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Psalm 143-145

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

Lord, hear my prayer,(A)
listen to my cry for mercy;(B)
in your faithfulness(C) and righteousness(D)
come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous(E) before you.
The enemy pursues me,
he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness(F)
like those long dead.(G)
So my spirit grows faint within me;
my heart within me is dismayed.(H)
I remember(I) the days of long ago;
I meditate(J) on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands(K) to you;
I thirst for you like a parched land.[a]

Answer me quickly,(L) Lord;
my spirit fails.(M)
Do not hide your face(N) from me
or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,(O)
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way(P) I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.(Q)
Rescue me(R) from my enemies,(S) Lord,
for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me(T) to do your will,
for you are my God;(U)
may your good Spirit
lead(V) me on level ground.(W)

11 For your name’s sake,(X) Lord, preserve my life;(Y)
in your righteousness,(Z) bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;(AA)
destroy all my foes,(AB)
for I am your servant.(AC)

Psalm 144

Of David.

Praise be to the Lord my Rock,(AD)
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress,(AE)
my stronghold(AF) and my deliverer,
my shield,(AG) in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples[b](AH) under me.

Lord, what are human beings(AI) that you care for them,
mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath;(AJ)
their days are like a fleeting shadow.(AK)

Part your heavens,(AL) Lord, and come down;(AM)
touch the mountains, so that they smoke.(AN)
Send forth lightning(AO) and scatter(AP) the enemy;
shoot your arrows(AQ) and rout them.
Reach down your hand from on high;(AR)
deliver me and rescue me(AS)
from the mighty waters,(AT)
from the hands of foreigners(AU)
whose mouths are full of lies,(AV)
whose right hands(AW) are deceitful.(AX)

I will sing a new song(AY) to you, my God;
on the ten-stringed lyre(AZ) I will make music to you,
10 to the One who gives victory to kings,(BA)
who delivers his servant David.(BB)

From the deadly sword(BC) 11 deliver me;
rescue me(BD) from the hands of foreigners(BE)
whose mouths are full of lies,(BF)
whose right hands are deceitful.(BG)

12 Then our sons in their youth
will be like well-nurtured plants,(BH)
and our daughters will be like pillars(BI)
carved to adorn a palace.
13 Our barns will be filled(BJ)
with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
by tens of thousands in our fields;
14 our oxen(BK) will draw heavy loads.[c]
There will be no breaching of walls,(BL)
no going into captivity,
no cry of distress in our streets.(BM)
15 Blessed is the people(BN) of whom this is true;
blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.

Psalm 145[d]

A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you,(BO) my God the King;(BP)
I will praise your name(BQ) for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise(BR) you
and extol your name(BS) for ever and ever.

Great(BT) is the Lord and most worthy of praise;(BU)
his greatness no one can fathom.(BV)
One generation(BW) commends your works to another;
they tell(BX) of your mighty acts.(BY)
They speak of the glorious splendor(BZ) of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[e](CA)
They tell(CB) of the power of your awesome works—(CC)
and I will proclaim(CD) your great deeds.(CE)
They celebrate your abundant goodness(CF)
and joyfully sing(CG) of your righteousness.(CH)

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,(CI)
slow to anger and rich in love.(CJ)

The Lord is good(CK) to all;
he has compassion(CL) on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you,(CM) Lord;
your faithful people extol(CN) you.(CO)
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom(CP)
and speak of your might,(CQ)
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts(CR)
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.(CS)
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,(CT)
and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy(CU) in all he promises(CV)
and faithful in all he does.[f]
14 The Lord upholds(CW) all who fall
and lifts up all(CX) who are bowed down.(CY)
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food(CZ) at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires(DA) of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous(DB) in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.(DC)
18 The Lord is near(DD) to all who call on him,(DE)
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires(DF) of those who fear him;(DG)
he hears their cry(DH) and saves them.(DI)
20 The Lord watches over(DJ) all who love him,(DK)
but all the wicked he will destroy.(DL)

