Psalms

Chapter 87

  1. His foundation is in the holy mountains.
  2. The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
  3. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
  4. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
  5. And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
  6. The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
  7. As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

Chapter 88

  1. O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:
  2. Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
  3. For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
  4. I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
  5. Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
  6. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
  7. Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
  8. Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
  9. Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
  10. Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
  11. Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
  12. Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
  13. But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
  14. LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
  15. I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
  16. Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
  17. They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
  18. Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

Chapter 89

  1. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
  2. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
  3. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
  4. Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
  5. And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
  6. For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
  7. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
  8. O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
  9. Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
  10. Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
  11. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
  12. The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
  13. Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
  14. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
  15. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
  16. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
  17. For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
  18. For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
  19. Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
  20. I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
  21. With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
  22. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
  23. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
  24. But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
  25. I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
  26. He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
  27. Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
  28. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
  29. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
  30. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
  31. If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
  32. Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
  33. Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
  34. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
  35. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
  36. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
  37. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
  38. But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
  39. Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
  40. Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
  41. All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
  42. Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
  43. Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
  44. Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
  45. The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
  46. How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
  47. Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
  48. What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
  49. Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
  50. Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
  51. Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
  52. Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

Chapter 90

  1. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
  2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
  3. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
  4. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
  5. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
  6. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
  7. For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
  8. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
  9. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
  10. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
  11. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
  12. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
  13. Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
  14. O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
  15. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
  16. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
  17. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Chapter 91

  1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  2. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
  3. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
  4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
  5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
  6. Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
  7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
  8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
  9. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
  10. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
  11. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
  12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  13. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
  14. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
  15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
  16. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Chapter 92

  1. IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH:
  2. To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
  3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
  4. For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
  5. O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
  6. A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
  7. When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
  8. But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
  9. For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
  10. But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
  11. Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
  12. The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
  13. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
  14. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
  15. To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Chapter 93

  1. The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
  2. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
  3. The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
  4. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
  5. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

Chapter 94

  1. O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
  2. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
  3. LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
  4. How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
  5. They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
  6. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
  7. Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
  8. Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye 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 chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
  11. The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
  12. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him 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 the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
  15. But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
  16. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
  17. Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
  18. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
  19. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
  20. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
  21. They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
  22. But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
  23. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Chapter 95

  1. O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
  2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
  3. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
  4. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
  5. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
  6. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
  7. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
  8. Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
  9. When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
  10. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
  11. Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Chapter 96

  1. O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
  2. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
  3. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
  4. For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
  5. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
  6. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
  7. Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
  8. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
  9. O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
  10. Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
  11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
  12. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
  13. Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Chapter 97

  1. The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
  2. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
  3. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
  4. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
  5. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
  6. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
  7. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
  8. Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
  9. For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
  10. Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
  11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
  12. Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Chapter 98

  1. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
  2. The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
  3. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
  4. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
  5. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
  6. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
  7. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
  8. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
  9. Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Chapter 99

  1. The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
  2. The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
  3. Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
  4. The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
  5. Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
  6. Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
  7. He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
  8. Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
  9. Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Chapter 100

  1. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
  2. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
  3. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
  4. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
  5. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Chapter 101

  1. I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
  2. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
  3. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
  4. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
  5. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
  6. Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
  7. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
  8. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

Chapter 102

  1. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.
  2. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
  3. For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
  4. My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
  5. By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
  6. I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
  7. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
  8. Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
  9. For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
  10. Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
  11. My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
  12. But thou, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
  13. Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
  14. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
  15. So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
  16. When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
  17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
  18. This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
  19. For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
  20. To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
  21. To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
  22. When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
  23. He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
  24. I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
  25. Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
  26. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
  27. But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
  28. The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Chapter 103

  1. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
  2. Bless the LORD, O 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 destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
  5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
  6. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
  7. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
  8. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
  9. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
  10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
  11. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
  12. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
  13. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
  14. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
  15. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
  16. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
  17. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
  18. To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
  19. The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
  20. Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
  21. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
  22. Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Chapter 104

