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Psalm 144-145 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

Blessed be the Lord my strength,
which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
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.

Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him!
or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
Man is like to vanity:
his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down:
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them:
shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
Send thine hand from above;
rid me, and deliver me out of great waters,
from the hand of strange children;
whose mouth speaketh vanity,
and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings:
who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity,
and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
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:
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:
14 that our oxen may be strong to labour;
that there be no breaking in, nor going out;
that there be no complaining in our streets.
15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case:
yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

Psalm 145

David’s Psalm of praise.

I will extol thee, my God, O king;
and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
Every day will I bless thee;
and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise thy works to another,
and shall declare thy mighty acts.
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,
and of thy wondrous works.
And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:
and I will declare thy greatness.
They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;
slow to anger, and of great mercy.
The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;
12 to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.

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

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Psalm 88-89 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Psalm 88

A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.

O Lord God of my salvation,
I have cried day and night before thee:
let my prayer come before thee:
incline thine ear unto my cry;

for my soul is full of troubles:
and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
I am counted with them that go down into the pit:
I am as a man that hath no strength:
free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more:
and they are cut off from thy hand.
Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,
in darkness, in the deeps.
Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,
and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me;
thou hast made me an abomination unto them:
I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction:
Lord, I have called daily upon thee,
I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead?
shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?
or thy faithfulness in destruction?
12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?
and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord;
and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

14 Lord, why castest thou off my soul?
why hidest thou thy face from me?
15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up:
while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me;
thy terrors have cut me off.
17 They came round about me daily like water;
they compassed me about together.
18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,
and mine acquaintance into darkness.

Psalm 89

Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever:
with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever:
thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

I have made a covenant with my chosen,
I have sworn unto David my servant,
thy seed will I establish for ever,
and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord:
thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord?
who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,
and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee?
or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
Thou rulest the raging of the sea:
when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12 The north and the south thou hast created them:
Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm:
strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne:
mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day:
and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength:
and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the Lord is our defence;
and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one,
and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20 I have found David my servant;
with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 with whom my hand shall be established:
mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him;
nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 And I will beat down his foes before his face,
and plague them that hate him.
24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him:
and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
25 I will set his hand also in the sea,
and his right hand in the rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father,
my God, and the rock of my salvation.
27 Also I will make him my firstborn,
higher than the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore,
and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
and his throne as the days of heaven.

30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
31 if they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
32 then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,
nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break,
nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness
that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall endure for ever,
and his throne as the sun before me.
37 It shall be established for ever as the moon,
and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred,
thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant:
thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him:
he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries;
thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword,
and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44 Thou hast made his glory to cease,
and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened:
thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

46 How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is:
wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death?
shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;
how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51 wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord;
wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
Amen, and Amen.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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