21 My mouth will speak(DM) in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature(DN) praise his holy name(DO)
for ever and ever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 143:6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
  2. Psalm 144:2 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Jerome and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text subdues my people
  3. Psalm 144:14 Or our chieftains will be firmly established
  4. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  5. Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate
  6. Psalm 145:13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 143:1 : S Ps 141:1
  2. Psalm 143:1 : S Ps 28:2; 130:2
  3. Psalm 143:1 : S Ex 34:6; Ps 89:1-2
  4. Psalm 143:1 : Ps 71:2
  5. Psalm 143:2 : S Ps 14:3; Ro 3:10
  6. Psalm 143:3 : S Ps 107:10
  7. Psalm 143:3 : La 3:6
  8. Psalm 143:4 : Ps 30:7
  9. Psalm 143:5 : Ps 77:6
  10. Psalm 143:5 : S Ge 24:63
  11. Psalm 143:6 : S Ex 9:29; S Job 11:13
  12. Psalm 143:7 : S Ps 69:17
  13. Psalm 143:7 : S Ps 142:3
  14. Psalm 143:7 : S Ps 22:24; 27:9; 30:7
  15. Psalm 143:8 : Ps 6:4; 90:14
  16. Psalm 143:8 : S Ex 33:13; S Job 34:32; Ps 27:11; 32:8
  17. Psalm 143:8 : Ps 25:1-2; S 86:4
  18. Psalm 143:9 : S Ps 140:1
  19. Psalm 143:9 : S Ps 18:17; 31:15
  20. Psalm 143:10 : S Ps 119:12
  21. Psalm 143:10 : Ps 31:14
  22. Psalm 143:10 : S Ne 9:20; Ps 25:4-5
  23. Psalm 143:10 : Ps 26:12
  24. Psalm 143:11 : Ps 25:11
  25. Psalm 143:11 : S Ps 41:2
  26. Psalm 143:11 : Ps 31:1; 71:2
  27. Psalm 143:12 : Ps 8:2
  28. Psalm 143:12 : Ps 54:5
  29. Psalm 143:12 : S Ps 116:16
  30. Psalm 144:1 : S Ge 49:24
  31. Psalm 144:2 : Ps 59:9; 91:2
  32. Psalm 144:2 : Ps 27:1; 37:39; 43:2
  33. Psalm 144:2 : S Ge 15:1; S Ps 18:2
  34. Psalm 144:2 : S Jdg 4:23; S Ps 18:39
  35. Psalm 144:3 : Heb 2:6
  36. Psalm 144:4 : S Job 7:7; 27:3; Isa 2:22
  37. Psalm 144:4 : S 1Ch 29:15; S Job 14:2; S Jas 4:14
  38. Psalm 144:5 : Ps 18:9; Isa 64:1
  39. Psalm 144:5 : S Ge 11:5; S Ps 57:3
  40. Psalm 144:5 : Ps 104:32
  41. Psalm 144:6 : Hab 3:11; Zec 9:14
  42. Psalm 144:6 : S Ps 59:11; S 68:1
  43. Psalm 144:6 : Ps 7:12-13; 18:14
  44. Psalm 144:7 : S 2Sa 22:17
  45. Psalm 144:7 : Ps 3:7; S 57:3
  46. Psalm 144:7 : Ps 69:2
  47. Psalm 144:7 : S Ps 18:44
  48. Psalm 144:8 : Ps 12:2; 41:6
  49. Psalm 144:8 : Ge 14:22; Dt 32:40
  50. Psalm 144:8 : S Ps 36:3
  51. Psalm 144:9 : S Ps 28:7; S 96:1
  52. Psalm 144:9 : Ps 33:2-3; S 71:22
  53. Psalm 144:10 : S 2Sa 8:14
  54. Psalm 144:10 : Ps 18:50
  55. Psalm 144:10 : S Job 5:20
  56. Psalm 144:11 : Ps 3:7; S 25:20
  57. Psalm 144:11 : S Ps 18:44
  58. Psalm 144:11 : Ps 41:6-7
  59. Psalm 144:11 : Ps 12:2; S 36:3; 106:26; Isa 44:20
  60. Psalm 144:12 : Ps 92:12-14; S 128:3
  61. Psalm 144:12 : SS 4:4; 7:4
  62. Psalm 144:13 : Pr 3:10
  63. Psalm 144:14 : Pr 14:4
  64. Psalm 144:14 : 2Ki 25:11
  65. Psalm 144:14 : Isa 24:11; Jer 14:2-3
  66. Psalm 144:15 : Dt 28:3
  67. Psalm 145:1 : Ps 30:1; 34:1
  68. Psalm 145:1 : Ps 2:6; 5:2
  69. Psalm 145:1 : S Ps 54:6
  70. Psalm 145:2 : S Ps 71:6
  71. Psalm 145:2 : Ps 34:1; Isa 25:1; 26:8
  72. Psalm 145:3 : S Ps 95:3
  73. Psalm 145:3 : S 2Sa 22:4; Ps 96:4
  74. Psalm 145:3 : S Job 5:9
  75. Psalm 145:4 : Ps 22:30
  76. Psalm 145:4 : S Dt 11:19
  77. Psalm 145:4 : S Ps 71:16
  78. Psalm 145:5 : Ps 96:6; 148:13
  79. Psalm 145:5 : S Ps 75:1
  80. Psalm 145:6 : Ps 78:4
  81. Psalm 145:6 : S Ps 66:3
  82. Psalm 145:6 : S Dt 32:3
  83. Psalm 145:6 : Ps 75:1; 106:22
  84. Psalm 145:7 : S Ex 18:9; S Ps 27:13
  85. Psalm 145:7 : S Ps 5:11; S 101:1
  86. Psalm 145:7 : S Ps 138:5
  87. Psalm 145:8 : S Ps 86:15; 103:8
  88. Psalm 145:8 : S Ps 86:5
  89. Psalm 145:9 : S 1Ch 16:34; S Ps 136:1; Mt 19:17; Mk 10:18
  90. Psalm 145:9 : Ps 103:13-14
  91. Psalm 145:10 : S Ps 8:6; S 103:22; S 139:14
  92. Psalm 145:10 : Ps 30:4; 148:14; 149:9
  93. Psalm 145:10 : Ps 115:17-18
  94. Psalm 145:11 : ver 12-13; S Ex 15:2; Mt 6:33
  95. Psalm 145:11 : Ps 21:13
  96. Psalm 145:12 : S Ps 75:1; 105:1
  97. Psalm 145:12 : ver 11; Ps 103:19; Isa 2:10, 19, 21
  98. Psalm 145:13 : S Ex 15:18; 1Ti 1:17; 2Pe 1:11; Rev 11:15
  99. Psalm 145:13 : S Dt 7:9; S 1Co 1:9
  100. Psalm 145:13 : S Jos 23:14
  101. Psalm 145:14 : S Ps 37:17
  102. Psalm 145:14 : S 1Sa 2:8; Ps 146:8
  103. Psalm 145:14 : S Ps 38:6
  104. Psalm 145:15 : S Ge 1:30; S Job 28:5; S Ps 37:25; S Mt 6:26
  105. Psalm 145:16 : S Ps 90:14; S 104:28
  106. Psalm 145:17 : S Ex 9:27; S Ezr 9:15
  107. Psalm 145:17 : ver 13
  108. Psalm 145:18 : S Nu 23:21; S Ps 46:1; Php 4:5
  109. Psalm 145:18 : Ps 18:6; 80:18
  110. Psalm 145:19 : S Ps 20:4
  111. Psalm 145:19 : S Job 22:28
  112. Psalm 145:19 : S Ps 31:22; S 40:1
  113. Psalm 145:19 : S 1Sa 10:19; Ps 7:10; 34:18
  114. Psalm 145:20 : S Ps 1:6
  115. Psalm 145:20 : Ps 31:23; 91:14; 97:10
  116. Psalm 145:20 : S Ps 94:23
  117. Psalm 145:21 : Ps 71:8
  118. Psalm 145:21 : Ps 65:2; 150:6
  119. Psalm 145:21 : S Ex 3:15; S Ps 30:4; S 99:3
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1 Corinthians 14:21-40

