul still from him [is] my salvation.
3 Only he [is] my rock and my salvation, my high place; I shall not be greatly moved.
4 How long will ye set upon a man? will ye murder, all of you, one like a wall inclined, a fence thrust down?
5 Only they consult to thrust from his dignity; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, and in their inward part they curse. Selah.
6 Only on God be still, my soul, for from him [is] my expectation.
7 Only he [is] my rock and my salvation, my high place; I shall not be moved.
8 On God [resteth] my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, my refuge [is] in God.
9 Confide in him at every time, O people; pour out before him your heart: God [is] a refuge for us. Selah.
10 Only a breath [are] lowborn men, a lie are highborn men; in a balance they go up less than a breath together.
11 Confide not in oppression, and in robbery be not vain; if riches increase, set not [your] heart [on them].
12 Once has God spoken; twice have I heard this, that power [belongeth] to God.
13 And to thee, O Adonai, [belongeth] mercy; for thou renderest to man according to his work.
*"Only" and "truly" are the same word: and "still" may mean "in peace."
1 A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
2 O God, my God (El) [art] thou; early will I seek thee. For thee thirsteth my soul, for thee longeth my flesh, in a land dry and weary without water;
3 So as I have beheld (or to see) thee in the holy place, to see thy power and thy glory;
4 Because thy mercy [is] better than life., my lips shall praise thee.
5 So will I bless thee in my life, in thy name will I lift up my hands.
6 As [with] marrow and fatness thou. wilt satisfy my soul; and [with] lips of rejoicings will my mouth praise thee.
7 When I remember thee upon my bed in nightwatches, I will meditate on thee.
8 For thou hast been a help to me, and in the shadow of thy wings I will rejoice.
9 My soul cleaveth after thee; thy right hand maintaineth me,
10 And the to ruin are seeking my soul; they shall go into the depths of the earth.
11 They shall be given up to the power of the sword (lit. they shall pour him out into the hands of the sword); a portion for foxes they shall be.
12 And the king shall rejoice in God: every one that sweareth by him shall glory, for the mouth of those that speak lies shall be stopped.
1 To the chief musician; a psalm of David.
2 Hear, O God, my voice in my meditation; from fear of the enemy thou wilt preserve my life.
3 Thou wilt hide me from the secret of evil-doers, from the tumult of workers of iniquity,
4 Who have sharpened like the sword their tongue, have bent their arrow, a bitter word, to shoot in the secret places at the perfect;
5 Suddenly they shoot [at him] and fear not.
6 They strengthen to themselves an evil matter; they concert to hide snares; they have said, Who will see them?
7 They devise (or search out) iniquities: We are ready ( finished)! a well-devised device! and each one's inward [thought] and heart [is] deep.
8 But God shall shoot at them: [with] an arrow suddenly the wounds have been theirs.
9 And they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue against them; all that see them shall flee away.
10 And every man shall fear, and shall declare God's doing, and his work they shall understand.
11 The righteous one shall be glad in Jehovah, and trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
1 To the chief musician; a psalm of David, a song.
2 To thee waiteth* praise, O God, in Zion, and to thee shall vow be paid.
3 Hearer of prayer, to thee shall all flesh come.
4 Iniquities [lit. words or matters of] have been far too strong for me: our transgressions, thou wilt purge (cover) them.
5 Blessed [is he whom] thou wilt choose and bring near: he shall dwell in thy courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, the holy [place;] of thy temple.
6 Terrible things in righteousness thou wilt answer us, O God of our salvation, confidence of all the ends of earth and sea, afar off;
7 Establishing mountains by his strength, girded with power;
8 Stilling the roar of seas, the roar of their wives,. and the tumult of Gentiles.
9 And those inhabiting the uttermost parts shall fear because of thy signs; the outgoings of morning and evening thou wilt make to shout for joy.
10 Thou hast visited the earth and watered it greatly wilt thou enrich it: the river of God is full of water; thou preparest their corn, for so thou preparest it (the earth).
11 Its furrows thou dost water, thou dost break down its ridges; with showers thou wilt soften it; its springing thou wilt bless.
12 Thou crownest the year [with] thy goodness, and thy paths drop fatness.
13 They drop [on] the pastures of the wilderness, and the hills are girded with joy.
14 The sheep-walks are clothed with the sheep, and the valleys are covered with corn; they shout for joy, yea, they sing.
*The phrase literally is "silence," or as some understand "waiteth in silence."
1 To the chief musician; a song, a psalm. 'Shout aloud to God, all the earth,
2 Sing forth the glory of his name, make his praise glorious.
3 Say to God, How terrible [are] thy doings; in the greatness of thy strength thine enemies shall cringe to thee.
4 All the earth shall worship thee, and sing psalms to thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
5 Come (or Go) and see the works of God, terrible in dealing toward the sons of men.
6 He turned sea to dry land; through the river they passed on foot; there did we be glad in him.
7 He ruleth by his might for ever; his eyes do watch over the nations; let not the rebels exalt themselves. Selah.
8 Bless, ye peoples, our God, and make the voice of his praise to be heard,
9 Who setteth our soul in the life and has not given our foot to be moved.
10 For thou hast proved us, O God, thou hast assayed (or purged) us as silver is assayed.
11 Thou hast brought us into the net, thou hast put pressure upon our loins.
12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went into the fire and into the waters, and thou hast brought us into abundance.
13 I will go (or come) to thy house with burnt offerings, I will pay to thee my vows,
14 Which my lips uttered and my mouth spoke in my distress.
15 Burnt offerings of fatlings will I offer up to thee with incense of rams, I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
16 Come, hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what he has done for my soul.
17 I called to him [with] my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I had regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear.
19 Verily (or But) God has heard, he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed [be] God who has not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
1 To the chief musician, on Neginoth (stringed instruments); a psalm, a song.
2 God be gracious to us and bless us; cause his face to shine upon us (Selah),
3 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy salvation in all nations.
4 Let the peoples give thee thanks, O God, let all the peoples give thee thanks.
5 Let the Gentiles rejoice and shout for joy, for thou wilt judge the peoples equitably, and the Gentiles upon earth, thou wilt guide them. Selah.
6 Let the peoples give thee thanks, O God, let all the peoples give thee thanks.
7 The earth has yielded its increase;
8 God, our God, will bless us; God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
1 To the chief musician; of David, a psalm, a song.
2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered, and those that hate him flee from before him.
3 As smoke Is driven, thou wilt drive away; as wax melteth before fire, the wicked shall perish from before God.
4 And the righteous shall be glad, they shall exult before God and rejoice with gladness.
5 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; cast up a way for him that rideth in the deserts: his name [is] Jah, and exult ye before him.
6 A father of orphans and a judge of widows [is] God in the habitation of his holiness.
7 God maketh the solitary to dwell in a house; prisoners he bringeth out into prosperity: but rebels dwell in a parched [land].
8 O God, in thy going out before thy people, in thy marching in the wilderness (Selah).
9 The earth trembled, yea the heavens dropped from before God, this Sinai from before God, the God of Israel.
10 A rain of free gifts thou, O God, didst pour thine inheritance, and when weary, thou didst establish.
11 Thy flock dwelt in it: thou didst provide in thy goodness for the wretched, O God.
12 Adonai giveth the, word: a great host [are] the (women) publishing.
13 Kings of hosts flee, they flee, and the housewife divideth the spoil.
14 Though ye lie among the cattle-pens (or ashgrates), [ye shall be like] wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow-green gold.
15 When the Almighty scattered kings therein, it snoweth [as] in Zalmon.
16 A mount of God [is] mount Bashan; a mount of peaks [is] mount Bashan.
17 Why, mounts of peaks, look ye with envy on the mount God desired for his dwelling; yea, Jehovah will dwell [there] for ever.
18 God's chariots [are] two myriads, thousands upon thousands: Adonai is among them, Sinai in holiness (or the sanctuary).
19 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive, thou hast received gifts in (or as) man, and rebels also, that Jah Elohim should dwell [there].
20 Blessed [be] Adonai day by day loading us, the God (El) of our salvation. Selah.
21 Our God (El) is a God (El) of salvation; and to Jehovah Adonai [belong] the issues from death.
22 Surely God will smite the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp [of one] going on in his guilt.
23 Adonai said, From Bashan, I will bring back, I will bring back from the depths of the sea;
24 That thou mayest dip thy foot in blood: the tongue of thy dogs has its portion from enemies.
25 They saw thy goings, O God, the goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary.
26 Before went singers, behind players on stringed
instruments, in the midst of maidens playing on timbrels.
27 In assemblies bless ye God Adonai, from the fountain of Israel.
28 There [is] little Benjamin their ruler, princes of Judah their council, princes of Zebulon, princes of Naphtali.
29 Thy God has commanded thy strength. Strengthen, O God, what thou hast wrought for us.
30 Because of thy temple at (or above) Jerusalem kings shall bring tribute to thee.
31 Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, the crowd of strong (bulls), with the calves of the peoples, [each] crouching with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples delighting in wax.
32 Princes shall come from Egypt; Cush shall haste to stretch out her hands to God.
33 Kingdoms of the earth, sing ye to God, praise Adonai. Selah.
34 Him that rideth on the heavens of heavens of old. Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.
35 Ascribe ye strength to God: his excellence [is] over Israel, and his strength in the clouds.
36 Terrible [art thou], O God, out of thy sanctuaries; the God (El) of Israel! He giveth strength and might to the people. Blessed [be] God.
1 To the chief musician, on Shoshannim (lilies)* of David.
2 Save me, O God, for the waters have come to [my] soul.
3 I sink in deep mire where [is] no standing. I am come into depths of waters, and the flood overfloweth me.
4 I am wearied in my crying, parched is my throat, mine eyes fail, while waiting for my God (Eloah).
5 More than the hairs of my head [are] those hating me without cause, strong my destroyers, mine enemies falsely: what I took not away, then I restored.
6 O God, thou knowest, my foolishness, and my trespasses from thee are not hid.
7 Let not those be ashamed in me that wait on thee Adonai Jehovah of hosts; let not those be disgraced in me that seek thee, God of Israel.
8 Because on account of thee I have borne reproach; disgrace has covered my face.
9 A stranger I am become to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's sons;
10 For the zeal of thy house has eaten me up, and the reproaches of those reproaching thee fell on me.
11 And I wept [away] my soul in lasting; and it was for reproaches to me.
12 When I made my clothing sackcloth, I too was to them for a proverb.
13 Those that sit at the gate talk of me, and [I am] songs to drinkers of strong drink.
14 But as for me, my prayer [is] to thee, O Jehovah (in) an acceptable time; O God, in the abundance of thy mercy answer me, in the truth of thy salvation.
15 Deliver me from the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those hating me, and from the depths of waters.
16 Let not the waterflood overflow me, and let not the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.
17 Answer me, O Jehovah, for good [is] thy mercy; according to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn to me;
18 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am troubled; speedily answer me.
19 Draw nigh to my soul, redeem it; because of mine enemies ransom me.
20 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my disgrace; before thee [are] all mine adversaries.
21 Reproach has broken my heart, and I am overwhelmed; and I looked for mourning, and [there was] none, and for comforters, and found none.
22 They gave me also gall for my food, and in my thirst they made me drink vinegar.
23 Let their table before them become a snare, and for securities a trap;
24 Let their eyes be dark from seeing, and their loins continually cause to swerve.
25 Pour upon them thine indignation, and let the heat of thine anger overtake them.
26 Let their habitation be desolate, in their tents be no dweller.
27 For whom thou hast smitten they persecute, and to the grief of thy wounded ones they talk.
28 Add iniquity to their iniquity, and let them not come into thy righteousness;
29 Let them be blotted from the book of life, and with righteous ones let them not be written.
30 But I [am] poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me on high.
31 I will praise the name of God with a song, and I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
32 And it shall please Jehovah more than an ox, a bullock horned [and] hoofed.
33 The meek have seen [and] are glad; ye that seek God, our heart shall live.
34 For Jehovah heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners.
35 Let heavens and earth praise him, seas and everything moving in them.
36 For God will save Zion and build cities of Judah; and they shall dwell there and possess it.
37 And the seed of his servants shall inherit it, and the lovers of his name shall dwell therein.
*The music, it would seem: see Ps. 45, Ps. 50, Ps. 60.
1 To the chief musician; of David, to bring to remembrance.
2 O God, to deliver me, O Jehovah, to my help, make haste.
3 Ashamed and confounded be those that seek after my soul, driven back and brought to dishonour be those that delight in evil to me.
4 Turned back for a reward of their shame be those that say, Aha, Aha!
5 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee,, and let such as love thy salvation say continually, God be magnified!
6 But as for me I [am] poor and needy; O God, make haste to me. Thou [art] my help and my deliverer. O Jehovah, tarry not.
1 In thee, Jehovah, do I trust; let me never be ashamed.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and set me free — incline to me thine ear and save me.
3 Be to me a rock of dwelling for continual resort; thou hast commanded to save me; for my rock (crag) and my fortress [art] thou.
4 O my God, deliver me from the hand of the wicked, from the palm of the unrighteous and cruel [man].
5 For thou [art] my hope, Adonai Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.
6 On thee have I been stayed from the womb; from my mother's bowels thou didst take me out; of (in) thee [is] my praise continually.
7 As a wonder have I been to many, and thou [art] my strong refuge.
8 My mouth shall be filled [with] thy praise, thine honour, all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; when my strength faileth, forsake me not.
