Psalm 116 to 150

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Psalm 116

116:1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

116:2 Because he has inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I ask you, deliver my soul.

116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.

116:6 The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

116:7 Return unto your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Notes on
Psalms 116 to 150

Date written
1010 to 686 B.C.

Written by
King David
(116 - 119, 135 - 150)

(120 to 134)

Written from
Land of Israel
Prayers for Guidance
Prayers for Rescue - Help
Asking for Prosperity
Deliverance from Death
Praise God
Lord's Saving Goodness
Law of God
Hope in God's Love
Creation Praises Lord

116:12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

116:14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

116:17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

116:18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,

116:19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 117

117:1 O praise the LORD, all you nations: praise him, all you people.

117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 118

118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

118:2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

118:7 The LORD takes my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

118:11 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

118:13 You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

118:16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

118:18 The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over unto death.

118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

118:20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

118:21 I will praise you: for you have heard me, and are become my salvation.

118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

118:23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

118:25 Save now, I ask you, O LORD: O LORD, I ask you, send now prosperity.

118:26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

118:27 God is the LORD, which has showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

118:28 You art my God, and I will praise you: you are my God, I will exalt you.

118:29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 119

119:1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

119:4 You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently.

119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!

119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all your commandments.

119:7 I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous judgments.

119:8 I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.

119:10 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments.

119:11 Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against you.

119:12 Blessed art you, O LORD: teach me your statutes.

119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.

119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches.

119:15 I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect unto your ways.

119:16 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word.

119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word.

119:18 Open you mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

119:19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.

119:20 My soul breaks for the longing that it hath unto your judgments at all times.

119:21 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments.

119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept your testimonies.

119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes.

119:24 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken you me according to your word.

119:26 I have declared my ways, and you heardest me: teach me your statutes.

119:27 Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works.

119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen you me according unto your word.

119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously.

119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: your judgments have I laid before me.

119:31 I have stuck unto your testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.

119:32 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart.

119:33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

119:35 Make me to go in the path of your commandments; for therein do I delight.

119:36 Incline my heart unto your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way.

119:38 Stablish your word unto your servant, who is devoted to your fear.

119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good.

119:40 Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness.

119:41 VAU. Let your mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even your salvation, according to your word.

119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in your word.

119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in your judgments.

119:44 So shall I keep your law continually for ever and ever.

119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek your precepts.

119:46 I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

119:47 And I will delight myself in your commandments, which I have loved.

119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes.

119:49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto your servant, upon which you have caused me to hope.

119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for your word has quickened me.

119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law.

119:52 I remembered your judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

119:53 Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake your law.

119:54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

119:55 I have remembered your name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept your law.

119:56 This I had, because I kept your precepts.

119:57 CHETH. Thou are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.

119:58 I intreated your favor with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to your word.

119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto your testimonies.

119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep your commandments.

119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law.

119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto you because of your righteous judgments.

119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of your mercy: teach me your statutes.

119:65 TETH. You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according unto your word.

119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed your commandments.

119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

119:68 You art good, and doest good; teach me your statutes.

119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.

119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.

119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

119:72 The law of your mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

119:73 JOD. Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

119:74 They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in your word.

119:75 I know, O LORD, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me.

119:76 Let, I pray you, your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your word unto your servant.

119:77 Let your tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for your law is my delight.

119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in your precepts.

119:79 Let those that fear you turn unto me, and those that have known your testimonies.

119:80 Let my heart be sound in your statutes; that I be not ashamed.

119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for your salvation: but I hope in your word.

119:82 Mine eyes fail for your word, saying, When will you comfort me?

119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.

119:84 How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after your law.

119:86 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me.

119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not your precepts.

119:88 Quicken me after your lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of your mouth.

119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, your word is settled in heaven.

119:90 Your faithfulness is unto all generations: you have established the earth, and it abides.

119:91 They continue this day according to your ordinances: for all are your servants.

119:92 Unless your law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

119:93 I will never forget your precepts: for with them you have quickened me.

119:94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought your precepts.

119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but your commandment is exceeding broad.

