My Refuge and My Fortress

91 He who dwells in (A)the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in (B)the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say[a] to the Lord, “My (C)refuge and my (D)fortress,
    my God, in whom I (E)trust.”

For he will deliver you from (F)the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will (G)cover you with his pinions,
    and under his (H)wings you will (I)find refuge;
    his (J)faithfulness is (K)a shield and buckler.
(L)You will not fear (M)the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and (N)see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your (O)dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my (P)refuge[b]
10 (Q)no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    (R)no plague come near your tent.

11 (S)For he will command his (T)angels concerning you
    to (U)guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you (V)strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on (W)the lion and the (X)adder;
    the young lion and (Y)the serpent you will (Z)trample underfoot.

14 “Because he (AA)holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he (AB)knows my name.
15 When he (AC)calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and (AD)honor him.
16 With (AE)long life I will satisfy him
    and (AF)show him my salvation.”

How Great Are Your Works

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath.

92 (AG)It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, (AH)O Most High;
to declare your (AI)steadfast love in (AJ)the morning,
    and your (AK)faithfulness by (AL)night,
to the music of (AM)the lute and (AN)the harp,
    to the melody of (AO)the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your (AP)work;
    at (AQ)the works of your hands I sing for joy.

How (AR)great are your works, O Lord!
    Your (AS)thoughts are very (AT)deep!
The stupid man cannot know;
    the fool cannot understand this:
that though (AU)the wicked sprout like grass
    and all (AV)evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
    but you, O Lord, are (AW)on high forever.
For behold, your enemies, O Lord,
    for behold, your enemies shall perish;
    all evildoers shall be (AX)scattered.

10 But you have exalted my (AY)horn like that of (AZ)the wild ox;
    you have (BA)poured over me[c] fresh oil.
11 My (BB)eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
    my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.

12 (BC)The righteous flourish like the palm tree
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in (BD)the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
    they are ever full of sap and green,
15 (BE)to declare that the Lord is upright;
    he is my (BF)rock, and there is (BG)no unrighteousness in him.

The Lord Reigns

93 (BH)The Lord reigns; he is (BI)robed in majesty;
    the Lord is (BJ)robed; he has (BK)put on strength as his belt.
(BL)Yes, the world is established; (BM)it shall never be moved.
(BN)Your throne is established from of old;
    (BO)you are from everlasting.

(BP)The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
    mightier than the waves of the sea,
    (BQ)the Lord (BR)on high is mighty!

Your (BS)decrees are very trustworthy;
    (BT)holiness befits your house,
    O Lord, forevermore.

The Lord Will Not Forsake His People

94 O Lord, God of (BU)vengeance,
    O God of vengeance, (BV)shine forth!
(BW)Rise up, O (BX)judge of the earth;
    repay to the (BY)proud what they deserve!
O Lord, (BZ)how long shall the wicked,
    how long shall (CA)the wicked exult?
They pour out their (CB)arrogant words;
    all (CC)the evildoers boast.
They (CD)crush your people, O Lord,
    and afflict your heritage.
They kill (CE)the widow and the sojourner,
    and murder (CF)the fatherless;
(CG)and they say, “The Lord does not see;
    the God of Jacob does not perceive.”

(CH)Understand, O dullest of the people!
    Fools, when will you be wise?
(CI)He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
10 He who (CJ)disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke?
He who (CK)teaches man knowledge—
11     (CL)the Lord—knows the thoughts of man,
    that they are (CM)but a breath.[d]

12 (CN)Blessed is the man whom you (CO)discipline, O Lord,
    and whom you teach out of your law,
13 to give him (CP)rest from (CQ)days of trouble,
    until (CR)a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 (CS)For the Lord will not forsake his (CT)people;
    he will not abandon his (CU)heritage;
15 for (CV)justice will return to the righteous,
    and all the upright in heart will (CW)follow it.

16 (CX)Who rises up for me against the wicked?
    Who stands up for me against evildoers?
17 (CY)If the Lord had not been my help,
    my soul would soon have lived in the land of (CZ)silence.
18 When I thought, (DA)“My foot slips,”
    your steadfast love, O Lord, (DB)held me up.
19 When the cares of my heart are many,
    your consolations cheer my soul.
20 Can (DC)wicked rulers be allied with you,
    those who frame[e] injustice by (DD)statute?
21 They (DE)band together against the life of the righteous
    and condemn (DF)the innocent to death.[f]
22 But the Lord has become my (DG)stronghold,
    and my God (DH)the rock of my (DI)refuge.
23 He will bring back on them (DJ)their iniquity
    and (DK)wipe them out for their wickedness;
    the Lord our God will wipe them out.

Let Us Sing Songs of Praise

95 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us (DL)make a joyful noise to (DM)the rock of our salvation!
Let us (DN)come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us (DO)make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is (DP)a great God,
    and a great King (DQ)above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for (DR)he made it,
    and his hands formed (DS)the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us (DT)kneel before the Lord, our (DU)Maker!
For he is our (DV)God,
    and we are the people of his (DW)pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.
(DX)Today, if you (DY)hear his voice,
    (DZ)do not harden your hearts, as at (EA)Meribah,
    as on the day at (EB)Massah in the wilderness,
when your fathers put me to the (EC)test
    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my (ED)work.
10 (EE)For forty years I loathed that generation
    and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
    and they have not known (EF)my ways.”
11 Therefore I (EG)swore in my wrath,
    “They shall not enter (EH)my rest.”

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 91:2 Septuagint He will say
  2. Psalm 91:9 Or For you, O Lord, are my refuge! You have made the Most High your dwelling place
  3. Psalm 92:10 Compare Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  4. Psalm 94:11 Septuagint they are futile
  5. Psalm 94:20 Or fashion
  6. Psalm 94:21 Hebrew condemn innocent blood

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