Bible: Psalms 1-29
or stand in the pathway 7 with sinners,
and its leaves never fall off. 19
He succeeds in everything he attempts. 20
1:4 Not so with the wicked!
nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly. 26
but the way of the wicked ends in destruction. 29
Psalm 2 30
the rulers collaborate 39
Let’s free ourselves from 43 their ropes!”
the Lord taunts 46 them.
2:5 Then he angrily speaks to them
on Zion, my holy hill.”
‘You are my son! 53 This very day I have become your father!
2:8 Ask me,
and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, 54
the ends of the earth as your personal property.
you will smash them like a potter’s jar!’” 57
2:10 So now, you kings, do what is wise; 58
you rulers of the earth, submit to correction! 59
2:11 Serve 60 the
Repent in terror! 61
2:12 Give sincere homage! 62
and you will die because of your behavior, 65
when his anger quickly ignites. 66
Psalm 3 69
3:1 A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom. 70
Many attack me. 72
3:2 Many say about me,
3:3 But you,
3:4 To the
and he answered me from his holy hill. 79 (Selah)
3:5 I rested and slept;
who attack me from all directions. 84
3:7 Rise up, 85
Deliver me, my God!
you show favor to your people. 91 (Selah)
Psalm 4 92
4:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David.
When I call out, answer me,
O God who vindicates me! 93
Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. 94
and search for what is deceptive? 101 (Selah)
4:4 Tremble with fear and do not sin! 105
Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways! 106 (Selah)
4:5 Offer the prescribed sacrifices 107
and trust in the
4:6 Many say, “Who can show us anything good?”
Smile upon us,
4:7 You make me happier 110
than those who have abundant grain and wine. 111
4:8 I will lie down and sleep peacefully, 112
Psalm 5 114
5:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; 115 a psalm of David.
Listen to what I say, 116
Carefully consider my complaint! 117
5:2 Pay attention to my cry for help,
my king and my God,
for I am praying to you!
5:5 Arrogant people cannot stand in your presence; 127
I will bow down toward your holy temple as I worship you. 136
because of those who wait to ambush me, 138
remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me! 139
their stomachs are like the place of destruction, 142
their throats like an open grave, 143
their tongues like a steep slope leading into it. 144
5:10 Condemn them, 145 O God!
May their own schemes be their downfall! 146
for they have rebelled against you.
Psalm 6 162
6:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style; 163 a psalm of David.
Do not discipline me in your raging fury! 164
6:2 Have mercy on me, 165
6:3 I am absolutely terrified, 167
Deliver me because of your faithfulness! 170
6:5 For no one remembers you in the realm of death, 171
In Sheol who gives you thanks? 172
6:6 I am exhausted as I groan;
all night long I drench my bed in tears; 173
my tears saturate the cushion beneath me. 174
6:8 Turn back from me, all you who behave wickedly, 179
May they turn back and be suddenly humiliated!
Psalm 7 184
Deliver me from all who chase me! Rescue me!
they will tear me to bits and no one will be able to rescue me. 191
or am guilty of unjust actions, 193
7:4 or have wronged my ally, 194
or helped his lawless enemy, 195
may he trample me to death 199
and leave me lying dishonored in the dust. 200 (Selah)
7:6 Stand up angrily, 201
Rise up with raging fury against my enemies! 202
Wake up for my sake and execute the judgment you have decreed for them! 203
7:7 The countries are assembled all around you; 204
take once more your rightful place over them! 205
O righteous God,
7:10 The Exalted God is my shield, 216
the one who delivers the morally upright. 217
7:11 God is a just judge;
he is angry throughout the day. 218
and prepares to shoot his bow. 221
7:13 He prepares to use deadly weapons against him; 222
he gets ready to shoot flaming arrows. 223
7:14 See the one who is pregnant with wickedness,
who conceives destructive plans,
and gives birth to harmful lies – 224
7:15 he digs a pit 225
and then falls into the hole he has made. 226
7:16 He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans 227
and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head. 228
7:17 I will thank the
I will sing praises to the sovereign
Psalm 8 231
8:1 For the music director, according to the gittith style; 232 a psalm of David.
