Bible: Psalms 90-106
90:1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God.
O Lord, you have been our protector 2 through all generations!
90:2 Even before the mountains came into existence, 3
or you brought the world into being, 4
you were the eternal God. 5
and say, “Return, O people!”
90:4 Yes, 8 in your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday that quickly passes,
or like one of the divisions of the nighttime. 9
90:5 You bring their lives to an end and they “fall asleep.” 10
In the morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;
90:6 in the morning it glistens 11 and sprouts up;
at evening time it withers 12 and dries up.
90:7 Yes, 13 we are consumed by your anger;
we are terrified by your wrath.
90:8 You are aware of our sins; 14
you even know about our hidden sins. 15
the years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh. 18
90:10 The days of our lives add up to seventy years, 19
or eighty, if one is especially strong. 20
But even one’s best years are marred by trouble and oppression. 21
90:11 Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger? 25
Your raging fury causes people to fear you. 26
90:12 So teach us to consider our mortality, 27
so that we might live wisely. 28
90:13 Turn back toward us, O
How long must this suffering last? 29
Have pity on your servants! 30
90:14 Satisfy us in the morning 31 with your loyal love!
Then we will shout for joy and be happy 32 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 33 trouble!
90:16 May your servants see your work! 34
May their sons see your majesty! 35
90:17 May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! 36
Make our endeavors successful!
Yes, make them successful! 37
Psalm 91 38
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 43
and from the destructive plague.
you will find safety under his wings.
His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall. 46
91:5 You need not fear the terrors of the night, 47
the arrow that flies by day,
91:6 the plague that comes in the darkness,
or the disease that comes at noon. 48
91:7 Though a thousand may fall beside you,
and a multitude on your right side,
it 49 will not reach you.
91:8 Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes –
you will see the wicked paid back. 50
91:9 For you have taken refuge in the
my shelter, the sovereign One. 51
91:10 No harm will overtake 52 you;
91:11 For he will order his angels 55
to protect you in all you do. 56
91:12 They will lift you up in their hands,
so you will not slip and fall on a stone. 57
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, 63
and will let him see my salvation.
Psalm 92 64
92:1 A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.
It is fitting 65 to thank the
and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One! 66
92:2 It is fitting 67 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. 68
92:5 How great are your works, O
Your plans are very intricate! 69
92:6 The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this;
the fool does not understand this. 70
92:7 When the wicked sprout up like grass,
and all the evildoers glisten, 71
it is so that they may be annihilated. 72
92:8 But you, O
92:9 Indeed, 74 look at your enemies, O
Indeed, 75 look at how your enemies perish!
All the evildoers are scattered!
92:10 You exalt my horn like that of a wild ox. 76
I am covered 77 with fresh oil.
92:11 I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; 78
I hear the defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me. 79
92:12 The godly 80 grow like a palm tree;
they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon. 81
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. 82
92:15 So they proclaim that the
is just and never unfair. 83
Psalm 93 84
He is robed in majesty,
he wears strength around his waist. 85
Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.
93:2 Your throne has been secure from ancient times;
you have always been king. 86
93:3 The waves 87 roar, O
the waves roar,
the waves roar and crash. 88
93:4 Above the sound of the surging water, 89
and the mighty waves of the sea,
Psalm 94 95
O God who avenges, reveal your splendor! 96
94:2 Rise up, O judge of the earth!
Pay back the proud!
how long will the wicked celebrate? 97
94:4 They spew out threats 98 and speak defiantly;
all the evildoers boast. 99
they oppress the nation that belongs to you. 100
94:6 They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land,
and they murder the fatherless. 101
94:7 Then they say, “The
the God of Jacob does not take notice of it.” 102
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? 105
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. 106
94:12 How blessed is the one 107 whom you instruct, O
the one whom you teach from your law,
94:13 in order to protect him from times of trouble, 108
until the wicked are destroyed. 109
94:14 Certainly 110 the
he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 111
94:15 For justice will prevail, 112
94:16 Who will rise up to defend me 115 against the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 116
94:17 If the
I would have laid down in the silence of death. 117
94:18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your loyal love, O
94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, 118
your soothing touch makes me happy. 119
94:20 Cruel rulers 120 are not your allies,
those who make oppressive laws. 121
and condemn to death the innocent. 124
94:22 But the
and my God will shelter me. 126
94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. 127
He will destroy them because of 128 their evil;
Psalm 95 129
95:1 Come! Let’s sing for joy to the
Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us! 130
95:2 Let’s enter his presence 131 with thanksgiving!
