Bible: Psalms 107-150

Book 5
(Psalms 107-150)

Psalm 107 1 

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

and his loyal love endures! 2 

107:2 Let those delivered by the Lord speak out, 3 

those whom he delivered 4  from the power 5  of the enemy,

107:3 and gathered from foreign lands, 6 

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. 7 

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, 8 

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! 9 

107:9 For he has satisfied those who thirst, 10 

and those who hunger he has filled with food. 11 

107:10 They sat in utter darkness, 12 

bound in painful iron chains, 13 

107:11 because they had rebelled against God’s commands, 14 

and rejected the instructions of the sovereign king. 15 

107:12 So he used suffering to humble them; 16 

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, 17 

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! 18 

107:16 For he shattered the bronze gates,

and hacked through the iron bars. 19 

107:17 They acted like fools in their rebellious ways, 20 

and suffered because of their sins.

107:18 They lost their appetite for all food, 21 

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 22  and healed them;

he rescued them from the pits where they were trapped. 23 

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

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 24 

107:22 Let them present thank offerings,

and loudly proclaim what he has done! 25 

107:23 26 

Some traveled on 27  the sea in ships,

and carried cargo over the vast waters. 28 

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, 29 

and it stirred up the waves of the sea. 30 

107:26 They 31  reached up to the sky,

then dropped into the depths.

The sailorsstrength 32  left them 33  because the danger was so great. 34 

107:27 They swayed 35  and staggered like a drunk,

and all their skill proved ineffective. 36 

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

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:29 He calmed the storm, 37 

and the waves 38  grew silent.

107:30 The sailors 39  rejoiced because the waves 40  grew quiet,

and he led them to the harbor 41  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! 42 

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

Let them praise him in the place where the leaders preside! 43 

107:33 He turned 44  streams into a desert,

springs of water into arid land,

107:34 and a fruitful land into a barren place, 45 

because of the sin of its inhabitants.

107:35 As for his people, 46  he turned 47  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 48  fields,

and planted vineyards,

which yielded a harvest of fruit. 49 

107:38 He blessed 50  them so that they became very numerous.

He would not allow their cattle to decrease in number. 51 

107:39 As for their enemies, 52  they decreased in number and were beaten down,

because of painful distress 53  and suffering.

107:40 He would pour 54  contempt upon princes,

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

107:41 Yet he protected 55  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 56  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 57 

108:1 A song, a psalm of David.

I am determined, 58  O God!

I will sing and praise you with my whole heart. 59 

108:2 Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!

I will wake up at dawn! 60 

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

I will sing praises to you before foreigners! 61 

108:4 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky, 62 

and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

108:5 Rise up 63  above the sky, O God!

May your splendor cover the whole earth! 64 

108:6 Deliver by your power 65  and answer me,

so that the ones you love may be safe. 66 

108:7 God has spoken in his sanctuary: 67 

“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem,

the valley of Succoth I will measure off. 68 

108:8 Gilead belongs to me,

as does Manasseh! 69 

Ephraim is my helmet, 70 

Judah my royal scepter. 71 

108:9 Moab is my wash basin. 72 

I will make Edom serve me. 73 

I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”

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

Who will bring me to Edom? 74 

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. 75 

108:13 By God’s power we will conquer; 76 

he will trample down 77  our enemies.

Psalm 109 78 

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

O God whom I praise, do not ignore me! 79 

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

they lie to me. 80 

109:3 They surround me and say hateful things; 81 

they attack me for no reason.

109:4 They repay my love with accusations, 82 

but I continue to pray. 83 

109:5 They repay me evil for good, 84 

and hate for love.

109:6 85 

Appoint an evil man to testify against him! 86 

May an accuser stand 87  at his right side!

109:7 When he is judged, he will be found 88  guilty! 89 

Then his prayer will be regarded as sinful.

109:8 May his days be few! 90 

May another take his job! 91 

109:9 May his children 92  be fatherless,

and his wife a widow!

109:10 May his children 93  roam around begging,

asking for handouts as they leave their ruined home! 94 

109:11 May the creditor seize 95  all he owns!

May strangers loot his property! 96 

109:12 May no one show him kindness! 97 

May no one have compassion 98  on his fatherless children!

109:13 May his descendants 99  be cut off! 100 

May the memory of them be wiped out by the time the next generation arrives! 101 

109:14 May his ancestors 102  sins be remembered by the Lord!

May his mother’s sin not be forgotten! 103 

109:15 May the Lord be constantly aware of them, 104 

and cut off the memory of his children 105  from the earth!

109:16 For he never bothered to show kindness; 106 

he harassed the oppressed and needy,

and killed the disheartened. 107 

109:17 He loved to curse 108  others, so those curses have come upon him. 109 

He had no desire to bless anyone, so he has experienced no blessings. 110 

109:18 He made cursing a way of life, 111 

so curses poured into his stomach like water

and seeped into his bones like oil. 112 

109:19 May a curse attach itself to him, like a garment one puts on, 113 

or a belt 114  one wears continually!

109:20 May the Lord repay my accusers in this way, 115 

those who say evil things about 116  me! 117 

109:21 O sovereign Lord,

intervene on my behalf for the sake of your reputation! 118 

Because your loyal love is good, deliver me!

109:22 For I am oppressed and needy,

and my heart beats violently within me. 119 

109:23 I am fading away like a shadow at the end of the day; 120 

I am shaken off like a locust.

109:24 I am so starved my knees shake; 121 

I have turned into skin and bones. 122 

109:25 I am disdained by them. 123 

When they see me, they shake their heads. 124 

109:26 Help me, O Lord my God!

