For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
8 O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have [a]displayed Your splendor above the heavens! 2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established [b]strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
3 When I [c]consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have [d]ordained; 4 What is man that You [e]take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? 5 Yet You have made him a little lower than [f]God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! 6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen, And also the [g]beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
38 O Lord, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger. 2 For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin. 4 For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me. 5 My [a]wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly. 6 I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long. 7 For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am benumbed and [b]badly crushed; I [c]groan because of the [d]agitation of my heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is [e]before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You. 10 My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even [f]that [g]has gone from me. 11 My [h]loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off. 12 Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have [i]threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.
13 But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth. 14 Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments. 15 For I [j]hope in You, O Lord; You will answer, O Lord my God. 16 For I said, “May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.” 17 For I am ready to fall, And my [k]sorrow is continually before me. 18 For I [l]confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin. 19 But my enemies are vigorous and[m]strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully. 20 And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good. 21 Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, do not be far from me! 22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
68 [a]Let God arise, [b]let His enemies be scattered, And [c]let those who hate Him flee before Him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God. 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness. 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; [d]Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is [e]the Lord, and exult before Him.
5 A father of the fatherless and a judge [f]for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation. 6 God [g]makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
7 O God, when You went forth before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, [h]Selah. 8 The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; [i]Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was [j]parched. 10 Your creatures settled in it; You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
11 The Lord gives the [k]command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: 12 “Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!” 13 [l]When you lie down among the [m]sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings [n]there, It was snowing in Zalmon.
15 A [o]mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan. 16 Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the Lord will dwell there forever. 17 The chariots of God are [p]myriads, thousands upon thousands; [q]The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness. 18 You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men, Even among the rebellious also, that [r]the Lord God may dwell there.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah. 20 God is to us a God of deliverances; And to [s]God the Lord belong escapes [t]from death. 21 Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds. 22 The Lord [u]said, “I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea; 23 That [v]your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”
24 They have seen Your [w]procession, O God, The [x]procession of my God, my King, [y]into the sanctuary. 25 The singers went on, the musicians after them, [z]In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines. 26 Bless God in the congregations, Even the Lord, you who are of the fountain of Israel. 27 There is Benjamin, the [aa]youngest, [ab]ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28 [ac]Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted [ad]on our behalf. 29 [ae]Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You. 30 Rebuke the beasts [af]in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war. 31 Envoys will come out of Egypt; [ag]Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah. 33 To Him who rides upon the [ah]highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He [ai]speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice. 34 Ascribe strength to God; His majesty is over Israel And His strength is in the [aj]skies. 35 [ak]O God, You areawesome from Your [al]sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!
98 O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have [a]gained the victory for Him. 2 The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His [b]righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises. 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, With the lyre and the [c]sound of melody. 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.
7 Let the sea roar and [d]all it contains, The world and those who dwell in it. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy 9 Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with [e]equity.
128 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you shall eat of the [a]fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you. 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine [b]Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table. 4 Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord.
5 The Lord bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6 Indeed, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!
8 Does not wisdom call, And understanding [a]lift up her voice? 2 On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3 Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: 4 “To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. 5 “O [b]naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand [c]wisdom. 6 “Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will revealright things. 7 “For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 “All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. 9 “They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. 10 “Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. 11 “For wisdom is better than [d]jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. 13 “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. 14 “Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. 15 “By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. 16 “By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. 17 “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. 18 “Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. 19 “My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. 20 “I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, 21 To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.
22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works [e]of old. 23 “From everlasting I was [f]established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. 24 “When there were no depths I was [g]brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water. 25 “Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was [h]brought forth; 26 While He had not yet made the earth and the [i]fields, Nor the first dust of the world. 27 “When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, 28 When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became [j]fixed, 29 When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His [k]command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth; 30 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, [l]Rejoicing always before Him, 31 [m]Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And havingmy delight in the sons of men.
32 “Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. 33 “Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it. 34 “Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. 35 “For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the Lord. 36 “But he who [n]sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.”
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