The Book of Psalms

Psalms One Hundred Twenty Four

1: Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2: Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3: But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. 4: Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5: They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 6: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: 7: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. 8: They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. 9: O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 10: O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 11: Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 12: The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13: He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. 14: The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15: Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. 16: The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17: The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. 18: But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.


1: I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2: Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 3: The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. 4: Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. 5: Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. 6: The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. 7: Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. 8: For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9: I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10: I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: 11: I said in my haste, All men are liars. 12: What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? 13: I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. 14: I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. 15: Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 16: O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. 17: I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. 18: I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, 19: In the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.


1: O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 2: For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.


1: O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. 2: Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 3: Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 4: Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 5: I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. 6: The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? 7: The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. 8: It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 9: It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. 10: All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. 11: They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 12: They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 13: Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. 14: The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. 15: The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. 16: The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. 17: I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. 18: The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. 19: Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: 20: This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. 21: I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22: The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23: This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24: This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25: Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 26: Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. 27: God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28: Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 29: O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.


1: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2: Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 3: They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4: Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 5: O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! 6: Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. 7: I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. 8: I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. 9: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10: With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12: Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13: With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14: I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15: I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16: I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 17: Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. 18: Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 19: I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. 20: My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. 21: Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. 22: Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. 23: Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. 24: Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. 25: My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. 26: I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 27: Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. 28: My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. 29: Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. 30: I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. 31: I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. 32: I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. 33: Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34: Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 36: Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37: Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. 38: Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. 39: Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good. 40: Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. 41: Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. 42: So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. 43: And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. 44: So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. 45: And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. 46: I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47: And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 48: My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. 49: Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 50: This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. 51: The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. 52: I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. 53: Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. 54: Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55: I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 56: This I had, because I kept thy precepts. 57: Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. 58: I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. 59: I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60: I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. 61: The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. 62: At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. 63: I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. 64: The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. 65: Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. 66: Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. 67: Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 68: Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 69: The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 70: Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. 71: It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72: The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. 73: Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 74: They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. 75: I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. 76: Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77: Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 78: Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79: Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 80: Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. 81: My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. 82: Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 83: For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. 84: How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? 85: The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. 86: All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 87: They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. 88: Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. 89: For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 90: Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91: They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. 92: Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 93: I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. 94: I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95: The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. 96: I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad. 97: O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. 98: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99: I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100: I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. 101: I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102: I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 103: How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104: Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. 105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. 106: I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. 107: I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word. 108: Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. 109: My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. 110: The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. 111: Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112: I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. 113: I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. 114: Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. 115: Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. 116: Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117: Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. 118: Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119: Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 120: My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. 121: I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. 122: Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. 123: Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. 124: Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 125: I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126: It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. 127: Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. 128: Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. 129: Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. 130: The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 131: I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 132: Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133: Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134: Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 135: Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. 136: Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. 137: Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 138: Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139: My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 140: Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 141: I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts. 142: Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 143: Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. 144: The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. 145: I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. 146: I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147: I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. 148: Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word. 149: Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment. 150: They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 151: Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth. 152: Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 153: Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. 154: Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. 155: Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 156: Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. 157: Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. 158: I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. 159: Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. 160: Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. 161: Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 162: I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. 163: I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. 164: Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. 165: Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. 166: LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. 167: My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168: I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee. 169: Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. 170: Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. 171: My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. 172: My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. 173: Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. 174: I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; 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 gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.


1: In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. 2: Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. 3: What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? 4: Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. 5: Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 6: My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. 7: I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.


1: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2: My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3: He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4: Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5: The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6: The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7: The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8: The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


1: I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 2: Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. 3: Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: 4: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. 5: For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7: Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8: For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9: Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.


1: Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2: Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. 3: Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4: Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.


1: If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; 2: If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4: Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6: Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7: Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 8: Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.


1: They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2: As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3: For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. 4: Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5: As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

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