19 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. 4 Their [a]line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course. 6 Its rising is from [b]one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the [c]other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is [d]perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. 10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. 13 Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be [e]blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
Prayer for Victory over Enemies.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
20 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! 2 May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion! 3 May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering [f]acceptable! [g]Selah.
4 May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your [h]counsel! 5 [i]We will sing for joy over your [j]victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the Lordfulfill all your petitions.
6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the [k]saving strength of His right hand. 7 Some [l]boast in chariots and some in horses, But we [m]will boast in the name of the Lord, our God. 8 They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright. 9 [n]Save, O Lord; May the King answer us in the day we call.
Praise for Deliverance.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
21 O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your [o]salvation how greatly he will rejoice! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. [p]Selah. 3 For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head. 4 He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever. 5 His glory is great through Your [q]salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him. 6 For You make him [r]most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken. 8 Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you. 9 You will make them as a fiery oven in the time [s]of your anger; The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them. 10 Their [t]offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their [u]descendants from among the sons of men. 11 Though they [v]intended evil against You Anddevised a plot, They will not succeed. 12 For You will make them turn their back; You will [w]aim with Your bowstrings at their faces. 13 Be exalted, O Lord, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.
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