You reveal your majesty in the heavens above! 236
8:2 From the mouths of children and nursing babies
you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries, 237
so that you might put an end to the vindictive enemy. 238
8:3 When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made,
and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place, 239
8:5 and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? 244
8:6 you appoint them to rule over your creation; 247
8:7 including all the sheep and cattle,
as well as the wild animals, 250
8:8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea
and everything that moves through the currents 251 of the seas.
Psalm 9 256
9:1 For the music director; according to the alumoth-labben style; 257 a psalm of David.
I will thank the
I will tell about all your amazing deeds! 258
9:2 I will be happy and rejoice in you!
I will sing praises to you, O sovereign One! 259
9:3 When my enemies turn back,
they trip and are defeated 260 before you.
9:4 For you defended my just cause; 261
from your throne you pronounced a just decision. 262
9:5 You terrified the nations with your battle cry; 263
you destroyed the wicked; 264
you permanently wiped out all memory of them. 265
9:6 The enemy’s cities have been reduced to permanent ruins; 266
you destroyed their cities; 267
all memory of the enemies has perished. 268
he reigns in a just manner. 271
9:8 He judges the world fairly;
he makes just legal decisions for the nations. 272
he provides safety in times of trouble. 275
9:10 Your loyal followers trust in you, 276
9:11 Sing praises to the
Tell the nations what he has done! 279
9:12 For the one who takes revenge against murderers took notice of the oppressed; 280
9:13 when they prayed: 283
“Have mercy on me, 284
See how I am oppressed by those who hate me, 285
O one who can snatch me away 286 from the gates of death!
9:15 The nations fell 291 into the pit they had made;
their feet were caught in the net they had hidden. 292
he accomplished justice;
9:17 The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol; 295
9:18 for the needy are not permanently ignored, 298
the hopes of the oppressed are not forever dashed. 299
9:19 Rise up,
Don’t let men be defiant! 301
May the nations be judged in your presence!
9:20 Terrify them,
Let the nations know they are mere mortals! 303 (Selah)
Psalm 10 304
Why do you pay no attention during times of trouble? 305
10:2 The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; 306
10:4 The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks,
“God won’t hold me accountable; he doesn’t care.” 316
10:5 He is secure at all times. 317
He has no regard for your commands; 318
he disdains all his enemies. 319
10:6 He says to himself, 320
“I will never 321 be upended,
because I experience no calamity.” 322
10:7 His mouth is full of curses and deceptive, harmful words; 323
his tongue injures and destroys. 324
10:8 He waits in ambush near the villages; 325
in hidden places he kills the innocent.
His eyes look for some unfortunate victim. 326
10:9 He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket; 327
he lies in ambush, waiting to catch 328 the oppressed;
10:10 His victims are crushed and beaten down;
they are trapped in his sturdy nets. 331
10:11 He says to himself, 332
“God overlooks it;
he does not pay attention;
he never notices.” 333
10:12 Rise up,
O God, strike him down! 335
Do not forget the oppressed!
10:13 Why does the wicked man reject God? 336
10:14 You have taken notice, 340
The unfortunate victim entrusts his cause to you; 344
10:15 Break the arm 347 of the wicked and evil man!
Hold him accountable for his wicked deeds, 348
which he thought you would not discover. 349
The nations are driven out of his land. 351
you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer. 354
so that mere mortals may no longer terrorize them. 357
Psalm 11 358
11:1 For the music director; by David.
How can you say to me, 360
“Flee to a mountain like a bird! 361
they put their arrows on the strings,
11:3 When the foundations 367 are destroyed,
A whirlwind is what they deserve! 385
he rewards godly deeds; 388
the upright will experience his favor. 389
Psalm 12 390
12:1 For the music director; according to the sheminith style; 391 a psalm of David.
12:2 People lie to one another; 396
they flatter and deceive. 397
12:3 May the
and the tongue that boasts! 399
we know how to flatter and boast. 402
Who is our master?” 403
12:5 “Because of the violence done to the oppressed, 404
because of the painful cries 405 of the needy,
I will spring into action,” 406 says the
“I will provide the safety they so desperately desire.” 407
They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground,
where it is thoroughly refined. 409
you will continually shelter each one from these evil people, 411
12:8 for the wicked seem to be everywhere, 412
when people promote evil. 413
Psalm 13 414
13:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
How long will you pay no attention to me? 416
13:2 How long must I worry, 417
and suffer in broad daylight? 418
How long will my enemy gloat over me? 419
13:3 Look at me! 420 Answer me, O
13:4 Then 423 my enemy will say, “I have defeated him!”
