New International Version
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare(E)
and from the deadly pestilence.(F)
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;(G)
his faithfulness will be your shield(H) and rampart.
5 You will not fear(I) the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.(J)
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm(K) will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels(L) concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;(M)
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.(N)
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.(O)
New International Version
1 Blessed is the one(A)
who does not walk(B) in step with the wicked(C)
or stand in the way(D) that sinners take(E)
or sit(F) in the company of mockers,(G)
2 but whose delight(H) is in the law of the Lord,(I)
and who meditates(J) on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree(K) planted by streams(L) of water,(M)
which yields its fruit(N) in season
and whose leaf(O) does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.(P)
1 Why do the nations conspire[a]
and the peoples plot(W) in vain?
2 The kings(X) of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed,(Y) saying,
3 “Let us break their chains(Z)
and throw off their shackles.”(AA)
4 The One enthroned(AB) in heaven laughs;(AC)
the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his anger(AD)
and terrifies them in his wrath,(AE) saying,
6 “I have installed my king(AF)
on Zion,(AG) my holy mountain.(AH)”
7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;(AI)
today I have become your father.(AJ)
8 Ask me,
and I will make the nations(AK) your inheritance,(AL)
the ends of the earth(AM) your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of iron[b];(AN)
you will dash them to pieces(AO) like pottery.(AP)”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;(AQ)
be warned, you rulers(AR) of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear(AS)
and celebrate his rule(AT) with trembling.(AU)
12 Kiss his son,(AV) or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath(AW) can flare up in a moment.
Blessed(AX) are all who take refuge(AY) in him.
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.(AZ)
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
2 How long will you people turn my glory(BT) into shame?(BU)
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[f]?[g](BV)
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant(BW) for himself;
the Lord hears(BX) when I call to him.
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
3 In the morning,(CM) Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.(CN)
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people(CO) are not welcome.
5 The arrogant(CP) cannot stand(CQ)
in your presence.
You hate(CR) all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.(CS)
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence(CT) I bow down(CU)
toward your holy temple.(CV)
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness(CW)
because of my enemies—
make your way straight(CX) before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;(CY)
with their tongues they tell lies.(CZ)
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,(DA)
for they have rebelled(DB) against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.(DC)
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name(DD) may rejoice in you.(DE)
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith.[k] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger(DI)
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me,(DJ) Lord, for I am faint;(DK)
heal me,(DL) Lord, for my bones are in agony.(DM)
3 My soul is in deep anguish.(DN)
How long,(DO) Lord, how long?
8 Away from me,(DX) all you who do evil,(DY)
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;(DZ)
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;(EA)
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.(EB)
3 Lord my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands(EI)—
4 if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause(EJ) have robbed my foe—
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake(EK) me;
let him trample my life to the ground(EL)
and make me sleep in the dust.[n](EM)
6 Arise,(EN) Lord, in your anger;
rise up against the rage of my enemies.(EO)
Awake,(EP) my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
while you sit enthroned over them on high.(EQ)
8 Let the Lord judge(ER) the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,(ES)
according to my integrity,(ET) O Most High.(EU)
9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure—(EV)
you, the righteous God(EW)
who probes minds and hearts.(EX)
10 My shield[o](EY) is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.(EZ)
11 God is a righteous judge,(FA)
a God who displays his wrath(FB) every day.
12 If he does not relent,(FC)
he[p] will sharpen his sword;(FD)
he will bend and string his bow.(FE)
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.(FF)
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
conceives trouble and gives birth(FG) to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit(FH) they have made.(FI)
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
their violence comes down on their own heads.
For the director of music. According to gittith.[r] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name(FM) in all the earth!
You have set your glory(FN)
in the heavens.(FO)
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold(FP) against your enemies,
to silence the foe(FQ) and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,(FR)
the work of your fingers,(FS)
the moon and the stars,(FT)
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?[s](FU)
5 You have made them[t] a little lower than the angels[u](FV)
and crowned them[v] with glory and honor.(FW)
6 You made them rulers(FX) over the works of your hands;(FY)
you put everything under their[w] feet:(FZ)
7 all flocks and herds,(GA)
and the animals of the wild,(GB)
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,(GC)
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!(GD)
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David.
1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;(GE)
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.(GF)
2 I will be glad and rejoice(GG) in you;
I will sing the praises(GH) of your name,(GI) O Most High.
3 My enemies turn back;
they stumble and perish before you.
4 For you have upheld my right(GJ) and my cause,(GK)
sitting enthroned(GL) as the righteous judge.(GM)
5 You have rebuked the nations(GN) and destroyed the wicked;
you have blotted out their name(GO) for ever and ever.
6 Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies,
you have uprooted their cities;(GP)
even the memory of them(GQ) has perished.
7 The Lord reigns forever;(GR)
he has established his throne(GS) for judgment.
