For the choir director; with stringed instruments, [a]upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David.
6 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I ampining away; Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are dismayed. 3 And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O Lord—how long?
4 Return, O Lord, rescue my [b]soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness. 5 For there is no [c]mention of You in death; In [d]Sheol who will give You thanks?
6 I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears. 7 My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries.
8 Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the Lordhas heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The Lordhas heard my supplication, The Lordreceives my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; They shall [e]turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.
Psalm 6:1Or according to a lower octave (Heb Sheminith)
For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.
36 Transgression speaks to the ungodly within [a]his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 For [b]it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it. 3 The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to [c]be wise and to do good. 4 He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.
5 Your lovingkindness, O Lord, [d]extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 6 Your righteousness is like the [e]mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast. 7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. 8 They drink their fill of the [f]abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. 9 For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
10 O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart. 11 Let not the foot of pride come upon me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. 12 There the doers of iniquity have fallen; They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
Praise for God’s Mighty Deeds and for His Answer to Prayer.
For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm.
66 Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; 2 Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will [a]give feigned obedience to You. 4 “All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name.” [b]Selah.
5 Come and see the works of God, Who isawesome in His deeds toward the sons of men. 6 He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him! 7 He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
8 Bless our God, O peoples, And [c]sound His praise abroad, 9 Who [d]keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to [e]slip. 10 For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. 11 You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins. 12 You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance. 13 I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows, 14 Which my lips uttered And my mouth spoke when I was in distress. 15 I shall offer to You burnt offerings of fat beasts, With the smoke of rams; I shall make an offering of[f]bulls with male goats. Selah.
16 Come and hear, all who [g]fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. 17 I cried to Him with my mouth, And [h]He was extolled with my tongue. 18 If I [i]regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord [j]will not [k]hear; 19 But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. 20 Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.
96 Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. 3 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. 4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are [a]idols, But the Lord made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
7 [b]Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, [c]Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 [d]Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; Bring an [e]offering and come into His courts. 9 Worship the Lord in [f]holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved; He will judge the peoples with [g]equity.”
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea [h]roar, and [i]all it contains; 12 Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy 13 Before the Lord, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.
126 When the Lordbrought back [a]the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us; We are glad.
4 Restore our captivity, O Lord, As the [b]streams in the [c]South. 5 Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. 6 He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
6 My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have [a]given a pledge for a stranger, 2 If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth, 3 Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the [b]hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor. 4 Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids; 5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter’s hand And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, 7 Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, 8 Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. 9 How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10 “A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to [c]rest”— 11 Your poverty will come in like a [d]vagabond And your need like [e]an armed man.
12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth, 13 Who winks with his eyes, who [f]signals with his feet, Who [g]points with his fingers; 14 Who withperversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who [h]spreads strife. 15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.
16 There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination [i]to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, And one who [j]spreads strife among brothers.
20 My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the [k]teaching of your mother; 21 Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk about, [l]they will guide you; When you sleep, [m]they will watch over you; And when you awake, [n]they will talk to you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the [o]teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life 24 To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the [p]adulteress. 25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. 26 For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And [q]an adulteress hunts for the precious life. 27 Can a man [r]take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned? 28 Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched? 29 So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her will not [s]go unpunished. 30 [t]Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy [u]himself when he is hungry; 31 But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the [v]substance of his house. 32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking [w]sense; He who would destroy [x]himself does it. 33 Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out. 34 For jealousy [y]enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35 He will not [z]accept any ransom, Nor will he be [aa]satisfied though you give many [ab]gifts.
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