Because you are faithful to me, deliver me! 125 

109:27 Then they will realize 126  this is your work, 127 

and that you, Lord, have accomplished it.

109:28 They curse, but you will bless. 128 

When they attack, they will be humiliated, 129 

but your servant will rejoice.

109:29 My accusers will be covered 130  with shame,

and draped in humiliation as if it were a robe.

109:30 I will thank the Lord profusely, 131 

in the middle of a crowd 132  I will praise him,

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

to deliver him from those who threaten 133  his life.

Psalm 110 134 

110:1 A psalm of David.

Here is the Lord’s proclamation 135  to my lord: 136 

“Sit down at my right hand 137  until I make your enemies your footstool! 138 

110:2 The Lord 139  extends 140  your dominion 141  from Zion.

Rule in the midst of your enemies!

110:3 Your people willingly follow you 142  when you go into battle. 143 

On the holy hills 144  at sunrise 145  the dew of your youth 146  belongs to you. 147 

110:4 The Lord makes this promise on oath 148  and will not revoke it: 149 

“You are an eternal priest 150  after the pattern of 151  Melchizedek.” 152 

110:5 O sovereign Lord, 153  at your right hand

he strikes down 154  kings in the day he unleashes his anger. 155 

110:6 He executes judgment 156  against 157  the nations;

he fills the valleys with corpses; 158 

he shatters their heads over the vast battlefield. 159 

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

then he lifts up his head. 160 

Psalm 111 161 

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 162  by all who desire them.

111:3 His work is majestic and glorious, 163 

and his faithfulness endures 164  forever.

111:4 He does 165  amazing things that will be remembered; 166 

the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

111:5 He gives 167  food to his faithful followers; 168 

he always remembers his covenant. 169 

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

giving them a land that belonged to other nations. 170 

111:7 His acts are characterized by 171  faithfulness and justice;

all his precepts are reliable. 172 

111:8 They are forever firm,

and should be faithfully and properly carried out. 173 

111:9 He delivered his people; 174 

he ordained that his covenant be observed forever. 175 

His name is holy and awesome.

111:10 To obey the Lord is the fundamental principle for wise living; 176 

all who carry out his precepts acquire good moral insight. 177 

He will receive praise forever. 178 

Psalm 112 179 

112:1 Praise the Lord!

How blessed is the one 180  who obeys 181  the Lord,

who takes great delight in keeping his commands. 182 

112:2 His descendants 183  will be powerful on the earth;

the godly 184  will be blessed.

112:3 His house contains wealth and riches;

his integrity endures. 185 

112:4 In the darkness a light 186  shines for the godly,

for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just. 187 

112:5 It goes well for the one 188  who generously lends money,

and conducts his business honestly. 189 

112:6 For he will never be upended;

others will always remember one who is just. 190 

112:7 He does not fear bad news.

He 191  is confident; he trusts 192  in the Lord.

112:8 His resolve 193  is firm; he will not succumb to fear

before he looks in triumph on his enemies.

112:9 He generously gives 194  to the needy;

his integrity endures. 195 

He will be vindicated and honored. 196 

112:10 When the wicked 197  see this, they will worry;

they will grind their teeth in frustration 198  and melt away;

the desire of the wicked will perish. 199 

Psalm 113 200 

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 201 

the Lord’s name is deserving of praise.

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

his splendor reaches beyond the sky. 202 

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

who sits on a high throne? 203 

113:6 He bends down to look 204 

at the sky and the earth.

113:7 He raises the poor from the dirt,

and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile, 205 

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 206 

a happy mother of children. 207 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 114 208 

114:1 When Israel left Egypt,

when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind, 209 

114:2 Judah became his sanctuary,

Israel his kingdom.

114:3 The sea looked and fled; 210 

the Jordan River 211  turned back. 212 

114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,

the hills like lambs. 213 

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! 214 

Psalm 115 215 

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

But to your name bring honor, 216 

for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness. 217 

115:2 Why should the nations say,

Where is their God?

115:3 Our God is in heaven!

He does whatever he pleases! 218 

115:4 Their 219  idols are made of silver and gold

they are man-made. 220 

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. 221 

115:8 Those who make them will end up 222  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

115:9 O Israel, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 223  and protector. 224 

115:10 O family 225  of Aaron, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 226  and protector. 227 

115:11 You loyal followers of the Lord, 228  trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 229  and protector. 230 

115:12 The Lord takes notice of us, 231  he will bless 232 

he will bless the family 233  of Israel,

he will bless the family of Aaron.

115:13 He will bless his loyal followers, 234 

both young and old. 235 

115:14 May he increase your numbers,

yours and your children’s! 236 

115:15 May you be blessed by the Lord,

the creator 237  of heaven and earth!

115:16 The heavens belong to the Lord, 238 

but the earth he has given to mankind. 239 

115:17 The dead do not praise the Lord,

nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death. 240 

115:18 But we will praise the Lord

now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 116 241 

116:1 I love the Lord

because he heard my plea for mercy, 242 

116:2 and listened to me. 243 

As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help. 244 

116:3 The ropes of death tightened around me, 245 

the snares 246  of Sheol confronted me.

I was confronted 247  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 248  the untrained; 249 

I was in serious trouble 250  and he delivered me.

116:7 Rest once more, my soul, 251 

for the Lord has vindicated you. 252 

116:8 Yes, 253  Lord, 254  you rescued my life from death,

and kept my feet from stumbling.

116:9 I will serve 255  the Lord

in the land 256  of the living.

116:10 I had faith when I said,

I am severely oppressed.”

116:11 I rashly declared, 257 

“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, 258 

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. 259 

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

I am your lowest slave. 260 

You saved me from death. 261 

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 117 262 

117:1 Praise the Lord, all you nations!

