Psalm 62[a]

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

Truly my soul finds rest(A) in God;(B)
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock(C) and my salvation;(D)
    he is my fortress,(E) I will never be shaken.(F)

How long will you assault me?
    Would all of you throw me down—
    this leaning wall,(G) this tottering fence?
Surely they intend to topple me
    from my lofty place;
    they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
    but in their hearts they curse.[b](H)

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;(I)
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.(J)
Trust in him at all times, you people;(K)
    pour out your hearts to him,(L)
    for God is our refuge.

Surely the lowborn(M) are but a breath,(N)
    the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance,(O) they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion(P)
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;(Q)
though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.(R)

11 One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,(S)
12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;(T)
and, “You reward everyone
    according to what they have done.”(U)

Psalm 63[d]

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,(V)
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.(W)

I have seen you in the sanctuary(X)
    and beheld your power and your glory.(Y)
Because your love is better than life,(Z)
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,(AA)
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.(AB)
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;(AC)
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.(AD)
Because you are my help,(AE)
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.(AF)
I cling to you;(AG)
    your right hand upholds me.(AH)

Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;(AI)
    they will go down to the depths of the earth.(AJ)
10 They will be given over to the sword(AK)
    and become food for jackals.(AL)

11 But the king will rejoice in God;
    all who swear by God will glory in him,(AM)
    while the mouths of liars will be silenced.(AN)

Psalm 64[e]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;(AO)
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.(AP)

Hide me from the conspiracy(AQ) of the wicked,(AR)
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords(AS)
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.(AT)
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;(AU)
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.(AV)

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;(AW)
    they say, “Who will see it[f]?”(AX)
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them(AY)
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads(AZ) in scorn.(BA)
All people will fear;(BB)
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.(BC)

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord(BD)
    and take refuge in him;(BE)
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!(BF)

Psalm 65[g]

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

Praise awaits[h] you, our God, in Zion;(BG)
    to you our vows will be fulfilled.(BH)
You who answer prayer,
    to you all people will come.(BI)
When we were overwhelmed by sins,(BJ)
    you forgave[i] our transgressions.(BK)
Blessed are those you choose(BL)
    and bring near(BM) to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,(BN)
    of your holy temple.

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,(BO)
    God our Savior,(BP)
the hope of all the ends of the earth(BQ)
    and of the farthest seas,(BR)
who formed the mountains(BS) by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,(BT)
who stilled the roaring of the seas,(BU)
    the roaring of their waves,
    and the turmoil of the nations.(BV)
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.(BW)

You care for the land and water it;(BX)
    you enrich it abundantly.(BY)
The streams of God are filled with water
    to provide the people with grain,(BZ)
    for so you have ordained it.[j]
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
    you soften it with showers(CA) and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,(CB)
    and your carts overflow with abundance.(CC)
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;(CD)
    the hills are clothed with gladness.(CE)
13 The meadows are covered with flocks(CF)
    and the valleys are mantled with grain;(CG)
    they shout for joy and sing.(CH)

Psalm 66

For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

Shout for joy to God, all the earth!(CI)
    Sing the glory of his name;(CJ)
    make his praise glorious.(CK)
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!(CL)
    So great is your power
    that your enemies cringe(CM) before you.
All the earth bows down(CN) to you;
    they sing praise(CO) to you,
    they sing the praises of your name.”[k]

Come and see what God has done,
    his awesome deeds(CP) for mankind!
He turned the sea into dry land,(CQ)
    they passed through(CR) the waters on foot—
    come, let us rejoice(CS) in him.
He rules forever(CT) by his power,
    his eyes watch(CU) the nations—
    let not the rebellious(CV) rise up against him.

Praise(CW) our God, all peoples,
    let the sound of his praise be heard;
he has preserved our lives(CX)
    and kept our feet from slipping.(CY)
10 For you, God, tested(CZ) us;
    you refined us like silver.(DA)
11 You brought us into prison(DB)
    and laid burdens(DC) on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads;(DD)
    we went through fire and water,
    but you brought us to a place of abundance.(DE)

13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings(DF)
    and fulfill my vows(DG) to you—
14 vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke
    when I was in trouble.
15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you
    and an offering of rams;
    I will offer bulls and goats.(DH)

16 Come and hear,(DI) all you who fear God;
    let me tell(DJ) you what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth;
    his praise was on my tongue.
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
    the Lord would not have listened;(DK)
19 but God has surely listened
    and has heard(DL) my prayer.
20 Praise be to God,
    who has not rejected(DM) my prayer
    or withheld his love from me!