Then 424 my foes will rejoice because I am upended.
13:5 But I 425 trust in your faithfulness.
May I rejoice because of your deliverance! 426
13:6 I will sing praises 427 to the
when he vindicates me. 428
Psalm 14 429
14:1 For the music director; by David.
They sin and commit evil deeds; 432
none of them does what is right. 433
14:3 Everyone rejects God; 438
they are all morally corrupt. 439
None of them does what is right, 440
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, 443
for God defends the godly. 444
14:6 You want to humiliate the oppressed, 445
14:7 I wish the deliverance 448 of Israel would come from Zion!
may Jacob rejoice, 450
may Israel be happy! 451
Psalm 15 452
15:1 A psalm of David.
Who may live on your holy hill? 454
15:2 Whoever lives a blameless life, 455
does what is right,
and speaks honestly. 456
or do harm to others, 459
or insult his neighbor. 460
15:4 He despises a reprobate, 461
but honors the
He makes firm commitments and does not renege on his promise. 463
15:5 He does not charge interest when he lends his money. 464
He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. 465
The one who lives like this 466 will never be upended.
Psalm 16 467
16:1 A prayer 468 of David.
Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 469
16:2 I say to the
my only source of well-being.” 470
16:3 As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,
and the leading officials I admired so much 471 –
16:4 their troubles multiply,
they desire other gods. 472
I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods, 473
nor will I make vows in the name of their gods. 474
you make my future secure. 476
16:6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields
or received a beautiful tract of land. 477
yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 481
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; 483
My life is safe. 484
I experience absolute joy in your presence; 492
you always give me sheer delight. 493
Psalm 17 494
17:1 A prayer of David.
Pay attention to my cry for help!
Listen to the prayer
I sincerely offer! 496
17:2 Make a just decision on my behalf! 497
Decide what is right! 498
17:3 You have scrutinized my inner motives; 499
you have examined me during the night. 500
You have carefully evaluated me, but you find no sin.
I am determined I will say nothing sinful. 501
17:4 As for the actions of people 502 –
just as you have commanded,
I have not followed in the footsteps of violent men. 503
17:5 I carefully obey your commands; 504
I do not deviate from them. 505
17:6 I call to you for you will answer me, O God.
Listen to me! 506
Hear what I say! 507
17:7 Accomplish awesome, faithful deeds, 508
you who powerfully deliver those who look to you for protection from their enemies. 509
17:8 Protect me as you would protect the pupil of your eye! 510
Hide me in the shadow of your wings! 511
my enemies who crowd around me for the kill. 514
17:10 They are calloused; 515
they speak arrogantly. 516
17:11 They attack me, now they surround me; 517
they intend to throw me to the ground. 518
like a young lion crouching 522 in hidden places.
17:13 Rise up,
Use your sword to rescue me from the wicked man! 525
from the murderers of this world! 527
They enjoy prosperity; 528
you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. 529
They have many children,
and leave their wealth to their offspring. 530
17:15 As for me, because I am innocent I will see your face; 531
when I awake you will reveal yourself to me. 532
Psalm 18 533
He said: 538
and I was delivered from my enemies.
18:4 The waves 549 of death engulfed me,
18:5 The ropes of Sheol tightened around me, 553
the snares of death trapped me. 554
18:6 In my distress I called to the
I cried out to my God. 555
From his heavenly temple 556 he heard my voice;
he listened to my cry for help. 557
18:7 The earth heaved and shook; 558
they heaved because he was angry.
fire devoured as it came from his mouth; 563
he hurled down fiery coals. 564
18:9 He made the sky sink 565 as he descended;
a thick cloud was under his feet.
