Bible: Psalms 51-100
Psalm 51 1
51:1 For the music director; a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him after David’s affair with Bathsheba. 2
Have mercy on me, O God, because of 3 your loyal love!
51:2 Wash away my wrongdoing! 6
Cleanse me of my sin! 7
51:3 For I am aware of 8 my rebellious acts;
I am forever conscious of my sin. 9
51:4 Against you – you above all 10 – I have sinned;
I have done what is evil in your sight.
you are right when you condemn me. 13
51:5 Look, I was guilty of sin from birth,
a sinner the moment my mother conceived me. 14
you want me to possess wisdom. 18
51:8 Grant me the ultimate joy of being forgiven! 24
51:9 Hide your face 27 from my sins!
Wipe away 28 all my guilt!
51:10 Create for me a pure heart, O God! 29
Renew a resolute spirit within me! 30
51:11 Do not reject me! 31
51:12 Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance!
Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey! 34
and sinners will turn 37 to you.
51:14 Rescue me from the guilt of murder, 38 O God, the God who delivers me!
Then my tongue will shout for joy because of your deliverance. 39
51:15 O Lord, give me the words! 40
Then my mouth will praise you. 41
you do not desire a burnt sacrifice. 44
51:17 The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit 45 –
51:18 Because you favor Zion, do what is good for her! 48
51:19 Then you will accept 51 the proper sacrifices, burnt sacrifices and whole offerings;
Psalm 52 54
Why do you boast about your evil plans, 57 O powerful man?
God’s loyal love protects me all day long! 58
52:2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; 59
it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver. 60
52:3 You love evil more than good,
lies more than speaking the truth. 61 (Selah)
52:4 You love to use all the words that destroy, 62
and the tongue that deceives.
he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)
52:6 When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe,
and will mock the evildoer, saying: 67
52:7 “Look, here is the man who would not make 68 God his protector!
He trusted in his great wealth
and was confident about his plans to destroy others.” 69
I continually 72 trust in God’s loyal love.
Psalm 53 79
They sin and commit evil deeds; 84
none of them does what is right. 85
53:3 Everyone rejects God; 90
they are all morally corrupt. 91
None of them does what is right, 92
not even one!
those who devour my people as if they were eating bread,
and do not call out to God.
53:5 They are absolutely terrified, 95
even by things that do not normally cause fear. 96
You are able to humiliate them because God has rejected them. 99
53:6 I wish the deliverance 100 of Israel would come from Zion!
When God restores the well-being of his people, 101
may Jacob rejoice, 102
may Israel be happy! 103
Psalm 54 104
O God, deliver me by your name! 107
Vindicate me 108 by your power!
54:2 O God, listen to my prayer!
Pay attention to what I say! 109
ruthless men, who do not respect God, seek my life. 112 (Selah)
54:4 Look, God is my deliverer! 113
The Lord is among those who support me. 114
As a demonstration of your faithfulness, 117 destroy them!
54:6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice 118 to you!
I will give thanks to your name, O
and I triumph over my enemies. 121
Psalm 55 122
55:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song 123 by David.
Listen, O God, to my prayer!
Do not ignore 124 my appeal for mercy!
55:2 Pay attention to me and answer me!
55:3 because of what the enemy says, 128
and angrily attack me.
55:4 My heart beats violently 133 within me;
the horrors of death overcome me. 134
55:5 Fear and panic overpower me; 135
terror overwhelms 136 me.
55:6 I say, 137 “I wish I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and settle in a safe place!
55:7 Look, I will escape to a distant place;
I will stay in the wilderness. (Selah)
55:8 I will hurry off to a place that is safe
from the strong wind 138 and the gale.”
55:9 Confuse them, 139 O Lord!
Frustrate their plans! 140
For I see violence and conflict in the city.
55:10 Day and night they walk around on its walls, 141
while wickedness and destruction 142 are within it.
55:11 Disaster is within it;
violence 143 and deceit do not depart from its public square.
55:12 Indeed, 144 it is not an enemy who insults me,
or else I could bear it;
it is not one who hates me who arrogantly taunts me, 145
or else I could hide from him.
my close friend in whom I confided. 148
55:14 We would share personal thoughts with each other; 149
in God’s temple we would walk together among the crowd.
55:15 May death destroy them! 150
May they go down alive into Sheol! 151
For evil is in their dwelling place and in their midst.
55:16 As for me, I will call out to God,
55:17 During the evening, morning, and noontime
I will lament and moan, 152
55:19 God, the one who has reigned as king from long ago,
will hear and humiliate them. 159 (Selah)
They refuse to change,
and do not fear God. 160
he breaks his solemn promises to them. 164
55:21 His words are as smooth as butter, 165
but he harbors animosity in his heart. 166
His words seem softer than oil,
but they are really like sharp swords. 167
55:22 Throw your burden 168 upon the
and he will sustain you. 169
He will never allow the godly to be upended. 170
But as for me, I trust in you.
Psalm 56 175
Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me! 179
56:2 Those who anticipate my defeat 182 attack me all day long.
56:3 When 185 I am afraid,
I trust in you.
56:4 In God – I boast in his promise 186 –
in God I trust, I am not afraid.
56:5 All day long they cause me trouble; 189
they make a habit of plotting my demise. 190
they watch my every step, 193
56:7 Because they are bent on violence, do not let them escape! 196
56:8 You keep track of my misery. 199
Put my tears in your leather container! 200
Are they not recorded in your scroll? 201
56:9 My enemies will turn back when I cry out to you for help; 202
I know that God is on my side. 203
56:10 In God – I boast in his promise 204 –
56:11 in God I trust, I am not afraid.
56:12 I am obligated to fulfill the vows I made to you, O God; 208
I will give you the thank-offerings you deserve, 209
56:13 when you deliver 210 my life from death.
You keep my feet from stumbling, 211
Psalm 57 214
Have mercy on me, O God! Have mercy on me!
For in you I have taken shelter. 218
In the shadow of your wings 219 I take shelter
until trouble passes.
57:2 I cry out for help to the sovereign God, 220
to the God who vindicates 221 me.
57:3 May he send help from heaven and deliver me 222
from my enemies who hurl insults! 223 (Selah)
May God send his loyal love and faithfulness!
57:4 I am surrounded by lions;
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are a sharp sword. 226
57:5 Rise up 227 above the sky, O God!
May your splendor cover the whole earth! 228
57:6 They have prepared a net to trap me; 229
I am discouraged. 230
They have dug a pit for me. 231
They will fall 232 into it! (Selah)
57:7 I am determined, 233 O God! I am determined!
I will sing and praise you!
57:8 Awake, my soul! 234
Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!
I will wake up at dawn! 235
57:9 I will give you thanks before the nations, O Master!
I will sing praises to you before foreigners! 236
57:10 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky, 237
and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
57:11 Rise up 238 above the sky, O God!
May your splendor cover the whole earth! 239
Psalm 58 240
Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? 243
Do you judge people 244 fairly?
you deal out violence in the earth. 247
58:3 The wicked turn aside from birth; 248
liars go astray as soon as they are born. 249
58:4 Their venom is like that of a snake, 250
58:5 that does not respond to 253 the magicians,
or to a skilled snake-charmer.
58:6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths!
Smash the jawbones of the lions, O
Let them wither like grass! 256
58:9 Before the kindling is even placed under your pots, 261
58:10 The godly 264 will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out;
they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.
“Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded! 267
Yes indeed, there is a God who judges 268 in the earth!”
Psalm 59 269
Deliver me from my enemies, my God!
59:2 Deliver me from evildoers! 275
Rescue me from violent men! 276
59:3 For look, they wait to ambush me; 277
powerful men stalk 278 me,
but not because I have rebelled or sinned, O
Spring into action and help me! Take notice of me! 282
59:5 You, O
rouse yourself and punish 284 all the nations!
Have no mercy on any treacherous evildoers! (Selah)
59:6 They return in the evening;
they growl 285 like a dog
and prowl around outside 286 the city.
59:7 Look, they hurl insults at me
and openly threaten to kill me, 287
for they say, 288
59:8 But you, O
you taunt 290 all the nations.
