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Psalm 51-57 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in Thy sight, that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest.

Behold, I was shaped in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, Thou desirest truth in my inward parts; in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.

16 For Thou desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

52 Why boastest thou in thine own mischief, O mighty man? The goodness of God endureth continually.

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Thou lovest evil more than good, and lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise destroy thee for ever; He shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah

The righteous also shall see this and fear, and shall laugh at him:

“Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his own wickedness.”

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

I will praise Thee for ever, because Thou hast done it, and I will wait on Thy name, for it is good before Thy saints.

53 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt and have done abominable iniquity; there is none that doeth good.

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that understood, that had sought God.

Every one of them has turned back; they have altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge—those who eat up my people as they eat bread? They have not called upon God.

There they were in great fear, where no fear was; for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee; thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

O that the salvation of Israel might come out of Zion! When God bringeth back His captive people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.

54 Save me, O God, by Thy name, and judge me by Thy strength.

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul; they have not set God before them. Selah

Behold, God is mine helper; the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; cut them off in Thy truth.

I will freely sacrifice unto Thee; I will praise Thy name, O Lord, for it is good.

For He hath delivered me out of all trouble, and mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.

55 Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not Thyself from my supplication.

Attend unto me and hear me; I mourn in my complaint and moan,

because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked; for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

My heart is sorely pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

And I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest.

Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness; Selah

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.”

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof; mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof; deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it. Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him.

13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide and mine acquaintance.

14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down alive into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.

16 As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me.

17 Evening and morning and at noon will I pray and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice.

18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, for there were many with me.

19 God shall hear and afflict them, even He that abideth of old. Selah Because they have not changed, therefore they fear not God.

20 He hath put forth his hands against those that are at peace with him; he hath broken his covenant.

21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

23 But Thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction; bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in Thee.

56 Be merciful unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up; he, fighting daily, oppresseth me.

Mine enemies would daily swallow me up, for they are many that fight against me, O Thou Most High.

In the time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.

In God I will praise His word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Every day they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps as they lie in wait for my soul.

Shall they escape by iniquity? In Thine anger cast down the people, O God.

Thou countest my wanderings; put Thou my tears into Thy bottle: are they not in Thy book?

When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back! This I know, for God is for me.

10 In God will I praise His word; in the Lord will I praise His word.

11 In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God; I will render praises unto Thee.

13 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death; wilt Thou not deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

57 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in Thee. Yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge until these calamities pass by.

I will cry unto God Most High, unto God that performeth all things for me.

He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up; Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.

My soul is among lions, and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Thy glory be above all the earth.

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me, into the midst whereof they themselves are fallen. Selah

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.

Awake, my glory! Awake, psaltery and harp! I myself will awaken early.

I will praise Thee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing unto Thee among the nations.

10 For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Thy glory be above all the earth.

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