18:11 He shrouded himself in darkness, 570
in thick rain clouds. 571
18:12 From the brightness in front of him came
hail and fiery coals. 572
the inner regions 583 of the world were uncovered
by the powerful breath from your nose. 586
18:16 He reached down 587 from above and took hold of me;
he pulled me from the surging water. 588
18:17 He rescued me from my strong enemy, 589
from those who hate me,
for they were too strong for me.
18:18 They confronted 590 me in my day of calamity,
18:19 He brought me out into a wide open place;
he delivered me because he was pleased with me. 592
18:21 For I have obeyed the
I have not rebelled against my God. 598
18:22 For I am aware of all his regulations, 599
and I do not reject his rules. 600
18:23 I was innocent before him,
and kept myself from sinning. 601
he took notice of my blameless behavior. 603
18:26 You prove to be reliable 608 to one who is blameless,
18:27 For you deliver oppressed 611 people,
but you bring down those who have a proud look. 612
18:30 The one true God acts in a faithful manner; 623
he is a shield to all who take shelter 626 in him.
18:31 Indeed, 627 who is God besides the
18:33 He gives me the agility of a deer; 635
he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain. 636
18:34 He trains my hands for battle; 637
my arms can bend even the strongest bow. 638
18:35 You give me your protective shield; 639
your right hand supports me; 640
18:36 You widen my path; 643
my feet 644 do not slip.
18:37 I chase my enemies and catch 645 them;
I do not turn back until I wipe them out.
they fall at my feet. 648
18:39 You give me strength 649 for battle;
you make my foes kneel before me. 650
18:40 You make my enemies retreat; 651
I destroy those who hate me. 652
18:41 They cry out, but there is no one to help them; 653
they cry out to the
18:42 I grind them as fine windblown dust; 655
18:43 You rescue me from a hostile army; 658
you make me 659 a leader of nations;
people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects. 660
18:44 When they hear of my exploits, they submit to me. 661
Foreigners are powerless 662 before me;
18:45 foreigners lose their courage; 663
he makes nations submit to me. 674
18:48 He delivers me 675 from my enemies;
you rescue me from violent men.
18:49 So I will give you thanks before the nations, 678 O
I will sing praises to you! 679
Psalm 19 686
19:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
The heavens declare the glory of God; 687
the sky displays his handiwork. 688
19:2 Day after day it speaks out; 689
night after night it reveals his greatness. 690
19:3 There is no actual speech or word,
nor is its 691 voice literally heard.
19:6 It emerges from the distant horizon, 703
and goes from one end of the sky to the other; 704
nothing can escape 705 its heat.
19:7 The law of the
and preserves one’s life. 706
and impart wisdom to the inexperienced. 709
and make one joyful. 711
and give insight for life. 714
19:9 The commands to fear the
and endure forever. 716
The judgments given by the
and absolutely just. 717
19:10 They are of greater value 718 than gold,
than even a great amount of pure gold;
they bring greater delight 719 than honey,
than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb.
19:11 Yes, your servant finds moral guidance there; 720
those who obey them receive a rich reward. 721
19:12 Who can know all his errors? 722
Please do not punish me for sins I am unaware of. 723
19:13 Moreover, keep me from committing flagrant 724 sins;
do not allow such sins to control me. 725
Then I will be blameless,
and innocent of blatant 726 rebellion.
19:14 May my words and my thoughts
be acceptable in your sight, 727
Psalm 20 730
20:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
may the God of Jacob 734 make you secure!
20:2 May he send you help from his temple; 735
from Zion may he give you support!
20:3 May he take notice 736 of your offerings;
may he accept 737 your burnt sacrifice! (Selah)
20:4 May he grant your heart’s desire; 738
may he bring all your plans to pass! 739
20:5 Then we will shout for joy over your 740 victory;
we will rejoice 741 in the name of our God!
and display his mighty ability to deliver. 747
20:7 Some trust in chariots and others in horses, 748
20:8 They will fall down, 751
Psalm 21 757
21:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide. 759
21:2 You grant 760 him his heart’s desire;
you do not refuse his request. 761 (Selah)
you place a golden crown on his head.
21:4 He asked you to sustain his life, 765
and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty. 766
21:5 Your deliverance brings him great honor; 767
you give him majestic splendor. 768
21:6 For you grant him lasting blessings;
you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence. 769
21:7 For the king trusts 770 in the
your power is too great for those who hate you. 775
the fire consumes them.