59:9 You are my source of strength! I will wait for you! 291
For God is my refuge. 292
59:10 The God who loves me will help me; 293
59:11 Do not strike them dead suddenly,
because then my people might forget the lesson. 296
Use your power to make them homeless vagabonds and then bring them down,
O Lord who shields us! 297
59:12 They speak sinful words. 298
So let them be trapped by their own pride
and by the curses and lies they speak!
59:13 Angrily wipe them out! Wipe them out so they vanish!
Let them know that God rules
in Jacob and to the ends of the earth! (Selah)
59:14 They return in the evening;
they growl 299 like a dog
and prowl around outside 300 the city.
59:15 They wander around looking for something to eat;
they refuse to sleep until they are full. 301
59:16 As for me, I will sing about your strength;
I will praise your loyal love in the morning.
For you are my refuge 302
and my place of shelter when I face trouble. 303
59:17 You are my source of strength! I will sing praises to you! 304
Psalm 60 307
60:1 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 308 a prayer 309 of David written to instruct others. 310 It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 311 12,000 Edomites 312 in the Valley of Salt. 313
O God, you have rejected us. 314
You suddenly turned on us in your anger. 315
Please restore us! 316
60:2 You made the earth quake; you split it open. 317
Repair its breaches, for it is ready to fall. 318
60:3 You have made your people experience hard times; 319
you have made us drink intoxicating wine. 320
60:4 You have given your loyal followers 321 a rallying flag,
so that they might seek safety from the bow. 322 (Selah)
so that the ones you love may be safe. 325
60:6 God has spoken in his sanctuary: 326
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem;
the Valley of Succoth I will measure off. 327
60:7 Gilead belongs to me,
as does Manasseh! 328
Ephraim is my helmet, 329
Judah my royal scepter. 330
60:8 Moab is my washbasin. 331
I will make Edom serve me. 332
I will shout in triumph over Philistia.” 333
60:9 Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom? 334
60:10 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
60:11 Give us help against the enemy,
for any help men might offer is futile. 335
60:12 By God’s power we will conquer; 336
he will trample down 337 our enemies.
Psalm 61 338
61:1 For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David.
O God, hear my cry for help!
Pay attention to my prayer!
61:2 From the most remote place on earth 339
I call out to you in my despair. 340
a strong tower that protects me from the enemy. 345
61:4 I will be a permanent guest in your home; 346
I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. 347 (Selah)
61:5 For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers. 348
61:6 Give the king long life!
Make his lifetime span several generations! 349
61:7 May he reign 350 forever before God!
Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him. 351
61:8 Then I will sing praises to your name continually, 352
as I fulfill 353 my vows day after day.
Psalm 62 354
62:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
For God alone I patiently wait; 355
he is the one who delivers me. 356
62:2 He alone is my protector 357 and deliverer.
62:3 How long will you threaten 360 a man?
All of you are murderers, 361
as dangerous as a leaning wall or an unstable fence. 362
They love to use deceit; 366
they pronounce blessings with their mouths,
but inwardly they utter curses. 367 (Selah)
62:5 Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! 368
For he is the one who gives me confidence. 369
62:6 He alone is my protector 370 and deliverer.
62:7 God delivers me and exalts me;
God is my strong protector and my shelter. 373
62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people!
Pour out your hearts before him! 374
God is our shelter! (Selah)
62:9 Men are nothing but a mere breath;
human beings are unreliable. 375
When they are weighed in the scales,
all of them together are lighter than air. 376
62:10 Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! 377
Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! 378
If wealth increases, do not become attached to it! 379
62:11 God has declared one principle;
two principles I have heard: 380
God is strong, 381
62:12 and you, O Lord, demonstrate loyal love. 382
For you repay men for what they do. 383
Psalm 63 384
63:1 A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness. 385
O God, you are my God! I long for you! 386
My soul thirsts 387 for you,
my flesh yearns for you,
in a dry and parched 388 land where there is no water.
and witnessed 391 your power and splendor.
my lips will praise you.
63:4 For this reason 394 I will praise you while I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands. 395
My mouth joyfully praises you, 398
63:6 whenever 399 I remember you on my bed,
and think about you during the nighttime hours.
63:7 For you are my deliverer; 400
under your wings 401 I rejoice.
your right hand upholds me.
63:9 Enemies seek to destroy my life, 404
but they will descend into the depths of the earth. 405
63:10 Each one will be handed over to the sword; 406
their corpses will be eaten by jackals. 407
63:11 But the king 408 will rejoice in God;
everyone who takes oaths in his name 409 will boast,
for the mouths of those who speak lies will be shut up. 410
Psalm 64 411
64:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
Listen to me, 412 O God, as I offer my lament!
64:2 Hide me from the plots of evil men,
from the crowd of evildoers. 415
64:3 They 416 sharpen their tongues like a sword;
they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge, 417
64:4 in order to shoot down the innocent 418 in secluded places.
They shoot at him suddenly and are unafraid of retaliation. 419
64:5 They encourage one another to carry out their evil deed. 420
They plan how to hide 421 snares,
64:6 They devise 424 unjust schemes;
Man’s inner thoughts cannot be discovered. 427
64:7 But God will shoot 428 at them;
64:8 Their slander will bring about their demise. 431
All who see them will shudder, 432
64:9 and all people will fear. 433
They will proclaim 434 what God has done,
and reflect on his deeds.
64:10 The godly will rejoice in the
and take shelter in him.
Psalm 65 437
65:1 For the music director; a psalm of David, a song.
Praise awaits you, 438 O God, in Zion.
Vows made to you are fulfilled.
65:2 You hear prayers; 439
all people approach you. 440
65:3 Our record of sins overwhelms me, 441
but you forgive 442 our acts of rebellion.
65:4 How blessed 443 is the one whom you choose,
and allow to live in your palace courts. 444
May we be satisfied with the good things of your house –
your holy palace. 445
65:5 You answer our prayers by performing awesome acts of deliverance,
O God, our savior. 446
All the ends of the earth trust in you, 447
as well as those living across the wide seas. 448
65:6 You created the mountains by your power, 449
and demonstrated your strength. 450
65:7 You calm the raging seas 451
and their roaring waves,
as well as the commotion made by the nations. 452
65:8 Even those living in the most remote areas are awestruck by your acts; 453
you cause those living in the east and west to praise you. 454
65:9 You visit the earth and give it rain; 455
you make it rich and fertile 456
with overflowing streams full of water. 457
You provide grain for them, 458
for you prepare the earth to yield its crops. 459
65:10 You saturate 460 its furrows,
With rain showers you soften its soil, 463
and make its crops grow. 464
65:11 You crown the year with your good blessings, 465
and you leave abundance in your wake. 466
65:12 The pastures in the wilderness glisten with moisture, 467
and the hills are clothed with joy. 468
65:13 The meadows are clothed with sheep,
and the valleys are covered with grain.
They shout joyfully, yes, they sing.
Psalm 66 469
66:1 For the music director; a song, a psalm.
Shout out praise to God, all the earth!
66:2 Sing praises about the majesty of his reputation! 470
Give him the honor he deserves! 471
66:3 Say to God:
“How awesome are your deeds!
Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear 472 before you.
66:4 All the earth worships 473 you
and sings praises to you!
They sing praises to your name!” (Selah)
His acts on behalf of people are awesome! 476
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; 477
they passed through the river on foot. 478
Let us rejoice in him there! 479
66:7 He rules 480 by his power forever;
he watches 481 the nations.
Stubborn rebels should not exalt 482 themselves. (Selah)
66:8 Praise 483 our God, you nations!
Loudly proclaim his praise! 484
66:9 He preserves our lives 485
and does not allow our feet to slip.
66:10 For 486 you, O God, tested us;
you purified us like refined silver.
66:11 You led us into a trap; 487
you caused us to suffer. 488
66:12 You allowed men to ride over our heads;
we passed through fire and water,
but you brought us out into a wide open place. 489
66:13 I will enter 490 your temple with burnt sacrifices;
I will fulfill the vows I made to you,
66:14 which my lips uttered
and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.
66:15 I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices,
along with the smell of sacrificial rams.
I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)
66:16 Come! Listen, all you who are loyal to God! 491
I will declare what he has done for me.
