Bible: Ps 14-16
Psalm 14 1
14:1 For the music director; by David.
They sin and commit evil deeds; 4
none of them does what is right. 5
14:3 Everyone rejects God; 10
they are all morally corrupt. 11
None of them does what is right, 12
not even one!
those who devour my people as if they were eating bread,
and do not call out to the
14:5 They are absolutely terrified, 15
for God defends the godly. 16
14:6 You want to humiliate the oppressed, 17
14:7 I wish the deliverance 20 of Israel would come from Zion!
may Jacob rejoice, 22
may Israel be happy! 23
Psalm 15 24
15:1 A psalm of David.
Who may live on your holy hill? 26
15:2 Whoever lives a blameless life, 27
does what is right,
and speaks honestly. 28
or do harm to others, 31
or insult his neighbor. 32
15:4 He despises a reprobate, 33
but honors the
He makes firm commitments and does not renege on his promise. 35
15:5 He does not charge interest when he lends his money. 36
He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. 37
The one who lives like this 38 will never be upended.
Psalm 16 39
16:1 A prayer 40 of David.
Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 41
16:2 I say to the
my only source of well-being.” 42
16:3 As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,
and the leading officials I admired so much 43 –
16:4 their troubles multiply,
they desire other gods. 44
I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods, 45
nor will I make vows in the name of their gods. 46
you make my future secure. 48
16:6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields
or received a beautiful tract of land. 49
yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 53
16:8 I constantly trust in the
because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.
16:9 So my heart rejoices
and I am happy; 55
My life is safe. 56
I experience absolute joy in your presence; 64
you always give me sheer delight. 65