21:10 You destroy their offspring 779 from the earth,
21:12 For you make them retreat 786
when you shoot your arrows at them. 787
21:13 Rise up, O
We will sing and praise 789 your power!
Psalm 22 790
22:1 For the music director; according to the tune “Morning Doe;” 791 a psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 792
I groan in prayer, but help seems far away. 793
22:2 My God, I cry out during the day,
but you do not answer,
and during the night my prayers do not let up. 794
22:3 You are holy;
you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel. 795
22:4 In you our ancestors 796 trusted;
they trusted in you 797 and you rescued them.
22:5 To you they cried out, and they were saved;
in you they trusted and they were not disappointed. 798
people insult me and despise me. 802
22:7 All who see me taunt 803 me;
22:8 They say, 806
“Commit yourself 807 to the
22:9 Yes, you are the one who brought me out 811 from the womb
and made me feel secure on my mother’s breasts.
22:10 I have been dependent on you since birth; 812
from the time I came out of my mother’s womb you have been my God. 813
22:11 Do not remain far away from me,
for trouble is near and I have no one to help me. 814
22:12 Many bulls 815 surround me;
powerful bulls of Bashan 816 hem me in.
like a roaring lion that rips its prey. 819
22:14 My strength drains away like water; 820
all my bones are dislocated;
my heart 821 is like wax;
it melts away inside me.
22:15 The roof of my mouth 822 is as dry as a piece of pottery;
my tongue sticks to my gums. 823
22:16 Yes, 826 wild dogs surround me –
a gang of evil men crowd around me;
like a lion they pin my hands and feet. 827
22:17 I can count 828 all my bones;
22:18 They are dividing up my clothes among themselves;
they are rolling dice 831 for my garments.
22:19 But you, O
22:20 Deliver me 834 from the sword!
22:21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lion, 838
and from the horns of the wild oxen! 839
You have answered me! 840
22:22 I will declare your name to my countrymen! 841
In the middle of the assembly I will praise you!
22:23 You loyal followers of the
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of him! 843
he did not ignore him; 846
when he cried out to him, he responded. 847
22:25 You are the reason I offer praise 848 in the great assembly;
I will fulfill my promises before the
22:26 Let the oppressed eat and be filled! 850
Let those who seek his help praise the
May you 851 live forever!
22:27 Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the
22:28 For the
and rules over the nations.
all those who are descending into the grave 858 will bow before him,
including those who cannot preserve their lives. 859
22:30 A whole generation 860 will serve him;
they will tell the next generation about the sovereign Lord. 861
22:31 They will come and tell about his saving deeds; 862
they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished. 863
23:1 A psalm of David.
I lack nothing.
23:2 He takes me to lush pastures,
he leads me to refreshing water.
23:3 He restores my strength.
He leads me down the right paths
for the sake of his reputation.
23:4 Even when I must walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff reassure me. 864
23:5 You prepare a feast before me 865
in plain sight of my enemies.
You refresh 866 my head with oil;
my cup is completely full. 867
Psalm 24 874
24:1 A psalm of David.
the world and all who live in it.
24:2 For he set its foundation upon the seas,
Who may go up to his holy dwelling place?
24:4 The one whose deeds are blameless
and whose motives are pure, 879
who does not lie, 880
or make promises with no intention of keeping them. 881
24:5 Such godly people are rewarded by the
and vindicated by the God who delivers them. 883
24:6 Such purity characterizes the people who seek his favor,
Jacob’s descendants, who pray to him. 884 (Selah)
24:7 Look up, 885 you gates!
Rise up, 886 you eternal doors!
24:8 Who is this majestic king? 889
24:9 Look up, you gates!
Rise up, you eternal doors!
Then the majestic king will enter!
24:10 Who is this majestic king?
He is the majestic king! (Selah)
Psalm 25 891
25:1 By David.
25:2 My God, I trust in you.
Please do not let me be humiliated;
do not let my enemies triumphantly rejoice over me!
25:3 Certainly none who rely on you will be humiliated.
