62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
62:5 My soul, wait you only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.
62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
62:12 Also unto you, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for you renderest to every man according to his work.
63:1 O God, you art my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsteth for you, my flesh longeth for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
63:2 To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary.
63:3 Because your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
63:4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.
63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:
63:6 When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.
63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
63:8 My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.
63:9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
63:10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
65:1 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and unto you shall the vow be performed.
65:2 O you that hearest prayer, unto you shall all flesh come.
65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, you shall purge them away.
65:4 Blessed is the man whom you choosest, and causest to approach unto you, that he may dwell in your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, even of your holy temple.
65:5 By terrible things in righteousness will you answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
65:6 Which by his strength sets fast the mountains; being girded with power:
65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
65:8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at your tokens: you makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
65:9 You visitest the earth, and waterest it: you greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: you preparest them corn, when you have so provided for it.
65:10 You waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: you settlest the furrows thereof: you makest it soft with showers: you blessest the springing thereof.
65:11 You crownest the year with your goodness; and your paths drop fatness.
65:12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all you lands:
66:2 Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.
66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves unto you.
66:4 All the earth shall worship you, and shall sing unto you; they shall sing to your name. Selah.
66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
66:7 He rules by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
66:8 O bless our God, you people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
66:9 Which holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved.
66:10 For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.
66:11 You broughtest us into the net; you laidst affliction upon our loins.
66:12 You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but you broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
66:13 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows,
66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth has spoken, when I was in trouble.
66:15 I will offer unto you burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.
66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
66:19 But verily God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
66:20 Blessed be God, which has not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
67:2 That your way may be known upon earth, your saving health among all nations.
67:3 Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you.
67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
67:5 Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you.
67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yes, let them exceedingly rejoice.
68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
68:6 God sets the solitary in families: he brings out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
68:7 O God, when you wentest forth before your people, when you did march through the wilderness; Selah:
68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68:9 You, O God, did send a plentiful rain, whereby you did confirm your inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10 Your congregation has dwelt therein: you, O God, have prepared of your goodness for the poor.
68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
68:13 Though you have lien among the pots, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
68:15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
68:16 Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.
68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have received gifts for men; yes, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
68:21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goes on still in his trespasses.
68:22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:
68:23 That your foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of your dogs in the same.
68:24 They have seen your goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:26 Bless you God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
68:27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
68:28 Your God has commanded your strength: strengthen, O God, that which you have wrought for us.
68:29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto you.
68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter you the people that delight in war.
68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
68:32 Sing unto God, you kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he does send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
68:34 Ascribe you strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
68:35 O God, you are terrible out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
69:5 O God, you knows my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from you.
69:6 Let not them that wait on you, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek you be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
69:7 Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face.
69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen upon me.
69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me, in the truth of your salvation.
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69:15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for your lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.
69:17 And hide not your face from your servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
69:19 You have known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: mine adversaries are all before you.
69:20 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
69:24 Pour out your indignation upon them, and let your wrathful anger take hold of them.
69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
69:26 For they persecute him whom you have smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom you have wounded.
69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into your righteousness.
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let your salvation, O God, set me up on high.
69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
69:31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs.
69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
69:35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
70:1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
70:4 Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: and let such as love your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: you art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.
71:1 In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
71:2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline your ear unto me, and save me.
71:3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me; for you art my rock and my fortress.
71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5 For you art my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.
71:6 By you have I been holden up from the womb: you are he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of you.
71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but you art my strong refuge.
71:8 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day.
71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
71:12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more.
71:15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of your only.
71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and hereto have I declared your wondrous works.
71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come.
71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like unto you!
71:20 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
71:21 You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
71:22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: unto you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel.
71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.
71:24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness unto the king's son.
72:2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.
72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
72:5 They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures.
72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.
72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
72:14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
72:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things.
72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
73:4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
73:6 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.
73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
73:9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.
73:10 Therefore his people return here: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
73:11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.
73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
73:18 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you castedst them down into destruction.
73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when you awakest, you shall despise their image.
73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.
73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have holden me by my right hand.
73:24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside you.
73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
73:27 For, lo, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from you.
73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.
74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?
74:2 Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the rod of your inheritance, which you have redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein you have dwelt.
74:3 Lift up your feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary.
74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of your congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
74:6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
74:7 They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of your name to the ground.
74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long.
74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever?
74:11 Why withdrawest you your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom.
74:12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74:13 You did divide the sea by your strength: you brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
74:14 You brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gave him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
74:15 You did cleave the fountain and the flood: you driedst up mighty rivers.
74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: you have prepared the light and the sun.
74:17 You have set all the borders of the earth: you have made summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed your name.
74:19 O deliver not the soul of your turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of your poor for ever.
74:20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
74:21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise your name.
74:22 Arise, O God, plead your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth you daily.
74:23 Forget not the voice of your enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against you increaseth continually.
75:1 Unto you, O God, do we give thanks, unto you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare.
75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
75:6 For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
75:7 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.
75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
75:9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
76:4 You art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
76:6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
76:7 You, even you, art to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?
76:8 You did cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.
76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.
77:1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
77:4 You holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
77:5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more?
77:8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? does his promise fail for evermore?
77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
77:11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember your wonders of old.
77:12 I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings.
77:13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
77:14 You art the God that doest wonders: you have declared your strength among the people.
77:15 You have with thine arm redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
77:16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
77:17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: your arrows also went abroad.
77:18 The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your footsteps are not known.
77:20 You leddest your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
78:3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
78:4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.
78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
78:7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;
78:11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had showed them.
78:12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
78:13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.
78:14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
78:15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
78:17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.
78:18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
78:19 Yes, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
78:20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
78:21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
78:22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
78:23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,
78:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
78:25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
78:26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.
