Psalm 49-67 English Standard Version (ESV)
Why Should I Fear in Times of Trouble?
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.
49 Hear this, all peoples!
5 Why should I fear in times of trouble,
10 For he sees that even the wise die;
13 This is the path of those who have foolish confidence;
16 Be not afraid when a man becomes rich,
God Himself Is Judge
A Psalm of Asaph.
50 The Mighty One, God the Lord,
3 Our God comes; he does not keep silence;[c]
7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak;
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
16 But to the wicked God says:
19 “You give your mouth free rein for evil,
22 “Mark this, then, you who forget God,
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
51 Have mercy on me,[f] O God,
3 For I know my transgressions,
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
The Steadfast Love of God Endures
To the choirmaster. A Maskil[h] of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
52 Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
5 But God will break you down forever;
8 But I am like a green olive tree
There Is None Who Does Good
To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil[j] of David.
53 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
2 God looks down from heaven
3 They have all fallen away;
4 Have those who work evil no knowledge,
5 There they are, in great terror,
6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
The Lord Upholds My Life
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil[l] of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”
54 O God, save me by your name,
3 For strangers[m] have risen against me;
4 Behold, God is my helper;
6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;
Cast Your Burden on the Lord
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil[n] of David.
55 Give ear to my prayer, O God,
4 My heart is in anguish within me;
9 Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
12 For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
16 But I call to God,
20 My companion[o] stretched out his hand against his friends;
22 Cast your burden on the Lord,
23 But you, O God, will cast them down
In God I Trust
To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam[p] of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
56 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
5 All day long they injure my cause;[q]
8 You have kept count of my tossings;[r]
12 I must perform my vows to you, O God;
Let Your Glory Be over All the Earth
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam[t] of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
4 My soul is in the midst of lions;
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
6 They set a net for my steps;
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
God Who Judges the Earth
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam[v] of David.
58 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?[w]
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
Deliver Me from My Enemies
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam[y] of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
59 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
3 For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
6 Each evening they come back,
8 But you, O Lord, laugh at them;
11 Kill them not, lest my people forget;
14 Each evening they come back,
16 But I will sing of your strength;
He Will Tread Down Our Foes
To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam[ac] of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
60 O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
4 You have set up a banner for those who fear you,
6 God has spoken in his holiness:[ae]
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Lead Me to the Rock
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.
61 Hear my cry, O God,
4 Let me dwell in your tent forever!
6 Prolong the life of the king;
8 So will I ever sing praises to your name,
My Soul Waits for God Alone
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
62 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
3 How long will all of you attack a man
5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
9 Those of low estate are but a breath;
11 Once God has spoken;
My Soul Thirsts for You
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
63 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
9 But those who seek to destroy my life
Hide Me from the Wicked
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
64 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
7 But God shoots his arrow at them;
10 Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
O God of Our Salvation
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.
65 Praise is due to you,[ag] O God, in Zion,
5 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
9 You visit the earth and water it;[ah]
How Awesome Are Your Deeds
To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.
66 Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
5 Come and see what God has done:
8 Bless our God, O peoples;
13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,
20 Blessed be God,
Make Your Face Shine upon Us
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
67 May God be gracious to us and bless us
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
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