119:97 MEM. O how love I your law! it is my meditation all the day.

119:98 You through your commandments have made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation.

119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts.

119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word.

119:102 I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me.

119:103 How sweet are your words unto my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

119:104 Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

119:105 NUN. Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments.

119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto your word.

119:108 Accept, I ask you, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me your judgments.

119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.

119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from your precepts.

119:111 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform your statutes alway, even unto the end.

119:113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but your law do I love.

119:114 You art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in your word.

119:115 Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

119:116 Uphold me according unto your word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

119:117 Hold you me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto your statutes continually.

119:118 You have trodden down all them that err from your statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

119:119 You puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies.

119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

119:121 AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

119:122 Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

119:123 Mine eyes fail for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.

119:124 Deal with your servant according unto your mercy, and teach me your statutes.

119:125 I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.

119:126 It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.

119:127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold.

119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

119:129 PE. Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore does my soul keep them.

119:130 The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.

119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments.

119:132 Look you upon me, and be merciful unto me, as you usest to do unto those that love your name.

119:133 Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep your precepts.

119:135 Make your face to shine upon your servant; and teach me your statutes.

119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not your law.

119:137 TZADDI. Righteous art you, O LORD, and upright are your judgments.

119:138 Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful.

119:139 My zeal has consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten your words.

119:140 Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it.

119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget your precepts.

119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.

119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

119:144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

119:145 KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep your statutes.

119:146 I cried unto you; save me, and I shall keep your testimonies.

119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word.

119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in your word.

119:149 Hear my voice according unto your lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to your judgment.

119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from your law.

119:151 You art near, O LORD; and all your commandments are truth.

119:152 Concerning your testimonies, I have known of old that you have founded them for ever.

119:153 RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget your law.

119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to your word.

119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your statutes.

119:156 Great are your tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to your judgments.

119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from your testimonies.

119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not your word.

119:159 Consider how I love your precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to your lovingkindness.

119:160 Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endureth for ever.

119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

119:162 I rejoice at your word, as one that finds great spoil.

119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.

119:164 Seven times a day do I praise you because of your righteous judgments.

119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

119:166 LORD, I have hoped for your salvation, and done your commandments.

119:167 My soul has kept your testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

119:168 I have kept your precepts and your testimonies: for all my ways are before you.

119:169 TAU. Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word.

119:170 Let my supplication come before you: deliver me according to your word.

119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when you have taught me your statutes.

119:172 My tongue shall speak of your word: for all your commandments are righteousness.

119:173 Let your hand help me; for I have chosen your precepts.

119:174 I have longed for your salvation, O LORD; and your law is my delight.

119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise you; and let your judgments help me.

119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.

Psalm 120

120:1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

120:3 What shall be given unto you? or what shall be done unto you, you false tongue?

120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

120:6 My soul has long dwelt with him that hates peace.

120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 121

121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help.

121:2 My help comes from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

121:3 He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.

121:4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

121:5 The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade upon your right hand.

121:6 The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.

121:7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.

121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 122

122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

122:2 Our feet shall stand within your gates, O Jerusalem.

122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

122:4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.

122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

122:7 Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.

122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within you.

122:9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

Psalm 123

123:1 Unto you lift I up mine eyes, O you that dwells in the heavens.

123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

123:3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

Psalm 124

124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

124:2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.

124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125

125:1 (a song of degrees.) They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides for ever.

125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

125:4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

125:5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 126

126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD has done great things for them.

126:3 The LORD has done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

126:4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

126:6 He that goes forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 127

127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he gives his beloved sleep.

127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

127:5 Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Psalm 128

128:1 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.

128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shalt you be, and it shall be well with you.

128:3 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table.

128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that fears the LORD.

128:5 The LORD shall bless you out of Zion: and you shall see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

128:6 Yes, you shall see your children's children, and peace upon Israel.

Psalm 129

129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

129:4 The LORD is righteous: he has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withers afore it groweth up:

129:7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

Psalm 130

130:1 Out of the depths have I cried unto you, O LORD.