Let’s shout out to him in celebration! 132
95:3 For the
a great king who is superior to 133 all gods.
95:4 The depths of the earth are in his hand, 134
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! 135
Let’s kneel before the
95:7 For he is our God;
we are the people of his pasture,
the sheep he owns. 136
Today, if only you would obey him! 137
95:9 where your ancestors challenged my authority, 142
and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.
95:10 For forty years I was continually disgusted 143 with that generation,
and I said, ‘These people desire to go astray; 144
they do not obey my commands.’ 145
95:11 So I made a vow in my anger,
‘They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.’” 146
Psalm 96 147
96:1 Sing to the
Sing to the
96:2 Sing to the
Announce every day how he delivers! 149
96:3 Tell the nations about his splendor!
Tell 150 all the nations about his amazing deeds!
96:4 For the
he is more awesome than all gods. 151
96:5 For all the gods of the nations are worthless, 152
96:6 Majestic splendor emanates from him; 153
his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful. 154
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, 157
and the nations in accordance with his justice. 158
Psalm 97 159
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. 160
97:3 Fire goes before him;
on every side 161 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. 162
97:8 Zion hears and rejoices,
the towns 163 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 165 the lives of his faithful followers;
he delivers them from the power 166 of the wicked.
97:11 The godly bask in the light;
the morally upright experience joy. 167
97:12 You godly ones, rejoice in the
Give thanks to his holy name. 168
Psalm 98 169
98:1 A psalm.
Sing to the
for he performs 171 amazing deeds!
His right hand and his mighty arm
accomplish deliverance. 172
in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.
98:3 He remains loyal and faithful to the family of Israel. 174
All the ends of the earth see our God deliver us. 175
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, 176
and the nations in a just manner.
Psalm 99 177
The nations tremble. 178
He sits enthroned above the winged angels; 179
the earth shakes. 180
he is exalted over all the nations.
99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name!
He 182 is holy!
99:4 The king is strong;
he loves justice. 183
You ensure that legal decisions will be made fairly; 184
you promote justice and equity in Jacob.
99:5 Praise 185 the
Worship 186 before his footstool!
He is holy!
99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests;
Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. 187
They 188 prayed to the
99:7 He spoke to them from a pillar of cloud; 189
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. 190
99:9 Praise 191 the
Worship on his holy hill,
Psalm 100 192
100:1 A thanksgiving psalm.
Shout out praises to the
100:2 Worship 193 the
Enter his presence with joyful singing!
100:3 Acknowledge that the
He made us and we belong to him; 194
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, 195
and he is faithful through all generations. 196
Psalm 101 197
101:1 A psalm of David.
I will sing about loyalty and justice!
To you, O
101:2 I will walk in 198 the way of integrity.
When will you come to me?
I will conduct my business with integrity in the midst of my palace. 199
101:3 I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. 200
I hate doing evil; 201
I will have no part of it. 202
101:4 I will have nothing to do with a perverse person; 203
I will not permit 204 evil.
101:5 I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret.
I will not tolerate anyone who has a cocky demeanor and an arrogant attitude. 205
101:6 I will favor the honest people of the land, 206
and allow them to live with me. 207
Those who walk in the way of integrity will attend me. 208
101:7 Deceitful people will not live in my palace. 209
Liars will not be welcome in my presence. 210
101:8 Each morning I will destroy all the wicked people in the land,
and remove all evildoers from the city of the
Psalm 102 211
102:1 The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the
Pay attention to my cry for help! 212
102:2 Do not ignore me in my time of trouble! 213
Listen to me! 214
When I call out to you, quickly answer me!