  1. Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
  2. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
  3. Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
  4. Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
  5. Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
  6. Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
  7. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
  8. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
  9. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
  10. He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
  11. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
  12. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
  13. He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
  14. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
  15. And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
  16. The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
  17. Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
  18. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
  19. He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
  20. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
  21. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
  22. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
  23. Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
  24. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
  25. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
  26. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
  27. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
  28. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
  29. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
  30. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
  31. The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
  32. He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
  33. I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
  34. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
  35. Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

Chapter 105

  1. O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
  2. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
  3. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
  4. Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
  5. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
  6. O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
  7. He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
  8. He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
  9. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
  10. And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
  11. Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
  12. When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
  13. When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
  14. He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
  15. Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
  16. Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
  17. He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
  18. Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
  19. Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
  20. The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
  21. He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
  22. To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
  23. Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
  24. And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
  25. He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.
  26. He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.
  27. They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
  28. He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
  29. He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
  30. Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
  31. He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
  32. He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
  33. He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
  34. He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
  35. And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
  36. He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
  37. He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
  38. Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
  39. He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
  40. The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
  41. He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
  42. For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
  43. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
  44. And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;
  45. That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

Chapter 106

  1. Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
  2. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
  3. Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
  4. Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
  5. That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
  6. We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
  7. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
  8. Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
  9. He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
  10. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
  11. And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
  12. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
  13. They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
  14. But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
  15. And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
  16. They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
  17. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.
  18. And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
  19. They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
  20. Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
  21. They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
  22. Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
  23. Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
  24. Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
  25. But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
  26. Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
  27. To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
  28. They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
  29. Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
  30. Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
  31. And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
  32. They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
  33. Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
  34. They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
  35. But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
  36. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
  37. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
  38. And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
  39. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
  40. Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
  41. And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
  42. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
  43. Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
  44. Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
  45. And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
  46. He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
  47. Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
  48. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

Chapter 107

  1. O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
  2. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
  3. And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
  4. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
  5. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
  6. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
  7. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
  8. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
  9. For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
  10. Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
  11. Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
  12. Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
  13. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
  14. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
  15. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
  16. For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
  17. Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
  18. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
  19. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
  20. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
  21. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
  22. And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
  23. They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
  24. These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
  25. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
  26. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
  27. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
  28. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
  29. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
  30. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
  31. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
  32. Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
  33. He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;
  34. A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
  35. He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.
  36. And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
  37. And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
  38. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
  39. Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
  40. He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
  41. Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
  42. The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
  43. Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Chapter 108

  1. O god, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
  2. Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
  3. I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
  4. For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
  5. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
  6. That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
  7. God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
  8. Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
  9. Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.
  10. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
  11. Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
  12. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
  13. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Chapter 109

  1. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
  2. For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
  3. They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
  4. For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
  5. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
  6. Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
  7. When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
  8. Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
  9. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
  10. Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
  11. Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
  12. Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
  13. Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
  14. Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
  15. Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
  16. Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
  17. As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
  18. As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
  19. Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
  20. Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
  21. But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.
  22. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
  23. I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
  24. My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.
  25. I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.
  26. Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:
  27. That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.
  28. Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
  29. Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
  30. I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
  31. For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Chapter 110

  1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
  2. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
  3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
  4. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
  5. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
  6. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
  7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Chapter 111

  1. Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
  2. The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
  3. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
  4. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
  5. He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
  6. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
  7. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
  8. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
  9. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
  10. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Chapter 112

  1. Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
  2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
  3. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
  4. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
  5. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
  6. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
  7. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
  8. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
  9. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
  10. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Chapter 113

  1. Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
  2. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
  3. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.
  4. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
  5. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
  6. Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
  7. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
  8. That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
  9. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

Chapter 114

  1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
  2. Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
  3. The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
  4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
  5. What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
  6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
  7. Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
  8. Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Chapter 115

  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.

Chapter 116

  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.

Chapter 117

  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.

Chapter 118

  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.


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