10 For mine enemies speak against me, and those that watch for my soul consult together,
11 Saying, God has forsaken him: pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver.
12 O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.
13 Ashamed, consumed, be the adversaries of my soul; covered with reproach and dishonour be those that seek evil to me.
14 And as for me, continually will I hope and will praise thee more and more.
15 My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, all the day thy salvation; for.[ know not its numbers.
16 I will go in the might of Adonai Jehovah. I will recall thy righteousness, thine only.
17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto do I show thy wondrous works.
18 Yea (or And) also to old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not, until I declare thine arm to a generation, thy might to every one that is to come.
19 And thy righteousness, O God, [is] very high; thou who hast done great things, O God, who [is] like thee?
20 Thou who hast made us (or me) see many distresses and evils, wilt turn and make us live, and from the depths of the earth wilt turn and bring us up.
21 Thou wilt increase my greatness and surround me with comfort.
22 Also on my part I will thank thee with the psaltery, thy truth, O my God; I will sing psalms to thee with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall exult when I sing praises to thee; and my soul which thou hast redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day; for they shall be ashamed, for they shall be confounded, that seek evil to me.
1 Of Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness, to the king's son.
2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thine afflicted with judgment.
3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills in righteousness.
4 he will judge the afflicted of the people, he will save the sons of the needy, and will crush the oppressor.
5 They shall fear thee with the sun and before the moon through all generations.
6 He shall come down as rain on mown grass, as showers watering the earth (or land).
7 In his days shall a righteous one flourish, and much peace till the moon [be] no more.
8 And he shall have dominion from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.
9 Before him shall bow dwellers in the desert, and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 Kings of Tarshish and of the sea-coasts shall bring an offering; kings of Sheba and of Seba shall bring near a gift.
11 Yea, all kings shall bow before him; all nations shall serve him.
12 For he will deliver the needy that crieth and the afflicted and that has no helper.
13 He will have pity on a poor and needy one, and the souls of the needy will he save.
14 From fraud and from violence will he redeem their soul, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15 And he shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba, and prayer shall be made for him continually: all the day shall he be blessed.
16 There shall be abundance (handfuls) of corn in the earth, on the top of the mountains: the fruit
thereof shall shake like Lebanon; and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17 His name shall be for ever; before the sun shall his name be continued: and they shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.
18 Blessed [be] Jehovah Elohim, the God of Israel alone doing wondrous things.
19 And blessed [be] the name of his glory for ever; and let all the earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
20 The prayers of David son of Jesse are ended.
1 A psalm of Asaph. Truly God [is] good to Israel, to the pure of heart.
2 And as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the arrogant (fools), seeing the peace of wicked (men).
4 For [there are] no pangs in their death, and their strength [is] firm (fat).
5 In the hardships of men they [are] not, and with mankind are not smitten.
6 Therefore has pride enchained them, a garment of violence covereth them.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness, the imaginations of their heart overflow.
8 They mock and speak wickedly of oppression; from on high they speak.
9 They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh in the earth.
10 Therefore his people turn hither, and waters of fulness are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How should God (El) know? and is there knowledge in the Most High?
12 Behold, these [are] wicked and prosperous for ever; they increase in substance.
13 Truly (or only) in vain I have cleansed my heart and washed my hands in innocency;
14 And I was smitten all the day, and my rebuking [is] at the mornings.
15 If I have said, I will declare thus, behold, I have offended the generation of thy sons.
16 When I thought to know this, a hardship it [was] in mine eyes,
17 Until I went into the sanctuaries of God (El): I considered their end.
18 Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou hast caused them to fall into ruins.
19 How are they a desolation In a moment! They have passed, consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream on awaking, so, O Lord (Adonai), in arising, wilt thou despise their image.
21 or my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins;
22 And I [was] brutish and knew nothing: a beast I was with thee.
23 Yet I [am] continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand.
24 By thy counsel thou wilt guide me, and after glory wilt receive me.
25 Whom have I in the heavens? and beside thee none I desire upon the earth.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth; rock of my heart and my portion [is] God for ever.
27 For, behold, those far from me shall perish; thou hast destroyed everyone whoring from thee.
28 And as for me [it is] good to draw near to God: I have made Adonai Jehovah my refuge to declare all thy works,
1 An instruction; of Asaph. Why, O God, hast thou cast off for ever? Smoketh thy wrath against the sheep of thy pasture?
2 Remember thine assembly thou hast purchased of old, thou hast redeemed [as] rod of thine inheritance, this mount Zion thou hast dwelt in.
3 Lift up thy steps to the perpetual ruins, every evil the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
4 Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thy place of assembly: they have set their signs [for] signs.
5 One was known as raising up axes on the thicket of trees:
6 And now its carvings together they strike down with hatchets and hammers.
7 They have set on fire thy sanctuary; to the ground they have profaned the tabernacle of thy name.
8 They said in their heart, Let us destroy them together.
9 They have burnt all God's (El) places of assembly in the land.
10 Our signs we see not; [there is] no more a prophet, and with us [is] not any knowing how long.
11 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy despise thy name for over?
12 Why drawest thou back thy hand, and thy right hand? from the midst of thy bosom consume [them].
13 Yet, (And) God [is] my king of old working deliverances in the midst of the earth.
14 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength thou didst break the heads of dragons on the waters;
15 Thou didst crush the heads of leviathan, thou gavest it as food to a people dwelling in the wilderness.
16 Thou didst cleave fount and torrent, thou didst dry up rivers ever flowing.
17 Day is thine, yea, thine, night. Thou didst prepare light and sun;
18 Thou didst set all the borders of earth; summer and winter, thou didst form them.
19 Remember this: an enemy has reproached, O Jehovah, and a foolish people have despised thy name.
20 Give not up the soul of thy turtledove to the wild beast (or greedy herd): forget not the herd (or company) of thine afflicted for ever.
21 Have respect to the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence.
22 Let not the oppressed return ashamed; let crushed one and needy one praise thy name.
23 Arise, O God, plead thy cause; remember thy reproach from the fool all the day.
24 Forget not the voice of thine adversaries: the tumult of those that rise up against thee goeth up continually.
1 To the chief musician, Al-tascheth [destroy not]; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
2 We give thanks to thee O God, we give thanks, and near [is] thy name: thy wonders declare lit].
3 When I shall reach the set time, I will judge uprightly
4 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have established its pillars. Selah.
5 I said to the fools (boasters), Be not foolish, and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn.
6 Lift not up your horn on high, speak not with arrogant neck.
7 For not from cast, nor from west, nor from south [lit. wilderness] [is] lifting up.
8 For God [is] judge; one he putteth down, and lifteth up another.
9 For in Jehovah's hand [is] a cup, and the wine foameth, it is full of mixture. He poureth out of it: surely the dregs of it all the wicked of the earth shall drain (and) drink.
10 And for me I will declare for ever, I will sing psalms to the God of Jacob.
11 And all the horns of the wicked will I cut off: the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
1 To the chief musician, on Neginoth; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
2 God [is] known in Judah, great his name in Israel;
3 And in Salem his pavilion and his dwelling-place in Zion.
4 There lie broke the flashing shafts of the bow, the shield and the sword and the battle. Selah.
5 Splendid [art] thou, glorious, more than the mountains of prey.
6 The strong of heart have been spoiled, they have slumbered their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hand,;.
7 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot and horse [are] cast into a dead sleep.
8 Thou [art] terrible, thou; and who shall stand in thy presence when once [in] thine anger?
9 From the heavens thou didst cause judgment to be heard; the earth feared and was still.
10 When God rose for the judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
11 For the wrath (or fury) of man shall praise thee; the remainder of fury wilt thou restrain (or gird on).
12 Vow and pray to Jehovah your God: all around him will bring a present to the Fear (or to him that should be feared).
13 He will cut of[ the spirit of princes, terrible to the kings of the earth.
1 To the chief musician, on (or over) Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph.
2 My voice is to God, and I will cry; my voice [is] to God, and he will give ear to me.
3 In the day of my distress I sought the Lord (Adonai); my hand was stretched out in the night and slacked not; my soul refused to be comforted.
4 I remembered God and was disquieted; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
5 Thou holdest mine eyes watching, I am troubled and cannot speak.
6 I consider the days of old, the years of ancient times.
7 I call to remembrance my song in the night; I commune with mine own heart, and my spirit maketh diligent search.
8 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
9 Hath his mercy failed for ever? has the word come to in end from generation to generation?
10 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? or has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
11 And I said, This [is] mine infirmity: the years of the right hand of the Most High.
12 The deeds of Jah I will remember; for I will remember thy wonders of old.
13 And I will meditate on all thy work and muse on thy doings.
14 O God, in the sanctuary [is] thy way: who [is] a great God like God?
15 Thou [art] the God (El) working wonders; thou hast made known among the peoples thy strength.
16 Thou hast with [thine] arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
17 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee, they trembled, yea, the depths were troubled.
18 The thick clouds poured out waters; the skies sent out a voice, yea, thine arrows went abroad.
19 The voice of thy thunder [was] in the whirlwind (or circuit); the lightnings lightened the world; the earth trembled and shook.
20 In the sea [is] thy way, and thy paths in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
21 Thou hast led, as the sheep, thy people by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
1 An instruction of Asaph. Give ear, my people, to my law; incline your ear to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable, I will utter dark sayings from of old;
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide [them] from their sons, telling the generations to come the praises of Jehovah, and his strength, and his wondrous works which he wrought.
5 for (or And) he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to make [them] known to their sons,
6 That the generation to come might know, sons to be born, who should rise up and tell their sons,
7 And (or That) they might set their hope in God, and not forget the deeds of God (El) and keep his commandments;
8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that set (prepared) not their hearts, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God (El).
9 The sons of Ephraim, armed bowmen, turned in the day of battle.
10 They kept not God's covenant and in his law refused to walk;
11 And they forgot his deeds and his wondrous works which he caused them to see.
12 In the sight of their fathers he wrought wonders in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan.
13 He clave the sea and caused them to pass through and made the waters to stand as a heap;
14 And he led them with a cloud by day and all the night with light of fire.
15 He clave rocks in the wilderness, and gave drink as the depths abundantly,
16 He brought streams from the rock (crag) and caused waters to come down like the rivers.
17 Yet they still went on to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert (dry);
18 And they tempted God in their hearts in asking food for their lust (souls).
19 And they spoke against God; they said, Shall God be able to furnish a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, he smote the rock, and waters gushed out, and streams overflowed; can he give bread also, or provide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore Jehovah heard and was wroth; and fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also went up against Israel;
22 Because they believed not in God and trusted not in his salvation.
23 Yet he commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven,
24 And he rained upon them manna to eat, and had given them the corn of the heavens.
25 Man did eat the bread of the mighty; he sent them provision to the full,
26 He led forth (or roused) the east [wind] in the heavens. and by his strength guided the south [wind],
27 And he rained flesh upon them as dust and winged fowl as sand of the sea,
28 And let it fall in the midst of the camp round about their habitations.
29 And they did eat and were well filled. He brought to them their desire;
30 They were not estranged from their desire; their food [was] yet in their mouths,
31 When God's anger went up against them and slew their fattest, and smote down the chosen of Israel.
32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not in his wondrous works;
33 He consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.
34 When he slew them, then they enquired after him, and turned and sought God (El) eagerly.
35 And they remembered that God [was] their rock, and God Most High their redeemer.
36 And they flattered (enticed) him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue.
37 And their heart was not firm with him, nor were they stedfast in his covenant.
38 But he mercifully forgave iniquity, and destroyed not, and often withdrew his anger and did not arouse all his wrath;
39 And he remembered that they [were] flesh, a wind passing and not coming again.
40 How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness and grieve him in the desert!
41 And they turned again and tempted God (El) and limited the Holy One of Israel.
42 They remembered not his hand, the day when he delivered them from oppression,
43 How he set his signs in Egypt and his wonders in the field of Zoan,
44 And turned their rivers to blood, and their streams that they could not drink.
45 He sent among them dogflies, and they devoured them; and frogs, and they destroyed them.
46 And he gave their increase to the caterpillar, and their labour to the locust.
47 He killed their vines with the hail, and their sycamore trees with the frost,
48 And delivered their cattle to the hail and their flocks to the lightnings.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and distress, by sending angels of woes.
50 He made a path for his anger, he withheld their soul from death, and their life he gave over to the pestilence;
51 And he smote every first-born in Egypt, the first fruits of vigour in the tents of Ham.
52 And be made his people go as the sheep, and guided them as the flock in the wilderness;
53 And he led them safely, and they feared not; and the sea covered their enemies.
54 And he brought them to the border of his holiness, this mountain his right hand purchased,
55 And drove out before them nations, and allotted them by a line [for] an inheritance, and caused the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
56 But they tempted and resisted God Most High, and kept not his testimonies,
57 And revolted, and dealt treacherously like their fathers; they were turned like a deceitful bow.
58 And they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
59 God heard and was wroth and greatly abhorred Israel.
60 And he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, his tent he pitched among men,
61 And gave his strength into captivity, and his beauty into the oppressor's hand.
62 And he gave over to the sword his people, and was wrath with his inheritance.
63 The fire consumed their chosen, and their maidens were not praised in song;
64 Their priests fell by the sword, and their. widows wept not.
65 And the Lord awoke as a sleeper, as a mighty man shouting aloud from wine;
66 And he smote his adversaries backward and put them to everlasting reproach.
67 And he rejected the tent of Joseph, and the tribe of Ephraim did not chose;
68 And he chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
69 And he built his sanctuary like high [places] like the earth he founded for ever.
70 And he chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfold;
71 From behind suckling [owes] he brought him to feed Jacob his people and Israel his inheritance.
72 And he fed them according to the integrity of his heart, tnd in the skill of his hands he led them.
1 A psalm of Asaph. O God, nations are come into thine inheritance, the temple of thy holiness have they defiled, they have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
2 They have given the dead bodies of thy servants for meat to the birds of the heavens, the flesh of thy saints to the beasts of the earth.
