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Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of Jehovah and in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth fruit in its season. Neither will his leaf wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous, for Jehovah knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Why do the non-believers rage and the people plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against Jehovah and against His Anointed One saying, “Let us break off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs. Jehovah ridicules them.
Then He shall speak unto them in His anger and terrify them in His wrath.
“I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain.”
I will declare Jehovah’s decree. He said to me, “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father. Ask it of me and I will make the nations your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron, You will shatter them like pottery.”
So now be wise kings, receive instruction, you judges of the earth. Serve Jehovah with reverent awe and rejoice with trembling. Pay homage to the Son, for his anger may ignite at any moment and you will perish in your rebellion when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Jehovah, how my foes increase! There are many who attack me. Many say about me, “There is no help for him in God.”
But you Jehovah are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts my head.
I cry aloud to Jehovah and He answers me out of His holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep, I wake again, because Jehovah sustains me.
I am not afraid of thousands of people that have taken a stand against me on every side.
Rise up, Jehovah! Save me O my God! You strike all of my enemies on the cheek, you break the teeth of the wicked.
Salvation belongs to Jehovah. Blessing be on Your people.
Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. You have freed me from affliction. Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.
Sons of men, how long will you turn My glory into shame? How long will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie?
Know that Jehovah has set apart the faithful for himself, Jehovah will hear when I call to Him.
Stand in awe and don’t sin. Commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in Jehovah.
Many are saying “Who will show us any good?” Look on us with favor Jehovah.
You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that the corn and wine increased.
I will lay down in peace and sleep, for you, Jehovah, make me dwell in safety.
Give ear to my words Jehovah, consider my sighing.
Pay attention to the sound of my cry my King and my God, for I pray to You.
At daybreak you will hear my voice Jehovah. In the morning I plead my case to you and watch expectantly, for You are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness. Evil cannot dwell with You. The boastful cannot stand in Your presence. You hate all workers of iniquity.
You destroy those that tell lies. Jehovah abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the abundance of Your mercy and in awe of you I will worship toward Your holy temple.
Lead me in your righteousness because of my enemies Jehovah. Make Your way straight before me, for there is nothing reliable in what they say. their heart is wicked, their throat is an open grave. They flatter with their tongue.
Punish them God, let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them out for their many sins, for they have rebelled against You:
But let all those that put their trust in You rejoice, let them shout for joy because You defend them. Let them also that love Your name be joyful in You, for You Jehovah will bless the righteous. With favor. You will encompass him as with a shield.
Jehovah, do not rebuke me in Your anger, nor discipline me in Your wrath.
Have mercy on me, Jehovah, for I am weak. Heal me Jehovah, for I am troubled.
My soul is also greatly dismayed.
How long Jehovah? Return, deliver my soul, save me because of your faithful love, for there is no remembrance of you in death. In the grave who shall give You thanks?
I am weary with my groaning. All night my tears dampen my pillow and I drench my bed. My eyes are swollen because of grief, they grow old because of all my enemies.
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for Jehovah has heard my weeping.
Jehovah has heard my plea for help, Jehovah accepts my prayers.
All of my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror. They will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.
Jehovah my God, in you do I put my trust. Save me from all those that persecute me and deliver me. Lest they tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces while there is none to deliver.
Jehovah my God, if I have done this:
If I have committed injustice,
If I have done harm to one at peace with me
If I have plundered my adversary without cause
Then let the enemy persecute my soul and take it. Yes let him tread down my life upon the earth and lay my honor in the dust.
Rise up Jehovah in anger, lift Yourself up against the fury of my enemies and awake for me, You have ordained judgment.
Let the assembly of peoples gather around You, take Your seat on high over it.
Jehovah shall judge the people.
Vindicate me, Jehovah according to my righteousness and my integrity.
Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous.
The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God.
My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous Judge and God is angry with the wicked every day.
If the wicked doesn’t repent, God will sharpen his sword. He has bent his bow and made it ready, He has also prepared instruments of death for him. He tips His arrows fire.
Listen, the evil one is pregnant with evil, conceives mischief and gives birth to deceit.
He digs a pit and enlarges it, but will fall into the hole that he made. His mischief and violence shall fall on the top of his head.
I will thank Jehovah for His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of Jehovah most high.
Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth!
You cover the heavens with Your majesty. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have ordained strength because of Your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him? And the son of man, that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands, You have put all things under his feet. All sheep and oxen, yes and the beasts of the field, the fowl of the air and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
I will praise You with my whole heart, Jehovah. I will declare all of Your marvelous works. I will rejoice and boast about You. I will sing about Your name, Most High.
When my enemies retreat they stumble and perish before You, for You have upheld my just cause, You sit on Your throne as a righteous judge.
You have rebuked the non believers, You have destroyed the wicked, You have erased their name forever and ever.
The enemy has come to eternal ruin and you have destroyed their cities. Every memory of them has perished, but Jehovah will endure for ever. He has prepared His throne for judgment and He shall judge the world in righteousness. He shall
minister judgment to the people with fairness.
Jehovah is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble, and they that know Your name will put their trust in you, for You, Jehovah, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Sing praises to Jehovah who dwells in Zion, declare his deeds among the people.
When He seeks an accounting for bloodshed, He remembers them, He does not forget the cry of the humble.
Have mercy upon me Jehovah, consider the trouble that I suffer of those that hate me, You that lifts me up from the gates of death, that I may show forth all Your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made, in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
Jehovah has revealed Himself. He has executed justice, striking down the wicked by the work of their hands. The wicked will be turned into the grave; all the nations that forget God.
For the oppressed will not always be forgotten, the hope of the afflicted will not perish for ever.
Rise up Jehovah! Don’t let man prevail. Let the heathen be judged in Your sight. Put terror in them Jehovah, let the nations know they are only men.
Why do You stand far off, Jehovah? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursues the afflicted. Let them be taken in schemes they have devised, for the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire and the covetous curses and despises Jehovah.
The wicked, through the pride of his arrogance, will not seek after God. God is not in his thoughts. His ways are grievous. Your judgments, oh Jehovah, are beyond his sight. He scoffs at all of his enemies.
He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved, for I shall never be in adversity. From generation to generation I will be without calamity.”
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud. Under his tongue is trouble and malice. He waits in ambush near the villages. In the secret places he murders the innocent. His eyes are on the lookout for the helpless. He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den lies in wait to catch the afflicted. He catches them and draws him into his net.
He crouches, and humbles himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. He says to himself, God has forgotten, He hides his face and will never see.
Arise, Jehovah. O God, lift up Your hand don’t forget the afflicted.
Why does the wicked despise God? Because he has said to himself, “You will not demand an accounting.”
