Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord,(A) for he is good;(B)
    his love endures forever.

Let the redeemed(C) of the Lord tell their story—
    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered(D) from the lands,
    from east and west, from north and south.[a]

Some wandered in desert(E) wastelands,
    finding no way to a city(F) where they could settle.
They were hungry(G) and thirsty,(H)
    and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out(I) to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way(J)
    to a city(K) where they could settle.
Let them give thanks(L) to the Lord for his unfailing love(M)
    and his wonderful deeds(N) for mankind,
for he satisfies(O) the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.(P)

10 Some sat in darkness,(Q) in utter darkness,
    prisoners suffering(R) in iron chains,(S)
11 because they rebelled(T) against God’s commands
    and despised(U) the plans(V) of the Most High.
12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;
    they stumbled, and there was no one to help.(W)
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them(X) from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness,(Y) the utter darkness,(Z)
    and broke away their chains.(AA)
15 Let them give thanks(AB) to the Lord for his unfailing love(AC)
    and his wonderful deeds(AD) for mankind,
16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
    and cuts through bars of iron.

17 Some became fools(AE) through their rebellious ways(AF)
    and suffered affliction(AG) because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all food(AH)
    and drew near the gates of death.(AI)
19 Then they cried(AJ) to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them(AK) from their distress.
20 He sent out his word(AL) and healed them;(AM)
    he rescued(AN) them from the grave.(AO)
21 Let them give thanks(AP) to the Lord for his unfailing love(AQ)
    and his wonderful deeds(AR) for mankind.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings(AS)
    and tell of his works(AT) with songs of joy.(AU)

23 Some went out on the sea(AV) in ships;(AW)
    they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord,(AX)
    his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 For he spoke(AY) and stirred up a tempest(AZ)
    that lifted high the waves.(BA)
26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;
    in their peril(BB) their courage melted(BC) away.
27 They reeled(BD) and staggered like drunkards;
    they were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried(BE) out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out of their distress.(BF)
29 He stilled the storm(BG) to a whisper;
    the waves(BH) of the sea[b] were hushed.(BI)
30 They were glad when it grew calm,
    and he guided them(BJ) to their desired haven.
31 Let them give thanks(BK) to the Lord for his unfailing love(BL)
    and his wonderful deeds(BM) for mankind.
32 Let them exalt(BN) him in the assembly(BO) of the people
    and praise him in the council of the elders.

33 He turned rivers into a desert,(BP)
    flowing springs(BQ) into thirsty ground,
34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,(BR)
    because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He turned the desert into pools of water(BS)
    and the parched ground into flowing springs;(BT)
36 there he brought the hungry to live,
    and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards(BU)
    that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,(BV)
    and he did not let their herds diminish.(BW)

39 Then their numbers decreased,(BX) and they were humbled(BY)
    by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 he who pours contempt on nobles(BZ)
    made them wander in a trackless waste.(CA)
41 But he lifted the needy(CB) out of their affliction
    and increased their families like flocks.(CC)
42 The upright see and rejoice,(CD)
    but all the wicked shut their mouths.(CE)

43 Let the one who is wise(CF) heed these things
    and ponder the loving deeds(CG) of the Lord.

Psalm 108[c](CH)(CI)

A song. A psalm of David.

My heart, O God, is steadfast;(CJ)
    I will sing(CK) and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!(CL)
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love,(CM) higher than the heavens;
    your faithfulness(CN) reaches to the skies.(CO)
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;(CP)
    let your glory be over all the earth.(CQ)

Save us and help us with your right hand,(CR)
    that those you love may be delivered.
God has spoken(CS) from his sanctuary:(CT)
    “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem(CU)
    and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.(CV)
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;
    Ephraim is my helmet,
    Judah(CW) is my scepter.
Moab(CX) is my washbasin,
    on Edom(CY) I toss my sandal;
    over Philistia(CZ) I shout in triumph.”

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
    Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
    and no longer go out with our armies?(DA)
12 Give us aid against the enemy,
    for human help is worthless.(DB)
13 With God we will gain the victory,
    and he will trample down(DC) our enemies.

Psalm 109

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

My God, whom I praise,(DD)
    do not remain silent,(DE)
for people who are wicked and deceitful(DF)
    have opened their mouths against me;
    they have spoken against me with lying tongues.(DG)
With words of hatred(DH) they surround me;
    they attack me without cause.(DI)
In return for my friendship they accuse me,
    but I am a man of prayer.(DJ)
They repay me evil for good,(DK)
    and hatred for my friendship.

Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy;
    let an accuser(DL) stand at his right hand.
When he is tried, let him be found guilty,(DM)
    and may his prayers condemn(DN) him.
May his days be few;(DO)
    may another take his place(DP) of leadership.
May his children be fatherless
    and his wife a widow.(DQ)
10 May his children be wandering beggars;(DR)
    may they be driven[d] from their ruined homes.
11 May a creditor(DS) seize all he has;
    may strangers plunder(DT) the fruits of his labor.(DU)
12 May no one extend kindness to him
    or take pity(DV) on his fatherless children.
13 May his descendants be cut off,(DW)
    their names blotted out(DX) from the next generation.
14 May the iniquity of his fathers(DY) be remembered before the Lord;
    may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
15 May their sins always remain before(DZ) the Lord,
    that he may blot out their name(EA) from the earth.

16 For he never thought of doing a kindness,
    but hounded to death the poor
    and the needy(EB) and the brokenhearted.(EC)
17 He loved to pronounce a curse—
    may it come back on him.(ED)
He found no pleasure in blessing—
    may it be far from him.
18 He wore cursing(EE) as his garment;
    it entered into his body like water,(EF)
    into his bones like oil.
19 May it be like a cloak wrapped(EG) about him,
    like a belt tied forever around him.
20 May this be the Lord’s payment(EH) to my accusers,
    to those who speak evil(EI) of me.

21 But you, Sovereign Lord,
    help me for your name’s sake;(EJ)
    out of the goodness of your love,(EK) deliver me.(EL)
22 For I am poor and needy,
    and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow;(EM)
    I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees give(EN) way from fasting;(EO)
    my body is thin and gaunt.(EP)
25 I am an object of scorn(EQ) to my accusers;
    when they see me, they shake their heads.(ER)

26 Help me,(ES) Lord my God;
    save me according to your unfailing love.
27 Let them know(ET) that it is your hand,
    that you, Lord, have done it.
28 While they curse,(EU) may you bless;
    may those who attack me be put to shame,
    but may your servant rejoice.(EV)
29 May my accusers be clothed with disgrace
    and wrapped in shame(EW) as in a cloak.

30 With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord;
    in the great throng(EX) of worshipers I will praise him.
31 For he stands at the right hand(EY) of the needy,
    to save their lives from those who would condemn them.

Psalm 110

Of David. A psalm.

The Lord says(EZ) to my lord:[e]

“Sit at my right hand(FA)
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”(FB)

The Lord will extend your mighty scepter(FC) from Zion,(FD) saying,
    “Rule(FE) in the midst of your enemies!”
Your troops will be willing
    on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,(FF)
    your young men will come to you
    like dew from the morning’s womb.[f](FG)

The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:(FH)
“You are a priest forever,(FI)
    in the order of Melchizedek.(FJ)

The Lord is at your right hand[g];(FK)
    he will crush kings(FL) on the day of his wrath.(FM)
He will judge the nations,(FN) heaping up the dead(FO)
    and crushing the rulers(FP) of the whole earth.
He will drink from a brook along the way,[h]
    and so he will lift his head high.(FQ)

Psalm 111[i]

Praise the Lord.[j]

I will extol the Lord(FR) with all my heart(FS)
    in the council(FT) of the upright and in the assembly.(FU)

Great are the works(FV) of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all(FW) who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures(FX) forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.(FY)
He provides food(FZ) for those who fear him;(GA)
    he remembers his covenant(GB) forever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,(GC)
    giving them the lands of other nations.(GD)
The works of his hands(GE) are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.(GF)
They are established for ever(GG) and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption(GH) for his people;
    he ordained his covenant forever—
    holy and awesome(GI) is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord(GJ) is the beginning of wisdom;(GK)
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.(GL)
    To him belongs eternal praise.(GM)

Psalm 112[k]

Praise the Lord.[l](GN)

Blessed are those(GO) who fear the Lord,(GP)
    who find great delight(GQ) in his commands.

Their children(GR) will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches(GS) are in their houses,
    and their righteousness endures(GT) forever.
Even in darkness light dawns(GU) for the upright,
    for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.(GV)
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,(GW)
    who conduct their affairs with justice.

Surely the righteous will never be shaken;(GX)
    they will be remembered(GY) forever.
They will have no fear of bad news;
    their hearts are steadfast,(GZ) trusting in the Lord.(HA)
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;(HB)
    in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.(HC)
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,(HD)
    their righteousness endures(HE) forever;
    their horn[m] will be lifted(HF) high in honor.

10 The wicked will see(HG) and be vexed,
    they will gnash their teeth(HH) and waste away;(HI)
    the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.(HJ)

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord.[n](HK)

Praise the Lord, you his servants;(HL)
    praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised,(HM)
    both now and forevermore.(HN)
From the rising of the sun(HO) to the place where it sets,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised.