8 He rules the world in righteousness(GT)
and judges the peoples with equity.(GU)
9 The Lord is a refuge(GV) for the oppressed,(GW)
a stronghold in times of trouble.(GX)
10 Those who know your name(GY) trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken(GZ) those who seek you.(HA)
11 Sing the praises(HB) of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;(HC)
proclaim among the nations(HD) what he has done.(HE)
12 For he who avenges blood(HF) remembers;
he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.(HG)
13 Lord, see how my enemies(HH) persecute me!
Have mercy(HI) and lift me up from the gates of death,(HJ)
14 that I may declare your praises(HK)
in the gates of Daughter Zion,(HL)
and there rejoice in your salvation.(HM)
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;(HN)
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.(HO)
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[z](HP)
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,(HQ)
all the nations that forget God.(HR)
18 But God will never forget the needy;
the hope(HS) of the afflicted(HT) will never perish.
2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,(IB)
who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 He boasts(IC) about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.(ID)
4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.(IE)
5 His ways are always prosperous;
your laws are rejected by[ab] him;
he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”(IF)
7 His mouth is full(IG) of lies and threats;(IH)
trouble and evil are under his tongue.(II)
8 He lies in wait(IJ) near the villages;
from ambush he murders the innocent.(IK)
His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;(IL)
he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.(IM)
10 His victims are crushed,(IN) they collapse;
they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;(IO)
he covers his face and never sees.”(IP)
12 Arise,(IQ) Lord! Lift up your hand,(IR) O God.
Do not forget the helpless.(IS)
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?(IT)
Why does he say to himself,
“He won’t call me to account”?(IU)
14 But you, God, see the trouble(IV) of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;(IW)
you are the helper(IX) of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;(IY)
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.
16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;(IZ)
the nations(JA) will perish from his land.
17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;(JB)
you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,(JC)
18 defending the fatherless(JD) and the oppressed,(JE)
so that mere earthly mortals
will never again strike terror.
For the director of music. Of David.
1 In the Lord I take refuge.(JF)
How then can you say to me:
“Flee(JG) like a bird to your mountain.(JH)
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;(JI)
they set their arrows(JJ) against the strings
to shoot from the shadows(JK)
at the upright in heart.(JL)
3 When the foundations(JM) are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;(JN)
the Lord is on his heavenly throne.(JO)
He observes everyone on earth;(JP)
his eyes examine(JQ) them.
5 The Lord examines the righteous,(JR)
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.(JS)
6 On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;(JT)
a scorching wind(JU) will be their lot.
For the director of music. According to sheminith.[ad] A psalm of David.
1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;(JZ)
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies(KA) to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.(KB)
5 “Because the poor are plundered(KF) and the needy groan,(KG)
I will now arise,(KH)” says the Lord.
“I will protect them(KI) from those who malign them.”
6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,(KJ)
like silver purified(KK) in a crucible,(KL)
like gold[ae] refined seven times.
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 How long,(KP) Lord? Will you forget me(KQ) forever?
How long will you hide your face(KR) from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts(KS)
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?(KT)
For the director of music. Of David.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven(LF)
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,(LG)
any who seek God.(LH)
3 All have turned away,(LI) all have become corrupt;(LJ)
there is no one who does good,(LK)
not even one.(LL)
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?(LM)
They devour my people(LN) as though eating bread;
they never call on the Lord.(LO)
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.(LP)
A psalm of David.
2 The one whose walk is blameless,(LV)
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth(LW) from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,(LX)
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person
but honors(LY) those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath(LZ) even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest;(MA)
who does not accept a bribe(MB) against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.(MC)
A miktam[ah] of David.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;(MF)
apart from you I have no good thing.”(MG)
3 I say of the holy people(MH) who are in the land,(MI)
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods(MJ) will suffer(MK) more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names(ML) on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion(MM) and my cup;(MN)
you make my lot(MO) secure.
6 The boundary lines(MP) have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.(MQ)
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;(MR)
even at night(MS) my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand,(MT) I will not be shaken.(MU)
9 Therefore my heart is glad(MV) and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,(MW)
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,(MX)
nor will you let your faithful[ai] one(MY) see decay.(MZ)
11 You make known to me the path of life;(NA)
you will fill me with joy in your presence,(NB)
with eternal pleasures(NC) at your right hand.(ND)
- Psalm 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage
- Psalm 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)
- Psalm 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
- Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.
- Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.
- Psalm 4:2 Or seek lies
- Psalm 4:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
- Psalm 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint)
- Psalm 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.
- Psalm 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.
- Psalm 6:1 Title: Probably a musical term
- Psalm 7:1 In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.
- Psalm 7:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
- Psalm 7:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
- Psalm 7:10 Or sovereign
- Psalm 7:12 Or If anyone does not repent, / God
- Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
- Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term
- Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
- Psalm 8:5 Or him
- Psalm 8:5 Or than God
- Psalm 8:5 Or him
- Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his
- Psalm 9:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
- Psalm 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
- Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.
- Psalm 10:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
- Psalm 10:5 See Septuagint; Hebrew / they are haughty, and your laws are far from
- Psalm 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-8 is numbered 12:2-9.
- Psalm 12:1 Title: Probably a musical term
- Psalm 12:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text earth
- Psalm 13:1 In Hebrew texts 13:1-6 is numbered 13:2-6.
- Psalm 14:1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Psalms denote one who is morally deficient.
- Psalm 16:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
- Psalm 16:10 Or holy