Applaud him, all you foreigners! 263 

117:2 For his loyal love towers 264  over us,

and the Lord’s faithfulness endures.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 118 265 

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

and his loyal love endures! 266 

118:2 Let Israel say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:3 Let the family 267  of Aaron say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:4 Let the loyal followers of the Lord 268  say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:5 In my distress 269  I cried out to the Lord.

The Lord answered me and put me in a wide open place. 270 

118:6 The Lord is on my side, 271  I am not afraid!

What can people do to me? 272 

118:7 The Lord is on my side 273  as my helper. 274 

I look in triumph on those who hate me.

118:8 It is better to take shelter 275  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. 276 

Indeed, in the name of the Lord 277  I pushed them away. 278 

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 279  as a fire among thorns. 280 

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

118:13You aggressively attacked me 281  and tried to knock me down, 282 

but the Lord helped me.

118:14 The Lord gives me strength and protects me; 283 

he has become my deliverer.” 284 

118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly. 285 

The Lord’s right hand conquers, 286 

118:16 the Lord’s right hand gives victory, 287 

the Lord’s right hand conquers.

118:17 I will not die, but live,

and I will proclaim what the Lord has done. 288 

118:18 The Lord severely 289  punished me,

but he did not hand me over to death.

118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple! 290 

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 291 

has become the cornerstone. 292 

118:23 This is the Lord’s work.

We consider it amazing! 293 

118:24 This is the day the Lord has brought about. 294 

We will be happy and rejoice in it.

118:25 Please Lord, deliver!

Please Lord, grant us success! 295 

118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the Lord 296  be blessed!

We will pronounce blessings on you 297  in the Lord’s temple. 298 

118:27 The Lord is God and he has delivered us. 299 

Tie the offering 300  with ropes

to the horns of the altar! 301 

118:28 You are my 302  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! 303 

Psalm 119 304 

119:1 א (Alef)

How blessed are those whose actions are blameless, 305 

who obey 306  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. 307 

119:4 You demand that your precepts

be carefully kept. 308 

119:5 If only I were predisposed 309 

to keep your statutes!

119:6 Then I would not be ashamed,

if 310  I were focused on 311  all your commands.

119:7 I will give you sincere thanks, 312 

when I learn your just regulations.

119:8 I will keep your statutes.

Do not completely abandon me! 313 

119:9 ב (Bet)

How can a young person 314  maintain a pure life? 315 

By guarding it according to your instructions! 316 

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 317  your words, 318 

so I might not sin against you.

119:12 You deserve praise, 319  O Lord!

Teach me your statutes!

119:13 With my lips I proclaim

all the regulations you have revealed. 320 

119:14 I rejoice in the lifestyle prescribed by your rules 321 

as if 322  they were riches of all kinds. 323 

119:15 I will meditate on 324  your precepts

and focus 325  on your behavior. 326 

119:16 I find delight 327  in your statutes;

I do not forget your instructions. 328 

119:17 ג (Gimel)

Be kind to your servant!

Then I will live 329  and keep 330  your instructions. 331 

119:18 Open 332  my eyes so I can truly see 333 

the marvelous things in your law!

119:19 I am like a foreigner in this land. 334 

Do not hide your commands from me!

119:20 I desperately long to know 335 

your regulations at all times.

119:21 You reprimand arrogant people.

Those who stray from your commands are doomed. 336 

119:22 Spare me 337  shame and humiliation,

for I observe your rules.

119:23 Though rulers plot and slander me, 338 

your servant meditates on your statutes.

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

they give me guidance. 339 

119:25 ד (Dalet)

I collapse in the dirt. 340 

Revive me with your word! 341 

119:26 I told you about my ways 342  and you answered me.

Teach me your statutes!

119:27 Help me to understand what your precepts mean! 343 

Then I can meditate 344  on your marvelous teachings. 345 

119:28 I collapse 346  from grief.

Sustain me by your word! 347 

119:29 Remove me from the path of deceit! 348 

Graciously give me 349  your law!

119:30 I choose the path of faithfulness;

I am committed to 350  your regulations.

119:31 I hold fast 351  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. 352 

119:33 ה (He)

Teach me, O Lord, the lifestyle prescribed by your statutes, 353 

so that I might observe it continually. 354 

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

and keep it with all my heart. 355 

119:35 Guide me 356  in the path of your commands,

for I delight to walk in it. 357 

119:36 Give me a desire for your rules, 358 

rather than for wealth gained unjustly. 359 

119:37 Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! 360 

Revive me with your word! 361 

119:38 Confirm to your servant your promise, 362 

which you made to the one who honors you. 363 

119:39 Take away the insults that I dread! 364 

Indeed, 365  your regulations are good.

119:40 Look, I long for your precepts.

Revive me with your deliverance! 366 

119:41 ו (Vav)

May I experience your loyal love, 367  O Lord,

and your deliverance, 368  as you promised. 369 

119:42 Then I will have a reply for the one who insults me, 370 

for I trust in your word.

119:43 Do not completely deprive me of a truthful testimony, 371 

for I await your justice.

119:44 Then I will keep 372  your law continually

now and for all time. 373 

119:45 I will be secure, 374 

for I seek your precepts.

119:46 I will speak 375  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 376  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 377  is what comforts me in my trouble,

for your promise revives me. 378 

119:51 Arrogant people do nothing but scoff at me. 379 

Yet I do not turn aside from your law.

119:52 I remember your ancient regulations, 380 

O Lord, and console myself. 381 

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

those who reject your law.

119:54 Your statutes have been my songs 382 

in the house where I live. 383 

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

and I will keep 384  your law.