130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

130:3 If you, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, that you mayest be feared.

130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Psalm 131

131:1 LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

131:3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

Psalm 132

132:1 LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:

132:2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

132:3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

132:4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

132:6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

132:7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

132:8 Arise, O LORD, into your rest; you, and the ark of your strength.

132:9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy.

132:10 For your servant David's sake turn not away the face of your anointed.

132:11 The LORD has sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne.

132:12 If your children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon your throne for evermore.

132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation.

132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Psalm 133

133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

133:2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Psalm 134

134:1 (Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

Psalm 135

135:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the name of the LORD; praise him, O you servants of the LORD.

135:2 You that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,

135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

135:7 He causes the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.

135:9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

135:10 Who smote great nations, and killed mighty kings;

135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:

135:12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

135:13 Your name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and your memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

135:14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

135:18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusts in them.

135:19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

135:20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: you that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwells at Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 136

136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:4 To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:18 And killed famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:24 And has redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:25 Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 137

137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

137:4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?

137:5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

137:7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.

137:9 Happy shall he be, that takes and dasheth your little ones against the stones.

Psalm 138

138:1 I will praise you with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto you.

138:2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for your lovingkindness and for your truth: for you have magnified your word above all your name.

138:3 In the day when I cried you answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.

138:5 Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and your right hand shall save me.

138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: your mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Psalm 139

139:1 O LORD, you have searched me, and known me.

139:2 You knows my downsitting and mine uprising, you understandest my thought afar off.

139:3 You compassest my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, you knows it altogether.

139:5 You have beset me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.

139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

139:7 Whither shall I go from your spirit? or whither shall I flee from your presence?

139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, you art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you art there.

139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

139:10 Even there shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

139:12 Yes, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

139:13 For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb.

139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.

139:15 My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

139:17 How precious also are your thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with you.

139:19 Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

139:20 For they speak against you wickedly, and your enemies take thy name in vain.

139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you?

139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 140

140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

140:6 I said unto the LORD, You art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence.

Psalm 141

141:1 LORD, I cry unto you: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto you.

141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

141:8 But mine eyes are unto you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

Psalm 142

142:1 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

142:5 I cried unto you, O LORD: I said, You art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

142:6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.

Psalm 143

143:1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness.

143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

143:3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands.

143:6 I stretch forth my hands unto you: my soul thirsteth after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.

143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

143:8 Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto you.

143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto you to hide me.

143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you art my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

143:12 And of your mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.

Psalm 144

144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

144:3 LORD, what is man, that you takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you makest account of him!

144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

144:5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out your arrows, and destroy them.

144:7 Send your hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

144:8 Whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

144:9 I will sing a new song unto you, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto you.

144:10 It is he that gives salvation unto kings: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword.

144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

144:13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

144:14 That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Psalm 145

145:1 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for ever and ever.

145:2 Every day will I bless you; and I will praise your name for ever and ever.

145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

145:4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

145:5 I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works.

145:6 And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts: and I will declare your greatness.

145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness.

145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

145:10 All your works shall praise you, O LORD; and your saints shall bless you.

145:11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power;

145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endureth throughout all generations.

145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

145:15 The eyes of all wait upon you; and you givest them their meat in due season.

145:16 You openest your hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

145:20 The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalm 146

146:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

146:2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

146:4 His breath goes forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keeps truth for ever:

146:7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which gives food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

146:8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous:

146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

146:10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even your God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 147

147:1 Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

147:2 The LORD does build up Jerusalem: he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.

147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

147:4 He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.

147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

147:6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.

147:7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

147:8 Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.

147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.

147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion.

147:13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you.

147:14 He makes peace in your borders, and filleth you with the finest of the wheat.

147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

147:16 He gives snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

147:17 He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

147:19 He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

147:20 He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 148

148:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

148:2 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts.

148:3 Praise you him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light.

148:4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

148:6 He has also stablished them for ever and ever: he has made a decree which shall not pass.

148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps:

148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

148:9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

148:11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

148:12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

148:14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 149

149:1 Praise you the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 150

150:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

150:6 Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD.

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