Bible: Psalms 101-150

Psalm 101 1 

101:1 A psalm of David.

I will sing about loyalty and justice!

To you, O Lord, I will sing praises!

101:2 I will walk in 2  the way of integrity.

When will you come to me?

I will conduct my business with integrity in the midst of my palace. 3 

101:3 I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. 4 

I hate doing evil; 5 

I will have no part of it. 6 

101:4 I will have nothing to do with a perverse person; 7 

I will not permit 8  evil.

101:5 I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret.

I will not tolerate anyone who has a cocky demeanor and an arrogant attitude. 9 

101:6 I will favor the honest people of the land, 10 

and allow them to live with me. 11 

Those who walk in the way of integrity will attend me. 12 

101:7 Deceitful people will not live in my palace. 13 

Liars will not be welcome in my presence. 14 

101:8 Each morning I will destroy all the wicked people in the land,

and remove all evildoers from the city of the Lord.

Psalm 102 15 

102:1 The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the Lord.

O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my cry for help! 16 

102:2 Do not ignore me in my time of trouble! 17 

Listen to me! 18 

When I call out to you, quickly answer me!

102:3 For my days go up in smoke, 19 

and my bones are charred like a fireplace. 20 

102:4 My heart is parched 21  and withered like grass,

for I am unable 22  to eat food. 23 

102:5 Because of the anxiety that makes me groan,

my bones protrude from my skin. 24 

102:6 I am like an owl 25  in the wilderness;

I am like a screech owl 26  among the ruins. 27 

102:7 I stay awake; 28 

I am like a solitary bird on a roof.

102:8 All day long my enemies taunt me;

those who mock me use my name in their curses. 29 

102:9 For I eat ashes as if they were bread, 30 

and mix my drink with my tears, 31 

102:10 because of your anger and raging fury.

Indeed, 32  you pick me up and throw me away.

102:11 My days are coming to an end, 33 

and I am withered like grass.

102:12 But you, O Lord, rule forever, 34 

and your reputation endures. 35 

102:13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion. 36 

For it is time to have mercy on her,

for the appointed time has come.

102:14 Indeed, 37  your servants take delight in her stones,

and feel compassion for 38  the dust of her ruins. 39 

102:15 The nations will respect the reputation of the Lord, 40 

and all the kings of the earth will respect 41  his splendor,

102:16 when the Lord rebuilds Zion,

and reveals his splendor,

102:17 when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, 42 

and does not reject 43  their request. 44 

102:18 The account of his intervention 45  will be recorded for future generations;

people yet to be born will praise the Lord.

102:19 For he will look down from his sanctuary above; 46 

from heaven the Lord will look toward earth, 47 

102:20 in order to hear the painful cries of the prisoners,

and to set free those condemned to die, 48 

102:21 so they may proclaim the name of the Lord in Zion,

and praise him 49  in Jerusalem, 50 

102:22 when the nations gather together,

and the kingdoms pay tribute to the Lord. 51 

102:23 He has taken away my strength in the middle of life; 52 

he has cut short my days.

102:24 I say, “O my God, please do not take me away in the middle of my life! 53 

You endure through all generations. 54 

102:25 In earlier times you established the earth;

the skies are your handiwork.

102:26 They will perish,

but you will endure. 55 

They will wear out like a garment;

like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear. 56 

102:27 But you remain; 57 

your years do not come to an end.

102:28 The children of your servants will settle down here,

and their descendants 58  will live securely in your presence.” 59 

Psalm 103 60 

103:1 By David.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

With all that is within me, praise 61  his holy name!

103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Do not forget all his kind deeds! 62 

103:3 He is the one who forgives all your sins,

who heals all your diseases, 63 

103:4 who delivers 64  your life from the Pit, 65 

who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,

103:5 who satisfies your life with good things, 66 

so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s. 67 

103:6 The Lord does what is fair,

and executes justice for all the oppressed. 68 

103:7 The Lord revealed his faithful acts 69  to Moses,

his deeds to the Israelites.

103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful;

he is patient 70  and demonstrates great loyal love. 71 

103:9 He does not always accuse,

and does not stay angry. 72 

103:10 He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; 73 

he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. 74 

103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,

so his loyal love towers 75  over his faithful followers. 76 

103:12 As far as the eastern horizon 77  is from the west, 78 

so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions 79  from us.

103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, 80 

so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers. 81 

103:14 For he knows what we are made of; 82 

he realizes 83  we are made of clay. 84 

103:15 A person’s life is like grass. 85 

Like a flower in the field it flourishes,

103:16 but when the hot wind 86  blows by, it disappears,

and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.

103:17 But the Lord continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, 87 

and is faithful to their descendants, 88 

103:18 to those who keep his covenant,

who are careful to obey his commands. 89 

103:19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven;

his kingdom extends over everything. 90 

103:20 Praise the Lord, you angels of his,

you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees

and obey his orders! 91 

103:21 Praise the Lord, all you warriors of his, 92 

you servants of his who carry out his desires! 93 

103:22 Praise the Lord, all that he has made, 94 

in all the regions 95  of his kingdom!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Psalm 104 96 

104:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord my God, you are magnificent. 97 

You are robed in splendor and majesty.

104:2 He covers himself with light as if it were a garment.

He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,

104:3 and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds. 98 

He makes the clouds his chariot,

and travels along on the wings of the wind. 99 

104:4 He makes the winds his messengers,

and the flaming fire his attendant. 100 

104:5 He established the earth on its foundations;

it will never be upended.

104:6 The watery deep covered it 101  like a garment;

the waters reached 102  above the mountains. 103 

104:7 Your shout made the waters retreat;

at the sound of your thunderous voice they hurried off –

104:8 as the mountains rose up,

and the valleys went down

to the place you appointed for them. 104 

104:9 You set up a boundary for them that they could not cross,

so that they would not cover the earth again. 105 

104:10 He turns springs into streams; 106 

they flow between the mountains.

104:11 They provide water for all the animals in the field;

the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

104:12 The birds of the sky live beside them;

they chirp among the bushes. 107 

104:13 He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; 108 

the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow. 109 

104:14 He provides grass 110  for the cattle,

and crops for people to cultivate, 111 

so they can produce food from the ground, 112 

104:15 as well as wine that makes people feel so good, 113 

and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, 114 

as well as food that sustains people’s lives. 115 

104:16 The trees of the Lord 116  receive all the rain they need, 117 

the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,

104:17 where the birds make nests,

near the evergreens in which the herons live. 118 

104:18 The wild goats live in the high mountains; 119 

the rock badgers find safety in the cliffs.

104:19 He made the moon to mark the months, 120 

and the sun sets according to a regular schedule. 121 

104:20 You make it dark and night comes, 122 

during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.

104:21 The lions roar for prey,

seeking their food from God. 123 

104:22 When the sun rises, they withdraw

and sleep 124  in their dens.

104:23 Men then go out to do their work,

and labor away until evening. 125 

104:24 How many living things you have made, O Lord! 126 

You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; 127 

the earth is full of the living things you have made.

104:25 Over here is the deep, wide sea, 128 

which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, 129 

living things both small and large.

104:26 The ships travel there,

and over here swims the whale 130  you made to play in it.

104:27 All of your creatures 131  wait for you

to provide them with food on a regular basis. 132 

104:28 You give food to them and they receive it;

you open your hand and they are filled with food. 133 

104:29 When you ignore them, they panic. 134 

When you take away their life’s breath, they die

and return to dust.

104:30 When you send your life-giving breath, they are created,

and you replenish the surface of the ground.

104:31 May the splendor of the Lord endure! 135 

May the Lord find pleasure in the living things he has made! 136 

104:32 He looks down on the earth and it shakes;

he touches the mountains and they start to smolder.

104:33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I exist! 137 

104:34 May my thoughts 138  be pleasing to him!

I will rejoice in the Lord.

104:35 May sinners disappear 139  from the earth,

and the wicked vanish!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 105 140 

105:1 Give thanks to the Lord!

Call on his name!

Make known his accomplishments among the nations!

105:2 Sing to him!

Make music to him!

Tell about all his miraculous deeds!

105:3 Boast about his holy name!

Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

105:4 Seek the Lord and the strength he gives!

Seek his presence continually!

105:5 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,

his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed, 141 

105:6 O children 142  of Abraham, 143  God’s 144  servant,

you descendants 145  of Jacob, God’s 146  chosen ones!

105:7 He is the Lord our God;

he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 147 

105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,

the promise he made 148  to a thousand generations

105:9 the promise 149  he made to Abraham,

the promise he made by oath to Isaac!

105:10 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,

to Israel as a lasting promise, 150 

105:11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan

as the portion of your inheritance.”

105:12 When they were few in number,

just a very few, and resident aliens within it,

105:13 they wandered from nation to nation,

and from one kingdom to another. 151 

105:14 He let no one oppress them;

he disciplined kings for their sake,

105:15 saying, 152  “Don’t touch my chosen 153  ones!

Don’t harm my prophets!

105:16 He called down a famine upon the earth;

he cut off all the food supply. 154 

105:17 He sent a man ahead of them 155 

Joseph was sold as a servant.

105:18 The shackles hurt his feet; 156 

his neck was placed in an iron collar, 157 

105:19 until the time when his prediction 158  came true.

The Lord’s word 159  proved him right. 160 

105:20 The king authorized his release; 161 

the ruler of nations set him free.

105:21 He put him in charge of his palace, 162 

and made him manager of all his property,

105:22 giving him authority to imprison his officials 163 

and to teach his advisers. 164 

105:23 Israel moved to 165  Egypt;

Jacob lived for a time 166  in the land of Ham.

