The Book of Psalms

Psalms Eighty Five

1: LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2: Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. 3: Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 4: Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. 5: Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? 6: Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? 7: Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. 8: I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. 9: Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. 10: Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11: Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12: Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 13: Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.


1: Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. 2: Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 3: Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. 4: Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5: For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6: Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7: In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 8: Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto 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 thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12: I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13: For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 14: O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them. 15: But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16: O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. 17: Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.


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.


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.


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 forever, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, shalt 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.

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