119:56 This 385  has been my practice,

for I observe your precepts.

119:57 ח (Khet)

The Lord is my source of security. 386 

I have determined 387  to follow your instructions. 388 

119:58 I seek your favor 389  with all my heart.

Have mercy on me as you promised! 390 

119:59 I consider my actions 391 

and follow 392  your rules.

119:60 I keep your commands

eagerly and without delay. 393 

119:61 The ropes of the wicked tighten around 394  me,

but I do not forget your law.

119:62 In the middle of the night I arise 395  to thank you

for your just regulations.

119:63 I am a friend to all your loyal followers, 396 

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 397  to your servant,

O Lord, just as you promised. 398 

119:66 Teach me proper discernment 399  and understanding!

For I consider your commands to be reliable. 400 

119:67 Before I was afflicted I used to stray off, 401 

but now I keep your instructions. 402 

119:68 You are good and you do good.

Teach me your statutes!

119:69 Arrogant people smear my reputation with lies, 403 

but I observe your precepts with all my heart.

119:70 Their hearts are calloused, 404 

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. 405 

119:73 י (Yod)

Your hands made me and formed me. 406 

Give me understanding so that I might learn 407  your commands.

119:74 Your loyal followers will be glad when they see me, 408 

for I find hope in your word.

119:75 I know, Lord, that your regulations 409  are just.

You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me. 410 

119:76 May your loyal love console me,

as you promised your servant. 411 

119:77 May I experience your compassion, 412  so I might live!

For I find delight in your law.

119:78 May the arrogant be humiliated, for they have slandered me! 413 

But I meditate on your precepts.

119:79 May your loyal followers 414  turn to me,

those who know your rules.

119:80 May I be fully committed to your statutes, 415 

so that I might not be ashamed.

119:81 כ (Kaf)

I desperately long for 416  your deliverance.

I find hope in your word.

119:82 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your promise to be fulfilled. 417 

I say, 418 When will you comfort me?

119:83 For 419  I am like a wineskin 420  dried up in smoke. 421 

I do not forget your statutes.

119:84 How long must your servant endure this? 422 

When will you judge those who pursue me?

119:85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me, 423 

which violates your law. 424 

119:86 All your commands are reliable.

I am pursued without reason. 425  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 426  your loyal love,

that I might keep 427  the rules you have revealed. 428 

119:89 ל (Lamed)

O Lord, your instructions endure;

they stand secure in heaven. 429 

119:90 You demonstrate your faithfulness to all generations. 430 

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, 431 

I would have died in my sorrow. 432 

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, 433 

yet I concentrate on your rules.

119:96 I realize that everything has its limits,

but your commands are beyond full comprehension. 434 

119:97 מ (Mem)

O how I love your law!

All day long I meditate on it.

119:98 Your commandments 435  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 436  from the evil path,

so that I might keep your instructions. 437 

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! 438 

119:104 Your precepts give me discernment.

Therefore I hate all deceitful actions. 439 

119:105 נ (Nun)

Your word 440  is a lamp to walk by,

and a light to illumine my path. 441 

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! 442 

119:108 O Lord, please accept the freewill offerings of my praise! 443 

Teach me your regulations!

119:109 My life is in continual danger, 444 

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. 445 

119:112 I am determined to obey 446  your statutes

at all times, to the very end.

119:113 ס (Samek)

I hate people with divided loyalties, 447 

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 448  the commands of my God. 449 

119:116 Sustain me as you promised, 450  so that I will live. 451 

Do not disappoint me! 452 

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

Then I will focus 453  on your statutes continually.

119:118 You despise 454  all who stray from your statutes,

for they are deceptive and unreliable. 455 

119:119 You remove all the wicked of the earth like slag. 456 

Therefore I love your rules. 457 

119:120 My body 458  trembles 459  because I fear you; 460 

I am afraid of your judgments.

119:121 ע (Ayin)

I do what is fair and right. 461 

Do not abandon me to my oppressors!

119:122 Guarantee the welfare of your servant! 462 

Do not let the arrogant oppress me!

119:123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance, 463 

for your reliable promise to be fulfilled. 464 

119:124 Show your servant your loyal love! 465 

Teach me your statutes!

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

so that I can understand 466  your rules.

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

they break your law!

119:127 For this reason 467  I love your commands

more than gold, even purest gold.

119:128 For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. 468 

I hate all deceitful actions. 469 

119:129 פ (Pe)

Your rules are marvelous.

Therefore I observe them.

119:130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. 470 

They give 471  insight to the untrained. 472 

119:131 I open my mouth and pant,

because I long 473  for your commands.

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

as you typically do to your loyal followers. 474 

119:133 Direct my steps by your word! 475 

Do not let any sin dominate me!

119:134 Deliver me 476  from oppressive men,

so that I can keep 477  your precepts.

119:135 Smile 478  on your servant!

Teach me your statutes!

119:136 Tears stream down from my eyes, 479 

because people 480  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, 481 

and absolutely reliable.

119:139 My zeal 482  consumes 483  me,

for my enemies forget your instructions. 484 

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, 485 

and your law is reliable. 486 

119:143 Distress and hardship confront 487  me,

yet I find delight in your commands.

119:144 Your rules remain just. 488 

Give me insight so that I can live. 489 

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 490  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 491  because of 492  your loyal love!

O Lord, revive me, as you typically do! 493 

119:150 Those who are eager to do 494  wrong draw near;

they are far from your law.

119:151 You are near, O Lord,

and all your commands are reliable. 495 

119:152 I learned long ago that

you ordained your rules to last. 496 

119:153 ר (Resh)

See my pain and rescue me!