But You God have seen it, for You behold mischief and spite, to requite it with Your hand. The helpless entrusts himself to You. You are helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked and evil person. Call out his wickedness until nothing remains.
Jehovah is King forever and ever. The unbelievers will perish out of His land.
Jehovah, You have heard the desire of the humble. You will strengthen their hearts, You will listen carefully, doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed, so the man of the earth may oppress no more.
My refuge is in Jehovah. How say you to me, “Escape to the mountain as a bird?”
For look, the wicked string their bow and make their arrows ready upon the string to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
If the heart be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Jehovah is in his holy temple. His throne is in heaven. His eyes watch, He examines everyone. Jehovah examines the righteous and the wicked.
Jehovah hates those that love violence. He will rain burning coals and sulfur on them, a scorching wind will be their portion, for Jehovah is righteous.
Jehovah loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.
Help Jehovah, for the godly man ceases, the faithful fail from among the children of men. Every one speaks vanity with his neighbor. They lie to one another, speaking with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
Jehovah shall cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks proud things who have said, “With our tongue will we prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is LORD over us?”
“Because of the oppression of the afflicted and for the sighing of the poor I will now rise up” says Jehovah. I will put the one that longs for it in a safe place.
The words of Jehovah are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. You will keep us, Jehovah, You will protect us from this generation forever.
The wicked walk everywhere. What is worthless is exulted by the human race.
How long will You forget me, Jehovah? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider me and answer, Jehovah my God. Lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him” and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in Your mercy. My heart shall rejoice in Your deliverance. I will sing unto Jehovah because He has dealt bountifully with me.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doe good.
Psalm 14: 2-3
Jehovah looked down from heaven upon the human race to see if there were any who are wise, any who seeks God.
All have turned away, they are all corrupt. There is no one that does good, not even one.
Will evildoers never understand? They who eat up my people as they consume bread and do not call on Jehovah?
Then they will be filled with terror, for God is with those who are righteous.
The unrighteous frustrate the plans of the afflicted, but Jehovah is his refuge.
Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When Jehovah restores the fortunes of His people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.
Jehovah, who shall abide in your tabernacle? Who shall dwell in your holy hill?
“He that walks uprightly, works righteousness and speaks the truth in his heart.
He that does not backbite with his tongue, nor do evil to his neighbor, nor take up a reproach against his neighbor; in whose eyes a vile person is contemned, but he honors those that fear Jehovah.
He that swears to his own hurt and changes not.
He that does not put out his money to usury, nor take reward against the innocent.
He that does these things shall never be moved.”
Preserve me O God, for I put my trust in you.
I said to Jehovah, “You are my Lord, I have no pleasure beside You. As for the sanctified people who are in the land, the noble ones, all of my delight is in them.”
The sorrows of those who take another god for themselves will multiply.
I [Jehovah] will not pour out their drink offerings of blood and I will not speak their names with my lips.
Jehovah you are my inheritance and my cup of blessing. You hold my future.
The boundary lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I will bless Jehovah who counsels me. My conscience instructs me in the night seasons.
Jehovah is on my mind always. He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved: Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices. My flesh also shall rest in hope, for You Jehovah will not leave My soul in hell, neither will You suffer Your Holy One to see corruption.
You will show Me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. At your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Hear a just cause Jehovah, pay attention to my cry, listen to my prayer from lips free of deceit. Let my vindication come from You presence, for You see what is right.
You have proved my heart, You have visited me in the night, You have tried me and shall find nothing. I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent, Jehovah. My steps are on Your paths, my feet have not slipped.
Psalm 17:6-15, 18:1
I call on You God, for You will answer me. Listen closely and hear what I say.
Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, You that saves by Your right hand those who put their trust in You from those that rise up against them.
Keep me as the pupil of Your eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings from the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies who compass me about.
They have become hardened and speak arrogantly with their mouths. They advance against me, they surround me, they are determined to throw me to the ground like a lion that is greedy of his prey and as a young lion lurking in ambush.
Arise Jehovah, confront him, cast him down. Save me with Your sword from the wicked, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. Fill their bellies with what You have in store Their are satisfied, they leave their surplus to their children.
As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake with Your likeness. I will love You, Jehovah, my strength.
Jehovah is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength in Whom I will trust, my shield, the horn of my salvation and my stronghold.
I called upon Jehovah, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies.
The sorrows of death were wrapped around me and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell entangled me, the snares of death confronted me.
I called upon Jehovah in my distress and cried to my God for help. He heard my voice from His temple and my cry reached His ears.
Then the earth shook and trembled, the foundations of the hills moved also and were shaken because He was angry. Smoke rose from His nostrils and consuming fire from His mouth devoured. Coals were set ablaze by it.
He parted the heavens and came down, a dark cloud was under His feet. He rode upon a cherub and flew upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His hiding place, dark storm clouds were His canopy around Him.
Clouds passed with hail and coals of fire from the radiance of His presence. Jehovah thundered from heaven and the Most High projected His voice. He shot His arrows and scattered them and He hurled lightnings and routed them. Then the depths of the seas were seen. The foundations of the world were exposed at Your rebuke, Jehovah, at the blast of the breath from Your nostrils.
He reached down from above and took hold of me, He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my distress, but Jehovah was my support. He brought me forth into a large place. He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness, He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands, for I have kept the ways of Jehovah and have not departed from my God to wickedness. All of His judgments I have kept and have not disregarded His statutes.
I was blameless before Him and kept myself from sinning, so Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful, Jehovah. With an upright man You will show Yourself upright. With the pure You show Yourself pure,
but with the crooked You prove Yourself shrewd, for You will rescue the afflicted people, but You humble those with haughty looks.
Jehovah lights my lamp. My God illuminates my darkness.
With You Jehovah I can attack a troop and with my God I can leap over a wall.
As for God, His way is perfect. The word of Jehovah is pure. He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Who is God save Jehovah, or who is a rock except our God?
It is God that clothes me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer and sets me securely on high places. He trains my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms.
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, Jehovah, and Your right hand has held me up. Your gentleness has made me great. You have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
I have pursued my enemies and have overtaken them. I did not turn until they were consumed. I have wounded them so that they were not able to rise.
They are fallen under my feet, for You, Jehovah, have girded me with strength for the battle, You have subdued under me those that rose up against me. You have also given me the necks of my enemies that I might destroy them that hate me.
They cried, but there was none to save them, even unto Jehovah but He didn’t answer them. Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
You have delivered me from the strivings of the people Jehovah and You have made me the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
Foreigners shall submit themselves unto me. As soon as they hear they shall obey me. They lose heart and come trembling from their hiding places.