105:24 The Lord 167  made his people very fruitful,

and made them 168  more numerous than their 169  enemies.

105:25 He caused them 170  to hate his people,

and to mistreat 171  his servants.

105:26 He sent his servant Moses,

and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

105:27 They executed his miraculous signs among them, 172 

and his amazing deeds in the land of Ham.

105:28 He made it dark; 173 

they did not disobey his orders. 174 

105:29 He turned their water into blood,

and killed their fish.

105:30 Their land was overrun by frogs,

which even got into the rooms of their kings.

105:31 He ordered flies to come; 175 

gnats invaded their whole territory.

105:32 He sent hail along with the rain; 176 

there was lightning in their land. 177 

105:33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees,

and broke the trees throughout their territory.

105:34 He ordered locusts to come, 178 

innumerable grasshoppers.

105:35 They ate all the vegetation in their land,

and devoured the crops of their fields. 179 

105:36 He struck down all the firstborn in their land,

the firstfruits of their reproductive power. 180 

105:37 He brought his people 181  out enriched 182  with silver and gold;

none of his tribes stumbled.

105:38 Egypt was happy when they left,

for they were afraid of them. 183 

105:39 He spread out a cloud for a cover, 184 

and provided a fire to light up the night.

105:40 They asked for food, 185  and he sent quails;

he satisfied them with food from the sky. 186 

105:41 He opened up a rock and water flowed out;

a river ran through dry regions.

105:42 Yes, 187  he remembered the sacred promise 188 

he made to Abraham his servant.

105:43 When he led his people out, they rejoiced;

his chosen ones shouted with joy. 189 

105:44 He handed the territory of nations over to them,

and they took possession of what other peoples had produced, 190 

105:45 so that they might keep his commands

and obey 191  his laws.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 106 192 

106:1 Praise the Lord!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

and his loyal love endures! 193 

106:2 Who can adequately recount the Lord’s mighty acts,

or relate all his praiseworthy deeds? 194 

106:3 How blessed are those who promote justice,

and do what is right all the time!

106:4 Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people!

Pay attention to me, when you deliver,

106:5 so I may see the prosperity 195  of your chosen ones,

rejoice along with your nation, 196 

and boast along with the people who belong to you. 197 

106:6 We have sinned like 198  our ancestors; 199 

we have done wrong, we have done evil.

106:7 Our ancestors in Egypt failed to appreciate your miraculous deeds,

they failed to remember your many acts of loyal love,

and they rebelled at the sea, by the Red Sea. 200 

106:8 Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation, 201 

that he might reveal his power.

106:9 He shouted at 202  the Red Sea and it dried up;

he led them through the deep water as if it were a desert.

106:10 He delivered them from the power 203  of the one who hated them,

and rescued 204  them from the power 205  of the enemy.

106:11 The water covered their enemies;

not even one of them survived. 206 

106:12 They believed his promises; 207 

they sang praises to him.

106:13 They quickly forgot what he had done; 208 

they did not wait for his instructions. 209 

106:14 In the wilderness they had an insatiable craving 210  for meat; 211 

they challenged God 212  in the desert.

106:15 He granted their request,

then struck them with a disease. 213 

106:16 In the camp they resented 214  Moses,

and Aaron, the Lord’s holy priest. 215 

106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;

it engulfed 216  the group led by Abiram. 217 

106:18 Fire burned their group;

the flames scorched the wicked. 218 

106:19 They made an image of a calf at Horeb,

and worshiped a metal idol.

106:20 They traded their majestic God 219 

for the image of an ox that eats grass.

106:21 They rejected 220  the God who delivered them,

the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,

106:22 amazing feats in the land of Ham,

mighty 221  acts by the Red Sea.

106:23 He threatened 222  to destroy them,

but 223  Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him 224 

and turned back his destructive anger. 225 

106:24 They rejected the fruitful land; 226 

they did not believe his promise. 227 

106:25 They grumbled in their tents; 228 

they did not obey 229  the Lord.

106:26 So he made a solemn vow 230 

that he would make them die 231  in the desert,

106:27 make their descendants 232  die 233  among the nations,

and scatter them among foreign lands. 234 

106:28 They worshiped 235  Baal of Peor,

and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 236 

106:29 They made the Lord angry 237  by their actions,

and a plague broke out among them.

106:30 Phinehas took a stand and intervened, 238 

and the plague subsided.

106:31 This brought him a reward,

an eternal gift. 239 

106:32 They made him angry by the waters of Meribah,

and Moses suffered 240  because of them,

106:33 for they aroused 241  his temper, 242 

and he spoke rashly. 243 

106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 244 

as the Lord had commanded them to do.

106:35 They mixed in with the nations

and learned their ways. 245 

106:36 They worshiped 246  their idols,

which became a snare to them. 247 

106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 248 

106:38 They shed innocent blood

the blood of their sons and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.

The land was polluted by bloodshed. 249 

106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,

and unfaithful in their actions. 250 

106:40 So the Lord was angry with his people 251 

and despised the people who belong to him. 252 

106:41 He handed them over to 253  the nations,

and those who hated them ruled over them.

106:42 Their enemies oppressed them;

they were subject to their authority. 254 

106:43 Many times he delivered 255  them,

but they had a rebellious attitude, 256 

and degraded themselves 257  by their sin.

106:44 Yet he took notice of their distress,

when he heard their cry for help.

106:45 He remembered his covenant with them,

and relented 258  because of his great loyal love.

106:46 He caused all their conquerors 259 

to have pity on them.

106:47 Deliver us, O Lord, our God!

Gather us from among the nations!

Then we will give thanks 260  to your holy name,

and boast about your praiseworthy deeds. 261 

106:48 The Lord God of Israel deserves praise, 262 

in the future and forevermore. 263 

Let all the people say, “We agree! 264  Praise the Lord! 265 

Book 5
(Psalms 107-150)

Psalm 107 266 

107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

and his loyal love endures! 267 

107:2 Let those delivered by the Lord speak out, 268 

those whom he delivered 269  from the power 270  of the enemy,

107:3 and gathered from foreign lands, 271 

from east and west,

from north and south.

107:4 They wandered through the wilderness on a desert road;

they found no city in which to live.

107:5 They were hungry and thirsty;

they fainted from exhaustion. 272 

107:6 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:7 He led them on a level road, 273 

that they might find a city in which to live.

107:8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 274 

107:9 For he has satisfied those who thirst, 275 

and those who hunger he has filled with food. 276 

107:10 They sat in utter darkness, 277 

bound in painful iron chains, 278 

107:11 because they had rebelled against God’s commands, 279 

and rejected the instructions of the sovereign king. 280 

107:12 So he used suffering to humble them; 281 

they stumbled and no one helped them up.

107:13 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:14 He brought them out of the utter darkness, 282 

and tore off their shackles.

107:15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 283 

107:16 For he shattered the bronze gates,

and hacked through the iron bars. 284 

107:17 They acted like fools in their rebellious ways, 285 

and suffered because of their sins.

107:18 They lost their appetite for all food, 286 

and they drew near the gates of death.

107:19 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:20 He sent them an assuring word 287  and healed them;

he rescued them from the pits where they were trapped. 288 

107:21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 289 

107:22 Let them present thank offerings,

and loudly proclaim what he has done! 290 

107:23 291 

Some traveled on 292  the sea in ships,

and carried cargo over the vast waters. 293 

107:24 They witnessed the acts of the Lord,

his amazing feats on the deep water.

107:25 He gave the order for a windstorm, 294 

and it stirred up the waves of the sea. 295 

107:26 They 296  reached up to the sky,

then dropped into the depths.

The sailorsstrength 297  left them 298  because the danger was so great. 299 

107:27 They swayed 300  and staggered like a drunk,

and all their skill proved ineffective. 301 

107:28 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:29 He calmed the storm, 302 

and the waves 303  grew silent.

107:30 The sailors 304  rejoiced because the waves 305  grew quiet,

and he led them to the harbor 306  they desired.

107:31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 307 

107:32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people!

Let them praise him in the place where the leaders preside! 308 

107:33 He turned 309  streams into a desert,

springs of water into arid land,

107:34 and a fruitful land into a barren place, 310 

because of the sin of its inhabitants.

107:35 As for his people, 311  he turned 312  a desert into a pool of water,

and a dry land into springs of water.

107:36 He allowed the hungry to settle there,

and they established a city in which to live.

107:37 They cultivated 313  fields,

and planted vineyards,

which yielded a harvest of fruit. 314 

107:38 He blessed 315  them so that they became very numerous.

He would not allow their cattle to decrease in number. 316 

107:39 As for their enemies, 317  they decreased in number and were beaten down,

because of painful distress 318  and suffering.

107:40 He would pour 319  contempt upon princes,

and he made them wander in a wasteland with no road.

107:41 Yet he protected 320  the needy from oppression,

and cared for his families like a flock of sheep.

107:42 When the godly see this, they rejoice,

and every sinner 321  shuts his mouth.

107:43 Whoever is wise, let him take note of these things!

Let them consider the Lord’s acts of loyal love!

Psalm 108 322 

108:1 A song, a psalm of David.

I am determined, 323  O God!

I will sing and praise you with my whole heart. 324 

108:2 Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!

I will wake up at dawn! 325 

108:3 I will give you thanks before the nations, O Lord!

I will sing praises to you before foreigners! 326 

108:4 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky, 327 

and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

108:5 Rise up 328  above the sky, O God!