3 They have shed their blood, as the waters, round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury.
4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a mockery and derision to those round about us.
5 How long, Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out thy fury upon the nations that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that called not on thy name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his habitation.
8 Remember not against (for) us iniquities of forefathers; let thy tender mercies speedily come to meet us, for we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the sake of the glory of thy name and deliver us, and forgive our sins because of thy name.
10 Why should the nations say, Where [is] their God? Let there be known among the nations in our sight (eyes) avenging of thy servants' blood that is shed.
11 Let the prisoner's sighing come before thee, according to the greatness of thine arm, preserve the sons of death;
12 And render to our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
13 And we, thy people and sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for ever; we will show forth thy praise from generation to generation.
1 To the chief musician on Shoshannim-Eduth (of lilies, a testimony), of Asaph, a psalm.
2 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph as the sheep; dwelling [above] the cherubim, shine forth.
3 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh arouse thy might and come for our salvation.
4 O God, restore us, and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
5 Jehovah God of hosts, how long wilt thou (will thine anger) smoke against the prayer of thy people?
6 Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears and to drink tears a large measure.
7 Thou hast made us a strife to our neighbours, and our enemies mock among ourselves.
8 O God of hosts, restore us, and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
9 A vine out of Egypt thou broughtest; thou didst drive out nations, and didst plant it.
10 Thou preparedst [space] before it, aid it took deep root and filled the land.
11 Mountains were covered with its shadow, and its boughs [were] cedars of God (i.e. vast).
12 It sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the river.
13 Why hast thou broken down its fence, so that all who pass by the way shall pluck it?
14 The boar out of the forest wasteth it, and the wild beast of the field feedeth on it.
15 O God of hosts, return, we pray; look down even from the heavens. and see, and visit this vine,
16 Even the stock which thy right hand planted, and the plant (son) thou madest strong for thyself
17 [It is] burned with fire, cut down: at the rebuke of thy face they perish.
18 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man thou madest strong for thyself.
19 So will we not go back from thee. Revive us, and we will call upon thy name.
20 Restore us, O Jehovah God of hosts, cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
1 To the chief musician upon the Gittith; of Asaph.
2 Sing aloud to God our strength, shout aloud to the God of Jacob.
3 Raise a song and strike the timbrel, the pleasant harp with psaltery.
4 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the set time, on our feast day.
5 For this [was] a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
6 He appointed it a testimony in Joseph when he went forth over the land of Egypt, [where] I heard a language (lip) I knew not.
7 I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from the basket.
8 In the distress thou didst call, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
9 Hear, my people, and I will testify to thee, O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken to me.
10 There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
11 I [am] Jehovah thy God who brought thee up from the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.
12 And my people hearkened not to my voice, and Israel would none of me.
13 And I gave them up to the revolting of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.
14 O that my people would hearken to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
15 I should soon have subdue their enemies and turned my hand against their adversaries.
16 The haters of Jehovah should have submitted to him; but their time would have been for ever.
17 And he would have fed them with the finest (fat) of wheat, and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
1 A psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the assembly of God (El); he judgeth among the gods (or judges).
2 How long will ye judge unjustly and respect the person of the wicked? Selah.
3 Judge the poor (man) and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
4 Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not nor do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.
6 I said, Ye [are] gods, and all of you sons of the Most High;
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth, for thou shalt inherit all the nations.
1 A song, a psalm of Asaph.
2 O God, keep not silence; hold not thy peace and be not still, O God (El)
3 For, behold, thine enemies make a tumult, and those that hate. thee have lifted up the head.
4 Against thy people they devise secret craft and consult against thy hidden ones.
5 They said, Come, and we will exit them off from [being] a nation, and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.
6 For they have heartily consulted together; against thee do they make a covenant:
7 The tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagarenes;
8 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
9 Asshur also is joined with them; they are an arm to the sons of Lot. Selah.
10 Do to them as [to] Midian, as [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin, at the river Kishon.
11 They were destroyed at Endor; they became dung for the ground.
12 Make their nobles as Oreb and as Zeeb; yea, all their princes as Zebah and as Zalmunna;
13 Who said, Let us take to our inheritance the habitations of God.
14 O my God, make them as the whirling thing, as stubble before the wind.
15 As fire will burn a forest, and as a flame will set mountains on fire,
16 So pursue them with thy tempest and with thy whirlwind trouble them.
17 Fill their faces with shame, that [and] they will seek thy name, O Jehovah.
18 They shall be ashamed and dismayed for ever, and they shall be confounded and perish.
19 And they shall know that thou alone, whose name [is] Jehovah, [art] Most High above all the earth.
1 To the chief musician on the Gittith; for the sons of Korah, a psalm.
2 How lovely [are] thy tabernacles, O Jehovah of hosts!
3 My soul longeth, yea even fainteth, for the courts of Jehovah; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God
4 (Yea [or Also], the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest where she layeth her young), thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my king and my God.
5 Blessed they that dwell in thy house! they will be still praising thee. Selah.
6 Blessed the man whose strength [is] in thee, in whose heart [are] the highways!
7 Passing through the valley of the weeping (Baca), they make it a well-spring; also early rain covereth [it] with blessings.
8 They go from strength to strength; [each] will appear before God in Zion.
9 O Jehovah, God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
10 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
11 For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand: I had rather be at the threshold in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
12 For a sun and a shield [is] Jehovah God; grace and glory will Jehovah give, no good thing will he withhold from those that walk uprightly.
13 O Jehovah of hosts, blessed the man that trusteth in thee.
1 To the chief musician; for the sons of Korah, a psalm.
2 Thou hast been favourable, O Jehovah, to thy land; thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob;
3 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
4 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath; thou hast turned from the fierceness of thine anger.
5 Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine indignation toward us to cease.
6 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger from generation to generation?
7 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
8 Show us thy mercy, O Jehovah, and grant us thy salvation.
9 I will hear what God (El) Jehovah will speak; for he will speak peace to his people and to his saints; but let them not turn again to folly.
10 Surely (or Only) his salvation [is] near those that fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
11 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed.
12 Truth shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
13 Jehovah also will give good; and our land shall yield its increase.
14 Righteousness shall go before him, and shall set his footsteps in the way.
1 A prayer of David. Incline thine ear, Jehovah, answer me; for I [am] poor and needy.
2 Keep my soul, for I [am] godly (holy). O thou my God, save thy servant that confideth in thee.
3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to thee do I call all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of thy servant, for to thee; Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, [art] good and forgiving, and great in mercy to all that call on thee.
6 Give ear, O Jehovah, to my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my distress I will call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me.
8 There is none like thee among the gods, O Lord, and there are none like thy works,
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou [art] great and doest wondrous things; thou [art] God, alone.
11 Teach me, O Jehovah, thy way, I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will thank thee, O Lord my Saviour, with all my heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever.
13 For thy mercy [is] great to me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
14 O God, proud men rise against me, and an assembly of violent [men] sought my soul and set thee not before them.
15 And thou, Lord, [art] a God (El) merciful and gracious, slow of rage and great in mercy and truth.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me; give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.
17 Show me a token for good; and my haters shall see and be ashamed, because thou, O Jehovah, hast helped me and comforted me.
1 For the sons of Korah, a psalm, a song. His foundation [is] in the mountains of holiness.
2 Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion more than all the tabernacles of Jacob.
3 Glorious things [are] spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to those that know me. Behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Cush: this [man] was born there.
5 And of Zion it shall be said, [This] man, and [that] man was born in her: and himself the Most High will establish her.
6 Jehovah will count, in inscribing the peoples, This [man] was horn there. Selah.
7 And singers like pipers (or dancers) [shall say], All my springs [are] in thee
1 A song, a psalm, for the sons of Korah. To the chief musician upon Mahalath and Leannoth; an instruction of Heman the Ezrahite.
2 O Jehovah, God of my salvation, [by] day have I cried, and in the night before thee.
3 Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear to my cry.
4 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol.
5 I am counted with those that descend to the pit, I am as a man without strength:
6 Among the dead free, as the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more, and they are cut off from thy hand.
7 Thou hast laid me in the pit of abysses, in dark places, in depths.
8 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy breakers. Selah.
9 Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, thou hast made me abomination to them: [1 am] shut up and cannot come forth.
10 Mine eye wasteth because of mine affliction. I have called on thee O Jehovah, every day I have stretched out my hands toward thee.
11 Wilt thou do a wonder to the dead? shall shades (Rephaim) arise? shall they praise thee? Selah.
12 Shall thy mercy be declared in the grave? thy faithfulness in destruction (Abaddon)?
13 Shall thy wonders be known in the darkness, and thy righteousness in a land of forgetfulness?
14 But for me, I cry to thee, O Jehovah, and in the morning my prayer cometh before thee
15 Why, O Jehovah, dost thou cast off my soul? Hidest thou thy face from me?
16 Poor [am] I and expiring from youth; I have borne thy terror; I am distracted.
17 Thy fierce angers have come over me; thy terrors have cut me off,
18 They have surrounded me like the water all the day, and they have closed in upon me together.
19 Thou hast put far from me lover and associate; mine acquaintances [are] darkness.
1 An instruction of Ethan the Ezrahite.
2 I will sing of the mercies of Jehovah for ever, with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness [from] generation to generation.
3 For I said, For ever shall mercy be built up; thou wilt stablish thy faithfulness in the heavens.
4 I have made a covenant with mine elect [one], I have sworn to David my servant.
5 For ever will I stablish thy seed, and build up thy throne [from] generation to generation. Selah.
6 And the heavens shall confess thy wonder, O Jehovah, and thy faithfulness in the congregation of the saints.
7 For who in the sky can compare with Jehovah? [who] among the sons of the mighty (pl.) can be likened to Jehovah?
8 God (El) [is] greatly to be feared in the council of the saints and terrible above all those around him.
9 Jehovah God of hosts, who [is] like thee strong Jah, and thy faithfulness round about thee?
10 Thou rulest in the pride of the sea, in the arising of its waves thou stillest them.
11 Thou hast crushed Rahab as a slain [one]; with the. arm of thy strength thou hast scattered thine enemies.
12 Thine [are] the heavens, also thine the earth the world and its fulness, thou hast founded them.
13 The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon triumph in thy name.
14 Thine [is] an arm with might, strong is thy hand; exalted is thy right hand.
15 Righteousness and judgment Fare] the foundation of thy throne, mercy and truth go before thy face.
16 Blessed the people that know the joyful shout! Jehovah, in the light of thy face they walk.
17 In thy name they rejoice all the day, and in thy righteousness they are exalted.
18 For thou [art] the honour of their strength, and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
19 For to Jehovah [belongeth] our shield, and to the Holy one of Israel, our king.
20 Then thou spakest in vision of thy Holy One,* and saidst, I have laid help upon a mighty one, I have exalted one chosen from the people.
21 I have found David my servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him;
22 With whom my hand shall be established, also, mine arm shall strengthen him.
23 No enemy shall exact upon him, nor son of wickedness afflict him.
24 And I will beat down his adversaries before him, and will smite his haters.
25 And my faithfulness and my mercy [shall be] with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
26 And I will set his hand in the sea, and in the rivers his right hand.
27 He shall call upon me, My father [art] thou, my God (El) and the rock of my salvation.
28 And for me, I will make him first-born, highest of kings of earth.
29 My mercy will I keep for him, and my covenant [shall be] fixed for him.
30 And I have set for ever his seed, and his throne as the days of heaven.
31 If his sons forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments,
32 If they profane my statutes, and keep not my commandments,
33 Then will I visit their transgressions with a rod and their iniquities with stripes.
34 But my mercy I will not utterly take from him, nor belie my faithfulness;
35 Nor will I profane my covenant, nor change what is gone out of my lips.
36 Once have I sworn in my holiness, I will not lie to David,
37 His seed shall be for ever, and his throne as the sun before me,
38 As the moon is established for ever, as the witness in the sky [is] firm. Selah.
39 But thou hast cast off and rejected; thou hast been wroth with thine anointed one;
40 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant;
41 Thou hast broken down all his hedges, thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
42 All that pass by the way plunder him; he is become a reproach to his neighbours.
43 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries. Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
44 Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword, and hast not made him stand in the battle.
45 Thou hast made his brightness to cease, and his throne to the earth thou hast cast down.
46 Thou hast shortened the days of his youth, thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
47 How long, O Jehovah, wilt thou hide thyself for ever? Shall thy wrath burn as fire?
48 Remember as to me what [is] life? Why for hast thou created all sons of man (Adam) vanity?
49 What man (geber) liveth and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of Sheol? Selah.
50 Where [are] thy former mercies, Lord, thou swarest to David in thy faithfulness?
51 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants — I bear in my bosom all the mighty (or many) peoples
52 [With] which thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah; [with] which they have reproached the footsteps (heels) of thine anointed one.
53 Blessed [be] Jehovah for ever. Amen and Amen.
*Carefully note that it is "Holy One" here as in Ps. 16, the pious One, object of divine favour. In the verse before it is the one separate from evil, the usual force of a holy being.
1 A prayer of Moses the man of God. O Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place in generation and generation.
2 Before mountains were brought forth, and thou gavest birth to earth and world, even from eternity to eternity thou [art] God (El).