For I do not forget your law.

119:154 Fight for me 497  and defend me! 498 

Revive me with your word!

119:155 The wicked have no chance for deliverance, 499 

for they do not seek your statutes.

119:156 Your compassion is great, O Lord.

Revive me, as you typically do! 500 

119:157 The enemies who chase me are numerous. 501 

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. 502 

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. 503 

119:161 שׂ/שׁ (Sin/Shin)

Rulers pursue me for no reason,

yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions. 504 

119:162 I rejoice in your instructions,

like one who finds much plunder. 505 

119:163 I hate and despise deceit;

I love your law.

119:164 Seven 506  times a day I praise you

because of your just regulations.

119:165 Those who love your law are completely secure; 507 

nothing causes them to stumble. 508 

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

and I obey 509  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. 510 

119:169 ת (Tav)

Listen to my cry for help, 511  O Lord!

Give me insight by your word!

119:170 Listen to my appeal for mercy! 512 

Deliver me, as you promised. 513 

119:171 May praise flow freely from my lips,

for you teach me your statutes.

119:172 May my tongue sing about your instructions, 514 

for all your commands are just.

119:173 May your hand help me,

for I choose to obey 515  your precepts.

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

I find delight in your law.

119:175 May I 516  live and praise you!

May your regulations help me! 517 

119:176 I have wandered off like a lost sheep. 518 

Come looking for your servant,

for I do not forget your commands.

Psalm 120 519 

120:1 A song of ascents. 520 

In my distress I cried out

to the Lord and he answered me.

120:2 I said, 521  “O Lord, rescue me 522 

from those who lie with their lips 523 

and those who deceive with their tongue. 524 

120:3 How will he severely punish you,

you deceptive talker? 525 

120:4 Here’s how! 526  With the sharp arrows of warriors,

with arrowheads forged over the hot coals. 527 

120:5 How miserable I am! 528 

For I have lived temporarily 529  in Meshech;

I have resided among the tents of Kedar. 530 

120:6 For too long I have had to reside

with those who hate 531  peace.

120:7 I am committed to peace, 532 

but when I speak, they want to make war. 533 

Psalm 121 534 

121:1 A song of ascents. 535 

I look up 536  toward the hills.

From where 537  does my help come?

121:2 My help comes from the Lord, 538 

the Creator 539  of heaven and earth!

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

May your protector 540  not sleep! 541 

121:4 Look! Israel’s protector 542 

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. 543 

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, 544 

now and forevermore.

Psalm 122 545 

122:1 A song of ascents, 546  by David.

I was glad because 547  they said to me,

“We will go to the Lord’s temple.”

122:2 Our feet are 548  standing

inside your gates, O Jerusalem.

122:3 Jerusalem 549  is a city designed

to accommodate an assembly. 550 

122:4 The tribes go up 551  there, 552 

the tribes of the Lord,

where it is required that Israel

give thanks to the name of the Lord. 553 

122:5 Indeed, 554  the leaders sit 555  there on thrones and make legal decisions,

on the thrones of the house of David. 556 

122:6 Pray 557  for the peace of Jerusalem!

May those who love her prosper! 558 

122:7 May there be peace inside your defenses,

and prosperity 559  inside your fortresses! 560 

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. 561 

Psalm 123 562 

123:1 A song of ascents. 563 

I look up 564  toward you,

the one enthroned 565  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, 566 

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. 567 

123:4 We have had our fill 568 

of the taunts of the self-assured,

of the contempt of the proud.

Psalm 124 569 

124:1 A song of ascents, 570  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, 571 

124:3 they would have swallowed us alive,

when their anger raged against us.

124:4 The water would have overpowered us;

the current 572  would have overwhelmed 573  us. 574 

124:5 The raging water

would have overwhelmed us. 575 

124:6 The Lord deserves praise, 576 

for 577  he did not hand us over as prey to their teeth.

124:7 We escaped with our lives, 578  like a bird from a hunter’s snare.

The snare broke, and we escaped.

124:8 Our deliverer is the Lord, 579 

the Creator 580  of heaven and earth.

Psalm 125 581 

125:1 A song of ascents. 582 

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, 583 

so the Lord surrounds his people,

now and forevermore.

125:3 Indeed, 584  the scepter of a wicked king 585  will not settle 586 

upon the allotted land of the godly.

Otherwise the godly might

do what is wrong. 587 

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

to the morally upright! 588 

125:5 As for those who are bent on traveling a sinful path, 589 

may the Lord remove them, 590  along with those who behave wickedly! 591 

May Israel experience peace! 592 

Psalm 126 593 

126:1 A song of ascents. 594 

When the Lord restored the well-being of Zion, 595 

we thought we were dreaming. 596 

126:2 At that time we laughed loudly

and shouted for joy. 597 

At that time the nations said, 598 

“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. 599 

126:5 Those who shed tears as they plant

will shout for joy when they reap the harvest. 600 

126:6 The one who weeps as he walks along, carrying his bag 601  of seed,

will certainly come in with a shout of joy, carrying his sheaves of grain. 602 

Psalm 127 603 

127:1 A song of ascents, 604  by Solomon.

If the Lord does not build a house, 605 

then those who build it work in vain.

If the Lord does not guard a city, 606 

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. 607 

Yes, 608  he can provide for those whom he loves even when they sleep. 609 

127:3 Yes, 610  sons 611  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. 612 

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

They will not be put to shame 613  when they confront 614  enemies at the city gate.