May your splendor cover the whole earth! 329 

108:6 Deliver by your power 330  and answer me,

so that the ones you love may be safe. 331 

108:7 God has spoken in his sanctuary: 332 

“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem,

the valley of Succoth I will measure off. 333 

108:8 Gilead belongs to me,

as does Manasseh! 334 

Ephraim is my helmet, 335 

Judah my royal scepter. 336 

108:9 Moab is my wash basin. 337 

I will make Edom serve me. 338 

I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”

108:10 Who will lead me into the fortified city?

Who will bring me to Edom? 339 

108:11 Have you not rejected us, O God?

O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.

108:12 Give us help against the enemy,

for any help men might offer is futile. 340 

108:13 By God’s power we will conquer; 341 

he will trample down 342  our enemies.

Psalm 109 343 

109:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.

O God whom I praise, do not ignore me! 344 

109:2 For they say cruel and deceptive things to me;

they lie to me. 345 

109:3 They surround me and say hateful things; 346 

they attack me for no reason.

109:4 They repay my love with accusations, 347 

but I continue to pray. 348 

109:5 They repay me evil for good, 349 

and hate for love.

109:6 350 

Appoint an evil man to testify against him! 351 

May an accuser stand 352  at his right side!

109:7 When he is judged, he will be found 353  guilty! 354 

Then his prayer will be regarded as sinful.

109:8 May his days be few! 355 

May another take his job! 356 

109:9 May his children 357  be fatherless,

and his wife a widow!

109:10 May his children 358  roam around begging,

asking for handouts as they leave their ruined home! 359 

109:11 May the creditor seize 360  all he owns!

May strangers loot his property! 361 

109:12 May no one show him kindness! 362 

May no one have compassion 363  on his fatherless children!

109:13 May his descendants 364  be cut off! 365 

May the memory of them be wiped out by the time the next generation arrives! 366 

109:14 May his ancestors 367  sins be remembered by the Lord!

May his mother’s sin not be forgotten! 368 

109:15 May the Lord be constantly aware of them, 369 

and cut off the memory of his children 370  from the earth!

109:16 For he never bothered to show kindness; 371 

he harassed the oppressed and needy,

and killed the disheartened. 372 

109:17 He loved to curse 373  others, so those curses have come upon him. 374 

He had no desire to bless anyone, so he has experienced no blessings. 375 

109:18 He made cursing a way of life, 376 

so curses poured into his stomach like water

and seeped into his bones like oil. 377 

109:19 May a curse attach itself to him, like a garment one puts on, 378 

or a belt 379  one wears continually!

109:20 May the Lord repay my accusers in this way, 380 

those who say evil things about 381  me! 382 

109:21 O sovereign Lord,

intervene on my behalf for the sake of your reputation! 383 

Because your loyal love is good, deliver me!

109:22 For I am oppressed and needy,

and my heart beats violently within me. 384 

109:23 I am fading away like a shadow at the end of the day; 385 

I am shaken off like a locust.

109:24 I am so starved my knees shake; 386 

I have turned into skin and bones. 387 

109:25 I am disdained by them. 388 

When they see me, they shake their heads. 389 

109:26 Help me, O Lord my God!

Because you are faithful to me, deliver me! 390 

109:27 Then they will realize 391  this is your work, 392 

and that you, Lord, have accomplished it.

109:28 They curse, but you will bless. 393 

When they attack, they will be humiliated, 394 

but your servant will rejoice.

109:29 My accusers will be covered 395  with shame,

and draped in humiliation as if it were a robe.

109:30 I will thank the Lord profusely, 396 

in the middle of a crowd 397  I will praise him,

109:31 because he stands at the right hand of the needy,

to deliver him from those who threaten 398  his life.

Psalm 110 399 

110:1 A psalm of David.

Here is the Lord’s proclamation 400  to my lord: 401 

“Sit down at my right hand 402  until I make your enemies your footstool! 403 

110:2 The Lord 404  extends 405  your dominion 406  from Zion.

Rule in the midst of your enemies!

110:3 Your people willingly follow you 407  when you go into battle. 408 

On the holy hills 409  at sunrise 410  the dew of your youth 411  belongs to you. 412 

110:4 The Lord makes this promise on oath 413  and will not revoke it: 414 

“You are an eternal priest 415  after the pattern of 416  Melchizedek.” 417 

110:5 O sovereign Lord, 418  at your right hand

he strikes down 419  kings in the day he unleashes his anger. 420 

110:6 He executes judgment 421  against 422  the nations;

he fills the valleys with corpses; 423 

he shatters their heads over the vast battlefield. 424 

110:7 From the stream along the road he drinks;

then he lifts up his head. 425 

Psalm 111 426 

111:1 Praise the Lord!

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,

in the assembly of the godly and the congregation.

111:2 The Lord’s deeds are great,

eagerly awaited 427  by all who desire them.

111:3 His work is majestic and glorious, 428 

and his faithfulness endures 429  forever.

111:4 He does 430  amazing things that will be remembered; 431 

the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

111:5 He gives 432  food to his faithful followers; 433 

he always remembers his covenant. 434 

111:6 He announced that he would do mighty deeds for his people,

giving them a land that belonged to other nations. 435 

111:7 His acts are characterized by 436  faithfulness and justice;

all his precepts are reliable. 437 

111:8 They are forever firm,

and should be faithfully and properly carried out. 438 

111:9 He delivered his people; 439 

he ordained that his covenant be observed forever. 440 

His name is holy and awesome.

111:10 To obey the Lord is the fundamental principle for wise living; 441 

all who carry out his precepts acquire good moral insight. 442 

He will receive praise forever. 443 

Psalm 112 444 

112:1 Praise the Lord!

How blessed is the one 445  who obeys 446  the Lord,

who takes great delight in keeping his commands. 447 

112:2 His descendants 448  will be powerful on the earth;

the godly 449  will be blessed.

112:3 His house contains wealth and riches;

his integrity endures. 450 

112:4 In the darkness a light 451  shines for the godly,

for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just. 452 

112:5 It goes well for the one 453  who generously lends money,

and conducts his business honestly. 454 

112:6 For he will never be upended;

others will always remember one who is just. 455 

112:7 He does not fear bad news.

He 456  is confident; he trusts 457  in the Lord.

112:8 His resolve 458  is firm; he will not succumb to fear

before he looks in triumph on his enemies.

112:9 He generously gives 459  to the needy;

his integrity endures. 460 

He will be vindicated and honored. 461 

112:10 When the wicked 462  see this, they will worry;

they will grind their teeth in frustration 463  and melt away;

the desire of the wicked will perish. 464 

Psalm 113 465 

113:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise, you servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

113:2 May the Lord’s name be praised

now and forevermore!

113:3 From east to west 466 

the Lord’s name is deserving of praise.

113:4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations;

his splendor reaches beyond the sky. 467 

113:5 Who can compare to the Lord our God,

who sits on a high throne? 468 

113:6 He bends down to look 469 

at the sky and the earth.

113:7 He raises the poor from the dirt,

and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile, 470 

113:8 that he might seat him with princes,

with the princes of his people.

113:9 He makes the barren woman of the family 471 

a happy mother of children. 472 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 114 473 

114:1 When Israel left Egypt,

when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind, 474 

114:2 Judah became his sanctuary,

Israel his kingdom.

114:3 The sea looked and fled; 475 

the Jordan River 476  turned back. 477 

114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,

the hills like lambs. 478 

114:5 Why do you flee, O sea?

Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?

114:6 Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,

like lambs, O hills?

114:7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord

before the God of Jacob,

114:8 who turned a rock into a pool of water,

a hard rock into springs of water! 479 

Psalm 115 480 

115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us!

But to your name bring honor, 481 

for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness. 482 

115:2 Why should the nations say,

Where is their God?

115:3 Our God is in heaven!

He does whatever he pleases! 483 

115:4 Their 484  idols are made of silver and gold

they are man-made. 485 

115:5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

115:6 ears, but cannot hear,

noses, but cannot smell,

115:7 hands, but cannot touch,

feet, but cannot walk.

They cannot even clear their throats. 486 

115:8 Those who make them will end up 487  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

115:9 O Israel, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 488  and protector. 489 

115:10 O family 490  of Aaron, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 491  and protector. 492 

115:11 You loyal followers of the Lord, 493  trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 494  and protector. 495 

115:12 The Lord takes notice of us, 496  he will bless 497 

he will bless the family 498  of Israel,

he will bless the family of Aaron.

115:13 He will bless his loyal followers, 499 

both young and old. 500 

115:14 May he increase your numbers,

yours and your children’s! 501 

115:15 May you be blessed by the Lord,

the creator 502  of heaven and earth!

115:16 The heavens belong to the Lord, 503 

but the earth he has given to mankind. 504 

115:17 The dead do not praise the Lord,

nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death. 505 

115:18 But we will praise the Lord

now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 116 506 

116:1 I love the Lord

because he heard my plea for mercy, 507 

116:2 and listened to me. 508 

As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help. 509 

116:3 The ropes of death tightened around me, 510 

the snares 511  of Sheol confronted me.

I was confronted 512  with trouble and sorrow.

116:4 I called on the name of the Lord,

“Please Lord, rescue my life!

116:5 The Lord is merciful and fair;

our God is compassionate.

116:6 The Lord protects 513  the untrained; 514 

I was in serious trouble 515  and he delivered me.

116:7 Rest once more, my soul, 516 

for the Lord has vindicated you. 517 

116:8 Yes, 518  Lord, 519  you rescued my life from death,

and kept my feet from stumbling.

116:9 I will serve 520  the Lord

in the land 521  of the living.

116:10 I had faith when I said,

I am severely oppressed.”