Jehovah lives. Blessed be my Rock. Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
It is God that avenges me and subdues the people under me. He delivered me from my enemies.
Yes, You lift me up above those that rise up against me. You have delivered me from the violent man. Therefore will I give thanks unto You among the heathen, Jehovah, and will sing praises unto Your name.
Great deliverance gives He to His king and shows mercy to His anointed, to David and to his seed for evermore.
The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky proclaims His handiwork.
Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech, there are no words. Their voice is not heard, but their message has gone out to all the earth and their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens Jehovah has set a tabernacle for the sun. It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber. He rejoices like an athlete running a course.
It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to the other end. Nothing is hid from its heat.
The law of Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul.
The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart.
The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring forever.
The judgments of Jehovah are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is your servant warned and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can understand his own error?
Cleanse me from secret faults, Jehovah and keep your servant from presumptuous sins. Don’t let them have dominion over me. Then I will be upright and I will be innocent from the great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Jehovah, my strength and my redeemer.
May Jehovah hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you and send you help from the sanctuary. May He strengthen you out of Zion.
May He remember all of your offerings, accept your burnt sacrifice, grant you according to your own heart and fulfill all your counsel.
We will rejoice in Your salvation, Jehovah and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May Jehovah fulfil all your petitions.
I know now that Jehovah saves His anointed. He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will trust in the name of Jehovah our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand firm.
Jehovah, give victory to the King. May He hear us when we call.
Jehovah, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in your victory.
You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips, for You meet him with blessings of goodness, You set a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked life of You and You gave it to him, even length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great in Your salvation. You have laid honor and majesty upon him, for You have made him most blessed for ever, You have made him exceeding glad with Your countenance.
The king trusts in Jehovah and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
Your hand shall find out all Your enemies, Your right hand shall find out those that hate You.
You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger. Jehovah shall swallow them up in His wrath and the fire shall devour them.
You shall destroy their fruit from the earth and their seed from among the children of men.
For they intended evil against You. They imagined a mischievous device which they are not able to perform.
Therefore shall You make them turn their back, when You shall make ready Your arrows upon Your strings against the face of them.
Be exalted, Jehovah, in Your own strength. So will we sing and praise Your power.
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me and from my words of groaning? I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night I am not silent.
You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You. They trusted and You rescued them. They cried unto You and were delivered. They trusted in You and were not disgraced, but I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised of the people. Everyone that sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads saying: “He trusted that Jehovah would deliver him. Let Jehovah deliver him, since he takes pleasure in Him.”
You took me from the womb and made me secure while I was on my mother’s breasts. I was given over to You from birth. You have been my God from my mother’s womb. Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. Many bulls surround me, strong ones of Bashan encircle me. They open their mouths against me, as ravening and a roaring lions.
I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd and my tongue cleaves to the roof of my mouth. You have brought me into the dust of death.
Dogs have compassed me, the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me. They pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones, people look and stare upon me. They parted my garments among themselves and cast lots for my clothing.
Jehovah, my strength, don’t be far from me, come quickly to help me. Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of these dogs. Save me from the mouth of the lion, rescue me from the horns of the wild oxen.
I will declare Your name to my brethren, Jehovah, I will praise you in the congregation.
You that fear Jehovah, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him!
Fear him, descendants of Israel, for He has not despised nor abhorred the torment of the afflicted, neither has He hid His face from him, but when he cried unto Him, He heard.
My praise shall be of You in the great congregation. I will pay my vows before those that fear You.
The Humble shall eat and be satisfied. They that seek Jehovah shall praise Him. May your heart live forever.
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to Jehovah and all the families of the nations shall worship before Him, for the kingdom is Jehovah’s and He rules over the nations.
All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down. All those who go down to the dust will kneel before Him, even the one who cannot preserve his life. Their descendants will serve Him. The next generation will be told about Jehovah. They will come and tell a people yet to be born about His righteousness, about what He has done.
Jehovah is my shepherd, I shall not lack.
He lets me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah for ever.
The earth is Jehovah’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those that dwell therein, for He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the floods.
Who may ascend the mountain of Jehovah? Who shall stand in His holy place?
The one that has clean hands and a pure heart. He who has not set his mind on what is false and has not sworn deceitfully.
That person shall receive the blessing from Jehovah and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek Your face, O Jacob.
Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.
Who is this King of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.
Who is He, this King of glory? Jehovah of Hosts, He is the King of glory.
I lift up my soul to you, Jehovah. I trust in You my God.
Don’t allow me to be ashamed. Don’t let my enemies gloat over me.
Let none that wait on You be ashamed, but let those who act treacherously without cause be shamed.
Show me Your ways, Jehovah, teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation. I wait for You all day long.
Remember Your tender mercies and loving kindnesses Jehovah, for they have existed from antiquity.
Don’t remember the sins of my youth, or my acts of rebellion, but according to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness’ sake, Jehovah.
Jehovah is good and upright, therefore He shows sinners the way. He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.
All of Jehovah’s ways are loving kindness and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.
For Your name’s sake, O Jehovah pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
What man is he that fears Jehovah? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose. His soul shall dwell at ease and his seed shall inherit the earth.
The secret of Jehovah is with them that fear Him and He will show them His covenant.
My eyes are ever toward Jehovah, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Turn Yourself unto me, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
Look upon mine affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins.
Consider my enemies, for they are many and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Keep my soul and deliver me. Don’t let me be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait on You. Redeem Israel out of all his troubles, O God.
Judge me Jehovah, for I have walked in integrity and have trusted without wavering.
Test me and try me, Jehovah. Examine my heart and mind, for Your lovingkindness is before my eyes and I live by Your Truth.
I have not sat with the worthless, nor associated with hypocrites.
I have hated the crowds of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked.
I will wash my hands in innocence and turn to your altar, Jehovah, raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling of your wondrous works.
I love the house where you dwell Jehovah, and the place where Your glory resides.
Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life with men of bloodshed, in whose hands are evil schemes and whose right hands are filled with bribes.
I live with integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on level ground. I will praise Jehovah in the assemblies.
Jehovah is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
Jehovah is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers (who are my foes and enemies) came against me to devour my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Even if a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.
Even if war should rise against me, I be confident.
One thing I have desired of Jehovah and that I will seek after: That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah and inquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion. In the secret of His tabernacle He shall hide me. He shall set me up upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above the enemies around me, therefore I will offer praise in His tabernacle, sacrifices of joy. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.
Hear, O Jehovah. When I cry with my voice have mercy upon me and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face” my heart said unto You: “Your face will I seek, Jehovah.”
Don’t hide Your face far from me, do not put Your servant away in anger. You have been my help. Don’t leave me, nor forsake me, God of my salvation.