66:17 I cried out to him for help 492
and praised him with my tongue. 493
66:18 If I had harbored sin in my heart, 494
the Lord would not have listened.
66:19 However, God heard;
he listened to my prayer.
66:20 God deserves praise, 495
for 496 he did not reject my prayer
or abandon his love for me! 497
Psalm 67 498
67:1 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm, a song.
May he smile on us! 501 (Selah)
67:2 Then those living on earth will know what you are like;
all nations will know how you deliver your people. 502
67:3 Let the nations thank you, O God!
Let all the nations thank you! 503
67:4 Let foreigners 504 rejoice and celebrate!
For you execute justice among the nations,
and govern the people living on earth. 505 (Selah)
67:5 Let the nations thank you, O God!
Let all the nations thank you! 506
67:6 The earth yields its crops.
May God, our God, bless us!
67:7 May God bless us! 507
Then all the ends of the earth will give him the honor he deserves. 508
Psalm 68 509
68:1 For the music director; by David, a psalm, a song.
God springs into action! 510
His enemies scatter;
68:2 As smoke is driven away by the wind, so you drive them away. 513
As wax melts before fire,
so the wicked are destroyed before God.
68:3 But the godly 514 are happy;
they rejoice before God
and are overcome with joy. 515
68:4 Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!
Exalt the one who rides on the clouds! 516
Rejoice before him!
68:5 He is a father to the fatherless
and an advocate for widows. 518
God rules from his holy palace. 519
68:6 God settles those who have been deserted in their own homes; 520
he frees prisoners and grants them prosperity. 521
But sinful rebels live in the desert. 522
68:7 O God, when you lead your people into battle, 523
when you march through the desert, 524 (Selah)
68:8 the earth shakes,
yes, the heavens pour down rain
before God, the God of Sinai, 525
before God, the God of Israel. 526
68:10 for you live among them. 531
You sustain the oppressed with your good blessings, O God.
68:11 The Lord speaks; 532
many, many women spread the good news. 533
68:12 Kings leading armies run away – they run away! 534
The lovely lady 535 of the house divides up the loot.
the wings of the dove are covered with silver
and with glittering gold. 538
let it snow 541 on Zalmon!
the mountain of Bashan is a mountain with many peaks. 544
at the mountain where God has decided to live? 547
68:17 God has countless chariots;
they number in the thousands. 550
The Lord comes from Sinai in holy splendor. 551
68:18 You ascend on high, 552
you have taken many captives. 553
including even sinful rebels.
68:19 The Lord deserves praise! 557
Day after day 558 he carries our burden,
the God who delivers us. (Selah)
68:20 Our God is a God who delivers;
68:21 Indeed God strikes the heads of his enemies,
the hairy foreheads of those who persist in rebellion. 560
68:22 The Lord says,
“I will retrieve them 561 from Bashan,
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
68:23 so that your feet may stomp 562 in their blood,
and your dogs may eat their portion of the enemies’ corpses.” 563
68:24 They 564 see your processions, O God –
the processions of my God, my king, who marches along in holy splendor. 565
68:25 Singers walk in front;
musicians follow playing their stringed instruments, 566
in the midst of young women playing tambourines. 567
68:26 In your large assemblies praise God,
68:27 There is little Benjamin, their ruler, 569
and the princes of Judah in their robes, 570
along with the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
68:28 God has decreed that you will be powerful. 571
O God, you who have acted on our behalf, demonstrate your power,
68:29 as you come out of your temple in Jerusalem! 572
Kings bring tribute to you.
and the nations that assemble like a herd of calves led by bulls! 575
68:31 They come with red cloth 580 from Egypt,
68:32 O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God!
Sing praises to the Lord, (Selah)
68:33 to the one who rides through the sky from ancient times! 583
Look! He thunders loudly. 584
68:34 Acknowledge God’s power, 585
his sovereignty over Israel,
and the power he reveals in the skies! 586
68:35 You are awe-inspiring, O God, as you emerge from your holy temple! 587
It is the God of Israel 588 who gives the people power and strength.
God deserves praise! 589
Psalm 69 590
69:1 For the music director; according to the tune of “Lilies;” 591 by David.
Deliver me, O God,
for the water has reached my neck. 592
69:2 I sink into the deep mire
where there is no solid ground; 593
I am in 594 deep water,
and the current overpowers me.
69:3 I am exhausted from shouting for help;
my throat is sore; 595
my eyes grow tired of looking for my God. 596
69:4 Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head.
They make me repay what I did not steal! 599
69:5 O God, you are aware of my foolish sins; 600
my guilt is not hidden from you. 601
69:6 Let none who rely on you be disgraced because of me,
Let none who seek you be ashamed because of me,
O God of Israel!
and am thoroughly disgraced. 605
69:8 My own brothers treat me like a stranger;
they act as if I were a foreigner. 606
I endure the insults of those who insult you. 610
69:10 I weep and refrain from eating food, 611
which causes others to insult me. 612
69:11 I wear sackcloth
and they ridicule me. 613
69:12 Those who sit at the city gate gossip about me;
drunkards mock me in their songs. 614
O God, because of your great loyal love,
answer me with your faithful deliverance! 616
69:14 Rescue me from the mud! Don’t let me sink!
Deliver me 617 from those who hate me,
from the deep water!
69:15 Don’t let the current overpower me!
Don’t let the deep swallow me up!
69:16 Answer me, O
Because of your great compassion, turn toward me!
69:17 Do not ignore 621 your servant,
for I am in trouble! Answer me right away! 622
69:18 Come near me and redeem me! 623
Because of my enemies, rescue me!
69:19 You know how I am insulted, humiliated and disgraced;
you can see all my enemies. 624
for comforters, but find none.
69:21 They put bitter poison 629 into my food,
and to quench my thirst they give me vinegar to drink. 630
69:22 May their dining table become a trap before them!
May it be a snare for that group of friends! 631
69:23 May their eyes be blinded! 632
Make them shake violently! 633
69:24 Pour out your judgment 634 on them!
May your raging anger 635 overtake them!
69:25 May their camp become desolate,
their tents uninhabited! 636
they spread the news about the suffering of those whom you punish. 639
69:27 Hold them accountable for all their sins! 640
Do not vindicate them! 641
69:28 May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living! 642
Do not let their names be listed with the godly! 643
69:29 I am oppressed and suffering!
O God, deliver and protect me! 644
69:30 I will sing praises to God’s name! 645
I will magnify him as I give him thanks! 646
69:31 That will please the
with horns and hooves.
69:32 The oppressed look on – let them rejoice!
69:33 For the
he does not despise his captive people. 649
69:34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him,
along with the seas and everything that swims in them!
69:35 For God will deliver Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah,
69:36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it,
Psalm 70 654
70:1 For the music director; by David; written to get God’s attention. 655
O God, please be willing to rescue me! 656
70:2 May those who are trying to take my life
be embarrassed and ashamed! 658
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed! 659
70:3 May those who say, “Aha! Aha!”
70:4 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
70:5 I am oppressed and needy! 666
O God, hurry to me! 667
You are my helper and my deliverer!
Psalm 71 669
71:1 In you, O
Never let me be humiliated!
71:2 Vindicate me by rescuing me! 670
71:3 Be my protector and refuge, 673
a stronghold where I can be safe! 674
For you are my high ridge 675 and my stronghold.
71:4 My God, rescue me from the power 676 of the wicked,
from the hand of the cruel oppressor!
71:5 For you give me confidence, 677 O Lord;
71:6 I have leaned on you since birth; 679
you pulled me 680 from my mother’s womb.
I praise you continually. 681
71:7 Many are appalled when they see me, 682
but you are my secure shelter.
71:8 I praise you constantly
and speak of your splendor all day long. 683
71:9 Do not reject me in my old age! 684
When my strength fails, do not abandon me!
71:10 For my enemies talk about me;
those waiting for a chance to kill me plot my demise. 685
71:11 They say, 686 “God has abandoned him.
Run and seize him, for there is no one who will rescue him!”
71:12 O God, do not remain far away from me!
My God, hurry and help me! 687
71:13 May my accusers be humiliated and defeated!
May those who want to harm me 688 be covered with scorn and disgrace!