116:11 I rashly declared, 522 

“All men are liars.”

116:12 How can I repay the Lord

for all his acts of kindness to me?

116:13 I will celebrate my deliverance, 523 

and call on the name of the Lord.

116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

before all his people.

116:15 The Lord values

the lives of his faithful followers. 524 

116:16 Yes, Lord! I am indeed your servant;

I am your lowest slave. 525 

You saved me from death. 526 

116:17 I will present a thank offering to you,

and call on the name of the Lord.

116:18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

before all his people,

116:19 in the courts of the Lord’s temple,

in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 117 527 

117:1 Praise the Lord, all you nations!

Applaud him, all you foreigners! 528 

117:2 For his loyal love towers 529  over us,

and the Lord’s faithfulness endures.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 118 530 

118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good

and his loyal love endures! 531 

118:2 Let Israel say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:3 Let the family 532  of Aaron say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:4 Let the loyal followers of the Lord 533  say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:5 In my distress 534  I cried out to the Lord.

The Lord answered me and put me in a wide open place. 535 

118:6 The Lord is on my side, 536  I am not afraid!

What can people do to me? 537 

118:7 The Lord is on my side 538  as my helper. 539 

I look in triumph on those who hate me.

118:8 It is better to take shelter 540  in the Lord

than to trust in people.

118:9 It is better to take shelter in the Lord

than to trust in princes.

118:10 All the nations surrounded me. 541 

Indeed, in the name of the Lord 542  I pushed them away. 543 

118:11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.

Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away.

118:12 They surrounded me like bees.

But they disappeared as quickly 544  as a fire among thorns. 545 

Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away.

118:13You aggressively attacked me 546  and tried to knock me down, 547 

but the Lord helped me.

118:14 The Lord gives me strength and protects me; 548 

he has become my deliverer.” 549 

118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly. 550 

The Lord’s right hand conquers, 551 

118:16 the Lord’s right hand gives victory, 552 

the Lord’s right hand conquers.

118:17 I will not die, but live,

and I will proclaim what the Lord has done. 553 

118:18 The Lord severely 554  punished me,

but he did not hand me over to death.

118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple! 555 

I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

118:20 This is the Lord’s gate

the godly enter through it.

118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me,

and have become my deliverer.

118:22 The stone which the builders discarded 556 

has become the cornerstone. 557 

118:23 This is the Lord’s work.

We consider it amazing! 558 

118:24 This is the day the Lord has brought about. 559 

We will be happy and rejoice in it.

118:25 Please Lord, deliver!

Please Lord, grant us success! 560 

118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the Lord 561  be blessed!

We will pronounce blessings on you 562  in the Lord’s temple. 563 

118:27 The Lord is God and he has delivered us. 564 

Tie the offering 565  with ropes

to the horns of the altar! 566 

118:28 You are my 567  God and I will give you thanks!

You are my God and I will praise you!

118:29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good

and his loyal love endures! 568 

Psalm 119 569 

119:1 א (Alef)

How blessed are those whose actions are blameless, 570 

who obey 571  the law of the Lord.

119:2 How blessed are those who observe his rules,

and seek him with all their heart,

119:3 who, moreover, do no wrong,

but follow in his footsteps. 572 

119:4 You demand that your precepts

be carefully kept. 573 

119:5 If only I were predisposed 574 

to keep your statutes!

119:6 Then I would not be ashamed,

if 575  I were focused on 576  all your commands.

119:7 I will give you sincere thanks, 577 

when I learn your just regulations.

119:8 I will keep your statutes.

Do not completely abandon me! 578 

119:9 ב (Bet)

How can a young person 579  maintain a pure life? 580 

By guarding it according to your instructions! 581 

119:10 With all my heart I seek you.

Do not allow me to stray from your commands!

119:11 In my heart I store up 582  your words, 583 

so I might not sin against you.

119:12 You deserve praise, 584  O Lord!

Teach me your statutes!

119:13 With my lips I proclaim

all the regulations you have revealed. 585 

119:14 I rejoice in the lifestyle prescribed by your rules 586 

as if 587  they were riches of all kinds. 588 

119:15 I will meditate on 589  your precepts

and focus 590  on your behavior. 591 

119:16 I find delight 592  in your statutes;

I do not forget your instructions. 593 

119:17 ג (Gimel)

Be kind to your servant!

Then I will live 594  and keep 595  your instructions. 596 

119:18 Open 597  my eyes so I can truly see 598 

the marvelous things in your law!

119:19 I am like a foreigner in this land. 599 

Do not hide your commands from me!

119:20 I desperately long to know 600 

your regulations at all times.

119:21 You reprimand arrogant people.

Those who stray from your commands are doomed. 601 

119:22 Spare me 602  shame and humiliation,

for I observe your rules.

119:23 Though rulers plot and slander me, 603 

your servant meditates on your statutes.

119:24 Yes, I find delight in your rules;

they give me guidance. 604 

119:25 ד (Dalet)

I collapse in the dirt. 605 

Revive me with your word! 606 

119:26 I told you about my ways 607  and you answered me.

Teach me your statutes!

119:27 Help me to understand what your precepts mean! 608 

Then I can meditate 609  on your marvelous teachings. 610 

119:28 I collapse 611  from grief.

Sustain me by your word! 612 

119:29 Remove me from the path of deceit! 613 

Graciously give me 614  your law!

119:30 I choose the path of faithfulness;

I am committed to 615  your regulations.

119:31 I hold fast 616  to your rules.

O Lord, do not let me be ashamed!

119:32 I run along the path of your commands,

for you enable me to do so. 617 

119:33 ה (He)

Teach me, O Lord, the lifestyle prescribed by your statutes, 618 

so that I might observe it continually. 619 

119:34 Give me understanding so that I might observe your law,

and keep it with all my heart. 620 

119:35 Guide me 621  in the path of your commands,

for I delight to walk in it. 622 

119:36 Give me a desire for your rules, 623 

rather than for wealth gained unjustly. 624 

119:37 Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! 625 

Revive me with your word! 626 

119:38 Confirm to your servant your promise, 627 

which you made to the one who honors you. 628 

119:39 Take away the insults that I dread! 629 

Indeed, 630  your regulations are good.

119:40 Look, I long for your precepts.

Revive me with your deliverance! 631 

119:41 ו (Vav)

May I experience your loyal love, 632  O Lord,

and your deliverance, 633  as you promised. 634 

119:42 Then I will have a reply for the one who insults me, 635 

for I trust in your word.

119:43 Do not completely deprive me of a truthful testimony, 636 

for I await your justice.

119:44 Then I will keep 637  your law continually

now and for all time. 638 

119:45 I will be secure, 639 

for I seek your precepts.

119:46 I will speak 640  about your regulations before kings

and not be ashamed.

119:47 I will find delight in your commands,

which I love.

119:48 I will lift my hands to 641  your commands,

which I love,

and I will meditate on your statutes.

119:49 ז (Zayin)

Remember your word to your servant,

for you have given me hope.

119:50 This 642  is what comforts me in my trouble,

for your promise revives me. 643 

119:51 Arrogant people do nothing but scoff at me. 644 

Yet I do not turn aside from your law.

119:52 I remember your ancient regulations, 645 

O Lord, and console myself. 646 

119:53 Rage takes hold of me because of the wicked,

those who reject your law.

119:54 Your statutes have been my songs 647 

in the house where I live. 648 

119:55 I remember your name during the night, O Lord,

and I will keep 649  your law.

119:56 This 650  has been my practice,

for I observe your precepts.

119:57 ח (Khet)

The Lord is my source of security. 651 

I have determined 652  to follow your instructions. 653 

119:58 I seek your favor 654  with all my heart.

Have mercy on me as you promised! 655 

119:59 I consider my actions 656 

and follow 657  your rules.

119:60 I keep your commands

eagerly and without delay. 658 

119:61 The ropes of the wicked tighten around 659  me,

but I do not forget your law.

119:62 In the middle of the night I arise 660  to thank you

for your just regulations.

119:63 I am a friend to all your loyal followers, 661 

and to those who keep your precepts.

119:64 O Lord, your loyal love fills the earth.

Teach me your statutes!

119:65 ט (Tet)

You are good 662  to your servant,

O Lord, just as you promised. 663 

119:66 Teach me proper discernment 664  and understanding!

For I consider your commands to be reliable. 665 

119:67 Before I was afflicted I used to stray off, 666 

but now I keep your instructions. 667 

119:68 You are good and you do good.

Teach me your statutes!

119:69 Arrogant people smear my reputation with lies, 668 

but I observe your precepts with all my heart.

119:70 Their hearts are calloused, 669 

but I find delight in your law.

119:71 It was good for me to suffer,

so that I might learn your statutes.

119:72 The law you have revealed is more important to me

than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. 670 

119:73 י (Yod)

Your hands made me and formed me. 671 

Give me understanding so that I might learn 672  your commands.

119:74 Your loyal followers will be glad when they see me, 673 

for I find hope in your word.

119:75 I know, Lord, that your regulations 674  are just.

You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me. 675 

119:76 May your loyal love console me,

as you promised your servant. 676 

119:77 May I experience your compassion, 677  so I might live!

For I find delight in your law.

119:78 May the arrogant be humiliated, for they have slandered me! 678 

But I meditate on your precepts.

119:79 May your loyal followers 679  turn to me,

those who know your rules.

119:80 May I be fully committed to your statutes, 680 

so that I might not be ashamed.

119:81 כ (Kaf)

I desperately long for 681  your deliverance.

I find hope in your word.

119:82 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your promise to be fulfilled. 682 

I say, 683 When will you comfort me?

