31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
31:14 But I trusted in you, O LORD: I said, You art my God.
31:15 My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
31:16 Make your face to shine upon your servant: save me for your mercies' sake.
31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon you: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you; which you have wrought for them that trust in you before the sons of men!
31:20 You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man: you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he has showed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto you.
31:23 O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.
31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.
32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto you, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto you in a time when you mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
32:7 You art my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with mine eye.
32:9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto you.
32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all You that are upright in heart.
33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
33:5 He loves righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.
33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
33:9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nought: he makes the devices of the people of none effect.
33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
33:13 The LORD looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.
33:14 From the place of his habitation he looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considers all their works.
33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
33:20 Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
33:22 Let your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in you.
34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
34:5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivers them.
34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.
34:9 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
34:11 Come, you children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
34:12 What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.
34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.
34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
34:20 He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken.
34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
34:22 The LORD redeems the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am your salvation.
35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.
35:8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he has hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto you, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
35:15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
35:17 Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.
35:18 I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you among much people.
35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
35:21 Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen it.
35:22 This you have seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.
35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to your righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me.
35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
35:28 And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.
36:1 The transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.
36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.
36:5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.
36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preservest man and beast.
36:7 How excellent is your lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.
36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.
36:9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.
36:10 O continue your lovingkindness unto them that know you; and your righteousness to the upright in heart.
36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.
37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed.
37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.
37:5 Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
37:6 And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.
37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
37:13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.
37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.
37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.
37:18 The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous shows mercy, and gives.
37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.
37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
37:28 For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
37:32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.
37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
37:36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
37:38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
38:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
38:2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.
38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
38:4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
38:5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
38:7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
38:9 Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hid from you.
38:10 My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
38:13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth.
38:14 Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
38:15 For in you, O LORD, do I hope: you will hear, O Lord my God.
38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
38:17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
38:18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
38:19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
38:22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
39:2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,
39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before you: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.
39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.
39:8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.
39:10 Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand.
39:11 When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
40:3 And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
40:4 Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto you: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
40:6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; mine ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required.
40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.
40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you knows.
40:10 I have not hid your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation: I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth from the great congregation.
40:11 Withhold not you your tender mercies from me, O LORD: let your lovingkindness and your truth continually preserve me.
40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart fails me.
40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
40:16 Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: let such as love your salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me: you art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
41:1 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
41:2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and you will not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: you will make all his bed in his sickness.
41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against you.
41:5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaks vanity: his heart gathers iniquity to itself; when he goes abroad, he tells it.
41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lies he shall rise up no more.
41:9 Yes, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
41:10 But you, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
41:11 By this I know that you favorest me, because mine enemy does not triumph over me.
41:12 And as for me, you upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before your face for ever.
41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
42:1 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.
42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is your God?
42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? hope you in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
42:7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves and your billows are gone over me.
42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
42:9 I will say unto God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
42:10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is your God?
42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? hope you in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
43:2 For you art the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.
43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yes, upon the harp will I praise you, O God my God.
43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
44:1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work you did in their days, in the times of old.
44:2 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and plantedst them; how you did afflict the people, and cast them out.
44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you had a favor unto them.
44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
44:5 Through you will we push down our enemies: through your name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
44:7 But you have saved us from our enemies, and have put them to shame that hated us.
44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise your name for ever. Selah.
44:9 But you have cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.
44:10 You makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.
44:11 You have given us like sheep appointed for meat; and have scattered us among the heathen.
44:12 You sellest your people for nought, and do not increase thy wealth by their price.
44:13 You makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
44:14 You makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.
44:15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face has covered me,
44:16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemes; by reason of the enemy and avenger.
44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant.
44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way;
44:19 Though you have sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.
44:22 Yes, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
44:23 Awake, why sleepest you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
44:24 Wherefore hidest you your face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
44:26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for your mercies' sake.
45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.
45:3 Gird your sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.
45:4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.
45:5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.
45:6 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of your kingdom is a right sceptre.
45:7 You lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
45:8 All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad.
45:9 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: upon your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house;
45:11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship you him.
45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat your favor.
45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
45:14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto you.
45:15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
45:16 Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you mayest make princes in all the earth.
45:17 I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you for ever and ever.
46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.
46:9 He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
47:1 O clap your hands, all you people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
47:3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
47:4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding.
47:8 God reigns over the heathen: God sits upon the throne of his holiness.
47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
48:4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
48:5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
48:6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
48:7 You breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.
48:9 We have thought of your lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of your temple.
48:10 According to your name, O God, so is your praise unto the ends of the earth: your right hand is full of righteousness.
48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgments.
48:12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
48:13 Mark you well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following.
48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
49:1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:
49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
49:7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
49:9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
49:10 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
49:11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
49:12 Nevertheless man being in honor abides not: he is like the beasts that perish.
49:13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
49:16 Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
49:17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you doest well to thyself.
49:19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
49:20 Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.
50:1 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.
50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
50:4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
50:5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.
50:8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
50:9 I will take no bullock out of your house, nor he goats out of your folds.
50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the most High:
50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
50:16 But unto the wicked God says, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you shouldest take my covenant in your mouth?
50:17 Seeing you hatest instruction, and castest my words behind you.
50:18 When you sawest a thief, then you consentedst with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.
50:19 You givest your mouth to evil, and your tongue frameth deceit.
50:20 You sittest and speak against your brother; you slanderest your own mother's son.
50:21 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes.
50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.
51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight: that you mightest be justified when you speak, and be clear when you judgest.
51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
51:6 Behold, you desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.
51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.
51:9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.
51:12 Restore unto me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
51:13 Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted unto you.
51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
51:15 O Lord, open you my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise.
51:16 For you desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delightest not in burnt offering.
51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
51:18 Do good in your good pleasure unto Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.
51:19 Then shall you be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon your altar.
52:1 Why boastest you thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
52:2 Your tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
52:3 You lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
52:4 You lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of thy dwelling place, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.
52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
52:7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
52:9 I will praise you for ever, because you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before your saints.
53:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.
53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that does good, no, not one.
53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encampeth against you: you have put them to shame, because God has despised them.
53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
54:1 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength.
54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
54:4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in your truth.
54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto you: I will praise your name, O LORD; for it is good.
54:7 For he has delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye has seen his desire upon mine enemies.
55:1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.
55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
55:10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
55:13 But it was you, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
55:18 He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
55:19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abides of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
55:20 He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.
55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
55:22 Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.
56:1 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me.
56:2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.
56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you.
56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
56:7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
56:8 You tellest my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book?
56:9 When I cry unto you, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
56:12 Your vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto you.
56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: wilt not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
57:2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth.
57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
57:9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto you among the nations.
57:10 For your mercy is great unto the heavens, and your truth unto the clouds.
57:11 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens: let your glory be above all the earth.
58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
58:2 Yes, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
58:5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
58:7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
58:8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judges in the earth.
59:1 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.
59:5 You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear?
59:8 But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the heathen in derision.
59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon you: for God is my defense.
59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by your power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God rules in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
59:14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
59:16 But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning: for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
59:17 Unto you, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.
60:1 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
60:2 You have made the earth to tremble; you have broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
60:3 You have showed your people hard things: you have made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
60:4 You have given a banner to them that fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
60:5 That your beloved may be delivered; save with your right hand, and hear me.
60:6 God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
60:8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph you because of me.
60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
60:10 Wilt not you, O God, which had cast us off? and thou, O God, which did not go out with our armies?
60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.