Even if my father and my mother should forsake me, Jehovah cares for me.
Teach me Your way, Jehovah. Lead me on a straight path because of my enemies.
Don’t deliver me over to their will, for false witnesses are risen up against me, breathing out violence.
I am certain that I will see Jehovah’s goodness in the land of the living.
Wait on Jehovah. Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart.
Wait, I say, on Jehovah.
Jehovah, I call to You, my Rock. Do not be deaf to me. If You remain silent I will be like those that go down into the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy oracle.
Don’t draw me away with the wicked and the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.
Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors. Give them after the work of their hands. Render to them their desert, because they regard not the works of Jehovah, nor the operation of His hands. He shall destroy them and not build them up.
Blessed be Jehovah, because He has heard the voice of my supplications.
Jehovah is my strength and my shield. My heart trusts in Him and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoices and I praise Him with my song.
Jehovah is the strength of His people. He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed ones.
Save Your people and bless Your possession. Shepherd them and carry them forever.
Ascribe glory and strength to Jehovah, you heavenly beings.
Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due His name. Worship Jehovah in the splendor of His holiness.
The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters. The God of glory thunders. Jehovah is upon many waters.
The voice of Jehovah is powerful. The voice of Jehovah is full of majesty.
The voice of Jehovah breaks the cedars, yes, Jehovah breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He also makes them to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Syria like a young unicorn.
The voice of Jehovah divides the flames of fire.
The voice of Jehovah shakes the wilderness. Jehovah shakes the wilderness of Kadish.
The voice of Jehovah makes the hinds calve and discovers the forests. In His temple every one speaks of His glory.
Jehovah sits upon the flood. Yes, Jehovah sits King for ever.
Jehovah will give strength unto His people. Jehovah will bless His people with peace.
I will extol You, O Jehovah, for You have lifted me up and have not allowed my foes to rejoice over me.
Jehovah my God, I cried to you and You have healed me.
Jehovah, You have brought up my soul from the grave. You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing unto Jehovah, ye saints of His and praise His holy name, for His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
When I was secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”
When you showed Your favor, Jehovah, You made me stand like a strong mountain, but when You hid Your face and I was terrified.
I cried to You, Jehovah and sought favor from my Lord.
“What profit is there in my blood if I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise You? shall it declare Your truth?
Listen and have mercy upon me Lord, be my helper.
You have turned my mourning into dancing. You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, so that I may sing praises to You and not be silent. Jehovah my God, I will give thanks unto You forever.”
I put my trust in You, Jehovah, let me never be ashamed. Deliver me in Your righteousness.
Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily. Be my strong rock, a mountain fortress to save me.
You are my rock and my fortress, therefore for Your name’s sake You lead me, and guide me.
Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me, for You are my strength.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit. You have redeemed me, Jehovah, God of truth.
I hate those who are devoted to worthless idols, but I trust in Jehovah.
I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have seen my affliction, You have known the troubles of my life and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place.
Have mercy upon me, Jehovah, for I am in distress. My eyes are consumed with grief, my whole being as well. Indeed, my life is spent with grief and my years with sighing. My strength fails because of my iniquity and my bones waste away.
I am ridiculed by all my enemies, even among my neighbors and dreaded by my acquaintances. Those who see me in the street run from me.
I am forgotten, gone from memory as a dead man, like a broken vessel.
I have heard the gossip of many. Fear was on every side while they conspired against me, for they intended to take my life.
But I will trust in You Jehovah, You are my God. The course of my life is in Your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors.
Make Your face shine on your servant, Jehovah, save me for Your mercies’ sake. Don’t let me be ashamed, for I have called upon You.
Let the wicked be ashamed and let them be silent in the grave. Let the lying lips be put to silence that proudly and contemptuously speak grievous things against the righteous.
How great is the goodness that You have stored up for those that fear You, Jehovah, and that You have accomplished for those who take refuge in You in the sight of everyone.
You hide them in the protection of Your presence, You conceal them in a pavilion from the schemes of men and from quarrelsome tongues.
Blessed be Jehovah, for He has showed me His faithful love in a city under siege.
I had said in my haste, “I am cut off from before Your eyes.” But You heard the voice of my pleading when I cried unto You for help.
Love Jehovah all you His saints, for He preserves the faithful and fully repays the arrogant.
Be strong and courageous all you that put your hope in Jehovah.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile.
When I kept silent, [Jehovah], my bones waxed old from my groaning all day long, for day and night Your hand was heavy on me. My strength was drained as in the summers heat.
Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not conceal my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my sins to Jehovah” and You took away the guilt of my sin.
Therefore, let every one that is faithful pray to You in a time when You may be found and when great floodwaters come, they shall not reach him.
You [Jehovah] are my hiding place. You shall preserve me from trouble. You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
I [Jehovah] will instruct you and teach you the way that you should go, I will guide you with my eye.
Don’t be as a horse, or a mule, without understanding, whose mouths must be held in with bit and bridle, or else they will not come near you.
Psalm 32: 10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but mercy shall encompass him that trusts in Jehovah.
Be glad in Jehovah and rejoice, you righteous; shout for joy all you that are upright in heart.
Rejoice in Jehovah, you who are righteous, for praise is comely for the upright.
Praise Jehovah with the harp, sing to Him with the psaltery and with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing unto Him a new song, play skillfully with a loud noise, for the word of Jehovah is right and all His works are done in truth.
He loves righteousness and judgment. The earth is full of the goodness of Jehovah.
By the word of Jehovah the heavens were made; all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together in a heap, He lays up the depth in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear Jehovah, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him, for He spoke and it was done. He commanded and it stood fast.
Jehovah brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing, He makes the devices of the people of none effect.
The counsel of Jehovah stands forever, the thoughts of his Heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah and blessed are the people that He has chosen for his own inheritance.
Jehovah looks from heaven, He beholds all the sons of men. He looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth from His dwelling place. He fashions their hearts, He considers all their works.
A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be delivered by great strength.
A horse is a false hope for safety. It provides no escape by it’s great strength.
Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon those who fear Him, upon those that hope that in His mercy He will deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for Jehovah, He is our help and our shield. Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let Your mercy be upon us, Jehovah, according to our hope in You.
I will bless Jehovah at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah, the humble will hear and be glad.
Proclaim Jehovah’s greatness with me, let us exalt his name together.
I sought Jehovah and He answered me and delivered me from all of my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant with joy, they will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried and Jehovah heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of Jehovah encamps round about those that fear him and delivers them.
Taste and see that Jehovah is good. How happy is the man that takes refuge in him.
Fear Jehovah, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.