102:3 For my days go up in smoke, 215
and my bones are charred like a fireplace. 216
102:4 My heart is parched 217 and withered like grass,
102:5 Because of the anxiety that makes me groan,
my bones protrude from my skin. 220
102:6 I am like an owl 221 in the wilderness;
102:7 I stay awake; 224
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
102:8 All day long my enemies taunt me;
those who mock me use my name in their curses. 225
102:9 For I eat ashes as if they were bread, 226
and mix my drink with my tears, 227
102:10 because of your anger and raging fury.
Indeed, 228 you pick me up and throw me away.
102:11 My days are coming to an end, 229
and I am withered like grass.
102:12 But you, O
and your reputation endures. 231
102:13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion. 232
For it is time to have mercy on her,
for the appointed time has come.
102:14 Indeed, 233 your servants take delight in her stones,
102:15 The nations will respect the reputation of the
and all the kings of the earth will respect 237 his splendor,
102:16 when the
and reveals his splendor,
102:17 when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, 238
102:18 The account of his intervention 241 will be recorded for future generations;
people yet to be born will praise the
102:19 For he will look down from his sanctuary above; 242
from heaven the
102:20 in order to hear the painful cries of the prisoners,
and to set free those condemned to die, 244
102:21 so they may proclaim the name of the
102:22 when the nations gather together,
and the kingdoms pay tribute to the
102:23 He has taken away my strength in the middle of life; 248
he has cut short my days.
102:24 I say, “O my God, please do not take me away in the middle of my life! 249
You endure through all generations. 250
102:25 In earlier times you established the earth;
the skies are your handiwork.
102:26 They will perish,
but you will endure. 251
They will wear out like a garment;
like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear. 252
102:27 But you remain; 253
your years do not come to an end.
102:28 The children of your servants will settle down here,
Psalm 103 256
103:1 By David.
With all that is within me, praise 257 his holy name!
103:2 Praise the
Do not forget all his kind deeds! 258
103:3 He is the one who forgives all your sins,
who heals all your diseases, 259
who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,
103:5 who satisfies your life with good things, 262
so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s. 263
and executes justice for all the oppressed. 264
his deeds to the Israelites.
103:9 He does not always accuse,
and does not stay angry. 268
103:10 He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; 269
he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. 270
103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,
so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions 275 from us.
103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, 276
103:14 For he knows what we are made of; 278
103:15 A person’s life is like grass. 281
Like a flower in the field it flourishes,
103:16 but when the hot wind 282 blows by, it disappears,
and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.
103:17 But the
and is faithful to their descendants, 284
103:18 to those who keep his covenant,
who are careful to obey his commands. 285
his kingdom extends over everything. 286
103:20 Praise the
you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees
and obey his orders! 287
103:21 Praise the
you servants of his who carry out his desires! 289
103:22 Praise the
in all the regions 291 of his kingdom!
Psalm 104 292
104:1 Praise the
You are robed in splendor and majesty.
104:2 He covers himself with light as if it were a garment.
He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,
104:3 and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds. 294
He makes the clouds his chariot,
and travels along on the wings of the wind. 295
104:4 He makes the winds his messengers,
and the flaming fire his attendant. 296
104:5 He established the earth on its foundations;
it will never be upended.
104:6 The watery deep covered it 297 like a garment;
104:7 Your shout made the waters retreat;
at the sound of your thunderous voice they hurried off –
104:8 as the mountains rose up,
and the valleys went down –
to the place you appointed for them. 300
104:9 You set up a boundary for them that they could not cross,
so that they would not cover the earth again. 301
104:10 He turns springs into streams; 302
they flow between the mountains.
