103 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; 4 Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; 5 Who satisfies your [a]years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 The Lordperforms [b]righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who [c]fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who [d]fear Him. 14 For He Himself knows [e]our frame; He is mindful that we are butdust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer. 17 But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who [f]fear Him, And His [g]righteousness to children’s children, 18 To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.
19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His [h]sovereignty rules over [i]all. 20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! 21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. 22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the Lord, O my soul!
108 My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my [a]soul. 2 Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! 3 I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations. 4 For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies. 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth. 6 That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
7 God has spoken in His [b]holiness: “I will exult, I will portion out Shechem And measure out the valley of Succoth. 8 “Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the [c]helmet of My head; Judah is My [d]scepter. 9 “Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Over Philistia I will shout aloud.”
10 Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who [e]will lead me to Edom? 11 Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us? And will You not go forth with our armies, O God? 12 Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance [f]by man is in vain. 13 [g]Through God we will do valiantly, And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries.
Vengeance Invoked upon Adversaries.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
109 O God of my praise, Do not be silent! 2 For they have opened the [h]wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken [i]against me with a lying tongue. 3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause. 4 In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer. 5 Thus they have [j]repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.
6 Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an [k]accuser stand at his right hand. 7 When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin. 8 Let his days be few; Let another take his office. 9 Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow. 10 Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance[l]far from their ruined homes. 11 Let the creditor [m]seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor. 12 Let there be none to [n]extend lovingkindness to him, Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children. 13 Let his posterity be [o]cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered [p]before the Lord, And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15 Let them be before the Lord continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth; 16 Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death. 17 He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him. 18 But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into [q]his body like water And like oil into his bones. 19 Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself. 20 [r]Let this be the reward of my accusers from the Lord, And of those who speak evil against my soul.
21 But You, O [s]God, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name’s sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me; 22 For I am afflicted and needy, And [t]my heart is wounded within me. 23 I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust. 24 My knees [u]are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness. 25 I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.
26 Help me, O Lord my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness. 27 [v]And let them know that this is Your hand; You, Lord, have done it. 28 Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad. 29 [w]Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And [x]let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. 31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.
The Lord Gives Dominion to the King.
A Psalm of David.
110 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” 2 The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.” 3 Your people [y]will volunteer freely in the day of Your [z]power; In [aa]holy array, from the womb of the dawn, [ab]Your youth are to You as the dew.
4 The Lord has sworn and will not [ac]change His mind, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” 5 The Lord is at Your right hand; He [ad]will shatter kings in the day of His wrath. 6 He will judge among the nations, He [ae]will fill them with corpses, He [af]will shatter the [ag]chief men over a broad country. 7 He will drink from the brook by the wayside; Therefore He will lift up His head.
122 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 2 Our feet are standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem, 3 Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together; 4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of [a]the Lord— [b]An ordinance for Israel— To give thanks to the name of the Lord. 5 For there thrones were set for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. 7 “May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces.” 8 For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
124 “Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,” Let Israel now say, 2 “Had it not been the Lord who was on our side When men rose up against us, 3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their anger was kindled against us; 4 Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have [a]swept over our soul; 5 Then the raging waters would have [b]swept over our soul.”
6 Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us [c]to be torn by their teeth. 7 Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
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