Psalm 81 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
81 Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, at the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This He ordained in Joseph as a testimony, when He went out through the land of Egypt, where I heard a language that I understood not:
6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou called in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder. I tested thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah
8 Hear, O My people, and I will testify unto thee, O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto Me!
9 There shall be no strange god among thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 “But My people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust, and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that My people had hearkened unto Me, and Israel had walked in My ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned My and against their adversaries.”
15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto Him, but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat, and, “With honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.”
Psalm 81 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of Asaph.
1 Sing for joy to God our strength;
3 Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
I heard an unknown voice say:
6 “I removed the burden from their shoulders;
11 “But my people would not listen to me;
13 “If my people would only listen to me,
Psalm 88 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
88 O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before Thee.
2 Let my prayer come before Thee; incline Thine ear unto my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength,
5 cast among the dead like the slain that lie in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from Thy hand.
6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and Thou hast afflicted me with all Thy waves. Selah
8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintances far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them. I am shut up, and I cannot come forth;
9 mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon Thee; I have stretched out my hands unto Thee.
10 Wilt Thou show wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise Thee? Selah
11 Shall Thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Thy faithfulness in destruction?
12 Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13 But unto Thee have I cried, O Lord, and in the morning shall my prayer come before Thee.
14 Lord, why castest Thou off my soul? Why hidest Thou Thy face from me?
15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up; while I suffer Thy terrors I am distraught.
16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; Thy terrors have cut me off.
17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
18 Lover and friend hast Thou put far from me, and mine acquaintances into darkness.
Psalm 88 New International Version (NIV)
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.[b] A maskil[c] of Heman the Ezrahite.
1 Lord, you are the God who saves me;
3 I am overwhelmed with troubles
6 You have put me in the lowest pit,
I call to you, Lord, every day;
13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
Psalm 92-93 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
92 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High,
2 to show forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night,
3 upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the psaltery, upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4 For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work; I will triumph in the works of Thy hands.
5 O Lord, how great are Thy works! And Thy thoughts are very deep.
6 A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool understand this:
7 when the wicked spring up as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish, it is that they shall be destroyed for ever;
8 but Thou, Lord, art Most High for evermore.
9 For lo, Thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, Thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn shalt Thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn; I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also shall see what I desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear what I desire upon the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing to show
15 that the Lord is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
93 The Lord reigneth; He is clothed with majesty. The Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself. The world also is established, that it cannot be moved.
2 Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting.
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
5 Thy testimonies are very sure; holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, for ever.
Psalm 92-93 New International Version (NIV)
A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.
1 It is good to praise the Lord
4 For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
8 But you, Lord, are forever exalted.
9 For surely your enemies, Lord,
12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
1 The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
3 The seas have lifted up, Lord,
5 Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;