104:11 They provide water for all the animals in the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
104:12 The birds of the sky live beside them;
they chirp among the bushes. 303
104:13 He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; 304
the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow. 305
104:14 He provides grass 306 for the cattle,
and crops for people to cultivate, 307
so they can produce food from the ground, 308
104:15 as well as wine that makes people feel so good, 309
and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, 310
as well as food that sustains people’s lives. 311
the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,
104:17 where the birds make nests,
near the evergreens in which the herons live. 314
104:18 The wild goats live in the high mountains; 315
the rock badgers find safety in the cliffs.
104:19 He made the moon to mark the months, 316
and the sun sets according to a regular schedule. 317
104:20 You make it dark and night comes, 318
during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.
104:21 The lions roar for prey,
seeking their food from God. 319
104:22 When the sun rises, they withdraw
and sleep 320 in their dens.
104:23 Men then go out to do their work,
and labor away until evening. 321
104:24 How many living things you have made, O
You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; 323
the earth is full of the living things you have made.
104:25 Over here is the deep, wide sea, 324
which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, 325
living things both small and large.
104:26 The ships travel there,
and over here swims the whale 326 you made to play in it.
104:27 All of your creatures 327 wait for you
to provide them with food on a regular basis. 328
104:28 You give food to them and they receive it;
you open your hand and they are filled with food. 329
104:29 When you ignore them, they panic. 330
When you take away their life’s breath, they die
and return to dust.
104:30 When you send your life-giving breath, they are created,
and you replenish the surface of the ground.
104:31 May the splendor of the
104:32 He looks down on the earth and it shakes;
he touches the mountains and they start to smolder.
104:33 I will sing to the
I will sing praise to my God as long as I exist! 333
104:34 May my thoughts 334 be pleasing to him!
I will rejoice in the
104:35 May sinners disappear 335 from the earth,
and the wicked vanish!
Psalm 105 336
105:1 Give thanks to the
Call on his name!
Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
105:2 Sing to him!
Make music to him!
Tell about all his miraculous deeds!
105:3 Boast about his holy name!
Let the hearts of those who seek the
105:4 Seek the
Seek his presence continually!
105:5 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed, 337
105:7 He is the
he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 343
105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,
the promise he made 344 to a thousand generations –
105:9 the promise 345 he made to Abraham,
the promise he made by oath to Isaac!
105:10 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise, 346
105:11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion of your inheritance.”
105:12 When they were few in number,
just a very few, and resident aliens within it,
105:13 they wandered from nation to nation,
and from one kingdom to another. 347
105:14 He let no one oppress them;
he disciplined kings for their sake,
Don’t harm my prophets!”
105:16 He called down a famine upon the earth;
he cut off all the food supply. 350
105:17 He sent a man ahead of them 351 –
Joseph was sold as a servant.
105:18 The shackles hurt his feet; 352
his neck was placed in an iron collar, 353
105:19 until the time when his prediction 354 came true.
105:20 The king authorized his release; 357
the ruler of nations set him free.
105:21 He put him in charge of his palace, 358
and made him manager of all his property,
105:22 giving him authority to imprison his officials 359
and to teach his advisers. 360
105:23 Israel moved to 361 Egypt;
Jacob lived for a time 362 in the land of Ham.
105:25 He caused them 366 to hate his people,
and to mistreat 367 his servants.
105:26 He sent his servant Moses,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
105:27 They executed his miraculous signs among them, 368
and his amazing deeds in the land of Ham.
105:28 He made it dark; 369
they did not disobey his orders. 370
105:29 He turned their water into blood,
and killed their fish.
105:30 Their land was overrun by frogs,
which even got into the rooms of their kings.
105:31 He ordered flies to come; 371
gnats invaded their whole territory.
105:32 He sent hail along with the rain; 372
there was lightning in their land. 373
105:33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees,
and broke the trees throughout their territory.
105:34 He ordered locusts to come, 374
105:35 They ate all the vegetation in their land,
and devoured the crops of their fields. 375
105:36 He struck down all the firstborn in their land,
the firstfruits of their reproductive power. 376
none of his tribes stumbled.