71:14 As for me, I will wait continually,
and will continue to praise you. 689
71:15 I will tell about your justice,
and all day long proclaim your salvation, 690
though I cannot fathom its full extent. 691
71:16 I will come and tell about 692 the mighty acts of the sovereign
I will proclaim your justice – yours alone.
71:17 O God, you have taught me since I was young,
and I am still declaring 693 your amazing deeds.
71:18 Even when I am old and gray, 694
O God, do not abandon me,
until I tell the next generation about your strength,
and those coming after me about your power. 695
71:19 Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; 696
you have done great things. 697
O God, who can compare to you? 698
71:20 Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, 699
revive me once again! 700
Bring me up once again 701 from the depths of the earth!
71:21 Raise me to a position of great honor! 702
Turn and comfort me! 703
71:22 I will express my thanks to you with a stringed instrument,
praising 704 your faithfulness, O my God!
I will sing praises to you accompanied by a harp,
O Holy One of Israel! 705
71:23 My lips will shout for joy! Yes, 706 I will sing your praises!
I will praise you when you rescue me! 707
71:24 All day long my tongue will also tell about your justice,
Psalm 72 710
72:1 For 711 Solomon.
O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! 712
72:2 Then he will judge 715 your people fairly,
and your oppressed ones 716 equitably.
72:3 The mountains will bring news of peace to the people,
and the hills will announce justice. 717
72:4 He will defend 718 the oppressed among the people;
and crush the oppressor.
for generation after generation. 723
72:7 During his days the godly will flourish; 728
peace will prevail as long as the moon remains in the sky. 729
and from the Euphrates River 732 to the ends of the earth!
72:9 Before him the coastlands 733 will bow down,
and his enemies will lick the dust. 734
72:10 The kings of Tarshish 735 and the coastlands will offer gifts;
72:11 All kings will bow down to him;
all nations will serve him.
72:12 For he will rescue the needy 738 when they cry out for help,
and the oppressed 739 who have no defender.
72:13 He will take pity 740 on the poor and needy;
the lives of the needy he will save.
72:14 From harm and violence he will defend them; 741
he will value their lives. 742
May they continually pray for him!
May they pronounce blessings on him all day long! 745
72:17 May his fame endure! 758
May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! 759
May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! 760
May all nations consider him to be favored by God! 761
He alone accomplishes amazing things! 763
72:19 His glorious name deserves praise 764 forevermore!
May his majestic splendor 765 fill the whole earth!
We agree! We agree! 766
72:20 This collection of the prayers of David son of Jesse ends here. 767
73:1 A psalm by Asaph.
Certainly God is good to Israel, 769
and to those whose motives are pure! 770
73:2 But as for me, my feet almost slipped;
my feet almost slid out from under me. 771
73:3 For I envied those who are proud,
73:4 For they suffer no pain; 774
73:5 They are immune to the trouble common to men;
they do not suffer as other men do. 777
73:6 Arrogance is their necklace, 778
and violence their clothing. 779
73:7 Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; 780
their thoughts are sinful. 781
they proudly threaten violence. 784
73:9 They speak as if they rule in heaven,
and lay claim to the earth. 785
73:10 Therefore they have more than enough food to eat,
and even suck up the water of the sea. 786
73:11 They say, “How does God know what we do?
Is the sovereign one aware of what goes on?” 787
73:12 Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, 788
those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer. 789
and maintained a pure lifestyle. 792
73:14 I suffer all day long,
and am punished every morning.”
73:15 If I had publicized these thoughts, 793
I would have betrayed your loyal followers. 794
73:16 When I tried to make sense of this,
it was troubling to me. 795
73:17 Then I entered the precincts of God’s temple, 796
and understood the destiny of the wicked. 797
73:18 Surely 798 you put them in slippery places;
you bring them down 799 to ruin.
73:19 How desolate they become in a mere moment!
Terrifying judgments make their demise complete! 800
73:20 They are like a dream after one wakes up. 801
and my insides felt sharp pain. 806
I was as senseless as an animal before you. 809
73:23 But I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
73:24 You guide 810 me by your wise advice,
and then you will lead me to a position of honor. 811
73:25 Whom do I have in heaven but you?
I desire no one but you on earth. 812
73:26 My flesh and my heart may grow weak, 813
you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you. 818
73:28 But as for me, God’s presence is all I need. 819
I have made the sovereign
as 820 I declare all the things you have done.
Psalm 74 821
74:1 A well-written song 822 by Asaph.
Why, O God, have you permanently rejected us? 823
Why does your anger burn 824 against the sheep of your pasture?
74:2 Remember your people 825 whom you acquired in ancient times,
as well as Mount Zion, where you dwell!
74:3 Hurry and look 828 at the permanent ruins,
and all the damage the enemy has done to the temple! 829
they set up their battle flags. 832
74:5 They invade like lumberjacks
swinging their axes in a thick forest. 833
74:7 They set your sanctuary on fire;
they desecrate your dwelling place by knocking it to the ground. 839
74:8 They say to themselves, 840
“We will oppress all of them.” 841
They burn down all the places where people worship God in the land. 842
74:9 We do not see any signs of God’s presence; 843
there are no longer any prophets 844
and we have no one to tell us how long this will last. 845
74:10 How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults?
Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
74:11 Why do you remain inactive?
Intervene and destroy him! 846
74:12 But God has been my 847 king from ancient times,
performing acts of deliverance on the earth. 848
74:13 You destroyed 849 the sea by your strength;
you shattered the heads of the sea monster 850 in the water.
74:14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan; 851
74:15 You broke open the spring and the stream; 854
you dried up perpetually flowing rivers. 855
74:16 You established the cycle of day and night; 856
74:17 You set up all the boundaries 859 of the earth;
you created the cycle of summer and winter. 860
and how a foolish nation blasphemes your name!
74:19 Do not hand the life of your dove 863 over to a wild animal!
Do not continue to disregard 864 the lives of your oppressed people!
74:20 Remember your covenant promises, 865
for the dark regions of the earth are full of places where violence rules. 866
74:21 Do not let the afflicted be turned back in shame!
Let the oppressed and poor praise your name! 867
74:22 Rise up, O God! Defend your honor! 868
Remember how fools insult you all day long! 869
or the unceasing shouts of those who defy you. 872
Psalm 75 873
75:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; 874 a psalm of Asaph; a song.
We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks!
You reveal your presence; 875
people tell about your amazing deeds.
75:2 God says, 876
“At the appointed times, 877
I judge 878 fairly.
75:3 When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, 879
I make its pillars secure.” 880 (Selah)75:4 881
I say to the proud, “Do not be proud,”
and to the wicked, “Do not be so confident of victory! 882
75:5 Do not be so certain you have won! 883
Do not speak with your head held so high! 884
75:6 For victory does not come from the east or west,
or from the wilderness. 885
75:7 For God is the judge! 886
He brings one down and exalts another. 887
75:8 For the
of foaming wine mixed with spices, 888
and pours it out. 889
Surely all the wicked of the earth
will slurp it up and drink it to its very last drop.” 890
75:9 As for me, I will continually tell what you have done; 891
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob!
75:10 God says, 892
“I will bring down all the power of the wicked;
the godly will be victorious.” 893
Psalm 76 894
76:1 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
God has revealed himself in Judah; 895
in Israel his reputation 896 is great.
76:2 He lives in Salem; 897
he dwells in Zion. 898
76:3 There he shattered the arrows, 899
the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. 900 (Selah)
76:4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty,
as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey. 901
they “fell asleep.” 904
All the warriors were helpless. 905
76:6 At the sound of your battle cry, 906 O God of Jacob,
76:7 You are awesome! Yes, you!
Who can withstand your intense anger? 909
76:8 From heaven you announced what their punishment would be. 910
The earth 911 was afraid and silent
76:9 when God arose to execute judgment,
and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)
you reveal your anger in full measure. 914
76:11 Make vows to the
Let all those who surround him 915 bring tribute to the awesome one!
76:12 He humbles princes; 916
the kings of the earth regard him as awesome. 917
Psalm 77 918
77:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph.
I will cry out to God 919 and call for help!
I will cry out to God and he will pay attention 920 to me.
77:2 In my time of trouble I sought 921 the Lord.
