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Psalm 44 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us what work Thou didst in their days, in the times of old:

how Thou didst drive out the heathen with Thy hand, and planted them; how Thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them, but by Thy right hand and Thine arm and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou hadst favor unto them.

Thou art my King, O God; command deliverances for Jacob.

Through Thee will we push down our enemies; through Thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me;

but Thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

In God we boast all the day long, and praise Thy name for ever. Selah

But Thou hast cast us off and put us to shame, and goest not forth with our armies.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy, and they that hate us despoil us for themselves.

11 Thou hast given us up like sheep appointed for slaughter, and hast scattered us among the heathen.

12 Thou sellest Thy people for nought, and dost not increase Thy wealth by their price.

13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

16 for the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth by reason of the enemy and avenger.

17 All this has come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee, neither have we dealt falsely in Thy covenant.

18 Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps turned from Thy way,

19 though Thou hast sorely broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god,

21 shall not God search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.

22 Yea, for Thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

23 Awake! Why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arise! Cast us not off for ever.

24 Why hidest Thou Thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercies’ sake.

Psalm 1-3 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful;

but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people devise a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

“Let us break Their bonds asunder, and cast away Their cords from us.”

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.

Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure:

“Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion.”

“I will declare the decree: The Lord hath said unto Me, ‘Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee.

Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

Lord, how they have increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me!

Many there be that say of my soul, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah

But Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of mine head.

I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. Selah

I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for the Lord sustained me.

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that have set themselves against me round about.

Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God! For Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheekbone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord. Thy blessing is upon Thy people. Selah


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