105:38 Egypt was happy when they left,
for they were afraid of them. 379
105:39 He spread out a cloud for a cover, 380
and provided a fire to light up the night.
105:40 They asked for food, 381 and he sent quails;
he satisfied them with food from the sky. 382
105:41 He opened up a rock and water flowed out;
a river ran through dry regions.
he made to Abraham his servant.
105:43 When he led his people out, they rejoiced;
his chosen ones shouted with joy. 385
105:44 He handed the territory of nations over to them,
and they took possession of what other peoples had produced, 386
105:45 so that they might keep his commands
and obey 387 his laws.
Psalm 106 388
106:1 Praise the
Give thanks to the
and his loyal love endures! 389
106:2 Who can adequately recount the
or relate all his praiseworthy deeds? 390
106:3 How blessed are those who promote justice,
and do what is right all the time!
106:4 Remember me, O
Pay attention to me, when you deliver,
106:5 so I may see the prosperity 391 of your chosen ones,
rejoice along with your nation, 392
and boast along with the people who belong to you. 393
we have done wrong, we have done evil.
106:7 Our ancestors in Egypt failed to appreciate your miraculous deeds,
they failed to remember your many acts of loyal love,
and they rebelled at the sea, by the Red Sea. 396
106:8 Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation, 397
that he might reveal his power.
106:9 He shouted at 398 the Red Sea and it dried up;
he led them through the deep water as if it were a desert.
106:10 He delivered them from the power 399 of the one who hated them,
106:11 The water covered their enemies;
not even one of them survived. 402
106:12 They believed his promises; 403
they sang praises to him.
106:13 They quickly forgot what he had done; 404
they did not wait for his instructions. 405
they challenged God 408 in the desert.
106:15 He granted their request,
then struck them with a disease. 409
106:16 In the camp they resented 410 Moses,
and Aaron, the
106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;
106:18 Fire burned their group;
the flames scorched the wicked. 414
106:19 They made an image of a calf at Horeb,
and worshiped a metal idol.
106:20 They traded their majestic God 415
for the image of an ox that eats grass.
106:21 They rejected 416 the God who delivered them,
the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,
106:22 amazing feats in the land of Ham,
mighty 417 acts by the Red Sea.
106:23 He threatened 418 to destroy them,
and turned back his destructive anger. 421
106:24 They rejected the fruitful land; 422
they did not believe his promise. 423
106:25 They grumbled in their tents; 424
they did not obey 425 the
106:26 So he made a solemn vow 426
that he would make them die 427 in the desert,
and scatter them among foreign lands. 430
106:28 They worshiped 431 Baal of Peor,
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 432
106:29 They made the
and a plague broke out among them.
106:30 Phinehas took a stand and intervened, 434
and the plague subsided.
106:31 This brought him a reward,
an eternal gift. 435
106:32 They made him angry by the waters of Meribah,
and Moses suffered 436 because of them,
and he spoke rashly. 439
106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 440
106:35 They mixed in with the nations
and learned their ways. 441
106:36 They worshiped 442 their idols,
which became a snare to them. 443
106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 444
106:38 They shed innocent blood –
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.
The land was polluted by bloodshed. 445
106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,
and unfaithful in their actions. 446
106:40 So the
and despised the people who belong to him. 448
106:41 He handed them over to 449 the nations,
and those who hated them ruled over them.
106:42 Their enemies oppressed them;
they were subject to their authority. 450
106:43 Many times he delivered 451 them,
but they had a rebellious attitude, 452
and degraded themselves 453 by their sin.
106:44 Yet he took notice of their distress,
when he heard their cry for help.
106:45 He remembered his covenant with them,
and relented 454 because of his great loyal love.
106:46 He caused all their conquerors 455
to have pity on them.
106:47 Deliver us, O
Gather us from among the nations!
Then we will give thanks 456 to your holy name,
and boast about your praiseworthy deeds. 457
in the future and forevermore. 459