3 Thou turnest man to crumbling, and sayest, Return, sons of men.
4 For a thousand years in thine eyes [are] as yesterday when it passeth, and a watch in the night.
5 Thou sweepest them away — asleep are they; In the morning as grass changeth;
6 In the morning it flourisheth and changeth at the evening it is mown and withereth.
7 For we decay in thine anger, and in thy wrath are we confounded.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret [sins] in the light of thy face
9 For all our days are turned away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a thought.
10 The days of our years! in them [are] seventy years, and if by strength eighty years, even their pride [is] trouble and mischief; for it is soon gone, and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger, and, as thy fear, thy wrath?
12 To number our days thus make [us] know, and we will get us a heart of wisdom.
13 Return, Jehovah: how long? And repent as to thy servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with thy mercy, and we will rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad like the days thou hast afflicted us, the years we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear to thy servants, and thy majesty to their sons.
17 And let the beauty of Jehovah our God be upon us, and the work of our hands establish thou upon us; even the work of our hands, establish thou it.
1 He that dwelleth in covert of the Most High abideth in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of Jehovah, My refuge and my fortress, my God; I will confide in him.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the fowler's snare, from mischiefs' plague.
4 With his feathers will he cover thee, and under his wings shalt thou trust: a shield and buckler [is] his truth.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for terror by night, for arrow flying by day,
6 For plague walking in darkness, for destruction waiting at noon.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and a myriad at thy right hand; to thee it shall not come nigh.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the requital of wicked [men].
9 Because thou hast made Jehovah, my refuge, the Most High, thy habitation,
10 No evil shall befall thee, and no plague shall draw near thy tent.
11 For his angels he will charge concerning thee, to keep thee in all thy ways;
12 Upon [their] hands they shall bear thee, lest thou strike against the stone thy foot.
13 On lion and adder thou shalt tread; thou shalt trample young lion and dragon.
14 Because he has set his love on me, I too will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knoweth my name.
15 He shall call me, and I will answer him; with him [am] I in trouble; I will deliver him and glorify him.
16 [With] length of days will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
1 A psalm, a song, for the sabbath day.
2 [It is] good to give thanks to Jehovah, and to sing psalms to thy name, O Most High,
3 To show in the morning thy mercy and thy faithfulness in the night,
4 On decachord and on psaltery, on a meditation (higgaion) with a harp,
5 For thou hast gladdened me, Jehovah, by thy work; in the works of thy hands I will triumph.
6 How great are thy works, O Jehovah! Very deep [are] thy thoughts.
7 A brutish man knoweth not, and a fool doth not understand this.
8 When wicked [men] spring up as grass and all the workers of iniquity flourish, [it is] for them to be destroyed for ever.
9 And thou, Jehovah, [art] on high (or Most High) for ever.
10 For, lo, thine enemies, Jehovah — for, lo, thine enemies — shall perish; scattered shall be all doers of iniquity.
11 And my horn wilt thou exalt like a buffalo's; I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
12 And mine eye shall look upon my watchers; mine ears shall hear of those rising against me — evil-doers.
13 The righteous one shall sprout as the palm, as a cedar in Lebanon shall he grow.
14 Planted in Jehovah's house, in the courts of our God, they shall flourish.
15 Still shall they bear fruit in old age; fat and green shall they be;
16 To show that Jehovah is upright: [he is] my rock, and no unrighteousness [is] in him.
1 Jehovah reigneth; [with] majesty he is clothed, [with] strength he girdeth himself: yea the world in established, it shall not be moved.
2 Fixed [is] thy throne of old: from eternity [art] thou.
3 The floods (rivers) lifted up, O Jehovah, the floods lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
4 Above the voices of many mighty waters, breakers of the sea, mighty [is] Jehovah on high.
5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thy house, O Jehovah, for ever (to length of days).
1 O Jehovah God to whom vengeance belongeth, O God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.
2 Lift up thyself, judge of the earth; render desert to the proud.
3 Jehovah, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 They prate, they speak arrogantly; all the workers of iniquity boast themselves.
5 They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah, and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 And they say, Jah will not see, nor will the God of Jacob consider.
8 Consider, ye brutish among the people, and fools, when will ye be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that disciplineth the nations, shall he not correct — he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, that they [are] vanity.
12 Blessed [is] the man whom thou disciplinest, O Jah, and teachest out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For Jehovah will not cast off his people, nor will he forsake his inheritance.
15 For judgment shall return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless Jehovah [had been] my help, my soul had soon dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, My foot slippeth, thy mercy, O Jehovah, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by statute?
21 They gather themselves against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But Jehovah has been my high tower, and my God the rock of my refuge.
23 And he bringeth upon them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil; Jehovah our God will cut them off.
1 Come, let us sing aloud to Jehovah, let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his face with. thanksgiving, let us shout aloud to him with psalms.
3 For Jehovah [is] a great God (El) and a great king above all gods.
4 In his hand [are] the deep places of the earth, and the strength of mountains [is] his;
5 Whose [is] the sea, and he made it; and his hands formed the dry [land].
6 Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker;
7 For he [is] our God and we people of his pasture and sheep of his hand. Today if ye hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart like Meribah, like the day of Massah in the wilderness;
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I disgusted with the generation and said, A people erring in heart [are] they, and they have not known my ways,
11 To whom I swore in mine anger that they shall not come into my rest.
1 Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, sing to Jehovah, all the earth.
1 2 Sing to Jehovah, bless his name, proclaim his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wonders among all the peoples.
4 For great [is] Jehovah and exceedingly to be praised, to be feared [is] he above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples [are] idols (nothings), but Jehovah made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty [are] before him; strength and beauty in his sanctuary.
7 Give to Jehovah ye families of the peoples, give to Jehovah glory and strength;
8 Give to Jehovah the glory of his name, bring an offering and come to his courts.
9 Bow down to Jehovah in the majesty of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth! Yea, the world is established, it shall not be moved; he will judge the peoples in equity.
11 Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad let the sea roar and its fulness;
12 Let the field exult and all that [is] in it; then shall all the trees of the forest shout for joy
13 Before Jehovah, for he cometh; for he cometh to judge the earth; he will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his truth.
1 Jehovah reigneth; let the earth rejoice, let the many islands be glad.
2 Cloud and darkness [are] around him, righteousness and judgment the foundation of his throne.
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his foes round about.
4 His lightnings lightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.
5 Mountains melted like wax before Jehovah, before the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Ashamed be all that serve craven images, that boast themselves of idols! Worship him, all ye gods (angels, as in Ps. 8:6)!
8 Zion heard and rejoiced, and Judah's daughters were glad, because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.
9 For thou, Jehovah, [art] Most High above all the earth, thou art exceedingly exalted above all gods.
10 Lovers of Jehovah, hate evil! He keepeth the souls of his saints (pious ones), from the hand of the wicked ones he delivereth them.
11 Light [is] sown for the righteous one, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Be glad in Jehovah, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
1 A psalm. Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, for he has done wonders; his right hand has wrought salvation for him, and the arm of his holiness.
2 Jehovah has made known his salvation; in the eyes of the nations he openly showed his righteousness.
3 He remembered his mercy and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Shout to Jehovah, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, and sing psalms.
5 Sing psalms to Jehovah with a harp, with harp and voice of psalm; with trumpets and sound of cornet shout before the King, Jehovah.
6 Let the sea roar and its fulness, the world and those dwelling in it;
7 Let floods clap hands, let mountains sing for joy together
8 Before Jehovah, for he cometh to judge the earth; he will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in equity.
1 Jehovah reigneth. let the peoples tremble. He sitteth [above] the cherubim; let the earth be moved.
2 Jehovah [is] eat in Zion, and he [is] exalted above all the peoples
3 They shall praise thy great and terrible name; holy [is] he.
4 And the king's strength loveth judgment: thou hast established equity; thou hast wrought judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Exalt Jehovah our God and worship at his footstool: holy [is] he.
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those calling on his name; they called to Jehovah, and he answered them.
7 In a pillar of cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies, and the statute he gave them.
8 Jehovah, our God, thou answeredst them; a forgiving God (El) wast thou to them, and taking vengeance on their doings.
9 Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at the mountain of his holiness; for holy [is] Jehovah our God.
1 A psalm of thanksgiving. Shout to Jehovah, all the earth.
2 Serve Jehovah with joy, come before him with singing.
3 Know that Jehovah he [is] God; he made us, and not we, his people, and sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise; give thanks to him, bless his name.
5 For Jehovah [is] good; for ever [is] his mercy, and his faithfulness from generation to generation.
1 A psalm of David. Of mercy and judgment I will sing; to thee, Jehovah, I will sing praises.
2 I will behave myself wisely in an upright way: when wilt thou come to me? I will walk within my house in uprightness of my heart.
3 I will set nothing of Belial before mine eyes; I hate the doing of those that turn aside (or of apostasies); it shall not cleave to me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me: evil [thing, or person] I will not know.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him I will cut off; the lofty of eyes and proud of heart, him will I not suffer.
6 Mine eyes [shall be] on the faithful of the land to dwell with me; he that walketh in an upright way shall serve me.
7 He that doeth guile shall not dwell within my house; he that speaketh falsehoods shall not be established before mine eyes.
8 Morning by morning (in the mornings) will I cut off all the wicked of the land, to destroy from the city of Jehovah all doers of iniquity.
1 A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and before Jehovah poureth out his complaint.
2 Jehovah, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to thee
3 Hide not thy face from me; in the day of my distress incline to me thine ear; in the day I call, answer me speedily.
4 For my days are consumed like (or in) smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.
5 My heart is smitten as grass and dried up; for I forget to eat my bread.
6 From the voice of my groaning my bone cleaveth to my flesh.
7 I am like a pelican of the wilderness, I am become as all owl of desolate places;
8 I watch and become as a sparrow upon the housetop.
9 All the day mine enemies reproach me, and they that are mad against me swear by me.
10 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
11 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath; for thou hast lifted me up and cast me down.
12 My days [are] as a shadow stretched out, and for me, I am withered as grass.
13 But thou, Jehovah, for ever abidest, and thy memorial from generation to generation.
14 Thou wilt arise, thou wilt compassionate Zion, for [it is] time to be gracious to her, for the set time is come.
15 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones and are gracious to her dust.
16 And nations shall fear Jehovah's name, and all kings of the earth thy glory.
17 For Jehovah has built Zion, he is seen in his glory,
18 He turned to the prayer of the destitute one, and despised not their prayer.
19 This shall be written for an after generation, and a people to be created shall praise Jah.
20 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary from the heavens has Jehovah beheld the earth
21 To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose the sons of death,
22 To declare in Zion Jehovah's name and his praise in Jerusalem,
23 When peoples are gathered together, and kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
24 He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened my days.
25 I said, O my God (El) take me not away in the midst (or half) of my days: in generation of generations [are] thy years.
26 Of old hast thou founded the earth, and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands.
27 They shall perish, and thou shalt endure; and all of them as the garment shall wax old; as the vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.
28 But thou [art] the same (He), and thy years shall have no end.
29 The sons of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.
1 Of David. Bless Jehovah, my soul, and all within me, [bless] his holy name.
2 Bless Jehovah, my soul, and forget not all his benefits;
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from the it — who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thine adornment (mouth, or soul?) with the good: thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 Jehovah doeth righteousnesses and judgments for all oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, his arts to the sons of Israel.
8 Jehovah [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness.
9 Not always will he chide, nor retain [anger] for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For, as height of heavens [is] above the earth, his loving-kindness is mighty over those that fear them.
12 As far as east from west, he has put far from us our transgressions.
13 As a father's pity on children (sons), so has Jehovah pity on those that fear him.
14 For be knoweth our frame, mindful that we [are] dust.
15 Man! his days [are] like grass; as a flower of the field, so doth he flourish.
16 For a breath passeth over him, and he is not, and the place thereof shall know him no more.
17 But the mercy of Jehovah [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon those that fear him; and righteousness [is] to sons of sons,
18 To those that keep his covenant, and to those that remember his precepts to do them,
19. Jehovah has established his throne in the heavens. and his kingdom ruleth over all (or the whole).
20 Bless Jehovah, ye his angels, mighty in strength, doing his word, hearkening to the voice of his word.
21 Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, ministers of his that do his pleasure.
22 Bless Jehovah, all his works in all places of his realm. Bless Jehovah, my soul.
1 Bless Jehovah, my soul. Jehovah my God, thou art very great. Honour and majesty hast thou put on,
2 Wearing light as the robe, spreading heavens as the curtains;
3 Who frameth his chambers in the waters, who maketh clouds his chariot (vehicle), who walketh (or moveth) on wings of wind;
4 Making his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire.
5 He founded earth on its bases: it shall not be removed ever and ever.
6 With the deep as the garment thou didst cover it; upon the mountains stood waters;
7 At thy rebuke they fled, at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8 Mountains rose, valleys sank, to this place thou hast founded for them:
9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass, that they return not to cover the earth.
10 He sendeth springs into the valleys: between mountains they walk:
11 They give drink to every beast of the field: wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them birds of the heavens dwell; from among branches they give voice.