The Lord is exalted(HP) over all the nations,
    his glory above the heavens.(HQ)
Who is like the Lord our God,(HR)
    the One who sits enthroned(HS) on high,(HT)
who stoops down to look(HU)
    on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor(HV) from the dust
    and lifts the needy(HW) from the ash heap;
he seats them(HX) with princes,
    with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless(HY) woman in her home
    as a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord.

Psalm 114

When Israel came out of Egypt,(HZ)
    Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah(IA) became God’s sanctuary,(IB)
    Israel his dominion.

The sea looked and fled,(IC)
    the Jordan turned back;(ID)
the mountains leaped(IE) like rams,
    the hills like lambs.

Why was it, sea, that you fled?(IF)
    Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
    you hills, like lambs?

Tremble, earth,(IG) at the presence of the Lord,
    at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool,
    the hard rock into springs of water.(IH)

Psalm 115(II)

Not to us, Lord, not to us
    but to your name be the glory,(IJ)
    because of your love and faithfulness.(IK)

Why do the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”(IL)
Our God is in heaven;(IM)
    he does whatever pleases him.(IN)
But their idols are silver and gold,(IO)
    made by human hands.(IP)
They have mouths, but cannot speak,(IQ)
    eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear,
    noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel,
    feet, but cannot walk,
    nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

All you Israelites, trust(IR) in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron,(IS) trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him,(IT) trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.

12 The Lord remembers(IU) us and will bless us:(IV)
    He will bless his people Israel,
    he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear(IW) the Lord
    small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish,(IX)
    both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven(IY) and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord,(IZ)
    but the earth he has given(JA) to mankind.
17 It is not the dead(JB) who praise the Lord,
    those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the Lord,(JC)
    both now and forevermore.(JD)

Praise the Lord.[o](JE)

Psalm 116

I love the Lord,(JF) for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry(JG) for mercy.(JH)
Because he turned his ear(JI) to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death(JJ) entangled me,
    the anguish of the grave came over me;
    I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name(JK) of the Lord:
    Lord, save me!(JL)

The Lord is gracious and righteous;(JM)
    our God is full of compassion.(JN)
The Lord protects the unwary;
    when I was brought low,(JO) he saved me.(JP)

Return to your rest,(JQ) my soul,
    for the Lord has been good(JR) to you.

For you, Lord, have delivered me(JS) from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord(JT)
    in the land of the living.(JU)

10 I trusted(JV) in the Lord when I said,
    “I am greatly afflicted”;(JW)
11 in my alarm I said,
    “Everyone is a liar.”(JX)

12 What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his goodness(JY) to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name(JZ) of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows(KA) to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight(KB) of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful servants.(KC)
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord;(KD)
    I serve you just as my mother did;(KE)
    you have freed me from my chains.(KF)

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering(KG) to you
    and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows(KH) to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts(KI) of the house of the Lord
    in your midst, Jerusalem.(KJ)

Praise the Lord.[p]

Psalm 117

Praise the Lord,(KK) all you nations;(KL)
    extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love(KM) toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord(KN) endures forever.

Praise the Lord.[q]

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord,(KO) for he is good;(KP)
    his love endures forever.(KQ)

Let Israel say:(KR)
    “His love endures forever.”(KS)
Let the house of Aaron say:(KT)
    “His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord(KU) say:
    “His love endures forever.”

When hard pressed,(KV) I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place.(KW)
The Lord is with me;(KX) I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?(KY)
The Lord is with me; he is my helper.(KZ)
    I look in triumph on my enemies.(LA)

It is better to take refuge in the Lord(LB)
    than to trust in humans.(LC)
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to trust in princes.(LD)
10 All the nations surrounded me,
    but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(LE)
11 They surrounded me(LF) on every side,(LG)
    but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,(LH)
    but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;(LI)
    in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(LJ)
13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
    but the Lord helped me.(LK)
14 The Lord is my strength(LL) and my defense[r];
    he has become my salvation.(LM)

15 Shouts of joy(LN) and victory
    resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The Lord’s right hand(LO) has done mighty things!(LP)
16     The Lord’s right hand is lifted high;
    the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die(LQ) but live,
    and will proclaim(LR) what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has chastened(LS) me severely,
    but he has not given me over to death.(LT)
19 Open for me the gates(LU) of the righteous;
    I will enter(LV) and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord(LW)
    through which the righteous may enter.(LX)
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;(LY)
    you have become my salvation.(LZ)

22 The stone(MA) the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;(MB)
23 the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous(MC) in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day;
    let us rejoice today and be glad.(MD)

25 Lord, save us!(ME)
    Lord, grant us success!

26 Blessed is he who comes(MF) in the name of the Lord.
    From the house of the Lord we bless you.[s](MG)
27 The Lord is God,(MH)
    and he has made his light shine(MI) on us.
With boughs in hand,(MJ) join in the festal procession
    up[t] to the horns of the altar.(MK)