I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. 922
I 923 refused to be comforted.
77:3 I said, “I will remember God while I groan;
I will think about him while my strength leaves me.” 924 (Selah)
77:4 You held my eyelids open; 925
I was troubled and could not speak. 926
77:5 I thought about the days of old,
about ancient times. 927
77:6 I said, “During the night I will remember the song I once sang;
I will think very carefully.”
I tried to make sense of what was happening. 928
77:7 I asked, 929 “Will the Lord reject me forever?
Will he never again show me his favor?
77:8 Has his loyal love disappeared forever?
Has his promise 930 failed forever?
77:9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Has his anger stifled his compassion?”
77:10 Then I said, “I am sickened by the thought
77:11 I will remember the works of the
Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago! 933
77:12 I will think about all you have done;
I will reflect upon your deeds!”77:13 934
O God, your deeds are extraordinary! 935
What god can compare to our great God? 936
77:14 You are the God who does amazing things;
you have revealed your strength among the nations.
the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah)
77:16 The waters 939 saw you, O God,
the waters saw you and trembled. 940
77:17 The clouds poured down rain; 943
the skies thundered. 944
Yes, your arrows 945 flashed about.
77:18 Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind;
the lightning bolts lit up the world;
the earth trembled and shook. 946
77:19 You walked through the sea; 947
you passed through the surging waters, 948
but left no footprints. 949
77:20 You led your people like a flock of sheep,
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Psalm 78 950
78:1 A well-written song 951 by Asaph.
Pay attention, my people, to my instruction!
Listen to the words I speak! 952
78:2 I will sing a song that imparts wisdom;
I will make insightful observations about the past. 953
78:3 What we have heard and learned 954 –
that which our ancestors 955 have told us –
78:4 we will not hide from their 956 descendants.
We will tell the next generation
about his strength and the amazing things he has done.
78:5 He established a rule 958 in Jacob;
he set up a law in Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to make his deeds known to their descendants, 959
78:6 so that the next generation, children yet to be born,
might know about them.
They will grow up and tell their descendants about them. 960
78:7 Then they will place their confidence in God.
They will not forget the works of God,
and they will obey 961 his commands.
78:8 Then they will not be like their ancestors,
who were a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation that was not committed
and faithful to God. 962
but they retreated in the day of battle. 965
78:10 They did not keep their covenant with God, 966
and they refused to obey 967 his law.
78:11 They forgot what he had done, 968
the amazing things he had shown them.
78:12 He did amazing things in the sight of their ancestors,
in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. 969
78:13 He divided the sea and led them across it;
he made the water stand in a heap.
78:14 He led them with a cloud by day,
and with the light of a fire all night long.
78:15 He broke open rocks in the wilderness,
and gave them enough water to fill the depths of the sea. 970
78:16 He caused streams to flow from the rock,
and made the water flow like rivers.
78:17 Yet they continued to sin against him,
and rebelled against the sovereign One 971 in the desert.
78:18 They willfully challenged God 972
by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.
78:19 They insulted God, saying, 973
“Is God really able to give us food 974 in the wilderness?
78:20 Yes, 975 he struck a rock and water flowed out,
streams gushed forth.
But can he also give us food?
Will he provide meat for his people?”
78:21 When 976 the
A fire broke out against Jacob,
and his anger flared up 977 against Israel,
78:22 because they did not have faith in God,
and did not trust his ability to deliver them. 978
78:23 He gave a command to the clouds above,
and opened the doors in the sky.
78:24 He rained down manna for them to eat;
he gave them the grain of heaven. 979
78:25 Man ate the food of the mighty ones. 980
He sent them more than enough to eat. 981
78:26 He brought the east wind through the sky,
and by his strength led forth the south wind.
78:27 He rained down meat on them like dust,
birds as numerous as the sand on the seashores. 982
78:28 He caused them to fall right in the middle of their camp,
all around their homes.
78:29 They ate until they were stuffed; 983
he gave them what they desired.
78:30 They were not yet filled up, 984
their food was still in their mouths,
78:31 when the anger of God flared up against them.
He killed some of the strongest of them;
he brought the young men of Israel to their knees.
78:32 Despite all this, they continued to sin,
and did not trust him to do amazing things. 985
78:33 So he caused them to die unsatisfied 986
and filled with terror. 987
they turned back and longed for God.
78:35 They remembered that God was their protector, 990
and that the sovereign God was their deliverer. 991
78:36 But they deceived him with their words, 992
and lied to him. 993
78:37 They were not really committed to him, 994
and they were unfaithful to his covenant.
78:38 Yet he is compassionate.
He forgives sin and does not destroy.
He often holds back his anger,
and does not stir up his fury. 995
78:39 He remembered 996 that they were made of flesh,
and were like a wind that blows past and does not return. 997
78:40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness,
and insulted him 998 in the desert!
78:41 They again challenged God, 999
78:42 They did not remember what he had done, 1002
how he delivered them from the enemy, 1003
78:43 when he performed his awesome deeds 1004 in Egypt,
and his acts of judgment 1005 in the region of Zoan.
78:44 He turned their rivers into blood,
and they could not drink from their streams.
78:45 He sent swarms of biting insects against them, 1006
as well as frogs that overran their land. 1007
78:46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper,
the fruit of their labor to the locust.
78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail,
and their sycamore-fig trees with driving rain.
78:48 He rained hail down on their cattle, 1008
and hurled lightning bolts down on their livestock. 1009
78:49 His raging anger lashed out against them, 1010
He sent fury, rage, and trouble
as messengers who bring disaster. 1011
78:50 He sent his anger in full force; 1012
he did not spare them from death;
he handed their lives over to destruction. 1013
78:51 He struck down all the firstborn in Egypt,
the firstfruits of their reproductive power 1014 in the tents of Ham.
78:52 Yet he brought out his people like sheep;
he led them through the wilderness like a flock.
78:53 He guided them safely along,
while the sea covered their enemies.
78:54 He brought them to the border of his holy land,
78:55 He drove the nations out from before them;
he assigned them their tribal allotments 1017
and allowed the tribes of Israel to settle down. 1018
they were as unreliable as a malfunctioning bow. 1025
78:58 They made him angry with their pagan shrines, 1026
and made him jealous with their idols.
78:59 God heard and was angry;
he completely rejected Israel.
78:60 He abandoned 1027 the sanctuary at Shiloh,
the tent where he lived among men.
78:61 He allowed the symbol of his strong presence to be captured; 1028
78:62 He delivered his people over to the sword,
and was angry with his chosen nation. 1031
78:63 Fire consumed their 1032 young men,
78:64 Their 1035 priests fell by the sword,
78:65 But then the Lord awoke from his sleep; 1038
he was like a warrior in a drunken rage. 1039
78:66 He drove his enemies back;
he made them a permanent target for insults. 1040
78:67 He rejected the tent of Joseph;
he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
78:68 He chose the tribe of Judah,
and Mount Zion, which he loves.
78:69 He made his sanctuary as enduring as the heavens above; 1041
as secure as the earth, which he established permanently. 1042
78:70 He chose David, his servant,
and took him from the sheepfolds.
78:71 He took him away from following the mother sheep, 1043
and made him the shepherd of Jacob, his people,
and of Israel, his chosen nation. 1044
he led them with skill. 1047
Psalm 79 1048
79:1 A psalm of Asaph.
they have polluted your holy temple
and turned Jerusalem 1051 into a heap of ruins.
79:2 They have given the corpses of your servants
to the birds of the sky; 1052
the flesh of your loyal followers
to the beasts of the earth.
79:3 They have made their blood flow like water
all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury them. 1053
79:4 We have become an object of disdain to our neighbors;
those who live on our borders taunt and insult us. 1054
79:5 How long will this go on, O
Will you stay angry forever?
How long will your rage 1056 burn like fire?
79:6 Pour out your anger on the nations that do not acknowledge you, 1057
on the kingdoms that do not pray to you! 1058
79:7 For they have devoured Jacob
and destroyed his home.
79:8 Do not hold us accountable for the sins of earlier generations! 1059
Quickly send your compassion our way, 1060
for we are in serious trouble! 1061
79:9 Help us, O God, our deliverer!