13 He watereth mountains from his chambers; from fruit of thy works is the earth satisfied.
14 He causeth to grow grass for the cattle and herb for the service of man, to bring forth bread from the earth;
15 And wine that gladdeneth man's heart, to make [his] face shine with oil; and bread upholdeth man's heart.
16 Satisfied are Jehovah's trees, cedars of Lebanon which he planted,
17 Where small birds nestle: [for] stork, firs [are] her house.
18 The high mountains [are] for the wild goats, crags a refuge for the rock-badgers.
19 He made moon for seasons; sun knoweth its down-going.
20 Thou settest darkness, and it is night, wherein every beast of the forest moveth forth.
21 The young lions roar for the prey, and for seeking their food from God (El)
22 The sun ariseth, they retire and lie down in their lairs.
23 Man goeth forth to his work and to his service until evening.
24 How manifold are thy works, O Jehovah! in wisdom hast thou wrought them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
25 Yonder [is] the sea, great and wide, moving thingS there and without number, living creatures small and great:
26 There ships go, this leviathan thou hast made to play therein;
27 All of them wait on thee to give [them] their food in its season.
28 Thou givest to them, they gather; thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.
29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou withdrawest their breath, they expire and return to their dust.
30 Thou sendest thy spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.
31 Let Jehovah's glory be for ever; let Jehovah rejoice in his works.
32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to Jehovah while I live, I will sing psalms to my God while I have being.
34 My meditation on him will be sweet; I will rejoice in Jehovah.
35 Sinners shall be consumed out of the earth, and wicked men shall be no more. Bless Jehovah my soul. Praise ye Jah.
1 Give thanks to Jehovah, call upon his name; make known his acts among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing psalms (or play) to him; talk of all his wondrous works.
3 Glory in his holy name; glad be the heart of those that enquire for Jehovah.
4 Seek Jehovah and his strength, enquire for his face continually.
5 Remember his wondrous works which he has done, his miracles and the judgments of his mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen (ones).
7 He, Jehovah, [is] our God; in all the earth [are] his judgments.
8 He remembered for ever his covenant, a word he commanded to a thousand generations,
9 Which he ratified (cut) with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac,
10 And he confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel an everlasting covenant,
11 Saying, To thee will I give the land of Canaan, lot (line) of your inheritance,
12 were even to be numbered as a few, and sojourners in it;
13 And they walked from nation to nation, from a kingdom to another people.
14 He suffered no man to oppress them and reproved kings for their sakes,
15 [Saying] Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16 And he called a famine on the land; every staff of bread he broke.
17 He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a slave.
18 They hurt with the fetters his feet; [into] iron went his soul,
19 Until the time his word came; Jehovah's saying tried him.
20 A king sent and loosed him, a ruler of peoples, and set him free.
21 He made him lord of his house and ruler of all his possession,
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure (soul), and make his elders wise.
23 And Israel came [into] Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in Ham's land.
24 And he fructified his people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant, [and] Aaron whom he chose.
27 They set among them words of his signs and wonders in Ham's land.
28 He sent darkness and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his words.
29 He turned their waters to blood, and killed their fish.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs in their kings' chambers.
31. He spoke, and dog-flies came, lice (or gnats) in all their border.
32 He made (or gave) them storms of hail, flames of fire in their land.
33 And he smote their vines and figtrees, and broke the trees of their border.
34 He spoke, and locusts came and canker-worm and there was no number;
35 And they devoured every herb in their land: and ate the fruit of their ground.
36 And he smote every firstborn in their land, firstfruits of all their strength.
37 And he brought them out with silver and gold, and there was not among their tribes a stumbling [one].
38 Egypt was glad at their departure, for their fear fell upon them.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering and fire to give light [by] night,
40 [The people] asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with bread of heaven.
41 He opened a rock, and waters gushed forth; they ran in the dry places, a river.
42 For he remembered his holy word [and] Abraham his servant,
43 And he brought forth his people with joy, his chosen with shouting;
44 And he gave them lands of nations, and they inherited the Gentiles' toil;
45 That they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise ye Jah (Hallelujah).
1 Praise ye Jah (Hallelujah). Give thanks to Jehovah, for [he is] good, for his mercy [is] for ever.
2 Who shall tell the powers of Jehovah — shall utter all his praise?
3 Blessed they that keep judgment, he that doeth righteousness at every time.
4 Remember me, O Jehovah, in the favour of thy people, visit me with (in) thy salvation,
5 To look on (in) the good of thy chosen ones, to rejoice in the joy of thy nation, to glory with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have been perverse, we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers in Egypt understood not thy wonders; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies, but rebelled at the sea, at the Red Sea.
8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make known his power.
9 And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; and he made them walk through the depths as the wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the hater's hand, and redeemed them from the enemy's hand.
11 And waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.
12 Then (and) believed they his words, they sang his praise.
13 They hasted, they forgot his works, they waited not for his counsel;
14 And lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God (El) in the desert.
15 And he gave them their request, and sent leanness into their soul.
16 And they were envious of Moses in the camp, of Aaron, saint of Jehovah.
17 Earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered Abiram's company.
18 And a fire burned in their company, a flame consumed wicked ones.
19 They made a call in Horeb and bowed down to a molten image;
20 And changed their glory for the likeness of an ox eating grass.
21 They forgot God (El) their Saviour that did great things in Egypt, wondrous works in Ham's land, terrible things at the Red Sea.
22 And he said he would destroy them, had not Moses stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying.
23 And they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word;
24 But they murmured in their tents; they did not hearken to Jehovah's voice.
25 And he lifted up his hand to them, to make them fall in the wilderness,
26 And to make their seed fall among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
27 And they joined themselves to Baal-Peor and ate sacrifices of dead (beings).
28 And they provoked him by their actions, and the plague broke out among them.
29 Then stood up Phinehas and executed judgment, and the plague was stayed.
30 And it was reckoned to him for righteousness to generation and generation for evermore.
31 And they angered him at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account,
32 For they provoked his spirit, and he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
33 They destroyed not the peoples as (about which) Jehovah said to them
34 But they mingled with the nations and learned their doings.
35 And they served their idols, which became a snare to them.
36 And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;
37 And shed innocent blood — blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.
38 And they were defiled in their doings, and went a whoring in their actions.
39 And Jehovah's anger was kindled at his people, and he abhorred his inheritance.
40 And he gave them into nations' hand, and over them ruled their haters.
41 And their enemies oppressed them, and they were bowed down under their hand.
42 Many times he delivereth them, and they rebel in their counsel and were brought low by their iniquity.
43 But he regarded them in the distress when he heard them cry.
44 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies;
45 And he gave them compassion before all that took them captives.
46 Save us, Jehovah our God, and gather us from among the nations to give thanks to thy holy name, to glory in thy praise.
47 Blessed [be] Jehovah God of Israel from the everlasting and to the everlasting! And let all the people say, Amen, Hallelujah (Praise ye Jah).
1 Give ye thanks to Jehovah, for he [is] good; for his mercy [is] for ever.
2 Let the redeemed of Jehovah say [so], whom he redeemed from the oppressor's hand;
3 And he gathered them from the lands, from east and from west, from north and from south (sea).
4 They wandered in the wilderness, in a desert way; no city of habitation they found.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
6 And they cried to Jehovah in their distress: out of their strait he delivereth them.
7 And he led them by the right way to go to a city of habitation.
8 O that [they] might give thanks to Jehovah [for] his mercy and his wonders to the sons of men!
9 For he satisfied the craving soul, and filled with good the hungry soul.
10 Dwellers in darkness and death-shade, bound in affliction and iron,
11 Because they resisted the words of God (El) and despised the counsel of the Most High,
12 Therefore (and) he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and [there was] no helper.
13 And they cried to Jehovah in their distress: out of their straits he saveth them;
14 He bringeth them out of darkness and deathshade, and their bonds he rendeth.
15 O that [they] might give thanks to Jehovah [for] his mercy and his wonders to the sons of men!
16 For he broke the gates of brass and cut off the bars of iron.
17 Fools, by [the] way of their transgression, and by their iniquities, are afflicted,
18 All food their soul abhorreth; and they draw near to the gates of death.
19 And they cried to Jehovah in their distress: out of their straits he saveth them.
20 He sendeth his word, and delivereth them from their destructions (pits).
21 O that [they] might give thanks to Jehovah [for] his mercy and his wonders to the sons of men!
22 And let them sacrifice sacrifices of praise and declare his works with singing.
23 They that go down to the sea in the ships, that do business in great waters,
24 These saw Jehovah's works and his wonders in the deep.
25 And he said, and there arose a tempestuous wind, which lifted up its billows.
26 They rise [to] the heavens, they sink [to] the depths; their soul melteth with evil,
27 They reel and stagger like the drunkard, and all their wisdom is confounded.
28 And they cried to Jehovah in their distress, and out of their straits he bringeth them.
29 He stilleth the tempest, and their billows are silent.
30 And they are glad because they be quiet; and he guideth them to the haven of their desire.
31 O that [they] might give thanks to Jehovah [for] his mercy and his wonders to the sons of men!
32 And let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the session of the elders.
33 He turneth rivers to a wilderness, and watersprings to a thirsty ground,
34 A fruitful land to saltness for the wickedness of those dwelling in it.
35 He turneth a wilderness to a pool of water and a dry land to watersprings.
36 And he settleth there hungry [men], and they establish a city of habitation,
37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, and gain fruits of increase.
38 And he blesseth them, and multiplieth greatly and their cattle he doth not diminish.
39 And they were diminished and brought low from oppression, evil, and sorrow.
40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and made them wander in a waste without a way.
41 And he set high the needy one from affliction and made families like the sheep.
42 The upright shall see and rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop its mouth.
43 Whoso [is] wise and observeth these things, even they shall understand the mercies of Jehovah.
1 A psalm of David.
2 My heart [is] fixed, O God: I will sing and sing psalms (or play), yea, my glory.
3 Awake, O (the) lute and harp: I will wake the dawn.
4 I will give thee; thanks among the peoples, O Jehovah, and I will sing psalms to thee among the Gentiles.
5 For great from above the heavens [is] thy mercy, and to the clouds thy truth.
6 Be exalted above the heavens, O God, and thy glory above all the earth.
7 That thy beloved ones may be delivered, save with thy right hand and answer me (or us).
8 God has spoken in his holiness: I will exult, I will divide shechem and mete out the valley of Succoth.
9 Gilead [is] mine, Manasseh mine, and Ephraim [is] the strength of my head, Judah my lawgiver.
10 Moab [is] my washpot; at Edom will I cast my shoe; over Philistia will I shout.
11 Who will bring me [to] the strong city? Who did (or will) lead me even to Edom?
12 Hast thou not cast us off, O God? and wilt thou not, O God, go with our hosts?
13 Give us help from distress, for (and) vain [is] man's salvation.
14 In God we will do mightily (make strength); and he will tread down our adversaries.
1 To the chief musician, a psalm of David. God of my praise, be not silent.
2 For [the] mouth of [the] wicked one and [the] mouth of deceit are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 And [with] words of hatred they have surrounded me and have fought against me without cause.
4 For my love they are mine adversaries, and I [am for] prayer.
5 And they set upon me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Appoint over him a wicked one, and let an adversary stand at his right hand.
7 When he is judged, let him go out guilty, and his prayer be for sin.
8 Let his days be few, let another take his office.
9 Let his sons be orphans and his wife a widow.
10 And let his sons be vagabonds (wandering wanderers), and beg and seek [bread] out of their desolations.
11 Let an exactor ensnare all that he has, and strangers plunder his labour.
12 Let there be none extending mercy to him, nor any one gracious to his orphans.
13 Let his posterity (latter end) be cut off; in a generation following let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with (to) Jehovah, and his mother's sin not be blotted out.
15 Let them be before Jehovah continually, and let him cut off from the earth their memory,
16 Because he remembered not to show mercy, but (and) pursued the poor and needy man, and one broken in heart, to slay [him].
17 And he loved cursing; for (and) it came to him: and he delighted not in blessing: so it was far from him.
18 And he put on cursing as his garment, and it came like the water into his midst, and like the oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him as raiment he weareth, and for a belt let him continually be girded.
20 This [is] the wages of wine adversaries from Jehovah, and of their speaking evil against my soul.
21 But thou, Jehovah Lord, do with me for thy name's sake. because thy mercy [is] good, deliver me.
22 For as to me I [Am] poor and needy, and my heart wounded within me.
23 Like a shadow at its stretching out I am gone; I am tossed like the locust.
24 My knees totter from fasting, and my flesh faileth from fatness (oil).
25 And I have become a reproach to them; they see me, they shake their head.
26 Help me, Jehovah my God; save me according to thy mercy.
27 They shall know that this [is] thy hand; thou, O Jehovah, hast done it.
28 Let them curse, and bless thou: they have risen up and shall be ashamed, and thy servant be glad.
29 Mine adversaries shall be clothed with dishonour, they shall cover themselves with their shame as the mantle.
30 I will give great thanks to Jehovah with my mouth; yea, I will praise in the midst of many.
31 For he standeth on the right hand of the needy to save [him] from those that judge his soul.
1 A psalm of David. Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand until I make thine enemies a stool for thy feet.
2 Jehovah shall send the rod of thy might out of Zion: rule in the midst of thine enemies.
3 Thy people offer themselves willingly ([are] voluntary offerings) in the day of thy power, in ornaments of holiness; from the womb of the dawn to thee [is] the dew of thy youth.
4 Jehovah has sworn and will not repent, Thou [art] priest for ever according to the order of Melchizedek.
5 The Lord at thy right hand has smitten kings in the day of his anger.
6 He shall judge among the nations; he has filled with corpses, he has smitten the head over a great country.
7 From the brook in the way he will drink; therefore will he lift up the head.
1 Praise ye Jah. I will give thanks to Jehovah with a whole heart in the council of the upright and the congregation.
2 Great [are] Jehovah's works, sought out by all delighting in them.
3 Honour and majesty [are] his work, and his righteousness standing for ever.
4 A memorial he made for his wonders: gracious and merciful [is] Jehovah.
5 Food (prey) he gave to those fearing him; he will remember for ever his covenant.
6 The power of his works he has shown his people, to give them a heritage of nations.
7 The works of his hands [are] truth and judgment; all his precepts [are] sure.
8 Settled [are they] for ever and ever, done in truth and uprightness.
9 Redemption he sent to his people; be commanded to everlasting his covenant: holy and fearful [is] his name.
10 Fear of Jehovah [is] the beginning of wisdom; good understanding [belongs] to all doing them [i.e. his precepts]; his praise standeth for ever.