28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
    you are my God,(ML) and I will exalt(MM) you.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Psalm 119[u]

א Aleph

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,(MN)
    who walk(MO) according to the law of the Lord.(MP)
Blessed(MQ) are those who keep his statutes(MR)
    and seek him(MS) with all their heart—(MT)
they do no wrong(MU)
    but follow his ways.(MV)
You have laid down precepts(MW)
    that are to be fully obeyed.(MX)
Oh, that my ways were steadfast
    in obeying your decrees!(MY)
Then I would not be put to shame(MZ)
    when I consider all your commands.(NA)
I will praise you with an upright heart
    as I learn your righteous laws.(NB)
I will obey your decrees;
    do not utterly forsake me.(NC)

ב Beth

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?(ND)
    By living according to your word.(NE)
10 I seek you with all my heart;(NF)
    do not let me stray from your commands.(NG)
11 I have hidden your word in my heart(NH)
    that I might not sin(NI) against you.
12 Praise be(NJ) to you, Lord;
    teach me(NK) your decrees.(NL)
13 With my lips I recount
    all the laws that come from your mouth.(NM)
14 I rejoice in following your statutes(NN)
    as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts(NO)
    and consider your ways.
16 I delight(NP) in your decrees;
    I will not neglect your word.

ג Gimel

17 Be good to your servant(NQ) while I live,
    that I may obey your word.(NR)
18 Open my eyes that I may see
    wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth;(NS)
    do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed(NT) with longing
    for your laws(NU) at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant,(NV) who are accursed,(NW)
    those who stray(NX) from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn(NY) and contempt,
    for I keep your statutes.(NZ)
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,
    your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight;
    they are my counselors.

ד Daleth

25 I am laid low in the dust;(OA)
    preserve my life(OB) according to your word.(OC)
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;
    teach me your decrees.(OD)
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
    that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.(OE)
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;(OF)
    strengthen me(OG) according to your word.(OH)
29 Keep me from deceitful ways;(OI)
    be gracious to me(OJ) and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen(OK) the way of faithfulness;(OL)
    I have set my heart(OM) on your laws.
31 I hold fast(ON) to your statutes, Lord;
    do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands,
    for you have broadened my understanding.

ה He

33 Teach me,(OO) Lord, the way of your decrees,
    that I may follow it to the end.[v]
34 Give me understanding,(OP) so that I may keep your law(OQ)
    and obey it with all my heart.(OR)
35 Direct me(OS) in the path of your commands,(OT)
    for there I find delight.(OU)
36 Turn my heart(OV) toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.(OW)
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life(OX) according to your word.[w](OY)
38 Fulfill your promise(OZ) to your servant,
    so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace(PA) I dread,
    for your laws are good.
40 How I long(PB) for your precepts!
    In your righteousness preserve my life.(PC)

ו Waw

41 May your unfailing love(PD) come to me, Lord,
    your salvation, according to your promise;(PE)
42 then I can answer(PF) anyone who taunts me,(PG)
    for I trust in your word.
43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,(PH)
    for I have put my hope(PI) in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law,(PJ)
    for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom,
    for I have sought out your precepts.(PK)
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings(PL)
    and will not be put to shame,(PM)
47 for I delight(PN) in your commands
    because I love them.(PO)
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
    that I may meditate(PP) on your decrees.

ז Zayin

49 Remember your word(PQ) to your servant,
    for you have given me hope.(PR)
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
    Your promise preserves my life.(PS)
51 The arrogant mock me(PT) unmercifully,
    but I do not turn(PU) from your law.


  1. Psalm 107:3 Hebrew north and the sea
  2. Psalm 107:29 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / their waves
  3. Psalm 108:1 In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.
  4. Psalm 109:10 Septuagint; Hebrew sought
  5. Psalm 110:1 Or Lord
  6. Psalm 110:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
  7. Psalm 110:5 Or My lord is at your right hand, Lord
  8. Psalm 110:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  9. Psalm 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  10. Psalm 111:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  11. Psalm 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  12. Psalm 112:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  13. Psalm 112:9 Horn here symbolizes dignity.
  14. Psalm 113:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 9
  15. Psalm 115:18 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  16. Psalm 116:19 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  17. Psalm 117:2 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  18. Psalm 118:14 Or song
  19. Psalm 118:26 The Hebrew is plural.
  20. Psalm 118:27 Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes / and take it
  21. Psalm 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet; moreover, the verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  22. Psalm 119:33 Or follow it for its reward
  23. Psalm 119:37 Two manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Dead Sea Scrolls; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text life in your way

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