The young lions do lack food and go hungry, but they that seek Jehovah shall not lack any good thing.
Come children, listen to me and I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
Who is the man that delights in life, loving a long life of enjoying good?
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.
Depart from evil and do good. Seek and pursue peace.
The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous and His ears are open unto their cry.
Jehovah is against those that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
The righteous cry and Jehovah hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Jehovah is near them that are of a broken heart and saves those with a humble spirit.
Many adversities come to the righteous, but Jehovah delivers him out of them all.
He protects all his bones, not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Jehovah redeems the life of his servants and none that take refuge in him will be punished.
Psalm 35:1-3 Point26
Plead my cause with those that strive with me Jehovah, fight against them that fight against me.
Take hold of shield and buckler and stand up, help me.
Draw out the spear and restrain them that persecute me. Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul.
Let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
Let them be as chaff before the wind and let the angel of Jehovah chase them.
Let their way be dark and slippery and let the angel of Jehovah persecute them, for without reason they have hid their net and without reason they have dig a pit for my soul.
Let destruction come upon them unawares and let he net that he has hidden catch himself. Into that very destruction let them fall.
My soul shall be joyful in Jehovah; it shall rejoice in His salvation.
All my bones will say, “Who is like you Jehovah, who delivers the poor from them that are too strong for him, that delivers the poor and the needy from him that spoils him?”
False witnesses rose rise up. They laid to my charge things I did not know.
They rewarded me evil for good, spoiling my soul.
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting and my prayer returned into my own bosom.
I behaved myself as though they had been my friend or brother. I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.
They rejoiced in my adversity and gathered themselves together.
The assailants gathered themselves together against me and I didn’t know it. They tore at me and wouldn’t quit. With godless mockery, they gnashed their teeth at me.
God, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my life from the lions.
I will give You thanks in the great congregation, I will praise You among many people.
Don’t let my deceitful enemies rejoice over me, nor let them that hate me without cause look at me maliciously, for they don’t speak peace, but they devise deceitful schemes against those who live peacefully in the land.
They open their mouths wide against me and say, Aha, aha, we saw it.
This You have seen, Jehovah. Do not keep silent. Lord, be not far from me.
Stir Yourself up and awake to my defense, to my cause, my God and my Lord. Vindicate me Jehovah my God, in keeping with Your righteousness and don’t let them rejoice over me.
Let them not say in their hearts, “Aha! Just what we wanted.” let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.” Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that rejoice at my hurt, let those that magnify themselves against me be clothed with shame and dishonor.
Let them shout for joy and be glad that favor my righteous cause. Yes, let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, which has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long.
Concerning the transgressions of the wicked, my heart sees that there is no fear of God in their eyes, for they flatter themselves in their own eyes that they may not discover and hate their sins.
The words of their mouths are iniquity and deceit, they have stopped being wise and doing good. They devise mischief on their beds. They set themselves in a way that is not good. they do not abhor evil.
Jehovah, Your loving kindness reaches to the heavens and Your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the great mountains, Your judgments like the deepest sea. You preserve man and beast.
How excellent is Your loving-kindness, O God. The children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings because of it.
They are filled with the richness of Your house and You let them drink from your refreshing stream, for with You is the fountain of life, in Your light shall we see light.
Spread Your loving kindness unto those that know You Jehovah and Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Don’t let the foot of pride come against me, nor let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
The workers of iniquity overthrow, they cast down and none shall be able to rise.
Don’t fret over evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity, for they shall soon be cut down like the grass and wither as the green herb.
Trust in Jehovah and do good and you shall dwell in the land and be fed.
Delight yourself in Jehovah and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your ways unto Jehovah and trust in Him and He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday.
Rest in Jehovah and wait patiently for Him. Don’t be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath. Don’t be agitated, it can only bring harm. Evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their trust in Jehovah will inherit the earth.
A little while and the wicked person will be no more. Though you look for him, he will not be there, but the humble shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
The wicked plots against the just and gnashes upon him with his teeth.
Jehovah shall laugh at him, for He sees that his day is coming.
The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Their sword shall enter into their own heart and their bows shall be broken.
A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked, for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholds the righteous.
Jehovah knows the days of the upright, their inheritance shall be for ever.
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied, but the wicked shall perish and the enemies of Jehovah will be as the fat of lambs. They shall be consumed. Into smoke shall they consume away.
The wicked borrows and doesn’t repay, but the righteous one is gracious and giving. Those blessed by him shall inherit the earth and they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.
The steps of a good man are ordered by Jehovah and He delights in his way.
Though he may fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for Jehovah upholds him with His hand.
I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
He is ever merciful and lends and his children are blessed.
Depart from evil and do good and dwell for evermore, for Jehovah loves judgment and does not forsake His saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be destroyed.
The righteous shall inherit the Kingdom and dwell therein for ever.
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom and his tongue talks of judgment.
The instruction of his God is in his heart, his steps do not falter.
The wicked watches the righteous and seeks to slay him. Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Wait for Jehovah and keep His way and He shall exalt you to inherit the land. You shall see it when the wicked are destroyed.
I have seen the wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.
Yet he passed away and, lo, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for the future of that man is peace, but the transgressors shall eliminated.
The future of the wicked will be destroyed, but the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah. He is their strength in the time of trouble and Jehovah shall help them and deliver them. He shall deliver them from the wicked and save them because they trust in him.
Don’t rebuke me in Your wrath, Jehovah, nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure, for Your arrows stick fast in me and your hand presses me sore.
There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger, neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin, for my iniquities are gone over my head. They are a heavy burden, too heavy for me.
My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.
I am troubled. I am bent over. All the day long I go around mourning because my loins are filled with burning pain and there is no health in my body.
I am faint and broken and I groan because of the anguish of my heart.
Lord, my every desire is known to You and my sighing is not hidden from You.
My heart races and my strength fails me. Even the light of my eyes has faded.
My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction and my relatives stand at a distance.
Those that seek my life set traps for me and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me and plot treachery all day long.
I am like a deaf man, I do not hear. I am like a speechless person who doesn’t open his mouth. I am like a man that doesn’t hear and has no arguments.
But in You I put my hope, Jehovah, You will answer, Lord my God.
I said, “Don’t let those who are arrogant toward me rejoice over me when I stumble, for I am ready to fall and my pain is constantly with me.
I confess my guilt and am sorry for my sin, but my enemies are vigorous and powerful. Many hate me for no reason.
Those that render evil for good attack me because I pursue good.
Don’t forsake me Jehovah, my God, be not far from me.
Hurry to help me, O Lord my savior.”
I said, “I will take heed to my ways so that I don’t sin with my words. I will keep my mouth with a bridle as long as the wicked are around me.”