78:27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
78:28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.
78:29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
78:30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
78:31 The wrath of God came upon them, and killed the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
78:32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
78:34 When he killed them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.
78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
78:36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
78:37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passes away, and comes not again.
78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
78:41 Yes, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
78:42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
78:43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:
78:44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.
78:45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labor unto the locust.
78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
78:48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
78:53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
78:54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
78:56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
78:57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
78:59 When God heard this, he was angry, and greatly abhorred Israel:
78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;
78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.
78:62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was angry with his inheritance.
78:63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.
78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.
78:65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.
78:67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
78:69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he has established for ever.
78:70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
78:71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
79:1 O God, the heathen are come into your inheritance; your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
79:2 The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of your saints unto the beasts of the earth.
79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
79:5 How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?
79:6 Pour out your wrath upon the heathen that have not known you, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon your name.
79:7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let your tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.
79:10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of your servants which is shed.
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve you those that are appointed to die;
79:12 And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached you, O Lord.
79:13 So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks for ever: we will show forth your praise to all generations.
80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that leads Joseph like a flock; you that dwells between the cherubims, shine forth.
80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up your strength, and come and save us.
80:3 Turn us again, O God, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
80:5 You feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
80:6 You makest us a strife unto our neighbors: and our enemies laugh among themselves.
80:7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
80:8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, and planted it.
80:9 You preparedst room before it, and did cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
80:10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
80:11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
80:12 Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
80:13 The boar out of the wood does waste it, and the wild beast of the field does devour it.
80:14 Return, we ask you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
80:15 And the vineyard which your right hand has planted, and the branch that you madest strong for thyself.
80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.
80:17 Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, upon the son of man whom you madest strong for thyself.
80:18 So will not we go back from you: quicken us, and we will call upon your name.
80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
81:2 Take a psalm, and bring here the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
81:7 You calledst in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
81:8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto you: O Israel, if you will hearken unto me;
81:9 There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any strange god.
81:10 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
81:13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
81:16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.
82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.
82:2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
82:6 I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
82:7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.
83:1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head.
83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against you:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yes, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
83:14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire;
83:15 So persecute them with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm.
83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.
83:17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yes, let them be put to shame, and perish:
83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
84:1 How amiable are your tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
84:2 My soul longeth, yes, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.
84:3 Yes, the sparrow has found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in your house: they will be still praising you. Selah.
84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them.
84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.
84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of your anointed.
84:10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.
85:1 LORD, you have been favorable unto your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
85:2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people, you have covered all their sin. Selah.
85:3 You have taken away all your wrath: you have turned thyself from the fierceness of your anger.
85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease.
85:5 Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger to all generations?
85:6 Will you not revive us again: that your people may rejoice in you?
85:7 Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
85:12 Yes, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
86:1 Bow down your ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O you my God, save your servant that trusts in you.
86:3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto you daily.
86:4 Rejoice the soul of your servant: for unto you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
86:5 For you, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon you.
86:6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon you: for you will answer me.
86:8 Among the gods there is none like unto you, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto your works.
86:9 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name.
86:10 For you art great, and doest wondrous things: you art God alone.
86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name.
86:12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify your name for evermore.
86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set you before them.
86:15 But you, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
86:16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give your strength unto your servant, and save the son of your handmaid.
86:17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because you, LORD, have holpen me, and comforted me.
87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
87:2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
87:3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.
87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.
88:1 O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:
88:2 Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear unto my cry;
88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws nigh unto the grave.
88:4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
88:5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom you rememberest no more: and they are cut off from your hand.
88:6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
88:7 Your wrath lies hard upon me, and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah.
88:8 You have put away mine acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
88:9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon you, I have stretched out my hands unto you.
88:10 Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah.
88:11 Shall your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction?
88:12 Shall your wonders be known in the dark? and your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:13 But unto you have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent you.
88:14 LORD, why castest you off my soul? why hidest you your face from me?
88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted.
88:16 Your fierce wrath goes over me; your terrors have cut me off.
88:17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
88:18 Lover and friend have you put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.
89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
89:4 Your seed will I establish for ever, and build up your throne to all generations. Selah.
89:5 And the heavens shall praise your wonders, O LORD: your faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
89:6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto you? or to your faithfulness round about you?
89:9 You rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, you stillest them.
89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; you have scattered your enemies with your strong arm.
89:11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, you have founded them.
89:12 The north and the south you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.
89:13 You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.
89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.
89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.
89:16 In your name shall they rejoice all the day: and in your righteousness shall they be exalted.
89:17 For you art the glory of their strength: and in your favor our horn shall be exalted.
89:18 For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
89:19 Then you spokest in vision to your holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
89:21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
89:22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
89:26 He shall cry unto me, You art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
89:31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
89:38 But you have cast off and abhorred, you have been angry with your anointed.
89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
89:40 You have broken down all his hedges; you have brought his strong holds to ruin.
89:41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbors.
89:42 You have set up the right hand of his adversaries; you have made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43 You have also turned the edge of his sword, and have not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44 You have made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45 The days of his youth have you shortened: you have covered him with shame. Selah.
89:46 How long, LORD? will you hide thyself for ever? shall your wrath burn like fire?
89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore have you made all men in vain?
89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
89:49 Lord, where are your former lovingkindnesses, which you swarest unto David in your truth?
89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
89:51 Wherewith your enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of your anointed.
89:52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you art God.
90:3 You turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, you children of men.
90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
90:5 You carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
90:6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withers.
90:7 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled.
90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
90:9 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
90:11 Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.
90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.
90:14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein you have afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16 Let your work appear unto your servants, and your glory unto their children.
90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish you the work of our hands upon us; yes, the work of our hands establish you it.