Psalm 67[l]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face shine on us—[m](DN)
so that your ways may be known on earth,
    your salvation(DO) among all nations.(DP)

May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.(DQ)
May the nations be glad and sing for joy,(DR)
    for you rule the peoples with equity(DS)
    and guide the nations of the earth.(DT)
May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest;(DU)
    God, our God, blesses us.(DV)
May God bless us still,
    so that all the ends of the earth(DW) will fear him.(DX)

Psalm 68[n]

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

May God arise,(DY) may his enemies be scattered;(DZ)
    may his foes flee(EA) before him.
May you blow them away like smoke—(EB)
    as wax melts(EC) before the fire,
    may the wicked perish(ED) before God.
But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice(EE) before God;
    may they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,(EF)
    extol him who rides on the clouds[o](EG);
    rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.(EH)
A father to the fatherless,(EI) a defender of widows,(EJ)
    is God in his holy dwelling.(EK)
God sets the lonely(EL) in families,[p](EM)
    he leads out the prisoners(EN) with singing;
    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.(EO)

When you, God, went out(EP) before your people,
    when you marched through the wilderness,[q](EQ)
the earth shook,(ER) the heavens poured down rain,(ES)
    before God, the One of Sinai,(ET)
    before God, the God of Israel.(EU)
You gave abundant showers,(EV) O God;
    you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled in it,
    and from your bounty,(EW) God, you provided(EX) for the poor.

11 The Lord announces the word,
    and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng:(EY)
12 “Kings and armies flee(EZ) in haste;
    the women at home divide the plunder.(FA)
13 Even while you sleep among the sheep pens,[r](FB)
    the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver,
    its feathers with shining gold.”
14 When the Almighty[s] scattered(FC) the kings in the land,
    it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon.(FD)

15 Mount Bashan,(FE) majestic mountain,(FF)
    Mount Bashan, rugged mountain,
16 why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain,
    at the mountain where God chooses(FG) to reign,
    where the Lord himself will dwell forever?(FH)
17 The chariots(FI) of God are tens of thousands
    and thousands of thousands;(FJ)
    the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.[t]
18 When you ascended(FK) on high,(FL)
    you took many captives;(FM)
    you received gifts from people,(FN)
even from[u] the rebellious(FO)
    that you,[v] Lord God, might dwell there.

19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,(FP)
    who daily bears our burdens.(FQ)
20 Our God is a God who saves;(FR)
    from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.(FS)
21 Surely God will crush the heads(FT) of his enemies,
    the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring them from Bashan;
    I will bring them from the depths of the sea,(FU)
23 that your feet may wade in the blood of your foes,(FV)
    while the tongues of your dogs(FW) have their share.”

24 Your procession, God, has come into view,
    the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.(FX)
25 In front are the singers,(FY) after them the musicians;(FZ)
    with them are the young women playing the timbrels.(GA)
26 Praise God in the great congregation;(GB)
    praise the Lord in the assembly of Israel.(GC)
27 There is the little tribe(GD) of Benjamin,(GE) leading them,
    there the great throng of Judah’s princes,
    and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.(GF)

28 Summon your power,(GG) God[w];
    show us your strength,(GH) our God, as you have done(GI) before.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem
    kings will bring you gifts.(GJ)
30 Rebuke the beast(GK) among the reeds,(GL)
    the herd of bulls(GM) among the calves of the nations.
Humbled, may the beast bring bars of silver.
    Scatter the nations(GN) who delight in war.(GO)
31 Envoys will come from Egypt;(GP)
    Cush[x](GQ) will submit herself to God.

32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,(GR)
    sing praise(GS) to the Lord,
33 to him who rides(GT) across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
    who thunders(GU) with mighty voice.(GV)
34 Proclaim the power(GW) of God,
    whose majesty(GX) is over Israel,
    whose power is in the heavens.
35 You, God, are awesome(GY) in your sanctuary;(GZ)
    the God of Israel gives power and strength(HA) to his people.(HB)

Praise be to God!(HC)

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
  2. Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
  3. Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor
  4. Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  5. Psalm 64:1 In Hebrew texts 64:1-10 is numbered 64:2-11.
  6. Psalm 64:5 Or us
  7. Psalm 65:1 In Hebrew texts 65:1-13 is numbered 65:2-14.
  8. Psalm 65:1 Or befits; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  9. Psalm 65:3 Or made atonement for
  10. Psalm 65:9 Or for that is how you prepare the land
  11. Psalm 66:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 15.
  12. Psalm 67:1 In Hebrew texts 67:1-7 is numbered 67:2-8.
  13. Psalm 67:1 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
  14. Psalm 68:1 In Hebrew texts 68:1-35 is numbered 68:2-36.
  15. Psalm 68:4 Or name, / prepare the way for him who rides through the deserts
  16. Psalm 68:6 Or the desolate in a homeland
  17. Psalm 68:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 19 and 32.
  18. Psalm 68:13 Or the campfires; or the saddlebags
  19. Psalm 68:14 Hebrew Shaddai
  20. Psalm 68:17 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lord is among them at Sinai in holiness
  21. Psalm 68:18 Or gifts for people, / even
  22. Psalm 68:18 Or they
  23. Psalm 68:28 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts Your God has summoned power for you
  24. Psalm 68:31 That is, the upper Nile region