119:83 For 684  I am like a wineskin 685  dried up in smoke. 686 

I do not forget your statutes.

119:84 How long must your servant endure this? 687 

When will you judge those who pursue me?

119:85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me, 688 

which violates your law. 689 

119:86 All your commands are reliable.

I am pursued without reason. 690  Help me!

119:87 They have almost destroyed me here on the earth,

but I do not reject your precepts.

119:88 Revive me with 691  your loyal love,

that I might keep 692  the rules you have revealed. 693 

119:89 ל (Lamed)

O Lord, your instructions endure;

they stand secure in heaven. 694 

119:90 You demonstrate your faithfulness to all generations. 695 

You established the earth and it stood firm.

119:91 Today they stand firm by your decrees,

for all things are your servants.

119:92 If I had not found encouragement in your law, 696 

I would have died in my sorrow. 697 

119:93 I will never forget your precepts,

for by them you have revived me.

119:94 I belong to you. Deliver me!

For I seek your precepts.

119:95 The wicked prepare to kill me, 698 

yet I concentrate on your rules.

119:96 I realize that everything has its limits,

but your commands are beyond full comprehension. 699 

119:97 מ (Mem)

O how I love your law!

All day long I meditate on it.

119:98 Your commandments 700  make me wiser than my enemies,

for I am always aware of them.

119:99 I have more insight than all my teachers,

for I meditate on your rules.

119:100 I am more discerning than those older than I,

for I observe your precepts.

119:101 I stay away 701  from the evil path,

so that I might keep your instructions. 702 

119:102 I do not turn aside from your regulations,

for you teach me.

119:103 Your words are sweeter

in my mouth than honey! 703 

119:104 Your precepts give me discernment.

Therefore I hate all deceitful actions. 704 

119:105 נ (Nun)

Your word 705  is a lamp to walk by,

and a light to illumine my path. 706 

119:106 I have vowed and solemnly sworn

to keep your just regulations.

119:107 I am suffering terribly.

O Lord, revive me with your word! 707 

119:108 O Lord, please accept the freewill offerings of my praise! 708 

Teach me your regulations!

119:109 My life is in continual danger, 709 

but I do not forget your law.

119:110 The wicked lay a trap for me,

but I do not wander from your precepts.

119:111 I claim your rules as my permanent possession,

for they give me joy. 710 

119:112 I am determined to obey 711  your statutes

at all times, to the very end.

119:113 ס (Samek)

I hate people with divided loyalties, 712 

but I love your law.

119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield.

I find hope in your word.

119:115 Turn away from me, you evil men,

so that I can observe 713  the commands of my God. 714 

119:116 Sustain me as you promised, 715  so that I will live. 716 

Do not disappoint me! 717 

119:117 Support me, so that I will be delivered.

Then I will focus 718  on your statutes continually.

119:118 You despise 719  all who stray from your statutes,

for they are deceptive and unreliable. 720 

119:119 You remove all the wicked of the earth like slag. 721 

Therefore I love your rules. 722 

119:120 My body 723  trembles 724  because I fear you; 725 

I am afraid of your judgments.

119:121 ע (Ayin)

I do what is fair and right. 726 

Do not abandon me to my oppressors!

119:122 Guarantee the welfare of your servant! 727 

Do not let the arrogant oppress me!

119:123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance, 728 

for your reliable promise to be fulfilled. 729 

119:124 Show your servant your loyal love! 730 

Teach me your statutes!

119:125 I am your servant. Give me insight,

so that I can understand 731  your rules.

119:126 It is time for the Lord to act –

they break your law!

119:127 For this reason 732  I love your commands

more than gold, even purest gold.

119:128 For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. 733 

I hate all deceitful actions. 734 

119:129 פ (Pe)

Your rules are marvelous.

Therefore I observe them.

119:130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. 735 

They give 736  insight to the untrained. 737 

119:131 I open my mouth and pant,

because I long 738  for your commands.

119:132 Turn toward me and extend mercy to me,

as you typically do to your loyal followers. 739 

119:133 Direct my steps by your word! 740 

Do not let any sin dominate me!

119:134 Deliver me 741  from oppressive men,

so that I can keep 742  your precepts.

119:135 Smile 743  on your servant!

Teach me your statutes!

119:136 Tears stream down from my eyes, 744 

because people 745  do not keep your law.

119:137 צ (Tsade)

You are just, O Lord,

and your judgments are fair.

119:138 The rules you impose are just, 746 

and absolutely reliable.

119:139 My zeal 747  consumes 748  me,

for my enemies forget your instructions. 749 

119:140 Your word is absolutely pure,

and your servant loves it!

119:141 I am insignificant and despised,

yet I do not forget your precepts.

119:142 Your justice endures, 750 

and your law is reliable. 751 

119:143 Distress and hardship confront 752  me,

yet I find delight in your commands.

119:144 Your rules remain just. 753 

Give me insight so that I can live. 754 

119:145 ק (Qof)

I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord!

I will observe your statutes.”

119:146 I cried out to you, “Deliver me,

so that I can keep 755  your rules.”

119:147 I am up before dawn crying for help.

I find hope in your word.

119:148 My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours,

so that I can meditate on your word.

119:149 Listen to me 756  because of 757  your loyal love!

O Lord, revive me, as you typically do! 758 

119:150 Those who are eager to do 759  wrong draw near;

they are far from your law.

119:151 You are near, O Lord,

and all your commands are reliable. 760 

119:152 I learned long ago that

you ordained your rules to last. 761 

119:153 ר (Resh)

See my pain and rescue me!

For I do not forget your law.

119:154 Fight for me 762  and defend me! 763 

Revive me with your word!

119:155 The wicked have no chance for deliverance, 764 

for they do not seek your statutes.

119:156 Your compassion is great, O Lord.

Revive me, as you typically do! 765 

119:157 The enemies who chase me are numerous. 766 

Yet I do not turn aside from your rules.

119:158 I take note of the treacherous and despise them,

because they do not keep your instructions. 767 

119:159 See how I love your precepts!

O Lord, revive me with your loyal love!

119:160 Your instructions are totally reliable;

all your just regulations endure. 768 

119:161 שׂ/שׁ (Sin/Shin)

Rulers pursue me for no reason,

yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions. 769 

119:162 I rejoice in your instructions,

like one who finds much plunder. 770 

119:163 I hate and despise deceit;

I love your law.

119:164 Seven 771  times a day I praise you

because of your just regulations.

119:165 Those who love your law are completely secure; 772 

nothing causes them to stumble. 773 

119:166 I hope for your deliverance, O Lord,

and I obey 774  your commands.

119:167 I keep your rules;

I love them greatly.

119:168 I keep your precepts and rules,

for you are aware of everything I do. 775 

119:169 ת (Tav)

Listen to my cry for help, 776  O Lord!

Give me insight by your word!

119:170 Listen to my appeal for mercy! 777 

Deliver me, as you promised. 778 

119:171 May praise flow freely from my lips,

for you teach me your statutes.

119:172 May my tongue sing about your instructions, 779 

for all your commands are just.

119:173 May your hand help me,

for I choose to obey 780  your precepts.

119:174 I long for your deliverance, O Lord;

I find delight in your law.

119:175 May I 781  live and praise you!

May your regulations help me! 782 

119:176 I have wandered off like a lost sheep. 783 

Come looking for your servant,

for I do not forget your commands.

Psalm 120 784 

120:1 A song of ascents. 785 

In my distress I cried out

to the Lord and he answered me.

120:2 I said, 786  “O Lord, rescue me 787 

from those who lie with their lips 788 

and those who deceive with their tongue. 789 

120:3 How will he severely punish you,

you deceptive talker? 790 

120:4 Here’s how! 791  With the sharp arrows of warriors,

with arrowheads forged over the hot coals. 792 

120:5 How miserable I am! 793 

For I have lived temporarily 794  in Meshech;

I have resided among the tents of Kedar. 795 

120:6 For too long I have had to reside

with those who hate 796  peace.

120:7 I am committed to peace, 797 

but when I speak, they want to make war. 798 

Psalm 121 799 

121:1 A song of ascents. 800 

I look up 801  toward the hills.

From where 802  does my help come?

121:2 My help comes from the Lord, 803 

the Creator 804  of heaven and earth!

121:3 May he not allow your foot to slip!

May your protector 805  not sleep! 806 

121:4 Look! Israel’s protector 807 

does not sleep or slumber!

121:5 The Lord is your protector;

the Lord is the shade at your right hand.

121:6 The sun will not harm you by day,

or the moon by night. 808 

121:7 The Lord will protect you from all harm;

he will protect your life.

121:8 The Lord will protect you in all you do, 809 

now and forevermore.

Psalm 122 810 

122:1 A song of ascents, 811  by David.

I was glad because 812  they said to me,

“We will go to the Lord’s temple.”

122:2 Our feet are 813  standing

inside your gates, O Jerusalem.

122:3 Jerusalem 814  is a city designed

to accommodate an assembly. 815 

122:4 The tribes go up 816  there, 817 

the tribes of the Lord,

where it is required that Israel

give thanks to the name of the Lord. 818 

122:5 Indeed, 819  the leaders sit 820  there on thrones and make legal decisions,

on the thrones of the house of David. 821 

122:6 Pray 822  for the peace of Jerusalem!

May those who love her prosper! 823 

122:7 May there be peace inside your defenses,

and prosperity 824  inside your fortresses! 825 

122:8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors

I will say, “May there be peace in you!

122:9 For the sake of the temple of the Lord our God

I will pray for you to prosper. 826 

Psalm 123 827 

123:1 A song of ascents. 828 

I look up 829  toward you,

the one enthroned 830  in heaven.