I was dumb with silence. I held my peace, even from speaking good, and my pain intensified. My heart grew hot within me. While I was musing, a fire burned. Then I spoke:
“Jehovah, reveal to me the end of my life and the number of my days. Let me know how short-lived I am. You have made my days short in length and my life span is as nothing before You. Surely every mortal man is only a vapor.
Surely every man walks in a vain show, surely they are disquieted in vain. He heaps up riches, but doesn’t know who will gather them.
Now Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the taunt of fools.
I am speechless, I do not open my mouth, because of what You have done.
Remove Your stroke from me, Jehovah. I fade away because of the blow of your hand.
When You discipline a man with punishment for sin, You consume his beauty like a moth. Surely every man is vanity.
Hear my prayer, Lord and give ear unto my cry. Don’t hold Your peace at my tears, for I am a stranger with You and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Spare me that I may recover my strength, before I go from here and be no more.
I waited patiently for the Lord and He turned to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of an desolate pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps sure.
He has put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise unto our God. Many shall see and fear, and put their trust in Jehovah.
Blessed is that man that makes Jehovah his trust and doesn’t favor the proud, nor those who run after lies!
Jehovah my God, You have done many things.
Your wonderful works and plans for us are without comparison. None can can compare with you. If I would declare and speak of Your works, they could not be numbered.
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire. You have opened my ears. You have not required burnt offerings and sin offerings.
Then said I, “See, I have come. It is written about me in the volume of the book.”
“I delight to do Your will, my God, yes, Your law is within My heart. I have proclaimed righteousness in the great assembly.
See, I have not kept my mouth closed, Jehovah. I did not conceal Your righteousness within my heart, but have declared Your faithfulness and salvation. I have not concealed Your loving-kindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
Don’t withhold Your tender mercies from me Jehovah, let Your loving-kindness and truth continually preserve me, because innumerable evils have surrounded me.
My sins have overtaken me so that I am not able to see. They are more than the hairs of my head and my courage is dried up.
Be pleased to deliver me Jehovah. Make haste to help me, Jehovah.
Let those that seek to destroy my soul be ashamed and confounded.
let those that wish me evil be driven backward and put to shame.
Let those that say to me, “Aha, Aha” be desolate as a reward of their shame.
Let those that seek You rejoice and be glad in You. Let those that love Your salvation continually say “Jehovah is great.”
I am afflicted and needy yet the Lord thinks of me.
You are my help and my deliverer, my God. do not delay.
Blessed is the one who considers the poor. Jehovah will deliver him in time of trouble.
Jehovah will preserve him and keep him alive and he will be blessed upon the earth.
He will not deliver him over to the desire of his enemies. Jehovah will sustain him on his sickbed of languishing, He will heal him on his bed of sickness.
I said, “Jehovah be merciful to me and heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
My enemies speak evil of me, “When will he die and be forgotten?”
When one of them comes to visit he speaks deceitfully and stores up evil in his heart.
When he leaves he tells it.
All that hate me whisper against me and devise my hurt.
“May an evil disease cleave to him,” they say, “that he may rise up no more.”
My own close and trusted friend, one who has eaten at my table, has lifted up his heel against me. But You Jehovah, be merciful unto me and lift me up that I may repay them.
Because my enemy does not triumph over me I know that You favor me, Jehovah.
And as for me, You uphold me in my integrity and set me before Your face forever.
Blessed be Jehovah, God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night while they continually say unto me, “Where is your God?” I remember these things as I pour out my heart, for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise and with a multitude that kept Holy day.
Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
O my God, my soul is cast down within me, therefore will I remember You from the land of Jordan and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls. All Your waves and Your billows have swept over me, yet Jehovah will command His loving-kindness in the daytime and in the night His song shall be with me.
A prayer to the God of my life.
I will say unto God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me while they say daily unto me, “Where is Your God?”
Why am I depressed? And why this turmoil within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.
God, we have heard with our ears. Our ancestors have told us of the work You accomplished in their days, in the times of old.
You drove out the heathen to settle them, You afflicted the people and cast them out.
They didn’t take the land by their own sword, their own arm did not give the victory, but it was by Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them.
You are my King, O God, command deliverance for Jacob. Through You will we push down our enemies. Through Your name we will tread them under that rise up against us.
I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me, but You have saved us from our enemies and have put them to shame that hated us.
We boast in God all the day long, we will praise His name forever.
You have rejected and humiliated us and don’t march out with our armies.
You make us retreat from the enemy and they that hate us take the spoil.
You hand us over to be eaten like sheep and scatter us among the heathen.
You sell Your people for nothing and don’t make a profit from their price.
You make us an object of reproach to our neighbors, a source of mockery and ridicule to those around about us.
You make us a joke among the heathen, a laughing stock among the people.
My disgrace is before me all day long and shame has covered my face, because of the voice of the scorner and reviler, because of the enemy and the avenger.
All of this has happened to us, yet have we not forgotten You, nor betrayed Your covenant. Our hearts have not turned back, neither have our steps strayed from Your path, but You have crushed us in the haunt of jackals and covered us with the shadow of death.
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god, shall God not find out? He knows the secrets of the heart.
Because of you we are killed all the day long, we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
Awake, why do You sleep Jehovah? Arise, don’t cast us off forever.
Why do You hide Your face and forget our affliction and our oppression?
Our soul is bowed down to the dust, our belly cleaves unto the earth.
Arise for our help, and redeem us for Your mercies’ sake.
My heart is moved by a good matter as I recite my verses to the King. My tongue is as the pen of a skillful writer.
You are the most handsome of men. Grace flows from your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever.
Warrior, strap your sword on your thigh in majesty and splendor and in your splendor ride triumphantly in the cause of truth, humility and justice. May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.
Your arrows pierce the hearts of the King’s enemies and the people fall under you.
Your throne, God, is forever and ever, the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness, therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your companions.
All of Your garments smell of myrrh, aloe and cassia. Harps bring You joy out of ivory palaces.
Kings’ daughters were among Your honorable women and the queen, adorned in gold of Ophir, stands at Your right hand.
Listen daughter and consider. Pay attention. Forget your people and your father’s house, then the King will greatly desire your beauty. Bow down and worship Him, for He is your Lord.
The daughter of Tyre and the wealthy people will seek your favor with gifts.
In her chamber the royal daughter is all glorious, her clothing embroidered with gold.
She shall be brought unto the King in colorful garments. After her the virgins, her companions, are led in with gladness and rejoicing as they enter into the King’s palace.
Your sons will succeed your ancestors. You will make them princes throughout the land.
I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations. The people praise you forever and ever.
God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.
For that reason we will not fear, even though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas; even though the waters of the sea roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil.
