Psalm 107-109 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
107 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 and gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for habitation.
8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
10 They that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and irons,
11 because they rebelled against the words of God and contemned the counsel of the Most High,
12 therefore He brought down their heart with labor; they fell down and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He hath broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.
17 Fools, because of their transgression and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat, and they draw near unto the gates of death.
19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing!
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters:
24 these see the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad because they are quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.
31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the assembly of the elders.
33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness and the watersprings into dry ground,
34 a fruitful land into barrenness for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water and dry ground into watersprings;
36 and there He maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation,
37 and sow the fields and plant vineyards, which may yield fruitful increase.
38 He blesseth them also so that they are multiplied greatly, and alloweth not their cattle to decrease.
39 Again, they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way.
41 Yet setteth He the poor on high from affliction, and maketh their families like a flock.
42 The righteous shall see it and rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
43 Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.
108 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my inmost being.
2 Awake, psaltery and harp! I myself will awake early.
3 I will praise Thee, O Lord, among the people, and I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
4 For Thy mercy is great above the heavens, and Thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Thy glory above all the earth.
6 That Thy beloved may be delivered, save with Thy right hand, and answer me.
7 God hath spoken in His holiness: “I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the Valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is Mine; Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the strength of Mine head; Judah is My lawgiver.
9 Moab is My washpot; over Edom will I cast My shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.”
10 Who will bring me into the stronghold city? Who will lead me into Edom?
11 Wilt not Thou, O God, who hast cast us off? And wilt not Thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12 Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly, for He it is that shall tread down our enemies.
109 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.
2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me; they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
4 For my love they are my adversaries, but I give myself unto prayer.
5 They have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Set Thou a wicked man over him, and let Satan stand at his right hand.
7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned, and let his prayer be counted as sin.
8 Let his days be few, and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg; let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath, and let the strangers despoil his labor.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him, neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off, and in the generation to follow let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered by the Lord, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
16 because he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him; as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
18 As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water and like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and as a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord and of them that speak evil against my soul.
21 But do Thou for me, O God the Lord, for Thy name’s sake; because Thy mercy is good, deliver Thou me.
22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth; I am tossed up and down as the locust.
24 My knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh faileth of fatness.
25 I have become a reproach also unto them; when they looked upon me they shook their heads.
26 Help me, O Lord my God! O save me according to Thy mercy,
27 that they may know that this is Thy hand—that Thou, Lord, hast done it.
28 Let them curse, but Thou bless; when they arise let them be ashamed, but let Thy servant rejoice.
29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude.
31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
1 Corinthians 4 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
4 Let a man so account us as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.
3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by man’s judgment. Yea, I judge not mine own self.
4 For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified; but He that judgeth me is the Lord.
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise of God.
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a sense transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes, that ye may learn through us not to regard men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou did not receive? Now if thou did receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou had not been given it?
8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich! Ye have reigned as kings without us! And I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you!
9 For I think that God hath set forth us, the apostles, last, as it were approved to death; for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised.
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place,
12 and we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;
13 being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14 I write these things not to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved sons.
15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet ye have not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel.
16 Therefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
17 For this cause I have sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved son and faithful in the Lord, who shall put you in remembrance of my ways which are in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.
18 Now some are puffed up as though I would not come to you.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and will know, not the speech of those who are puffed up, but the power.
20 For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21 What will ye have? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and in the spirit of meekness?