Psalm 88-9221st Century King James Version (KJ21)
88 O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before Thee.
2 Let my prayer come before Thee; incline Thine ear unto my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength,
5 cast among the dead like the slain that lie in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from Thy hand.
6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and Thou hast afflicted me with all Thy waves. Selah
8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintances far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them. I am shut up, and I cannot come forth;
9 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 show 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 come before 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 distraught.
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 acquaintances into darkness.
89 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever; with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up for ever; Thy faithfulness shalt Thou establish in the very heavens.”
3 “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn unto David My servant:
4 ‘Thy Seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations.’” Selah
5 And the heavens shall praise Thy wonders, O Lord, Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all them that are about Him.
8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto Thee? Or to Thy faithfulness round about Thee?
9 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 fullness 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 favor our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the Lord is our defense, and the Holy One of Israel is our King.
19 Then Thou didst speak in a vision to Thy holy one and said, “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 him My hand shall be established; Mine arm shall also strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact from 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 over the sea, and his right hand over 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 permit My faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the things which have 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 the 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 strongholds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way despoil him; he is a reproach to his neighbors.
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; why 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 hast sworn unto David in Thy truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach against Thy servants” how I 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.
90 Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction, and sayest, “Return, ye children of men.”
4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up;
6 in the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth.
7 For we are consumed by Thine anger, and by Thy wrath are we troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of Thine anger? Even according to the fear of Thee, so is Thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O Lord! How long? And let Thee repent concerning Thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with Thy mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish Thou the work of our hands for us—yea, the work of our hands, establish Thou it.
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust; His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flieth by day,
6 nor of the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor of the destruction that layeth waste at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation,
10 there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample underfoot.
14 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
92 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High,
2 to show forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night,
3 upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the psaltery, upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4 For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work; I will triumph in the works of Thy hands.
5 O Lord, how great are Thy works! And Thy thoughts are very deep.
6 A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool understand this:
7 when the wicked spring up as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish, it is that they shall be destroyed for ever;
8 but Thou, Lord, art Most High for evermore.
9 For lo, Thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, Thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn shalt Thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn; I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also shall see what I desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear what I desire upon the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing to show
15 that the Lord is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.