Psalm 128 615 

128:1 A song of ascents. 616 

How blessed is every one of the Lord’s loyal followers, 617 

each one who keeps his commands! 618 

128:2 You 619  will eat what you worked so hard to grow. 620 

You will be blessed and secure. 621 

128:3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine 622 

in the inner rooms of your house;

your children 623  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. 624 

128:5 May the Lord bless you 625  from Zion,

that you might see 626  Jerusalem 627  prosper

all the days of your life,

128:6 and that you might see 628  your grandchildren. 629 

May Israel experience peace! 630 

Psalm 129 631 

129:1 A song of ascents. 632 

“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.” 633 

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, 634 

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, 635 

“May you experience the Lord’s blessing!

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

Psalm 130 636 

130:1 A song of ascents. 637 

From the deep water 638  I cry out to you, O Lord.

130:2 O Lord, listen to me! 639 

Pay attention to 640  my plea for mercy!

130:3 If you, O Lord, were to keep track of 641  sins,

O Lord, who could stand before you? 642 

130:4 But 643  you are willing to forgive, 644 

so that you might 645  be honored. 646 

130:5 I rely on 647  the Lord,

I rely on him with my whole being; 648 

I wait for his assuring word. 649 

130:6 I yearn for the Lord, 650 

more than watchmen do for the morning,

yes, more than watchmen do for the morning. 651 

130:7 O Israel, hope in the Lord,

for the Lord exhibits loyal love, 652 

and is more than willing to deliver. 653 

130:8 He will deliver 654  Israel

from all the consequences of their sins. 655 

Psalm 131 656 

131:1 A song of ascents, 657  by David.

O Lord, my heart is not proud,

nor do I have a haughty look. 658 

I do not have great aspirations,

or concern myself with things that are beyond me. 659 

131:2 Indeed 660  I am composed and quiet, 661 

like a young child carried by its mother; 662 

I am content like the young child I carry. 663 

131:3 O Israel, hope in the Lord

now and forevermore!

Psalm 132 664 

132:1 A song of ascents. 665 

O Lord, for David’s sake remember

all his strenuous effort, 666 

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

and swore an oath to the powerful ruler of Jacob. 667 

132:3 He said, 668  “I will not enter my own home, 669 

or get into my bed. 670 

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 671  for the powerful ruler of Jacob.” 672 

132:6 Look, we heard about it 673  in Ephrathah, 674 

we found it in the territory of Jaar. 675 

132:7 Let us go to his dwelling place!

Let us worship 676  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! 677 

May your loyal followers shout for joy!

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

do not reject your chosen king! 678 

132:11 The Lord made a reliable promise to David; 679 

he will not go back on his word. 680 

He said, 681  “I will place one of your descendants 682  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 683  the Lord has chosen Zion;

he decided to make it his home. 684 

132:14 He said, 685  “This will be my resting place forever;

I will live here, for I have chosen it. 686 

132:15 I will abundantly supply what she needs; 687 

I will give her poor all the food they need. 688 

132:16 I will protect her priests, 689 

and her godly people will shout exuberantly. 690 

132:17 There I will make David strong; 691 

I have determined that my chosen king’s dynasty will continue. 692 

132:18 I will humiliate his enemies, 693 

and his crown will shine.

Psalm 133 694 

133:1 A song of ascents, 695  by David.

Look! How good and how pleasant it is

when brothers live together! 696 

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

which flows down the beard 697 

Aaron’s beard,

and then flows down his garments. 698 

133:3 It is like the dew of Hermon, 699 

which flows down upon the hills of Zion. 700 

Indeed 701  that is where the Lord has decreed

a blessing will be available – eternal life. 702 

Psalm 134 703 

134:1 A song of ascents. 704 

Attention! 705  Praise the Lord,

all you servants of the Lord,

who serve 706  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 707  from Zion! 708 

Psalm 135 709 

135:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the name of the Lord!

Offer praise, you servants of the Lord,

135:2 who serve 710  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! 711 

135:4 Indeed, 712  the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel to be his special possession. 713 

135:5 Yes, 714  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 715  and acts of judgment 716 

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, 717 

your reputation, O Lord, lasts. 718 

135:14 For the Lord vindicates 719  his people,

and has compassion on his servants. 720 

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

they are man-made. 721 

135:16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

135:17 and ears, but cannot hear.

Indeed, they cannot breathe. 722 

135:18 Those who make them will end up 723  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

135:19 O family 724  of Israel, praise the Lord!

O family of Aaron, praise the Lord!

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

You loyal followers 725  of the Lord, praise the Lord!

135:21 The Lord deserves praise in Zion 726 

he who dwells in Jerusalem. 727 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 136 728 

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

for his loyal love endures. 729 

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 730  the Red Sea 731  in two, 732 

for his loyal love endures,

136:14 and led Israel through its midst,

for his loyal love endures,

136:15 and tossed 733  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, 734 

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, 735 

for his loyal love endures.

136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,

for his loyal love endures!

Psalm 137 736 

137:1 By the rivers of Babylon

we sit down and weep 737 

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; 738 

those who mock us demand that we be happy, saying: 739 

“Sing for us a song about Zion! 740 

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! 741 

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. 742 

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

on the day Jerusalem fell. 743 

They said, “Tear it down, tear it down, 744 

right to its very foundation!

137:8 O daughter Babylon, soon to be devastated! 745 

How blessed will be the one who repays you

for what you dished out to us! 746 

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

and smashes them on a rock! 747 

Psalm 138 748 

138:1 By David.

I will give you thanks with all my heart;

before the heavenly assembly 749  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. 750 

138:3 When 751  I cried out for help, you answered me.

You made me bold and energized me. 752 

138:4 Let all the kings of the earth give thanks 753  to you, O Lord,

when they hear the words you speak. 754 

138:5 Let them sing about the Lord’s deeds, 755 

for the Lord’s splendor is magnificent. 756 

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, 757  you revive me.

