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Psalm 108-110 (New American Standard Bible)

Psalm 108-110

God Praised and Supplicated to Give Victory.

A Song, a Psalm of David.

108 My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my [a]soul.
Awake, harp and lyre;
I will awaken the dawn!
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth.
That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and answer me!

God has spoken in His [b]holiness:
“I will exult, I will portion out Shechem
And measure out the valley of Succoth.
“Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the [c]helmet of My head;
Judah is My [d]scepter.
“Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Over Philistia I will shout aloud.”

10 Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who [e]will lead me to Edom?
11 Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us?
And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
12 Oh give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance [f]by man is in vain.
13 [g]Through God we will do valiantly,
And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries.

Vengeance Invoked upon Adversaries.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

109 O God of my praise,
Do not be silent!
For they have opened the [h]wicked and deceitful mouth against me;
They have spoken [i]against me with a lying tongue.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.
In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.
Thus they have [j]repaid me evil for good
And hatred for my love.

Appoint a wicked man over him,
And let an [k]accuser stand at his right hand.
When he is judged, let him come forth guilty,
And let his prayer become sin.
Let his days be few;
Let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless
And his wife a widow.
10 Let his children wander about and beg;
And let them seek sustenance [l]far from their ruined homes.
11 Let the creditor [m]seize all that he has,
And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
12 Let there be none to [n]extend lovingkindness to him,
Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be [o]cut off;
In a following generation let their name be blotted out.

14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered [p]before the Lord,
And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be before the Lord continually,
That He may cut off their memory from the earth;
16 Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness,
But persecuted the afflicted and needy man,
And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
17 He also loved cursing, so it came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
18 But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And it entered into [q]his body like water
And like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
20 [r]Let this be the reward of my accusers from the Lord,
And of those who speak evil against my soul.

21 But You, O [s]God, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name’s sake;
Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
22 For I am afflicted and needy,
And [t]my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like the locust.
24 My knees [u]are weak from fasting,
And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
25 I also have become a reproach to them;
When they see me, they wag their head.

26 Help me, O Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
27 [v]And let them know that this is Your hand;
You, Lord, have done it.
28 Let them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, they shall be ashamed,
But Your servant shall be glad.
29 [w]Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
And [x]let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord;
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who judge his soul.

The Lord Gives Dominion to the King.

A Psalm of David.

110 The Lord says to my Lord:
Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying,
Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”
Your people [y]will volunteer freely in the day of Your [z]power;
In [aa]holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
[ab]Your youth are to You as the dew.

The Lord has sworn and will not [ac]change His mind,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at Your right hand;
He [ad]will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
He will judge among the nations,
He [ae]will fill them with corpses,
He [af]will shatter the [ag]chief men over a broad country.
He will drink from the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He will lift up His head.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 108:1 Lit glory
  2. Psalm 108:7 Or sanctuary
  3. Psalm 108:8 Lit protection
  4. Psalm 108:8 Or lawgiver
  5. Psalm 108:10 Or has led
  6. Psalm 108:12 Lit of
  7. Psalm 108:13 Or In or With
  8. Psalm 109:2 Lit wicked mouth and the deceitful
  9. Psalm 109:2 Lit with
  10. Psalm 109:5 Lit laid upon me
  11. Psalm 109:6 Or adversary, Satan
  12. Psalm 109:10 Or out of their desolate places
  13. Psalm 109:11 Lit ensnare, strike at
  14. Psalm 109:12 Lit continue
  15. Psalm 109:13 Lit for cutting off
  16. Psalm 109:14 Lit to
  17. Psalm 109:18 Lit his inward parts
  18. Psalm 109:20 Lit This is
  19. Psalm 109:21 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  20. Psalm 109:22 Lit one has pierced my heart within me
  21. Psalm 109:24 Or totter
  22. Psalm 109:27 Or That they may know
  23. Psalm 109:29 Or My accusers will be
  24. Psalm 109:29 Or they will cover
  25. Psalm 110:3 Lit will be freewill offerings
  26. Psalm 110:3 Or army
  27. Psalm 110:3 Or the splendor of holiness
  28. Psalm 110:3 Or The dew of Your youth is Yours
  29. Psalm 110:4 Lit be sorry
  30. Psalm 110:5 Or has shattered
  31. Psalm 110:6 Or has filled
  32. Psalm 110:6 Or has shattered
  33. Psalm 110:6 Lit head over
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