123:2 Look, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,

as the eyes of a female servant look to the hand of her mistress, 831 

so my eyes will look to the Lord, our God, until he shows us favor.

123:3 Show us favor, O Lord, show us favor!

For we have had our fill of humiliation, and then some. 832 

123:4 We have had our fill 833 

of the taunts of the self-assured,

of the contempt of the proud.

Psalm 124 834 

124:1 A song of ascents, 835  by David.

If the Lord had not been on our side” –

let Israel say this! –

124:2 if the Lord had not been on our side,

when men attacked us, 836 

124:3 they would have swallowed us alive,

when their anger raged against us.

124:4 The water would have overpowered us;

the current 837  would have overwhelmed 838  us. 839 

124:5 The raging water

would have overwhelmed us. 840 

124:6 The Lord deserves praise, 841 

for 842  he did not hand us over as prey to their teeth.

124:7 We escaped with our lives, 843  like a bird from a hunter’s snare.

The snare broke, and we escaped.

124:8 Our deliverer is the Lord, 844 

the Creator 845  of heaven and earth.

Psalm 125 846 

125:1 A song of ascents. 847 

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion;

it cannot be upended and will endure forever.

125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, 848 

so the Lord surrounds his people,

now and forevermore.

125:3 Indeed, 849  the scepter of a wicked king 850  will not settle 851 

upon the allotted land of the godly.

Otherwise the godly might

do what is wrong. 852 

125:4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,

to the morally upright! 853 

125:5 As for those who are bent on traveling a sinful path, 854 

may the Lord remove them, 855  along with those who behave wickedly! 856 

May Israel experience peace! 857 

Psalm 126 858 

126:1 A song of ascents. 859 

When the Lord restored the well-being of Zion, 860 

we thought we were dreaming. 861 

126:2 At that time we laughed loudly

and shouted for joy. 862 

At that time the nations said, 863 

“The Lord has accomplished great things for these people.”

126:3 The Lord did indeed accomplish great things for us.

We were happy.

126:4 O Lord, restore our well-being,

just as the streams in the arid south are replenished. 864 

126:5 Those who shed tears as they plant

will shout for joy when they reap the harvest. 865 

126:6 The one who weeps as he walks along, carrying his bag 866  of seed,

will certainly come in with a shout of joy, carrying his sheaves of grain. 867 

Psalm 127 868 

127:1 A song of ascents, 869  by Solomon.

If the Lord does not build a house, 870 

then those who build it work in vain.

If the Lord does not guard a city, 871 

then the watchman stands guard in vain.

127:2 It is vain for you to rise early, come home late,

and work so hard for your food. 872 

Yes, 873  he can provide for those whom he loves even when they sleep. 874 

127:3 Yes, 875  sons 876  are a gift from the Lord,

the fruit of the womb is a reward.

127:4 Sons born during one’s youth

are like arrows in a warrior’s hand. 877 

127:5 How blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!

They will not be put to shame 878  when they confront 879  enemies at the city gate.

Psalm 128 880 

128:1 A song of ascents. 881 

How blessed is every one of the Lord’s loyal followers, 882 

each one who keeps his commands! 883 

128:2 You 884  will eat what you worked so hard to grow. 885 

You will be blessed and secure. 886 

128:3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine 887 

in the inner rooms of your house;

your children 888  will be like olive branches,

as they sit all around your table.

128:4 Yes indeed, the man who fears the Lord

will be blessed in this way. 889 

128:5 May the Lord bless you 890  from Zion,

that you might see 891  Jerusalem 892  prosper

all the days of your life,

128:6 and that you might see 893  your grandchildren. 894 

May Israel experience peace! 895 

Psalm 129 896 

129:1 A song of ascents. 897 

“Since my youth they have often attacked me,”

let Israel say.

129:2Since my youth they have often attacked me,

but they have not defeated me.

129:3 The plowers plowed my back;

they made their furrows long.

129:4 The Lord is just;

he cut the ropes of the wicked.” 898 

129:5 May all who hate Zion

be humiliated and turned back!

129:6 May they be like the grass on the rooftops

which withers before one can even pull it up, 899 

129:7 which cannot fill the reaper’s hand,

or the lap of the one who gathers the grain!

129:8 Those who pass by will not say, 900 

“May you experience the Lord’s blessing!

We pronounce a blessing on you in the name of the Lord.”

Psalm 130 901 

130:1 A song of ascents. 902 

From the deep water 903  I cry out to you, O Lord.

130:2 O Lord, listen to me! 904 

Pay attention to 905  my plea for mercy!

130:3 If you, O Lord, were to keep track of 906  sins,

O Lord, who could stand before you? 907 

130:4 But 908  you are willing to forgive, 909 

so that you might 910  be honored. 911 

130:5 I rely on 912  the Lord,

I rely on him with my whole being; 913 

I wait for his assuring word. 914 

130:6 I yearn for the Lord, 915 

more than watchmen do for the morning,

yes, more than watchmen do for the morning. 916 

130:7 O Israel, hope in the Lord,

for the Lord exhibits loyal love, 917 

and is more than willing to deliver. 918 

130:8 He will deliver 919  Israel

from all the consequences of their sins. 920 

Psalm 131 921 

131:1 A song of ascents, 922  by David.

O Lord, my heart is not proud,

nor do I have a haughty look. 923 

I do not have great aspirations,

or concern myself with things that are beyond me. 924 

131:2 Indeed 925  I am composed and quiet, 926 

like a young child carried by its mother; 927 

I am content like the young child I carry. 928 

131:3 O Israel, hope in the Lord

now and forevermore!

Psalm 132 929 

132:1 A song of ascents. 930 

O Lord, for David’s sake remember

all his strenuous effort, 931 

132:2 and how he made a vow to the Lord,

and swore an oath to the powerful ruler of Jacob. 932 

132:3 He said, 933  “I will not enter my own home, 934 

or get into my bed. 935 

132:4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep,

or my eyelids to slumber,

132:5 until I find a place for the Lord,

a fine dwelling place 936  for the powerful ruler of Jacob.” 937 

132:6 Look, we heard about it 938  in Ephrathah, 939 

we found it in the territory of Jaar. 940 

132:7 Let us go to his dwelling place!

Let us worship 941  before his footstool!

132:8 Ascend, O Lord, to your resting place,

you and the ark of your strength!

132:9 May your priests be clothed with integrity! 942 

May your loyal followers shout for joy!

132:10 For the sake of David, your servant,

do not reject your chosen king! 943 

132:11 The Lord made a reliable promise to David; 944 

he will not go back on his word. 945 

He said, 946  “I will place one of your descendants 947  on your throne.

132:12 If your sons keep my covenant

and the rules I teach them,

their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”

132:13 Certainly 948  the Lord has chosen Zion;

he decided to make it his home. 949 

132:14 He said, 950  “This will be my resting place forever;

I will live here, for I have chosen it. 951 

132:15 I will abundantly supply what she needs; 952 

I will give her poor all the food they need. 953 

132:16 I will protect her priests, 954 

and her godly people will shout exuberantly. 955 

132:17 There I will make David strong; 956 

I have determined that my chosen king’s dynasty will continue. 957 

132:18 I will humiliate his enemies, 958 

and his crown will shine.

Psalm 133 959 

133:1 A song of ascents, 960  by David.

Look! How good and how pleasant it is

when brothers live together! 961 

133:2 It is like fine oil poured on the head

which flows down the beard 962 

Aaron’s beard,

and then flows down his garments. 963 

133:3 It is like the dew of Hermon, 964 

which flows down upon the hills of Zion. 965 

Indeed 966  that is where the Lord has decreed

a blessing will be available – eternal life. 967 

Psalm 134 968 

134:1 A song of ascents. 969 

Attention! 970  Praise the Lord,

all you servants of the Lord,

who serve 971  in the Lord’s temple during the night.

134:2 Lift your hands toward the sanctuary

and praise the Lord!

134:3 May the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth,

bless you 972  from Zion! 973 

Psalm 135 974 

135:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the name of the Lord!

Offer praise, you servants of the Lord,

135:2 who serve 975  in the Lord’s temple,

in the courts of the temple of our God.

135:3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good!

Sing praises to his name, for it is pleasant! 976 

135:4 Indeed, 977  the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel to be his special possession. 978 

135:5 Yes, 979  I know the Lord is great,

and our Lord is superior to all gods.

135:6 He does whatever he pleases

in heaven and on earth,

in the seas and all the ocean depths.

135:7 He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth,

makes lightning bolts accompany the rain,

and brings the wind out of his storehouses.

135:8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,

including both men and animals.

135:9 He performed awesome deeds 980  and acts of judgment 981 

in your midst, O Egypt,

against Pharaoh and all his servants.

135:10 He defeated many nations,

and killed mighty kings

135:11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

and Og, king of Bashan,

and all the kingdoms of Canaan.

135:12 He gave their land as an inheritance,

as an inheritance to Israel his people.

135:13 O Lord, your name endures, 982 

your reputation, O Lord, lasts. 983 

135:14 For the Lord vindicates 984  his people,

and has compassion on his servants. 985 

135:15 The nationsidols are made of silver and gold,

they are man-made. 986 

135:16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

135:17 and ears, but cannot hear.

Indeed, they cannot breathe. 987 

135:18 Those who make them will end up 988  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

135:19 O family 989  of Israel, praise the Lord!

O family of Aaron, praise the Lord!

135:20 O family of Levi, praise the Lord!

You loyal followers 990  of the Lord, praise the Lord!