There is a river, its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the most High. God is within her, she will not be moved. God shall help her when the morning dawns.
Nations rage, kingdoms topple, the earth melts when He lifts His voice.
Jehovah of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Psalm 46:8 -9
Come, behold the works of Jehovah, who brings devastation on the earth.
He makes wars to cease throughout the earth. He breaks the bows and cuts spears to pieces. He burns up the chariots.
Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the non-believing, I will be exalted in the earth.
Jehovah of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Clap your hands, all people, shout unto God with the voice of triumph, for Jehovah Most High is awe-inspiring, a great King over all the earth.
He subdues peoples under us and the non-believing under our feet.
He chooses our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loves.
God is gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises. Sing praises unto our King, sing praises,
for God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding.
God reigns over the non-believers. God sits upon the throne of His holiness.
The princes of the people have assembled, with the people of the God of Abraham, for the leaders of the earth belong unto God. He is greatly exalted.
Great is Jehovah and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.
Beautiful for situation and the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, situated on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
God is known as a refuge in her palaces.
Look, the kings assembled, they advanced together.
They looked and froze with fear. They fled in terror.
Trembling seized them there and agony like that of a woman in labor, as
You wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God. God will establish it for ever.
God, we contemplate Your faithful love in Your temple.
Your name, God, like Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with justice.
Mount Zion is glad, the towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments.
Walk about Zion, encircle it and count its towers.
Note its ramparts, tour its citadels, so you can tell it to the following generation.
This God, our God will always lead us. Forever and ever.
Hear this, all people, give ear.
Listen, all who inhabit the world, both low and high, rich and poor, together.
My mouth speaks wisdom and my heart’s meditation brings understanding.
I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will explain my riddle with the harp.
Why should I fear in the times of trouble, when the iniquity of my foes surround me?
Why should I fear in the times of trouble, when the iniquity of my foes surround me?
They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches, yet these cannot redeem a person, or pay his ransom to God, since the price of redemption is too costly. One should forever stop trying, so that he may live for ever, and not see destruction.
One can see that wise men die, foolish and stupid men also pass away and leave their wealth to others.
Their inward thoughts are that their houses are forever, their dwelling places from generation to generation. They call their lands after their own names, but despite his assets, man will not last. He is like the animals that perish.
This the way of those who are arrogant, yet their followers approve of their words.
Like sheep men are laid in the grave. Death will shepherd them. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning and their form shall waste away in the grave, far from their dwelling places.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for he shall receive me.
Do not be afraid when a man gets rich, when the wealth of his house increases, for when he dies he will take nothing away. His wealth will not follow him down.
Though he praises himself during his lifetime and people praise you when you do well for yourself, he will go to the generation of his fathers. They will never see light.
A man with valuable possessions, but without understanding is like the animals that perish.
Jehovah, the God of gods speaks. He calls to the earth from east to west. From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God appears in radiance.
Our God is coming. He will not be silent. Devouring fire precedes him and a storm rages around him.
On high, He summons heaven and earth, that He may judge his people.
“Gather My saints together unto Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
And the heavens shall declare His righteousness, for God Himself is the Judge.
“Listen, my people and I will speak. I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.
I do not clear you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings which are continually before Me.
I will accept no bullock from your house, or male goats out of your folds, for every animal of the forest is Mine and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine.
Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Offer thanksgiving unto God and pay your vows to the Most High, and call upon Me in the day of trouble. I will rescue you and you shall glorify Me.”
God says to the wicked: “What have do you have to recite My statutes, or to take My covenant on your lips, seeing you hate instruction and turn your back on My words?”
“When you see a thief, you make friends with him and you associate with adulterers.”
“You give your mouth to evil and your tongue to deceit.”
“You sit and speak against your brother. You slander your own mother’s son.”
“These things you have done and I have kept silent. You thought that I was just like you, but I will rebuke you and lay out the case order before you.”
Understand this, you that forget God, or I will tear you in pieces and there be no one to rescue you.
Whoever offers praise glorifies Me and whoever orders his conduct, I show him the salvation of God.
Have mercy upon me, O God. According to Your lovingkindness, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin, for I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is ever before me.
Against You and You alone I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight, so You are right when You pass sentence, blameless when You judge.
Behold, I was shaped in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Surely You [God] desire integrity in the inner self and You teach me wisdom deep within.
Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness. Let the bones You have broken rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all of my guilt.
Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Don’t banish me from Your presence, nor take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore the joy of Your salvation to me and give me a willing spirit.
Then will I teach the rebellious Your ways and sinners will return to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
God, open my lips and my mouth shall declare Your praise, for You don’t desire sacrifice, or I would give it and You are not pleased with burnt offerings.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You wilt not despise.
In Your good pleasure cause Zion to prosper; build the walls of Jerusalem.
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifice, with whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered upon Your altar.
Why do you brag about evil, O mighty man? God’s faithful love endures continually.
Your tongue devises mischief like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
You love evil more than good and lying instead of speaking truthfully.
You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue.
God shall destroy you forever, He shall take you away and pluck you out of your dwelling place and root you out of the land of the living.
The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him:
“This is the man that would not make not God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”
I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the mercy of God forever.
I will praise You forever for what You have done it and I will put hope in Your name, for it is good.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God. They are corrupt and have done vile deeds.
There is no one that does good.
God looked down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one that seeks God.
All have turned away. They all have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one.
Will evildoers never understand? They consume My people as they consume bread; they do not call on God.
They will be filled with terror, terror like no other, because God will scatter the bones of those who besiege you.
You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.
Oh that Israel’s deliverance would come out of Zion!
When God restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel will be glad.
Save me, O God, by Your name and vindicate me by Your might.
God, hear my prayer, listen to the words of my mouth, for strangers rise up against me and violent men seek my life. They have no regard for God.
Behold, God is my helper, the Lord is the sustainer of my life.
He shall reward my enemies for their evil. Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them.
I will freely sacrifice a freewill offering to You. I will praise Your name, Jehovah, because it is good.
For [You] have delivered me out of every trouble and my eye has looked down on my enemies.
God, listen to my prayer and don’t ignore my plea for help.
Pay attention to me and answer me: I am restless and in turmoil with complaint, because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring disaster on me, and harass me in anger.
My heart is shudders within me and the terrors of death sweep over me.
Fear and trembling grip me and horror has overwhelmed me.
And I said, “If only I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away and find rest.
I would wander far off, and stay in the wilderness. I would hurry to my shelter from the raging wind and storm.”
Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they go about on its walls. Crime and trouble are within in it.
Wickedness is inside, oppression and deceit never depart not from her streets.
