Psalm 1-12 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
1 Blessed is the man
4 The ungodly are not so,
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom
2 Why do the [d]nations [e]rage,
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
7 “I will declare the [j]decree:
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
The Lord Helps His Troubled People
A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.
3 Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield [n]for me,
5 I lay down and slept;
7 Arise, O Lord;
The Safety of the Faithful
To the [o]Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
4 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
2 How long, O you sons of men,
4 Be[r] angry, and do not sin.
6 There are many who say,
A Prayer for Guidance
To the Chief Musician. With [s]flutes. A Psalm of David.
5 Give ear to my words, O Lord,
4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
9 For there is no [w]faithfulness in their mouth;
11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
A Prayer of Faith in Time of Distress
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. On [y]an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David.
6 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
4 Return, O Lord, deliver me!
6 I am weary with my groaning;
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
A Meditation[aa] of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.
7 O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this:
6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
11 God is a just judge,
14 Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
The Glory of the Lord in Creation
To the Chief Musician. [af]On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.
8 O Lord, our Lord,
2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
9 O Lord, our Lord,
Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments
To the Chief Musician. To the tune of [aj]“Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
3 When my enemies turn back,
6 O enemy, destructions are finished forever!
9 The Lord also will be a refuge[al] for the oppressed,
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion!
13 Have mercy on me, O Lord!
15 The [ao]nations have sunk down in the pit which they made;
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
A Song of Confidence in God’s Triumph over Evil
10 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord?
5 His ways [aw]are always prospering;
8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
12 Arise, O Lord!
14 But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief,
16 The Lord is King forever and ever;
Faith in the Lord’s Righteousness
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
11 In the Lord I put my trust;
4 The Lord is in His holy temple,
7 For the Lord is righteous,
Man’s Treachery and God’s Constancy
To the Chief Musician. On [bf]an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David.
5 “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
8 The wicked prowl on every side,
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