135:21 The Lord deserves praise in Zion 991 

he who dwells in Jerusalem. 992 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 136 993 

136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his loyal love endures. 994 

136:2 Give thanks to the God of gods,

for his loyal love endures.

136:3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,

for his loyal love endures,

136:4 to the one who performs magnificent, amazing deeds all by himself,

for his loyal love endures,

136:5 to the one who used wisdom to make the heavens,

for his loyal love endures,

136:6 to the one who spread out the earth over the water,

for his loyal love endures,

136:7 to the one who made the great lights,

for his loyal love endures,

136:8 the sun to rule by day,

for his loyal love endures,

136:9 the moon and stars to rule by night,

for his loyal love endures,

136:10 to the one who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,

for his loyal love endures,

136:11 and led Israel out from their midst,

for his loyal love endures,

136:12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,

for his loyal love endures,

136:13 to the one who divided 995  the Red Sea 996  in two, 997 

for his loyal love endures,

136:14 and led Israel through its midst,

for his loyal love endures,

136:15 and tossed 998  Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea,

for his loyal love endures,

136:16 to the one who led his people through the wilderness,

for his loyal love endures,

136:17 to the one who struck down great kings,

for his loyal love endures,

136:18 and killed powerful kings,

for his loyal love endures,

136:19 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

for his loyal love endures,

136:20 Og, king of Bashan,

for his loyal love endures,

136:21 and gave their land as an inheritance,

for his loyal love endures,

136:22 as an inheritance to Israel his servant,

for his loyal love endures,

136:23 to the one who remembered us when we were down, 999 

for his loyal love endures,

136:24 and snatched us away from our enemies,

for his loyal love endures,

136:25 to the one who gives food to all living things, 1000 

for his loyal love endures.

136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,

for his loyal love endures!

Psalm 137 1001 

137:1 By the rivers of Babylon

we sit down and weep 1002 

when we remember Zion.

137:2 On the poplars in her midst

we hang our harps,

137:3 for there our captors ask us to compose songs; 1003 

those who mock us demand that we be happy, saying: 1004 

“Sing for us a song about Zion! 1005 

137:4 How can we sing a song to the Lord

in a foreign land?

137:5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

may my right hand be crippled! 1006 

137:6 May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,

if I do not remember you,

and do not give Jerusalem priority

over whatever gives me the most joy. 1007 

137:7 Remember, O Lord, what the Edomites did

on the day Jerusalem fell. 1008 

They said, “Tear it down, tear it down, 1009 

right to its very foundation!

137:8 O daughter Babylon, soon to be devastated! 1010 

How blessed will be the one who repays you

for what you dished out to us! 1011 

137:9 How blessed will be the one who grabs your babies

and smashes them on a rock! 1012 

Psalm 138 1013 

138:1 By David.

I will give you thanks with all my heart;

before the heavenly assembly 1014  I will sing praises to you.

138:2 I will bow down toward your holy temple,

and give thanks to your name,

because of your loyal love and faithfulness,

for you have exalted your promise above the entire sky. 1015 

138:3 When 1016  I cried out for help, you answered me.

You made me bold and energized me. 1017 

138:4 Let all the kings of the earth give thanks 1018  to you, O Lord,

when they hear the words you speak. 1019 

138:5 Let them sing about the Lord’s deeds, 1020 

for the Lord’s splendor is magnificent. 1021 

138:6 Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the lowly,

and recognizes the proud from far away.

138:7 Even when I must walk in the midst of danger, 1022  you revive me.

You oppose my angry enemies, 1023 

and your right hand delivers me.

138:8 The Lord avenges me. 1024 

O Lord, your loyal love endures.

Do not abandon those whom you have made! 1025 

Psalm 139 1026 

139:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.

O Lord, you examine me 1027  and know.

139:2 You know when I sit down and when I get up;

even from far away you understand my motives.

139:3 You carefully observe me when I travel or when I lie down to rest; 1028 

you are aware of everything I do. 1029 

139:4 Certainly 1030  my tongue does not frame a word

without you, O Lord, being thoroughly aware of it. 1031 

139:5 You squeeze me in from behind and in front;

you place your hand on me.

139:6 Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension;

it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it. 1032 

139:7 Where can I go to escape your spirit?

Where can I flee to escape your presence? 1033 

139:8 If I were to ascend 1034  to heaven, you would be there.

If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be. 1035 

139:9 If I were to fly away 1036  on the wings of the dawn, 1037 

and settle down on the other side 1038  of the sea,

139:10 even there your hand would guide me,

your right hand would grab hold of me.

139:11 If I were to say, “Certainly the darkness will cover me, 1039 

and the light will turn to night all around me,” 1040 

139:12 even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, 1041 

and the night is as bright as 1042  day;

darkness and light are the same to you. 1043 

139:13 Certainly 1044  you made my mind and heart; 1045 

you wove me together 1046  in my mother’s womb.

139:14 I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. 1047 

You knew me thoroughly; 1048 

139:15 my bones were not hidden from you,

when 1049  I was made in secret

and sewed together in the depths of the earth. 1050 

139:16 Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. 1051 

All the days ordained for me

were recorded in your scroll

before one of them came into existence. 1052 

139:17 How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! 1053 

How vast is their sum total! 1054 

139:18 If I tried to count them,

they would outnumber the grains of sand.

Even if I finished counting them,

I would still have to contend with you. 1055 

139:19 If only 1056  you would kill the wicked, O God!

Get away from me, you violent men! 1057 

139:20 They 1058  rebel against you 1059  and act deceitfully; 1060 

your enemies lie. 1061 

139:21 O Lord, do I not hate those who hate you,

and despise those who oppose you? 1062 

139:22 I absolutely hate them, 1063 

they have become my enemies!

139:23 Examine me, and probe my thoughts! 1064 

Test me, and know my concerns! 1065 

139:24 See if there is any idolatrous tendency 1066  in me,

and lead me in the reliable ancient path! 1067 

Psalm 140 1068 

140:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.

O Lord, rescue me from wicked men! 1069 

Protect me from violent men, 1070 

140:2 who plan ways to harm me. 1071 

All day long they stir up conflict. 1072 

140:3 Their tongues wound like a serpent; 1073 

a viper’s 1074  venom is behind 1075  their lips. (Selah)

140:4 O Lord, shelter me from the power 1076  of the wicked!

Protect me from violent men,

who plan to knock me over. 1077 

140:5 Proud men hide a snare for me;

evil men 1078  spread a net by the path;

they set traps for me. (Selah)

140:6 I say to the Lord, “You are my God.”

O Lord, pay attention to my plea for mercy!

140:7 O sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, 1079 

you shield 1080  my head in the day of battle.

140:8 O Lord, do not let the wicked have their way! 1081 

Do not allow their 1082  plan to succeed when they attack! 1083  (Selah)

140:9 As for the heads of those who surround me –

may the harm done by 1084  their lips overwhelm them!

140:10 May he rain down 1085  fiery coals upon them!

May he throw them into the fire!

From bottomless pits they will not escape. 1086 

140:11 A slanderer 1087  will not endure on 1088  the earth;

calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down. 1089 

140:12 I know 1090  that the Lord defends the cause of the oppressed

and vindicates the poor. 1091 

140:13 Certainly the godly will give thanks to your name;

the morally upright will live in your presence.

Psalm 141 1092 

141:1 A psalm of David.

O Lord, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me!

Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!

141:2 May you accept my prayer like incense,

my uplifted hands like the evening offering! 1093 

141:3 O Lord, place a guard on my mouth!

Protect the opening 1094  of my lips! 1095 

141:4 Do not let me have evil desires, 1096 

or participate in sinful activities

with men who behave wickedly. 1097 

I will not eat their delicacies. 1098 

141:5 May the godly strike me in love and correct me!

May my head not refuse 1099  choice oil! 1100 

Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds. 1101 

141:6 They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges. 1102 

They 1103  will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.

141:7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, 1104 

so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

141:8 Surely I am looking to you, 1105  O sovereign Lord.

In you I take shelter.

Do not expose me to danger! 1106 

141:9 Protect me from the snare they have laid for me,

and the traps the evildoers have set. 1107 

141:10 Let the wicked fall 1108  into their 1109  own nets,

while I escape. 1110 

Psalm 142 1111 

142:1 A well-written song 1112  by David, when he was in the cave; 1113  a prayer.

To the Lord I cry out; 1114 

to the Lord I plead for mercy. 1115 

142:2 I pour out my lament before him;

I tell him about 1116  my troubles.

142:3 Even when my strength leaves me, 1117 

you watch my footsteps. 1118 

In the path where I walk

they have hidden a trap for me.

142:4 Look to the right and see!

No one cares about me. 1119 

I have nowhere to run; 1120 

no one is concerned about my life. 1121 

142:5 I cry out to you, O Lord;

I say, “You are my shelter,

my security 1122  in the land of the living.”

142:6 Listen to my cry for help,

for I am in serious trouble! 1123 

Rescue me from those who chase me,

for they are stronger than I am.

142:7 Free me 1124  from prison,

that I may give thanks to your name.

Because of me the godly will assemble, 1125 

for you will vindicate me. 1126 

Psalm 143 1127 

143:1 A psalm of David.

O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my plea for help!

Because of your faithfulness and justice, answer me!

143:2 Do not sit in judgment on 1128  your servant,

for no one alive is innocent before you. 1129 

143:3 Certainly 1130  my enemies 1131  chase me.

They smash me into the ground. 1132 

They force me to live 1133  in dark regions, 1134 

like those who have been dead for ages.