1 Praise ye Jah. Blessed [is] the man fearing Jehovah, in his commandments delighting greatly.
2 Mighty on the earth shall be his seed; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house, and his righteousness standeth for ever.
4 There ariseth, in the darkness light for the upright: gracious and merciful and righteous [is he].
5 Good [is] the man gracious and lending; he will sustain his matters with judgment.
6 For he shall not be moved for ever; for everlasting remembrance shall be a righteous one.
7 Of evil tidings he will not be afraid; fixed [is] his heart, confiding in Jehovah.
8 Settled [is] his heart, he will not fear until he look upon his oppressors.
9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness standeth for ever, his horn shall be exalted with glory.
10 A wicked (man) shall see and be vexed; he shall gnash his teeth and melt away: the desire of wicked (men) shall perish.
1 Praise ye Jah. Praise, ye servants of Jehovah, praise the name of Jehovah.
2 Blessed be the name of Jehovah henceforth and to everlasting.
3 From sun-rising to its setting praised be Jehovah's name.
4 High above all nations [is] Jehovah, his glory above the heavens.
5 Who [is] like Jehovah our God, that dwelleth on high,
6 That seeth deep (or, humbleth himself to see) in the heavens and in the earth?
7 He raiseth from the dust the poor one; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy,
8 To set with rulers, with nobles of his people.
9 He maketh a barren one to dwell [in] the house glad mother of its sons. Praise ye Jah.
1 When Israel went out of Egypt, Jacob's house from a people of strange speech,
2 Judah was (for) his sanctuary. Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw and fled, the Jordan turned back,
4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
5 What ailed ([was] to) thee, thou (the) sea, that thou didst flee? thou Jordan, that thou turnedst back?
6 Ye mountains, skipped ye like rams? ye hills like lambs?
7 At the presence of the Lord tremble, O earth, at the presence of the God (Eloah) of Jacob,
8 Turning the rock [into] a pool of water, the flint to a spring of waters.
1 Not to us, O Jehovah, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for thy mercy, for thy truth.
2 Why should the nations say, Where pray [is] their God?
3 And our God [is] in the heavens: all that he pleased he did.
4 Their idols [are] silver and gold, work of hands of man.
5 A mouth have they, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not;
6 Ears they have, and they hear not; a nose have they, and they smell not;
7 They have hands, and they feel not; they have feet, and they walk not; they utter not with their throat.
8 Like them are those making them, every one who confideth in them.
9 O Israel, confide in Jehovah: he [is] their help and their shield.
10 House of Aaron, confide in Jehovah: he [is] their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear Jehovah, confide in Jehovah: he [is] their help and their shield.
12 Jehovah has remembered us; he will bless, he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
13 He will bless them that fear Jehovah, the small with the great.
14 Jehovah will add upon you, upon you and upon your sons.
15 Blessed [are] ye of Jehovah, Maker of the heavens and the earth.
16 The heavens [are] heavens for Jehovah, and the earth he gave to the sons of man.
17 The dead praise not Jah, nor any going down in silence.
18 But we will bless Jah henceforth and for everlasting. Praise ye Jah.
1 I love Jehovah, for he has heard my voice, my supplications.
2 For he inclined his ear to me, and I will call [upon him] in my days.
3 Bands of death compassed me, and straits of Sheol seized me: I found trouble and sorrow;
4 And on Jehovah's name I call; I pray, O Jehovah, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious [is] Jehovah and righteous; and our God [is] merciful.
6 Jehovah keepeth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.
7 Return to thy rest, O my soul; for Jehovah has dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before Jehovah in lands, of the living.
10 I believed, for I speak; as for me, I was greatly afflicted.
11 I said in my haste (alarm), All mankind [are] false.
12 flow shall I requite to Jehovah all his bestowals upon me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation (pl.) and call on the name of Jehovah.
14 I will pay my vows to Jehovah, yea in the presence of his people.
15 Precious in the eyes of Jehovah [is] the death of his saints.
16 Yea, O Jehovah, for I [am] thy servant, I [am] thy servant, son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
17 To thee will I sacrifice the sacrifice of praise, and on Jehovah's name will I call.
18 My vows to Jehovah I will pay, yea before all his people,
19 In the courts of Jehovah's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye Jah.
1 Praise ye Jehovah, all nations; laud him, all the Gentiles.
2 For his mercy is powerful over us, and the truth of Jehovah [is] for everlasting. Praise ye Jah.
1 Give ye thanks to Jehovah, for [he is] good; for his mercy [is] for everlasting.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy [is] for everlasting.
3 Let Aaron's house now say, that his mercy [is] for everlasting.
4 Yea, let those that fear Jehovah say, that his mercy [is] for everlasting.
5 From the strait I called upon Jah: Jah answered me in a (the) large place.
6 Jehovah [is] for me: I will not fear; what can man do to me?
7 Jehovah [is] for me among my helpers, and I shall look upon my haters.
8 [It is] better to confide in Jehovah than to trust in [the] man.
9 [It is] better to confide in Jehovah than to trust in rulers.
10 All nations compass me; in Jehovah's name surely I will cut them off.
11 They compass me, yea they compass me; in Jehovah's name surely I will cut them off.
12 They compass me like bees; they are quenched
as a fire of thorns; in Jehovah's name surely I will cut them off.
13 Thou didst thrust sore (thrusting) at me that I might fall; but Jehovah helped me.
14 My strength and song [is] Jah; and he is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation [is] in the tents of the righteous; Jehovah's right hand doeth valiantly.
16 Jehovah's right hand is exalted; Jehovah's right hand doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die but live and declare the works of Jah.
18 Jah has chastened me sore, but has not given me to (the) death.
19 Open ye to me gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I thank.
20 This [is] the gate of (to) Jehovah; the righteous shall go into it.
21 will give thee thanks, for thou hast answered me, and hast become my salvation.
22 The stone the builders rejected has become (for) head of the corner.
23 From Jehovah is this; it is wonderful in our eyes.
24 This [is] the day Jehovah has made: we will rejoice and triumph in it (or, in him).
25 Jehovah, now save, I pray; Jehovah, now prosper, I pray.
26 Blessed [be] he that cometh in Jehovah's name; we have blessed you out of Jehovah's house.
27 Jehovah [is] God (El) and has given us light: bind the sacrifice (feast) with cords up to the altar's horns.
28 Thou [art] my God (El) and I will give thee thanks: O my God, I will exalt thee;
29 O give thanks to Jehovah, for [he is] good; for his mercy [is] for everlasting.
1 Blessed rare] the perfect in the way, that walk in Jehovah's law.
2 Blessed [are] they that observe his testimonies, that seek him with a whole heart.
3 Yea, they practise no wrong, in his ways they walk.
4 Thou hast commanded thy precepts, to keep [them] diligently.
5 O that my ways were established to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed in my looking to all thy commandments.
7 I will give thee thanks with uprightness of heart, in my learning the judgments of thy righteousness.
8 Thy statutes I will keep: forsake me not utterly.
9 By what shall a youth cleanse his path? By taking heed (to keep it) according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee; let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 In my heart have I laid up thy saying, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed [art] thou, Jehovah: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 In the way of thy testimonies have I rejoiced as over all wealth.
15 On thy precepts I will meditate and regard thy paths.
16 In thy statutes I will delight myself; I will not forget thy word.
17 Grant to thy servant I may live, and I will keep thy word.
18 Open mine eyes, and I shall behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 For me I [am] a sojourner in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh with longing for thy judgments at every time.
21 Thou hast rebuked proud [men], accursed, that wander from thy commandments.
22 Roll from me reproach and contempt, for thy testimonies I have observed.
23 Princes also sat [and] at me talked; thy servant doth meditate in thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delights, my counsellors (lit. men of my counsel).
25 My soul cleaveth to dust: quicken me according to thy word.
26 My ways I declared, and thou answeredst me: teach me thy statutes.
27 The way of thy precepts make me understand, and I will meditate on thy wonders.
28 my soul droppeth for sorrow: raise me up according to thy word.
29 Way of falsehood remove from me, and thy law grant me graciously.
30 Way of faithfulness I have chosen; thy judgments have I held (or set [before me]).
31 I have cleaved to thy testimonies: Jehovah, put me not to shame.
32 The way of thy commandments I will run, for (or when) thou wilt enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, Jehovah, the way of thy statutes, and I will observe it [to the] end.
34 Make me understand, and I will observe thy law and will keep [it] with a whole heart,
35 Make me go in the path of thy commandments; for therein I delight.
36 Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to gain,
37 Turn away mine eyes from seeing vanity; in thy way quicken me.
38 Set up thy saying for thy servant, who [is devoted] to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach of which I am afraid, for thy judgments [are] good.
40 Behold, I have longed for thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
41 And let thy mercy, Jehovah, come to me, thy salvation according to thy saying.
42 And I will have what to answer my reviler; for I confide in thy word.
43 And take not out of my mouth the word of truth utterly, for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 And I will observe thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at large; for thy precepts have I sought.
46 And I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments which I have loved,
48 And I will lift up my hands to thy commandments which I loved, and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49 Remember for thy servant the word on which thou hast made me hope.
50 This [is] my comfort in mine affliction, for thy saying has quickened me.
51 Proud [men] deride me exceedingly: from thy law I swerve not.
52 I remembered thy judgments of old, Jehovah, and have comforted myself.
53 Indignation seizeth me because of wicked [men] forsaking thy law.
54 Thy statutes were songs in the house of my sojournings.
55 I remember in the night thy name, Jehovah, and observe thy law.
56 This has been to me, because thy precepts I observed.
57 My portion, Jehovah, I have said, [is] that I will keep thy words.
58 I have sought thy face with a whole heart: be gracious to me according to thy saying.
59 I have thought on my ways, and turned my feet to thy testimonies.
60 I hasted and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 Cords of wicked [men] surrounded me: thy law I have not forgotten.
62 At midnight I rise to give thanks to thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness.
63 A companion [am] I to all who. fear thee, and to those who keep thy precepts.
64 Of thy mercy, Jehovah, the earth [is] full: thy statutes teach me.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, Jehovah, according to thy word.
66 Goodness of judgment and knowledge teach me, for in thy, commandments I believe.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, and now thy saying I keep.
68 Good [art] thou and doing good; teach me thy statutes.
69 Proud [men] have, forged falsehood against me; with a whole heart I will observe thy precepts.
70 Fat as the grease [is] their heart: I delight myself in thy law.
71 [It is] good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth [is] better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
73 Thy hands made me and fashioned me; make me understand, and I will learn thy commandments.
74 Thy fearers will see me and be glad; for I have hoped in thy word.
75 I know, Jehovah, that thy judgments [are] righteousness, and [in] faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray, thy mercy be for my comfort according to thy saying to thy servant.
77 Let thy compassions come to me, and I shall live; for thy law [is] my delights.
78 Let proud men be ashamed; for [with] falsehood they perverted me: I will meditate in thy precepts.
79 Let those turn to me that fear thee and know thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation; in thy word do I hope.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy saying, so that I say (saying), When wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am become like a wine-skin in smoke thy statutes I forget not.
84 How many (lit. Like what) [are] thy servant's days? When wilt thou execute judgment on my persecutors?
85 Proud [men] dig for me pits, which [is, or who are] not according to thy law.
86 All thy commandments [are] faithfulness: [with] falsehood do they persecute me. Help me.
87 They had almost consumed me in the earth (or land); but I did not forsake thy precepts.
88 According to thy mercy quicken me: I will keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 For ever, Jehovah, thy word [is] settled in the heavens.
90 To generation and generation [is] thy faithfulness. Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
91 By thine ordinances they stand today, for thy servants [are] the whole (or universe).
92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, then should I have perished in mine affliction.
93 Never will I forget thy precepts, for by them thou hast quickened me.
94 I [am] thine: save me, for thy precepts I have sought.
95 For me have waited wicked [men] to destroy me: thy testimonies I attend to.
96 To all perfection I have seen an end: exceeding broad [is] thy commandment.
97 How I love thy law! all the day it is my meditation.
98 Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies, for they [are] ever mine.
99 More than all my teachers I have understanding: for thy testimonies rare] my meditation.
100 More than aged [men] I understand, for thy precepts I have observed.
101 From every evil path I withheld my feet, that I might keep thy word.
102 From thy judgments I have not departed, for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet to my palate are thy sayings, [more] than honey to my mouth!
104 From thy precepts I understand; therefore I hate every path of falsehood.
105 A lamp to my feet [is] thy word, and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn, and will perform, to keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I was afflicted exceedingly: Jehovah, quicken me according to thy word.
108 Accept, I pray, Jehovah, the free-will offerings of my mouth, and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul [is] in my hand continually, yet (and) I do not forget thy law.
110 Wicked [men] laid a snare for me, yet (and) from thy precepts I strayed not.
111 I inherit thy testimonies for ever, for they [are] my heart's rejoicing.
112 I incline my heart to do thy statutes for ever [to] the end.
113 Double-minded [men] I hate, and thy law I love.
114 My hiding place and my shield [art] thou: in thy word I hope.
115 Depart from me, evil-doers; and I will observe the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to thy saying, and I shall live, and let me not be ashamed of my waiting.
