Bible: Psalms 1-6
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!