143:4 My strength leaves me; 1135 

I am absolutely shocked. 1136 

143:5 I recall the old days; 1137 

I meditate on all you have done;

I reflect on your accomplishments. 1138 

143:6 I spread my hands out to you in prayer; 1139 

my soul thirsts for you in a parched 1140  land. 1141 

143:7 Answer me quickly, Lord!

My strength is fading. 1142 

Do not reject me, 1143 

or I will join 1144  those descending into the grave. 1145 

143:8 May I hear about your loyal love in the morning, 1146 

for I trust in you.

Show me the way I should go, 1147 

because I long for you. 1148 

143:9 Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord!

I run to you for protection. 1149 

143:10 Teach me to do what pleases you, 1150 

for you are my God.

May your kind presence 1151 

lead me 1152  into a level land. 1153 

143:11 O Lord, for the sake of your reputation, 1154  revive me! 1155 

Because of your justice, rescue me from trouble! 1156 

143:12 As a demonstration of your loyal love, 1157  destroy my enemies!

Annihilate 1158  all who threaten my life, 1159 

for I am your servant.

Psalm 144 1160 

144:1 By David.

The Lord, my protector, 1161  deserves praise 1162 

the one who trains my hands for battle, 1163 

and my fingers for war,

144:2 who loves me 1164  and is my stronghold,

my refuge 1165  and my deliverer,

my shield and the one in whom I take shelter,

who makes nations submit to me. 1166 

144:3 O Lord, of what importance is the human race, 1167  that you should notice them?

Of what importance is mankind, 1168  that you should be concerned about them? 1169 

144:4 People 1170  are like a vapor,

their days like a shadow that disappears. 1171 

144:5 O Lord, make the sky sink 1172  and come down! 1173 

Touch the mountains and make them smolder! 1174 

144:6 Hurl lightning bolts and scatter them!

Shoot your arrows and rout them! 1175 

144:7 Reach down 1176  from above!

Grab me and rescue me from the surging water, 1177 

from the power of foreigners, 1178 

144:8 who speak lies,

and make false promises. 1179 

144:9 O God, I will sing a new song to you!

Accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, I will sing praises to you,

144:10 the one who delivers 1180  kings,

and rescued David his servant from a deadly 1181  sword.

144:11 Grab me and rescue me from the power of foreigners, 1182 

who speak lies,

and make false promises. 1183 

144:12 Then 1184  our sons will be like plants,

that quickly grow to full size. 1185 

Our daughters will be like corner pillars, 1186 

carved like those in a palace. 1187 

144:13 Our storehouses 1188  will be full,

providing all kinds of food. 1189 

Our sheep will multiply by the thousands

and fill 1190  our pastures. 1191 

144:14 Our cattle will be weighted down with produce. 1192 

No one will break through our walls,

no one will be taken captive,

and there will be no terrified cries in our city squares. 1193 

144:15 How blessed are the people who experience these things! 1194 

How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

Psalm 145 1195 

145:1 A psalm of praise, by David.

I will extol you, my God, O king!

I will praise your name continually! 1196 

145:2 Every day I will praise you!

I will praise your name continually! 1197 

145:3 The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise!

No one can fathom his greatness! 1198 

145:4 One generation will praise your deeds to another,

and tell about your mighty acts! 1199 

145:5 I will focus on your honor and majestic splendor,

and your amazing deeds! 1200 

145:6 They will proclaim 1201  the power of your awesome acts!

I will declare your great deeds!

145:7 They will talk about the fame of your great kindness, 1202 

and sing about your justice. 1203 

145:8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate;

he is patient 1204  and demonstrates great loyal love. 1205 

145:9 The Lord is good to all,

and has compassion on all he has made. 1206 

145:10 All he has made will give thanks to the Lord.

Your loyal followers will praise you.

145:11 They will proclaim the splendor of your kingdom;

they will tell about your power,

145:12 so that mankind 1207  might acknowledge your mighty acts,

and the majestic splendor of your kingdom.

145:13 Your kingdom is an eternal kingdom, 1208 

and your dominion endures through all generations.

145:14 1209 

The Lord supports all who fall,

and lifts up all who are bent over. 1210 

145:15 Everything looks to you in anticipation, 1211 

and you provide them with food on a regular basis. 1212 

145:16 You open your hand,

and fill every living thing with the food they desire. 1213 

145:17 The Lord is just in all his actions, 1214 

and exhibits love in all he does. 1215 

145:18 The Lord is near all who cry out to him,

all who cry out to him sincerely. 1216 

145:19 He satisfies the desire 1217  of his loyal followers; 1218 

he hears their cry for help and delivers them.

145:20 The Lord protects those who love him,

but he destroys all the wicked.

145:21 My mouth will praise the Lord. 1219 

Let all who live 1220  praise his holy name forever!

Psalm 146 1221 

146:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

146:2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live!

I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist!

146:3 Do not trust in princes,

or in human beings, who cannot deliver! 1222 

146:4 Their life’s breath departs, they return to the ground;

on that day their plans die. 1223 

146:5 How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

146:6 the one who made heaven and earth,

the sea, and all that is in them,

who remains forever faithful, 1224 

146:7 vindicates the oppressed, 1225 

and gives food to the hungry.

The Lord releases the imprisoned.

146:8 The Lord gives sight to the blind.

The Lord lifts up all who are bent over. 1226 

The Lord loves the godly.

146:9 The Lord protects those residing outside their native land;

he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, 1227 

but he opposes the wicked. 1228 

146:10 The Lord rules forever,

your God, O Zion, throughout the generations to come! 1229 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 147 1230 

147:1 Praise the Lord,

for it is good to sing praises to our God!

Yes, 1231  praise is pleasant and appropriate!

147:2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem, 1232 

and gathers the exiles of Israel.

147:3 He heals 1233  the brokenhearted,

and bandages their wounds.

147:4 He counts the number of the stars;

he names all of them.

147:5 Our Lord is great and has awesome power; 1234 

there is no limit to his wisdom. 1235 

147:6 The Lord lifts up the oppressed,

but knocks 1236  the wicked to the ground.

147:7 Offer to the Lord a song of thanks! 1237 

Sing praises to our God to the accompaniment of a harp!

147:8 He covers 1238  the sky with clouds,

provides the earth with rain,

and causes grass to grow on the hillsides. 1239 

147:9 He gives food to the animals,

and to the young ravens when they chirp. 1240 

147:10 He is not enamored with the strength of a horse,

nor is he impressed by the warrior’s strong legs. 1241 

147:11 The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, 1242 

and in those who wait for his loyal love.

147:12 Extol the Lord, O Jerusalem!

Praise your God, O Zion!

147:13 For he makes the bars of your gates strong.

He blesses your children 1243  within you.

147:14 He 1244  brings peace to your territory. 1245 

He abundantly provides for you 1246  the best grain.

147:15 He 1247  sends his command through the earth; 1248 

swiftly his order reaches its destination. 1249 

147:16 He sends the snow that is white like wool;

he spreads the frost that is white like ashes. 1250 

147:17 He throws his hailstones 1251  like crumbs.

Who can withstand the cold wind he sends? 1252 

147:18 He then orders it all to melt; 1253 

he breathes on it, 1254  and the water flows.

147:19 He proclaims his word to Jacob,

his statutes and regulations to Israel.

147:20 He has not done so with any other nation;

they are not aware of his regulations.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 148 1255 

148:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the sky!

Praise him in the heavens!

148:2 Praise him, all his angels! 1256 

Praise him, all his heavenly assembly! 1257 

148:3 Praise him, O sun and moon!

Praise him, all you shiny stars! 1258 

148:4 Praise him, O highest heaven,

and you waters above the sky! 1259 

148:5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for he gave the command and they came into existence.

148:6 He established them so they would endure; 1260 

he issued a decree that will not be revoked. 1261 

148:7 Praise the Lord from the earth,

you sea creatures and all you ocean depths,

148:8 O fire and hail, snow and clouds, 1262 

O stormy wind that carries out his orders, 1263 

148:9 you mountains and all you hills,

you fruit trees and all you cedars,

148:10 you animals and all you cattle,

you creeping things and birds,

148:11 you kings of the earth and all you nations,

you princes and all you leaders 1264  on the earth,

148:12 you young men and young women,

you elderly, along with you children!

148:13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted;

his majesty extends over the earth and sky.

148:14 He has made his people victorious, 1265 

and given all his loyal followers reason to praise

the Israelites, the people who are close to him. 1266 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 149 1267 

149:1 Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Praise him in the assembly of the godly! 1268 

149:2 Let Israel rejoice in their Creator!

Let the people 1269  of Zion delight in their king! 1270 

149:3 Let them praise his name with dancing!

Let them sing praises to him to the accompaniment of the tambourine and harp!

149:4 For the Lord takes delight in his people;

he exalts the oppressed by delivering them. 1271 

149:5 Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication! 1272 

Let them shout for joy upon their beds! 1273 

149:6 May they praise God

while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand, 1274 

149:7 in order to take 1275  revenge on the nations,

and punish foreigners.

149:8 They bind 1276  their kings in chains,

and their nobles in iron shackles,

149:9 and execute the judgment to which their enemies 1277  have been sentenced. 1278 

All his loyal followers will be vindicated. 1279 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150 1280 

150:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary!

Praise him in the sky, which testifies to his strength! 1281 

150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts!

Praise him for his surpassing greatness!

150:3 Praise him with the blast of the horn!

Praise him with the lyre and the harp!

150:4 Praise him with the tambourine and with dancing!

Praise him with stringed instruments and the flute!

150:5 Praise him with loud cymbals!

Praise him with clanging cymbals!

150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

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