117 Uphold me, and I shall be saved, and I will look in thy statutes continually.
118 Thou settest at nought all wanderers from thy statutes; for a he [is] their deceit.
119 [As] dross thou causest to cease all earth's wicked ones: therefore I love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh shuddereth for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121 I have done judgment and righteousness: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not proud [men] oppress me.
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation and for thy righteous saying.
124 Do with thy servant according to thy mercy, and thy statutes teach me.
125 Thy servant [am] I; give me understanding, and I shall know thy testimonies.
126 [It is] time for Jehovah to act: they make void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold and above fine gold.
128 Therefore all precepts [as to] all I count right; every path of falsehood I hate.
129 Wonderful [are] thy testimonies: therefore doth my soul observe them.
130 The opening of thy words enlighteneth, giving understanding to simple ones.
131. I opened my mouth wide, and panted, for I longed for thy commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as thou art wont to lovers of thy name.
133 Establish my steps in thy saying, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from man's oppression: and I will keep thy precepts.
135 Let thy face shine on thy servant, and teach me thy statutes.
136 With streams of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
137 Righteous [art] thou, Jehovah, and upright thy judgments.
138 Thou hast commanded thy testimonies [in] righteousness and exceeding faithfulness.
139 My zeal destroyeth me, because my adversaries have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy saying [is] exceedingly pure; and thy servant loveth it.
141 Little [am] I, and despised; thy precepts I do not forget.
142 Thy righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, and thy law truth.
143 Distress and anguish seized me; thy commandments [are] my delights.
144 Righteousness Fare] thy testimonies for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 I have called with a whole heart: answer me, Jehovah; thy statutes I will observe.
146 I have called on thee: save me; and I will keep thy testimonies.
147 I anticipated the twilight [of dawn] and cried; for thy words do I wait.
148 Mine eyes anticipate the watches to meditate in thy saying.
149 Hear my voice according to thy mercy; Jehovah, according to thy judgment quicken me.
150 Pursuers of mischief are nigh; from thy law they are far off.
151 Near [art] thou, Jehovah, and all thy commandments [are] truth.
152 Of old have I known from thy testimonies that thou hast founded them for ever.
153 See mine affliction and deliver me; for thy law I do not forget.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me; as to thy saying quicken me.
155 Far from wicked [men is] salvation, for thy statutes they seek not.
156 Thy tender mercies [are] many, Jehovah; according to thy judgments quicken me.
157 Many [are] my persecutors and mine oppressors; from thy testimonies I decline not.
158 I have seen treacherous dealers and was disgusted, because they kept not thy saying.
159 See how I love thy precepts; Jehovah, according to thy mercy quicken me.
160 The sum (head) of thy word [is] truth; and every judgment of thy righteousness [is] for ever.
161 Princes persecuted me without cause, but at thy words my heart is in awe.
162 For me, I [am] joyful over thy saying as a finder Of great spoil.
163 Falsehood I hate and abhor; thy law I love.
164 Seven [times] a day do I praise thee for the judgments of thy righteousness.
165 Great peace have the lovers of thy law, and they have no stumbling-block.
166 I hope for thy salvation, Jehovah, and thy commandments I do.
167 My soul keepeth thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
168 I keep thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways [are] before thee.
169 Let my cry come near before thee, Jehovah; according to thy word give me understanding.
170 Let my supplication come before thee; according to thy saying deliver me.
171 My lips shall utter praise, for thou dost teach me thy statutes.
172 Let my tongue answer thy saying, for all thy commandments Care] righteousness.
173 Let thy hand be for my help, for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, Jehovah; and thy law [is] my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
176 I have wandered like a lost sheep: seek thy servant, for thy commandments I do not forget.
1 A song of the ascents. In my trouble I called to Jehovah, and he answered me.
2 Jehovah, deliver my soul from a lip of lying, from a tongue of deceit.
3 What shall be given to thee, what shall be added to thee, O tongue of deceit?
4 A mighty one's arrows sharpened, with coals of broom.
5 Alas for me, that I sojourn [in] Mesech, that I dwell with the tents of Kedar!
6 Long (much,) for her has my soul dwelt with a hater of peace.
7 For me I [am] peace; and when I speak, they [are] for war.
1 A song of the ascents. I lift up mine eyes to the mountains: whence shall my help come?
2 My help [is] from Jehovah, Maker of heavens and earth.
3 May he not let thy foot be moved; may not thy keeper slumber.
4 Behold, Israel's keeper shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 Jehovah [is] thy keeper; Jehovah [is] thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 By day the sun shall not smite thee, nor moon by night.
7 Jehovah will keep thee from all evil, he will keep thy soul.
8 Jehovah will keep thy going out, and thy coming in, henceforth an for ever.
1 A song of the ascents: of David. I was glad in [those] saying to me, To Jehovah's house we will go.
2 Our feet are standing in thy gates, O Jerusalem,
3 Jerusalem, that art built as a city which is compact together;
4 Whither tribes go up, tribes of Jah: a testimony for Israel to give thanks to Jehovah's name,
5 For there are set thrones for judgment, thrones for David's house.
6 Pray for Jerusalem's peace: may they prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy bulwark, prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions' sake, let me now speak, Peace [be] within thee.
9 For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God, I will seek thy good.
1 A song of the ascents. Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
2 Behold, as eyes of servants to their masters' hand, as a handmaid's eyes to her mistress's hand, so [are] our eyes to Jehovah our God until he be gracious to us.
3 Be gracious to us, Jehovah, be gracious to us, for greatly are we filled with contempt.
4 Greatly is our soul filled with the scorning of those at ease, the contempt of the proud.
1 A song of the ascents: of David. If [it were] not Jehovah who was for us, lot now Israel say;
2 If [it were] not Jehovah who was for us in man's rising up against us,
3 Then they had swallowed us up alive in the kindling of their wrath against us.
4 Then the waters had overflowed us; the stream had passed over our soul.
5 Then had passed over our soul the proud waters.
6 Blessed [be] Jehovah, who gave us not a prey to their teeth!
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of fowlers' snare; the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help [is] in Jehovah's name, who made heaven and earth.
1 A song of the ascents. Those confiding in Jehovah [are] as Mount Zion; it cannot be moved, it abideth for ever.
2 Jerusalem! mountains round her, and Jehovah around his people henceforth and for ever.
3 For rod of wickedness shall not rest on a lot of the righteous, in order that the righteous may not put (send) their hands to iniquity.
4 Do good, Jehovah, to the good and to those upright in their hearts.
5 But those that turn to crooked ways will Jehovah lead forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace [be] upon Israel.
1 A song of the ascents. When Jehovah turneth the turning of Zion, we shall be like dreamers.
2 Then will be filled our mouth with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing; then shall they say among the nations, Jehovah will have done great things to (with) them.
3 Jehovah will have done great things with us: we shall be joyful.
4 Turn, Jehovah, our turning as streams in the south.
5 Those that sow with tears shall reap with joyful song.
6 Surely (going) he goeth and weepeth, bearing a load of the seed; surely (coming) he shall come with joyful song, bearing his sheaves.
1 A song of the ascents: of Solomon. "Jehovah build not a house, in vain toil its builders in it" if Jehovah keep not a city, in vain watcheth a keeper.
2 [It is] in vain for you rising up early, sitting up late, eating bread of [the] sorrows: so he giveth to his beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children (sons) [are] an inheritance from Jehovah, the womb's fruit a reward.
4 As arrows in a mighty man's hand, so [are] sons of (the) youth.
5 Blessed [is] the man who has filled his quiver with them:
6 They shall not be ashamed when they speak with enemies in the gate.
1 A song of the ascents. Happy [is] every fearer of Jehovah, that walketh in his ways.
2 Labour of thy hands when thou shalt eat, happy thou and well with thee:
3 Thy wife as a fruitful vine on the sides of thy house; thy sons as plants of olives around thy table.
4 Behold, thus shall be blessed a man fearing Jehovah.
5 Jehovah shall bless thee out of Zion; and see thou (in) the good of Jerusalem all thy life's days;
6 And see sons of thy sons. Peace [be] upon Israel.
1 A song of the ascents. Much have they afflicted me from my youth, let now Israel say;
2 Much have they afflicted me from my youth; yet have they not prevailed against me.
3 Upon my back ploughers ploughed; they made long (to) their furrows.
4 Jehovah [is] righteous; he has cut asunder wicked [men's] cord.
5 Ashamed and turned backward be all that hate Zion.
6 Be they as grass of housetops which withereth before it is plucked up;
7 Wherewith a mower filleth not his hand nor (and) a sheafbinder his bosom.
8 Neither do those that pass by say, Jehovah's blessing [come] to you: we bless you in Jehovah's name.
1 A song of the ascents. Out of the depths do I call on thee, Jehovah.
2 Lord, hear (in) my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
3 If thou, Jah, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand?
4 But with thee [is] the forgiveness, that thou mayest be feared.
5 I wait for Jehovah; my soul waiteth, and for his word I hope.
6 My soul [hopeth] for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning watch for the morning.
7 Hope, Israel, for (or in) Jehovah, for with Jehovah [is] the mercy; and plenteously with him [is] ransom;
8 And he will ransom Israel from all his iniquities.
1 A song of the ascents: of David. Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I meddle (walk) with [things] great and with [things] too wonderful for me.
2 Surely, (if) I have stilled and quieted my soul, as a weaned one upon its mother; as the weaned one [is] my soul with in me. Hope, Israel, for (or in) Jehovah henceforth and for ever.
1 A song of the ascents. Jehovah, remember for David all his humiliation;
2 How he swore to Jehovah, vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob;
3 I will not (if 1) come into my house's tent, nor go up on my bed's couch;
4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, slumber to mine eyelids,
5 Until I find a place for Jehovah, tabernacles for the Mighty One of Jacob.
6 Behold, we heard it in Ephrathah; we found it in fields of forest.
7 Let us go to his tabernacles; let us bow down at his footstool.
8 Arise, Jehovah, into thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints shout for joy.
10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11 Jehovah has sworn to David [in] truth; he will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body (belly) will I set upon thy throne;
12 If thy sons will keep my covenant and my testimony that I will teach them, their sons also shall sit upon thy throne for ever.
13 For Jehovah. has chosen (in) Zion; he has desired [it] for his dwelling:
14 This [is] my rest for ever; here will I dwell, for I have desired it.
15 Her provision will I abundantly (or, surely) bless; her poor I will satisfy with bread.
16 And her priests I will clothe with salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make David's horn to bud, I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; and on him shall his crown flourish.
1 A song of the ascents. Behold, how good and how pleasant [is] the dwelling of brethren also together!
2 Like the good oil upon the head, running down upon the beard, Aaron's beard, that runneth down to his garment's hem;
3 Like dew of Hermon that cometh down upon the mountains of Zion; for there has Jehovah commanded the blessing, life for evermore.
1 A song of the ascents. Behold, bless Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah, that stand in Jehovah's house in the nights.
2 Lift up your hands [in] the sanctuary (or, in holiness), and bless Jehovah.
3 Jehovah Maker of heavens and earth, bless thee out of Zion.
1 Praise ye Jah (Hallelujah). Praise the name of Jehovah; praise, ye servants of Jehovah,
2 Standing in Jehovah's house, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise ye Jah; for Jehovah [is] good; sing psalms to his name, for [it is] pleasant.
4 For Jah has chosen Jacob for him, Israel for his peculiar treasure,
5 For I know that Jehovah [is] great, and our Lord more than all gods.
6 All that Jehovah delighteth in he doeth in the heavens and in the earth, in the seas and all depths;
7 Who causeth vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; lightnings for the rain he maketh, bringing the wind out of his stores;
8 Who smote Egypt's firstborn from man to beast;
9 Who sent signs and wonders into thy midst, O Egypt, on Pharoah, and on all his servants;
10 Who smote many nations and slew strong kings,
11 (To) Sihon king of the Amorites, and (to) Og king of (the) Bashan, and (to) all the kingdom of Canaan;
12 And gave their land an inheritance, an inheritance to Israel his people.
13 Jehovah, thy name [is] for ever; Jehovah, thy memorial [is] to generation and generation.
14 For Jehovah. will judge his people, and for the sake of his servants will repent.
15 Idols of the nations [are] silver and gold, works of man's hands.
16 A mouth have they, and they speak not eyes have they, and they see not; ears have they, and they hear not; also there is no breath in their mouth.
17 Like them are those that make them — every one confiding in them.
18 House of Israel, bless ye Jehovah; house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah;
19 House of Levi, bless ye Jehovah; ye that fear Jehovah, bless Jehovah.
20 Blessed [be] Jehovah out of Zion, inhabiting Jerusalem. Praise ye Jah.
1 Give thanks to Jehovah, for [he is] good, for his mercy [is] for ever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods; for his mercy [is] for ever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords; for his mercy [is] for ever.