You oppose my angry enemies, 758 

and your right hand delivers me.

138:8 The Lord avenges me. 759 

O Lord, your loyal love endures.

Do not abandon those whom you have made! 760 

Psalm 139 761 

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

O Lord, you examine me 762  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; 763 

you are aware of everything I do. 764 

139:4 Certainly 765  my tongue does not frame a word

without you, O Lord, being thoroughly aware of it. 766 

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. 767 

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

Where can I flee to escape your presence? 768 

139:8 If I were to ascend 769  to heaven, you would be there.

If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be. 770 

139:9 If I were to fly away 771  on the wings of the dawn, 772 

and settle down on the other side 773  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, 774 

and the light will turn to night all around me,” 775 

139:12 even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, 776 

and the night is as bright as 777  day;

darkness and light are the same to you. 778 

139:13 Certainly 779  you made my mind and heart; 780 

you wove me together 781  in my mother’s womb.

139:14 I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. 782 

You knew me thoroughly; 783 

139:15 my bones were not hidden from you,

when 784  I was made in secret

and sewed together in the depths of the earth. 785 

139:16 Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. 786 

All the days ordained for me

were recorded in your scroll

before one of them came into existence. 787 

139:17 How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! 788 

How vast is their sum total! 789 

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. 790 

139:19 If only 791  you would kill the wicked, O God!

Get away from me, you violent men! 792 

139:20 They 793  rebel against you 794  and act deceitfully; 795 

your enemies lie. 796 

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

and despise those who oppose you? 797 

139:22 I absolutely hate them, 798 

they have become my enemies!

139:23 Examine me, and probe my thoughts! 799 

Test me, and know my concerns! 800 

139:24 See if there is any idolatrous tendency 801  in me,

and lead me in the reliable ancient path! 802 

Psalm 140 803 

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

O Lord, rescue me from wicked men! 804 

Protect me from violent men, 805 

140:2 who plan ways to harm me. 806 

All day long they stir up conflict. 807 

140:3 Their tongues wound like a serpent; 808 

a viper’s 809  venom is behind 810  their lips. (Selah)

140:4 O Lord, shelter me from the power 811  of the wicked!

Protect me from violent men,

who plan to knock me over. 812 

140:5 Proud men hide a snare for me;

evil men 813  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, 814 

you shield 815  my head in the day of battle.

140:8 O Lord, do not let the wicked have their way! 816 

Do not allow their 817  plan to succeed when they attack! 818  (Selah)

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

may the harm done by 819  their lips overwhelm them!

140:10 May he rain down 820  fiery coals upon them!

May he throw them into the fire!

From bottomless pits they will not escape. 821 

140:11 A slanderer 822  will not endure on 823  the earth;

calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down. 824 

140:12 I know 825  that the Lord defends the cause of the oppressed

and vindicates the poor. 826 

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

the morally upright will live in your presence.

Psalm 141 827 

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! 828 

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

Protect the opening 829  of my lips! 830 

141:4 Do not let me have evil desires, 831 

or participate in sinful activities

with men who behave wickedly. 832 

I will not eat their delicacies. 833 

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

May my head not refuse 834  choice oil! 835 

Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds. 836 

141:6 They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges. 837 

They 838  will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.

141:7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, 839 

so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

141:8 Surely I am looking to you, 840  O sovereign Lord.

In you I take shelter.

Do not expose me to danger! 841 

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

and the traps the evildoers have set. 842 

141:10 Let the wicked fall 843  into their 844  own nets,

while I escape. 845 

Psalm 142 846 

142:1 A well-written song 847  by David, when he was in the cave; 848  a prayer.

To the Lord I cry out; 849 

to the Lord I plead for mercy. 850 

142:2 I pour out my lament before him;

I tell him about 851  my troubles.

142:3 Even when my strength leaves me, 852 

you watch my footsteps. 853 

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. 854 

I have nowhere to run; 855 

no one is concerned about my life. 856 

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

I say, “You are my shelter,

my security 857  in the land of the living.”

142:6 Listen to my cry for help,

for I am in serious trouble! 858 

Rescue me from those who chase me,

for they are stronger than I am.

142:7 Free me 859  from prison,

that I may give thanks to your name.

Because of me the godly will assemble, 860 

for you will vindicate me. 861 

Psalm 143 862 

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 863  your servant,

for no one alive is innocent before you. 864 

143:3 Certainly 865  my enemies 866  chase me.

They smash me into the ground. 867 

They force me to live 868  in dark regions, 869 

like those who have been dead for ages.

143:4 My strength leaves me; 870 

I am absolutely shocked. 871 

143:5 I recall the old days; 872 

I meditate on all you have done;

I reflect on your accomplishments. 873 

143:6 I spread my hands out to you in prayer; 874 

my soul thirsts for you in a parched 875  land. 876 

143:7 Answer me quickly, Lord!

My strength is fading. 877 

Do not reject me, 878 

or I will join 879  those descending into the grave. 880 

143:8 May I hear about your loyal love in the morning, 881 

for I trust in you.

Show me the way I should go, 882 

because I long for you. 883 

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

I run to you for protection. 884 

143:10 Teach me to do what pleases you, 885 

for you are my God.

May your kind presence 886 

lead me 887  into a level land. 888 

143:11 O Lord, for the sake of your reputation, 889  revive me! 890 

Because of your justice, rescue me from trouble! 891 

143:12 As a demonstration of your loyal love, 892  destroy my enemies!

Annihilate 893  all who threaten my life, 894 

for I am your servant.

Psalm 144 895 

144:1 By David.