21 In the Law(A) it is written:

“With other tongues
and through the lips of foreigners
I will speak to this people,
but even then they will not listen to me,(B)
says the Lord.”[a]

22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy,(C) however, is not for unbelievers but for believers. 23 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?(D) 24 But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, 25 as the secrets(E) of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”(F)

Good Order in Worship

26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters?(G) When you come together, each of you(H) has a hymn,(I) or a word of instruction,(J) a revelation, a tongue(K) or an interpretation.(L) Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.(M) 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God.

29 Two or three prophets(N) should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.(O) 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.(P) 33 For God is not a God of disorder(Q) but of peace(R)—as in all the congregations(S) of the Lord’s people.(T)

34 Women[b] should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak,(U) but must be in submission,(V) as the law(W) says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.[c]

36 Or did the word of God(X) originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 If anyone thinks they are a prophet(Y) or otherwise gifted by the Spirit,(Z) let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command.(AA) 38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored.[d]

39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager(AB) to prophesy,(AC) and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly(AD) way.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 14:21 Isaiah 28:11,12
  2. 1 Corinthians 14:34 Or peace. As in all the congregations of the Lord’s people, 34 women
  3. 1 Corinthians 14:35 In a few manuscripts these verses come after verse 40.
  4. 1 Corinthians 14:38 Some manuscripts But anyone who is ignorant of this will be ignorant
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