It was not an enemy who insults me, otherwise I could bear it. It is not a foe who rises up against me, otherwise I could hide from him, but it was you, a man who is my peer, my companion and good friend.
We used to have close fellowship. We walked with a crowd into the house of God.
Let death take them by surprise. Let them go quickly into the grave, for wickedness is in their homes and within them.
But I will call upon God and Jehovah will save me.
I will complain and groan morning, noon and at night and He hears my voice.
Though many are against me, He will redeem me from my battle unharmed.
God, He that is of old, shall hear and afflict them because they do not change and do not fear Him.
My friend acts violently against those at peace with him. He violates his covenant.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.
His words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Cast your burdens upon Jehovah and He will sustain you. He shall never allow the righteous to be moved.
God, You will bring them down to the pit of destruction: Men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days, but I will trust in You.
Be merciful to me my God, for man tramples me and oppresses me all day long.
My enemies trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me.
When I am afraid I will trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust. I will not fear. What man can do to me?
They twist my words all day long. Their thoughts are constantly against me for evil.
They stir up strife, they lurk, they watch my steps while they wait to take my life.
Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath.
You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
When I call You, then my enemies will retreat. I know this, for God is for me.
In God, whose Word I praise, in Jehovah whose Word I praise, in God I have put my trust. I will not be afraid of what man can do to me.
I am obligated by vows to You, God, I will render praises unto You, for You delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusts in You. Yes, in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge until these calamities be past.
I will cry unto God most high, unto God, who performs all things for me.
He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up.
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
I am surrounded by lions. I lie down among those who devour men. Their teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongues sharp swords.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God, let Your glory be above all the earth.
They prepared a net for my steps. I was despondent. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it.
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing and give praise.
Wake up, my soul! Wake up harp and lyre. I will wake up the dawn.
I will praise You among the people Jehovah. I will sing unto You among the nations, for Your mercy is great unto the heavens and Your truth unto the clouds.
Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God, let Your glory be above all the earth.
Do you really speak righteousness, you mighty ones? Do you judge the people fairly?
No, you practice injustice in heart your hearts and with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.
The wicked go astray from the womb. Liars err from the womb. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent, they are like the deaf adder that stops up her ears, which will not listen to the voice of charmers, who skillfully weave spells.
God, knock the teeth out of their mouths, Jehovah, break out the young lions fangs.
They will vanish like waters that flow by. They will aim their useless arrows. Let them be as cut in pieces. Like a snail which moves along in slime, like a woman’s miscarried child, they will not see the sun.
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns, whether green or burning, He will sweep them away.
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked and man shall say,
“Surely there is a reward for the righteous, surely He is a God that judges in the earth.”
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God, defend me from those that rise up against me.
Deliver me from those who practice sin and save me from men who shed blood, for, lo, they lie in wait for my soul.
The mighty are gathered against me, not for my sin, nor for my rebellion, Jehovah, they run and prepare themselves without my fault. Awake to help me and behold.
Jehovah, God of hosts, God of Israel, rise up and punish all the nations. Do not be merciful to any wicked traitors.
They return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowl around the city.
They spew from their lips sharp swords, for who, say they, will hear?
But You laugh at them Jehovah. You ridicule all the nations.
I wait upon You, my God, because You are my stronghold.
My faithful God will meet me. My God will let me see my desire upon my enemies.
Don’t kill them, otherwise the people will forget. Scatter them by Your power and bring them down, Lord our shield, for the sins of their mouths and the words of their lips. Let them be caught in their pride, for they utter curses and lies.
Consume them in wrath, consume them until they are gone, then people will know that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. At evening they prowl around the city and snarl like dogs. Let them wander up and down for meat and grudge if they are not satisfied.
I will sing of Your power, yes I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning, for You have been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Unto You, O my strength, will I sing, for God is my defence and the God of my mercy.
O God, You have rejected and scattered us, You have been displeased. Restore us.
You have made the earth quake and have spit it open. Heal the fissures, for it shudders.
You have made Your people suffer hardship, You have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.
You have given a signal flag to those that fear You, so they can flee before the archers.
Save with Your right hand, and answer me, so those You love can be rescued.
God has spoken in His sanctuary: “I will triumph, I will divide Shechem and apportion out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim is my helmet and Judah is my lawgiver. Moab is my washpot. I will cast my shoe over Edom. Philistia, you triumph because of me.
Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
Have you rejected us God? You do not march out with our armies.
Give us help against our foes, for human help is worthless.
With God we will perform valiantly. He will trample our foes.
Hear my cry, O God, pay attend to my prayer. I call to You from the ends of the earth when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than me.
You God have been a refuge for me and a strong tower in the face of the enemy.
I will alive in Your tabernacle for ever. I will take refuge under the shelter of Your wings.
God, You have heard my vows. You have given me the heritage of those that fear Your authority.
Prolong the King’s life, may His years span many generations. May He sit enthroned before God forever, O God, prepare mercy and truth to guard Him.
Then I will sing praise unto Your name forever and perform my daily vows.
My soul waits upon God from Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation. He is my defence, I shall not be greatly moved.
How long will you threaten a man? Will all of you attack as if he were a leaning wall, or a tottering stone fence?
They consult to bring him down from his high position. They take pleasure in lying. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.
Wait upon God, my soul, for my hope comes from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation. He is my defense, I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and glory, the rock of my strength. My refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us.
Men are only a vapor, exulted men are an illusion. In the scales they go up together, they are less than a vapor.
Place no trust in oppression, or false hope in robbery and if wealth increases, pay no attention to it.
God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: Power belongs to God.
Mercy also belongs to You LORD, for You repay each man according to his works.
God, You are my God. I eagerly seek You. My soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
I gaze on You in the sanctuary To see Your power and glory.
Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise You. I will bless You while I live, I will lift up my hands in Your name.
You satisfy me as with rich food. My mouth will praise You with joyful lips when I remember You while on my bed and meditate on you during the night.
I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings because You have been my help.
My soul follows closely after You and Your right hand upholds me, but those that seek to destroy my soul shall go into the depths of the earth.
Psalm 63:10-11 Liars
They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be the prey of jackals, but the king shall rejoice in God.
All who swear by Him shall boast, for the mouths of liars will be shut.
God, hear my voice when I complain. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of evildoers who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows, even bitter words.
They shoot from concealed places at the innocent. They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
Psalm 64:5 The wicked
They encourage each other in an evil plan, they talk about hiding traps and say, “Who shall see them?”
Psalm 64:6-7 The wicked
They devise crimes and say “we have perfected a secret plan.”
The inner man and the heart are mysterious, but God will shoot them with arrow suddenly, they will be wounded.
Last updated 8/21/17
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