The Lord, my protector, 896  deserves praise 897 

the one who trains my hands for battle, 898 

and my fingers for war,

144:2 who loves me 899  and is my stronghold,

my refuge 900  and my deliverer,

my shield and the one in whom I take shelter,

who makes nations submit to me. 901 

144:3 O Lord, of what importance is the human race, 902  that you should notice them?

Of what importance is mankind, 903  that you should be concerned about them? 904 

144:4 People 905  are like a vapor,

their days like a shadow that disappears. 906 

144:5 O Lord, make the sky sink 907  and come down! 908 

Touch the mountains and make them smolder! 909 

144:6 Hurl lightning bolts and scatter them!

Shoot your arrows and rout them! 910 

144:7 Reach down 911  from above!

Grab me and rescue me from the surging water, 912 

from the power of foreigners, 913 

144:8 who speak lies,

and make false promises. 914 

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 915  kings,

and rescued David his servant from a deadly 916  sword.

144:11 Grab me and rescue me from the power of foreigners, 917 

who speak lies,

and make false promises. 918 

144:12 Then 919  our sons will be like plants,

that quickly grow to full size. 920 

Our daughters will be like corner pillars, 921 

carved like those in a palace. 922 

144:13 Our storehouses 923  will be full,

providing all kinds of food. 924 

Our sheep will multiply by the thousands

and fill 925  our pastures. 926 

144:14 Our cattle will be weighted down with produce. 927 

No one will break through our walls,

no one will be taken captive,

and there will be no terrified cries in our city squares. 928 

144:15 How blessed are the people who experience these things! 929 

How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

Psalm 145 930 

145:1 A psalm of praise, by David.

I will extol you, my God, O king!

I will praise your name continually! 931 

145:2 Every day I will praise you!

I will praise your name continually! 932 

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

No one can fathom his greatness! 933 

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

and tell about your mighty acts! 934 

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

and your amazing deeds! 935 

145:6 They will proclaim 936  the power of your awesome acts!

I will declare your great deeds!

145:7 They will talk about the fame of your great kindness, 937 

and sing about your justice. 938 

145:8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate;

he is patient 939  and demonstrates great loyal love. 940 

145:9 The Lord is good to all,

and has compassion on all he has made. 941 

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 942  might acknowledge your mighty acts,

and the majestic splendor of your kingdom.

145:13 Your kingdom is an eternal kingdom, 943 

and your dominion endures through all generations.

145:14 944 

The Lord supports all who fall,

and lifts up all who are bent over. 945 

145:15 Everything looks to you in anticipation, 946 

and you provide them with food on a regular basis. 947 

145:16 You open your hand,

and fill every living thing with the food they desire. 948 

145:17 The Lord is just in all his actions, 949 

and exhibits love in all he does. 950 

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

all who cry out to him sincerely. 951 

145:19 He satisfies the desire 952  of his loyal followers; 953 

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. 954 

Let all who live 955  praise his holy name forever!

Psalm 146 956 

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! 957 

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

on that day their plans die. 958 

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, 959 

146:7 vindicates the oppressed, 960 

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. 961 

The Lord loves the godly.

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

he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, 962 

but he opposes the wicked. 963 

146:10 The Lord rules forever,

your God, O Zion, throughout the generations to come! 964 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 147 965 

147:1 Praise the Lord,

for it is good to sing praises to our God!

Yes, 966  praise is pleasant and appropriate!

147:2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem, 967 

and gathers the exiles of Israel.

147:3 He heals 968  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; 969 

there is no limit to his wisdom. 970 

147:6 The Lord lifts up the oppressed,

but knocks 971  the wicked to the ground.

147:7 Offer to the Lord a song of thanks! 972 

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

147:8 He covers 973  the sky with clouds,

provides the earth with rain,

and causes grass to grow on the hillsides. 974 

147:9 He gives food to the animals,

and to the young ravens when they chirp. 975 

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

nor is he impressed by the warrior’s strong legs. 976 

147:11 The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, 977 

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 978  within you.

147:14 He 979  brings peace to your territory. 980 

He abundantly provides for you 981  the best grain.

147:15 He 982  sends his command through the earth; 983 

swiftly his order reaches its destination. 984 

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

he spreads the frost that is white like ashes. 985 

147:17 He throws his hailstones 986  like crumbs.

Who can withstand the cold wind he sends? 987 

147:18 He then orders it all to melt; 988 

he breathes on it, 989  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 148 990 

148:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the sky!

Praise him in the heavens!

148:2 Praise him, all his angels! 991 

Praise him, all his heavenly assembly! 992 

148:3 Praise him, O sun and moon!

Praise him, all you shiny stars! 993 

148:4 Praise him, O highest heaven,

and you waters above the sky! 994 

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; 995 

he issued a decree that will not be revoked. 996 

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, 997 

O stormy wind that carries out his orders, 998 

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 999  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, 1000 

and given all his loyal followers reason to praise

the Israelites, the people who are close to him. 1001 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 149 1002 

149:1 Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Praise him in the assembly of the godly! 1003 

149:2 Let Israel rejoice in their Creator!

Let the people 1004  of Zion delight in their king! 1005 

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. 1006 

149:5 Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication! 1007 

Let them shout for joy upon their beds! 1008 

149:6 May they praise God

while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand, 1009 

149:7 in order to take 1010  revenge on the nations,

and punish foreigners.

149:8 They bind 1011  their kings in chains,

and their nobles in iron shackles,

149:9 and execute the judgment to which their enemies 1012  have been sentenced. 1013 

All his loyal followers will be vindicated. 1014 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150 1015 

150:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary!

Praise him in the sky, which testifies to his strength! 1016 

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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