4 To him that alone doeth great wonders; for his mercy [is] for ever.
5 To him that by understanding made the heavens; for his mercy [is] for ever.
6 To him that spread the earth upon the waters; for his mercy [is] for ever.
7 To him that made great light; for his mercy [is] for ever,
8 The sun for rule in the day; for his mercy [is] for ever;
9 The moon and stars for rule in the night; for his mercy [is] for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn for his mercy [is] for ever;
11 And brought Israel from their midst; for his mercy [is] for ever;
12 With strong hand and with outstretched arm; for his mercy [is] for ever.
13 To him that divided the Red Sea into parts for his mercy [is] for ever;
14 And made Israel pass in its midst; for his mercy [is] for ever;
15 And shook off Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea; for his mercy [is] for ever.
16 To him that led his people in the wilderness for his mercy [is] for ever.
17 To him that smote great kings; for his mercy [is] for ever;
18 And slew famous kings; for his mercy [is] for ever;
19 (To) Sihon, king of the Amorites; for his mercy [is] for ever;
20 And (to) Og, the king of (the) Bashan; for his mercy [is] for ever;
21 And gave their land for an inheritance; for his mercy [is] for ever;
22 An inheritance to Israel his servant; for his mercy [is] for ever;
23 Who remembered us in our low estate; for his mercy [is] for ever;
24 And rent us from our adversaries; for his mercy [is] for ever;
25 Giving bread to all flesh; for his mercy [is] for ever.
26 Give thanks to the God (El) of the heavens; for his mercy [is] for ever.
1 By rivers of Babylon, there we sat; also we wept when we remembered Zion.
2 On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
3 For there our captors asked us words of song, and our spoilers mirth, [saying] Sing to us from a song of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the song of Jehovah on a strange ground?
5 If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [its skill].
6 Let my tongue cleave to my palate, if I do not remember thee, if I do not raise Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7 Remember, Jehovah, to Edom's sons the day of Jerusalem, who said, Rase, rase, down to its foundation.
8 Daughter of Babylon, the desolated, happy he that rendereth to thee thy measure thou didst mete to us.
9 Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy babes against the rock (crag).
1 Of David. I will thank thee with all my heart; before the gods (or God) I will sing psalms of thee.
2 I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness and will thank thy name for thy mercy and for thy truth; for above all thy name thou hast magnified thy saying (or word).
3 In the day I called and thou didst answer me, thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.
4 All kings of the earth shall thank thee, Jehovah, when they have heard the sayings of thy mouth.
5 And they shall sing in the ways of Jehovah, for great [is] the glory of Jehovah.
6 For Jehovah [is] exalted, yet he seeth the lowly, and the proud he knoweth from afar.
7 If I walk in the midst of distress, thou wilt revive me; upon the wrath of mine enemies thou wilt stretch forth thy hand, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 Jehovah will perfect as to me: Jehovah, thy mercy [is] for ever; forsake not the works of thy hands.
1 To the chief musician: a psalm of David. Jehovah, thou hast searched me and knowest.
2 Thou knowest my sitting and my rising; thou understandest (to) my thought from afar.
3 Thou siftest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue — behold, O Jehovah, thou knowest all of it.
5 Behind and before thou hast beset me and laid thy hand upon me.
6 Knowledge too wonderful for me! It is high: I cannot [rise] to it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? and whither flee from thy face?
8 If I ascend the heavens, there [art] thou; and make Sheol my bed, behold, thou [art there];
9 I will take wings of dawn, I will dwell in the utmost end of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and light about me [is] night;
12 Even darkness hideth not from thee, and night shineth as the day; as the darkness, so the light
13 For thou didst possess my reins; thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.
14 I thank thee, because I am fearfully, wonderfully made: wonderful [are] thy works, and my soul knoweth [it] right well.
15 Not concealed was my frame from thee, when I was made in the hiding place, embroidered in earth's lowest parts.
16 Thine eyes saw mine unformed substance, and in thy book were all of them written, days they were fashioned when (and) not one [was] among them.
17 And to me how precious [are] thy thoughts, O God; how strong their sum!
18 Would I count them, they are more than the sand; I awaked and [am] still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked one, O God! and ye men of blood, depart from me.
20 For they speak of thee with evil intent, and take [thy name] in vain, thine enemies.
21 Do not I hate those that hate thee, Jehovah? And those that rise against thee, do not I loathe?
22 (With) perfect hatred I hate them; for enemies they are to me.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts;
24 And see if a way of grief [be] in me, and lead me in a way everlasting.
1 To the chief musician: a psalm of David.
2 Deliver me, Jehovah, from the evil man; from the violent man thou wilt preserve me,
3 Who devise evils in heart; all day they gather [for] wars.
4 They whet their tongue like a serpent: adder's poison [is] under their lips, Selah.
5 Keep me, Jehovah, from the wicked one's hands; from the violent man thou wilt preserve me, who devised to overthrow my steps.
6 Proud ones hid a snare for me, and cords; they spread a net by the way-side (hand); traps they set for me, Selah.
7 I said to Jehovah, my God (art) thou: give ear, Jehovah, to the voice of my supplication.
8 Jehovah Lord (Adonai), strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle (armour).
9 Grant not, Jehovah, the wicked one's desires; his device further not: they exalt themselves, Selah.
10 [As for] the head of my surroundings, let the mischief of their lips cover them.
11 Let burning coals be cast upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep water that they rise not.
12 A man of tongue shall not be established in the earth (land); a man of violence, evil shall hunt him to ruin (destruction).
13 I know that Jehovah will maintain the poor one's cause, the right of the needy.
14 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name, the upright shall sit in thy presence.
1 A psalm of David. Jehovah, I have called on thee: hasten for me. Give ear to my voice when I call to thee.
2 Established be my prayer [as] incense in thy presence, the lifting up of my hands [as] the evening oblation.
3 Set a guard, Jehovah, at my mouth; watch over the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to an evil matter (word), to practise practices in wickedness with men doing iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.
5 Let a righteous one smite me, [it is] a kindness and rebuke me, a chief oil: let not my head refuse [it] for even yet my prayer [is] in their calamities (or injuries).
6 Thrown down by means (hands) of the rock are their judges; and they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Like one cutting or splitting on the earth, scattered are our bones at Sheol's mouth.
8 For to thee, Jehovah Lord, [are] mine eyes; in thee I trust: pour not out my soul.
9 Keep me from the power (hands) of the snares they laid for me, and from the traps of the doers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while for my part I escape.
1 An instruction of David when he was in the cave: a prayer.
2 [With] my voice to Jehovah I cry; [with] my voice to Jehovah I make supplication.
3 I pour out in his presence my plaint; my distress in his presence I show.
4 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, thou knewest my path; in the way that I go they hid a snare for me.
5 Look on the right hand and see: there is none that knoweth me: refuge has failed me; there is none caring for my soul.
6 I cried to thee, Jehovah; I said, Thou [art] my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
7 Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
8 Bring my soul exit of prison that I may give thanks to thy name: the righteous shall compass me round, for thou dealest bountifully with me.
1 A psalm of David. Jehovah, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications; in thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant, for none living shall be just in thy presence.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul, he has crushed to the earth my life; he has made me dwell in dark places, like those long dead.
4 And overwhelmed in (on) me is my spirit, in the midst of me desolated is my heart.
5 I remembered days of old; I meditated on all thy doings; on the work of thy hands I mused.
6 I spread my hands to thee; my soul like a weary land [thirsteth] for thee, Selah.
7 Hasten, answer me, Jehovah: my spirit faileth; hide not thy face from me, and I shall not be like [those that] go down to the pit.
8 Cause me to hear in the morning thy mercy, for in thee do I confide; make me to know the way that I should go, for to thee I lift up my soul.
9 Deliver me from mine enemies, Jehovah; in thee have I hid myself.
10 Teach me to do thy pleasure, for thou [art] my God; let thy good spirit lead me in a land of evenness.
11 For thy name's sake, Jehovah, quicken; in thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And in thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all oppressors of my soul; for I [am] thy servant.
1 Of David. Blessed [be] Jehovah my rock, training my hands to fight, my fingers for war.
2 My mercy and my fortress, my high place, and my deliverer for me; my shield and he in whom I trust, the subduer of my people under me.
3 Jehovah, what [is] man, that (and) thou shouldest know him, son of man that thou shouldest think of him?
4 Man is like a breath, his days as a passing shadow.
5 Jehovah, bow thy heavens and come down; touch (on) the mountains, and they smoke.
6 Shine out lightnings, and scatter them; send thine arrows, and discomfit them.
7 Stretch (send) thy hands from above; rescue me and deliver me out of great waters from hand of aliens (sons of strangeness);
8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand [is] a right hand of falsehood.
9 O God, a new song I will sing to thee; with a ten-stringed lute will I sing psalms to thee,
10 That givest salvation to kings, that rescuest David his servant from an evil sword.
11 Rescue me and deliver me from hand of aliens, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand [is] a right hand of falsehood;
12 That our sons [be] as plants grown up in their youth, our daughters as corner-stones hewn [in] the fashion of a palace;
13 Our granaries full, affording from kind to kind; our sheep bearing thousands, bearing ten thousands in our fields;
14 Our oxen laden; no breach, and no loss, and no outcry in our streets.
15 Blessed the people to which [it is] thus; Blessed the people whose God [is] Jehovah.
1 Praise: of David. I will exalt thee my God the king, and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 (in) every day will I bless thee, and will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is Jehovah and to be praised exceedingly, and his greatness [is] unsearchable.
4 Generation to generation laudeth thy works, and thy mighty deeds they declare.
5 The majesty of the glory of thine honour, and the words of thy wonders, I will meditate.
6 And the strength of thy terrors they shall tell (say); and thy greatness, I will declare it.
7 They shall pour forth the memory of thy great goodness, and thy righteousness they shall sing aloud.
8 Gracious and merciful (is) Jehovah, slow to anger and of great mercy.
9 Good (is) Jehovah to the universe (the all), and his tender mercies [are] over all his works.
10 All thy works shall give thee thanks, Jehovah, and all thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall tell (say) the glory or thy kingdom, and speak of thy power,
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty deeds, and the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom [is] a kingdom of all ages, and thy dominion through all generations.
14 Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth all the bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait on thee; and thou givest them their food in its season.
16 Thou openest thy hand and satisfiest the pleasure of every living thing.
17 Righteous [is] Jehovah in all his ways, and gracious in all his works.
18 Near [is] Jehovah to all calling on him in truth.
19 The pleasure of those that fear him he will do and their cry he will hear and save them.
20 Jehovah keepeth all that love him, and all the wicked he will destroy.
21 Jehovah's praise shall my mouth for ever speak; and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
1 Praise ye Jah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul.
2 I will praise Jehovah while I live; I will sing psalms to my God while I have my being,
3 Confide not in nobles, in a son of man in whom is no salvation.
4 His spirit goeth forth, be returneth to his earth in that very day his purposes perish.
5 Blessed he, whose help [is] Jacob's God (El) whose hope [is] in Jehovah his God,
6 Who made heavens and earth, the sea and all that [is] in them; the keeper of truth for ever;
7 Doing judgment for the oppressed, giving bread to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;
8 Jehovah openeth [the eyes of] the blind Jehovah raiseth the bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;
9 Jehovah keepeth strangers; orphans and widows he upholdeth; and the way of wicked ones he maketh crooked.
10 Jehovah reigneth for ever, thy God, O Zion, generation to generation. Praise ye Jah.
1 Praise ye Jah, for [it is] good to sing praises to our God; for [it is] pleasant; comely [is] praise.
2 Jehovah buildeth Jerusalem; Israel's outcasts he gathereth,
3 The healer of the broken-hearted, and binding up their wounds.
4 Counting the number of the stars, to them all he giveth (calleth) names.
5 Great [is] our Lord, and of much power; his understanding [is] infinite.
6 Jehovah lifteth up the humble; he casteth down the wicked to the earth.
7 Respond to Jehovah with thanksgiving, sing psalms to our God with harp.
8 He covereth the heaven with clouds, he provideth rain for the earth, he causeth mountains to bring forth grass,
9 Giving to cattle their food, to young (sons of) ravens which cry.
10 Not in strength of the horse doth he delight, not in legs of the man taketh he pleasure.
11 Jehovah taketh pleasure in those fearing him, in those hoping in his mercy.
12 Laud Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he has strengthened the bars of thy gates; be has blessed thy sons in thy midst.
14 He maketh thy border peace; with the fat of wheat he satisfieth thee;
15 He sendeth his saying earth[ward]; with speed runneth his word.
16 He giveth snow like the wool, he scattereth hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth his ice like morsels; before his cold who can stand?
18 He sendeth his word and melteth [them]; he causeth his wind to blow — the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel.
20 He dealt not thus with any nation; and [his] judgments, they knew them not. Praise ye Jah.
1 Praise ye Jah, praise Jehovah from the heavens; praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [are] above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah, for he commanded, and they were created;
6 And he established them for ever and ever, he gave a decree which shall not pass.
7 Praise Jehovah from the earth, ye sea-monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind doing his word;
9 Mountains and all hills, fruit-trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and birds of wing;
11 Kings of earth and all Gentiles, princes and all judges of earth,
12 Young men and also maidens, old men with youths,
13 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; for exalted [is] his name alone, his honour above earth and heavens.
14 And he lifted up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, even for Israel's sons, a people near to him. Praise ye Jah.
1 Praise ye Jah; sing to Jehovah a new song, his praise in the congregation of godly ones.
2 Let Israel rejoice in his Maker, let Zion's sons rejoice in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance; with timbrel and harp let them sing psalms to him.
4 For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people; he honoureth the meek with salvation.
5 Let godly ones exult in glory; let them shout for joy upon their beds,
6 Exultations of God (El) in their throat, and a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To do vengeance on the nations, punishments on the Gentiles; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron;
8 To execute on them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye Jah.
1 Praise ye Jah, praise God (El) in his sanctuary, praise him in the expanse of his power.
2 Praise him in his mighty acts; praise him for his abundant greatness.
3 Praise him with blast of trumpet; praise him with lute and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dance; praise him with instruments and pipe.
5 Praise him with loud cymbals; praise him with high-sounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise Jah. Praise ye Jah.