Those who deal in treachery will be thwarted 893 and humiliated.
25:4 Make me understand your ways, O
Teach me your paths! 894
25:5 Guide me into your truth 895 and teach me.
For you are the God who delivers me;
on you I rely all day long.
25:6 Remember 896 your compassionate and faithful deeds, O
for you have always acted in this manner. 897
Because you are faithful to me, extend to me your favor, O
that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live. 902
May he teach 905 the humble his way!
to those who follow the demands of his covenant. 907
25:11 For the sake of your reputation, 908 O
forgive my sin, because it is great. 909
the way they should live. 910
25:13 They experience his favor; 911
and he reveals his covenantal demands to them. 915
25:15 I continually look to the
for he will free my feet from the enemy’s net. 917
25:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me,
for I am alone 918 and oppressed!
25:17 Deliver me from my distress; 919
rescue me from my suffering! 920
25:18 See my pain and suffering!
Forgive all my sins! 921
25:19 Watch my enemies, for they outnumber me;
they hate me and want to harm me. 922
25:20 Protect me 923 and deliver me!
Please do not let me be humiliated,
for I have taken shelter in you!
25:21 May integrity and godliness protect me,
for I rely on you!
25:22 O God, rescue 924 Israel
from all their distress! 925
Psalm 26 926
26:1 By David.
Vindicate me, O
for I have integrity, 927
and I trust in the
26:2 Examine me, O
Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives! 928
26:3 For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, 929
and your loyalty continually motivates me. 930
26:4 I do not associate 931 with deceitful men,
26:5 I hate the mob 934 of evil men,
and do not associate 935 with the wicked.
26:6 I maintain a pure lifestyle, 936
so I can appear before your altar, 937 O
26:7 to give you thanks, 938
and to tell about all your amazing deeds. 939
the place where your splendor is revealed. 941
26:9 Do not sweep me away 942 with sinners,
or execute me along with violent people, 943
26:10 who are always ready to do wrong 944
or offer a bribe. 945
26:11 But I have integrity! 946
Rescue me 947 and have mercy on me!
26:12 I am safe, 948
and among the worshipers I will praise the
Psalm 27 949
27:1 By David.
I fear no one! 951
I am afraid of no one! 952
27:2 When evil men attack me 953
to devour my flesh, 954
when my adversaries and enemies attack me, 955
they stumble and fall. 956
27:3 Even when an army is deployed against me,
I do not fear. 957
Even when war is imminent, 958
I remain confident. 959
27:4 I have asked the
this is what I desire!
so I can gaze at the splendor 962 of the
and contemplate in his temple.
he will hide me in his home; 966
27:6 Now I will triumph
over my enemies who surround me! 969
I will offer sacrifices in his dwelling place and shout for joy! 970
I will sing praises to the
27:7 Hear me, 971 O
Have mercy on me and answer me!
27:8 My heart tells me to pray to you, 972
and I do pray to you, O
27:9 Do not reject me! 974
Do not push your servant away in anger!
You are my deliverer! 975
Do not forsake or abandon me,
O God who vindicates me!
27:10 Even if my father and mother abandoned me, 976
27:11 Teach me how you want me to live; 978
27:12 Do not turn me over to my enemies, 981
for false witnesses who want to destroy me testify against me. 982
27:13 Where would I be if I did not believe I would experience
27:14 Rely 984 on the
Be strong and confident! 985
Rely on the
Psalm 28 986
28:1 By David.
To you, O
If you do not respond to me, 989
28:2 Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help,
28:3 Do not drag me away with evil men,
with those who behave wickedly, 994
who talk so friendly to their neighbors, 995
while they plan to harm them! 996
28:4 Pay them back for their evil deeds!
Pay them back for what they do!
Punish them! 997
28:5 For they do not understand the
or the way he carries out justice. 998
for he has heard my plea for mercy! 1002
I trust in him with all my heart. 1004
I will sing to him in gratitude. 1007
he protects and delivers his chosen king. 1009
28:9 Deliver your people!
Psalm 29 1014
29:1 A psalm of David.
29:2 Acknowledge the majesty of the
the majestic God thunders, 1020
29:6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf
Everyone in his temple says, “Majestic!” 1037