For the sake of your glorious reputation, 1062 rescue us!
Forgive our sins for the sake of your reputation! 1063
79:10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Before our very eyes may the shed blood of your servants
be avenged among the nations! 1064
79:11 Listen to the painful cries of the prisoners! 1065
Use your great strength to set free those condemned to die! 1066
79:12 Pay back our neighbors in full! 1067
May they be insulted the same way they insulted you, O Lord! 1068
79:13 Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture,
will continually thank you. 1069
We will tell coming generations of your praiseworthy acts. 1070
Psalm 80 1071
80:1 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 1072 a psalm of Asaph.
O shepherd of Israel, pay attention,
you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep!
80:2 In the sight of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh reveal 1075 your power!
Come and deliver us! 1076
80:3 O God, restore us!
How long will you remain angry at your people while they pray to you? 1080
80:5 You have given them tears as food; 1081
you have made them drink tears by the measure. 1082
80:6 You have made our neighbors dislike us, 1083
and our enemies insult us.
80:7 O God, invincible warrior, 1084 restore us!
80:8 You uprooted a vine 1087 from Egypt;
you drove out nations and transplanted it.
80:9 You cleared the ground for it; 1088
it took root, 1089
and filled the land.
80:10 The mountains were covered by its shadow,
the highest cedars 1090 by its branches.
80:11 Its branches reached the Mediterranean Sea, 1091
and its shoots the Euphrates River. 1092
80:12 Why did you break down its walls, 1093
so that all who pass by pluck its fruit? 1094
80:13 The wild boars of the forest ruin it; 1095
the insects 1096 of the field feed on it.
80:14 O God, invincible warrior, 1097 come back!
Look down from heaven and take notice!
Take care of this vine,
80:15 the root 1098 your right hand planted,
the shoot you made to grow! 1099
80:16 It is burned 1100 and cut down.
They die because you are displeased with them. 1101
80:17 May you give support to the one you have chosen, 1102
to the one whom you raised up for yourself! 1103
80:18 Then we will not turn away from you.
Revive us and we will pray to you! 1104
Psalm 81 1108
81:1 For the music director; according to the gittith style; 1109 by Asaph.
Shout for joy to God, our source of strength!
Shout out to the God of Jacob!
81:2 Sing 1110 a song and play the tambourine,
the pleasant sounding harp, and the ten-stringed instrument!
81:3 Sound the ram’s horn on the day of the new moon, 1111
and on the day of the full moon when our festival begins. 1112
81:4 For observing the festival is a requirement for Israel; 1113
it is an ordinance given by the God of Jacob.
81:5 He decreed it as a regulation in Joseph,
when he attacked the land of Egypt. 1114
I heard a voice I did not recognize. 1115
81:6 It said: 1116 “I removed the burden from his shoulder;
his hands were released from holding the basket. 1117
81:7 In your distress you called out and I rescued you.
I answered you from a dark thundercloud. 1118
I tested you at the waters of Meribah. 1119 (Selah)
81:8 I said, 1120 ‘Listen, my people!
I will warn 1121 you!
O Israel, if only you would obey me! 1122
You must not worship a foreign god.
81:10 I am the
the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it!’
81:11 But my people did not obey me; 1125
Israel did not submit to me. 1126
81:12 I gave them over to their stubborn desires; 1127
they did what seemed right to them. 1128
81:13 If only my people would obey me! 1129
If only Israel would keep my commands! 1130
81:14 Then I would quickly subdue their enemies,
and attack 1131 their adversaries.”
May they be permanently humiliated!) 1134
81:16 “I would feed Israel the best wheat, 1135
Psalm 82 1138
82:1 A psalm of Asaph.
82:2 He says, 1143 “How long will you make unjust legal decisions
and show favoritism to the wicked? 1144 (Selah)
82:3 Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! 1145
Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!
82:4 Rescue the poor and needy!
Deliver them from the power 1146 of the wicked!
82:5 They 1147 neither know nor understand.
They stumble 1148 around in the dark,
while all the foundations of the earth crumble. 1149
82:6 I thought, 1150 ‘You are gods;
all of you are sons of the Most High.’ 1151
82:7 Yet you will die like mortals; 1152
you will fall like all the other rulers.” 1153
82:8 Rise up, O God, and execute judgment on the earth!
For you own 1154 all the nations.
Psalm 83 1155
83:1 A song, a psalm of Asaph.
O God, do not be silent!
Do not ignore us! 1156 Do not be inactive, O God!
83:2 For look, your enemies are making a commotion;
those who hate you are hostile. 1157
83:3 They carefully plot 1158 against your people,
83:4 They say, “Come on, let’s annihilate them so they are no longer a nation! 1161
Then the name of Israel will be remembered no more.”
they form an alliance 1164 against you.
83:6 It includes 1165 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites, 1166
83:7 Gebal, 1167 Ammon, and Amalek,
Philistia and the inhabitants of Tyre. 1168
83:8 Even Assyria has allied with them,
lending its strength to the descendants of Lot. 1169 (Selah)
83:9 Do to them as you did to Midian 1170 –
as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River! 1171
83:10 They were destroyed at Endor; 1172
their corpses were like manure 1173 on the ground.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, 1174
and all their rulers like Zebah and Zalmunna, 1175
83:13 O my God, make them like dead thistles, 1178
like dead weeds blown away by 1179 the wind!
83:14 Like the fire that burns down the forest,
or the flames that consume the mountainsides, 1180
83:15 chase them with your gale winds,
and terrify 1181 them with your windstorm.
83:16 Cover 1182 their faces with shame,
83:17 May they be humiliated and continually terrified! 1185
May they die in shame! 1186
the sovereign king 1189 over all the earth.
Psalm 84 1190
84:1 For the music director; according to the gittith style; 1191 written by the Korahites, a psalm.
How lovely is the place where you live, 1192
84:2 I desperately want to be 1194
in the courts of the
My heart and my entire being 1196 shout for joy
to the living God.
84:3 Even the birds find a home there,
and the swallow 1197 builds a nest,
where she can protect her young 1198
near your altars, O
my king and my God.
84:4 How blessed 1199 are those who live in your temple
and praise you continually! (Selah)
84:5 How blessed are those who 1200 find their strength in you,
and long to travel the roads that lead to your temple! 1201
84:6 As they pass through the Baca Valley, 1202
he provides a spring for them. 1203
84:7 They are sustained as they travel along; 1206
each one appears 1207 before God in Zion.
hear my prayer!
Listen, O God of Jacob! (Selah)
84:9 O God, take notice of our shield! 1209
Show concern for your chosen king! 1210
84:10 Certainly 1211 spending just one day in your temple courts is better
than spending a thousand elsewhere. 1212
I would rather stand at the entrance 1213 to the temple of my God
than live 1214 in the tents of the wicked.
84:11 For the
he withholds no good thing from those who have integrity. 1217
how blessed are those who trust in you! 1219
Psalm 85 1220
85:1 For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm.
you restored the well-being of Jacob. 1221
85:2 You pardoned 1222 the wrongdoing of your people;
you forgave 1223 all their sin. (Selah)
85:3 You withdrew all your fury;
you turned back from your raging anger. 1224
85:4 Restore us, O God our deliverer!
Do not be displeased with us! 1225
85:5 Will you stay mad at us forever?
Will you remain angry throughout future generations? 1226
85:6 Will you not revive us once more?
Then your people will rejoice in you!
Bestow on us your deliverance!
85:8 I will listen to what God the
Yet they must not 1230 return to their foolish ways.
85:9 Certainly his loyal followers will soon experience his deliverance; 1231
then his splendor will again appear in our land. 1232
85:10 Loyal love and faithfulness meet; 1233
deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss. 1234
85:11 Faithfulness grows from the ground,
and deliverance looks down from the sky. 1235
85:12 Yes, the
and our land will yield 1237 its crops.
85:13 Deliverance goes 1238 before him,
Psalm 86 1241
86:1 A prayer of David.
Listen 1242 O
For I am oppressed and needy.
86:2 Protect me, 1243 for I am loyal!
O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!
86:3 Have mercy on me, 1244 O Lord,
for I cry out to you all day long!
86:4 Make your servant 1245 glad,
for to you, O Lord, I pray! 1246
and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.
Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
86:7 In my time of trouble I cry out to you,
for you will answer me.
86:8 None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord!
Your exploits are incomparable! 1249
86:9 All the nations, whom you created,
will come and worship you, 1250 O Lord.
They will honor your name.
86:10 For you are great and do amazing things.
You alone are God.
Then I will obey your commands. 1252
Make me wholeheartedly committed to you! 1253
86:12 O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks with my whole heart!
I will honor your name continually! 1254
86:13 For you will extend your great loyal love to me, 1255
86:14 O God, arrogant men attack me; 1258
86:15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God.
86:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me!
Give your servant your strength!
Deliver your slave! 1263
86:17 Show me evidence of your favor! 1264
Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed, 1265
for you, O
Psalm 87 1267
87:1 Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song.
more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
87:3 People say wonderful things about you, 1269
O city of God. (Selah)
It is said of them, “This one was born there.” 1275
87:5 But it is said of Zion’s residents, 1276
“Each one of these 1277 was born in her,
“This one was born there.” 1281 (Selah)
87:7 As for the singers, as well as the pipers –
all of them sing within your walls. 1282
Psalm 88 1283
By day I cry out
and at night I pray before you. 1287
88:2 Listen to my prayer! 1288
Pay attention 1289 to my cry for help!
88:3 For my life 1290 is filled with troubles
and I am ready to enter Sheol. 1291
I am like a helpless man, 1294
88:5 adrift 1295 among the dead,
like corpses lying in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
and who are cut off from your power. 1296
88:6 You place me in the lowest regions of the pit, 1297
in the dark places, in the watery depths.
88:7 Your anger bears down on me,
and you overwhelm me with all your waves. (Selah)
88:8 You cause those who know me to keep their distance;
you make me an appalling sight to them.
I am trapped and cannot get free. 1298
88:9 My eyes grow weak because of oppression.
I call out to you, O
I spread out my hands in prayer to you. 1299
88:10 Do you accomplish amazing things for the dead?
Do the departed spirits 1300 rise up and give you thanks? (Selah)
88:11 Is your loyal love proclaimed in the grave,
or your faithfulness in the place of the dead? 1301
or your deliverance in the land of oblivion? 1304
88:13 As for me, I cry out to you, O
in the morning my prayer confronts you.
and pay no attention to me? 1305
88:15 I am oppressed and have been on the verge of death since my youth. 1306
I have been subjected to your horrors and am numb with pain. 1307
88:16 Your anger overwhelms me; 1308
your terrors destroy me.
88:17 They surround me like water all day long;
they join forces and encircle me. 1309
88:18 You cause my friends and neighbors to keep their distance; 1310
those who know me leave me alone in the darkness. 1311
Psalm 89 1312
89:1 A well-written song 1313 by Ethan the Ezrachite.
I will sing continually 1314 about the
to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness. 1315
89:2 For I say, “Loyal love is permanently established; 1316
in the skies you set up your faithfulness.” 1317
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have made a promise on oath to David, my servant:
89:4 ‘I will give you an eternal dynasty 1319
and establish your throne throughout future generations.’” 1320 (Selah)
as well as your faithfulness in the angelic assembly. 1322
89:6 For who in the skies can compare to the
Who is like the
and more awesome than 1326 all who surround him?
Who is strong like you, O
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
89:9 You rule over the proud sea. 1328
When its waves surge, 1329 you calm them.
with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
89:11 The heavens belong to you, as does the earth.
You made the world and all it contains. 1332
89:12 You created the north and the south.
Tabor and Hermon 1333 rejoice in your name.
89:13 Your arm is powerful,
your hand strong,
89:14 Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne. 1336
Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule. 1337
89:15 How blessed are the people who worship you! 1338
89:16 They rejoice in your name all day long,
and are vindicated 1340 by your justice.
89:17 For you give them splendor and strength. 1341
By your favor we are victorious. 1342
89:18 For our shield 1343 belongs to the
our king to the Holy One of Israel. 1344
“I have energized a warrior; 1347
I have raised up a young man 1348 from the people.
89:20 I have discovered David, my servant.
With my holy oil I have anointed him as king. 1349
89:21 My hand will support him, 1350
and my arm will strengthen him.
a violent oppressor will not be able to humiliate him. 1353
89:23 I will crush his enemies before him;
I will strike down those who hate him.
89:24 He will experience my faithfulness and loyal love, 1354
and by my name he will win victories. 1355
89:25 I will place his hand over the sea,
his right hand over the rivers. 1356
89:26 He will call out to me,
89:27 I will appoint him to be my firstborn son, 1359
the most exalted of the earth’s kings.
89:28 I will always extend my loyal love to him,
and my covenant with him is secure. 1360
89:29 I will give him an eternal dynasty, 1361
and make his throne as enduring as the skies above. 1362
89:30 If his sons reject my law
and disobey my regulations,
89:31 if they break 1363 my rules
and do not keep my commandments,
89:32 I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, 1364
their sin by inflicting them with bruises. 1365
89:33 But I will not remove 1366 my loyal love from him,
nor be unfaithful to my promise. 1367
89:34 I will not break 1368 my covenant
or go back on what I promised. 1369
89:35 Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness,
I will never deceive 1370 David.
89:36 His dynasty will last forever. 1371
His throne will endure before me, like the sun, 1372
89:37 it will remain stable, like the moon, 1373
his throne will endure like the skies.” 1374 (Selah)
89:38 But you have spurned 1375 and rejected him;
you are angry with your chosen king. 1376
you have thrown his crown to the ground. 1379
89:40 You have broken down all his 1380 walls;
you have made his strongholds a heap of ruins.
89:41 All who pass by 1381 have robbed him;
he has become an object of disdain to his neighbors.
89:42 You have allowed his adversaries to be victorious, 1382
and all his enemies to rejoice.
and have not sustained him in battle. 1385
89:44 You have brought to an end his splendor, 1386
and have knocked 1387 his throne to the ground.
89:45 You have cut short his youth, 1388
and have covered him with shame. (Selah)
89:46 How long, O
Will you remain hidden forever? 1389
Will your anger continue to burn like fire?
89:47 Take note of my brief lifespan! 1390
Why do you make all people so mortal? 1391
89:48 No man can live on without experiencing death,
or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. 1392 (Selah)
the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David? 1395
and of how I must bear so many insults from people! 1398
89:51 Your enemies, O
they insult your chosen king as they dog his footsteps. 139989:52 1400
We agree! We agree! 1402
90:1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God.
O Lord, you have been our protector 1404 through all generations!
90:2 Even before the mountains came into existence, 1405
or you brought the world into being, 1406
you were the eternal God. 1407
and say, “Return, O people!”
90:4 Yes, 1410 in your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday that quickly passes,
or like one of the divisions of the nighttime. 1411
90:5 You bring their lives to an end and they “fall asleep.” 1412
In the morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;
90:6 in the morning it glistens 1413 and sprouts up;
at evening time it withers 1414 and dries up.
90:7 Yes, 1415 we are consumed by your anger;
we are terrified by your wrath.
90:8 You are aware of our sins; 1416
you even know about our hidden sins. 1417
the years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh. 1420
90:10 The days of our lives add up to seventy years, 1421
or eighty, if one is especially strong. 1422
But even one’s best years are marred by trouble and oppression. 1423
90:11 Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger? 1427
Your raging fury causes people to fear you. 1428
90:12 So teach us to consider our mortality, 1429
so that we might live wisely. 1430
90:13 Turn back toward us, O
How long must this suffering last? 1431
Have pity on your servants! 1432
90:14 Satisfy us in the morning 1433 with your loyal love!
Then we will shout for joy and be happy 1434 all our days!
90:15 Make us happy in proportion to the days you have afflicted us,
in proportion to the years we have experienced 1435 trouble!
90:16 May your servants see your work! 1436
May their sons see your majesty! 1437
90:17 May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! 1438
Make our endeavors successful!
Yes, make them successful! 1439
Psalm 91 1440
91:2 I say this about the
my God in whom I trust –
91:3 he will certainly rescue you from the snare of the hunter 1445
and from the destructive plague.
you will find safety under his wings.
His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall. 1448
91:5 You need not fear the terrors of the night, 1449
the arrow that flies by day,
91:6 the plague that comes in the darkness,
or the disease that comes at noon. 1450
91:7 Though a thousand may fall beside you,
and a multitude on your right side,
it 1451 will not reach you.
91:8 Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes –
you will see the wicked paid back. 1452
91:9 For you have taken refuge in the
my shelter, the sovereign One. 1453
91:10 No harm will overtake 1454 you;
91:11 For he will order his angels 1457
to protect you in all you do. 1458
91:12 They will lift you up in their hands,
so you will not slip and fall on a stone. 1459
you will trample underfoot a young lion and a serpent.
“Because he is devoted to me, I will deliver him;
91:15 When he calls out to me, I will answer him.
I will be with him when he is in trouble;
I will rescue him and bring him honor.
91:16 I will satisfy him with long life, 1465
and will let him see my salvation.
Psalm 92 1466
92:1 A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.
It is fitting 1467 to thank the
and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One! 1468
92:2 It is fitting 1469 to proclaim your loyal love in the morning,
and your faithfulness during the night,
92:3 to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre,
to the accompaniment of the meditative tone of the harp.
92:4 For you, O
I will sing for joy because of what you have done. 1470
92:5 How great are your works, O
Your plans are very intricate! 1471
92:6 The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this;
the fool does not understand this. 1472
92:7 When the wicked sprout up like grass,
and all the evildoers glisten, 1473
it is so that they may be annihilated. 1474
92:8 But you, O
92:9 Indeed, 1476 look at your enemies, O
Indeed, 1477 look at how your enemies perish!
All the evildoers are scattered!
92:10 You exalt my horn like that of a wild ox. 1478
I am covered 1479 with fresh oil.
92:11 I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; 1480
I hear the defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me. 1481
92:12 The godly 1482 grow like a palm tree;
they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon. 1483
92:13 Planted in the
they grow in the courts of our God.
92:14 They bear fruit even when they are old;
they are filled with vitality and have many leaves. 1484
92:15 So they proclaim that the
is just and never unfair. 1485
Psalm 93 1486
He is robed in majesty,
he wears strength around his waist. 1487
Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.
93:2 Your throne has been secure from ancient times;
you have always been king. 1488
93:3 The waves 1489 roar, O
the waves roar,
the waves roar and crash. 1490
93:4 Above the sound of the surging water, 1491
and the mighty waves of the sea,
Psalm 94 1497
O God who avenges, reveal your splendor! 1498
94:2 Rise up, O judge of the earth!
Pay back the proud!
how long will the wicked celebrate? 1499
94:4 They spew out threats 1500 and speak defiantly;
all the evildoers boast. 1501
they oppress the nation that belongs to you. 1502
94:6 They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land,
and they murder the fatherless. 1503
94:7 Then they say, “The
the God of Jacob does not take notice of it.” 1504
You fools, when will you ever understand?
94:9 Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?
Does the one who forms the human eye not see? 1507
94:10 Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish?
He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!
peoples’ thoughts are morally bankrupt. 1508
94:12 How blessed is the one 1509 whom you instruct, O
the one whom you teach from your law,
94:13 in order to protect him from times of trouble, 1510
until the wicked are destroyed. 1511
94:14 Certainly 1512 the
he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 1513
94:15 For justice will prevail, 1514
94:16 Who will rise up to defend me 1517 against the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 1518
94:17 If the
I would have laid down in the silence of death. 1519
94:18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your loyal love, O
94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, 1520
your soothing touch makes me happy. 1521
94:20 Cruel rulers 1522 are not your allies,
those who make oppressive laws. 1523
and condemn to death the innocent. 1526
94:22 But the
and my God will shelter me. 1528
94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. 1529
He will destroy them because of 1530 their evil;
Psalm 95 1531
95:1 Come! Let’s sing for joy to the
Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us! 1532
95:2 Let’s enter his presence 1533 with thanksgiving!
Let’s shout out to him in celebration! 1534
95:3 For the
a great king who is superior to 1535 all gods.
95:4 The depths of the earth are in his hand, 1536
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
95:5 The sea is his, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land.
95:6 Come! Let’s bow down and worship! 1537
Let’s kneel before the
95:7 For he is our God;
we are the people of his pasture,
the sheep he owns. 1538
Today, if only you would obey him! 1539
95:9 where your ancestors challenged my authority, 1544
and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.
95:10 For forty years I was continually disgusted 1545 with that generation,
and I said, ‘These people desire to go astray; 1546
they do not obey my commands.’ 1547
95:11 So I made a vow in my anger,
‘They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.’” 1548
Psalm 96 1549
96:1 Sing to the
Sing to the
96:2 Sing to the
Announce every day how he delivers! 1551
96:3 Tell the nations about his splendor!
Tell 1552 all the nations about his amazing deeds!
96:4 For the
he is more awesome than all gods. 1553
96:5 For all the gods of the nations are worthless, 1554
96:6 Majestic splendor emanates from him; 1555
his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful. 1556
96:7 Ascribe to the
ascribe to the
96:8 Ascribe to the
Bring an offering and enter his courts!
96:9 Worship the
Tremble before him, all the earth!
96:10 Say among the nations, “The
The world is established, it cannot be moved.
He judges the nations fairly.”
96:11 Let the sky rejoice, and the earth be happy!
Let the sea and everything in it shout!
96:12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate!
Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy
96:13 before the
For he comes to judge the earth!
He judges the world fairly, 1559
and the nations in accordance with his justice. 1560
Psalm 97 1561
Let the earth be happy!
Let the many coastlands rejoice!
97:2 Dark clouds surround him;
equity and justice are the foundation of his throne. 1562
97:3 Fire goes before him;
on every side 1563 it burns up his enemies.
97:4 His lightning bolts light up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the
before the Lord of the whole earth.
97:6 The sky declares his justice,
and all the nations see his splendor.
97:7 All who worship idols are ashamed,
those who boast about worthless idols.
All the gods bow down before him. 1564
97:8 Zion hears and rejoices,
the towns 1565 of Judah are happy,
because of your judgments, O
97:9 For you, O
you are elevated high above all gods.
97:10 You who love the
He protects 1567 the lives of his faithful followers;
he delivers them from the power 1568 of the wicked.
97:11 The godly bask in the light;
the morally upright experience joy. 1569
97:12 You godly ones, rejoice in the
Give thanks to his holy name. 1570
Psalm 98 1571
98:1 A psalm.
Sing to the
for he performs 1573 amazing deeds!
His right hand and his mighty arm
accomplish deliverance. 1574
in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.
98:3 He remains loyal and faithful to the family of Israel. 1576
All the ends of the earth see our God deliver us. 1577
98:4 Shout out praises to the
Break out in a joyful shout and sing!
98:5 Sing to the
accompanied by a harp and the sound of music!
98:6 With trumpets and the blaring of the ram’s horn,
shout out praises before the king, the
98:7 Let the sea and everything in it shout,
along with the world and those who live in it!
98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands!
Let the mountains sing in unison
98:9 before the
For he comes to judge the earth!
He judges the world fairly, 1578
and the nations in a just manner.
Psalm 99 1579
The nations tremble. 1580
He sits enthroned above the winged angels; 1581
the earth shakes. 1582
he is exalted over all the nations.
99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name!
He 1584 is holy!
99:4 The king is strong;
he loves justice. 1585
You ensure that legal decisions will be made fairly; 1586
you promote justice and equity in Jacob.
99:5 Praise 1587 the
Worship 1588 before his footstool!
He is holy!
99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests;
Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. 1589
They 1590 prayed to the
99:7 He spoke to them from a pillar of cloud; 1591
they obeyed his regulations and the ordinance he gave them.
They found you to be a forgiving God,
but also one who punished their sinful deeds. 1592
99:9 Praise 1593 the
Worship on his holy hill,
Psalm 100 1594
100:1 A thanksgiving psalm.
Shout out praises to the
100:2 Worship 1595 the
Enter his presence with joyful singing!
100:3 Acknowledge that the
He made us and we belong to him; 1596
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give him thanks!
Praise his name!
100:5 For the
His loyal love endures, 1597
and he is faithful through all generations. 1598